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Uninsured drivers will cost taxpayers

Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.

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DCED shares vision for innovation center

The vision for the ENGAGE Innovation Center at Delta was outlined during the "Morning Business Buzz" hosted by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce. The April 18 networking event was held at the Delta United Methodist Fellowship Hall, where the women of the church served a light breakfast.

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Planning commission makeup to change

At its regular business meeting on Monday, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a change in makeup and representation of the county planning commission.

The Delta County Planning Commission will be expanding from seven members to nine members.

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County adds community economic director post

Delta County has announced that Elyse Ackerman-Casselberry has accepted the position of community and economic development director. She will take up her duties here on May 1.

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Law enforcement blotter April 19, 2017

April 10:

Matthew J. Shiflet, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

April 11:

Astube Rivard, 46, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $100 bond.

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Health fair partner reports theft of participant data

Western Health Screening has reported the theft of a password-protected jump drive with the names, addresses, phone numbers and in some instances, Social Security numbers of health fair participants. WHS provided onsite blood screenings at the health fairs sponsored by Delta County Memorial Hospital, Montrose Memorial Hospital and Gunnison Valley Health.

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County's banking goes to Alpine

The Board of County Commissioners on Monday chose Alpine Bank as the local financial institution to provide the county's financial service needs.

Alpine's offer for the county's business included no requirement for a minimum balance, no bank fees charged for four years, and a free supply of the first 250 checks.

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Fund set up for 5-year-old

A medical fund has been set up for Saydee Allen, who is hospitalized in Denver Children's Hospital. The 5-year-old is the daughter of Kriss and John Allen and sister of Lane Allen, of Hotchkiss.

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Girl Scouts donate cookies to troops
Girl Scouts donate cookies to troops

The members of Girl Scout Troop 15057 came to the April meeting of the Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and its Auxiliary bearing gifts. The gifts weren't for the VFW and Auxiliary members, but for the troops they support who are deployed overseas in harm's way.

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Statewide book giveaway supports early literacy

One Book 4 Colorado (OB4CO) is back for its sixth consecutive year and is giving away 75,000 copies of the same book to every four year old in the state. OB4CO is a privately funded program that is a collaboration between Lt. Governor Donna Lynne's office, Colorado Office of Early Literacy, Colorado State Library, the Denver Preschool Program, public and military libraries statewide, the private sector and the nonprofit and foundation communities.

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Alpine Bank participates in National Volunteer Week

Alpine Bank is committing once again to participate in National Volunteer Week, April 23-29.

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve.

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SEI slated to launch third and final round of Solarize

Solar Energy International (SEI) is launching a third and final round of Solarize, which is an educational community outreach program aimed at kickstarting a solar market in a region. Solarize has been successful in introducing 42 new solar systems to the region and garnering nearly $1 million in local investments, and now SEI is building off of past momentum and shifting its focus to major contributors to the Delta County economy: farms and businesses.

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Real property valuations to be mailed by May 1

For tax years 2017 and 2018, the county assessor is required by law to appraise all real property at a June 30, 2016, level of value. Notices of valuation reflecting the 2017 values will be sent to owners of real property by May 1.

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New value-added benefit offered to Medicare patients

Medicare patients who are signed up for Medicare A & B, with two or more chronic health issues now are being offered a new value added benefit called chronic care management (CCM). Three professional, experienced registered nurses serve as care coordinators.

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Cancer patient awarded dream of Disney World trip
Cancer patient awarded dream of Disney World trip

Jimmy Retherford's life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with stage four cancer in November 2016. Prior to his diagnosis, Jimmy could be found on the golf course fulfilling his love for the game.

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Law enforcement blotter April 12, 2017

April 3:

Ashley N. Windemaker, 30, of Austin was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

April 4:

Dylan R. Doyle, 28, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged fictitious license plates, owner operated uninsured vehicle and possession of a prohibited weapon.

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Help is needed to keep the flags flying

Camping, hiking, knot tying ... all are part of the Boy Scout experience and activities the scoutmasters of the three local troops feel very comfortable guiding.

They're less confident when it comes to organizing fundraising efforts for the Flags for Delta program.

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Landfill is choking in a tide of mattresses

Adobe Buttes landfill is choking in a tsunami of used mattresses. No one knows where they are coming from.

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Public examines Rogers Mesa Highway 92 access plan
Public examines Rogers Mesa Highway 92 access plan

Organizers of the Rogers Mesa Highway 92 access plan open house at Hotchkiss High School last Wednesday said they were happy with the substantial turnout for the event. At least 70 people registered at the sign-in table in just the first hour of the two-hour-long event.

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County master plan review dates released

The consultant for the county master plan rewrite project, RPI of Durango, has provided an update which includes dates for six community meetings scheduled next month.

The community sessions (also being called "visioning workshops") will begin in Hotchkiss on Monday, May 15, and then move to Paonia on Tuesday, May 16; to Cedaredge on Wednesday, May 17; Crawford on Thursday, May 18; and finally to Delta on Tuesday, May 23. Locations for the community meetings are to be determined, according to the email provided to the county.

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GJ man pleads guilty to vehicular assault

Jeremy Hamm, 38, of Grand Junction has pleaded guilty to vehicular assault and driving under the influence. The charges stem from a June 2016 accident which resulted in serious bodily injury to Danyale Richardson, 30, a passenger in Hamm's vehicle.

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Celebrate National Library Week with fine free check-in

The second week in April is an ideal time to visit your local library. Libraries across the nation celebrate National Library Week, an observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1958.

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Volunteers sought for Fort Uncompahgre

The Interpretive Association is taking applications for volunteers to help with the operation of Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center located at 440 North Palmer Street next to Tractor Supply.

Volunteers are needed for the visitor center and gift shop, and to help with exterior exhibits, social media, the native plant garden and historic restoration workshops.

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Bank supports Delta Food Pantry

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of Alpine Bank in Delta, the bank and staff are planning various monthly activities throughout the year. There will be a bigger celebration occurring during the month of July, the actual month the bank opened in 2007.

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Seventh Judicial District announces court vacancy

The Seventh Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet June 5 at the Delta Combined Courts, 501 Palmer Street, Delta, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for Delta County. The vacancy will be created by the resignation of the Hon. Sandra Miller, effective Aug. 4.

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