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Co-op empowers others to fix their bicycles
Co-op empowers others to fix their bicycles

Do goat head stickers have you fixing yet another flat on your bicycle? Perhaps your derailleur chain's derailed, or you just need a simple tune-up or brake adjustment.

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Stock dog trial results listed

Results from 14th annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, May 12-14:

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Delta County was first stop for Hamner, Donovan meeting tour
Delta County was first stop for Hamner, Donovan meeting tour

Following the first session of the 71st General Assembly, House District 61 Rep. Millie Hamner and District 5 Senator Kerry Donovan headed to the North Fork Valley for a town meeting at Wisehart Springs in Paonia.

Rep. Hamner, vice chair of the joint Budget Committee, said the session resulted in "a lot of huge successes."

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Hotchkiss Library celebrates re-opening
Hotchkiss Library celebrates re-opening

There is not an idle hand on deck at the Hotchkiss Library these days. Eight weeks of summer reading programs are fast approaching, library staff has been busy with visits to local schools, and the recent Hotchkiss Library Friends book sale wrapped up with over $900 in used book sales.

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Paonia Holdings revises land use change application

A joint meeting of the Delta County Planning and Zoning Commission and Upper North Fork Area Planning Committee to hear comments regarding a land use change application at a former coal load-out near Paonia was rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Paonia Town Hall.

An on-site meeting for "ancillary property" located on Stevens Gulch Road was also rescheduled for 3 p.m. this Friday, May 19, at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.

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Paonia trustee questions board behavior, sanctions threatened

The Paonia Town Board of Trustees is considering sanctions against a trustee after he released a series of board-related emails during a recent public meeting.

At the May 9 board meeting, trustee Bill Brunner provided copies of emails, sent during 2016 and 2017, to the media and the town clerk.

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Neighbors seek help with trailhead parking issues
Neighbors seek help with trailhead parking issues

As hiking and biking season begins, residents of Pan American Subdivision are requesting that the Town of Paonia place parking signs at the Jumbo Mountain trailhead.

Ali Lightfoot lives at the top of Pan American Avenue, which is also the main access to Jumbo Mountain.

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Historic school bell  may soon be back home
Historic school bell may soon be back home

The Friends of the Crawford Town Hall have their sight set on a new goal: getting the historic schoolhouse bell returned to the old school building and the current town hall and community center. Now that the town hall has been renovated, many in the community want to see the bell back at the original location, town trustee Hetty Todd explained.

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TDS outage affects local email service

According to TDS public relations manager Deanne Boegli, on Friday a widespread outage affected TDS Telecom email customers throughout the U.S., including Delta County and western Colorado. Outages affected local services for about six hours.

On Friday, May 12, said Boegli, TDS network services and engineering teams were working to restore services, and customers could get updates through a blog at blog.tdstelecom.com.

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Volunteers offer 'a little help' to seniors
Volunteers offer 'a little help' to seniors

Last Saturday some 40 volunteers with A Little Help North Fork Valley descended on the homes of senior residents to provide a little help.

ALH is a Denver-based nonprofit that connects neighbors and helps seniors thrive. Held each spring and fall, Service Saturdays provide an opportunity for members to receive assistance with various chores in and around the house.

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Crawford chamber launches beautification project
Crawford chamber launches beautification project

The Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce has set out to beautify downtown and make the business sector more welcoming and inviting to travelers by launching a beautification project they hope to wrap up within the year.

The first phase is to install planter boxes at businesses in town; the board hopes to have six boxes constructed, placed and filled with flowers before Pioneer Days on June 8.

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Elsewhere Studios project awarded $25,000 Arts in Society grant

Elsewhere Studios in Paonia has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Arts in Society Program, a collaboration between Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center. Elsewhere was chosen as one of 21 recipients from a field of over 265 applicants.

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Crowds flock to Hotchkiss stock dog trials
Hotchkiss Stock Dog Trials were a huge success! Photo by Tamie Meck
Crowds flock to Hotchkiss stock dog trials

With the exception of a little wind, the weather couldn't have been more cooperative for the 14th annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials. The three-day event drew some 75 dog/handler teams, and some of the biggest crowds in recent history.

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