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Delta

4-H'ers collect toys for Christmas

Delta County 4-H'ers invite community members to join in a toy collection for needy children in the Delta area. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the CSU Extension Office at 525 Dodge Street, Delta.

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7-year-old supports cancer patients at Children's Hospital
7-year-old supports cancer patients at Children's Hospital

Though she's just 7 years old, Naomi Thomas's life has already been touched by cancer. A childhood friend, her grandmother and a great-grandparent were all diagnosed with cancer.

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BLM tree cutting permits are available

Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management lands are available in Grand Junction, Montrose, Cortez and Durango at the following locations:

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Christmas tree permits can be purchased at area GMUG offices

Christmas tree permits are available for purchase at Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) offices for personal use. The cost per permit is $8 and may be purchased with cash, check or credit card.

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County enters collaborative agreements with several entities

During their Nov. 20 meeting county commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes approved agreements with several entities which will enable the county and the entity to work collaboratively in serving their respective constituencies.

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County weighs in on preliminary Master Plan

Delta County community members turned out at three meetings held in mid-November to provide their views on six key themes that will be part of the updated Delta County Master Plan.

County staff, consultant RPI, and the Delta County Planning Commission held visioning discussions from May through June with residents across the county to define goals for the updated Master Plan.

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Delta County fair royalty travels the state
Delta County fair royalty travels the state

The Delta County Fair and Rodeo royalty court has been very busy representing Delta County at a variety of events. Queen Tess Gore and princess Annie Wilson attended the Western Slope Royalty Clinic in October.

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DURA plan poised for implementation

After addressing questions about blight, eminent domain and resources for structural improvements, the Delta City Council officially adopted the Delta Urban Renewal Authority plan.

By state law, an urban renewal authority can only engage in projects designed to improve slum and blight conditions.

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Law enforcement blotter Nov. 29, 2017

Nov. 19:

Robert K. Brown, 32, of Delta was issued a summons on charges of shoplifting.

Tara L. Cox, 43, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of protection order violation.

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Mental health funding tabled; city budget passes 3-2

Consideration of the City of Delta's 2018 budget continued last week as council members weighed funding requests from All Points Transit, Partners and the Center for Mental Health. The city previously approved $50,000 for Delta County Economic Development, $3,000 for the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, $1,000 for HopeWest and funding for fireworks, grad night, Boy Scout flags and the health fair.

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Senior meals listed for December

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.

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Vandals strike cemetery twice

On the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 21, 32 headstones in the Delta City Cemetery on 3rd Street were knocked over. Tony Bohling, City of Delta parks supervisor, says the vandalism was discovered by a citizen walking through the cemetery around 4:30 p.m.

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Opinion

'Business as usual' costs property owner

Well, the City of Delta has done it again. They are one of the poorest cities in one of the poorest counties in the state of Colorado and yet they are very unfriendly to business.

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Arts are at risk in Delta County

I am dismayed by the lack of interest in Arts Coalition of Delta County!

On Monday evening, Dec. 11, the Arts Coalition of Delta County board of directors will meet to decide if we will continue as a nonprofit organization.

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Nullifying estate tax will further consolidate wealth

Repealing the estate tax is a heinous ploy to once and for all consolidate most all the wealth and resources of the planet into the consortium blood line of the very few. Wake up people.

Explain to me how doing away with the estate tax benefits the masses.

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Why does the county hold so much in reserve?

Over the past year, I've listened as representatives from many worthwhile organizations delivered their pitch for financial help to Delta County's Commissioners. Most have walked away with the same response, "Sorry, we don't have the funds."

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Sports

Delta County wrestling teams compete at CMU
Delta County wrestling teams compete at CMU

Delta, Cedaredge, Paonia and Hotchkiss wrestling teams will open the season Saturday at the annual Maverick Duals at Colorado Mesa University.

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Delta football team lands eight on 2A IML all-conference squad

Even with a sub-par season, Delta High School's Panthers landed eight athletes on the 2017 2A Intermountain League all-conference team. Four Panthers were First Team selections while four were named to the Honorable Mention squad.

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NF hoop season set to begin on Thursday
NF hoop season set to begin on Thursday

Basketball season begins this week in the North Fork Valley. Hotchkiss will kick off the season at home Thursday when it hosts the San Juan Basin's Nucla Mustangs.

Opening tip for the girls' game is 6 p.m., and the boys will tip off at 7:30 p.m.

