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BLM extends comment period on North Fork oil/gas development, B1

Tournament pays tribute to well-known Cedaredge golfer, C2

10 new records set at Cedaredge Invitational, five by the Bruins, C4

DELTA COUNTY

APRIL 4, 2012 VOL. 129, NO. 14

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Three superintendent finalists named BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Delta County School District 50J has chosen three finalists from among the 20 applicants for the superintendent of Schools position. The school board hopes to select a new superintendent mid-May, with a start date of July 1. Using screening criteria established through focus groups conducted throughout the county, the school board selected the following candidates to be interviewed April 21. Corey Doss completed his master’s degree in educational leadership at Adams State College. He is currently serving as the superintendent of schools for Mountain Valley School District in Saguache. He previously served as an elementary school principal in Garfield 16 School District in Parachute. Doss has two years of teaching experience and 10 years of administrative experience. Doss is the son of interim superintendent Dr. Jerre Doss. Corey was a student teacher in Delta County, but did not attend school here.

Dr. Jeff Perry completed his doctorate in educational administration at Virginia Tech. He is currently serving as superintendent of schools for Wise County School Division in Wise, Va. He previously served as superintendent of schools in West Grand School District, Grand County, and superintendent of Byers School District, both in Colorado. Dr. Perry has four years of teaching experience and 20 years of administrative experience. Kelly Reed completed his master’s degree in secondary education at Adams State College. He is currently principal of Redlands Middle School in Grand Junction. He previously served as superintendent of schools of South Routt School District in Oak Creek and superintendent of Monte Vista School District in Monte Vista. Reed has a total of eight years of teaching experience and 17 years of administrative experience. The interview schedule set up by the board of education for April 20-21 includes a tour of the county and district schools on the afternoon of Friday, April 20, followed

by a dinner with the board. On Saturday, April 21, the board and two community teams will interview the candidates. At a special meeting of the school board on April 2, 24 individuals were named to the interview teams: Michael Bowles, Kurt Clay, Joyce

Conger, Sam Cox, Caryn Gibson, Amy Hawkins, Tom Huerkamp, Sandie Jungers, Jill Jurca, Robbie LeValley, Jennifer Magner, Amy Miller, Angela Morgan, Lee Ponder, Kena Price, Mark Queen, Debra Richards, Paul Rodriguez, Holly Rupp, Gwen Russell, Becky Shea, Cindy

Swartzendruber, Dawn Ullrey and Sandy Wilson. The community will have an opportunity to meet the finalists at an open house Saturday, April 21, at the Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Avenue, Delta. Finalists will be introduced at 6 p.m.

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Mapping out the future

Household hazmat facility to open BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The county’s long-planned household hazardous materials collection and recycling center is being slated for opening at the Adobe Buttes landfill during the third or fourth week in April. That is the best current estimate on the facility’s start date as reported to the county commissioners on March 19 by solid waste coordinator Gary Vance. The operation is being called a “hazardous materials management facility,” Vance told the DCI. The hazardous materials handling facility when open will accept most common household materials including paints, poisons, solvents, cleaners, batteries, light bulbs, and corrosives, Vance told the commissioners. The facility will include a “reuse station” for recycling paints, sprays and other materials to consumers. The facility will not accept some materials including bio-waste, pharmaceuticals, sharps (i.e. needles) or radioactive materials. Containers of unknown contents may require additional special handling procedures or off site inspection, Vance explained. The facility will be open to county residents only. At least initially, the facility will not charge a fee to users. At its beginning, the facility will be open one day per month to homeowners and businesses

who have materials considered hazardous to dispose of. The county wants to keep expenses for the governmentsubsidized operation to a minimum. Vance and one other current landfill employee besides himself will take the special training for handling materials brought in. Individuals and businesses with materials to drop off will need to call ahead for appointments. As the program gets under way, Vance said, the number of appointments scheduled per day will be kept to a maximum of 50. Appointments are being required, Vance explained, because of the time needed to log-in and process each load of materials that is accepted. Having an appointment schedule will help eliminate long lines of frustrated people from forming, Vance told the BoCC. The disadvantage is that the number of people able to access the facility’s services will be restricted. “That could be a sore point,” observed commissioner Doug Atchley. Nevertheless, the one day of operations per month will be on a Saturday, Vance said, “because that’s the (day) most available to the people.” The facility’s operations plan is based partly on inspection tours that Vance made of other household materials facilities in the state. Vance makes a distinction between the terms “household hazardous waste” and “household hazardous HOUSEHOLD HAZMAT TO A3

The City of Delta is working closely with SEMA Construction to get the alternate truck route off the drawing board, but it may be fall before construction can begin, city manager Joe Kerby reports. Condemnation proceedings on one parcel of land and an issue with a small section of wetlands have delayed the start of the project. When the bid was awarded to SEMA in June 2011, it was hoped construction could begin in February 2012. That date was later amended to April 2012. When the project does get off the ground, SEMA will start on the northern portion from Gunnison River Drive (pictured above) to 5th Street.

Prison, therapy handed down to convicted child abuser BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Robert Vicencio has been sentenced to the Colorado Department of Corrections for an indeterminate amount of time after pleading guilty to a felony charge of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. The sentence was handed down March 28 by District Judge Charles Greenacre, who said Vicencio is clearly in need of sexual offender therapy. Because he’s not considered a good candidate for probation, the only way Vicencio can receive that treatment is through the Colorado Department of Corrections. Vicencio will serve a minimum of two years and a maximum of life in prison. He was also sentenced to a mandatory lifetime term of parole. Defense attorney Daniel Shaffer said Vicencio is willing to undergo treatment, but Shaffer believes DOC therapy options are limited for Spanish-speaking individuals like Vicencio. He told the court that 5,400 DOC inmates qualify for sexu-

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The Easter Bunny is hop, hop, hopping into Delta Saturday, April 7. The Delta Lions Club will host their annual Easter egg hunt in Cleland Park Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. sharp. From 10 a.m. to noon, Bill Heddles Recreation Center will be the site of an Easter Egg Stravaganza. In the gym, kids can decorate eggs, play games, make crafts, get an airbrush tattoo and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera). An outdoor Easter egg hunt is also planned. This event is for kids age 2-10. Admission is $3 if paid before 5 p.m. April 6, or $5 at the door. Adults are free.

al offender therapy, yet at any given time only 400 to 500 are undergoing that treatment, which can take years to complete. For Spanish speakers, there’s an even lower likelihood of completing the program. Yet that’s the only way Vicencio can qualify for release, Shaffer said. “It’s a very untenable situation for everybody.” Judge Greenacre said he is not aware of program limitations within the DOC. He does know they are required to provide that service, and he said the court has to assume they will meet their obligations. Earlier in the hearing, the 16-year-old victim, her mother and a close family friend addressed the court. Sandra Ugalde said her daughter was just 5 years old when Ugalde and Vicencio got together. Vincencio was like a father to her daughter, so she was stunned to learn that he had been “sexually and mentally” abusing her daughter for several years. “I have no answers to why she didn’t say

anything, or why he did this to her,” she said. “I want the maximum penalty for him.” The victim attends Delta High School, where she is involved in extracurricular activities and student government while trying to cope with the abuse she suffered. She told the judge she is not the only victim, that Vicencio’s actions have impacted her entire family and especially her mother. Cecilia Tafoya, who said she is like a grandmother to the victim, told the court she admires the teen for having the strength and courage to step forward and confront what has happened to her. Over the past year of court proceedings, the teen has had to “dig deep to get through this.” “I know this was prolonged in the hope that all this would go away, that she would give up,” Tafoya said. “But she speaks for other children — boys and girls — in the hope this horrible, horrible thing that has happened will not happen to any other children. VICENCIO TO A3

Motorcyclist killed in Peach Valley James Steckel, 52, of Delta was killed in a motorcycle accident in Peach Valley at about 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31. The Colorado State Patrol reports that Steckel was southbound on 2100 Road about a half mile south of E Road when he came upon a piece of farm equipment being driven by Norman Baldwin, 57, of Whitewater. Baldwin, who was also southbound on 2100 Road, had slowed near the crest of a hill and was turning left onto private

property. When Steckel saw the vehicle slowing in front of him, he tried to brake, lost control of his 2003 Harley Davidson, and collided with the left rear quarter panel of the farm equipment. He was thrown from the motorcycle and died on the scene. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the accident, but speed is considered a possible contributor. Steckel was wearing eye protection but no helmet. No citations were issued to the driver of the farm equipment.

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OPINION

LETTERS Family of sexual abuse victim thanks community Dear Editor: Our case is done and finally my daughter will have a new start in her life. We want to address to the community, family and friends a big thank you for all your support during all our difficult times. To the Delta Police Department the impeccable job of success of Chief Robert Thomas, Detective Brad Lamb, victim coordinator Becki Havens and outstanding crew of police officers for all the effort they put into this case. Thank you to our office of district attorney for all the support and inter-

est they put in each and every single hearing we attended. To Mr. Wiley Christopher, deputy district attorney, and amazing crew of respectful employees for the impeccable job. To the Dolphin House in Montrose and Heather Lashmett from social services in Delta — thank you for the professional assessments and investigation in this painful case. To the amazing support of our professional counselor, Maria D. Call. Since the first moment of our tragedy we received the most professional

help. To our judge, Charles R. Greenacre, from the district court — thank you for taking the time to listen to us and address our case. To all the community, family and friends, it has truly been a blessing to have all you wonderful people by our side. What all of you have done is something we will never forget. May God bless you all and may He give back to all of you what you have so generously given to us. Sandra Ugalde and family Delta

What can we do to control the national debt? Dear Editor: What can you and I do to control and manage the U.S. national debt? Paraphrasing a comment, a current candidate for the office, president of the USA: In order to balance the federal budget, I will cut or reduce any federal program except 1) the Department of Defense budget and 2) infrastructure expenditure. What is the problem with this statement — this proposal to balance the annual federal budget? According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (www. cbpb.org), these were the federal expenditures for fiscal year 2010, in declining order of funds spent: The Department of Defense including all national security expenditures — 20 percent. Social Security expenditures — 20 percent. Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health insurance (CHIP) — 20 percent. “Safety net” programs (including earned income tax credit, child tax credit), the food stamp program, school meals, lowincome housing assistance and other safety net programs — 14 percent.

Interest on the national debt — 6 percent. All remaining government FY 2010 expenditures — approximately 20 percent. So, what was inappropriate with that candidate’s statement? If that candidate, and the U.S. Congress, are not willing to make adjustments to Department of Defense, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security and the “safety net” programs, it simply will not be possible to bring the U.S. budget under reasonable management and subsequently begin to either stabilize or reduce the national debt. All candidates for U.S. presidency, Republicans and Democrats, do not have reasonable proposals to effectively control and manage the government’s annual expenditures and the national debt, excepting one: Ron Paul, congressman from Texas. Mr. Paul has proposed the type of debt reductions that just may allow the nation, we the citizens, to effectively control and manage the dangerous growth (dangerous from a national security and economic security viewpoint) of the national debt. However,

Mr. Paul has not won a single state and has won few delegates toward nomination to the presidency. We continue on a steady path leading to a growing massive national debt. So, what can you and I personally do to help bring this national debt under reasonable control and management? As candidates run, primarily for the U.S. House of Representatives, we can ask them: Specifically, how will you work with others to effectively control and manage the national debt? Be suspicious if you hear: “I will vote to oppose an increase in the debt limit,” because that is too late to act (funds have already been approved and spent). Press these candidates to specifically describe how they will work with others to control and manage the “big hitters” in the budget: 1) The Department of Defense budget; 2) The Medicare/Medicaid budget and 3) Social Security future expenditures. If your candidate will not give you a “straight” answer, you may not wish to vote for that candidate. Ken Brakken Delta County

Speak out to protect our air and water Dear Editor: I am writing to remind all the residents of Delta County and beyond that the April 6 comment deadline on the proposed leasing of 30,000 of BLM land is coming up quickly. In particular, I encourage the citizens living in the Delta, Cedaredge, Surface Creek and Peach Valleys to submit comments along with North Fork residents. We all will be affected if the leases move forward and are developed. The air quality impacts alone are reason to write letters requesting the cancellation of the lease sale. Air quality in Delta County is so clean that, for right now, we don’t have to have minimum air quality standards. On the Front Range, there are minimum air quality standards in place. Because of those standards, in the Front Range gas fracking operations will be required to have entirely closed loop systems where the possibility of chemicals evaporating into the air is greatly reduced. This means no open pits. We would not have that protection here at this time. Airborne

chemicals know no boundaries. Public, private or split estate, it is all the same. We must demand a health impact study. We must demand that the BLM considers the potential cumulative impacts of this proposed gas lease. A three-year air pollution study of several communities, including Battlement Mesa, discovered that airborne chemicals were found to be five times the level considered to be safe. These chemicals can have neurological and respiratory effects that include eye irritation, headaches, sore throat and difficulty breathing. People have had to sell their homes and move out of the area due to health problems. We know that our air and water quality will be affected by development of the BLM leases. Even if the well casings are perfect and never crack or leak chemicals into the ground, accidental spills will happen. The rate of accidental fracking fluid spills in Colorado is appalling. According to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s website, the current average is about one

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a day. Clean air and clean water are a big part of what makes living in Delta County so great. I encourage my fellow residents of Delta County to write letters now to the BLM. You can find good information for writing letters on the NFRIA-WSERC website: www.theconservation center.org, as well as the Citizens for a Healthy Community website: citizens forahealthcommunity.org/ action. BLM received nearly 3000 letters in the first comment period. We need to send that many again during the second comment period. Thank you for paying attention to our quality of life here in Delta County. Allison Elliot Paonia

Delta County Independent

It’s time to take another look at the golf course Dear Editor: Maybe now is a good time to make a change in Cedaredge. The Deer Creek/Cedaredge Golf Course has been a constant drain on a town population that is struggling to pay for food, heat, water, taxes, electricity and other essentials of life. My figures may not be quite correct but a quick search of newspaper articles and other sources revealed that the golf course lost about $187,000 in 2007. In 2010 the loss was about $34,859 but was sustained with $25,000 from the General Fund, a $17,000 boost from GOCO, a $32,000 loan from other sources, a $11,000 “advance” (what is that?) and $7,000 from the state lottery. If I was trying to run a business like that, I would have been forced to declare bankruptcy long ago!

According to one source (http://www. bestplaces.net/ economy / city / colorado /cedaredge) the per capita income in Cedaredge has been $23,959 and the household income is only $39,194. Now how many residents in those income categories do you think really are worried about the success of the golf course when they are just trying to stay warm, fed and healthy? Back in January of 2008 the town paid for an appraisal of the golf course to “estimate the market value” of the golf course and to help with a “golf course debt summit” meeting. Has anything changed? Most meetings seem to be taken up with a new financial crisis. There has been a long history of “loans,” “transfers,” “advances” and studies. None have solved the problem.

