On Dec. 2, officers of the Delta Police Department responded to a report of an assault. Officers spoke with a 64-year-old male with a bleeding injury on his neck.
Delta High School Class of 1997 is planning a 20-year class reunion during Deltarado Days.
On Friday, July 28, a social gathering will be held at the Throttle and Spur, 1410 Valley View Drive, beginning at 6 p.m.
The Delta County Board of Commissioners signed a statement in support of fostering a solar-friendly market in Delta County on Monday, July 3, as a part of a larger effort to pursue a SolSmart designation for the county.
The SolSmart designation program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Sunshot initiative and supports the goal of making it faster, cheaper and easier to go solar, according to the SolSmart official website.
Because of changes in assessment of residential property dictated by the Gallagher Amendment to the Colorado Constitution, Delta County government is expected to receive less revenue from property taxes next year.
Nevertheless, many homeowners will not see any corresponding decrease in next year's tax bills.
Steve Glammeyer, a 24-year employee of the City of Delta, pictured himself working another nine years, then retiring at the age of 55 with time to enjoy life. He never dreamed of finishing out those nine years in another community -- until he got an intriguing offer from the city manager in Fort Morgan.
DMEA is currently conducting random phone surveys regarding customer service and member satisfaction with DMEA. As a result, some members are being asked about member satisfaction, services, experience, and need.
This summer, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests is holding public open houses throughout the neighboring communities to invite input for the forest plan revision.
The open houses will be held in the evenings, starting with Delta on July 25, Gunnison on July 27, Ouray on August 1, Grand Junction on Aug. 3, Telluride on Aug. 10, Montrose on Aug. 14, Lake City on Aug. 15, and Saguache on Aug. 17.
On June 29, Victor Mitchell, a Republican candidate running for Governor of Colorado, sat down to visit with Trish Thibodo, the executive director of Delta County Economic Development, about local issues.
Delta County Economic Development, or DCED, is a nonprofit organization with the goal of creating a strong, vibrant and resilient economy for Delta County.
The Board of County Commissioners have named John Baier to the post of Delta County attorney.
Baier currently serves as assistant county attorney.
Zachary T. Pfister, 28, of Cedaredge was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,200 bond.
Troy M. Messano, 50, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged second degree criminal trespass.
A fresh start is in the works for Delta Opportunity School and the students it serves.
The alternative school was established to keep students from falling through the cracks -- to serve kids who don't fit the traditional mold and are in danger of dropping out of school.
In an effort to expand its mission and further educate the people of Colorado on responsible oil and gas development, the Piceance Energy Action Council (PEAC) is growing and changing its name. PEAC is now CREAC -- the Colorado Rural Energy Action Committee.
Steve Glammeyer leaves some big shoes to fill, and it will be up to city manager David Torgler to find the applicant with the right fit. Because the position requires a licensed engineer, there is no one currently on staff with the proper qualifications.
A portion of the Crag Crest National Recreation Trail will be temporarily closed until July 21. This closure will prohibit public access from the east trailhead at the Crag Crest Campground along the lower loop to the intersection at Butts Lake.
In the most recent newsletter from the Town of Cedaredge, it was stated that the DCI misrepresents the town's issues with the golf course. It is ironic that the town would blame the DCI for the same offense we believe the town is guilty of committing, especially after reading about the huge increases in water rates!
I applaud Laura Earley for wanting to see our community thrive and prosper. However, I respectfully disagree that the Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) will be the vessel to achieve this goal. When you weigh the pros and cons, it's more than apparent where the scale tips.
Jim Wetzel has been an outstanding museum director/curator and will be deeply missed. I remember when Jim came on board. His love of history, combined with his eccentric and academic nature, has been tremendous assets.
Are you Mensa smart? Mensa is an international society in which the sole requirement for membership is a score at or above the 98th percentile on any of a number of standardized IQ tests.
A community worship service is planned during Deltarado Days. Several ministers and praise teams will lead worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 30, in the Lions Club Pavilion at Confluence Park.
When someone you know shows signs of dementia, it's time to talk. Conversations with family members about memory loss and changes in behavior can be challenging and uncomfortable.
Two meetings for Lower Gunnison Project money to install high efficiency irrigation systems are set for July 28 at DMEA, 11925 6300 Road, Montrose, and July 29 at Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, 276 W. Main Street. Both will run from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Paonia Soccer Club is accepting registration for the fall season. The program is open to girls and boys born between 2003 and 2013.
Rodeo action is heating up in western Colorado. The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for the Deltarado Days rodeo Saturday, July 29, which will include a free concert by Derringer at the conclusion of competition.
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.
Rochelle and Mikel Waugh of Delta are the parents of a son, Nathaniel Monroe Waugh, born June 26, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
Gale and Donna Doudy of Orchard City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at their home in Austin Saturday, July 15. Family and friends of the couple are invited to join the celebration from 2 to 4 p.m.
