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Please note: All charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.

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Delta Health will be transitioning its COVID-19 vaccine clinic location from the hospital to three of its primary care clinic locations starting late April. The vaccine clinics will now be held at Delta Health Internal Medicine, Delta Health Family Medicine and Delta Health West Elk Hotchkiss.

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Delta County will receive just over $180K from $193M allotted by the USDA Forest Service, the money goes to support public schools, roads and other municipal services through the agency’s Secure Rural Schools program. The funding will go to more than 700 eligible counties in 41 states and Pu…

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The nomination period for DMEA’s 2021 Board of Directors Elections opened earlier this month. Each year, DMEA members are responsible for electing three representatives to serve on the co-op’s board of directors. This year, the District 1, District 2, and District 5 board seats are up for el…

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Despite being in the “green status” on the state’s COVID-19 dial, Delta County remains under the mask mandate due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

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Home brewing is a rewarding hobby that’s skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. A 2017 survey from the American Homebrewers Association found that 1.1 million in the United States brewed their own beer at home. Incredibly, 40 percent of them had started doing so in the previous four years.

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Part 5 of our series on COVID-19; a look in the rearview mirror, picks up in January of 2021 as Delta County increased mobile testing and vaccinations as it slowly worked through the Orange -“high risk” danger zone in the hope that we could turn the corner in the spring.

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Delta County Commissioners approved a resolution establishing general rules for the newly-appointed Delta County Board of Adjustments (BOA). The unanimous board decision came five days after the county fully instituted its new land use code.

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Local cowgirl, Macklynn Greenhalgh, from Delta, Colorado, has been selected as a member of the RodeoKids.com Ambassador Team for her talents as a competitor in multiple rodeo-related events and associations as well as her character and passion for the western way of life and helping others.

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Last year Delta County Commissioners tossed out the idea of making changes at the North Fork Transfer Station near Hotchkiss. The topic generated a lot of community discussion and then seemed to fall off the radar. Well, the discussion is back as commissioners recently held a work session to…

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Citizens for a Healthy Community and Working Films are launching the Youth Rising Film Fest on April 14. This three-part virtual film and discussion series will take April, May and June.

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On April 30, from 5-7 p.m., at the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, 195 W. Main St. in Cedaredge, eight local authors will participate in an open house event. Representing a range of fiction and nonfiction works, the authors will be on hand to discuss and autograph their creations.

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The film series at the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) continues this weekend with a presentation of the small film “Peter & the Wolf.” Showtime for the matinee is 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. Admission is only $5 with advance tickets on sale at the website: grandmesaartscente…

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As stand-up paddleboards become more and more popular, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds paddlers to wear personal floatation devices (PFDs) when using this watercraft.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s resident fishing licenses are now accessible through myColorado™, the State of Colorado’s official mobile app™. Resident anglers will purchase their fishing licenses the same way they always have and receive a printed physical license, but now they will also hav…

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The Cedaredge United Methodist Women (UMW) are offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving 2021 female graduate of Cedaredge High School, Vision Charter Academy or home schooling program in the Surface Creek Valley.

Walking in to “Wellness Vitality,” you’re invited to take off your shoes and relax. Yes, take off your shoes.

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Colorado’s U.S. Sen.Michael Bennet has reintroduced his bipartisan Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act. It won’t help the ag transportation mess that will ensue as the Little Blue Canyon project on U.S. 50 starts moving rock this week. The 19-hour-per-day highway closures begin next …

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The Veterans Memorial on the grounds of Cedaredge’s Pioneer Town is one of seven Colorado sites included in the Tour of Honor (TOH) Motorcycle Ride. Sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association, the TOH features 500 memorials established in cities and towns in all 50 states.

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The Colorado Title Board, the traffic cop for the introduction of petitions to place matters on the election ballot, rebuffed requests by a broad coalition of livestock stakeholders and has said that Proposition 16, the so-called PAUSE Act, may proceed to the street. The vote came even thoug…

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Colorado is still in the hemp business, even though the once proclaimed “pot of gold” looks more like a bag of weeds than anything else.

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In a letter addressed to local chapters, the national Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and DAV Auxiliary is urging support for senate bill 344. Introduced on Feb. 22, 2021, the bill, also known as the Major Richard Star Act, is bipartisan legislation which concerns the receipt of disability …

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As people seek to move forward from the trials and tribulations of a global pandemic, a new book offers tips on how to cope. Marriage and family therapist, Alex Prescott Hartwell, shares stories of children and adults who resolved problems and moved forward in life with a new purpose. The to…

Paradise Theatre and Pickin’ Productions are partnering up for an outdoor spring and summer music series. The concert series “Live Music Still Soothes the Soul 2021” will be held in Poulos Park due to continuing COVID-19 concerns.

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A maple in April is a force to be reckoned with. The sap is flowing with a vengeance, squeezed by specialized cells that expand during the heat of day to create more pressure in a maple tree than in the inside of a car tire.

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Survivors of sexual crimes now have a state law that allows them the right to bring a lawsuit against their abuser anytime after the crime occurred. The historic bill is now sitting on Gov. Jared Polis’s desk awaiting his signature. If signed by the governor the important bill for sexual ass…

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As of Friday, April 2, Gov. Jared Polis released almost half of the state from the COVID-19 mask mandate. Just a few days before the governor’s announcement, Delta County Commissioners received a county-wide update from Karen O’Brien, health department director.

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Eighth grade straight A’s: Jessica Black, Brady Cooper, Dennis Crawford, Paul Duckworth, Mary Locke, Grace Madden, Logan McIntire, Lillian Sinkay, Robert Smith and Ethan Toothaker.

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Seventeen-year-old Ellianna Gerhard, accompanied by her mother, April Gerhard, was one of the first teenagers in Delta County to receive a COVID-19 vaccine recently.

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As reported in March in the DCI article “Orchard City’s upgraded water treatment plant creates more stable water usage with redundancy,” Orchard City’s hefty water treatment plant upgrade project has been complete. A third filter is now running alongside the two previously existing ones, add…

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An afternoon class set for 4-6 p.m. on Sat, April 10 at the Creamery Arts Center will focus community attention on preventing sexual assault. Event organizers are extending an open invitation to 2021 graduating high school seniors as well as juniors who will be members of the class of 2022. …

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