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Meet and greet this Saturday

State representative Millie Hamner, D-District 61, will be in Paonia on Saturday, Sept. 23, for a meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mountain Harvest Festival with Julie McCluskie, candidate for Hamner's seat in the General Assembly.

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Tech college to host open house

The Technical College of the Rockies is hosting a community open house complete with tours, free lunch and program presentations. The open house celebrates the new name of the college, as well as the new director, Michael Klouser.

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Cardiac support group to meet

Montrose Memorial Hospital's Cardiac Support Group will meet Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a time of education and support for heart attack survivors or those with cardiac disease. The meeting will take place at Montrose Memorial Hospital in Conference Room B.

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Color Sunday is Sept. 24

The annual Color Sunday observance on Grand Mesa is scheduled for this weekend, Sunday, Sept. 24.

Both the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest (GMUG) and Cedaredge Pioneer Town will take part in the event.

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Biologist shares study of sharp-tailed grouse
Biologist shares study of sharp-tailed grouse

Native Americans called them firebirds, we call them sharp-tailed grouse. While fairly common in grasslands with mixed shrubs and trees in western Colorado, they are shy birds and not easily seen.

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Fort hosts Saturday Trade Day

The final Trade Day at Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail takes place this Saturday, Sept. 23. There's something for everyone -- quality art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, antiques and collectibles, new and used merchandise, custom and handmade items, food and a farmers market.

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Give back on National Public Lands Day

Saturday, Sept. 30, is National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the annual celebration of your public lands. Every year in late September the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) helps coordinate thousands of volunteer events for the largest single-day public lands improvement effort in the nation, while also connecting people with local public lands inspiring stewardship and highlighting their educational and recreational benefits.

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Support prison ministry

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry invites the public to attend its annual fundraising banquet. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Crossroads Victory Church, 515 Hillcrest Drive, Montrose, with entertainment to follow.

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What's happening at your local library? Sept. 13, 2017

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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Vaccination clinic offered for dogs

Cedaredge Police Department and Surface Creek Veterinary Center are offering a low cost dog vaccination clinic Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cedaredge Town Park Pavilion. Rabies shots are offered for $10 (no puppies under 4 months of age, please).

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Volleyball skills, drills open to K-4

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering volleyball skills and drills for youth in grades K-4. Registration is from now until Sept. 24; the registration fee is $30.

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Community band presents free concert

Join the Montrose Community Band on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Montrose Pavilion auditorium for a free concert. The concert, titled "The Color of Music," will feature various styles of music with a color in the title.

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Planning for dementia

Volunteers of America is offering a class Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where participants will learn about important legal and financial issues to consider when planning for Alzheimer's or dementia.

Learn how to put a plan in place and how to access resources near you.

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Medicare info seminar planned

Feeling lost in the maze of Medicare? Region 10 and the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) are offering "Medicare and You," an informational seminar on how to navigate the Medicare system, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m., at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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Learn to be a better babysitter

The City of Delta Parks and Recreation Department will offer an American Red Cross babysitter training course Oct. 12-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This class is for participants ages 10-14.

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AWANA Club is starting in Delta

AWANA Club, a ministry that teaches the word of God to children from 3 years old through sixth grade is set to kick off at Delta First Baptist Church this week. The AWANA Club starts today, Wednesday, Sept. 13, and continues 6 to 7:30 p.m. weekly. AWANA

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Tour TCR

The Technical College of the Rockies is hosting a community open house complete with tours, free lunch and program presentations. The open house celebrates the new name of the college, as well as the new director, Michael Klouser.

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Harvest of Voices tickets going fast

Tickets are now available for the annual Harvest of Voices reading at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts.

Co-sponsored by Delta County Libraries, the event is the official kick-off for the 17th annual Mountain Harvest Festival, scheduled for Sept. 21-24, in Paonia.

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Baroque music festival coming to Blue Sage

The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is pleased to present a Baroque Music Festival weekend on Oct. 6 and 7, with a wine reception on Friday, Oct. 6, and full concert program on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Blue Sage's Baroque Festival will feature mezzo-sopranoCeline Ricci and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour performing as part of the Blue Sage's 2017/18 concert series lineup.

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Open house set for  forage demonstration plot
Open house set for forage demonstration plot

Landowners are invited to the "Forage Establishment, Renovation & Management Demonstration Plot Open House" on Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delta County Fairgrounds (403 S. 4th Street, Hotchkiss). The event will be located on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds, by the river.

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Learn to bake pies and breads

CSU Extension and the Straw Hat Farm Market and Kitchen Store would like to invite you to learn how to bake. A series of classes will be offered at Friendship Hall on the Montrose County Fairgrounds. Classes run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Legal and financial planning for dementia

Volunteers of America is offering a class Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where participants will learn about important legal and financial issues to consider when planning for Alzheimer's or dementia.

Learn how to put a plan in place and how to access resources near you.

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What's happening at your local library? Sept. 6

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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Open house set for  forage demonstration plot
Open house set for forage demonstration plot

Landowners are invited to the "Forage Establishment, Renovation & Management Demonstration Plot Open House" on Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delta County Fairgrounds (403 S. 4th Street, Hotchkiss). The event will be located on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds, by the river.

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Community band presents free concert

Join the Montrose Community Band on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Montrose Pavilion auditorium for a free concert.

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What's happening at your local library? Aug. 30, 2017

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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Trail horse trials slated for Sept. 16
Trail horse trials slated for Sept. 16

The Women's Surface Creek Saddle Club is again hosting the Grand Mesa Trail Horse Trials on Mesa Top, and inviting riders to join in. "Come join us for the most fun a family, or group of friends, can have together on their horses!" writes club member Carol Nudell.

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Colorado River District's annual water seminar to be held in GJ

The Colorado River District's popular one-day annual water seminar in Grand Junction takes place 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Two Rivers Convention Center. The theme is: "Points of No Return."

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Kids' Start Smart tennis begins Sept. 9

Register your child for the City of Delta's Start Smart tennis program. The program is offered Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 29.

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Hubwheelers to dance Sept. 2, 16

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club will host dances from 7-9 p.m., on Saturday nights, Sept. 2 and 16, in the aerobics room of Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

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Tri River Area 4-H hosts annual golf tournament

Colorado State University Extension invites all golfers to the sixth annual Tri River Area 4-H Golf Tournament Sept. 16 at Devil's Thumb Golf Course in Delta. Registration opens at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

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Danny Agajarian wraps up Cross Orchards' music series

Local songwriter, composer and musician Danny Agajanian will perform at Cross Orchards Historic Site on Friday, Sept. 15. This will be the final musical presentation in the Summer 2017 outdoor concert series presented by the Museums of Western Colorado.

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Volleyball skills, drills open to K-4

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering volleyball skills and drills for youth in grades K-4. Registration is from now until Sept. 24; the registration fee is $30.

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Delta Methodists to host missionary from Cambodia
Delta Methodists to host missionary from Cambodia

The Delta United Methodist Church will host the United Methodist missionary Kennedy "Ken" Cruz, who is serving in Cambodia, Sept. 10. Cruz serves as a community development specialist with the Community Health and Agriculture Development (CHAD) Program.

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Elk Run 5k Sept. 30

The inaugural Elk Run 5k in Crested Butte, founded by Olympic medalist Emma Coburn, a 2008 graduate of Crested Butte Community School, will be held Sept. 30. Earlier this month she won gold in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics at the London Olympic Stadium.

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Norwegian Fjord horse day planned

Vestafjell, Colorado Western Slope Sons of Norway, invites those interested to attend its Sunday, Sept. 17, lodge meeting and Norwegian Fjord horse day from 2-4 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, Austin.

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What's happening at your local library? Aug. 23, 2017

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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Apollo Chamber Brass at Blue Sage

On Sunday, Sept. 10, the Apollo Chamber Brass will present a family friendly concert at 3 p.m. at the Blue Sage in Paonia.

The band takes a light-hearted approach to jazz and classical selections.

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Picture Paonia registration opens at the Blue Sage

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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What's up on Redlands Mesa?
What's up on Redlands Mesa?

If you've ever wondered, "What's up on Redlands Mesa?" here's your chance to find out! A group of gardeners, farmers, ranchers, artisans and great cooks have collaborated to offer a tour of several places of interest on Redlands Mesa, near Hotchkiss on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Sixth annual Pea Green Pedal takes place Sept. 9

The Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation invites everyone to participate in the sixth annual Pea Green Pedal on Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning from the Lions Pavilion at Confluence Park.

There is an 18- or 4-mile bike ride or a 5k fun run/walk around the lake.

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CMU 2017-18 music season opens with guest ensemble

CMU's Department of Music will begin its 2017-18 season with a guest artist recital featuring Seventh Roadrunner Ensemble with CMU clarinet and saxophone professor Jun Watabe. The ensemble will perform on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. in the Moss Performing Arts Center Love Recital Hall.

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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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The Radio Room presents David Starr

The Radio Room proudly presents David Starr Saturday, Sept. 9. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show is at 7:30 p.m.

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Sixth annual Pea Green Pedal takes place Sept. 9
Sixth annual Pea Green Pedal takes place Sept. 9

The Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation invites everyone to participate in the sixth annual Pea Green Pedal on Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning from the Lions Pavilion at Confluence Park.

There is an 18- or 4-mile bike ride or a 5k fun run/walk around the lake.

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Savor the San Juans

Tour and taste your way through seven fabulous properties and homes, each showcasing a local chef and their gourmet bites from local farms. Begin the day Sunday, Sept. 10, with a brunch sampler at Cobble Creek at 10:30 a.m. End

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Pea Green Pedal set for Sept. 9

The sixth annual Pea Green Pedal is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning in Confluence Park. Participants can choose an 18-mile or 40-mile bike ride, or a fun run/walk around the lake.

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Scones offer high energy mix of music
Scones offer high energy mix of music

The exciting band The Scones will appear at the Chapel of the Cross Thursday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m.

This well-traveled band is an original Colorado trio performing what is called "rockin' Americana."

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'All Things Fiber' showing in August at Blue Sage
'All Things Fiber' showing in August at Blue Sage

"Quilts and Felt and All Things Fiber," an exhibit of textiles by North Fork area artists, is open through Aug. 27 at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. The center is located at 228 Grand Avenue, Paonia.

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Steak, burgers are on the menu

The Crawford Community United Methodist Church is having its annual steak dinner Saturday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Creamery offering kids cartooning classes

The Creamery Arts Center is calling for artists to submit works for its annual fall show, which runs Sept. 1-30. Works should be submitted at the Creamery, 165 Bridge Street, on or before Aug. 19.

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BQA hosting stockmanship and stewardship program

Colorado Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is hosting one of several new regional events for cattle producers as part of the Stockmanship and Stewardship program from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA). Colorado State University's Agriculture Research, Development and Education Center (ARDEC) in Fort Collins will house the event on September 22-23, 2017, which will feature world-renowned livestock behaviorist, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker.

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A season for all voices

Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church is embarking upon a five-week season featuring lay preachers. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear many different and interesting perspectives on a variety of topics, all from one pulpit.

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What's happening at your local library? Aug. 2, 2017

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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Pickin' in the Park returns in August

Pickin' in the Park, the 10th annual free summer concert series, returns to Paonia Town Park every Thursday in August at 6 p.m.

The concert series feature free family-friendly live music, children's activities, and local food, beer and wine.

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Pea Green Pedal set for Sept. 9

The Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation invites everyone to participate in the sixth annual Pea Green Pedal on Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning at the Lions Club Pavilion at Confluence Park.

Options include an 18- or 40-mile bike ride or a 5k fun run/walk around the lake.

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Learn about Catholic faith and way of life

Are you searching to learn more about Jesus? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process where unbaptized adults and those baptized in other Christian denominations may learn about the Catholic faith and way of life.

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Get submissions ready for Harvest of Voices

Get your submission ready for the annual Harvest of Voices reading at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia. The reading will be on Sept. 21, and entries are due by Aug. 24.

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Creamery offering kids cartooning classes

The Creamery Arts Center is calling for artists to submit works for its annual fall show, which runs Sept. 1-30. Works should be submitted at the Creamery, 165 Bridge Street, on or before Aug. 19.

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Chamber hosts summer social at the state park

The Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce is reminding folks of its summer social at the Crawford State Park. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the peninsula at Crawford State Park.

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Olathe man shares work experience in Antarctica
Olathe man shares work experience in Antarctica

What's it like to work in Antarctica? Olathe resident Jesse McGill, who lived there for 10 years, will share his experiences with a presentation July 27 in the Centennial Room in Montrose.

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Pickin' in the Park series returns to Paonia in August

Pickin' in the Park, the 10th annual free summer concert series, returns to Paonia Town Park every Thursday in August at 6 p.m.

The concert series feature free family-friendly live music, children's activities, and local food, beer and wine.

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Artists meet in August

The next regularly scheduled meeting of Delta Fine Arts will be the second Tuesday of August.

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Register for adult volleyball

Register your team for the City of Delta's fall four-on-four volleyball league before the deadline of Aug. 13. The session will begin Aug. 31 with games played at Bill Heddles Recreation Center on Thursday nights for five weeks.

