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Rec district upbeat after mill levy increase

The North Fork Pool, Parks and Recreation District sees a brighter future after voters approved a mill levy increase in the Nov. 6 election.The increase of 1.607 mills, approved by an unofficial vote of 2,407-2,014, will brin...

A call for 'Love in Action'

"Wherever you go, wherever you look, you'll never find anyone more worthy of love than you."-- John Records

Phil Ellsworth proclaimed poet laureate

Making official what has long been a community sentiment, Cedaredge resident Phil Ellsworth has been honored with an official town proclamation naming him poet laureate. The public proclamation was first read aloud on Nov. 3 ...

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Spunky Delta woman turns 100

Spunky Delta woman turns 100  828 views

It's noteworthy when anyone reaches the age of 100, but when that individual still does her own yard work, cleans her own house, and regularly walks 2 to 3 miles a day, that milestone becomes truly remarkable.

Marcella "Marcy" Boss doesn't look -- or feel -- her age, but it's true. She turns 100 on Nov. 15.

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'Doc' Vincent retiring this winter  646 views

Everyone who depends on him saw it coming, but the news is still a shock to area pet owners.

Norman "Doc" Vincent is retiring.

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Delta man charged with voter interference  592 views

A warrant is being sought for the arrest of Christopher Scott Taylor, 34, of Delta for allegations related to mail ballots and intimidation. The two offenses are misdemeanors.

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Delta

T-shirt sales generate $2,500 to support the fight against cancer

T-shirt sales generate $2,500 to support the fight against cancer

The Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD) sold T-shirts throughout the month of October, raising $2,500 for the Grand Mesa Oncology and Infusion Center. For the last several years, DCAD has done this fundraiser to support local efforts in fighting cancer.

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Four projects selected for water efficiency funding

Bureau of Reclamation has selected four projects in Colorado to receive $184,012 for small-scale water efficiency projects. The funding from Reclamation will assist the selected applicants with installing an automatic control gate with SCADA technology, installing AMI, SCADA telemetry installation, lining of canals and the installation of real-time satellite monitoring equipment.

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Local Election Results

Local Election Results

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Restorative yoga offered to cancer patients

Restorative yoga offered to cancer patients

The Grand Mesa Oncology and Infusion Center is offering restorative yoga to all cancer patients, from survivors to those who have just been diagnosed. Restorative yoga can help restore the mind and body.

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Olathe grad named University of Utah Distinguished Alumni

Olathe grad named University of Utah Distinguished Alumni

Nursing informaticist Susan Matney is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni award from the University of Utah College of Nursing.

Her career in nursing began at the age of 16, when she took a job as a nurse's aide at a nursing home in Montrose.

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Spunky Delta woman turns 100

Spunky Delta woman turns 100

It's noteworthy when anyone reaches the age of 100, but when that individual still does her own yard work, cleans her own house, and regularly walks 2 to 3 miles a day, that milestone becomes truly remarkable.

Marcella "Marcy" Boss doesn't look -- or feel -- her age, but it's true. She turns 100 on Nov. 15.

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North Fork

'Doc' Vincent retiring this winter

Everyone who depends on him saw it coming, but the news is still a shock to area pet owners.

Norman "Doc" Vincent is retiring.

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Artists asked to donate to Crawford festival

Calling 2-D and 3-D artists and all other creative people to participate in the Crawford "Pioneer Christmas Festival."

Pioneer Christmas Festival Auction items may be done in any medium you choose and present your artwork to be enjoyed and sold at auction on Nov. 30.

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Special district approved for ambulance; memberships continue

On Nov. 6, voters overwhelmingly approved the establishment of a special district for the North Fork Ambulance. Just over 83 percent of Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford area voters said "yes" to the special district. By a smaller, yet still very favorable margin, a mill levy of 5.750 was established to fund the special district.

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Patrick Webb appointed to Hotchkiss Board of Trustees

Patrick Webb appointed to Hotchkiss Board of Trustees

Patrick Webb, the newest member of the Hotchkiss Town Board of Trustees, said he believes his life experiences will enable him to make reasonable, positive decisions for the town in his new role.

Webb said he has lived in the North Fork Valley on two separate occasions.

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Hotchkiss voters authorize sale of town shop

Hotchkiss voters overwhelmingly approved the sale of the town shop in the Nov. 6 election, 82 to 18 percent. The next morning, deputy town clerk Ginger Redden said she received three inquiries from potential buyers.

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Hotchkiss serving up Thanksgiving dinner

The annual free Thanksgiving day dinner will again be served Nov. 22 at the Hotchkiss Senior Center, 276 W. Main Street, adjacent to Hotchkiss Town Hall. A traditional Thanksgiving meal of smoked turkey from Zack's BBQ complete with all the trimmings will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Surface Creek

ESA Sorority disperses funds

The ESA Sorority in Cedaredge recently held its monthly meeting and part of the agenda was to disperse funds from money-raising efforts in the previous year. Monies were raised from various activities including the annual Irish Stew, Pampered Chef luncheon, yard sale, craft sales, and community donations.

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Community supports animal shelter

Last Friday the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center in Cedaredge hosted a successful benefit concert to raise funds for the Surface Creek Animal Shelter. The last notes of a memorable performance by The Rhythm Method band had barely faded away before the community embarked on another round of activities to support the shelter.

