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City seeks buy-in for urban renewal projects

The Delta Urban Renewal Authority has officially been expanded to include representatives from the taxing agencies that are being asked to buy in to the city's vision for economic revitalization.

The Delta Urban Renewal Authority, or DURA, has been in existence since 1985 but was inactive until recent economic revitalization efforts underscored the need to secure funding for future projects.

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High speed internet is becoming a reality

High speed internet has long been a top priority for Delta County Economic Development, which has partnered with the Economic Development Administration, Region 10, DMEA, Delta County and municipalities to bring what is widely recognized as an "essential service" to western Colorado.

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Schedule revised for master plan meetings

A revised schedule for public meetings on the Delta County master plan rewrite has been released.

The dates, times and locations of the upcoming round of sessions is as follows:

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Planning appointments

Jay Stooksberry and Mary Cooper were recently appointed to the Delta Planning Commission. Cooper was appointed to the planning commission after serving out the remainder of Gerald Roberts' term after he was elected to the Delta City Council.

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Habitat for Humanity Delta County seeks dedicated board members

Habitat for Humanity Delta County is in desperate need of new board members.

Habitat for Humanity is an international organization whose goal is to help provide a decent home for all of God's children.

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Victims' advocates, Judge Miller honored
Victims' advocates, Judge Miller honored

In honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Hilltop's Domestic Violence Services and the 7th Judicial District Attorney's Office recognized victims advocates last week and honored a special Victims Advocate of the Year for the 7th Judicial District. Judge Sandra Miller was honored as this year's recipient.

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DCMH launches 'Look Good Feel Better'
DCMH launches 'Look Good Feel Better'

Delta County Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of the "Look Good Feel Better" program through Grand Mesa Oncology. Part of the oncology center's effort to focus on the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional aspects of each patient, this program will be beneficial to patients suffering with hair loss and skin issues during chemotherapy.

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Delta Housing Authority kicks the tobacco habit

Delta Housing Authority has extended its no-smoking housing policy to all its properties, including multi-unit housing units, single homes and private properties occupied by low-income individuals, families, disabled citizens and seniors. In addition, the Delta Housing Authority significantly strengthened policy language to meet current multi-use housing best practices.

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City council supports hospital provider fee

The Delta City Council has sent a letter to Senator Kerry Donovan urging her to support legislation that moves the hospital provider fee to an enterprise fund.

The state Legislature has been debating the merits of SB 267, which city manager David Torgler describes as "a big, complicated piece of legislation that deals with some complicated concepts with respect to Colorado's Constitution, the state budget, TABOR, enterprise funds, government fees, taxes, health care expenses/eligibility, debt vs. not debt, certificates of participation, state highway funding, education funding, capital construction and other things."

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Vendors sought for Downtown DeltaFest

The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is planning three Downtown DeltaFests this summer. Vendor applications for June, July and September can be downloaded at the chamber website, www.deltacolorado.org.

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Law enforcement blotter April 26, 2017

Joby E. Wright, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged menacing and violation of a protection order. Kyle C. McCarty, 20, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged menacing, reckless endangerment, child abuse, third degree assault and criminal mischief.

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Visit the library to learn what's in your DNA

"My interest in genealogy first arose when, decades ago, an uncle began family ancestry tracing, and my family history began to unfold," says Greg Hart, presenter at an upcoming DNA program offered at Delta Library. "When my uncle began his work, he did not have the internet or the various ancestry recording applications to help him, so progress was limited.

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County commissioners meet new BLM district manager
County commissioners meet new BLM district manager

The Board of County Commissioners on Monday, April 24, met with Greg Larson, the BLM's new manager for the Uncompahgre Field Office, during its regular meeting in Delta.

The county has deep interest in public lands issues.

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Uninsured drivers will cost taxpayers

Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.

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DCED shares vision for innovation center

The vision for the ENGAGE Innovation Center at Delta was outlined during the "Morning Business Buzz" hosted by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce. The April 18 networking event was held at the Delta United Methodist Fellowship Hall, where the women of the church served a light breakfast.

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Planning commission makeup to change

At its regular business meeting on Monday, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a change in makeup and representation of the county planning commission.

The Delta County Planning Commission will be expanding from seven members to nine members.

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County adds community economic director post

Delta County has announced that Elyse Ackerman-Casselberry has accepted the position of community and economic development director. She will take up her duties here on May 1.

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Law enforcement blotter April 19, 2017

April 10:

Matthew J. Shiflet, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

April 11:

Astube Rivard, 46, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $100 bond.

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Health fair partner reports theft of participant data

Western Health Screening has reported the theft of a password-protected jump drive with the names, addresses, phone numbers and in some instances, Social Security numbers of health fair participants. WHS provided onsite blood screenings at the health fairs sponsored by Delta County Memorial Hospital, Montrose Memorial Hospital and Gunnison Valley Health.

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County's banking goes to Alpine

The Board of County Commissioners on Monday chose Alpine Bank as the local financial institution to provide the county's financial service needs.

Alpine's offer for the county's business included no requirement for a minimum balance, no bank fees charged for four years, and a free supply of the first 250 checks.

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Fund set up for 5-year-old

A medical fund has been set up for Saydee Allen, who is hospitalized in Denver Children's Hospital. The 5-year-old is the daughter of Kriss and John Allen and sister of Lane Allen, of Hotchkiss.

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Girl Scouts donate cookies to troops
Girl Scouts donate cookies to troops

The members of Girl Scout Troop 15057 came to the April meeting of the Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and its Auxiliary bearing gifts. The gifts weren't for the VFW and Auxiliary members, but for the troops they support who are deployed overseas in harm's way.

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Statewide book giveaway supports early literacy

One Book 4 Colorado (OB4CO) is back for its sixth consecutive year and is giving away 75,000 copies of the same book to every four year old in the state. OB4CO is a privately funded program that is a collaboration between Lt. Governor Donna Lynne's office, Colorado Office of Early Literacy, Colorado State Library, the Denver Preschool Program, public and military libraries statewide, the private sector and the nonprofit and foundation communities.

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Alpine Bank participates in National Volunteer Week

Alpine Bank is committing once again to participate in National Volunteer Week, April 23-29.

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve.

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SEI slated to launch third and final round of Solarize

Solar Energy International (SEI) is launching a third and final round of Solarize, which is an educational community outreach program aimed at kickstarting a solar market in a region. Solarize has been successful in introducing 42 new solar systems to the region and garnering nearly $1 million in local investments, and now SEI is building off of past momentum and shifting its focus to major contributors to the Delta County economy: farms and businesses.

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