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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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County shares bridge, intersection concerns with CDOT representatives  414 views

At their April 2 meeting, county commissioners Don Suppes and Mike Lane were joined by 10 representatives from CDOT for a discussion of current and future CDOT projects. Commissioner Mark Roeber was away on Colorado Counties, Inc. business.

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County opposes Wild & Scenic status for area stream segments  376 views

Delta County Commissioners Don Suppes, Mark Roeber and Mike Lane have sent a letter to the United States Forest Service and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest Plan Revision Team stating that Delta County is not in favor of Wild & Scenic eligibility status for stream segments within Delta County.

"All the segments in our county are proposed for 'wild' classification, which is reserved for areas 'free of impoundments and general inaccessible except by trail ... that represent vestiges of primitive America'," the letter stated.

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Delta native propels submarine legacy into the future

Delta native propels submarine legacy into the future  314 views

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 members will ever know: strategic deterrence.

Petty Officer 1st Class Morgan McCracken assigned to USS Georgia hails from and is a 2012 graduate of Delta High School who takes on the task to execute one of the Defense Department's most important mission of strategic deterrence.

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Delta native propels submarine legacy into the future

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 members will ever know: strategic deterrence.

Petty Officer 1st Class Morgan McCracken assigned to USS Georgia hails from and is a 2012 graduate of Delta High School who takes on the task to execute one of the Defense Department's most important mission of strategic deterrence.

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Governor Polis signs ERPO into law

Delta County Sheriff Mark Taylor said he is disappointed, but not surprised, that Governor Jared Polis signed the Extreme Risk Protection Orders bill into law last week. The law will enable law enforcement and family members to seek court orders to temporarily suspend firearms access to persons who are dangerous to themselves or others.

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County shares bridge, intersection concerns with CDOT representatives

At their April 2 meeting, county commissioners Don Suppes and Mike Lane were joined by 10 representatives from CDOT for a discussion of current and future CDOT projects. Commissioner Mark Roeber was away on Colorado Counties, Inc. business.

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No rush for medical marijuana licenses

Delta city clerk Jolene Nelson said she's handed out a number of applications for medical marijuana establishment licenses, but as of noon Tuesday, none had been completed and returned. The initial application deadline was 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, but pursuant to city code, that deadline may be extended for some types of medical marijuana establishments if fewer applications are submitted by the deadline than the number of available licenses.

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County opposes Wild & Scenic status for area stream segments

Delta County Commissioners Don Suppes, Mark Roeber and Mike Lane have sent a letter to the United States Forest Service and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest Plan Revision Team stating that Delta County is not in favor of Wild & Scenic eligibility status for stream segments within Delta County.

"All the segments in our county are proposed for 'wild' classification, which is reserved for areas 'free of impoundments and general inaccessible except by trail ... that represent vestiges of primitive America'," the letter stated.

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Francie Mion's new book will soon be in libraries

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.

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North Fork

A special read

Get your pre-released copy now of "Trips: Rock Life in the Sixties" at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 228 Grand Avenue in Paonia.

Read the book before anyone else and then meet author Ellen Sander on Thursday, May 16, from 7-9 p.m. in the Blue Sage hall.

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Registration opens for Rural Philanthropy Days

Registration opens for Rural Philanthropy Days

Online registration is now open for Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days (WSRPD), which takes place June 12-14 in Paonia and Hotchkiss, showcasing the beautiful North Fork Valley.

Western Slope nonprofits will have an exclusive opportunity to connect with over 30 Colorado foundations during this unique three-day event.

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Modern Woman's Club a model of community service

Modern Woman's Club a model of community service

The Rogers Mesa Modern Woman's Club is a venerated tradition in the North Fork Valley. The club began as a social and cultural outlet for the women of Rogers Mesa and was officially incorporated in 1908.

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Paonia trustees consider parking regs, bag ban

The Paonia board of trustees will consider an ordinance to limit parking in the 300 block of Clark Avenue.

At the April 9 meeting, trustees directed town staff prepare the ordinance in consultation with the Paonia Fire Department to limit parking to the east side of the block.

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Young Eagles Rally gives kids an opportunity to fly

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.

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Paonia council reminded of 43-year-old water deal

As the town of Paonia considers future growth and prepares to deal with the aftermath of a water emergency, they were recently given one more issue to consider.

At the March 26 board meeting, Mountain Coal Company representative Westin Norris addressed the board of trustees.

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Cedaredge Methodists celebrate Easter with music, scripture and meaningful message

Cedaredge Methodists celebrate Easter with music, scripture and meaningful message

Community United Methodist Church in Cedaredge will celebrate Easter at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 21, with a a service of music and scripture preceded by breakfast open to all anytime from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and followed by an Easter egg hunt for children at 11:15 a.m. in the play yard at Little Sprouts Preschool, which is within the church's parking area.

