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Yanish hits grand slam in DH against Rangely

It's every baseball player's dream, but for one Hotchkiss High School senior, a grand slam became very real last Saturday. In game one of the two-game series against Meeker, Jamison Yanish opened on the mound.

Lured by the love of Fabergé

He's known as a builder of bamboo fly rods, a longtime fly fishing guide, fly-tying expert, author, and authority on the history of fly fishing and antique fly fishing equipment. Also known as The Gnome, Jeffrey Hatton is now...

Francie Mion's new book will soon be in libraries

Francie Mion and Lois Wickstrom have been producing delightful children's books for over 40 years. Wickstrom writes the books and Mion illustrates the books.

Students organize health fair at Cedaredge High School

Sixteen different booths were present, including Kidz Clinic, Delta County Ambulance District, Delta County Search and Rescue and CHS Cardio Health. School counselor Amanda Cerise estimated that over 200 people visited. Cedar...

Young Eagles Rally gives kids an opportunity to fly

Does your child dream of flight? Is he or she interested in a career in aviation? Here's an opportunity they don't want to miss.

Freeride star from Paonia brings home the bronze from Austrian Alps

Dagan Schwartz, a 16-year-old who grew up in Paonia and splits his time between Crested Butte and Paonia, recently placed third in the Freeride Junior World Championships 2019 in the Austrian Alps.Schwartz is a snowboard free...

Delta native propels submarine legacy into the future

KINGS BAY, Ga. - As citizens of Delta go about their daily lives, members of the U.S. Navy's "Silent Service" submarine force work beneath the ocean's waves, continuing a tradition that only a small fraction of military membe...

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Cedaredge business owner seeks to revitalize golf club restaurant

Cedaredge business owner seeks to revitalize golf club restaurant  282 views

Codi Nelson is no stranger to success. For two years running she has been honored by the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Law enforcement blotter April 24, 2019  119 views

Officers responded to the 400 block of Leon Street for a civil issue and a hit and run accident. Elizabeth Kay Ragle, 20, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving and failed to notify police of accident.

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Building code session raises questions for Paonia  109 views

Should a revision of Paonia's building codes be a priority for the Paonia board of trustees?

That was one of the many questions raised by builders, contractors and homeowners during an April 16 session to discuss the possible impacts changes would have on the community.

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Delta

CPR training equipment supported by local businesses, nonprofits

CPR training equipment supported by local businesses, nonprofits

A new requirement from the American Heart Association (AHA) mandates Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) courses use adult CPR manikins with audio or visual feedback to indicate the rate and depth of compression. According to the AHA, studies have shown that feedback devices help students achieve mastery of critical CPR skills and shorten the time to demonstrate competency.

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Shea Feedlot earns Safe Farm Award

Shea Feedlot of Delta recently received the Colorado Livestock Association's Safe Farm Award.

Five 2018 Safe Farm Award recipients were chosen based on several factors, including two years of a loss ratio less than 25 percent, a record of reporting claims in under two days, on average, and meeting designated medical provider requirements.

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Celebrate Fair Housing Month

Each April, Fair Housing and the pursuit of equal housing for all is celebrated across the nation. For decades, Realtors® -- members of the National Association of Realtors® -- have supported a free, open market that embraces fairness and equal opportunity for all buyers and sellers. Members of the Delta County Board of REALTORS® strongly support the Fair Housing Act, legislation first passed in 1968 and now prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status and national origin.

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Nomination period opens for DMEA board election

The nomination period for DMEA's 2019 board of directors elections opened earlier this month. Each year, DMEA members are responsible for electing three representatives to serve on the co-op's board of directors. This year, the board seats up for election are District 3, District 4, and the South Region.

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Wraparound program is nationally recognized

Often, we think of booming metropolises as innovative leaders for advances in health care. Regions like New York, San Francisco and the research triangle of North Carolina come to mind. In 2019, however, Delta County can take pride knowing it, too, remains a leader for advances in innovative healthcare practices.

