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County offers incentive for new business, jobs
County offers incentive for new business, jobs

The county commissioners on Monday approved an "incentive agreement" with hopes it will help bring a manufacturing company to Delta County and fill an empty industrial building.

MITI manufacturing, Co., which describes itself as a manufacturer of wheel locks and portable decontamination equipment, is currently located in Clifton.

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Wind knocks out power lines

Approximately 1,158 Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) members experienced an early evening power outage Monday, May 15, when high winds snapped power poles along Highway 92. Three poles near the intersection of Highway 92 and 1800 Road broke, bringing down the power line serving the area.

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Summer reading, summer fun for all ages

"The summer reading program is the quintessential public library program," says LaDonna Gunn, assistant district director of Delta County Libraries. "Children, their families and educators can count on the libraries to provide a fun way to engage in reading and other learning activities throughout the summer."

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VFW golf tourney is May 20
VFW golf tourney is May 20

Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary are hosting their 5th annual golf tournament at Devil's Thumb on May 20, which is also Armed Forces Day.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the Post and Auxiliary's project to build a Veterans' and Family Center in North Delta.

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DMEA board election called off

Three Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) members completed the necessary steps to be declared official candidates for the co-op's 2017 election. Each candidate is running unopposed in his respective district.

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Traffic accident kills one

A fatal accident was reported near the intersection of Ward Creek Road and R Road at approximately 1:46 a.m. May 13. Kandy Jackson, a 47-year-old male of Cedaredge, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

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Law enforcement blotter May 17, 2017

James N. Lovelady, 80, of Cedaredge was issued a ticket for alleged position and method of turning after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Stafford Lane at the Safeway entrance. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

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Master plan process begins with dreaming
Master plan process begins with dreaming

Delta County has jumped into the master planning process with the first of five community meetings aimed at discovering what is important to residents, and how and where we want to grow in the years to come. Over 75 people crowded into the Paonia Town Hall on Monday night to participate in a visioning and dreaming exercise, answering questions that will help the consulting team craft a master plan that reflects the values and desires of Delta County residents.

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Delta celebrates National Drug Court Month
Delta celebrates National Drug Court Month

In celebration of National Drug Court Month, Drug Free Delta County and Delta County's Treatment Courts hosted an open house on Monday, May 8, in Judge Steven Schultz's courtroom. Drug Free Delta County is a nonprofit organization that works alongside Delta County's Treatment Courts, providing services to clients of both the Adult and Family Treatment Courts.

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Delta quilters earn American Legion Auxiliary appreciation

Dana Brock, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Swaskegame Unit 14 of Kingman, Ariz., travelled to Delta to thank Delta County folk who worked to further the auxiliary's various projects in support of veterans.

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Church vandalized; break-ins increase

Thieves who broke into the LDS meeting house in Delta over the weekend didn't get much for their efforts, but they left behind an expensive clean-up job.

The break-in at 1679 Pioneer Road occurred sometime the night of Saturday, May 6, or during the early morning hours of May 7.

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9th Street closure

The traditional painting of 9th Street Hill by graduates of Delta High School will result in a street closure. The City of Delta is honoring a request from the Delta High School Student Council to close the street the evening of Tuesday, May 16.

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City incentives support DIP Co. expansion

DIP Co., located in Delta's Industrial Park, will be the first enterprise to benefit from an economic incentive policy adopted by the City of Delta nearly a year ago.

The policy is intended to support new and expanding business development in the City of Delta.

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Yearlong planning process launched

Last week, Delta County officially launched a yearlong process to update the Delta County Master Plan. A master plan provides the overall vision for how the built environment -- infrastructure, housing, transportation, recreation, business and industry -- support and complement the other less tangible aspects of community -- the economy, health, the environment and quality of life.

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Learn how a business accelerator supports startups

The ICELab Business Accelerator is a joint program for Delta and Gunnison counties funded by a U.S. Economic Development Administration grant by request of Western State Colorado University. The entire effort is driven in response to the idling of the Elk Creek mine in Somerset and the need for sustainable, economic development.

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Privacy matters at Delta County Libraries

According to the American Library Association's website, "Privacy has long been the cornerstone of library services in America." Librarians across the nation are at the forefront of ensuring access to information without surveillance and with a high level of individual privacy.

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Abraham Connection to host community yard sale

Wouldn't it be great if you could visit dozens of yard sales, all in one place, without driving around town all day long? Now you can! Volunteers with the Abraham Connection Homeless Shelter are organizing a communitywide yard sale on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the parking lots on 6th and Main streets in Delta (old Chaco building and the office of Edward Jones -- Isaiah St. Peter).

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Post office, food pantry team up for food drive
Post office, food pantry team up for food drive

Saturday, May 13, is the 25th anniversary National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) annual nationwide food drive. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country's largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community.

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Elders of Colorow Care Center donate to the Dolphin House

Colorow Care Center, an Olathe-based provider of rehabilitation and skilled nursing, is proud to have presented the Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center of the 7th Judicial District with a check for $1,212.

Since the beginning in 1979, Colorow Care Center has centered its focus on the elders and "elders' choice."

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Property owner events added to master plan

Members of the county planning commission learned on May 2 that meetings will be available beginning next week for property owners, and for others, who want to meet individually with the master plan rewrite consultant.

Called "property -owner drop-in events," the sessions are a new feature to the master plan process that was first unveiled to local officials in January.

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Law enforcement blotter May 10, 2017

Josiah F. Newell, 40, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.

Desiree D. Duran, 25, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged trespass.

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Mental health care options are expanding

Improvements being planned to mental health care were the focus of the municipal quarterly meeting in Paonia.

Roger Sheffield, vice president of development for Mind Springs Health, detailed the company's $17.5 million fundraising plans for expansion of the West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction from 16 to 48 beds.

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New name for DMTC

A bill changing the name of Delta-Montrose Technical College to Technical College of the Rockies has received legislative approval and is waiting for the governor's signature to become official.

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Stormy Griffith convicted

Following a trial in the federal court in Grand Junction, Stormy Griffith was found guilty on charges related to a large commercial marijuana operation near Cedaredge. He and his wife, Staci, are expected to be tried for state charges in Delta District Court this summer.

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County employees honored for service

Ten employees of Delta County government were honored with service award recognition by the county commissioners on Monday, May 1.

Telling them, "Thanks for your service.

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