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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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DCED, executive director part ways

Executive director Stacey Voigt has parted ways with Delta County Economic Development. In an email blast, board president Scott Thomassen assured DCED investors and partners that the DCED board of directors remains committed to doing everything it responsibly and reasonably can to better the economy for Delta County.

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Guilty plea in newborn's death

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 looks to repurpose city-owned properties

The Delta City Council has been looking at underutilized city-owned properties with the intent of selling those parcels to spur private development.

Staff has compiled information on the city's municipal light and power plant, as well as nine parcels surrounding Devil's Thumb Golf Course.

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Mobile unit gives volunteers a glimpse of live fire training

On Thursday, firefighters cautiously carried their hoses into a smoke-filled live fire simulator transported to Delta by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control. The mobile unit provides a safe training environment while simulating a realistic structure fire.

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Commencement speaker promises a memorable send-off
Commencement speaker promises a memorable send-off

Sandi Spika Borchetta, a 1978 graduate of Delta High School, will be the featured speaker at graduation ceremonies Monday, May 20, at Panther Stadium. The momentous event begins at 7 p.m.

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Vigil, Crick re-appointed to Delta Planning Commission

At the May 7 meeting of the Delta City Council, John Vigil and Ryan Crick were appointed to three-year terms on the Delta Planning Commission. Each has served a partial term.

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Law enforcement blotter May 15, 2019

Deputies assisted the Paonia Police Department with a disturbance on Onarga Street. A male party having an episode related to illegal narcotics was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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City council OKs donations

At their May 7 meeting, Delta City Council members approved a donation of $300 for the Delta High School all-night grad party, although the party won't go all night. City clerk Jolene Nelson, who is also the mother of a graduate, said the party will run from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. the night of graduation and will be held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, at the request of the students.

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Two-lot subdivisions exempted for a year

In May 2013, the Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution to temporarily exempt two-lot subdivisions from compliance with the density standards outlined in the Delta County Subdivision Regulations. The resolution was effective for one year.

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Check out free state parks passes

Did you know that you can check out a state parks backpack with a free day use pass from your local library? Explore the three state parks in Delta County or any one of the many Colorado state parks by using your library card to check out a backpack.

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Photo contest entries sought

Calling all photographers--professional, amateur, and those of you with a smartphone in your pocket! Delta County Tourism is looking for photos that represent life in Delta County -- gorgeous scenery, an amazing event or festival, or one of the many outdoor recreational opportunities available here.

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Hospital volunteers award scholarships
Hospital volunteers award scholarships

The Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) Volunteers recently awarded $3,500 in scholarships to Delta County senior high school students who are planning to major in a health related program at area colleges.

This year scholarship recipients each receiving $1000 scholarship are:

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Delta Food Pantry adds evening hours

The Delta Food Pantry announces extended evening hours. Every fourth Tuesday of the month. The food pantry is open from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Advisory council members sought

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for its Southwest Resource Advisory Council.

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Vietnam vets, tell your story

From June 6-9, Delta is hosting the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. This 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Wall is 360 feet long and includes every name found on the permanent wall in Washington, D.C.

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DMEA contest draws 5 candidates

Five candidates are looking to fill the three seats on DMEA's board of directors that are up for election this year. In District 3, incumbent Brad Harding is unopposed. In District 4, David White is challenging incumbent Ken Watson. South Region candidates are Jock Fleming and Ken Otto.

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City of Delta weighs regulations to preserve dark night skies

Is light pollution a concern in Delta? It's an issue raised by Jeanne Dewsnup, owner of the Tru Vu Drive In. Before her death in April, she shared concerns about light pollution from neighboring businesses and Highway 92 traffic.

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Crawford Area Indivisibles urge climate change action

Eight members of the climate action committee of the Crawford Area Indivisibles (CAI) participated in a work session with Delta County Commissioners Don Suppes, Mark Roeber and Mike Lane on May 7.

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TABOR refund could fund a community asset

The City of Delta is weighing how a TABOR refund of $36,315 should be returned to citizens before the end of the year.

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR, limits the amount of revenue governmental authorities can retain and spend.

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