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Delta

Center for Mental Health to open crisis clinic in Montrose

The Center for Mental Health announces it has purchased and intends to renovate into a crisis clinic the property located at the corner of Cascade and South 2nd Street in Montrose. When completed, this building will be open and available 24 hours a day for those experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

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County commissioners hear funding requests

With the annual budget time approaching, the Board of Delta County Commissioners was presented with two requests for funding on Monday -- one for tourism and one for agriculture -- that promise to help boost the local economy.

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Delta couple mobilizes retired military truck for relief effort
Delta couple mobilizes retired military truck for relief effort

About a month ago, Delta resident Will Secrest bought a five-ton truck in Texas -- a behemoth he planned to use to haul hay, move animals and even hook a plow up to.

The camouflage green open bed truck was originally used by the Louisiana National Guard. It was later donated to a JROTC program and eventually retired.

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Delta PD targets DUI enforcement

With a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Delta Police Department targeted DUI enforcement Aug. 22 and Aug. 25. Over a 40-hour period, Chief Luke Fedler said DPD officers made 53 traffic contacts, but zero arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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Doug Speedie, MD, to serve as medical director of PACE
Doug Speedie, MD, to serve as medical director of PACE

Volunteers of America and Senior Comm-Unity Care is pleased to announce Douglas Speedie, M.D., as its medical director for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

"I am excited to be part of advancing the practice of medicine as the model at PACE with the goal to continue to explore ways to improve clinical services while working to keep costs down," he said.

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DURA pursues mediation

Following a lengthy executive session devoted to negotiations with legal counsel, the Delta Urban Renewal Authority last week rejected the property tax increment revenue agreements proposed by the Delta County Fire District and the Delta County Mosquito Control District.

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Grant helps keep families together

The Delta County Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a $120,000 grant to help keep families together in Delta and Montrose counties.

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Historic recognition for Pea Green Hall

Native Pea Greener Lee Markley has been working diligently with the Montrose County Landmark Properties Advisory Board to have the Pea Green Community Hall designated a Montrose County historical site.

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Laiminger joins DPD patrol staff
Laiminger joins DPD patrol staff

The Delta Police Department welcomes John Laiminger to its patrol staff.

Officer Laiminger grew up in Paonia.

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Law enforcement blotter Sept. 6, 2017

Tyler S. Banks, 24, of Montrose was issued a summons for alleged shoplifting.

Scott C. Holden, 47, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged driving under the influence/drove while revoked.

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Sheriff to retire; Taylor seeks office
Sheriff to retire; Taylor seeks office

After a 37-year career in law enforcement, including 15 years as Delta County undersheriff and 16 years as Delta County sheriff, Fred McKee has decided he will not seek another term in office. His current four-year term ends in January 2019.

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Tri-State supports science in classrooms

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association's Montrose Employees Club is supporting middle school science classrooms and teachers in the area. The club donated $1,000 each to Centennial Middle School, Columbine Middle School and Olathe Middle School.

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Well water testing offered

The Delta County Environmental Health Department last week presented an update on a free well and spring water testing program available to private well and spring water users in the six-county Region 10 area.

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Opinion

Disappointing turnout

We attended the "right to farm" victory celebration on Saturday, Aug. 26, on H‚Äčansen Mesa in Hotchkiss.

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Orchard City parks, town hall are wonderful assets

I am writing this letter to say thank you to all the hardworking folks who created two beautiful parks in Orchard City and a fine town hall. Oh, how I wish that my husband, Walt Johnson, could have lived to see the finished product because he dreamed of doing things like that when we moved to Orchard City in 1989.

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Praise for historical society, city

In the midst of a complex yet inevitable decision to remove the upper portion of the aged 215-year-old Ute Council Tree, I applaud the actions taken by the good people of our Delta County Historical Society.

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Property owners know what's best for their land

I get so tired of reading all the damage fracking has or will cause and why it shouldn't be allowed. Another guy, a lawyer or big shot with environmental groups, has a different excuse every time he writes a letter.

