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Colorado State Patrol tips May 16, 2018

Wildfire.

Just the sound of the word spikes the heart rate and dries the mouth. And in Colorado this summer, there is a reasonable assumption that we may be hearing the word far more often than we want.

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Delta Police, sheriff's blotter May 16, 2018

Officers responded to the 100 block of West 8th Street for a report of a motor vehicle theft.

Armando Aparicio, 30, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of third degree assault, child abuse and reckless endangerment as an act of domestic violence.

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Delta woman grateful for her Habitat for Humanity home
Delta woman grateful for her Habitat for Humanity home

The year was 1999 and Debbie Werner-Cayou was a single parent living in a small apartment in Delta. She was working fulltime and raising two children.

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DHS students honor deceased with mandala
DHS students honor deceased with mandala

A mandala is a tool that can be used to ease through life's transitions. A mandala on the sidewalk in front of Delta High School helped DHS students come together to support one another and to honor those who have died, including two DHS students who died earlier this year.

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Gilmore launches bid for Dist. 1 county commissioner
Gilmore launches bid for Dist. 1 county commissioner

Dick Gilmore is declaring his candidacy for the District 1 county commissioner position. Gilmore is a Democrat. His campaign slogan is "The Sensible Choice."

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HopeWest welcomes senior VP, executive director
HopeWest welcomes senior VP, executive director

HopeWest welcomes Georgia Rock, senior vice president and executive director of Hospice, who will be joining our senior leadership team in May. Rock has more than 30 years of operational experience in both home health and hospice and will serve as the leader for our organization on topics related to the hospice program.

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Hospital election

Bruce Mixter, Doug Speedie and Tammy Smith were elected to the Delta County Memorial Hospital board of directors during the special district election on May 8. A total of five candidates were on the ballot.

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Paonia residents rally against oil/gas

The Delta County Planning Commission has worked on an update of the county's 1997 Master Plan for over a year. Input has been solicited through a series of meetings and open houses. Individuals, businesses and organizations from across the county have responded through social media, mail and phone calls.

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Planning commissioners respond to NF concerns

After thanking the public for their comments concerning the Master Plan on May 9, planning commission chair Bob Stechert invited comments from planning commission members.

Steve Schrock, District 1, said the public's comments will be considered in adopting the Master Plan.

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Rainbow trout restoration spawns national interest

A news crew from CBS This Morning spent nearly two days last week documenting the local fishing industry and highlighting efforts to restore native rainbow trout in the Black Canyon. Their piece is set to air later this month.

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Salaries, security top 50J budget priorities

Legislative action at the state capitol has paved the way for 4.6 percent salary increases for Delta County School District employees. As an added benefit, health insurance costs are holding steady and an increase in employee contributions to PERA, the state retirement system, won't take effect until July 2019.

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Young ladies 9-18 invited to apply for fair royalty
Young ladies 9-18 invited to apply for fair royalty

The Delta County Fair & Rodeo is looking for young ladies between the ages of 9-18 who are interested in serving as fair royalty for the 2018-19 year. These young ladies will serve as ambassadors for the Delta County Fair throughout the year.

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Opinion

'Phantom comments' should have no bearing

Flashback to November 2016!

The Federal Election Commission has just announced that Prohibition Party candidate Jim Hedges has been elected president of the United States.

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Investigation won't end soon

For those keeping track of Mueller's "witch hunt," I thought I'd give a current update. There have been over 100 indictments filed against 22 witches, plus one company of witches.

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Planning commission bias affects Master Plan

The Delta County Planning Commission's final public hearing on the Proposed Master Plan was Wednesday, May 9, at Delta High School. During the public comment period, about 29 people chose to express their opinions.

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Stop sign is desperately needed

We have lived on the corner of SE Deer Creek Drive and SE Fairway Drive in Cedaredge since 2003. Cedaredge is a perfect place for us, but we do not feel safe!

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Sports

Carlson to McCook Community College
Carlson to McCook Community College

Delta senior KC Carlson, flanked by parents Kevin and Ingrid, signed a letter of intent to continue his educational endeavors,

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Cedaredge falls in 3A baseball regionals

Cedaredge High School's baseball team had a better season record (15-4) than many of the 2018 teams that began regional play last week.

After splitting games with Valley and Kent Denver the Bruins still have a better record (16-5) than four of the remaining eight teams which begin play in this year's 3A State Baseball Championships.

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Harper to Nebraska Wesleyan University
Harper to Nebraska Wesleyan University

Delta senior Brandon Harper, flanked by Delta High School head coach Wood (left) and Raul Ortiz, recently signed a letter of intent to attend Nebraska Wesleyn University in Lincoln, Neb.

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Longtime Paonia coach finishes career
Longtime Paonia coach finishes career

Steve Swartzendruber, a longtime Paonia coach in several sports, recently retired.

Swartzendruber is retiring after more than three decades of coaching ball in Paonia.

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Track

Track

2018 Track State Qualifiers

The following list of 2018 state track meet qualifiers for Delta County athletes was compiled by DCI Sports Writer Tamie Meck and is intended to show who has qualified for this year's state track meet in Loveland. Some information in today's stories may not be the same as found in this presentation as changes do occur often in statistics gathered for large state venues which generate large volumes of information.