Finding of ‘no significant impact’ is overly optimistic Dear Editor: I am writing to you regarding an important decision that the Bureau of Land Management must make this summer regarding 30,000 acres of land in Delta County that has been proposed for leasing to natural gas exploration. I urge you to actively support the no action/no leasing alternative that the BLM has offered. Their current preferred finding is for no significant impact. My first reason is because the BLM’s Resource Management Plan for this region is 20 years old and it does not take into account the current fracking technology. It also will not reflect the current state of development and land use in this area which has grown substantially in the areas of organic argriculture, vitaculture and natural meat as well as eco-tourism, education in sustainability, hunting, fishing and other

recreational use. Second, within a few minutes of research online one can find countless reports and documentation of the negative impacts that natural gas drilling and fracking has had on individuals, communities and ecologies. The EPA is currently being fought against by the natural gas industry for finding cases where natural gas exploration caused significant pollution. Please take two minutes and see for yourself. While many people do report that natural gas extraction has had no significant impact, or even a positive one on their land and communities, there are equally as many people who report the opposite, that their land values, communities, air, water and eco-systems have been irreversible impacted and damaged. What if one side or the other is not telling the truth and what would be the motives for doing so? These are

important questions that should be investigated before leasing lands such as the ones in proximity to communities, schools, recreation and agriculture. If we accept both sides as true, that’s about 50/50 chance of negative impact. I personally do not like these odds and feel that increased research, regulation and oversight is necessary before rushing ahead with leases like this near thriving communities. I hope you do take the time to research for yourself both sides of the issue. It seems likely that the BLM’s finding of “no significant impact” is overly optimistic, and there are many significant impacts that accompany natural gas exploration and extraction. We need to understand what those impacts are and find ways to effectively mitigate them before continuing ahead. Aaron Jerad Hotchkiss

Forget the BLM, write the president Dear Editor: Everyone loved the “Lord of the Rings” movies when they came out — Tolkien’s mythology for England which he wrote while watching war and horror sweep his beloved country. The ultimate good vs. evil story that seems relevant to all humans in any age of our history. Those of you who read the books know that they left out the part where the hero-hobbits came home to find the Shire, their peaceful, idyllic safe haven, devastated by the ugly and destructive industry of the agents of Mardor. The explanation would be, of course, that they couldn’t fit that part in — though perhaps, in truth, it was just a little too close to home for a national movie. But that is the visual that comes vividly to my mind when I contemplate the pending invasion of fracking

gas wells into the North Fork Valley. This valley is a sanctuary — a place of respite from the depressing reality of industrial polluting and deformity rapidly devouring our countryside. This valley is truly an unrecognized and unappreciated national treasure. But most of all, it is our home. There has been in-fighting among various factions of this community for years, yet nothing causes people to set their petty differences aside and come together like their own government threatening to take their land away. I had hoped the new administration was significantly more evolved than the previous ones and would not do this to us. Obama will not get my vote if he lets this happen. We are being blithely told that this incursion will have “no negative impact” on us; they will

What makes a community ‘sustainable’? Dear Editor: Now that the questions Ben Hogan raised about the Orton Family Foundation and the Heart and Soul movement have been “answered” by Alexis Halbert and John Barstow, I suppose I should feel “all better” now, but I do not. Something about “free money” from nonprofit organizations and committees with paid personnel soliciting dialogue about what’s important to a community is a bit scary to me since most of us are capable of making that known by voting. Maybe it was the “embracing growth and change” statement on the Orton website but it got me browsing through their “issues.” I would like to encourage every-

There appears to be no end of fixes available for the golf course, but in the meantime our streets and water system and sewer system and police department struggle to operate on limited budgets. Perhaps if the golf course is as desirable as its supporters would have us believe, it is the time to get a professional appraisal and then sell shares to those very folks who think it is wonderful! It could be a good investment for them. (Oh, I forgot, many get free golf.) If it were sold to the private sector, the town could benefit from the property tax and sales tax. If they are not interested I guess they really don’t believe in it after all. Sure wish I had thought of this in time to get the candidates’ opinions! Dave Yates Cedaredge

one to check the Orton website and do their own research. Will our towns become “sustainable” by mandating walking, green energy, population control, participating in “social equity,” ban the growth or sale of certain foods as unhealthy? The “unique” character of the North Fork has changed a great deal in the 11 years that I have been here, and not necessarily for the better. While it is wonderful to have access to locally grown foods and promote various arts, culture and tourism, the local job market and economy make enjoying those things unaffordable for many area residents. Since those of us who are fortunate

enough to be working will not have time to attend these meetings, I hope that the folks who do will take time to ponder consequences of any courses of action suggested. Speaking for myself, I hope any plans and dialogue during the first comment period will include strong support for our local cattle ranches, our coal mines and their support services and honor the labors and spirit of the people who built this area in the first place. We need to send that many again during the second comment period. Thank you for paying attention to our quality of life here in Delta County. Jakki Taylor Paonia

just tiptoe in, crack open the earth, extract the gas and vanish without a trace. They back this fiction with bogus, outdated and non-existent studies (they promise to analyze the impact afterwards). Meanwhile, the multitude of horror stories and devastated towns that they leave in their wake are downplayed and conveniently absent from the airwaves. I hereby switch the burden of truth and challenge these companies to come up with significant examples of instances where they have actually done what they claim they can do — instances where they have fracked an area without poisoning people, animals and trees, destabilizing local economies and creating refugee populations. We are being fed this line that natural gas will free us from our “dependence on foreign oil.” Well golly gee, that sounds like a good idea. But at what cost? Hey, here’s a thought, let’s give up on our dependence on oil and gas altogether. We have the technology to make it work; all it would take is the decision to do so. So what are we to do? Write those letters, folks. Forget the BLM — they are obviously ignoring us. Send them to the president — it is an election year, after all. Now is the time to band together and protect our homesteads. We need to write the “good ending” to our own story. Dinah Lindarin Paonia President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 www.whitehouse.gov/ contact/submitquestionsand-comments

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Delta County Independent

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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GOP picks two for Dist. 3 race BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

An assemblage of buildings and storage structures at the Adobe Buttes Landfill comprise what will serve as the county’s household hazardous materials handling facility, now expected to open this spring.

Household hazmat FROM PAGE A1 materials.” Materials includes substances destined for recycle or reuse. The hazardous materials management facility would be the second government subsidized

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recycling operation the county has started this year. Vance reported that the other program, a recyclable materials handling operation at Hotchkiss, “is getting used a lot.” Open only a short time, twice as many 40-cubicyard dumpsters as originally anticipated have been filled and removed, Vance reported. Commissioners noted that could mean the program will cost the county more than originally estimated. Delta residents want a recycling location set up within the city limits, in addition to the one at Hotchkiss. Joe Kerby, city manager, reports that Delta has been contacted by two commercial businesses about the idea.

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Delta County Libraries will host a Food for Fines drive during National Library Week, April 9-14, at each of its libraries. Library patrons will get $1 in current overdue fines waived for each can or package of food donated during the drive. The donated food will go to each community’s local food bank — Surface Creek Food Bank, Crawford Food Bank, Delta Food Pantry, Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Food Cupboard, and the American Legion Food Pantry in Paonia. The food drive does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged items, card replacement fees, and future overdue fines. No glass containers, open packages, repackaged or expired products will be accepted. Bring canned goods, or items in boxes or plastic bags or plastic jars to the circulation desk at your library. Don’t forget your library card!

The county’s Republican voters will have a contested race for District #3 county commissioner on their June primary election ballots. The 235 voting delegates at the county assembly on March 24 gave top ballot designation to Paonia area rancher Mark Roeber. Taking the second position on the primary ballot will be Dr. Roger Bentley, a chiropractor and farmer in the Peach Valley area. Roeber received 102 delegate votes; Bentley received 76. Bob Stechert received 54 votes. Seventy-one votes were required to earn a place on the primary bal-

lot. Three ballots were spoiled. In commissioner district #2, the delegates chose incumbent Bruce Hovde seeking a second term to run unopposed. The clerk and recorder’s office is conducting the primary election this

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The Trentley Hollister home at 4697 Sundown Road east of Delta was completely destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of April 1, but the family members and their guests were able to escape harm. When the Delta Fire Department arrived on scene at 4:26 a.m., the fire had spread throughout the attic. Before pulling down the insulation and the ceiling, the firefighters were able to move the owners’ personal items

to the garage. The fire department used 10,000 gallons of water and 17 firefighters to extinguish the blaze. The home’s occupants were alerted by a properly working smoke detector. “This is a reminder to make sure your smoke detectors are working properly,” said Jason Cooley, fire department spokesman. The fire is believed to have started on the outside of the home from a metal fire pit on the deck. Its cause has been deemd accidental.

Democrats hear from candidates The Delta County Democratic Assembly, meeting on Saturday, March 24, heard from four candidates for office at the county, state, and national levels. These four candidates exhibit the commitment and the energy the party looks for in its representatives. Sal Pace is running for Congress to represent Colorado’s 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pace is currently serving in the state House of Representatives, where he has sponsored and passed several significant bills, including the Pinon Canyon Protection Act and two substantial water bills. Millie Hamner is running for Statehouse District 61, which includes the eastern part of Delta County. She comes from an education background, having been superinten-

dent of schools in Summit County before being appointed to fill a vacancy two years ago in old District 5. Scott Wilson is a candidate for Delta County Commissioner, District 3. Wilson has owned a vineyard in the North Fork since 2007, having served before that 22 years in the United States Air Force. One of his concerns for Delta County is to preserve its clean water and clean air. Jessica Garrow is a candidate to represent Colorado’s 3rd District as a University of Colorado regent. She is concerned with the recent doubling of tuition at the CU Boulder campus and also with the significant loss of state funding for the university. For more about the Delta County Democratic Party, visit www.deltadems.org.

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FROM PAGE A1 We have to protect our children.” “It is not my defense strategy to prolong a case in the hope it goes away,” Shaffer responded. His client has been in custody for 399 days prior to sentencing. Shaffer went on to explain that Vicencio has no felony history, no history of inappropriate sexual behavior on any level. He is a resident of Mexico, but he was working in the country legally and was actively pursuing U.S. citizenship at the time of the incident. Because of his plea, it’s now likely Vicencio will be deported at some point. But for his immigration status, it would be possible for Vicencio to receive a communitybased sentence plus treatment, as has been the case with other sexual assault cases in this jurisdiction. Shaffer believes the DOC sentence is a departure from the “fair and consistent” treatment of those other offenses, some of which were more aggravated than Vicencio’s. He told the judge he will be seeking reconsideration of the sentence if

assemblies. There were also short addresses delivered by other Republican candidates: Debra Irvine and of Summit County and David Justice of Gunnison County running for House District 61; Jared Wright of Fruita and Rusty Price of Palisade running for House District 54; and Glen Gallegos of Grand Junction running for CU regent.

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year by a mailed ballot. Election day is designated as June 26. But, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, in most instances June 4 is the “first day mail and mail-in ballots may be sent to voters.” During their biennial party assembly at the Delta Performing Arts Center, the delegates also chose their representatives to upper level

Vicencio is not in therapy within 120 days. During the proceedings both Shaffer and deputy district attorney Wiley Christopher referred to a similar case in Montrose County where Judge Jeff Herron refused to place a Mexican resident on probation because he knew the man would be deported and likely never receive sex offender treatment. Christopher applied Judge Herron’s logic to this case, asserting that without therapy, Vicencio is a threat to the community — even if it’s not this community, or even this country. Although Vicencio has admitted some inappropriate behavior, he does not agree with all of the victim’s assertions. According to the pre-sentence report, he does not believe anyone was hurt because of his actions. “He simply does not appear to recognize the extent his behavior has impacted other people,” Christopher said. Judge Greenacre said he hopes therapy will help Vicencio gain some victim empathy, as well as insight into his actions and the reason he needs treatment.

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Celebrate the risen Christ at area churches During Holy Week, area churches welcome all to attend services remembering that Jesus Christ suffered, was crucified and died on the cross. On Easter Sunday the Lord’s resurrection is celebrated with prayer, music and messages of hope. Redeemer Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) Maundy Thursday, April 5 — Worship, 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 6 — Worship, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8 — Worship, 9 a.m. Presbyterian Church of Delta Maundy Thursday, April 5 — A soup supper and ecumenical worship service will be conducted in conjunction with the Delta United Methodist

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Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The service will be held in Westminster Hall, 4th and Meeker, Thursday, April 5, at 6 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8 — Breakfast, 9 a.m., followed by a children’s egg hunt and a 10:30 a.m. celebratory worship. Nursery is provided for young children. Calvary Baptist Church Easter Sunday, April 8 — Special Easter service at 10:30 a.m. A children’s egg hunt will be held prior to services at 9 a.m. Calvary Baptist Church is located at 1290 A Street in Delta. For more information please contact us at 874-9497 or visit www. CalvaryDelta.org. First Baptist Church of Delta Maundy Thursday, April 5 — Last Supper worship service, 6 p.m., starting with a soup and sandwich supper in the gym/fellowship hall followed by a dramatization of Christ and the disciples at the Last Supper. Good Friday, April 6 — In cooperation with the local Mennonite Church, First Baptist is hosting a special Christian singing group from the Mennonite Bible Institute for a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7 — Family movie night, 7 p.m. The church is showing “The Passion of Christ,” and a children’s alternative movie in the youth center. “The Passion of Christ” was produced in 2004 and is directed by Mel Gibson. The community is invited to this event. Easter Sunday, April 8 — Worship, 10:30 a.m. Praise teams Potter’s Clay and One Accord join the adult choir (28 per-

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sons) in singing “Unfettered Praise.” Special music by the adult choir and the Karen choir will be presented. Pastor James Conley preaching. Child care is available. The morning will end with a joyous piano/organ duet “Hallelujah Chorus” by Handel played by Barbara Mazella, piano, and Leslye Wick, organ. First Church of God Good Friday, April 6 — A 6 p.m. service will feature special music and a “gospel chalk talk” by Pastor Linda Aubery. Easter Sunday, April 8 — Human poised art will depict the life and ministry of Jesus. The 10:15 a.m. service will also feature special songs and music. The church is located on the corner of 11th and Howard streets in Delta. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Thursday, April 5 — Stations of the cross, 12 noon. Maundy Thursday service at Presbyterian Church of Delta, 6 p.m. Stripping of the altar and the watch at St. Luke’s, 9 p.m. Good Friday, April 6 — Stations of the cross, 12 noon. Ecumenical worship, 7 p.m., with open communion and combined choirs. Saturday April 7 — Holy Saturday Service (Easter Vigil), 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8 — Celebration of the resurrection, 10:15 a.m. (Egg hunt for children following the service.) Agape Christian Fellowship of Delta Easter Sunday, April 8 — Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Agape Christian Fellowship meets in the Columbine Mall at 326 Main Street, Delta. Delta Christian Church Easter Sunday, April 8 — First service, 9:30 a.m.; second service, 11 a.m. Thunder Mountain Church of Christ Saturday, April 7 — Resurrection celebration at 820 Palmer Street in Delta. The church plans

Find your family roots Sons of Norway, Vestafjell Lodge will meet April 15 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 701 S. Junction Avenue, Montrose. Thor Groswold will present the program, “How to Find Your Family Roots,” and share his experience in searching for his Norwegian ancestors. Members are asked to bring a dish to share for the potluck meal. Guests are welcome. For more information call 249-8691 or 245-5649 or visit vestafjelllodge.org.

on having a variety of activities for children from 10 a.m. until noon. There will be cotton candy, popcorn, a bump and jump, face painting, Easter egg hunt, and much more. The event is free to the public. Please bring one perishable food item for the local food pantry. For more information, call 234-7816. St. Michael’s Catholic Church Holy Thursday, April 5 — Father Canice Enyiaka will say Mass at 6:30 p.m. Adoration continues until 10 p.m. Good Friday, April 6— Stations of the cross, 4:30 p.m., followed by the passion of Christ. Holy Saturday, April 7 — Easter vigil mass, 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8 — Mass at 10 a.m.; Spanish mass at noon. St. Philip’s Benizi Cedaredge Easter Sunday, April 8 — Father Canice Enyiaka will say Mass at 8 a.m. Eckert Presbyterian Church Good Friday, April 6 — Joint worship service with All Saints Lutheran Church in Cory at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8 — Morning worship, 10:30 a.m. All services are open to the public and we welcome guests at 13025 Highway 65, Eckert. Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church Maundy Thursday, April 5 — Play at 7 p.m. “Transformation: A Living Last Supper.” Easter Sunday, April 8 — Celebration service, “What is the Purpose of Your Life,” 9 a.m. Traditional worship with communion, 10 a.m. “Family First.” Kids, don’t forget to bring your Easter baskets for an Easter egg hunt after the 10 a.m. service. Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church is located at 3rd and Aspen. Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church Easter Sunday, April 8 — The church will present the Easter cantata, “More Than a Carpenter” at 10:45 a.m. There will be additional musical selections as we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. The church is located at 110 S.E. Jay Avenue at Hwy. 65 in Cedaredge. Paonia Friends Church Easter Sunday, April 8 — Sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. at the church property across from Paonia High School. There will be a bonfire, worship music and a brief devotional as we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ Our Savior. A potluck breakfast follows in the fellowship hall at 7:15 a.m. At the 9 a.m. worship service, we celebrate “Jesus Is Alive” through

song, testimony, special music and the Bible. North Fork Ministerial Alliance Good Friday, April 6 — Worship at 7 p.m. at Paonia Christian Fellowship Church. North Fork Catholic Community Tenebrae Wednesday, April 4 — at Sacred Heart, Paonia, 6:30 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 5 — Mass at Sacred Heart, Paonia, 6:30 p.m., followed by adoration until midnight. Good Friday, April 6 — Stations of the Cross at St. Margaret Mary, Hotchkiss, 5:30 p.m. Good Friday service at St. Margaret Mary, 6:30 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 7 — Easter Vigil Mass at Sacred Heart, Paonia, 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8 — Mass at Sacred Heart, Paonia, 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Margaret Mary, Hotchkiss, 11 a.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church in Paonia Maundy Thursday, April 5 — Service with Holy Communion, 6 p.m. Good Friday, April 6 — Service, 6 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8 — Breakfast at the church, 7:30 a.m. Worship follows at 9 a.m. Bible study begins at 10 a.m. Paonia United Methodist Church Maundy Thursday, April 5 — Remembrance of the Passover Meal (Seder, Paonia style), 6 p.m. Meditation: Betrayal (Matthew 26:21). Holy communion. Easter Sunday, April 8 — Worship, 8:30 a.m. Sermon: The Action of God (Isaiah 25:6-9). Breakfast will be served after worship. Hosts: Sheryl Wardlaw and Joetta Burns. Easter egg hunt for the children. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Sermon: Why We Believe in Eternity (John 14:1-7). First Baptist Church of Hotchkiss Easter Sunday, April 8 — Sunrise service, 33353 L50 Road. Gather in the

music hall at 6:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts. The service begins at 6:45. Sunrise breakfast at the church, 8 a.m. Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m. Easter worship, 10 a.m. Nursey provided for Sunday school and worship. For more information, call the church at 8723313. Mountain View Bible Church Easter Sunday, April 8 — Celebrate Christ’s resurrection in Lazear with an Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. There will be no 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. service on April 8. Olathe United Methodist Church Easter Sunday, April 8 — Children are invited to send prayers into the world Easter morning via colorful helium-filled balloons. The event begins at 9 a.m. in Stewart Hall where people of all ages will write prayers on slips of paper. The prayers will be laminated and attached to helium-filled balloons with ribbons. While the prayers and balloons are being prepared, a free continental breakfast will be served. We will join together for worship, after which we will take our balloons outside and release them to find the person in need of our prayers. Olathe United Methodist Church is located at 512 S. Hersum in Olathe. For more information call 323-6465.

Sonrise service planned A community Resurrection Day SonRise service is planned at 6:46 a.m. Sunday, April 8. The service will take place at Confluence Lake and will be followed by a community breakfast at Gunnison Valley Church of the Nazarene, 1782 H Road in Delta.

