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David Starr performs at benefit dinner

Delta County Ministerial Fellowship is hosting dinner and a concert by David Starr Friday, Aug. 25, to benefit the ministry at Delta Correctional Center. The evening includes a barbecue dinner and refreshments at 5:30 p.m., followed by Starr's concert.

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Pastor's comments: The whole word of God

The Apostle Paul writes in the book of Colossians 2, verse 8, "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." (NIV)

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Correction for new complex in Hotchkiss

An item in the Sports section on page B5 of the Aug. 9 Delta County Independent should have said that the baseball complex represented in the diagram is being proposed by the North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District, in partnership with the Home Plate Baseball Association.

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Delta's Carlson 4th at Devil's Thumb
Delta's Carlson 4th at Devil's Thumb

Sixteen varsity teams and four junior varsity teams gathered at Devil's Thumb Golf Course on Aug. 11 to play in the Delta Panther Invitational.

Aspen's Skiers won its second straight tournament with a score of 218 with Montrose (221), Fruita (227), Grand Junction (231) and Durango (237) completing list of the top five teams in the tournament.

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Bruins near par with talented Aspen golfers
Bruins near par with talented Aspen golfers

There were 11 varsity golf teams playing for medalist and team honors last Thursday (Aug. 10) at Cedaredge Golf Club. There was plenty of sunshine and temperatures were conducive to excellent conditions for the Bruins and visiting linksters hoping to finish the day with the top scores of the day.

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Savor the San Juans

Tour and taste your way through seven fabulous properties and homes, each showcasing a local chef and their gourmet bites from local farms. Begin the day Sunday, Sept. 10, with a brunch sampler at Cobble Creek at 10:30 a.m. End

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Dr. Rafanelli joins River Valley Family Health Center
Dr. Rafanelli joins River Valley Family Health Center

A highly-respected physician, Dr. Rosalind Rafanelli, or "Dr. Roz" as she is also known, has become part of River Valley Family Health Center's team where she joins eight other providers in its growing practice in three locations, Montrose, Olathe and soon, in Delta.

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DCMH receives $250,000 grant for clinic furnishings
DCMH receives $250,000 grant for clinic furnishings

Delta County Memorial Hospital was recently awarded $250,000 from the Colorado Health Foundation for the West Elk Clinic in Hotchkiss serving patients and families in Hotchkiss, Paonia and Crawford areas.

This grant will be used for equipment and interior furnishings at the new West Elk Clinic which is expected to open in early September for North Fork residents.

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Sixth annual Pea Green Pedal takes place Sept. 9
Sixth annual Pea Green Pedal takes place Sept. 9

The Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation invites everyone to participate in the sixth annual Pea Green Pedal on Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning from the Lions Pavilion at Confluence Park.

There is an 18- or 4-mile bike ride or a 5k fun run/walk around the lake.

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Cedaredge High School football stadium improved
Cedaredge High School football stadium improved

A completely reconstructed announcer's booth, also known as the "Crow's Nest," will greet Cedaredge Bruin football fans at home field games this fall.

The new Crow's Nest will be accompanied by a new set of grandstand bleachers for the Bruin fans.

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Cedaredge residents complain about streets
Cedaredge residents complain about streets

Town streets remain a top citizen complaint for the Cedaredge Town Board and there may be renewed focus on budgeting for the problem in 2018.

For the second year in a row, the town board begins its budget discussions with a call for high priority on maintenance of the asphalt on town streets.

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East section of Crag Crest Trail closed

The U.S Forest Service, Grand Valley Ranger District has issued a temporary closure of the east end of the lower Crag Crest loop, Monday through Friday, through Aug. 25.

This closure will prohibit public access from the east trailhead at the Crag Crest Campground along the lower loop (NFST 711) to the intersection at Butts Lake/Bullfinch Reservoir #1.

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Plants of the Western Slope Aug. 16, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope Aug. 16, 2017

How time flies! It seems like yesterday when I led a group on this flower walk. But it was really years ago.

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What's bugging you? Aug. 16, 2017
What's bugging you? Aug. 16, 2017

Leapin' lizards! Am I really going to include a reptile in my beasties series? You bet I am. The most interesting, to my mind, is the plateau striped whiptail (Aspidoscelis velox). This lizard is truly an Amazon!

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Student looks forward to giving back
Student looks forward to giving back

Cedaredge High School graduate Lexee Wilson on Aug. 10 was named the top vocational agriculture student in the state and presented with the Future Farmers of America Colorado Star Farmer award. She will be leaving soon for college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins with plans to continue her success in agriculture by pursuing a veterinary medicine career and eventually giving back to the community that she says "has given me so much."

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Orchard City citizens speak out on water, marijuana, finance

Orchard City constituents turned out for the town board's Aug. 9 meeting with comments offered to their government on management of the water utility, on marijuana businesses, and on the town board's fiscal responsibility.

Dave Stueck offered comments on the town water utility.

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Cannabis revenue committee has completed task

At the Orchard City Town Board meeting on Aug. 9, it was announced that the trustee Cannabis Revenue Committee has performed the task assigned to it by the full town board.

"We feel we have completed our work," announced Tom Huerkamp who along with Gynee Thomassen comprises the committee membership.

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Are you thinking of starting a business?

Are you thinking about starting a business? Do you have what it takes to make your big idea soar?

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Library elevator repaired

Delta County Libraries staff would like the public to know that the elevator in the Delta Library, located at 211 W. 6th Street, has been repaired.

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Paonia woman develops texting hotline for college students

A teacher and counselor for 25-plus years, Merrily Talbott often found herself in the position of listening and empowering teenagers and young adults.

"When texting first came on the scene, I found myself doing it over text," she explains.

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Delta CPA creates billing system that's proven to increase revenue

Ken Richards is a born entrepreneuer who has started and sold three separate accounting practices. His latest venture is a value billing program for professional service firms. It's a program he uses within his own accounting firm. With guidance from ICELab Accelerator, he and co-founder Chris Hunter hope to commercialize the product for use by other professional firms.

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Entrepreneurs prepare to pitch their products

Five entrepreneurs, including two from Delta County, have been selected for the ICELab Business Accelerator program. The program provides support for the five entrepreneurs as they prepare for ICELab's inaugural "Pitch Day" Nov. 6 at Western State Colorado University.

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The Radio Room presents David Starr

The Radio Room proudly presents David Starr Saturday, Sept. 9. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show is at 7:30 p.m.

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Hike to the 'dobies with Dr. Dave Noe

Join locally famous geologist Dr. Dave Noe for a journey into Delta County's celebrated and sometimes-berated 'dobie badlands. This guided hike will ascend Petrie Mesa to Devil's Thumb, where participants will enjoy an eagle's-eye view of Delta and the Gunnison/Uncompahgre River valleys.

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Homeschool support is available

If you are interested in a self-paced, independent learning curriculum and/or support for your current homeschool program, contact Delta County School District's new blended learning program, Achieve Blended Learning Academy.

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