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Delta

BoCC hears airport report

At their May 21 meeting the county commissioners heard a report on progress at Blake Field.

Mark and Cheryl Husmann, Smiling Aviation, reported aircraft based at Blake Field are 63: one helicopter, one motor-glider, several single and twin engines, and several experimental aircraft.

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Businesses support automotive students
Businesses support automotive students

The automotive program at Technical College of the Rockies completed a successful year, thanks to parent, community and industry support. Students were able to take the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) G1, General Light Maintenance and Repair Exam.

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Cancelled

A community meeting scheduled to address the release of a sexually violent predator into the community of Delta has been cancelled.

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Donate to fireworks

The Delta Fire Department is planning a spectacular 4th of July fireworks show in Confluence Park. The annual show is entirely funded by donations from individuals and businesses.

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Funding is available for irrigation efficiency projects

The Colorado River District is pleased to announce a $1.7M funding opportunity to support qualified applicants for construction of irrigation efficiency improvement projects in the Lower Gunnison project area. Qualified project funding requests that address identified natural resource concerns within the Bostwick Park, Paonia, Smith Fork and Uncompahgre project areas will be accepted through June 15, for funding consideration to complete final designs and for construction implementation.

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Hotel RFP reissued to include water park or other attractions

A Delta City Council work session last week was dedicated to just one topic -- a proposed water park -- although proponents insist they don't need funding, or even approval, from the city.

Although Mayor Ron Austin made that point clear on a number of occasions, audience members, including representatives from Delta County Economic Development and Delta Urban Renewal Authority, wondered aloud why the informational session was held during a council work session.

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Law enforcement blotter June 6, 2018

Christa M. Moulder, 40, of Delta was issued a proof of service for suspended insurance termination and her driver's license was confiscated.

Officers responded to the 500 block of West 2nd for a report of a possible theft.

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Libraries' summer reading program is not just for kids

The primary goal of Delta County Libraries' summer reading program is to keep kids reading over the summer. That is why they offer an eight-week program full of activities, programs, and prizes centered on engaging children and encouraging them to read.

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Missing motorcyclist found

An extensive search for Robert "Bob" Geisler, 51, of Delta ended tragically May 31 with the discovery of his motorcycle and his body off the side of Highway 133 in rural Gunnison County, near mile marker 31. His daughter, Tiffany Toothaker, posted on Facebook that he was found by West Elk Search and Rescue.

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Neirinckx held in man's death
Neirinckx held in man's death

On Friday, June 1, at approximately 5 p.m., the Delta County dispatch received a 911 call from the address of 4764 1900 Road. This address is located east of Delta in Peach Valley.

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Republicans face off for county commissioner

Ballots for the primary election are being mailed this week and for the first time, will be sent to unaffiliated voters as well as voters registered as Republican and Democrat. Voters may vote and return only one of the ballots.

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Vendors, volunteers wanted for Deltarado Days

Calling all vendors for DeltaFest (June 28 and Aug. 30) and Deltarado Days (July 28). Applications can be picked up at the chamber, or can be requested by calling 874-8616.

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Opinion

A lesson in language

As a proud conservative, I am confused by the demand that Samantha Bee should be fired for the same reasons that Rosanne Barr was fired.

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Coloradans vs. Californians

Has there ever been a time in America where hate has been more rampant? Maybe during the Civil War when there was hatred between the North and the South over slavery.

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Community offers excellent medical care

We wish to acknowledge the excellent care my husband received on May 24 by the Delta County Ambulance District and the emergency room employees at Delta County Memorial Hospital. There is no doubt in our minds that without their fast and expert care, he would not be alive today.

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Nelson is the right pick for Delta County

We are all too familiar with the "good ol' boys club" in Delta County, and it takes a special kind of person to stand up to it. More so, it takes a rare breed of person to do so with gusto and grace.

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Sports

Cherry Days 5k registration opens

The annual Cherry Days 5k run/walk happens Saturday, June 30. The course begins and ends at Apple Valley Park and is stroller friendly.

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CNCC softball scores big with Josie Hiatt
CNCC softball scores big with Josie Hiatt

Hotchkiss High School won't soon forget Josie Hiatt. A member of Hotchkiss High School graduating class of 2018, Hiatt recently signed to play softball at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Headed to Western
Headed to Western

Colton Peebles, shown with mom Amy, recently signed his letter of intent to play football at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. As a senior Peebles was named to the all-state second team by the CHSAA at running back/middle linebacker/punter.

