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Delta

Deltarado Days king, queen earn scholarships

The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce has established the tradition of awarding scholarships to two Delta High School graduates who are then named Deltarado Days king and queen. This year's recipients are Joyclie Webb and Matthew Bohling.

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RARE, Toaster to play at Friday's street dance

Enjoy live music from RARE and Toaster Band during the street dance Friday, July 28. East 4th Street will be closed between Main and Meeker for the dance, a barbecue and a beer garden. In the Delta County Independent parking lot, Delta's first annual pinup competition will be taking place.

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Sports

Schools benefit from sport facilities upgrades
Schools benefit from sport facilities upgrades

Fall prep sports season is in the air. Summer camps are underway, and practices can officially begin in a mere 19 days. And after years of negotiating the rough and uneven surfaces of their eight-lane track, Hotchkiss High School athletes now have a smooth rubberized surface to train on and to sink their cleats into.

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A night under the stars for the entire family
A night under the stars for the entire family

It's summertime in Colorado, and while the mountains await many, here in Delta there's a truly unique outdoor offering that can't be experienced in many other places across the country, let alone in-state.

The Tru Vu Drive-In is one of only 385 such outdoor movie spots left in America, according to owner Jeanne Dewsnup.

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North Fork

Registration up at this year's BMW rally
Registration up at this year's BMW rally

With participation numbers at rallies across the nation declining in recent years, organizers were very happy when almost 560 riders registered at last week's annual BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado Top O' the Rockies Rally. That's a few more than last year, and a healthy number, say organizers.

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Team Bike Beyond pitstops in Hotchkiss
Team Bike Beyond pitstops in Hotchkiss

After a full day of working the Telluride Yoga Festival, Nancy Stechert, the owner of the Yoga Tree in Hotchkiss, loaded up her stuff and headed back home, where a group of about 20 bicyclists from all over the world were waiting for her, road-weary and hungry, having just pulled into town on their 50th day of a cross-country bike ride to bring awareness to the issue of Type 1 Diabetes. Stechert and the Yoga Tree hosted the riders last Saturday, providing a place to stay and a hot meal.

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Surface Creek

Plants of the Western Slope July 26, 2017

Our driver stops and we all gasp. What incredible beauty lies before us! Every color, every shape is here before us -- red tones of paintbrush, the purple hues of Colorado columbine, brilliant yellows of mountain sunflower, the unmistakable whites of bistort and globes flower.

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What's bugging you? July 26, 2017

Continuing with my new series on "Beasties in the Garden," I am going to discuss a frequent resident of our gardens that most of you probably wish never set up housekeeping in your yard. I am talking about the black widow spider.

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