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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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David Snider performs at the Chapel of the Cross
David Snider performs at the Chapel of the Cross

Multi-instrumentalist David Snider will be performing at the Chapel of the Cross on Sunday, Aug. 20, at 4 p.m.

He performs in the style of Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix and has written and produced songs and records of contemporary styles in all genres.

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Pirates invade Fort Uncompahgre
Pirates invade Fort Uncompahgre

Fort Uncompahgre presents the second annual "Pirates Invade the Fort" festival Aug. 18, 19 and 20.

Due to popular demand, this event has been expanded to three full days of fun-filled activities for the entire family.

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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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Enrollment packets are due

Delta Opportunity School is now Grand Mesa Choice Academy.

All enrollment packets are due on Aug. 16.

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Sweitzer State Park get kids on bikes
Sweitzer State Park get kids on bikes

When Scott Rist learned that 50 percent of the kids in Delta County don't own a bicycle he decided to take action.

Rist, a senior park ranger for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, applied for a grant from the Colorado Parks Foundation to buy bicycles for Sweitzer Lake State Park which is located just south of the town of Delta.

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Family Center hosts back-to-school event

The Delta Family Center welcomes families to a special back-to-school event Saturday, Aug. 26, at 822 Grand Avenue, Delta. The fun runs from 9 a.m. to noon and will include information, bike/trike/stroller decorating, giveaways and a free lunch.

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HopeWest gala is sold out at 300+

The largest fundraising event for HopeWest in Delta is sold out with more than 300 people expected to attend the annual gala on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

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Eclipse viewing, train tours offered

The National Park Service will be providing opportunities to view the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Join rangers at the Elk Creek Campground Amphitheater from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as the moon passes over 85 percent of the sun's face.

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Input sought on trails

Public input sessions for the county's recreational trails master plan have been held in Hotchkiss and Delta.

According to Elyse Casselberry, county economic development director, the recreational trails master plan is being conducted to run concurrently with the county's land use master plan rewrite.

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Community takes steps to address mental health crisis

Beds for psychiatric stabilization, with coordinated transport capacity, are a priority among the individuals and agencies tasked with addressing mental health needs in Delta County.

Law enforcement, health and human services, advocacy groups, mental health, the hospital, the school district and others have joined together to develop a collaborative approach to behavioral health care.

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Births Aug. 16, 2017

Eleazar and Erica Garcia of Olathe are the parents of a daughter, Jasmine Garcia, born Aug. 3, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches in length.

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Law enforcement blotter Aug. 16, 2017

John L. Vaughn Jr., 41, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $1,000 in bonds.

Tafare R. Davis, 43, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

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Citizens should understand cost/benefit of oil/gas

The public is being asked to absorb the environmental and public health risks associated with oil and gas development, based on promised economic benefits. Unfortunately, Delta County, like many other counties, supports oil and gas projects without conducting a cost-benefit analysis, and most importantly without a public debate on perceived costs and benefits.

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Tipton, Stewart introduce bill to streamline habitat preservation

U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton (CO-03) and Chris Stewart (UT-02) introduced the Sage Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act (H.R. 3543), a bill that would streamline the approval process for vegetation management projects to protect or restore the habitat of the sage grouse and mule deer.

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Paonia can pride itself on civility

Our Town of Paonia council meeting on Aug. 8 was so civil that was a pleasure to attend. Much of the time was spent on the approval of All Hemp Trading which had attendees on opposing sides of the issue.

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Orchard City water rate increase hits hard

Some good news and some bad news out of Orchard City. First, the good: Duane of Orchard City staff detected a significant water leak somewhere on my property.

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HHS named finalist

Hotchkiss High School was named one of five finalists for the "Succeeds Prize," considered the state's most prestigious award in recognition of honoring transformational public schools and educators.

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Rec center closure

Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta will be closed for annual maintenance Wednesday, Aug. 23, through Friday, Aug. 25. The aquatics area will remain closed through Sunday, Aug. 27.

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Grand champion market beef rings in at $9,000

Just under 200 market animals and pens and several cheese baskets were offered for sale by 4-H and FFA members at the 2017 Junior Market Livestock Sale, held on the final day of the county fair.

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School lunch prices increase

Breakfast and lunch prices are increasing for the 2017-18 school year, primarily because of the amount of fruit required by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Breakfast will cost a nickel more, and will run $1.50 for elementary students and $1.70 for middle/high school students.

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Highway 92 access plan update provided

Representatives from CDOT and Stolfus, the consultant that is conducting the Rogers Mesa SH 92 access control plan study and conceptual design, presented an update during the Board of County Commissioners' Aug. 7 meeting.

The Highway 92 plan is looking at specific access points to the highway that will be incorporated in CDOT roadway improvements when they take place.

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Ute Council Tree to be cut down
Ute Council Tree to be cut down

The Delta County Historical Society board of trustees met in emergency session Aug. 10 and concluded by unanimous vote that the Ute Council Tree must be cut down. A portion of the base trunk will be left standing as a memorial.

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Montie George Slaughter
Montie George Slaughter

With Great Sadness, we share that Montie George Slaughter entered into Eternal Peace on Aug. 9, 2017. Montie was born on March 8, 1934, to Oscar and Fredricka Slaughter in Bremerton, Wash.

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