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Editor’s note: This article has been written by Delta High School students. Throughout the school year, these students will contribute about one story a week to DCI. More student work can be viewed on the school’s publication website deltapawprint.com. If you have a suggestion for a topic to…

Two locations in the City of Delta receive a fair amount of police attention. These locations, both on the Confluence Drive overpass, are close to each other and according to Delta Police Chief Luke Fedler and Public Works Project Manager Mike Konn, they’re the top two locations for traffic …

Two reports of phone scams came into the DCI last week, both with the intent to trick the call receivers out of large amounts of money. According to Delta County Sheriff Mark Taylor, scam call reports come into the sheriff’s office consistently.

The deadline for Delta residents to submit applications to run for a position on the town board of trustees has passed. City Clerk Jolene Nelson announced the finalized list of candidates at the Feb. 4 meeting and released the candidate affidavits.

The Arts Coalition of Delta County (ACDC) has already expanded its program to include multiple groups focused on art, music, theatre and other art forms in the area, but board president Richard Weldon said they have even bigger ambitions for the future — including the construction of the lar…



This fall Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) will partner with the Delta County Health Department to offer flu clinics at the DCMH 2020 health fair and early blood draw events.

Some of Jeff Dean’s earliest memories are of fishing with his grandfather at Salt Creek in Ohio. His family moved to Colorado in the ’60s and Dean was introduced to fly fishing.

On these pages you will be seeing a new outdoor section, covering many of the activities most of us enjoy here on the Western Slope of Colorado. Yours Faithfully has been asked to share a monthly column with you wherein we will discuss many of these outdoor passions.

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) will provide $3.5 million in funding over three years to 31 Colorado nonprofit organizations to support projects that create accessible oral health care across the lifespan and advance oral health equity.

Editor’s note: This is the third article in the three part series on Community Options, Inc., what the organization provides to its service communities, its history, its financial situation and what is being done to attempt to keep it running. To read the whole series, visit deltacountyindep…

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 average and is matched with a style that could only be described as unabashed with little to no reservations.

Jim Webb does not do almond milk or rice milk or soy milk. He does cow milk, about 32,000 pounds of it a day. Six days out of seven, he and the family-owned dairy ship its fluid milk product to the Dairy Farmers of America plant in Denver. But they don’t rest on the seventh day. The 32,000 p…

Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) welcomes Alan Saliman as the newest physician to join the DCMH Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) team. Ddr. Saliman will be accepting new patients starting March 1.

The seventh annual Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) “Holiday Food Fight” was a huge success. Hospital departments competed in five teams to see who could donate the most food, toiletries and pet food for local food banks, with close to 3,900 pounds donated this year.

The Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum is set for Jan. 24 and 25 at the Montrose Pavillion, 1800 Pavilion Drive. This is the eighth annual iteration of the event that brings farmers, ranchers and consumers together for the enlightenment of all factions.

Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) completed its 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and has posted the results and implementation plan on its website. Through the CHNA process, the hospital has determined the top health needs of the community are: accessibility, affordability, …

Don’t know what a “Ricky” is? Well, it is not something that you get in the back seat of a car at the drive-in movies. It is a new word in our lexicon. The definition is “a statement or comment that appears insulting or outlandish but nevertheless remains potentially useful in advancing idea…

Even on warm, sunny days it can be difficult to find time in our busy schedules to get outside and enjoy nature. Winter can be even more challenging: the weather is cold, roads and parks may be full of snow and ice, and it gets dark earlier. These cold, dark days can impact our health, with …

As part of the regular municipal election of April 7, Delta voters will elect three council members to sit on the Delta City Council, according to a City of Delta news release. The seats that will be elected are a council member from District A, one from District B, and a councilmember at-large.

Have you ever taken a course, or done a Bible study that has changed your life? There is a class called Perspectives on the World Christian Movement that has done that for many on the Western Slope who have taken the class. This year it will be offered on Wednesday evenings, starting Jan. 29…

The pretty lady in the big white pickup stuck her red flag out the window and into the light snow that was falling out on the California Mesa the other day. I stopped my truck and got out, waving her, the five cattle dogs, three mounted riders and about 60 head of cattle on by.

“We are committed to serving and empowering the people of Delta County by providing resources for life, leisure and learning,” said Lea Hart, district director of Delta County Libraries. “The failure of Ballot Measure 7A in November does not change our mission. However, in order to operate w…

A year ago the Colorado Department of Agriculture was processing applications for hemp growing permits in Colorado. At least Colorado had a licensing process and some regulations. A lot of states were just going by the hastily thrown together rules from the USDA, based on the 2018 Farm Bill.…

At the Jan. 7 Delta City Council meeting, the agenda included a resolution to censure Mayor Ron Austin following claims of misconduct and misuse of his role as mayor, as explained in the Delta County Independent article, “Delta City Council set to censure Mayor Austin.” However, as the counc…

On Dec. 25, Christmas Day, Delta Police Department Officer John Laiminger responded to an address in the 300 block of Dodge Street in Delta, on a report of a disturbance which led to the arrest of Zachary Bayhan, 22.

The New Pride of the Valley 4-H club held a meeting Nov. 18 at the Lincoln Elementary School to elect new club officers by secret ballot. The new officers are: Baili Hulet, president; Sadie Shea, vice president; Aylin Bayles, secretary; Jessica Dexter, treasurer; Alex Burruss, reporter; and …

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 average and is matched with a style that could only be described as unabashed with little to no reservations.

At the Dec. 17 Delta City Council meeting, the council and the Delta Police Department swore in a new police officer, David Strait. Strait took the oath of office before the council and audience and officially joined the force.

10-month-old Ezaylea Cowger, who went missing on the morning of Jan. 2, was found in Durango early Friday morning, according to Delta County Undersheriff Quinn Archibeque. The male suspect in the incident, identified as 34-year-old Dustin Alt, is in custody after being arrested in Durango fo…

10-month-old Ezaylea Cowger, who went missing on the morning of Jan. 2, was found in Durango Friday morning, according to Delta County Undersheriff Quinn Archibeque. The male suspect in the incident is in custody after being arrested in Durango for other warrants, and Cowger is now with her …

Two dedicated women — one in Delta and one in Grand Junction — are on a mission to involve more young girls in a local Girl Scouts of Colorado troop. Lori Walker is the current adult leader of Delta-based Girl Scout Troop 16225. Cheala Herrera serves as recruitment and placement specialist f…

Visitors to the Delta County Courthouse can expect new security measures beginning in January. The added security precautions will affect the west side of the second level that houses administrative staff, commissioner’s offices and boardroom and a large conference room.

To dance enthusiasts, Montrose’s Bob Gilbert is better known as “Dancing Bob.” And he’s on a mission to get his neighbors out of their living rooms and out on dance floor. He’s telling everyone he knows that the culture of couples dancing is alive and well in Western Colorado.

Whether you just eat food or produce it, you’ll want to plan on spending the weekend of Jan. 24 and 25 at the Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum in Montrose.

If you showed up at the parimutuel windows with this ticket you would need a wheelbarrow to haul the cash away. It’s called a trifecta, a run of three wins or grand events, according to the ubiquitous Mr. Webster.

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