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Former DPD chief received $50,000 severance payment

After written Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requests, the City of Delta has disclosed Robert Thomas received a $50,000 severance payment upon his retirement as police chief.

The city initially refused to disclose that information, citing "personnel" issues, but city attorney David McConaughy agreed the payment is public information.

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Another round of layoffs hits mines

The announcement of layoffs at Bowie Mine #2 on Sept. 29 by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bowie Resources LLC (BRP), is expected to have lasting negative impacts on Delta County's economy.

BRP will lay off 78 full-time positions and eliminate 19 contractors as part of its efforts to scale back production of its Bowie #2 mine at Somerset "as a result of idling its longwall while it develops a new longwall panel and continues to evaluate the market for Bowie #2 coal," according to a press release. Development of the new longwall panel is expected to take 12 months.

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Devils defeat Panthers in soccer
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Paonia VB recovers from rare dual losses

The Paonia High School volleyball team found itself in very unfamiliar territory last week after suffering its first consecutive defeats during the regular season in many years.

"Our last league loss was in 2011," Eagles coach Krista Carsten said.

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Hotchkiss continues VB growth as a team
Hotchkiss continues VB growth as a team

The Hotchkiss Bulldogs are still seeking their first win in high school volleyball this season, but their play in recent matches shows that victory is right around the corner.

The Bulldogs went to Cedaredge and played the red hot Bruins last Friday and while they fell in three sets, Hotchkiss showed that it has all the pieces for a solid team and the foundation for the future is strong.

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Delta loses 3-1 in net play

Delta's Panthers split matches played in volleyball this past week. A win was recorded on Oct. 1 against Glenwood Springs, 3-1. A road trip to Gypsum resulted in a 3-1 loss to Eagle Valley.

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Bruins beat Eagles in VB
Bruins beat Eagles in VB

Cedaredge High School has taken a step in the right direction toward laying claim to the 2A/1A Western Slope Grand Mesa League title. The Bruins continued their winning ways with wins over rival Paonia and Rangely this past week.

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Cedaredge wins 3A District 5 softball title
Cedaredge wins 3A District 5 softball title

The Cedaredge High School softball team won three of its five softball games played last week. Action began for the Bruins on Monday, Sept. 28, against Delta (see related story in today's paper). That game resulted in an 11-6 loss.

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Panthers clinch 3rd 4A WSL softball title
Panthers clinch 3rd 4A WSL softball title

With a 5-0 4A WSL record, and 14-4 overall season mark, the Delta Panthers won their third straight softball title after defeating Palisade 12-2 in Delta last Friday.

Prior to that win for a league title, Delta faced Cedaredge on Sept. 28 at the Field of Dreams.

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CHS, HHS grid rivalry plays down to wire
CHS, HHS grid rivalry plays down to wire

Action began in the 1A Western Slope Conference last Friday night in Cedaredge, and Delta County fans can anticipate great football games as local teams make their push for the playoffs.

Perennial rivals kicked off against each other when Cedaredge hosted Hotchkiss.

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Panthers rumble past Rifle
Panthers rumble past Rifle

Despite knocking off one of the state's top 3A football teams, Delta's Panthers are listed in third place in the 3A WSL, behind Palisade, 2-0 and 5-0, and Grand Junction Central, 2-0 and 4-1. The Panthers are 2-0 and 4-1 as well and have both Central and Palisade left on their regular season schedule.

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Drones give the economy a lift
Drones give the economy a lift

Drones have arrived in Delta County -- but they aren't the spying, harassing kind of drones that are reported on the national newscasts.

A Cedaredge company is helping bring the high-tech surveillance craft here for economic development uses that range from marketing promotion to improving agricultural yields.

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Achievement awards
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Hotchkiss K-8 presents GRIT Blazing Bulldog Awards
Hotchkiss K-8 presents GRIT Blazing Bulldog Awards

Hotchkiss K-8 strives to develop citizens through GRIT -- growth, resiliency, integrity and tenacity. Students who demonstrate these traits academically, socially or emotionally are recognized as GRIT Blazing Bulldogs.

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Wish granted for Delta 9-year-old and his family
Wish granted for Delta 9-year-old and his family

Nine-year-old Jeremiah Hitzfelder was recently granted a dream trip to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Jeremiah's trip was granted by the Sunshine Foundation, which answers the dreams of children living with lifelong chronic illnesses, physical challenges, or the trauma of abuse.

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Sweitzer XC course fast
Sweitzer XC course fast

Personal records were set in droves last Friday as runners got a chance to race on an almost perfectly flat 5k course around Sweitzer Lake at the Pantherfest Cross Country Invitational.

Conditions were even better for the girls squads, who ran their race under brilliant blue sky with a late morning breeze as escort.

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RE/MAX Today welcomes new team member
RE/MAX Today welcomes new team member

RE/MAX Today welcomes Kim Frovarp-Isom to its team.

Kim has lived in Delta for 43 years, having moved here from eastern Colorado.

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River Valley celebrates first anniversary
River Valley celebrates first anniversary

Since moving into its new location on Olathe's Main Street, River Valley Family Health Center has seen over a thousand new patients. To keep pace with the rapid growth, a second location will open in Montrose next month.

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Delta County 4-H Council elects officers

The September meeting of Delta County 4-H council was called to order at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 by Grady Simpson.

Pledges were led by Adam Sheldon.

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Are local water users adapting to scarcity?

Since the early 2000s, use of Colorado River Basin water has exceeded the amount of rain and snow that's fallen into the basin ­-- hence the famous bathtub rings at lakes Powell and Mead, as their water levels dip ever lower.

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Paonia adopts fee schedule

Paonia trustees adopted a resolution at the Sept. 22 board meeting that establishes a schedule of fees and fines.

Trustee Ross King prefaced the discussion by clarifying that the schedule was created at the direction of the board of trustees and was not ordered by town manager Jane Berry.

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Democrats look at rural initiative
Democrats look at rural initiative

The Delta County Democratic Party announced recently that it is considering forming a chapter of the Colorado Rural Initiative (CRI). The chapter would be one of the first for the newly-formed initiative, said chairman Dick Barkey, of Fort Lupton, who was one of eight speakers at the DCDP's annual barbecue, held Sept. 19 at Paonia.

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Sewer line work begins in Hotchkiss

Construction on the Town of Hotchkiss main sewer line rehabilitation project was slightly delayed, but is expected to begin today, according to Public Works manager Mike Owens.

Most of the line is located within the town's alleyways, although some work will affect the streets where they intersect with alleyways.

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Delta County Libraries: Preserving the freedom to read
Delta County Libraries: Preserving the freedom to read

Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, Dee Brown, Maurice Sendak, Walt Whitman, Margaret Mitchell, Jack London, Cesar Chavez. These authors share a heavy burden.

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Chicken ranch approved by county planning commission

The Delta County Planning Commission has recommended approval for the Kuntz Chicken Ranch specific development application.

Commission members, however, added a couple of conditions.

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