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Top honors for CEO Cleckler, Delta County Memorial Hospital
Top honors for CEO Cleckler, Delta County Memorial Hospital

Jason Cleckler, CEO of Delta County Memorial Hospital, was recently recognized as one of the "Top 60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know" in the country by Becker's Hospital Review, which will feature Cleckler and other top rural hospital CEOs in its March issue.

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'Dog free' zones weighed for Grand Mesa ski trails
'Dog free' zones weighed for Grand Mesa ski trails

As the popularity of the Nordic trails on Grand Mesa has grown, an increasing number of cross-country skiers and snowshoers are visiting Grand Mesa -- often with their dogs.

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Late winter is best time to prune trees

Late winter, from February through early March, is the best time to prune most trees. Trees are still dormant at this time of year and, unlike in early winter, wound closure will be rapid if pruning occurs just prior to the time new growth emerges.

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Pollinators are essential for crops

The majority of Americans pay little attention to pollinators -- bees, butterflies, wasps, moths and other insects.

However, without pollinators, many crops would not grow.

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Rec center hosts largest cribbage tournament on the Western Slope

The winners of the annual City of Delta/Lee Martinson Cribbage Tournament, the largest on the Western Slope, have been announced by Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

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Rollover accident blocks Highway 92

Officers of the Delta Police Department responded to an accident at Circle Drive and Highway 92 Sunday, Feb. 12, at 1:38 p.m. Two vehicles were involved in the collision, with one vehicle blocking both lanes of eastbound Highway 92.

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County adopts changes to development regs

Following a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Board of County Commissioners approved changes to development regulations that had been forwarded by the county planning commission.

According to discussion held at planning commission meetings, the changes were proposed as a way of speeding up the process of required hearings and approvals on specific developments.

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Detour

Escalante Canyon Road at Escalante Creek just west of the Gunnison River bridge will require a detour

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Fatal under investigation

Kristen Huff, 26, of Delta, has been identified as the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal traffic accident Feb. 16. The Colorado State Patrol reports that Huff was driving a 1989 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight westbound on Highway 50 near Whitewater at about 3:08 a.m.

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Law enforcement blotter Feb. 22, 2017

Shanna L. Guerrero, 39, of Montrose was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Shanna L. Guerrero, 39, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on three warrants with a total of $3,750 in bonds.

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Evergreens planted in park in tribute to Al Spika
Evergreens planted in park in tribute to Al Spika

On Feb. 9, Tony Bohling and his crew from the City of Delta Parks and Recreation Department completed planting 12 new pine trees on the peninsula at Confluence Lake. All 12 trees were donated in memory of Albert Spika, who passed away on Feb. 3.

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Chamber celebrates a magical evening
Chamber celebrates a magical evening

When the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce put out a call for nominees for volunteer, nonprofit and business of the year, it could not have anticipated the number of individuals and organizations chamber and community members found worthy of recognition. In myriad ways, the nominees enhance the quality of life in Delta -- serving youth, the homeless and the infirm; providing goods and services with a smile and hometown connection; and fueling the economic engine that supports community services and amenities.

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Hospital volunteers saluted
Hospital volunteers saluted

Forty-one years of volunteering for Delta County Memorial Hospital was celebrated with a Mardi Gras theme Saturday, Feb. 18. About 70 Pink Ladies, Red Barons and guests attended the annual banquet and meeting in the oncology classrooms on the Delta County Memorial Hospital campus.

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Check out a kill-o-watt reader at the library

Did you know that you can check out a DMEA kill-o-watt reader from Delta County Libraries? The readers can be taken home to test your electronics for energy usage.

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Library volunteers make it possible

Public libraries often serve as hubs of their communities by offering a safe, friendly environment for people to gather, learn and explore. People across all age ranges and backgrounds are drawn to libraries for everything from sending a quick email to learning a new language or mastering a new skill.

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Seniors, disabled vets eligible for property tax exemption

The Colorado Constitution establishes a property tax exemption for senior citizens and disabled veterans. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of the primary residence is exempted from property tax. The State of Colorado pays the property taxes on the exempted value.

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DCMH lab receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

As part of a recent on-site inspection, Delta County Memorial Hospital Laboratory has been accredited by the accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

"I am pleased with the recent review of our laboratory reflecting the continued dedication of our DCMH lab staff in providing quality lab services and high quality patient care," stated hospital CEO Jason Cleckler.

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Alice Penick Memorial Nursing Scholarship awarded to DMTC student
Alice Penick Memorial Nursing Scholarship awarded to DMTC student

PEO Chapter BK is pleased to award this year's Alice Penick Memorial Nursing Scholarship to Linda Castillo. Castillo is currently in her final semester of the practical nurse program at Delta-Montrose Technical College.

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Nathan Yager to be retried this summer
Nathan Yager to be retried this summer

Six years have passed since the brutal slaying of Melinda Tackett Yager, yet her family is still looking for closure. Nathan Yager, convicted of murdering his estranged wife in January 2011, won an appeal and another shot at convincing a jury he should be found not guilty by reason of insanity.

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County landfill fees are under review

Fees for the county landfill are under review for a possible increase.

The last time fees were raised to the current $28 per ton and $10 minimum was in January of last year.

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City manager says Delta is a good fit

In searching for a city manager in late 2015, Delta City Council clearly stated a desire for "longevity" in the top job.

A brochure describing the job opening suggested candidates looking for potential "stepping stone" opportunities look elsewhere.

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City will share cost of concrete

By Delta's city code, residents are responsible for the repair of damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and driveway approaches. As this type of maintenance can be costly, a 50/50 concrete replacement cost share program has been established to help offset citizen expenses.

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Two motorists seriously hurt

Two Delta residents were seriously injured in a two-car accident south of Delta Tuesday, Feb. 7, at about 5:30 p.m.

A 17-year-old Delta resident was stopped at the intersection of D Road and Highway 50.

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Appeals court upholds ruling on pesticide drift

The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Hotchkiss area rancher who drew objections from his neighbors when his pesticides drifted onto their property.

James Hopper was found in violation of a contempt order, sentenced to two days in jail and ordered to pay a fine of $7,500. The appeals court affirmed that ruling.

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City of Delta begins environmental assessments of blighted properties

Environmental assessments are being conducted on the five blighted properties targeted for potential acquisition and demolition by the City of Delta.

The project is being funded through a $507,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), combined with a city match of $104,000.

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