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23 seniors 90+ honored at luncheon
23 seniors 90+ honored at luncheon

The lives and contributions of Delta seniors who are 90 years young or more were celebrated in a special annual event on Wednesday, April 25, at the Delta Senior Center (DSC).

The Super Senior 90s luncheon event was attended by 79 persons.

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Christopher Ryan elected mayor pro-tem of Delta
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Christopher Ryan elected mayor pro-tem of Delta

After a 2-2 tie vote for mayor pro-tem two weeks ago, council members voted unanimously to name Christopher Ryan to the office on May 1.

Council was unable to break the tie at the April 17 meeting due to the absence of the fifth council member, Nathan Clay.

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City council donates to DI, grad night party

At the request of council member Kevin Carlson, the council released the $300 budgeted for Delta High School grad night festivities, and agreed in principle to donate $200 to each of the Destination Imagination teams headed to globals later this month. Since the expenditure was not listed in the agenda, city attorney David McConaughy suggested the matter be tabled until a special meeting May 8.

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Delta Police, sheriff's blotter May 9, 2018

William T. Craig, 31, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a bond of $600.

Joshua Husa, 27, of Virginia Beach, Va., was arrested and jailed on the charges of violation of bail bond.

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Economic concerns shared with senator's staff

Senator Cory Gardner's legislative assistant and counsel, Brian Wannamaker, came to Delta May 1 to discuss rural economic development matters with local stakeholders.

Housing was the first subject raised.

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Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from area residents

Habitat For Humanity of Delta County is taking applications from Delta County families who are in need of an adequate, affordable home for their family. Selection will be based on need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity.

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Just one DMEA seat is contested

Of the three board seats up for election this year for Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), only one remains contested. Two candidates will vie for the District 1 seat: incumbent, William Patterson and challenger, Edward Ulibarri.

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Mike Mason declares candidacy for HD 61

Mike Mason, candidate for House District 61, is touting limited government, competition in education, lower taxes and fewer regulations in his quest for office.

Mason is one of three Delta County Republicans running for election in November.

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Plant a row for the hungry

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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Unaffiliated voters asked to choose

Colorado voters approved Proposition 108 in 2016, which allows unaffiliated voters (sometimes referred to as "independent" voters) to now participate in Colorado primary elections.

This year, all active unaffiliated voters will receive the primary election ballots for both the Democratic and Republican parties in the mail.

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Opinion

Clean air, water and food should be a priority

After months of planning commissioner Steve Schrock stated that the North Fork Valley was disproportionately over-represented throughout the Master Plan revision process, I was pleased to see that he appropriately credited the North Fork Valley's participation in his interview with KVNF on May 2.

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Eliminating area planning committees is a bad idea

In response to KVNF's interview with three planning commission members on the Draft Master Plan (May 1, 2018): There are five planning districts and three commissioner districts in Delta County. There used to be at least one member from each of the five planning districts on the planning commission.

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Fiscal responsibility is goal number one

I was saddened by Annette Brand's recent DCI story on the financial woes of many of our towns and districts -- especially the school district.

Many blamed the loss of severance tax dollars (taxation from declining extraction industries) and the Gallagher Amendment, which dictates how assessors value property, and assess taxes (lower property tax collections are expected this year as a result of Gallagher and TABOR influences).

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Tax reform: There's more to the story

This letter is in response to the message from the current representative to Congress from the Western Slope, Scott Tipton, praising the new tax reform bill. From what I have read, Mr. Tipton is not telling the whole story.

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Sports

Bruins winners on, off field
Bruins winners on, off field

Last week, on May 4, the Cedaredge High School baseball team skipped its own practice session to attend a Delta High School practice session instead.

The Bruins' visit was not to play baseball, but rather to offer condolences and consolations to the Panthers' baseball team.