Messiah Choral Society performs A full performance of Handel’s Messiah will be offered this year on Easter Sunday at 2:30 pm, at the Avalon Theatre, 7th & Main, in downtown Grand Junction. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with a pre-concert informance at 1:45 p.m. This is the eighth annual performance by the Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction and is offered as a musical gift to the community. Admission is free, and it is a wonderful way for families to celebrate Easter Sunday afternoon.

The concert features four professional soloists, a 19-piece orchestra, and a 70-voice chorus under the direction of artistic director James Werner. Handel’s Messiah is a pleasant listening experience for first-time listeners, young and old, as well as a serious classical masterwork worthy of a lifetime of study. The Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction is a Colorado non-profit corporation governed by its members. For more information see www.MCSGJ.org.

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DOC crews make a big contribution BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) community work crew program at the Delta Correctional Center contributed, by one estimate, almost $286,000 in direct services to governments and non-profits in Delta County during 2011 alone. Including all of the work done during 2011 for other agencies in the

county and those beyond the county line, the DOC’s work crew program benefits totalled 141,319 manhours, and they contributed a local economic value of about $1 million. But even state programs that provide such clear benefits as the local DOC work crews do are under budget scrutiny by the Legislature. The Board of County Commissioners on March

19 endorsed letters to the area’s state delegation backing the program and its many benefits to the county and its citizens. According to an accounting provided to the county, the $286,000 figure for work contributed by crews from the Delta facility during 2011 includes just the tasks performed for Delta County governments and organizations. That list includes the county, each

of the municipalities, Cedaredge Pioneer Town, Delta County School District 50, Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, Delta County Library District, the county fairgrounds and others. Other organizations besides local governments that benefit by the work crew program include the Delta Correctional Center facility itself from the inmate work performed

Updates given at quarterly meet BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Municipal Quarterly meeting held at Orchard City in March gave local agencies, governments, and taxing districts the chance to update each other on their activities and projects. Among the reports given on county agency activities were the following. • All Points Transit director Terri Wilcox reported that the local government-funded transit system had a revenue surplus in 2011 of $11,080. That was higher than the projected surplus by almost $4,000. Cost cutting helped the operation’s bottom line with expenses for 2011 running $183,990, which was less than the $204,682 originally budgeted. Wilcox also reported that All Points is serving 80-90 percent senior clients on its Delta County routes. Medical visits and

trips to senior meal sites are the most popular destinations. A slow economy has affected ridership. Following a 10.4 percent increase in rides in 2010, last year saw a 0.5 percent decrease. The average donation per Delta County rider also declined, from 52 cents in 2010 to 26 cents in 2011. Local government contributions totaling $79,401 are the main source of funding for All Points’ operations in Delta County. Money for operations also comes from contract services, foundation grants, CDOT grants, and other sources. Revenues are expected to exceed expenses by a small amount in 2012, Wilcox said. • Jim Wetzel, director of the Delta County Historical Museum, and Leigh Ann Hunt gave an update on a proposal to form a countywide historic landmark register and a board to designate

structures for inclusion on the register. A local listing would be a step in the process of getting funding from the state for restoration or preservation. Supporters are looking for a “corps of interested people,” Hunt said, to help organize the project. • Hospital administrator John Mitchell reported the addition of three new doctors to the DCMH “active medical staff of between 35 to 40” medical professionals. Two of the new staff additions practice ob-gyn and the other practices internal medicine, he said. “There will be no third floor addition to the hospital any time soon,” Mitchell said, adding that planners were wise to build the current structure with an eye to future needs. • Regional director for the Department of Local Affairs Elyse Ackerman said that any money for energy impact grants in

the state budget would amount to “a drop in the bucket” even if approved for this year. • The county government and fair board envision an agriculture education and resource role for the Maloney property at the fairgrounds. Additional access to the fairgrounds is being planned from SH92, and river corridor improvements including a pedestrian bridge are envisioned.

on its own facility, BLM and U.S. Forest Service, CDOT, Colorado Division of Wildlife, Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association, and governments and organizations in Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray counties. The dollar value of the work crew program is based on minimum wage of $7.22, according to the accounting provided to the county. The work crew members receive sixty cents a day. In their support letter to state elected officials, the Delta County Commissioners also recognized the value of the work crew program to the DOC’s own mission of rehabilitation and reintergration of individuals into productive social roles. “The board preceives the arrangement between public entities and the DOC work crews to be a win-win situation, not only for the public entities served, but also for the inmates themselves,” the commission-

ers wrote. “Inmates receive the value of having physical work to fill their days while incarcerated, the value of making a difference for a community, and the satisfction of seeing a job get done. Those values most certainly contribute to an inmate’s successful and healthy rehabilitation and eventual reentry into a community,” the letter stated. The Delta Correctional Center’s productive relationship with the local community is a two-way street. Local businesses, individuals, churches, and organizations over the years have contributed suncounted value in goods and services to the Delta Correctional Center and its programs, including social support and ministeral guidance for inmates housed there. According to the DOC, the facility opened in 1964. There are 480 offenders housed at the facility which employs a total staff of 138.

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High winds last week prompted Delta firefighters to call for assistance as they battled a blaze on Highway 92 near Read. The fire was reported at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, by the neighbors of a landowner who was burning his field. Delta firefighters arrived on scene to find the winds spreading the fire directly towards a home. The Cedaredge Fire Department helped Delta firefighters protect the home and extinguish the fire before it got any larger.

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Serving up laughs Laughter was on the menu as Janet Reyher, Lucy Orros and Gloria Johnson served breakfast at Bill Heddles Recreation Center March 30 and 31. The three women are members of the Delta VFW post, which provided sustenance during Delta’s annual Home, Garden and Recreation Show.

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Apply now for summer natural resources camp The Delta Conservation District is offering scholarships for Camp Rocky, a week long, residential camp for 1419-year-olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources. The Camp Rocky professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experience. The students work in teams making new friends from across Colorado. Each year, new and returning students

choose one of the following resource fields for their area of focus: forest management, rangeland science, soil and water conservation, fish and wildlife management and recreation management. The camp is located outside Divide and will be held July 8-14. For scholarship application and information contact Delta Conservation District, 690 Industrial Blvd., Delta; phone 874-5726 ext. 121.

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Virtuous Kids On March 29, Lincoln Elementary and the Kiwanis Club of Delta recognized the Virtuous Kids: (top row) Isaac Jones (responsible), Sarrah Weaver (patient, responsible, leadership), Bennett Archuletta (respectful); (middle row) Ashleigh Reilly (hard worker and perseverant), Mariah Casillas (diligent), Arianna Nelson (committed), Cole Carmichael (committed); (bottom row) Skyler Brown (diligent), Mayte Alvarado (kind), Jesus Trevino (enthusiastic), Olivia Pitt (joyful), Miguel Mendoza (friendly), Preston Lewis (determined), Salena Banuelos (confident), Emma Elliott (diligent), Mariah Robertson (respectful and responsible), Lydia St. Peter (diligent), Damian Ramirez (hard worker)

GMES honor roll The following students were named to honor roll at Garnet Mesa Elementary School for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 school year: Third Grade Straight A’s Aubree Andre Alyssa Bayles Kaitlyn Branson Kateland Bright Nolan Bynum Diego Chavez Payje Clark Merielle Comerer Ayana Dahinden Allison Davis Judith Escarcega Shania Garcia AnnaMaria Gilliam Enrique Gonzalez Quintin Greenhalgh Grace Hall Sadearah Hanson Mason HatterHollowwa Alaiha Hoffbauer Alexa Huff Collin Jones Ezra Kathrein Jack Loveland Michelle Merritt Keely Porter Bernice Rosales Chloe Sanchez Ashley Velasquez Megan Weber Tighan Wilkinson A’s and B’s Isaac Aleman Ian Anderson

Caitlyn Carlquist Emily Carmichael Brandon Carrasco Cynthia Castro Daeker Conley Gabriela Duarte Keagan Ertel-Moralez Amanda Fernandez Ylissa Gilliam Genesis Gomez Emilio Gonzalez Aspen Jackson Rowdy Liverman Oscar Lujan Diego Mendoza Noah Nortnik Jesse Quist Rhetta Rice Alissa Rosenecker Melissa Rubio Logan Schuster Nicholas Sharp Wyatt Smith Hannah Sterns Destiny Tew Destin Vasquez Agustin Vicencio Alexis Villalobos Caleb Wallace Ashlyn Webb Fourth Grade Straight A’s Emily Alcaraz Remi Baldwin Martin Corral Shalyn Foley

Sara Geddes Madison Gieck Gauge Lockhart Javier Martinez Stephanie Ponce Cassandra Saenz Olivia Santonastaso Miliani Sepulveda Brytni Sheets Chaycelynn Urquhart Kylee Wilbur Nathan Workman A’s and B’s Emily Aleman Lennise Ball Felipe Bedoy Jaqueline Blanco James Blanton Gianna Brown Zaine Brown Sarah Bules Brandon Butler Noeli Castro Annalicia Comerer Benjamin Cooper Sheldon Cox Grant Freed Kayla Gisoldi Kiara Guzman Odin Higgs Sean Horn Regina Huckabay Julianna Huff Austin Kasamis Mikka Keune Cade King

Katharine King Shad Lewis Dakota Lilly Kyle Long Kylee McCoy Jose Medina Tania Munoz James Ray Carson Roithmayr Dillon Rosenecker Orlando Rubio Kyleiah Rundle Ember Smith Justice Tew Eriberto Uribe Scott Wells Ezekeal West Fifth Grade Straight A’s Shania Ballard Abbie Carmichael Lauren Davey Caleb Frazier Isaiah Hager Krislyn Haskins Benjamin Hayner Noah Higgs Micah Kathrein Samantha Lane Melissa Lundy Elena Melgoza A’s and B’s Dominick Abeyta Erica Anderson Taylor Armendariz Beki Atchley

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State Science Fair at Ft. Collins. Tennis - Delta County Tournament; State Science Fair; Girls Soccer at Home vs. Cortez, 4:00 & 5:30 p.m.; FFA Oyster Fry. Girls Tennis - Delta County Tournament; Track at Grand Junction; Baseball at Home vs. Glenwood Springs, 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.; Science Fair. Spring Break Track at Grand Junction. Baseball at Durango, 1:00 p.m.; Girls Golf at Black Canyon, Montrose. Girls Golf at The Bridges, Montrose; JV Baseball at Home vs. Montrose, 3:00 & 5:00 p.m.

The second annual “Night of the Stars” talent show will showcase talented kids K-12. Registration is just $5 per performer. The performance will be April 28 at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Pick up guidelines at Bill Heddles Recreation Center and get registered by April 20.

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The following Garnet Mesa kindergarten and first grade students earned a Terrific Kid Award from the Kiwanis Club of Delta for their efforts to be a responsible citizen and student: (seated) Caleb Weams, Zander Briggs, Briar Smith and Katelyn Edwards; (standing) Alexi Armendariz, Ta Moo, Toby Pruett and Blake Cogdill.

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The following Garnet Mesa second and third grade students earned a Terrific Kid Award from the Kiwanis Club of Delta for their efforts to be a responsible citizen and student: Keely Porter, Taw Taw, Dillyn Ainslie, Amiah Lujan, Richard Ryan, Herman Russell and Autumn Hahn.

Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering a babysitter training course taught by a certified American Red Cross instructor. Participants 10 to 15 years of age can learn to be a responsible babysitter. This two-day course is offered Thursday and Friday, April 12 Photo submitted and 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 The following Garnet Mesa fourth and fi fth grade students earned a Terrific Kid p.m. The class fee is $90 which includes CPR and Award from the Kiwanis Club of Delta for their efforts to be a responsible citizen first aid certification and and student: Kaiden Bailey, Shaun Cox, Tha Deh, Jake Ray and Jaydin Webb. a first aid kit. Register by April 6 at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, or call 874-0923.

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Please tell us why: They taught me the value of hard work and how much you can accomplish if you work hard.

After graduation, I plan to: attend Valparaiso University to be part of their Honor College (Christ College) and study business/marketing.

After graduation, I plan to: attend the Colorado School of Mines and study chemical engineering.

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Rachel has been involved in student council throughout high school and is currently student body president. She is also active in show choir, tennis, color guard (marching band, captain), Delta County Dance Company and National Honor Society.

Favorite saying: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” ~Kevin Durant In my spare time I like to: hang out with friends, listen to my favorite music and enjoy life. Favorite song: Lift Off, by Jay-Z and Kanye West Favorite show: How I Met Your Mother Sean is active in sports (football and tennis), Young Life, DHS Key Club and National Honor Society. He is president of Key Club, captain of the track team, and a student leader in Young Life. He has been recognized for outstanding academic achievement.

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Money matters at Garnet Mesa At Garnet Mesa Elementary, Mrs. Theobald’s third grade class participated in a “New Business Fair” at the end of a four-week social studies economics unit called Money Matters. The unit focuses on the Colorado state standards and is based upon the new curriculum and its priority outcomes. After weeks of lessons about producers, consumers, currency, income, profit, goods, services, incentives and resources, the students worked with partners to create a short-term financial goal. The next step was to identify the kinds of jobs

children can do to earn money and to brainstorm other sources of income. Partners then had to decide upon the business, choose a personal, philanthropic, or entrepreneurial goal for that business that was $100 or less, and mathematically calculate the best wage or price to enhance consumers and still accomplish their goal. A written plan was then created which gave specific information about their business. Students also had to design a logo, create a slogan, and produce an advertising poster. The 10 businesses were Sparkling Car Wash, LJ Pet Sitting,

Jump-In, Papa’s Cookies, The Walking Dog, Romo’s Cartoons & More, BR Nice Jewelry, Ezra & Mya’s Ice Cream Stand, Nail Art, and Logan & Ian’s Lawning. Business members from the community, the principal and literacy coaches were invited to judge the businesses during the fair. A criteria

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The Richard M. Longsdorf Memorial Scholarship is being offered again this year to a senior attending high school in Montrose or Delta County or to a resident of Montrose or Delta County who attended a county high school within the last 24 months. The scholarship may be used at an accredited school of the applicant’s choice and is renewable for three years of undergraduate study following the initial award year. Applications and deadlines are available at the guidance offices of Montrose, Photo submitted Olathe, Nucla, Delta, Garnet Mesa Elementary students explain their Paonia, Cedaredge and business plan to a judge. Hotchkiss high schools.

checksheet was used by the judges to help them score each business. This checksheet was also used to guide the students during the unit. The judges’ scores were later added up by the teacher and ribbons were presented to the top three businesses. The entire class worked diligently as they were excited and engaged in this process. Here’s what the community entrepreneurs had to say about their experience with this project and these young people: I am so pleased to see that the idea of “business” and the thought process was truly challenged. What a wonderful group of children with innovative ideas. Pam Simpson Checker Realty

I would hire these students to come work for me in an instant! Ty Gallenbeck White Tie Entertainment ... such a clever, creative school/classroom activity! It was so much fun to be asked to come and judge. The kids not only did a great job on their assignment, but were so polite and friendly, and that wins business! Tonnie Bules Mary Kay skin care A very thorough presentation. It was colorful, intuitive, and entertaining. All children gave incredible effort, and I am proud to have been included in this workshop. Blake Bynum Cedaredge Foodtown

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Hello, Dolly! DHS teachers Andrew Bruington and Tambyr Reed tapped into the talent of their instrumental and vocal music students to produce “Hello, Dolly!” last week. The production starred Taylor King, Jade Astin, Jake Johnson, Dalton Telschow, Aspen Spiker, Mackennea Broyles and a cast of enthusiastic performers.

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Delta earns NMPP Energy’s Project of the Year Award NMPP Energy awarded the City of Delta with a Project of the Year Award for its wastewater effluent diffuser project in the over 5,000 population category at its 37th annual meeting and conference in Hastings, Neb., March 28. The award is presented annually to honor a project or program by an NMPP Energy member community/utility that creates a more cohesive community, whether it is a project created for the entire community or one

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Spring preview For a change, the weather was ideal for Delta’s annual Home, Garden and Recreation Show March 30-31. Chamber director Linda Sanchez reports the outdoor vendors — as well as those inside Bill Heddles Recreation Center — were pleased with the great weather as well as the level of interest shown by attendees. The number of vendors was down a bit, but attendance stayed strong.

Appeals board upholds Oxbow Elk Creek lease On March 28 the Interior Board of Land Appeals upheld the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to lease coal seams containing 786 acres of federal coal for development in the Elk Creek Mine near Somerset. The BLM issued a decision record in June of last year to hold a lease sale for the coal in response to an application submitted by Oxbow Mining LLC. The BLM’s decision was challenged by WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club. The IBLA affirmed the BLM’s decision and adequacy of the BLM’s National Environmental Policy Act analysis. The BLM estimates there is 3.96 million tons of recoverable federal coal

tied to this tract, which would result in $6.3 million in royalties, half of which would be returned to Colorado. The Oxbow Elk Creek Mine has been in operation since 2002 and produced about three million tons of coal in 2011. Currently, the majority of the mine’s employees, as well as their families, live in communities in Delta County. The mine is located in Gunnison County, which receives about $1.1 million annually in tax revenues from coal mining operations. Three active mines currently exist in the North Fork — all mining public federal coal. The mining companies are the largest property tax revenue sources for

Gunnison County. Total direct economic benefits associated with mines in the North Fork Valley exceed $60 million annually.

