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Delta

AARP needs volunteer tax preparers

AARP provides free tax service to seniors and low-income residents in the weeks leading up to April 15.

Additional volunteers are sought to serve as tax preparers.

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Altrusans' kickoff barbecue moves to Confluence Park
Altrusans' kickoff barbecue moves to Confluence Park

It wouldn't be Deltarado Days without the kickoff barbecue hosted annually by Altrusa International of Delta. This year the popular event is moving to the Lions Pavilion at Confluence Park.

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Celebrate Delta's rich agricultural heritage
Celebrate Delta's rich agricultural heritage

The annual farmer-rancher luncheon this Thursday kicks off four days of Deltarado Days festivities.

Deltarado Days was first observed in 1935 as a harvest celebration. Years later, we still come together to celebrate our rich agricultural and ranching heritage!

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City receives Blueprint 2.0 award to improve tourism

On July 12, Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne joined local officials and state representatives at the Logan County Courthouse in Sterling to reveal the 17 Colorado communities selected as 2018 Blueprint 2.0 program award recipients. A program of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Blueprint 2.0 marks its third year of rural economic development support throughout Colorado.

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Coming down
Coming down

The sixth grade wing at Delta Middle School was leveled Monday to make way for an addition to the school that will include classrooms for the sixth graders, as well as a new cafeteria and band room.

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Delta now has its own disc golf club

The MOD Squad -- comprised of disc golfers from Montrose, Olathe and Delta -- was instrumental in helping the City of Delta create an 18-hole disc golf course in Confluence Park. That group has now transitioned into the Delta County Disc Golf Revolution.

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Delta police, sheriff's blotter July 25, 2018

Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Cherry Lane for a possible adult suicidal male.

Officers responded to the intersection of Stafford Lane and Highway 92 for a two-vehicle accident. Joseph A. Rodgers, 69, of Montrose was issued a summons for disobeying a red signal light.

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Delta Street Rodders sponsor 15th annual car show Saturday
Delta Street Rodders sponsor 15th annual car show Saturday

The grassy area near the Lions Pavilion in Confluence Park will be filled with classics, antiques, rods and pickups Saturday. Join members of the Delta Street Rodders for the club's 15th annual car show. There is no cost for spectators.

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DMV system upgrade

All Colorado title and registration services, including motor vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, and ownership transfers will be unavailable Aug. 1-5 to allow for technical upgrades. Individuals needing to renew eligible vehicles are encouraged to use online services at mydmv.colorado.gov.

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Drugs tied to nudity, criminal mischief

An incident in Hotchkiss described as a "rampage" is eerily similar to an arrest made two days earlier by the Delta County Sheriff's Office in Eckert.

At about midnight on Thursday, July 19, deputies observed a female pedestrian on Highway 65 near Ersley Road in Eckert.

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DURA expands search for hotel site

The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) is optimistic an upper midscale hotel is still in Delta's future -- it just won't be built in the first two sites proposed for development. At DURA's most recent meeting on July 19, City of Delta staff was directed to begin searching for other properties that would be appropriate for the project, particularly sites already owned by the city.

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Emilio Martinez sentenced for assault on two females

During a jury trial in late May, Emilio Martinez was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of assault against two female victims in Delta.

While the jury rejected felony convictions and settled for misdemeanors, the fact that there were two separate victims, coupled with similar convictions in Alamosa and Mesa counties, prompted Delta District Judge Steven Schultz to carefully consider his options during a sentencing hearing July 16.

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Kiwanis Club of Delta hosts disc golf tournament

The Kiwanis Club of Delta is hosting the second annual Deltarado Days disc golf tournament Saturday, July 28. Open registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. -- look for the booth on the red rock trail, just before the first tee box. The tournament begins at 9:30.

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Livestock producers meet

Over 35 people attended the annual Delta County Livestock Association meeting on Friday, July 20. This year the group decided to host the meeting and following picnic supper in Cedaredge, hoping to increase attendance from the Surface Creek area.

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Road closed for bridge replacement

Delta County announces the closure of 1200 Road between Amber and B75 Roads for approximately 5 months, beginning July 26, for bridge replacement.

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Schoenfelder retires from State Farm
Schoenfelder retires from State Farm

Susan Schoenfelder is retiring from Jerry Reiher State Farm Insurance Agency on July 31.

She has been a valuable asset at the office since April 2007.

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Spotlighting Colorado's Scenic & Historic Byways

Colorado's Scenic & Historic Byways are being highlighted through various channels this summer, as the tourist season shifts into high gear.

First, a new exhibit at Denver International Airport is highlighting all 26 of the state's Scenic & Historic Byways.

