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Delta

DAAL to move

The Delta Academy of Applied Learning (DAAL), a public school alternative for students in grades 6-8, is moving from the second level of the Delta Family Center at 822 Grand Avenue, and from two classrooms to one.

Those moves, and a four-year contract renewal for the alternative school, were addressed during a school board work session earlier this month.

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Delta Police, sheriff's blotter May 2, 2018

Officers responded to the 500 block of Labor for a welfare check.

Officers responded to the 700 block of Dodge Street in reference to a possible adult male suicide attempt.

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Disaster declaration due to drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Mesa and Otero counties in Colorado as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Farmers and ranchers in contiguous counties, including Delta County, also qualify for natural disaster assistance.

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Election reminder

Ballots for the Delta County Memorial Hospital board election are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8.

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Fort Uncompahgre is open
Fort Uncompahgre is open

Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail is now open to the public Monday-Saturday, 8 to 5 p.m. Admission fees apply.

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Gardeners asked to plant a row for the soup kitchen

Whether you're planning a small garden in your backyard or several acres, The King's Table urges you to plant a row for the soup kitchen. Nothing has more nutrients than fresh fruits and veggies.

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Information sought on missing woman
Information sought on missing woman

***UPDATE-Friday, May 4 -- According to a Facebook post by her father Thursday afternoon, Falon has been found and united with her family. Apparently she got lost on the mesas around Cedaredge, and became stranded when her vehicle got high centered. She found shelter in a hunting cabin and stayed hoping someone would show up. She had also injured a knee and was waiting for it to heal a little before deciding to walk out. Someone picked her up and took Falon to the Silt police station. She is now resting at home with her two daughters.

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Family members of Falon Kaufman are posting flyers on social media and in local businesses, searching for any information about her disappearance on April 19.

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Ken Watson appointed to DMEA's board of directors

At its regular meeting April 24, DMEA's board of directors appointed Ken Watson to fill the vacant District 4 board seat. Watson was one of five candidates who submitted interest in the open position.

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Municipalities, districts share revenue woes

At their quarterly meeting April 27, leaders from organizations across Delta County shared agency updates, financial status, current concerns and plans for the future.

Orchard City hosted the leaders this quarter at Orchard City Town Hall. Robbie LeValley, Delta County administrator, coordinated the discussions.

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Olen Lund launches bid for state Senate
Olen Lund launches bid for state Senate

Republican Olen Lund, a lifetime resident of the North Fork Valley and a former county commissioner, is challenging Democrat Kerry Donovan in Senate District 5.

Lund is one of three Delta County residents seeking state office in November. Matt Soper is a candidate in House District 54; Mike Mason is the GOP candidate for House District 61.

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Post office, Delta Food Pantry team up for food drive
Post office, Delta Food Pantry team up for food drive

Saturday, May 12, is the 26th anniversary National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) annual nationwide food drive. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country's largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community.

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Senior center displays the works of Anastasia Kenner
Senior center displays the works of Anastasia Kenner

The Delta Senior Center is pleased to display works of art by Anastasia Kenner in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street.

Kenner was born in New York but grew up in Windsor.

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State funding for 50J bumped by $1.9M

An additional $1.9 million in state funding is headed to Delta County Joint School District #50 for the next fiscal year. State legislators are infusing $150 million statewide to buy down the "negative factor," the difference between the current funding level and that established by Amendment 23.

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VFW, Auxiliary assist police
VFW, Auxiliary assist police

Recently, members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 3571 and its Auxiliary, assisted members of the Delta Police Department with voluntary kindergartner fingerprinting at Lincoln and Garnet Mesa Elementary Schools. The children are fingerprinted by the police officers, and helped to clean up by the VFW and Auxiliary members.

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Visitor services

The GMUG forest headquarters is relocating visitor information services to Fort Uncompahgre, due to the upcoming remodel of the forest headquarters in S. Main Street in Delta.

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Opinion

Don't make Delta County safe for developers

Delta County is a rural oasis in a doughnut of suburban type development. Why has Delta County been spared the strip mall development and sprawling subdivisions that surround Montrose, Grand Junction, Glenwood and Carbondale?

