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Teens, learn defensive driving

"Alive at 25," a defensive driving course for young drivers, is offered to drivers ages 15-24. A Colorado State Patrol trooper will provide approximately four hours of classroom instruction designed to prevent traffic violations, collisions and/or fatalities.

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What's happening at your local library? Jan. 18, 2017

The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.

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DCMH takes steps to ensure food safety
DCMH takes steps to ensure food safety

Foodborne illness (what we usually call "food poisoning) is a common, costly -- yet preventable -- public health problem. Each year, one in six Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages.

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Fuller receives student honor
Fuller receives student honor

Isaac Fuller, a home schooled high school senior who intends to pursue Biblical studies following graduation has been named Orchard City's student of the month for January.

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Community garden meeting is Feb. 4

The Cedaredge Community Garden annual meeting is set for Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Creekside Cafe in Cedaredge. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. followed by the meeting.

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Orchard City puts 'teeth' into its building code

The Orchard City Town board adopted an ordinance at its Jan. 11 meeting designed "to put teeth" into its building codes by assessing big fines for violations.

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Cedaredge still working on water payoff financing

The Town of Cedaredge is still working on financing a way for paying $175,000 to Upper Surface Creek Domestic Water User's Association (USC) in a court-mediated settlement agreement

The payment was to have been made by the end of 2016, according to documents.

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No opposition voiced for restaurant liquor license

The Cedaredge Town Board took up an item of business that it first considered last spring when on Jan. 12 the trustees held a public hearing on a liquor license request for Creekside Cafe.

Last spring, on the final day of the 2016 school term, the trustees adopted an ordinance decreasing the distance from a school that alcohol may be sold. The distance was reduced from 600 feet to 60 feet.

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Senior Hikers are 'storm troopers'
Senior Hikers are 'storm troopers'

The Cedaredge Senior Hikers hike on Wednesdays; but, the group also has several members who go up to Grand Mesa for cross country skiing and snowshoeing on Mondays and Fridays.

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Bridge work will close road
Bridge work will close road

The Jay Avenue bridge replacement project is being redesigned and a tentative construction schedule will close the road from Old Goat Trail to Will O'Way for four months, according to town staff.

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Governor appoints Soper to judicial commission
Governor appoints Soper to judicial commission

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has appointed Orchard City native Matthew Soper to be a non-attorney and Republican member of the Seventh Judicial District Nominating Commission representing Delta County. Soper replaces Commissioner Bill Raley of Delta.

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Plants of the Western Slope Jan. 18, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope Jan. 18, 2017

On leaving Delta, we took 1600 Road, then turned onto the Trap Club Road and followed it past the landfill. As we neared the junction with North Road, I began to carefully note the roadside vegetation.

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What's bugging you? Jan. 18, 2017
What's bugging you? Jan. 18, 2017

Field bindweed. A pretty flower or a gardener's nightmare? My guess is that you would align with the latter view rather than the former.

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Paonia screams past two hardwood foes

Paonia Eagles' basketball teams recorded a pair of wins last weekend. The first set of victories came against Soroco, 64-57 for girls and 88-32 for the boys.

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Hotchkiss girls, boys get past De Beque

Hotchkiss' Bulldogs recorded wins over De Beque Jan. 14. The games, played in Hotchkiss, were wins for the girls, 52-46, and the boys, 72-39.

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'Dogs best Eagles, Cardinals

The Hotchkiss Bulldogs had wrestling matches on Jan. 11 and 12 last week. Hotchkiss hosted Paonia on the 11th and scratched out a 38-30 victory. On the 12th the Bulldogs were in Parachute for a tri-meet with Grand Valley and Glenwood Springs.

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Paonia names new town administrator

Following an executive session at the Jan. 10 board meeting, trustees for the Town of Paonia voted unanimously to offer the job of town administrator to Kenneth Knight. Knight, who accepted the job, was one of 36 to apply for the position and was one of two finalists after interim town manager Dan Dean accepted a job in Kimball, Neb.

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Former Paonia town manager topic of executive session

At the Jan. 10 meeting of the Town of Paonia Town Board of Trustees, the board held an hour-long executive session to receive advice from town attorney David Marek specific to former town manager Jane Berry.

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Hotchkiss council okays donation to stock dog trials
Hotchkiss council okays donation to stock dog trials

Despite a tight budget the Hotchkiss council voted to support the annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trial event with a $500 donation. The 14th annual trials will be held May 12-14, which is also Mother's Day weekend.

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Paonia moves ahead with water ordinance, rate hike

Paonia water customers can expect to see an increase in their utility bill beginning in March. At the Jan. 10 board meeting, trustees approved a 2-percent increase in water user fees and base rates.

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Paonia Literary Committee hosts 'Paonia Reads'

If you're looking for a cure for your cabin fever, the Paonia Literary Committee has some ideas.

The committee that brought you Valley Voices, the Harvest of Voices and the Write-On Anthology will present its inaugural "Paonia Reads," a program encouraging adults and students to engage themselves in reading Sherman Alexie's National Book Award winner, "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven."

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Rotary benefit in Hotchkiss Jan. 28

The North Fork Valley Rotary Club will host its annual Casino Night from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at ShadeScapes, 122 E. Bridge Street in Hotchkiss.

The event will include poker, blackjack, prizes, a silent auction and lots of fun.

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VOGA meeting is Jan. 26

The Valley Organic Growers annual meeting and dessert potluck will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Paonia Public Library.

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Paonia chamber annual meeting is Jan. 25

The Paonia Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Paonia Public Library.

Members will gather to celebrate the past year's accomplishments, elect new board of director members and honor award winners.

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Hotchkiss FFA alumni plan kickoff meeting

The Hotchkiss FFA Alumni is supported by the Colorado FFA Alumni and the National FFA Alumni in their vision of students whose lives are impacted by FFA and agricultural education will achieve academic and personal growth, strengthen American agriculture and provide leadership to build healthy local communities, a strong nation and a sustainable world.

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