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Check out a kill-o-watt reader at the library

Did you know that you can check out a DMEA kill-o-watt reader from Delta County Libraries? The readers can be taken home to test your electronics for energy usage.

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Library volunteers make it possible

Public libraries often serve as hubs of their communities by offering a safe, friendly environment for people to gather, learn and explore. People across all age ranges and backgrounds are drawn to libraries for everything from sending a quick email to learning a new language or mastering a new skill.

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Seniors, disabled vets eligible for property tax exemption

The Colorado Constitution establishes a property tax exemption for senior citizens and disabled veterans. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of the primary residence is exempted from property tax. The State of Colorado pays the property taxes on the exempted value.

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DCMH lab receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

As part of a recent on-site inspection, Delta County Memorial Hospital Laboratory has been accredited by the accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

"I am pleased with the recent review of our laboratory reflecting the continued dedication of our DCMH lab staff in providing quality lab services and high quality patient care," stated hospital CEO Jason Cleckler.

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Alice Penick Memorial Nursing Scholarship awarded to DMTC student
Alice Penick Memorial Nursing Scholarship awarded to DMTC student

PEO Chapter BK is pleased to award this year's Alice Penick Memorial Nursing Scholarship to Linda Castillo. Castillo is currently in her final semester of the practical nurse program at Delta-Montrose Technical College.

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Nathan Yager to be retried this summer
Nathan Yager to be retried this summer

Six years have passed since the brutal slaying of Melinda Tackett Yager, yet her family is still looking for closure. Nathan Yager, convicted of murdering his estranged wife in January 2011, won an appeal and another shot at convincing a jury he should be found not guilty by reason of insanity.

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County landfill fees are under review

Fees for the county landfill are under review for a possible increase.

The last time fees were raised to the current $28 per ton and $10 minimum was in January of last year.

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City manager says Delta is a good fit

In searching for a city manager in late 2015, Delta City Council clearly stated a desire for "longevity" in the top job.

A brochure describing the job opening suggested candidates looking for potential "stepping stone" opportunities look elsewhere.

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City will share cost of concrete

By Delta's city code, residents are responsible for the repair of damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and driveway approaches. As this type of maintenance can be costly, a 50/50 concrete replacement cost share program has been established to help offset citizen expenses.

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Two motorists seriously hurt

Two Delta residents were seriously injured in a two-car accident south of Delta Tuesday, Feb. 7, at about 5:30 p.m.

A 17-year-old Delta resident was stopped at the intersection of D Road and Highway 50.

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Appeals court upholds ruling on pesticide drift

The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Hotchkiss area rancher who drew objections from his neighbors when his pesticides drifted onto their property.

James Hopper was found in violation of a contempt order, sentenced to two days in jail and ordered to pay a fine of $7,500. The appeals court affirmed that ruling.

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City of Delta begins environmental assessments of blighted properties

Environmental assessments are being conducted on the five blighted properties targeted for potential acquisition and demolition by the City of Delta.

The project is being funded through a $507,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), combined with a city match of $104,000.

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Delta Senior Center displays the works of Erin Williams
Delta Senior Center displays the works of Erin Williams

The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Erin Williams in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street.

Williams has made western Colorado her home for the past 42 years and says the visual splendor of this area is a constant inspiration for her work.

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Girl Scouts shop for Delta Food Pantry
Girl Scouts shop for Delta Food Pantry

What do Girl Scouts do with their Girl Scout cookie money? The 19 girls in Troop 10083 chose to help the Delta Food Pantry!

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WAR professionals donate to building restoration fund
WAR professionals donate to building restoration fund

At the Jan. 10 meeting of the We Are Referrals group, Brad Davis of Davis Clothing was awarded $1,000 toward restoration of his building, which was damaged by a hit and run RV on Thanksgiving Day.

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Colorow receives Pinnacle's Customer Experience Award

Colorow Care Center, an Olathe-based provider of rehabilitation and skilled nursing, is the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight's 2017 Customer Experience Award™. Colorow qualified for the award in the categories of activities, quality of food, dining service, cleanliness, overall satisfaction, nursing care, professional therapy service, individual needs, communication from facility, dignity and respect and recommend to others.

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Spruce beetle epidemic continues to expand

Spruce beetle was the most damaging forest insect pest in Colorado for the fifth consecutive year, based on a 2016 forest health aerial survey conducted by the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Rocky Mountain Region. Douglas-fir beetle populations also continued to expand, while mountain pine beetle, western spruce budworm and Douglas-fir tussock moth populations continue to decline.

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Law enforcement blotter Feb. 15, 2017

Tonya M. Simons, 45, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving, left the scene without providing required information and failed to notify police after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 1400 block of Bluff Street. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was driven from the scene.

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New bishopric serves Uncompahgre Ward
New bishopric serves Uncompahgre Ward

Joel Butzin is the newly sustained bishop of the Uncompahgre Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His counselors are Gary Messano and Glade Pulver. Bishop Butzin and Gary Messano are residents of Delta while Glade Pulver resides in Olathe.

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Law enforcement blotter Feb. 8, 2017

Dennis J. Jameson, 21, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $1,750 in bonds.

Dennis J. Jameson, 21, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged bail bond violation and possession of Schedule II controlled substance.

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Planning commission composition eyed

As the county moves forward with its master plan rewrite process and simultaneously with a master county trails plan, there may also be an effort to look at, and perhaps make changes in, the composition of the county planning commission to ensure it represents the entire county fairly and equally.

Commissioner Don Suppes suggested an evaluation of the planning commission because it has only one member from his commissioner district #2.

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City, county officers play vital role in shooting investigation
City, county officers play vital role in shooting investigation

Dan Hotsenpiller, district attorney, 7th Judicial District, last week completed his review of a fatal shooting by Montrose County Sheriff's Deputy Bruce Schmalz on Nov. 11, 2016.

Deputy Schmalz was patrolling the west end of Montrose County when he was ambushed by a person he did not know and had not interacted with in any manner.

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Highway 50 accident claims one life

On Monday, Feb. 6, at approximately 7:27 p.m., officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident in the 1300 block of Highway 50 in North Delta. The accident scene was located in the eastbound lane with one vehicle still in the lanes of traffic and the other vehicle on the south side of the roadway.

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Communication is improving, but dead zones will always exist

When Montrose County Sheriff's Deputy Bruce Schmalz was in the west end of Montrose County, he found himself alone and in a remote, narrow canyon. No one knew where he was and he had no means of contacting anyone for assistance or backup.

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Former resident involved in murder- suicide

The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office, Sidney Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol are investigating two deaths in Sidney on Jan. 9.

The deceased have been identified as Rachelle Jensen, 36 and Jeffery Jensen, 39. Jeffery is a former resident of Delta.

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