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The business of romance

It will come as no surprise to women in their 30s that romance novels account for a quarter of all fiction sales in America, outpacing mysteries, fantasies and science fiction. In 2017 the Romance Writers of America® reporte...

Historical Society celebrates a busy year

On Saturday, Feb. 9, a crowd of more than 100 citizens gathered in the vintage Stolte Shed at Cedaredge's Pioneer Town to honor individuals who have been active in preserving area history. The occasion was the annual banquet ...

Koch pins way to mat title

There was little fanfare or media hype last Saturday when Delta High School freshman Nicole Koch became a state champion. Koch (pronounced 'Cook') pinned her way to the 118-pound title at the Colorado High School Girls Wrestl...

Students say 'thank you' for dictionaries

To learn to read, children need to build and improve their vocabulary. What better way to help them learn than to give them a dictionary.

DHS students share their perspectives

In order to gain more understanding and connection to students, the Delta County School District asked each school within the county to hold a meeting with a variety of approximately 35 students to assess the wants and needs ...

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PUC declares jurisdiction over Tri-State  64 views

A major ruling Feb. 14 by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) set the stage for the commission's review of an allegedly unreasonable and discriminatory charge demanded by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) from Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA).

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Law enforcement blotter Feb. 20, 2019  51 views

Deputies took a report of a vehicle stolen from an address on B50 Road, Delta.

A REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report came in concerning a Chevy Tahoe traveling west on Highway 92 in the wrong lane of traffic.

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Community meeting scheduled  42 views

The Delta Police Department announces a community meeting regarding a sexually violent predator who is moving into the community. This meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street.

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Delta

Hartig Drive to be closed

Hartig Drive Road will be closed from Monday, Feb. 25, to Friday, March 8.

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Learn about Opportunity Zones at informational meeting

Delta County Economic Development (DCED) is partnering with the State of Colorado to host an informational meeting about Opportunity Zones -- a "once-in-a-generation" chance for both investors and communities. The Opportunity Zone (OZ) program was enacted as part of the 2017 federal tax reform package.

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Law enforcement blotter Feb. 20, 2019

Deputies took a report of a vehicle stolen from an address on B50 Road, Delta.

A REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report came in concerning a Chevy Tahoe traveling west on Highway 92 in the wrong lane of traffic.

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Demolition, construction schedule outlined for West's

The City of Delta is picking up the pace on the demolition of West's Home Center at 327 Main Street. At a recent city council meeting, Betsy Suerth, utilities and public works director for the City of Delta, outlined an estimated schedule for the project.

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Delta County launches land use and development forum

Curious about how subdivision works? Want to understand more about zoning?

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PUC declares jurisdiction over Tri-State

A major ruling Feb. 14 by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) set the stage for the commission's review of an allegedly unreasonable and discriminatory charge demanded by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) from Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA).

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North Fork

Space to Create survey presentation set for Feb. 27

A community meeting to present the results of the Space to Create Paonia Arts Market Survey will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Paonia Town Hall.

Paonia is the third Colorado community chosen for participation.

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No easy fix for Paonia potholes

No easy fix for Paonia potholes

A small child fell in
Played in China until spring
Paonia potholes

-- Teresa Shishim

To state the obvious, potholes in Paonia are a problem this winter.

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TDS challenges Elevate grant award

Elevate received good news this month from Colorado's Broadband Board -- it was awarded more than $4 million in grants to build fiber and provide high-speed internet in rural areas near Crawford, Hotchkiss, Delta and Montrose. But, that good news was tempered when TDS, the longtime internet, phone and TV provider in Delta County, appealed the decision.

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Paonia chamber seeks submissions for 'Doc Vincent' scrapbook

In place of its annual February business/awards meeting, the Paonia Chamber of Commerce will host a community-wide potluck celebration this spring to honor retiring veterinarian, Norman "Doc" Vincent. Vincent, who has cared for the area's pets for more than 40 years, is retiring effective Feb. 28.

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Doc Vincent's retirement will be felt by pet owners

Doc Vincent's retirement will be felt by pet owners

What will we do without Doc Vincent?

For almost 40 years, Norman "Doc" Vincent has been a blessing and an invaluable asset for pet owners in the North Fork Valley and beyond.

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Water leak leaves customers high and dry

Water leak leaves customers high and dry

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has placed the Town of Paonia under an emergency boil-water order. Under the order, all town water customers should bring water drawn from the system to a rolling boil for a full minute prior to using for cooking, drinking or brushing teeth.

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Surface Creek

Veterans meet-and-greet marks first anniversary

This month marks one year since the Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans (WHAFV) began sponsoring monthly gatherings for Delta County's military veterans. Special ceremonies commemorating the anniversary will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, when veterans next gather for their meet-and-greet coffee.

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Help preserve history as member, volunteer

New members and volunteers are always welcome at the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society and Pioneer Town. Call or email the society or visit the Pioneer Town website (https://www.pioneertown.org) to download membership and volunteer forms.

