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Law enforcement blotter Dec. 12, 2018  167 views

Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Fox Court for a report of eggs being thrown at the residence. Investigation resulted in a 13-year-old female of Delta receiving a ticket for alleged second degree criminal tampering.

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Comments sought on proposal to name CHS track for Jack Kehmeier

Comments sought on proposal to name CHS track for Jack Kehmeier  124 views

Delta County Joint School District #50 is welcoming comments on a proposal to name the track at Cedaredge High School in honor of longtime track coach and educator Jack Kehmeier.

Kehmeier died Aug. 16, 2000, at the age of 78.

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Carbon monoxide blamed for two deaths  123 views

An initial autopsy report indicates that an elderly Cedaredge couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Delta County Sheriff's Office reports that John Thompson, 88, and Joan Thompson, 81, were found by a neighbor the morning of Dec. 5.

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Delta

Carbon monoxide blamed for two deaths

An initial autopsy report indicates that an elderly Cedaredge couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Delta County Sheriff's Office reports that John Thompson, 88, and Joan Thompson, 81, were found by a neighbor the morning of Dec. 5.

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McKee looks back on law enforcement career

McKee looks back on law enforcement career

After capping a 40-year career in law enforcement with four terms as sheriff of Delta County, Fred McKee is retiring. He declined to seek a fifth term in office, saying 16 years is enough.

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DMEA begins exit from Tri-State G&T

On Dec. 6, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) strongly reaffirmed its intent to exit membership in Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State), and has asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to exercise its statutory authority over Tri-State as a public utility and adjudicate a just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory exit charge.

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Website tracks progress at DMS

Website tracks progress at DMS

Kissner GC, the general contractor for the addition to Delta Middle School, has begun posting project updates to the school district website, www.deltaschools.com.

The updates allow parents and students to track what's going on, noted John McHugh, facilities supervisor for Delta County Joint School District #50.

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Christian radio station broadcasts from Delta

When David Lehmann opened Mr. Detector at 208 Ute Street in Delta, he opened the door to a Christian radio station that begins its fifth year of broadcasting this month.

KSYF, at 107.5 FM on the radio dial, is owned and operated by the Montrose Christian Broadcasting Corporation (MCBC).

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Colorado extends grace period for new sales tax rules

Colorado Department of Revenue executive director Mike Hartman issued the following statement regarding proposed sales tax rules to implement the U.S. Supreme Court's South Dakota v Wayfair decision and destination sourcing:

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North Fork

Sign up for youth hoops skill camp

Basketball coaches Chase Roeber and Karla Head will teach a six-week fundamental basketball skills camp for children ages kindergarten through second grade beginning Saturday, Jan. 12. Registration forms are available at Paonia Elementary School and the entrance to Don's Market in Paonia.

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Lighting judging set for Dec. 13

The National Junior Honor Society will be out Thursday night, Dec. 13, to select winners for residential and business lighting displays in Hotchkiss.

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Pool tourney in Crawford to help Tom McGraw

There will be a benefit pool tournament and silent auction at Diamond Joes in Crawford on Sunday, Dec. 16, beginning at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Tom McGraw and his family.

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Winter Warrior dodgeball tourney helps VFW

Winter Warrior dodgeball tourney helps VFW

The seventh annual Winter Warrior dodgeball tournament at Paonia High School was held Wednesday, Dec. 5. The tournament, bake sale, live auction and chili dinner raised more than $3,000 for the American Legion Post 97 in Paonia.

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After frustrating four years, Paonia ready to bring water tank online

After frustrating four years, Paonia ready to bring water tank online

It's been a long, grueling process, replete with problems and high costs and overseen by two town managers and a town administrator. But Paonia's one-million-gallon Clock Water Treatment Plant is expected to go on line shortly after the new year.

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CD release party a world music tour

CD release party a world music tour

About five years ago, David and Arlyn Alderdice purchased a Zimbabwean-style marimba, a large, flat, table-like instrument with big keys that, when struck with a mallet, resonates with beautiful sound. Musicians and teachers, they wanted an instrument they could play at belly-level for their unborn baby boy.

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Comments sought on proposal to name CHS track for Jack Kehmeier

Comments sought on proposal to name CHS track for Jack Kehmeier

Delta County Joint School District #50 is welcoming comments on a proposal to name the track at Cedaredge High School in honor of longtime track coach and educator Jack Kehmeier.

Kehmeier died Aug. 16, 2000, at the age of 78.

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Countdown underway for community Christmas dinner

Volunteers and donors have less than two weeks to help organizers get ready for this year's free community Christmas dinner. The annual holiday meal will be served on Dec. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stolte Shed in Pioneer Town at the intersection of South Grand Mesa Drive (Highway 65) and SW 2nd Street.

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Cedaredge trustees to approve town budget Dec. 13

Following a series of public budget work sessions and the public publication of a draft budget, the Town of Cedaredge Board of Trustees will meet in regular session Dec. 13 to officially adopt the town's 2019 budget. Time is allotted for constituent comments at the start of all regular board of trustee meetings.

