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Delta

Bicycle Tour of Colorado leaves nonprofits hanging

"We have no funds. We are not sure when we will have funds."

That's the response the Delta Band Parents received from organizers of Bicycle Tour of Colorado, which made an overnight stop in Delta in June.

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Clerk, commissioner candidates face off
Clerk, commissioner candidates face off

The Republican and Democratic Central Committees of Delta County jointly hosted a candidate forum at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Oct. 2. Invitations were extended to 10 local and state candidates in five races.

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DMEA ballots due

Members of Delta-Montrose Electric Association are considering a proposal from DMEA to amend the co-op's Articles of Incorporation. Mail-in ballots were mailed in late September and must be returned by Oct. 12.

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HD 54: Chase, Soper

Thea Chase, unaffiliated/independent, and Matt Soper, Republican, are vying for the House District 54 seat.

Chase is from Palisade, where she serves on the town council.

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HD 61: Mason, McCluskie

During the Oct. 2 debate, House District District 61 candidates answered five questions each.

Mike Mason, R, introduced himself by saying he wants to "empower people" by stopping "so much spending." He believes in cutting taxes and regulations.

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Judicial performance evaluations can be found online, in Blue Book

Performance evaluations of Colorado appellate and trial court judges standing for retention in the 2018 general election are available at www.ojpe.org. The performance evaluations are also included in the "Colorado Voter Information Guide," commonly referred to as the Blue Book, mailed to every active registered voter household in Colorado.

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Library program provides incentives for healthy choices
Library program provides incentives for healthy choices

"Passport to Health," a library program, gives Delta County kids an opportunity to win a new bike, a youth pass to the recreation center in Delta, and an outdoor games package, as incentives for making healthy choices.

"Kids complete the healthy activities listed in a passport booklet in order to be entered to win a grand prize," says Adriana Chavira, Delta Library manager.

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Physician assistants celebrated Oct. 6-12
Physician assistants celebrated Oct. 6-12

Receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you're nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment, or visiting a new medical practice for the first time, navigating the health care world can be understandably unnerving.

But PAs, or physician assistants, are here to help.

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Police blotter Oct. 10, 2018

Delfina P. Delacruz, 32, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged failed to drive in a single lane (weaving), driving under the Influence, DUI per se and failed to present evidence of insurance.

At about 2:30 a.m., an officer patrolling Main Street observed a vehicle stationary in the middle of the road.

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Sample ballots are available online

Voters in Delta County will be receiving ballots that are three to four pages in length. If you want to get a head start on deciding how to vote, you can check out the sample ballot on the county website, www.deltacounty.com.

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SD 5: Donovan, Lund

Senate District 5 candidates Olen Lund, R, and Kerry Donovan, D, wrapped up the candidate forum on Oct. 2.

Incumbent Donovan is an educator and rancher, hoping to continue fighting for health care and education.

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Traffic stop yields meth and heroin
Traffic stop yields meth and heroin

An Oct. 3 traffic stop resulted in the seizure of a large amount of suspected methamphetamine and heroin.

According to Delta County Undersheriff Mark Taylor, a sheriff's deputy stopped a 2014 Toyota Tundra in the parking lot of 1410 Valley View Drive, Delta, after observing the driver make several traffic violations.

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Opinion

Are you also guilty of a crime?

There is a new crime wave. I just learned about it, and also that I was guilty of being one of those criminals.

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Grateful for opportunity to hear from the candidates

I want to thank the Delta County Democratic and Republican parties as well as anyone else involved in hosting the candidate forum at the rec center on Oct. 2. Before the forum I didn't know who anyone other than Kerry Donovan was.

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It's time to clean house in Washington

After eight years warming a bench in Washington D.C., that followed years in the Colorado State House, to hear Rep. Scott Tipton's campaign attack his opponent, Diane Mitsch Bush, as a "career politician" reeks of the most rank pile of desperation.

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Kerry Donovan has demonstrated her commitment

As a registered Republican, I have gotten nine different "Olen Lund for State Senate" mailers to persuade me to vote for Lund. Statements in these mailers bring up many questions. Such as:

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League of Women Voters clarifies its role

As president of The League of Women Voters of Montrose County, and in response to Ms. Loretta Molitor's letter to the editor (Oct. 3), I wanted to clarify the League's role in the candidate forum hosted on Tuesday night.

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Olen Lund will represent Delta County well

Take the opportunity to elect a great candidate from Delta County to represent us in Senate District 5. In support of my friend Olen Lund please consider:

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Tax question may be justified, but it's hardly fair

When it was brought to my attention that the ambulance service in the North Fork area was proposing a property tax to help fund their services, I was not happy. Who wants their property taxes increased for whatever reason?

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Vote yes for land swap

In one week we will be receiving our November ballots in the mail and there is a City of Delta ballot issue we have not really spoken of. This would be ballot issue 2-C and 2-D.

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Sports

Ames sets Delta cross country mark on cool day
Ames sets Delta cross country mark on cool day

John Ames knew heading into last Friday's Pantherfest Cross Country meet that it could be his last chance to break the Delta High School record. Rather than focus on his split times at the end of each mile, he took off his watch.