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Effort to preserve 40 years of historic paper underway

Effort to preserve 40 years of historic paper underway

From 1904 to 1943 a weekly newspaper, "Surface Creek Champion" was published by C.W. Brewer in Cedaredge. Now the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society (SCVHS) is digitizing every issue, or about 12,000 plus pages.

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Orchard City trustees tackle transparency, town's future

Orchard City isn't changing point of responsibility for water meters, is planning a community survey to gauge the town's future, and trustees are still reviewing the drought task force recommendations. These are a few highlights from the board of trustees Feb. 6 work session.

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Acoustic duo to perform at GMAEC

Acoustic duo to perform at GMAEC

Haunting lyrics, soaring harmonies and dazzling instrument proficiency -- that's how the duo Moors & McCumber describe their sound and style. On March 9 they'll take the stage at the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center for an evening of music showcasing their newest album "Acrobats."

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New ways to support animal shelter

In 2018 the Surface Creek Animal Shelter adopted out 231 animals -- 69 dogs, 52 cats and 110 kittens. In addition to adoptions the shelter also returns lost pets to owners. Last year they reunited 75 dogs and eight cats.

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Opinion

Yes, we have too many cats but it's not their fault

The first thing you have to do when you have a problem, is admit that there is a problem.

Okay, so we probably have too many cats running around.

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Libraries are a tremendous asset

I'd like to write a belated letter of appreciation and thanks for our local library here in Delta. On Feb. 2, we attended the "Love your Libraries" Saturday children's activity.

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Taxes are rigged for the wealthy

If you don't understand this about U.S. income tax policy, take note. Depreciation recapture is taxed at a 25 percent fixed rate.

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Exciting projects are in the works at the fort

My name is Chris Miller and my organization operates Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center adjacent to Confluence Park in Delta. Five years ago when we took over the operation of the fort there was some deferred maintenance.

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Public notices keep citizens informed

I was just like everyone else -- until a few weeks ago, I never read the public notices. The type is very small and hard to read, and that is what they are counting on.

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There's no reason to panic

Life on earth is going to end in 12 years if we don't do something like banning airplanes, redoing all buildings including your home, banishing gas-powered cars because the earth will be too hot.

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Sports

Dodgeball tournament benefits Make-a-Wish

Delta High School came up with a fun and entertaining way for the entire community to help raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit organization that grants life-changing wishes to children battling critical illnesses.

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Paonia boys win, girls lose twice in basketball play

The Paonia boys are in the thick of things in 2A District 5. An upset win against top-seed Vail Christian came on a late-game surge that netted the Eagles five points in less than 10 seconds. Jose Pantoja drove past the Saints defense and into the key for a goal.

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Hotchkiss girls split, boys drop two games

Hotchkiss girls split, boys drop two games

After splitting games last week, the Hotchkiss girls basketball team is 12-5 overall and 6-4 in 2A District 5 standings. Those numbers are good for third place.

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Bruin girls ready to play

Bruin girls ready to play

Despite growing pains of a young team the Cedaredge girls' basketball team has done a great job of adjusting to life in the fast lane. More on just how much the Bruins have adjusted next week as the team prepares for district tournament play at Central High School.

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Four pins, five forfeits give Paonia annual dual win over Delta

Four pins, five forfeits give Paonia annual dual win over Delta

At last Thursday night's annual dual between Paonia and Delta, Paonia won five matches by forfeit and four by pin to defeat the Panthers, 72-12.

Paonia opened the dual with 24 points and four pins:

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Hotchkiss grapplers set for mat regionals

Hotchkiss grapplers set for mat regionals

Hotchkiss opened the wrestling season with a few injuries that resulted in some of its top wrestlers coming into the season as late as January. But that's in the past.

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What's Happening

Blue Sage lists February events

Come check out the March gallery exhibit "Fiber," during the Final Friday Frolics Feb. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Blue Sage in Paonia. There will be a meet-and-greet with the artists.

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Let the good times roll

Did you know that the Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club's Olathe unit visits Colorow Care Center every Wednesday? It is on these days that the elders from Colorow and the club kids get to interact, learn from each other, and enjoy each other's company.

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Midwest tour brings Jersey Tenors to Delta

The Jersey Tenors are on tour in the midwest and will appear in Delta on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Performing Arts Center, 822 Grand Avenue under the sponsorship of the Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

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It's time for Pea Green Saturday Night

It's time for Pea Green Saturday Night

Come to the Pea Green Community Center to hear an evening of old-time and bluegrass music and humor on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7-9:30 p.m.

This month Pea Green Saturday Night will present The Last Spike and Gotta Be, along with the comedy duo, the Pea Green Brothers.

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VSA concert features Mozart

VSA concert features Mozart

The Valley Symphony Association (VSA) presents, "The Music of Mozart: Selections from 'Amadeus,'" on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion. The VSA is an all-volunteer performing arts organization in its 48th season.

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Register for blood draws at health fairs

Avoid the long lines and register for blood draws at the health fairs to be held March 13, 14 and 15.

Online registration is available through the hospital's website, www.deltahospital.org.

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