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Guilty plea in newborn's death  639 views

Dylan Huston is to receive a 16-year prison term for fatally injuring his newborn daughter in 2014.

Huston, who was in 2015 indicted in the death of Jenabelle Carrera Ross, on Friday pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and reckless child abuse causing serious bodily injury.

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Delta police, sheriff's blotter May 22, 2019  401 views

At 7:02 a.m., officers responded to a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) Report. Branden Ripp Walters, 28, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving and driving while ability impaired (DWAI) - Alcohol.

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Businesses step up to the ENGAGE challenge

Businesses step up to the ENGAGE challenge  338 views

ENGAGE and its partners (Region 10, Delta County and Delta County Economic Development) just completed its inaugural business challenge, a 10-week project to support local business growth and development. This first-of-a-kind program for Delta County is focused on creating successful local independent small businesses.

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Delta

Thibodo joins Region 10 team

Trish Thibodo recently joined Region 10 as the new community development director. Her experiences in working with the State of Colorado's Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and Delta County Economic Development (DCED) set the stage for the easy transition to Region 10 and will allow her to support and provide greater capacities in smaller communities.

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Businesses step up to the ENGAGE challenge

Businesses step up to the ENGAGE challenge

ENGAGE and its partners (Region 10, Delta County and Delta County Economic Development) just completed its inaugural business challenge, a 10-week project to support local business growth and development. This first-of-a-kind program for Delta County is focused on creating successful local independent small businesses.

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Commissioners place public safety sales tax initiative on the ballot

The county commissioners passed a resolution supporting the public safety sales tax initiative at their May 7 meeting.

Upon approval by the voters of Delta County in November, the initiative would increase Delta County sales tax by 1 percent, with tax dollars dedicated specifically to law enforcement services in Delta County.

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Mary Pfalzgraff receives Paul Harris Fellow Award

Rotary International's Paul Harris Fellow Award was presented to a non-Rotarian who has served her community for 35-plus years. A member of the Delta Rotary Club made a contribution to The Rotary Foundation in honor of Mary Pfalzgraff, paving the way for her recognition at the Delta club's May 15 meeting.

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County planning commission will hear gravel pit application again

At its April 24 meeting, the Delta County Planning Commission attempted to hear a specific development application to the county for Best Rock, Sand & Gravel Pit 1, owned by Jared Graff Enterprises. The proposed project is expected to extend over a 50-year period.

The county planning department is required to notify all property owners who may be affected by a project such as Best Rock, Sand & Gravel Pit 1, to give those property owners an opportunity to provide comment during the planning commission meeting at which the application is being considered.

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Delta police, sheriff's blotter May 22, 2019

At 7:02 a.m., officers responded to a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) Report. Branden Ripp Walters, 28, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving and driving while ability impaired (DWAI) - Alcohol.

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North Fork

Summer music series opens at Paonia Library

The summer music series at Paonia Library opens Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. with "North Forkestra," a local community chamber orchestra that plays an eclectic mix of styles and genres, from 17th century baroque and tangos to rock and roll. Then, "The Cowboy Corral," a group of ordinary folks from up and down the Roaring Fork Valley, will take the stage.

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Call for volunteers to help with kiddie train

The North Fork Ambulance's "911 Express" kiddie train has delighted children at parades and festivals throughout the North Fork Valley for years. The North Fork Ambulance is in need of volunteers for Pioneer Days in Crawford on June 8.

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Get fired up for Pioneer Days display

Crawford Pioneer Days is just around the corner and fireworks will be lighting the night skies.

Do you want to be one of the local families, ranches, groups or businesses to help fund the fireworks display?

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Rock fall makes Dark Canyon Trail impassable

On Tuesday, May 21, the U.S. Forest Service said the Dark Canyon Trail is impassable to stock travel due to a rock fall about two miles from the trailhead at Erickson Springs. The trail is not accessible from Horse Ranch Park trailhead due to snow on Kebler Pass Road.

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Hotchkiss Elks to provide transportation

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North Fork Memorial Day weekend events

The Crawford American Legion Lynch-Cotten Post 190 will Memorial Day ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 27, at Crawford Cemetery. Each year, according to Legionnaire Larry Kontour, the post honors veterans who have passed away in the last year.

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Surface Creek

Youth invited to sign up for biking program

Cedaredge Library is teaming up with The Nature Connection (TNC) again this summer season to bring exciting outdoor programs to youth in our community.

Cedaredge area youth, ages 6-14, are invited to register for "Biking Bonanza," a day of summer cycling fun on Saturday, June 8.

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Kids' art classes a success

Kids' art classes a success

Last month the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center (GMAEC) completed a series of classes designed to provide local students and families with fun and educational activities during school year breaks. Classes were held at the arts center in downtown Cedaredge in October and December 2018 and again in February and April of this year.

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Church celebrates 40th anniversary

On May 27, 1979, Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church was organized as an independent church. Next Sunday, May 26, it will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special service at 10:45 a.m., followed by a potluck dinner.

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OC committee recommends water treatment plant expansion

During a recent water committee meeting, Orchard City staff and trustees Dick Kirkpatrick and Doug Keller reviewed the responses from the engineering firm to questions concerning the water plant report. A major element to the report was recommending the addition of a new filter.