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Thoughts on the Cedaredge Golf Course

There have been several letters lately about the Cedaredge Golf Course. I'd like to add a few thoughts.

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Sports

CHS softball team loses tilt
CHS softball team loses tilt

After opening with a solid softball victory in Aspen the previous week, Cedaredge's Bruins found Faith Christian's Eagles a bit more scrappy in an 11-3 loss in Gunnison last Saturday.

The Bruins trailed 9-0 after just two innings of play and were searching for their offense throughout the contest.

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Delta ball team splits games
Delta ball team splits games

Delta's softball season continued with a pair of contests against Montrose and Faith Christian. The Panthers and Indians played in Delta Aug. 29 and ended with Delta claiming a 14-9 victory.

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Delta netters win 3 of 4
Delta netters win 3 of 4

Beth Nelson's Delta High School volleyball team was successful in its opening weekend of competition at Gunnison's Invitational last Saturday, Sept. 2.

The Panthers played four times on Saturday with an opening round win over Alamosa, 18-25, 25-21 and 15-13.

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Devil's Thumb Hill Climb tests the best
Devil's Thumb Hill Climb tests the best

Heading into last Friday's Devil's Thumb Hill Climb cross country race, coaches were telling their runners that due to the technical level of the course, times weren't a priority.

Paonia head coach Brandy Sparks told her runners not to worry about times.

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Eagles 2-0 on volleyball year

The Paonia Eagles volleyball team is off to a strong start to the season after posting wins over Plateau Valley and Norwood last week.

Mckenna Palmer had 17 kills and served six aces in the Paonia Eagles' season-opening 3-0 (25-10, 25-9, 25-22) win on Aug. 29.

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Elks Soccer Shoot scheduled for Sunday

Delta Elks Lodge 1235 invites all area boys and girls ages 4-13 to compete in the annual Elks Soccer Shoot Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Delta Middle School.

Soccer is one of the fastest growing youth activities in the country.

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Hotchkiss cheer team training for state meet
Hotchkiss cheer team training for state meet

The Hotchkiss High School spirit team will compete this Saturday at the 20th annual Spirit Fest at Elitch Gardens in Denver.

The event includes a variety of cheer and dance divisions, with teams competing for 2018 season passes to Elitch's.

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Panthers win two of three soccer matches
Panthers win two of three soccer matches

Delta's Panthers began their soccer season the right way with a 6-0 win over visiting Cortez on Aug. 26. Delta's inability to put the ball in the net against Montrose on Aug. 29 cost it a 2-0 setback.

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Stats missing

Sports stories not found in today's DCI were omitted due to a lack of statistical support.

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What's Happening

Community band presents free concert

Join the Montrose Community Band on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Montrose Pavilion auditorium for a free concert.

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Legal and financial planning for dementia

Volunteers of America is offering a class Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where participants will learn about important legal and financial issues to consider when planning for Alzheimer's or dementia.

Learn how to put a plan in place and how to access resources near you.

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Open house set for  forage demonstration plot
Open house set for forage demonstration plot

Landowners are invited to the "Forage Establishment, Renovation & Management Demonstration Plot Open House" on Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delta County Fairgrounds (403 S. 4th Street, Hotchkiss). The event will be located on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds, by the river.

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What's happening at your local library? Sept. 6

The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.

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Community

Births Sept. 6, 2017

Jacob and Janell Oberheu of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Jessa Lynn Oberheu, born Aug. 25, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 0.2 ounce and was 21.25 inches in length.

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People in the News Farnham

Air Force Maj. Nicole Farnham has arrived for duty as a promotion eligibility division board recorder with Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.

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People in the News Rogers
People in the News Rogers

Susanna "Susie" Rogers, a 1998 graduate of Delta High School, was recently promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

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State president visits Emblem Club

The regularly scheduled meeting of Delta Emblem Club #462 was held Monday, Aug. 28, at the Delta Elks Lodge.

Members of the club prepared and served a potluck dinner in honor of the visitation of Colorado State Association president Lynn Tingley from Durango Emblem Club #131.

