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Delta

Cedaredge hosts municipal quarterly

Representatives from Delta County and municipalities in Delta County met for their fall municipal quarterly meeting Friday, Sept. 21, at Cedaredge's Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, joined by representatives from other nonprofit organizations which provide services to the residents of the county and its municipalities.

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Colorow honors first responders
Colorow honors first responders

Our first responders regularly risk their lives to serve our communities. "This year will be our third annual first responder appreciation barbecue.

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County commissioners voice opposition to Proposition 112

At their Oct. 1 meeting Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes passed a resolution opposing Proposition 112.

In their resolution they noted that Colorado is a major energy-producing state, ranked fifth in the nation for natural gas production and seventh in oil production, according to U.S. government data.

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Delta Food Pantry awarded $3,000 grant
Delta Food Pantry awarded $3,000 grant

The Delta Food Pantry was recently the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation.

With no paid staff operating the pantry, the donation will go directly to help feed the many hungry families in the Delta area who seek assistance from the Delta Food Pantry.

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Fair board

County commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes appointed six members to the Delta County Fair Board at their Oct. 1 meeting.

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Law enforcement blotter Oct. 3, 2018

Francisco J. Cruz, 32, of Montrose was arrested on two Delta County warrants with a $6,000 bond.

Officers responded to an address on 1565 Road for a disturbance.

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New Medicare cards have started to be mailed

New Medicare cards have finally started to be mailed to Colorado's Medicare beneficiaries. That's good news, but the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), all part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, caution that scammers and fraudsters are using this to take advantage of unsuspecting seniors.

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Support for DMEA

The commissioners have sent a letter announcing their official support for DMEA's request for grant funding from the Colorado High Cost Fund in its effort to build DMEA's high-speed, fiber network throughout Delta County. The county has worked to improve economic prospects in its communities, and robust internet and broadband services are a crucial part of that economic plan.

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Tayshen launches food drive

Last year, the customers of Tayshen Automotive contributed 960 non-perishable food items to benefit the Delta County Food Pantry. This year, the auto repair shop has set a goal of 1,500 items.

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Technical College of the Rockies expands to Gunnison, Montrose

The staff of the Technical College of the Rockies is hard at work developing new programs and events to bring to not only Delta, but the surrounding communities and counties, as well. To that end, Technical College of the Rockies is pleased to announce it has expanded, with an accredited satellite site at the Gunnison Watershed School District Pathways Center in Gunnison.

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Volunteers provide senior meals on Tuesdays, Thursdays

Nearly three years ago, Senior CommUnity Meals, a division of Volunteers of America, announced that it could no longer serve lunch meals five days a week at the Delta Senior Center due to budget constraints. Meal service was reduced to three days a week -- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Opinion

A critical choice for North Fork voters

The coming election in November will have a tremendous effect on the quality of life and the environment in the North Fork Valley. We are faced with choosing a state senator in district 5, one of whom is all about money and development at the cost of our environment and way of life in western Colorado.

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Cooperative model has served DMEA members well

As a member owner/rate payer of Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), I am very concerned about DMEA's upcoming vote to change its Articles of Incorporation in an effort to buy out of its contract with its wholesale electric power supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. In my opinion, DMEA has been oversimplifying a very complex issue in the press and social media.

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Kerry Donovan has earned our votes for SD5

Most Americans are probably like me, very conflicted about the upcoming national and local elections.

On a very local level I have a growing, grave concern about the race for Colorado Senate District 5 where incumbent Democrat Kerry Donavon is being challenged by Delta County's own Republican Olen Lund.

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Learn more about city's 2-B

I would like to start out thanking the DCI for a well written article about City of Delta ballot measure 2-B on the November ballot. 2-B is asking for a half cent increase in a dedicated tax to help support the rec center, parks and trails, the flower program and the golf course.

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Marijuana petition failed for a reason

Marijuana: It doesn't pass the smell test.

Here is how it works. There are two ways to get something on a ballot, either by petition of the people or by an initiative of the council.

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Praise for Cedaredge firefighters

Praise to our first class Cedaredge firemen. What would we have done without them on Sept. 14!

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Taken for granted

Scott Tipton had no reason to attend, or even bother to respond to the invitation to, the scheduled debate for citizens to hear from both candidates for House Seat in the 3rd Congressional District. Why should he? The Republican slate always wins in Delta County so why waste his time?

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Tipton, Lund campaigns funded by special interests

Who is paying for these ads? Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase that is translated as "something for something" or "for this, that." In other words, if I do this for you, you will do that for me.

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Sports

Bruins overpower Basalt in three sets
Bruins overpower Basalt in three sets

Cedaredge varsity volleyball was dominant in their game against the Basalt Longhorns on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Cedaredge High School. The Bruins defeated Basalt in three quick sets.

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Cedaredge loses to Meeker in softball

Cedaredge softball lost its latest conference game to Meeker at home on Sept. 29, by a score of 1-9. This brings Cedaredge's league record to 6-6.