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Orchard City trustees disagree on drought actions

After making some adjustments to the agenda, the Orchard City Board of Trustees began its Dec. 5 work session by continuing the discussion on tiny home building regulations. "The hope is to ease some of the restrictions on building a normal home," said Mayor Ken Volgamore.

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Garden club members craft wreaths with nature's bounty

For our November meeting, members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club took advantage of Mother Nature's bounty of the fall season, gathering seed pods, dried grasses and fresh greenery to make wreaths which will decorate our homes, inside and out, until (and even after) Christmas decorations take center stage. Club member Barb Klein demonstrated how to attach these items to numerous types of wreath forms, showing us how different textures and colors can produce the best results using the products at our fingertips.

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Cedaredge trustees discuss liquor tasting regulations

The Town of Cedaredge Board of Trustees met for a work session on Thursday, Dec. 6. Typically the trustees meet for work sessions on the second Thursday of each month and for regular meetings on the third Thursday of each month but December's meetings were adjusted to allow for the upcoming holidays.

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Opinion

LES collects gently used toys

Lincoln Elementary School's Student Council is starting a new program to help families with children that are struggling in life. Student Council recognizes that Christmas for families who don't have a permanent home is especially difficult.

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It's time for America to get back to the basics

I was affected by David Hiney's letter to the editor of Dec. 5, "The pitiful results of methamphetamine use."

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Mum's the word

Paonia water used to taste delicious; out of town visitors would comment on it. Lately it tastes like an overly chlorinated swimming pool.

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$8 fishing license is still a great bargain

In response to a letter published in the Dec 5, 2018 DCI written by Larry M. Head of Hotchkiss. To Larry and any other subscribers on a fixed income, I do sympathize with the issues of keeping up with inflation in retirement; however, I would ask that you give more careful thought to your anxiety related to the cost of fishing licenses in Delta County.

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Mayor should avoid closed door discussions

On Nov. 20, Delta's City Council convened a special work session to discuss the zoning and licensing of potential medical marijuana businesses within city limits. During the meeting, Mayor Ron Austin admitted to having a private conversation with a "main street business owner," who opposed all of the marijuana ballot measures.

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Fishing license increase hits senior citizens

Thank you CPW for my 2018 Christmas present! I am referring to the 800 percent (not a typo) fee increase in the cost of my fishing license.

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Sports

Cedaredge cagers rope wins in Nucla

Cedaredge High School's basketball team had one game scheduled for the past week. That game was played in Nucla on Saturday, Dec. 8. Cedaredge won the girls contest, 58-14, with help from a 30-0 second quarter, which initiated a running clock for the remainder of the game.

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Bulldogs beat Moffat County in mat action

Hotchkiss extended its early-season dual record to 4-2 Friday on a 42-35 win over Moffat County.

The Bulldogs won three matches by pin, including Landen Mayberry (113-pounder) over Hunter Fredrickson in 3:58; Presley Pene (132-pounder) over Isiaih Herod in 4:56, and Teagan Sommers (195) over Daniel Cruz in 2:39.

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Bulldogs finish eighth at Delta

Bulldogs finish eighth at Delta

Hotchkiss scored 104 points to finish eighth out of 13 teams at the Panther Invitational.

At 170, junior Jace Peebles was runner-up.

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Paonia third at 30th Delta Invitational

Paonia third at 30th Delta Invitational

Paonia placed seven wrestlers and scored 135 points to finish third at Delta.

The Eagles sent three wrestlers into the championship match.

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Eagles basketball teams still undefeated

The Paonia girls basketball team remains undefeated after it opened conference play last Thursday with a 62-16 win over visiting Caprock Academy (Grand Junction).

With a game-high 10 points that included two three-point goals, Carly Horn was named "Player of the Game."

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Barrios wins at 170, Delta fifth at Invitational

Delta scored 121.5 points to place fifth at its own Panther Invitational Wrestling Tournament.

Delta sent three into the championship match.

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What's Happening

HopeWest hosts holiday event

HopeWest invites friends, family and neighbors to its annual Lights of Life event to celebrate the spirit of community this holiday season. This evening allows you to gather in recognition of the meaning of the season while reflecting on the cherished memories of loved ones held close to our hearts.

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Help create miracles

On Saturday, Dec. 22, all communities of Delta County will be helping raise money for Make-A-Wish Colorado, #21Strong. Bring your change!!

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Holy Guardian Angels presents a living nativity

Holy Guardian Angels School presents a living nativity scene on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 3 to 8 p.m. The presentation will be inside the Weatherport building on the west side of the school, located at 59350 Carnation Road in Olathe.

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Area churches prepare for the birth of Christ

Cedaredge Community Methodist Church
3rd & Aspen

Sunday, Dec. 16 -- Service of music with a sermon titled "Clear Away Trifles" based on Luke 3:7-18, 10 a.m. New members will be welcomed at that service followed by lunch open to all.

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Volunteers invited to help count birds

Hawk-eyed volunteers are invited to count birds during the annual Audubon Christmas bird count Dec. 16 through Jan. 5.

The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for the Montrose area Sunday, Dec. 16.

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Square dancers celebrate Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club will celebrate the yuletide season with a "Christmas Dance" on Saturday, Dec. 15. This final dance of the year will be directed by regular club caller Naaman Moorehouse.

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