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Arc celebrates five years of advocacy

The Arc of West Central Colorado (Arc WCCO) proudly celebrates five years of service to the Western Slope. The Arc WCCO nonprofit organization was founded by Danielle Angotti in April 2015.

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North Fork

Prepare now for Paonia's spring clean-up days

Thinking about spring cleaning? The Town of Paonia's annual Spring Clean-up Days will be held May 20-24.

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Paonia PD responds to DUIs

According to the Paonia Police Department, between March 15-31, officers responded to two incidents of driving under the influence, also known as DUI. The department's bi-monthly police report states that officers arrested individuals on charges of DUI on March 17 and March 29.

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Service Saturday needs a little help

A Little Help Paonia is seeking volunteers for the semi-annual North Fork Valley Service Saturday. From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, volunteers will provide assistance for seniors who need a little help with basic yard work like raking and household tasks such as washing windows, cleaning refrigerators, touching up paint, de-cluttering, dusting, polishing furniture, and other various tasks.

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'Imagination' mural to be unveiled Friday at Blue Sage

'Imagination' mural to be unveiled Friday at Blue Sage

The Blue Sage Center for the Arts and Arts for All will host the unveiling of "Imagination: The Gift of Story," from 4-6 Friday, April 26. "Imagination" is a ceramic mural created by 12 students of the Arts for All program. Students attend North Fork School of Integrated Studies, Montessori at Crawford schools, and Paonia High School and range in age from 10-15.

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Final Friday Frolic this week in Paonia

This Friday evening the Paonia Creative District presents its monthly Final Friday Frolic. From 5-9 p.m., visit member galleries and businesses (watch for signs). A member mixer and spring membership drive kick-off party happens at 7:30 p.m. on the back patio of Needlerock Realty, 236 Grand Avenue.

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Building code session raises questions for Paonia

Should a revision of Paonia's building codes be a priority for the Paonia board of trustees?

That was one of the many questions raised by builders, contractors and homeowners during an April 16 session to discuss the possible impacts changes would have on the community.

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Surface Creek

Surface Creek could see high water this spring

Surface Creek could see high water this spring

The second presentation in the four-part series on water for "Voices on the Western Slope," "Water 102: Surface Creek Flow," saw a good turnout April 18. When asked who attended the previous session, about half the audience raised their hands.

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Cedaredge business owner seeks to revitalize golf club restaurant

Cedaredge business owner seeks to revitalize golf club restaurant

Codi Nelson is no stranger to success. For two years running she has been honored by the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce.

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CTE programs fill skills gap for students

Chacelynn Urquhart, a junior Cedaredge High School student, knew early on that she wanted to pursue architecture after graduating high school. Thanks to CTE, or Career Technical Education, she's getting her foot in the door early.

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Surface Creek nonprofits invited to Community Conversation

Staff, board members and volunteers of any Surface Creek area nonprofit, church, kids/school organization, or civic/social group are invited to participate in a conversation about how we as a community can strengthen and enhance the Surface Creek Valley.

"Nonprofits are vitally important to enhance the quality of life and the community fabric, and we have some organizations in the Surface Creek doing amazing work here," said Kami Collins, the economic development coordinator for the Town of Cedaredge, the organizer of the Community Conversation.

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Arbor Day celebration planned in Cedaredge

The Cedaredge Tree Board will hold its annual observance of Arbor Day beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center on Friday, April 26.

Mayor Gene Welch will read the official proclamation followed by presentations discussing the importance of planting trees and the efforts by the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Golf course estimates 50 acres in lost turf

To start the Cedaredge trustees' meeting on April 18, Mayor Gene Welch reviewed the Arbor Day proclamation which will be read at the celebration April 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center. To commemorate Arbor Day, the tree board will plant trees on Main Street to replace ones lost last year.

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Opinion

Your mayor's perspective

The mayor's primary responsibility is to be the chair of the council and related meetings and the signatory of official city documents. Beyond that, the role is determined by one's interest, enthusiasm and energy for the people and interests of our city.