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Gridiron heroics earn Delta a Homecoming win
Gridiron heroics earn Delta a Homecoming win

Homecoming is a special time for any community. High school students celebrate their peers, their band and their football team. Parents and community members enjoy the festival of youth, a rite of passage that they themselves likely remember with fondness.

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Softball season winds down

Just two games are left in the Panthers' regular season schedule, and both could be impacted by rainy weather. Regardless, the Delta team is confident of qualifying for regional competition next week.

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What's Happening

'Alive at 25' offered

"Alive at 25," a defensive driving course for young drivers, is offered to drivers ages 15-24. A Colorado State Patrol trooper will provide approximately four hours of classroom instruction designed to prevent traffic violations, collisions and/or fatalities.

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Call for artists

A Delta County Art Fair is being scheduled for Oct. 19-20 at the Technical College of the Rockies.

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CMS steward of history to present library program

Patrons are invited to Cedaredge Library for a presentation of "Preserve America" with guest speaker Hunter Voss Friday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m.

Hunter Voss is a seventh grade student at the Cedaredge Middle School who is also a Next Generation Steward through Preserve America.

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Daddy/daughter dance is Nov. 10

Bill Heddles Recreation Center will host a special evening for dads, daughters, granddads and granddaughters on Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dancing begins at 7 p.m.

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Half-price Mensa testing offered

Are you Mensa smart? Find out by taking the half-price American Mensa admission test Friday, Oct. 19, in Classroom A of Delta County Memorial Hospital, 1501 East 3rd Street.

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October square dances planned Oct. 6 and 20

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club will host two October dances. Saturday night, Oct. 6 will be a regular dance. A Halloween-theme dance will be held Saturday night, Oct. 20, with costumes encouraged.

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Passport to Health

Delta County kids are invited to participate in the Passport to Health program offered by Delta County Libraries through December.

Running in conjunction with the Discover Health exhibit at Delta Library, Passport to Health is a program that encourages kids to make healthy lifestyle choices through offering incentives.

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Photo contest showcases Colorado agriculture

Colorado's agricultural landscapes provide the perfect subject for photographers. It's once again time to capture the "spirit" of Colorado agriculture through pictures.

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What's happening at your library? Oct. 3, 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

4-H empowers young people

Join over 102,000 young people in Colorado in celebrating the 4-H program during National 4-H Week slated for Oct. 7-13. 4-H is in all Colorado counties, in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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Births Oct. 3, 2018

Michael and Caitlyn McMillan of Hotchkiss are the parents of a daughter, Charlotte Jemma McMillan, born Sept. 24, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

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School Zone

Legislative day features teacher panel
Legislative day features teacher panel

A highlight of the Delta County Joint School District #50's fourth annual legislative day was the participation of a nine-member teacher panel. The teachers, who represented a range of district primary and secondary schools, responded to a series of questions posed by state and local policy makers.

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Shawna Magtutu, DHS counselor, named Outstanding Colorado Educator
Shawna Magtutu, DHS counselor, named Outstanding Colorado Educator

Shawna Magtutu, a counselor at Delta High School, is the recipient of an Outstanding Colorado Educator award from the University of Colorado Boulder.

The award is presented to high school educators throughout Colorado who have demonstrated a commitment to helping students achieve their higher education goals.

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Visiting policy makers hear 50J celebrations, challenges

State lawmakers and legislative candidates, county commissioners and candidates, and several other state and local public policy makers assembled last week at Paonia Junior/Senior High School to hear an update of accomplishments being celebrated by Delta County Joint School District #50. They also heard about challenges the district is facing.

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Obituaries

Alice McKellar
Alice McKellar

Wilma Alice McKellar of Greeley died Aug. 27, 2018, at Garden Square at Westlake Assisted Living in Greeley. She was 105.

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Antoinette Stockton
Antoinette Stockton

Delta resident Antoinette Stockton died Oct. 1, 2018, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 85.

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Barbara Paine
Barbara Paine

Barbara Ann Michele Paine of Pawtucket, R.I., died Sept. 15, 2018, at the age of 88.

She was born July 26, 1930, in Pawtucket, R.I., to Leo and Margaret (Benn) Paine.

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Don Story

Donovan "Don" Doss Story of Rock Hill, S.C., died suddenly Sept. 20, 2018, at Piedmont Medical Center. He was 83.

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Joshua George

Delta resident Joshua W. George died Sept. 23, 2018. He was 26.

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Karleen Sollenbarger
Karleen Sollenbarger

Karleen Sollenbarger died May 31, 2018. She was 68.

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Larry Barksdale

Larry Barksdale, 81, loving husband and dad, grandpa, uncle and dear friend to many in the Cedaredge area recently lost his two-year battle with Mesothelioma. He passed away on Sept. 26th with Becky, his wife of 61 years, at his side. Larry and Becky's children were all able to spend several quiet days together with Becky after his passing to share their memories.

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Laurence Greenburg
Laurence Greenburg

Dr. Laurence Alan Greenburg died at home Sept. 24, 2018, as a result of Parkinson's disease. He was 83.