Forestry workshop offered The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments and the Colorado State Forest Service are hosting a half-day workshop on financing and lending opportunities available for forestry and wood products businesses. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. April 24 at the Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Center on Blake Avenue in Glenwood Springs. RSVP by calling Tim Reader at (970) 247-5250. Space is limited.

that makes it easier for city staff and employees to serve their customers. One award is given in each of the three categories, based on population: 1,500-under, 1,501-5,000 and more than 5,000. The City of Delta is a wholesale power customer of the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, the wholesale power supply organization of NMPP Energy. Faced with millions of dollars in improvements to make on its wastewater treatment plant to meet new effluent discharge limits into the Gunnison River, the City embarked on implementing an innovative solution: a river wastewater effluent diffuser. The diffuser was

designed and installed for $484,000 and completed in May 2011. It also provided a solution to meeting river water quality requirements to protect several threatened and endangered fish species. The project saved the City significant money and wastewater treatment operational costs while meeting Colorado discharge permit requirements and preserving Gunnison River water quality for the benefit of fish species and recreational activities. Along with recognition at NMPP Energy’s annual meeting and conference, the award winners were given $200 that will go to a local project or organization.

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Delta utilities director Steve Glammeyer (middle) accepts a Project of the Year Award from NMPP Energy executive director Gary Stauffer (left) and NMPP board chair Mike Beachler.

DCED meeting set for April 12 Delta County Economic Development, Inc. will host its 16th annual meeting on Thursday, April 12, at the Orchard City Town Hall. The event will get underway at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments and the meeting will be called to order at 6 p.m. “We hope to have everything completed between 7 and 7:30 p.m.,” stated President Brad Harding.

During the meeting, the board will announce the results of the election of directors, as four seats are open. The mail ballot by voting members is currently underway. Two incumbents are standing for another three-year term, Scott Thomassen and Ed Marston. The ballot also provides for write-in candidates. A recap of the 2011 year will be discussed and

members will be briefed on the 2012 budget, while reviewing a simplified chart of accounts. Updates and discussion will take place on current grants that DCED has been administering over the last year. Details will be provided on current projects DCED is working on, along with a vision for the future. Also, the board welcomes suggestions from those

attending and the public will have a chance to comment on any suggestions for the coming year or ideas on economic development strategies for Delta County. The meeting is open to the public; however, voting is restricted to investors of $500 per year or more. Please RSVP to the DCED Office by Friday, April 6, by calling 874-4992.

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connection. Anna Collins is one of only two certified Classical Homeopaths on the Western Slope. She specializes in working with the “total person” to improve overall health and vitality on all levels, mental, emotional and physical. Her office is at 326 Main #108 in downtown Delta. You can reach her at 201-6782. Pat Reycraft, Hypnotherapist Pat Reycraft is a hypnotherapist and licensed psychotherapist who practiced in Boulder and Crested Butte for 28 years. She has worked one-on-one and in groups with hypnotherapy to address a variety of issues, including smoking. She is retired, but enjoys contact with other alternative practitioners through the Delta Wellness Network. Shelley Warren, LMT Shelley Warren has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (Lic.#MA11819) for 23 years and a Certified TRAGER® Practitioner for 18 years. Having studied many techniques, TRAGER, by far, has been the most effective for her clients — the gentle rhythmic movements have a very deep and profound effect on the body without causing discomfort. Shelley is also a Reiki

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Master, certified in Reconnective Healings®, Reconnections®, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage®, and is a Nikken Wellness Consultant. Contact her at 596-8447 to schedule a treatment. Linda Nelson, Reflexologist Linda Nelson is semi-retired. Her specialties are Reflexology, Jin Shin Acupressure, Reiki, Essential Oils and Photonic Therapy. The heads, hands and feet are a microcosm of the entire body. Reflexology stimulates the circulation to various organs and body parts, sending healing energy throughout the body. It’s an excellent choice for digestion, respiration and pain. Leta Lopez, CMT Certified Massage Therapist Leta Lopez has 12 years of experience in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Energy Work. Massage can actually help heal injuries and speed recovery from surgery. Services provided at your location if needed; call 874-3926. Francie Mion, CMT Francie Mion offers training in nutrition, massage techniques for couples, and mentoring for massage therapists new to the profession. Her 27 years of experience can provide what you need. Also call Francie if you want to learn techniques for home use. She is certified in Orthobionomy, Essential Oils, Anchor Point and Body Typing. Cranioworks, LLC Nationally Certified Massage Therapist Rhonda McCormick offers affordable pain relief through therapeutic massage, carniosacral therapy and Somatoe emotional release therapy. For more information about medical massage or to make an appointment, call 275-0097. Rhonda’s office is located at 253 E. 2nd Street in Delta. For more information or to learn how you can become a member of the Delta Wellness Network, call 201-6782 or 5894615.

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County will abandon lease deferral option BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The county will abandon its call for BLM to consider blanket deferral of all parcels in the scheduled August North Fork gas lease auction. Consideration of the blanket deferral option was tops on the county’s list of recommendations in the first round of public comments on the lease sale. Now that BLM has issued its Environmental Assessment (EA) on the lease sale, the county’s comments will focus on specific issues with individual parcels. “The reason we did that (abandon the deferral) is that the BLM responded in their EA to the other comments that we made,” explained county local government

designee Bruce Bertram on Monday. The commissioners met to discuss their comments on the EA at a March 26 work session,

“They (BLM) addressed several things that we had pointed out,” Bertram said during that meeting. At the March work session Bertram also said

Schools’ new direction is a work in progress BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

The school district’s “new direction” has been a topic of discussion, but little clarification, since the November election which resulted in three new board members. At the heart of the “new direction” is a document prepared by board president Tom Mingen, one of the three new faces on the board. His goal is to address the percep-

tion that students aren’t getting a good education in Delta County through better communication with parents, teachers and citizens. For parents, one of his suggestions is to send a note home with children on a quarterly basis outlining the school board’s activities. To improve communication with district staff, he believes the superintendent should set

Proposal could save Cedaredge softball program BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

At the March meeting of the Delta County School Board, parents, players and coaches spoke out against a proposal to move the Cedaredge High School softball program to Hotchkiss. In the wake of their comments, a different idea has surfaced. At the next meeting of the school board, a combined Cedaredge-HotchkissPaonia softball team will be considered. Currently, Hotchkiss and Paonia players drive to Delta to play on the Panther softball team. Since Delta has plenty of players, those girls could instead join the Cedaredge softball team to create a more competitive program there. “This proposal could help balance things out,” said Bill Carlquist, the district director of com-

that recent community meetings on the North Fork sale have given people good information about the BLM process, but comments are being

munications. He added there is a possibility the girls will practice and play at the Field of Dreams, to cut down drive time for North Fork players. A change in coaches may also be part of the realignment, Carlquist said. Currently the DHS team is coached by a Hotchkiss High School teacher who may prefer to travel to the Field of Dreams with the HHS players. “Everyone will have an opportunity to apply for the coaching positions in Cedaredge and Delta,” he said. At the April 19 meeting, school board members will also consider moving the boys’ soccer program from Hotchkiss High School to Delta High School, since the majority of players attend school in Delta. Carlquist said the school district

is working out the use of the Cottonwood soccer fields with the City of Delta. Although the athletic complex at Delta High School has been expanded, it sees a lot of use in the fall with football, girls’ softball and marching band. Comments on both proposals will be considered by the school board prior to any decision, Carlquist said.

up office in one school one morning each week. School board members should visit at least one school each week, and district directors should be in two schools each week. Communication with citizens of the school district would be improved through closer interaction with service clubs. Mingen also suggests programs be presented to senior citizens and monthly updates be published in the newspaper. His document, entitled “Refocus of Delta County School District,” is being circulated among principals, accountability, coordinating council, and certified council members for input, interim superintendent Jerre Doss reported at the March school board meeting. “Over the next two months hopefully we will be able to bring forward some thoughts to help the board determine what is important to the public and staff,” Doss said.

groomed to play a role in planned litigation. A small minority of the more than 3,000 comments received by BLM in the first round of public comment were from Delta County residents, he added. The BoCC was putting final touches on its comments for the EA at their regular meeting on Monday in order to make the Friday, April 6, deadline for submissions. In a separate report, oil and gas exploration in Delta County were said to be subdued at this time. Bertram reported to the BoCC on March 19 that Gunnison Energy Corporation’s testing at its Spaulding Peak Well north of Cedaredge is about the only in-county work going on at present.

A third item on recent oil and gas agendas was a new rule making initiative being finalized for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). The state level-effort to establish a more clearly defined role for local governments in the COGCC’s permitting, regulatory, and enforcement processes is currently under way by a governor-appointed task force. The governor’s task force recommendations would include a more active role for local governments and local government designees to participate in the drilling permit process. “They are looking at how to make that contact better. This is good,” Bertram said.

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Arla Schmalz Arla Vivian Schmalz of Delta died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 92. Mrs. Schmalz was born July 27, 1919, on the family homestead in Peach Valley, to Ray and Lela (Ensign) Lashley. She lived in Missouri for a short time but grew up in the Uncompahgre Valley. She graduated with honors from Olathe High School in 1937. She married Joe Schmalz on Sept. 29, 1937, in Delta. He died Aug. 1, 1984. Mrs. Schmalz was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Delta. She was a housewife and collected antiques, dolls and stamps. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, canning, baking, gardening and birds. She liked to milk her cows surrounded by cats and farm dogs. She enjoyed music, especially country-western played by her son and grandson, family get-togethers, scrapbooking and writing letters and poems. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Ray and Nikki Schmalz, and Chad and Cindy Schmalz, all of Olathe; five daughters, Marlene Abbott of Worland, Wyo., Joan Kessler of Montrose, Rebecca Borg and her husband John of La Mesa, Calif., Ramona Wall and her husband Dave of Cedaredge, and Julie Fitzgerald of Flagstaff, Ariz.; a daughterin-law, Linda Schmalz of Olathe; three sisters, Edra Moore of Lancaster, Calif., Bonnie Petrafeso of Lakewood, and Marilyn Cox of Montrose; two sisters-in-law, Anne Schmalz of Montrose, and Joyce Schmalz of Delta; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Schmalz was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Schmalz; an infant son, Matthew; her son, Art Schmalz; three sisters, Helen Burch, Hazel Hare and Geraldine Ray; and two sons-in-law, Edgar Kessler and Lee Abbott. A rosary/vigil was recited March 30 at Tay-

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Arthur Roach Arthur Roach of Delta died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at his home. He was 61. A family memorial will be held at a later date. Mr. Roach is survived by his wife, Bonnie Roach; three sons, Arthur “B.J.” Roach Jr. of Pontiac, Mich., Michael Roach and his wife Rebecca, and Robert Roach, all of Grand Junction; two daughters, Tina Clees of Waterford, Mich., and Angela Roach of Pontiac, Mich.; two brothers and their wives, Ron and Liz Roach of Lakeland, Fla., and Richard and Cookie Roach of Waterford, Mich.; a sister, Daizy Biggs of West Virginia; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

LaVerne Lee LaVerne Lee of Delta died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 90. A graveside service was held March 29 at Cory Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Delta, with Father Tom Siebert officiating. Mrs. Lee was born July 26, 1921, in Montrose, to Willis and Lou (Garrison) England. She spent her childhood in Montrose and graduated from Montrose High School in 1938. She had lived in Delta since 1950. She married Clyde Lee on Jan. 17, 1950, in Denver. She was previously

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married to Ezra “Sarg” Bentley. Mrs. Lee enjoyed reading, her flower garden, family and friends gatherings, and her cat, Shorty. She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Delta. She is survived by a daughter, Yvonne Rowland of Delta; a stepson, Charles Bentley and his wife Loretta of Kentucky; a stepdaughter, Nadine Schmidt of Lakewood; a brother, Wes England and his wife Mary of Austin; a sister-in-law, Ruth England of Austin; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 724, Delta, CO 81416, or Delta County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1111, Delta, CO 81416. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

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Jane Reed of Cedaredge died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 92. No services are planned. Mrs. Reed is survived by two daughters, Melva Gray of Elbert, and Linda Pottenger of Castle Rock; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Callahan-Edfast MorAlbert Hurford tuary in Grand Junction Albert Alva Hurford handled the arrangeof Delta died Monday, ments. March 26, 2012, at his home. He was 84. Kenny Esser At his request, a priKenny Esser of Del vate family memorial will Norte died Friday, March be held at a later date. 30, 2012, at his home. He Mr. Hurford was born was 69. April 26, 1927, in PlainMr. Esser was born view, Texas, to Arthur Dec. 30, 1942, in Delta, to and Althea (Anderson) Mark and Blenn Esser. Hurford. He spent his He served in the Unitearly childhood in New ed States Navy from 1962 Mexico and attended to 1966 during the Vietschool in Texas. nam War. He was honorHe served in the Unit- ably discharged. ed States Army 333rd Mr. Esser worked in Engineer Special Forces the oil fields of Colorado during World War II. and New Mexico and as Mr. Hurford married a cowboy on ranches in Rebecca “Becky” Man- Colorado and Wyoming, zanares on May 28, 1989, among other occupations. in Las Vegas. They cel- He enjoyed hunting, fishebrated 21 years of mar- ing, farm and ranch work, riage. She survives. He gathering firewood, takwas previously married ing care of his yard and to Martha Hurford. visiting with family and He lived in California friends. for many years before He is survived by his moving to Delta 25 years life mate of 31 years, ago. He was a retired Alice White of Del Norte; truck driver. He enjoyed four sons, Kenneth Esser fishing, hunting, garden- Jr. and his wife Elizabeth ing, woodworking and of Rangely, Shaun Esser being a handyman. He and his wife Joliene of was a former member of Kingman, Ariz., Charles the Delta Odd Fellows. Esser and his wife Mr. Hurford is sur- Aekyung of Yelm, Wash., vived by his wife, Rebecca and Wesley Esser and his “Becky” Hurford of Delta; wife Kristie of Los Lunas, three sons and their N.M.; three daughters wives, Donald and Kathy and their husbands, The-

‘Live art’ Easter production planned First Church of God, located on the corner of Howard and 11th streets in Delta, will present the life and ministry of Jesus through a series of live pictures — masterpieces of human poised art. The worship service will also feature songs and music by talented members of First Church. The production begins Easter Sunday at 10:15 a.m. This service will conclude a week of festivities to celebrate our risen Lord. A Good Friday

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Hurford of Pleasantview, Utah, Dale and Barbara Hurford of Chico, Calif., and Dennis and Rose Hurford of Riverside, Calif.; a daughter and her husband, Melissa and Phil Claypool of Abilene, Texas; a brother and his wife, Royce and Barbara Hurford of Roswell, N.M.; two sisters, Nova Murray of Gainesville, Texas, and Vella Hoff of Seattle, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and J.D.; two sisters, Minnie Sparksman and Fay Anderson; and a son, Danny. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

Gather your team for Relay for Life Walk on a team for the Delta County Relay for Life and help in the fight to triumph over cancer. The annual event will be held June 29 at the Delta High School track. Relayers walk all night and raise funds for cancer research and local patient services. Visit DeltaRelay forLife.com for more information or to sign up.

service will be held at 6 p.m. and will include special music and a “Gospel Chalk Talk” by Pastor Linda Aubery. All services are open to everyone. For more information, contact Pastor Bob Aubery or Linda Aubery, children’s pastor, at 874-4647.

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resa and Cliff Edwards, Rebecca and Bill Kolb, and Anna and Dan Anderson, all of Monte Vista; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings, Larry Esser and his wife Gracie, and Twila Esser, all of Delta, Martin Esser, and Helen Berger, both of Olathe, Charles Hobbs of Phoenix, Ariz., Joe Hobbs of Montrose, Pearl Locke of Farmington, N.M., and Ann Turner of Vici, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Esser was preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings. Cremation has taken place. Mr. Esser will be interred at Del Norte Cemetery. Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is handling the arrangements.

with his wife Catie. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m. at the Fellowship Church in Grand Junction. A potluck will follow at the Mientka home, 3410 Ponderosa Court, in Grand Junction. Memorial contributions may be made to the non-profit Western Slope Concert Series, 2457 Kelley Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81505.

