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Traffic stop yields meth and heroin

Traffic stop yields meth and heroin  3001 views

An Oct. 3 traffic stop resulted in the seizure of a large amount of suspected methamphetamine and heroin.

According to Delta County Undersheriff Mark Taylor, a sheriff's deputy stopped a 2014 Toyota Tundra in the parking lot of 1410 Valley View Drive, Delta, after observing the driver make several traffic violations.

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SD 5: Donovan, Lund  1196 views

Senate District 5 candidates Olen Lund, R, and Kerry Donovan, D, wrapped up the candidate forum on Oct. 2.

Incumbent Donovan is an educator and rancher, hoping to continue fighting for health care and education.

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Police blotter Oct. 10, 2018  769 views

Delfina P. Delacruz, 32, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged failed to drive in a single lane (weaving), driving under the Influence, DUI per se and failed to present evidence of insurance.

At about 2:30 a.m., an officer patrolling Main Street observed a vehicle stationary in the middle of the road.

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Delta

Physician assistants celebrated Oct. 6-12

Physician assistants celebrated Oct. 6-12

Receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you're nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment, or visiting a new medical practice for the first time, navigating the health care world can be understandably unnerving.

But PAs, or physician assistants, are here to help.

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Library program provides incentives for healthy choices

Library program provides incentives for healthy choices

"Passport to Health," a library program, gives Delta County kids an opportunity to win a new bike, a youth pass to the recreation center in Delta, and an outdoor games package, as incentives for making healthy choices.

"Kids complete the healthy activities listed in a passport booklet in order to be entered to win a grand prize," says Adriana Chavira, Delta Library manager.

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Police blotter Oct. 10, 2018

Delfina P. Delacruz, 32, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged failed to drive in a single lane (weaving), driving under the Influence, DUI per se and failed to present evidence of insurance.

At about 2:30 a.m., an officer patrolling Main Street observed a vehicle stationary in the middle of the road.

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Judicial performance evaluations can be found online, in Blue Book

Performance evaluations of Colorado appellate and trial court judges standing for retention in the 2018 general election are available at www.ojpe.org. The performance evaluations are also included in the "Colorado Voter Information Guide," commonly referred to as the Blue Book, mailed to every active registered voter household in Colorado.

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HD 61: Mason, McCluskie

During the Oct. 2 debate, House District District 61 candidates answered five questions each.

Mike Mason, R, introduced himself by saying he wants to "empower people" by stopping "so much spending." He believes in cutting taxes and regulations.

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SD 5: Donovan, Lund

Senate District 5 candidates Olen Lund, R, and Kerry Donovan, D, wrapped up the candidate forum on Oct. 2.

Incumbent Donovan is an educator and rancher, hoping to continue fighting for health care and education.

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North Fork

Bank of Colorado to sponsor Annie's Project in Paonia

Farm and ranch women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. Bank of Colorado is proud to support this new growth in our communities by sponsoring Annie's Project in Paonia Nov. 1-3.

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Memorial space available still in Miner's Statue Plaza

Memorial space available still in Miner's Statue Plaza

With renovation of the Miner's Statue Plaza at Paonia Town Park completed this summer, the committee overseeing the project is hoping to begin installing granite plaques on the two memorial walls installed as part of the project. The walls are intended to commemorate miners and those who contributed to development of the North Fork Valley, the community, industries and Paonia Town Park.

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Rotary forms satellite club

Rotary Club of the North Fork Valley is forming a satellite club and will hold a kick-off meeting for interested members at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Remedy Juice Bar Cafe, 232 Grand Avenue, Paonia.

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North Fork Ambulance gains support of Healthier Colorado

Committed to supporting innovative pro-health policies throughout the state, Healthier Colorado last week released a statement of strong support for ballot questions 7E and 7F and is proud to work for its passage with the Yes for North Fork Ambulance committee.

In the North Fork Ambulance service area, requests for ambulance service have increased while the combined revenue from insurance reimbursements, grants, and membership fees have proved insufficient to meet the rising costs of this vital service.

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Gears and Beers set for Oct. 20

The 10th annual family friendly Gears and Beers Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 20, in Paonia. Join in the fun by jumping on your bike and raising a glass to celebrate the North Fork Valley.

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Paradise launches capital campaign

Paradise launches capital campaign

Since 1928, Paonia's downtown movie theater has been an integral part of the town and the North Fork Valley community. Originally built after the Gayety theater burned down, the Paonia Theater opened Oct. 5, 1928.

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Surface Creek

Growing season winding down for garden club

What fun it is to share the bounty of our gardening labors.

That is exactly what the members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club did for their September meeting.

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Service Saturday scheduled

Service Saturday scheduled

A Little Help of Delta County will sponsor its second "Service Saturday" on Oct. 27. The immediate goal of the Saturday morning event is to help local senior citizens with home and yard tasks.

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Rose Garden Club announces programs

Regular meetings of the Rose Garden Club are held on the third Friday of each month, usually in members' homes and always followed by refreshments. Our club plants and helps maintain flowers in the gardens at Horizons Care Center and Pioneer Town plus contributes to the Cedaredge Community Garden.