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Donations, volunteers needed for yard sale

The yard sale sponsored annually by the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Michael Church in Delta will be held Aug. 3-5. Donations of unwanted, gently used items/treasures are welcomed for this great cause.

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Learn about Catholic faith and way of life

Are you searching to learn more about Jesus? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process where unbaptized adults and those baptized in other Christian denominations may learn about the Catholic faith and way of life.

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Beat the heat at ice cream social

Volunteers at Pioneer Town are getting ready for a cool, fun filled community summer break this month.

Surface Creek Valley's annual community Ice Cream Social will be held at the Stolte Shed on Saturday, July 29.

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What's happening at your local library? July 12, 2017

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 service worship planned in Delta

A community worship service is planned during Deltarado Days. Several ministers and praise teams will lead worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 30, in the Lions Club Pavilion at Confluence Park.

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Paonia Soccer Club fall youth registration

The Paonia Soccer Club is accepting registration for the fall season. The program is open to girls and boys born between 2003 and 2013.

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Money for irrigation projects available

Two meetings for Lower Gunnison Project money to install high efficiency irrigation systems are set for July 28 at DMEA, 11925 6300 Road, Montrose, and July 29 at Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, 276 W. Main Street. Both will run from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Weekly locals' market Thursdays in Paonia

Edesia Community Kitchen, 395 Clark Ave., in Paonia, is hosting a weekly locals market from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Edesia's wood-fired pizza and a variety of products from local vendors are available. Other vendors are being sought for the market.

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Demolition derby returns to Delta County Fair

After a three-year hiatus the Demolition Derby returns to the Delta County Fair. The derby will kick off the fair beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.

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Learn how to talk about dementia

When someone you know shows signs of dementia, it's time to talk. Conversations with family members about memory loss and changes in behavior can be challenging and uncomfortable.

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GMUG hosts open houses on forest plan revision

This summer, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests is holding public open houses throughout the neighboring communities to invite input for the forest plan revision.

The open houses will be held in the evenings, starting with Delta on July 25, Gunnison on July 27, Ouray on August 1, Grand Junction on Aug. 3, Telluride on Aug. 10, Montrose on Aug. 14, Lake City on Aug. 15, and Saguache on Aug. 17.

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20-year reunion planned

Delta High School Class of 1997 is planning a 20-year class reunion during Deltarado Days.

On Friday, July 28, a social gathering will be held at the Throttle and Spur, 1410 Valley View Drive, beginning at 6 p.m.

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Are you Mensa smart?

Are you Mensa smart? Mensa is an international society in which the sole requirement for membership is a score at or above the 98th percentile on any of a number of standardized IQ tests.

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Rodeo action set for Delta, Hotchkiss and Montrose

Rodeo action is heating up in western Colorado. The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for the Deltarado Days rodeo Saturday, July 29, which will include a free concert by Derringer at the conclusion of competition.

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What's happening at your local library?

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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Sign up for fall softball

Take advantage of the mild fall weather and extend summer's healthy fun by registering your team for the City of Delta's fall softball league.

Register now through July 30 for the coed, women's or men's leagues for $225 per team and a $20 player fee.

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Third annual Ridgway bass tournament set for July 7-30

The third annual smallmouth bass tournament at Ridgway State Park is scheduled for July 7-30, giving anglers nearly a month to fill their creels and to vie for more than $8,000 in prizes.

No entry fee is required for the tournament and the more smallmouth bass anglers catch, the better their chances of winning prizes.

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Artists meet in August

The next regularly scheduled meeting of Delta Fine Arts will be the second Tuesday of August.

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What's happening at your local library? June 28, 2017

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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Alumni band is being put together

Former band members from Delta High School, or any school in the district, are invited to join the DHS/Alumni Band for the Deltarado Days Parade sponsored by Bank of Colorado Saturday, July 29.

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CPR, first aid training offered

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is hosting an American Red Cross community CPR/AED and first aid class Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class will be repeated Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Tibetan monks to visit the North Fork

Tibetan Monks Mystical Arts Tour will visit Paonia and Hotchkiss July 13-18. The monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery in India will perform healing and blessing ceremonies and share the Tibetan culture during their visit.

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Find out about grants for irrigation

Two meetings are planned for farmers interested in money to install high efficiency irrigation systems on their property through the Lower Gunnison Project. Meetings will be held on July 28, from 6-8 p.m. at DMEA, 11925 6300 Road, Montrose, and on July 29, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, 276 W Main Street, Hotchkiss.

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What's happening at your local library? June 21, 2017

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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Paonia Library hosts Musical Tuesdays through July
Paonia Library hosts Musical Tuesdays through July

On most Tuesday evenings in June and July the Paonia Library amphitheater is the venue for performances by Delta County musicians. Musical Tuesdays are organized by Laura Lee Yates, librarian and author, and supported by the Friends of the Paonia Library.

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Grief support group meets weekly in Delta

Mending Hearts grief support group will be meeting on Wednesdays, June 7-Aug. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at HopeWest, 205 Stafford Lane, Delta.

Mending Hearts is free of charge and open to anyone coping with the death of a loved one. Members may join at any time.

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City of Delta organizes youth soccer program

The City of Delta is excited to run the youth recreational soccer program this season. Registration will be open through Sunday, July 23. Late registrations will be accepted until July 30 with a $10 late fee.

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Crested Butte lists 2017 music line-up

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association are excited to announce the 2017 summer line-up for the Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Wednesday night concert series.

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Hubwheelers plan July 1, 15 dances

The square dancing will be hotter than a firecracker when the Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club hosts its Independence Day-theme dance, from 7-9 p.m., on Saturday night, July 1, in the aerobics room of the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street in Delta. Dancers are encouraged to wear red, white and blue for America.

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Mark your calendar for DCSPERA meeting

Mark your calendar for an important meeting of the Delta County School and Public Employees Retirement Association (DSCPERA) meeting Thursday, July 20. The get-together will be held at Nancy Carlson's Rogers Mesa home, 11498 3150 Road, Hotchkiss, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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Elder fraud workshop planned

Region 10 and area church leaders are teaming up to present an elder fraud workshop Thursday, June 29, at the Abraham Connection homeless shelter located at 477 Silver Street. This workshop will cover several topics that will provide valuable information and tools for living.

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'Women of Excellence' collection displayed at Museum of the West

The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame, Museums of Western Colorado and Chevron have joined forces to bring "Women of Excellence: The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame Collection" to western Colorado. The collection will be on display at Museum of the West in downtown Grand Junction through Labor Day weekend.

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Learn the basics of fly fishing

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is taking registrations for a basic fly fishing class for kids ages 10-plus. This class offers basic fly fishing instructions and practice time on the water.

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Libraries issue challenge

"Build a Better World" and a better you this summer at Delta County Libraries. Registration for the children's, teen and adult summer reading programs is now underway. Register at your library or online.

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Paonia Library hosts summer concert series
Paonia Library hosts summer concert series

David Starr. Shelly Rae. Beth Quist. These are just a few of the names that will take the stage this summer at Paonia Library's outdoor amphitheater.

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Paonia to host VB camp

"Are YOU ready to Train Like a Champion this summer!? Our volleyball camp is coming to Paonia High School."

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Deadline for brand assessment is June 30

Livestock brands are vital to protecting Colorado's livestock industry and are an important part of the state's history and culture.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture's Brand Inspection Division reminds brand owners that the brand assessment payment must be received in the Brand Office by 5 p.m. on June 30 to avoid payment of a $25 late fee.

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Peter Rowan to headline Pickin' in the Park series
Peter Rowan to headline Pickin' in the Park series

The 10th annual Pickin' in the Park concert series at Paonia Town Park promises to be one of the best. In addition to bluegrass, Pickin' Productions' Rob Miller is bringing reggae, soul/funk, classic rock, and other acts to five venues, this summer, including in Paonia, Crawford, Ridgway and Moab, Utah.

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Longtime teacher to be honored

An open house will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Hotchkiss Senior Center at 276 W. Main. The open house will be hosted by Mary Woodruff's home economics "girls" and single survivor "boys."

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Eagle basketball camp set for boys and girls

Boys and girls interested in learning fundamental skills and rules of the game will have an opportunity to do so at this year's Eagle Basketball Camp in June.

Interested players in grades 3, 4 and 5 (for the next school year) will receive instruction from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Paonia High School gymnasium on June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15.

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First Downtown DeltaFest is June 1

The first of three Downtown DeltaFests scheduled this summer takes place Thursday, June 1, from 5:30 p.m. to dusk. Main Street will be closed to the public late Thursday afternoon to allow vendors to set up between 3rd and 5th streets.

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Youth, adult artists sought

Artists ages 6-18 and adults are invited to submit up to three pieces of original art in Delta Fine Art's 2017 annual Art Show. Email Linda Aubery for the show entry guidelines at ljaubery@gmail.com or call 970-765-5034.

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Eat, drink and be generous

A wine, beer and food tasting event with live entertainment, sponsored by the Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation as a fundraiser for the new West Elk Clinic, under construction in Hotchkiss, is set for Saturday, June 10, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss.

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Chapel of the Cross concert series finalized

The 2017 Chapel of the Cross summer concert series has been finalized. All concerts are held at the Chapel of the Cross in Cedaredge's Pioneer Town. Admission is by donation.

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Art show is just around the corner

The Edge of the Cedars Art Show will run June 8-11 at Cedaredge Middle School. Area artists are encouraged to submit their artwork as soon as possible.

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Vacation Bible school scheduled

The First Baptist Church of Cedaredge (370 West Main Street) is offering a free Vacation Bible School to be held June 5 - 9.

This program is for children ages 4 through entering 6th grade and runs from 8:45 a.m. to noon.

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Herbal workshops begin with honey

The Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism Herbal Center's Paonia Campus will host a series of weekend workshops, beginning May 19-21 with "Honey Pharmacy."

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Trap shoot, gala benefit VFW veterans, family center

Want to make some noise, break some things, and have a blast doing it while supporting a great cause?

Well, come on out for the Delta VFW Post #3571 second annual Shoot for the Boot Trap Shoot and Gala on July 1.

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Outdoor Heritage Day returns to Delta June 3

The sixth annual Outdoor Heritage Day will be held in Confluence Park Saturday, June 3. This free event will feature exhibitors highlighting outdoor sports and recreation for all ages.

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It's time for annual rock show

The Delta County Rock, Gem and Mineral Show will be held Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

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Plein air artists invited to gathering

Gallery de la Luz announces a plein air artists' gathering Saturday, June 3, in conjunction with Outdoor Heritage Day in Delta.

Gather up your art supplies or camera equipment and meet at the gazebo on the island in Confluence Park.

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CMU workshop concludes with exciting jazz concert
CMU workshop concludes with exciting jazz concert

On Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre, the CMU Department of Music will conclude its fourth annual jazz workshop with an exciting concert featuring the CMU Faculty Jazz, the Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra and guest artist Ralph Lalama, lead tenor saxophonist with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra in New York City.

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Three-in-one concert benefits Arts Coalition

The first fundraiser concert to benefit Arts Coalition of Delta County has been announced. The "three-in-one" concert will feature three different artists from three different genres.

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Get those Edge of the Cedars entries ready

The Edge of the Cedars Art Show is coming soon. Area artists are encouraged to submit their artwork as soon as possible.

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Gymkhana series in Cedaredge

The Surface Creek Saddle Club will again host a gymkhana series this year at the arena located at 24224 Grand Mesa Drive in Cedaredge on every Wednesday evening from May 31 to Aug. 2.

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Ecumenical VBS planned June 5-9

For over 25 years, children in Delta County have had an opportunity to learn about God during an ecumenical vacation Bible school.

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Abraham Connection to host community yard sale

Wouldn't it be great if you could visit dozens of yard sales, all in one place, without driving around town all day long? Now you can! Volunteers with the Abraham Connection Homeless Shelter are organizing a communitywide yard sale on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the parking lots on 6th and Main streets in Delta (old Chaco building and the office of Edward Jones -- Isaiah St. Peter).

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PERA launches outreach

The Colorado Public Employees' Association (PERA) will begin a statewide community outreach tour to engage all stakeholders in conversations on options to adapt PERA to a growing Colorado and changing environment.

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What's happening at your local library? May 3, 2017

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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Saddle club is gearing up for gymkhanas

The Surface Creek Saddle Club will again host a gymkhana series this year at the arena located at 24224 Grand Mesa Drive in Cedaredge.

Every Wednesday evening from May 31 to Aug. 2, the club will put on a gymkhana for all ages.

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Abraham Connection hosting yard sale

Volunteers with the Abraham Connection Homeless Shelter are organizing a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the parking lots on 6th and Main streets in Delta.

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Community dance set for May 20

Route 66 will provide music for the community evening dance Saturday, May 20, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The dance takes place from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Join Del-Rose Chorus for sendoff concert

The Del-Rose Chorus would like to extend an invitation to friends and family for a small concert as chorus members get ready to compete in Cheyenne, Wyo., on May 20. Once a year the chorus participates in a regional contest to meet new and old friends and to show off their musical talent.

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Work on the Sidewinder

Public land enthusiasts are invited to work on trail maintenance on the Sidewinder Trail in the Gunnison Gorge Conservation Area near Delta on May 20, the inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day.

