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North Fork residents feel 'disenfranchised'

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.

Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.

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Changes to county planning commission to be discussed

The Delta County Commissioners have been in the process of revamping the makeup of the Delta County Planning Commission since early 2017, with the goal of balancing representation from across the county.

Also, for several years there has been discussion about eliminating the Area Planning Committees (APC), which were established for the same goal -- balancing representation in planning matters across the county.

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North Fork speakers appeal to BoCC regarding BLM leases

During constituent time at the Sept. 4 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners three people from the North Fork appealed to the county commissioners to take additional action on the Bureau of Land Management leases up for sale in December.

Mariah Whoolilurie said she arrived in the North Fork last November, battling health conditions, to heal and find fresh air.

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County supports Foreign Trade Zone

Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes signed a letter giving Delta County's support for the Foreign Trade Zone proposed for the region by Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. Montrose County and Garfield County have also joined with Mesa County in support for the Foreign Trade Zone.

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96 years and counting!

96 years and counting!

Women, and several husbands, continued the legacy of Orchard City Women's Club's first Friday of the month meeting on Friday, Sept. 7.

They met in the community room of Orchard City Town Hall where speaker Jason Cleckler, CEO of Delta County Memorial Hospital, talked with his audience about new services and new staffing at DCMH, and nationwide recognition the hospital has received over the past three years.

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New life for old packing shed

New life for old packing shed

The home of Dave and Edie Burgess -- and the site of the Graystone Restaurant -- was originally an apple packing shed. The Burgesses purchased the building in 1996, intending to covert it into a house.

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A pilgrimage for the Jubilee of Mercy

A pilgrimage for the Jubilee of Mercy

Price and Jeanne Hatcher of Cedaredge joined thousands of Catholic Church deacons and their spouses for the Jubilee of Mercy pilgrimage held in Assisi and Rome, Italy. The Jubilee Year of Mercy was proclaimed by Pope Francis and the conference and pilgrimage for deacons took place during May 23 through May 31, 2016.

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Polar bear quest

Polar bear quest

On Oct. 27 Rick and Len Harner of Cedaredge set out on a trip to spend seven days in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, observing polar bears on land as the bears wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze over so they can return to ice.

Hudson Bay is famous for the seasonal migrations of polar bears.

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From Delta to the big screen

From Delta to the big screen

In mid-November a Warner Brothers movie will be released which co-stars a 1924 Dodge Brothers four-door touring car that formerly traveled the streets and roads of Delta and surrounding countryside.

The movie, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," is a new Harry Potter spin-off and stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

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Classical Conversations  lays foundation for learning

Classical Conversations lays foundation for learning

"Kids enjoy learning. They have a passion to learn about the world from its beginning.

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A godly man

A godly man

James Conley grew up on a farm in Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture.

He had a career in agriculture banking for eight years. That career led him to Chanute, Kan., the home town of his future wife, Vicki Starr. James and Vicki were married in 1988.

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The ties that bind us

The ties that bind us

Justine Forster of Delta gives life to her art through the medium of crocheting.

Several years ago as a teenager, Justine observed a family friend, Somneang Chan, crocheting and the lovely creations that Somneang produced.

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An American and proud of it

An American and proud of it

Bror Faber of Cedaredge was born in Denmark, and endured the ravages of World War II as a child in Norway.

The Faber family -- father, mother, three sons -- was living in a suburb of Oslo.

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Meaningful ties to Kenya

Meaningful ties to Kenya

Carol Phelps of Delta flew to Nairobi, Kenya, last December to visit Fairmile School and its director, Fern Eshuchi, a family friend for many years.

When Carol told her son, Allen Lindblad, she was going, Allen said, "We'll go too."

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96 years of service and fulfillment

96 years of service and fulfillment

Among the many things that bring fulfillment to Dorothy Loyer's life is playing the organ.

Dorothy was 17 when the church organist died and the pastor turned to Dorothy to take her place.

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A caring healer

A caring healer

Norman Vincent knew when he was in third grade that he would become a veterinarian.

He lived on a farm with his family.

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A  Christmas wonderland

A Christmas wonderland

When Christmas is approaching every year, Yvonne Rowland's world takes on added energy and excitement.

She, and friends who help her, pull down from her garage and the loft in her office boxes filled with Christmas tree branches and boxes and boxes and boxes of ornaments, nativity scenes, Father Christmas depictions, and figurines of many characters familiar to our Christmas celebrations.

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Keeping  the peace

Keeping the peace

Throughout the history of the United States its citizens have served in the military in times of war, times of peace, to keep the peace. In recognition of Veterans Day, we talked with three veterans about their military service in keeping the peace, and we thank them and all the other veterans for their service to our country.

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Senior expo  showcases local resources

Senior expo showcases local resources

On Thursday, Oct. 22, seniors from around the area are invited to come together to enjoy entertainment, a tasty free lunch, fun exercises, and to learn more about several matters that affect their lives.

All these opportunities will be available during the seventh annual Senior Expo, held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street in Delta.

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Creativity in wood, glass, fabric & leather

Creativity in wood, glass, fabric & leather

Don and Beth French were married in 1978 and Don's first job was teaching kindergarten through third grade in the mornings and high school physical education in the afternoons in Douglas, Wyo.

He later moved to the high school in Douglas and taught physical education and coached sports for all the grades, 500 students in all.

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Beauty  and utility  from the  potter's wheel

Beauty and utility from the potter's wheel

David Strong, potter, has been working in clay since the early 1970s, both as a teacher and as a full-time potter.

David said, "I maintain a life balance between teaching and producing and selling my work.

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