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PEAC expands mission

In an effort to expand its mission and further educate the people of Colorado on responsible oil and gas development, the Piceance Energy Action Council (PEAC) is growing and changing its name. PEAC is now CREAC -- the Colorado Rural Energy Action Committee.

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County supports solar growth through Dept. of Energy program
County supports solar growth through Dept. of Energy program

The Delta County Board of Commissioners signed a statement in support of fostering a solar-friendly market in Delta County on Monday, July 3, as a part of a larger effort to pursue a SolSmart designation for the county.

The SolSmart designation program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Sunshot initiative and supports the goal of making it faster, cheaper and easier to go solar, according to the SolSmart official website.

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Delta County to see lower revenue from property taxes

Because of changes in assessment of residential property dictated by the Gallagher Amendment to the Colorado Constitution, Delta County government is expected to receive less revenue from property taxes next year.

Nevertheless, many homeowners will not see any corresponding decrease in next year's tax bills.

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Gubernatorial candidate looks to expand private sector jobs

On June 29, Victor Mitchell, a Republican candidate running for Governor of Colorado, sat down to visit with Trish Thibodo, the executive director of Delta County Economic Development, about local issues.

Delta County Economic Development, or DCED, is a nonprofit organization with the goal of creating a strong, vibrant and resilient economy for Delta County.

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Law enforcement blotter July 12, 2017

Zachary T. Pfister, 28, of Cedaredge was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,200 bond.

Troy M. Messano, 50, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged second degree criminal trespass.

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20-year reunion planned

Delta High School Class of 1997 is planning a 20-year class reunion during Deltarado Days.

On Friday, July 28, a social gathering will be held at the Throttle and Spur, 1410 Valley View Drive, beginning at 6 p.m.

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GMUG hosts open houses on forest plan revision

This summer, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests is holding public open houses throughout the neighboring communities to invite input for the forest plan revision.

The open houses will be held in the evenings, starting with Delta on July 25, Gunnison on July 27, Ouray on August 1, Grand Junction on Aug. 3, Telluride on Aug. 10, Montrose on Aug. 14, Lake City on Aug. 15, and Saguache on Aug. 17.

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Delta loses utilities/public works director to Fort Morgan
Delta loses utilities/public works director to Fort Morgan

Steve Glammeyer, a 24-year employee of the City of Delta, pictured himself working another nine years, then retiring at the age of 55 with time to enjoy life. He never dreamed of finishing out those nine years in another community -- until he got an intriguing offer from the city manager in Fort Morgan.

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Search for Glammeyer's replacement begins

Steve Glammeyer leaves some big shoes to fill, and it will be up to city manager David Torgler to find the applicant with the right fit. Because the position requires a licensed engineer, there is no one currently on staff with the proper qualifications.

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John Baier named county attorney
John Baier named county attorney

The Board of County Commissioners have named John Baier to the post of Delta County attorney.

Baier currently serves as assistant county attorney.

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New direction, new name for DOS

A fresh start is in the works for Delta Opportunity School and the students it serves.

The alternative school was established to keep students from falling through the cracks -- to serve kids who don't fit the traditional mold and are in danger of dropping out of school.

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DMEA issues scam alert

DMEA is currently conducting random phone surveys regarding customer service and member satisfaction with DMEA. As a result, some members are being asked about member satisfaction, services, experience, and need.

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Trail partly, temporarily closed

A portion of the Crag Crest National Recreation Trail will be temporarily closed until July 21. This closure will prohibit public access from the east trailhead at the Crag Crest Campground along the lower loop to the intersection at Butts Lake.

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Delta Senior Center displays works of Susan Jochum
Delta Senior Center displays works of Susan Jochum

The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Susan Jochum in the dining hall at 247 Meeker Street.

Jochum grew up in Colorado. In eight years of college she studied mathematics, art and humanities.

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City asks citizens to prioritize rec opportunities
City asks citizens to prioritize rec opportunities

The City of Delta's parks department kicked off a months-long planning process to address future development of parks, trails and recreational opportunities last week with a community open house. The process of gathering community input, drafting a list of potential projects and devising a plan of action will take the rest of the year, said Kristina Kachur, one of the consultants with the firm Logan Simpson from Fort Collins, which has been hired to guide the city through the process.

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Paddleboarder drowns

On June 27 at approximetly 5:30 p.m., Delta County Dispatch received a report of a possible drowning in Eggleston Lake on the Grand Mesa. Delta sheriff's deputies, Delta Search and Rescue, Cedaredge Fire, Delta Ambulance and Care Flight responded.

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Crossroads centenarians share advice
Crossroads centenarians share advice

Friends, families and staff from Crossroads Assisted Living celebrated in a big way last week, by observing the 101st birthday of resident Anna Marie Suppes and the 100th birthdays of residents Virginia Harris, Margaret Fowler, Helen Wood and Hazel Denike.

Festive balloons decorated the dining area and staff served slices of cake and ice cream to the crowd who gathered to wish the five happy birthday.

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Pregnancy Resource Center seeks volunteers to expand

One organization in Delta County is working hard at ensuring that families are functioning at their very best, and it is reaching out for help to expand the mission. The board of directors of the Pregnancy Resource Center in Delta invited area clergy and community supporters to the center last week to give an update of what they have been doing and future plans.

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Senior CommUnity meals for July

Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County -- Cedaredge Community Center (Monday-Thursday), Delta Community Center (Monday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location. More information is available by calling the Cedaredge meal site, 856-3636; the Delta meal site, 874-7662; Hotchkiss Senior Center, 872-3494; and Paonia Senior Citizen Center, 527-3435.

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Law enforcement blotter July 5, 2017

June 26:

Robert J. Brannon, 40, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on three warrants with a total of $3,500 in bonds.

Jason M. Ross, 32, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged third degree assault.

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Changes loom for Delta museum
Changes loom for Delta museum

Changes are on the horizon for the Delta County Historical Society and Museum. Director and curator Jim Wetzel has given the board of directors his notice that he will retire in April 2018, after 20 years on the job. Coupled with declining financial resources, his retirement has caused the board of trustees to look into new ways of operating the museum.

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Delta County, BLM implement fire restrictions

Due to extended hot, dry and windy weather, the Delta County Commissioners have placed fire restrictions on all unincorporated portions of Delta County. The fire ban will be enforced until further notice and includes the following restrictions:

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Marijuana 4-1-1

The Delta County Sheriff's Office reminds everyone that commercial distribution of marijuana in Delta County is prohibited by county ordinance.

Individuals cultivating marijuana plants for medical or recreational purposes must have their marijuana plants in an enclosed and locked space.

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Pea Green native awarded for work on health data interoperability
Pea Green native awarded for work on health data interoperability

LOINC, the world's most commonly used universal code system for identifying medical test results, observations and other clinical measurements, has announced the recipient of the annual LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions. The award, in its second year, honors individuals whose work advances the interoperability that ensures that medical data can be recorded, electronically exchanged and ultimately used to improve health -- when and where needed.

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Unclaimed capital credits bolster Solar in Schools
Unclaimed capital credits bolster Solar in Schools

Solar Energy International's (SEI) Solar in the Schools program secured solid funding this month, when Delta-Montrose Electric Association committed $150,000 to the program. DMEA's board of directors voted unanimously at its regular May board meeting to funnel $150,000 from the co-op's Unclaimed Capital Credit fund to support the installation of solar electric systems at five high schools within DMEA's service territory.

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