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Open enrollment for Medicare begins Oct. 15

Open enrollment for Medicare runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

Remember the four C's for Medicare open enrollment:

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Ag education eyed for Rogers Mesa site
Ag education eyed for Rogers Mesa site

A vision for the Rogers Mesa Research Center is taking shape as collaborators come together to revitalize a unique community resource.

Established in 1961, the CSU Rogers Mesa station engaged in research in tree crops, grapes, vegetables and alternative crops. The station was closed in June 2011 and put on the market for sale.

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Feds' deadlines burden county

The county administration and commissioners are finding their resources stretched thin in order to meet deadlines for submitting official comments on federal public lands policy documents.

On Monday, the BoCC issued a request to Brian St. George, a BLM deputy director, asking for a 60-day extension of time for commenting on the Gunnison Sage Grouse Rangewide Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

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Chamber events have new dates

The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a "Kickoff to Christmas" community event this year, in conjunction with Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. The Parade of Lights will be moved up to that weekend.

"In years past, we have done the Christmas parade on the first Friday of December, which has left us competing with Montrose and Grand Junction parades," said executive director Darnell Place-Wise.

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Fair board members sought

The Board of Delta County Commissioners is recruiting interested volunteers to serve as representatives on the Delta Fair Board. Positions are available in each district -- North Fork, Surface Creek and Delta areas.

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Kebler Pass closures

Gunnison County Road 12 at Kebler Pass, about four miles west of Crested Butte, will be closed for two-hour periods between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from now through mid-October.

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Police blotter Sept. 21, 2016

Melissa M. McLaughlin, 42, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged careless driving, owner operated uninsured motor vehicle, DUI and DUI per se after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 50 at Confluence Drive. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

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BoCC appoints county coroner
BoCC appoints county coroner

The county commissioners on Monday appointed Lance B. Boren as county coroner. He accepted his oath of office from Judge Sandra Miller later that day.

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BoCC seeks Medicaid data

The Board of County Commissioners is making a second request to the state government for information on the amount of monthly payments made to Delta County medical providers under the federally funded Medicaid program.

The BoCC had asked the county health department to make the request previously.

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Pool closure continues

The aquatics area at Bill Heddles Recreation Center continues to be closed as staff awaits the arrival of new lighting equipment and wiring.

"We are moving forward on this repair as fast as supplies will allow us to," said recreation director Wilma Erven.

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Motorists give generously
Motorists give generously

Individually and as a group, motorists in the Peak to Peak Rallye opened their checkbooks and their hearts to the homeless in Delta County on Monday.

The group was en route from Redstone to Telluride when they stopped at the Abraham Connection homeless shelter.

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Seeking Mrs. Delta County for pageant

The Mrs. Colorado America Pageant is now accepting applications from married women to represent Delta County as a state finalist in the 2017 pageant being held on April 8, 2017 at the spectacular Ellie Caulkins Opera House Theatre in downtown Denver. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Colorado and U.S. citizen, and married at the time of the pageant to be considered.

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Check it out! Distance learning with Delta County Libraries

Today's technology has opened up many possibilities for people to connect with each other, share information and achieve goals. Family members separated by great distances can meet on-screen, businesses can conduct meetings across vast oceans and students can earn a degree from the comfort of their home.

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POW/MIA Day observed
POW/MIA Day observed

An observance of the Missing Man Table was conducted on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Friday, Sept. 16, at the Fireside Restaurant in Delta.

Members of Delta's Lee Marts VFW Post and Auxiliary #3571 explained that a permanent Missing Man Table has been established there with permission of restaurant owner Ernst Schopp.

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Substitute municipal judge OK'd

At the recommendation of municipal Judge John Baier, W. Bruce Joss of Cedaredge has been appointed a substitute municipal court judge for the City of Delta.

Currently, Brad Kolman steps in when Judge Baier is faced with a conflict of interest.

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Realtors conduct installations
Realtors conduct installations

On Sept. 14, the Delta County Board of REALTORSĀ® held its annual recognition and installation of officers at Delicious Orchards in Hotchkiss.

Recognized for outstanding achievement were the following: Land Title Guarantee as affiliate business partner of 2016; Mallori Salazar of Next Chapter Properties as rookie REALTORĀ® for 2016; and Janice Pappas of Mason Real Estate as REALTORĀ® of 2016.

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Alan King retires as financial advisor with Raymond James
Alan King retires as financial advisor with Raymond James

Alan King has retired from Raymond James financial services, transferring the business to his son, Toby, who served as co-manager for the past four years.

Toby King obtained his Series 24 registered principal license in 2012 and is a certified financial planner.

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CAWS seeks funding for spay/neuter work

The animal welfare group CAWS is seeking the county's help with a feral cat and dog spay/neuter project.

At the county commissioners' Sept. 6 meeting (held on Tuesday because of the Monday Labor Day holiday) CAWS representatives John Martindale, Rand Kokernot, Jacque Koehler and Christel Pretorius explained their plans for funding a "kick-off spay and neuter clinic" project.

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Guild Mortgage, Portia Vigil help homebuyers realize their dreams
Guild Mortgage, Portia Vigil help homebuyers realize their dreams

Financing a new home purchase or refinancing an existing mortgage to take advantage of lower interest rates can be complex and confusing. As a mortgage loan officer, Portia Vigil's primary goal is to make the process as painless as possible.

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Pump and supply business buys Meadow Gold property
Pump and supply business buys Meadow Gold property

Robert and Christy Cockerham, the owners of Valley Pump Company and AAA Septic and Drain, have purchased the former Meadow Gold site at the corner of 4th and Palmer.

Cockerham reports that his goal is to open a third business, Advanced Pump and Supply, which will sell and service irrigation pumps, septic systems and cisterns.

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Comment on winter park entrance fee

The National Park Service is seeking comment on a proposal to collect entrance fees during the winter season at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Fees would be the same as summer months, $15 per vehicle, $7 for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycles.

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Celebrate our public lands this Saturday
Celebrate our public lands this Saturday

Saturday, Sept. 24, is the annual National Public Land day (NPLD), the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Through NPLD, the National Environmental Education Foundation works to connect people to public lands in their community, inspire environmental stewardship and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation and general health.

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School enrollment is holding steady

Fearing the worst, the FY2017 budget for Delta County Joint School District #50 was built around an anticipated drop in enrollment of 100 students.

Early indicators, however, show enrollment is surprisingly steady countywide.

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New business gets county's go-ahead

Economic development efforts in Delta County got a major boost last week as the Board of County Commissioners approved a specific development application by Forgeworks.

Forgeworks is a manufacturer of equipment used in the craft brewing industry.

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City council gets an urban renewal 'refresher'

The law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck provided an "urban renewal refresher" for members of the Delta City Council on Sept. 2.

Carolynne White and Caitlin Quander, associates of the law firm, explained urban renewal is primarily intended to prevent and eliminate slums and blight -- not to fund economic development, create jobs or increase tax revenue.

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