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T-shirt sales generate $2,500 to support the fight against cancer
T-shirt sales generate $2,500 to support the fight against cancer

The Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD) sold T-shirts throughout the month of October, raising $2,500 for the Grand Mesa Oncology and Infusion Center. For the last several years, DCAD has done this fundraiser to support local efforts in fighting cancer.

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Four projects selected for water efficiency funding

Bureau of Reclamation has selected four projects in Colorado to receive $184,012 for small-scale water efficiency projects. The funding from Reclamation will assist the selected applicants with installing an automatic control gate with SCADA technology, installing AMI, SCADA telemetry installation, lining of canals and the installation of real-time satellite monitoring equipment.

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Local Election Results

Local Election Results

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Restorative yoga offered to cancer patients
Restorative yoga offered to cancer patients

The Grand Mesa Oncology and Infusion Center is offering restorative yoga to all cancer patients, from survivors to those who have just been diagnosed. Restorative yoga can help restore the mind and body.

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Olathe grad named University of Utah Distinguished Alumni
Olathe grad named University of Utah Distinguished Alumni

Nursing informaticist Susan Matney is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni award from the University of Utah College of Nursing.

Her career in nursing began at the age of 16, when she took a job as a nurse's aide at a nursing home in Montrose.

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Spunky Delta woman turns 100
Spunky Delta woman turns 100

It's noteworthy when anyone reaches the age of 100, but when that individual still does her own yard work, cleans her own house, and regularly walks 2 to 3 miles a day, that milestone becomes truly remarkable.

Marcella "Marcy" Boss doesn't look -- or feel -- her age, but it's true. She turns 100 on Nov. 15.

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Stinker's granted liquor license

The Delta City Council on Nov. 6 granted an 3.2 percent off-premises liquor license to Stinker's, the convenience store located at the corner of 1st and Highway 50 in Delta. The decision had been tabled from October, after council members requested more information from the applicants.

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City council, staff zoom in on seven core priorities

In August, Delta city staff and council members met for a strategic planning session in Crawford. Former county administrator Susan Hansen, who moderated the two-day retreat, followed up last week with a written executive summary.

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Christmas tree permits available soon

Christmas tree permits will be available for purchase at Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests office locations beginning Nov. 19. The cost per permit is $8 and may be purchased with cash, check or credit card at national forest office and vendor locations.

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Law enforcement blotter Nov. 14, 2018

A hunter from Wisconsin reported that a pack filled with hunting gear had either been lost or stolen.

A break-in was reported by a woman keeping an eye on her parents' home while they are out of town.

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Delta's 'Kickoff to Christmas' is Nov. 24

Delta's annual "Kickoff to Christmas" takes place Saturday, Nov. 24. This event is sponsored by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Help stock the shelves

In recognition of National Hungry and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 12-16, Abraham Connection is holding a "stock the shelves" event to collect much-needed supplies for the homeless shelter's 11th season.

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Delta man charged with voter interference

A warrant is being sought for the arrest of Christopher Scott Taylor, 34, of Delta for allegations related to mail ballots and intimidation. The two offenses are misdemeanors.

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Republicans maintain hold on county offices

The election results are in, and as expected, Democrats did well in state and national races. Jared Polis, Colorado's new governor, led a slate of Democratic candidates to victory, including Jene Griswold, secretary of state; Dave Young, state treasurer; and Phil Weiser, attorney general.

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With approval of land swap, DURA considers next steps

On Nov. 8, the Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) met for the first time since September to talk about several potential development projects in the City of Delta.

City manager David Torgler said that voter approval of the sale or exchange of the Riverbend and Cottonwood parks provides the city more opportunities to create projects to benefit the community.

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Medical marijuana gets a thumb's up in Delta

Two of the four marijuana questions on the November ballot were narrowly approved by voters in the City of Delta. Measure 2F allows the establishment of medical marijuana centers. Measure 2H permits the establishment of medical marijuana cultivation, testing, research and manufacturing facilities.

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BLM defers sale of North Fork parcels

The Bureau of Land Management announced last week the deferral of 58 parcels, including 74,516 acres in the North Fork, from the Dec. 13 oil and gas sale.

A statement issued by BLM Colorado Nov. 2 explains, "BLM Colorado is deferring parcels that contain big game habitat in cooperation with a request from the State of Colorado to delay leasing to allow consideration of further habitat protections.

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Demand for new homes is growing across the county
Demand for new homes is growing across the county

The City of Delta has issued 16 building permits for new single family homes this year, outpacing the combined total of permits issued in 2017 (six) and 2016 (seven).

Delta County is seeing a similar increase, although new homes in unincorporated Delta County are measured not by building permits, but by septic permits.

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Innovative product is a win for ag, environment
Innovative product is a win for ag, environment

Sediment from the Muddy River has piled up in the Paonia Reservoir, reducing active storage capacity and the amount of irrigation water available for agricultural producers in the North Fork Valley.

At the same time, industry leaders and environmentalists are looking for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal mines through the recovery and use of methane.

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Veterans have a plan to pay homage to fallen comrades
Veterans have a plan to pay homage to fallen comrades

While Nov. 11 is officially recognized as Veterans Day, two Delta residents have a plan to honor veterans every day of the year through beautification of the Garnet Mesa Trail.

Jim Ball, a veteran of World War II, lives just above the trail that he's walked "hundreds" of times.

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StoryWalk installed at Sweitzer Lake

Delta County Libraries, The Nature Connection (TNC), and Colorado Parks and Wildlife proudly present the StoryWalk® at Sweitzer Lake State Park in Delta. The installation of the StoryWalk® was made possible by funding provided by a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Inspire Initiative grant, awarded to TNC in December 2017.

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Kris Stewart to replace Jeff Wright as emergency manager

Jeffrey Wright will be leaving his post as head of the Delta County Office of Emergency Management, effective Dec. 1.

Wright moved to Delta County with his wife and their four children in 2013.

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Sign up for Parade of Lights

Delta's Kickoff to Christmas, scheduled Saturday, Nov. 24, includes Small Business Saturday and the Parade of Lights. Contact the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, 874-8616, for a parade application.

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Law enforcement blotter Nov. 7, 2018

At 3:57 a.m., officers responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 50 (South) near mile marker 77 to assist Colorado State Patrol.

Officers responded to Alta Vista de la Montana apartments, 7110 Highway 50, on a report of child abduction.

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Library closures

Delta County Libraries will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day and Thursday, Nov. 22, in observance of Thanksgiving.

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