Beverly Starbard

Beverly J. Starbard of Delta died Friday, March 30, 2012, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 81. At her request, no services will be held. Mrs. Starbard is survived by a son, Paul Starbard; a son-in-law, Gary Schaller; three grandsons, Tyler Starbard, Tanner Starbard and Travis Garee; and a greatgrandson, T. J. Garee, all of Ojai, Calif. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Garee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delta County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1111, Delta, CO 81416. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Tyme Mientka Taylor Funeral Service Tyme Mientka of and Crematory handled Grand Junction, former- the arrangements. ly of Delta County, died from cancer on Saturday, March 31, 2012. He was 55. Mr. Mientka was born Oct. 23, 1956, in Reno, Nev., to Walter and Gretel Mientka. He spent his childhood in Lincoln, Neb. In high school he enjoyed football and the cello. He played electric bass in a rock band “Rambunctious.” He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 with a degree in cello. He received his John Saldana master’s degree in cello John Christopher Salfrom the University of dana of Hotchkiss died Southern California. after a brief illness on Mr. Mienka married Wednesday, March 28, Kathryn “Catie” Olson 2012, in Grand Junction. in 1981. They moved to He was 29. Bozeman, Mont., where Mr. Saldana was born they taught music and March 16, 1983, in Santa conducted the chamber Cruz County, Calif., to orchestra at Montana Stella Nelson. He and his State University. They family moved to Phoenix, moved to Europe two Ariz., where he attended years later and played in high school. many concerts throughHe was a caregiver out Germany, Switzer- and ranch foreman for land, France and Italy. Blue Luna Ranch for They moved back to the nine years on Redlands United States in 1995 Mesa. He enjoyed comto raise their three chil- edy, photography, sports, dren. especially basketball, and In addition to tour- spending time outdoors ing Europe, Mr. Mientka with friends and family. repaired stringed instruMr. Saldana is surments and taught cello. vived by his parents, StelHe moved to Paonia in la and Donald Larimer; 1999 and founded the three brothers, Cameron Western Slope Concert Dunn, Adrian Coletta and Series and the Valley Adam Coletta; his grandYouth Orchestra. He con- mother, Alta Nelson; an ducted the youth orches- uncle, Jerry Nelson; his tra for two years and the grandparents, George concert series for 12 sea- and Donna McFarland; sons. He also played in and his great-grandmoththe Grand Junction Sym- er, Lois Roberts, all of phony and was adjunct Hotchkiss; and numerous cello teacher at Mesa aunts and uncles. State College. He moved A memorial service will to Grand Junction in be held Saturday, April 7, 2003. at 1 p.m. at Rogers Mesa Mr. Mientka enjoyed Community House. camping, swimming, goofMemorial contribuing around with his fam- tions may be made to ily, and nourishing his the Christopher fund, c/o children’s creative abili- North Fork Bank Center, ties. He was a member of P.O. Box 600, Hotchkiss, the Celtic band FEAST CO 81419.

Historical society’s annual meeting features GJ author The Delta County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at the Westminster Hall adjacent to the Presbyterian Church of Delta. The keynote speaker will be Robert Silbernagel, an award-winning editor for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel and author of the recently published book, “Troubled Trails/The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of Utes from Colorado.” Silbernagel will reveal in his presentation the actual, well researched and documented, facts regarding

the Meeker Affair, often referred to as the Meeker Massacre of September 29, 1879, and the often distorted facts regarding the capture and subsequent events relating to the five females taken by the Utes from the White River Indian Agency. They were held captive by the Utes, and finally released not too distant from Delta County. They included Nathan Meeker’s wife, Arvilla, and daughter, Josephine. This particular event in Western Slope history was the final conflict which precipitated the removal of the Utes from

this area, dissolved their reservation, and opened the Western Slope to pioneer settlement in 1881. The author tells the story not only from the perspective of the white settlers but also from the Indians, and brings the Ute side of the story into focus. Revisit this important piece of our Western Slope history and meet the author and historian, Robert Silbernagel, who diligently researched and documented much of this untold story. Save the date: April 15 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 874-8721.

ACTIVITIES

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Community Calendar Don’t miss A Cappella Date Night Wednesday, April 4

TOASTMASTERS SPEECH CLUB MEETS, first and third Wednesdays of each month, 12:15 p.m., U.S. Forest Service, 2250 Highway 50, Delta. For more information, call Tom Condos, 874-6667 or www.toastmasters.org. SPARKING THE LOVE IN YOUR LIFE: A PLAYSHOP INTENSIVE FOR COUPLES, 6-9 p.m. Call 361-1233 for location. www. WildHeartCenteredLiving.com. ADDENDUM FUNDS meeting, PRC office, Delta, 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 5

PUBLIC LANDS PARTNERSHIP meets at the Ute Museum, Montrose, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Public lands agencies will update projects and issues that affect area communities. DEL-ROSE CHORUS SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL REHEARSES every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Delta Methodist Church, corner of Meeker and 5th Street. For more information, call Leslie, 970-256-9763. BINGO, every Thursday, 7 p.m., Delta Elks Lodge, 563 Main Street. Open to the public. For more information, call 874-3624. BINGO, every Thursday, 6:50 p.m., American Legion of Paonia. Come early for hamburgers and hot dogs. This week progressive is 53 numbers for $182, blue is 52 numbers and grey is 56 numbers for $250. For more information, call 527-6252. PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program begins at 12:30 p.m.: Panel presentation on Community Treatment, Prevention and Recovery in Delta County. Public welcome.

Friday, April 6

CRAWFORD WOMEN’S AUXILIARY BAKE SALE, 8 a.m.-12 noon or until goodies are gone, Crawford Methodist Church. All proceeds go to Pioneer Days fireworks display at Crawford State Park. CONTRA DANCE, 5:30 p.m., Heritage Hall, Delta County Fairgrounds, Hotchkiss. Hosted by Sweet Sunny South and North Fork Community Montessori School. Food served at 5:30 p.m. Dances called by Andrea Early begin at 6:30 p.m. Auction items and baked goods too. $10 for adults, $5 students. Tickets at: Hardin’s and The Rose in Hotchkiss, KVNF, Backcountry Coffee and Farm and Home Supply in Paonia. For more information, call 527-5112. END-OF-SEASON PARTY hosted by Grand Mesa Nordic Council at Skyway, 5-8 p.m. Bring a side dish to share and your skis as it’s a full moon. RSVP to grandmesanordic@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 7

DELTA HUBWHEELER SQUARE DANCE CLUB MEETS, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School, 1050 Hastings Street, Delta. Mainstream dance with announced Plus tips and one round between tips. Club caller is Larry Schulz. Cuer is Maxine Springer. Prerounds/instructions at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Loren, 249-4858 or Gwen, 856-4157. SPARKING THE LOVE IN YOUR LIFE: A PLAYSHOP INTENSIVE FOR COUPLES, 1-9 p.m. Call 361-1233 for location. www. WildHeartCenteredLiving.com. EASTER EGG HUNT, Paonia Town Park, 10 a.m., for kids one year through the fourth grade. IHS Photography will take pictures of kids with the Easter Bunny from 10 to 11:30 a.m. POTLUCK DINNER for outgoing Mayor Jim Crook, Crawford Town Hall, 5 p.m. Crook was mayor of Crawford for 24 years. EASTER EGG HUNT, 9 a.m., Cleland Park, Delta. Hosted by Delta Lions Club. EASTER EGG STRAVAGANZA, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta. Early registration of $3 per child ends April 6. Admission at the door is $5/child. For kids ages 2-10. SPRING SERENADE...NIGHT CLUB...AND PIE AUCTION, 6 p.m., Cedaredge High School cafetorium. Features: CHS band and choir students, solos and ensembles, CHS color guard team. $10 adults, $5 students. Dessert, coffee and music. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT showing “The Passion of Christ” and a children’s alternative movie in the Youth Center, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta.

Monday, April 9

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP, 2nd Monday of each month, 2:30 p.m., classroom B, Delta County Memorial Hospital. AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION practice, 7 p.m. at Austin Baptist Church, 22046 Canal Street, Austin. For more information, call Marilyn, 872-3949. All singers welcome.

Wednesday, April 11

INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM, “ARE YOU NEW TO MEDICARE?”, 6:30 p.m., Grand Mesa Oncology, Infusion and Rheumatology Center, 1501 East 3rd Street, Delta, north of Delta County Memorial Hospital building. For more information, call RSVP Colorado West, 970-249-9639.

Thursday, April 12

ROGERS MESA MODERN WOMAN’S CLUB FAMILY BINGO NIGHT, 6 p.m., Rogers Mesa Community House (corner of Highway 92 and 3100 Road). Bring cans to donate to the food pantry. For more information, call Lou Ann, 872-4816. DELTA COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, INC. MEETING, Orchard City Town Hall, 5:30 p.m. light refreshments, 6 p.m. meeting. Open to the public, but voting restricted to investors of $500 per year or more. RSVP to the DCED office by Friday, April 6 by calling 874-4992. POETRY READING, 2 p.m., Cedaredge library. Reading by Kathy Ziola, poet and author of “Feast for the Soul.” Hosted by Friends of the Cedaredge Library. For more information, call the Cedaredge library, 856-3518. PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program begins at 12:30 p.m.: David Noe, geology of our area. Public welcome.

Friday, April 13

“BEAUTIFUL RADIANT THINGS,” NEW MUSICAL PLAY by Martin Durlin, 6:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia. Reception at Blue Sage followed by the performance at Paradise Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Play runs April 13-15 and 20-22. Tickets available at Paradise Theatre, KVNF or call 314-3457.

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“BEAUTIFUL RADIANT THINGS,” NEW MUSICAL PLAY by Martin Durlin, 7:30 p.m., Paradise Theatre, Paonia. Tickets available at Paradise Theatre, KVNF or call 314-3457.

Saturday, April 14

SPAGHETTI BAKE DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION to get Tyler English and family to Texas for a brain disorder seminar, 4-7 p.m., Hotchkiss Elks Lodge. For more information or to donate, call 921-5455 or 872-3663.

The Black Canyon Chorus is gearing up for its 37th annual show, “A Cappella Date Night.” This evening of harmony features a variety of songs sung a cappella, meaning “without musical accompaniment.” The show will be held Saturday, April 28, at the Montrose Pavilion, and consists of three parts — the chorus, the guest quartet “The Crew,” and an afterglow at Remington’s at the Bridges in

Montrose. Think of an evening with a bunch of guys who like to sing just to you. A sample of the chorus songs to be performed include “The Longest Time,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “The Whiffenpoof Song.” Several quartets from the

Spring into Shape at city’s 5K fun run, walk

The City of Delta’s annual Spring into Shape 5K fun run and walk will Nordic be held on the Confluence Lake trails on Saturday, council April 14. plans end-ofRegister by 5 p.m. April 6 at a cost of $20 season party (includes T-shirt) or $10 Grand Mesa Nordic (no T-shirt). After April Council (GMNC) will 6, registration is $25 hold an end-of-season (includes T-shirt) or $15 party from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Skyway. GMNC will provide tamales, beans, greens and beverages. Please bring a side dish to share and your skis as it’s a full Bill Heddles Recremoon! Please RSVP to ation Center is offering grandmesanordic@gmail. a seriously fun cupcake com, so the nordic council class. In this four-week can get an idea of how class you will learn techmuch food to purchase. niques and decorating Thanks to the dedica- skills to make the perfect tion of the GMNC board, cupcake for any occasion. staff, volunteers, and Participants will even try members, a wonderful cake pops and ice cream season of cross-country cupcakes! The class is skiing was enjoyed on taught by Holly Richard, Grand Mesa. a busy mom who knows

The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.delta libraries.org. Cedaredge After School Activity for Kids in Grades K-5. Come join the fun and decoupage eggs for Easter! Thursday, April 5, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at Cedaredge Library. Genealogy. “Who’s Who in Whoville.” Genealogy group meets monthly to help each other with genealogy. Friday April 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Computer Basics for the Absolute Beginners. Saturday, April 7, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Cedaredge Library. Photo Editing and Web Albums. Requires a G-mail account. Friday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Food for Fines During National Library Week! April 10-14. Call Cedaredge Library at 856-3518 for information. Storytimes. Baby and Tot storytimes are Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 8563518. Crawford Food for Fines During National Library Week! April 10-14. Call Crawford Library at 9213500 for information.

Wednesdays Tween Book Club. Join the fourth-sixth grade tween book club and meet new friends on Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. April 11 is cancelled due to school vacation. One-On-One Computer Tutor. Crawford Library is now offering one-on-one computer help. Bring specific computer questions or just spend time honing your skills each Wednesday in April from 3 to 5 p.m. Wii and Waffles. Kids of all ages come and join in the fun and play active Wii games and enjoy a waffle and juice treat! Thursdays in April from 3 to 4 p.m. April 12 is cancelled due to school vacation. Easy Flyers and Posters. Learn how to make flyers and posters using Microsoft Word. Friday, April 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. Storytimes. Baby storytimes are Thursdays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 9213500. Delta Tweens/Teens Spring Break/Easter Egg Toss. This event will be messy so wear old clothes! April 12 from 2:15 to 4 p.m. Contact the Delta Library at 8749630 for information. Delta County Wildflower Presentation. Come hear the wildflower presentation by Alice Lister from Friends of the

City of Delta Activity Update

Tuesday, April 17

TOASTMASTERS SPEECH CLUB MEETS, first and third Wednesdays of each month, 12:15 p.m., U.S. Forest Service, 2250 Highway 50, Delta. For more information, call Tom Condos, 874-6667 or www.toastmasters.org. FREE HEALTH CLINIC, for uninsured children, Cedaredge High School. Application assistance for CHP+ and Medicaid also available. For an appointment, call Sarah, 874-9517.

Thursday, April 19

BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, 6 p.m. policy review, 7 p.m. regular meeting, Paonia Junior/Senior High, 846 Grand Avenue, Paonia. PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program begins at 12:30 p.m.: Albert Barkowski, Kebler Pass project. Public welcome.

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how to be creative. This class will be held on consecutive Wednesday nights from May 2-23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at a cost of $45. All materials are included and you will be able to take your work home for your family to enjoy. Register in advance by 5 p.m. April 25 to save your spot. Call 874-0923 for more information.

After the show, everyone is invited to drive the short distance to Remington’s for food, a cash bar and more music. “Afterglows” are frequently incorporated into male chorus and barbershop events. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at the Montrose Pavilion or DeVinny Jewelry in Montrose. At the door, tickets will be $15. To encourage participation children under age 12 may enjoy the show at no charge. Tickets are also available from any chorus member or by telephone at 249-7015. Tickets for the afterglow, which includes a light buffet, are limited in number and cost $15. They may also be purchased in advance or at the show.

Swing with community band April 15 The Montrose Community Band will hold is annual spring concert on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. The concert is free and all ages are invited to share an afternoon of music sure to get your feet tapping. For more information visit www. montroseband.com.

What’s up at your library?

AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION practice, 7 p.m. at Austin Baptist Church, 22046 Canal Street, Austin. For more information, call Marilyn, 872-3949. All singers welcome.

Wednesday, April 18

(no T-shirt). Registration will be taken up to the time of the event at a cost of $25, but a T-shirt is not guaranteed. Check-in is 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9:30 a.m. sharp. For more information or to register, call Bill Heddles Recreation Center at 8740923.

Decorate cupcakes for any occasion

Monday, April 16

BLOOD DRIVE, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Paonia High School. Photo ID required for all donors.

chorus will also perform. Pulling the event together are director MaryAnn Rathburn and emcee Jim Kerschner. After the intermission the coveted “Award of Harmony” will be presented to a special person, followed by the champion quartet “The Crew.”

TAE KWON DO - ongoing classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 6:458:00 p.m. HEALTHY BODY STRONG BONES - Adult Fitness Class on Tuesday/Thursday 9:0010:00 a.m. HATHA YOGA - On Wednesdays from 5:00-6:15 p.m. Drop-in fee. TAI CHI/QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND LONGEVITY - On Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Pay monthly or drop-in rate. BOXING FOR KIDS - It’s back on Saturdays from 10:0011:00 a.m. Drop in rate. GET STARTED AND STAY COMMITTED - (4) one hour personal training sessions to get you started on your workout routine. BEGINNING LINE DANCING - Register by the month on Tuesday afternoons 2:004:00 p.m. or Tuesday evening 7:15-9:00 p.m. SPRING INTO SHAPE 5K -

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Save the date for our annual 5K on Saturday, April 14. HANDGUN SAFETY Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. APRIL FOOLS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT - Pre-Season Tournament NEW DATE: April 14 & 15. Coed, Men’s or Women’s. NIGHT OF THE STARS TALENT SHOW - 2nd annual event on Saturday, April 28 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Kids K12 pick up your registration packet. JOY OF PAINTING - next landscape class is Sat., April 21 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. SUMMER BALL REGISTRATION - Going on now! TBall, Little Ladies Softball and Rookies Machine Pitch. Register now till April 15. BASIC ARCHERY CLASS FOR YOUTH - Tues. and Wed., April 10 and 11 from

Delta Library. Thursday, April 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Food for Fines During National Library Week! April 9-14. Call Delta Library at 874-9630 for information. Individual Computer Help. Do you have computer questions or need help with a computer program? Get one-on-one help Thursday, April 19. Contact the Delta Library at 874-9630 to sign up. Basic Computer Class. Thursdays in April from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 874-9630 to sign up. Storytimes. Baby storytimes are Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. For information, call the library at 874-9630. Hotchkiss Food for Fines During National Library Week! April 9-13. Call Hotchkiss Library at 8724153 for information. NOOK E-Reader Class. Learn to download to your Nook e-reader Tuesday, April 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Hotchkiss Library. Storytimes. Baby storytimes are Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 8724153. Paonia Teen Night. Learn about the customs and geography of Jamaica. Sample food and learn basics in the Jamai-

1:00-4:00 p.m. • BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE FLY TYING - On Tuesdays April 3-April 24 from 7:009:00 p.m. • BABYSITTER TRAINING COURSE - Designed for 1015 year olds on Thurs./Fri., April 12 and 13 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. • DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS 6-week outdoor class starting Wed., April 18-May 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Delta at Confluence Park. Monday class April 16-May 21 in Cedaredge. Register for classes at the Rec. Center. • EASTER “EGG STRAVAGANZA” - Same great event but new time this year. Starts at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon on Saturday, April 7. • DOG AGILITY CLASS Friday, May 11-June 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. • SOUP MAKING BASICS - On Thursday, May 3 from 5:308:30 p.m. • FRUGAL LIVING - On Saturday, May 5 from 1:005:00 p.m. • START SMART TENNIS - For ages 5-7 beginning Saturday, May 19 (4 weeks) starting at 9:00 a.m. • YOUTH TENNIS CLINICS

can language using the Mango Languages database at Paonia Library. Thursday, April 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Food for Fines During National Library Week! April 9-14. Call Paonia Library at 5273470 for information. Computer Class “Wednesday One-onOne.” Individual basic computer instruction to anyone who needs extra help. Wednesday, April 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required by the Monday before. Call the Paonia Library at 5273470 to register. Girls Book Club for Grades 4-6. Wednesday, April 11, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Contact Paonia Library at 527-3470 to check out the book for this month. Evening Book Club. Paonia Library Book club selection for April is “Plain Truth” by Jodi Picoult. The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. Thursday, April 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. Call Paonia Library at 527-3470 to reserve a copy. Family Movie. Come see the movie based on the book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick. Thursday, April 12, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Paonia Library. Storytimes. Baby storytimes are Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Fridays at 11 a.m.