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Technical upgrades impact driver license, motor vehicle renewals

All Colorado title and registration services, including motor vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, and ownership transfers will be unavailable Aug. 1-5 to allow for technical upgrades, which will improve the customer and employee experience in offices and online.

Online registration renewal and kiosk registration renewal in participating counties will remain available Aug. 1-5.

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Training can increase the odds of surviving an active shooter event
Training can increase the odds of surviving an active shooter event

National statistics show that the average critical shooting incident is over in just 5 minutes, generally minutes before law enforcement has arrived on the scene.

ALICE training is designed to help individuals and organizations help themselves by providing them with a plan on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event.

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Visit the museum to celebrate Colorado Day

A lot has happened since the great state of Colorado was created Aug. 1, 1876. To celebrate Colorado's heritage, Alpine Bank encourages fellow Coloradans to visit their local history museum to explore our past.

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You can still get in on the fun

Don't miss your chance to be part of Deltarado Days this weekend! There's still time to register for most events, including the parade, glo run, car show, grass volleyball, golf, horseshoe and cornhole tournaments.

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Opinion

Saving Social Security

The Government Accounting Office estimated that the tax cuts enacted by Congress in 2017 will add two trillion dollars to the federal deficit over the next 10 years as a result of lowered taxes for the wealthiest Americans. These same legislators who enacted this legislation are now considering lowering entitlement programs such as Social Security as a means of reducing the federal deficit.

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Sports

Registration open for demo, ATV barrel race
Registration open for demo, ATV barrel race

Registrations for the Delta County Fair Demolition Derby and ATV Barrel Race are currently being accepted.

The events will close out the 113th annual fair and promise a night of action and metal carnage.

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Twenty teams play in DHS golf scramble
Twenty teams play in DHS golf scramble

This year's Delta High School Football Scramble attracted 20 teams. With the help of Mother Nature there was plenty of optimum sunshine as players chased dimpled spheroids on a four-plus mile journey around Devil's Thumb Golf Course last Saturday.

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What's Happening

Hubwheelers plan regular, special dance

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.

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What's up at your library? July 25, 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

90 and counting
90 and counting

Ruth Miller's 90th birthday was a success with two daughters, Kay Miller and Judi Douglass and her husband, Terry, Ruth's brother and wife, Bob and Margie Sturgeon, as well as other close friends dropping by.

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Births July 25, 2018

Kevin and Laura Sunderland of Eliot, Maine, are the parents of a daughter, Neva Jeane Sunderland, born July 11, 2018, at York Hospital in York, Maine. She weighed 7 pounds, and was 19.75 inches in length.

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Open house planned for Pat Moore's 80th
Open house planned for Pat Moore's 80th

Pat (Carlson) Moore of Delta is celebrating her 80th birthday this year.

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People in the News Clock

University of New Mexico senior Tyrell Clock of Paonia participated in commencement ceremonies for the class of 2018 Saturday, May 12, in Albuequerque.

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Obituaries

Bertha Romero
Bertha Romero

Longtime Delta County resident Bertha Romero died July 16, 2018, at her home. She was 86.

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Dawn Young

Lifetime North Fork area resident Dawn L. Young died July 8, 2018, at her home. She was 56.

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Elsie Carroll

Elsie L. Carroll of Delta died July 19, 2018, at her caregiver's home in Hotchkiss. She was 87.

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Joe Alexander
Joe Alexander

Joseph Boyden Alexander died at HopeWest in Grand Junction on July 16, 2018. He was 96.

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Judith Lynn Johnson
Judith Lynn Johnson

Judith Lynn Johnson passed away into the presence of her Savior on June 14, 2018, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver, after circulatory surgery. She was 77.

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Karen Troutman
Karen Troutman

Karen Marie Gilland Troutman of Montrose died July 21, 2018. She was 74.

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Kay Honeycutt
Kay Honeycutt

Kay Honeycutt of Delta died unexpectedly June 13, 2018. She was 62.

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Samuel Giron
Samuel Giron

Samuel Narcisco Giron died July 3, 2018, due to a car accident in Olathe. He was 54.

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North Fork

Crawford boat ramp closed

Due to low water levels, the boat ramp at Crawford Reservoir is closed. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reports the reservoir is down 46 feet from full capacity.

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Explore Elephant Hill with geologist Dave Noe
Explore Elephant Hill with geologist Dave Noe

Have you ever heard of Elephant Hill? Have you ever been there? Join local legend, Dr. Dave Noe, for a hike to the crest of one of the region's hidden gems.

