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Delta

Arts Coalition of Delta County seeks board members

The Arts Coalition of Delta County, known also as AC/DC has opened up a process where local Delta County residents may apply to be on the board of directors of a nonprofit organization whose goal is to organize and promote the arts in Delta County.

Richard Weldon, chairman of the board of directors, stated, "AC/DC, which will build a large auditorium and amphitheater in Delta County, has been working the past few years to get the word out about its plans and has conducted several fundraising events in the county.

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Ballot returns released

Rene Loy Maas, elections supervisor for Delta County, reports that 26 percent of the ballots of the 13,728 ballots mailed to voters in the Delta County Ambulance District has been received. In Crawford, 30 percent of the 285 ballots have been returned.

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Cowboy at the Cross moves to sales yard

The Cowboy at the Cross Church has outgrown its ranch location in Eckert and will be moving to the Delta Sales Yard, 700 W. 5th, on Sunday, Nov. 5. Services begin at 10 a.m. and are preceded by a Bible study at 9 a.m.

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Delta public works, utilities director hired
Delta public works, utilities director hired

Betsy Suerth, a resident of Glenwood Springs, has been selected as the City of Delta's public works and utilities director. She was one of three finalists considered for the position created by the resignation of Steve Glammeyer.

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Donations sought for soup kitchen

The King's Table, a nonprofit soup kitchen, is dedicated to feeding the hungry in Delta County. Organizers are seeking donations of empty gallon milk jugs with lids, Cool Whip containers with lids, coffee cans with lids and plastic grocery bags.

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Egyptian's opening night revisited
Egyptian's opening night revisited

A matinee hosted by the Delta County Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 14, brought a different type of venue to the theater as it presented the opening night experience to theater patrons as it might have looked on Oct. 1, 1928. On that occasion, two movies -- silent films -- were shown along with a stage act or two, all highlighted with music from the Robert Morton theater organ then installed at the Egyptian.

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Election Day is Nov. 7

Election Day is Nov. 7. Ballots have been mailed to electors residing in the Town of Crawford and within the boundaries of the Delta County Ambulance District. Ballots can be returned by mail, or as Election Day approaches, at the county courthouse, North Fork Annex in Hotchkiss or Crawford Town Hall.

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Fall back and watch for wildlife

Nov. 5 marks the end of daylight saving time, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds motorists to be particularly cautious to avoid wildlife-related accidents on our roads as daylight hours get shorter.

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Hospital, Center for Mental Health respond to behavioral health crisis

Delta County Memorial Hospital has established a behavioral health program for both the hospital and its four primary care clinics.

Program director Becky Ela, a licensed clinical social worker, provided an update on the hospital's efforts at the Oct. 27 quarterly meeting of county and city officials at the Technical College of the Rockies.

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Hypio joins 2 incumbents on school board
Hypio joins 2 incumbents on school board

Voters in Hotchkiss and Paonia may feel at loose ends in this election cycle, since ballots were mailed to residents in Crawford, Cedaredge, Orchard City and Delta -- but not to them. The need for a countywide election was eliminated when the number of candidates expressing interest in the Delta County 50J Board of Education matched the number of seats to be filled.

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K-9's death is a 'huge loss' for the community
K-9's death is a 'huge loss' for the community

Delta County Search and Rescue is mourning the death of K-9 Millie, who died this month of cancer.

Millie was born in May 2008 and was adopted by Peggy Woodis.

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Law enforcement blotter Nov. 1, 2017

Oct. 24:

Three juvenile males of Delta were issued a summons for illegal possession/consumption of marijuana by an underage person (MIP).

Oct. 25:

Justin D. Rundle, 33, of Delta was issued a summons for harassment.

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Smith will miss 'awesome' schools

Tammy Smith was elected to the Delta County School Board in November 2009. While her three children were in school, she dedicated her time and energy as a volunteer and high school coach.

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Wells Fargo donates to 19 nonprofit organizations

Recipients of grants from the 24th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund have been announced by Jay Bugarin, Wells Fargo's district manager for the Blue Mountain District. Nineteen nonprofit organizations based in Southern Colorado received the donations totaling $25,000.

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Opinion

Affordable Care Act fails to address rising costs

First, a reminder to all who are eligible to seek insurance coverage through Colorado Connect for Health, the sign up period began on Nov. 1 and will continue through Jan. 12 (in Colorado). Due to insurance company contracts being in place through 2018, subsidized insurance (and expanded Medicaid) is still available for lower income people for the coming year.

