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Delta

2018 arrival
2018 arrival

José Jerémias Pacheco arrived a week early, at 5:53 a.m. on New Year's Day, to become the first baby of 2018 born at Delta County Memorial Hospital. His mother, Laura Pacheco of Montrose, received a basket full of clothing, toys and baby essentials from the hospital.

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A tribute to veterans
A tribute to veterans

Members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its auxiliary were joined by cadets from the Delta County squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, their leaders, and VFW auxiliary members from the Clifton post to decorate the American Service Women's Memorial in Collbran for Christmas.

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City to acquire DMEA customers

Mayor pro-tem Ron Austin conducted the Dec. 19 meeting of the Delta City Council in the absence of Mayor Ed Sisson. Council member Bill Raley was also absent, so with Gerald Roberts and Christopher Ryan, there were just enough council members on hand to constitute a quorum.

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City's parks, trails Master Plan finalized

The city's Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Master Plan was formally adopted in late December after months of public, city council and staff input.

The city's consultant, Logan Simpson, held three public hearings, met with a citizens' advisory committee four times, and reviewed surveys mailed to every household in Delta and available online to every resident of Delta County.

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DCMH, 50J find new lawyer

Attorney Aaron Clay is beginning his transition to retirement by resigning as legal counsel for Delta County Memorial Hospital and Delta County Joint School District. After conducting separate searches and interviewing prospective replacements, both entities selected Julie Huffman, who joined Clay & Dodson in February 2017.

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DUI/DWAI have serious consequences

New statistics from the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles indicate 96 percent of impaired driving suspects have their driver licenses revoked, regardless of whether they are ever convicted of a DUI in court. This finding underscores the consequences Colorado drivers face if they attempt to drive impaired.

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GJ man arrested in Delta after pursuit

Delta County sheriff's deputies arrested a Grand Junction man north of Delta last Wednesday after he led law enforcement on a pursuit along Highway 50.

Trenton Miller, 38, was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility Dec. 27 on charges of vehicle eluding, a Class 5 felony; prohibited use of a weapon, a Class 2 misdemeanor; unlawful use of a controlled substance, a Class 1 misdemeanor; and reckless driving, a Class 2 traffic misdemeanor.

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Law enforcement blotter Jan. 3, 2018

Dec. 25:

At about 6 p.m., deputies spotted a vehicle stopped sideways at the intersection of 1800 and G roads. As deputies approached, the driver took off.

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Library district pieces together literacy program

Delta County Libraries has administered an adult literacy program in Delta County for nearly 20 years with funds acquired through a federal grant. In June 2017, denial of the 2017-2018 grant application left library district staff in shock.

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O'Brien: Master Plan should support healthy lifestyles

Delta County health director Karen O'Brien proposed to the Delta County Planning Commission at its Dec. 20 meeting that health issues be built into the Delta County Master Plan update.

O'Brien said that public health is about healthy citizens, healthy environment, healthy nutrition and injury prevention.

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Sweitzer hike kicks off 2018
Sweitzer hike kicks off 2018

On the first morning of 2018, 50 area residents (and five dogs) hiked three miles around Sweitzer Lake State Park near Delta. It was the largest group ever to turn out for the activity.

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VFW post, auxiliary still dream of meeting hall
VFW post, auxiliary still dream of meeting hall

Six years ago, VFW Post #3571 purchased the North Delta Community House, intending to transform the vacant building into a post hall. Since then, post and auxiliary members have hosted several events to raise funds for renovation. They've also reconsidered their original plan to update the community house.

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Sports

Delta County matmen listed in state rankings

After strong team and individual finishes at the Warrior Classic, Cedaredge, Paonia and Hotchkiss are in the top three spots, respectively, in the Class 2A On the Mat team rankings heading into the new year. That could make for an interesting run for the Region 1 title on Feb. 9-10.

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What's Happening

Class teaches women self-defense

Ed Langrand, a fifth degree black belt in tae kwon do, will teach a women's self-defense class Saturday, Jan. 20.

