At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.
Calvary Baptist Church of Delta, located at 1290 A Street, celebrates an exciting milestone in its history this weekend -- its 50th anniversary of ministry in Delta, with three events. On Saturday, Sept. 30, the church will gather at 6 p.m. for a barbecue fellowship at the Lions Pavilion at Confluence Park.
The Board of County Commissioners officially endorsed a request by DMEA for grant funding to help with the build out of its broadband fiber-optic network.
In a letter to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) the county commissioners stated:
The intergovernmental agreement between Delta County and the Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has been finalized, but it came down to the wire. On the evening before a 30-day extension was set to expire, the DURA board officially accepted the most recent proposal from the county.
The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has selected a Front Range attorney, Barbara Green, to serve as a mediator for discussions with Delta County Mosquito Control District #1 and Delta County Fire District #1. Both taxing entities declined to participate in tax incentive funding for future economic development projects in the City of Delta.
The Delta Urban Renewal Authority has reached agreement with Delta County, but is falling short of the total pledges needed to meet bond obligations anticipated for a hotel development.
DURA may have to scale back site development, which could jeopardize negotiations with a hotel developer, or pursue other projects in the plan area, which includes downtown Delta and property adjoining Confluence Drive.
Craig L. Smith, 33, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.
Waylon J. Cross, 34, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a protection order violation.
The City of Delta has decided not to limit construction hours on weekends, early morning hours and evenings. The matter came up for discussion after a resident of Stone Mountain Village complained about paving in his neighborhood early on a Sunday morning.
The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Daphna Russell in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street.
A well-known artist and teacher, Daphna Russell lives in Cedaredge.
Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County -- Cedaredge Community Center (Monday-Thursday), Delta Community Center (Monday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location. More information is available by calling the Cedaredge meal site, 856-3636; the Delta meal site, 874-7662; Hotchkiss Senior Center, 872-3494; and Paonia Senior Citizen Center, 527-3435.
Nearly everyone has at least one cell phone, and at some point it will need repairs. Service that once required a drive to Grand Junction can now be found in Montrose, next to Rib City Grill at 1521 Oxbow Drive #150.
The Delta County Fire Protection District #1 condemns the actions of the Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA). DURA, which is nothing more than a cash-grabbing front for the City of Delta, is aggressively siphoning tax dollars from special districts to fund the development of a proposed, high-end riverfront hotel -- all without a public mandate.
Don and I have been involved with nearly every high school cross country race run on the exceptional red rock trails in Confluence Park.
Consequently, we've been watching the recent discussions regarding improvements with great interest.
We were very happy to see that DCMH is honoring September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Since losing our mother, Ruth to sepsis last November, we have encountered a number of other people impacted by this condition.
Back in time I wrote to the editor about the Farm Bureau's support of the Hostetler family. Today another thank you goes out to the Delta County Livestock Association.
Under favorable skies last Friday night, Cedaredge High School rolled up 262 total yards on its way to a convincing 41-16 1A WSL win over the Cowboys in Gunnison.
Seniors Pedro Madaleno and Ty Grant ran for 51 and 50 yards respectively as Cedaredge compiled 208 yards on the ground.
After playing in Gunnison on Tuesday, Sept. 19, Cedaredge Bruins' softball team raced past the Cowboys, 21-8, and now rests in second place in the 3A WSL District 5 race.
Cedaredge (4-1, 4-7 overall) broke a 7-7 tie in the sixth inning with a 14-run barrage to propel the Bruins to a 21-8 decision over Gunnison (2-3, 2-11).
Devin Curtis ran for 72 yards and three touchdowns in 13 carries in the Hotchkiss Bulldogs' 44-0 win Saturday against Vail Christian.
Colton Peebles carried for 219 yards and one touchdown in 23 carries.
The 3A WSL leading Delta Panther soccer team notched two more victories this past week and takes records of 2-0-0 and 8-1-0 overall into this week's action.
Delta defeated Crested Butte (4-2 and 4-4 overall in 3A Intermountain League) by a score of 4-0 Sept. 19. On Saturday, Sept. 23, the Panthers pounced on Grand Valley for an 8-0 victory.
The Paonia Eagles barely broke a sweat Friday night in their 55-0 homecoming win over Roaring Fork.
It was a much different game from the week before when the Eagles fumbled the ball away on their first two possessions.
The Eagles volleyball team is now 8-1 overall following a three-set win Saturday over Nucla.
The first and last games went well, but in the second game, "We did not play up to our potential," said coach Karla Head.
During halftime of the Paonia Homecoming football game, former Eagles quarterback Casey Gillenwater was honored in words and in spirit. Gillenwater was killed in a truck wreck on Sept. 13. He was a 2011 PHS graduate and in 2010 was crowned Homecoming king.
The Hotchkiss volleyball team upped its record to 7-5 overall Friday with a 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-16) conference win at Vail Christian in Edwards. Hotchkiss hosted Vail Mountain Tuesday (results were not available at press time).
Delta junior John Ames is becoming a more recognized name in prep cross country on western slope courses. The determined runner has steadily improved his times and has aspirations of making the list of athletes who will travel to state competition this season.
Delta and Palisade renewed a long-time gridiron rivalry last Friday night in Delta. A warm, partly cloudy evening with a few sprinkles, did not deter fans from enjoying a hard-fought prep football game.
The steadiest playing team in 3A District 5 softball play in 2017 has been Meeker's Cowboys, which just happen to be the league's top team with a 7-1 league record and 12-3 overall. Delta, the league's fourth-place team at 3-2 and 6-6, traveled to Meeker for doubleheader action last week.
