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City seeks buy-in for urban renewal projects

The Delta Urban Renewal Authority has officially been expanded to include representatives from the taxing agencies that are being asked to buy in to the city's vision for economic revitalization.

The Delta Urban Renewal Authority, or DURA, has been in existence since 1985 but was inactive until recent economic revitalization efforts underscored the need to secure funding for future projects.

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High speed internet is becoming a reality

High speed internet has long been a top priority for Delta County Economic Development, which has partnered with the Economic Development Administration, Region 10, DMEA, Delta County and municipalities to bring what is widely recognized as an "essential service" to western Colorado.

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DCSD reworking pay schedules to meet minimum wage requirement

When Colorado voters approved a new minimum wage law in 2016, they probably didn't consider how that could affect the state's school districts. After two work sessions, the Delta County Board of Education continues to grapple with how best to adjust employee pay schedules to meet the $12 per hour minimum wage requirement by January 2020.

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Schedule revised for master plan meetings

A revised schedule for public meetings on the Delta County master plan rewrite has been released.

The dates, times and locations of the upcoming round of sessions is as follows:

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Vision Charter contract renewed

Vision Charter Academy will operate for another four years after the Delta County School District board approved a new contract. Delaine Hudson, district liaison, said a lot of negotiation and work with attorneys went into the contract, although it is substantively the same as the prior contract.

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Planning appointments

Jay Stooksberry and Mary Cooper were recently appointed to the Delta Planning Commission. Cooper was appointed to the planning commission after serving out the remainder of Gerald Roberts' term after he was elected to the Delta City Council.

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Calling all authors

The Montrose County Historical Society will sponsor the second annual Author's Affair on Saturday, May 6, at the Centennial Room in Centennial Plaza, 422 S. 1st, in downtown Montrose from 1-4 p.m. If you have written a book you would like to showcase, please come.

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Women meet weekly to discuss what's 'Enough'

The Delta County Women's Connection is presenting "Conversations" every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Fairlamb Plaza at 3rd Street, a half block west of Main Street behind the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce office.

The current series, "Enough," has been created by Stonecroft Ministries to help women connect with others who are curious -- some skeptical -- about what Jesus and the Bible have to say concerning important areas in life.

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Habitat for Humanity Delta County seeks dedicated board members

Habitat for Humanity Delta County is in desperate need of new board members.

Habitat for Humanity is an international organization whose goal is to help provide a decent home for all of God's children.

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Community VBS planned June 5-9

Bring your smile to the Nile! Elementary aged children are invited to learn all about Egypt in biblical times and the story of Joseph during this summer's vacation Bible school, held June 5-9 at Delta United Methodist Church.

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Births April 26, 2017

Hser Wah and Ray Htoo of Delta are the parents of a son, Johnny Eh Htoo, born April 18, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 8.6 ounces and was 19.75 inches in length.

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DHS speech team plans major fundraiser

Since November, the Delta High School speech team has competed all over Colorado, and has brought home dozens of trophies in various events. Now, at last, you will have the opportunity to actually see what has impressed judges about these wonderfully talented young men and women!

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National Day of Prayer to be observed May 4

The National Day of Prayer, established in 1952 by Congress and designated as the first Thursday of May, will be observed Thursday, May 4. The Delta County Courthouse steps will be the site of a local call to pray for our nation starting at noon. The courthouse is located at 501 Palmer in Delta.

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Students explore health careers
Students explore health careers

A career in the medical field is not restricted to patient care, students learned during a Health Careers Symposium last week.

During a panel discussion, Rhonda Katzdorn, a human relations professional from Delta County Memorial Hospital, explained that the hospital and its clinics offer 230 different positions, from IT to maintenance to laboratory personnel.

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Victims' advocates, Judge Miller honored
Victims' advocates, Judge Miller honored

In honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Hilltop's Domestic Violence Services and the 7th Judicial District Attorney's Office recognized victims advocates last week and honored a special Victims Advocate of the Year for the 7th Judicial District. Judge Sandra Miller was honored as this year's recipient.

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Rodney Atkins to perform at Olathe Sweet Corn Festival

Country music performer Rodney Atkins has just been confirmed as the headlining musical act for the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival Aug. 5 in the Olathe Town Park. Now in its 26th year, the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival operates under the Montrose Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 that offers funds and resources to area non-profits.

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Community dance set for May 20

Route 66 will provide music for the community evening dance Saturday, May 20, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The dance takes place from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Show highlights many faces of photography

Black Canyon Camera Club will host the Chasing Light photography show and sale May 25-27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

This entertaining show will be a display of just photographs, unframed and not matted.

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CPR, first aid offered

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is hosting an American Red Cross community CPR/AED and first aid class Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class will be repeated Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Noted author, historian to speak

Author, historian and Ridgway rancher Peter Decker will present a lecture with slides based on his book, "The Utes Must Go! American Expansion and the Removal of a People," on Thursday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Montrose Library Community Room.

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DCMH launches 'Look Good Feel Better'
DCMH launches 'Look Good Feel Better'

Delta County Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of the "Look Good Feel Better" program through Grand Mesa Oncology. Part of the oncology center's effort to focus on the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional aspects of each patient, this program will be beneficial to patients suffering with hair loss and skin issues during chemotherapy.

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Free community Shred Day supports 4-H

Are you overwhelmed with papers you would like to get rid of? Do you have old tax documents, bank statements, credit card solicitations, medical records, and other personal documents needing to be destroyed?

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Delta Housing Authority kicks the tobacco habit

Delta Housing Authority has extended its no-smoking housing policy to all its properties, including multi-unit housing units, single homes and private properties occupied by low-income individuals, families, disabled citizens and seniors. In addition, the Delta Housing Authority significantly strengthened policy language to meet current multi-use housing best practices.

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City council supports hospital provider fee

The Delta City Council has sent a letter to Senator Kerry Donovan urging her to support legislation that moves the hospital provider fee to an enterprise fund.

The state Legislature has been debating the merits of SB 267, which city manager David Torgler describes as "a big, complicated piece of legislation that deals with some complicated concepts with respect to Colorado's Constitution, the state budget, TABOR, enterprise funds, government fees, taxes, health care expenses/eligibility, debt vs. not debt, certificates of participation, state highway funding, education funding, capital construction and other things."

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Vendors sought for Downtown DeltaFest

The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is planning three Downtown DeltaFests this summer. Vendor applications for June, July and September can be downloaded at the chamber website, www.deltacolorado.org.

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