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Bartlett re-shatters mark
Bartlett re-shatters mark

Paonia senior Ethan Bartlett shattered his own school cross country record at the Pantherfest Invitational Cross Country meet with a time of 16 minutes, 27.84 seconds. His time gave him a ninth-place finish out of a field of 112 runners.

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Bruins blanked 34-0 by Meeker grid team

A stout Meeker football team showed an unbreakable defense and added to the evening's rain-soaked misery with a shower of its own to the tune of 34-0 decision over the Bruins last Friday night.

With the loss, Cedaredge slipped to 0-2 in the 2A WSL and finished the week with a 2-4 overall record for 2018.

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Bruins volleyball on verge of leading WSL
Bruins volleyball on verge of leading WSL

Heather Dunbar's Bruins are enjoying a stellar season on the volleyball court. Though Cedaredge is listed second in 3A WSL standings, 6-0 and 13-1, the Bruins have a better record and higher RPI than Coal Ridge, 6-0 and 10-4.

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Corral notches rare hat-trick in soccer triumph

Delta Panther varsity soccer has improved its overall record to eight wins, two draws and a lone loss with a convincing defeat of the Telluride Miners on October 6. The non-conference game took place at Delta's home, Panther Stadium.

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Delta County golfers compete at state meet

The 2018 state golf tournament at Boulder Country Golf Club was intimidating for many competitors last week. The chance to play at the state's highest level of competition was the ultimate goal for those who played the course.

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Delta exchange students enjoy school, running
Delta exchange students enjoy school, running

Alzbeta Hofmanova and Kateryna Ivlieva are making the best of their school year at Delta High School.

Hofmanova is from Prague, Czech Republic, and Ivlieva is from Kiev, Ukraine.

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Dogs battle elements in loss to Grand Valley
Dogs battle elements in loss to Grand Valley

Homecoming football was played in Hotchkiss on Friday, October 5 against the Grand Valley Cardinals. The Bulldogs were beaten in a game that was largely defined by the rainy weather.

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Hotchkiss volleyball wins get elusive
Hotchkiss volleyball wins get elusive

The Hotchkiss volleyball team dropped to 4-11 overall this week on losses to Soroco and North Park.

On Friday, Oct. 5, Hotchkiss took Soroco to five games but fell short in a 3-2, 20-25, 25-18, 25-21, 18-25, 10-15 conference loss.

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Panthers' volleyball team splits matches
Panthers' volleyball team splits matches

Delta High School's volleyball team has had its ups and downs in 2018, but they continue to battle and play well at times.

The Panthers traveled to Carbondale early last week and scored a 3-1 victory over the Roaring Fork Rams.

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Paonia moves up in grid poll with win over Olathe
Paonia moves up in grid poll with win over Olathe

Paonia's three senior running backs combined for three offensive touchdowns and a touchdown on special teams in the Eagles' 41-0 win over Olathe Friday night at Dan Lawrence Field. The win came despite four turnovers.

A first-possession, 48-yard touchdown run by Anthony Felice set the tone for the game.

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Paonia plays well in volleyball loss to Bruins
Paonia plays well in volleyball loss to Bruins

A strong focus in defense was apparent in Cedaredge's Oct. 2 win over Paonia.

The match was highlighted by long rallies and big hits.

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Paonia scores volleyball wins over NP, Soroco
Paonia scores volleyball wins over NP, Soroco

Paonia is now 8-6 overall and 6-2 in the 2A Western Slope League following conference wins over North Park and Soroco.

The wins came on the heels of a hard-fought, 3-0 loss to Cedaredge, which Paonia lost by a total of 11 points.

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Weather detours Delta gridiron play
Weather detours Delta gridiron play

Delta's shot at knocking off a perennial power football team went by the wayside in the second half of a penalty-plagued and miscue-riddled contest. Mother Nature played the biggest part in the game with a steady downpour for the first half of play.

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What's Happening

After- school program offered

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering an after-school program with activities ranging from swimming and rock climbing to sports and outdoor games. Snacks are provided and there will be time for homework.

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Sign up for Turkey Bowl Classic

It's time for the City of Delta's adult flag football Turkey Bowl Classic, to be held Saturday, Nov. 17. The team fee is $75 which includes a two-game guarantee.

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What's happening at your library? October 10, 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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Community

4-H empowers young people

Join over 102,000 young people in Colorado in celebrating the 4-H program during National 4-H Week slated for Oct. 7-13. 4-H is in all Colorado counties, in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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Births Oct. 10, 2018

Christopher and Samantha Prosser of Hotchkiss are the parents of a daughter, Serenity Ann Prosser, born Oct. 4, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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Obituaries

Clive Tanner Jackson

Clive Tanner Jackson was born at home on the family ranch in Randolph, Utah, on March 20, 1923, to Orin and Orielle Jackson. He grew up there until the age of 9 when the ranch was lost due to the great depression.

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Donald Hamilton

Donald Ray Hamilton died Sept. 24, 2018. He was 86.