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GMAEC books Buddy Mondlock for an evening of stories and songs

Nashville songwriter and singer Buddy Mondlock will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center. For the show, Mondlock's friend and bass player, Mike Lindauer, will join on the fretless electric bass.

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Committee debates Orchard City water needs, rates

To start Orchard City's water committee meeting April 10, a verdict of "no" was delivered to a citizen's appeal for a water bill adjustment. He claimed his high usage for several months was due to a water meter reading when nothing went through it, which according staff is not plausible.

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Foundation encourages donors to leave their mark

Several years ago Bill Welch and his wife, Laurae Fortner-Welch, wanted to impact Cedaredge. After looking at their options, they decided create a fund with Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF).

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Orchard City appoints new planning commissioner

Orchard City trustees convened April 10 for a short regular meeting. After discussing the March disbursements and financial statements they held a public hearing and voted on two ordinances: 2019-01 Amending Clerk Duties and 2019-02 Appointment of Town Officers.

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Cedaredge trustees to meet early Thursday

Cedaredge Board of Trustees cancelled their April 11 work session since there were no items they couldn't discuss at the regular meeting. They will convene April 18 at 4 p.m. for an earlier meeting so trustees and staff can attend the Water 102 workshop that evening at 6 p.m.

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Opinion

A walk down memory lane

I read with great interest the letters to the editor written by David Kuta, Ryan Crick and Coach Rob Ames. Their articles provided a walk down the memory lane of Delta High School sports.

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Delta council is upholding the will of the voters

I wanted to thank the Delta City Council for their work and due diligence on the marijuana issue. I want to address Mr. Schaible, and his continued trolling of this council.

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Delta is a caring community

I'd like to thank the community of Delta for their show of love and compassion during a time of trial. My wife suffered a mild heart attack April 3 this year.

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Plant trees for the future

Why plant trees? A simple and realistic way to touch the future.

If only the trees had been replaced 50-100-150 years ago, back when the majority of the original "old growth" forests were cut.

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Reject the popular vote and build the wall!

At the Hotchkiss "town hall," State Senator Donovan and Representative McCluskey spent about 15 minutes talking about several bills. Neither mentioned the Red Flag (gun seizure) bill, the National Popular Vote bill, or the oil and gas restrictions bill, or answered questions from the group (did answer a few individual questions post-meeting).

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Grateful to North Fork EMS crew

Recently, I had a serious horseback riding accident near Paonia. My injuries included a fractured spine and head trauma resulting in a subdural bleed.

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Sports

Bruins in top three of two meets this week

Both the girls and boys Cedaredge track teams finished second in this year's Delta Invitational held April 11. Olathe joined Delta County schools Cedaredge, Delta Hotchkiss and Paonia for the twilight meet which began at 3 p.m.

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Eaton, Ewert set records

Last Thursday, Delta High School hosted its second Delta Twilight Invitational track and field meet. The only teams invited are the four Delta County schools and Olathe.

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Delta tennis team loses, 6-1, to Aspen

Delta's recent trip to Aspen wasn't as successful as coach Christina Curtis would like to have had the trip go.

The loss to the Skiers (5-1, 2-1) has Aspen sitting in second place in 3A Region 8 standings while the Panthers are in fourth place with their 4-4, 3-2 records behind first-place Steamboat Springs (6-1,4-0) and third-place Vail Mountain (4-3, 4-3).

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3A hoops players earn honors for 2019

3A hoops players earn honors for 2019

Some undone business needs to be concluded in regards to the recent prep basketball season.

With Delta and Cedaredge boys and girls teams going to this year's 3A state basketball, season-ending accolades were set on back burners with team banquets scheduled when time permitted.

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Delta survives cold in baseball victory

And the streak continues for Delta High School's varsity baseball team. Delta's lone baseball game of the week took place in Carbondale, arguably "one of the coldest games I've ever coached," quoted Panthers coach Steve Reiher.

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Yanish hits grand slam in DH against Rangely

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.

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What's Happening

Local churches observe Holy Week

Holy Week, the week between Palm Sunday

and Easter Sunday, is filled with traditional observances. Local churches urge you to use this time to walk with Jesus Christ from his triumphal entry into Jerusalem to his resurrection.

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Spring book sale planned

Friends of the Cedaredge Library host their annual spring book sale on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Stolte Shed.

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Downtown workshop planned

Delta County communities applied for and received assistance from Community Builders for a Colorado Downtown Streets Workshop. This free, interactive half-way workshop is scheduled Tuesday, April 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss.

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Son-Rise service planned

On Easter Sunday, a community Son-Rise Service is scheduled at 6:45 a.m. at the pow wow arbor in Confluence Park. Please bring your own chairs, gloves, coats and blankets.

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Easter egg fun

The Delta Lions Club will be sponsoring the annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 20. This event begins promptly at 9 a.m. at Cleland Park.

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AC/DC announces talent contest for all ages

AC/DC has just announced its "Rising Star Talent Contest" to take place this summer. Tryouts will take place in May and June.

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