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Delta

20-year reunion planned

Delta High School Class of 1997 is planning a 20-year class reunion during Deltarado Days.

On Friday, July 28, a social gathering will be held at the Throttle and Spur, 1410 Valley View Drive, beginning at 6 p.m.

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County supports solar growth through Dept. of Energy program
County supports solar growth through Dept. of Energy program

The Delta County Board of Commissioners signed a statement in support of fostering a solar-friendly market in Delta County on Monday, July 3, as a part of a larger effort to pursue a SolSmart designation for the county.

The SolSmart designation program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Sunshot initiative and supports the goal of making it faster, cheaper and easier to go solar, according to the SolSmart official website.

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Delta County to see lower revenue from property taxes

Because of changes in assessment of residential property dictated by the Gallagher Amendment to the Colorado Constitution, Delta County government is expected to receive less revenue from property taxes next year.

Nevertheless, many homeowners will not see any corresponding decrease in next year's tax bills.

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Delta loses utilities/public works director to Fort Morgan
Delta loses utilities/public works director to Fort Morgan

Steve Glammeyer, a 24-year employee of the City of Delta, pictured himself working another nine years, then retiring at the age of 55 with time to enjoy life. He never dreamed of finishing out those nine years in another community -- until he got an intriguing offer from the city manager in Fort Morgan.

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DMEA issues scam alert

DMEA is currently conducting random phone surveys regarding customer service and member satisfaction with DMEA. As a result, some members are being asked about member satisfaction, services, experience, and need.

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GMUG hosts open houses on forest plan revision

This summer, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests is holding public open houses throughout the neighboring communities to invite input for the forest plan revision.

The open houses will be held in the evenings, starting with Delta on July 25, Gunnison on July 27, Ouray on August 1, Grand Junction on Aug. 3, Telluride on Aug. 10, Montrose on Aug. 14, Lake City on Aug. 15, and Saguache on Aug. 17.

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Gubernatorial candidate looks to expand private sector jobs

On June 29, Victor Mitchell, a Republican candidate running for Governor of Colorado, sat down to visit with Trish Thibodo, the executive director of Delta County Economic Development, about local issues.

Delta County Economic Development, or DCED, is a nonprofit organization with the goal of creating a strong, vibrant and resilient economy for Delta County.

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John Baier named county attorney
John Baier named county attorney

The Board of County Commissioners have named John Baier to the post of Delta County attorney.

Baier currently serves as assistant county attorney.

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Law enforcement blotter July 12, 2017

Zachary T. Pfister, 28, of Cedaredge was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,200 bond.

Troy M. Messano, 50, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged second degree criminal trespass.

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New direction, new name for DOS

A fresh start is in the works for Delta Opportunity School and the students it serves.

The alternative school was established to keep students from falling through the cracks -- to serve kids who don't fit the traditional mold and are in danger of dropping out of school.

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PEAC expands mission

In an effort to expand its mission and further educate the people of Colorado on responsible oil and gas development, the Piceance Energy Action Council (PEAC) is growing and changing its name. PEAC is now CREAC -- the Colorado Rural Energy Action Committee.

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Search for Glammeyer's replacement begins

Steve Glammeyer leaves some big shoes to fill, and it will be up to city manager David Torgler to find the applicant with the right fit. Because the position requires a licensed engineer, there is no one currently on staff with the proper qualifications.

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Trail partly, temporarily closed

A portion of the Crag Crest National Recreation Trail will be temporarily closed until July 21. This closure will prohibit public access from the east trailhead at the Crag Crest Campground along the lower loop to the intersection at Butts Lake.

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Opinion

Cedaredge continues to rob Peter to pay Paul

In the most recent newsletter from the Town of Cedaredge, it was stated that the DCI misrepresents the town's issues with the golf course. It is ironic that the town would blame the DCI for the same offense we believe the town is guilty of committing, especially after reading about the huge increases in water rates!

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DURA: The cons outweigh the pros

I applaud Laura Earley for wanting to see our community thrive and prosper. However, I respectfully disagree that the Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) will be the vessel to achieve this goal. When you weigh the pros and cons, it's more than apparent where the scale tips.

