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Kenneth Alan Gallob, the suspect arrested for stabbing a person with a knife in Cedaredge on Aug. 25, has received five charges against him from the Delta District Attorney after the case was transferred to the D.A. from the Cedaredge Police Department. Gallob also received a court date of 1…

According to a statement released by the Delta County Department of Health on Sept. 17 (but dated Sept. 16), the number of recorded West Nile Virus cases in Delta County has hit 15.

Edgar Macias-Moreno will spend between 25 and 40 years in prison for strangling Madelaine Loh last year in Hotchkiss.

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

Early in August Mayor Pro-Tem Chris Ryan recommended council begin discussions about conducting a no-cost preliminary assessment audit with Honeywell to see about retrofits, upgrades and efficiencies with the city’s capital and ongoing investments into energy infrastructure.

Solar Energy International (SEI) held a special event at its Paonia facility on the evening of Sept. 5. Organizing the event was Pete Kolbenschlag, of Colorado Farm and Food Alliance, who invited people involved in the solar industry and other members of the community. The panel discussion a…



Montrose and Delta counties have two of the highest case counts of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) of any locale in Colorado, according to information recently released by the Colorado State Veterinarian’s office. Delta had 27 cases and Montrose had 19 reported to the Colorado state veterin…

Nine-year-old Anja Ullmann plays the harp beautifully. Every other Monday evening,

The Cirque Cyclery and Remedy, 232 Grand Avenue, is showing “Women of the Valley.” The exhibit features seven local female artists: Olive Love, Jen Sanborn, Robin Arthur, Mandy Cotten, Melissa Jaffee, Shannon Richardson and Spencer Mahaffey Lightfoot. From abstract to realism, watercolor to …

Isaac Daye has faced many trials in his life and through it all he still has a heart for helping others in his country. His home? Monrovia, Liberia, Africa. He thanks God that he and his family survived living in a war-torn country and later during the Ebola outbreak.

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It was July 24 and Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) patient, Darcey Palm, was 39 weeks into her pregnancy. Dr. Angles from Delta Family Medicine (a DCMH clinic) was monitoring Darcey for an elevated blood pressure and for potential pre-eclampsia.

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Columnist’s note: Welcome to Taste of Home recipe test, every week I pick the recipe to be featured in the paper, and give it a try. To note, my cooking level should be considered as average and is matched with a style that could only be described as unabashed and little to no reservations; …

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Pueblo is home to four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. This distinction has earned Pueblo the title of “Home of Heroes,” awarded by Congress in 1993 in recognition of the services of Army and Marine heroes from four wars. The city has hosted two Congressional Medal of Honor Society …

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Looking over the Surface Creek valley one can’t help but notice all the pinyon trees that are in decline or already dead. This has been a particularly bad year for these trees.

With the hemp industry exploding like a box of fireworks and more than a hundred Western Slope growers a month or so away from the first big harvest, the proverbial primate spanner in the powertrain has reared its bureaucratic head. Even though Congress and the USDA have blessed the industri…

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It’s been 119 years since a bond measure to fund it passed, and almost 40 years since it closed, but the Eckert School is anything but forgotten. Each September, former students travel from near and far to reconnect, break bread and share memories.

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On Aug. 18, Delta County Coroner’s Office took into care Kit K. Rynerson who was deceased at her residence located at 180 SE Centennial Avenue i n Cedaredge. As of Sept. 9, Delta County Coroner’s Office has been unsuccessful in locating any next of kin or family members. If you know of famil…

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For a last blast of summer, the Crawford Chamber of Commerce invites one and all to its third annual summer social potluck, 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Crawford State Park Peninsula.

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Edgar Macias-Moreno on Thursday pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as an act of domestic violence in the 2018 strangulation death of Madelaine Loh.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Valley Symphony Association (VSA) came to the Cedaredge Town Park for the annual Pops in the Park concert, partnered with DMEA and its affiliate, Elevate. The next day, the VSA performed the same show at the Montrose Riverbottom Park.

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Delta City Council recently approved submitting a letter of inquiry to the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) expressing desire to submit a grant application to fund a Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) Array in the city. The proposed 300-kW-DC PV array will procure clean, renewable electrical energy.

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Bruce Bair, Crawford’s public works director, brought a months-long discussion to a close at the town council meeting Sept. 4.

West Nile virus continues to make its presence known in Delta County, where 12 cases have been reported to the department of health there. Nine mosquito samples from within the city of Delta have also tested positive. The virus is spread by the culex species of mosquito, which can pick it up…

In a meeting held Sept. 3, Delta City Council adopted a resolution allocating the excess funds collected by the city during the 2018 fiscal year toward certain Main Street improvements. These funds, $36,315 of a TABOR refund, have been a city council discussion item for several months.

Early the morning of Sept. 7, Delta Police Department (DPD) officers were called to the 100 block of Garnet Avenue on reports of a stabbing in a home. A few hours later, DPD officers, with assistance from the Delta County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), located s…

About a year ago, the Town of Hotchkiss put in a new water tank, Public Works Director Mike Owens said. However, before the tank is used, the last thing that needs to be done is for the aluminum lid to be sealed to the steel tank.

Coming into the last quarter of 2019, the City of Delta City Council has started discussions on the 2020 budget. As the city aims to increase tourism, a focus on marketing and improving the city’s functionality are a clear desire.

