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Delta

$5.22M grant sought for broadband project

On July 21, regional officials were in Steamboat Springs making a pitch to an advisory committee of the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) asking for $5.22 million in energy assistance impact grant funds.

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Bad road hampers tree salvage effort

The Delta County Commissioners Monday reached tentative agreement with the Forest Service and the Grand Mesa Resort Company (GMRC) on completing repair of a damaged road that has hampered removal of diseased spruce beetle trees.

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Families Plus designated a mental health specialty clinic

The Families Plus program has recently been designated a mental health specialty clinic by the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health.

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H.H. Huff Excavating marks 60 years in business
H.H. Huff Excavating marks 60 years in business

The construction industry has its ups and downs, so it's noteworthy that one family-owned business is still going strong after 60 years.

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Law enforcement blotter July 22, 2015

From the Delta Police Department:
July 13:

Heriberto Estrada-Perez, 21, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged driving motor vehicle while license denied and driving uninsured motor vehicle.

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Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers in Delta

The Senior CommUnity Meal program "Meals on Wheels" in the Delta area serves a critical need for homebound older adults receiving weekday lunches. Three route volunteer drivers are currently needed in the Delta area.

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Pea Green boasts a 'Little Free Library'
Pea Green boasts a 'Little Free Library'

Pea Green residents Jim Koffer and Marlene Grippa have installed a "Little Free Library" at the Pea Green Community House.

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Road improvements underway

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and United Companies began work Monday, July 20, throughout Montrose and Delta counties as part of a federal aid project. Inclement weather delayed the work that was originally slated to begin the week of June 26.

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State awards grants for trail programs

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues its tradition of supporting trails with grants of $6.18 million slated for distribution in 2015 and 2016.

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Unemployment drops

The unemployment rate in Delta County dropped slightly from May to June, but more significantly from a year ago.

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Opinion

Closing may open up attitudes

The recently announced closing of the Creamery in Hotchkiss, while sentimental to some, especially on summer days when an ice cream cone is so refreshing, may open doors to a new attitude and opportunities for artists in the area.

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North Fork Valley is worth protecting

My grandparents moved their family to Paonia in 1938 and bought a 110-acre farm at the base of Mt. Lamborn.

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Outstanding emergency response

The evening of July 15 at about 11:45 I was outside and in the distance I saw a fluctuating red light.

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Renewable Fuel Standard is working

The EPA recently snubbed the Renewable Fuel Standard with a revision to the rule that would cut corn ethanol obligations by 3.75 billion gallons over three years -- equivalent to a billion and a half bushels in lost corn demand.

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Stop USFS clearcutting

If you go to the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests for recreation, do so now while your visit will still be enjoyable.

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Sports

Alumni tourney draws 20 teams

This year's Delta High School Alumni Golf Tournament featured 20 teams and 79 participants. The range of scores in the tournament went from 56 to 74.

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CHS to host golf tournament

Cedaredge athletic director, and head football coach, Brandon Milholland has announced the 2015 annual Bruins' Golf Fundraiser to be held at Cedaredge Golf Club.

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FoodTown 10U's end season
FoodTown 10U's end season

Blake Bynum, one of three coaches for the Delta 10U All Star baseball team, has chronicled the events from the team's recent tournament competition.

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Junior football set for skills, technique camp

Panther Junior Football and Delta High School Football is hosting a skills and technique camp.

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River Bandits claim Men's SP tournament title, 15-13
River Bandits claim Men's SP tournament title, 15-13

Alpine Offroad won the league title in Men's Slowpitch. Alpine had a chance to win the post-season tournament title but fell short with a 15-13 loss to number-two seeded River Bandits last Thursday night.

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Community

Births July 22, 2015

Alfredo and Laura Barriga of Telluride are the parents of a son, Alfredo Barriga, born July 6, 2015, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

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Fedlers celebrate golden anniversary
Fedlers celebrate golden anniversary

Russ and Charlene Fedler were married July 23, 1965, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Delta.

