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Delta

Building code update recommended for city

A work session that was expected to cover three topics was sidelined by a lengthy discussion on the first item on the agenda -- an update of the city building codes.

The city is currently contracting building code plan review and inspection services to Safebuilt.

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City to add police officers, marketing position in 2019

The City of Delta is in the process of finalizing a budget that anticipates a 2 percent increase in revenue, but a 15 percent increase in expenditures. To maintain a balanced budget, transfers will be required from the city's enterprise funds.

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Donate to your local library and get a T-shirt

Support your libraries AND get an awesome T-shirt! Those who donate $10 to Delta County Libraries' Foundation will receive a "Libraries Rock" T-shirt.

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Fishing licenses increase

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved increases to hunting and fishing licenses.

Effective Jan. 1, resident license fees will increase by $8, with a few exceptions.

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Law enforcement blotter Nov. 28, 2018

Officers responded to Abraham Connection for a possible drug violation. Scott W. Gay, 60, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged unlawful possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance (methamphetamine).

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Public hearing on county's budget slated for Dec. 3

Delta County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the 2019 county budget on Monday, Dec. 3, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 236 of the county courthouse.

County administrator Robbie LeValley points out some major accomplishment for the 2019 budget.

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Record number of votes cast

Almost 2.6 million Coloradans cast ballots in the midterm election, giving the state the second highest turnout in the nation, according to the unofficial final tally.

Information sent to the Colorado Secretary of State from Colorado's 64 county clerks show that 2,585,944 ballots were cast, and 2,574,748 ballots were counted.

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Regional council addresses wildfire mitigation with county

Members of the West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC) discussed their programs and activities in Delta County at the Nov. 19 commissioners meeting.

Lilia Falk, director of WRWC, and Jamie Gomez, mitigation and education coordinator for WRWC, introduced Jake Schmalz who will be working with firefighters and emergency management personnel in Delta County in all the WRWC programs and emergencies.

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Request for city deannexation denied

A request to de-annex a parcel of land on the outskirts of the city was denied by Delta City Council Nov. 20.

The parcel is one of three annexed to the city in 2006 at the request of property owner Jack Petrucelli. He anticipated a large, 260-lot subdivision known as Riverwalk to be built off 1600 Road, across from the Emerald Hills subdivision.

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Rotary raffle supports student scholarships

Delta Rotary Club announces its annual raffle to raise funds for Delta High School graduates and nursing students at the Technical College of the Rockies. To date in 2018, the club has awarded $14,000 in scholarships.

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Senior CommUnity meals listed for December

Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County -- Cedaredge Community Center (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday), Delta Senior Center (Monday-Wednesday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Wednesday-Friday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday-Wednesday-Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location. More information is available by calling the Cedaredge meal site, 856-3636; the Delta meal site, 874-5302; Hotchkiss Senior Center, 872-3494; and Paonia Senior Citizen Center, 527-3435.

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Traffic accident kills one

On Monday, Nov. 26, at approximately 10:41 p.m., Delta Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 50 near mile marker 69 in North Delta. As officers arrived on scene they discovered a passenger car and a semi truck involved in what appeared to be a head-on collision in the westbound lanes of Highway 50.

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Veterans honor veterans
Veterans honor veterans

Members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 in Delta honored a group of veterans that are largely forgotten, not only on Veterans Day, but throughout the year. These VIP veterans are the residents of care facilities.

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Workshop devoted to medical marijuana

As a starting point for licensing medical marijuana centers and cultivation facilities, Delta City Council members are reviewing regulations in place in nearby communities. A three-month moratorium has been established to give council time to work through the regulatory framework for the medical marijuana facilities authorized by city voters in November's general election.

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Opinion

EPA should maintain existing methane rules

Once again, the Trump administration is moving to put the profits of polluters before public health and the well-being of future generations. Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- which under this administration is anything but -- held its one and only hearing on a Trump administration proposal to gut sensible, effective and widely-supported protections from methane pollution caused by oil and gas development.

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Inmate crews give golf course a leg up on the next season

The Town of Cedaredge and the Cedaredge Golf Club would like to thank the work crew from the Delta Correctional Facility for their invaluable help over the summer and fall at the golf course. The crews assisted staff in completing numerous maintenance projects that beautified and spruced up the course, including irrigation repairs, brush clearing, debris removal and overall cleanup.