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Delta qualifies doubles team for state tennis
Delta qualifies doubles team for state tennis

The Delta girls tennis team will send a doubles team to this week's 3A State tennis tournament, which opens Thursday at Centennial Park in Greeley.

The four doubles team of Shoshana Vigil and Kendyll Siettmann qualified for state on a challenge match.

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Five Delta pitchers hurl perfect game

It's been another bizzare week for Delta High School. One of its young student/athletes, junior Clayton Abila, was diagnosed with a reported Type B lymphoma (a tumor which was hand-sized with fingers spread) on the outside of his heart. There is no contact with main arteries at this time and Abila, if the report is true, will have chemotherapy with a 90 percent chance of recovery.

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Hotchkiss top tourney seed
Hotchkiss top tourney seed

The Hotchkiss Bulldogs baseball team won Monday's conference doubleheader against Meeker, 11-1 and 9-0, giving it a 5-0 record in 2A District 3/5. Hotchkiss is seeded first ahead of this weekend's district tournament at Olathe.

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Second-seeded Eagles a dangerous opponent

Paonia will enter this week's District 3/5 tournament with a 17-2 overall record after defeating Nucla, 27-0, on May 1. The Eagles scored 18 runs in the third inning.

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What's Happening

Concert showcases the versatility of the trumpet

Richard Weldon and Friends will present the first ever concert to raise funds for the Arts Coalition of Delta County.

Weldon is a trumpeter and longtime resident of Delta County.

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Kids invited to visit with Moses during VBS

Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join Moses in the desert on his journey as he builds the tabernacle during the community ecumenical Vacation Bible School June 4-8. Kids will have fun discovering the life of Moses with exciting Bible stories, crafts, games, music, snacks and fellowship.

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Take the fitness challenge

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is launching a summer fitness challenge. There will be a different theme each month through September.

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This summer, Libraries Rock!

Delta County Libraries is offering an eight-week summer program beginning the week of June 4 to all Delta County residents. Musical-themed activities, programs and prizes will be offered for all ages, at all libraries.

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VFW plans horseshoe, corn hole tournament

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its auxiliary is working out the final details for their first annual horseshoe and corn hole tournament on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cleland Park in Delta.

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Community

Births May 9, 2018

Cristina Vicencio and Jorge De la Torre are the parents of a son, Joel De la Torre, born April 29, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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School Zone

DI teams head to globals

Two Destination Imagination teams are working hard to raise money to travel to global competition in Knoxville, Tenn., May 23-26.

The Global Finals -- the world's largest celebration of student creativity -- features more than 1,400 of the top-scoring DI teams from 45 U.S. states and 14 countries.

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Graduation dates listed

The end of the 2017-18 school year is rapidly approaching. The last day of school is Friday, May 25, and is an early release day. Graduating seniors have just a handful of days left as they look forward to graduating ceremonies.

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Tamayo awarded sheriff's scholarship

Fred McKee, Delta County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Jordan Tamayo is this year's recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Delta County.

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Thank a teacher

Expressing gratitude is known to be associated with greater happiness, and what better way to spread the joy than during Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11.

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Obituaries

Lucretia Roberts

Delta resident Lucretia N. Roberts died May 8, 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction. She was 77.

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Tillie Jackson
Tillie Jackson

Delta resident Tillie M. Jackson died Dec. 19, 2017, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 80.

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North Fork

All roads lead to Hotchkiss this weekend
All roads lead to Hotchkiss this weekend

All roads lead to Hotchkiss May 11-13.

The Mother's Day weekend brings the 15th annual Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials to Hotchkiss.

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Club needs pies for Memorial Day dinner

The Fruitland Mesa Club is asking folks in the community to donate pies for its annual Memorial Day dinner, scheduled for Sunday, May 27, at the Crawford Methodist Church.

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DMEA, Elevate Fiber host member event at Big B's

Members of Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) are invited to join the co-op to enjoy finger foods and sample Big B's products at Power Bites Friday, May 11, at Big B's Delicious Orchards in Paonia between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Both DMEA and Elevate fiber representatives will be on hand to answer questions and get to know the membership.

