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18-year-old killed in rollover

Alexis Crosby, 18, of Montrose died as the result of a traffic accident the morning of Tuesday, June 13.

The Colorado State Patrol reports Samantha Crosby, 20, of Olathe was westbound on Highway 50 at milepost 78, between Delta and Olathe.

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City invites input on parks, recreation priorities

Montrose has a kayak park. Palisade is working on the "plunge." The City of Delta doesn't want to copy those ideas, but is looking for unique features to enhance its parks, open space and trails.

"We only have so many dollars and a small staff," said Wilma Erven, director of parks, recreation and golf for the City of Delta.

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Delta's urban renewal: 'There is no Plan B'

The clock is ticking. The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has 120 days to reach agreement with the taxing entities it's asking to help fund a gateway project near the intersection of Highways 50 and 92. Half that time has elapsed, and there is no Plan B, city manager David Torgler emphasized during a meeting with taxing entities Monday.

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DCMH seeks enterprise zone status to improve patient access

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) offers an enterprise zone designation to support local economic improvements that result in job creation/retention. Colorado taxpayers may earn a 25 percent state income tax credit by contributing to targeted efforts.

As a qualifying nonprofit, Delta County Memorial Hospital is pursuing the enterprise zone designation for projects to improve patient access.

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Morris Optical celebrates 25th
Morris Optical celebrates 25th

Monica Morris-Whelan and Chanda Morris-Jones are carrying on a family tradition that began 65 years ago, when Dr. Thayer Morris and his wife Gerri moved to Colorado and Dr. Thayer began his career as an independent career of optometry.

He first worked with Dr. James Bush in Grand Junction, then established his own practice in Delta in August 1952.

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Mark your calendar for DCSPERA meeting

Mark your calendar for an important meeting of the Delta County School and Public Employees Retirement Association (DSCPERA) meeting Thursday, July 20. The get-together will be held at Nancy Carlson's Rogers Mesa home, 11498 3150 Road, Hotchkiss, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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Compliance Staffing Agency acquires TK Mining

JENNMAR affiliate Compliance Staffing Agency (CSA), the premier nationwide provider of workforce solutions for the energy industry, expanded its service offerings and expertise with the acquisition of TK Mining Services. Along with its purchase of Price Mine Services in November 2015, CSA has assembled the assets, personnel and presence to offer unparalleled service offerings and pricing in the western U.S.

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Judge rejects plea deal for Shawn Willshire

Although he does not generally reject plea agreements, District Court Judge Steven Schultz did just that last week when he refused to accept a plea of guilty to trespassing entered by Shawn Willshire. Instead, Willshire will stand trial for felony stalking.

Judge Schultz made the unusual decision after listening to a lengthy statement from the victim, who said she could not agree to dismissal of the stalking charge, or to the stipulation to two years in prison.

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Hubwheelers plan July 1, 15 dances

The square dancing will be hotter than a firecracker when the Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club hosts its Independence Day-theme dance, from 7-9 p.m., on Saturday night, July 1, in the aerobics room of the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street in Delta. Dancers are encouraged to wear red, white and blue for America.

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Crested Butte lists 2017 music line-up

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association are excited to announce the 2017 summer line-up for the Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Wednesday night concert series.

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Concert showcases 'The Lyrical Clarinet'

Aspen Music Festival artists/faculty grace the Blue Sage's Curtis Hall stage with a summer concert featuring the soulful combination of clarinet, cello and piano. Hear works by Beethoven, Fauré, modernist film composer Nino Rota, and more.

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People in the News Strickland

Paula Strickland of Delta has been named to the Elmira College Dean's List for the winter 2017 term. Full-time students who achieve a grade point average of 3.600 or higher at the end of any Term I or Term II are placed on the Dean's List at the college.

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City of Delta organizes youth soccer program

The City of Delta is excited to run the youth recreational soccer program this season. Registration will be open through Sunday, July 23. Late registrations will be accepted until July 30 with a $10 late fee.

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Teagon Harris is fourth Eagle Scout in his family
Teagon Harris is fourth Eagle Scout in his family

The Boy Scouts of America has bestowed the rank of Eagle Scout on Teagon Harris, age 15.

Teagon is a member of BSA Unit 475 chartered by the Uncompahgre Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Alumni band is being put together

Former band members from Delta High School, or any school in the district, are invited to join the DHS/Alumni Band for the Deltarado Days Parade sponsored by Bank of Colorado Saturday, July 29.

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Rise to the challenge with your local library
Rise to the challenge with your local library

The theme of summer programming at Delta County Libraries for 2017 is a call to action for the entire county. Libraries aim to build better readers, better communities, and ultimately a better world through their programming this summer, but they cannot accomplish the goal without community participation.

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Births June 21, 2017

Christopher and Janice Huff of Delta are the parents of a son, Owen Mathew Huff, born June 13, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7.06 pounds and was 19 inches in length.

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Cottens celebrate golden anniversary
Cottens celebrate golden anniversary

Larry and Lorell Cotten of Monte Vista will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception Saturday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crawford Community Center. (Please note the corrected location.) Friends of the couple are invited to join the celebration.

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Legislation provides one-time funding boost for rural schools

Senate Bill 267, titled "Rural Sustainability," not only converted the hospital provider fee to an enterprise fund, it also directed funds to rural schools. A one-time allocation of $30 million will be spread across the state, bumping per-pupil funding for Delta County students by $171.70. That amounts to about $819,000.

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Tipton hosts telephone town hall

Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) will host a telephone town hall meeting on Monday, June 26, at 6 p.m. All constituents of the Third Congressional District of Colorado are invited to participate.

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Grief support group meets weekly in Delta

Mending Hearts grief support group will be meeting on Wednesdays, June 7-Aug. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at HopeWest, 205 Stafford Lane, Delta.

Mending Hearts is free of charge and open to anyone coping with the death of a loved one. Members may join at any time.

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Funding available for lower Gunnison irrigation projects

The Colorado River District has announced an additional funding opportunity (up to a total of $1.8 million) for the planning and implementation of irrigation efficiency improvement projects in the Lower Gunnison Project area for qualifying applicants.

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Police Report June 21, 2017

According to the Cedaredge Police Department's incident summary report for May, there were 60 reported incidents and five traffic citations issued during the month.

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Town seeks applicants to fill board vacancy

With 10 months until the next municipal election the Town of Cedaredge is seeking interested, qualified applicants to fill a vacancy on the town board, created when Larry Smith stepped down last month. The appointment would fill the remaining term to April 2018.

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Buying local produce is good for you and for the economy
Buying local produce is good for you and for the economy

As Colorado's produce season arrives, the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is asking consumers to buy local.

"Colorado's high day time temperatures countered by cool nights, give our fruit a sweeter, more intense flavor," said Bruce Talbott, Talbott's Gold, Palisade, Colo., a fifth-generation Colorado fruit farmer.

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