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Master Plan does not protect future generations

As families with young children we are concerned that the proposed Master Plan does not adequately protect health, safety, clean air and water, and economic resilience needed to create long-term future opportunities for our kids. We live in Delta County because of the access to clean food, water, and air as well as incredible outdoor recreation opportunities and are particularly outraged to see that nowhere in the Master Plan are children mentioned.

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Yes, a woman can win!

Can a woman win the Third Congressional District? This question maybe would've been relevant in the 1950s, but with powerfully able women leaders as ambassadors to the UN, as justices of the Supreme Court, as governors and senators -- it's a question of yesteryear.

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Sports

2A playoff site shifted

For those wanting to see some playoff action but didn't want to drive to Cortez, here's some good news: the May 11-12 2A District 3/5 baseball tournament was originally scheduled to be played at Cortez but was moved last week to Olathe High School.

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Bruins win three games
Bruins win three games

Last Tuesday's baseball game between Cedaredge's Bruins and host Olathe provided some anxiety and late-inning heroics before Cedaredge could salvage a 7-3 WSL win. The Bruins had another late-inning surge where they scored four runs in the top of the seventh to secure a 9-1 win at Craig over the Moffat County Bulldogs on April 27 and closed the week with an 18-3 win at home over Grand Valley on April 28.

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Hotchkiss medley, Young ranked first
Hotchkiss medley, Young ranked first

In sprint relays, a few seconds can make the difference between a good race and a great one. On Saturday, the 800-meter sprint medley relay team of Yasmine Gaub, Elsie Vasquez, Jordan Tamayo and Kaiya Firor ran a great race, cutting 6.5 seconds off its prior best time to finish second in 1:53.39.

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DCI Digital Editions

Delta County Independent, May 2, 2018
Delta County Independent, May 2, 2018
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What's Happening

Sign up today for AppleBlossom Ride
Sign up today for AppleBlossom Ride

The fourth annual AppleBlossom Ride is slated for Saturday, May 12, beginning at 8 a.m. in Cedaredge Town Park.

There are three skill routes to appeal to riders of all skill levels.

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Community

Births May 2, 2018

Malesa and Justin Miles of Delta are the parents of a son, Liam Alan Karter Stelzer, born April 22, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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School Zone

Eighth graders Rise Above with Commemorative Air Force
Eighth graders Rise Above with Commemorative Air Force

Delta County eighth graders had the opportunity to learn about military aviation, personal growth, setting goals, and developing a winning attitude as they attended the Rise Above program at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Rocky Mountain Wing April 24 and 25.

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Obituaries

Eugene Moe

Eugene L. Moe died Jan. 22, 2018.

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Fred Heinze Jr.
Fred Heinze Jr.

Delta resident Edwin "Fred" Heinze Jr. died April 30, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 66.

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Helen Ruth Wade
Helen Ruth Wade

Former longtime Paonia resident, Helen Ruth Wade, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, Colo. She was 75 years old.

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Honey Shane Lee
Honey Shane Lee

Honey Shane Lee walked this earth for over eight decades, and left it peacefully, early Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she lived near her youngest daughters for the last 14 years. Prior to Colorado Springs, she was a long-time resident of Paonia, Colo.

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Irene Bennett
Irene Bennett

Eckert resident Irene E. Bennett died April 25, 2018, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 90.

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Joseph Hofer

Joseph J. Hofer of Glenwood Springs died Feb. 28, 2018, in Olathe after a long battle with cancer. He was 59.

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Julia Doles
Julia Doles

Cedaredge resident Julia Doles died April 22, 2018, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 83.

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Leonard Valdez

Former Delta resident Leonard Valdez died April 25, 2018, at his home in Clifton.

Memorial services are pending at True Life Church in Cedaredge.

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Mark Scheetz
Mark Scheetz

Mark E. Scheetz of Delta died April 24, 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 51.

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Michael Bailado
Michael Bailado

Michael Steven Bailado of Delta died April 26, 2018. He was 65.

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Sharon McFarland

Sharon Denise McFarland of Hotchkiss died April 3, 2018. She was 59.

