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Urbina named region's Arborist of the Year
Urbina named region's Arborist of the Year

Vince Urbina, a community forester based out of the Colorado State Forest Service Grand Junction District Office, has been recognized as 2017 Arborist of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. The award acknowledges the service, actions and ideas of those who have made substantial contributions to practical arboriculture in the chapter, which includes Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming.

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Needle Rock Brewing Co. to open Oct. 28
Needle Rock Brewing Co. to open Oct. 28

Renovations are nearly complete at the Needle Rock Brewing Company, where a grand opening celebration is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 11 p.m.

Where others saw a vacant building which had housed several failed restaurants, Sam Kimbriel saw one of the neatest buildings in Delta.

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What's up at your library? Oct. 18, 2017

The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.

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Mark your calendar for Daddy-Daughter Dance

The City of Delta Recreation Department is offering a special evening for dads, daughters, grandfathers and granddaughters. The annual Daddy-Daughter Dance is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 11, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

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Magtutu named a CU 2017 Outstanding Colorado Educator
Magtutu named a CU 2017 Outstanding Colorado Educator

Ben Magtutu, a science/physics teacher at Delta High School, has been named a 2017 Outstanding Colorado Educator by the University of Colorado Boulder. Magtutu was nominated by DHS principal Derek Carlson.

The Outstanding Colorado Educator award is presented to educators across the state who have demonstrated a commitment to helping students achieve their higher education goals.

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$25,000 award applied to computer science at DHS

Last year, Delta High School was the state winner of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest for a student project designed to reduce the noise level in the cafeteria at Lincoln Elementary School. Students in Ben Magtutu's class employed STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) skills to design soundproof walls to absorb excess noise in the school cafeteria.

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Births Oct. 18, 2017

Nubia and Jesus Alvarado of Hotchkiss are the parents of a daughter, Tatiana Alvarado Gonzalez, born Oct. 6, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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PEO chapters participate in state, international conventions

Charlotte, N.C., a city noted for its southern hospitality, hosted the 2017 PEO International Convention Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Traveling as a voting delegate for Colorado State Chapter was Claudia King from Chapter GT/Delta.

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Vivian Gibson is turning 90
Vivian Gibson is turning 90

Vivian Gibson will be the guest of honor at a birthday celebration Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. An open house and light buffet will be held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

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Natira Orr, Quintin Gray exchange wedding vows
Natira Orr, Quintin Gray exchange wedding vows

Natira Danne Orr and Quintin Wayne Gray, both of Delta, were married Oct. 7, 2017, at the home of Marvin and Cindy Shipley. The ceremony was performed by Pastor Terry Hedrick.

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Velarde sentenced to 3 years in prison

On Monday, Oct. 2, Tia Velarde was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, a class three drug felony, in Montrose County.

Velarde also received concurrent prison sentences after previously pleading guilty to attempted introduction of contraband and driving while ability impaired in case 17CR91 (Montrose), possession of a controlled substance in case 16CR282 (Montrose) and possession of a dangerous weapon in case 16CR150 (Delta).

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Arby's robber is still at large
Arby's robber is still at large

At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.

The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.

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Mill levy increase sought for EMS

This week, the Delta County clerk and recorder's office mailed 13,728 ballots to residents of the Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD), plus another 947 to property owners for a total of 14,675.

DCAD has been reaching out to as many voters as possible in Delta and the Surface Creek through a series of community meetings addressing the mill levy question on the ballot.

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County awarded $680,000 to spur entrepreneurship, growth

The Technical College of the Rockies is the recipient of a $680,000 grant awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), as part of the 2017 Assistance to Coal Communities initiative. This grant will support the start-up operations of the ENGAGE (ENergy - Growth - AGriculture & Entrepreneurship) Innovation Project, which will be operated under the umbrella of TCR. ENGAGE will provide the necessary entrepreneurial support to help launch new businesses in Delta County with a special focus on value-added food manufacturing, energy, and ag-related businesses.

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We the people?

Delta County Commissioners have made an interesting addition to their public meeting agenda. If you follow these things, you know there is a regular agenda item called "constituent time," the time that "we the people" bring issues to the board.

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City of Delta: Stay out of taxpayers' pocketbooks

I fully support the positions that the Delta Fire Protection District and the Delta County Mosquito Control District have taken in regards to the City of Delta and the Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) -- they should not be able to demand taxpayer funds for projects that the City of Delta council members wish to fund.

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Vote yes to ensure EMS response

The North Fork Ambulance Association fully supports a property tax increase to adequately fund the Delta County Ambulance District. We strongly encourage the residents of Delta, Cedaredge and Orchard City to pass this ballot measure for the safety and well-being of their community.

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There's more to the OC audit than meets the eye

You may have read the article in the DCI several weeks ago about the Orchard City audit and that it was quite positive. But as a retired CPA, I can tell you the inside story of the audit.

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Demand release of health care subsidy

The president of the United States has declared war on the health of the citizens of the nation and our very lives are at risk.

This past week the president of the United States in effect told a good portion of the residents of the North Fork Valley, county and nation that he did not care if they died prematurely, and/or had to declare bankruptcy, plunging their families into poverty.

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Law enforcement blotter Oct. 18, 2017

Darrell G. Anderson, 40, homeless was arrested and jailed on charges of disorderly conduct/trespass.

Justin C. Peters, 33, of Crawford was issued a summons for shoplifting.

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Sign up for 'Alive at 25

"Alive at 25" is offered to drivers ages 15-24. A Colorado State Patrol trooper will provide approximately four hours of classroom instruction designed to prevent traffic violations, collisions and/or fatalities.

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New state wildlife area opens east of Montrose
New state wildlife area opens east of Montrose

An innovative project developed cooperatively by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the City of Montrose has resulted in the establishment of a new state wildlife area for CPW and a new park for the city.

The Cerro Summit State Wildlife Area, a 162-acre parcel that includes a 40-acre reservoir, opened on Sept. 29.

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Jason Blair
Jason Blair

Jason A. Blair of Olathe died unexpectedly Oct. 15, 2017. He was 39.

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Edna Ballard

Edna Mae Ballard died Oct. 13, 2017, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 93.

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Iris Hibbert
Iris Hibbert

Longtime Delta County resident Iris E. Hibbert died Oct. 8, 2017, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 91.

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