- For ages 8-13 beginning Saturday, May 19 (4 weeks) starting at 8:00 a.m. • ADULT SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUE - Please register your team by April 9 for Coed, Men’s, Women’s. • ADVANCED COUPONING CLASS - Thursday, May 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. • CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS - Wednesday nights May 2-May 23 from 5:308:30 p.m. Please register by April 25.

AQUATICS POOL CLOSURE STARTING APRIL 1 Re-opening Re -opening Goal Date - May 1 All other areas of the Rec. Rec. Center will remain open!

Call the Bill Heddles Recreation Center and Cultural Dept. for more information on any of these classes and registration - 874-0923.

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AGRICULTURE

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Danger sign still posted after Senator Bennet safety work on Gunnison River visits Olathe tial danger to rafts that might drift too far north in the river channel and over-top the structure. Still, there is always the chance that some unintended, unforseen event can happen. If it does, no one at this point apparently wants to have been the one who removed the upriver “Extreme Danger” warning.

BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

When finally open to recreational boaters, the stretch of Gunnison River past Hartland Diversion will still bear the upstream warning of “Extreme Danger.” Fears of potential liability have kept any of the agencies involved in the Hartland Diversion bypass project from authorizing removal of the riverside sign warning of danger ahead. “The in-channel work is 99 percent completed,” said Olen Lund, county commissioner and board chairman of Painted Sky, the Hartland project’s pass-through funding agency. “About all that’s left is some stream bank stabilization work.” But when the project is completed, the danger sign will remain at least for now, and maybe longer Major funding for the

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

Even when the Gunnison River opens to boaters past the Hartland Diversion, the warning sign visible from Hwy. 65 is slated to remain. project came from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that wanted a passage structure placed in the river to facilitate movement of native fish populations. According to a Trout Unlimited official, though there was no funding in the original project for a boating passage, a downstream rafting chute was added to the design.

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Natural Resources Conservation Service. Bennet inspected the farm’s irrigation drip system, which cuts water use by 60 percent, decreases runoff and improves river health. Tuxedo Farm owner John Harold also talked to Bennet on the importance of improving the H-2A visa program to help ag producers address labor shortages.

Painted Sky mission taken up by others

Designers have included other features that indicate the proper channel for boaters to take. The Hartland Diversion BY HANK LOHMEYER itself was backfilled Staff Writer with boulders intended An organization that to mitigate any poten- few people may know of, and that fewer people actually understand, has played a behind-thescenes role bringing grant funding for numerous projects in Delta County and the surrounding region. For example, the organization, Painted Sky Resource Conservation and Development Jared Chappell, Cedar- (RC&D), played a key role edge, is a new junior in acquiring funding and member of the Ameri- providing management can Angus Association®, for the Hartland Dam reports Bryce Schumann, reconstruction project. CEO of the national orgaAlso, it was Painted nization with headquar- Sky’s paid professional ters in Saint Joseph, Mo. staff, working with ColoJunior members of the rado’s U.S. congressional Association are eligible delegation, who wrote to register cattle in the and submitted the sucAmerican Angus Associa- cessful $1.35 million ontion, participate in pro- farm Soils Health projects grams conducted by the grant. National Junior Angus But last spring, PaintAssociation and take part ed Sky was hit by federal in Association-sponsored budget cuts that defundshows and other national ed its profesional staffing and regional events. partnership with federal The American Angus agencies here. Association is the largPartly as a conseest beef breed association quence of losing that in the world, with nearly funding support, the cur30,000 active adult and rent board members of junior members. Painted Sky are making

Cedaredge youth is member of Angus Association

On Tuesday, April 3, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet toured Tuxedo Corn Farm in Olathe to highlight a farmer-led agriculture sustainability project. The Uncompahgre Valley Soil Health Project was created to address the threat of high production costs and diminished soil quality facing farmers. It is supported by the

plans to dissolve the public/private, non-profit corporation. Painted Sky will likely go away, probably sometime later this year, reports Olen Lund, Delta County commissioner and chairman of the current Painted Sky board. The year 1999 is considered the beginning of Painted Sky RC&D. It was founded by a group of individuals in the multicounty Region 10 area who had a vision: “To promote orderly development, improvement, conservation, and utilization of natural and human resources,” for the general purpose of generating economic activity and the blessings associated with it. Painted Sky was one of the early grant writing agencies here. It was a time not long ago, before almost every local government, special district, non-profit organization, along with private individuals and businesses began looking to “government grants” as a major funding source for projects. Professional grant writers now market their services. Painted Sky’s

once wide open field of operations has become increasingly crowded with many others seeking work and profit in the field. In the beginning, Painted Sky was exploring unknown territory. Today, government agencies actively market their grant funding resources and programs directly to the public. Lund explains that the Painted Sky board, now at less than half size due to resignations and lack of new volunteers, is completing current projects or finding other sponsors to manage them. There was some interest expressed in continuing Painted Sky’s non-profit status for administration of the federal Soils Health grant money. However, that prospect fell through, Lund explained. Last December Lund said, “The board is trying to clear the decks so it can make a decision to dissolve if need be.” At a presentation during the Municipal Quarterly meeting on March 9, Lund announced that decision at this point is all but final.

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Hunt Easter eggs in Paonia The Easter Bunny will arrive at Paonia Town Park just before 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 7. The Easter egg hunt starts at 10 sharp for kids under one year through the fourth grade.

IHS Photography will be on hand to take pictures of the children with the Easter Bunny from 10-11:30 a.m. If you have any questions please call Ellen Smith at 527-3990.

Potluck Saturday to honor Crawford Mayor Jim Crook The community is invited to honor outgoing Crawford Mayor Jim Crook at a potluck dinner on Saturday, April 7, at Crawford Town Hall at 5 p.m. Mayor Crook has served the Town of Crawford 24 years, and this potluck and party is

very well-deserved. Don’t miss out on the fun and this opportunity to thank Mayor Crook and share memories with him. Call Crawford Town Hall at 921-4725 for more information.

Photo by Kathy Browning

Blue skies and blossoms With warm spring temperatures, the North Fork Valley has trees and flowers budding scrumptiously.

Speakers share their experiences to create call to action for North Fork BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Hotchkiss High School was the scene once again for a large audience to hear about oil and gas development. This half-day presentation on March 31 was entitled, “Understanding The Risks of Oil and Gas Development.” The program featured top speakers from around the country who spoke without receiving any compensation. The audience was reminded to write comment letters to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) about the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed oil and gas leases. The deadline for comment has been extended to April 20. Robin Smith of Citizens for a Healthy Community (CHC) told the audience that 98 percent of the over 3,000 comments submitted during the first BLM comment period were opposed to the oil and gas leases. Smith quoted BLM in the EA stating, “The act of leasing produces no impacts.” Smith compared this to saying jumping off a 10-story building doesn’t produce any impacts until the person hits the pavement. Similarly, he stated, impacts to the community will follow after oil and gas lease sales. “BLM seems to be unfazed by the tremendous public opposition this proposal has created,” Smith said. “If we continue applying pressure we will force BLM to withdraw these leases.” Jim Ramey, CHC’s first fulltime director, introduced Chip Northrup, who has worked on oil and gas projects for over 30 years. He was co-owner of Northrup Energy which was sold and under the name EP Solar is the largest solar company in the world. He served on the Governor’s Advisory Energy Council in Texas. Northrup shared that the Schlumberger Oil Field Review in autumn 2003 showed that most gas wells leak. The methane can travel 3,000 feet underground reaching groundwater wells and aquifers. Northrup encouraged the North Fork Valley communities and the county to defend their water by establishing at least one-mile setbacks for oil and gas drilling near springs, water wells and houses. He challenged people to do “court quality” water tests. He also encouraged Delta County to have an ordinance prior to oil and gas development which would require the companies to repair roads which will be torn up. “Don’t count on Texans to repair your roads,” Northrup said. John Fenton said he grew up on the back of a horse in Wyoming and has a deep love for the land and the way of life he lives. He works on a ranch near Pavillion, Wyo., which has been in his family for more than 40 years. He shared how gas drilling operations have had devastating effects.

His drive through the small towns of the North Fork Valley caused him to find many similarities with Wyoming. “Every one of you working with the person sitting next to you has the power to do something,” Fenton began. “You can take action against people who seek to make profit at our expense.” His family’s ranch which raises cattle and hay is a split estate, meaning he owns the surface rights but not the rights to the minerals underground. He shared that he made money in the oil and gas industry, but he and his wife also learned the downside of oil and gas drilling. “You can’t eat money. You can’t drink natural gas,” Fenton said. “There are certain things required to live — water, air and clean land. All the money in the world won’t change that. We have a piece of land we dearly love. . . Unfortunately, we may be the last generation to run this [ranch].” He then showed photographs of his property. In front of the house he built with his sons is a drill rig 360 feet from his water well. A crane setting up another drilling site is 355 feet away and another is within 240 feet of his front door. “This is the way it was portrayed to us. We’re going to come into your community and we’re going to provide jobs for you. We’re going to be a part of this community because we care about what happens here,” Fenton said. “I can tell you right now that’s categorically a lie . . . People making the decisions are not from Colorado, not from Paonia, not from Pavillion, Wyo. They’re from some corporate office somewhere and they are worrying about their bottom line and their stockbrokers.” Theo Colborn of TEDX spoke about the fugitive native volatile compounds released from underground during oil and gas development. She referred to them as “aliens from inner space” and said they are extremely toxic. Colborn said raw gas escapes during drilling and from holding tanks, evaporative pits and injection wells. Exhaust from the equipment and vehicles adds to the air pollution. She stressed that the entire drilling process has potential to pollute, not just when fracking is being done. The former mayor of Dish, Texas, Calvin Tillman, grew up in the oil fields of Oklahoma. Dish is a small town. Drilling from outside the town limits extended under the town. Tillman said Dish could establish regulations concerning nuisance, noise and esthetics, but the rest was exempted by the state government. The odor and noise was extreme. When the town complained, the company drove around for two hours with a methane detector in the back of an SUV. The company representatives said

the odor was a figment of the residents’ imagination. When Dish did its own study, they found 16 toxins. Tillman’s children began having nightly nose bleeds that coincided with spikes on the town’s permanent air monitor. His wife finally said, “It’s time to move on.” Since they moved, their children have not had any nose bleeds. He told the story of a property owner who bought four acres of land for $250,000. It was later appraised at $340,000. When the owner left after drilling took place on his land due to a split estate, his property was valued at $78,000. “What happened to Pavillion, Dish, Garfield County will happen to you if you don’t do anything,” Tillman said. Tillman has a shale test organization to help poor people who can’t afford to do baseline testing for themselves. For information, visit www. shaletest.org. Deborah Rogers spoke on “Shale Promise Or Shale Spin?” She cautioned that statements made by industry about “100 years of natural gas reserves” are hype. She said there is a big difference between rhetoric and reality, production versus reserves and conventional versus unconventional gas. Shale has grown but at the expense of conventional gas. A record capacity of natural gas is caused by, she said, the drilling treadmill. She stated that there is little depth or security behind the alleged “record capacity” which gives the impression of abundance when in fact 80 percent of the wells are not economical. Kyle Tisdel of Western Environmental Law Firm in Taos, N.M., spoke of their strategy

Comment period extended to April 20 Amid an outcry over technical problems with its online commenting system, the Bureau of Land Management has extended the deadline for comments on its August oil and gas lease sale from April 6 to April 20. The BLM’s e-Planning system restricted users to a certain web browser, causing problems for people using other browsers and computer systems to submit comments or see related documents. The public outcry drew the attention of Colorado’s U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, who jointly submitted a letter last Friday requesting a 30-day extension. A 14-day extension was announced Tuesday, April 3. The BLM initially accepted scoping comments on the proposed leases from March 7 to April 6. On March 8, the Uncompahgre Field Office posted the environmental documents that evaluate about 30,000 acres for to pursue legal options to stop oil and gas development in the North Fork Valley. Duke Cox of Western Colorado Congress and the Grand Valley Alliance worked for the passage of new rules for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission including who is represented on the commission. He said the victory he helped to accomplish was a great feeling. He found success by working with a

oil and gas leasing near Paonia, Hotchkiss, Somerset and Crawford. Public input throughout the remainder of the comment period should reference specific parcels and the associated resources on the parcel. For more information, links to the documents, maps of the parcels and legal descriptions go to http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/ BLM_Information/nepa/ufo/ august_lease_sale.html. The EA is also available for public review at the Montrose Public Lands Center. Written comments must be submitted online at http://on.doi.gov/UFOAugustLeaseSale, by mail to BLM, Uncompahgre Field Office, 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401 by or by e-mail to blm_co_ufo_leasing@ blm.gov. The BLM cannot guarantee e-mails sent to BLM accounts outside of this address will be incorporated into the administrative record. group of mayors who made policy statements rather than the usual route of working with his county commissioners. Cox warned that once a community becomes “a gas town” you’re not getting your town back. He said the message of advocacy in the North Fork Valley should not be about responsible oil and gas development, but “Not here. Not now. Not ever.”

Paonia water ordinance worries businesses BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Paonia Town Council was taken aback at the outcry by local business owners about a proposed water ordinance. The result from the March 27 council meeting was to send the ordinance back to a work session April 3 to try and come up with a more equitable plan. In a series of work sessions, council had made new ordinance provisions for multiple businesses housed in a single building. The proposed ordinance would multiply the base commercial rate by the total number of taps assessed for each tenant/business in an office building whether intown or out-of-town. The Town of Paonia would, in a multi-tenant arrangement, charge the first business for a full tap and then 1/5th of a tap for each addi-

tional business/tenant in the one building. Commercial in-town water taps begin at $6,000 for a 3/4-inch line, and increase in cost depending on the size of line. Applying the provisions of the ordinance, the impact is signifant for the Harvester Building, a multi-tenant office building in dowtown Paonia. Onwer Ed Marston told council there are 18 tenants in the building. The commercial base rate begins with a $22 monthly fee plus a fee for water used. The base rate increases by 1/5 for each additional business in the same building. In this example, the Harvester Building tenants use approximately 4,000 gallons of water a month. The first business is charged the full base rate, and the other 17 tenants would equate to 3.4 additional taps — $22 plus $74.80 which

totals $96.80 a month. In addition, to bring the property into compliance with the proposed ordinance, the owner of the Harvester Building, Ed Marston, would have to pay for 17 1/5th taps at $1,200 each or an additional $20,400. Water usage would be charged at $1.45 per thousand gallons. The ordinance applies to all properties, without any “grandfathering” provisions. The ordinance considers all for-profit and non-profits registered with the state as businesses. Home businesses are exempt. Residential rental properties are also impacted by the proposed ordinance. The Town of Paonia’s reason for increasing the rates is the belief businesses need to invest in the town and pay for a second ultrafiltration water system.

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Memorial fund set A memorial fund has been established for the family of John Christopher Saldana, who passed away on March 28. Saldana was the ranch foreman at the Blue Luna Ranch on Redlands Mesa.

The fund is to help defray funeral costs. Donations may be made to the Christopher Fund, North Fork Bank Center, P.O. Box 600, Hotchkiss, CO 81419 under the name of his parents, Stella and Don Larimer.

Crawford School’s 6th Grade Class is having a

Chili Supper & Auction April 6th - Dinner 6 - 7:15 p.m. At Crawford School Serving Chili, Crackers, Salad w/Ranch Dressing, Cinnamon Rolls, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade & Water

Adults $6 K-8 & Seniors (65+) $5 Preschool & under $3 Family of 5+ $20

— Auction starts at 7:30 p.m. — The 10 members of the 6th Grade Class are offering themselves up for auction to the highest bidder. Each student will contribute 6 hours of their time to fulfill their duties. The proceeds from the auction will go toward their overnight class trip to the Keystone Science School in Keystone. The kids will participate in Earth Science Curriculum which consists of rock cycle, plate tectonics, land forms and weathering processes plus Colorado mining.

COME & SUPPORT THE 6th GRADERS IN THIS ENDEAVOR!!

