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Delta

Christmas tree permits available soon

Christmas tree permits will be available for purchase at Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests office locations beginning Nov. 19. The cost per permit is $8 and may be purchased with cash, check or credit card at national forest office and vendor locations.

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City council, staff zoom in on seven core priorities

In August, Delta city staff and council members met for a strategic planning session in Crawford. Former county administrator Susan Hansen, who moderated the two-day retreat, followed up last week with a written executive summary.

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Delta man charged with voter interference

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's 'Kickoff to Christmas' is Nov. 24

Delta's annual "Kickoff to Christmas" takes place Saturday, Nov. 24. This event is sponsored by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce.

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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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Help stock the shelves

In recognition of National Hungry and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 12-16, Abraham Connection is holding a "stock the shelves" event to collect much-needed supplies for the homeless shelter's 11th season.

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Law enforcement blotter Nov. 14, 2018

A hunter from Wisconsin reported that a pack filled with hunting gear had either been lost or stolen.

A break-in was reported by a woman keeping an eye on her parents' home while they are out of town.

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Local Election Results

Local Election Results

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Medical marijuana gets a thumb's up in Delta

Two of the four marijuana questions on the November ballot were narrowly approved by voters in the City of Delta. Measure 2F allows the establishment of medical marijuana centers. Measure 2H permits the establishment of medical marijuana cultivation, testing, research and manufacturing facilities.

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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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Republicans maintain hold on county offices

The election results are in, and as expected, Democrats did well in state and national races. Jared Polis, Colorado's new governor, led a slate of Democratic candidates to victory, including Jene Griswold, secretary of state; Dave Young, state treasurer; and Phil Weiser, attorney general.

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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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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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Stinker's granted liquor license

The Delta City Council on Nov. 6 granted an 3.2 percent off-premises liquor license to Stinker's, the convenience store located at the corner of 1st and Highway 50 in Delta. The decision had been tabled from October, after council members requested more information from the applicants.

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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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With approval of land swap, DURA considers next steps

On Nov. 8, the Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) met for the first time since September to talk about several potential development projects in the City of Delta.

City manager David Torgler said that voter approval of the sale or exchange of the Riverbend and Cottonwood parks provides the city more opportunities to create projects to benefit the community.

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Opinion

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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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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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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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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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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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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What's Happening

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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Community

Births Nov. 14, 2018

Brianna and Luke McIlheron of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Stella Ryann McIlheron, born Nov. 4, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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School Zone

DHS holds food, toy drive

Delta High School is holding a communitywide food and toy drive with drop boxes at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Bank of Colorado, Lincoln Elementary School, Delta Middle School, Delta Area Chamber of Commerce and Adriana's Photography.

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DHS shows gratitude

DHS Student Council presents an 11 for 11 Challenge during the month of November. The challenge involves 11 opportunities to show gratitude.

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ROAR awards presented to Lincoln Elem. School students
ROAR awards presented to Lincoln Elem. School students

At the first quarter ROAR assembly Nov. 2, Lincoln Elementary School recognized student achievements in the areas of library, art, P.E., music, computers and reading growth.

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Obituaries

John Ooms

Cedaredge resident John Williams Ooms died Nov. 8, 2018, at Welbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Grand Junction. He was 77.

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John Sommer
John Sommer

Hotchkiss resident John R. Sommer died Nov. 5, 2018, at Larchwood Inns in Grand Junction. He was 86.

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Leasha Lindley
Leasha Lindley

Leasha Ann Ratliff Lindley died Nov. 10, 2018, at her home in Eckert. She was 58.

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Raymond Tyler, Sr.
Raymond Tyler, Sr.

Raymond Franklin Tyler Sr. of Delta died Nov. 8, 2018, at Willow Tree Care Center. He was 95.

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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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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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Judge rules against Paonia  in CORA case
Judge rules against Paonia in CORA case

A Delta County District Court judge has ruled that the Town of Paonia must reimburse legal fees to a former trustee after refusing to release documents to him under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA).

In Custodian of Records for the Town of Paonia vs. Bill Brunner, following three hearings, District Court Judge Steven Schultz ruled on Nov. 9 that the town failed to demonstrate good faith or exercise reasonable diligence in filing the suit.

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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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Rec district upbeat after mill levy increase
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 bring the mills to 2.5 and increase revenues by $128,305 for 2019.

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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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Surface Creek

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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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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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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Patriotism underscores salute to veterans
Patriotism underscores salute to veterans

Cedaredge High School honored current and past military veterans in an assembly on Nov. 9. This celebration included patriotic music from the CHS band and celebratory video "Homesick" by MercyMe.

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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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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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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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