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Is cursive really a curse?

Cursive writing is defined as a style of penmanship where some characters are written and joined together in a flowing manner. It is generally used to allow an individual to write faster.

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Make 2019 the year for climate action

It's time to stop buying the nonsense that the next fossil fuel boom will save our economy. Tar sands in Utah and fracking more of our public lands so private companies can ship our energy overseas, are not viable ways forward nor are they sound strategies for our future.

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Thanks school board, for your gift of service

On behalf of Delta High School Student Council, we want to offer a huge heart of thanks to the hard working volunteers and members on the Delta County School Board. We'd like to recognize the after hours, daily grind, difficult decisions and the time spent caring about every student's mentality from Jill Jurca, Pete Blair, Richard Hypio, Jan Tuin and Ron Germann.

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Thanks, enviros, for devastation

Just when we thought wildfires couldn't get worse, along comes the latest California fires, killing 60+ people, burning 100,000+ acres, destroying thousands of homes, ruining health and economies, roasting wildlife, sterilizing soil, and blackening lands. Rain runoff will choke fish and streams with ash.

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Veterinarian has compassion

I want to write this letter about my veterinarian, Alan Dorr. He put my dog down on Nov. 14.

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Sports

Delta football team has 14 on 2A WSL squad

Delta High School football coach Ben Johnson has released the names of the 2018 2A WSL Football All-Conference selections. In all, 14 players were selected for the 2018 Elite Team.

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Paige McGovern wins CHS 'Sister Award'
Paige McGovern wins CHS 'Sister Award'

The following email was composed by Cedaredge volleyball coach Heather Dunbar, a former Mesa State College volleyball player, who played for Rusty Crick.

Dunbar finished her college career and has coached volleyball at Cedaredge High School for the past eight years.

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Winter sports set to begin
Winter sports set to begin

Delta County schools recently completed successful fall sports programs. The winter sports season is underway with schools preparing for their separate opening day schedules which are set to begin as soon as this weekend for some schools.

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What's Happening

Model trains, Santa highlight Cross Orchards Christmas show

Cross Orchards Historic Site invites community members to celebrate the holiday season at the 30th annual Model Train Christmas Show presented by The Grand Valley Model Railroad Club (GVMRRC). This Christmas event will be hosted four weekends in December from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday, at 3073 Patterson Road.

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Santa's Helpers plan fun run, walk

Join Santa's Helpers Run/Walk to benefit Families Plus Saturday, Dec. 15. The event starts at Lions Pavilion in Confluence Park and takes place on the 1.5-mile trail around the lake.

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Square dance Saturday features guest caller

The final month of the year starts off fast for the Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club, as we will welcome special guest caller Mike Olivieri for our regular dance on Saturday, Dec. 1. Please come and help kick off the Yuletide season.

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What's happening at your library? Nov. 28, 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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Obituaries

Agnes Busch
Agnes Busch

Agnes Busch died Nov. 19, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta. She was 91.

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Arthur Ansbaugh

Arthur C. Ansbaugh died Nov. 19, 2018, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 89.

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Betty Sue Peacock
Betty Sue Peacock

Betty Sue Peacock died Nov. 12, 2018, in Snohomish, Wash. She was 85.

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Billy West
Billy West

Paonia resident Billy West died Nov. 18, 2018, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. He was 78.

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Colin Kurtz

Delta resident Colin L. Kurtz died Oct. 26, 2018, at HopeWest Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 67.

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Cynthia Kline

Cynthia E. Kline, 61, of Cedaredge and North Pole, Alaska, died Nov. 19, 2018, in Delta.

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Jerome
Jerome "Jerry" Dee Solaas

Long time Paonia resident Jerome "Jerry" Dee Solaas, age 53, passed away Nov. 16, 2018, at Anschutz Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born Feb. 5, 1965, in Rawlins, Wyo., to Charles and Beverly Solaas.

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Jody Pabloff
Jody Pabloff

Delta resident Jody Lee Pabloff died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at his home. He was 53.

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John Ooms

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

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Linda Snead

Linda Snead of Paonia died Nov. 20, 2018, at her home in Paonia. She was 69.

