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Get ready for Crawford's parade, tree festival

North Fork businesses can start thinking of a theme for their trees after the Crawford Pioneer Days committee announced that it would lead efforts to keep the annual Parade of Lights and Festival of Trees from being canceled.

"We decided we don't want to see events in Crawford dry up," said CPD chair Tristan Pfeffer.

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Pastor sentenced for child abuse

Although he pleaded guilty to felony child abuse with an underlying sexual basis, Jeremias Quintero maintained his innocence throughout a sentencing hearing in Delta District Court last week. Ironically, his continuous denial played a factor in the four-year prison sentence handed down by Judge Stephen Schultz.

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On the home front
On the home front

As daylight savings time ends, Coloradans are reminded of the sacrifices of war on the home front. During the Great War, Congress established a law to "preserve daylight" and conserve energy, thus ensuring ample electricity to produce the aluminum for building airplanes.

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People In The News Childress

Army Staff Sgt. Casey Childress has arrived for duty as an Army recruiter with Tucson Army Recruiting Company, Casa Grande Army Recruiting Center, Arizona.

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Politically active student organizes voter registration assembly at DHS

As election time rolls around there is a reminder about the importance of voting. Delta High School senior Cidney Fisk stresses this importance, especially in the youth.

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Birthday open house planned

You are invited to join Phil Ellsworth, his family and friends in commemorating his 90th birthday. An open house will be held Sunday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Stolte Shed at Pioneer Town in Cedaredge.

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Fruit loss produces disaster declaration

Fruit growers in Delta County lost an estimated 70 percent of their apples, peaches, pears, apricots and sweet cherries when temperatures dropped below freezing repeatedly last spring.

As a result of the frigid temperatures between April 2 and 19, Governor John Hickenlooper has approved a primary county disaster designation for Delta County.

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Abstinence educator shares message with students countywide

A speaker who encourages students to put sex on hold until they're married generated controversy last week -- controversy that superintendent Caryn Gibson says was largely put to rest after parents were assured the speaker would not be imposing her religious beliefs on the students.

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Births November 4, 2015

Anna Edwards and Ramiro Ortega of Delta are the parents of a son, Israel Luther Ortega Peña Edwards, born Oct. 19, 2015, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.

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Grateful owner hopes to express his thanks

Bert Sargent would like to thank the young person who found an item he lost in the parking lot of City Market on Oct. 27. The young man or young lady who found the item took it to the store.

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Law enforcement blotter November 4, 2015

A 16-year-old male of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Nancy J. Clairday, 52, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged unsafe backing after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 100 block of E. 4th Street.

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Climate change believers are costing us jobs

Since the climate change believers, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the media have decided carbon dioxide, an essential for life, is a pollutant, coal-fired power plants and coal mines are closing. Delta County has lost hundreds of good paying jobs.

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Check references; don't cast slurs on half-truths

Once again, as usual, responders to my letter about climate and data misinformation come back with the typical slurs against both individuals and organizations that are trying to educate the populace. Both responses appeared in the DCI on Oct. 28.

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Paonia trustees seem to have learned nothing

I would like to add some details to the story of the Paonia trustees' payments to their auditor. While quick to denigrate "past councils" for poor management decisions, the majority of the current trustees seem to have learned nothing.

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Keep up the good work, DCI

I am a 1972 graduate of Delta High School. I have been an active coal miner nearly 30 years mostly as a state and federally certified electrician repairman with mine fire boss and mine foreman qualifications.

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Region 10 receives additional $1.2 million for broadband

Those who have been working to develop and expand broadband in western Colorado received good news this month.

The Partnerships for Opportunity, Workforce, and Economic Revitalization (POWER) program awarded Region 10 -- the six-county council of governments representing Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Ouray and San Miguel counties -- a $1.2 million grant to go toward its continued efforts in increasing access to affordable and abundant high speed Internet services.

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County budget is available

The county government has finished its round of department budget presentations and has completed its proposed budget for 2016.

A public copy of the proposed budget is available from the Delta County administration office located in Suite 227 of the Delta County Courthouse.

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Libraries celebrate Native American Heritage Month
Libraries celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Libraries around the country observe numerous occasions which promote awareness about topics that are relevant to different age and patron groups. Programming jumps from banned books to privacy to teenagers to volunteers, always with the intention of helping patrons to understand and appreciate subjects that are important to libraries and the communities they serve.

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Farm improvements yield rebate
Farm improvements yield rebate

Delta-Montrose Electric Association recently issued its first ever variable speed drive rebate.

Randy Meaker of Montrose installed a 50-horsepower variable speed drive pump on his irrigation system, which resulted in a $2,350 rebate from DMEA.

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Warming schmorming

All the technical talk aside, references are not necessary to analyze global warming. Anyone with a lick of sense understands that it's not happening, never mind what a conservative newspaper's opinion page I regularly read refers to as "climate cluckers" would like to think.

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Citizen juries are already in place

A group of individuals recently appeared before the Delta County Board of County Commissioners asking for public funds to set up what they called "citizen juries," claiming that the Constitution provides for them.

Were they better informed and intellectually astute, they would have realized that we already have citizen juries.

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The sky is falling

Those who question the validity of global warming are called "climate change deniers." The same should be said about those who cling to the expert opinions of famous scientists Al Gore and Michael Moore.

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Controversy continues

Steve Lyons in his Oct. 28 letter makes my point. There is controversy over global warming and climate change (he said, she said).

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Slash burns planned

The Grand Valley Ranger District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests plans to burn piles within the Porter Mountain and Eggleston Lake areas of the Grand Mesa, possibly beginning as soon as Nov. 4, and continuing for several weeks until the project is complete.

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A Colorado Christmas

Show your Colorado pride in style by lighting up an entry for the Delta Parade of Lights. This year's theme is "A Colorado Christmas."

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