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Future Eagle Scout undaunted by bureaucratic process
Future Eagle Scout undaunted by bureaucratic process

When local Boy Scout Derek Holt came before the Town of Paonia Board of Trustees on Sept. 22, seeking approval and help with funding to place bleachers at the Apple Valley tennis courts for his Eagle Scout project, he didn't quite get the response he expected.

"I thought they would say OK," and that would be it, said Holt.

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North Highway 50 speeds to increase
North Highway 50 speeds to increase

Early next week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin changing out the speed limit signs on Highway 50 north of Delta.

According to CDOT, the new speeds were determined by a speed study completed by CDOT's traffic and safety unit.

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BoCC demands Congress response on N. Delta grazing

The Board of County Commissioners wants to see some congressional interest in grazing restrictions being proposed on public lands north of Delta.

The BoCC has put an exclamation point to its recent comments opposing grazing cutbacks proposed by the BLM.

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Corkey Wyman
Corkey Wyman

Milton "Corkey" J. Wyman of Eckert died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 79.

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Heather Albrecht
Heather Albrecht

Heather Albrecht died at her home in Delta Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. She was 39.

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Naola Turner
Naola Turner

Delta resident Naola Turner died Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 78.

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Prairie Rangers gain satisfaction from community service projects
Prairie Rangers gain satisfaction from community service projects

The Prairie Rangers 4-H club has been involved in many acts this year that benefitted the community. The kids baked cookies for local Delta County first responders, which were delivered to them personally by a few of the club members.

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Former trustee offers own audit viewpoints

A former Paonia trustee is at odds with the town and board of trustees over issues related to the 2014 audit, and more specifically, a document of viewpoints authored by the town's auditors, RubinBrown LLP. Viewpoints documents are typically not released to the public, but trustees elected to do so with the 2014 audit viewpoints in order to be more transparent.

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New mom celebrates a year of being smoke-free
New mom celebrates a year of being smoke-free

Sarah Hall tried every smoking cessation program imaginable, from hypnotherapy to the patch to acupuncture. It wasn't until she tried electric acupressure on her ear that she was able to successfully modify her behavior and kick her smoking habit.

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Law enforcement blotter October 21,2015

Tiffany M. Diehl, 32, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged vehicle turning left after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 1400 block of Highway 50 (at Western Convenience). Two people were treated at Delta County Memorial Hospital for "not serious" injuries.

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Climate 'deniers' counter science untruths

This is a response to Thomas Wills and his incorrect remarks regarding both Mike Mason and his views on climate and climate scientists. Mike Mason offered good advice -- check the facts.

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Hogwash

Thomas Wills' letter to the editor (10/14/15) didn't cite a single primary data source. He used the usual ad hominem attacks, i.e., climate deniers.

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Vote yes on 1A to increase economic diversification

I urge all Delta County Voters to VOTE YES on Delta County Ballot Question 1A. Delta County Ballot Question 1A asks the basic question to voters, shall the county have a role in bringing improved broadband infrastructure to the entire county.

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Vote yes on Proposition BB

Amendment 64, approved by Colorado voters in 2012, legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, subject to local control. Proposition AA, approved by Colorado voters in 2013, taxed recreational marijuana, with the lion's share of the proceeds earmarked for school construction and drug abuse prevention programs.

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Question 4A benefits all residents

The board of directors of the Fire Mountain Canal and Reservoir Company urge voters in the North Fork Conservancy District to vote "yes" on Ballot Question 4A. We believe the proposal to allow the conservancy district to accept grant money and manage tax revenues more productively, with no increase in tax assessments, will be beneficial to the entire geographic area.

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School district needs a strong, sensible voice

I would like to endorse Jill Jurca for the open seat in District 2 to serve on the school board in Delta. Jill is a graduate of Delta High School and is currently involved with DHS as the mother of two very smart young ladies.

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It's déja vu all over again

If Yogi Berra were still with us, he would describe the Delta County and town ballot issues on Internet and cable TV service as "Déjà vu all over again."

It's "all over again" because Delta County fought and won a similar fight when it established Delta-Montrose Electric Association to provide rural parts of the two counties with electricity.

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Six local nonprofits receive grants from Wells Fargo
Six local nonprofits receive grants from Wells Fargo

Local recipients of grants from the 21st annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund were announced Oct. 14 by Cesar Garcia, Wells Fargo's store manager for Delta. Six locally based nonprofit organizations received the donations totaling $5,000.

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'Yes' vote will make Delta County more competitive

I am writing to encourage the voters in unincorporated Delta County and the voters in Delta, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss, Paonia and Crawford to vote yes to opt out of the provisions of Senate Bill 152 as it relates to broadband. In no way does this obligate any of these entities to operate or contribute financially to efforts to bring greater Internet speed and reliability to all of Delta County.

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Pickleball has arrived in Paonia
Pickleball has arrived in Paonia

One of the fastest growing sports in America, and the one with arguably the silliest name, has finally arrived in the North Fork area.

Early last week, the North Fork Pool, Parks & Recreation District applied pickleball lines to the surface of Apple Valley tennis courts.

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Many thanks for years of volunteer service
Many thanks for years of volunteer service

Local seniors who enjoy noontime meals, social time together, and other activities at the Civic Center will be missing the everyday, smiling, friendly and always helpful presence of Isal Shields.

Shields, who has been a volunteer at the meal site helping with table service and also in the kitchen, has decided at age 91 to retire from her volunteer service there.

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Vote yes to remove obstacles to broadband

Regarding an opt-out of Colorado Senate Bill 05-152:

As you receive your ballots for the upcoming Nov. 3 election, you will see questions regarding "re-establishing rights to provide all services restricted since 2005 by Title 29, article 27 of the Colorado Revised Statutes."

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Unemployment drops

According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the unemployment rate in Delta County decreased half a percentage point in September to 5.0 percent. A year ago, unemployment was pegged at 5.4 percent with a labor force of 14,003.

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Sewer line replacement

Two city projects have been awarded to Wells Excavation and Farming, LLC, which recently completed the stormwater improvements on 2nd and 5th.

Using a camera purchased last year, City of Delta crews found a sewer line in the alley between Leon and Hastings and from 8 to 10th streets that had begun to collapse.

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City manager search

Delta Mayor Ed Sisson reports the search for a new city manager is moving forward as anticipated. The city's consultant, The Mercer Group of Carbondale, told Sisson 45 applicants had indicated interest in the position by the Oct. 9 application deadline.

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