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Today is Monday, October 16, 2017
Have a cup of 'Joe' with Salazar

The public is invited to the "Have a cup of Joe with Joe" meet and greet with State Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Adams County), from 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Oct. 16, at the Hightower Cafe, 201 Grand Avenue, Paonia, and from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Hightower Cafe, 325 Highway 133 in Hotchkiss.

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Zombie run in Crawford on Oct. 28

The Montessori School at Crawford will be hosting a 5k Zombie Run on Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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Experts talk about senior scams, fraud

"Senior Scams and Fraud" will be the focus of a talk hosted by A Little Help and First Colorado National Bank. The bank's Adam Hoffman and Dave Knutson from A Little Help will co-facilitate the discussion.

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Traveling Gourds poetry tour to make Paonia stop

"Giving poets exposure to audiences in far-flung Colorado communities, and giving local audiences examples of performance poetry in action, has been the motivating impulse behind the Telluride Institute's Traveling Gourds Tour," explained Talking Gourds co-director, Art Goodtimes.

Luis Lopez of Grand Junction and Val Szarek of Louisville, will share the spotlight as featured guest poets in Telluride, Norwood, Paonia and Fruita, Oct. 24-27.

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Gears & Beers is Oct. 21

The eighth annual Gears & Beers benefit for the North Fork Trail Advocacy Group happens Saturday, Oct. 21, in Paonia. Group rides include a road ride at 11 a.m., and a mountain bike ride at noon.

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Learn about Haven House at Ridgway gathering

A wine and cheese party is being held to acquaint everyone with Haven House, a transitional housing program for homeless families with children.

The party will be held Sunday, Oct. 22, 3 to 6 p.m., at the home of Sue and Dave Wiens at 56 Fisher Creek Drive, Ridgway.

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Get your tickets now for 'A Salute to Our Veterans'

Delta Elks Lodge is pleased to present "A Salute to our Veterans" Saturday, Nov. 11. The day will start with a free lunch for all veterans, their spouses and those currently serving our country from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.

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Community dance set for Oct. 21

Route 66 will provide music for the community evening dance Saturday, Oct. 21, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The dance takes place from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Delta UMC hosts Halloween events

The Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker Street in Delta, will sponsor a trick-or-treat for UNICEF Halloween party and haunted house in the church basement Sunday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. This fun party, set up like a carnival, will feature a pumpkin walk, balloon darts, fishing booth, fortune telling and more.

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Uranium workers invited to workshop

Nuclear Care Partners is hosting a free resource workshop to help former AEC Compound and uranium workers access the federal benefits they've earned to compensate for their exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals during their work on behalf of the United States' defense.

All former atomic workers are invited to attend the workshop, which will include the following information:

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Pray for our nation at rosary crusade in Confluence Park

In the historic year of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017), St. Michael Catholic Church is holding a public square rosary crusade. Please join in praying for our nation at 12 noon Saturday, Oct. 24, in the grassy area near the Lions Pavilion in Confluence Park.

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Delta Fine Arts meets in November

Meeting times have changed for Delta Fine Arts. Until further notice the club will be meeting every other month which means there will be no October meeting.

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Half-price Mensa testing offered

Mensa is an international society in which the sole requirement for membership is a score at or above the 98th percentile on any of a number of standardized IQ tests. Mensa is the largest and most recognized association for people who share just one common trait: high intelligence.

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Fall cleanup begins Oct. 23

The City of Delta's annual fall cleanup campaign begins Monday, Oct. 23. Residents are advised to have their items out by 7 a.m. Monday to avoid being missed -- city crews will visit each neighborhood just once.

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Energy workers invited to hear speaker

Grand Mesa Oncology & Grand Mesa Oncology and Infusion Center announces a presentation by Nuclear Care Partners on people who work in the energy industry and their exposure to cancer-causing agents such as uranium.

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Fort hosts Saturday Trade Day, Blessing of the Animals

With the end of season in sight, Fort Uncompahgre adds a new feather to enhance the last Saturday Trade Day of the season.

The Cedaredge Methodist Church under the leadership of Pastor Joe Agne will be at the fort from 1 to 3 p.m. for the first annual Blessing of the Animals.

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Square dances set for Oct. 7, 21

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club will host dances from 7-9 p.m., on Saturday nights, Oct. 7 and 21, in the aerobics room of the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta. Dancing will be directed by regular club caller Naaman Moorehouse from Grand Junction.

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Libraries highlight local authors

Last fall, Delta County Libraries' staff began compiling a list of local authors to display in each library. There are over 50 names on that list and it keeps growing.

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Special movie planned

"Luther," starring Joseph Fiennes as Martin Luther, will be shown at the Egyptian Theatre in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

The showing will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, and is sponsored by Redeemer Lutheran Church, LCMS, Delta.

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Meet and greet

The City of Delta announces a meet and greet event to introduce the candidates for public works/utilities director. Once the candidates accept the invitation to continue to the next step of the interview process, they will be announced.

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Ambulance hosts informational sessions

Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD) is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss the mill levy question on the November ballot. DCAD is seeking a mill levy increase of 3.50 mills, for a total of 5.750 mills.

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Library happenings Oct. 4, 2017

The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.

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