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School Zone

50J poised for burst of construction activity
50J poised for burst of construction activity

Delta County Joint School District #50 is embarking on three major construction projects -- the relocation of the district office from Read to downtown Delta, renovation of the former Chaco building and an addition to Delta Middle School.

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DHS science teacher earns recognition
DHS science teacher earns recognition

Delta High School teacher Ben Graves has earned recognition from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). He was named NAGT's Southwest Sections Outstanding Earth Science Teacher for 2017.

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HHS recognizes AP Scholars
HHS recognizes AP Scholars

Students at Hotchkiss High School (HHS) have an amazing opportunity to get a jump start on their education from the moment they walk into the commons as freshmen. Advanced Placement (AP) classes, created by the CollegeBoard, offer college level education to high school students in both the U.S and Canada.

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School district sorts through assessment data

Overall school, district and state level results from the 2017 administration of statewide assessments were shared with the Delta County School Board last week. Individual results have also been disseminated to parents.

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Obituaries

Donald Hoskins
Donald Hoskins

Delta resident Donald L. Hoskins died Aug. 8, 2017, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 74.

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Dorothy Sisson

Dorothy Louise Sisson of Eckert died Aug. 25, 2017, at Horizons Care Center. She was 92.

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Duke Jardon Edith Jardon
Duke Jardon Edith Jardon

Durward "Duke" William Jardon, and his wife, Edith Virginia Jardon, both died recently at their home in Delta. Duke died on July 18, 2017, and Edith passed eight days later on July 26.

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Edith Kumpar
Edith Kumpar

Edith Colleen Kumpar of Littlestown, Pa., died Aug. 29, 2017, at York Hospital in Pennsylvania. She was 77.

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Irma Crick
Irma Crick

Former Hotchkiss resident Irma Crick died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Larchwood Inn in Grand Junction. She was 94.

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Janet Burgess

Janet Claire Burgess of Delta died Sept. 2, 2017.

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Lawrence Hiler
Lawrence Hiler

Lifetime Delta County resident Lawrence E. Hiler died at his home Aug. 30, 2017. He was one day short of 79.

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Lola Bangert
Lola Bangert

Lola Mae Bangert died Sept. 1, 2017, at the age of 96.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Interment will follow at Delta City Cemetery.

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Margie Nutter
Margie Nutter

Montrose resident Margie Nutter died suddenly Aug. 29, 2017, at her home. She was 65.

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Mary Sunich
Mary Sunich

Mary Anna Sunich of Paonia died Aug. 29, 2017, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 91.

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Paul Coe
Paul Coe

Paul Coe died Aug. 23, 2017, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 86.

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Ramsay Mohr
Ramsay Mohr

Ramsay Merle Mohr died Aug. 1, 2017, as a result of an accident, while he was vacationing with his wife in Mexico. He was 64.

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North Fork

Alcohol, speed suspected in fatal

Milton Klatt, 62, of Crawford was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle accident at mile marker 32 on Highway 92. The accident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Sept. 3.

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Course focuses on creative process after retirement

"It's Never Too Late to Begin Again," a 12-week course on living a rich, fulfilling and creative life after retirement, is being offered by A Little Help of the North Fork Valley.

The course will be based on the book, "It's Never Too Late to Begin Again," by Julia Cameron. Cameron is also the author of the best seller, "The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity."

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ENGAGE energy conference coming to Paonia Sept. 29

Plans are being made for an E2 ENGAGE Energy Conference which will bring senior multi-disciplinary energy experts and innovators from the fossil fuel and renewable energy sectors together to speak about the current state of our energy landscape in the West, and the opportunities offered by the future energy landscape.

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For-tuition school, code changes on planning agenda

The Town of Paonia Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, to consider two separate agenda items.

The first item of consideration is an application submitted Aug. 7 for a special use permit for Wildflower Children's Collective, a for-tuition school, to operate within Delta County School District J50 property located at 218 Fourth Street.

