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Explore Black Canyon on snowshoes

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park has opportunities to get outdoors.

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Elusive driver arrested after crash on school grounds
Elusive driver arrested after crash on school grounds

A driver sought by the Colorado State Patrol led law enforcement officers on a twisting trek through Delta before barreling under a fence at Delta Middle School and crashing into an irrigation pump house.

Pedro Lopez, 29, of Grand Junction emerged from his green Ford Taurus with his hands in the air and was taken into custody without incident.

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Eagles baseball team loaded for 2017 year

The Paonia Eagles opened the baseball season at 2-0, sweeping a doubleheader against the Uintah Utes last Thursday in Grand Junction, 3-0, 8-4.

Last season the Eagles won the District 2 championship on a 5-4 win over rival Hotchkiss.

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Bruins building program
Bruins building program

Cedaredge High School's baseball team has split the first four games of the year. A new regime of coaches are on board in Cedaredge and they have serious intent to make the Bruins the best they can be.

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Panthers 2-2 in baseball
Panthers 2-2 in baseball

The Delta High School baseball team is 2-2 on the new season with some impressive teams it has done battle with.

The Panthers began their 2017 campaign against Roaring Fork with an 8-1 win on March 10.

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Cedaredge girls bring state track experience
Cedaredge girls bring state track experience

The Cedaredge girls scored 56 points to place fifth Saturday at the Delta Panther Invitational.

Freshman Brie McGovern placed fourth in the 400m dash, and sophomore Emily Tullis placed third in the 100-meter hurdles and was fifth in the 300 hurdles.

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Bruin boys place 2nd at Delta track meet
Bruin boys place 2nd at Delta track meet

The Cedaredge men's track team had 27 top-eight placers and scored 140 points to finish second Saturday at the Delta Panther Invitational. In their first meet of the season the Bruins won four golds, four silvers, and five bronze medals.

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Lockhart golden thrower
Lockhart golden thrower

Lily Lockhart's track and field season is off to a good start. At Saturday's Delta Panther Invitational Lockhart handily won the shot put and discus.

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3A move gives Delta thinclads state hope
3A move gives Delta thinclads state hope

Delta has struggled in recent years to qualify athletes for state. Last season, as one of the smallest schools in Class 4A, the Panthers qualified a total of three athletes for state.

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Firor, medley team win gold for Hotchkiss
Firor, medley team win gold for Hotchkiss

The Hotchkiss girls 800-meter sprint medley team had a golden start to the track season Saturday at the Delta Panther Invitational. Jordan Tamayo, Kaiya Firor, Jasmine Gaub and Fatima Rodriquez earned their first gold medal of the season with a time of 1 minute, 57.45 seconds.

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Zack Allen clears 6-4 in opening track meet
Zack Allen clears 6-4 in opening track meet

In his first meet of the season, Hotchkiss senior Zack Allen raised the bar. Last Saturday, Allen opened the track and field season with a state-qualifying high jump of 6 feet, 4 inches to win the Delta Panther Invitational. Allen, a senior and two-time state placer, was one of three to clear the bar at 5-10, but was the only remaining competitor after clearing 6 feet.

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Hotchkiss diamond crew playing well
Hotchkiss diamond crew playing well

A walk-off two-run double by Kale Litzelman in the bottom of the sixth inning gave Hotchkiss a 14-4 season-opener win against Roaring Fork last week.

Hotchkiss opened with a 4-0 lead, with Jonathan Gonzalez hitting a one-run double and Chase Hiatt following with a two-run double.

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Off-road vehicles may be legal on Paonia streets

It may soon be legal to drive off-road vehicles in the town of Paonia.

At the March 14 town board meeting, trustees considered a draft ordinance that would amend current town code to allow off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to be operated within town limits.

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Spring weather variations will make or break local fruit crop
Spring weather variations will make or break local fruit crop

Spring has arrived, and in the North Fork Valley the wild apricots are in full bloom. And while it's a time of celebration, springtime can be tense for the area's fruit growers.

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Paonia re-structures town committees

The Paonia Town Board of Trustees is considering a change in the structure of its standing committees. If approved, the six committees, Finance and Personnel, Public Works, Public Safety, Governmental Affairs, Services and Recreation, and Facilities and Development would be restructured into three committees: Finance and Personnel, Public Works/Utilities/Facilities, and Governmental Affairs/Public Safety.

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FFA dinner, worker auction scheduled

It's warm outside now, and you're asking yourself how you're going to get all your spring chores done. Easy -- come to the Hotchkiss FFA Chapter workers auction and pick up a few young and willing high school agriculture students to get the job done.

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DCED annual meeting is April 20

Delta County Economic Development will host its 21st annual meeting Thursday, April 20, at the Orchard City Town Hall. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers.

The meeting will be called to order at 6 p.m.

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Warrant issued for vehicular homicide

The Delta Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of James H. Catlin, 31, of North Quincy, Mass., charging him with vehicular homicide in the Feb. 6 accident that resulted in the death of Gladys "Josie" Varela.

Catlin also faces charges of vehicular assault, unlawful use of a controlled substance, driving under the influence (alcohol), driving under the influence per se (alcohol), driving under the influence (drugs), reckless driving and reckless endangerment.

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Fee hike hits trash haulers hard

County officials and commercial trash haulers met last week to discuss the impact of a big increase in tipping fees under review for Adobe Buttes landfill.

Three commercial haulers and two county municipal governments that provide trash service told commissioners and county staff that the increases will be too big for their customers to swallow all at once.

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SATs trigger calendar change

The SAT, the state's college entrance exam, will be administered for free in every school April 11 -- right in the middle of Delta County's spring break. That's pushing the district's 11th graders into the makeup date on Tuesday, April 25.

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Alpine Bank sponsors Delta County Seed Library

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Alpine Bank in Delta County, the bank is sponsoring local organizations and events on a monthly basis throughout the year as a way of recognizing not only its 10-year milestone but also its commitment to the community. The monthly events and activities are selected by the staff at the Delta location under the leadership of branch manager, Barbara Wolfe.

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Spring Expo nears

Mark your calendars: The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce's Spring Expo will be held Friday, March 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Admission is free this year!

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Delta County Planning Commission to expand

The Delta County Commissioners have directed staff to prepare a resolution which if adopted will expand the county planning commission from seven members to nine. The three commissioner districts would all have equal representation with three members from each district.

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Bennet wraps up five town halls, visits DCMH

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet completed five town halls during the two days off from his Senate schedule, visiting Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Alamosa, Durango and Grand Junction. He also visited the Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta.

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Law enforcement blotter March 22, 2017

Sylvester D. Sheetz, 77, of Eckert was issued a ticket for alleged limitations on backing after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the Safeway parking lot (1510 Highway 92). No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

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