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18-year-old killed in rollover

Alexis Crosby, 18, of Montrose died as the result of a traffic accident the morning of Tuesday, June 13.

The Colorado State Patrol reports Samantha Crosby, 20, of Olathe was westbound on Highway 50 at milepost 78, between Delta and Olathe.

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Delta's urban renewal: 'There is no Plan B'

The clock is ticking. The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has 120 days to reach agreement with the taxing entities it's asking to help fund a gateway project near the intersection of Highways 50 and 92. Half that time has elapsed, and there is no Plan B, city manager David Torgler emphasized during a meeting with taxing entities Monday.

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City invites input on parks, recreation priorities

Montrose has a kayak park. Palisade is working on the "plunge." The City of Delta doesn't want to copy those ideas, but is looking for unique features to enhance its parks, open space and trails.

"We only have so many dollars and a small staff," said Wilma Erven, director of parks, recreation and golf for the City of Delta.

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DCMH seeks enterprise zone status to improve patient access

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) offers an enterprise zone designation to support local economic improvements that result in job creation/retention. Colorado taxpayers may earn a 25 percent state income tax credit by contributing to targeted efforts.

As a qualifying nonprofit, Delta County Memorial Hospital is pursuing the enterprise zone designation for projects to improve patient access.

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Morris Optical celebrates 25th
Morris Optical celebrates 25th

Monica Morris-Whelan and Chanda Morris-Jones are carrying on a family tradition that began 65 years ago, when Dr. Thayer Morris and his wife Gerri moved to Colorado and Dr. Thayer began his career as an independent career of optometry.

He first worked with Dr. James Bush in Grand Junction, then established his own practice in Delta in August 1952.

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Compliance Staffing Agency acquires TK Mining

JENNMAR affiliate Compliance Staffing Agency (CSA), the premier nationwide provider of workforce solutions for the energy industry, expanded its service offerings and expertise with the acquisition of TK Mining Services. Along with its purchase of Price Mine Services in November 2015, CSA has assembled the assets, personnel and presence to offer unparalleled service offerings and pricing in the western U.S.

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Judge rejects plea deal for Shawn Willshire

Although he does not generally reject plea agreements, District Court Judge Steven Schultz did just that last week when he refused to accept a plea of guilty to trespassing entered by Shawn Willshire. Instead, Willshire will stand trial for felony stalking.

Judge Schultz made the unusual decision after listening to a lengthy statement from the victim, who said she could not agree to dismissal of the stalking charge, or to the stipulation to two years in prison.

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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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Rise to the challenge with your local library
Rise to the challenge with your local library

The theme of summer programming at Delta County Libraries for 2017 is a call to action for the entire county. Libraries aim to build better readers, better communities, and ultimately a better world through their programming this summer, but they cannot accomplish the goal without community participation.

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Legislation provides one-time funding boost for rural schools

Senate Bill 267, titled "Rural Sustainability," not only converted the hospital provider fee to an enterprise fund, it also directed funds to rural schools. A one-time allocation of $30 million will be spread across the state, bumping per-pupil funding for Delta County students by $171.70. That amounts to about $819,000.

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Funding available for lower Gunnison irrigation projects

The Colorado River District has announced an additional funding opportunity (up to a total of $1.8 million) for the planning and implementation of irrigation efficiency improvement projects in the Lower Gunnison Project area for qualifying applicants.

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Law enforcement blotter June 21, 2017

June 12:

Emelio M. Martinez, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $27,000 in bonds. Martinez was also issued a ticket for alleged disregarded a stop sign, drove a motor vehicle while license revoked and failed to present evidence of insurance.

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DMEA meeting a celebration of rural ingenuity
DMEA meeting a celebration of rural ingenuity

There was no contest for the three DMEA director terms coming up for election this year. As a result, at DMEA's annual meeting held at Hotchkiss High School on June 15 Mark Eckhart was returned to his board position for district 7; John Gavin was returned to his board position for the north region; and, Damon Lockhart was named to the district 6 board position formerly held by Terry Brown who chose not to run again.

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Results of youth fishing derby listed
Results of youth fishing derby listed

The City of Delta Recreation Department has provided the results of the youth fishing derby held in conjunction with Outdoor Heritage Day.

The fishing derby was sponsored by the Gunnison Gorge Anglers. Results were based on length of all fish combined.

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Libraries and SEI offer solar program for teens

The 2017 teen summer reading program at Delta County Libraries is about more than just reading. Participating teens will also design, build, create, engage, volunteer, learn and share during the eight-week-long program.

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River Valley Family Health Center celebrates 5 years
River Valley Family Health Center celebrates 5 years

A street party to celebrate River Valley Family Health Center's fifth anniversary as a rapidly growing successful health care organization, will be held Friday, June 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. in front of the Olathe clinic at 308 Main Street to thank the community for its support.

The entire community is welcome -- neighbors, friends, board members (past and present) and especially patients and those who are considering being patients, said Jeremy Carroll, CEO.

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Round 2 of state economic initiative draws local interest

The City of Delta is lending support to Delta County Economic Development in two efforts to support local business development and entrepreneurship.

DCED is following up on last year's Blueprint 2.0 success and has submitted an application for a Co-working 101 Initiative offered through the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).

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Non-allowable decor will be removed from cemetery June 19

On May 2, Delta City Council amended the City of Delta's Cemetery Regulations. The amendment is to better clarify the existing regulations regarding Section 9.1.7 Landscaping and Maintenance.

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Owners of business equipment may challenge value June 15-30

From June 15 to June 30, owners of taxable personal property (e.g., business furnishings, equipment, etc.) may challenge the county assessor's valuation of their property. The value determined by the assessor is based on information submitted on your Personal Property Declaration Schedule.

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New U.S. flag flying at Delta Senior Center
New U.S. flag flying at Delta Senior Center

This Flag Day will be special at the Delta Senior Center, as the seniors honor the new American flag flying overhead at 247 Meeker Street.

Although the center has had a flagpole for many years, outside the building next to the sign welcoming visitors to the location, it has been a long time since a flag was raised on it.

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Hit to county revenue smaller than thought

A change in property assessment procedures mandated by the state will not have the big impact on county government revenue that had been feared.

County assessor Debbie Grifffith reported to the county commissioners Monday that the assessment rate on residential property next year will drop from 7.65 percent to 7.2 percent.

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County's HHS staff recognized

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) recognized 16 counties for "2016 C-Stat Distinguished Performance" at the Colorado Counties Inc. summer conference. The counties' outstanding performance efforts were tied to programs that help Coloradans, including Colorado Works, food assistance, Child Support Services, the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), adult protection and child welfare.

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Reim's body recovered from Escalante Creek

On the morning of June 8, a family member spotted the body of Bryan Reim a short way downstream from where he had jumped into the potholes on June 3.

Reim, 35, of Delta was enjoying the area with friends and relatives when he jumped into a pool and failed to resurface.

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Law enforcement blotter June 14, 2017

Katelyn A.M. Lee, 28, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged disobeyed red signal light after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 4th and Main streets. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

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City broadband nears completion

As middle-mile broadband installation in the City of Delta nears completion, the Delta City Council has finalized a number of service agreements/fiber exchanges with Region 10, DMEA and Elevate Fiber.

According to Glen Black, community development director, equipment installation and testing of fiber to the carrier neutral location should be finished by the end of the month.

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