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Natural gas and wind energy killed coal, not 'war on coal'

Cheap natural gas prices and the increasing availability of wind energy are pummeling the coal industry more than regulation, according to a new economic analysis from the University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University.

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Delta Police, sheriff's blotter May 23, 2018

Officers responded to the intersection of Highway 50 and Bluff Street for a traffic accident involving a deer.

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Park Ridge Court for an animal control issue.

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Armory building is under contract

Sam Kimbriel, owner of Needle Rock Brewing Company, confirmed last week that his real estate firm has a contact to purchase the armory building at the corner of 4th and Grand in Delta.

It's one of several sites he's looked at for a brewing facility.

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Brewery tees up food service at Devil's Thumb

Effective June 1, Needle Rock Brewing Company is assuming food and beverage operations at Devil's Thumb Golf Course.

Black Canyon Golf Course in Montrose has successfully partnered with a local brewery, said Wilma Erven, director of parks, recreation and golf for the City of Delta.

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City purchases West Home Center property

The City of Delta has purchased the West Home Center property at 327 Main Street for $19,033.62 -- the current and past property taxes on the land. The building has no value, according to county property records.

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Yager sentenced to 42 years

On May 15, Judge Steven L. Schultz imposed a 42-year prison sentence on Nathan Yager in the Delta District Court.

On March 20, a verdict of guilty was returned against Yager on the charge of second degree murder of his wife, Melinda Yager.

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Sale of heroin, meth alleged
Sale of heroin, meth alleged

As the result of a search warrant executed at a Delta home on April 9, the Delta Police Department arrested Michael Lee Blair, 31, on charges of the unlawful possession, distribution, manufacturing, dispensing or sale of heroin, methamphetamine, Oxycodone, psilocybin mushrooms, Diazepam, Tramadol and Phentermine.

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Fire ban implemented

Due to the extended hot, dry and windy weather in Delta County, open fires have been banned until further notice. All outdoor fires, including agricultural burning are prohibited.

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Appointments made to Master Plan working groups

Appointments were made May 21 to the concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) working group and the oil and gas working group by county commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes.

The appointments were made upon the recommendations of the planning commission and county staff.

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Committee to evaluate county agenda process

The county commissioners designated an ad hoc committee to evaluate the process and capacity for a hyperlinked county commission agenda at their May 21 meeting.

Appointed to the committee are: John Baier, county attorney; Robbie LeValley, county administrator; Teri Stephenson, clerk and recorder; and Elyse Casselberry, county community and economic development director.

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County libraries close for Memorial Day

Delta County Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 28,

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Community concert membership drive underway

Having completed its 2017-18 concert season on April 24 with a near capacity crowd, the Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association is now in the midst of its membership drive for its 70th anniversary season which begins next fall.

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Class of 1973 plans reunion

Delta High School's Class of 1973 is planning a reunion during Deltarado Days. Classmates, whether they graduated in 1973 or not, are invited to the 45th class reunion Saturday, July 28, from noon to dusk in Confluence Park, sites #4, #5 and #6. Meat will be provided; please bring salads, sides or desserts and your own beverages. Please RSVP by mid-June.

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Memorial Day services planned

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its Auxiliary of Delta will be performing two memorial services in honor of deceased veterans this Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

Post and Auxiliary members, assisted by the Harry A. White American Legion Post 65 members and the local squadron of Civil Air Patrol cadets will do a short memorial service at Mesa View Cemetery at 9:30 at the entrance by the flagpole.

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DMEA is on high alert for fire prevention

As much of the region continues to experience a bout of dry and windy weather, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) has put in effect its fire prevention procedures. The precautionary measures rely more heavily on fieldwork by operations personnel and less on the use of DMEA's automated and remotely controlled equipment.

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Seniors, disabled vets may qualify for property tax exemptions

The Colorado Constitution established 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.

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This summer, Libraries Rock!

Delta County Libraries is offering an eight-week summer program beginning the week of June 4 to all Delta County residents. Musical-themed activities, programs and prizes will be offered for all ages, at all libraries.

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Drought brings disaster designation for Delta County

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Delta and Montrose counties in Colorado as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. The designation follows a similar announcement for Mesa County.

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Tractor Supply raises $8,986 for 4-H youth through Paper Clover

Colorado 4-H youth will have opportunities to learn valuable leadership skills thanks to $8,986 donated by Colorado Tractor Supply customers through Paper Clover, a biannual fundraising campaign held in partnership with National 4-H Council.

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AARP seeks community service nominees

AARP Colorado AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Colorado Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50-plus Coloradans who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

"AARP Colorado is excited to shine a light on 50-plus Coloradans who are using what they've learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them," said Bob Murphy, AARP Colorado state director.

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Students share their internship experiences

Intern: Wade Barnard, Cedaredge High School
Sponsor: Steve Barnard, All American Concrete

Wade had the privilege to intern at All American Concrete with Steve Barnard. Here he learned the essential skills required to be successful in this line of business.

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Paonia residents rally against oil/gas

The Delta County Planning Commission has worked on an update of the county's 1997 Master Plan for over a year. Input has been solicited through a series of meetings and open houses. Individuals, businesses and organizations from across the county have responded through social media, mail and phone calls.

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Salaries, security top 50J budget priorities

Legislative action at the state capitol has paved the way for 4.6 percent salary increases for Delta County School District employees. As an added benefit, health insurance costs are holding steady and an increase in employee contributions to PERA, the state retirement system, won't take effect until July 2019.

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Gilmore launches bid for Dist. 1 county commissioner
Gilmore launches bid for Dist. 1 county commissioner

Dick Gilmore is declaring his candidacy for the District 1 county commissioner position. Gilmore is a Democrat. His campaign slogan is "The Sensible Choice."

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Hospital election

Bruce Mixter, Doug Speedie and Tammy Smith were elected to the Delta County Memorial Hospital board of directors during the special district election on May 8. A total of five candidates were on the ballot.

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