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Crawford chamber launches beautification project

Crawford chamber launches beautification project

The Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce has set out to beautify downtown and make the business sector more welcoming and inviting to travelers by launching a beautification project they hope to wrap up within the year.

The first phase is to install planter boxes at businesses in town; the board hopes to have six boxes constructed, placed and filled with flowers before Pioneer Days on June 8.

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Historic school bell may soon be back home

Historic school bell  may soon be back home

The Friends of the Crawford Town Hall have their sight set on a new goal: getting the historic schoolhouse bell returned to the old school building and the current town hall and community center. Now that the town hall has been renovated, many in the community want to see the bell back at the original location, town trustee Hetty Todd explained.

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Master plan process begins with dreaming

Master plan process begins with dreaming

Delta County has jumped into the master planning process with the first of five community meetings aimed at discovering what is important to residents, and how and where we want to grow in the years to come. Over 75 people crowded into the Paonia Town Hall on Monday night to participate in a visioning and dreaming exercise, answering questions that will help the consulting team craft a master plan that reflects the values and desires of Delta County residents.

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Sudsing up with Dirty Water

Sudsing up with Dirty Water

It's funny how some things seem like chance but then end up being the thing that sets your life in a new direction. Twenty years ago, Crystal Decker belonged to a book-of-the-month club, where she received a new book each month in the mail.

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Bow to your partner...

Bow to your partner...

There was a festive air in the aerobics room at Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta a few weeks ago, the scene of the 49th anniversary dance for the Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club. Ladies were dressed in a colorful array of skirts, their turns on the dance floor setting the room aflame in swirls of blues, pinks, reds and purples.

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Cara's 'girls'

Cara's 'girls'

There are animal lovers and then there are animal lovers. Animal lovers have a couple of pets and recognize the joy that animals can bring to your life. The other group, animal lovers like Cara Anderson, are on an entirely different plane.

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What love looks like

A little history lesson on the sweetest of days, Valentine's Day: According to the History Channel, one legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome.

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When in doubt, throttle out

When in doubt,  throttle out

Seated atop his 85cc motorbike, Cole Carmichael has raced competitively in about 35 races in the past year and a half. He's brought home 16 first place finishes, nine second place finishes, and four third place finishes.

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Red carpet fashion right here at home

Red carpet fashion right here at home

Paris, Milan, New York . . . you'd hardly think that Cedaredge, Colorado, belonged on the list of cities known worldwide as fashion meccas. But then again, only a handful of people have seen the clothing that Mitchell Gronenthal makes, creations gorgeous enough to make grown-up girls long for the days of dress-up.

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A passion for youth ministry

A passion for youth ministry

At the heart of Todd Laws' story is a handful of teachers who took the time to love, support and believe in a kid, and how far-reaching a teacher's dedication can be. In Todd's case, some of his teachers inspired a 30-year ministry with kids through Young Life.

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Back to Basics: An All Natural Mama

Back to Basics: An All  Natural Mama

When her first child, Lilyanna, was born in 2009, Leslie Workman went through what a lot of new moms go through. "I went onto this all-natural kick," she said, and soon was looking for healthier food choices, household cleaners and skin care products.

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All about lavender

All about lavender

The lavender is in full bloom at the aptly-named Sunny Acres Lavender Farm in Orchard City. Named after one of its owners, Sunny Howland, the summer sunshine also beautifully drenches the orchards and fields, making this little farm "sunny" in a lot of ways.

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