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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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Heirlooms is on the move
Heirlooms is on the move

Sandra Barie, a Heirlooms for Hospice volunteer, arranges a clothing display at Heirlooms' new location at 532 Main Street. The commercial building was recently renovated by Pam and Shane Atchley; Heirlooms finished the interior with repurposed wood and crates.

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DHS wins state engineering challenge

Delta High School has been named the Colorado state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages teachers and students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

"I'm really proud of all these guys," said physics instructor Ben Magtutu. "This is excellent stuff."

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Stormy Griffith charged by feds

As a trial date for Stormy and Stacy Griffith approaches in Delta District Court, Stormy Griffith has been placed in federal custody for many of the same charges levied in Delta County.

In Delta County, the Griffiths are charged with cultivation of marijuana (more than 30 plants);

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County combats bias against grazing

Delta County Commissioners have released an official position on the BLM's proposed management prescriptions for the Gunnison sage grouse (GSG).

In general, the county's comments, based on extensive citations from scientific literature, seek to expose and correct a bias against livestock grazing seen in the BLM proposals.

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Chamber banquet planned

The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce's annual member banquet will be held Friday, Feb. 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Come learn a bit about the "Magic of the Chamber" and celebrate the Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.

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Posting site

As required by law, a meeting posting site has been officially designated for the City of Delta. The bulletin board on the south window of Delta City Hall remains the primary posting site for official notices.

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Shakelee joins DSCO

Gates Shaklee, a former employee of the Hotchkiss Marshal's Office, has joined the Delta County Sheriff's Office.

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Tips sought on Peach Valley graffiti

Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers and the Bureau of Land Management are seeking the help of citizens to locate and apprehend one or more individuals responsible for vandalism to federal property at the Peach Valley Recreational site within the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.

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GMNC opens 27th season with new grooming equipment

The Delta County Commissioners recently heard an annual report on the Grand Mesa Nordic Council from council president Dave Knutson. The council has received a $190,000 grant from a private foundation that went a long way toward helping complete the recent purchase of a new trails grooming machine.

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Juvenile convicted of sexual assault on a child

In the Delta District Court Wednesday, Jan. 4, the Honorable Steve Schultz entered an adjudication of a juvenile after a four-day trial. The court determined that the evidence sustained a finding, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the juvenile committed the crime of sexual assault on a child as a pattern of abuse.

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Abraham Connection seats youth board member
Abraham Connection seats youth board member

The Abraham Connection is excited to welcome a new youth board member to its board of directors. The youth seat is the idea of Delta High School senior Lizzy Ward, who will fill the seat until May.

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City council salutes National Junior Honor Society members
City council salutes National Junior Honor Society members

It was standing room only for the Jan. 3 meeting of the Delta City Council. Law enforcement officers from both the Delta Police Department and the Delta County Sheriff's Office witnessed the swearing in of Luke Fedler, Delta's new police chief.

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Law enforcement blotter Jan. 18, 2017

Joseph K. Lopez, 30, of Cedaredge was arrested and jailed for alleged theft and violation of bail bond conditions.

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Gardeners find winter diversion at the libraries
Gardeners find winter diversion at the libraries

Delta County Libraries offers many unexpected things: iPads for checkout, a myriad of classes and downloadable music online, a distance learning option for high school equivalency classes, Colorado State Park passes for checkout, and much more.

The availability of these resources may remain surprising to some patrons because, traditionally, when people think of libraries, they think of books: rows and rows of books.

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Course set for BLM management of the Dominguez-Escalante NCA
Course set for BLM management of the Dominguez-Escalante NCA

The Bureau of Land Management finalized the plan for the 210,000-acre Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, including the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, by signing a Record of Decision for the area this week. The Dominguez-Escalante NCA includes portions of Mesa, Delta and Montrose counties.

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Comfort Home of Delta closes

Comfort Home of Delta is closing as an assisted living facility. The smallest of three privately licensed assisted facilities serving Delta County, Comfort Home has been licensed for eight beds since March 2008.

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County employee numbers reported

According to a report delivered last month to the county commissioners, there were just over 210 full-time equivalent employees on the county payroll.

The report was compiled by the human resources department.

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New Year's baby
New Year's baby

William Andrew Gowen was expected at Christmas, but waited until Jan. 3, 2017, to come into the new year. Dr. Lewis and his daddy assisted with the birth, which clocked in at 9:55 p.m.

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It's official: Police chief takes oath
It's official: Police chief takes oath

Luke Fedler promised to "keep Delta the safe and treasured community we have grown to expect," during a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The ceremony took place during the first Delta City Council meeting of the year.

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Sentence modification denied for Trever Rawson's killer

After apologizing to the family of Trever Rawson for yet another court hearing, Judge Keri Yoder denied a modification in the six-year prison sentence handed to the man responsible for the death of their son and brother in 2013.

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Yager to be retried; DA adds first degree murder charges

In late 2016, the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of Nathan Yager, who is serving a prison sentence for the murder of his estranged wife, Melinda, in Paonia in 2011.

Yager pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but the insanity plea was taken off the table just prior to closing arguments.

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9-1-1 fee increase proposed

An application has been filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to increase the 9-1-1 surcharge from 70 cents to $1 per month. The increase will affect all users of exchange telephone, wireless, wireline and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) telecommunications services within Delta County.

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DMTC bid for vacant building falls short

School superintendent Caryn Gibson reports that a bid on the old City Market building was declined.

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BoCC support sought for Fort Uncompahgre

During the BoCC's final meeting of 2016, commissioners received a report about programs being offered at Fort Uncompahgre. Chris Miller of the Western Colorado Interpretative Association, who gave the presentation, got a pledge for some financial help from the county to help with the fort's expanding list of projects and attractions.

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