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Swain qualifies for recertification

Chalmer Swain, owner of Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory, recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Swain is a lifetime member of the academy.

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Referrals group supports area nonprofits
Referrals group supports area nonprofits

At the Jan. 10 meeting of the We Are Referrals group, Julianne Garton with the Women's Crisis Center (180 Ministries) group and Leslie Sparks with the Hilltop Domestic Violence Services each received a $500 donation.

Both organizations play a vital role in our community.

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Libraries offer a fresh start

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, Delta County Libraries will offer its patrons a fresh start with a one-time fine forgiveness day. The event marks the end of Library Lovers Month, a time when library patrons show their love and support for the libraries.

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City signs MOU with The Nature Connection

The City of Delta has formalized its commitment to The Nature Connection projects on city property, to include extension of a trail around Fort Uncompahgre,

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Officers assaulted while making arrest
Officers assaulted while making arrest

Donald C. Abeyta, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed Jan. 5.

At the time of the arrest Abeyta was removed from a closet in the residence where he had been hiding.

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Investigators determine CSP trooper was not target of shots

Donovan Sinka, 21, was arrested by a SWAT team in Denver early Tuesday, Jan. 9, after an incident that occurred north of Cedaredge on Monday, Jan. 8. Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee provided a summary of the incident, which initially looked like Sinka was targeting a Colorado State Patrol trooper who lived in the area.

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Law enforcement blotter Jan. 17, 2018

Jan. 8:

David A. Garcia, 33, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a $5,000 and $0 bond.

Jan. 9:

James A. Woods, 39, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.

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Water sets county employees adrift
Water sets county employees adrift

Employees of the Delta County Health Department are gradually moving back into their offices at 255 W. 6th Street in Delta after they were displaced by a torrent of water unleashed by a broken water heater.

Sometime during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, the hot water tank split and water gushed out.

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Attendance policy raises expectations

A school district policy to reduce absenteeism appears to be achieving the desired results -- forming good habits in preschoolers (and their families) and establishing expectations for older students who will soon be joining the work force.

The policy, adopted at the beginning of the school year, limits students to nine absences per semester.

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Ambulance tax increase funds raises, equipment replacement

In November, voters approved a mill levy increase for Delta County Ambulance District that more than doubled property tax revenues for the special district.

The 2018 budget jumped from $537,000 to $1.1 million, and has given the board of directors the flexibility to restore funding for personnel, equipment and maintenance, and to begin rebuilding reserve funds that were depleted during the lean years.

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Nominations sought

The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and -- new this year, Educator of the Year.

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House arrest for driver who hit school bus

Samuel Rascon, the driver who rear-ended a school bus in North Delta last March, was in Delta County Court on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

While the school bus driver and students escaped serious injury, Rascon is in a wheelchair.

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Recent hires bring DPD to full strength

The Delta Police Department is pleased to introduce two new officers. Kenneth Taylor and Kevan Arreola were hired in January 2018. Taylor is a resident of Delta; Arreola makes his home in Olathe.

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Marijuana petition withdrawn; new council may settle question

An effort to legalize marijuana sales and cultivation within the City of Delta has taken a new direction.

Christi Prettyman was circulating a petition asking city council to repeal the ordinance that prohibits marijuana sales and cultivation in the City of Delta.

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Rep. Willett won't seek re-election; Matt Soper announces candidacy
Rep. Willett won't seek re-election; Matt Soper announces candidacy

State Representative Yeulin Willett announced he will not seek re-election to House District 54, but will serve out his term, ending in January 2019. Concurrently, Matt Soper announced his candidacy to run

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County limits marijuana plants to 12 on residential property

The Delta County Commissioners have adopted an ordinance giving notice that, pursuant to Colorado statutes, the county will limit the cultivation, growth or production of marijuana plants to residential property within unincorporated Delta County to 12 marijuana plants per residential property, regardless of the number of persons residing at the property.

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High school students offer input on county Master Plan

Representatives from the student councils of Delta County's four high schools met with the Delta County Planning Commission Dec. 20. They shared the results of their open discussion meetings with their respective student bodies in which they gathered information for use in the county Master Plan update.

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Commissioners re-elect Doug Atchley chairman

At their organizational meeting Jan. 2, commissioners Mark Roeber and Don Suppes re-elected commissioner Doug Atchley chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for 2018. Roeber was re-elected vice chairman.

The BOCC will meet the first and third Mondays of each month beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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Ring in the new year with free trees

Residents can ring in the new yar with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2018.

By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, and three white flowering dogwoods.

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Submit your listing for Farm Fresh guide

Published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, and presented by Kaiser Permanente, the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory promotes Colorado farmers' markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities and farms and ranches that sell direct to the public. The 2018 edition is being organized, and producers are encouraged to submit their information for inclusion.

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Local Cleary manager receives certification
Local Cleary manager receives certification

Cleary Building Corp. congratulates Lane Gunn, branch manager at the Delta sales and construction office, on receiving his master's of branch administration certification from Steel Wood University.

Steel Wood University is an extensive training program designed to teach both new and veteran employees the fundamentals of success at Cleary Building Corp.

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Baes joins Region 10 advisory council
Baes joins Region 10 advisory council

Kathy Baes, a resident of Paonia, recently joined Region 10's Regional Advisory Council representing Delta County.

Baes has lived and worked in Paonia for 45 years.

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Dominguez-Escalante advisory council holds final meeting

The Bureau of Land Management's Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council held its final meeting Jan. 8 in Delta.

The agenda for the meeting focused on implementation priorities for the approved Dominguez-Escalante Resource Management Plan.

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Learn a new skill in the new year with Universal Class

In a recent survey conducted by YouGov, an online polling firm, "learn a new skill" came in at number six on the top New Year's resolutions for 2018. Even further up the list, "spend less money" came in at number three.

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Dr. Jess Deegan named to Region 10 advisory council
Dr. Jess Deegan named to Region 10 advisory council

Dr. Jess F. Deegan II, a resident of Crawford, has joined the Regional Advisory Council managed by Region 10. Dr. Deegan is a former university professor of psychology.

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