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School music program opens holiday season
School music program opens holiday season

The holiday season was off to a musical start on Nov. 23 when the Cedaredge High School and Middle School bands and choirs presented their combined fall concert at the school.

The Commons area was standing room only for the event which began with performances by the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade choir presenting music by John Williams and Katy Perry.

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Restaurant serves up free holiday meal
Restaurant serves up free holiday meal

People who live in Surface Creek Valley know they have a lot to be thankful for.

To that list of blessings the community can add a local business that demonstrated last Thursday how it understands the meaning of Thanksgiving day in a small community.

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K&C wants to end lease at golf course restaurant

Cedaredge trustees heard during a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 23, that the manager of K&C's Local Grill, the restaurant at Cedaredge Golf Course, intends to terminate his lease on the facility at year's end.

Town administrator Katie Sickles told the trustees that restaurant manager Doug Coburn had notified the town that he wants to terminate his lease at the restaurant effective Jan 1. Coburn was not present at the meeting.

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Paonia's title hopes dashed
Paonia's title hopes dashed

For the first time in three years, the Eagles came up just short.

Buena Vista shut out the Eagles in the second half of the 1A state championship football game and prevented Paonia from winning its third consecutive title after the Demons won 27-20 last Saturday in Buena Vista.

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Gallery prides itself on a big heART
Gallery prides itself on a big heART

Chile Pepper Pottery, located at the corner of 1st and Palmer in Delta, is now sharing space with a new business. Fred and Ann Honchell have opened Gallery de la Luz, an artist's studio where both can express their creative talents while showcasing artwork produced by other area residents.

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Winter farmers' market explored

A group of home business owners and farmers' market vendors met at Fourth and Main Exchange in downtown Delta on Friday, Nov. 20, to discuss the possibility of a business incubator or inside winter farmers' market. Also considered was an artist coop in the upstairs of the historic Hillman Building above the exchange.

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Christa Coats pegged as PACE nurse manager
Christa Coats pegged as PACE nurse manager

Senior CommUnity Care, Volunteers of America is pleased to announce the appointment of Christa Coats as the new nurse manager of Senior CommUnity Care's Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

Coats earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Colorado Mesa University and her master's of science in nursing from Walden University.

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DMEA retires capital credits this month

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) members will receive approximately $2 million in capital credit retirement checks this month. The DMEA board approved a $2.6 million capital credit retirement during its October meeting.

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City council sticks to drainage requirements

A number of residents of the Orchard Estates subdivision off G Road have been advised they're blocking the neighborhood drainage system by filling in their "roll over" curb and gutter with gravel or concrete. Among them is a tenant of Pat Stroud's who is battling cancer.

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City composts leaves, branches
City composts leaves, branches

The ultimate recycling project is underway at the city's wastewater treatment plant, where the bags of leaves and piles of branches picked up during the City of Delta's fall cleanup campaign are combined with biosolids to create compost.

Andy Mitchell, chief wastewater plant operator, said the organic matter from the plant is tested to prove volatile solids reduction has occurred through the use of mechanical and biological methods.

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Births December 2, 2015

Heather and Cody Suckow of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Averie Brooks Suckow, born Nov. 17, 2015, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20.75 inches in length.

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Delta Food Pantry needs assistance
Delta Food Pantry needs assistance

The Delta Food Pantry needs assistance. People in need of food are at their door every day and some of the pantry shelves are empty.

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Law enforcement blotter December 2, 2015

John R. Silva, 70, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged overtaking on the right after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 600 block of Grand Avenue. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

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In favor of prescription reform

I urge your publication to publish an editorial urging Congress to pass important Medicare Part D and prescription drug bills. Passage of the Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act (H.R. 3261 and S. 1884) would create one or more Medicare-administered prescription drug plans to compete with the expensive, privately administered prescription drug plans currently offered under Medicare Part D.

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Generosity of Creekside owners much appreciated

Thank you very much to the owners and staff of the Cedaredge Creekside Café for the wonderful Thanksgiving meal. It was so generous of you to support our community with this free meal.

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You can do something about climate change

I am incredibly hopeful that the upcoming Paris Climate Conference can bring about a strong commitment among nations to put firm limits on carbon emissions. This is not only a tardy international need, but the harbinger of an improved economy as we transition to renewal energies rather than rely on depletable or non-usable fuels (due to climate change).

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Common sense has left us

A new Rasmussen survey shows that over one in four Democrats (27 percent) favor prosecuting those who don't agree with global warming. Only 11 percent of Republicans agree.

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It's best to be prepared

Climate change by nature is acceptable, but weather by the bureaucrats in D.C. is not, to my way of thinking. Science is unpredictable, especially when directed by the New World Order and placed in human hands. Congress is no help.

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Paonia's water woes are self-inflicted

As you read this, Paonia will have adopted a 2016 budget that, in the words of one trustee "is full of padding!" (They think this is good.)

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Seat belt use lags

A new study on seat belt usage conducted for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reveals that 85.2 percent of the state's roadway users are buckling up. But a team of trained observers estimated the usage rate in Delta County at just 70.8 percent.

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Housing sales jump

According to a report compiled by Heritage Title Company, real estate transactions jumped 40 percent in the third quarter of 2015 in Delta County. There were 262 sales compared to 187 for the same period of 2014.

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CDOT provides county with regional road update

Engineers and managers from CDOT reported to the Board of County Commissioners recently on the much improved railroad grade crossing at SH 50 in Delta, and on other road issues in the region.

The report is an annual review of CDOT activities in the sprawling Region 3 that includes Delta County and 14 other counties, and that is the largest CDOT region in the state.

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Suppes runs for District 2 county commissioner seat
Suppes runs for District 2 county commissioner seat

Orchard City's two-term mayor, Don Suppes, has announced as a candidate for District 2 county commissioner.

Suppes served as an Orchard City town trustee two and a half years before winning election as the town's mayor in 2008. His current term as mayor will end in April next year. The upcoming election for commissioner will be held Nov. 1, 2016.

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Chamber has new exec. director, board president

Holly Piatek has been named the executive director of the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce. She replaces outgoing director Leslie Workman, who accepted a new job at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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Abraham Connection hosts open house
Abraham Connection hosts open house

Abraham Connection is just a few days, and a few dollars, short of completing the new permanent homeless shelter at 480 Silver Street in Delta.

A community open house is planned this Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.

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