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Delta

Abraham Connection homeless shelter opens for the season
Abraham Connection homeless shelter opens for the season

On Nov. 1, Abraham Connection opened its eighth season of shelter for homeless men, women and families.

To kick off operations, area pastors gathered at the shelter the morning of Nov. 2 to pray for the homeless and for the volunteers who keep the doors open during the harsh winter months.

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Alpine Bank honors vets, hands out flag lapel pins

The 10th anniversary celebration of Alpine Bank in Delta continues.

While Nov. 11 is the day officially set aside to honor veterans who have served our country, the bank recognizes that service to our country extends beyond just one day.

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Arby's suspect killed in Parker shootout

Delta Police Chief Luke Fedler's fears were realized Nov. 4, when Parker police officers shot and killed Michael Marin, 35, of Montrose, during an exchange of gun fire.

Marin was identified as a suspect in the robbery of the Arby's restaurant in Delta Oct. 14.

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Comments sought on Gunnison Basin elk management plan
Comments sought on Gunnison Basin elk management plan

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has completed its draft elk management plan for Game Management Units 54, 53 and 63 and it is posted on the CPW web site for a 30-day comment period. Comments must be submitted by Nov. 27.

To view the plan, go to http://cpw.state.co.us then enter "herd management plans" in the search bar and follow the link.

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DCED hires new executive director
DCED hires new executive director

Delta County Economic Development, Inc. (DCED) has selected Stacy Voigt as its new executive director filling the position created by the departure of Trish Thibodo. DCED is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership organization working in a public/private partnership to strengthen and diversify the economy of Delta County.

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DCMH patient safety awarded for third time

Delta County Memorial Hospital, a 49-bed nonprofit hospital, was honored with an "A" hospital safety score for the third time in the past three years. Recognition comes from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

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DCMH warns of scam phone calls

Delta County Memorial Hospital recently received a report from a patient about a phone call from 970-874-2296, showing in caller ID that it was from Delta County Memorial Hospital. This number is a fax number for the hospital and cannot be used for voice calls.

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Entrepreneurs pitch their concepts

It's not shark tank, it's trout tank. Join local entrepreneurs from Delta and Gunnison counties for the inaugural Western Slope Trout Tank, celebrating the ingenuity of the rural west. Trout Tank will be held Monday, Nov. 13, at the Paradise Theater at 215 Grand Avenue in Paonia from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Feedback sought on preliminary Master Plan vision

The Delta County Master Plan aims to prepare Delta County for a more prosperous future. From May to June, residents across Delta County participated in community visioning discussions to identify community concerns and hopes for the future. Since August, the planning commission has been working with staff and RPI, the consultant, to define a vision and goals for the Master Plan that reflect what the community said was important.

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GMUG plan revisions are available for comment

On Nov. 6, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests published a suite of draft assessments of its wide variety of resources and programs for a 30-day public comment period. A first step in the multi-year Forest Plan Revision process, the draft assessments attempt to snapshot current conditions on the forests and to identify if there is a need for change in management direction.

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History, programs merge at Delta's Carnegie library
History, programs merge at Delta's Carnegie library

Between 1899 and 1917, the Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded construction grants to 35 public libraries in Colorado. As of 2010, 30 of these buildings were still standing and 18 were still operating as libraries. Delta Library is one of them.

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Law enforcement blotter Nov. 8, 2017

Oct. 29:

Chelsy E. Forsberg, 39, of Delta was arrested and jailed on violation of a protection order.

Oct. 30:

Jared D. Lilly, 23, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.

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LEAP applications available for 2017-18

Colorado's Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 season.

LEAP provides cash assistance to help Coloradans pay a portion of their home heating costs during the winter months.

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Olathe homicide reported

In the early morning hours of Nov. 6, a 28-year-old female was found dead in Olathe. The victim has been identified as Patience Stewart of Olathe.

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Slick Ricks closed down

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Delta Police Department assisted the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with the execution of a search warrant at "Slick Ricks II," 322 Main Street, in the City of Delta. Approximately 28 gaming machines were seized along with an undisclosed amount of cash and documents.

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Yost Family Dentistry offers anesthesia-free procedure

Yost Family Dentistry has added Solea, Convergent Dental's new dental laser, to its practice. Solea's technology offers patients a reliably anesthesia-free alternative to the traditional drill for hard and soft tissue procedures.

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Opinion

Commissioners foster the county's 'new economy'

After reading the DCI article on the grant awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to Delta County for the ENGAGE project, I want to thank our county commissioners for supporting this effort. As commissioner Doug Atchley was quoted as saying: "ENGAGE will be a game changer for Delta County" and will put "Delta County on the map as the place to grow great ideas and businesses."

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Delta has been a great place to raise kids

Years ago, before Vally and I had any children, we took a couple of days away from college and explored western Colorado. We stopped for the night in Delta, both having the thought that this would be a cool place to live.

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Help veterans organizations continue their mission

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, when we remember and honor those who have served and the 0.5 percent of the U.S. population now serving in the armed services. Currently they all volunteer and do so for many reasons but all know they are risking their lives to do what their country asks of them and to keep the battle from coming here.

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The fight has just begun

Bike trails in the Dominguez Escalante NCA -- I can't believe that the BLM is considering this proposal. I recently applied for a right-of-way with the BLM to place a properly lit and properly displayed flag pole for an American flag at the Highway 50 Christmas tree site and was turned down.

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Thinking about water problems

Another dry summer has passed. It appears that there will be no end to the increasing water demands of the Front Range cities.