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Ambulance district request is a 'no-brainer'

We at the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce are just coming off of a very successful AppleFest celebration, and thankfully, we only had one very minor injury during the weekend. A little boy scraped his finger at the playground and desperately needed a bandaid.

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Assistance appreciated

I would like to thank the man in Delta who helped me up off the sidewalk when I fell last Saturday.

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DCAD provides a valuable service

The last time the vote came up to finance the continuation of our Delta ambulance service, I voted for it because I thought it was necessary and would maybe save someone's life. Now I KNOW it's necessary.

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NFL national anthem protest is despicable

I read the letter from Robert Laitres who stood up for the NFL players who refused to stand up for the national anthem and I then read a letter in another publication from a lady who lost her Marine stepson in Iraq. The fact that the NFL players "think" they have a right to protest any grievance, real or imagined, before an NFL game while on the payroll of the NFL owners is nothing short of despicable.

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Our flag deserves homage

In reply to Mr. Laitres, who commented on Mr. Dana Harvey's pleasure in seeing high school football players show respect for our flag. Why not?

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Step up and vote yes for DCAD

Once again, I find myself writing a letter to the editor to encourage local residents to vote in favor of a mill levy increase to help pay for the operation of the Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD). Nothing much has changed since my letter of last year, except that the DCAD is struggling even harder to maintain reliable service to our community.

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Sports

Bruins 3-0 winners in OT
Bruins 3-0 winners in OT

Last Friday night's gridiron battle between host Cedaredge High School and Hotchkiss' Bulldogs was an epic defensive battle for over four quarters. Neither team had the solution for finding the end zone with a touchdown.

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Delta cross country runners end season

Delta High School's cross country season came to an end with the running of last weekend's State Cross Country Meet in Colorado Springs.

The Panthers had two runners who competed in this year's race.

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Delta's 53-0 win ends year
Delta's 53-0 win ends year

A disappointing season ended with a big 53-0 win over Gunnison for the Delta Panthers football team. The one-sided victory left Delta's record for the season at 3-2 in 2A Intermountain League standings and 4-5 overall.

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Delta, Cedaredge to regional volleyball play
Delta, Cedaredge to regional volleyball play

Delta High School's volleyball team ventured to New Castle last weekend for a four-game challenge against some stiff competition. The plan for Delta coach Beth Nelson was to earn a few RPI points for seeding purposes in the coming regional playoffs.

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Eagles travel in first round
Eagles travel in first round

The Paonia Eagles capped the football season with a 21-2 win at Grand Valley Friday night, but it wasn't a pretty win. Paonia lacked big plays, was unable to capitalize on short field situations, and had three critical turnovers, including two in the first quarter.

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Hotchkiss net record best since 2009 season
Hotchkiss net record best since 2009 season

The Hotchkiss volleyball team didn't make it to Saturday's district finals at Grand Valley High School, but the team still had much to celebrate. Friday's 3-1 tournament win over the Hayden Tigers meant more than just a win.

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What's Happening

City hosts annual chess tournament Nov. 18

All ages are invited to participate in the City of Delta's amateur chess tournament Saturday, Nov. 18. The event will be held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Radio KSAI is on the air

The community is invited to join the ladies of the Del-Rose Chorus and Grand Mesa Chorus as they take you back to old-time radio show.

Al Smith, radio show host, will pepper the show with witty remarks, promoting our local sponsors and advertisers.

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Senior CommUnity meals for November

Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County -- Cedaredge Community Center (Monday-Thursday), Delta Community Center (Monday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location.

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What's happening at your library? Nov. 1, 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 Nov. 1, 2017

Stephen and Say Moo Wright of Delta are the parents of a son, Candle Moo Wright, born Oct. 13, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

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Hazel McLeod turns 90
Hazel McLeod turns 90

Friends and family members are invited to join Hazel McLeod in celebrating her 90th birthday.

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People In The News Ames

Katherine Ames of Delta has been hired as an admission ambassador for Fort Lewis College for the 2017-18 academic year. She is an elementary education major.

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Spauldings celebrate 65 years of marriage
Spauldings celebrate 65 years of marriage

Glenn and Joann Spaulding of Delta are celebrating 65 years of marriage. They were wed Nov. 1, 1952.

