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Paonia signage master planning underway

As Paonia garners more attention and more visitors, it's becoming very apparent that the town lacks signage. Signs, said Kristin Cypher, a planner and owner of Henderson-based C+B Design, are more than just directional in nat...

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Orchard City declares 'critical' water shortage  39 views

At last week's regular meeting the Orchard City Board of Trustees passed a resolution declaring a "critical water supply shortage by reason of drought and setting mandatory water conservation measures." The drought resolution and other water issues dominated the meeting.

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Orchard City residents appeal for trash and blight relief  32 views

Two dozen citizens were on hand at last week's regular meeting of the Orchard City Board of Trustees. While water issues dominated the agenda, it was during constituent time that residents voiced their concerns on other matters.

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Stillings qualifies to compete at national junior high rodeo

Stillings qualifies to compete at national junior high rodeo  31 views

Jessie Stillings, a seventh grade student at Cedaredge Middle School, has earned a position on the Colorado National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, S.D., June 24-30 to compete at the 14th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in barrel racing, pole bending and ribbon roping.

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Delta

Law enforcement blotter June 20, 2018

Officers took a report of an abandoned vehicle at Confluence Park.

Alison S. Manzanares, 21, of Delta was arrested and jailed on an outstanding Colorado State Patrol warrant with a bond of $625.

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Fireworks display, sales will be allowed in Delta

Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.

The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.

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City salaries adjusted to competitive market rate

The Delta City Council periodically reviews compensation and benefits paid to city appointed officers and employees of the city to determine appropriate compensation for those positions.

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Wellness pool to re-open

After an extensive closure for repairs, the wellness pool at Bill Heddles Recreation Center is expected to re-open later this week.

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Temporary closures for Crag Crest

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests' Grand Valley Ranger District has issued a temporary closure for the entire Lower Crag Crest Trail (#711.1A) and the eastern portion of the Crag Crest National Scenic Trail (#711). The closure will remain in place through the end of 2018.

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Delta Fine Arts hosts annual show

Delta Fine Arts hosts annual show

Delta Fine Arts Guild presents its 2018 annual art show, Thursday, June 21, through Saturday, June 24, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N Palmer Street, Delta. Art of various media, created by the area's finest artists, professional and student, will be exhibited.

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North Fork

Hotchkiss implements water restrictions

The Town of Hotchkiss is exercising caution by instituting odd-even outdoor watering restrictions for the town's residents.

Public works director Mike Owens said he's been assured Leroux Creek water supplies are sufficient, even at 55 percent, but noted usage in early June jumped substantially.

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Paonia residents asked to conserve their water use

The Town of Paonia is asking residents to conserve water usage as the heat of summer arrives and a less than normal spring runoff ends.

At the June 12 board meeting town administrator Ken Knight told the trustees that the results of the drought are quickly becoming apparent.

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Hotchkiss board considers variances, HopeWest donation

Members of the Hotchkiss Town Council granted one variance request and denied another at their monthly meeting June 14. Both decisions fell in line with recommendations from the Hotchkiss Planning Commission.

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Paonia awards bids for sidewalk, water tank repair

Paonia awards bids for sidewalk, water tank repair

Cost to repair the damaged lining of the one million-gallon storage tank at the Clock water treatment plant will exceed $78,000.

At the June 12 board meeting trustees approved a bid to sandblast the storage tank, which mainly provides potable water to Paonia proper.

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Bulls n' Broncs, mud volleyball are back for Cherry Days

The 13th annual Bulls N' Broncs War (formerly the North Fork Challenge) returns to the North Fork Horse Patrol on June 30. This year, $750 of added money will be added to each of the two

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Register for Cherry Days events

With the 72nd annual Cherry Days celebration fast approaching, be sure to plan ahead, as some of the more popular activities require registration.

This year's Cherry Days Parade categories include: children (17 and under), groups, antique/classic cars, antique tractors, animal, political, business, and other individual.

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Surface Creek

Arts center opening draws a crowd

Arts center opening draws a crowd

People began arriving early last Friday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC). Soon a growing crowd of arts enthusiasts lined the sidewalk at the corner of West Main and SW 2nd streets in downtown Cedaredge to await the official ribbon cutting.

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Cedaredge to consider drought restrictions June 21

The Cedaredge Board of Trustees will consider moving into Stage II drought restrictions at its Thursday, June 21, regular meeting. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. in the Grand Mesa Room of the Cedaredge Civic Center.

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Orchard City declares 'critical' water shortage

At last week's regular meeting the Orchard City Board of Trustees passed a resolution declaring a "critical water supply shortage by reason of drought and setting mandatory water conservation measures." The drought resolution and other water issues dominated the meeting.

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Orchard City residents appeal for trash and blight relief

Two dozen citizens were on hand at last week's regular meeting of the Orchard City Board of Trustees. While water issues dominated the agenda, it was during constituent time that residents voiced their concerns on other matters.