The regular meeting of Delta Emblem Club #462 was held at the Delta Elks Lodge on Monday, June 26. The meeting was opened according to ritual, led by president Diane Martinez.
The children of Dave and Marilyn Pipkin are hosting a reception in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The reception will be held Saturday, July 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pioneer Town's Stolte Shed in Cedaredge.
Beverly Brown of West Plains, Mo., died July 7, 2017, from cancer. She was 72.
Crawford resident Carolyn M. St. Geme died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 82.
Gary L. Boden of Hotchkiss died July 4, 2017, in Ontario, Canada, doing what he enjoyed -- traveling, playing golf and fishing for "the big ones." He was 69.
Cedaredge resident Jerry Lee Bentley died July 9, 2017, at his home. He was 78.
Lee Edwin Horn was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Robert Edward Horn and Osie Mary Storm-Horn. He died July 9, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 88.
Hotchkiss resident Nancy Neuenschwander died July 5, 2017, at her home. She was 79.
Raymond Garland Lowrance of Eckert died June 23, 2017, after battling cancer. He was 86.
Longtime Cedaredge resident Robert A. Honganen died July 5, 2017, at his home. He was 84.
Grand Junction resident Rufus W. Webb died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 88.
For the 28th year the BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado will hold its annual Top O' the Rockies Rally in Paonia. While the official rally runs July 20-23, cyclists will begin arriving a little early, said Paonia event coordinator Bob Bushta.
Over the decades, Celia Roberts' photographs have captured images that grab at the heart and tug at the imagination. The Blue Sage will host an opening reception for a retrospective of Roberts' photographs from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Deer and elk hunters, outfitters and guides, landowners, wildlife viewers and photographers have a window of opportunity to weigh in on how big game herds in and around the Delta County area will be managed in the coming years. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting a series of scoping sessions to gather public comment on how herds are managed in Game Management Units 53 and 63 for deer and GMUs 53, 54 and 63 for elk.
After a three-year hiatus the Demolition Derby returns to the Delta County Fair. The derby will kick off the fair beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.
Ezra Russell has been selected to attend the 2017 summer National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): National Security - Diplomacy, Intelligence & Defense, an Envision program to be held in Washington, DC., July 23-28.
He will join other outstanding high school students from across the nation to take part in a unique career development opportunity which introduces students to firsthand experiences and challenging career options in national security and related fields.
A few short years ago it was in jeopardy of going away. But a small and dedicated group of volunteers stepped forward to keep the annual Cherry Days celebration alive. Last week, the 71st annual Cherry Days celebration went off with nary a hitch.
It's hard to say what catches the attention of a visitor first: the collective hum of hundreds of buzzing bees nestled in the stalks of 600 blooming lavender plants; or, the deep, vivid purple-hued plants themselves, gorgeously stretched out the length of an orchard, with cherry and peach trees along either side of the neat rows, and the West Elk Mountains as a backdrop. Equally as tantalizing to the senses is the earthy fragrance: the sunshine and soil and fresh, clean air, all of which enhances the warm, rich scent of fresh lavender.
Dorothy Garber would have so enjoyed Friday night's opening at the Creamery Arts Center.
"Changing Direction: New Work by the Hotchkiss Fine Art Association" showcases a variety of mediums by HFAA artist-members Dana Bradley, Rosalie Clock, Jeanine Cowan, Dona Doye, Cedar Keshet Fowler, Gary Hall, Peter Halladay Bobby Hass, Peggy Judy, Mary Jursinovic, Emily Matteson, Gini McNair, Mary Smith, Jean M. Storz, Jaquita Watters, and Lynne Norton Anderson (with Robert Lueallen as firemeister for her raku pottery).
Edesia Community Kitchen, 395 Clark Ave., in Paonia, is hosting a weekly locals market from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Edesia's wood-fired pizza and a variety of products from local vendors are available. Other vendors are being sought for the market.
Volunteers at Pioneer Town are getting ready for a cool, fun filled community summer break this month.
Surface Creek Valley's annual community Ice Cream Social will be held at the Stolte Shed on Saturday, July 29.
What was that? Orange . . . sort of. No, I think it was yellow. The bird flies up into the cottonwood.
It was reported last month that the June program for the Plant & Dig Garden Club was to be about herbs; that was incorrect. Instead the club welcomed a very special guest for a wonderfully informative and stunning presentation.
The second line of Delta County Libraries' mission statement reads, "Providing Resources for Life, Leisure, and Learning." This year's summer reading program is reaching all three of these goals, with an emphasis on the learning part.
The Orchard City Town Board on July 12 will discuss, and possibly act on, a trustee committee report that lays out a road map for the eventuality of voter approval for marijuana businesses in town, including repeal of the town's current bans.
The first recommendation board's cannabis revenue committee is that "the town should start the process of repealing the ordinances of 2011 and 2013 prohibiting any type of licensed marijuana business."
Safeguard your bicycles -- get them registered with the Town of Cedaredge. Protect your bicycles against theft!
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