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Delta

Baes joins Region 10 advisory council
Baes joins Region 10 advisory council

Kathy Baes, a resident of Paonia, recently joined Region 10's Regional Advisory Council representing Delta County.

Baes has lived and worked in Paonia for 45 years.

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Commissioners re-elect Doug Atchley chairman

At their organizational meeting Jan. 2, commissioners Mark Roeber and Don Suppes re-elected commissioner Doug Atchley chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for 2018. Roeber was re-elected vice chairman.

The BOCC will meet the first and third Mondays of each month beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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County designates meeting posting site

In response to a lawsuit filed by the Delta County Citizen Report, alleging a lack of transparency in the noticing and conduct of county commissioners' meetings, county administrator Robbie LeValley issued the following press release:

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County limits marijuana plants to 12 on residential property

The Delta County Commissioners have adopted an ordinance giving notice that, pursuant to Colorado statutes, the county will limit the cultivation, growth or production of marijuana plants to residential property within unincorporated Delta County to 12 marijuana plants per residential property, regardless of the number of persons residing at the property.

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Delta Senior Center displays works of Linda Aubery
Delta Senior Center displays works of Linda Aubery

The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Linda Aubery in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street.

Aubery says, "Art has been a part of my life from an early age.

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Dominguez-Escalante advisory council holds final meeting

The Bureau of Land Management's Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council held its final meeting Jan. 8 in Delta.

The agenda for the meeting focused on implementation priorities for the approved Dominguez-Escalante Resource Management Plan.

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Dr. Jess Deegan named to Region 10 advisory council
Dr. Jess Deegan named to Region 10 advisory council

Dr. Jess F. Deegan II, a resident of Crawford, has joined the Regional Advisory Council managed by Region 10. Dr. Deegan is a former university professor of psychology.

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Free tax service available from AARP

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who can't afford a tax preparation service.

Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the U.S. Tax Code.

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Grace Church begins search for a permanent home in Delta

A group of Christ's followers who once met in the home of Brian and Trish Workman is now planning to build a church to accommodate the growing number of folks who call Grace Community Church home.

The Delta church is an extension of Grace Community Church Montrose.

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High school students offer input on county Master Plan

Representatives from the student councils of Delta County's four high schools met with the Delta County Planning Commission Dec. 20. They shared the results of their open discussion meetings with their respective student bodies in which they gathered information for use in the county Master Plan update.

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Law enforcement blotter Jan. 10, 2018

David B. Gallegos, 44, of Westminister was arrested and jailed on charges of trespassing.

Roberto C. Campas, 19, of Delta was issued a summons for minor in possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Learn a new skill in the new year with Universal Class

In a recent survey conducted by YouGov, an online polling firm, "learn a new skill" came in at number six on the top New Year's resolutions for 2018. Even further up the list, "spend less money" came in at number three.

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Local Cleary manager receives certification
Local Cleary manager receives certification

Cleary Building Corp. congratulates Lane Gunn, branch manager at the Delta sales and construction office, on receiving his master's of branch administration certification from Steel Wood University.

Steel Wood University is an extensive training program designed to teach both new and veteran employees the fundamentals of success at Cleary Building Corp.

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Marijuana petition withdrawn; new council may settle question

An effort to legalize marijuana sales and cultivation within the City of Delta has taken a new direction.

Christi Prettyman was circulating a petition asking city council to repeal the ordinance that prohibits marijuana sales and cultivation in the City of Delta.

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Museum updates memberships

After 20 years, the Delta County Historical Society is changing its membership format. Annual membership has been $7.50 for seniors and $10 for non-seniors.

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Rep. Willett won't seek re-election; Matt Soper announces candidacy
Rep. Willett won't seek re-election; Matt Soper announces candidacy

State Representative Yeulin Willett announced he will not seek re-election to House District 54, but will serve out his term, ending in January 2019. Concurrently, Matt Soper announced his candidacy to run

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Resolve to get free music this year

Here's a New Year's resolution that's easy to keep. If you have a Delta County Library card, your 2018 music world just got rocked! To stream and download music for free all you need is your library card number and internet access.