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Cellist Tyme Mientka dies BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Classical musician Tyme Mientka died Saturday morning, March 31. Mientka had been fighting cancer. Tyme Mientka and his wife, pianist Kathryn (Catie), frequently performed in Paonia at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts and The Paradise Theatre and in Grand Junction. They performed as the Mientka Duo for the Western Slope Chamber Music Series, of which Tyme was director, and with their Celtic band, Feast, of which they were founding members. The Mientka Duo lived in Germany and toured there and in France, Italy and Switzerland. They were recipients of prestigious international awards including a special prize at the Concours International de Musique de Chambre in Paris. In the United States, they were featured on NBC’s “Performance Today.” Their 1994 debut performance at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. was received with a thunderous standing ovation. In the mid-90s, the husband and wife duo were the subject of an Emmynominated documentary shown of PBS. The Mientka family lived in Paonia from 1999 to 2003, and then moved to Grand Junction. Those in the North Fork Valley who knew Tyme Mientka, performed with him or had admired his musicianship have shared some of their thoughts. Lucia Vorys, who cofounded the Valley Youth Orchestra with Tyme, said, “He was a beautiful person as portrayed in his cello playing and teaching. He inspired us all with his love.” Dee Holt said, “Tyme and Katie were a great

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Award-winning cellist Tyme Mientka will be greatly missed by the many who were thrilled by his classical music performed with his wife, Kathryn, for the Western Slope Chamber Music Series which they founded in 1999 and Celtic music with their group, Feast, founded in 2005.

boost to the musical community here in the North Fork. I was blessed with the opportunity to perform with them both on several occasions. Tyme will be greatly missed. He was an incredible talent. My heart goes out to his family.” Sarah Bishop wrote, “When Bill Bishop and I first moved to Paonia we got to know Tyme and Catie Mientka through their Western Slope Chamber Music Series. . .We celebrated with them the joyous music in the classical tradition that they found both here in our valley and brought from further away. They shared generously of their talent with audiences both large and intimate. “When I think of Tyme I see an accomplished cellist. I was particularly keen to see him play, not just hear him. He placed his fingers on the fingerboard with such conviction, I almost expected to hear a thump. His bowing was equally deliberate, whether forceful or delicate.” Kathy Wiley shared along with husband Mike, “Tyme Mientka was a good friend, cellist and teacher. He and his family brought music to our small town of Paonia. The Western Slope Concert Series has been bringing classical music

artists from around the world to Grand Junction and Paonia for the past 13 years. “We enjoyed listening to other artists, but it was quite a treat to hear Tyme play the cello. He could make the cello soft and sweet like a human voice or loud and percussive. We hosted several parties after concerts and we enjoyed Tyme and Catie’s company. Tyme was kind and gentle and loved his family. Catie and his kids have been so supportive during his long fight with cancer. He didn’t want to leave them.” Gigi and Bill King wrote, “Tyme Mientka was very special to us. He was our son David’s violin teacher and musical deity. A great mentor and a wonderful friend; Tyme was also an inspiring performer. I remember the first time we met Tyme and Catie. They gave a concert at Lamborn Valley School in the late 1990’s; Tyme on cello and Catie on piano, and my mother was so overcome she cried through practically the entire performance. Tyme so reminded her of her late husband, my father, also a consummate musician. As my mother’s health declined, one bright spot in her life was attending Tyme’s concerts and listening to him play. “We will miss Tyme’s

sense of humor; his gentleness; his kindness; and especially his music. Death has attempted to silence a brilliant musical voice; we must keep it alive in our hearts and souls.” Ellen Stapenhorst shared, “Tyme had great creativity and artistry. I didn’t know him well, but I always loved the inventiveness and directions of his performances. He will be deeply missed.” Jacob, Stephanie, Karen and Brent Helleckson sent their condolences. “Tyme was an inspiration to our family and our whole community. We met Tyme and Catie at their first concert in the area at the Lamborn School/Store. Our children, Jacob and Stephanie, were then ages three and five and were mesmerized by this performance. Jacob was so inspired that he wanted to start taking lessons from Tyme at age three — which was amazing for such an outdoor kid. Tyme thought he should wait until he was at least five. “Ten years later after hundreds of hours spent with Tyme in lessons and instruction, we are sad to say our farewell to a dear friend.” Catie Mientka wrote, “As a performer he truly played ‘from the heart’ and always gave his total love and artistic ability to the audience. The beauty of his cello tone was unique and unmatched. At age 55, his musical talent was in its greatest flowering, and he leaves behind a deeply grieved family as well as innumerable adoring fans and students on two continents.” Mientka’s memorial service will be Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m., at the Christian Fellowship Church, 765 24 Road, at the corner of 24 Road and I-70 in Grand Junction. Following the service, a potluck party will be held at the Mientka home, 3410 Ponderosa Court, Grand Junction. All who were touched by his music are welcome to both celebrations. The family requests in lieu of flowers to send donations to the nonprofit Western Slope Concert Series, 2457 Kelley Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81505.

Paonia principal kisses a very, very large pig Arch Coal Claims Three Colorado State Awards SOMERSET, Colo., (March 22, 2012) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that employees of Mountain Coal Company’s West Elk mine and Ark Land Company were honored with Colorado’s top coal mine safety award and two state environmental awards at the annual National Western Mining Conference in Denver. “We’re honored to receive three statewide awards for operating responsibly in Colorado,” said John W. Eaves, Arch’s president and chief operating officer. “Our employees clearly recognize the importance of supplying safe, responsible, life-enabling and world-developing energy.” The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety presented the 2011 Excellence in Safety Award to West Elk mine, the state’s leader in safety among large underground coal mines. West Elk’s rate of 1.70 MSHA total incidents per 200,000 employee-hours was 68 percent lower than the national underground average of 5.28 incidents. This marks the third consecutive year that West Elk has been recognized as Colorado’s safest underground coal mine. West Elk also was recognized by the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (CDRMS) for its environmental practices associated with its new $27 million coal preparation plant. West Elk’s award-winning practices include limiting construction to existing disturbed areas, reducing coal refuse generation and improving resource recovery. In addition, the CDRMS recognized Ark Land Company with an Excellence in Reclamation award for its outstanding treatment of U.S. Bureau of Land Management lands during exploration and subsequent reclamation, including replacing native boulders and vegetation and re-grading former access roads on rugged terrain. Mountain Coal Company and Ark Land Company are subsidiaries of Arch Coal, Inc. Mountain Coal Company’s West Elk mine is located in Somerset, Colo. West Elk opened in 1982 and has operated for more than 12 years without a Colorado SMCRA environmental violation. In 2011, more than 375 West Elk employees produced over 6 million tons of lowsulfur coal. The mine contributed $25.5 million in taxes and royalties to the state of Colorado in 2011. U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) is a top five global coal producer and marketer, with 155 million tons of coal sold in 2011. Arch is the most diversified American coal company, with more than 20 active mining complexes across every major U.S. coal supply basin. Its core business is supplying cleaner-burning, low-sulfur thermal and metallurgical coal to power generators and steel manufacturers on five continents. In 2011, Arch continued to lead the U.S. coal industry in safety performance and environmental compliance among large, diversified producers.

BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Paonia Elementary had a wonderful turnout for their chili supper, student performances and kiss the pig contest. Student art was on display in the hallways. A used book sale was also held. The March 30 multi-faceted event was to raise funds for the school. Paul Beller served as emcee for the events held inside the cafeteria. There was plenty of square dancing from the students led by teachers Sue Everest and Debra Lang. Coach Merrily Talbott introduced her Destination Imagination team which placed fifth at the Destination Imagination Tournament in March. Their task was to create a movie trailer with a cinematic special effect, write an original soundtrack and include two cultures. All was done without help from an adult. Fourth graders have been studying Colorado history and presented their original song tributes. One dance number was choreographed by Katya Schwieterman. After the chili supper and student performances, everyone filed out to the front lawn to watch principal Figenser carefully kiss a large black and white pig. As part of the fundraiser, he even wore a dress.

Photos by Kathy Browning

Paonia Elementary School principal Greg Figenser bravely donned a dress and kissed this huge pig last Friday evening as part of a fundraiser. Tickets sold served as votes for who would have the honor of kissing the pig, either the principal or Paonia mayor Neal Schwieterman. Below, students sing about Colorado.

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Fundraisers will help Hotchkiss family attend special conference sale. They need to raise approximately $2,500 for the trip. Donations can be given for Tyler English at the North Fork Bank in Hotchkiss or mailed to Tyler English, c/o Eric or Michelle Linman, P.O.

BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Tyler English is a 15-year-old student at Hotchkiss K-8. He was born with only partial development of the corpus callosum. The disorder, known as DCC, causes abnormalities in brain structure which lead to various disabilities. As far as his family knows, he is the only person with the disorder in Delta County. Tyler is a delight to know and impressive with his desire to persevere through adversity. Next year he will be attending special education classes at Hotchkiss High School. Tyler and his family will be attending a comprehensive conference in San Antonio, Texas, in July about DCC. The information they gain will be used in helping Tyler transition to high school, and will even help to create his curriculum at Hotchkiss High. Michelle Linman, Tyler’s mother, said the conference will have 35 lectures over three days for the children and teens with DCC and their family members. “It’s everything from transitioning to high school, lifelong strategies helping Tyler become independent, behavioral strategies,” she explained. The entire gamut of what people want to know about the disorder and how to help their loved one with DCC to manage life and be fulfilled. It will include planning for the future, applying for Social Security and disability. The conference is presented annually by the National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum, a nonprofit that reaches out and supports families affected by DCC. The NODCC mission statement is “to enhance the quality of life and pro-

Thurs., Apr. 5

Delta County Choral Festival; College in Colorado Visits Juniors, 10:30 a.m.; Student Council to Rotary Lunch, 12:00 Noon. College Friday; Girls Tennis at Delta County Tournament, 8:00 a.m.; Soccer vs. Cortez at Delta, 4:00 p.m. Girls Tennis at Delta County Tournament; Track at Frank Woodburn Invitational, Grand Junction; Baseball at Home vs. Meeker, 11:00 a.m. SPRING BREAK. Freshmen/Sophomore Track, Grand Junction, 12:00 Noon. Girls Tennis at Home vs. Aspen, 4:00 p.m.

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Tyler English (center) will have his first opportunity to meet other kids who also have disorders of the corpus callosum at a seminar in Texas this summer. English will be attending with his family including his grandmother Marlene Searle (left) and mother Michelle Linman (right). A fund raiser is being held at the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge on April 14 to help defray the costs.

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mote opportunities for individuals with disorders of the corpus callosum and raise the profile, understanding and acceptance of these disorders through research, education, advocacy and networking.” The corpus callosum is defined as “a thick band of nerve fibers that divides the cerebrum into left and right hemispheres. It connects the left and right sides of the brain allowing for communication between both hemispheres. The corpus callosum transfers motor, sensory, and cognitive information between the brain hemispheres.” With the disorder, the corpus callosum can be partially developed, fully developed or not developed at all. Tyler’s is partially developed. “He has many difficulties from it — learning disabilities, complex reasoning, social interaction, poor motor skills, some hearing loss,” Linman said. “It’s a life-

long disorder. It’s something he will deal with forever.” Linman said that HK8 principal Carrie Coats “has been wonderful” and his teachers have “gone above and beyond” in building a life skills based program for Tyler. Two years ago he won an award for recycling. He fills teachers’ office supply orders and works in the greenhouse. Tyler’s seven-yearold sister will have the opportunity to meet and interact with other siblings of kids with DCC. “There are very few caregivers who can take him,” Linman said. The caregivers include his mother and father, grandmother and greatgrandmother. The entire family will attend the conference July 6-8. In order to maximize the benefit of the conference, each family member will attend different lectures. “Tyler and our daughter will attend day camps.

Tyler will meet and hopefully become friends with children like him who suffer from DCC,” Linman said. “He has spent his entire life trying to fit into our world. We figure for these three days he gets to fit into a world that is his,” grandmother Marlene Searle said. “There will be kids just like him for the first time ever. . .He knows he’s different, but he doesn’t know why or how.” Tyler’s goal for the conference “is to meet some friends.” To help the family raise money for the travel expenses and conference admission they are having a spaghetti bake dinner and silent auction on Saturday, April 14 from 4-7 p.m. at the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge. Cost is $5 a plate. On May 11-12 in front of the Town of Hotchkiss Public Works building, the family will have a bake sale and a yard

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Delta County Choral Festival; JV Baseball at Home vs. Nucla, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. Tennis at Delta County Invitational; Soccer at Delta vs. Cortez, 4:00, 5:30 p.m. Tennis at Delta County Invitational; Baseball at Home vs. Olathe, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.; Track at Frank Woodburn Invitational, Grand Junction. SPRING BREAK. Freshmen & Sophomore Track at Grand Junction.

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Unique Pinello exhibit opens at The Creamery BY MARGOT RICHARDSON Special to the DCI

Where do old, broken guitars go to live out the end of their days? If they are very lucky, Kahlie Sue Pinello scoops up these treasures and lovingly transforms them into fabulous, intriguing works of art. Her wildly creative collections of guitars and various stringed instruments reflect a mind occupied with pattern, challenging norms of what goes together. This artist from Lyons says she likes to “go outside the comfort zone”, and “do the exact opposite” of what is expected. Pinello’s work will be

featured in the Creamery Art Center’s Peach Gallery, and everyone is invited to enjoy a reception for the artist on Friday evening, April 13, from 6–8 p.m. All objects are fair game for transformation by this playful artist. In her bio, she states “I have used beds, tables, mirrors, dog houses, and guitars. Nothing is safe around me. My work is very three-dimensional and embellished with everyday trinkets that come and go across our lives. To find the beauty in a key and have a meaning for it and use it as a symbol of home, or

to relish in the fact that pencils look exactly like roofing when placed just so.” Each instrument has it’s own personality and theme: a Rolling Stones song inspires a guitar with horns; a large dog biscuit combines with keys and images to create a mysterious, miniature world; Scrabble letters spell out the word “Change” while a caterpillar poses above a Monarch butterfly. Colors and patterns follow the curving, elegant lines and spaces of the guitars. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is impressive; it invites the eye to seek out hidden

meanings. Viewers will have fun making up their own stories to fit each creation. Please join us in welcoming the artist with an evening of home-grown art, refreshments, local wines and micro brews. The Creamery is located at 165 W. Bridge Street in Hotchkiss. Visit online at creameryartscenter. org.

Tuva Throat Singers in Paonia on Saturday The Paradise Theatre presents the Alash Ensemble of the Tuva Throat Singers, based in the Republic of Tuva in central Asia, on Saturday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at the Paradise Theatre or KVNF Radio.

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North Fork Community Montessori School

is now accepting PRESCHOOL applications to fill a limited number of spaces for the 2012-2013 academic year. year. • • • • •

Excellence in academics, life skills, and the arts Differentiated learning Development of an internal love of learning Spanish Five day a week program

Please call 872-5910 for an application or to schedule a visit. North Fork Community Montessori School 397 Bulldog Street • Hotchkiss, CO 81419 El Districto del condado Delta La Escuela Comunitaria Montessori del North Fork Ahora acepta espacios del número limitado para el año académico de 2012-2013 Por favor llamar 872-5910 para una aplicación o para hacer una vista. La Escuela Comunitaria Montessori del North Fork 397 Bulldog Street, Hotchkiss CO 81419

It’s Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Fri., April 6 • 2:30 p.m. Photo submitted

J.D. Power award winners Six agents from RE/MAX Mountain West attended the 2012 RE/MAX International convention in Las Vegas March 5-8. The agents are standing in front of the J.D. Power awards which RE/MAX received for “Highest Overall Satisfaction For Home Sellers and Home Buyers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms.” Pictured are Doris Danielsen, Nancy Wood, Shari Davis, Linda Lario and Bob Lario all from the Paonia office and Janice Jones from the Cedaredge office. The agents mingled with other RE/MAX agents from all over the world, heard great motivational speakers, including Brian Buffini and Tom Ferry, and danced the night away to the rock band Bare Naked Ladies (who were neither naked nor ladies).

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Italian spaghetti tacos win cook-off BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The combining of two popular foods, spaghetti and tacos, was the winning recipe for the Di Fuocos team of Christie Mae Anderson, Alondra Gallegos, Will Drbohlav and Cailee Daniels. The Hotchkiss Beef Cook-off is sponsored by Black Mesa CattleWomen who provide the ground beef. The cook-off was

held on March 16 amid loud dance music. The Hotchkiss Glee Club led by parent volunteer Jenny West performed for the audience of students. The Di Fuocos garnered 243 points. In second place was Jalapenos On A Stick with Logan Mayberry, Jimmy Wiens, Parker Katzdorn, Wyatt Jensen and Luke Smith. These young chefs prepared Nacho Bacon

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Burgers. They scored 229 points in the written test and cook-off. The Lady Smurfs’ Speedy Ground Beef Salpicon won 199.75 points, earning them third place. Team chefs were Cara Littlefield, Kati Wiens, Emily Bagwell and Evie Simmons. In fourth place with 186 points were 4-1/2 Men with Alex Aguilera, Andrew Oviedo, Cole Carvill and Patrick Keleher. They prepared Quesadillas Extra Cheesy Beef and Chicken. The Giddy Ups prepared Beef and Bean Burritos for 175.5 points and fifth place. Team chefs were Chloe Owens, Lexi Triantos, Samantha Prentice and Chase Bizer. Judges were Lois Cotten and from Black Mesa CattleWomen Chandra Carr and Velma Carr. Teresa Burns was a judge observer. There will be one more beef cook-off in the fourth quarter. Then the first place winners of each cook-off will compete in the Iron Chef Competition on May 22 at 2 p.m.

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(Left to right) Alondra Gallegos, Christie Mae Anderson, Cailee Daniels and Will Drbohlav, collectively known as Di Fuocos, were the first place winners for the third quarter Hotchkiss K-8 Beef Cook-off. The competition was held on March 16.