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Food, art, fun at Final Friday frolic

The Paonia Chamber of Commerce and Paonia Creative District have teamed up to present Final Fridays from 5-8 p.m. the last Friday of the month through October. From 5-8 p.m. this Friday, stroll through Downtown Paonia and enjoy all the live music, visual arts, retail and tasty treats this small town has to offer.

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Grants, community support will make ball fields a reality
Grants, community support will make ball fields a reality

Richard Flores, a teacher and coach of 15 years in Hotchkiss, was the main speaker July 16 at the Kids Pasta Project fundraising dinner. The dinner was held at the North Fork Swimming Pool and brought in $300 to go toward the construction of new baseball fields near Hotchkiss High School.

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Hotchkiss trustees consider development, opportunity zones

Hotchkiss trustees got a preview of potential development on the south side of Highway 92, across from Todd Enterprises. Thirty acres of irrigated agricultural land is under contract to Fairfield Specialty Eggs.

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Memorial walls to honor miners, Paonia community
Memorial walls to honor miners, Paonia community

The North Fork Valley is proud of its coal mining heritage. One way that heritage is honored is through the bronze miner's statue memorial at Paonia Town Park. The statue was dedicated back in 1982.

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Paonia awards contract for Clark-Dorris project
Paonia awards contract for Clark-Dorris project

The last of the Town of Paonia's water delivery lines containing lead will soon be gone.

At the June 24 board meeting, Paonia trustees awarded two separate bids to replace water mains on the 100 block of Clark and Dorris avenues to Paonia-based Roop Excavating.

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Residents voice concerns about new nuisance law

While Crawford's Town Hall meetings usually have four or less in the audience, July 18 attracted a staggering attendance of over 16 citizens. The full board of trustees was present, as well as the town's attorney, Bo Nerlin.

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Volunteers improve popular local trails
Volunteers improve popular local trails

On Saturday, July 14, 25 volunteers from across Delta County joined with the Western Slope Conservation Center, the Western Colorado Youth Conservation Corps crew, and the U.S. Forest Service Paonia Ranger District to improve a popular trail on Kebler Pass. The focus was the Cliff Creek Trail -- a highly used trail by hikers and horseback riders.

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Surface Creek

Artesian well is a bust, for now

The long lost artesian well that slumbered north of Cedaredge might have been a welcome source of extra water during the region's current drought. Hoping for the best, the town had the well tested for flow strength on Monday, July 16.

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Cedaredge drought response draws doubts
Cedaredge drought response draws doubts

Although the town of Cedaredge board of trustees has been monitoring the current drought situation since last year when it was clear that winter snows were lagging, and although the trustees have been discussing the drought in public meetings and taking actions to convince citizens to conserve water and avoid using up water reserves, constituents attending the town's regular meeting on July 19 had their doubts about the town's efforts.

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Celebrate Cedaredge returns Saturday, Aug. 4

The July 14 'Celebrate Cedaredge' community fair filled town park with an array of vendors -- housed in tents and displaying handmade items and promoting services. Matt and Phil Sheader, owners of The Old Slaughterhouse Music Hall, and other talented guests provided the music.

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Chamber working on internet access

Mitchell Gronenthal, board president of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce, reported that the chamber is working with Adaptive Internet to set up free internet service to allow customer access at businesses along Main Street and the Highway 65 corridor. The idea is to have internet access for the public which does not require them to log on to the business line.

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Don't miss upcoming concerts at the Chapel of the Cross
Don't miss upcoming concerts at the Chapel of the Cross

You may find yourself glancing at the clock on a Thursday evening or Sunday afternoon and saying, "Oh shoot! I missed another Chapel of the Cross concert!" If so, clip this article and paste it on your bathroom mirror or tack it on your refrigerator.

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Historic buildings honored
Historic buildings honored

During the July 14 "Celebrate Cedaredge" event, members of Cedaredge's Historical Preservation Board presented plaques commemorating the vintage of local buildings.

Two plaques were presented to the 4B's Brewery and the Cedaredge Pharmacy.

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Summer deer count shows contrast with winter totals
Summer deer count shows contrast with winter totals

Last month, Cody Purcell, district wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, assembled a dozen citizen volunteers and two CPW staff to conduct a summer count of the Cedaredge mule deer population. The purpose of the count was to gather data on the number of deer that are congregating in and adjacent to town.

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Trustees approve liquor licenses, adjust commercial water rates

The Town of Cedaredge board of trustees met for three public hearings and a regular meeting on July 19.

The public hearings dealt with requests for special events liquor licenses.

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What's bugging you? July 25, 2018
What's bugging you? July 25, 2018

It is time for me to revert back to my roots and talk about interesting arthropods. Today I will cover the common scutigera, a unique looking house centipede.

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