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Eagles win 25th behind Walters, stingy defense
Eagles win 25th behind Walters, stingy defense

Make it 25 in a row for the Eagles.

Paonia's high school football team played in front of its home fans for the first time this year last Friday night and the Eagles showed that the present and the future are looking good.

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Cedaredge volleyball team eases to victory
Cedaredge volleyball team eases to victory

After last week's volleyball action Cedaredge is 2-0 in 2A/1A Western Slope Grand Mesa League standings and 3-3 overall. Paonia's Eagles lead the way at 2-0 and 3-0.

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Delta volleyball team 7-0
Delta volleyball team 7-0

Delta High School's volleyball team played five games last week, beginning with Central's Warriors on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Panthers also played twice on both Friday and Saturday as they hosted a volleyball tournament on those two days.

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CMS students dream of a greenhouse

The students in Cedaredge Middle School's gifted and talented department are always hard at work creating projects for the betterment of not only Cedaredge, but all of Delta County. Back in 2011, the GT students designed, promoted, and built a disc golf course that's free and open to everyone interested at any time.

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What's bugging you? September 16, 2015

I was going to discuss watering issues this week, but a house call about saving aspen trees has gotten me sidetracked. The new owners of a recently purchased house in Cedaredge wanted to know if the aspens in their yard could be saved. My answer was a qualified yes.

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Cedaredge AWANA begins Sept. 16

The First Baptist Church of Cedaredge, 370 W. Main Street, invites children to a very exciting program for kids between the ages of 3 and 18. The group will meet every Wednesday evening (6:30-8 p.m.) during the school year, except for school breaks and holidays.

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Plants of the Western Slope September 16, 2015
Plants of the Western Slope September 16, 2015

What a summer this has been! Fairly cool with lots of rain showers and fast growing weeds. There is still lots to see scattered along North Road and here is one of my favorites!

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Town hopeful about golf course finances

Though the town's water fund was tapped for cash to support the golf course in 2014 and 2015, Cedaredge officials are hoping the golf course won't be using more cash assistance from the water fund in 2016.

Town Administrator Katie Sickles told trustees during a Sept. 3 work session on the 2016 budget, "We are hoping for positive financial contributions this year."

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Eckert artist awarded top spot in California quilt exhibit
Eckert artist awarded top spot in California quilt exhibit

When you hear the word "doors" do you think of entering your home or job or storefront, a hidden passage, or something more abstract and emotional? Twenty-four members of the Grand Junction Art Quilt Association (AQuA) submitted their fiber interpretation of "Doors" for a special exhibit to hang in October at both the Quiltfest Oasis in Palm Springs and the 24th annual Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) in Santa Clara, Calif.

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A short history of the schools at Eckert

Editor's note: With students, teachers and friends gathering on Wednesday, Sept. 16, for an all-school reunion of Eckert School, Norm Kehmeier wanted to share a history of the schools with our readers. The reunion is at the Eckert Presbyterian Church, 13025 Highway 65, Eckert, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Anyone who attended Eckert School at any time is invited.

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Town board ponders court sports funding

Cedaredge trustees find themselves in the position of playing referee for a contest between local tennis players and a community of pickleball players.

The pickleball players are working to establish their popular new sport using town facilities -- once the preserve of tennis -- and they have asked the town to budget funding of their activity.

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Chili needed for fire fundraiser

Organizers of the annual Five Alarm Chili Cookoff fundraiser for the Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Department are asking the community to be extra thoughtful this year and prepare a pot of chili to donate for the Thursday, Oct. 1 event.

This hugely popular community chilifest requires lots of chili to satisfy area residents who want to participate in tasting the various offerings and make a generous donation to the department's firefighters.

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It's Homecoming week at CHS

Students, staff, alumni, fans and friends of Cedaredge High School are well into 2015 Homecoming activities.

The excitement has been building all week.

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Black Canyon receives dark sky designation
Black Canyon receives dark sky designation

The International Dark Sky Association and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park are proud to announce the official selection of Black Canyon as an International Dark Sky Park. This highly sought designation means that Black Canyon has exceptional opportunities to observe dark skies and has implemented a program of dark sky preservation, education, and opportunities for the public to enjoy the night sky.

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Larry Vincent promoted to DCMH chief financial officer
Larry Vincent promoted to DCMH chief financial officer

Larry Vincent was recently promoted from controller and human resources director to chief financial officer for Delta County Memorial Hospital. He has been with the Delta hospital for seven and a half years and will now be supervising hospital departments including nutritional services, information systems, housekeeping/laundry, physician billing, medical records, purchasing/maintenance, accounting, patient accounting and human resources.

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Shish KaBikes is more than just a bike shop
Shish KaBikes is more than just a bike shop

"Shish KaBikes" may seem like an unusual name for a bike shop, but once you meet Scott Shishim, it makes perfect sense.

Shishim opened Shish KaBikes in Paonia this summer.

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Hotchkiss approves $1,500 for NFMAD

North Fork Mosquito Abatement District board president Rain Klepper came before the Hotchkiss council on Sept. 10 to request money to continue mitigation work after the organization ran out of payroll money the first week of August. While the organization made it through the entire 2014 season without having to ask for money, the wet, warm spring made for a long and especially challenging season.

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Become an ambulance association member now

The North Fork Ambulance annual membership brochure was mailed to over 5,000 homes and businesses on Sept 15. The best reason to become a member is it will help keep emergency ambulance service responding from within each of our communities!

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Colorado Grand road racers return to Hotchkiss Friday

The Colorado Grand celebrates its 27th annual tour with a lunch stop in Hotchkiss on Friday, Sept. 18. The Hotchkiss Community Chamber of Commerce has hosted a lunch for the Colorado Grand road racers on their multi-day jaunt around Colorado for 19 of the past 27 years.

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Learn what it takes to become a firefighter

Hotchkiss Fire District is recruiting volunteer firefighters.

Anyone interested in volunteering or learning about what is required to be a volunteer firefighter is welcome to attend the district's "Make Me a Firefighter" events.

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Littlest fruit steals show at Tomato Fest
Littlest fruit steals show at Tomato Fest

If there was a Best in Show at this year's Tomato Fest, it would likely have gone to the diminutive Mexican Midget. The marble-sized heirloom variety won in two categories, with grower Randy Slater claiming the "tastiest" category and Matt Kottenstette claiming this year's "smallest" tomato honors.

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Sewer line work begins

Work on the Town of Hotchkiss' long-anticipated sewer line rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin Sept. 28. Most of the work will be done within the town's alleys, beginning at the alley between Pinon and Cedar streets, and Highway 92 and Hotchkiss Avenue.

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It's Homecoming at PHS
It's Homecoming at PHS

School spirit will have nowhere to hide this week as Paonia High School celebrates Homecoming Week.

This year's theme is "A Lifetime of Music." Throughout the week, classes will compete in sports and other events, vying for both class points and bragging rights.

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Audit shines light on Paonia's financial woes

The Town of Paonia is working toward a sound financial future as it deals with past years of fiscal neglect, mismanagement and thievery dating back to 2007.

At the Sept. 8 board meeting, trustees considered the 2014 budget audit report by the accounting firm of RubinBrown as a measurement of just how deep the troubles go, and how much needs to be done to balance the budget and meet legal requirements while continuing to provide operational services.

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Cohousing development moving forward
Cohousing development moving forward

Partners for the Silver Leaf project closed last week on the 1.5-acre vacant parcel, located on the north side of Third Street between Clark and Minnesota avenues. The land is zoned R-2 and platted for 19 lots and was listed for $179,900 by Re/Max Mountain West.

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