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DCMH receives $250,000 grant for clinic furnishings
DCMH receives $250,000 grant for clinic furnishings

Delta County Memorial Hospital was recently awarded $250,000 from the Colorado Health Foundation for the West Elk Clinic in Hotchkiss serving patients and families in Hotchkiss, Paonia and Crawford areas.

This grant will be used for equipment and interior furnishings at the new West Elk Clinic which is expected to open in early September for North Fork residents.

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HHS named finalist

Hotchkiss High School was named one of five finalists for the "Succeeds Prize," considered the state's most prestigious award in recognition of honoring transformational public schools and educators.

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Grand champion market beef rings in at $9,000

Just under 200 market animals and pens and several cheese baskets were offered for sale by 4-H and FFA members at the 2017 Junior Market Livestock Sale, held on the final day of the county fair.

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Paonia trustees consider snow removal, sidewalks and Tasers
Paonia trustees consider snow removal, sidewalks and Tasers

The Paonia board of trustees will consider approval of a town snow removal policies and procedures brochure at the Aug. 22 public meeting. The brochure addresses snow removal priorities, time of plowing, sanding, parked vehicles, safety and the public's responsibilities.

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Picture Paonia registration opens

The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is seeking photographers to capture the essence of Paonia in the biennial "Picture Paonia" photography event.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, photographers will have 12 hours to take a photo, indoors or outdoors, within a one-mile radius of the Blue Sage, that captures the essence of Paonia.

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Crawford council tables RV park issue to Aug. 16

When the Crawford Town Council met on Aug. 2, a discussion of old business was continued to its scheduled work session on Aug. 16. The town has been working on a resolution to clarify utility service at the Peaches RV Park.

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Paonia PD back on pedal patrol
Paonia PD back on pedal patrol

After a 14-year break, the streets of Paonia will once again be patrolled by bicycle. Police officer Stewart Byrge recently completed training as a bicycle police officer, and took to the streets Saturday afternoon.

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Niece of missing Paonia man doesn't want him forgotten
Niece of missing Paonia man doesn't want him forgotten

Marla Bear Bishop wants her missing uncle to be found. Until he is, she doesn't want people to forget him.

Gary Goldman, 77, is a bit of a curmudgeon, she said. And he loves to walk. "My whole life I saw my uncle walking," said Bishop.

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Delta County Fair Livestock Champs
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County fair results: Junior animals

JUNIOR GOAT SHOW

Goat Showmanship

Showmanship - Senior

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County fair results: 4-H Horse Show

Written Test - Senior

1st Kaitlyn Sharpe Delta

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County fair results: Shooting sports

.22 CALIBER RIFLE

50-Foot Hunt, Junior Individual

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Fair results: 4-H clothing, food, general

CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION

STEAM 1 - Simple Top, Junior

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Fair results: Open pantry, agriculture

open class horticulture

Peaches, Middle Season

Suncrest

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Fair results: Open class flowers, art

OPEN CLASS FLOWERS

Arrangements

Lasting Beauty

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Fair results: Needlework, crafts, ceramics

open class needlework

SEWING

Skirt

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Partnership encourages stewardship on public lands

On Saturday, Aug. 5, a crew of about 20 hard workers spent the day making improvements to the Three Lakes Trail in the Lost Lake area on Kebler Pass.

The project was part of Summer Trail Days.

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Hemp testing facility approved by Paonia board
Hemp testing facility approved by Paonia board

The Paonia board of trustees voted last week to approve a special use permit for AllHemp Trading Limited (AHT) to operate a hemp nursery and testing facility at 719 Second Street.

During a more than two hour public hearing held Aug. 8, AHT CEO Elliott Brown fielded numerous questions from trustees and the public on issues including chemical use and storage, public safety, noxious fumes and odors, noise, traffic, lighting and hours of operation.

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Delta County Fair has a rich and storied history

The Delta County Fair wasn't always in Hotchkiss. The Colorado Historical Newspaper website reveals that the first official Delta County Fair was held in September of 1897 in Delta.

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Be 'bear aware' as their feeding activity increases
Be 'bear aware' as their feeding activity increases

At the conclusion of last week's Crawford Town Board meeting, trustee Mike Tiedeman reminded everyone, "Bears are around. Keep that trash picked up!"

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Holding fast to her hometown roots
Holding fast to her hometown roots

To say that Jeneve Rose Mitchell has done a lot in her 17 years is an understatement. She grew up living off the grid near Crawford, where she recently helped a mare having a difficult labor to deliver her colt.

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Crawford quickly fills vacant trustee seat
Crawford quickly fills vacant trustee seat

On July 12, the Crawford Town Council accepted the resignation of trustee Cameron Clark during its regular board meeting. On Aug. 2, at the next scheduled board meeting, 22 days after the vacancy was recognized, Jeff Peed was sworn in to serve as trustee until the next municipal election in April 2018.

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Music, food and fun on tap at Farm to Fiddle in Hotchkiss

Meanderers, music lovers and localvores are invited to Hotchkiss this weekend to experience the bounty of the North Fork Valley, which will be on display at the second annual Farm to Fiddle Summer Music Festival.

"Something for everyone" can sometimes be a promise unfulfilled -- not so at Farm to Fiddle.

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Delegates pitch Delta County at Slow Food summit
Delegates pitch Delta County at Slow Food summit

A group of delegates from Delta County recently joined some 500 delegates from around the globe at the Slow Food Nations Delegate Summit, held July 14-16 in Denver.

An estimated 25,000 attended the summit, which featured 305 speakers, 70 exhibitors and 155 events, among them the "Big Bad Breakfast" brunch party, and the "Colorado Made Block Party," an evening of demonstrations and tasting by some 65 restaurants, held on Larimer Square.

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