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Ring in the new year with free trees

Residents can ring in the new yar with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2018.

By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, and three white flowering dogwoods.

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Submit your listing for Farm Fresh guide

Published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, and presented by Kaiser Permanente, the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory promotes Colorado farmers' markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities and farms and ranches that sell direct to the public. The 2018 edition is being organized, and producers are encouraged to submit their information for inclusion.

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Opinion

Time to focus on school choice in Delta County and across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Colorado and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education.

National School Choice Week begins on Jan. 21 and celebrates all types of schools and education environments for children.

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Sports

4th-year Eagle seniors adapt
4th-year Eagle seniors adapt

Does height matter in basketball? Two starting players for the Paonia Lady Eagles will tell you in a very convincing way that, in the game, height doesn't always equal success.

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Bruins split on Olathe court

Last week's lone basketball action for Cedaredge High School was against Olathe. The girls team stayed unbeaten with a lopsided 40-15 decision.

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Bruins win, Delta fourth at Eagle Valley Invite

After coming in at No. 1 in Class 2A On the Mat rankings, Cedaredge Bruins wrestlers scored 180 points and won one title match to win the annual Eagle Valley Varsity Invitational at Eagle Valley High School Saturday. The Bruins sent seven into the championship match, with freshman Trey Geyer claiming the only title on a win over Grand Valley's A.J. Serna. Geyer pinned Serna with nine seconds remaining in the match.

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Dogs second in Gunnison

In a dual of the Dogs, the Class 2A Hotchkiss Bulldogs won five matches in their 40-22 loss against the 4A Palisade Bulldogs.

Held Jan. 4 at Colorado Mesa University, the dual opened at 138 pounds with an 8-1 win for Hotchkiss's Kylar Massano over Lodan Head.

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Eagles earn win at Cowboy Invite

Paonia won eight championship matches and scored 219 points to win the Cowboy Invitational Saturday at Western State Colorado University Field House in Gunnison.

Individual champions include Sackett Chesnik at 138 pounds, Clay Campbell (145), Grey Neal (152), Jesse Burns (160), Anthony Felice (160), Jaden Miller (182), Cyrus Malek-Madani (220) and Levi Peterson (285).

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Paonia boys top PV and Caprock

The Paonia boys basketball team opened the conference season with a convincing 68-37 win at Plateau Valley last Friday. On Saturday it took a 70-20 win over Caprock Academy in Grand Junction.

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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 in Montrose. Registration is open at www.foodfarmforum.org.

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Cabin Fever Book Sale planned in Crawford

The Friends of the Crawford Library will host their annual Cabin Fever Book Sale at Crawford Town Hall.

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Harlem Wizards are coming to Delta

All the way from New Jersey, the Harlem Wizards are coming to Delta High School on Tuesday, Feb. 13. This Delta CommunityUnity event is an exciting show of basketball tricks and talent for all ages.

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Register for spring soccer

The City of Delta will be running the youth recreation soccer program. If you are interested in coaching, officiating, sponsoring or participating please contact Bill Heddles Recreation Center at 874-0923

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Community

Births Jan. 10, 2018

Ricardo and Alma Torres of Montrose are the parents of a daughter, Yaneli Sofia Torres, born Jan. 4, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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School Zone

CMU scholarships established for students interested in energy

The Colorado Mesa University Foundation and the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association announced availability of applications for the 2018 Colorado Energy Scholar Award Series. The Colorado Energy Scholar Award is worth $12,000 and recognizes Colorado's most outstanding student pursuing a future career in Colorado's energy industries.

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Obituaries

Carolie Karner

Carolie M. Karner of Eckert died Jan. 5, 2018, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 95.

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Bob Burritt
Bob Burritt

Robert "Bob" Burritt died Jan. 1, 2018. He was 78.

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Darla Dick

Darla Lee Dick died Jan. 2, 2018, in New Orleans, La. She was 72.

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Dorothy Hill
Dorothy Hill

Dorothy (Warner) Hill died Dec. 29, 2017, at her daughter's home in New Mexico. She was 95.

