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Marijuana question may be on the ballot

During the municipal election in April, the issue of marijuana sales in the City of Delta frequently cropped up. Most questions were prompted by two ballot measures concerning the taxation of retail marijuana and retail marijuana products -- if in the future those sales were allowed. Both measures passed by about a 60-40 margin.

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School starts Monday

Motorists are reminded that the first day of school is Monday, Aug. 20. Extra caution should be exercised in school zones and around bus stops, particularly in the mornings before school starts and in the afternoons when students start to head home.

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Food For Thought needs your votes!

Food For Thought/Vision Charter Academy has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Top 200 finalist and needs your help by voting for them to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm®. From now until Aug. 24 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2012962.

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Rain fails to slow spread of Bull Draw Fire

Although storms brought 1/10 to 1/3 of an inch of rain to the Bull Draw Fire, there was not enough rain to impact the fire's spread southwest of Delta.

According to an update provided Tuesday morning, the lightning-caused fire has consumed 25,190 acres.

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Premises approved for broadband infrastructure

At their Aug. 6 meeting Delta County Commissioners signed a lease agreement with Region 10 LEAP, Inc. to bring broadband to the North Fork Annex. The lease is for a term of 20 years, after which the lease shall be renewed on a year-to-year basis.

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Volunteers needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can't afford a tax preparation service.

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Libraries provide valuable services for adults

Delta County Libraries continues to offer valuable adult education services, despite losing a grant in the summer of 2017 that funded a majority of the literacy program.

"We are doing the best we can with the limited resources we have," says Gail Srebnik, literacy administrator for Delta County Libraries.

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Low-income seniors may qualify for nutrition assistance

Adults aged 60 and over in Delta County may be eligible to receive a monthly nutritious food box consisting of non-perishable protein, milk, juice, cereal, canned or dried fruits and vegetables, and refrigerated cheese.

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Take it slow on Owl Creek Pass

Work has commenced on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests' Owl Creek Road Improvement Project. Overall, there has been great public support and enthusiasm for the work, but recently the project contractor has begun expressing concerns over public safety due to unsafe driving in the project area.

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Compensation available to protect forest lands

Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could someday be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest uses -- and who desire to receive monetary compensation in the process -- now have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands.

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History Colorado seeks rural applicants for tax credit program

History Colorado is calling all rural entrepreneurs with a business idea, a vision for historic preservation, and an interest in accessing tax credits to help defray eligible rehabilitation costs. Applications for the annual tax credit program are accepted on a rolling basis, but most of the credits are claimed by early November so time is of the essence to tap into the 2018 funds.

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Law enforcement blotter Aug. 15, 2018

Officers assisted Child Protective Services with a child abuse call.

Officers responded to Maverik Gas Station for a two-vehicle traffic accident.

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Nazarene Church celebrates 100 years of service

Gunnison Valley Church of the Nazarene will celebrate its 100th year of existence Sunday, Aug. 19. A day of celebration begins at 10 a.m. with former pastor, Clark Childers, preaching the sermon and Crosswalk providing special music. An old-fashioned barbecue will follow the service.

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Delta Tractor Supply celebrates pets of all kinds
Delta Tractor Supply celebrates pets of all kinds

Tractor Supply Company in Delta​ is dedicating the entire month of August to showing its appreciation for animals. The rural lifestyle retailer will host a variety of animal-centric happenings and deals as part of Out Here With Animals, its monthlong event for animals of all kinds and the people who care for them.

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Compensation available to protect forests

Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could someday be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest uses -- and who desire to receive monetary compensation in the process -- now have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands.

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Call 811 before you dig

It was time for Joe to replace a few fence posts on his family's farm. Those posts were likely older than him.

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Energy startups have until Aug. 15 to apply for Spark Tank

Innovative startup companies working in the energy sector are invited to apply to the Spark Tank, a pitch event kicking off the second annual Energy Conference hosted by ENGAGE. The conference will be held Sept. 17 in Paonia.

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Home health reorganizes
Home health reorganizes

Delta-Montrose Home Health, owned and operated by Delta County Memorial Hospital, has a new administrative team -- Jon McMurphy, RN, BSN, MBA/MHA, as the director, Hilary Showalter, RN/BSN, as quality manager and Tiffany LaHue, RN, clinical manager -- whose primary goals include strategies to improve the exceptional care of patients.

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Electric Mountain Lodge purchased

A group from the Roaring Fork Valley has purchased the Electric Mountain Lodge. The lodge is located on Stevens Gulch Road above Paonia and has been fully renovated back to its nostalgic roots with plans to have it operational within a month.

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Hospital ER institutes additional procedures to enhance patient safety
Hospital ER institutes additional procedures to enhance patient safety

The Delta County Memorial Hospital emergency department is instituting additional procedural changes to enhance patient safety and efficiencies within the department, according to chief clinical officer Jody Roeber, RN, MSN, who supervises the department.

New procedures now being implemented include:

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Fund established for toddler's transplant

With the cost of a life-saving transplant often exceeding $800,000, most transplant families are unable to shoulder that financial burden. The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national 501(c)3 charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses.

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Emmons appointed to trauma advisory council

At their Aug. 6 meeting County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes appointed Jillian Emmons to the Western Regional Emergency Trauma Advisory Council Board for a term expiring in 2020.

Emmons has served as trauma nurse coordinator at Delta County Memorial Hospital since April 2018, and has been employed by DCMH for six years.

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County seeks law enforcement grant for victim assistance

At their Aug. 6 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes signed a full-year grant application to the Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Fund for a $10,000 grant for victim services, provided through the sheriff's office and under the direction of Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee.

The grant application provides the number and type of primary victims that the sheriff's office expects to serve in the next calendar year, and estimates the number of victims in each category.

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Smoky conditions persist

On Monday, the Minnesota Incident Command System Type 2 Blue Team assumed management of the Bull Draw Fire 12 miles northwest of Nucla.

The fire is blamed for much of the smoke filling the skies west of Delta, and on Saturday prompted a flurry of 911 calls when the smoke grew unusually thick and ash fell from the sky for a brief period of time.

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Traffic tip Aug. 8, 2018
Traffic tip Aug. 8, 2018

It's hard to believe, but summer is fading quickly and school is right around the corner. The start of school is accompanied by the presence of those big yellow buses.

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