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Kids' Pasta Project schedule announced

The 2017 schedule for the Kids' Pasta Project fundraiser dinners has been announced. The next pasta dinner fundraiser will be held May 1 and benefits the Ridgway Composite High School mountain biking team in Ridgway.

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A Little Help North Fork Valley will hold its spring Service Saturday on May 13.

A Little Help North Fork Valley will hold its spring Service Saturday on May 13.

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What's happening at your local library? April 26, 2017

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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Cedaredge UMC hosts world religion study

Cedaredge United Methodist Church presents a six-week study, "Christianity and World Religions: Wrestling With Questions People Ask."

The study will take place on Tuesdays from April 25 to May 30.

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CPR, first aid offered

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is hosting an American Red Cross community CPR/AED and first aid class Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class will be repeated Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Show highlights many faces of photography

Black Canyon Camera Club will host the Chasing Light photography show and sale May 25-27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

This entertaining show will be a display of just photographs, unframed and not matted.

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Community dance set for May 20

Route 66 will provide music for the community evening dance Saturday, May 20, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The dance takes place from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Community VBS planned June 5-9

Bring your smile to the Nile! Elementary aged children are invited to learn all about Egypt in biblical times and the story of Joseph during this summer's vacation Bible school, held June 5-9 at Delta United Methodist Church.

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Women meet weekly to discuss what's 'Enough'

The Delta County Women's Connection is presenting "Conversations" every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Fairlamb Plaza at 3rd Street, a half block west of Main Street behind the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce office.

The current series, "Enough," has been created by Stonecroft Ministries to help women connect with others who are curious -- some skeptical -- about what Jesus and the Bible have to say concerning important areas in life.

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Calling all authors

The Montrose County Historical Society will sponsor the second annual Author's Affair on Saturday, May 6, at the Centennial Room in Centennial Plaza, 422 S. 1st, in downtown Montrose from 1-4 p.m. If you have written a book you would like to showcase, please come.

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Vendors invited to farmers market at Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply Company is looking for farmers, crafters and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods at its spring farmers market scheduled for May 13.

Collectors, crafters and growers with interests in everything from homemade crafts and candles to baked goods, carvings, flowers and produce are encouraged to sign up.

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Community Shred Days support 4-H

Are you overwhelmed with papers you would like to get rid of? Do you have old tax documents, bank statements, credit card solicitations, medical records, and other personal documents needing to be destroyed?

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Apple Blossom Ride offers route options
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A Little Help organizing Service Saturday in May

A Little Help in the North Fork Valley is having a Service Saturday! on Saturday, May 13. If you are a member of A Little Help or even think you might want to try it out, call the office, 527-3482, to sign up.

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Work on the Sidewinder

Public land enthusiasts are invited to work on trail maintenance on the Sidewinder Trail in the Gunnison Gorge Conservation Area near Delta on May 20, the inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day.

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Explore the bookcliffs with Canyonlands Field Institute

Driving along I-70 -- on top of trails used by Native Americans, fur trappers and pioneers --you can't help but notice the bookcliffs. Grey mancos shale rises up from the base and transitions into the Green River Formation's steep cliffs, reminiscent of bookshelves which gave this area its name.

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Community VBS planned June 5-9

Bring your smile to the Nile! Elementary-aged children are invited to learn all about Egypt in biblical times and the story of Joseph during this summer's vacation Bible school, June 5-9 at Delta United Methodist Church.

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Eurythmy dance workshops offered

The North Fork School of Integrated Studies and The Learning Council are sponsoring the Eurythmy Dance Workshop at Paonia Elementary School. Workshops will be held Mondays, April 24, May 1 and 8.

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Paonia senior center events

The Paonia Senior Citizens Center has several events planned in the coming weeks.

On Wednesday, April 26, the center will host a "90's Celebration" for all people who are 90 or older as of that date.

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Neighbors invited to Pea Green pie auction

Pea Green Community Club is hosting its annual pie auction Saturday, April 29, at the Pea Green Community Center. Join your friends and neighbors at this fun event, which begins at 7 p.m.

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Library happenings April 12, 2017

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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Historian will discuss state's water struggles

The Mesa County Historical Society and the Museums of Western Colorado presents its monthly oral history program Thursday, April 20, from noon to 1 p.m. The presentation will take place at the Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. 4th Street, Grand Junction.

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DCED hosts 21st annual meeting April 20

Delta County Economic Development will host its 21st annual meeting Thursday, April 20, at the Orchard City Town Hall. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers.

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Program highlights Delta area history
Program highlights Delta area history

Interpretive Association of Western Colorado is hosting an educational program in conjunction with its annual meeting Tuesday, April 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The free lecture series highlights the history and the heritage of Delta and the surrounding areas.

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Adult, student artists invited to enter show

Calling all artists to submit up to three pieces of original art in Delta Fine Arts' annual art show. Email Linda Aubery for the show entry guidelines at ljaubery@gmail.com or call 970-765-5034. The show is open to adults and students ages 6-18.

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Native Plant Master classes begin soon

The Tri River Area Extension is accepting applications for its 2017 Native Plant Master Program. Participants in Native Plant Master courses learn identification, ecology and human uses of selected Colorado plants emphasizing sustainable landscaping and invasive weeds.

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Apple Blossom Ride offers route options

The third annual Apple Blossom Ride is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, at 8 a.m. in Cedaredge. Once again, three routes of varying difficulty will be offered and it will start at the town park.

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Valley Voices looks at water

On Friday, April 21, join the members of the North Fork community at the Blue Sage Center of the Arts for a crucial talk on the future of our water as part of The Blue Sage's seasonal speaker series, Valley Voices.

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Tipton announces town hall meetings

Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) will hold three town hall meetings in April, where attendees will be able ask questions and receive an update on legislative issues impacting Colorado's 3rd Congressional District. Each meeting is open to the public.

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What's happening at your local library? April 5, 2017

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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Annual Caregivers Summit will educate, reinvigorate

The Aging and Disability Resources of Colorado (ADRC) and the Community Living Services program of the Area Agency on Aging and Region 10, in conjunction with many health care and long-term care service providers, are hosting the fourth annual Caregiver Summit and Retreat on Tuesday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 16731 Woodgate Road, Montrose.

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Student art show expands

The student art show held annually at the AppleShed Gallery in Cedaredge is expanding from high school artists to include art from Delta County elementary and middle school students.

An opening reception will take place Friday, April 7.

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Vendors sought for Delta food, wine festival

Vendors are now being accepted to showcase a signature dish, dessert, candy, wine, beer or other food-related item at the second annual Taste of Spring, Delta's premier food and wine festival.

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Valley Voices: Water security and storage in the North Fork Valley

After a relatively warm and dry winter, the local streams are already flowing and snow is melting from the mountains. Whether you're in town and part of the local water supply, a farmer that depends on reservoir water or simply concerned about the growing uncertainty of water supply, recent record-breaking temperatures may have you wondering about the future.

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Bunco night at Blue Sage

The Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Avenue, Paonia, will start offering a monthly Bunco night on Thursday, April 13.

Bunco is a fast-paced game where 12 players jockey for position at the "head table" by rolling dice while competing for prizes.

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Explore Black Canyon on snowshoes

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park has opportunities to get outdoors.

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Senior Prom tradition continues

The Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) invites seniors residing in Delta County to come boot scoot and boogie the afternoon away at the annual Senior Prom. The ADRC is committed to continue this tradition for Delta County residents over the age of 50 which the former Delta County Senior Resource Council, Delta High School Student Council and community partners created many years ago.

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CMU concludes theatre season with 'non-stop comedy' Boeing-Boeing

CMU's Department of Theatre Arts will conclude its 2016-17 Main Stage season with the comedy, Boeing-Boeing, April 13-15 in the Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre. The play is a 1960s French farce which was translated for the English-speaking stage.

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Train to become a lifeguard

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is holding American Red Cross blended learning lifeguard classes during the April school break. Classes will be offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 10-14.

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DCED annual meeting is April 20

Delta County Economic Development will host its 21st annual meeting Thursday, April 20, at the Orchard City Town Hall. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers.

The meeting will be called to order at 6 p.m.

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Spring into Shape 5k set for April 8

The City of Delta's annual Spring into Shape 5k fun run and walk is set for Saturday, April 8. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. at the Lions Pavilion in Cleland Park.

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Save the date

Bring your smile to the Nile! Elementary aged children are invited to learn all about Egypt in biblical times and the story of Joseph during this summer's Vacation Bible School, held June 5-9 at Garnet Mesa Elementary School.

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Vendors sought for Delta food, wine festival

Vendors are now being accepted to showcase a signature dish, dessert, candy, wine, beer or other food-related item at the second annual Taste of Spring, Delta's premier food and wine festival. This fun event brings together local restaurants, cottage foods producers, wineries, breweries and others to showcase and market their items while raising funds to help middle and high school kids in Delta and Cedaredge.

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VFW preparing for fifth annual golf tournament

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and its auxiliary in Delta are gearing up for its fifth annual golf tournament at Devil's Thumb. This year, the tournament will be on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20.

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Mending Hearts meets on Thursdays

Mending Hearts grief support group will be meeting on Thursdays, March 16 - May 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Coal Train Coffee House at 328 W. Bridge Street in Hotchkiss.

Mending Hearts is free of charge and open to anyone coping with the death of a loved one.

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Blues & Brews tickets go on sale

The 24th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will once again take over the world-famous mountain town of Telluride Sept. 15-17. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the festival boasts three days of music, comedy, craft beer, yoga, art and entertainment in the iconic Telluride Town Park set against a backdrop of stunning 13,000-ft mountain peaks.

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Join the fun at the rec center

Bill Heddles Recreation Center offers weekly sessions of duplicate bridge, party bridge, cribbage, pinochle, Scrabble and chess. In addition, Tuesday Needlers meet every Tuesday morning.

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Delta Kiwanis invites players to sixth annual poker tournament

The Kiwanis Club of Delta invites players and sponsors to join in the fun for the club's sixth annual poker tournament Saturday, March 18, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Registration for players begins at 4 p.m. with tournament play scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Teens, learn to be better babysitters

The City of Delta Parks and Recreation Department will offer an American Red Cross babysitter training course Feb. 24-25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class will be repeated April 13 and 14.

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What's happening at your local library? Feb.8, 2017

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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Pianist featured on stage

Paul Asaro brings his unique piano stylings, his stories and his songs to the stage at Delta Performing Arts Center, 822 Grand Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 18, under the sponsorship of the Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m.

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What's happening at your local library? Feb. 1, 2017

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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Archaelogist to speak at annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss. The speaker will be Glade Hadden, archaeologist with the Montrose office of the BLM, on the Eagle Rock archaeological site west of Hotchkiss.

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North Fork raptor field trips scheduled

The Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society is offering four field trips to look for raptors (eagles, hawks, owls and falcons) in the Montrose and North Fork areas. The trips will be limited to 12 people per day on a first come, first serve basis.

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Square dances planned Feb. 4, 18

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club has scheduled February dances on Saturday nights, Feb. 4 and 18, in the aerobics room at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

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Soil health conference in Delta on Feb. 23-24

The 7th annual Soil Health Conference will be held on Feb. 23 and 24 at the Delta Center for Performing Arts, 822 Grand Avenue in Delta. This conference is designed to educate producers, orchardists, ranchers, government officials and the broad community about ways to increase organic matter and increase the health of our soils by using cover crop, green manure, grazing, composting, entomology and other sustainable practices.

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Evangelist Rick Barton returns to First Baptist
Evangelist Rick Barton returns to First Baptist

The Rev. Dr. Rick Barton is returning to Delta First Baptist Church for the Winter Revival Feb. 5-12. Pastor James Conley and the church family would like to invite the community to this week of revival.

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Help make critters fundraiser a success

Volunteers at the Shelter Shoppe are working hard on this year's Feb. 11 Crockpots for Critters fundraiser at the Civic Center and they are asking for a little bit of help from the community with improvements being made to this year's event.

• First of all, anyone who wishes to donate a favorite slow cooker recipe for the event is asked to please call Alvena at 856-4515 well ahead of the Feb. 11 event.

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Archaelogist to speak at annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss. The speaker will be Glade Hadden, archaeologist with the Montrose office of the BLM, on the Eagle Rock archaeological site west of Hotchkiss.

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Future educators can apply for scholarship

Delta Kappa Gamma's Chi Chapter is offering a scholarship of $500 to $1,000 to be awarded to a senior girl from Delta or Montrose county who intends to enter the field of education. Applications may be obtained at the counseling offices of area high schools.

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Call for entries

S&B Quilters Guild is seeking entries for the 2017 Cabin Fever Quilt Show to be held March 17-19 at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss. Cash prizes will be awarded to winning entries. The show will feature lots of talent, fun, vendors, food and a raffle quilt.

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Cribbage tournament scheduled

It's time for the City of Delta/Lee Martinson annual February cribbage tournament. This event is scheduled Sunday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

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Chamber banquet planned

The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce's annual member banquet will be held Friday, Feb. 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Come learn a bit about the "Magic of the Chamber" and celebrate the Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.

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Community garden meeting is Feb. 4

The Cedaredge Community Garden annual meeting is set for Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Creekside Cafe in Cedaredge. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. followed by the meeting.

