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Lake Powell continues to pose major mussel threat to Colorado

Boats that have recently been on Lake Powell are posing a serious threat of infesting Colorado lakes and reservoirs with invasive quagga and zebra mussels, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reports.So far this summer, CPW and other...

Cat haven approaches feline heaven

When the Surface Creek Animal Shelter in Cedaredge held its grand re-opening in June 2018, the crowd of well-wishers got its first glimpse of the non-profit facility's new complex. The renovated building is amazing on two cou...

Delta soccer returns to its winning ways

Delta High School's varsity team has made a winning start to league soccer in 2018. The contest was played on Sept. 13 in Delta's Panther Stadium against a ready Aspen side.

DMEA urges members to vote 'yes' on changes

Delta-Montrose Electric Association has had to adjust to a lot of changes since its incorporation as the Delta-Montrose Rural Power Lines Association in August of 1938. When power first flowed through its lines in May of 1939...

A decade of KPP kids serving the community

As local nonprofits seek new and creative avenues for funding, one youth-based North Fork organization has raised more than $100,000 for charitable organizations over the past decade. It does it simply by bringing people toge...

Color Sunday is Sept. 30

Sept. 30 has been designated as the official Color Sunday on Grand Mesa. But the 10,000-foot scenic area apparently didn't get the memo because trees lining Hwy 65 are already popping with the gold and red hues of autumn.

Volunteers honored for hunger relief teamwork

Two local community groups which teamed up to address hunger have been honored for their achievements. The Cedaredge Community Garden and Surface Creek Community Services received grants from the Western Colorado Community Fo...

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A decade of KPP kids serving the community

A decade of KPP kids serving the community  736 views

As local nonprofits seek new and creative avenues for funding, one youth-based North Fork organization has raised more than $100,000 for charitable organizations over the past decade. It does it simply by bringing people together for a pasta dinner.

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DMEA urges members to vote 'yes' on changes

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Delta-Montrose Electric Association has had to adjust to a lot of changes since its incorporation as the Delta-Montrose Rural Power Lines Association in August of 1938. When power first flowed through its lines in May of 1939, the cooperative served 250 members.

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On Sept. 12, at approximately 7:19 p.m., officers with the Delta Police Department assisted the Mesa County Sheriff's Department street crimes unit and Mesa County SWAT team with the arrests of Jay Dee Linkenhoger and Alexandra Jae Gomez.

Lingenhoger and Gomez barricaded themselves in a Delta hotel room for about two hours after they learned law enforcement was outside the hotel.

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Pair arrested after barricading themselves in Delta hotel room

On Sept. 12, at approximately 7:19 p.m., officers with the Delta Police Department assisted the Mesa County Sheriff's Department street crimes unit and Mesa County SWAT team with the arrests of Jay Dee Linkenhoger and Alexandra Jae Gomez.

Lingenhoger and Gomez barricaded themselves in a Delta hotel room for about two hours after they learned law enforcement was outside the hotel.

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Sales tax increase sought for city parks, recreation, golf

The City of Delta's Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Master Plan, completed in June 2017, identified a lengthy list of deferred maintenance needs. The projects -- from playground improvements to meet safety and accessibility standards, to restroom upgrades, to irrigation and pump repairs -- add up to roughly $1.5 million.

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North Fork residents feel 'disenfranchised'

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.

Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.

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A Kidz Clinic provides whole child health care

A Kidz Clinic is starting its fourth year as part of the Delta County School District, with the goal of increasing the physical and mental well-being of children in our communities. A Kidz Clinic is an integrated clinic offering medical, mental/behavioral, and dental health services while providing the greatest quality of care and building lasting relationships with patients and their families.

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Awana Club starts at Delta First Baptist Church

Awana Club, a ministry that teaches the word of God to children from 3 years old through middle school, is set to kick off at Delta First Baptist Church this month. The Awana Club for ages 3 through the sixth grade will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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BLM artist-in-residence publishes Dominguez-Escalante NCA essays

A newly published book of essays by artist-in-residence Joe Colwell highlights the scenery and serenity of Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. Sponsored by Colorado Canyons Association, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, "Echoes of Time: Reflections on the Mesas and Canyons on the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area" is a first-time artist-in-residence production for the national conservation area.