The Paonia boys cross country team placed sixth out of 12 scoring teams Saturday at the Anna Banana Wildcat Memorial Cross Country race at Fruita, and first among 2A and 3A schools.
Senior Caden Meilner finished 11th with a time of 17 minutes, 37.3 seconds.
Route 66 will provide music for the community evening dance Saturday, Oct. 21, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The dance takes place from 7 to 10 p.m.
Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Churches announces its fall break vacation Bible school for grades K-6. VBS takes place during the schools' October break, from Wednesday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 15.
Delta United Methodist Church will host a community informational meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in the fellowship hall.
The City of Delta Recreation Department's annual Daddy-Daughter Dance is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 11, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dancing begins at 7.
Mending Hearts meets Thursdays from Sept. 28-Dec. 7 at The Hive, 130 Grand Avenue in Paonia. Meetings are held weekly from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
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.
Kelly and Carl Johnson of Paonia are the parents of a son, Otis Samuel Johnson, born Sept. 14, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
Paint up, green up and shout out -- that's the challenge being issued to Delta High School Panthers for Homecoming 2017. Students are encouraged to take photos or short videos of Panther spirit in action to be entered in the Colorado High School Activities Association's #BackMyTeam Challenge.
Delta High School would like to recognize our students and community businesses which are part of the school's "Gold Card" incentive program. Delta High School sophomores, juniors and seniors have a chance every year to earn a gold school ID card that gives them discounts to local vendors.
Delta County Joint School District has been awarded a $680,000 Economic Development Administration grant to develop programming for the ENGAGE Center in the old City Market building.
Claudia "Sissy" Helmick died Sept. 20, 2017, in Lander, Wyo. She was 79.
Longtime Cedaredge resident Donna K. Rendon died Sept. 23, 2017, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 67.
Longtime Cedaredge resident, Herbert L. Briscoe, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at Horizon Care Center in Eckert. He was 97 years of age.
Cedaredge resident Ira Joseph Hutchinson died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at his home. He was 87.
Paul R. Sharp, age 82, beloved husband, dad and grandpa, passed away Sept. 19, 2017, in Colorado Springs after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Aug. 3, 1935, the youngest child of GW and Pauline Sharp.
Crawford State Park invites the general public to the park pavilion at the peninsula entrance on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is recognizing the North Fork Trails Network and dedicating a new trail system.
The Hotchkiss volleyball program is seeking sponsors and donations for its Oct. 6 Pink Out games against Paonia. Each year the Colorado High School Activities Association, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, promotes breast cancer awareness during the month of October, which is also National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
In a change this year, North Fork Ambulance is mailing first class letters this month to North Fork Valley businesses and property owners asking for their support. Current North Fork Ambulance members who renew between September and December will receive a renewal letter by mail also.
Poulos Park is a popular place. Located in the 200 block of Paonia's Grand Avenue, it's a place to eat lunch, meet friends, or hold a public event. Each December the Town of Paonia marks the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Colorado Creative Industries Division (CCI) and the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) along with Boettcher Foundation, Artspace and the Town of Paonia gathered at the annual Mountain Harvest Festival to announce Paonia as the community selected for Space to Create in Northwest Colorado. The program will develop affordable workforce housing for the creative sector, as well as position Colorado as the nation's leader in artist-led community transformation in rural creative place-making.
Lee White does not want the events of Sept. 11, 2001, to be forgotten. To honor the heroes and victims of that fateful day that changed the country forever, White presented a special Color Guard Remembrance Ceremony Sunday morning during the American Legion District #11 fall conference.
A report released by The Wilderness Society raises the alarm about Colorado's upper North Fork of the Gunnison Watershed, along with other wild lands across the U.S. threatened by extractive industries eager to exploit the resources on or underneath them, including oil, gas and coal.
'Too Wild To Drill' identifies 15 unique places found on public lands that are at high risk of drilling, mining and other development.
The Cedarege Food Bank will graciously accept donations from the abundant harvest of your garden or orchard.
Head to beautiful downtown Cedaredge on Oct. 7-8 for AppleFest, this year celebrating its 40th year! AppleFest is the annual celebration of the apple harvest with music, arts and crafts booths, beer, wine, cider
Cedaredge has scheduled a community clean up day for Saturday, Sept. 30.
During the Sept. 21 town board meeting it was announced that there will be dumpsters at the town shop from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive at no cost household trash and yard waste only from town residents.
The Good News Club is an exciting, fun-filled hour held once a week following the school schedule starting Oct. 5 in Room 208 at Cedaredge Elementary School. This free nondenominational club meets from 3:15 to 4:45.
The Cedaredge Town Board has changed the start time for regular board meetings and work sessions. The decision was made Sept. 21.
Constituents at Orchard City's Sept. 13 regular meeting raised questions about the town's new, higher water rates.
Gary Cape objected "strenuously" to the water rates.
Join Trail Life by visiting the Troop 4316 AppleFest booth Oct. 7 and 8. Information, meeting schedules and a list of activities will be available at the booth.
It's not exactly Dunkirk, but the Surface Creek Animal Shelter is running a rescue operation for its four or five senior cats as construction is set to begin on the new replacement shelter facility.
Jacki Dapkus told the DCI last week that the shelter still had "four or five" of the cats that need a temporary home during the estimated three to four months of new shelter construction.
About a dozen Cedaredge residents attended the Sept. 21 town board meeting with complaints that the recent water rate hike is causing unacceptable billing increases, hardship and negative impacts to the town.
Complaints of water billings that have gone from $70 per month to $128 per month; from $78 to $131 per month; and from $80 per month to $152 per month for less water usage were cited.
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