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Hunter ed class set for Feb. 12-16

A traditional hunter education class will be held at the Technical College of the Rockies Feb. 12-16.

This hunter education course is spread out over four nights, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

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Registration opens for adult flag football league

Registration is underway for a five-on-five flag football league. A 10-game season will be played Thursday nights beginning in late February and concluding with a tournament in May.

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Registration opens for early blood draws, health fairs

Dates and times for this year's health fairs have been announced. The events are sponsored annually by Delta County Memorial Hospital and area Lions clubs.

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Community

Births Jan. 3, 2018

James Vette and Itzel Bojorquez of Delta are the parents of a son, Angel Jay Vette, born Dec. 23, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

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School Zone

Pinnacol Foundation scholarship applications are due Feb. 15

The Pinnacol Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. The foundation provides scholarships to children whose parents have been injured or killed in work-related accidents, regardless of insurance carrier. The application deadline is Feb. 15.

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Obituaries

Amos Leon
Amos Leon

Lifetime Delta resident Amos Leon died Dec. 29, 2017, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. He was 80.

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Clinton Davis

Longtime Delta resident Clinton H. Davis died Dec. 20, 2017, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. He was 84.

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Don Howard

Lifetime Delta resident Don B. Howard died Dec. 24, 2017, at his home. He was 71.

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Dorman Frost

Longtime Cedaredge resident Dorman Floyd Frost died Dec. 28, 2017, at his home. He was 87.

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Dr. Marvin Cox
Dr. Marvin Cox

Dr. Charles Marvin Cox of Delta died Dec. 29, 2017, at his home. He was 85.

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Jerry Graves

Delta resident Jerry N. Graves died Dec. 26, 2017, at his home. He was 74.

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Kenneth Egbert
Kenneth Egbert

Kenneth Allen Egbert died Dec. 23, 2017, at Horizons Care Center. He was 78.

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North Fork

Crawford State Park offers ice fishing clinic
Crawford State Park offers ice fishing clinic

Freezing temperatures arrived a little late this year, but the ice is forming over Crawford Reservoir, marking the beginning of ice-fishing season. While people are already venturing out onto the ice, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are warning the public to use caution.

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North Fork voters to decide on 12 trustee seats

If wanting to serve your community is on your list of accomplishments for the new year, there are many opportunities to do so. In the North Fork area, voters will elect 12 trustees and one mayor to serve on municipal boards in the April 3 general election.

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Paonia Space to Create feasibility study under way
Paonia Space to Create feasibility study under way

Paonia's Space to Create preliminary feasibility study is under way. The Minnesota-based Artspace team will provide feedback and advice for creating a live/work, multi-use or other creative development in Paonia.

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Surface Creek

A happy new year for Otto
A happy new year for Otto

In July 2017, someone spotted an energetic dog running loose on Grand Mesa near Scotland Trail. Good Samaritans gave the friendly animal a ride to town and Otto became a resident at the Surface Creek Animal Shelter in Cedaredge waiting for his owners to turn up or for a new family to adopt him.

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Friends of the Library anticipate 'historic' meeting

According to Sandy Maddox, secretary of Friends of Cedaredge Public Library, the next meeting of the Friends will be a historic one. For the first time since 2001, members will be discussing the organization's bylaws and voting on several changes.

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OC voters to elect three town trustees

Voters in Orchard City will elect three trustees in the municipal election to be held Tuesday, April 3. The election will be conducted by mail.

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Petitions available for Cedaredge election

Four of the six seats on the Cedaredge Board of Trustees will be filled in the April election. The terms of Al Smith, Patti Michael and Ray Hanson are ending; the fourth is currently vacant.

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What's bugging you? Jan. 3, 2018
What's bugging you? Jan. 3, 2018

Planting the right tree in the right place is extremely important. Unfortunately, many people do not give this enough thought and have regrets years after planting.

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