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Wetzel has done much to keep Delta's history alive

Jim Wetzel has been an outstanding museum director/curator and will be deeply missed. I remember when Jim came on board. His love of history, combined with his eccentric and academic nature, has been tremendous assets.

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What's Happening

Are you Mensa smart?

Are you Mensa smart? 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.

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Community service worship planned in Delta

A community worship service is planned during Deltarado Days. Several ministers and praise teams will lead worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 30, in the Lions Club Pavilion at Confluence Park.

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Learn how to talk about dementia

When someone you know shows signs of dementia, it's time to talk. Conversations with family members about memory loss and changes in behavior can be challenging and uncomfortable.

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Money for irrigation projects available

Two meetings for Lower Gunnison Project money to install high efficiency irrigation systems are set for July 28 at DMEA, 11925 6300 Road, Montrose, and July 29 at Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, 276 W. Main Street. Both will run from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Paonia Soccer Club fall youth registration

The Paonia Soccer Club is accepting registration for the fall season. The program is open to girls and boys born between 2003 and 2013.

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Rodeo action set for Delta, Hotchkiss and Montrose

Rodeo action is heating up in western Colorado. The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for the Deltarado Days rodeo Saturday, July 29, which will include a free concert by Derringer at the conclusion of competition.

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What's happening at your local library? July 12, 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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Community

Births July 12, 2017

Rochelle and Mikel Waugh of Delta are the parents of a son, Nathaniel Monroe Waugh, born June 26, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

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Doudys celebrate golden anniversary
Doudys celebrate golden anniversary

Gale and Donna Doudy of Orchard City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at their home in Austin Saturday, July 15. Family and friends of the couple are invited to join the celebration from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Emblem Club takes July off

The regular meeting of Delta Emblem Club #462 was held at the Delta Elks Lodge on Monday, June 26. The meeting was opened according to ritual, led by president Diane Martinez.

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Pipkins to be honored at reception
Pipkins to be honored at reception

The children of Dave and Marilyn Pipkin are hosting a reception in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The reception will be held Saturday, July 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pioneer Town's Stolte Shed in Cedaredge.

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Obituaries

Beverly Brown
Beverly Brown

Beverly Brown of West Plains, Mo., died July 7, 2017, from cancer. She was 72.

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Carolyn St. Geme

Crawford resident Carolyn M. St. Geme died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 82.

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Gary Boden

Gary L. Boden of Hotchkiss died July 4, 2017, in Ontario, Canada, doing what he enjoyed -- traveling, playing golf and fishing for "the big ones." He was 69.

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Jerry Lee Bentley

Cedaredge resident Jerry Lee Bentley died July 9, 2017, at his home. He was 78.

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Lee Horn
Lee Horn

Lee Edwin Horn was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Robert Edward Horn and Osie Mary Storm-Horn. He died July 9, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 88.

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Nancy Neuenschwander
Nancy Neuenschwander

Hotchkiss resident Nancy Neuenschwander died July 5, 2017, at her home. She was 79.

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Raymond Lowrance
Raymond Lowrance

Raymond Garland Lowrance of Eckert died June 23, 2017, after battling cancer. He was 86.

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Robert Honganen
Robert Honganen

Longtime Cedaredge resident Robert A. Honganen died July 5, 2017, at his home. He was 84.

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Rufus Webb

Grand Junction resident Rufus W. Webb died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 88.

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North Fork

BMW rally rolls into Paonia July 20-23
BMW rally rolls into Paonia July 20-23

For the 28th year the BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado will hold its annual Top O' the Rockies Rally in Paonia. While the official rally runs July 20-23, cyclists will begin arriving a little early, said Paonia event coordinator Bob Bushta.

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Celia Roberts photo exhibit opens Friday at Blue Sage
Celia Roberts photo exhibit opens Friday at Blue Sage

Over the decades, Celia Roberts' photographs have captured images that grab at the heart and tug at the imagination. The Blue Sage will host an opening reception for a retrospective of Roberts' photographs from 5-8 p.m. Friday.

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Deer, elk scoping sessions underway
Deer, elk scoping sessions underway

Deer and elk hunters, outfitters and guides, landowners, wildlife viewers and photographers have a window of opportunity to weigh in on how big game herds in and around the Delta County area will be managed in the coming years. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting a series of scoping sessions to gather public comment on how herds are managed in Game Management Units 53 and 63 for deer and GMUs 53, 54 and 63 for elk.