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Sports

Bruin volleyball team makes regional noise

This year's Cedaredge High School volleyball team may have surprised lots of folks, but not the Bruins' volleyball team. Even without dominant team members from a year ago, the Bruins figured out what was needed to move on to the next level and achieved that goal in 2017.

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What's Happening

Basement Boutique makes holiday shopping easy

The 43rd annual Basement Boutique craft show and sale takes place at the Montrose Pavilion Friday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thirty local artists have created handcrafted gifts for all ages.

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Basketball skills, drills for grades K-2

Little hoopsters, lace up your high-tops and dribble down to Bill Heddles Recreation Center to register for another season of K-2 basketball. Youngsters will meet at the rec center gym Saturday mornings starting Jan. 6.

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Huff 'n Puff class set for Nov. 22

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means it is time for Bill Heddles Recreation Center's annual "Huff 'n Puff Before You Stuff" class. Bring a friend or visiting family for this pre-Thanksgiving workout.

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What's happening at your library? Nov. 8, 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. 8, 2017

Jon and Ashley Clark of Delta are the parents of a son, Jaxson Clark, born Oct. 26, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10.2 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

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People in the News Aguilea

Bethany College announced recently the largest freshmen class in its history. At the start of classes, 279 full-time students were enrolled. Last year, new student groups were the largest in 22 years at 208.

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School Zone

DMS students plan trip

Delta Middle School teachers Jason Atchley and Deann Olivas are leading a group of DMS students on an exciting trip to Washington, D.C., and New York City the week of April 16.

The once-in-a-lifetime trip is offered by World Strides, which has been delivering top-quality educational travel programs for 50 years.

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Obituaries

Eula Mae Jones
Eula Mae Jones

Eula Mae Jones (Lyen) passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Oct. 29, 2017, at her home in Cedaredge, Colo. She was 77 years old.

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Guy Botti
Guy Botti

Guy Paul Botti of Delta died Nov. 1, 2017. He was 62.

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Ian Chaffee
Ian Chaffee

Ian Chaffee of Grand Junction died Oct. 28, 2017, in Mesa County. He was 24.

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Joanne Phillips

Longtime Delta resident Joanne I. Phillips died Oct. 26, 2017. She was 82.

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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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Littie Ward

Littie B. Ward of Olathe died Nov. 3, 2017, at her home. She was 90.

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Mickey Smart
Mickey Smart

Mickey Edward Smart died Nov. 4, 2017, at the San Juan Living Care Center in Montrose. He was 76.

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Peggy Sutton

Peggy Sutton died Oct. 16, 2017. Memorial services will be held Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Delta Church of Christ, 164 Grand Boulevard.

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Thomas Sabo
Thomas Sabo

Thomas P. Sabo of Delta died Nov. 4, 2017. He was 73.

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North Fork

Citizens weigh in on cannabis proposal

An ordinance being considered by the Paonia board of trustees could limit the number of marijuana plants grown at a single residence to six while allowing for 12 plants to be grown for medicinal purposes. But in enforcing the ordinance, how can police officers differentiate between plants grown for medicinal use and those grown for recreational use?

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Crawford gears up for holiday events

The Crawford Pioneer Days Committee and all its wonderful volunteers are in full swing for the 2017 Festival of Trees and Parade of Lights events. The goal, as always, is to provide something for everyone.

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Donations welcome

Hotchkiss Library Friends are accepting gently used books, recent magazines, and DVDs for their bookstore. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the bookstore and semi-annual book sales go directly to Hotchkiss Library.

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Hotchkiss bids farewell to 'superhero' UPS driver
Hotchkiss bids farewell to 'superhero' UPS driver

It would be difficult to find a person in Hotchkiss who doesn't have a story to share about Matt Branham. For 24 straight years Branham has delivered and picked up packages in the North Fork area as a driver for UPS.

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Poulos Park makeover is a go
Poulos Park makeover is a go

In 2005 Rotarians adopted renovation of Poulos Park in downtown Paonia as their "Rotary International Centennial Project." To fund the project members collected $40,000 in private donations and transformed the space into an inviting park complete with picnic tables, vegetation and an irrigation system.

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Solarize campaign a success in Delta County
Solarize campaign a success in Delta County

Since the earliest settlers moved into Delta County it has relied on two major forces to drive its economy: energy and agriculture. Solar Energy International (SEI) has honored this heritage by introducing Solarize, a community-based outreach campaign to keep the energy-producing heritage alive.

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Surface Creek

Birds of the Western Slope Nov. 8, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Nov. 8, 2017

It's late September 2010 and it's clouding up again. I hope the rain holds off a while. I've come down Slaughter Grade from Cedaredge to drive on Ward Creek Road.

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Cedaredge preparing for 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 for the holiday season.

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Garden club capture fall with seasonal arrangement

What fun the members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club had during our October activity, putting together winter arrangements from the materials that everyone gathered from our fall gardens.

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Horizons' program honors residents at end of life
Horizons' program honors residents at end of life

Horizons Care Center has received a donation of a handmade quilt to its "End of Life, Discharge with Dignity" program from Pam Howe, daughter of a Horizons Care Center resident.

"We now have the most beautiful quilt designed to honor those who are leaving us and sincerely appreciate this heart-felt gift," admissions and marketing director Karen Crump said.

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Who do you call?

In the interest of public health and safety, CDOT removes animal carcasses from any state highway, U.S. highway, or interstate. According to Lisa Schwantes, Regional Public Relations Manager for the Western Slope, anyone wishing to report a carcass or debris on such roadways should contact CDOT's Northwest Region-3 hotline: 970-243-2368.

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