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Hotchkiss duo reunites at Big 12 track championship
Hotchkiss duo reunites at Big 12 track championship

In an "It's a small world" story, two former high school running mates found themselves on the same track once again. Hotchkiss High School alumnae and former running teammates Katy Parsons and Jenny Celis competed against one another at the Division I Big 12 Outdoor Championships held May 12-14 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

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Paonia Summer Duals open this Saturday
Paonia Summer Duals open this Saturday

The 12th annual Paonia Summer Duals wrestling camp opens Saturday, June 9, at Paonia High School. Roughly 250 wrestlers representing 16 teams from Colorado, Arizona and Wyoming are expected to attend this year's camp, said Paonia wrestling coach Nate Wiggins. The numbers are down due to competition from football camps, which in the past have traditionally been held in August.

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Sam Rodriguez signs to run track at CC
Sam Rodriguez signs to run track at CC

All through high school, Sam Rodriguez dreamed of playing college basketball. As a senior point guard he averaged 11.3 points per game for the Hotchkiss Bulldogs and was named All-State honorable mention.

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Webb to run in USATF championships
Webb to run in USATF championships

Skylyn Webb, a graduate student at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, won the women's 800m run at the 2018 NCAA Division II outdoor track and field event in Charlotte, N.C. She is the first women's outdoor track and field student-athlete at UCCS to win a national championship.

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What's Happening

David Snider performs at the chapel June 7
David Snider performs at the chapel June 7

David Snider will be performing the second concert of the 2018 summer concert series at the Chapel of the Cross in Cedaredge on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.

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Grand Mesa Southern Baptist hosts VBS

Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church announces its 2018 VBS to be held June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon.

Vacation Bible school is for kindergarten through eighth grade, and will be held at Jay Avenue and Highway 65 in Cedaredge.

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Make-a-will seminar scheduled June 19

Delta County attorneys present a free make-a-will seminar Tuesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at Westminster Hall, 135 E. 4th Street, Delta.

A short discussion on wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills will be presented by local attorneys.

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Redeemer Lutheran invites kids to 'Splash Canyon' VBS

Come join the folks at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1000 Pioneer Road in Delta, for a free vacation Bible school to be held June 18-22. This program is for children going into kindergarten through children entering fifth grade.

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VBS will transform kids into super sleuths

This summer children will be seen moving in and out of the nooks and crannies of Main Street, Cedaredge. Why?

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Women only outdoor skills weekend coming in July

Women who want to gain valuable outdoor skills, learn about wildlife and receive an introduction to hunting and fishing are invited to attend a "Cast and Blast" weekend workshop, July 13-15, sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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Community

Births June 6, 2018

Ashley and Kyle Rohman of Paonia are the parents of a son, Kingston Sail Rohman, born May 29, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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School Zone

GMES presents ABC awards
GMES presents ABC awards

The following students were recognized during the Garnet Mesa Elementary PAWS assembly May 25. ABC awards for "Achieving, Belonging, Caring" were presented to:

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Lincoln presents ROAR awards
Lincoln presents ROAR awards

Congratulations to the following Lincoln Elementary students who received ROAR awards at the fourth quarter ROAR assembly held Thursday, May 24:

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Special class awards handed out
Special class awards handed out

On May 25, Garnet Mesa Elementary students were awarded for their efforts in special classes.

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Obituaries

Brenda Lincoln
Brenda Lincoln

Brenda L. Lincoln of Delta died June 1, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 65.

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Clifford Crader

Clifford L. Crader of Cedaredge died May 29, 2018. He was 86.

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Edwin
Edwin "Steve" Croker

Hotchkiss resident, Edwin "Steve" Croker, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at his home in Hotchkiss, Colo. Steve was 75 years old.

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Grover Huston

Grover "Jerry" C. Huston died June 2, 2018, at HopeWest Hospice in Grand Junction.

He was an educator for the Delt

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Jerri Sue Murchison
Jerri Sue Murchison

Jerri Sue Murchison, beloved daughter of Gordon and Gary Murchison, and the most special babysitter of Rhonda, Rick, Becky, Robin, and Deana, left this life on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. She was residing in Georgetown, Colo.

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John Groome

John Groome died June 2, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 76.

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Jose Archuleta
Jose Archuleta

Jose Maximillion Archuleta Jr. died May 31, 2018, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 60.

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Karleen Sollenbarger

Karleen R. Sollenbarger of Eckert died May 31, 2018, at her home. She was 68.

