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E-Verify launched

On April 18, President Trump signed the Buy American and Hire American executive order to help reduce illegal immigration and preserve jobs for U.S. workers. To support these objectives, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services encourages all U.S. employers to verify all new hires through E-Verify.

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National Crime Victims' Week observed

In observance of National Crime Victims' Week, April 8-14, Chief Luke Fedler and victim services coordinator Becki Havens provided an overview of victim services offered by the Delta Police Department. They spoke at the April 3 city council meeting.

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Sponsors sought for horseshoe, corn hole tournament

VFW Post #3571 of Delta and the VFW Auxiliary are planning a new event -- a horseshoe and corn hole tournament to take place Saturday, June 9, at Cleland Park in Delta.

The veterans organizations are seeking sponsors for this event, which is a fundraiser for a new building in North Delta.

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Scholarships available for adult continuing education

Delta County adults who are seeking higher or continuing education are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship, offered by Altrusa International of Delta, Inc. The service organization annually awards several scholarships to non-traditional students and to high school students who are members of the Altrusa-sponsored ASTRA Clubs.

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Visit your library for a book, a backpack, a packet of seeds

The second week in April is an ideal time to visit your local library. Libraries across the nation celebrate National Library Week, an observance sponsored by the American Library Association since 1958.

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Delta Police, sheriff's blotter April 11, 2018

April 1:

Officers responded to East 2nd Street and Meeker Street to assist with a medical transport.

April 2:

Officers took a report of property damage in the area of Hwy. 50 and Hwy. 92

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Unaffiliated voter campaign kicks off

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has rolled out a campaign intended to help unaffiliated voters correctly fill out their ballots in the June 26 primary election.

Unaffiliated voters can ask to receive a Republican or a Democratic ballot.

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Citizen Report files for case dismissal

Delta County Citizen Report (DCCR), an apolitical, nonprofit media organization reporting on Delta County, Colorado government, has filed to dismiss its case against Delta County Commissioners after successfully negotiating a new policy that improves open meeting processes at the county.

During the past three months, the DCCR board and county staff worked together to develop the policy that, in some cases, expands on state statute governing open meetings law.

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Delta man caught during break-in

Leaf Glimpse, 27, of Delta was reportedly caught in the act of a break-in at a home on 2050 Road, Delta, at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 3.

The break-in was discovered by a contractor who was hired to make repairs while the property owners were out of town.

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Meet-and-greet planned for hospital board candidates

Delta County Memorial Hospital is hosting a meet-and-greet for hospital board candidates Monday, April 16. The public is invited to attend this event in the Grand Mesa Oncology Center from 5 to 6 p.m., prior to the regular board meeting.

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Clay, Carlson win city council seats

At the conclusion of his final meeting as a member of the Delta City Council, Bill Raley said it's time for the younger residents of the city to step into leadership roles. Those two young leaders are apparently city council candidates Nathan Clay and Kevin Carlson.

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Internships allow students to explore careers
Internships allow students to explore careers

When Billie Flonnes, a senior at Delta High School, walks into Yost Family Dentistry she isn't stopping by for a check-up or filling. She's there to work as part of the Delta County Schools high school internship program.

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Bennet sits in on Farm Bill discussion
Bennet sits in on Farm Bill discussion

Senator Michael Bennet made stops in Montrose, Olathe and Delta on Friday, en route to Club 20 meetings in Grand Junction.

His stop in Delta was devoted to a Farm Bill listening session -- the third stop he's made here for the same reason since taking office.

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DURA begins negotiations with only interested hotel developer

Just one hotel developer responded to a request for proposals issued by the Delta Urban Renewal Authority for a riverfront hotel development. While the number of responses was disappointing, the proposal from MARS Hospitality was just about everything DURA commissioners said they had hoped for.

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Delta County farmers share heritage during panel discussion
Delta County farmers share heritage during panel discussion

On March 28, the Delta Farmers Union held a supper and panel discussion at the Maloney House on the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss titled "Heritage." The event featured generational farmers and ranchers sharing their history, thoughts on family farming and speculations on the future of agriculture.

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A book for every 4-year-old

One Book 4 Colorado (OB4CO) is back for its seventh consecutive year, a program that distributes over 75,000 copies of the same book to every 4-year-old in the state. The 2018 book giveaway runs from April 9-23 and delivers books in English and Spanish to preschool-aged children statewide through a collaboration that depends heavily on public libraries.

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Commissioners receive reports, award bids

On April 2, emergency preparedness manager Jeff Wright reported on the inspections of ambulances to county commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes in preparation for the commissioners approving licenses for the ambulances.

Licenses were approved for six ambulances for Delta County Ambulance District and five ambulances for North Fork Ambulance Association.

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Delta Police, sheriff's blotter April 4, 2018

Officers responded to Highway 92 for a report of a traffic accident.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a traffic accident.

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Taco Time celebrates awards, support of MDA
Taco Time celebrates awards, support of MDA

On March 8, Taco Time held its first corporate meeting of 2018. Annually, this meeting is when franchise recognition awards are presented for the previous year.

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County clarifies open meeting compliance

On April 2, the Delta County Board of County Commissioners adopted a formal policy outlining the county's process and procedures for complying with Colorado Open Meeting requirements. This policy allows the county to create a better understanding of the policies and practices the county has in place.

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DCED's annual meeting scheduled for April 12

Delta County Economic Development will host its 22nd annual meeting on Thursday, April 12, at the Orchard City Town Hall. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with light appetizers and refreshments being served.

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Feedback invited on draft Master Plan

Eleven months in the making, the first full draft of the Delta County Master Plan is available for public review and comment.

"The goal of this process was always to create a new framework for managing land use and development that is more fair and predictable than what we have now and would result in outcomes consistent with the community's vision for the future," said Bob Stechert, Delta County Planning Commission chair.

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Get ready for spring fishing

It's time for anglers in the Montrose-Delta area to get fired up for spring fishing. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has stocked more than 1,000 lunkers in the area.

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Haven House shelters homeless children, adults

"Ending Homelessness One Family at a Time" is the mission that propelled Haven House's success in doing just that in 2017, the valley's only warm and safe place for homeless children and adults alike to make their home and begin building a new life.

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County honors employees for years of service

County commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes honored 11 county employees April 2 for their years of service with Delta County.

Devin Violett, lead equipment operator for road and bridge District 3, was honored for 30 years service with the county.

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