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Lewellyn Burton
Lewellyn Burton

Lewellyn Duane Burton of Eckert died Sept. 23, 2018. He was 90.

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Lillie Farrell
Lillie Farrell

Delta resident Lillie Farrell died Sept. 25, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 92.

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Loyce Anderson

Loyce Anderson died of natural causes in Delta Sept. 20, 2018. She was 83.

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Phillip Warrington Waitman
Phillip Warrington Waitman

Phillip Warrington Waitman left this world peacefully on Sept. 18, 2018. Phillip was born Aug. 30, 1931, the eldest child of Phillip Jay Waitman and Sarah Jane (Clair) Waitman. He was born in the country outside of Burlington, Colo.

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Stephen Saruwatari

Lifetime Delta resident Stephen G. Saruwatari died Sept. 5, 2018, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 62.

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Virginia Wright
Virginia Wright

Longtime Delta County resident Virginia Wright died Sept. 27, 2018, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 88.

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North Fork

Colorado Creates grants support arts in Delta County

The Creamery Arts Center and Mountain Harvest Creative are among the recipients of Colorado Creates grants for fiscal year 2019. A total of 93 grants were awarded in 25 counties across the state totaling $699,000.

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Gears and Beers set for Oct. 20

The 10th annual family friendly Gears and Beers Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 20, in Paonia. Join in the fun by jumping on your bike and raising a glass to celebrate the North Fork Valley.

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Homecoming week at HHS is full of fun

It's Homecoming week at Hotchkiss High School -- a time for students to show their school spirit through dress-up days, class games, and athletic competitions.

Monday was Tourist Day, and Tuesday was Athlete Day.

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Hotchkiss chamber invites nominations

The Hotchkiss Community Chamber of Commerce invites nominations for Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Nonprofit of the Year.

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Human foot recovered

Construction at a residence on Cedar Avenue in Crawford unearthed a gruesome discovery -- a human foot wrapped in plastic. Sheriff's deputies and the county coroner responded to the home on Sept. 29.

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Local artists asked to design new Crawford sign
Local artists asked to design new Crawford sign

The Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce is in the planning stages of replacing two "Welcome" signs.

Interested area artists are requested to submit designs they are capable of building with approximate dimensions of 6'x8'.

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Paonia accepting letters of interest to fill vacancy
Paonia accepting letters of interest to fill vacancy

Barry Pennell attended his final meeting as a Paonia trustee on Sept. 25. He and his wife are moving to a home outside the town limits, making him ineligible to serve on the town board of trustees.

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Paonia budget talks continue

A public workshop on the Town of Paonia's 2019 budget will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, prior to the regularly scheduled board meeting at 6:30 p.m. If needed, another workshop is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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Paonia down to one water/sewer operator

The Town of Paonia Public Works Department is down to one certified operator to run its two-million and one-million gallon water plants and wastewater treatment plant.

Town administrator Ken Knight would not comment on why Kirk Morgan was dismissed on Aug. 29 citing a "personnel issue."

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Paonia Space to Create launches arts market survey
Paonia Space to Create launches arts market survey

They came for the Ollie's Ice Cream, but Paonia eighth-grade students Olivia White and Natasha Meader said they will pay more attention to the growing local arts scene after taking the Space to Create Paonia online survey. "I like how they're trying to improve the community with the survey and with ice cream," said White after completing the survey last Thursday evening at a launch party and ice cream social at Poulos Park.

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State completes Highway 133 work
State completes Highway 133 work

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announces that contractor United Companies has completed resurfacing a seven-mile section of Colorado Highway 133, from the summit of McClure Pass to about one mile south of the Town of Redstone.

The project utilized Hot-In-place Recycling (HIR), an innovative and efficient process that repairs and rehabilitates deteriorated highways with specialized equipment.

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Surface Creek

Dogs and Applefest parking

Applefest organizers are appealing to dog owners to remember that the annual Cedaredge celebration is a giant event filled with noise and crowded venues. Dog owners who bring their animals to mingle with the crowds must keep their pet on a leash.

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Low-cost vaccination clinic deemed a success
Low-cost vaccination clinic deemed a success

Last Saturday several dozen people and their pets showed up at the Lions pavilion in Cedaredge to take advantage of the town's low-cost vaccination clinic. Within the first half-hour, 35 dogs of all breeds, including a lot of all-breed dogs, received shots for rabies and DHPP.

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Orchard City tables nuisance ordinance

The Sept. 27 Orchard City planning commission meeting was short as the group discussed a couple of routine matters such as the rescheduling of November and December meetings due to holidays. In addition, news was shared about a joint meeting the planning commission will have with the trustees Oct. 24.

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Volunteers are still needed for Applefest

The 41st annual Applefest launches this weekend and the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce still needs volunteers to help the giant event run smoothly. Those wishing to assist should contact the chamber now by calling 970-596-6961 or sending an email to Cedaredgeareachamber@gmail.com.

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