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VFW, American Legion lead Memorial Day observances

Today we are a nation at war against terrorism. The armed forces of the United States are fighting the terrorist armed forces in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq and are working hard to protect our country against those who would do us harm. It is more important than ever that we honor all veterans who have lost their lives in war.

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Cedaredge trustees say no to tiny homes

To start the Cedaredge Board of Trustees regular meeting May 16, two public hearings were held -- using the old hire police officers' pension funds and amending the municipal code by allowing tiny homes.

With the pension funds, the town will first match three years' worth of Social Security for all employees and police officers.

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Opinion

Your mayor's perspective

Your response to these articles has been an inspiration and I truly appreciate it. Most comments involve your appreciation of staying informed and knowing that you have a voice in the decisions we make.

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Weed sprays should be safer

Weed spraying is an issue every spring and summer. Everyone is obsessed with having a weed-free lawn.

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The story behind the word 'delta'

Several generations of my family have lived in Delta and Delta County. While reading an old history book I recently discovered the origin of Delta's name.

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Robert Plute

Robert "Bob" L. Plute died at his home in Paonia May 5, 2019. He was 86.

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Family ownership has been good for the DCI

A big "thank you" is due the Sunderland family -- Randy, Pat, Ron, Roxanne, Norman and Gladys -- for their approach to reporting and publishing news pertaining to Delta County in the DCI. Prior to their arrival the previous owner, publisher and editor were inclined to "sensationalize" the news rather than report the facts.

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Approval ratings drop as Congress protects its own

There is one thing the left, right and center agree on: We disapprove of Congress. According to a Statista poll, the approval rating of Congress between March 2018 and February 2019 has ranged from a low of 15 percent to a high of 21 percent.

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Sports

Bulldogs end baseball season on 12-2 loss

It was an upset in every sense of the word. The Hotchkiss Bulldogs lost to 15th-seeded Fowler, 12-2, in their opening game of the 2A regional baseball tournament Saturday at Runyon Complex in Pueblo. At 18-2, the Bulldogs were in second place in Class 2A state RPI rankings.

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Rotary golf tournament benefits scholarship fund

Every year, the Delta Rotary Club awards several scholarships to high school, Vision, homeschool and vocational students. The funds for these scholarships are raised from two major Rotary fundraisers -- a golf tournament and a raffle.

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Peebles recovers from injury to place second in 110HH at 2A meet

Peebles recovers from injury to place second in 110HH at 2A meet

In the 110-meter high hurdles junior Jace Peebles won silver with a time of 15.97 seconds. "My start was really good and I was able to get to that first hurdle with enough speed to just carry me all the way through," said Peebles, who was ranked eighth going into the meet and finished sixth in preliminaries with a personal best time of 16.83 seconds.

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Firor showcases her talent in 2A track

Firor showcases her talent in 2A track

When Kaiya Firor made the decision her sophomore year to run track at Hotchkiss High School, she went all in, setting her sights on winning the 400-meter dash.

On Saturday, Firor topped that goal at the Colorado State Track and Field Meet at Jefferson County Stadium, winning the Class 2A 100-meter high hurdles, 300m hurdles and 400m dash.

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Delta girls 17th at state track meet

Delta High School's girls track team had a successful season with personal best efforts coming throughout the year.

Junior Remi Baldwin was one of those athletes who constantly strived to create new personal bests at each competition.

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Bruins compete at state track meet

For all the long hours of sacrificing the comforts of life, the state's top 18 athletes competed one last time in track and field for the ultimate bragging rights for speed and distance in the state of Colorado. The Colorado State Track and Field Championships ran its course this past weekend with local high schools vying for top honors in Lakewood at Jefferson County Stadium.

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What's Happening

Register for rodeo camps

Register for rodeo camps

Rodeo Bible Camp ministries are accepting a few more entries for the June 6-9 event to be held in the Kier Ranch in Eckert. Several division entries are still open and may be registered at the website: cowboyatthecross.com or by calling Shane Kier at 970-216-7455 or Andrew Bowman at 275-9238 for availabilities.

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Kids invited to visit with Daniel during VBS

Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join Daniel in Babylon during the community ecumenical vacation Bible school June 3-7. Kids will have fun discovering the life of Daniel with exciting Bible stories, crafts, games, music, snacks and fellowship.

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Discover God's creation at VBS

God's call for us to care for our earth will be front and center during "Cosmos Kids: Discovering Creation," Community United Methodist Church in Cedaredge's 2019 vacation Bible school. Children kindergarten through fifth are invited to participate each day from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, May 27-31.

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Chapel of the Cross summer concert series begins June 2

The Chapel of the Cross announces its 2019 concert series. Performances are scheduled Sundays at 4 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m., during the months of June, July and August. Admission is by donation.

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Rockies Skill Challenge is free for kids

The free Rockies Skill Challenge for boys and girls ages 6-13 will take place Wednesday, June 5. The running, batting and throwing competition begins at 9 a.m.

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Traveling Vietnam wall crowns Salute to Armed Forces Festival

A replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall is heading to Delta, an occasion that will be marked by a multi-day Salute to Armed Forces Festival in Confluence Park. An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people are expected to visit the wall and participate in the festival June 6-9.

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