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FFA ag team wins state, qualifies for nationals
FFA ag team wins state, qualifies for nationals

Hotchkiss High School will soon add another state championship banner to its wall of fame.

Nathan Mattler, Teagan Sommer, Will Ela and Karsen Sommer won the state championship in Agricultural Technology Mechanical Systems at the annual Colorado FFA Career Development Events (CDE) held April 29-30, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

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Paonia man killed in rollover

Hunter Norman, 20, of Paonia was killed in a rollover accident on Lands End Road near Whitewater. The crash occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday, May 6.

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Paonia seeks applicants for P&Z, tree board

The Town of Paonia is seeking a citizen resident to serve on the town Planning and Zoning Commission. Formerly the Planning Commission, the P&Z commission was created last December when town trustees approved the merger of the Zoning Board of Adjustments and the Planning Commission.

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Space to Create program approved for state tax credits

On April 19, the Town of Paonia received approval from the Colorado Economic Development Commission for Enterprise Zone Contribution Tax Credits for the Space to Create Initiative.

The Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) program is designed to promote a business-friendly environment in economically distressed areas by offering state income tax credits that incentivize businesses to locate and develop in, and nonprofit organizations to assist with the needs of these communities.

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VBC public art projects happening in May
VBC public art projects happening in May

Village Building Convergence will celebrate five years in the North Fork area May 18-20 with two community projects: updating and refreshing of the street mural on Fourth Street at Paonia Elementary School, and repairing and completion of the Art Wall at Elsewhere Studios on Third Street.

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Surface Creek

Cedaredge to observe Arbor Day on May 11

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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Celebrate Cedaredge kicks off June 2
Celebrate Cedaredge kicks off June 2

Cedaredge will be bustling this summer with lots of family-friendly, community-oriented events and activities. The Town of Cedaredge and the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce are again collaborating to bring Celebrate Cedaredge to the community.

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Community Conversations launches monthly meetings

Community Conversations, a new Cedaredge group, meets monthly at Cedaredge United Methodist Church. On Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m., the topic will be, "What brings us to Cedaredge?"

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Garden club plans work at Horizons, Pioneer Town

Spring greetings from the Cedaredge Plant and Dig Garden Club! Our April meeting began with a morning snowfall in Cedaredge.

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Missing woman reunited with family

Falon Kaufman, the woman reported missing in last week's DCI, has been found, Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee confirms.

A Facebook post on the Cedaredge Message Board thanked all who offered assistance during the search.

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Monthly veterans coffee is May 15

The Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans will host its monthly veterans' coffee in downtown Cedaredge on Tuesday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. The coffee is a meet-and-greet affair and veterans are welcome to drop in at any time to socialize with their comrades and inquire about services.

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Painting pair personifies Cedaredge's volunteer spirit
Painting pair personifies Cedaredge's volunteer spirit

Anyone who has ever painted anything larger than a birdhouse knows what a chore it can be. The mixing, the masking, the drips, and the cleanup -- these are challenging tasks that can strain personal relations.

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Town trustees meet May 10 and May 17

The Town of Cedaredge Board of Trustees will meet twice in May. The board's work session will be held on Thursday, May 10, and the town's regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 17.

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What's bugging you? May 9, 2018

Spring has sprung with many plants from woody perennials to trees leafing out. It is past time to get out in your garden and see what is going on.

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White to sign memoir

Cedaredge resident and freelance writer Carolyn White has written a humorous, family-friendly memoir about life without electricity, telephone, or hot tap water.

Entitled "Bricks Underneath a Hoop Skirt," it documents her time on an isolated, backcountry ranch in central Idaho where she cooked on a wood stove, sewed on a treadle machine, had mail dropped out of an airplane, and used a team of horses to haul supplies.

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