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DHS teacher to embark on expedition
DHS teacher to embark on expedition

Delta High School science teacher Ben Graves has been selected as one of this year's Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of his commitment to geographic education. The 2018 Fellows, a group of 40 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada, will embark on global expeditions to Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic to explore the rapidly changing marine ecosystems of the Far North.

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Pothole rescue
Pothole rescue

The Delta Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to a rescue call in Escalante Canyon Saturday, July 14, around 4:05 p.m. The call was reported as people trapped in a flash flood at the potholes.

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DURA project lacks hotel developers

The Delta Urban Renewal Authority received zero response to a request for proposals to develop an upper mid-scale hotel along the Gunnison River. The deadline for submission of proposals was July 2.

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Veterans' OneSource breaks ground in GJ

The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for the Western Region OneSource Friday, July 20, in Grand Junction.

A state-owned, former Colorado National Guard armory in Grand Junction is the future home of the Western Region OneSource, which will help serve the needs of more than 40,000 Colorado service members, veterans, and their families who live in the 24 counties along the Western Slope.

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Commissioners act on financial items

At their July 16 meeting, Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley and Don Suppes acted on several financial items. Commissioner Mark Roeber was absent.

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BoCC responds to BLM oil/gas lease sale

The Colorado River Valley Field Office of Bureau of Land Management notified the Delta County Commissioners in late June of a competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for Dec. 6, 2018.

At their July 16 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley and Don Suppes authorized and signed a letter of reply to BLM.

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Delta Praise Center reaches into the community
Delta Praise Center reaches into the community

A worship team is breathing new life into the church at the bottom of Hillcrest Drive, where the street intersects with H Road. The modest white church at 1712 H Road was formerly known as Maranatha Fellowship, and was faithfully served by Pastor Earl Douglas for 27 years.

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Food help

Adults aged 60 and over in Delta County may be eligible to receive a monthly nutritious food box consisting of non-perishable protein, milk, juice, cereal, canned or dried fruits and vegetables, and refrigerated cheese.

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Animal feed collected

CSU Extension Offices in Mesa, Montrose, San Miguel and Delta counties are conducting an animal feed drive to benefit the victims of the Spring Fire and their livestock. The evacuation site at the Huerfano County Fairgrounds is full of evacuated animals and more are still coming!

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Fire ban downgraded to Stage 1 restrictions

An increase in moisture levels and decrease in overall threat of wildfire has prompted Delta County Undersheriff Mark Taylor to request the county commissioners downgrade the county from Stage 2 to Stage 1 restrictions. A resolution adopted Monday by the Delta County Board of County Commissioners mirrors actions taken by the Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, as well as the BLM.

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Colorado State Patrol targets dangerous driving in this area

The Colorado State Patrol has identified the second deadliest region of the state when it comes to crashes. For the past five years, the counties of Delta, San Miguel, Gunnison, Ouray, Hinsdale, and Montrose (CSP Troop 5C) have had more deadly crashes in July than the majority of the other areas in the state.

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Delta City Council reviews 2017 financial audit

During a short meeting July 10, Delta City Council members heard the results of the 2017 audit from Holscher, Mayberry & Company. The audit looked at the city's major funds -- General Fund, Parks and Rec Center Fund and the Citywide Capital Improvement Fund, and four major enterprise funds -- Municipal Light & Power Fund, Sewer Fund, Water Fund and Golf Course Fund.

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Airport zoning, rail spurs discussed

At a work session Tuesday, July 10, Delta City Council members agreed staff should pursue a pre-annexation agreement with the county before water and sewer are extended to Blake Field in North Delta. Whether or not that pre-annexation agreement is exercised is up to the city, attorney David McConaughey advised, but it will serve as a tool for outlining expectations for both entities.

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Delta police, sheriff's blotter July 18, 2018

Officers contacted a male party on a pedestrian contact in the area of 795 1600 Road. As a result of the contact, Adam J. Tucker, 34, of Craig was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant out of Montrose County with no bond.

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Innovative startup companies invited to pitch their ideas

Innovative startup companies from Colorado, working in the energy sector, are invited to apply to Spark Tank, a pitch event kicking off the second annual Energy Conference hosted by ENGAGE in Paonia on Sept. 17.

Applications must be submitted by Aug. 15.

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Introducing ICELab Accelerator businesses

Five regional businesses have been selected to participate in the ICELab's Accelerator Program. Now in its second year, the accelerator prepares emerging entrepreneurs to start or expand their businesses through an intensive curriculum of training and mentoring.

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Hospital CEO receives Grassroots Champion Award
Hospital CEO receives Grassroots Champion Award

Jason Cleckler, CEO of Delta County Memorial Hospital, received the American Hospital Association (AHA) 2018 Grassroots Champion Award at the recent Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) annual meeting in Vail on July 12. Each year AHA partners with state hospital associations to recognize the achievements of grassroots leaders who effectively deliver the hospital message to elected officials; help broaden the base of community support for hospitals; and advocate tirelessly on behalf of patients, hospitals and communities.

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A Kidz Clinic named health care innovator

A Kidz Clinic was accepted into the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally funded, governor's office initiative that helps primary care providers deliver whole-person care. It is one of five practices in Delta County to be accepted into the federally funded, governor's office initiative, which runs through July 2019.

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Property valuation protests drop to just 99

Colorado State Statutes mandate that county assessors report to their board of county commissioners, on or before July 15 of each year, a record of the properties and owners on which a protest of the assessed value of that property was filed, including the disposition of that protest.

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60th class reunion scheduled

Delta High School's Class of 1958 is planning its 60th reunion during Deltarado Days. Alumni are invited to gather at Cleland Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28.

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Three vehicles collide at 92/65

Reese Wagner, 50, of Cedaredge was cited for failure to yield right of way after a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 65 and 92. The accident was reported at 4:44 p.m. Thursday, July 5.

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City, county explore utility improvements at Blake Field

A discussion between city and county officials about utility services at Blake Field continued at a city council work session July 10.

At the initial meeting between the two entities June 26, it was agreed city and county staff would work together to provide elected officials with costs for the design and construction of water and sewer extensions.

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Law enforcement blotter July 11, 2018

Officers responded to the area of 12th Street and Main Street for a report of a suspicious incident.

Officers responded to the 500 block of Grand Avenue for a report of a female with mental health concerns.

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License fees increase

The fee for a driver license increased by $1 to $28 on July 1, 2018, in accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 42-2-114.5.

The fee increase is intended to offset the cost of providing driver services.

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County's unaffiliated voters beat the odds
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