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What's happening at your local library? Jan. 18, 2017

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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Teens, learn defensive driving

"Alive at 25," a defensive driving course for young drivers, is offered to drivers ages 15-24. A Colorado State Patrol trooper will provide approximately four hours of classroom instruction designed to prevent traffic violations, collisions and/or fatalities.

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Casino Night raises funds for scholarships

The North Fork Valley Rotary Club will host its annual Casino Night from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Shade-Scapes, 122 E. Bridge Street in Hotchkiss. The event will include poker, blackjack, prizes, a silent auction and lots of fun.

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Christian discipleship series begins

North Fork Baptist Church is hosting a great Christian discipleship series as part of its ongoing adult Sunday school class. It is taught by Reverend Steve Hoekstra, Colorado Baptists, director, western Colorado office.

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What's happening at your local library? Jan. 11, 2017

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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2017 hunter ed classes listed

Mark your calendar for the hunter education classes scheduled at the Delta-Montrose Technical College for 2017.

Persons interested in signing up for any of these classes need to go online at www.cpw.state.co.us. Navigate to: About Us; Education; Hunter Education.

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Learn CPR and first aid

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is hosting an American Red Cross community CPR/AED and first aid class Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class will be repeated Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Blood draw, health fair registration is now open

Delta County residents can mark their 2017 calendars for early blood draws and health fairs in Paonia, Cedaredge and Delta, according to Patti Kalahar, manager of education/marketing for Delta County Memorial Hospital. Lions Club members in Delta, Cedaredge and Paonia and DCMH volunteers will be partnering in the annual community health fair events again this year.

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Crested Butte hosts heavy hitters in blues, rock, bluegrass and reggae
Crested Butte hosts heavy hitters in blues, rock, bluegrass and reggae

The Center for the Arts Crested Butte announces its winter season with a heavy-hitting roster in a wide-sweeping variety of genres. Blues, rock, bluegrass, reggae, indie-folk, jam and Americana will be featured on the Center Stage with established legends, Grammy-winning masters, and some of the festival circuit's hottest acts.

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Join the fun at the recreation center

Bill Heddles Recreation Center offers weekly sessions of duplicate bridge, party bridge, cribbage, pinochle, Scrabble and chess. In addition, Tuesday Needlers meet every Tuesday morning.

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Percussionist leads 'A Musical Caravan'
Percussionist leads 'A Musical Caravan'

The Blue Sage Concert Series is pleased to announce "A Musical Caravan" on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Blue Sage's artistic director of world music and local percussionist David Alderdice, along with a host of other amazing musicians from Colorado, in the second world music concert of the Blue Sage's 2016-17 season.

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Square dance classes start Feb. 1

The Delta Hubwheelers square dance club has scheduled square dance lessons starting Feb. 1 and ending April 6 in Delta. This is a great opportunity for those interested to join the growing square dancing fun locally.

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Square dances planned Jan. 7, 21

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club has scheduled January dances on Saturday nights, Jan. 7 and 21, in the aerobics room at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

The Jan. 7 dance will feature guest caller Lamar Podbevsek from Clifton.

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Blood draw, health fair registration opens Jan. 9
Blood draw, health fair registration opens Jan. 9

Delta County residents can mark their 2017 calendars for early blood draws and health fairs in Paonia, Cedaredge and Delta, according to Patti Kalahar, manager of education/marketing for Delta County Memorial Hospital. Lions Club members in Delta, Cedaredge and Paonia and DCMH volunteers will be partnering in the annual community health fair events again this year.

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Save on insurance with AARP drivers ed

Bill Heddles Recreation Center will host the AARP Smart Driver program Monday, Jan. 16, and Monday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Save money on insurance and keep up on newer traffic laws.

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Try ice fishing at Crawford State Park
Try ice fishing at Crawford State Park

Ice fishing is growing in popularity and Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to make it easy for people to try this great outdoor activity. Starting Jan. 1 at Crawford State Park you can check out, at no charge, ice fishing kits and give the sport a try.

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Dance classes begin in January

Winter classes for dance students of all ages, preschool through high school, begin Jan. 17 at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

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What's happening at your local library? Dec. 28, 2016

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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Ag strategy forum coming to Montrose

Producers know their costs of producing crops and livestock continue to be high while market prices are going down. As profits decrease or there are losses, producers may have difficulty securing operating loans or have to take money from the savings they accumulated over the past few years of good prices. What are they to do?

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Learn to trap at January workshop in Montrose

If you've ever wanted to learn the basics of live-trapping small animals or if you want to improve your trapping technique, plan to attend an informational workshop sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Montrose, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 11.

The class will be held at the CPW office in Montrose, 2300 S. Townsend Avenue.

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AARP offers drivers ed

Bill Heddles Recreation Center will host the AARP Smart Driver program Monday, Jan. 16, and Monday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Save money on insurance and keep up on newer traffic laws.

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Get outdoors at the Black Canyon

Winter is coming and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park has opportunities to get outdoors. Ranger-guided programs are designed to help you get started on experiencing the snow.

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City to run soccer; registration opens Jan. 4

The City of Delta is excited to run the youth soccer program this season. Registration opens Jan. 4 and continues until Sunday, Feb. 22.

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Little Dragons karate offered

Kids between the ages of 5-8 will learn discipline, respect and build self-esteem by taking part in Little Dragons karate classes taught by Sensei Rodney Grantham, 6th Degree Black Belt - Okinawa Seidokan.

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What's happening at your local library? Dec. 14, 2016

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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Real trees needed for All Saints bonfire

All Saints Lutheran Church in Cory closes down the Christmastide season with a huge bonfire of real, undecorated Christmas trees. This annual event will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. Along with the huge bonfire, everyone will enjoy singing Christmas carols.

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Circuit training offered at rec center

TRX Rip Trainer delivers fast, effective results using resistance training. Get a full body workout with just one easy-to-set-up piece of equipment. Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering a TRX circuit training class Wednesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

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Bird count provides valuable info

The Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BACS) and the Bureau of Land Management are teaming up to conduct this year's Audubon Society annual Christmas Bird Count and are inviting anyone interested in bird watching to join them. This is the 116th anniversary of the count which has provided over a hundred years of valuable information throughout the world to help scientists monitor the health of bird populations.

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Montrose gardens illuminated

The Montrose Botanic Gardens hosts a garden of lights Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 26 and 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is a small entry fee.

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Weekly Advent concerts continue at St. Luke's

The annual Advent concerts at St. Luke's Church in Delta continue Tuesday, Dec. 6, with "Harps in Motion," playing 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

The "Harps in Motion" ensemble began in 2014 with a group of adult beginners who decided to learn to play the harp.

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Holiday reading challenge issued

In conjunction with the Delta Library, the Delta Emblem Club is sponsoring a holiday reading challenge for first through fifth grades. During the holiday season, students can track the books they read on a form available at the library.

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Alumni sought for basketball games

Former basketball players from Cedaredge, Delta, Hotchkiss and Paonia are invited to participate in the Jack Hawkins Alumni Games, to be held Dec. 16 and 17 in conjunction with the First Colorado National Bank Basketball Tournament at Delta High.

During halftime of the basketball tournament, alumni teams will play 10-minute games.

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What's happening at your local library? Nov. 30, 2016

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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Santa to visit Hotchkiss fire station

Santa will be making his annual visit to the Hotchkiss Fire Station on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come talk with Santa and give him your list in a peaceful, noncommercial environment.

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Chapel of the Cross hosting holiday concerts

There will be an expanded schedule of holiday concerts this season at Chapel of the Cross in Pioneer Town.

The Chapel's traditional two-performance program on Parade of Lights Day is on tap again this year with a local favorite, The Kokopelli Bell Choir, scheduled for the two performances.

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Toy drive launched for PIC families

Cherry Creek Radio and Alpine Bank are teaming up to sponsor the 2016 toy drive to benefit The PIC Place for Montrose and Delta counties. Please consider donating unwrapped toys for girls and boys from ages newborn to 12 years of age.

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Holiday reading challenge issued

In conjunction with the Delta Library, the Delta Emblem Club is sponsoring a holiday reading challenge for first through fifth grades. During the holiday season, students can track the books they read on a form available at the library.

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Caregivers invited to 'Dementia Experience'

Caregivers, professionals and community members are invited to the next Region 10 ADRC meeting, which will feature "The Dementia Experience" sponsored by Colorow Care Center. This meeting will provide firsthand experience on what it is like for someone with dementia, vision and hearing impairments.

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Basketball tournament embraces two traditions

This year First Colorado National Bank is bringing back two of Delta County's most beloved traditions. The basketball tournament will once again feature only the four county high schools -- Cedaredge, Delta, Hotchkiss and Paonia.

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Weekly Advent concerts planned

St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 5th and Palmer in Delta announces the annual Advent concerts starting at noon Tuesday, Nov. 29, and continuing through Dec. 20. Mark your calendars for this weekly respite in preparation for Christmas.

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Square dances planned Dec. 3, 17

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club has scheduled December dances on Saturday nights, Dec. 3 and 17, in the aerobics room at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

The Dec. 3 dance will have a "Pearl Harbor" theme, with the 75th anniversary of the historic event in a few days.

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Community band hosts free holiday concert
Community band hosts free holiday concert

Join the Montrose Community Band on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion for a free Christmas concert. The concert features Christmas favorites and is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

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Kick off Christmas in Delta Saturday

Delta's Parade of Lights arrives a week earlier this year, just in time for Small Business Saturday. The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce has planned a full slate of activities in downtown Delta Saturday, Nov. 26.

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Workshop will help producers save energy

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) announce a series of workshops to be held across the state that will detail energy savings opportunities for Colorado farmers and ranchers. Created through a partnership between state government and agriculture leaders, the workshops will focus on energy efficiency and renewables.

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Blue Sage exhibit features staff, directors
Blue Sage exhibit features staff, directors

The staff, board and committee members at the Blue Sage help shine a light on local and regional artists through exhibits, concerts and performances. Now it's their turn to be in the spotlight.

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Santa to visit Hotchkiss fire station

Santa will be making his annual visit to the Hotchkiss Fire Station on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come talk with Santa and give him your list in a peaceful, noncommercial environment.

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What's happening at your local library? Nov. 23, 2016

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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Bill Heddles Rec Center hosts holiday craft fair

The City of Delta's holiday craft fair is set for Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gym at Bill Heddles Recreation Center will be filled with more than 70 booths with everything from Christmas decor and handbags to gift baskets and jewelry.

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Crawford holiday festivities begin next week

With all this warm weather, it's hard to imagine that Crawford's annual Parade of Lights and Festival of Trees are just a week away.

The Pioneer Days committee is again organizing the events.

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Lighting contest

The Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Christmas Lighting Contest this year. The contest is open to all businesses in the Cedaredge and Orchard City area.

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Reception Friday at Blue Sage

Artists of the Blue Sage, featuring works by the talented board members, committee members and staff of the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, will be on display Nov. 8 through Dec. 23.

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Community dances set for Nov. 19 and Dec. 3

Route 66 will provide music for the community evening dance Saturday, Nov. 19, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

Route 66 will also provide the music for a holiday dance Saturday, Dec. 3.

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'Sticks and Stones' exhibit opens Nov. 12
'Sticks and Stones' exhibit opens Nov. 12

An exhibition titled "Sticks and Stones" opens Saturday, Nov. 12, at the 4th and Main Exchange in downtown Delta. The show will feature mixed media and more from Jean Marie Stortz, a Delta artist and oil painter.

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Toy, food donations will make Christmas merrier

Delta High School Student Council, the Delta Police Department and Delta Food Pantry are teaming up for a food and toy drive as part of our DHSCares: Spirit of Giving Campaign. The campaign runs Nov. 12 to Dec. 4 and will culminate with a tribute to law enforcement and community celebration during the First Colorado National Bank basketball tournament Dec. 16 at Delta High School.

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Parade applications are available

Applications for the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Parade of Lights are available at the chamber office, 3rd and Main, or online at www.deltacolorado.org. The registration deadline is Nov. 22.

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What's happening at your local library? Nov. 9, 2016

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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Bill Heddles Rec Center hosts holiday craft fair

The City of Delta's holiday craft fair is set for Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gym at Bill Heddles Recreation Center will be filled with more than 70 booths with everything from Christmas decor and handbags to gift baskets and jewelry.

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Basement Boutique makes shopping easy

The 42nd annual Basement Boutique craft show and sale takes place at the Montrose Pavilion Friday, Nov. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty-four local artists have created handcrafted gifts for all ages.

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What's happening at your local library? Nov. 2, 2016

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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Special workout scheduled

Thanksgiving is almost here and that means it's time for Bill Heddles Recreation Center's 21st annual "Huff 'n Puff Before You Stuff" class.

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Sweet Adelines prepare for 'Santa's Workshop'

Members of the Del-Rose Chorus have been discovering the North Pole and researching how Santa is handling the new world. If you want to know more, plan to attend the annual show at the Delta Christian Church in November.

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Blockbuster musical 'Annie' opens Nov. 4

Magic Circle Players bring the award-winning musical "Annie" to the Magic Circle Theatre stage just in time for the holiday season. The much-loved musical opens Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and continues each weekend through Dec. 3. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are scheduled Nov. 13, 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.

