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Tragedy strikes twice in two days

Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.

Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.

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DCED director tapped for new state position

This week, Delta County Economic Development (DCED) announced "with great regret" the resignation of Trish Thibodo as executive director.

"DCED appreciates the leadership Trish has brought to Delta County and the many projects DCED has been involved with," John Gavan, DCED president, said in a press release.

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Agricultural burn generates complaints

County commission chairman Doug Atchley said on Monday that he has asked the county and state health departments to provide statements on a situation at Eckert where smoke from an allowed open burn operation is impacting residents of Horizons West Mobile Home Park and Horizons Care Center.

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Search warrant leads to arrests

On Thursday, Sept. 14, the Delta County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant in the Peach Valley area of Delta to search for and arrest Gina Sander, 29, who was actively wanted on two felony warrants. Sander was located and taken into custody without incident by investigators.

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Observing The High Holy Days

Well, the High Holy Days are upon us! But just what are the High Holy Days? These are the days of the fall festivals as listed in the Tanakh (Hebrew scriptures) or "Old Testament."

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Check out banned books at your library
Check out banned books at your library

Every year, the American Library Association (ALA) releases a list of the top ten most challenged books of the previous year. In 2016, the Office for Intellectual Freedom recorded 323 challenges.

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Delta County is Storm Ready

Delta County is one of five Colorado counties that is StormReady. StormReady is a nationwide community preparedness program that uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather.

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County clerk's office hours change Oct. 2

An earlier closing time for business at the Delta County clerk and recorder's office in the courthouse was approved by the county commissioners on Monday. Beginning Oct. 2, the closing time will be 4:30 p.m.

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POWs/MIAs remembered
POWs/MIAs remembered

Members of Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571, and members of Delta's American Legion Post #65 conducted the Missing Man Table ceremony at Arby's in Delta last Friday.

They said that ceremonies would also be conducted at the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce office, and at Starvin' Arvin's.

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Law enforcement blotter Sept. 20, 2017

Clinton E. Adkins, 43, of Eckert was issued a summons for alleged shoplifting.

Christopher A. Prough, 26, of Cedaredge was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a bond of $20,000.

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Oil/gas designee retires

Delta County's local government designee (LGD) for oil and gas regulation issues, Bruce Bertram, has retired from the post.

At the Board of County Commissioners' meeting on Monday he received compliments and thanks for his years of service to the county.

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Election savings

Delta County Joint School District #50 will save an estimated $14,000 by cancelling the school board election scheduled for November.

Three school board seats were to be filled, but just three candidates filed petitions for those seats.

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Fort designated OST interpretive site
Fort designated OST interpretive site

Fort Uncompahgre was a lively site Saturday. Visitors in period costume sampled traditional Mexican fare while browsing the open air market. Vaqueros traversed the courtyard on horseback, while kids gathered under a large canopy for games organized by the Girl Scouts.

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New CSU agronomy agent is based in Delta

Colorado State University is pleased to introduce Seth Urbanowitz, the new agronomy agent for Mesa, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties.

Urbanowitz has worked as an agronomist for a farmer's cooperative and an extension educator focusing on irrigation management, agronomy and produce safety.

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Events of 9/11 commemorated
Events of 9/11 commemorated

A ceremony commemorating the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was held in Delta Monday, Sept. 11, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

The event was organized and conducted by members of Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571.

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Felony filings see 'unprecedented' increase

Delta County is on track for what district attorney Dan Hotsenpiller calls an "unprecedented" year-to-year increase in felony criminal filings.

"We're not alone," he said at a meeting that included Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee, Undersheriff Mark Taylor and Delta Police Chief Luke Fedler. "This is a statewide trend."

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Ambulance, Crawford tax questions on ballot

The Town of Crawford and the Delta County Ambulance District will again ask voters to approve a mill levy increase after seeing those measures narrowly defeated in the 2016 general election.

Those two issues will be the only local questions on the November 2017 ballot.

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Survey reveals community's vision for city parks, trails

A survey targeting the city's open spaces, parks and trails yielded data about the most utilized facilities -- picnic areas and trails -- and a "wish list" for additional amenities that includes climbing features, outdoor water play areas and additional trails/connectivity.

The survey was mailed to city residents and made available online to anyone who wanted to offer input on the city's parks and recreation master plan.

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DURA negotiations continue

Negotiations continue between the Delta Urban Renewal Authority and Delta County concerning the county's commitment to tax increment funding for a riverfront project in the City of Delta. After an executive session Monday night, DURA rejected a proposal from Delta County that modified plan boundaries for sales tax increment and eliminated lodging tax increments altogether.

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Law enforcement blotter Sept. 13, 2017

David A. Garcia, 33, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged drug offense.

Kimberly N. Springer, 30, of Austin was arrested and jailed for alleged second degree burglary with a bond of $5,000.

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City of Delta's building inspector draws fire

About a dozen property owners, contractors and tradesmen expressed concerns about the city building department, and specifically building inspector Dan Reardon, during the public comment portion of the Sept. 5 Delta City Council meeting.

Many said they do not offer their services in the city because the building inspector's demands -- described as unnecessary and inconsistent -- have cost them time, labor and materials.

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City purchases used climbing wall

Major decisions about parks and recreation facilities are being delayed until the completion of a master plan, but a recent purchase demonstrates that some deals are just too good to pass up.

The city was offered a used climbing wall for $7,000, which includes safety equipment, signage trailer and the climbing wall.

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IOOF, Rebekahs give Labor Day drivers a break
IOOF, Rebekahs give Labor Day drivers a break

IOOF and Rebekahs had their Labor Day rest spot Sept. 1-4. The Escalante turnoff from Highway 50 provides a wide spot for parking, resting and a drink or cookie.

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Pea Green Community House receives historic designation
Pea Green Community House receives historic designation

The Pea Green Community House was recently named a Montrose County Historical Site -- largely because of the role the unassuming building at the corner of Highway 348 and Banner Road has played in the lives of area residents.

Native Pea Greener Lee Markley worked diligently with the Montrose County Landmark Properties Advisory Board to have the hall designated a historical site.

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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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