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County planning commission reorganizes

The responsibility of the Delta County Planning Commission is to adopt and maintain the county's Master Plan, review and make recommendation on county regulations, including the county's subdivision regulations, specific development regulations and other regulations related to land use that the county may consider.

The planning commission does not make broad policy recommendations outside planning and land use, unless expressly requested to do so by the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC).

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County holds public hearing on 2019 proposed budget

Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Don Suppes and Mark Roeber held a public hearing for the proposed 2019 budget on Monday, Dec. 3.

The 2019 budget will be adopted by the commissioners at 9 a.m. on Dec. 10.

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Atchley responds to criticism of budget

Prior to a budget hearing conducted by the Delta County Commissioners Monday morning, and during constituent time the morning of the commissioners' Dec. 3 meeting, Delta County Citizen Report president JoAnn Kalenak read a letter accusing the county of violating Colorado State Statutes in its preparation of the proposed 2019 budget.

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Peace at the end of the trail ~

Peace at the end of the trail ~

Weekday mornings Steve Howarth of Eckert drives his truck up to End of the Trail Rescue ranch in Olathe.

The first voice that calls out to him is Cricket's, that of a beautiful Arabian horse. "It's as if she is saying, 'Feed me first,'" Steve says.

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Public hearing on county's budget slated for Dec. 3

Delta County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the 2019 county budget on Monday, Dec. 3, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 236 of the county courthouse.

County administrator Robbie LeValley points out some major accomplishment for the 2019 budget.

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Regional council addresses wildfire mitigation with county

Members of the West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC) discussed their programs and activities in Delta County at the Nov. 19 commissioners meeting.

Lilia Falk, director of WRWC, and Jamie Gomez, mitigation and education coordinator for WRWC, introduced Jake Schmalz who will be working with firefighters and emergency management personnel in Delta County in all the WRWC programs and emergencies.

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New life for old packing shed

New life for old packing shed

The home of Dave and Edie Burgess -- and the site of the Graystone Restaurant -- was originally an apple packing shed. The Burgesses purchased the building in 1996, intending to covert it into a house.

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A pilgrimage for the Jubilee of Mercy

A pilgrimage for the Jubilee of Mercy

Price and Jeanne Hatcher of Cedaredge joined thousands of Catholic Church deacons and their spouses for the Jubilee of Mercy pilgrimage held in Assisi and Rome, Italy. The Jubilee Year of Mercy was proclaimed by Pope Francis and the conference and pilgrimage for deacons took place during May 23 through May 31, 2016.

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Polar bear quest

Polar bear quest

On Oct. 27 Rick and Len Harner of Cedaredge set out on a trip to spend seven days in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, observing polar bears on land as the bears wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze over so they can return to ice.

Hudson Bay is famous for the seasonal migrations of polar bears.

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From Delta to the big screen

From Delta to the big screen

In mid-November a Warner Brothers movie will be released which co-stars a 1924 Dodge Brothers four-door touring car that formerly traveled the streets and roads of Delta and surrounding countryside.

The movie, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," is a new Harry Potter spin-off and stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

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Classical Conversations  lays foundation for learning

Classical Conversations lays foundation for learning

"Kids enjoy learning. They have a passion to learn about the world from its beginning.

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A godly man

A godly man

James Conley grew up on a farm in Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture.

He had a career in agriculture banking for eight years. That career led him to Chanute, Kan., the home town of his future wife, Vicki Starr. James and Vicki were married in 1988.

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The ties that bind us

The ties that bind us

Justine Forster of Delta gives life to her art through the medium of crocheting.

Several years ago as a teenager, Justine observed a family friend, Somneang Chan, crocheting and the lovely creations that Somneang produced.

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An American and proud of it

An American and proud of it

Bror Faber of Cedaredge was born in Denmark, and endured the ravages of World War II as a child in Norway.

The Faber family -- father, mother, three sons -- was living in a suburb of Oslo.

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Meaningful ties to Kenya

Meaningful ties to Kenya

Carol Phelps of Delta flew to Nairobi, Kenya, last December to visit Fairmile School and its director, Fern Eshuchi, a family friend for many years.

When Carol told her son, Allen Lindblad, she was going, Allen said, "We'll go too."

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96 years of service and fulfillment

96 years of service and fulfillment

Among the many things that bring fulfillment to Dorothy Loyer's life is playing the organ.

Dorothy was 17 when the church organist died and the pastor turned to Dorothy to take her place.

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A caring healer

A caring healer

Norman Vincent knew when he was in third grade that he would become a veterinarian.

He lived on a farm with his family.

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A  Christmas wonderland

A Christmas wonderland

When Christmas is approaching every year, Yvonne Rowland's world takes on added energy and excitement.

She, and friends who help her, pull down from her garage and the loft in her office boxes filled with Christmas tree branches and boxes and boxes and boxes of ornaments, nativity scenes, Father Christmas depictions, and figurines of many characters familiar to our Christmas celebrations.

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Keeping  the peace

Keeping the peace

Throughout the history of the United States its citizens have served in the military in times of war, times of peace, to keep the peace. In recognition of Veterans Day, we talked with three veterans about their military service in keeping the peace, and we thank them and all the other veterans for their service to our country.

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Senior expo  showcases local resources

Senior expo showcases local resources

On Thursday, Oct. 22, seniors from around the area are invited to come together to enjoy entertainment, a tasty free lunch, fun exercises, and to learn more about several matters that affect their lives.

All these opportunities will be available during the seventh annual Senior Expo, held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street in Delta.

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Creativity in wood, glass, fabric & leather

Creativity in wood, glass, fabric & leather

Don and Beth French were married in 1978 and Don's first job was teaching kindergarten through third grade in the mornings and high school physical education in the afternoons in Douglas, Wyo.

He later moved to the high school in Douglas and taught physical education and coached sports for all the grades, 500 students in all.

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Beauty  and utility  from the  potter's wheel

Beauty and utility from the potter's wheel

David Strong, potter, has been working in clay since the early 1970s, both as a teacher and as a full-time potter.

David said, "I maintain a life balance between teaching and producing and selling my work.

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