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Physician assistants celebrated Oct. 6-12
Physician assistants celebrated Oct. 6-12

Receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you're nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment, or visiting a new medical practice for the first time, navigating the health care world can be understandably unnerving.

But PAs, or physician assistants, are here to help.

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Library program provides incentives for healthy choices
Library program provides incentives for healthy choices

"Passport to Health," a library program, gives Delta County kids an opportunity to win a new bike, a youth pass to the recreation center in Delta, and an outdoor games package, as incentives for making healthy choices.

"Kids complete the healthy activities listed in a passport booklet in order to be entered to win a grand prize," says Adriana Chavira, Delta Library manager.

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Police blotter Oct. 10, 2018

Delfina P. Delacruz, 32, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged failed to drive in a single lane (weaving), driving under the Influence, DUI per se and failed to present evidence of insurance.

At about 2:30 a.m., an officer patrolling Main Street observed a vehicle stationary in the middle of the road.

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Judicial performance evaluations can be found online, in Blue Book

Performance evaluations of Colorado appellate and trial court judges standing for retention in the 2018 general election are available at www.ojpe.org. The performance evaluations are also included in the "Colorado Voter Information Guide," commonly referred to as the Blue Book, mailed to every active registered voter household in Colorado.

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HD 61: Mason, McCluskie

During the Oct. 2 debate, House District District 61 candidates answered five questions each.

Mike Mason, R, introduced himself by saying he wants to "empower people" by stopping "so much spending." He believes in cutting taxes and regulations.

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SD 5: Donovan, Lund

Senate District 5 candidates Olen Lund, R, and Kerry Donovan, D, wrapped up the candidate forum on Oct. 2.

Incumbent Donovan is an educator and rancher, hoping to continue fighting for health care and education.

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HD 54: Chase, Soper

Thea Chase, unaffiliated/independent, and Matt Soper, Republican, are vying for the House District 54 seat.

Chase is from Palisade, where she serves on the town council.

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DMEA ballots due

Members of Delta-Montrose Electric Association are considering a proposal from DMEA to amend the co-op's Articles of Incorporation. Mail-in ballots were mailed in late September and must be returned by Oct. 12.

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Sample ballots are available online

Voters in Delta County will be receiving ballots that are three to four pages in length. If you want to get a head start on deciding how to vote, you can check out the sample ballot on the county website, www.deltacounty.com.

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Traffic stop yields meth and heroin
Traffic stop yields meth and heroin

An Oct. 3 traffic stop resulted in the seizure of a large amount of suspected methamphetamine and heroin.

According to Delta County Undersheriff Mark Taylor, a sheriff's deputy stopped a 2014 Toyota Tundra in the parking lot of 1410 Valley View Drive, Delta, after observing the driver make several traffic violations.

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Bicycle Tour of Colorado leaves nonprofits hanging

"We have no funds. We are not sure when we will have funds."

That's the response the Delta Band Parents received from organizers of Bicycle Tour of Colorado, which made an overnight stop in Delta in June.

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Clerk, commissioner candidates face off
Clerk, commissioner candidates face off

The Republican and Democratic Central Committees of Delta County jointly hosted a candidate forum at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Oct. 2. Invitations were extended to 10 local and state candidates in five races.

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County commissioners voice opposition to Proposition 112

At their Oct. 1 meeting Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes passed a resolution opposing Proposition 112.

In their resolution they noted that Colorado is a major energy-producing state, ranked fifth in the nation for natural gas production and seventh in oil production, according to U.S. government data.

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Technical College of the Rockies expands to Gunnison, Montrose

The staff of the Technical College of the Rockies is hard at work developing new programs and events to bring to not only Delta, but the surrounding communities and counties, as well. To that end, Technical College of the Rockies is pleased to announce it has expanded, with an accredited satellite site at the Gunnison Watershed School District Pathways Center in Gunnison.

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Tayshen launches food drive

Last year, the customers of Tayshen Automotive contributed 960 non-perishable food items to benefit the Delta County Food Pantry. This year, the auto repair shop has set a goal of 1,500 items.

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Delta Food Pantry awarded $3,000 grant
Delta Food Pantry awarded $3,000 grant

The Delta Food Pantry was recently the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation.

With no paid staff operating the pantry, the donation will go directly to help feed the many hungry families in the Delta area who seek assistance from the Delta Food Pantry.

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Colorow honors first responders
Colorow honors first responders

Our first responders regularly risk their lives to serve our communities. "This year will be our third annual first responder appreciation barbecue.

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Volunteers provide senior meals on Tuesdays, Thursdays

Nearly three years ago, Senior CommUnity Meals, a division of Volunteers of America, announced that it could no longer serve lunch meals five days a week at the Delta Senior Center due to budget constraints. Meal service was reduced to three days a week -- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Cedaredge hosts municipal quarterly

Representatives from Delta County and municipalities in Delta County met for their fall municipal quarterly meeting Friday, Sept. 21, at Cedaredge's Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, joined by representatives from other nonprofit organizations which provide services to the residents of the county and its municipalities.

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Fair board

County commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes appointed six members to the Delta County Fair Board at their Oct. 1 meeting.

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Support for DMEA

The commissioners have sent a letter announcing their official support for DMEA's request for grant funding from the Colorado High Cost Fund in its effort to build DMEA's high-speed, fiber network throughout Delta County. The county has worked to improve economic prospects in its communities, and robust internet and broadband services are a crucial part of that economic plan.

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Law enforcement blotter Oct. 3, 2018

Francisco J. Cruz, 32, of Montrose was arrested on two Delta County warrants with a $6,000 bond.

Officers responded to an address on 1565 Road for a disturbance.

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New Medicare cards have started to be mailed

New Medicare cards have finally started to be mailed to Colorado's Medicare beneficiaries. That's good news, but the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), all part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, caution that scammers and fraudsters are using this to take advantage of unsuspecting seniors.

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Christopher Ryan elected mayor pro-tem of Delta
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