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Delta

'Blessed' cowboy shares story of inspiration, hope and faith
'Blessed' cowboy shares story of inspiration, hope and faith

Cowboys are known for their strength, toughness and resiliency. Brian Baldwin has drawn on all those traits to survive stage 4 cancer, a head-on collision, devastating rodeo injuries and addiction to prescription medications.

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'Liberty in Action features everyday citizens who have taken action

Can everyday citizens take action, get involved, and work to achieve a greater sense of liberty? "Liberty in Action" -- an event hosted by the Libertarian Party of Delta County (LPDCO) -- will highlight some everyday citizens who are doing just that.

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Businesses sought to complement hotel

Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) isn't waiting to see how many hotel developers respond to a request for proposals, but instead is already considering complementary businesses for the riverfront development.

At a DURA board meeting Feb. 27, Better City consultants sat in via video conference to discuss commercial development that would complement, but ideally not directly compete with existing downtown businesses.

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Call before burning

If you are planning to conduct any open burning, you must first contact the Delta County Dispatch (399-2955) on the day you plan to conduct the burn. If a red flag day has been declared, callers will be notified to delay burning.

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Champions of rural health

Last week, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) acknowledged seven rural organizations from across the nation as champions in providing high-quality access to health care in rural communities. Families Plus of Delta was named Champion of Innovation in Health Care Delivery.

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Cleckler named a Top 50 CEO
Cleckler named a Top 50 CEO

Jason Cleckler, Delta County Memorial Hospital CEO, has been recognized as a "Top 50 Rural Hospital CEO to Know in 2018" by the National Rural Health Association. This marks the second year in a row Cleckler has been recognized nationally for his leadership.

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Dairy Queen has new owners

Dennis and Nancy Doerer announce the sale and transfer of ownership of the Delta Dairy Queen at 240 A N. Palmer.

The Doerers started the Delta franchise 20 years ago in 1998.

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Delta Police Department, sheriff's blotter Mar. 7, 2018

Anthony A. Graham-Carrillo, 21, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of violation of a protection order.

Joshua J. Oard, 23, of Delta was issued a summons for shoplifting.

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GMUG employee receives prestigious Karstaedt Award
GMUG employee receives prestigious Karstaedt Award

Corey Wong, public service staff officer, for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG), recently received the Rocky Mountain Region Randall Karstaedt Lands Achievement Award.

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Marijuana forum highlights concerns

On Monday, Feb. 26, a community forum on the "Effects of Marijuana on Our Community" convened at the Delta Performing Arts Center. This forum came together in response to the ballot question on taxation of retail marijuana and marijuana products in Delta and Orchard City.

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Opening arguments heard in Nathan Yager's trial

After taking three days to seat the jury, opening arguments were heard Friday morning in the case of Nathan Yager. Yager is charged with second degree murder in the death of his estranged wife Melinda in 2011.

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Planning commission begins review of Master Plan update

At their Feb. 28 meeting at the county courthouse, members of Delta County Planning Commission began a page-by-page discussion of the review draft of the Master Plan update, prepared by Delta County staff and RPI Consulting.

Elyse Casselberry, county community and economic development director, and Gabe Preston of RPI Consulting presented the report's pages on screen, and spoke of the background information on those pages, as the discussion progressed.

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Volunteer; be 'agents of change'
Volunteer; be 'agents of change'

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, residents from across Delta County gathered to discuss solutions to the ever-growing issue of suicide within the community. It is common to respond with anger, numbness, or go into a frenzy after incidences like this occur.

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Opinion

Added taxes, marijuana won't solve OC woes

At the Feb. 14 Orchard City town meeting I said, "The solution to our problems is simpler than raising taxes. Citizen participation in the committees headed by our trustees is.

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Council members must uphold the constitution

I am writing to address every person who is a candidate for the municipal elections to be held in April. I am asking that every candidate who is victorious or who earns or retains a seat because of no opposition to remember you will take an oath.

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Don't risk funding from the outdoor industry

Funding from the outdoor recreation industry is an important part of Colorado's economy, and it has the potential to grow, as shown by the recent move of the Outdoor Retailer trade shows from Utah, bringing an estimated $45 million in direct annual spending.

