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Locals take part in Club 20 debates

Despite the early hour, an estimated 150 voters attended the Club 20 debate Saturday morning between House District 54 candidates Matt Soper and Thea Chase, an independent candidate from Palisade.They led off a series of deba...

Cole Lahoe's spirit lives on

Vision Charter Academy dedicated a basketball court to Cole Lahoe, "a very, very special boy" who attended kindergarten at VCA last year. "He blessed our entire town with his spirit and his heart and his love for sports, and ...

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 ...

World music coming to 'Paradise'

For more than a decade, David Alderdice has been the face of World Music in the North Fork Valley. The percussionist and former host of KVNF's Global Express show, he played music from all over the world.

Paonia trustees approve BLM comment letter at special meeting

In a special meeting held Monday evening, the Town of Paonia Board of Trustees voted to authorize Town Administrator Ken Knight to execute and submit a draft letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding the Preliminary E...

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Colorado Grand cruises through Delta County

Colorado Grand cruises through Delta County  970 views

Get ready for the Colorado Grand because a host of classic automobiles are headed our way. As many as 85 vehicles will pass through Delta County on the final leg of their multiple-day 1,000-mile route through the Rocky Mountains.

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Law enforcement blotter Sept. 12, 2018  730 views

A warrant was issued for Aaron T. Kuretich, 26, of Hotchkiss for a protection order violation.

Officers responded to the 200 block of West 11th Street for a possible home invasion.

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Local water expert retires after 39-year law career

Local water expert retires after 39-year law career  670 views

Longtime attorney Aaron Clay will be honored at a retirement reception Friday, Sept. 14. The open house will take place at Needle Rock Brewing Company, 820 Highway 92, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Delta

Delta voters will consider four marijuana questions

An unprecedented number of area residents addressed Delta City Council on the issue of marijuana, input that was welcomed by council members who said they wished citizens were equally outspoken on a broader range of topics.

The issue of marijuana came to the forefront of the Sept. 4 meeting, where council members considered four marijuana questions for the November ballot.

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Local water expert retires after 39-year law career

Local water expert retires after 39-year law career

Longtime attorney Aaron Clay will be honored at a retirement reception Friday, Sept. 14. The open house will take place at Needle Rock Brewing Company, 820 Highway 92, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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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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Locals take part in Club 20 debates

Locals take part in Club 20 debates

Despite the early hour, an estimated 150 voters attended the Club 20 debate Saturday morning between House District 54 candidates Matt Soper and Thea Chase, an independent candidate from Palisade.

They led off a series of debates that continued throughout the day and featured two other Republican candidates from Delta County -- Mike Mason, House District 61, and Olen Lund, Senate District 5.

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Members to vote on change to DMEA articles of incorporation

Members of Delta-Montrose Electric Association have an important decision to make this fall: the co-op has asked them to approve amended and restated Articles of Incorporation.

The Articles of Incorporation together form the founding document of DMEA.

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Cowboy at the Cross plans new building, camp facilities

Cowboy at the Cross plans new building, camp facilities

After years of prayer and planning, Cowboy at the Cross is building a church. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the nonprofit ministry will receive $100,000 via a matching gift -- if it can raise $100,000 by October. Currently, $37,000 has been raised.

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North Fork

Paonia trustees approve BLM comment letter at special meeting

Paonia trustees approve BLM comment letter at special meeting

In a special meeting held Monday evening, the Town of Paonia Board of Trustees voted to authorize Town Administrator Ken Knight to execute and submit a draft letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding the Preliminary Environment Assessment for proposed oil and gas lease sales in the upper North Fork Valley. The letter is signed on behalf of mayor, the board, and town citizens.

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World music coming to 'Paradise'

World music coming to 'Paradise'

For more than a decade, David Alderdice has been the face of World Music in the North Fork Valley. The percussionist and former host of KVNF's Global Express show, he played music from all over the world.

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You say tomato, I say Tomato Fest!

You say tomato, I say Tomato Fest!

Despite being a drought year, tomatoes are ripening in gardens across the county. Staff at Delta County Libraries are once again aiming to harness some of the excitement about homegrown tomatoes with the fifth annual Tomato Fest in Hotchkiss.

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Crawford okays late fee update

The Sept. 1 meeting of the Crawford town council opened with the mayor reminding residents that school is back in session, so please watch for children and drive carefully.

On the agenda for old business was a franchise tax agreement with TDS Telecom and an update to the water and sewage shutoff ordinance 3-2018.

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Call for artists for Paint Paonia

Paint Paonia is a plein air competition happening on Saturday, Sept. 22. Painters will need to sign in at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts at 226 Grand Avenue, Paonia, starting at 7 a.m.

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18th annual Mountain Harvest Festival set for Sept. 27-30

Mark your calendar to be in Paonia Sept. 27-30 for the 18th annual Mountain Harvest Festival. This is our time to celebrate every local harvest that blesses our town and the river valley beyond.

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Surface Creek

Colorado Grand cruises through Delta County

Colorado Grand cruises through Delta County

Get ready for the Colorado Grand because a host of classic automobiles are headed our way. As many as 85 vehicles will pass through Delta County on the final leg of their multiple-day 1,000-mile route through the Rocky Mountains.

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Saddle club ends the season on a high note

By all accounts, the Surface Creek Saddle Club had a successful summer this year. Competition was keen in the 2018 Saddle and Buckle Series gymkhana.