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Delta High School kicks off food, toy drive

Delta High School Student Council, the Delta Police Department and Delta Food Pantry are teaming up for a food and toy drive as part of the school's Spirit of Giving campaign that will take place through the month of November. The campaign kicks off with a tribute to local Law Enforcement during the Nov. 5 regional volleyball playoff game.

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Blue Sage presents solo piano concerts
Blue Sage presents solo piano concerts

The Blue Sage Concert Series will present two solo piano concerts on Nov. 18 and 19 featuring concert series artistic director Susan Ellinger. The concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia.

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Daddy- daughter dance set for Nov. 12

A special evening for dads, daughters, grandfathers and granddaughters is planned at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The annual daddy-daughter dance takes place Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dancing begins at 7 p.m.

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What's up at your library? Oct. 26, 2016

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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Daddy-daughter dance set for Nov. 12

A special evening for dads, daughters, grandfathers and granddaughters is planned at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The annual daddy-daughter dance takes place Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dancing begins at 7 p.m.

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Basketball registration underway for grades 3-6

Little hoopsters, lace up your high tops and dribble on down to Bill Heddles Recreation Center for another season of Little League basketball. The fee is $40 for boys and girls in grades 3-6.

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Student veterans invite all to All Services Ball

Military, law enforcement and emergency service personnel are invited to join community members at the Colorado Mesa University Student Veterans Association 2016 All Services Ball on Friday, Nov. 4, at Two Rivers Convention Center.

CMU alumnus Kris "Tanto" Paronto will be the guest speaker.

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VFW trap shoot will benefit building fund

Lee Marts Post 3371 Delta VFW is hosting a trap shoot on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Delta Trap Club. Proceeds benefit the VFW's building fund.

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Master Gardener applications due Oct. 31

Are you interested in learning more about gardening and horticulture in western Colorado?

Colorado State University Tri-River Area Extension invites you to apply for its Master Gardener program.

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Presentation highlights Juan Rivera's travel through this area

Plan to attend a special presentation on Thursday, Nov. 3, to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta, sponsored by the Delta County Historical Society. The presenter, Steven G. Baker, is an ethnohistorian and archaeologist in the western Colorado prehistoric and historic contexts.

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Christian ballet company tours western Colorado

Ballet Magnificat, America's premier Christian ballet company, will present "Deliver Us!" at the Delta Center for Performing Arts Saturday, Oct. 29. The performance begins at 7 p.m.

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DHS band exhibition scheduled

The Delta High School Marching Band has scheduled a community exhibition Saturday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. at Panther Stadium.

The band performs its field show, "Infected" Thursday, Oct. 20, in Grand Junction.

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Fall cleanup

The City of Delta's annual fall cleanup campaign begins Monday, Oct. 17. Residents are advised to have their items out by 7 a.m. Monday to avoid being missed -- city crews will visit each neighborhood just once.

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Rim Rock Run expected to be the biggest yet

The 2016 U.S. Bank Rim Rock Run is projecting to be the race's most popular year yet. Several weeks away from the Nov. 5 event, the number of registered runners has eclipsed the total number of runners in 2015.

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CMU theatre introduces new Bravo Cabaret series

CMU's Department of Theatre Arts will present a new series of cabaret performances as an opportunity for students to gain further and varied experience and to raise money for music theatre scholarships. The Bravo Cabarets are a series of concerts featuring top music theatre students and special guests Mesa Outloud!

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What's happening at your local library? Oct. 12, 2016

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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Gallob to sign her newest mystery at Creamery opening
Gallob to sign her newest mystery at Creamery opening

Karen Gallob's newest book is out, just in time to poke fun at the political turmoil of an election year.

The Crawford resident will be signing "The Climbing Dog Affair" Friday, Oct. 7, during the monthly opening reception at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss.

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Run for Young Life Oct. 29

Delta County Young Life is sponsoring a Zombie 5k Saturday, Oct. 29, at Confluence Park. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Following a survival briefing at 4:45 p.m., participants will hit the trails to escape the zombies in pursuit.

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Come play chess at rec center

All ages are invited to participate in the annual amateur chess tournament at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 16 and under, which covers the awards.

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Health equity learning series comes to Delta
Health equity learning series comes to Delta

The Colorado Trust is a foundation that has been dedicated exclusively to the health of the people of Colorado since 1985. On Thursday, Oct. 13, in partnership with Western Colorado Area Health Education Center, the trust will be bringing a health equity learning series to Delta County.

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Craft sale benefits African Team Ministries

St. Luke's Episcopal Church will host a craft and jewelry sale to benefit the African Team Ministries. The sale will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 15 and 22, from noon to 4 p.m.

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Art walk planned in downtown Delta
Art walk planned in downtown Delta

​An​ art walk will take place Friday, Oct. 7​ from 5​ to 8​ p.m.​ ​in downtown Delta.​

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Get ready to take great photos

Get yourself and your computer ready to take and make great pictures for the holidays. Black Canyon Camera Club is hosting a one-day digital seminar by Steve Traudt Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta.

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Baroque Music Festival features harpsichord and viola da gamba

The Blue Sage Concert Series is pleased to present a Baroque Music Festival weekend Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, with concerts at 7:30 p.m. featuring harpsichordist Jory Vinikour and viola da gambist Ann Marie Morgan performing at Paonia's Blue Sage Center for the Arts as part of the center's 2016-17 music series.

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Square dances planned in October

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club has scheduled dances on Saturday nights, Oct. 1 and 15, in the aerobics room at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

The Oct. 1 dance will feature special guest caller Kathy Racine at 7 p.m., with a potluck dinner preceding at 6 p.m.

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Babysitter training course set for October

The City of Delta Parks and Recreation Department will offer an American Red Cross babysitter training course on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Class is for participants ages 10-16.

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Student veterans host All Services Ball

Military, law enforcement and emergency service personnel are invited to join community members at the Colorado Mesa University Student Veterans Association 2016 All Services Ball on Friday, Nov. 4, at Two Rivers Convention Center.

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Amateurs compete in chess

All ages are invited to participate in an amateur chess tournament at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 16 and under, which covers the awards.

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What's up at your library? Sept. 28, 2016

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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Tobacco cessation program offered

Delta County Memorial Hospital announces a community tobacco cessation program. Open to all ages, this program is designed to not only make your goal of a tobacco free life possible, but probable.

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Corn maze opens
Corn maze opens

The corn maze at DeVries Produce is now open, with the pumpkin patch and night mazes to follow soon. The corn maze and a straw bale maze for kids can be found north of Montrose on Highway 50 between mile marker 85 and 86.

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Auditions announced for 'Never Too Late'

Magic Circle Players will hold auditions for the comedy "Never Too Late" at Magic Circle Theatre on Friday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 8, at 9:30 a.m. Audition packets are available at the theatre, 420 S. 12th Street, Montrose.

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Fundraisers support CHC

Citizens for a Healthy Community, a local nonprofit organization working to prevent the development of oil and gas in the Delta County region, is hosting two events in October. The first, dubbed the Frack Free Wine Tasting and Art Auction, is on Oct. 8 and the second, No Frackin Way! benefit concert is on Oct. 16.

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Bosom Buddies walk/run recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The 24th annual Bosom Buddies "One Step Closer to Help and Hope" Walk/Run is Saturday, Oct. 8, starting at the Montrose Pavilion. Presented by Montrose Memorial Hospital, the event opens at 8 a.m. for registration with the 5k walk and 5k/10k run beginning at 9 a.m.

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Region 10 - ADRC offer educational programs

Region 10 - Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) is a six-county collaboration of businesses, community members and caregivers that serves and works with the aging and disabled populations. Goals are to enhance programs, reduce gaps and increase access to resources.

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Celebrate the Fork dinner set for Oct. 1

The second Celebrate the Fork Farm to Table dinner, a fundraiser for the North Fork Valley Creative District, will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss. This year's menu options, all made from locally sourced products, include pheasant or beef Bourguignon.

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Kids Pasta Project dinner benefits CHC

Citizens for a Healthy Community, a Paonia based local nonprofit organization that works to protect the health of the community from oil and gas development, is joining forces with the Kids Pasta Project to hold its third annual pasta dinner and silent auction at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Delicious Orchards.

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Christ-centered outdoor adventure program launches

Trail Life USA Troop 4316, a Christ-centered outdoor character development adventure program open to boys and young men ages 5-17, is being formed by Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church in Cedaredge.

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Head to CUMC Friday night

Cedaredge Community Methodist Church, 210 NW 3rd Street, hosts "Overtime" every Friday during football season. The doors to the fellowship hall are open from 7 to 11 p.m.

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AWANA begins in Cedaredge

The First Baptist Church of Cedaredge is beginning AWANA on Wednesday, Sept. 14, for kids between the ages of 4-13. It will meet every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. during the school year, except for school breaks and holidays.

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CMU 'Season of Tradition' based on well-known literature

The CMU Department of Theatre Arts is about to kick off its 2016-17 season with several audience favorites, many of which are based on well-known literature. The main stage season consists of Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach," Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," "My Fair Lady," which is based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," and 1960s era French farce, "Boeing-Boeing."

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Where is God in your life?

Women of Delta County are invited to a day of sharing one's faith Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The enriching experience runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30.

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Region 10 announces upcoming ADRC programs

Region 10 - Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) announces the following programs for September:

There Has Been a Death in the Family! Now What?

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Square dances planned in September

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club has scheduled upcoming dances on Saturday nights, Sept. 3 and 17, in the aerobics room at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

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Magic Circle season opens with 'Moonlight & Magnolias'

Magic Circle Players are pleased to open its 57th season with the comedy "Moonlight & Magnolias." Written by Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Ron Hutchinson and directed by local Tony Ryan, the fast-paced comedy opens for three weekends beginning on Friday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

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CPR, first aid offered for community

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is hosting an American Red Cross community CPR/first aid class Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must register and pay by Sept. 14.

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Paint Paonia Sept. 17

Celebrating the significance of the North Fork Valley, Blue Sage Center for the Arts presents Paint Paonia 2016. Paint Paonia is an annual plein air competition welcoming painters from across the Western Slope of Colorado.

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Pea Green Pedal offers options for bicyclists, walkers, runners

The Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation invites everyone to participate in the fifth annual Pea Green Pedal on Saturday, Sept. 10, beginning at the Lions Club Pavilion in Confluence Park. Options include an 18- or 40-mile bike ride or a 5k fun run/walk around the lake.

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'Stepping On' balance class begins Sept. 13

Stepping On is an evidence-based seven week workshop that helps seniors to reduce falls and build confidence, sponsored by Delta County Memorial Hospital. The class starts Sept. 13 in an oncology classroom on the DCMH campus.

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Families can win a night in a cabin or a camping package

The U.S. Forest Service and its partners are offering a chance for families to win a one-night stay in a cabin on the Grand Mesa National Forest during the summer of 2017. Drawings will also be held for a camping package (tent, sleeping bag and lantern) provided by Cabela's, and a Grand Mesa sweatshirt and two educational books provided by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.

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Chili cook-off set for Sept. 23

The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is now receiving registration for cooks interested in competing in the 2016 Chili Cook-Off which will take place on Friday, Sept. 23, from 5-7 p.m. during the Mountain Harvest Festival, in Paonia Town Park.

The cost to enter is $10 and the deadline is Friday, Sept. 16.

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Paint Paonia Sept. 17

Celebrating the significance of the North Fork Valley, Blue Sage Center for the Arts presents Paint Paonia 2016. Paint Paonia is an annual plein air competition welcoming painters from across the Western Slope of Colorado.

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The Nature Connection hosting meetings around Delta County

The Nature Connection, a hub of outdoor recreation for students and their families in Delta County and Olathe, is hosting a series of planning meetings to create community-specific plans for providing youth and their families opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, biking, rafting and kayaking, archery, camping and more.

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Seminar for caregivers provides 'Powerful Tools'

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational series designed to provide caregivers with the resources they need to take care of themselves, is coming to Montrose. Scheduled to start on Sept. 26, Powerful Tools will be presented at Montrose County Health and Human Services (1845 South Townsend Avenue).

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What's up on Redlands Mesa?

Have you ever wondered, "What's up on Redlands Mesa?" Well, here's your chance to find out. A group of artists, gardeners and farmers on Redlands Mesa, near Hotchkiss, have collaborated to offer a self-guided tour of their studios, farms and gardens on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Pea Green Pedal returns Sept. 10

The Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation invites everyone to participate in the fifth annual Pea Green Pedal on Saturday, Sept. 10, beginning at the Lions Club Pavilion in Confluence Park. Options include an 18- or 40-mile bike ride or a 5k fun run/walk around the lake.

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CPR, first aid offered

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is hosting an American Red Cross community CPR/first aid class Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must register and pay by Sept. 14.

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Vendors, salon pros sought for fundraiser

Vendors and salon professionals are sought for the fourth annual Girl Talk: A Day of Beauty & Bliss fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Delta-Montrose Technical College. This popular event is organized by the Abraham Connection homeless shelter as a way to raise operational funds.

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Write a tomato haiku for library contest

Enter the Delta County Libraries' second annual tomato haiku contest. A haiku is three lines.

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Live music will fill the grandstands Friday night

The Delta County Fair has something for everybody. Just take a look at the evening events -- a nonstop lineup of endurocross, team roping, barrel racing, mutton bustin' and on Friday, live music.

