Alexis Crosby, 18, of Montrose died as the result of a traffic accident the morning of Tuesday, June 13.
The Colorado State Patrol reports Samantha Crosby, 20, of Olathe was westbound on Highway 50 at milepost 78, between Delta and Olathe.
Montrose has a kayak park. Palisade is working on the "plunge." The City of Delta doesn't want to copy those ideas, but is looking for unique features to enhance its parks, open space and trails.
"We only have so many dollars and a small staff," said Wilma Erven, director of parks, recreation and golf for the City of Delta.
JENNMAR affiliate Compliance Staffing Agency (CSA), the premier nationwide provider of workforce solutions for the energy industry, expanded its service offerings and expertise with the acquisition of TK Mining Services. Along with its purchase of Price Mine Services in November 2015, CSA has assembled the assets, personnel and presence to offer unparalleled service offerings and pricing in the western U.S.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) offers an enterprise zone designation to support local economic improvements that result in job creation/retention. Colorado taxpayers may earn a 25 percent state income tax credit by contributing to targeted efforts.
As a qualifying nonprofit, Delta County Memorial Hospital is pursuing the enterprise zone designation for projects to improve patient access.
The clock is ticking. The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has 120 days to reach agreement with the taxing entities it's asking to help fund a gateway project near the intersection of Highways 50 and 92. Half that time has elapsed, and there is no Plan B, city manager David Torgler emphasized during a meeting with taxing entities Monday.
The Colorado River District has announced an additional funding opportunity (up to a total of $1.8 million) for the planning and implementation of irrigation efficiency improvement projects in the Lower Gunnison Project area for qualifying applicants.
Although he does not generally reject plea agreements, District Court Judge Steven Schultz did just that last week when he refused to accept a plea of guilty to trespassing entered by Shawn Willshire. Instead, Willshire will stand trial for felony stalking.
Judge Schultz made the unusual decision after listening to a lengthy statement from the victim, who said she could not agree to dismissal of the stalking charge, or to the stipulation to two years in prison.
Emelio M. Martinez, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $27,000 in bonds. Martinez was also issued a ticket for alleged disregarded a stop sign, drove a motor vehicle while license revoked and failed to present evidence of insurance.
Senate Bill 267, titled "Rural Sustainability," not only converted the hospital provider fee to an enterprise fund, it also directed funds to rural schools. A one-time allocation of $30 million will be spread across the state, bumping per-pupil funding for Delta County students by $171.70. That amounts to about $819,000.
Monica Morris-Whelan and Chanda Morris-Jones are carrying on a family tradition that began 65 years ago, when Dr. Thayer Morris and his wife Gerri moved to Colorado and Dr. Thayer began his career as an independent career of optometry.
He first worked with Dr. James Bush in Grand Junction, then established his own practice in Delta in August 1952.
The theme of summer programming at Delta County Libraries for 2017 is a call to action for the entire county. Libraries aim to build better readers, better communities, and ultimately a better world through their programming this summer, but they cannot accomplish the goal without community participation.
I have resigned from the Paonia Town Council in protest. I have lost all respect for the majority of the board.
Once people are in Washington for a while, they get the impression they are smarter than the people who actually work for a living. Now Rep. Tipton has introduced HR 2907, requiring a federal agency to predict our energy needs over the next 30 years and create a four-year plan for meeting those needs.
On behalf of our Zeta Omicron ESA sorority I want to say thank you to the Delta County Independent and to the wonderfully supportive community in which we live. We just completed our 45th annual Edge of the Cedars Art show.
In anticipation of the June 21 joint meeting of the Delta County Planning Commission and the North Fork Area Planning Advisory Committee, the Libertarian Party of Delta County would like to express its support of Mark Levin's application of land use change for the parcels in question. LPDCO also encourages all advocates of private property rights to attend this meeting, which takes place on June 21 at the Paonia Town Hall, and speak on Levin's behalf.
Three Paonia High School student-athletes signed their national letters of intent to participate in college sports on April 24.
Warren Minerich will compete in track and field as a thrower for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, where he plans to study mining engineering. Minerich was a three-year state qualifying thrower in discus and shot put.
Four Paonia High School student-athletes and two head coaches were nominated to participate in the annual Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State Games June 6-10.
All team coaches and senior athletes who participate in the games are nominated and voted on by CHSCA member coaches.
If you're looking for some competitive fun over the July 4 weekend and want to support some good causes, consider these three fundraising events planned in conjunction with the 71st annual Paonia Cherry Days festival.
With six Paonia baseball players receiving all-state honors from the Colorado High School Activities Association, it's easy to see why the Eagles went undefeated this season. They are loaded with talent.
The City of Delta is excited to run the youth recreational soccer program this season. Registration will be open through Sunday, July 23. Late registrations will be accepted until July 30 with a $10 late fee.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association are excited to announce the 2017 summer line-up for the Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Wednesday night concert series.
Mending Hearts grief support group will be meeting on Wednesdays, June 7-Aug. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at HopeWest, 205 Stafford Lane, Delta.
Mending Hearts is free of charge and open to anyone coping with the death of a loved one. Members may join at any time.
The square dancing will be hotter than a firecracker when the Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club hosts its Independence Day-theme dance, from 7-9 p.m., on Saturday night, July 1, in the aerobics room of the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street in Delta. Dancers are encouraged to wear red, white and blue for America.