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Vendor applications available for Applefest

There are limited vendor spots available for the 2018 Applefest being held Oct. 6-7.

"We listened to feedback from our community and are happy to announce this year we are offering different rates for vendors," said Alisha Komives, executive director of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce.

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PACE welcomes new chaplain Justin Williams

PACE welcomes new chaplain Justin Williams

Volunteers of America and Senior CommUnity Care PACE (SCC-PACE) is pleased to announce Justin Williams as the program's new full-time chaplain. Williams will share his time between the program's two day center sites in Montrose and Eckert, serving the spiritual needs of the program participants.

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Tiny houses and marijuana regs on Orchard City radar

The trustees present at the Sept. 5 workshop for Orchard City were eager to tackle the agenda and get to work on various matters. First, they reviewed the ordinance for regulating the cultivation and possession of marijuana.

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Christian family says thank you

Christian family says thank you

The Christian family would like to thank everyone for their support and fundraising that has been done for our family. We are overwhelmed and humbled by the kindness that has been shown.

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Opinion

Take a stand, Delta voters

Fear! A word used in one of last week's letters, warning us not to fear voting for the marijuana business to be allowed in Delta.

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Ed Marston will be sorely missed

Several weeks ago I had lunch at Delicious Orchards where I noted a sign that warned of West Nile which Ed Marston apparently contracted. It could have been any of us but it was Ed.

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The smear campaign begins

Dick Gilmore's letter (DCI 9/5/18) purportedly about climate change was nothing more than a personal attack on Mike Mason, a hopeful candidate for House District 61. Mr. Gilmore's assertion that "it's one thing to muse wistfully on one's fanciful ideology while aging gracefully on one's 300-acre ranch..." struck me as ludicrous.

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N. Fork parcels should be removed from BLM sale

We, the undersigned, are writing to express our displeasure with the level of engagement from the Delta County Commissioners on issues related to the Bureau of Land Management's proposed December 2018 lease sale, and to ask that they request that the North Fork parcels be withdrawn.

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Candidate questions invited

Wouldn't it be nice to learn about the candidates involved in the upcoming election that could have direct impact on the residents of Delta County? David Jacobson, Democrat chair, and Roger Bentley, Republican chair, met and talked about an information forum to let the voters hear from all the candidates in one meeting.

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An apology for candidate mix-up

In rereading my own letter of last week taking Mike Mason to task for getting climate science wrong, I found that while I may know the science I was totally misinformed about Mr. Mason's political race.

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Sports

Eagles volleyball goes 1-3 for the week

The Paonia Eagles volleyball team is 3-3 overall after three straight losses and a win. Paonia opened at De Beque (6-0 overall, 4-0 2A/1A Western Slope League) with a 3-2, 23-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-13, 14-16 conference loss.

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Eagles rout Monte Vista 41-0 in football

After a season-opening loss, the Paonia Eagles gave Monte Vista a drubbing on its own turf Friday for a 41-0 win. The Pirates (0-2, 1A Southern Peaks League) were coming off of a 24-0 season-opening loss to 2A Alamosa.

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Delta splits soccer road games last week

Delta High School's soccer team had its express train slowed down this past week with tough games against Crested Butte and Roaring Fork. Both matches were on the road and proved to be difficult contests.

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Cedaredge falls to Buena Vista, 41-27

A high-scoring first quarter ended with Buena Vista holding a touchdown lead, 14-21, heading to the second quarter.

Each team scored in the second quarter leaving the Bruins trailing by seven, 28-21 at halftime.

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Bruins lose to Meeker, split DH with Cortez

Bruins lose to Meeker, split DH with Cortez

Cedaredge's softball team found last week's diamond opponents to be stout competitors with the Bruins falling 11-1 in Meeker on Sept. 4 and splitting a doubleheader with Cortez at the Field of Dreams Sept. 8, losing the opener 11-8 and claiming a 10-9 win in game two.

In game one Cortez jumped out to an early 9-2 lead but had to hold on for an 11-8 win.

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Lewis leads Delta boys at Hotchkiss XC

Lewis leads Delta boys at Hotchkiss XC

Hard work is paying off for Shad Lewis. The Delta junior ran the best cross country race of his career Saturday, on one of the toughest courses on the Western Slope, placing third at the Hotchkiss Invitational.

His time of 19 minutes, 17.35 seconds bested last year's eighth-place time by a full 27 seconds.

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What's Happening

Benefit dinner for Art For All

The Kids' Pasta Project will be serving up a dinner to benefit Arts For All on Monday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at Delicious Orchards, 39126 Highway 133, Paonia.

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Low cost vaccination clinic set for Sept. 29

There will be a low cost dog vaccination clinic in Cedaredge on Saturday, Sept. 29. It will be held in Cedaredge Town Park from 1 to 4 p.m. This is not a spay/neuter clinic.

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Sunset Mesa families plan gathering

Those affected by the investigation into the operation of Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors are invited to a gathering at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Confluence Park in Delta.

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Diaper run to benefit Pregnancy Resource Center

The Christian Motorcycle Association is sponsoring a diaper run to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center Saturday, Sept. 22. Riders will start at TJ Cycles & Offroads, 1520 Bluff Street in Delta, then make a few more stops before ending up at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 523 Dodge Street, around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

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Car show planned

Calvary Baptist Church, located at 1290 A Street in Delta, will host its eighth annual car show Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. Registration will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

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BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair planned

The BEACON Senior Newspaper is having a party, and you're invited. The eighth annual Montrose-Delta BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive.

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