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Troxels celebrate 64 years of marriage
Troxels celebrate 64 years of marriage

Ron and Ann Troxel have a reason to celebrate. On July 23, they will have been married 64 years

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School Zone

Magnet school expands North Fork options

A school within a school will provide an option for families who desire Waldorf-inspired education for their children.

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Obituaries

Annie De La Hoz
Annie De La Hoz

Annie De La Hoz of Delta died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 77.

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Bessie Stepp
Bessie Stepp

Cedaredge resident Bessie Stepp died Friday, July 17, 2015, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 88.

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Bill Rose
Bill Rose

William C. "Bill" Rose died July 5, 2015, at his home in Cedaredge. He was 71.

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Brian Taylor

Brian Lee Taylor of Paonia died Friday, July 17, 2015. He was 70.

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Carol Renfrow
Carol Renfrow

Carol Renfrow went to her Heavenly Home on July 16, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer for over four years.

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Gordon O'Brien
Gordon O'Brien

Gordon Thomas O'Brien of Hotchkiss, formerly of Delta, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Colorado State Veterans Living Center in Rifle. He was 87.

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Joseph Gallob
Joseph Gallob

Somerset resident Joseph Fredrick Gallob died Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Delta. He was 87.

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Marie Ritthaler
Marie Ritthaler

Longtime Delta resident Marie Ritthaler died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 101.

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Paul Southall
Paul Southall

Paul Southall died July 15, 2015, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 85.

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Richard Eakin Jr.

Crawford resident Richard "Rich" J. Eakin Jr. died Friday, July 17, 2015, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 51.

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Susan Waehner
Susan Waehner

Susan "Suzie" Alean Waehner of Cedaredge died July 12, 2015, at her home. She was 60.

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North Fork

BLM extends comment period

The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, has extended the deadline for the public to submit comments on the 5 Pad/25 Well preliminary Environmental Assessment until Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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Crawford hires clerk, considers town hall fees
Crawford hires clerk, considers town hall fees

The next time you visit the Town of Crawford you will be welcomed by a new face, if you haven't already met her.

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Crawford Town Hall dedication is this Friday

This Friday the Town of Crawford, Crawford Town Council and Friends of Crawford Town Hall will host an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the completion of renovation and historic preservation of the Town Hall building.

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Impressions of Wildland Fire School
Impressions of Wildland Fire School

Wildland fires are making history in Canada and burning extensively in Alaska.

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On the agenda: The library board
On the agenda: The library board

At a recent meeting of the Delta County Libraries Board of Trustees in the Hotchkiss Library, attendees introduce themselves around the table.

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Paonia trustees tackle full agenda

Paonia trustees had a full agenda at the regularly scheduled July 14 public meeting.

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Town of Paonia ponders painted street project
Town of Paonia ponders painted street project

A proposal for a public art project in Paonia, and a draft of the policy that would allow it, has raised both praise and complaints from citizens and members of the town board of trustees.

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Yard sale brings Christmas (cash) in July
Yard sale brings Christmas (cash) in July

Upward of 200 needy children will again celebrate Christmas this year, thanks to the success of the annual RE/MAX Yard Sale for Charity.

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Surface Creek

All-class reunion for 'old CHS' set for Aug. 7-8

An all-class reunion for students who graduated or attended the "Old Cedaredge High School" will be held Aug. 7 and 8.

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Eighth Tribe art show opens at AppleShed
Eighth Tribe art show opens at AppleShed

The Surface Creek Valley's art community provides an indispensable texture and feeling to the experience of living in a pleasant enclave of Colorado' s Western Slope.

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Former Cedaredge resident represents the U.S. at Special Olympics World Games
Former Cedaredge resident represents the U.S. at Special Olympics World Games

How strong is Brittany Tregarthen?

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Healthy living tax headed to voters

A proposal for a new tax crafted from results of a town hall survey on healthy living is headed to Cedaredge voters.

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Russel Radebaugh is remembered by town

The family of Russel Radebaugh was presented with an honor in his memory by the Town of Cedaredge on July 16.

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Ultramarathon runners headed to the Grand Mesa

The annual Grand Mesa 100 ultramarathon event is scheduled for this weekend.

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