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Urbina named region's Arborist of the Year
Urbina named region's Arborist of the Year

Vince Urbina, a community forester based out of the Colorado State Forest Service Grand Junction District Office, has been recognized as 2017 Arborist of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. The award acknowledges the service, actions and ideas of those who have made substantial contributions to practical arboriculture in the chapter, which includes Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming.

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Needle Rock Brewing Co. to open Oct. 28
Needle Rock Brewing Co. to open Oct. 28

Renovations are nearly complete at the Needle Rock Brewing Company, where a grand opening celebration is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 11 p.m.

Where others saw a vacant building which had housed several failed restaurants, Sam Kimbriel saw one of the neatest buildings in Delta.

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Velarde sentenced to 3 years in prison

On Monday, Oct. 2, Tia Velarde was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, a class three drug felony, in Montrose County.

Velarde also received concurrent prison sentences after previously pleading guilty to attempted introduction of contraband and driving while ability impaired in case 17CR91 (Montrose), possession of a controlled substance in case 16CR282 (Montrose) and possession of a dangerous weapon in case 16CR150 (Delta).

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Arby's robber is still at large
Arby's robber is still at large

At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.

The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.

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Mill levy increase sought for EMS

This week, the Delta County clerk and recorder's office mailed 13,728 ballots to residents of the Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD), plus another 947 to property owners for a total of 14,675.

DCAD has been reaching out to as many voters as possible in Delta and the Surface Creek through a series of community meetings addressing the mill levy question on the ballot.

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County awarded $680,000 to spur entrepreneurship, growth

The Technical College of the Rockies is the recipient of a $680,000 grant awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), as part of the 2017 Assistance to Coal Communities initiative. This grant will support the start-up operations of the ENGAGE (ENergy - Growth - AGriculture & Entrepreneurship) Innovation Project, which will be operated under the umbrella of TCR. ENGAGE will provide the necessary entrepreneurial support to help launch new businesses in Delta County with a special focus on value-added food manufacturing, energy, and ag-related businesses.

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Law enforcement blotter Oct. 18, 2017

Darrell G. Anderson, 40, homeless was arrested and jailed on charges of disorderly conduct/trespass.

Justin C. Peters, 33, of Crawford was issued a summons for shoplifting.

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New state wildlife area opens east of Montrose
New state wildlife area opens east of Montrose

An innovative project developed cooperatively by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the City of Montrose has resulted in the establishment of a new state wildlife area for CPW and a new park for the city.

The Cerro Summit State Wildlife Area, a 162-acre parcel that includes a 40-acre reservoir, opened on Sept. 29.

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DCMH trauma program earns kudos
DCMH trauma program earns kudos

On Sept. 20, 2017, site reviewers from the trauma division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment audited the Delta County Memorial Hospital trauma program. The reviewers toured the facility, interviewed staff and completed a thorough review of the processes used in the care of trauma patients.

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Hospital volunteers wanted

Delta County Memorial Hospital needs hospital volunteers. Days and hours are flexible.

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Slaven-Emond recognized for enhanced medical care

AliceMarie Slaven-Emond was recently recognized as an enhanced primary care medical provider by the Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing.

The Medicaid Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) recognizes primary care medical providers (PCMPs) who meet certain enhanced standards as a patient-centered medical home.

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'Only One You' culminates with dedication

A partnership between Altrusa International, Drug-Free Delta County, and Partners Mentoring created the "Only One You" project with Lincoln Elementary and Garnet Mesa Elementary in Delta. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade painted unique "rockfish" that volunteers laid in a "stream" near the front doors of Bill Heddles Recreation Center on Oct. 13.

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Public works/utilities finalists visit

The City of Delta hosted a meet-and-greet for the three finalists for city public works/utilities director. A fourth was invited, but declined due to the fires burning in the vicinity of his home in Santa Rosa, Calif.

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DCMH offers 3D mammography and 3D breast biopsies
DCMH offers 3D mammography and 3D breast biopsies

By utilizing advanced 3D breast tomosynthesis technology, mammography exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of invasive breast cancers while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

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500th anniversary of the Reformation observed

On Oct. 31, 1517, in Wittenberg, Germany, Martin Luther posted his thoughts about some theological topics and the practices of the Church. That simple action began the Reformation -- a movement that changed Western society.

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HopeWest among 'Best Places to Work' for third consecutive year

HopeWest has been ranked number 26 of the Best Places to Work in Health Care nationwide and number 5 in the Family Friendliest category among the 150 healthcare providers and insurers recognized by Modern Healthcare. This is the third year HopeWest has participated in this recognition program and the third year to be named as an outstanding employer in the health care industry on a national level.

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Guild Mortgage hosts client appreciation event

The Delta branch of Guild Mortgage held its inaugural client appreciation event at Delta Family Fun Park last Thursday. Guild customers from Delta and surrounding areas attended.

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Building expansion opens door to integrated care
Building expansion opens door to integrated care

The Center for Mental Health is pleased to announce that it has opened its newly renovated and expanded space in its building in Delta to include a partnership with River Valley Family Health Center to offer complete health care including mental health, substance abuse services, primary care and dental services. Although final touches are still being made to the building, the offering of expanded services began on Sept. 25.

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Reclamation awards contracts for pipelines

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $3.9 million contract for construction of the GK Lateral and Silt Pump Canal Pipelines. The contract was awarded to ESCO Construction Company from Evergreen.

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School district hosts annual legislative visit
School district hosts annual legislative visit

State representatives and senators visiting Delta recently were interested in hearing how Delta County Joint School District #50 is spending the one-time funds authorized by the Colorado State Legislature last spring.

The funds were included in SB17-267, the bill titled "Sustainability of Rural Colorado" that preserved the hospital provider fee.

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Dam design authorized

The Delta City Council authorized $26,810 for a design to repair seepage on the city-owned auxiliary dam of the Big Battlement Reservoir on Grand Mesa. The bid was awarded to Colorado River Engineering.

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Libraries awarded $35,000 grant
Libraries awarded $35,000 grant

Delta County Libraries is the recipient of a $35,000 grant from the State Historical Fund (SHF) to draft revised construction documents for Delta Library. The grant is an important step in an ongoing, multi-phase project to preserve the Delta Library, a site designated as historic by the State of Colorado.

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Delta County's population starts to turn around

About 20 elected officials, local government staff and planning commission members attended a presentation by Elizabeth Garner of the state demographer's office last week.

Delta County's population experienced a decline from 2010 to 2016, "but we are starting to see a turnaround" to that trend now, Garner said.

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Fisherman's body recovered

An autopsy has determined Melvin Arterburn, 75, of Delta, died of accidental drowning. His body was recovered from the Gunnison River Sunday after he failed to return from a fishing trip.

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Law enforcement blotter Oct. 11, 2017

Shawn L. Darosett, 43, homeless was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $0 bond.

Jamie L. Lebeau, 34, of Delta was issued a summons for shoplifting.

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