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Delta County Independent, May 23, 2018
Delta County Independent, May 23, 2018
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Oncology treatment was outstanding

I'm writing this letter to let others know about the outstanding oncology center at Delta County Memorial Hospital. The treatment at the center is patient centered.

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An act of discrimination?

Last week I encountered a consequence of the Fair Housing Act when I attempted to place an ad for a female roommate in a local newspaper to find a woman to live in the spare bedroom of my house (I'm a widow). In wording my ad the ad taker insisted that I could not ask for a female roomer; I had to use the word person, otherwise the Fair Housing Act would call my request "discrimination."

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Master Plan process is ultimately undemocratic

It's not every day you hear a public official say he speaks for the silent majority. At least not since Richard Nixon.

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Natural gas and wind energy killed coal, not 'war on coal'

Cheap natural gas prices and the increasing availability of wind energy are pummeling the coal industry more than regulation, according to a new economic analysis from the University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University.

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Delta Police, sheriff's blotter May 23, 2018

Officers responded to the intersection of Highway 50 and Bluff Street for a traffic accident involving a deer.

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Park Ridge Court for an animal control issue.

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Armory building is under contract

Sam Kimbriel, owner of Needle Rock Brewing Company, confirmed last week that his real estate firm has a contact to purchase the armory building at the corner of 4th and Grand in Delta.

It's one of several sites he's looked at for a brewing facility.

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Brewery tees up food service at Devil's Thumb

Effective June 1, Needle Rock Brewing Company is assuming food and beverage operations at Devil's Thumb Golf Course.

Black Canyon Golf Course in Montrose has successfully partnered with a local brewery, said Wilma Erven, director of parks, recreation and golf for the City of Delta.

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City purchases West Home Center property

The City of Delta has purchased the West Home Center property at 327 Main Street for $19,033.62 -- the current and past property taxes on the land. The building has no value, according to county property records.

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Yager sentenced to 42 years

On May 15, Judge Steven L. Schultz imposed a 42-year prison sentence on Nathan Yager in the Delta District Court.

On March 20, a verdict of guilty was returned against Yager on the charge of second degree murder of his wife, Melinda Yager.

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Sale of heroin, meth alleged
Sale of heroin, meth alleged

As the result of a search warrant executed at a Delta home on April 9, the Delta Police Department arrested Michael Lee Blair, 31, on charges of the unlawful possession, distribution, manufacturing, dispensing or sale of heroin, methamphetamine, Oxycodone, psilocybin mushrooms, Diazepam, Tramadol and Phentermine.

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Fire ban implemented

Due to the extended hot, dry and windy weather in Delta County, open fires have been banned until further notice. All outdoor fires, including agricultural burning are prohibited.

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Appointments made to Master Plan working groups

Appointments were made May 21 to the concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) working group and the oil and gas working group by county commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes.

The appointments were made upon the recommendations of the planning commission and county staff.

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Committee to evaluate county agenda process

The county commissioners designated an ad hoc committee to evaluate the process and capacity for a hyperlinked county commission agenda at their May 21 meeting.

Appointed to the committee are: John Baier, county attorney; Robbie LeValley, county administrator; Teri Stephenson, clerk and recorder; and Elyse Casselberry, county community and economic development director.

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County libraries close for Memorial Day

Delta County Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 28,

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Community concert membership drive underway

Having completed its 2017-18 concert season on April 24 with a near capacity crowd, the Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association is now in the midst of its membership drive for its 70th anniversary season which begins next fall.

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Dance, campout planned for youth

Teens Against Suicide is hosting a campout, graduation dance and other activities for junior high and high school students at its clubhouse in North Delta.

The dance will be hosted by MIX 104.3.

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Delta Senior Center, Elks to serve free meal

A free Memorial Day-theme lunch for seniors, age 60 and over, will be served at the Delta Senior Center, 247 Meeker Street, at 12 noon on Tuesday, May 29.

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Class of 1973 plans reunion

Delta High School's Class of 1973 is planning a reunion during Deltarado Days. Classmates, whether they graduated in 1973 or not, are invited to the 45th class reunion Saturday, July 28, from noon to dusk in Confluence Park, sites #4, #5 and #6. Meat will be provided; please bring salads, sides or desserts and your own beverages. Please RSVP by mid-June.

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Memorial Day services planned

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its Auxiliary of Delta will be performing two memorial services in honor of deceased veterans this Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

Post and Auxiliary members, assisted by the Harry A. White American Legion Post 65 members and the local squadron of Civil Air Patrol cadets will do a short memorial service at Mesa View Cemetery at 9:30 at the entrance by the flagpole.

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VFW, Auxiliary serve breakfast May 28

Lee Marts VFW Post 3571 and its Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Memorial Day community pancake breakfast on Monday, May 28. For only $7 attendees will be treated to an "all-you-can-eat" feast of pancakes, eggs to order, link sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice.

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What's happening at your library? May 23, 2018

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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DCMH volunteers award scholarships
DCMH volunteers award scholarships

The Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) volunteers recently awarded $5,000 in scholarships to Delta County senior high school students who are planning to major in a health related program at area colleges.

This year scholarship recipients each receiving a $1,000 scholarship are:

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32 practical nursing students graduate from TCR
32 practical nursing students graduate from TCR

On May 12, Technical College of the Rockies (TCR) graduated 32 practical nursing students at the Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education. Graduation marks the completion of rigorous study and clinical responsibility.

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Wilderness, remote first aid certification offered

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering an American Red Cross wilderness and remote first aid course June 13-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants must be 14 years of age or older.

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