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CrimeStoppers alert

Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers and the Montrose County Sheriff's Office are seeking the help of citizens to locate and apprehend a dangerous armed fugitive. Mario Cristoval Gomez is wanted on felony charges out of the Montrose County Sheriff's Office and is subject to multiple warrants.

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Library finalists named

The director selection committee for the Delta County Library Board of Trustees has reviewed nine applications for the position of district library director. Interviews have been conducted and the selection committee is pleased to announce the three finalists are Kimberly Grindrod, Megan Kinney and Lea Hart.

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GMUG releases strategy to treat insect, disease-affected trees

Last week, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), and environmental document that outlines a multi-year project to treat insect and disease-affected spruce and aspen stands on 120,000 acres throughout the forests.

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City, Stantec go to court over truck route

The City of Delta has filed a claim against Stantec, the firm that designed the alternate truck route, alleging design flaws caused construction costs to escalate.

In a letter written last summer to Stantec's corporate counsel, city attorney David McConaughy said, "Reflective of those failures, Hamon's construction costs associated with the project went from an original budgeted amount of $18 million to approximately $22.4 million, a difference of almost $4.4 million."

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Felony charges filed for marijuana grow

Charges have been filed against a Cedaredge couple accused of operating a large marijuana grow operation on Cactus Park Road east of Cedaredge.

Stormy Griffith, 36, and his wife Stacy, 32, have been charged with cultivation of marijuana (more than 30 plants); possession with intent to manufacture, dispense, sell or distribute marijuana or marijuana concentrate; processing or manufacturing marijuana and marijuana concentrate; distribution of marijuana concentrate; and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance.

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Geri-actives keep up and keep going
Geri-actives keep up and keep going

The golden years are fitter than ever before. Folks are living longer and enjoying activities that they engaged in in their 40s and 50s. Geri-active is in!

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Ice fishing contest hooks 86 anglers
Ice fishing contest hooks 86 anglers

The Grand Mesa Island Lake fishing contest keeps growing.

This year there were 86 entrants in the event, up from 73 last year and about 50 in 2014.

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Local heritage honored by historical society

Board members were elected and annual awards were presented as members of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society enjoyed their annual banquet at the Stolte Shed last Saturday.

Saturday's 2016 annual banquet featured a meal prepared and served by members of the Cedaredge High School Future Farmers of America Chapter who were recognized with a warm round of applause by their evening's guests.

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Delta beats Paonia in dual
Delta beats Paonia in dual

Two top wrestling teams met on the mat last Thursday at Delta High School. Class 2A contender Paonia is ranked seventh in the latest On the Mat Rankings. Delta, in Class 3A, is also ranked seventh.

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Paying respect to two remarkable citizens

The North Fork area lost two remarkable citizens last week, Dale "Gabby" George and Ted "Doc" Panish -- both of whom were dedicated family men, community members, and devout Hotchkiss Bulldogs fans.

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Two enter District 3 commissioner race

Two candidates for District 3 county commissioner announced their intentions at the monthly meeting of the Delta County Republican Party Central Committee on Feb. 2.

Incumbent Mark Roeber, a rancher and businessman, will seek re-election to a second term.

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Swain qualifies for recertification

Chalmer Swain, owner of Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory, recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Swain is a lifetime member of the academy.

A number of professions grant special recognition to members upon completion of specified academic and professional programs; CFSP is the funeral service's national recognition.

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DMEA selected for community solar demonstration project

The Colorado Energy Office and GRID Alternatives announce five community solar projects designed to demonstrate the viability of community solar models that serve low-income households. Delta-Montrose Electric Association, Gunnison County Electric Association, Holy Cross Energy, San Miguel Power Association and Yampa Valley Electric Association have volunteered to build low-income projects totaling 579 kW.

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Delta Fireside is 'here to stay'
Delta Fireside is 'here to stay'

The Fireside is here to stay, says owner Ernst Schopp. He resumed operation of the restaurant formerly known as Cynthia's, changed back the name, and put in place a manager and chef who are committed to the success of the business.

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DHS hosts speech tournament

At Delta's home speech and debate tournament, Delta High School showed the Western Slope who was boss! Anthony Streich received first place in extemporaneous speaking. Cidney Fisk placed second, Hannah Owens placed fifth, and Allison Castrejon placed sixth in original oratory.

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June Mills celebrates 90th birthday at Jan. 23 open house
June Mills celebrates 90th birthday at Jan. 23 open house

June Mills celebrated her 90th birthday during an open house at Crossroads Assisted Living Center Saturday, Jan. 23. About 130 guests joined the celebration.

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Crafty women have a standing date every Tuesday
Crafty women have a standing date every Tuesday

About a dozen crafty women gather at Bill Heddles Recreation Center every Tuesday morning, a tradition that dates back to crochet classes that were offered 18 to 20 years ago.

One instructor moved, another took over but later passed away.

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Phaelen French to wed Mike Seery this summer
Phaelen French to wed Mike Seery this summer

Phaelen French and her parents, Don and Beth French, announce Phaelen's engagement to Mike Seery of Ohio.

Phaelen is a 2008 graduate of Delta High School where she earned accolades in basketball, track and field, and cross country all four years and represented DHS at state competitions each year in track and field and cross country.

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Feedback welcomed

The Delta County Libraries Board of Trustees is undergoing a search for a new district director. Public feedback is welcome.

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Commissioners see truck route idea as a Delta issue

The county commissioners explained on Monday they believe the City of Delta is the jurisdiction that should be "leading the discussion" on having CDOT assume some $22 million in outstanding debt and take over ownership of Delta's new alternate truck route.

District 1 Commissioner Doug Atchley explained the truck route "is in the City of Delta and its citizens approved a bond to pay for it. It is a City of Delta indebtedness."

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Forestry agencies release 2015 aerial survey results
Forestry agencies release 2015 aerial survey results

Last week, the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Rocky Mountain Region, released the 2015 forest health aerial survey results for Colorado.

Every year the USFS and CSFS work together to aerially monitor forest health conditions on millions of forested acres across the state.

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Law enforcement blotter February 3, 2016

Randall B. Allsup, 47, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged third degree assault.

Patricia E. Penfield, 51, of Paonia was issued a ticket for alleged failure to yield right of way to oncoming traffic after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at Highway 50 and Highway 92.

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Let's put art back in the conversation

Regarding the front-page article in the Jan. 20 DCI on potential grant money for economic development and the article Jan. 21 in the Sentinel, "... how arts bleed into other businesses":

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There is no Santa Claus

No BLM leases you may be thinking. Don't. This would be somewhat like an event referred to as the subject of this letter.

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So-called independent thinkers are anything but

Mr. Sutton, in his most recent letter to this publication, this one on the plagiarism of another individual, is attempting to do nothing more than defend the indefensible. There is never any reason, or excuse, for plagiarism of any type or for any reason.

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