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Olathe Sweet Corn Festival celebrates 25th anniversary

The sweetest celebration of summer takes place this Saturday in Olathe.

It's time for the annual Olathe Sweet™ Sweet Corn Festival, an extravaganza of music, games and all-you-can-eat sweet corn fresh from the fields surrounding Olathe.

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Hubwheelers plan two August dances

The Delta Hubwheelers square dance club has scheduled Saturday nights, Aug. 6 and 20, in the aerobics room at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

Both will be regular dances; however, there will be an ice cream social at halftime of the Aug. 20 dance.

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Dinner for cancer survivors cancelled

Much to the disappointment of organizer Judi Culp, a dinner to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers has been cancelled.

Culp scheduled the dinner for Aug. 27, after the annual Relay For Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, failed to come together.

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Back-to- school celebration scheduled

The Delta Family Center will host its fourth annual back-to-schoool celebration Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Delta Family Center located at 822 Grand Avenue in Delta. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on the front lawn and starting at 10:30 a.m., lunch will be provided by the Delta Lions Club.

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Vendors, salon pros sought for fundraiser

Vendors and salon professionals are sought for the fourth annual Girl Talk: A Day of Beauty & Bliss fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Delta-Montrose Technical College. This popular event is organized by the Abraham Connection homeless shelter as a way to raise operational funds.

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Volleyball skills and games for grades K-6

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering volleyball skills and games for grades K-4. The registration fee is $30.

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Weekly Bible study at 4B's Brewery

"Sacred Bites," a Bible study at 4B's Brewery, takes place weekly on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Each participant orders and pays for their own meal.

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Rim Rock Marathon returns with new features

One of the most scenic marathons in Colorado returns on Nov. 5, and this year, there's something for every runner.

The US Bank Rim Rock Marathon, which returns to the Colorado National Monument (a unit of the National Park Service) on Nov. 5, has twice been voted Most Scenic Marathon by "Colorado Runner."

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Jeneve Rose Mitchell to headline Farm to Fiddle Festival

After rising to fame on the American Idol television show, Crawford's Jeneve Rose Mitchell will be performing at Hotchkiss's first annual Farm to Fiddle Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. The performance will be free to the public. Her appearance is sponsored by Adam Camacho, AXA Advisors in Hotchkiss and Grand Junction.

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What's up at your library? July 27, 2016

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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Ag to be showcased at Farm to Fiddle Festival

Colorado's agricultural industry consistently earns its ranking as one of the state's top three industries, advancing the state's economy and preserving the environment. With more than 36,000 farms encompassing 31 million acres, agriculture is a vital part of Colorado -- providing more than 173,000 jobs; contributing more than $41 billion to the state's economy annually; and feeding the world with nearly $2 billion in exported products.

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Island in the Sky trail ride  set for August on Grand Mesa
Island in the Sky trail ride set for August on Grand Mesa

The Women's Surface Creek Saddle Club, from Cedaredge, is once again hosting Island In The Sky, a competitive trail ride on the Grand Mesa. This year's event will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-7 on the Lands End side of the Grand Mesa.

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West Elks Wine Trail offers best of wine and cuisine

The wineries of the West Elks Wine Country invite you to a special weekend of touring, premium wine tasting and winemakers' dinners during the eighth annual West Elks Wine Trail Aug. 5-7. Set your own route for a fun and relaxing day or weekend and come home with delicious wine and memories.

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Vocalists invited to audition for 'The Voice of the San Juans'

Altrusa of Montrose is offering two new events this August and September modeled after the popular television competition, "The Voice." "The Voice of the San Juans" will feature blind auditions on Aug. 6 at Magic Circle Theatre starting at 5 p.m.

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ADRC will meet in Delta

Region 10 - Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC), a six-county collaboration of businesses, community members and caregivers that serve and work with the aging and disabled populations, meets at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Grand Mesa Oncology Center, 1501 E. 3rd Street.

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Walkathon, survivor dinner replace Delta's Relay For Life

The Relay For Life, an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, has been cancelled in Delta for 2016, but a couple of alternatives have already surfaced.

The Pondy's team headed by Barb Hladik has collected donations totaling $1,600, which Hladik says will remain with Relay For Life, but now team members have shifted their focus to a local cause.

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Church of Art hosts 'Shared Space'
Church of Art hosts 'Shared Space'

"Shared Space: A Mother Son Collaboration," featuring works by Irie Sentner and Marie Velez Sentner, of Durango, is now on exhibit at the Church of Art.

The show "is an exploration into the creative minds" of the two artists.

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Book signing is July 16
Book signing is July 16

"The Devastation of Bartholomew Ka" is a work of fiction written by local author Susan Knight. It was published on June 15 by Knight IndiePub through CreateSpace, a division of Amazon. It is book one in The Ka Series Trilogy.

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Register for adult fall softball leagues

Take advantage of our mild fall weather and extend your summer fun by registering your team for the City of Delta's fall softball league.

Register now through July 31 for the coed, women's or men's leagues for only $225 per team, plus a $20 player fee.

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Wine trail pairs the best West Elks wines with Colorado cuisine

The wineries of the West Elks Wine Country invite you to a special weekend of touring, premium wine tasting and winemakers' dinners during the eighth annual West Elks Wine Trail Aug. 5-7. Set your own route for a fun and relaxing day or weekend and come home with delicious wine and memories.

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Register for youth soccer with the city

The City of Delta is eager to run the youth soccer program this season. Registration is open through Sunday, July 31.

Soccer is for ages 5-14 with birth dates from Jan. 1, 2003, to Dec. 31, 2012.

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Sheep Day is a fun outing

The annual Sheep Day outing is being offered this year on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone!

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Volleyball skills, games offered for grades K-6

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering volleyball skills and games for grades K-4. The registration fee is $30.

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Region 10 Area Agency on Aging offers educational series

Region 10 Area Agency on Aging - Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) is spearheading a six-county collaboration of businesses, community members and caregivers that serve and work with the aging and disabled populations. Goals are to enhance programs, reduce gaps, increase and access to resources.

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Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Delta Christian Church at 795 1600 Road.

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Youth tennis camp begins in August

Attention, all 8- to 13-year-olds. Register for a week of tennis instruction Tuesday, Aug. 9, through Saturday, Aug. 13. The City of Delta, Bill Heddles Recreation Center and Christina Curtis have joined to offer tennis instruction each morning from 8 to 10 a.m.

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Fun run highlights kids' health, fitness

Pediatric Associates in Montrose and Delta is excited to announce a new provider, Rachel Anthony, a pediatric nurse practitioner who specializes in pediatric weight management and nutrition. Anthony has started a weight wellness program called the Pediatric Power Pack Program with the goal of empowering kids and teens to be healthy and live well.

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Get growing your giant pumpkin
Get growing your giant pumpkin

The Mountain Harvest Festival is pleased to announce a giant pumpkin contest, sponsored by Paonia Farm and Home Supply, to be held in conjunction with the festival Sept. 23-25 in Paonia. Prizes will be awarded to the home gardeners who grow the largest pumpkins (by weight) in youth and adult categories.

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Golf tournament will benefit Partners

The 19th annual Alpine Bank/Partners Golf Classic to benefit the children served by Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray will be held on Saturday, July 16, at the Cedaredge Golf Club.

Following last year's format, this is a four-person team scramble.

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Pioneers sought for Fort Uncompahgre event

"Pioneer Living History Days" is the theme for "Meet Me at The Fort" on the Old Spanish Trail, Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail is looking for four-generation families that helped settle the Delta area.

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Babysitter training scheduled

Show your clients and potential clients you are qualified to care for their children by taking an American Red Cross babysitting certification course at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The purpose of this course is to improve the quality of child care by providing up-to-date information for the training of caregivers ages 10-16.

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21st annual quilt show set for July 8-10

The 21st annual Black Canyon Quilt Show is scheduled July 8-10 at the Montrose Pavilion. Over 150 quilts can be viewed 9-5 Friday and Saturday and 10-4 Sunday. General admission is $4.

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Discover your national forest

The Grand Mesa Visitor Center on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests has opened for the summer season. Summer programs will be offered on various nature topics every Saturday at 2 p.m. through Sept. 10.

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View bank robbery guns at museum open house

A one-time opportunity to view and handle the famous historic Sharps rifle which ended the historic exploits of the McCarty gang in 1893 will take place Saturday, July 9, at the Delta County Museum from 10 a.m. to noon. The 1874 Sharps rifle will be available for close-up viewing and can also be handled by the public.

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Trade Day Saturday planned at the fort

"Trade Day Saturday" is the theme for the "Meet Me at The Fort on the Old Spanish Trail" Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fort is looking for vendors with historic and/or appropriate items to sell or trade at this event.

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Women-only outdoor skills event scheduled

Women who want to learn valuable outdoor skills and receive an introduction to hunting and fishing are invited to attend a "Cast and Blast" weekend workshop July 15-17, sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The event will be held at the beautiful Jim Olterman/Lone Cone State Wildlife Area, located about 25 miles south of Norwood in western Colorado.

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Hunter education class scheduled in July

A traditional hunter education class is scheduled July 13-16 in the Enterprise Room of Delta-Montrose Technical College. Class times are 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Total class time is approximately 14 hours.

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Gymkhana series begins June 23

The Delta County Horse Council will be holding a Gymkhana Buckle Series at the Surface Creek Saddle Club arena in Cedaredge.

The gymkhanas will be held the Thursday evenings of June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, and July 21.

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Parties on the Porch to debut on June 28

A summer series of Parties on the Porch is being presented for kids of all ages, beginning June 28 at Pioneer Town's Visitor Center on the front porch.

The first Party on the Porch is at 1 p.m., featuring a half-hour reading from Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie."

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Army Band ensembles  to perform in Cedaredge
Army Band ensembles to perform in Cedaredge

Join the 101st Army Dixieland Band and the 101st Army Rock Band in Cedaredge at the Town Park Bandstand on Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. for a fun outdoor concert! Free admission and no tickets required.

Anytime is a good time to celebrate when the 101st Army Dixieland Band is in town!

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Ditch alliance hosts June 3 workshop

The Ditch & Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) will be holding three workshops during the month of June on how local government and ditch companies can work more cooperatively.

The first workshop, Ditch Companies: Enhancing Communication, Reducing Uncertainty, and Planning for a Prosperous Future will take place on Friday, June 3, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

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Senior CommUnity meals for June

Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County -- Cedaredge Community Center (Monday-Thursday), Delta Community Center (Monday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location.

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Barbershop chorus prepares annual show

The Black Canyon Barbershop Chorus will present "Twitterpated," an evening of fun harmony singing, as their 41st annual show, at the Montrose Pavilion Saturday, June 25, at 7 p.m. The show will also include guest barbershop quartet Momentous and the Delrose Sweet Adelines.

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Memorial Day dinner on May 29 in Crawford

A Memorial Day dinner will be held on Sunday, May 29, at the Crawford Methodist Church. They will be serving Homestead Beef and all the fixin's.

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Crawford Pioneer Days is June 9-12

The doors will open on Pioneer Days at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, with the old-fashioned dessert theater melodrama, "Perils of Priscilla." Friday's events include a baking contest, customer appreciation lunch at Crawford First State Bank Colorado, a dinner to benefit the fireworks display from 4-6:30 p.m., and the annual auction from 6-9 p.m.

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Fundraiser planned for Brandon Flores

Delta Pizza Hut is hosting a fundraiser for Brandon Flores, the Delta High School student who was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on April 24.

On Sunday, June 5, 10 percent of the proceeds from meals purchased at Pizza Hut will go to help the Flores family with medical expenses.

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Chapel of the Cross lists 2016 summer performers

Chapel of the Cross announces its 2016 summer concert series. Performances are scheduled Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.

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Anglers can win boats, fishing gear at Ridgway

Colorado anglers will have a chance to win boats and fishing gear at two upcoming fishing tournaments sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The fishing tournaments are free and open to anyone with a 2016 Colorado fishing license. No pre-registration is required.

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Pickin' Productions announces August concerts

When the Town of Paonia built a stage at Town Park about a decade ago, Rob Miller knew it was time to start a free, family-friendly concert series. An idea came to him while touring the West with Sweet Sunny South. "We saw, as a band, that it was an opportunity to bring communities together," said Miller of the concerts.

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Show opens at AppleShed
Show opens at AppleShed

Ten new artists are being introduced to the community during a show that will run through June 25 at the AppleShed

A reception for the artists was hosted last Saturday as the public was invited in for refreshments and to meet the artists and discuss their works.

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Region 10 Area Agency on Aging offers educational series

Region 10 Area Agency on Aging - Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) is spearheading a six-county collaboration of businesses, community members and caregivers that serve and work with the aging and disabled populations. Goals are to enhance programs, reduce gaps, and increase access to resources.

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Summer chess tournament is new

New this year is the City of Delta Recreation Department's first amateur chess tournament. All ages are invited to Bill Heddles Recreation Center for this event, scheduled Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Summer worship dance camp offered in Delta

This summer Delta will be home to one of the summer dance camp tour locations put on by Praise His Name! Worship Dance Ministry. This dance ministry is excited to be hosting a five-day worship-filled dance camp June 13-16 at Delta First Baptist Church.

