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Spaghetti dinner raises $1,464 for Cedaredge VFW projects

Thanks to the generosity of 151 Delta County residents, and a few from Montrose County, All Saints Lutheran Church's benefit spaghetti dinner raised $1,464 for the Cedaredge VFW. This was the eighth annual benefit spaghetti d...

Reward offered

The Bureau of Land Management is offering a cash reward for information leading to a conviction of persons responsible for vandalism in the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. On April 17, visitors reported vandal...

Artistry from a blacksmith's forge

Just in time for the fifth annual Conservation Days last Thursday and Friday, Ira Houseweart completed work on a new handicap accessible ramp at the Paonia River Park."Ira finished it last week," Julia Bowman, Paonia River Pa...

Hotchkiss 'H' to get a facelift

Carl Clay, a 1961 graduate of Hotchkiss High School and member of the HHS Alumni Association, is spearheading a project to improve the "H" located near the school. The hillside letter dates back to 1951 when three freshmen le...

Fourth graders flock to river park for Conservation Days

The Western Slope Conservation Center held its fifth annual Conservation Days at the Paonia River Park last Thursday and Friday, and by all accounts, it was the best of the bunch."It started out as this really small event wit...

Eagles top 'Dogs on diamond

Depending upon which poll you follow, the state's No. 1 and No. 2 2A baseball teams met at Volunteer Park last Tuesday evening in Paonia.In the first of two regular season matchups between rivals that have played baseball for...

Panthers hand Tigers twinbill league losses

Delta's Panthers maintained their lead in 4A WSL play with a doubleheader win over Summit last Wednesday. Delta rolled to a 14-2 win in game one and cruised to a 12-2 decision in game two.

Oxbow is closed -- demolition of silo makes it real

The coal storage silo at the Oxbow Mine got taken down Friday morning, marking the end of an era and, some said, a way of life.Shortly after 9:30 a.m. the silo, built in 1969 in the heart of Somerset, collapsed with a thunder...

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Oxbow is closed -- demolition of silo makes it real  2020 views

Oxbow is closed -- demolition of silo makes it real

The coal storage silo at the Oxbow Mine got taken down Friday morning, marking the end of an era and, some said, a way of life.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. the silo, built in 1969 in the heart of Somerset, collapsed with a thunderous boom and a dense cloud of coal dust after 300 pounds of dynamite demolished the structure.

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Sign code stymies entrepreneur  200 views

Sign code stymies entrepreneur

Tammy Murray has big plans for a restaurant at 420 Main Street in Delta. She purchased the building formerly occupied by Gabriela's and is completely remodeling the interior, as well as renovating the building to incorporate a smoker to impart flavor, primarily to chicken, but other meats as well. The restaurant will be known as "The Chicken Roost."

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Delta teen in coma after being struck  114 views

Delta teen in coma after being struck

Brandon Flores, a Delta High School sophomore, remains in a coma at Children's Hospital after being struck while riding his bike. The accident occurred near the intersection of I and 1600 roads, in North Delta, at about 6:44 p.m. Sunday, April 24.

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