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Sign up for youth basketball tournament

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is taking registrations for the three-on-three winter youth basketball tournament, to be held at the recreation center on Wednesday, Dec. 27. Divisions for the tournament are boys grades 6-7, boys grades 8-9, girls grades 6-7 and girls grades 8-9.

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Awesome summer adventures await
Awesome summer adventures await

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is now accepting applications for its 2018 summer youth leadership programs. DMEA will sponsor one student to attend the National Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. and three students to attend the Colorado Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp near Steamboat Springs.

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Kids' Start Smart tennis begins Sept. 9

Register your child for the City of Delta's Start Smart tennis program. The program is offered Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 29.

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Volleyball skills, drills open to K-4

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering volleyball skills and drills for youth in grades K-4. Registration is from now until Sept. 24; the registration fee is $30.

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Stitches and fabric help tell a great story
Stitches and fabric help tell a great story

Anita Evans and her team of volunteers have spent countless hours surveying community stakeholders, attending meetings, writing grants, collecting gear, and a thousand other small but important tasks, all in an effort to help bring Delta County together and offer richer outdoor recreational opportunities for the youth here. Evans and her crew have also worked tirelessly to build relationships with other groups interested in the same outcome: getting kids off screens, and outside.

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Youth learn and play at Sweitzer Lake State Park

On April 21, 45 Youth Outdoor Network students celebrated Earth Day and the end of a successful first year at Sweitzer Lake State Park.

Students from the five participating high schools -- Paonia, Delta, Olathe, Cedaredge, and Hotchkiss high schools -- learned survival skills from Anita Evans, director of the Nature Connection. Armed with flint and cottonballs and faced with a ceaseless wind, students raced to build a fire the fastest.

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Summit engages teens in their local government

A Youth Summit designed to build interest in local government was hosted by the Delta Youth Council last week. Students from Delta and Cedaredge attended the day-long session, which opened at Bill Heddles Recreation Center with comments from city manager David Torgler and concluded with tours of the courthouse, sheriff's office, Delta City Hall and the city's municipal light and power plant.

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Christian youth group offers outdoor focus
Christian youth group offers outdoor focus

A Christian-based group for boys and young men that combines values guidance with outdoor activity is being sponsored by Cedaredge's Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church.

The program, which accepts boys and young men ages five to 17, is affiliated with Trail Life USA.

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A passion for youth ministry
A passion for youth ministry

At the heart of Todd Laws' story is a handful of teachers who took the time to love, support and believe in a kid, and how far-reaching a teacher's dedication can be. In Todd's case, some of his teachers inspired a 30-year ministry with kids through Young Life.

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Delta County Young Life works to build funding, community support

After being placed on "financial leave," area director Ty Gallenbeck is searching for ways to bring stability back to the Young Life program that serves youth at Delta High School, Cedaredge High School and Delta Middle School.

At a gathering of leaders, pastors, parents and community supporters held last week, the need for ongoing financial commitments was stressed.

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Teens can work outdoors with the Youth Conservation Corps

The Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are looking for hard working, enthusiastic and outdoor-oriented teenagers (16-18 years old) to participate in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The YCC program provides summer employment for youth while accomplishing various types of conservation work involving trail maintenance, range projects, vegetation monitoring and other projects.

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Scholastic shooting program launched
Scholastic shooting program launched

Working with Peter Grimson of Cedaredge High School, the Delta Trap Club is developing a scholastic clay target shooting program for youth in the area.

Delta Trap Club has agreed to provide its facility to this group for educational, practice and competition events. Club members are excited to bring the program to this area.

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Operation Christmas Child sends boxes of joy
Operation Christmas Child sends boxes of joy

Hundreds of underserved children in the U.S. and throughout the world will receive a gift box this Christmas, thanks to an organization called Samaritan's Purse. Since 1993, the nondenominational evangelical Christian organization has coordinated Operation Christmas Child, an international effort to deliver gift-filled shoe boxes to children throughout the world and "to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way."

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Dolphin House gains accreditation

The Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center has been awarded accreditation by National Children's Alliance. The accrediting agency for children's advocacy centers across the country, National Children's Alliance awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first.

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DOS, DMTC collaborate for kids' shoeboxes
DOS, DMTC collaborate for kids' shoeboxes

Building on the positive behavior support system of DOS Dollars, 38 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child are being sent by Delta Opportunity School students.

Knowing that students were earning DOS dollars for exceptional work, excellent behavior and good citizenship, Angela McMurdy and Willyn Webb decided to take it one step further.

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Zero Gravity youth look forward to making a difference
Zero Gravity youth look forward to making a difference

The Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church houses the Zero Gravity Youth Group. Recently, the small organization combined with Delta's United Methodist Church to create new connections and formulate new ideas.

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