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North Fork

Delta Dems exalt the First Amendment
Delta Dems exalt the First Amendment

Democrats gathered at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss for their annual First Amendment dinner on Saturday, April 21. There was great food to enjoy provided by Pine Cone Catering of Montrose and guest speakers provided great food for thought and consideration.

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Fire scorches 44 acres north of Jumbo Mountain
Fire scorches 44 acres north of Jumbo Mountain

Gusty winds fanned a planned burn on the Lazy H Ranch outside of Paonia into a wildfire on Thursday, April 26. No structures were reported damaged and the fire was quickly contained after being reported around 6 p.m.

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Hotchkiss gears up for sheep camp stock dog trials
Hotchkiss gears up for sheep camp stock dog trials

The 15th annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials are being dedicated to the memory of Mike Furcolow, a beloved friend and experienced dog handler who recently lost his long battle with cancer.

Furcolow took great pleasure in working with his dogs and watching them progress through their training with his guidance.

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Masons to lay cornerstone May 3
Masons to lay cornerstone May 3

Greg Allen, Art Wolverton and Roy Garner, officers of Mount Lamborn Masonic Lodge in Hotchkiss, announce that on Thursday, May 3, at 5 p.m, with the assistance of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Colorado, they will dedicate a cornerstone at the Hotchkiss Town Hall and Senior Citizens Center in Hotchkiss.

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Music lineup announced for Solar Fair

The hosting organizations behind the Solar Fair & Permaculture Expo, held for its fourth time on May 19 this year, are honored to announce this year's lineup of live music, from 11:15 until 6:45 p.m. on the campus of Solar Energy International.

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North Fork Reads is a huge success

"The book, 'A Wrinkle in Time,' is our most checked out item of 2018," says Leah Morris, collections and systems administrator for Delta County Libraries, when asked about the recent North Fork Reads program. "It checked out over 200 times in a month and a half during the countywide read and watch event."

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Suspect charged in January shooting

A suspect has been arrested after a three-month investigation into a shooting in Paonia on Jan. 12 which seriously injured 54-year-old Ryan Redifer.

Paonia Police Chief Neil Ferguson, in a press release issued April 25, stated that an arrest warrant was issued and on April 13 Heather Jones of Paonia turned herself into police without further incident.

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Vendors sought for Pioneer Days

The Crawford Pioneer Days Committee is looking to fill open vendor spots for this year's Crawford Pioneer Days. The booths will set up for one day, on Saturday, June 9 beginning at 6 a.m.

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Surface Creek

Birds of the Western Slope May 2, 2018

Of all the birds that I've met and felt that I knew, the Raven is at the very top of the list. I've meet this bird during the Nevada years in numerous towns, along the California coast, at Borrego Springs, Calif., along a dry Nevada wash, and sitting in the trees at my Delta home.

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Cedaredge celebrates 25th Arbor Day tree planting
Cedaredge celebrates 25th Arbor Day tree planting

Cedaredge recently received recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation, being named a 2017 Tree City USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The town has been a Tree City USA for 24 consecutive years.

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DMEA joins list of art center supporters
DMEA joins list of art center supporters

Executive director Deborah Shaffer and board president Cindy Starr are pleased to announce the generous support of Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) for the completion of the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC). A grant in the amount of $7,500 has been awarded, as well as the in-kind donation of $8,484.13 in electrical work to assist in completing the preparations for the grand opening of the center for public performances and events this coming June.

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New tipi added as Pioneer Town preps for opening
New tipi added as Pioneer Town preps for opening

A new addition to the grounds of the Sutherland Indian Museum at Cedaredge's Pioneer Town is a replicated Native American tipi. Helping assemble the tipi last month were Doris McGuire of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society board, her son Philip McGuire, and Randy Fisher and his son John.

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Trustees sworn into office in Orchard City
Trustees sworn into office in Orchard City

The Orchard City Board of Trustees held a special meeting on April 25. Mayor Ken Volgamore presented outgoing trustees Tom Huerkamp, Gary Tollefson and Bob Eckels with plaques of appreciation for their efforts while serving on the board.

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