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Earl Buzzard

Grand Junction resident Earl J. Buzzard died at HopeWest Jan. 6, 2018. He was 83.

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Frances LeGault
Frances LeGault

Frances Elaine LeGault died Dec. 24, 2017, at her home. She was 97.

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Jerry Beall

Crawford resident Jerry Nels Beall died Jan. 1, 2018, at his home. He was 72.

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Lloyd Sims

Delta resident Lloyd Sims died suddenly Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. He was 61.

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Rick Jimenez
Rick Jimenez

Richard "Rick" Jimenez died Dec. 30, 2017. He was 55.

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Robert Spindler
Robert Spindler

Grand Junction resident Robert Spindler died Jan. 4, 2018, at the HopeWest Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 90.

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North Fork

Building community through senior meals
Building community through senior meals

A newly-established senior meal program is attracting a lot of attention, and a lot of senior citizens from the North Fork Valley.

Chrys Bailey recently founded the "Valley Organic Lunch Program for Seniors" at the Old River Road Trading Post on Black Bridge Road in Paonia.

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Crawford eyes taxing questions

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 3, the Crawford Town Council began discussions of possible taxing questions to place before voters in the April 3 municipal election. These discussions were suspended to allow further research, and will be resumed on Wednesday, Jan. 17, prior to the regularly scheduled work session.

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Hotchkiss Fire District commissions new truck
Hotchkiss Fire District commissions new truck

A fire truck recently donated to the Hotchkiss Fire District is providing more safety and a greater ability to respond to emergencies than the unit it replaces.

HFD Ladder 1, a 1990 Pierce Arrow, was donated to the district by the Colorado River Fire Rescue in Garfield County.

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In search of the elusive Canada lynx
In search of the elusive Canada lynx

Why are Canada lynx so elusive? Their range stretches across 25 states including Colorado, yet, this intriguing medium-sized wild cat with large, furry feet, is fairly obscure.

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Indoor archery programs beginning in Paonia

Adult and youth archery programs are under way at the Ellen Hansen Smith Center, located next to the football field at Paonia Town Park. The After School Archery Program (ASAP) for kids ages 4 through high school will be held from 3-5 p.m.

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Paonia native to serve as superintendent of historic site
Paonia native to serve as superintendent of historic site

Dr. Brenda Todd, a native of Paonia, has been selected as the next superintendent of Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site in Stanton, N.D. Todd is a 10-year veteran of the National Park Service and is currently the program manager at the Public Lands History Center at Colorado State University.

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Petitions are out for candidates in Crawford election

With four seats up for election on the Crawford town council, candidates have begun circulating petitions to be placed on the ballot. According to town clerk Cally Gallegos, as of Tuesday, Jan. 9, eight petitions have been picked up.

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Surface Creek

Bank of Colorado donates $10,000 to arts center
Bank of Colorado donates $10,000 to arts center

The Bank of Colorado has donated $10,000 to support the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) in Cedaredge. Kacy Stillings, the bank's market president, presented a check to Cindy Starr, secretary of the GMAEC board.

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Cedaredge businesses hold their own in 2017

As another year begins, a random and completely unscientific survey of Cedaredge businesses suggests two things: sales for Christmas 2017 kept pace with -- and sometimes exceeded -- the 2016 holiday season and prospects for 2018 look bright.

Stacy's on Main is a coffee shop, gift store and restaurant in downtown Cedaredge.

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Erik Hansen ready to tee it up at Cedaredge Golf Club
Erik Hansen ready to tee it up at Cedaredge Golf Club

Like the sandhill cranes that visit Fruit Growers' Reservoir every year, Erik Hansen has come full circle. But, unlike the birds, he's here to stay.

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Orchard City trustees discuss ballot language

The first meeting of 2018 of the Orchard City Board of Trustees was held on Jan. 3. All trustees, town administrator Melissa Oelke and town attorney Jeff Hurd were present.

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What's bugging you? Jan. 10, 2018
What's bugging you? Jan. 10, 2018

Do you sometimes have spiders or other creepy crawlers in your house? Could any of these house pests be the result of your landscape? The answer to these two questions is yes.

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