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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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Law enforcement blotter Feb. 20, 2019  147 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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PUC declares jurisdiction over Tri-State  104 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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Delta County issues hemp fact sheet  87 views

Interest in hemp related business activities has grown significantly in Delta County over the last several years. With the recent reclassification of hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill, it is anticipated that interest in the growing and processing of hemp will continue.

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Delta County issues hemp fact sheet

Interest in hemp related business activities has grown significantly in Delta County over the last several years. With the recent reclassification of hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill, it is anticipated that interest in the growing and processing of hemp will continue.

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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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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

Cedaredge UMC to host World Day of Prayer service

The United Methodist Church of Cedaredge, 3rd and Aspen, will host the annual World Day of Prayer service at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1. All interested persons are invited and welcome to join in the celebration of prayer and unification by Christians around the world.

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Orchard City water loss still at 18 percent

The majority of the water committee's meeting was spent tackling citizen concerns over water bills, questions regarding installation of a new tap on Happy Hollow, and concern over a private leak's cost due to drought rates. After discussing these matters with the citizens, the trustees continued their typical agenda of unfinished projects, monthly treatment plant report, water audit and other water matters.

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Vintage movies and more at Pioneer Town

Looking for an indoor activity to warm up from the snow? The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society (SCVHS) is showing "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" for a classic movie night Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Pioneer Town Stolte Shed at 7 p.m.

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Trustees discuss speed signs, contract changes

The agenda was short for the Cedaredge board of trustees at the Feb. 14 work session. First, it listened to Drew Abbott from Western Gravel Constructors about the contract change request from last month.

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Local deer count begins

Local deer count begins

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, Cody Purcell, district wildlife manager for Colorado Parks & Wildlife, assembled citizen volunteers and CPW staff to count the Cedaredge mule deer population. Ten areas were determined for the deer survey area boundaries.

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Orchard City lifts drought rates, restrictions

On Feb. 13 the Orchard City Board of Trustees convened for its monthly regular meeting. During this meeting the trustees addressed new business items such as: dedicating Elevate fiber franchise fee to general fund, adding the preliminary community survey estimated costs of $2,500 to the budget, and entering into a memorandum of understanding with the Water Conservation Board regarding updating flood risk and hazard mitigation.

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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

Delta girls 3A WSL titlists

Delta girls 3A WSL titlists

Matt Hamm started the ball rolling for Delta High School girls basketball teams to be regular participants in post-season and state tournament play in 2011. Hamm led the Panthers to a 10-2 4A WSL record and 17-6 overall which led to a share of the league title with Moffat County.

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Delta boys 3A WSL champs

Delta boys 3A WSL champs

The last time Delta High School's boys basketball team won a league title was in 2012 when the Panthers were members of the 4A WSL. Von Mitchell was the coach then and his Panthers finished the season with a 10-2 league record and 17-6 overall.

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Firor to run track at Western Colorado U.

Firor to run track at Western Colorado U.

Hotchkiss High School senior Kaiya Firor signed her letter of intent to compete for the Western Colorado University Mountaineers women's track team.

Firor is an eight-time state medalist.

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Hotchkiss 2nd at 2A Region 1

Hotchkiss 2nd at 2A Region 1

Hotchkiss qualified eight wrestlers for this week's state championships in Denver. The Bulldogs scored 183 points to place second at the 15-team tournament.

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Bruins qualify 13 for state

Bruins qualify 13 for state

The Cedaredge wrestling team had to travel to the San Luis Valley for this year's regional tournament, and it did it in style. The Bruins dominated the Class 2A Region 2 wrestling tournament at Walsenburg, qualifying 13 wrestlers for state and winning the regional crown with 259.5 points.

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Bruins boys end year, girls head to districts

The Cedaredge boys basketball season came to an end this past week, Saturday, after a 46-40 loss in Craig to the Moffat County Bulldogs. An earlier 63-36 loss to Olathe occured on Feb. 14.

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What's Happening

Harmonious Heartbeat to perform

Harmonious Heartbeat to perform

Lyrical, harmonious, upbeat and intimate, Heartbeat will perform at the Wright Opera House in Ouray Sunday, March 3, at 4 p.m.

Heartbeat is an eight-woman a cappella group formed in Telluride by Ulli Sir Jesse and Sally Davis in 1994. Genres featured at their concerts often include folk, pop, bluegrass, jazz and foreign folk songs.

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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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