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Dr. Susan Bright will be missed

Dr. Susan Bright has been my primary care physician for almost a decade and I am in a state of disbelief and despondency concerning her departure. An unfillable void will be left, as she is an exceptional physician who views her patients as human beings with lives, not just numbers.

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Honoring Dr. Ridgway

Dr. Don Ridgway, who in my mind embodied the soul of what it means to be a physician, passed away this morning. I had the privilege of being his partner and essentially his apprentice when I first started the practice of medicine at the North Fork Medical Clinic in 1994.

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Lottery has contributed millions to Delta County

On behalf of the board of directors and the membership of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce, I am writing to endorse the reauthorization of Colorado's Lottery Division by the General Assembly in 2018.

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Respect life? Start with one another

Last week's paper had two letters that were long on finger pointing and short on compassion. I'm not as lucky to be so perfect as those authors apparently are; I do have my flaws.

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Taxed to death

I know I am not alone in my shock and disgust when I received my property tax bills this year.

There is very little incentive to buy dilapidated properties/businesses and fix them up when the county immediately reassesses their value to an inflated amount and increases property taxes drastically.

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The three-legged stool and the teepee

I've read a lot of opinions on what to do on the heels of the Florida shooting, all old and none are good. They seem to break down into three categories: the gun, mental health and a problem with our current times.

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Sports

Bruin girls reach Elite 8
Bruin girls reach Elite 8

For the umpteenth time this season, Cedaredge High School's girls scored narrow victories, this time, in the 3A regional playoffs at Cedaredge High School over the weekend.

The No. 6 Bruins opened play last Friday with a 35-24 decision over No. 27 Liberty Common (12-10).

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CHSAA announces all-state wrestlers

The Colorado High School Activities Association, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps have announced their annual all-state wrestling teams for the 2018 season. Among the top wrestlers in the state, six are from Delta County.

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Delta boys ousted in 3A
Delta boys ousted in 3A

A shot at playing in the 3A state basketball tournament was more than worth the 401 mile trip to Sterling last week. Riding a school bus for more than 15 minutes would be enough to cause depression for many who deplore such confining quarters for any length of time.

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Delta girls lose bid for title

Delta High School's girls basketball team was six points away from advancing to the Great 8 round in this year's Class 3A State Basketball Tournament. Some key turnovers in the late stages contributed to a 57-52 loss on Saturday, to No. 1 seed Kent Denver, and ended Delta's hopes of reaching the quarterfinal round (Great 8) in this year's state tournament.

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North Fork youth baseball/softball registration to open

Registrations are now being accepted for the Hotchkiss Home Plate youth baseball and softball programs.

Registration time for all sessions is open from 3:30-5 p.m.

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Regional losses end basketball seasons in NF

The Paonia boys, Paonia girls and Hotchkiss boys basketball teams all saw their chances for a state playoff berth vanish in the first round of regional playoffs last Friday.

The Paonia girls ended the season with a 14-9 record following a 47-24 loss to Denver Christian at the Region 8 tournament at Ignacio.

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What's Happening

KVNF to air candidate interviews March 23

KVNF Public Radio will air individual interviews of the candidates for Paonia Town Council from 6-7 p.m. Friday, March 23, during the Wildcard Show.

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Lions will host Easter Egg Hunt

Bring a basket or a bag to gather goodies on Sat., March 31 for another fun Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club. Ages 4 to 10 years old.

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What's happening at your library? Mar. 7, 2018

The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.

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Community

Births Mar. 7, 2018

Josue and Maria Denisse Valencia of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Analiyah Janellie Valencia, born Feb. 23, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 17.5 inches in length.

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People in the News Eaton

Jessica Eaton, of Paonia, started coursework at Fort Lewis College on Jan. 8 as a first-time freshman.

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School Zone

DHS grad competes in college livestock judging
DHS grad competes in college livestock judging

For the third time in a row, the Casper College livestock judging team has placed in the top five finishers at a national judging show.

The most recent win came at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where the team was second in horses, second in sheep and goats, second in reasons, and fifth overall.

