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Delta

60th class reunion scheduled

Delta High School's Class of 1958 is planning its 60th reunion during Deltarado Days. Alumni are invited to gather at Cleland Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28.

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A Kidz Clinic named health care innovator

A Kidz Clinic was accepted into the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally funded, governor's office initiative that helps primary care providers deliver whole-person care. It is one of five practices in Delta County to be accepted into the federally funded, governor's office initiative, which runs through July 2019.

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City, county explore utility improvements at Blake Field

A discussion between city and county officials about utility services at Blake Field continued at a city council work session July 10.

At the initial meeting between the two entities June 26, it was agreed city and county staff would work together to provide elected officials with costs for the design and construction of water and sewer extensions.

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County's unaffiliated voters beat the odds
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Democratic candidate talks health care
Democratic candidate talks health care

Jared Polis, Democrat candidate for Colorado governor, hosted a Delta health care town hall at the Wild Flower Bistro in Delta on July 3. Over 70 people attended.

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Law enforcement blotter July 11, 2018

Officers responded to the area of 12th Street and Main Street for a report of a suspicious incident.

Officers responded to the 500 block of Grand Avenue for a report of a female with mental health concerns.

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License fees increase

The fee for a driver license increased by $1 to $28 on July 1, 2018, in accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 42-2-114.5.

The fee increase is intended to offset the cost of providing driver services.

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Property valuation protests drop to just 99

Colorado State Statutes mandate that county assessors report to their board of county commissioners, on or before July 15 of each year, a record of the properties and owners on which a protest of the assessed value of that property was filed, including the disposition of that protest.

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Three vehicles collide at 92/65

Reese Wagner, 50, of Cedaredge was cited for failure to yield right of way after a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 65 and 92. The accident was reported at 4:44 p.m. Thursday, July 5.

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Tips sought on potholes vandalism
Tips sought on potholes vandalism

The BLM is offering a monetary reward for information leading to the identification of those responsible for vandalism in the potholes recreation site in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. The vandalism consists of more than 50 illustrations, words, and abbreviations spray-painted on rocks between the parking area and the swimming holes.

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Traffic accident claims second life

A traffic accident in Olathe Tuesday, July 3, has claimed a second life. The Colorado State Patrol reports that Walter Giron, 61, died Monday, July 9, of injuries he sustained in that crash.

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Opinion

A shovelful of propaganda

Re: Marijuana Q&A from the Delta County Sheriff's Office published in the June 20 DCI:

The only way that county ordinance 2018-01 mirrors the state law is if it is a fun house mirror.

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Cheap citizenship weakens America

Amid the immigration debate wrapped around the threat to national security, absent is the consideration of a more dire threat -- the declining role of responsible citizenship and its weakening of our country. Citizenship means little to most Americans because it's too cheap.

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Crawford mayor is ignoring due process

Our Founding Fathers recognized over 200 years ago that due process of law is the foundation of democracy. The guarantee of that process can be found in the U.S 5th and 14th Amendments to our Bill of Rights which states, "No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law."

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Grateful for knowledgeable assistance

This afternoon I'm "singing the praise" for the friendly helpful owner and employees of our local Ace Hardware. I have a fairly large patch of grass in my lawn that's dead with little circles of green in it.

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Rural Colorado needs Kerry Donovan

Our state legislature needs to be filled with people who are there to serve. Not to serve themselves or their career, but to serve the people whom they represent.

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Sports

Deltarado Days Golf Scramble July 29

Delta High School Alumni Association is sponsoring this year's Deltarado Days Golf Scramble hosted by Devil's Thumb Golf Club. Players will begin their quest for bragging rights and a variety of prizes July 29 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m.

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How Paonia's football field got its name
How Paonia's football field got its name

Did you know that the football field at Paonia Town Park actually has a name?

In a history of the field compiled by former town trustee David Bradford, in 1922, Violet M. and Harold C. Clark agreed to sell the parcel that would become Paonia Town Park to the town for $10,000.

