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Deltarado Days kicks off July 25

Four days of small town family fun are scheduled for July 25 to 28 with the 84th annual Deltarado Days. Complete with a rodeo, parade, tournaments and an all ages Inflatables Fun Park -- there's something for the whole family.

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Fall classes at TCR filling up

Fall semester of Technical College of the Rockies is right around the corner, and most courses offered are already on a waitlist! Something that director Mike Klouser is quite pleased about saying, "When you look at some of our core classes such as automotive, cosmetology, barbering, and auto CAD being full, in the middle of the summer before anyone is really thinking about heading back to school, I think it says a lot about all of the great things happening at TCR.

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Delta nurse earns doctorate in anesthesia
Delta nurse earns doctorate in anesthesia

Heather Driver, a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) at Delta County Memorial Hospital, can now add doctorate to her long list of accomplishments.

Driver has spent the last three years working toward her doctorate in anesthesia from Missouri State University.

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Coulter named to lead BLM Southwest District

This week the Bureau of Land Management's Southwest District welcomed Eric Coulter as its new public affairs specialist based in Grand Junction.

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Dallas Creek shoreline at Ridgway State Park closed to vehicles
Dallas Creek shoreline at Ridgway State Park closed to vehicles

Because of the rising water level at Ridgway State Park, the shoreline vehicle access on the south side of the reservoir at Dallas Creek is closed to vehicles until further notice. The closure is in place to protect vegetation, nesting waterfowl and the shoreline.

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Harbor Freight Tools to open in Montrose

Harbor Freight Tools, America's leading retailer of quality tools at the lowest prices, will celebrate the grand opening of its new store in Montrose on Wednesday, July 31 at 8 a.m.

The Montrose store, located at 2201 S. Townsend Avenue, is the 17th Harbor Freight Tools store in Colorado.

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DCED looks to investors for feedback during transition

Delta County Economic Development is in a period of transition marked by the departure of executive director Stacey Voigt and several vacant board positions.

To enable the nonprofit economic development organization to move forward, a revisioning task force has been formed.

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Convicted doc appears in video

A former Western Slope physician who was found to have prescribed drugs without a legitimate medical purpose briefly resurfaced -- on YouTube last April, discussing the opioid crisis.

Sam Jahani, who settled a 2011 federal indictment with a plea in 2016 to a charge of conspiracy involving health care fraud, appeared in a 2018 New Year's Eve clip.

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Sheriff says drive-by shooting victims 'lucky'

Although no bullets hit a woman and a minor when an unknown party opened fire on their vehicle Tuesday night, authorities said the shooting appeared to have been methodical.

"The victims were very, very lucky they were not seriously wounded or killed in this incident," Montrose County Sheriff Gene Lillard said Wednesday.

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Free admission ups museum attendance
Free admission ups museum attendance

Looking for a summer activity to beat the heat? The Delta County Museum is offering free admission on Fridays through October. Located at the corner of Third and Meeker, summer hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

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Henry Street plan approved

Betsy Suerth, public works/utilities director, proposed to the council an amendment to the major street plan for Henry Street. The amendment includes reclassifying Henry Street from a principal arterial to a local street, leaving Heinz Street as the principal arterial crossing of Highway 92.

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DURA considers lease, sale of chamber building

During a brief meeting of the Delta Urban Renewal Authority on July 2, commissioners considered a request by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce to sublease office space at 301 Main Street. The building is owned by DURA, and there is a requirement in the chamber's lease that any sublease be approved by the board.

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Law enforcement blotter July 17, 2019

An officer responded to a residence on a report of a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was reported as stolen out of Grand Junction and was towed from the scene.

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Soper comments on Delta's future in aerospace

Thank you to the Colorado Space Business Roundtable for accepting my invitation to visit Delta recently. The business executives with Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, Sierra Nevada, Northrop Grumman, etc., and associated industry promotion groups made clear they were looking to establish business relationships with future contractors in Delta.

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CDOT projects to impact traffic

A chip and seal project by Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies has begun on four stretches of state highways 92 in Montrose and Delta counties and a section of Highway 133 in Delta County that will affect local traffic flows.

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Mill levy override on school district agenda

Delta County School District 50J will consider at its July 18 meeting whether to place a mill levy override question on the Nov. 5 ballot.

The district is considering asking voters to approve 1.5 mills to fund transportation, with an eight-year sunset.

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Delta resident repeatedly ticketed for vicious dog

On Saturday, June 29, at approximately 2 p.m., an officer of the Delta Police Department received information concerning a 12-year-old juvenile male being bitten by a dog in the 600 block of Silver Street.

The owner of the dog was notified and the dog was placed in quarantine.

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DPD awarded $60,869 in grants

The Delta Police Department was recently awarded three grants.

A $43,600 Gray and Black Market Marijuana Enforcement grant created through passage of state House Bill 17-1221 will go toward investigation and prosecution costs associated with unlicensed marijuana cultivation or distribution operations.

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Chaco building morphs into education center

Since the completion of asbestos remediation, quiet has again settled around the old City Market/Chaco building at the corner of 6th and Meeker streets in Delta. But looks can be deceiving.

There may not be any visible activity, but there's a lot going on, reports Michael Klouser, director of the Technical College of the Rockies.

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Extraordinary nurses recognized at DCMH
Extraordinary nurses recognized at DCMH

Nurses at Delta County Memorial Hospital are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

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West Nile killed three Coloradans in 2018

The mosquito is a tiny and bothersome insect that weighs an infinitesimal 2.5 milligrams. But it poses a very real threat to humans by transmitting West Nile Virus (WNV).

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Paonia residents abound at land use meeting

The second of two community meetings regarding future Delta County land use regulations being considered by county commissioners was held July 1 at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss.

Elyse Casselberry, county community and economic development director, noted that most of the attendees were from the Paonia area.

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Libraries offer college proctoring for online students

As technology evolves, so do opportunities for residents of rural areas like Delta County to pursue higher education and career-oriented goals online. Universities across the country offer accredited online programs that allow people to complete most of their coursework from home.

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G50 Road closure
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Law enforcement blotter July 10, 2019

June 29:

Kirk Alex Alire, 47, of Collbran was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $750 bond.

June 30:

Officers responded to a report of a theft at Western Convenience.

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