Mark your calendar for an important meeting of the Delta County School and Public Employees Retirement Association (DSCPERA) meeting Thursday, July 20. The get-together will be held at Nancy Carlson's Rogers Mesa home, 11498 3150 Road, Hotchkiss, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
On most Tuesday evenings in June and July the Paonia Library amphitheater is the venue for performances by Delta County musicians. Musical Tuesdays are organized by Laura Lee Yates, librarian and author, and supported by the Friends of the Paonia Library.
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.
Christopher and Janice Huff of Delta are the parents of a son, Owen Mathew Huff, born June 13, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7.06 pounds and was 19 inches in length.
Larry and Lorell Cotten of Monte Vista will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception Saturday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crawford Community Center. (Please note the corrected location.) Friends of the couple are invited to join the celebration.
The Delta County 4-H Council met June 12 at the Maloney House and the discussion was focused on the upcoming county fair.
Items discussed included:
Kurt Katzdorn of Hotchkiss has been named to the spring honor roll at McPherson College, a four-year private liberal arts college located in central Kansas.
Paula Strickland of Delta has been named to the Elmira College Dean's List for the winter 2017 term. Full-time students who achieve a grade point average of 3.600 or higher at the end of any Term I or Term II are placed on the Dean's List at the college.
The Boy Scouts of America has bestowed the rank of Eagle Scout on Teagon Harris, age 15.
Teagon is a member of BSA Unit 475 chartered by the Uncompahgre Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Darlene J. Griffith died June 16, 2017, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 70.
Cedaredge resident E. Leroy Kenner died June 16, 2017, at his home. He was 84.
Robert Warren "Bob" Arnold died June 17, 2017, in Lexington, Okla. He was 73.
Hotchkiss resident Rodney K. Tribble died June 17, 2017, at his home. He was 58.
Tee Kue died Sunday, June 11, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction following a one-car accident on Highway 65. He was 16.
It's hard to miss: a multi-paneled blackboard at the entrance to Paonia with the words "Before I die..." written across it. The board invites passers-by to write their thoughts in chalk.
The 100th anniversary of the Maher Schoolhouse on Sunday, June 11, was honored by the Members of the Maher-Onion Valley Community Club. The club hosted an open house starting the presentation as if it was the start of a regular school day, with the Pledge of Allegiance, Lord's Prayer, followed by God Bless America and then the ringing of the school bell.
After 45 minutes of arguing motions, amendments, he-said-she-said and a couple of temper tantrums (at one point Mayor Charles Stewart had to give the board an impromptu etiquette lesson on how to decorously address one another), the Paonia board of trustees came to a decision regarding Trustee Bill Brunner, and whether or not he violated Colorado's open meeting laws, town ordinances or the board's Standards of Conduct.
Bill and Sarah Bishop are being honored this week for their contributions to the Mountain Harvest Festival, and for their "undying love of this valley." While they are humbled by the honor, much of the annual festival's success is owed to the Bishops.
Death is a natural part of living. So why, as a recent survey by Caring.com demonstrates, do more than half of American adults die without a will? Why do we have "life" insurance and not "death" insurance? And why do so many go out of their way to avoid the subject?
Staff and trustees for the Town of Hotchkiss are working toward replacing one of the town's three water storage tanks within the next year, a project that will cost an estimated $1 million.
Town engineer Joanne Fagan presented the proposal at a June 8 public meeting.
With July 4 rapidly approaching, the 71st annual Paonia Cherry Days celebration is almost upon us. Here are a few things to know ahead of the celebration.
Many a superhero were spotted at the Western Slope Conservation Center's Float Fest on the morning of June 3. The festival's superhero theme celebrated the organization's 40 years of dedication to watershed stewardship, public lands advocacy, and environmental education in Delta County and beyond, as well as the vast community support making these efforts possible.
In a report to the town board, the Cedaredge Public Works Department reports that the Jay Avenue bridge opened for Memorial Day weekend. Town staff, contractors, and the engineer met on-site on June 6 to discussing striping issues, the report stated.
As Colorado's produce season arrives, the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is asking consumers to buy local.
"Colorado's high day time temperatures countered by cool nights, give our fruit a sweeter, more intense flavor," said Bruce Talbott, Talbott's Gold, Palisade, Colo., a fifth-generation Colorado fruit farmer.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff is starting work to update big-game management plans in the Gunnison Basin and in the Paonia/North Fork areas. The public is invited to meetings where the planning efforts will be discussed.
According to the Cedaredge Police Department's incident summary report for May, there were 60 reported incidents and five traffic citations issued during the month.
As volunteers of the month for June, the Surface Creek Animals Shelter Board Members are being named volunteers of the month.
The Surface Creek Animal Shelter in Cedaredge opened the Shelter Shoppe, 290 North Grand Mesa Drive, in March of 2010. The members of the Board of the Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control (FCAC, also known as The Surface Creek Animal Shelter) were many of those folks who organized this project.
With 10 months until the next municipal election the Town of Cedaredge is seeking interested, qualified applicants to fill a vacancy on the town board, created when Larry Smith stepped down last month. The appointment would fill the remaining term to April 2018.
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