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Courthouse closed for training exercise

The Delta County Courthouse was closed late Friday, Oct. 22, for training designed to test the emergency notification system at the courthouse. Training was conducted by the Delta County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of Delta Police Department, and was designed to test the emergency notification system's "ready opps" and the countywide all page system.

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Broadband focus turns to anchor sites

The anchor institutions designated for inclusion in the Region 10 broadband plan are a key element in the overall project vision. The county is working to arrange a discussion of anchor institution issues among local officials at the courthouse on Nov. 2.

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All Points Transit expands services

Sharon Fipps, executive director of All Points Transit, updated Delta City Council members and staff on new transportation initiatives in the Delta area. The city funds the program to the tune of $17,430 a year.

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Cedaredge policy tightens rules for contributions

Citizen groups and organizations wanting support from Cedaredge for their activities and projects may now have to prove their mettle and should expect to pay to play with dollars from the town.

A new town policy has been prompted by an article from the Colorado Municipal League that warns cities and towns against funding organizations or projects that "develop an unhealthy dependence upon the financial assistance of a municipality," or that "may falter or even cease to exist" without tax dollar support.

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DMEA members get $10 to attend energy forums

DMEA is offering $10 to its members for attending local forums designed to help them reduce their energy use.

DMEA will host two of the member forums next month.

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Boisterous Bruin fans draw a yellow flag

Rambunctious rooting for the home team and celebrations of success at the Cedaredge Bruins' Homecoming game against Aspen drew a yellow flag when the visiting team convinced the ref to have Cedaredge fans tone things down a bit.

But after a delayed review of the episode via the CHSAA rule book, it was found that the ref had been in error and that boisterous Bruin fans were playing by the rules.

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Lions bingo is becoming popular
Lions bingo is becoming popular

A full house of hopeful bingo players turned out at the first anniversary of the twice-monthly Lions Club bingo nights on Oct. 21.

The big attendance put a real community endorsement to the club's newest fundraising activity.

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Enhancing character at Cedaredge High School
Enhancing character at Cedaredge High School

At 7:15 a.m. every Wednesday, Ken Gates gathers a small group of Cedaredge High School students who desire a change in their lives that allows them to inspire their peers. Known to the school as "leadership meetings," the discussions take place in the library every week.

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Spinning yarns, weaving tales and knitting sweaters
Spinning yarns, weaving tales and knitting sweaters

After a few weeks of rainy, cold fall weather, many people feel the call of their wool hats, socks and sweaters and find themselves reaching into closets and drawers to shake out these seasonal items. Other folks feel the call on a more basic level, brandishing knitting needles and crochet hooks to make their own warm garments.

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Plants of the Western Slope October 28, 2015
Plants of the Western Slope October 28, 2015

When we came to the Delta region, Allen and I wondered what the Grand Mesa might look like without the golden aspen leaves. During the past few days, I've watched the patches of aspen gold fade into aspen gray.

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LEDs amount to big savings for Crawford

The Town of Crawford is saving more than $300 per month to light its streets after Delta-Montrose Electric Association replaced existing high-pressure and mercury vapor bulbs with LED lights throughout the town last year.

"That's insane," said town clerk Toby Stephenson.

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Paonia water users urged to prepare for water main breaks
Paonia water users urged to prepare for water main breaks

The Town of Paonia is urging town water users to collect potable water after several water main breaks occurred over the weekend, resulting in brief disruptions in service.

The town's infrastructure has experienced at least 80 breaks this year, according to town manager Jane Berry.

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GOCO grant gets kids outdoors
GOCO grant gets kids outdoors

Kids in Delta County and Olathe could be spending more educational and recreational time outdoors in the future, thanks to a planning grant awarded last week by Great Outdoors Colorado.

GOCO's Inspire Initiative, described as "a five-year strategy aimed at inspiring Coloradans, particularly kids, to appreciate, enjoy and take care of our great outdoors," is providing $25 million in grants aimed at getting kids "off the couch and out the door from the backyard to the backcountry."

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Ramey is leaving citizens' group
Ramey is leaving citizens' group

Jim Ramey announced last week that he is stepping down after three and a half years as executive director of Citizens for a Healthy Community. Ramey is heading to The Wilderness Society's Denver office to work on energy policy after being recommended for the job.

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Outdoors, art, education all at River Park
Outdoors, art, education all at River Park

Visiting Paonia River Park it's difficult to imagine it was once an industrious in-stream gravel mine. From the arch entryway and river overlook to a recently improved section of walking path, the park is trail system, outdoor classroom, sanctuary and art gallery all rolled into one.

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Foster bids Rotary adieu after 56 years

For more than five decades, Don Foster has helped keep the wheel of the North Fork Rotary Club turning. He has shaken countless hands, attended more than 2,500 meetings both here and abroad, helped raise money for scholarships, non-profits and other notable causes, dropped many a dollar in the donations can and sung a lot of silly songs.

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Hotchkiss volleyball team digs deep to support cancer center
Hotchkiss volleyball team digs deep to support cancer center

For Hotchkiss senior Gratia Fisher, singing The Star-Spangled Banner ahead of Saturday's varsity volleyball game against Meeker was a little more challenging than most of her past performances. Not only was it the final game of the regular volleyball season, and possibly her final home game as a volleyball player, Fisher and her teammates had just distributed 50 light pink long-stemmed roses to people in the stands whose lives have been affected by cancer as part of the team's Dig Deep, Dig Pink volleyball breast cancer benefit.

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Delta-Montrose Electric Ass'n. website redesigned

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is launching a redesigned website this month. The new site focuses on user experience.

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Audrey Calhoun
Audrey Calhoun

Delta resident Audrey Phyllis Calhoun died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose. She was 88.

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Jim Eddins
Jim Eddins

James "Jim" Eddins died Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at his home in Delta. He was 76.

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Sky Lee Reed
Sky Lee Reed

Three-month-old Sky Lee Reed died of congenital heart and liver disease Oct. 19, 2015, at the Ronald McDonald house in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was born July 17, 2015, to James and Christy Reed.

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Norma Moore
Norma Moore

Delta resident Norma Moore died Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 93.

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Hollie Todd

Hollie Todd died Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at her home in Crawford. She was 46.

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June Mosteller
June Mosteller

Delta resident Mary "June" Mosteller died Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at Horizons Care Center. She was 91.

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Panthers end XC campaign

Delta High School's cross country teams ended their seasons last week with competitions in the Colorado 4A Region 6 Cross Country Meet in Delta.

Battle Mountain won the team title in the girls' division with 31 points.

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