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Storytelling with a brush
Storytelling with a brush

It's hard to say if Cami Bair is primarily a painter who uses stories to enhance her work, or if she's really a storyteller who uses pictures to amplify her stories. But she melds the two art forms so beautifully that the line between storyteller and painter blends, and the end result is just simply the best kind of story: full of feeling and wonder and color and life.

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Retirement rekindles Tholow Chan's love of music
Retirement rekindles Tholow Chan's love of music

Last month Cedaredge resident Tholow Chan joined The New Christy Minstrels on-stage for two local performances. It was not his first rodeo. He has played guitar and bass guitar for folk groups including the Minstrels off and on since 1960.

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School of hard knocks
School of hard knocks

The return of the Delta County Fair's annual Demolition Derby last August following a three-year absence attracted 15 entries, large crowds, and a very unexpected new derby champion.

Madison Milner and her 1996 Subaru Outback decked out as a Minion from the "Despicable Me" movies outlasted all other vehicles, most made during the bygone era of solid steel muscle cars, to win the derby title and the $2,000 grand prize.

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Proctor's preservation: Antique cars more than just rust
Proctor's preservation: Antique cars more than just rust

One man's trash is another man's treasure. We've all heard the moniker before, but Orval Proctor, of Delta, is proof of what such a motto entails.

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A heart for Hotchkiss
A heart for Hotchkiss

Retirement is a major lifestyle change for anyone, but for a restaurant owner who's dedicated nearly every waking hour to his business for 28 years, retirement was a shock to the system.

After Larry Jakubiak sold the North Fork Valley Restaurant to one of his employees three years ago, he decided to take it easy.

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An a-maze-ing time of year
An a-maze-ing time of year

Hold onto your hat, autumn is here! And to celebrate the arrival of the fall season, area locations are overflowing with fresh produce, corn mazes and pumpkin patches.

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A patchwork through time
A patchwork through time

Among the gently rolling 'dobie hills in North Delta, Devil's Thumb stands tall -- apparently impervious to the forces of erosion that have worn down the surrounding soft clay hills.

Late this summer, Dr. Dave Noe led an excursion to Devil's Thumb, following a trail that at first climbed gently through an arroyo, then grew steeper as it ascended Petrie Mesa to the landmark that gave Delta's golf course its name.

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A  wood  turner's art
A wood turner's art

Ron MacKendrick completed his first wood turning project 58 years ago in a shop class at Hotchkiss High School.

Today he works on his projects in a partitioned-off corner of a former fruit warehouse.

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Scott  Burns:  a sketch  in character
Scott Burns: a sketch in character

Since coming to Paonia High School four years ago, Scott Burns has documented school life in sketches. He has dozens of them.

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Drawing a bead on the Old West
Drawing a bead on the Old West

History comes to life in the hills near Hotchkiss. Step back fifty years and you come to the start of the Colorado West Gun Club. Step back another hundred and you're smack-dab in the middle of the Wild West.

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Tooth Fairy pillows: Kid created, kid approved
Tooth Fairy pillows: Kid created, kid approved

Cassidy Butler's bedroom is a revelation. An ironing board takes up the center of the room.

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Ute Council Tree
Ute Council Tree

Those who know trees, especially cottonwood trees, have said for years that it is "just a matter of time" when the Ute Council Tree gives up its last vestige of life in its limbs and succumbs eventually to the whims of nature. Such appears to have been the fate of this historic tree in 2017.

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Predator on the prowl
Predator on the prowl

A fossil uncovered near Cedaredge four decades ago is now on display in a museum on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

While the full mosasaur skeleton is new to the BYU Museum of Paleontology, a cast of the skull has been showcased at the Welcome Center in Cedaredge for years.

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Songs, trains  & service
Songs, trains & service

For the June 22 concert at Chapel of the Cross in Cedaredge, directors of the summer concert series cautioned the public to arrive early. The concert for these favorite performers sold out in 2016.

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An impetus to create
An impetus to create

Karen Brueggemann has been creating objects of art her whole life. She has been selling her creative works since she was in junior high school.

But it has been only since she and Ted, her husband of 54 years, began their move to Cedaredge 10 years ago that Karen really began to think of herself as an artist.

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Bearing  witness  in Syria
Bearing witness in Syria

Last April, Paonia resident David Lorig traveled to Syria with a group of journalists, activists and observers. Lorig gave a presentation on his experience on July 27 for the Paonia Public Library Armchair Travel lecture series.

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A night under the stars for the entire family
A night under the stars for the entire family

It's summertime in Colorado, and while the mountains await many, here in Delta there's a truly unique outdoor offering that can't be experienced in many other places across the country, let alone in-state.

The Tru Vu Drive-In is one of only 385 such outdoor movie spots left in America, according to owner Jeanne Dewsnup.

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Learning the art of self control
Learning the art of self control

There are five secrets of Japanese Goju Ryu karate: Move quickly; have a sound, calm mind; be light in body; have a clever mind; and master the basics. All of those meld together to form two very basic components of the art and discipline of karate: self-control and self-discipline.

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Closed for renovation
Closed for renovation

For public safety, and to prevent further damage, two homestead cabins in Escalante Canyon have been closed until June 2018.

The Walker Homestead and Captain Smith's Cabin, along with a historic water wheel, are listed on Colorado's Most Endangered Places List (2013) by Colorado Preservation Inc. Efforts are underway to secure funding for restoration and interpretation of the structures, which represent the pioneer spirit of Escalante Canyon.

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Celebrating the joy of music and life
Celebrating the joy of music and life

David and Tamara Hauze have performed together for 20 years, celebrating the joy of music and life.

They book performances all 12 months of the year, playing for weddings, annual meetings, festivals, fundraisers and musical events. They're generally busy Thursdays through Sundays.

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Gathering strays
Gathering strays

Like the parable Jesus told about searching for a lost sheep, Cowboy at the Church is gathering up strays and sharing the word of God. With sawdust covering the floor and dust settling on the chairs, the church "sanctuary" may seem a bit rustic, but families coming off the farm feel right at home.

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Fighting Parkinson's together
Fighting Parkinson's together

A Cedar Mesa couple has taken up the fight against an incurable, debilitating disease and the limiting effects it has on people's lives.

Charlie Farrell and Jan Blue this week bring their personal ministry to the community by making available to Parkinson's disease sufferers at no cost a new therapy regimen. They explain it has shown proven results in helping people overcome symptoms of Parkinson's.

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Discover what's in your own backyard~Agritourism
Discover what's in your own backyard~Agritourism

Dirt under your fingernails. The tang of freshly turned earth in your nose. Blue, blue skies as far as the eye can see and sunshine warm on your back. And in your hand: a hammer, or a shovel, or a bouquet of freshly picked salad greens. If you're looking to experience life on a farm, you need look no further than your own backyard.

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A vision for better   habitat becomes a reality
A vision for better habitat becomes a reality

A dozen members of the Black Canyon Audubon Society toured a 42-acre conservation easement owned by Kevin and Jackie Parks last weekend. In the early morning hours the birders, biologists and conservationists passed through pristine wetlands teeming with wildlife, observed nesting great blue herons, and identified some 30 individual bird species, among them the belted kingfisher, black-crowned night heron, purple martin and western wood-pewee.

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A burning passion
A burning passion

When Scott Sullivan retired from his career at the Delta Correctional Center after 16 and a half years, art became a much bigger part of his life.

With new-found free time he now had for pursuing his passion, he completed construction of a studio behind his house just north of town in Cedaredge.

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