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Delta

City council appoints six to youth council, donates to swim team

Delta City Council considered requests from two youth groups at its June 5 meeting.

Elyse Casselberry, Delta County community and economic development director, requested the appointment of six Delta High School students to the youth council for the upcoming school year.

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City salaries adjusted to competitive market rate

The Delta City Council periodically reviews compensation and benefits paid to city appointed officers and employees of the city to determine appropriate compensation for those positions.

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Council reviews mutually beneficial agreements

Delta City Council approved several mutually beneficial agreements with residents and/or organizations at its June 5 meeting. Most of the agreements were presented to council by public works and utilities director Betsy Suerth.

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Cowboy church services to move

Cowboy at the Cross Church, on the Sundays during youth camps, will NOT meet at the Delta Sales Yard. Instead, services will be at the Kier Ranch on Tongue Creek, combined with camp performances.

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CPW grant funds Delta Trap Club upgrades

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has awarded $370,800 to 10 shooting and archery ranges across Colorado through the agency's Shooting Range Development Grant Program (SRDG). The funds will go toward developing new shooting ranges and to upgrade existing ranges.

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Delta Fine Arts hosts annual show
Delta Fine Arts hosts annual show

Delta Fine Arts Guild presents its 2018 annual art show, Thursday, June 21, through Saturday, June 24, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N Palmer Street, Delta. Art of various media, created by the area's finest artists, professional and student, will be exhibited.

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Family fun, entertainment on tap for DMEA's annual meeting

Delta-Montrose Electric Association's (DMEA) annual meeting of members will be held Thursday, June 14, at the Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive. The fun kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with bucket truck rides, an electric car show, kids' games, educational booths, live music by David Starr, and Elevate Fiber demonstrations.

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Fireworks display, sales will be allowed in Delta

Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.

The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.

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Law enforcement blotter June 13, 2018

Officers responded to Hoolies for a possible harassment.

Officers responded to Willow Tree for a report of a protection order violation. Tyler White-Oneal, 23, of Cedaredge was arrested and jailed on charges of protection order violation and violation of bail bond conditions.

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Longterm contract for Delta's electric power approved

Delta City Council approved a contract with Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) for reliable, firm electric service from hydroelectric power at its June 5 meeting. The term of the contract is from Oct. 1, 2024 through Sept. 30, 2057.

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Temporary closures for Crag Crest

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests' Grand Valley Ranger District has issued a temporary closure for the entire Lower Crag Crest Trail (#711.1A) and the eastern portion of the Crag Crest National Scenic Trail (#711). The closure will remain in place through the end of 2018.

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Wellness pool to re-open

After an extensive closure for repairs, the wellness pool at Bill Heddles Recreation Center is expected to re-open later this week.

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Opinion

County accused of reneging on contract

Trust is a funny thing. It can take years to build it, but only seconds for it to disappear.

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County fails in basic services

What would you do if you woke up one day to find your address had changed suddenly and without prior notice?

I'll take a guess and assume you'd be pretty upset. I know I would be.

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Farewell to former patients

To my former Delta County patients, I would like to extend an enormous thank you for entrusting your medical care to me over the past three and a half years. It brought me great joy to work in your community!

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Traffic laws apply to bicyclists, as well

Knowledge of traffic law is almost non-existent in Paonia. And the worst example I have seen just recently was a bicyclist riding against traffic forcing vehicles over into the opposite lane of traffic followed by running the stop sign with absolutely no regard for the law.

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Sports

DHS athletes recognized for academic accomplishments

Delta High School juniors and seniors who participated in a CHSAA activity/sport and maintained a GPA of 3.6 or higher have been named CHSAA Academic All-State.