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Confluence bathrooms need work

On Easter, our family had an outing at Confluence Park.

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Talented students were a joy to see

Those of us in attendance at the April 16 Delta City Council meeting were privileged to see an awesome group of bright, young local students representing their various school clubs.

They presented their programs very well and were impressive in their abilities.

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Plastic bags do more than hold groceries

Too often it appears those few all-knowing souls who constitute government think they know how to solve a perceived problem without considering whether the consequences will be worse than the problem they are trying to fix. Also it seems they must sit around thinking it's great fun to place even more regulations on their subjects.

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Vaccinations save lives

Measles was declared eradicated from the United States in 2000. Now we hear daily of families afraid to leave home with their newborns for fear of contracting the disease.

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Explaining the Electoral College

History: In 1787 there were only 13 states. There was some concern that the larger states might seek full control.

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Sports

Gymnastic team competes in two March competitions

Tunget Gymnastics had a meet on March 9 at Colorado West Gymnastics.

Competing in the Bronze Level, Chyann Ashby was sixth in vault, 4th on bars, beam and all around with a sixth place for floor; Elisha Ostrom was seventh on vault and beam, eighth on bars and all around and sixth on floor.

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Delta falls, 5-1 to Durango soccer team

Last week's journey to Durango snapped a four-game win streak for Delta High School's soccer team. The Demons, members of the 5A/4A Southwester League, have a 5-4 overall record and 2-2 in league play.

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From doubles to singles, Mora, Carrillo find success

From doubles to singles, Mora, Carrillo find success

In Paonia's 6-1 loss to the Aspen girls tennis team last Friday, Jaquelin Mora cruised to a 6-3, 6-4 win at 2 singles. It was more than the team's only win.

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Bruin girls 2nd, boys 6th at Huskies meet

In an early-week track meet, Cedaredge High School's track teams competed in a nine-team field at the Battle Mountain Huskies Invitational held on April 16 in Edwards.

Cedaredge's girls finished competition with 120 points to secure a second place finish and the boys were sixth with 86 points.

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Eagles baseball 9-4 with five games to go

Eagles baseball 9-4 with five games to go

They had a bumpy start to the season, but with five games remaining, the 9-4 Paonia Eagles remain the only undefeated team in 2A Region 3/5 play. They started hitting their stride in early April with a come-from-behind 8-7 win over 3A Roaring Fork.

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Bulldogs 12-1, ninth in state RPI rankings

Bulldogs 12-1, ninth in state RPI rankings

Last Friday's wins at Dove Creek and Nucla boosted the Hotchkiss Bulldogs baseball team to a 12-1 record and into ninth place in state RPI rankings.

The Bulldogs are on a 10-game winning streak after decisive non-conference games last Friday at Nucla and Dove Creek.

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What's Happening

Church hosts yard, bake sale

All Saints Lutheran Church is holding a huge yard and bake sale Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.

The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Western fun supports rodeo camps

Cowboys Night Out will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the True Life Church in Cedaredge.

The evening will be filled with western fun including dinner, live music and an auction to benefit Rodeo Bible Camp ministries.

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Paonia Players are doing it again!

Paonia Players presents "May Monologue Madness" Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, 7 p.m. at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. The second annual event will bring 16 actors to the stage, performing 30 different monologues, with the audience voting on which actors advance to the next round.

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Community theater project features North Fork cast

Notch Theatre Company, playwright Jessica Kahkoska, and the North Fork Valley will kick off "Wild Home: An American Odyssey" with a free, public performance on Saturday, April 27. The performance will take place at Delicious Orchards, 39126 Highway 133, Paonia.

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Handgun safety class set for May 11

Certified instructors Dave Brown and Christopher McMillan will lead a "Handgun Safety" class at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proper completion of this class allows you to apply for a concealed handgun permit in Colorado.

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Admission to Ute Indian Museum is free May 4

In honor of Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month, the Ute Indian Museum will hold its first free day of the year on Saturday, May 4.

The museum is located at 17253 Chipeta Road in Montrose and is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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