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School Zone

Vision learners step up to reading challenge
Vision learners step up to reading challenge

"The success was unbelievable!" said Vision Charter Academy executive director, Willyn Webb, about the school's first ever readathon. The VCA Read Away went on for three weeks and challenged learners to read at least 30 minutes per day outside of school.

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Obituaries

David C. Hooker
David C. Hooker

Dave Hooker (Little Grandpa, Grandpa Hooker, Papa) passed away peacefully in his own home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with PSP.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at Heritage Hall, Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss, Colo.

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Don King
Don King

Chester Donald "Don" King died at his home on Oct. 25, 2017. He was 89.

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Jake Weber
Jake Weber

Jacob I. "Jake" Weber of Delta died Oct. 29, 2017, at his home. He was 80.

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Larry Colclasure
Larry Colclasure

Lawrence Earl "Larry" Colclasure of Cedaredge died Oct. 23, 2017. He was 82.

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Lylah Canty
Lylah Canty

Delta resident Lylah Yvonne Hanson Canty died Oct. 24, 2017, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 84.

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Marjorie Bertram
Marjorie Bertram

Longtime Cedaredge resident Marjorie Ruth Bertram died Oct. 16, 2017, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 93.

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Mavis Scherrer

Longtime Crawford resident Mavis Jean Scherrer died Oct. 26, 2017. She was 87.

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North Fork

Citizen and conservation groups challenge drilling near Paonia

On Friday, Oct. 20, a broad coalition of groups filed a complaint challenging a 146-well Bureau of Land Management (BLM) master development plan (MDP) 30 miles northeast of Paonia in Colorado's Bull Mountain Unit. The coalition includes four citizen and conservation groups representing local farmers, ranchers, vineyards, wineries, recreationalists, property owners, residents, and local businesses.

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DMEA swaps switches for system upgrade
DMEA swaps switches for system upgrade

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is in the process of replacing switches on its 46 kV power lines in the Olathe, Hotchkiss and Paonia areas. Switches in these areas have reached the end of their useful life and are now in need of replacement.

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Get on board at the library
Get on board at the library

Behind almost every successful library district is a hard-working, dedicated, governing board. The efforts of each board member, though invaluable to the districts they represent, tend to go unrecognized and even unnoticed by the overall community.

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Hotchkiss constable Robert Lewis to be memorialized
Hotchkiss constable Robert Lewis to be memorialized

On Nov. 21, 1898, Hotchkiss Constable Robert G. Lewis was killed in the line of duty. The unarmed lawman stepped between two men.

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Paonia board to consider actions against trustee

At its Nov. 14 meeting, the Town of Paonia Board of Trustees will consider possible actions against trustee Suzanne Watson after town administrator Ken Knight and four town employees signed a letter of complaint against her.

Finance and personnel committee members Karen Budinger and Chelsea Bookout investigated the complaints and presented their findings at the Oct. 24 meeting.

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Paonia budget hearing is Nov. 14

The Town of Paonia will hold a public hearing on the draft 2018 town budget at the Nov. 14 meeting of the board of trustees. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Surface Creek

Businesses invited to join Small Business Saturday

On Saturday, Nov. 25, Surface Creek area businesses -- large and small, brick and mortar and home-based -- are invited to participate in National Small Business Saturday, a concerted promotion to keep holiday shoppers spending their dollars right here at home.

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Chamber provides update at Cedaredge council meeting

After organizing the biggest AppleFest celebration in memory, the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce is moving on to events in November and December.

Mitchell Gronenthal, chamber board vice president, provided an update at the Cedaredge Town Council meeting Oct. 19.

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Deer carcass highlights Cedaredge dilemma

Last Friday night, a car struck a deer on Main Street in Cedaredge. The vehicle moved on and the deer -- a young doe -- died in the gutter.

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ESA supports community projects

At the Oct. 12 meeting of the local ESA sorority, members voted to disperse some of the chapter's fundraising dollars to the local community. The following will be receiving $100 each:

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Young golfers tee up in P.E.
Young golfers tee up in P.E.

Cedaredge is the newest location of the First Tee program in Colorado.

This highly recognized program introduces children to the game of golf, incorporates nine core values and encourages healthy living habits through the physical education curriculum.

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