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Eight Cedaredge athletes earn all-state track honors in 2018
Eight Cedaredge athletes earn all-state track honors in 2018

The following eight members of the 2018 Cedaredge boys track and field team were honored by being named to this year's Class 2A All-State First Team in track and field by the Colorado High School Activities Association:

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Register for Cherry Days softball play

Registration is being taken for the 2018 Cherry Days softball tournament scheduled for June 30-July 1 at Volunteer Park in Paonia. A men's wood bat tournament will be held June 30, and a co-ed tournament (with men using wood bat only) will be held July 1.

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Working toward 2019; local wrestlers grasp opportunities to excel
Working toward 2019; local wrestlers grasp opportunities to excel

An estimated 250 wrestlers from three states took the opportunity last weekend to wrestle at the Paonia Summer Duals. While the number was down, those who showed up are likely to see their efforts rewarded this winter when the 82nd annual Colorado High School wrestling season opens.

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What's Happening

'Recipe to Revenues' workshop June 21-22

ENGAGE Delta, Naturally Boulder and Startup Colorado will bring some of the state's foremost names in the food industry to Hotchkiss for a two-day workshop on growing a value-added food business.

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Astronomy Festival scheduled

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, in partnership with the Black Canyon Astronomical Society and Crawford State Park, will be celebrating the starlit skies of Western Colorado with their ninth annual Astronomy Festival June 13-16.

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Chamberlain to perform at chapel
Chamberlain to perform at chapel

Paul Chamberlain will perform at the Chapel of the Cross in Cedaredge on Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Chamberlain, whose heritage is Cherokee, Choctaw and Chicasaw Indian, is also known as Three Bears, and has been a part of the American music scene for over 40 years.

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Climb to new heights

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is hosting open climbs every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the month of June, the climbing wall will open Mondays and Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m., at Confluence Fields.

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Grand Mesa Southern Baptist hosts VBS

Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church announces its 2018 VBS to be held June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon.

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Hubwheelers celebrate Father's Day

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club will host a Father's Day dance on Saturday, June 16, from 7-9 p.m., at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

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Patriotic concert planned

The patriotic community choir announces concerts June 28 at the Hotchkiss United Methodist Church and June 29 at the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church. Both performances begin at 7 p.m. and will feature a variety of stirring patriotic music.

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Ridgway hosts Sunday in the Park
Ridgway hosts Sunday in the Park

Area residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the 31st annual "Sunday in the Park" at Ridgway's Hartwell Park on Sunday, July 1. Activities begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by our traditional outdoor western barbecue with all the trimmings, free to all who attend.

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Community

Births June 13, 2018

Alm and Tyson Schneller of Paonia are the parents of a daughter, Ida Josephine Schneller, born June 6, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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School Zone

Delta County Livestock Association awards $11,000 to graduating seniors

Delta County Livestock Association would like to congratulate all graduating seniors and wish them well in their future endeavors. DCLA would especially like to commend our seven 2018 scholarship recipients who are all very deserving and driven students with exciting futures ahead.

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Vision Charter Academy presents Vanguard Awards

Vision Charter Academy announces the recipients of Vanguard Awards for 2017-2018:

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Obituaries

Dorothy Glidden

Longtime Delta resident Dorothy A. Glidden died June 5, 2018, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 86.

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Evelyn Grant
Evelyn Grant

Ardith "Evelyn" Grant of Hotchkiss died Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 87.

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Honey Lee

Honey Shane Lee died April 25, 2018.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 16 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Paonia, 40772 Lamborn Mesa Road.

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Jerri Sue Murchison
Jerri Sue Murchison

Jerri Sue Murchison, beloved daughter of Gordon and Gay Murchison, and the most special baby sister of Rhonda, Rick, Becky, Robin, and Deana, left this life on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. She was residing in Georgetown, Colo.

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John Spinelli
John Spinelli

John Spinelli died June 1, 2018. He was 54.

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Leona Mitchell

Grand Junction resident Leona Ann Mitchell died June 6, 2018, at HopeWest Hospice in

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Richard Ivan "Rick" Smith

Delta resident Richard Ivan "Rick" Smith passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at his residence. He was 65 years of age.