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Animal shelter grand opening set for June 23

Animal shelter grand opening set for June 23

The Surface Creek Animal Shelter invites the public to the grand opening of its new building this coming Saturday. Folks are invited to bring their dogs for a walk along the nearby Surface Creek Trail at 9:30 a.m.

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Trustees receive audit report

The Town of Cedaredge Board of Trustees met for a work session on Thursday, June 14. The bulk of the session was devoted to a presentation of the results of the town's independent audit by Pete Blair of Blair and Associates, P.C. Blair's official letter to the town stated, "We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information for the Town of Cedaredge, Colorado, as of and for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017."

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Opinion

Pre-existing health conditions should be covered

Recent news reports indicate that a suit has been filed by attorneys general of 20 states charging that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. All 20 of those attorneys general are Republican.

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Citizens Police Academy was well worth the time

You could go to an Avengers movie, but we have our own heroes and they are way cooler. Starting on March 1, I attended my first class of a 10-week course called Citizens Police Academy.

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Big fans of North Fork Ambulance

On the night of May 25, for all practical purposes, I was dead on the floor of my own home. As a 60-year-old man in (what I thought was) relatively good health, I'd suffered both cardiac arrest and respiratory failure.

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Traffic laws apply to bicyclists, as well

Knowledge of traffic law is almost non-existent in Paonia. And the worst example I have seen just recently was a bicyclist riding against traffic forcing vehicles over into the opposite lane of traffic followed by running the stop sign with absolutely no regard for the law.

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County accused of reneging on contract

Trust is a funny thing. It can take years to build it, but only seconds for it to disappear.

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Farewell to former patients

To my former Delta County patients, I would like to extend an enormous thank you for entrusting your medical care to me over the past three and a half years. It brought me great joy to work in your community!

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Sports

Former high school all-American offers non-pad skills camp

Former high school all-American offers non-pad skills camp

Tom Backhus believes that every kid who wants to plays football should have the right skills and good coaching.

Backhus, who lives in Paonia with wife Tess, founded the annual Vail Summer Football Camp in 1982. Now

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Skills Challenge a hit

This year's turnout for the annual Rockies' Skills Challenge, hosted at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, was the biggest its been in some time. Assistant Bill Heddles Recreation Director Tyler Schumacker announced this year's participants included 75 youngsters ranging in age from six to 13 years old.

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Post-season baseball honors doled out in 3A

The 2018 Western Slope All-League baseball honors were released recently. Delta, the 3A WSL champion, landed six athletes on the 23-member first-team roster with one other player earning honorable mention honors. Cedaredge garnered four first-team selections and landed one honorable mention player.

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Four Bulldogs on 2018 all-state baseball team

Four Hotchkiss Bulldog baseball players were named all-state players by the Colorado High School Activities Association. Jonathan Gonzalez received All-State First Team honors.

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Seriani, Miller, CHSAA player, coach of year

For the second consecutive year, Paonia pitcher Kaden Seriani was named Class 2A baseball player of the year by the Colorado High School Activities Association. Seriani, who made the CHSAA first team three consecutive years, batted .600 for the season and was second in home runs regardless of class with 13. At the plate Seriani had an ERA of 0.84.

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DHS athletes recognized for academic accomplishments

Delta High School juniors and seniors who participated in a CHSAA activity/sport and maintained a GPA of 3.6 or higher have been named CHSAA Academic All-State.

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What's Happening

KPP summer season underway

The Kids Pasta Project spring/summer season is under way. Slow Food Western Slope will be the beneficiary of the June 25 KPP dinner. Slow Food Western Slope supports the concept that good, clean and fair food should be accessible to all.

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Free community concert

Free community concert

The 101st Army Rock Band and the 101st Army Winds Band will be featured in a free community concert Thursday, June 21, 6 p.m., in the Cedaredge Town Park.

Bring your blankets or chairs and enjoy this great music performed in a family-friendly environment.

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Pony Camp offered this week

Pony Camp, presented by Cowboy at the Cross Ministries, will be held Friday through Sunday at the Kier Ranch, one mile west of the Cory Store on Tongue Creek Road.

Pony Camp is a day camp for kids ages seven and under.

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Game on! VBS planned in Cedaredge

Vacation Bible school is scheduled June 25-29, from 9 to noon each day, at Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church at 110 SE Jay Avenue in Cedaredge. For registration information, visit www.grandmesasbc.org.

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Astronomy Festival scheduled

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, in partnership with the Black Canyon Astronomical Society and Crawford State Park, will be celebrating the starlit skies of Western Colorado with their ninth annual Astronomy Festival June 13-16.

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Patriotic concert planned

The patriotic community choir announces concerts June 28 at the Hotchkiss United Methodist Church and June 29 at the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church. Both performances begin at 7 p.m. and will feature a variety of stirring patriotic music.

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