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Get ready for a Deep Sea Discovery

Welcome to Deep Sea Discovery! Get ready for a life-changing adventure taking place right here at Cedaredge Community Methodist Church May 30-June 3.

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What's happening at your library? May 11, 2016

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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Rock show returns to Delta

The Delta County Rock, Gem and Mineral Show will be held Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

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Summer chess tournament is new

New this year is the City of Delta Recreation Department's first amateur chess tournament. All ages are invited to Bill Heddles Recreation Center for this event, scheduled Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Geology expert 'rocks' Delta County Libraries

Given that geologist Dr. Dave Noe has spent the last 10 years outdoors, thoroughly exploring ranches, state parks, and BLM and Forest Service land, it might seem inappropriate to confine him to a library meeting room to give a presentation about his field. However, Noe works as well indoors as he does out, keeping his audiences rapt during lengthy discussions of the local geological maps that are the result of his work.

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Go Hawaiian for annual North Fork river float and festival

The 16th annual Float and Fest hosted by the Western Slope Conservation Center will be held June 4. This long-standing tradition provides a unique opportunity for locals and visitors to float along the North Fork of the Gunnison River, so come make a splash with family and friends!

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Register for summer basketball

A three-on-three basketball league is being formed at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Games will be played Monday nights from June 13 through Aug. 1.

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Community dance set for May 21

Route 66 will provide music for the community evening dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Bring a friend and a snack to share. Coffee and lemonade will be provided.

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Encampment, training planned at Fort Uncompahgre May 21
Encampment, training planned at Fort Uncompahgre May 21

Robidoux's Encampment is set for Saturday, May 21, beginning at 10 a.m. William Bailey, founder of Fort Uncompahgre will be hosting a volunteer interpreter training.

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Nurses schedule second annual 5k fun run/walk

Delta County Memorial Hospital nurses invite area families to participate in the second annual "Run With a Nurse" 5k Fun Run/Walk Saturday, May 21, at Lions Pavilion in Confluence Park. Check-in and registration for walk-ons begin at 8 a.m. Saturday morning; the event starts at 9 a.m.

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Register for building benefit golf tournament

VFW Post 3571 of Delta is sponsoring its fourth annual golf tournament May 21, with proceeds going to the new building in North Delta.

The tournament will take place at Devil's Thumb Golf Course and will include lunch, cart, silent auction and a prize of a car for a hole-in-one.

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Sheep dog trials open Friday in Hotchkiss
Sheep dog trials open Friday in Hotchkiss

The 13th annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials begin Friday. The trials offer a rare glimpse into the lives of herding dogs and their skilled handlers.

Unlike many sheepdog trials, "the whole community gets involved," said event founder Richard Bailey. "It's not just a dog trial."

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Memorial tournament benefits HopeWest

The fifth annual John D. Brewer Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, May 14, at the Cedaredge Golf Course. Proceeds benefit HopeWest.

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Grief support group meetings begin in Delta May 3

HopeWest is hosting Mending Hearts, a weekly grief support group in Delta, for anyone coping with the death of a loved one.

Mending Hearts offers an understanding environment where participants can openly share their thoughts and feelings as they navigate their journey through grief.

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AARP offers drivers ed

Bill Heddles Recreation Center will host the AARP Smart Driver program Monday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Save money on insurance and keep up on newer traffic laws.

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Archery for youth, families

The City of Delta Recreation Department is offering a beginning archery class Sunday, June 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. The youth/family class costs $20 per person.

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"Li'l" Kids set for hoops camp

Coach Von Mitchell is announcing his annual basketball camps will be offered at Delta High School in the month of May.

The first "Li'l" Kids' Camp will be for boys and girls who will be in the third through the sixth grades and will be run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on May 24-25.

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Noe to give presentation on geological survey
Noe to give presentation on geological survey

Western Colorado has been surveyed and mapped many times since the Hayden Geological Survey passed through the area in 1874 ahead of U.S. expansion into the west. But nothing has been accomplished quite like the survey and mapping project Paonia geologist Dr. Dave Noe embarked on back in 2006.

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Drug Take Back set for April 30

The Delta Police Department, the Delta County Sheriff's Office and the Hotchkiss Marshal's Office will be participating in the DEA National Drug Take Back Event XI scheduled Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Delta PD will have a dropoff location at the police department at 215 W. 5th Street in Delta and the sheriff's and marshal's offices will be doing a joint event at the Hotchkiss Town Hall at 276 W. Main Street in Hotchkiss.

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Spring Fling 5k set for April 30

Redeemer Lutheran's Tiny Treasures is sponsoring a Spring Fling 5k walk/run on April 30 starting at the Confluence Park Pavilion. You may pre-register by picking up a form at Redeemer Lutheran's office, or download a registration form at www.deltalutheran.org on the Tiny Treasures site under Calendar, or call the church at 874-3052.

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Timely ranch management seminar to be held in GJ

Re-tooling Ranch Management is a new seminar developed by Master Stockman Consulting to help guide producers through the decision-making process on a ranch. The seminar expands on previous seminars developed for Wyoming and Utah producers and takes a unique approach to teaching ranch management skills.

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What's happening at your library? April 6, 2016

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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Outdoors Alive dinner is April 30

"A Salute to the Troops," the seventh annual banquet and fundraiser for Outdoors Alive, will be held Saturday, April 30, at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss. Cost for a prime rib dinner and more is $25 per person.

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Senior CommUnity meals for April

Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County -- Cedaredge Community Center (Monday-Thursday), Delta Community Center (Monday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location.

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What's up at your library? March 30, 2016

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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Learn jewelry making techniques

Join Susie Lowe on Saturday, April 16, for an afternoon of basic jewelry-making techniques. Work with real semi-precious gemstones, sterling silver, and suede cord.

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Living Farm offers self-guided tours

In Paonia, a small family farm is adding onto its educational programs in an exciting way. With the growing interest in agri-tourism, the Living Farm has created the Interactive Farm Tour. This self-guided tour allows for anyone to explore a working farm in a unique hands-on experience.

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Deadline nears for Senior 90s luncheons

It's about time to celebrate our seniors, age 90 and over, with the Senior 90s luncheons, scheduled on Wednesday, April 13, at the four senior centers in Delta County.

Sponsored by the Delta County Council on Aging and the senior centers, seniors age 90 and over will be honored for their longevity and life-long contributions to their community with a free meal and special recognition on that day.

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Quilters to display their talents in April

The Basket Case Quilt Guild and Surface Creek Quilters are joining forces for a quilt show at the Delta Middle School gymnasium April 8 and 9. The show is open Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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DFA hosts watercolor demonstration

Delta Fine Art's April 12 meeting will feature a free demo by Frank Francese from Grand Junction. His presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Orchard City Town Hall in Austin. Come see him paint a beautiful watercolor before your eyes. A short business meeting will follow his demo.

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Explore the history, geology of Colorado's San Juans

Back by popular demand, Western State Colorado University's Extended Studies Program is offering the San Juan tour this summer led by professor of history, Dr. Duane Vandenbusche and emeritus professor of geology, Dr. Bruce Bartleson. They will take participants on a journey through Colorado's history and geology June 20-24.

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Concert features cello and piano

On Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Moss Performing Arts Center's Love Recital Hall, Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun and Arthur Houle will present a joint concert.

The concert will feature cello and piano arrangements by Robert Schumann, Peter Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms and Marjorie Burgess. Violin professor Alejandro Gómez Guillén will join Houle and Yun on Nocturn in D Minor by Tchaikovsky.

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School play pokes fun at political campaigns
School play pokes fun at political campaigns

At just the right moment, Cedaredge High School theater students are providing some real comic relief from an all-too-serious presidential election season.

In their funny and fast-paced spring production, "The Election," the CHS thespians have created a send-up of twisted motives, public posturing, backroom politics and outright foolishness in a battle of two egos conniving to win a presidential election.

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Low cost dog vaccination clinic returns April 16

There will be a low-cost dog vaccination clinic in Cedaredge on Saturday, April 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cedaredge Town Park Pavilion.

Bring your dogs by for $10 rabies shot and $10 DHPP shot.

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Recyling poster contest open to students K-12

The Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR) announces its 10th annual recycling poster contest. The contest is open to all K-12 students and youth organization members in Colorado. Deadline for entry is April 29.

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Kiwanis ante up for fifth annual poker tournament

The Kiwanis Club of Delta is holding its fifth annual poker tournament at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Saturday, April 2. Registration is at 4 p.m., with tournament play beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting until approximately 8 p.m.

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Nurses schedule second annual 5k fun run/walk

Delta County Memorial Hospital nurses invite area families to participate in the second annual "Run With a Nurse" 5kFun Run/Walk Saturday, May 21, at Lions Pavilion in Confluence Park. Check-in and registration for walk-ons begin at 8 a.m. Saturday morning; the event starts at 9 a.m.

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Start planning your parade entries

According to Surface Creek Valley Lions Club member Bill Miller, a patriotic parade is being planned for July 2 in Cedaredge and participants are being asked to sign up for the event.

"Several organizations in the Cedaredge area have started planning for a parade to honor our veterans, active military, law enforcement and other first responders on July 2.

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Application assistance clinics are available

Region 10, Senior Community Care PACE and SHIP Medicare counselors are hosting free clinics to assist seniors or persons with a disability fill out applications to apply for benefits.

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Call for photographers

Black Canyon Camera Club is hosting "Color Me Ansel," a western Colorado photography show and sale to be held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta May 11-14.

This show will celebrate the classic landscape photography of Ansel Adams and other masters of photography.

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'Rabbit Hole' opens this weekend
'Rabbit Hole' opens this weekend

The drama "Rabbit Hole" at Magic Circle Theatre presents a broken-hearted family trying to learn to live beyond a life-shattering automobile accident that took the life of an only child.

Directed by Dave Olson and assistant director Stasia Allyn, the actors use bitingly humorous dialogue (including adult contemporary language) as they portray a New York family trying desperately to restore the shreds of their once-happy life.

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Community dance set for March 19

Route 66 will provide music for the community evening dance Saturday, March 19, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. This dance will help kick off the new year and will run from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Teams, individuals invited to compete in Bible Quiz

One day, three chapters, cash prizes! First ever, mixed age (6-96) Bible Quiz competition for the Western Slope will be held April 30 in Delta. The focus is Matthew 5-7 (ESV).

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Concert features music from the British Isles
Concert features music from the British Isles

Join the Montrose Community Band on Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m. in the Montrose Pavilion auditorium for a free concert.

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Rabbit Hole, drama camp occupy Magic Circle stage

The drama "Rabbit Hole" at Magic Circle Theatre presents a broken-hearted family trying to learn to live beyond a life-shattering automobile accident that took the life of an only child.

Directed by Dave Olson and assistant director Stasia Allyn, the actors use bitingly humorous dialogue (including adult contemporary language) as they portray a New York family trying desperately to restore the shreds of their once-happy life.

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Soup supper puts focus on Pioneer Town
Soup supper puts focus on Pioneer Town

The Pioneer Town soup supper fundraiser is coming to the Stolte Shed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, an annual event that boosts the local community in many ways.

This is one of the important fundraisers during the year that helps support Pioneer Town -- a grass roots enterprise that makes its way by the dedication of a local volunteer corps; by programs and services it offers the community; and especially by the support from its community friends without whom Pioneer Town would not exist, because it does not rely on government support.

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Getting ready for Crane Days

Every March brings the distinctive sound of the sandhill cranes calling in their big flocks circling high above the Surface Creek Valley.

The annual Eckert Crane Days, an event that observes and participates in the seasonal migration of the cranes, has been scheduled for March 18-20 this year.

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Irish stew luncheon benefits scholarships

Members of the local Zeta Omicron Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Sorority will be hosting their annual St. Patrick's Day Irish Stew Luncheon on Friday, March 11. It will be held at the Cedaredge Masonic Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Join DMEA for Morning Buzz

Delta-Montrose Electric Association invites members to The Morning Buzz, an outreach program that allows members to ask questions and offer suggestions.

"Cooperatives, like DMEA, are established to serve their members, and it's important to listen to those members," said DMEA CEO Jasen Bronec, who, along with other co-op representatives will be on hand to answer questions and listen to suggestions.

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Hispanic missionary to visit Delta United Methodist Church

Rev. Cesár Duran will be visiting Delta United Methodist Church on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27 and 28. On Saturday, he will lead a community conversation on Hispanic/Latino issues in Delta County.

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Save money on your prom dress

High school girls looking forward to prom should plan on attending a Gown Extravaganza Saturday, March 19, in the basement of the AppleShed Gallery in Cedaredge. But this event isn't just for prom -- the collection features over 1,000 elegant dresses suitable for women of all ages and sizes.

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Candidate forum set for March 15

Delta County Republican Women will hold a forum for county commissioner candidates from District #2 and #3 Tuesday, March 15, at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss.

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Youth orchestra to host dinner, concert

The Valley Youth Orchestra is pleased to announce its annual dinner concert and silent auction at Delta High School on Saturday, March 12. This regional orchestra for children ages 6 to 18 will present music with bluegrass themes.