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What's Happening

Camera club show planned

Black Canyon Camera Club is hosting its fourth annual show and sale June 8-30 at The Creamery Arts Center, 165 Bridge Street in Hotchkiss. The awards ceremony is June 8 from to 7 p.m.

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Graduation combined

Graduates from the Vision Charter Academy campuses in Delta, Cedaredge and Paonia will be recognized in a combined commencement ceremony Wednesday, May 23, at the Delta Performing Arts Center, 822 Grand Avenue, Delta. The ceremony begins at 5 p.m.

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Community

Births May 16, 2018

Leonel and Cendy Elizaldi of Cedaredge are the parents of a son, Kayden Matteo Elizaldi, born May 7, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches in length.

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People in the News Rice

James Robert Rice of Delta was one of nearly 1,100 students who are candidates for graduation in three ceremonies at Emporia State University May 11-12.

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Obituaries

"Criss" Roberts

Delta resident Lucretia "Criss" Roberts died May 8, 2018, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. She was 77.

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Berta Linkletter
Berta Linkletter

Longtime Delta resident Berta Linkletter died May 13, 2018, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. She was 91.

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Clayton Sorensen

Clayton D. Sorensen died March 13, 2018, at the age of 54. A celebration of life will be held in the Paonia Town Park Sunday, May 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Dale Kuhn
Dale Kuhn

Dale William Kuhn of Delta died May 12, 2018, at HopeWest Hospice in Grand Junction. He was 88.

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Fred Heinze

A celebration of life memorial for Edwin "Fred" Heinze will be held Friday, May 18, at 6 p.m. at the arbor in Confluence Park, Delta.

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Jayne Countryman
Jayne Countryman

Cedaredge resident Jayne Countryman died May 7, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 62.

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Sidney L. Christian
Sidney L. Christian

Longtime North Fork resident, Sidney L. (Sid) Christian, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Paonia Care Center. He was 91 years old.

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North Fork

A Little Help could use a little help on May 26

A Little Help Paonia is seeking volunteers for the semi-annual North Fork Valley Service Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on May 26. Service Saturdays provide volunteer assistance for seniors who need a little help with basic yard work like raking and household tasks such as washing windows, de-cluttering, dusting, polishing furniture, and other various tasks.

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BLM, USFS seek comments on oil/gas development

The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are seeking public comments on Gunnison Energy's North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan preliminary environmental assessment which analyzes oil and gas development about 12 miles northeast of Paonia.

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Changes coming for Pioneer Days parade

The first order of business for the Crawford Town Council on May 2 was to administer the oath of office to Mike Tiedeman. He was not present at the April meeting when Chris Johnson, Ralph Clark and Jessica Hart were sworn in following the municipal election.

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Libraries welcome new Paonia manager
Libraries welcome new Paonia manager

Former Paonia Library manager and longtime librarian Jane Kelso retired in April 2018. A dedicated search for her replacement began in February and library staff are pleased to welcome Jay Mann to the position and to the community.

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Mock crash provides sobering reminder to students
Mock crash provides sobering reminder to students

Donald Carter won't be attending his graduation. In a staged scene, the Paonia High School senior, had a dangerous mix of alcohol and marijuana in his system on prom night when he made the decision to get behind the wheel of a car carrying four other prom-goers.

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Paonia considering Friday town hall closure, new hires

In what administration is calling an effort to improve customer service and allow the town clerk and finance officer to get their work done, the Paonia board of trustees will consider at the May 22 meeting the hiring of a part-time clerk and closing of Town Hall on Fridays.

The two changes were suggested at the May 8 board meeting by the Finance and Personnel committee.

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Paonia creative district awarded signage grant
Paonia creative district awarded signage grant

The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Colorado Creative Industries' Creative District Technical Assistance program to develop a "Signage and Wayfinding" master plan for the creative district and the Town of Paonia.

Many towns around the state are suffering economically simply because they are not getting noticed well enough to bring visitors in, said creative coalition representative Elaine Brett.

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Paonia seeks P&Z, tree board applicants

The Town of Paonia is seeking a citizen resident to serve on the town Planning and Zoning Commission. The town is also seeking letters of interest for a tree board member.

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Street, alley closures set for art projects

Due to the Village Building Convergence art projects planned for this weekend, town trustees approved two closures.

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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. The Pioneer Days celebrate runs June 7 - 10.

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Surface Creek

Cedaredge vandals ID'd

Two groups of students -- one which TP'd the campus and the other which spray painted vulgar sayings on outbuildings and picnic tables at Cedaredge middle and high schools have been identified.

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Cedaredge work session highlights drought concerns

The Town of Cedaredge board of trustees met for a brief executive session and a longer work session on Thursday, May 10. The purpose of the executive session was stated as being "to determine positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations; and instructing negotiators."

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CHS project designed to improve access
CHS project designed to improve access

Changes will create better and safer access to Cedaredge High School. According to Kurt Clay, assistant superintendent for public relations at Delta County School District 50J, construction is well underway on a new entryway for CHS.

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Water usage up despite voluntary restrictions

The Orchard City Board of Trustees met in regular session on May 9, with all trustees present.

Newly elected to the board, trustees Doug Keller and Jan Gage asked procedural questions as the board dealt with routine matters of agenda, minutes and financials.

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