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Third annual Bulldog Scramble on July 14

The Third Annual Bulldog Booster Club 18-Hole Golf Scramble will be hosted by Devil's Thumb Golf Club on Saturday, July 14.

Registration is set for 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. at the clubhouse with a shotgun start to begin play set for 9:00 a.m.

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What's Happening

Class of 1973 plans reunion

Delta High School's Class of 1973 is planning a reunion during Deltarado Days. Classmates, whether they graduated in 1973 or not, are invited to the 45th class reunion Saturday, July 28, from noon to dusk in Confluence Park, sites #4, #5 and #6.

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Hubwheelers announce two August dances

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club will gather at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta, on Aug. 4 for a regular dance.

A special dance is planned Thursday, Aug. 16, with guest caller Dean Diederman from Nebraska at a special location -- Garnet Mesa Elementary School.

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Nature Connection offers Fly Fishing 101 at Cedaredge Library

The Nature Connection is offering a Fly Fishing 101 program for sixth-eighth graders out of its gear hub at Cedaredge Library. David Holt, Cedaredge resident and fly fishing master, will teach the introductory class.

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Potluck at Crawford Library

A piñata and potluck celebrating the end of the summer reading program, and the 10th anniversary of the Crawford Library building,

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Register for Deltarado Days events

Deltarado Days is set for July 26-29, with most activities again taking place at Confluence Park this year. Now's the time to register for the parade, glo run, car show, and grass volleyball, pickleball, golf, horseshoe and cornhole tournaments.

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Summer camps offer adventure

The Nature Connection and Fort Uncompahgre are teaming up to offer "Adventure of the 1830s" camps. Activities include orienteering, shelter building, fishing, crafts and games.

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What's up at your library? July 11, 2018

The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.

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Community

Births July 11, 2018

David and Katie Rhodes of Olathe are the parents of a son, David Remington Rhodes, born June 23, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.

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County Council reminds 4-H'ers of important dates

The following was discussed at the Monday, July 9, meeting at the Maloney House in Hotchkiss:

• The Delta County Fair is Aug. 5-12. VIP wristbands are on sale now at the Delta County Extension Office.

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People in the News Ebert

Luther College senior Leda Ebert of Delta participated in commencement ceremonies for the class of 2018 Sunday, May 27, in Luther's Carlson Stadium.

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People in the News Edgington

Gregory Edgington of Cedaredge was named to the Adams State University Vice President's Honor Roll for the 2018 semester.

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Obituaries

Donna Richardson

Cedaredge resident Donna Richardson died July 5, 2018, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 87.

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Frances Tuttle

Frances Tuttle died July 6, 2018, at Crossroads Memory Care in Delta.

She is survived by her husband, Robert, of Delta; and a son, Stuart (Mary Paspernacki) Tuttle of Flagstaff, Ariz.

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James Leroy Wallace
James Leroy Wallace

James Leroy Wallace died Friday, July 6, 2018, at his home in Eckert, Colo., at the age of 69.

Jim was born on Nov. 14, 1948 in Twin Falls, Idaho, to William and Fern (Magoffin) Wallace.

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John Groome
John Groome

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

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Joyce Lyon

Hotchkiss resident Joyce V. Lyon died June 21, 2018, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 89.

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Mary Woodruff
Mary Woodruff

Mary LoRene Reirdon Woodruff died June 26, 2018. She was 82.

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Perry Harding
Perry Harding

Paonia resident Perry Gale Harding died July 1, 2018, at his home. He was 95.

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Ronald Smalldridge
Ronald Smalldridge

Ronald Eugene Smalldridge died June 23, 2018, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 80.

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Roy Wolf
Roy Wolf

Roy Wolf died July 7, 2018, at his ranch east of Cedaredge. He was 88.