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Gusty winds down power line, cause brush fire
Gusty winds down power line, cause brush fire

A wildfire caused by a downed DMEA power line charred about five acres along Back River Road on Labor Day.

Dubbed the Back River Road Fire, Hotchkiss Fire District assistant fire chief Steve Schroder said the department received a report of a fire on Back River Road near Hotchkiss at about 6:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4.

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KVNF to open new studio in Montrose

KVNF Community Radio announces plans to open an on-air studio in Montrose in the spring of 2018 to be named Studio M. Studio M will operate seamlessly with the KVNF studio in Paonia.

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New Paonia clinic 'fits the needs of the public'
New Paonia clinic 'fits the needs of the public'

Delta County Memorial Hospital had several choices when deciding on a location for a new walk-in clinic in Paonia. Last winter, after considering numerous properties, it chose to locate in the heart of the downtown core and purchased the 6,000-square-foot Bank of Colorado building at 218 Grand Avenue.

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North Fork Creative Coalition represented

The following are North Fork Creative Coalition member artists represented at the West Elk Clinic in Hotchkiss:

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Paonia police report Sept. 6

The Paonia Police Department reports that between Aug. 1 and 15, police officers responded to 66 incidents,

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Weekend benefit to help hurricane recovery efforts

Like many people who watched the Hurricane Harvey disaster unfold in southern Texas, Patti Kaech felt compelled to help. But with many donations never reaching their intended destination, or even doing more harm than good, she wanted to know that her efforts would actually help.

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West Elk Clinic features all local art
West Elk Clinic features all local art

When Delta County Memorial Hospital committed to building a new clinic in Hotchkiss, it considered every detail. It wanted the best for the North Fork Valley community, and it wanted to be an integral part of the community.

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Surface Creek

Cedaredge library  has a new manager
Cedaredge library has a new manager

Cedaredge Library manager and longtime Cedaredge librarian Cara Morton retired in May 2017. Delta County Libraries began a months-long search for her replacement and in July welcomed Alexis Nelson to the manager's position.

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Club sets goals

On Saturday evening Aug. 13, the Cedar Mesa Community Club held its first ever salad supper as a fundraiser for its much-needed, upcoming building renovations.

The diners were very generous with their donations, which included a $1,000 check from a couple who are longtime supporters of the club's events.

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FCAC building fund at $65,000

In a letter to the town, FCAC announced that the building fund has now reached $65,000. FCAC has received grants from the Freda Hambrick Foundation for $5,000, from the PetSmart Foundation for $10,000, and from the Western Colorado Community Foundation $5,000 matching. Plus, community donations have provided the basis for the building fund.

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Garden club enjoys trip to Grand Mesa

With the coming of the "Dog Days of Summer," a trip to Grand Mesa was just what the members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club needed for their August gathering. Mother Nature provided a perfect day for the lunch and walk around one of the numerous lakes, looking at wildflowers, enjoying the sound of the breeze through the pines, and "catching up" on summer activities among the members.

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Ground settling heaves concrete

Cedaredge Public Works Department reports that ground settling at the new wastewater plant is causing large gaps to appear in concrete work.

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Orchard City audit shows solid town finances

The Orchard City Town Board received results of the town's 2016 financial audit at a special meeting on Aug. 31.

Total assets across all six of the town's budget funds increased by $500,000 last year, according to the report.

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Senior Hikers reunion is a double celebration

Fifteen years ago Ruth Phillips started the Senior Hikers group. Over the years the group has evolved and changed, and is still alive and well because many folks have joined and been active.

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Shelter Shoppe honors volunteers
Shelter Shoppe honors volunteers

The Shelter Shoppe, 290 N. Grand Mesa, Cedaredge, supporting the Surface Creek Animal Shelter, has selected Lynne and Spence Sorlye as the August, 2017 volunteers of the month.

Lynne and Spence have been long-time supporters of the Shelter Shoppe and their contributions are beyond counting but most recently, they have been creating beautiful arts and crafts items that Shelter Shoppe has been selling as part of our Krafts for Kritters Project.

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