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North Fork

PHS Homecoming is a star-struck week of activity

PHS Homecoming is a star-struck week of activity

Hang on to your top hats and put on your sunglasses. It's Homecoming week at Paonia Junior-Senior High School. This year's star-struck theme is "The Movies."

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DMEA urges members to vote 'yes' on changes

DMEA urges members to vote 'yes' on changes

Delta-Montrose Electric Association has had to adjust to a lot of changes since its incorporation as the Delta-Montrose Rural Power Lines Association in August of 1938. When power first flowed through its lines in May of 1939, the cooperative served 250 members.

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Hotchkiss town council meeting was busy, uneventful

The Hotchkiss Town Council had a busy agenda for its Sept. 13 meeting, although it was not particularly eventful. Most of what was done was housekeeping.

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Paonia trustees address budgets, buildings and mag chloride

It's municipal budget season and the Town of Paonia has released its annual preliminary budget calendar. The second of a series of budget work sessions is scheduled from 5-6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, ahead of the regularly scheduled meeting of the trustees at 6:30 p.m.

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Sponsors wanted for PHS Pink Night

The Paonia Eagles volleyball team is looking for sponsors and donors to help support its ninth annual Pink Night fundraiser.

This year's Pink Night event happens Friday, Oct. 5. In conjunction with the American Cancer Society, the Colorado High School Activities Association encourages schools to "think pink" and come up with creative ways to promote breast cancer awareness at a home volleyball match in October.

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A decade of KPP kids serving the community

A decade of KPP kids serving the community

As local nonprofits seek new and creative avenues for funding, one youth-based North Fork organization has raised more than $100,000 for charitable organizations over the past decade. It does it simply by bringing people together for a pasta dinner.

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Surface Creek

Senior CommUnity Center celebrates caregivers during National PACE Month

Senior CommUnity Center celebrates caregivers during National PACE Month

The National PACE Association has proclaimed September as National PACE Month, an opportunity to celebrate the lives improved by Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®). This year's theme of "Caring for Caregivers, Caring for You" highlights the role of caregivers and the support provided to them by PACE programs.

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Cedaredge trustees to meet Sept. 20

Following last week's work sessions, the Cedaredge Board of Trustees will meet for a regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Cedaredge Civic Center, Grand Mesa Room, 140 NW 2nd Street. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Labor costs outpace Cedaredge tax revenue

The majority of the Sept. 13 Cedaredge work session focused on the continued 2019 budget discussion. Three items were of focus: changes from the August draft budget, employee benefits and health insurance, and the fleet fund.

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What's bugging you? Sept. 19, 2018

What's bugging you? Sept. 19, 2018

The signs of an early fall are beginning to show up across the Surface Creek Valley. Cottonwood leaves beginning to turn yellow, rabbitbrush in full glorious bloom and cooler nighttime temperatures are some of these signals of what is to come.

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Volunteers honored for hunger relief teamwork

Volunteers honored for hunger relief teamwork

Two local community groups which teamed up to address hunger have been honored for their achievements. The Cedaredge Community Garden and Surface Creek Community Services received grants from the Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF).

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AWANA meets weekly at First Baptist Church

AWANA in Cedaredge at the First Baptist Church, 370 W. Main Street every Wednesday evening from 6:30 until 8:00.

The First Baptist Church of Cedaredge, 370 W. Main Street, extends an invitation to a very exciting program for kids between the ages of 3 and sixth grade.

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Opinion

Kindness appreciated

I would like to thank Hellman Chevrolet for the kindness extended to me following my accident June 20.

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Don't let oil/gas fall to the same fate as logging

I thought the quarter page letter in the Sept. 12 paper was more comical than factual. Those people will think up so many things to stop progress in our country as possible.

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Disappointment in Cedaredge

If you are thinking of buying a house in Cedaredge, be very careful were you buy it.

Our neighbors and I bought our property 24 years ago, in one of the best subdivisions in town, but things can change.