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Demolition derby returns to Delta County Fair

After a three-year hiatus the Demolition Derby returns to the Delta County Fair. The derby will kick off the fair beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.

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Ezra Russell selected to attend National Youth Leadership Forum
Ezra Russell selected to attend National Youth Leadership Forum

Ezra Russell has been selected to attend the 2017 summer National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): National Security - Diplomacy, Intelligence & Defense, an Envision program to be held in Washington, DC., July 23-28.

He will join other outstanding high school students from across the nation to take part in a unique career development opportunity which introduces students to firsthand experiences and challenging career options in national security and related fields.

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Good crowds, good times at 71st Cherry Days
Good crowds, good times at 71st Cherry Days

A few short years ago it was in jeopardy of going away. But a small and dedicated group of volunteers stepped forward to keep the annual Cherry Days celebration alive. Last week, the 71st annual Cherry Days celebration went off with nary a hitch.

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Hotchkiss farm is awash in purple-hued splendor
Hotchkiss farm is awash in purple-hued splendor

It's hard to say what catches the attention of a visitor first: the collective hum of hundreds of buzzing bees nestled in the stalks of 600 blooming lavender plants; or, the deep, vivid purple-hued plants themselves, gorgeously stretched out the length of an orchard, with cherry and peach trees along either side of the neat rows, and the West Elk Mountains as a backdrop. Equally as tantalizing to the senses is the earthy fragrance: the sunshine and soil and fresh, clean air, all of which enhances the warm, rich scent of fresh lavender.

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Hotchkiss Fine Arts show opens at Creamery
Hotchkiss Fine Arts show opens at Creamery

Dorothy Garber would have so enjoyed Friday night's opening at the Creamery Arts Center.

"Changing Direction: New Work by the Hotchkiss Fine Art Association" showcases a variety of mediums by HFAA artist-members Dana Bradley, Rosalie Clock, Jeanine Cowan, Dona Doye, Cedar Keshet Fowler, Gary Hall, Peter Halladay Bobby Hass, Peggy Judy, Mary Jursinovic, Emily Matteson, Gini McNair, Mary Smith, Jean M. Storz, Jaquita Watters, and Lynne Norton Anderson (with Robert Lueallen as firemeister for her raku pottery).

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Weekly locals' market Thursdays in Paonia

Edesia Community Kitchen, 395 Clark Ave., in Paonia, is hosting a weekly locals market from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Edesia's wood-fired pizza and a variety of products from local vendors are available. Other vendors are being sought for the market.

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Surface Creek

Beat the heat at ice cream social

Volunteers at Pioneer Town are getting ready for a cool, fun filled community summer break this month.

Surface Creek Valley's annual community Ice Cream Social will be held at the Stolte Shed on Saturday, July 29.

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Birds of the Western Slope July 12, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope July 12, 2017

What was that? Orange . . . sort of. No, I think it was yellow. The bird flies up into the cottonwood.

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Jim Leser talks butterflies

It was reported last month that the June program for the Plant & Dig Garden Club was to be about herbs; that was incorrect. Instead the club welcomed a very special guest for a wonderfully informative and stunning presentation.

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Learning is a mission at Delta County Libraries
Learning is a mission at Delta County Libraries

The second line of Delta County Libraries' mission statement reads, "Providing Resources for Life, Leisure, and Learning." This year's summer reading program is reaching all three of these goals, with an emphasis on the learning part.

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Orchard City committee recommends ballot question, repeal of marijuana business ban

The Orchard City Town Board on July 12 will discuss, and possibly act on, a trustee committee report that lays out a road map for the eventuality of voter approval for marijuana businesses in town, including repeal of the town's current bans.

The first recommendation board's cannabis revenue committee is that "the town should start the process of repealing the ordinances of 2011 and 2013 prohibiting any type of licensed marijuana business."

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Register your bikes and protect against theft

Safeguard your bicycles -- get them registered with the Town of Cedaredge. Protect your bicycles against theft!

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What's bugging you? July 12, 2017
What's bugging you? July 12, 2017

This is my first official installment of a new series, "Beasties in The Garden." I am going to lay the foundation for a butterfly garden and then transition to my first winged representative.

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