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Delta

Hugh Sanburg named to Cattlemen's Beef Board

Hugh Sanburg named to Cattlemen's Beef Board

Cattle producers Hugh Sanburg, Chuck Coffey and Jared Brackett are the new leaders of the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB). This officer team is responsible for guiding the national Beef Checkoff Program throughout 2019.

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Business survey will help guide tourism marketing

Does your business benefit from traveler and tourist traffic? The Delta County Tourism Cabinet wants to help build your business by directing more tourists to you through effective, targeted marketing and promotions.

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Delta, Montrose REALTORs team up

The Delta County Board of Realtors and Montrose Association of Realtors teamed up to bring REALTOR® Day 2019 to their members, and anyone interested in learning more about real estate and the local market conditions.

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15 businesses take on the ENGAGE challenge

15 businesses take on the ENGAGE challenge

The ENGAGE Business Challenge kicked off Feb. 26 at CB's Tavern in Delta, with a meeting that included the 15 businesses that were accepted into the challenge. The goals of the Business Challenge are to foster entrepreneurship in Delta County and to help build up downtown business districts throughout our county.

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Nonprofit is looking for help

Arts Coalition of Delta County is in immediate need of some equipment to be used in several events coming up in May and June.

A theater group known as AC Theater has been organized and plans to present its first play of the season in late May and early June.

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Delta Food Pantry opens on evenings

Delta Food Panty is open from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. weekdays. It is located in the alley behind St. Michael's Church and is available to anyone living in Delta.

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North Fork

Paonia returning to normal after water crisis

The emergency is over, water is flowing to all the taps, and the boil order is lifted. But the Town of Paonia is asking Paonia water users to continue being conservative in their water use.

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Civil Air Patrol cadets put training to good use

Civil Air Patrol cadets put training to good use

During the nearly three weeks that much of Paonia's water users were under a state-mandated boil-water order, volunteers of all ages came from throughout the North Fork area and beyond to help. For more than two weeks they distributed water at Town Hall, answered questions, checked in on the elderly and shut-ins, and offered their professional services and vehicles.

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Crawford sets fine for problem water shutoffs

Seven observers came out for the town council meeting in Crawford Town Hall on Wednesday, March 6. After minutes were approved, Wanda Goforth, the mayor, informed the council about several non-agenda items.

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Comments sought on revised oil/gas development plan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Uncompahgre Field Office and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are seeking public comments on a revised oil and gas proposal about 12 miles northeast of Paonia.

Gunnison Energy has revised its North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan, which proposes drilling up to 35 oil and gas wells from five pads, to use a more common and effective hydraulic fracturing method.

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Friends of Memorial Hall urged to send in their dues

Friends and members of Hotchkiss Memorial Hall are encouraged to support the community-owned facility by buying or renewing membership. The dues are just $5 (or more, if you care to donate) and can be mailed to Memorial Hall, PO Box 911, Hotchkiss, CO 81419.

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Police calls include injured deer and criminal mischief

According the Paonia Police Department, officers responded to 58 calls during the month of February. Officers issued two verbal warnings, five written warnings, five citations, and assisted other agencies on four occasions.

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Surface Creek

Cedaredge UMC welcomes all by adding chairs

Each Sunday during Lent, Community United Methodist Church in Cedaredge is adding a chair around its communion table to express its welcome of all people.

In keeping with the church's Lenten theme of "Extending the Table," the first chair -- a young child's high chair -- was added Sunday, March 10.

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Citizens needed to help guide economic future of Cedaredge

When you think about the future of our community, what do you envision? What does Cedaredge look like in five or 10 years?

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Methodists welcome guest preacher March 17

Methodists welcome guest preacher March 17

Galileo, biblical teachings and Christian responses to same-sex attraction will be discussed when Robert "Brother Bob" Anders of Pea Green preaches at Community United Methodist Church in Cedaredge Sunday, March 17. Anders will bring a spiritual and factual discussion of how Christians who condemn lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people are stuck in a past uninformed by current research and knowledge just as was the church that condemned Galileo as a heretic for claiming the earth revolved around the sun.

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Fundraiser supports Paul Dill

Fundraiser supports Paul Dill

The American Cancer Society predicts that over 100,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2019. The average survival rate is 50 percent.

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Winter deer count shows contrast from 2018

Winter deer count shows contrast from 2018

This winter's urban deer count is in and less than last year. On Feb. 21, citizen volunteers and Colorado Parks & Wildlife volunteers surveyed ten area boundaries for does and bucks. The survey is part of the early stages to identify trends of resident deer versus seasonal deer.