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Marijuana is indeed a gateway drug

It's not about growing or selling marijuana, rather it's all about marketing the THC that's in it.

The higher the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) the greater the risk of dependence and that's what drives the market.

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Mini ice-age cooling explained

To answer Lon Kugler's question of last week about what caused, and ended, the "mini-ice age" cooling period, mainly in northern Europe, that went up and down from the 1300s and ended in the mid 1800s, I checked to make sure that I remembered my science teachers correctly.

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Fracking vs. irrigation?

Oil and gas extraction nationally already uses 16 percent of freshwater in the US (http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2018/09/this-is-how-much-water-it-takes-to-produce-energy-in-the-us/).

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Sports

Pre-register for the MHF/PES 5k walk/run

This year's Mountain Harvest Festival 5k is guaranteed to be FUN. Paonia Elementary School and the festival are coordinating efforts for the PES Harvest 5k FUNraising FUNrun/walk on Sunday, Sept. 30.

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Local teams compete in Gunnison Invitational

Led by Lupita Garcia's 16th place time of 22 minutes, 30.99 seconds, the Olathe girls placed fifth overall Saturday at the 21-team Mountaineer Cowboy Invitational cross country meet at Gunnison.

Angela Alcaraz placed 29th in 23:58.08 and and Jaden Valdez 30th in 23:59.3, respectively; Cheyanne Germann placed 48th, Bailey Harris was 78th, and freshman Raquel Lovato finished 92nd for the Pirates.

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Delta soccer returns to its winning ways

Delta soccer returns to its winning ways

Delta High School's varsity team has made a winning start to league soccer in 2018. The contest was played on Sept. 13 in Delta's Panther Stadium against a ready Aspen side.

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Bulldogs lose volleyball game to Plateau Valley

A 3-1, 24-26, 18-25, 25-22, 11-25 loss at Plateau Valley gives the Hotchkiss volleyball team a 5-4 overall and a 1-3 conference record.

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Bruins win one, lose two in softball play

Bruins win one, lose two in softball play

Cedaredge High School had a great start to its softball week with a resounding 27-0 win over visiting Aspen. The Bruins led 1-0 after one inning and then paraded more than 20 batters to the plate in the second inning for a 20-plus run explosion.

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Aspen defeats Bruins football team, 48-12

Cedaredge fell to 1-2 in the 1A WSL football standings following last week's 48-12 loss to 2A WSL Aspen (2-1).

The Bruins completed just four of nine passes for 44 yards against the Skiers but had a solid running game that produced 315 yards of offense for a combined total of 359 yards.

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What's Happening

Join the conversation about death and dying

We are all mortal. We will all die one day. We know this intellectually, but we often live our lives as if we are going to live forever ... and in the process miss opportunities to live life fully in the present.

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Two events planned to celebrate your public lands

Saturday, Sept. 22, is National Public Lands Day, an annual celebration of your public lands. Every year in late September the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) helps coordinate thousands of volunteer events for the largest single-day public lands improvement effort in the nation.

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Former HCN staffer to sign books at Paonia Library

Former HCN staffer to sign books at Paonia Library

Award-winning journalist Rebecca Clarren has been writing about the rural West for nearly 20 years. She lived in Paonia and covered environmental topics for High Country News.

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Hear music from south of the border on Sept. 30

Join the Montrose Community Band on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion for a free concert entitled Fiesta Musica. The band will be playing a variety of music from south of the border and Spain with selections of El Camino Real, Amparito Roca, The Mask of Zorro, Blue Tango and more.

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18th annual Mountain Harvest Festival set for Sept. 27-30

Mark your calendar to be in Paonia Sept. 27-30 for the 18th annual Mountain Harvest Festival. This is our time to celebrate every local harvest that blesses our town and the river valley beyond.

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Prison ministry presents annual fall fundraising banquet

The annual fall fundraising banquet for Good News Jail & Prison Ministry is scheduled Friday, Oct. 5, at Crossroads Victory Church in Montrose.

This year's theme is "Western Colorado Getaway."

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