Ward Creek Reservoir on Grand Mesa has been drastically drained to facilitate dam repairs. The 26-acre reservoir, which was formed in 1955 by harnessing the current of Ward Creek, is empty except for the creek itself which continues to flow through the lake bottom. Although the reservoir is …

Roadside mosquito fogging took place within the Cedaredge city limits Sept. 3. The precaution, though extra necessary this year with West Nile Virus cases found in the county, is actually customary for the town, according to Deputy Clerk Chris Anderson from the Cedaredge Town Hall. Anderson …

The City of Delta is offering a handgun safety course at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 Palmer St., Delta. The next class dates are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 14 or Oct. 5. The cost for the class is $80. Proper completion of this class allows you to apply for a concealed handgun permit. …

Named Artist of the Year at the 2017 International Folk Music Awards, Ordinary Elephant is set to perform at the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center in Cedaredge 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Local artist Shelley Rae will also be featured as a special guest. A husband and wife team, Pete and Crysta…

A small audience that included members of the media and a handful of Paonia citizens waited to hear the fate of Paonia town administrator Kenneth Knight the evening of Sept. 4 during a special meeting called by the board of trustees, but no final decision was made. To start the meeting, the …

An early-morning stabbing in Delta left two people injured Sept. 7. The suspect, Robert Kyle Brown, 34, allegedly struggled with officers when they found him a few hours later; two officers were slightly injured during his arrest, according to a Delta Police Department news release.

A Back Page subject should generate a thousand words and half a dozen photos and Katie Greenwood and the Future Farmers of America (FFA) certainly meet those requirements. Greenwood is a Cedaredge High School (CHS) teacher who serves as agriculture (ag) instructor and FFA advisor. Asked to i…

The Cedaredge Rotary Club hosted its 2019 Summer Scramble Golf Tournament on Aug. 31 and each of the top three teams were decided by a single stroke. The par for the 18-hole scramble format was 72 and the winning scores were 60, 61 and 62.

At the Aug. 27 board meeting trustee Karen Budinger spoke in favor of considering marijuana as a viable source of revenue for street improvments. During the finance and personnel committee report to the board, Budinger said the town’s enterprise funds can pay for items like a new trash truck…

Christopher Tiffany, enraged when he learned a former girlfriend had moved on quickly, went to her Eckert home with violence in mind, an arrest affidavit alleges.

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) lieutenant John “Tom” Jones is not only a proud mentor to young aviation cadets; he’s also a proud father.

At the Aug. 28 meeting the Delta County Planning Commission reviewed a Specific Development Application for Mountain Valley View Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park. After hearing concerns from several citizens and discussion, the commissioners decided to continue the discussion at the Sept. 11 m…

Larry and Joyce Wright’s highway-side building, that houses three businesses at the south edge of Cedaredge, got new signs Saturday, signifying a new era for the lot. The building is the home of the Wrights’ current business, Aspen Rock and Gem, their old business, which has been taken over …

For the next four months, the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) will show films which many viewers would agree are modern classics. Here’s the catch: because the center is not a recognized movie theater, film distributors prohibit them from using the newspaper to advertise films by n…

Following a Sept. 3 public hearing, the Delta County Board of County Commissioners directed staff to prepare a resolution to repeal all county regulations and language related to oil and gas surface activity from its land use regulations.

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Paonia resident Lynn Mattingly’s plans for a development on Clark Avenue in Paonia were rejected by the Paonia Town Council by a 4-2 vote. Mattingly’s proposal was to turn the end of Clark Avenue into a cul-de-sac surrounded by lots that would allow for six “modest resid…

On Aug. 25, a video surfaced on Facebook depicting officers of the Delta Police Department conducting themselves in an unprofessional manner during an arrest. While the video shows only a short segment of the encounter, it captures behavior unacceptable to the standards of a Delta police officer.

Christopher Tiffany, who is suspected of opening fire on an Eckert man early Tuesday, wounding him in the neck, was captured Wednesday afternoon in Nevada.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking Christopher Wayne Tiffany, on a warrant the agency said is related to the Sept. 3 shooting of a man in Eckert.

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Paonia Town Clerk Corinne Ferguson will act as interim town administator while the town board of trustees conducts a search for a permanent administrator. At the Aug. 27 town meeting, the board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Ferguson interim town administrator, effective immediatel…

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This year’s Taste of Agriculture Tailgate Party begins at 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 on the north end zone of the Cedaredge High School (CHS) football field. Following the meal, the CHS homecoming game kicks off at 7 p.m. versus a visiting team from Buena Vista High School.

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The Town of Paonia committed to paying toward a new roof for the Ellen Hansen (Smith) Teen Center at Paonia Town Park. The building, which is used year-round, is owned by the town, with operations and activities overseen by an all-volunteer teen center board of directors.

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On Aug. 7, Dea Jacobson, president of the Cedaredge Community Garden, wrote a letter to the Cedaredge Board of Trustees, as requested by Kami Collins. Jacobson explained how impactful the community garden is, what organizers have done, what the group requests of the town and that a new lease…

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The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce (DACC) is exploring the possibility of purchasing its building, currently owned by the city, at 301 Main St. in Delta. According to the lease agreement, they may purchase the building for $1. Recently, the DACC Board asked to meet with the Delta Urban Renew…

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The Colorado Grand car tour will stop for lunch in Paonia from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Ellen Hansen (Smith) Teen Center at Paonia Town Park. Hosted by the Ute Trail Car Club, residents will have the opportunity to see nearly 100 spectacular high-end pre-1960s sports and race…

The Delta County Board of County Commissioners recently approved an application for the Gray and Black Market Marijuana Enforcement Grant Program through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).

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In preparing to submit a Greater Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant to replace and upgrade the Cleland Park playground, citizens and the City of Delta Parks Department met Aug. 14 in a public meeting to discuss two proposed designs. Overall feedback was positive, with citizens showing excitement…

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Tracy Dill was appointed to the Cedaredge Cemetery Board for a term ending in January of 2023. “She was instrumental in turning around the Cory cemetery,” said Delta County Commissioner Don Suppes. “These cemetery boards are truly a thankless job and we have some amazing cemeteries because o…

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