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Drew Cotten
Drew Cotten

Longtime area resident Drew Wayne Cotten died Aug. 23, 2018, due to complications from cancer. He was 52.

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Gustave Weber Jr.
Gustave Weber Jr.

Gustave A. Weber Jr. died Sept. 24, 2018, in Glenwood Springs.

He was born May 20, 1934, in Newark, N.J., to Gustave A. and Edna (Hedding) Weber Sr.

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Joseph Silva
Joseph Silva

Joseph's family would like you to know -- without his permission -- his work on earth was done on Oct. 1, 2018. He has gone for his epic ride in Heaven.

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Lee Stilley

Lee Stilley, former longtime resident of Paonia, died Oct. 3, 2018, in Grand Junction. He was 84.

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Lillie Farrell
Lillie Farrell

Delta resident Lillie Farrell died Sept. 25, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 92.

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Mario Sanchez
Mario Sanchez

Mario Ignacio Sancez, a longtime resident of Delta, died Sept. 26, 2018, in Chihuahua, Mexico. He was 67.

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Roxie Fillipi

Roxie D. Fillipi died Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at her home. She was 82.

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Stephen Saruwatari

Lifetime Delta resident Stephen G. Saruwatari died Sept. 25, 2018, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 62.

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Viola Hoos
Viola Hoos

Viola Mae Hoos was born Jan. 31, 1924, to John William Hanlon and Katie Marjorie (Casebier) Hanlon on California Mesa in Delta, Colo. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on Oct. 6, 2018, in Brighton, Colo., at the age of 94.

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Virginia Sisnroy
Virginia Sisnroy

Virginia Sisnroy of Eliza, Ill., died Oct. 2, 2018, at her home. She was 86.

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North Fork

Bank of Colorado to sponsor Annie's Project in Paonia

Farm and ranch women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. Bank of Colorado is proud to support this new growth in our communities by sponsoring Annie's Project in Paonia Nov. 1-3.

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Crawford eyes rate hikes as it develops budget

The Crawford Town Council reviewed a draft of the town's 2019 budget during its regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

In connection with reviewing the draft budget, the trustees discussed the need to raise water and sewer fees to offset growing expenses and to build reserves to a reasonable level.

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Hotchkiss seeks voter approval for sale of shop
Hotchkiss seeks voter approval for sale of shop

Registered electors in the Town of Hotchkiss are looking at a couple of ballot questions that could impact their property taxes and a third that won't hit them in the pocketbook -- at least initially.

The Town of Hotchkiss is seeking voter approval to sell the public works building at 222 W. Bridge Street for an amount not less than $168,500.

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Memorial space available still in Miner's Statue Plaza
Memorial space available still in Miner's Statue Plaza

With renovation of the Miner's Statue Plaza at Paonia Town Park completed this summer, the committee overseeing the project is hoping to begin installing granite plaques on the two memorial walls installed as part of the project. The walls are intended to commemorate miners and those who contributed to development of the North Fork Valley, the community, industries and Paonia Town Park.

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North Fork Ambulance gains support of Healthier Colorado

Committed to supporting innovative pro-health policies throughout the state, Healthier Colorado last week released a statement of strong support for ballot questions 7E and 7F and is proud to work for its passage with the Yes for North Fork Ambulance committee.

In the North Fork Ambulance service area, requests for ambulance service have increased while the combined revenue from insurance reimbursements, grants, and membership fees have proved insufficient to meet the rising costs of this vital service.

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Paradise launches capital campaign
Paradise launches capital campaign

Since 1928, Paonia's downtown movie theater has been an integral part of the town and the North Fork Valley community. Originally built after the Gayety theater burned down, the Paonia Theater opened Oct. 5, 1928.

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Rotary forms satellite club

Rotary Club of the North Fork Valley is forming a satellite club and will hold a kick-off meeting for interested members at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Remedy Juice Bar Cafe, 232 Grand Avenue, Paonia.

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Surface Creek

Applefest by the numbers

Covering Cedaredge's sprawling Applefest event is a challenge. The festival can be overwhelming with its multiple booths, its ever-changing array of events, and its surging crowds of apple-enthusiasts.

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Growing season winding down for garden club

What fun it is to share the bounty of our gardening labors.

That is exactly what the members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club did for their September meeting.

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Orchard City working on tiny home regulations

The Orchard City Board of Trustees had a full agenda to cover at tits work session on Oct. 3. To start, it discussed briefly the marijuana ordinance which will allow 12 plants per resident. The first reading will be at the regular meeting Oct. 10.

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Rose Garden Club announces programs

Regular meetings of the Rose Garden Club are held on the third Friday of each month, usually in members' homes and always followed by refreshments. Our club plants and helps maintain flowers in the gardens at Horizons Care Center and Pioneer Town plus contributes to the Cedaredge Community Garden.

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Service Saturday scheduled
Service Saturday scheduled

A Little Help of Delta County will sponsor its second "Service Saturday" on Oct. 27. The immediate goal of the Saturday morning event is to help local senior citizens with home and yard tasks.

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