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A Kidz Clinic named health care innovator

A Kidz Clinic was accepted into the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally funded, governor's office initiative that helps primary care providers deliver whole-person care. It is one of five practices in Delta County to be accepted into the federally funded, governor's office initiative, which runs through July 2019.

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Property valuation protests drop to just 99

Colorado State Statutes mandate that county assessors report to their board of county commissioners, on or before July 15 of each year, a record of the properties and owners on which a protest of the assessed value of that property was filed, including the disposition of that protest.

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60th class reunion scheduled

Delta High School's Class of 1958 is planning its 60th reunion during Deltarado Days. Alumni are invited to gather at Cleland Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28.

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Three vehicles collide at 92/65

Reese Wagner, 50, of Cedaredge was cited for failure to yield right of way after a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 65 and 92. The accident was reported at 4:44 p.m. Thursday, July 5.

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City, county explore utility improvements at Blake Field

A discussion between city and county officials about utility services at Blake Field continued at a city council work session July 10.

At the initial meeting between the two entities June 26, it was agreed city and county staff would work together to provide elected officials with costs for the design and construction of water and sewer extensions.

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Law enforcement blotter July 11, 2018

Officers responded to the area of 12th Street and Main Street for a report of a suspicious incident.

Officers responded to the 500 block of Grand Avenue for a report of a female with mental health concerns.

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License fees increase

The fee for a driver license increased by $1 to $28 on July 1, 2018, in accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 42-2-114.5.

The fee increase is intended to offset the cost of providing driver services.

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County's unaffiliated voters beat the odds
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Traffic accident claims second life

A traffic accident in Olathe Tuesday, July 3, has claimed a second life. The Colorado State Patrol reports that Walter Giron, 61, died Monday, July 9, of injuries he sustained in that crash.

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Democratic candidate talks health care
Democratic candidate talks health care

Jared Polis, Democrat candidate for Colorado governor, hosted a Delta health care town hall at the Wild Flower Bistro in Delta on July 3. Over 70 people attended.

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Tips sought on potholes vandalism
Tips sought on potholes vandalism

The BLM is offering a monetary reward for information leading to the identification of those responsible for vandalism in the potholes recreation site in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. The vandalism consists of more than 50 illustrations, words, and abbreviations spray-painted on rocks between the parking area and the swimming holes.

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Esplins announce plans to sell Delta Elevator

After 44 years, Bob Esplin and his wife Laurie have decided it's time to sell the Delta Elevator.

Bob tried retirement when he turned 62 about 18 years ago, but quickly realized how much he missed the daily interactions with his customers and suppliers.

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Alvey: Drought is as bad as Delta County has seen

Tom Alvey, the Delta County representative on the Colorado River Water Conservation District (CRWCD) board, provided an update on CRWCD activities and water-related issues in Delta County to county commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes at the commissioners July 2 meeting.

Alvey said the drought situation is very bad, as bad as Delta County has ever seen it.

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Lane defeats Nelson in primary election

The stage is set for the November election -- Republican Mike Lane will face Democrat Dick Gilmore for District 1 Delta County commissioner. That seat is currently held by Doug Atchley, who is term limited.

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Drought places agriculture under stress

As the Southwest keeps getting hotter and drier, people who rely on the Colorado River and its tributaries for their livelihoods are facing the prospect of having to make due with less water. The impacts of reduced supplies will play out differently in different parts of the basin, but they will touch everyone.

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Bear cub gets second chance after being injured in wildfire
Bear cub gets second chance after being injured in wildfire

An orphaned bear cub will get a chance to return to the wild following action by firefighters and Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff in the midst of the 416 fire burning north of Durango.

A female cub which suffered severe burns to its feet in the fire is now being treated at CPW's Frisco Creek wildlife facility near Del Norte in the San Luis Valley.

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Delta County's 2017 audit contains good news

Auditor Pete Blair presented his firm's audit of Delta County's financial position as of Dec. 31, 2017, at the June 25 county commissioners' meeting.

Blair commended the county staff members primarily responsible for financial oversight and record keeping of the county's resources: Margaret Davey, accounting director; Suesan Scheetz, payroll administrator; and Leona Anderson, human services deputy director.

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Public invited to meet new BLM district manager

The Bureau of Land Management recently hired Stephanie Connolly as the Southwest District manager, and the public is invited to network with her during open houses in Durango, Dolores, Grand Junction and Montrose.

"I'm excited to be here and look forward to getting to know our partners and community members while exploring this incredible landscape," said Connolly.

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CDOT expands transportation options for W. Slope

People living in the Gunnison Valley and in southwestern Colorado have a new way to travel to Denver, Grand Junction and other locations, including areas along the Front Range.

The Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) existing Bustang service is expanding to serve the communities along U.S. 160, Colorado 145, U.S. 550 and U.S 50 between Durango and Grand Junction.

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Foster Farms recognized for poultry production
Foster Farms recognized for poultry production

The annual Cobb-Vantress Flock Awards, the company's top honor for United States-based customers, were recently awarded to poultry customers with remarkable results in 2017.

The awards program recognizes top-performing facilities maximizing the genetic potential of Cobb breeding stock.

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Fire risk remains: DMEA operations still on high alert

With the continued dry, windy weather and soaring temperatures, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) reminds members it has put in effect its fire prevention procedures.

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Virginia Blackstock earns recognition for still life
Virginia Blackstock earns recognition for still life

Virginia Blackstock, local artist, was recognized by International Artist magazine, June-July 2018 edition, as one of two watercolor finalists in its Still Life Challenge, for her 15" x 29" piece titled "Refreshing Elegance V."

"This is the first time I ever entered this competition," she said.

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Law enforcement blotter July 4, 2018

Officers responded to the 700 block of East 7th Street for the report of property damage.

David Medieta-Gonzalez, 35, of Tulsa, OK was arrested and jailed on a Delta County warrant with a $1000 bond.

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PILT payments hit 40-year high

Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced that the state of Colorado will receive approximately $40.1 million through the federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for fiscal year 2018. This is the largest amount of money ever allocated in the program's 40-year history.

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City, county explore collaboration

Delta City Council and staff joined Delta County Commissioners and staff on June 26 at the courthouse to talk about projects of interest to both entities. They explored how they can work together to resolve problems which will benefit residents and visitors to both county and city.

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