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North Fork

A farmer's life: From fire to flood
A farmer's life: From fire to flood

Daniel Bolton was hauling a load of hay to his ranch on Powell Mesa Road outside of Hotchkiss when he looked in the mirror and saw 30-foot flames rolling off the back of his flatbed trailer. Glancing around, he saw nothing but cheat grass so he decided to continue up the road about a mile to his ranch.

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Open house at Barkin' Bargains

Barkin' Bargains Thrift Store will host a grand opening and open house from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at its new location at 213 Grand Avenue in Paonia. Proceeds from Barkin' Bargains sales support CAWS (Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter), which provides services that support the health and well-being of cats and dogs in the North Fork Valley.

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Paul Kimpling earns GMUG award
Paul Kimpling earns GMUG award

Paul Kimpling, of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests' Paonia Ranger District has been awarded a 2017 Forest Service Volunteers & Service Leadership Award. The agency-wide award program recognizes partners, volunteers and staff for their work in the areas of Citizen Stewardship & Partnerships, Cultural Diversity, Enduring Service, Leadership and Restoration.

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Traveler finds a home in Hotchkiss
Traveler finds a home in Hotchkiss

A decade ago somebody dumped a young dog in Hotchkiss. The abandoned animal quickly became a local celebrity as she swiftly eluded local citizens who tried to corral her. For three years the dog avoided capture.

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Volunteers wanted for July 14 trail work day
Volunteers wanted for July 14 trail work day

The USFS and Western Slope Conservation Center are teaming up to host a trail work day on the Cliff Creek Trail on July 14. It will be a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, help maintain a popular local trail, and meet people from both organizations.

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Surface Creek

1950 CHS graduates donate funds to CES
1950 CHS graduates donate funds to CES

The Cedaredge High School Class of 1950 graduated 68 years ago from the building that is now Cedaredge Elementary School. There were about 30 students in the class and over the years they've met for class reunions, which included picnics and catered banquets.

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Community fair celebrates Cedaredge this Saturday

Cedaredge is rolling out the welcome mat on Saturday, July 14, for the Celebrate Cedaredge community fair and community yard sale and flea market. Both events run from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

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Garden club headed to Grand Mesa in July

The Plant & Dig Garden Club, for its June meeting, gathered at the Cedaredge Park pavilion. It was a perfect day for an outdoor meeting.

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Historical board seeks new members

For nearly two decades, the Town of Cedaredge historical preservation board has been identifying, researching, and recommending vintage town sites for designation as historic properties. Over the years, two dozen properties have been approved by the town trustees and, by the time the preservation board meets this September, each of those historic buildings will be displaying a distinctive commemorative plaque.

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Orchard City, Cedaredge trustees meet this week

The Orchard City Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in the Orchard City Town Hall at 9661 2100 Road, Austin. The agenda includes recognition of the student of the month and trustee committee reassignments.

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Pondy owners are cancer warriors

D.J. and Barb Hladik are cancer warriors, which is to say that they fight for those impacted by one of the world's most pernicious diseases. The American Cancer Society figures that newly diagnosed cancer cases will exceed 1.7 million in 2018 and the society estimates that as many as 609,640 cancer patients will die this year -- a figure that exceeds the entire population of Baltimore, Md.

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Senior Hikers tackle a trail restoration project on July 4
Senior Hikers tackle a trail restoration project on July 4

Working with the U.S. Forest Service, the Cedaredge Senior Hikers are making the Rim View Trail, located near Anderson Lake #2 off of the Land's End Road, much easier to follow and enjoy. The group is relocating signs and adding cairns to the existing trail.

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The Journey continues
The Journey continues

Jean Loose, a certified massage therapist who has served the community for over a decade, is beginning to transition from full- to part-time to spend more time with family. Jean owns Cedaredge's "Journey into Health and Healing," a therapeutic massage center which has been operating at the same location since 2006.

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What's bugging you? July 11, 2018
What's bugging you? July 11, 2018

Three months ago I gave information on our current drought and its impact on our local landscapes. This week I'll broaden my discussion with more tips for conserving our precious water without losing our gardens.

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