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Orchard City working on tiny home regulations

The Orchard City Board of Trustees had a full agenda to cover at tits work session on Oct. 3. To start, it discussed briefly the marijuana ordinance which will allow 12 plants per resident. The first reading will be at the regular meeting Oct. 10.

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Applefest by the numbers

Covering Cedaredge's sprawling Applefest event is a challenge. The festival can be overwhelming with its multiple booths, its ever-changing array of events, and its surging crowds of apple-enthusiasts.

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Notes of festival harmony

Whether sitting on a blanket or in a lawn chair or watching from beneath the arching folds of the town park canopy, those who experienced the music of Applefest 2018 were treated to a non-stop array of talent.

All weekend, musicians from Delta County, Nashville, Texas, and California graced the outdoor stage in Cedaredge's town park.

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Opinion

Olen Lund will represent Delta County well

Take the opportunity to elect a great candidate from Delta County to represent us in Senate District 5. In support of my friend Olen Lund please consider:

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Kerry Donovan has demonstrated her commitment

As a registered Republican, I have gotten nine different "Olen Lund for State Senate" mailers to persuade me to vote for Lund. Statements in these mailers bring up many questions. Such as:

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League of Women Voters clarifies its role

As president of The League of Women Voters of Montrose County, and in response to Ms. Loretta Molitor's letter to the editor (Oct. 3), I wanted to clarify the League's role in the candidate forum hosted on Tuesday night.

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Grateful for opportunity to hear from the candidates

I want to thank the Delta County Democratic and Republican parties as well as anyone else involved in hosting the candidate forum at the rec center on Oct. 2. Before the forum I didn't know who anyone other than Kerry Donovan was.

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Vote yes for land swap

In one week we will be receiving our November ballots in the mail and there is a City of Delta ballot issue we have not really spoken of. This would be ballot issue 2-C and 2-D.

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Tax question may be justified, but it's hardly fair

When it was brought to my attention that the ambulance service in the North Fork area was proposing a property tax to help fund their services, I was not happy. Who wants their property taxes increased for whatever reason?

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Sports

Delta County golfers compete at state meet

The 2018 state golf tournament at Boulder Country Golf Club was intimidating for many competitors last week. The chance to play at the state's highest level of competition was the ultimate goal for those who played the course.

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Delta exchange students enjoy school, running

Delta exchange students enjoy school, running

Alzbeta Hofmanova and Kateryna Ivlieva are making the best of their school year at Delta High School.

Hofmanova is from Prague, Czech Republic, and Ivlieva is from Kiev, Ukraine.

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Bruins blanked 34-0 by Meeker grid team

A stout Meeker football team showed an unbreakable defense and added to the evening's rain-soaked misery with a shower of its own to the tune of 34-0 decision over the Bruins last Friday night.

With the loss, Cedaredge slipped to 0-2 in the 2A WSL and finished the week with a 2-4 overall record for 2018.

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Weather detours Delta gridiron play

Weather detours Delta gridiron play

Delta's shot at knocking off a perennial power football team went by the wayside in the second half of a penalty-plagued and miscue-riddled contest. Mother Nature played the biggest part in the game with a steady downpour for the first half of play.

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Corral notches rare hat-trick in soccer triumph

Delta Panther varsity soccer has improved its overall record to eight wins, two draws and a lone loss with a convincing defeat of the Telluride Miners on October 6. The non-conference game took place at Delta's home, Panther Stadium.

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Bartlett re-shatters mark

Bartlett re-shatters mark

Paonia senior Ethan Bartlett shattered his own school cross country record at the Pantherfest Invitational Cross Country meet with a time of 16 minutes, 27.84 seconds. His time gave him a ninth-place finish out of a field of 112 runners.

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What's Happening

Archaeologist presents research from Belize

Have you ever wondered what the regular folks were doing when the important kings and priests were building pyramids and carving stelae in ancient MesoAmerica? On Oct. 17, the public is invited to hear archaeologist David Hyde share insights about the non-urban, non-elite Maya culture at the Colorado Archaeological Society, Chipeta Chapter meeting.

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After- school program offered

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering an after-school program with activities ranging from swimming and rock climbing to sports and outdoor games. Snacks are provided and there will be time for homework.

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Art Fair to be held at tech college

The Arts Coalition of Delta County and the Technical College of the Rockies announce the first annual Delta County Art Fair to be held on Friday, Oct 19, and Saturday Oct. 20, at the technical college just south of Delta on Hwy. 50.

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Sign up for Turkey Bowl Classic

It's time for the City of Delta's adult flag football Turkey Bowl Classic, to be held Saturday, Nov. 17. The team fee is $75 which includes a two-game guarantee.

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Jewelry, craft sale benefits Africans

Don't forget to check out the African Team Ministry sale of artifacts at St. Luke's Church at 5th and Palmer in Delta. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, and finishes Saturday, Oct. 20, also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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KPP dinner to benefit The Nature Connection

The next Kids Pasta Project fundraising dinner will be held Monday, Oct. 22, to benefit The Nature Connection. It will be held at Delicious Orchards, 39126 Highway 133, Hotchkiss, beginning at 6 p.m.

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