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Rudyard Loose
Rudyard Loose

Rudyard Kerwood "Bud" Loose died at his daughter's home in Littleton on April 6, 2018.

He was born Sept. 1, 1926, in Humboldt, Kan., to Dr. Frank and Dorthea Loose.

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Sharon Paul

Sharon Lorraine Paul died June 4, 2018, at her home in Crawford. She was 73.

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Wilda Bruce
Wilda Bruce

Wilda Aline Bruce died June 8, 2018, at Montrose Memorial Hospital, due to complications from a damaged heart following surgery. She was 84.

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North Fork

Crawford discusses mill levy, water/sewer increase

At the Crawford Town Council meeting June 6, the first agenda item addressed building a 60-foot pole near the water tower for TDS. Area manager Bill Long asked for approval to start construction.

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North Fork towns consider water conservation measures

In May, the US Department of Agriculture designated Delta and Montrose counties as primary disaster areas due to recent losses and damage caused by the ongoing drought.

In light of the ongoing dry conditions and the end of spring runoff, North Fork area municipalities are considering how best to address possible shortages.

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Paonia signage master planning underway
Paonia signage master planning underway

As Paonia garners more attention and more visitors, it's becoming very apparent that the town lacks signage.

Signs, said Kristin Cypher, a planner and owner of Henderson-based C+B Design, are more than just directional in nature.

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Paonia trustees approve comments to BLM

The Paonia Board of Trustees has submitted comments to the Bureau of Land Management regarding the North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan. The letter recommends that the BLM reject its preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the proposal's impacts and conduct the more in-depth Environmental Impact Study.

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Pre-register for these Cherry Days events

With the 72nd annual Cherry Days celebration fast approaching, be sure to plan ahead, as some of the more popular activities require registration.

This year's Cherry Days Parade categories include: children (17 and under), groups, antique/classic cars, antique tractors, animal, political, business, and other individual.

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Town of Paonia, Brunner headed to court this week

At the May 22 board meeting, former Paonia town trustee Bill Brunner took exception to the way the executive session was worded on the agenda. The item called for a conference with the town attorney to receive legal advice "specific to Mr. Brunner court case."

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Surface Creek

Arts Center grand opening this Friday
Arts Center grand opening this Friday

A new era in Cedaredge will dawn when the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) officially opens its doors on Friday, June 15. The new center has been a community effort with many individuals working hard to renovate the GMAEC building at the intersection of SW 2nd and West Main streets in downtown Cedaredge.

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Cubs reunion planned

A reunion of the Cedaredge High School Cubs is planned Aug. 10 and 11. Classmates will gather at The Pondy on Main Street in Cedaredge Friday, Aug. 10, beginning at 6 p.m.

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Plant & Dig Garden Club learn composting

The May meeting of the Plant & Dig Garden Club was held at the home of this writer. So for this segment only I will be writing in first-person.

I had the privilege of presenting a program entitled, "Composting and Plant Propagation."

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Service Saturday for Surface Creek seniors is June 16

A Little Help of Delta County is sponsoring a 'Service Saturday' event on June 16 to connect seniors in need of help with local volunteers. A half dozen area seniors have indicated a need for assistance so far with various home maintenance jobs.

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The coat of many colors
The coat of many colors

People start working early in Montana and they know the value of money. Ask Carol Ann Rasmussen who began working when she was ten years old.

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VBS will transform kids into super sleuths

This summer children will be seen moving in and out of the nooks and crannies of Main Street, Cedaredge. Why? They are "Children: God's Secret Agents," from the vacation Bible school of Cedaredge United Methodist Church.

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What's bugging you? June 13, 2018
What's bugging you? June 13, 2018

Plant Health Care (PHC) is a more preventative, holistic, and intelligent approach to managing our landscapes and garden plants. I covered the basics of PHC in my last column and continue this discussion today.

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