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Robert Geisler
Robert Geisler

Robert "Bob" Howard Geisler of Delta died May 12, 2018, of a heart attack, causing a motorcycle accident in rural Gunnison County. He was 51.

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Rosie Urban
Rosie Urban

Rosie A. Urban died Monday, June 4, 2018, at her home in Cañon City. She was 73.

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Teresa Ferganchick
Teresa Ferganchick

Teresa Kay Ferganchick died May 26, 2018, at her home in Eckert. She was 63.

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Vera Faries
Vera Faries

Former Delta resident Vera Jaunell Faries died May 23, 2018. She was 95.

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North Fork

Celebrate West Elks talent
Celebrate West Elks talent

When great writing meets great photography, the result is "Convergence."

Formerly known as the "Write On" anthology, Convergence is an annual contest sponsored by the Blue Sage Center for the Arts to showcase the talents of local writers and photographers.

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Crawford celebrates its pioneer heritage

Crawford, nestled at the base of the West Elk Mountains, is a small town with a big pioneer spirit. For 40 years the community has celebrated that heritage with Pioneer Days, now in its 40th year.

'This year's theme, 'There's No Place Like Home,' just about sums up the lifestyle of our community," said event coordinator Tristan Pfeffer.

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Library trustee talk time

Do you like your library? Do you have suggestions for improvement?

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Maher School open house, ice cream social planned Sunday
Maher School open house, ice cream social planned Sunday

It may not be apparent to travelers of Highway 92, but the unpretentious Maher School House is packed with history. The Maher-Onion Valley Community Club will open the school from 2-4 p.m. Sunday for the annual open house and ice cream social.

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New traffic plan outlined for Crawford Pioneer Days
New traffic plan outlined for Crawford Pioneer Days

For months the Crawford Pioneer Days committee has been meeting with the Town of Crawford and the Colorado Department of Transportation to come up with a plan to reduce traffic congestion and keep everyone flowing in and around Saturday's activities.

The challenge is to hold a parade and outhouse races on Crawford main street, which is also Highway 92, while keeping highway traffic flowing around on the Cedar Avenue detour.

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Paonia weighs in on Mancos MDP

The Paonia Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. today, June 6, to consider a draft letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding the preliminary environmental assessment (EA) on the North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan. Comments deadline is Saturday, June 9.

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Senior center loses clinic revenue
Senior center loses clinic revenue

Few people know more about living precariously on a fixed income than senior citizens. An organization that has supported seniors in the North Fork area for decades is losing its main funding source and is considering all of its options for replacing it.

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Surface Creek

As drought worsens, Cedaredge officials urge water conservation

Abnormal dryness, or drought, is currently affecting approximately 2.2 million people in Colorado, which is about 44 percent of the state's population. Utility customers within the Town of Cedaredge are part of that 44 percent.

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Cedaredge chamber welcomes new executive director
Cedaredge chamber welcomes new executive director

Alisha Komives has been selected to serve as executive director for the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce. She is replacing Kami Collins, who left the chamber post to take a position with the Town of Cedaredge.

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Cedaredge Sick Tree Day scheduled June 23

The annual Sick Tree Day is set for Saturday, June 23. The Cedaredge Tree Board, along with Colorado State forester Vince Urbina, will visit up to 15 yards experiencing tree problems. Tree

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Edge of the Cedars Art Festival marks 46th year

The annual Edge of the Cedars art festival gets underway tonight (June 6) from 7-9 p.m. with a judges' reception and awards program. The public is welcome to attend and view this year's works of art on display at Cedaredge Middle School, 845 SE Deer Creek Drive.

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Grand Mesa campgrounds beginning to open

The lakes and streams on Grand Mesa are thawed and ready for fishing. As for campgrounds, according to a spokesperson for Recreation Resource Management of America which operates the campgrounds on Grand Mesa, the following locations are to be open as of June 1:

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Gymkhana events are off and running
Gymkhana events are off and running

The Surface Creek Saddle Club hosted this summer's first gymkhana event last Wednesday as horse enthusiasts of all ages crowded into the grandstands and arena east of downtown Cedaredge.

A gymkhana features horse and rider activities which demonstrate equestrian skills including barrel racing, pole bending, flag races, and a variety of fun events.

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Help is coming for Surface Creek seniors
Help is coming for Surface Creek seniors

A Little Help of Delta County will sponsor "Service Saturday" to help senior citizens with home and yard tasks. On Saturday morning, June 16, local volunteers will spread out in the Cedaredge/Surface Creek area to help their elderly neighbors with weeding, raking, window washing, indoor dusting and other similar tasks.

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