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DHS grad participates in poverty simulation

Paula Strickland, an Elmira College education major from Delta, recently participated in a hands-on simulation with faculty and staff from the Elmira Heights School District, along with the nonprofit organization, Pro Action, to better understand what it's like to live in poverty.

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Jaracuaro to compete in national speech tournament
Jaracuaro to compete in national speech tournament

Delta High School's speech and debate team recently competed in the national qualification tournaments. The Congress tournament was hosted at Central High School Feb. 9-10, and the main event tournament was hosted by Grand Junction High School March 2-3.

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Obituaries

Betty Jo Wilkening

Betty Jo Wilkening, age 91, died February 20, 2018 following a long illness.

Betty Jo was born June 24, 1926, in Otterville, Mo.

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Corky Menzel
Corky Menzel

Preston "Corky" Menzel died Feb. 22, 2018. He struggled with a heart condition and lost the battle at age 55.

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Dale Scott
Dale Scott

Longtime Delta resident Edward Dale Scott died March 3, 2018, at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 79.

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Don Neal Ridgway
Don Neal Ridgway

Don Neal Ridgway died on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta, Colo. He was 89 years of age.

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Dorothy Smith

Lifetime Delta resident Dorothy M. Smith died Feb. 20, 2018, at Four Corners Health Care in Durango. She was 93.

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Imogene Johnson
Imogene Johnson

Paonia resident Imogene Shirley Johnson died Feb. 24, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 91.

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Jeanette Kunkel
Jeanette Kunkel

Jeanette Kunkel of Cedaredge died Feb. 23, 2018. She was 89.

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Lottie Jones

Lottie Evilyn Hawkins Jones died Feb. 22, 2018, in Montrose. She was 87.

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Marion Drown
Marion Drown

Delta resident Marion Drown died Feb. 14, 2018, at his home. He was 68.

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Richard Tuck

Delta County resident Richard A. Tuck died March 5, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 62.

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Ronald Ayers
Ronald Ayers

Ronald Roy Ayers died March 2, 2018, at his home in Paonia. He was 85.

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North Fork

First responders train to improve traffic safety
First responders train to improve traffic safety

Responders -- it's an all-inclusive term that covers law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS), tow truck operators, and department of transportation workers. And last week sixty of these public servants assembled in the Hotchkiss Fire Station to talk about the vital topic of traffic incident management.

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Hotchkiss rejects lone water tank bid

In her 35-year career with the Town of Hotchkiss, town clerk Marlene Searle said she's never seen the town accept a single bid for a project. Such was the case last week, when trustees rejected the only bid received for the Barrow Mesa water tank replacement project.

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North Fork Reads! 'A Wrinkle in Time'

In December 2017, Delta County Libraries, in collaboration with Blue Sage Center for the Arts and The Paradise Theatre, presented the second annual Paonia Reads!, an event that encourages the community to read a book and then watch the film adaptation together.

"We are ready to launch our next read-and-watch event, but this time we are expanding to reach more participants in Delta County," says Laura Lee Yates, Paonia Library staff member.

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Paonia considers dollar increase in trash service
Paonia considers dollar increase in trash service

Paonia trustees were asked at the Feb. 27 board meeting to consider a resolution to increase town trash pick-up service by $1 per month. The proposed increase is in response to an increase in landfill tipping fees by the Delta County Landfill.

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Paonia resident celebrates 104th birthday
Paonia resident celebrates 104th birthday

What do you say when a well-wisher corners you at your birthday party and asks how you managed to achieve the venerable age of 104?

If you're Margaret "Peggy" Clements, you smile with a twinkle in your eye and answer: "I guess I just don't know when to quit."

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Register dogs in Paonia or face fines/dog pound

The Town of Paonia reminds dog owners to register their dogs.

Town code requires that dogs six month or older be registered annually.

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Surface Creek

Birds of the Western Slope Mar. 7, 2018
Birds of the Western Slope Mar. 7, 2018

Snow. Well, I know that they need it in the high country and we'll need it in the low country come summer.

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Garden club learns about succulents
Garden club learns about succulents

Sometimes life brings us pleasures beyond our expectations. That was certainly the case for our February meeting.

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