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Reservoirs, tiny homes addressed at Orchard City workshop

During its Nov. 7 work session, the Orchard City Board of Trustees heard a presentation from water commissioner James Holiman.

Concerning water for next year, he said he thinks the area will be okay, but "an average year won't get us back to normal."

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Food bank needs Christmas donors

The Cedaredge Food Bank is once again planning to provide Christmas dinners for Surface Creek's disadvantaged neighbors. Last year 250 families received food boxes filled with an array of holiday provisions.

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Trustees discuss golf course recovery plan

The Town of Cedaredge Board of Trustees met for a public work session last week. The purpose of work sessions is to discuss town issues and preview the agenda for an upcoming regular meeting.

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Phil Ellsworth proclaimed poet laureate

Phil Ellsworth proclaimed poet laureate

Making official what has long been a community sentiment, Cedaredge resident Phil Ellsworth has been honored with an official town proclamation naming him poet laureate. The public proclamation was first read aloud on Nov. 3 when "Phil and Phriends" gathered at the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center for a chamber theatre presentation.

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Opinion

Get to know your REALTOR®

Do you know who your neighbor is and what they stand for? Many times we find that what we think about someone is vastly different than reality once we receive all the facts about that person.

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County planner plays a vital role

When a decision goes contrary to your opinion, I suppose it's natural to suspect conspiracy. However, it's important to understand the role that the county planner has (see letters to the editor, page A2, Nov. 7 edition).

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The Grinch is trying to spoil Christmas!

It appears that the Grinch has been trying to spoil Christmas for the Delta Food Pantry and we need your help! Apparently, the Grinch stole the pantry's Christmas Tree and ran!

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The dangers of marijuana

It seems like there is a mixed set of emotions about marijuana. Mr Ziegler made some good points as I as a Christian hope to do (letter to the editor, Oct. 31).

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Keep our kids safe by stopping for school buses

As I listened to the radio early this morning I was not sure I heard the news accurately, so I asked my wife and she also heard the same statistic: Every day, 80,000 cars illegally pass a school bus.

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Let's reaffirm our commitment to America's heroes

Since the founding of our nation, millions of men and women have served our country and defended the freedoms Americans enjoy. Veterans Day is an opportunity to show our appreciation for those who have selflessly answered this call to serve.

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Sports

Six Panthers named on 3A All-Conference list

The 2018 3A All-Conference Western Slope soccer honors have been released. Coach Paul Shean's season produced another post-season journey for the Panthers and coaches around the league voted six Delta players to this year's team.

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Sutliff 1st Team All-State

For Jerry Sandoval and his Delta High School Panther softball team, the 2018 season was nothing short of spectacular. A title in 3A WSL play and a season-ending 22-3 record following the program's first ever regional hosting and another first ever semifinal round game in state playoffs, symbolize how far the Panthers have come in the sport of softball.

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Panthers in soccer's Elite 8

Delta High School varsity soccer team had an impressive season this year. The Panthers recently played two games in the state tournament bracket.

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Sports scene to change soon

With the loss of all Delta County schools in football, volleyball and soccer, the fall sports season comes to a close for 2018.

Cedaredge and Delta enjoyed successful seasons on the softball diamonds while area cross country athletes were, again, highly successful on the various trails and race courses in the state.

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Denver Christian loss ends Paonia volleyball

The Paonia Eagles volleyball team went 1-1 last Friday at the 2A Regional 2 tournament in Lakewood to end the season with a 14-11 overall record. The Eagles opened the tournament with a 3-0 win over Calhan (10-14).

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Young Delta volleyball team out of playoffs

Young Delta volleyball team out of playoffs

With a very young volleyball team to begin the 2018 campaign, Beth Nelson's Delta High School volleyball team took on the challenge of becoming better and playing well enough to make post-season play.

The Panthers accomplished a lot in 2018, and gained valuable experience along the way.

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What's Happening

Celebrate 'Christmas at the Fort' Nov. 24

Fort Uncompahgre, 440 North Palmer Street, Delta, will recreate Christmas as it was celebrated in the 1830s with "Christmas at the Fort," Saturday, Nov. 24. This event runs from 7 to 9 p.m., following Delta's Parade of Lights.

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Anyone can become a leader

Are you in a leadership role in your organization? About to be? Did you know that whatever role you play, you can lead? Learn more at a regional training on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Montrose, 19 South Park Avenue.

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Huff 'n Puff Before You Stuff

Thanksgiving is almost here and that means it is time once again for Bill Heddles Recreation Center's "Huff 'n Puff Before You Stuff" class. Bring a friend or visiting family member and come try something new.

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AC/DC presents 'Trumpet Favorites'

Arts Coalition of Delta County concerts are now scheduled. The nonprofit organization asks the residents of Delta County for their support at two upcoming concerts.

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T-shirt fundraiser

Support your libraries AND get an awesome T-shirt! Those who donate $10 to Delta County Libraries' Foundation will receive a "Libraries Rock" T-shirt. Shirts are available at all five libraries in Delta County during the month of November.

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What's happening at your library? Nov. 7, 2018

The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.

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