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9-1-1 dispatchers recognized this week

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management recognizes National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 9-15. When an emergency arises and you call 9-1-1 for help, the stress of the situation may cause you to forget your address.

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Funding available for Gunnison Basin irrigation projects

The Colorado River District has announced that it is making $1.8 million available to qualifying agricultural producers for planning and implementation of irrigation efficiency improvement projects that address identified resource concerns in the Lower Gunnison Basin. Landowners within the Bostwick Park, Paonia, Smith Fork and Uncompahgre project areas will be considered for grant funding.

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SH 92 access is under review
SH 92 access is under review

A conceptual overview of the process that will eventually produce a highway access control plan (ACP) for Highway 92 across Rogers Mesa was presented at the county commissioners' meeting on Monday, March 6.

Stolfus and Associates, the traffic engineering firm that last year completed a highway access plan for the Highway 50/92 corridor at Delta, will be working on the access plan for the Highway 92 corridor from Hidden Springs to the grade crossing just west of Hotchkiss.

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Law enforcement blotter Mar. 8, 2017

Sarah L. Way, 29, of Missouri was arrested and jailed for alleged speeding (67 mph in a 40 mph zone) and DUI.

Brian K. Burstein, 47, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.

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Devil's Thumb earns accolades

For the second year in a row, Devil's Thumb Golf Club has been ranked third in the category "Best Western Slope Course." The recognition comes from Colorado Avid Golfer, which determines the winners of the awards known as CAGGYs through an online voting process.

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Input key to SH 92 plan
Input key to SH 92 plan

Some details of the conceptual access control plan (ACP) along Highway 92 on Rogers Mesa were sketched out for county commissioners at a Monday, March 6, presentation. As the project moves forward, public participation will be a key element, officials said.

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Community takes steps to address mental health crisis

Last week saw a gathering of about 40 people representing entities that are working on the front lines of behavioral and mental health issues in Delta County. Law enforcement, health and human services, advocacy groups, mental health, the hospital, the school district and others all had a seat at the table to start discussion on how to integrate services to deal with complex, cross-system needs of those in our community dealing with mental and behavioral health issues.

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GMUG employees honored for 2016 contributions

On Feb. 8, regional forester Brian Ferebee, U.S. Forest Service, honored employees and partners for their contributions and successes in 2016 during the annual regional forester's honor awards ceremony.

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Personal property declaration reminder

The Delta County Assessor reminds all persons owning, possessing or controlling taxable personal property (furnishings, equipment and other movable personal property) that the deadline for filing a Personal Property Declaration Schedule is April 17.

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Rod Fraser named to UPS 'Circle of Honor'

Rod Fraser and 26 other elite drivers from Colorado have been inducted into UPS' prestigious "Circle of Honor." Every year, the Atlanta-based company recognizes UPS employees who have delivered packages for a quarter of a century without an accident.

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BLM Southwest associate district manager named

In January, Dana Wilson was named the new associate district manager for the Bureau of Land Management's Southwest District, based out of the Montrose Public Lands Center. The Southwest District includes about 2.6 million acres of BLM lands within the Grand Junction, Uncompahgre and Tres Rios Field Offices.

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Homes for Heroes offers savings for military, law enforcement, more

Mallori Salazar, Christi Prettyman and Porgia Vigil have joined Homes for Heroes®, a national program that brings savings to the hometown heroes who serve and protect our communities and our country.

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United Country's Hubbell wins national marketing awards
United Country's Hubbell wins national marketing awards

United Country Real Estate is not only one of the largest land brokerages internationally, but it is also one of the largest real estate and personal property auction companies in the world, with over $1 billion in auction sales in 2016. United Country has 431 offices nationwide, with 329 auctioneers working out of 177 auction-centric offices.

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Neil retires from library district
Neil retires from library district

For years, on the first and 15th of every month, Delta County Libraries administrative staff has gathered bills, organized payroll and arranged vouchers to deliver to the home office of bookkeeper Emma Neil. "Inevitably, we could look forward to a phone call a couple hours after we left our bills with Emma," laughs district director Lea Hart.

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Bridge in the balance
Bridge in the balance

Work is progressing on replacement of the county's Escalante Bridge. A temporary bridge across Escalante Creek has been installed in the foreground.

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Skydiving business eyes Blake Field

A skydiving business wants to set up commercial operations at Blake Field.

County commissioners at their Feb. 21 meeting approved a permit for Ultimate Skydiving Adventures LLC to operate out of a private hangar on a temporary basis.

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Soil conference showcases local efforts
Soil conference showcases local efforts

The 2017 Soil Health Conference featured a locally focused program of small breakout groups where farmers got right to the real issues of soil health practices in the local area. The conference provided a wealth of useful information that was geared to the issues faced by local ag producers, and discussion panels included local participants.

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Utility deposits, speed hump addressed at work session

After meeting with the owners of rental properties in Delta, the city council has decided against reinstating a $75 utility deposit for new customers.

City staff cited the "administrative burden" of collecting, tracking and refunding the deposit.

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DMEA, Elevate Fiber host Morning Buzz in Delta County

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is bringing the Morning Buzz to Delta County. The co-op is hosting three of its popular morning coffee events during the months of March and April.

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DCMH, MMH: Top hospitals second year in a row

A new report ranks both Montrose Memorial Hospital and Delta County Memorial Hospital in the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals for the second year in a row.

The report is issued by The National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

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Larson to serve as BLM Uncompahgre manager

Greg Larson has been selected as the Uncompahgre field manager in Montrose. Larson is responsible for overseeing about one million acres of BLM lands in Montrose, Ouray, Delta, Gunnison, San Miguel and Mesa counties.

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Appointments, OHVs and H92 access plan discussed

The county commissioners named members to volunteer boards and commissions at their Feb. 21 regular meeting.

Named to serve on the Youth Shooting Sports Advisory Committee for were Marci Germann and Terry Welt. They join continuing members George Baier, Jerry Read and Kathy Welt.

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Contractors, project developers invited to C-PACE workshop
Contractors, project developers invited to C-PACE workshop

Delta County contractors and project developers will have the opportunity to widen their client base under a new financing mechanism adopted in Delta County, C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy). Participating contractors must complete a C-PACE contractor application and attend an in-person contractor training.

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Law enforcement blotter Mar. 1, 2017

Feb. 20:

Isaac J. Gallegos, 26, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged indecent conduct.

Feb. 22:

Jason M. Ross, 31, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged trespass.

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St. Luke's is adding Saturday evening service
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