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Bruin boys dig hole, lose at RF, beat MC
Bruin boys dig hole, lose at RF, beat MC

Craig Cerise's Cedaredge Bruins boys basketball team fell to a tough Roaring Fork team, 59-42, on Friday of last week and hosted Moffat County on Saturday emerging with a solid 65-47 victory.

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Delta girls losses put playoff hopes on road
Delta girls losses put playoff hopes on road

A tough final weekend of hoops caused Delta's girls basketball team to finish fifth in the 3A WSL standings and changed the site for this week's play in games to the district finals to be played in Grand Junction (Central High School) on Friday and Saturday.

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Panther boys' wins set up playoff game
Panther boys' wins set up playoff game

Delta's boys basketball team needed two wins over the weekend to secure fourth place and a chance to host for a spot in this weekend's 3A district tournament held at Central High School.

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Senior Conner Collins
Senior Conner Collins

Senior Conner Collins is a three-time state qualifier for Hotchkiss.

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One library patron's perspective on programs
One library patron's perspective on programs

The value of our local public libraries can be seen countywide with satisfied users young and old. From the toddler attending weekly storytimes to the residents of a senior care center having books delivered to their doors, Delta County Libraries reaches so many people in so many different ways. In 2016 alone, there were 250,597 visits to the five libraries in Delta County.

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Carr honored for years of promoting beef
Carr honored for years of promoting beef

A new calf was born last week at the ranch of Marvin and Pauline Carr in Hotchkiss. In between caring for the animal and neighbors dropping by to check on the new addition to the herd, Pauline also found time to chat about another passion of hers: the promotion of local agriculture, local beef and beef nutrition.

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Paonia, Hawks Haven reach agreement
Paonia, Hawks Haven reach agreement

On Valentine's Day evening the Town of Paonia and the recreational community got a sweet deal when Paonia trustees approved an agreement between the town and the developers of the Hawks Haven subdivision.

The agreement amends a 2005 agreement between the town, Hawks Haven LLC, and Harold Brill and Allison Elliot over a 400-foot-long, 24-foot wide section of private road stretching between Pan American Avenue and Vista Drive east of the Pan American Subdivision.

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Vacant Paonia storefront houses 'phantom gallery'
Vacant Paonia storefront houses 'phantom gallery'

Paonia artist Cedar Keshet is a prolific painter. Her works, mostly oils on canvas, take the viewer on a tour of western landscapes, from the first snowfall on Mt. Lamborn and summer on West Beckwith Pass, to the desert cacti of the Southwest and the formations of the Great Basin of Nevada. Her works have shown from Chicago to San Francisco and are held by collectors across the country.

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Improving the lives of older adults during National Therapeutic Recreation Month
Improving the lives of older adults during National Therapeutic Recreation Month

Therapeutic recreation is a practice of utilizing a wide range of activities and interventions to improve physical, emotional, cognitive, social and leisure skills for a wide range of individuals. The intervention is personalized and based on a person's past, present and future leisure lifestyle.

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Birds of the Western Slope Feb. 22, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Feb. 22, 2017

It was at the end of July or was it in early August . . . I don't quite remember, doesn't matter anyhow. The Vela's had kindly invited me down to their place to see the fledgling barn swallows. What a treat!

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Cedaredge searches for brand to replace 'vintage'
Cedaredge searches for brand to replace 'vintage'

The vintage has gone sour.

Complaints from Chamber of Commerce board members about Cedaredge town government's "vintage" branding label have led to the term being dropped as a community lifestyle and business marketing image.

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Bridge work halted after water, sewer lines are damaged
Bridge work halted after water, sewer lines are damaged

Work was halted on the Jay Avenue bridge replacement last week after an equipment operator hit a main water line and a sewer line and both had to be repaired. Also, the long President's Day weekend was being used as a pause in construction activity to complete a set of final plans for the project, trustees were told.

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Procrastinators weigh their options at college, job fair
Procrastinators weigh their options at college, job fair

Graduation is just three months away, but some Delta High School seniors are still undecided about post-graduation plans. To provide direction, DHS hosted a "Procrastinator's Fair" that featured six four-year and vocational colleges, as well as the opportunity to explore careers in the military, mechanics, health, emergency services, engineering, construction trades and more.

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Western yellow-billed cuckoo found nesting in Delta County
Western yellow-billed cuckoo found nesting in Delta County

The western yellow-billed cuckoo, one of the rarest birds in Colorado, is now the subject of a longterm study to determine how many pairs of birds might be breeding in this area. The study is being conducted by local birding expert Jason Beason of the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

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Leon Grant
Leon Grant

Merlin L. "Leon" Grant died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at HopeWest in Grand Junction.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 23, at Taylor Funeral Chapel in Hotchkiss from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Eddie Smart

Delta resident Eddie Smart died Feb. 14, 2017, in Delta. He was 56.

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Mary Davis
Mary Davis

Mary Ethelyn (Horne) Davis died in Yucca Valley, Calif., on Feb. 3, 2017. She was 93.

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Jean Clark
Jean Clark

Lifetime Crawford resident Jean Clark died Feb. 15, 2017, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 92.

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Olathe FFA competes locally, nationally
Olathe FFA competes locally, nationally

Olathe FFA has been busy this year with many community service projects and competitions. In October, the floriculture team traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., as the Colorado representative for the National FFA Convention and to compete against 50 other teams from around the country.

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Delta's Tractor Supply hosts fundraiser for FFA grant program

The Delta-area Tractor Supply Company store will collect donations during National FFA Week to support grants for FFA chapters in Colorado.

During National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25, Tractor Supply shoppers can donate $1 or more at checkout.

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National FFA Week observed Feb. 18-25

FFA chapters in Cedaredge, Delta, Hotchkiss and Olathe will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 18-25. This year's theme is "Transform Purpose to Action," embracing more than 89 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization's future.

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Top honors for CEO Cleckler, Delta County Memorial Hospital
Top honors for CEO Cleckler, Delta County Memorial Hospital

Jason Cleckler, CEO of Delta County Memorial Hospital, was recently recognized as one of the "Top 60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know" in the country by Becker's Hospital Review, which will feature Cleckler and other top rural hospital CEOs in its March issue.

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Teachers, principals get high marks

Performance reports for Colorado teachers and principals released to the public for the first time show the majority of educators in Delta County received evaluation ratings of "effective" or higher.

A total of 88 percent of Colorado teachers and 98 percent in Delta County -- received an overall rating of "effective" or "highly effective" according to the metrics released by the Colorado Department of Education.

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'Dog free' zones weighed for Grand Mesa ski trails
'Dog free' zones weighed for Grand Mesa ski trails

As the popularity of the Nordic trails on Grand Mesa has grown, an increasing number of cross-country skiers and snowshoers are visiting Grand Mesa -- often with their dogs.

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Monte Vista crane festival is March 10-12

It's nearing that time again when tens of thousands of sandhill cranes descend upon Colorado's scenic San Luis Valley to feed and rest up for the journey further north to their nesting grounds. Many will find their way into Delta County on their way north.

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