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Handgun safety class held monthly

Certified instructors Dave Brown and Christopher McMillan will lead a "Handgun Safety" class at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Saturday, March 19, and again Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Chamber to host annual banquet

Food, music, awards and networking are on tap for the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet. The event will be held Saturday, March 12, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

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Concert series explores baroque

The Blue Sage's 2015-16 Concert Series resumes on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. with a program for clarinet and piano duo that is not to be missed.

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What's happening at your library? February 24, 2016

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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Grand Junction hosts garden show March 18-19

The 2016 Landscapes West and Outdoor Living event is returning to Grand Junction this March. The last show was in 2011.

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Camera club hosts beginners' workshop

Black Canyon Camera Club is hosting a Lightroom 6 beginner workshop March 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta.

Lightroom is a photo-editing program developed specifically for photographers.

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Local artists selected for national water media show

Rockies West National 2016 will be held March 2 through April 2 at The Art Center, 7th and Orchard in Grand Junction. The exhibition is the 24th annual water media show put on by Western Colorado Watercolor Society.

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Sign up for swim lessons

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering public swim lessons at a variety of days and times. All classes are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors. The cost is $28 per child for Saturday sessions and $40 for Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday sessions, due at registration.

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Lenten soup meals begin

A series of Lenten Soup Supper Services will be held each Wednesday, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 17 through March 16 on a rotating basis at three Surface Creek area churches.

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Lakota Chief to exhibit his art

The Hive Paonia Art Gallery will exhibit paintings by Marvin Swallow, Sundance and Ceremonial Chief in the Lakota Tradition, from Feb. 19 to April 15.

Marvin Swallow paints "images of time before and after the moment," whispering sacred stories of the beauty and mystery of creation.

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Travel the world at the Paonia Library
Travel the world at the Paonia Library

Delta County Libraries has proven that it is possible not only to travel the world, but also to journey through time, without leaving Delta County. Interested parties need only trek as far as the Paonia Library on a Tuesday night, where local residents present slide shows and discussions about such dynamic places as Northern India, Cuba, Scotland and prehistoric Colorado.

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Delta chamber seeks award nominations

The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet Saturday, March 12, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. In addition to dinner and business meeting, awards will be presented to Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

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Precinct caucuses take place March 1

Precinct caucuses will be held Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Locations for both the Republican and Democratic parties can be found below. A map of precinct boundaries is located at www.deltacounty.com.

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Feeling stretched as a caregiver?

"Powerful Tools for Caregivers" is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.

This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

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Learn about Scandinavian culture and heritage

Vestafjell, the only Sons of Norway lodge on the Western Slope of Colorado, invites those interested in Scandinavian heritage and culture to join lodge members at the lunch meeting Monday, March 14, at the Golden Corral, 1100 Independent Avenue, (near Sam's Club) in Grand Junction.

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Application assistance clinics are available

Region 10, Senior Community Care PACE and SHIP Medicare counselors are hosting free clinics to assist seniors or persons with a disability fill out applications to apply for benefits.

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Hunter education classes to be offered in March

Two hunter education classes will be held at the Delta-Montrose Technical College during the month of March. Classes are held in the Enterprise Room.

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Study at home for your hunter education card

People in western Colorado who want to hunt this fall but do not have a hunter safety card should sign up for the home study hunter education class, now being offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Students must complete the knowledge-based portion of the class on the Internet at their own pace.

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Historical society speaker will talk about Santa Fe Trail
Historical society speaker will talk about Santa Fe Trail

The Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society annual meeting will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. in the newly remodeled Crawford Town Hall.

The program will be a presentation by the co-author of a recently published book about the Santa Fe Trail.

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Marvin Swallow to exhibit art in Paonia

The Hive Paonia Art Gallery will exhibit paintings by Marvin Swallow, Sundance and Ceremonial Chief in the Lakota Tradition, Feb. 19 through April 15.

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Delta churches plan joint Lenten services

Presbyterian Church of Delta, St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Delta United Methodist Church will host Lenten services every Wednesday evening beginning on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10. A soup supper will follow each week's service.

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CMS water course begins Feb. 18

When you hear about climate change and increasing competition for limited water supplies, do you ever wonder what that means for you and for our community?

The upcoming three-evening water course offered by the Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University seeks to help answer that question.

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Schools team up for Souper Bowl food drive

Delta Opportunity School's Food for Thought and Lincoln Elementary School's College for Every Student team up to sponsor the Souper Bowl of Caring food drive contest this week at Lincoln. The classrooms will compete to see which one will donate the most pounds of food.

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'Through our Eyes' opens Friday
'Through our Eyes' opens Friday

Through Our Eyes, an exhibition of new works by members of the Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association, is on display through March 14 at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia.

The show includes a variety of mediums.

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'M&M' boys plan reunion

One of the valley's favorite music groups, The Metamoocil Mountain Boys, is scheduling a reunion and benefit concert on March 5 with proceeds going to the Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control building fund.

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CSU Extension rolls out food safety courses
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Community band perseveres

Every Monday at 7 p.m., the Cedaredge Community Band meets at the Assembly of God to rehearse. The group usually welcomes between seven and 10 members, including director Grady Weiszbrod.

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What's happening at your library? January 27, 2016

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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Hunter education class to be offered in February

Hunter education classes are scheduled Feb. 15-19 in the Enterprise Room of Delta-Montrose Technical College.

Class will be held Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m., and again Friday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. Total class time is approximately 14 hours.

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It's time for February cribbage tournament

It's time for the City of Delta/Lee Martinson annual February cribbage tournament. The event is scheduled Sunday, Feb. 21, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

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Blood draw, health fair dates set

Dates and times for this year's Lions Club and Delta County Memorial Hospital's annual health fair events have been announced.

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Soil conference in Delta Feb. 11-12

The sixth annual Western Slope Soil Health Conference will be held on Feb. 11-12 at the Delta Center for Performing Arts, 822 Grand Avenue in Delta. This conference is designed to educate producers, orchardists, ranchers, government officials and the broad community about ways to increase organic matter and increase the health of our soils by using cover crop, green manure, grazing, composting, entomology and other sustainable practices.

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What's happening at your library? January 13, 2016

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. Check out these programs:

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Open house showcases Classical Conversations

Classical Conversations invites local politicians, pastors, media and parents to take part in a one-day event showcasing excellence in education. The goal is to demonstrate the benefits of a classical education and to demonstrate solutions for recovering the lost tools of learning.

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Story times last through time at the Delta County Libraries

Between 1992 and 2014, the number of programs offered to patrons by Delta County Libraries increased almost 10 times. Libraries have added numerous opportunities for patrons of different ages over the years, but one program has been around the entire time, scheduled almost without fail every week in every library, catering to the youngest of library patrons.

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Glide back into mining history

More than 12 million dollars in silver ore was produced by the Yankee Girl Mine up Red Mountain Pass between 1882 and the late 1890s. Today, the mine is defunct and only a few visitors reach it each winter -- usually by snowshoes or skis.

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What's happening at your library? January 6, 2016

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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Next generation is focus of Governor's Ag Forum

There's no shortage of issues discussed among the public, media, lawmakers and industry when it comes to food production, and the 2016 Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture will take on many of these critical topics, all while examining the future of ag in the Centennial State.

In particular, this event will explore how Colorado can best prepare a next generation of top-notch producers, who will be tasked with feeding a rapidly growing population, and doing so with fewer resources while facing a number of challenges.

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Pea Green concerts are back

It's time for the January session of the famous Pea Green Saturday Night concert series. The Delta County Gentlemen and The Buzzard Swamp String Band will perform Saturday, Jan. 23, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Pea Green Community Center, located at the intersection of Hwy. 348 and Banner Road.

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Free legal services

The Delta County Bar Association conducts pro bono (free) clinics for low income individuals who wish to discuss legal issues (other than criminal). The clinics are held in Delta every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 118 of the Delta County Courthouse (in the basement).

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Call for artists for benefit art show

Recognizing that we're all connected in some way within our community, Gallery De La Luz in Delta has issued a call for artists for its upcoming benefit, "The Ties that Bind." Artists are asked to create a piece featuring or showcasing neckties.

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Tai Chi classes will help improve balance

Tai Chi "Moving For Better Balance" is an evidence-based fall prevention class which begins in January in Cedaredge, designed for people with balance issues. Instructors are Linda Bull and Brook Loucks, physical therapists for Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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Cross- country ski classes begin Jan. 9

The Grand Mesa Nordic Council offers cross-country ski classes, as well as skate ski classes. Both sessions are offered Jan. 9, 16 and 23, with ski classes from 11 to noon and the skate classes from 1 to 2 p.m. Visit gmnc.org to sign up for one or all three.

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AmeriGas sponsors Telluride Fire Festival

Delta's AmeriGas is sponsoring Telluride's newest festival. Now in its second year, The Telluride Fire Festival, a celebration of performance and sculptural fire arts, is to be held Jan. 14-17.

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Food/farm forum coming in January
Food/farm forum coming in January

The fourth annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, the state's premier gathering of farmers and ranchers, and others involved in the sustainable farm community, announced its lineup of workshops and speakers.

The conference, on Jan. 23 at the Montrose Pavilion, has a wide array of breakout sessions which convey vital, regionally specific agricultural information in areas including maximizing crop and livestock production, innovative agricultural marketing and management strategies, and specialty crops.

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Entries sought for ag photo contest

Entries are being accepted for Range magazine's annual photo competition, Outback Roundup 2016. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 19. Range is an award-winning publication devoted to issues that affect America's food producers.

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Program helps kids develop a love of cross-country skiing

Grand Mesa Gliders youth programs are dedicated to instructing kids in the various disciplines of Nordic skiing and backcountry safety as well as fostering a life-long enjoyment of skiing. The Gliders' mission is to make Nordic skiing available to all and fun!

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Women, learn to defend yourselves

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is hosting a women's self-defense class beginning Jan. 23. This is a six-week session to be held Thursday afternoons from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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Digital photography seminar planned Jan. 30

Want to make your pictures look special but don't know which editing programs are best? Upcoming holidays will give you some special photos to cherish -- make them the best they can be.

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Bird counts yield valuable information

The Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BACS) and the Bureau of Land Management are teaming up to conduct this year's Audubon Society annual Christmas Bird Count and invite anyone interested in bird watching to join them. This is the 116th anniversary of the count which has provided over a hundred years of valuable information throughout the world to help scientists monitor the health of bird populations.

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Master Gardener class begins in January

The Colorado State University Extension, Tri River Area, is now accepting applications for the Master Gardener training class. The Tri River Area includes Mesa, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties.

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Christmas dinner needs donations and volunteers

The Cedaredge Rotary Club and Les & DJ Mergelman are organizing the free Community Christmas Dinner again this year. As in the past years, it will be held at the Stolte Shed at Pioneer Town, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Students invited to compete in logo contest

Submissions by Olathe and Delta County area students for a contest to design a logo for The Nature Connection are now being accepted. The Nature Connection is a newly-created hub for outdoor education for Delta County and Olathe.

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A Colorado Christmas

Show your Colorado pride in style by lighting up an entry for the Delta Parade of Lights. This year's theme is "A Colorado Christmas."

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Libraries celebrate Native American Heritage Month
Libraries celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Libraries around the country observe numerous occasions which promote awareness about topics that are relevant to different age and patron groups. Programming jumps from banned books to privacy to teenagers to volunteers, always with the intention of helping patrons to understand and appreciate subjects that are important to libraries and the communities they serve.

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It's hip to be square
It's hip to be square

Are you looking for a new, fun activity to learn? Are you looking for something that provides "easy exercise" and great mental stimulation? Try square dancing!

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Lions celebrate one year of bingo

The Surface Creek Valley Lions Club is planning a special evening on Wednesday, Oct. 21, observing the one-year anniversary of the club's bingo fundraiser nights. The celebration will happen during the Bingo Night at the Civic Center, starting at 7 p.m.

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Time to register for AppleFest car show

Time is running out to register antique cars, classic cars and trucks for the annual Antique & Classic Car Show at Pioneer Town during AppleFest 2015.

The show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, (one day only) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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New grief support group meets weekly in Delta

HopeWest is hosting a new weekly grief support group in Delta for anyone coping with the death of a loved one.

Mending Hearts will meet every Thursday for 10 weeks beginning Sept. 15 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Westminster Hall at 135 East 4th Street in Delta.

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Colorado Grand road racers return to Hotchkiss Friday

The Colorado Grand celebrates its 27th annual tour with a lunch stop in Hotchkiss on Friday, Sept. 18. The Hotchkiss Community Chamber of Commerce has hosted a lunch for the Colorado Grand road racers on their multi-day jaunt around Colorado for 19 of the past 27 years.

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Godly Play Sunday school restarts

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Delta will host a Holy Communion service followed by a picnic lunch at the pavilion in Cleland Park on Sunday, Sept. 13, beginning at 10:15 a.m. St. Luke's has a Sunday School program for young children, pre-K through fifth grade, beginning on that Sunday.

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MOPS offers morning and evening meetings

Delta MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) is starting its 2015-2016 meetings, and will now have TWO sessions! The first meetings of the year are Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Delta First Baptist Church, 1250 Pioneer Road (just down the street from Delta High School).

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Get ready for Little Britches parade
Get ready for Little Britches parade

It is time for those organizations or individuals to register to participate in the Cedaredge Little Britches parade which will be held on Saturday, July 11.

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