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Weavers share fibers and friendships for 40 years
Weavers share fibers and friendships for 40 years

It's been 40 years since western Colorado weavers and spinners started the San Juan Weavers Guild and its annual Show & Sale. Their 40th anniversary sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Avenue in Montrose (next to Safeway).

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Students share thoughts of gratitude, hope for future
Students share thoughts of gratitude, hope for future

Several students from Cedaredge High School and Middle School submitted their writing to two Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) essay competitions: 'The Voice of Democracy' for grades 9-12 and 'Patriot's Pen' for grades 6-8. Older students wrote using the theme "American History: Our Hope for the Future" and the theme for younger students was "America's Gift to My Generation."

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Breast cancer survivor brings hope to patients
Breast cancer survivor brings hope to patients

Breast cancer survivor Naomi Sutliff is bringing hope to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

In December 2014, Sutliff was diagnosed with triple negative BRCA positive breast cancer.

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Ambulance district breathes a sigh of relief

A year ago, electors narrowly rejected a mill levy increase for Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD). The 2016 general election, which included a long slate of candidates for local, state and national offices, drew nearly 12,000 voters.

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Community soup kitchen envisioned

Randy and Cynthia Hays are on a mission -- a mission to reach into the community to meet the needs of those who are impoverished, homeless or struggling with food insecurity.

The two, with daughter Summer Lomax, are moving forward with plans to open a soup kitchen -- not to compete with the senior meal program or the Abraham Connection homeless shelter, but to complement what both organizations are doing to meet the community's basic needs.

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Law enforcement agencies recognized

Earlier this fall, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Uniform Crime Reporting program announced that seven Colorado law enforcement agencies across the entire state had no reporting errors for the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Three of those agencies are in Delta County -- Delta Police Department, Delta County Sheriff's Office and Hotchkiss Marshal's Office.

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Cost of services outpaces sales tax growth in Delta

The City of Delta is finalizing a budget for 2018 that maintains current services without any rate increases for water, trash, sewer or electrical service. But to keep the budget balanced, the city will have to dip into reserves.

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Law enforcement blotter November 15, 2017

Dale J. Scarrow, 39, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of obstructing a peace officer/drove vehicle while revoked/owner operated an uninsured vehicle/fictitious plates/failed to display valid registration.

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Senior center holiday closures announced

The senior center meal sites at Delta, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss, Paonia and Olathe will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Humor provides release for debilitating disease
Humor provides release for debilitating disease

From a young age, we're taught not to laugh or point fingers at people who look or act differently from us. So when Stanley Arnett cracks a joke about the tremors in his arms and hands, not everyone sees the humor. But Arnett says the comedy routine is what keeps him sane.

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Commissioners meet with treasurer

At their Nov. 6 meeting Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, chairman, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes authorized county treasurer Lisa Tafoya to take parcels on which county taxes are in serious arrears through the treasurer's deed process during 2018.

The process will begin in March and take from six to nine months to complete, a little longer when mineral rights are involved with a property.

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US Bank employees honored for delivering meals
US Bank employees honored for delivering meals

Volunteers of America and Senior CommUnity Meals (SCM) honored US Bank Delta branch for their past three years of volunteer service delivering hot meals to homebound older adults in Delta who are enrolled in the Meals on Wheels program.

Joe Walker, SCM program director, presented Sharon Lovato, US Bank branch manager, with a plaque and personalized cake made by their talented lead cook, Victor Quezada, at the bank's office on Highway 92 in Delta.

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Veterans honored at DMS assembly

Delta Middle School hosted its annual Veterans Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 10. This event honors those who have served our country in the armed forces, while highlighting for the students the many freedoms we enjoy because of their sacrifice.

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Businesses compete to help Partners raise funds

Local businesses in Delta County are competing against each other to sell the most turkey hands to help the Partners mentoring program and children in our community. Please spend a dollar and buy a turkey hand when you go out to eat at either Taco Time or CB's Tavern.

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Comments sought on Gunnison Basin elk management plan
Comments sought on Gunnison Basin elk management plan

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has completed its draft elk management plan for Game Management Units 54, 53 and 63 and it is posted on the CPW web site for a 30-day comment period. Comments must be submitted by Nov. 27.

To view the plan, go to http://cpw.state.co.us then enter "herd management plans" in the search bar and follow the link.

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Yost Family Dentistry offers anesthesia-free procedure

Yost Family Dentistry has added Solea, Convergent Dental's new dental laser, to its practice. Solea's technology offers patients a reliably anesthesia-free alternative to the traditional drill for hard and soft tissue procedures.

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DCMH patient safety awarded for third time

Delta County Memorial Hospital, a 49-bed nonprofit hospital, was honored with an "A" hospital safety score for the third time in the past three years. Recognition comes from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

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Entrepreneurs pitch their concepts

It's not shark tank, it's trout tank. Join local entrepreneurs from Delta and Gunnison counties for the inaugural Western Slope Trout Tank, celebrating the ingenuity of the rural west. Trout Tank will be held Monday, Nov. 13, at the Paradise Theater at 215 Grand Avenue in Paonia from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Alpine Bank honors vets, hands out flag lapel pins

The 10th anniversary celebration of Alpine Bank in Delta continues.

While Nov. 11 is the day officially set aside to honor veterans who have served our country, the bank recognizes that service to our country extends beyond just one day.

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LEAP applications available for 2017-18

Colorado's Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 season.

LEAP provides cash assistance to help Coloradans pay a portion of their home heating costs during the winter months.

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History, programs merge at Delta's Carnegie library
History, programs merge at Delta's Carnegie library

Between 1899 and 1917, the Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded construction grants to 35 public libraries in Colorado. As of 2010, 30 of these buildings were still standing and 18 were still operating as libraries. Delta Library is one of them.

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Law enforcement blotter Nov. 8, 2017

Oct. 29:

Chelsy E. Forsberg, 39, of Delta was arrested and jailed on violation of a protection order.

Oct. 30:

Jared D. Lilly, 23, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.

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Feedback sought on preliminary Master Plan vision

The Delta County Master Plan aims to prepare Delta County for a more prosperous future. From May to June, residents across Delta County participated in community visioning discussions to identify community concerns and hopes for the future. Since August, the planning commission has been working with staff and RPI, the consultant, to define a vision and goals for the Master Plan that reflect what the community said was important.

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GMUG plan revisions are available for comment

On Nov. 6, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests published a suite of draft assessments of its wide variety of resources and programs for a 30-day public comment period. A first step in the multi-year Forest Plan Revision process, the draft assessments attempt to snapshot current conditions on the forests and to identify if there is a need for change in management direction.

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DCMH warns of scam phone calls

Delta County Memorial Hospital recently received a report from a patient about a phone call from 970-874-2296, showing in caller ID that it was from Delta County Memorial Hospital. This number is a fax number for the hospital and cannot be used for voice calls.

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