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Monks share culture during visit
Monks share culture during visit

Six Tibetan monks, scholars from the Gaden Shartse Monastery, spent last week in the North Fork Valley, raising awareness of their culture while experiencing the local culture. Tibetan monks have been visiting the North Fork area since 1977.

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Emblem conference deemed a success

Hotchkiss Emblem Club met Monday, July 6. Monthly reports were given. Under old business, a discussion was held regarding the convention held in Hotchkiss in June.

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North Fork Pool celebrates successful season
North Fork Pool celebrates successful season

The staff of the North Fork Pool in Hotchkiss gathered Friday to celebrate a successful season, to honor their lifeguards and swim instructors, and to thank three long-time staff members who are retiring.

Swim classes were completely filled this year, according to Lenore Cambria, who replaces Esther Koontz as district administrator of the North Fork Pool, Parks & Recreation District. Koontz retired in June with 14 years of service.

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Paonia grad joins Teach for America anniversary corps

Teach For America announced last week that a Paonia local has been accepted into the organization's 2015 teaching corps. Teach For America is a national non-profit working to expand educational opportunity for students in low-income communities.

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North Fork Rotary, Paonia Library dedicate gazebo
North Fork Rotary, Paonia Library dedicate gazebo

Representatives from the Paonia Library and Rotary Club of the North Fork dedicated the log gazebo located on the north side of the library grounds last Thursday. The structure, designed by former Rotary president and architect Norm Luark, and was constructed of almost all local products and age-old, time-tested methods.

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School, mother at odds over daughter's enrollment
School, mother at odds over daughter's enrollment

Angie Watson wants her daughter to have a chance at a normal life.

Alexis Watson, 13, was born with a rare chromosome irregularity, 4p-11p maternity Trisomy, and communicates through simple words, gestures, and American Sign Language.

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Benefit for Ray Penland to be held Saturday
Benefit for Ray Penland to be held Saturday

A benefit dinner and dance for firefighter and longtime Hotchkiss resident Ray Penland will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Hotchkiss Fire District headquarters, 193 Hotchkiss Avenue.

Penland, a family man and the longtime assistant fire chief in charge of the Redlands Mesa Substation, was injured in a fall last spring while farming and is currently unable to perform his duties.

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Dr. Meilner considering all options for NF medical clinic
Dr. Meilner considering all options for NF medical clinic

The Paonia office of the North Fork Medical Clinic is open.

After the clinic wasn't listed among health care options for North Fork residents in a Delta County Memorial Hospital press release in the Aug. 12 edition of the Delta County Independent, Dr. Timothy Meilner said he received several inquiries about the clinic's status.

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Hotchkiss council weighs DMEA broadband resolution
Hotchkiss council weighs DMEA broadband resolution

Trish Thibodo, director of Delta County Economic Development, came before the Hotchkiss Town Council on Aug. 13 to give a presentation on efforts to bring broadband Internet access to Delta County. DCED is working with Region 10, which was recently awarded a $5.2 million grant to build middle-mile infrastructure to provide that access to the county.

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Paonia steps up to code enforcement
Paonia steps up to code enforcement

Paonia resident Kathy Greer came before Paonia trustees on Aug. 11 to complain about a neighbor's "junkyard." Greer, who lives on Box Elder Avenue in the Lee's Park Subdivision, said six vehicles, some of which are leaking oil, and three of which aren't running, along with other unsightly objects are making the property an eyesore.

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Hotchkiss athlete has his day in Chicago
Hotchkiss athlete has his day in Chicago

Hotchkiss' Kale Litzelman had a chance to visit Chicago this summer. While in Chicago, Litzelman showed off some of his athleticism at a showcase that included 61 other prep baseball players.

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Trail trials return Sept. 12
Trail trials return Sept. 12

The Women's Surface Creek Saddle Club is conducting its biennial Trail Trials at the Mesa Top Trail on Sept. 12. This popular local trail riding event will be held at the Mesa Top Trail head on Grand Mesa.

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Birds of the Western Slope August 19, 2015
Birds of the Western Slope August 19, 2015

And here he is! I've been keeping a close eye on our trumpet vine waiting to see our rufous hummingbird. Our usual hummers are the black-chin with the broad-tailed and the tiny calliope (the smallest of the small at 2 1/2 inches long) at higher elevations as on the Grand Mesa.

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Exhibit showcases artistic talents of Horizons residents
Exhibit showcases artistic talents of Horizons residents

Residents at Horizons Care Center are rediscovering art, and in the process they are experiencing new talents and ways of self-expression that enhance their own lives and the lives of others.

A renewed interest in art at the center is the result of the residents themselves. Works by Horizons artists were on display in the front lobby during a showing last Saturday afternoon,

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Orchard City seeks answers on opt-out question

The Orchard City Town Board is hoping to get some questions answered soon about the Region 10 broadband fiberoptic cable network project. At the trustees' Aug. 12 meeting, concerns about potential pitfalls of the project were aired when supporters advised the board on allowing the town to enter the Internet service provider business.

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Garden railroading
Garden railroading

Do you enjoy gardening? Great! What about model trains? Yes? Well do I have a hobby for you! Garden railroading is where you can combine gardening interests with large- scale trains.

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Students explore careers in health care
Students explore careers in health care

June 8-12 marked the second annual Summer Health Careers Institute for Delta County's high school students. The program was offered to students by Delta County Joint School District, Delta County Economic Development and University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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First responders honored for life-saving acts
First responders honored for life-saving acts

If you ask his family members, friends, and co-workers at Zack's Bar-B-Q, they'll probably say that Larry Hicks is a one-in-a-million guy. Statistically speaking, he is one in nine.

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DHS 3rd at first golf meet
DHS 3rd at first golf meet

The 2015 golfing campaign for Cedaredge and Delta began last week with tournament action at Cedaredge Golf Club. Fifteen teams were represented in varsity play with two junior varsity teams joining the fun on the links.

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Orchard City celebrates its community
Orchard City celebrates its community

With Delta County's events calendar abounding in fruit festivals, brews and wine festivals, music festivals and summer days festivals, Orchard City's annual town picnic could just as well be called the Friends and Family Fun Festival.

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Viewpoints differ on homeowners' view
Viewpoints differ on homeowners' view

Orchard City resident R. Allen Scheetz and the town's trustees took tentative steps toward resolving a conflict during the town board's meeting on Aug. 12.

The trustee/Scheetz discussion was businesslike and at times pointed.

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County fair results: Junior animals
County fair results: Junior animals

JUNIOR GOAT SHOW

Goat Showmanship

Showmanship - Senior

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Fair results: Open pantry, agriculture
Fair results: Open pantry, agriculture

open class horticulture

Berries and Nuts

Blackberries

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Birds of the Western Slope August 12, 2015
Birds of the Western Slope August 12, 2015

This is another cloudy August day. I'd like more sun, thank you! But the weather will be what the weather will be.

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OCID board ups allocation

The Orchard City Irrigation District (OCID) board, meeting last week, increased its water share allocation to 130 percent. The previous allocation was 80 percent.

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