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Mable Livingston
Mable Livingston

Mable Donella Squire was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Seiling, Okla., to Lloyd and Vesta (Brown) Squire. She graduated from Seiling High School and completed one year at Gregg Business College in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Maria Toole
Maria Toole

Maria Ignacia Toole died Nov. 17, 2018, in Rifle after a long struggle with diabetes. She was 77.

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Murl Marsh

Murl Marsh of Emmett Idaho, formerly of Delta, died Nov. 18, 2018, at The Cottages Care Facility in Emmett. He was 90.

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Myrna Chuchuru
Myrna Chuchuru

Myrna Kaye Chuchuru died Nov. 21, 2018. She was 73.

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Nora Brown

Nora Ellen Brown of Hotchkiss died Nov. 13, 2018, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 71.

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Wesley V.
Wesley V. "Wes" Wade

Former longtime Paonia resident Wes Wade passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at his home in Grand Junction, Colo. He was 78 years old.

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North Fork

'Reverse' CORA lawsuit backfires on Paonia

An obscure provision in the Colorado Open Records Act allows a government records custodian to initiate legal action against a requester if he or she is unable, in good faith, to determine whether documents are exempt from disclosure. Under CORA's safe harbor clause, a requester cannot recover court costs and attorney fees even if a judge ultimately finds that the records should have been released.

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Celebrate holidays in Paonia style this weekend
Celebrate holidays in Paonia style this weekend

Open houses, trunk shows and soirees, a puppet show and a concert in a wine cellar are on the long list of events to enjoy this weekend during the Paonia Holiday Festivities. Sponsored by the Paonia Chamber of Commerce, more than a dozen area businesses will kick off the holiday season with specials, drawings, food and drink, music, and fun for all ages.

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Paonia accepts 2017 audit

Paonia trustees unanimously approved to accept the 2017 town audit. The board received the draft audit at an Oct. 23 budget discussion and audit presentation by Russell White with Rubin Brown.

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Paonia adopts $3 million budget

Following a series of public workshops and discussions, Paonia trustees approved of the final draft of the fiscal year 2019 budget with no final changes and little comment from the public.

The board's been working on this budget for three months," said Mayor Charles Stewart during the requisite public hearing on the proposed $3 million budget.

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Young Crawford seamstress makes 21 'Quilts for Kids'
Young Crawford seamstress makes 21 'Quilts for Kids'

Tia Homedew is only 9 years old, but she is already learning the value of giving to others.

Homedew, a fourth-grade student at Paonia Elementary School who lives in Crawford, has been sewing since age 5 when Santa delivered her first sewing machine on Christmas day.

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Surface Creek

Cedaredge's community Christmas dinner needs support

Preparing a free Christmas dinner for 300 people may sound overwhelming, but it's something Les and Dorothy Mergelman and the Cedaredge Rotary Club have been doing for years.

The annual event is reminiscent of a scene from a heartwarming old-fashioned Christmas movie as the Cedaredge community gathers to enjoy hearty food and good company.

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Church hosts chili, baked potato dinner

The Cedaredge United Methodist Church will join in the festivities for the Parade of Lights in Cedaredge on Saturday, Dec. 1, by offering its traditional chili and baked potato dinner. The hearty menu will keep cold weather at bay featuring everyone's fall and winter favorite -- chili.

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Colorado Gives Day supports nonprofits

Dec. 4, 2018 marks the eighth annual Colorado Gives Day. This annual statewide movement is meant to "celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving," according to the Colorado Gives website.

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Food boxes provide holiday meals

The Christmas food boxes distributed through the Cedaredge Food Bank contain staples to make a nice holiday meal -- roasted turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, vegetable sides, pumpkin pie and fruit for dessert.

Each box costs about $38 to put together and hours of volunteer time.

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OC task force recommends drought indicators, actions

This summer a group of 14 community members and three trustees convened to tackle a drought task force for Orchard City. The goal of the group was to review, analyze and discuss the domestic water system to "enhance the measures used in foretelling a future potential 'drought.' "

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Parade brings holiday cheer to Cedaredge

With Thanksgiving leftovers leaving the fridge, Christmas season is in full swing. Cedaredge will start the holiday cheer with its annual Parade of Lights Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.

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