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Showing 10 articles from February 27, 2018.


Caucuses kick off 2018 general election

Precinct caucuses -- the first step in the process for selecting party delegates, endorsing candidates and setting party platforms -- take place across the state Tuesday, March 6.

Precinct caucuses are meetings of registered electors within the Republican and Democratic parties.



Bruin ladies finish third

Though Cedaredge High School's girls basketball team stumbled in the semifinal round of last weekend's 3A district playoffs on Friday, the Bruins managed to bounce back to secure a third-place finish in the tournament and advanced to the first round of this year's 3A state tournament.

Bulldog boys 2nd at districts in De Beque

The Hotchkiss Bulldog boys' basketball team played inspired basketball in last week's 2A District 5 tournament. A 68-63 win over fourth-seed Paonia in quarterfinal play marked the third game between the two rivals in 2017-18 with Hotchkiss (fifth seed) winning two of the three match-ups.

Delta girls lose two games

After finishing the regular season in fourth place, Delta's girls looked to improve on a final standing with games at last week's district tournament in Grand Junction Central High School.

The Panthers made sure they would play in this year's district tournament with a big 51-36 win at home over Gunnison Feb. 20.


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Local artists included in water media show

The 26th annual Rockies West National Exhibition at the Art Center in Grand Junction features artists from 17 different states. Among those artists are several from Delta County -- Fred Honchell, Mary Bollig, Judy Chapman and Dani Tupper from Delta, Wanda Brunemeier from Cory, and Betty McKinney from Crawford.



Gillilands celebrate 70 years of marriage

Loren and Melba Gilliland celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Feb. 22.

They met at a nursing home in December, went on their first date in January, were engaged by the end of the month and were married in February.

HHS lines up fun events for National FFA Week

As the 2016-2017 school year wrapped up, the Hotchkiss FFA members spent their summer wisely by attending the Colorado State FFA Convention.

The 89th Colorado State FFA Convention was held in Pueblo in June 2017.


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Ellinger strikes a new key as recording artist
Ellinger strikes a new key as recording artist

The North Fork area is steadily earning a reputation for producing some of the best wines, produce and coal in the world. But here's a little secret: It also has its own world-class concert series.


North Fork

Harry Shiles retires after 45 years in law enforcement

Throughout four decades in law enforcement, Harry Shiles has maintained a reputation as a kind, decent, humble and compassionate individual. Those traits will be highly missed at the Delta County Courthouse, where Shiles has provided security for the past 10 years.


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What's bugging you? Feb. 28, 2018

In this week's column I am going to give you a preview of some of the creepy crawler garden dwellers I will be talking about at the March 16 meeting of the Plant and Dig Garden Club. If you are interested in more information, I am sure they would love to have you attend.

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