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What's Happening

Ag conference highlights strategies for success

With a three-state draw, the Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum enters its sixth year with workshops on sustainable agriculture Jan. 25-27. Registration is now open at www.foodfarmforum.org.

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Community invited to HopeWest's holiday event

HopeWest invites friends, family and neighbors to its annual "Light Up a Life" event to celebrate the spirit of community this holiday season Wednesday, Dec. 13. This evening allows you to gather in recognition of the meaning of the season while reflecting on the cherished memories of loved ones we all hold close to our hearts.

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John McEuen to perform

John McEuen, founding member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, will appear with The Circle Band on Friday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Cedaredge Civic Center. A portion of the proceeds for this concert will be donated to the nonprofit Grand Mesa Arts and Entertainment Center (GMAEC).

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Square dances planned Dec. 2, 16

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club will host two dances in December, Saturday nights, Dec. 2 and 16, from 7-9 p.m., in the aerobics room of Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

The Dec. 2 dance will be a regular dance, and directed by regular club caller Naaman Moorehouse from Grand Junction.

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What's happening at your library? Nov. 29, 2017

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 Nov. 29, 2017

Billy and Jan Worley of Montrose are the parents of a daughter, Jaelyn Raeann Worley, born Nov. 15, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 11.2 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

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Obituaries

J.C. Sanderson
J.C. Sanderson

Delta resident Jesse C. "J.C." Sanderson died Nov. 23, 2017, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. He was 90.

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Kristen Guyer

Hotchkiss resident Kristen Marie Guyer died Nov. 25, 2017, at HopeWest Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 28.

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Larry Sanders

Lifetime Delta resident Larry D. Sanders died Nov. 23, 2017, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 72.

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Marjorie Doty
Marjorie Doty

Cedaredge resident Marjorie Loveland Becker Doty died Nov. 12, 2017. She was 92.

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Victor Woods
Victor Woods

Paonia resident Victor George Woods died Nov. 20, 2017, at his home. He was 54.

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Viola Archuleta
Viola Archuleta

Lifetime Delta resident Anna Viola Archuleta died Nov. 25, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction. She was five days shy of 91.

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North Fork

Crawford ready to adopt budget

The Crawford town council will finalize the 2018 budget on Wednesday, Dec. 6. It will hold a public hearing, beginning at 6:45 p.m., and will adopt the budget during the regular meeting, beginning at 7 p.m.

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Glass blowing demo provides a holiday treat
Glass blowing demo provides a holiday treat

Anyone who has ever complained about too much heat in the kitchen has likely never spent time in a glass blowing studio. While an oven full of food might burn as hot as 500 degrees, the furnaces used in glass blowing can glow hotter than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Hotchiss home is damaged by fire

Delta County Federal Credit Union and First State Bank are accepting donations for Hotchkiss residents Sam and Teri Fritzlan after their home was severely damaged by a fire on Thanksgiving night.

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Hotchkiss to add radar signs, fourth police officer

Public safety was at the forefront of budget discussions as the Hotchkiss Town Council agreed to fund a fourth police officer and to purchase radar readers to cut down on speeding.

At the suggestion of public works director Mike Owens and Marshal Dan Miller, the town will purchase three radar signs to be placed at the three entrances to town.

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Spanish class forming in Hotchkiss

Following a strong response to an announcement on social media, Hotchkiss area resident Hannah Armstrong will begin offering Spanish classes in Hotchkiss. An organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss.

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Surface Creek

Birds of the Western Slope Nov. 29, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Nov. 29, 2017

And I believe that winter is really here ... It has been gray all day and I can still see the last snow on Craig's Crest.

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Cedaredge council promises to address issue of deer carcasses

At the Nov. 16 town council meeting, Cedaredge Mayor Gene Welch assured constituents the town is working on a method of removing dead animals from the streets.

The issue came to light earlier this month when a car struck a deer on West Main Street.

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Food bank is preparing meal boxes for Christmas

The Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank is a vital and reliable resource serving the nutritional health needs of valley families year round.

The 50 volunteers who staff and run the food bank located in Cedaredge are preparing for the arrival of the colder weather and for the upcoming holidays.

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Good news from Cedaredge schools

Delta County school board members made a day of it in Cedaredge Nov. 16. In the morning, they wrapped up two days of board/principal "shareouts," and in the afternoon they toured Cedaredge elementary, middle and high schools.

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