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OC trustees debate water rates, paid holidays

Trustee Craig Fuller started the Orchard City Board of Trustees work session by suggesting the town recognize the foreign exchange students at a meeting twice a year. They all agreed and town administrator Melissa Oelke thought it would be good to place each exchange student's flag around the walls of the community room as a way to see what countries have visited Orchard City.

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Opinion

'Qualifying tag' should be dropped

My thanks goes to Rick Bohl for his letter concerning the requirement to purchase a "qualifying tag" before Colorado Parks and Wildlife will process our special draw applications.

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The doors remain open to all at Cedaredge Methodist

For almost 20 years, we have had a sign in our sanctuary at Community United Methodist Church in Cedaredge that says, "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors." This is an expression of our commitment to welcome all people.

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Delta is a community of winners

To be part of a winning team is something I have always wanted, and this last week, Delta High School got to celebrate having two: both the boys' and girls' basketball teams advanced to the state tournament. It is an achievement worthy of pride for sure.

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Proud to be a Panther

To be a Delta High School Panther has always been something to be proud of, but recent accomplishments of the sports teams make it even more pronounced. The football program has been doing so amazing in the last few years, and now both basketball programs add to the excitement.

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Delta Panther sets the record straight

First and above all, congratulations to both the Delta High School boys and girls basketball teams on earning berths in the state tournament. By the time this makes it to the public we will hopefully have two state championship teams to celebrate.

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Frequent fliers should thank oil/gas

Every time I attend a rally against fracking and/or climate change, I am astounded by the number of people at these events who are talking either about a trip they just got back from, or one they are planning on making in the near future.

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Sports

Sparks named Paonia's head baseball coach

Sparks named Paonia's head baseball coach

With all the rain, up until now, prep baseball season in the North Fork Valley has been all wiffle balls and indoor practices. But when Paonia opens the season against 3A Gunnison on March 23, it'll be ready, said Eagles head coach Ricky Sparks.

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More than 'one and done'

With great regret, last week's exciting trip to the 2019 3A Boys and Girls State Basketball Championships ended far too soon for Delta High School's student athletes. Both the boys and girls' teams were part of a life's dream to play in a state tournament in front of a big crowd at a 'big venue.'

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Cedaredge girls exit 3A basketball playoffs

The Cedaredge Bruins' girls basketball team was in both games played in this year's regional playoffs. No. 11 Cedaredge won its opener in Parker at Lutheran High School against No. 22 Prospect Ridge Academy, 54-34.

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Paonia boys, Bulldog girls end hoops year

Paonia's Eagles entered the Region 7 2A tournament as a No. 23 seed. No. 7 Simla hosted region 7 play with No. 26 Telluride and No. 10 Byers in the field.

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Delta boys earn state trip

Delta boys earn state trip

To say there was excitement in Delta High School's gymnasium last weekend would be an understatement supreme. The last trip to a state basketball tournament for the boys was in the late 1970's.

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Delta No. 4 seed at state

Delta No. 4 seed at state

After participating in both 4A and 3A classifications, Delta High School will be sending its girls' basketball team to this year's 3A State Basketball Championships on the campus of Denver University beginning March 7. There's a state of giddiness and jubilation with Delta's first state basketball berth.

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What's Happening

OHV users invited to Peach Valley event

OHV users invited to Peach Valley event

Off-highway vehicle users in western Colorado are invited to a special safety, education and registration event, March 23, at the Peach Valley OHV Park in Olathe.

The event will feature information about safety and proper trail use.

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Enjoy a musical evening featuring classic Americana

Each month, about two concerts are featured at the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center. Up next on March 23 is an evening of classic songwriting with Willis Alan Ramsey and Robert Cline Jr. at the Bank of Colorado Theatre Stage.

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Churches come together for meals and prayer during Lent

Three Surface Creek area churches are coming together for meals and prayer Wednesdays during Lent, the season of preparation for Easter. Community United Methodist Church in Cedaredge will be hosting the first soup and dessert meal and worship service Wednesday, March 13, and will be host for the same April 3.

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Small business lunch and learn planned

Delta area small business owners are invited to a lunch and learn at the HUB, located at 326 Main Street in Delta, on Friday, March 29, from noon to 1 p.m.

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Valley Symphony Chorus sings jazz standards March 24

The Valley Symphony Association (VSA) chorus presents, "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing,'" on Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion. The VSA is an all-volunteer arts organization in its 48th season.

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Delta County Reads!

Delta County Libraries joins the Blue Sage Literary Committee and the Paradise Theatre in presenting "Mary Poppins" by P.L. Travers for the first Delta County Reads! Copies of the book will be available at all five libraries in Delta County and at checkout the reader will receive a ticket to attend a free showing of the film sequel, "Mary Poppins Returns," at the Paradise Theatre in April.

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