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Orchard City continues search for revenue ideas

Orchard City Mayor Ken Volgamore and some of the town board members expressed disappointment that a room full of constituents left immediately following the previous week's community meeting on government revenue and marijuana.

"It was very interesting," Volgamore said during the town board's regular meeting on Feb. 8, "that after we went over the three items, especially the marijuana, that all but four [of the 70 people] got up and left.

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Keeping seniors engaged with art
Keeping seniors engaged with art

Charles Morris of Grand Junction, a Colorado native and an accomplished artist, gave a seminar on his work to other artists in the PACE fine arts program at the Eckert Horizons facility last week.

It was a presentation with a true family flavor as Morris' sister, June, participates in the three-times-weekly art program at PACE, and she served as the model for Morris' demonstration.

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Town puts hold on La Habra II permits, taps

The Orchard City Town Board meeting on Feb. 8 adopted an emergency ordinance placing a moratorium on issuance of building permits or water taps for parcels located in the 17-lot LaHabra II subdivision.

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Check out a kill-o-watt reader at the library

Did you know that you can check out a DMEA kill-o-watt reader from Delta County Libraries? The readers can be taken home to test your electronics for energy usage.

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What's bugging you? Feb. 15, 2017
What's bugging you? Feb. 15, 2017

Do you think spring is close at hand? You might if you only looked at recent temperatures and not the calendar. As I write this, Denver broke records with a reading of 80°F while we hit highs of upper 60s to lower 70s!

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Delta High senior earns OC honor
Delta High senior earns OC honor

The Orchard City student of the month for February is Cristina Caballero, a senior at Delta High School.

Cristina has a 4.13 grade point average and has completed advanced coursework in language and composition, statistics, calculus, physics and environmental science.

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Services set for Ash Wednesday

Two services will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church on Ash Wednesday, March 1. At noon a short service will be held with the imposition of ashes.

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Garden club sets 2017 calendar

The Plant & Dig Garden Club of Cedaredge kicked off 2017 with the installation of officers who will serve for the next two years. Each was presented a rose bouquet.

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Birds of the Western Slope Feb. 15, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Feb. 15, 2017

Blue sky! It's hard to believe, but it is blue sky! I revel in the warmth of the sun coming through the car windows!

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Jodi Raim Wright named a dairy industry leader
Jodi Raim Wright named a dairy industry leader

Jodi Raim Wright has been involved with dairy cattle since her childhood in Cedaredge, where her family bred registered Holsteins at Raim Dairy. Recently, she was recognized for her extensive, exceptional and wide-reaching contributions to the dairy industry.

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Library volunteers make it possible

Public libraries often serve as hubs of their communities by offering a safe, friendly environment for people to gather, learn and explore. People across all age ranges and backgrounds are drawn to libraries for everything from sending a quick email to learning a new language or mastering a new skill.

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Soil conference in Delta Feb. 23-24

The 7th annual Soil Health Conference will be held on Feb. 23 - 24 at the Delta Center for Performing Arts, located at 822 Grand Avenue in Delta. Conference details can be reviewed online at www.westerncoloraodsoilhealth.com or call Delta County Economic Development (DCED) at 874-4992.

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Evangelistic meetings planned

Western Colorado Holiness Chapel at 20798 Highway 92, Delta, invites community members to evangelistic meetings Feb. 21-26. The services begin at 7 p.m. each evening during the week and at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26.

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Seniors, disabled vets eligible for property tax exemption

The Colorado Constitution establishes a property tax exemption for senior citizens and disabled veterans. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of the primary residence is exempted from property tax. The State of Colorado pays the property taxes on the exempted value.

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DCMH lab receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

As part of a recent on-site inspection, Delta County Memorial Hospital Laboratory has been accredited by the accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

"I am pleased with the recent review of our laboratory reflecting the continued dedication of our DCMH lab staff in providing quality lab services and high quality patient care," stated hospital CEO Jason Cleckler.

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Alice Penick Memorial Nursing Scholarship awarded to DMTC student
Alice Penick Memorial Nursing Scholarship awarded to DMTC student

PEO Chapter BK is pleased to award this year's Alice Penick Memorial Nursing Scholarship to Linda Castillo. Castillo is currently in her final semester of the practical nurse program at Delta-Montrose Technical College.

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Hope and help for families of alcoholics

Al-Anon Family Groups meet throughout western Colorado to help families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one's drinking. Members help each other by practicing the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous themselves, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

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Nathan Yager to be retried this summer
Nathan Yager to be retried this summer

Six years have passed since the brutal slaying of Melinda Tackett Yager, yet her family is still looking for closure. Nathan Yager, convicted of murdering his estranged wife in January 2011, won an appeal and another shot at convincing a jury he should be found not guilty by reason of insanity.

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County landfill fees are under review

Fees for the county landfill are under review for a possible increase.

The last time fees were raised to the current $28 per ton and $10 minimum was in January of last year.

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City manager says Delta is a good fit

In searching for a city manager in late 2015, Delta City Council clearly stated a desire for "longevity" in the top job.

A brochure describing the job opening suggested candidates looking for potential "stepping stone" opportunities look elsewhere.

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City will share cost of concrete

By Delta's city code, residents are responsible for the repair of damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and driveway approaches. As this type of maintenance can be costly, a 50/50 concrete replacement cost share program has been established to help offset citizen expenses.

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Two motorists seriously hurt

Two Delta residents were seriously injured in a two-car accident south of Delta Tuesday, Feb. 7, at about 5:30 p.m.

A 17-year-old Delta resident was stopped at the intersection of D Road and Highway 50.

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Appeals court upholds ruling on pesticide drift

The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Hotchkiss area rancher who drew objections from his neighbors when his pesticides drifted onto their property.

James Hopper was found in violation of a contempt order, sentenced to two days in jail and ordered to pay a fine of $7,500. The appeals court affirmed that ruling.

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City of Delta begins environmental assessments of blighted properties

Environmental assessments are being conducted on the five blighted properties targeted for potential acquisition and demolition by the City of Delta.

The project is being funded through a $507,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), combined with a city match of $104,000.

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Births Feb. 15, 2017

Samantha Staley and Ben Graves of Paonia are the parents of a daughter, Marcelena Jane Graves, born Feb. 6, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 14.2 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

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