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The Hotchkiss Glee Club performed in song and dance during the beef cookoff on Friday, March 16. Jenny West, a volunteer, leads the group.

HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 5: Mass at Sacred Heart, Paonia - 6:30 p.m. Followed by adoration until midnight.

Emblem Club welcomes state officers

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 6: Stations of the Cross at St. Margaret Mary, Hotchkiss - 5:30 p.m. Good Friday Service at St. Margaret Mary, Hotchkiss - 6:30 p.m.

HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 7: Easter Vigil Mass at Sacred Heart, Paonia - 7:30 p.m.

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 8: Mass at Sacred Heart, Paonia - 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Margaret Mary, Hotchkiss - 11:00 a.m.

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Hotchkiss Emblem Club #306 met Feb. 6 at the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge. Prior to the meeting hostesses Karen Emmons, Gladys, Gwen and Nikki Carpenter served a buffet of finger food. During the refreshments a coloring contest was held. Margaret Pearce was first, Barbara Pierce was second and Diane Martinez was third. The meeting was opened at 7:20 by president Karen Martin. Colorado State Association of Emblem Clubs president

Ruth Carson and state marshal Jo Ann Anderson were introduced. There were eight guests present from Delta Emblem Club #462. Financial secretary Karen Emmons and treasurer Jo Ann Anderson gave their reports which were filed for audit. Letters of thanks were received for donations to the Christmas party, Special Olympics, Supreme Disaster Fund, and North Fork Historical Society. Ways and means reported on the taco sup-

per, which made $195.98. Gwen gave the community service report. Twenty-two signed the register. The dime march was won by Diane Martinez. Gwen Carpenter and Mary Jo Chaffee celebrated February birthdays. Under old business, Jo Ann Anderson reported the standing rules are still being reviewed. Under new business, Margaret Pearce, Laura Reich and Donna Cochran were elected to the scholarship committee. Ruth Carson showed the plaque made by Max-

ine Burch. President Karen presented Ruth Carson with a flowered tea pot. Karen reported Emblem Club Supreme president Donna Mazolla could not be in Hotchkiss for convention. She will visit June 15, 16 and 17. Jo Ann Anderson read articles for the good of the order. The meeting closed at 8 p.m. with president Karen’s thought for the day, her song and the Emblem club song. Katie Moran Club press correspondent

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Cocker Kids’ Foundation launches new community project to honor North Fork Valley teachers The Cocker Kids’ Foundation (CKF) has announced its intention to develop a North Fork Valley Teacher Appreciation Award beginning with the 2012/2013 school year. What group of people in any community are more important than the local teachers? We believe them to be true heroes, working tirelessly to educate our future leaders. We believe it is time to show them our deepest appreciation. For the next 6 weeks we will be recognizing 12 teachers each week in the newspaper from our North Fork Valley public schools. Each teacher was asked to tell us why they became a teacher or what they enjoy most about teaching. Please take the time to read their stories and make a point to shake their hand and say thanks when you see them about town!

KRISS ALLEN

MAUREEN AYERS

CAROL BEERS

JESSICA BELLER

PAUL BELLER

TAMMIE BENSON

Paonia High School

Hotchkiss K-8

Paonia Elementary

Paonia High School

Paonia Elementary

Paonia Elementary

10th, 11th, 12th, College 9 years of teaching

Resource K-6 12 years of teaching

Kindergarten 20+ years of teaching

Spanish 10 years of teaching

K-6 9 years of teaching

1st Grade 20 years of teaching

“The kids are the best aspect of teaching; the day-to-day interactions and relationships make my job fun. Being in touch with our young people is rewarding, and working to positively influence their lives is always a worthwhile cause.”

“Believing that I could make a difference in a child’s life by making them believe in their abilities, not their disabilities.”

“ I love to teach and what better reward is there in life than to teach kids. They love to learn and I love helping them learn.”

“I became a teacher because I was initially inspired by my high school Spanish teacher. The reason I remain in education is because I consistently learn something new about myself and others. Teaching offers an inexplicable amount of opportunities to grow as a person and a professional. It is my driving attitude that something (or someone) can always be better...and teaching allows that to happen.

“I became a teacher to provide a service to students that spawns an infectious love and enjoyment for lifelong learning. I enjoy evolving with the students by having a hand in their milestones of learning.”

“I enjoy watching when a child is learning something new and they suddenly ‘get it.’ Knowledge is amazing.”

WENDY BODWELL

ROBERT BUSHTA

TRACY BUSHTA

TRACY CAMPBELL

BECKY CANNELL

JEANNETTE CAREY

Paonia Jr./Sr. High

Paonia Elementary

Crawford School

Paonia Jr./Sr. High

Hotchkiss K-8

Hotchkiss K-8 & HHS

Instrumental & Vocal Music First year of teaching

6th Grade 7 years of teaching

5th-6th Grade 6 years of teaching

9th-12th Grades 21 years of teaching

2nd Grade 2 years of teaching

3rd-12th Music First year of teaching

“Music is a delight to share with students. The satisfaction of teaching music to conect with students of all ages through a medium that is so crucial to humans as intellectual, emotional and spiritual beings, is a privilege and a joy!”

“I was a career Marine coming to the end of my 20 years as a Major and was looking for a second career. As I evaluated my life, I found that I most enjoyed coaching kids, so I went back to school to get my master’s degree in education.”

“What I enjoy most about teaching is working with children who are interested in anything and everything. I have the opportunity to change someone’s life by teaching. Seeing the change from when a child comes to me at the beginning of the year and then again at the end of the year is amazing.”

“What I enjoy most about teaching is seeing my students developing a passion for what they are learning.”

“I enjoy getting to experience the ‘lightbulb’ with my students when they learn something new. The best part of teaching is the unconditional love and joy these children bring into my life.”

“I decided to become a music teacher because I think back to all of the music teachers I’ve had and how much they influenced my life. They were more than music teachers; they were life mentors. I hope to have that same impact in my students’ lives.”

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Civic Center committee considers survey results BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

For the third time this year, the Civic Center Design Committee and other interested parties gathered at the Cedaredge Community Center to discuss responses to surveys seeking input from users of the Community Center and area residents. Their purpose — to analyze usage based on future organizational and individual needs; type and amount of space needed; amenities that would make the facility better; and whether or not the users are willing to pay for use of the new facility, and if so, how much? Options presented to the committee in January included completely renovating the existing Community Center (including an energy efficiency retrofit) or demolishing the current building and building a new center specifically designed to meet the needs of the entire community. Committee members appeared to favor the latter. A memo accompanying the survey stated that the committee is considering replacing the existing community center, as opposed to an extreme makeover or renovation. The rationale — “The cost of remodeling will be expensive, and yield inferior results, not completely meeting community needs.” The memo also noted that a new facility would be more cost effective and could be built to new energy efficiency standards resulting in reduced energy costs, and that those reduced energy costs could help pay for the cost of building. It was also noted that “a new facility could be located adjacent or within the same property of the existing community center.” Draft facility plans will be produced by the end of this year. Information provided by town administrator Kathleen Sickles stated that the space used at the current town hall for town business is 2,226 square feet plus an additional 2,385 square feet of heated “unusable” space. This does not include the area used by the food bank. The facility’s

energy costs (gas and electric) totaled $4,086.09 in 2011. The 2011 energy costs (gas and electric) at the current community center (with 9,520 square feet) totaled $10,356.88. Energy cost for both facilities for 2011 totaled $14,442.97 (or $1.02 per square foot, per year). By comparison, energy costs (gas and electric) at the Hotchkiss Town Hall and Senior Citizens Center totaled $9,537 in 2011; Paonia — gas and electric totaled $4,648.58 for 6,300 sq. ft. in 2011 ($0.74 per sq. ft, per year); and Orchard City Town Hall (includes admin offices, council chambers and community center – approx. 5,000 sq. ft.) energy costs (gas and electric) totaled $2,350 in 2011 (less than $0.50 per sq. ft. per year). The Orchard City Town Hall was built in 2004. Delta Montrose Electric Association has offered to donate up to $25,000 for a geo-exchange system for the Community Center, conditional upon a thorough energy efficiency makeover, according to DMEA board member Nancy Hovde. According to an Environmental Protection Agency report, geo-exchange systems can reduce energy consumption and corresponding emissions, by over 40 percent compared to air source heat pumps and by over 70 percent compared to electric resistance heating with standard air-conditioning equipment. During the January meeting, it was noted that a 10,000 square foot building “would be sufficient for the Town of Cedaredge.” Construction is estimated to cost $175 per square foot, and with removal of existing building and new parking lot, a new town hall could cost approximately 2 million dollars. A 25,000 square foot building would be needed to meet the needs of senior citizens and VOA congregate site meals, with kitchen facilities. Construction would cost 34 million, and funding for a new civic center could come from grants and other sources. Organizations wanting to CIVIC CENTER TO C2

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Fruit blossom time Fruitful or fruitless? It’s up to the spring weather for these apricot blossoms in the Surface Creek Valley.

Burned out house drawing attention BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The shell of a burned out house in Orchard City that stands as a useless eyesore has attracted the attention of the town trustees. The question of whether anything can be done about improving or removing the structure at the intersection of Austin Road and 2100 Road came up during a recent town trustee meeting. It’s an example of the thorny issues that arise when the questions of public safety confront issues of personal property rights. The question of the fire damaged house was also brought up briefly during a Board of County Commissioners work session on March 26. The county doesn’t have any jurisdiction in the matter, commissioners determined, since the structure is located inside the Orchard City town limits. The town itself doesn’t have any specific ordinances for dealing with issues posed

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The shell of a burned out structure at the intersection of Austin and 2100 roads has caught the attention of town officials who hope some way can be found to mitigate the eyesore. by the wrecked structure. “It’s really a private property matter,” explained building official Mike Morgan. If the owner doesn’t have the means or desire to rehabilitate or destroy the building, the town doesn’t really have the authority to compel him to. “It’s the ‘live

and let live’ idea we have in Orchard City,” he said, and added that even so, sometimes these issues do arise in the town. The county health department reports that state statutes are on the books for dealing with “dilapidated and dangerous buildings.”

Spanish Club is headed south BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

On May 29, 12 students from the Cedaredge High School Spanish Club will be heading south for an adventure, traveling to Costa Rica and Panama to do extensive volunteer work, participating in service projects, living with the host families and to simply “chill out” and enjoy the shifting sands and shining waters of a Caribbean island beach. Those making the trip are Katie Penick, Madison Signs, Justin Marker, Pepper Murphy, Jacob Robb, Jared Chappel, Rowdy Murphy, Micaela Shaw, Megan Wick, Alycia Cok, Hailey Owen and Mycala Read. They will be accompanied by sponsors and chaperones Marci Hodges, Ray Owen, Mandy Healy, Erin Chlarson, Jim and Anna Garcia and Mrs. Hodges. This is the sixth year in a row that CHS Spanish teacher, Vicki Hodges has organized these trips, some of which included trips to Ecuador and Peru. The purpose, explained Mrs. Hodges, is for the students to use the language they are learning in a real life situation, and to learn about a culture different than their own. Mrs. Hodges explained that these trips offer opportunities to help shrink the continents and develop more globally-minded citizens, and that the longer the students are in-country, they begin to speak Spanish with more con-

Photo by Bob Borchardt

Members of the Cedaredge High School Spanish Club, from the left, include Katie Penick, Madison Signs, Justin Marker, Pepper Murphy, Jacob Robb, Jared Chappel, Rowdy Murphy, Micaela Shaw, Megan Wick, Vicki Hodges (teacher), Alycia Cok and Hailey Owen. Not in photo is Mycala Read. The club will be headed to Costa Rica and Panama in late May. fidence. The trips are open to all students in the CHS Spanish classes, and even though the destinations vary, they are always to a Spanish speaking country. All CHS Spanish students are eligible, but the ones who do go make up the year’s Spanish Club. It’s not a free ride. Each student is required to raise the money needed for them to make the trip (approximately $1,500). They have been working throughout the school year to raise those funds. Mrs. Hodges said the students have “all worked hard to raise funds for this trip, and we greatly appreciate the support of our

community and families. All the hard work will definitely be worth it.” Mrs. Hodges added that donations to help the students are always welcome. Last year their off-the-map adventures included rafting the Pacuare River, camping in the jungle, rappelling down four waterfalls, “zip lining” down four canopy cables, descending two tall trees, getting “up close and personal” with an active volcano and walking across a 132-foot hanging bridge. But this year is different, explained Mrs. Hodges, in that the students chose a later date to go and a different itinerary

to have 10 full days of service projects, fun and not to be forgotten adventures in a foreign land. The itinerary for this year’s “Costa Rican/Panama Adventure” begins on May 29 and runs through June 7, and includes: • Day 1 – Group leaves the United States to arrive and then drive to the small village of Sitio de Mata to meet host families, rest and be ready for the adventures of the next days. • Day 2 – Community service projects and rappelling down a 100’ waterfall, then back to the village of Sitio de Mata.

• Day 3 – Shopping in Turrialba, scavenger hunt and community activities at Sitio de Mata. In the afternoon a Tico Farewell Party. • Day 4 – Leave Sitio de Mata and start down the Pacuare River. According to National Geographic the Pacuare River is one of the top five rivers for rafting. This first day on the river is an exciting journey that takes just over an hour and a half. Then camp in the jungle by the river, surrounded by huge trees and dense green vegetation. • Day 5 – Leave Pacuare River and drive to Finca Educativa, a remote area located in the Bribri Indian Reservation (Panama) where they will spend another night in the jungle. • Day 6 – Enter onto the BriBri reserve to learn about the lives and culture of the Indians living on the reservation before paddling out on canoes to camp by the river. • Day 7 – Paddle out and drive to Boc del Toro, Panama to relax and enjoy the shining waters of one of Panama’s top tourist spots. • Day 8 – Spend the day snorkeling in the Caribbean before returning to the hotel for a last fun-night party on the island. • Day 9 – Drive back to Central Valley to stay closer to the airport to take our early flight the folowing day. • Day 10 – Drive to the airport and fly home.

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Golfers raise money for Hospice BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

On Saturday, March 31, 80 golf enthusiasts took part in the first annual John Brewer Memorial Golf Tournament, a fourperson scramble to honor John Brewer who passed away in February of this year. Cedaredge Golf Club golf pro Larry Murphy told those taking part in the tournament that proceeds raised by the event,

via donations, will go to benefit Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado. Trustee Nelson Cederberg was recognized for his part in organizing the event. Murphy told the golfers that he is looking for the four golfers “closest to the pin” to compete to have their names etched on Brewer’s favorite putter. According to Cederberg, Brewer, a World

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War II veteran, was — at the young age of 92 — the oldest member to play the golf course on a regular basis. Cederberg said some even regarded Brewer as the “father” of the golf course. Brewer was also active in the community and had been am active member of the Cedaredge Planning and Zoning Commission before stepping down in 2009. Cederberg said the event raised $740 for Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, with more still coming in through donations. According to Murphy, plans are to hold the tournament each year, on the last Saturday of March.

Photo by Bob Borchardt

Under bright blue skies, 80 golfers turned out for the first annual John Brewer Memorial Golf Tournament at the Cedaredge Golf Club. Before hitting the links, local pro Larry Murphy offered final instructions and tips to the players. The event raised more than $700 for Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado in memory of one of the course’s long-time supporters.

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A look at local birds with Evelyn Horn Redheads The wind is calm at last, but it’s still cold. I’ve lived here long enough to recognize snow-laden conifers on Grand Mesa, even from this distance! And that frosty scene is precisely reflected in the still water of the northwest pond here at Hart’s Basin. On the left there’s a clear reflection of the near hills, but on the right the image of the Mesa’s upper reaches is blurred with the encroaching clouds. It looks positively frigid! But here are ducks . . . lots of ducks. There’s one with a sharp pointed tail and a bright white strip down its neck . . . a Northern Pintail. There’s a duck with a

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bright red head. Spotting scope up . . . the body is pale gray. The gray bill has a black tip. Now I see that the breast is black and there’s black on the tail . . . the eye is yellow. One of the best named ducks: Redhead! Check with the binoculars for a moment . . . there’s a pair of the familiar mallards, my “measurement bird,” about two feet long. The Redhead is smaller,

Civic center FROM PAGE C1 use the new facility (e.g. — VOA, Senior Citizens and others) will be asked to help defray the costs. If and when a new building is built, the existing Town Hall with staff and administrative offices, along with an expanded police department that would include a command center for emergencies, meeting rooms and an event center for expanded community uses, would be moved to the new site. It was suggest such a move would save the town money “because it would be more efficient for staff and energy efficient.” The town could then rent or sell the existing Town Hall “potentially to a store that would generate sales tax revenue.” Of those who responded to the first survey, 63.75 percent thought the existing facility was adequate; 90 percent would be willing to reuse or rent the existing facility again; only 15 percent felt there were needs not being met by the current facility; that the current facility is the only large space available; and that “the current facility is satisfactory overall to the groups using the facility.” Some suggestions regarding possible improvements included adjustable room sizes; WiFi; overhead projection; a good sound system and class rooms. Of those users who responded, 55 percent indicated they

would be willing to pay rent for space that meets their needs. VOA indicated that they would be willing to pay up to $500 per month. With such a mixed bag of responses, the committee decided to seek more input with an online survey to area residents and others who might be interested in using and paying for use of the facility. These results were reviewed during the March 28 meeting. According to committee chair, Nancy Sturgill, 80 percent of the responses to the second survey were positive, suggesting that a lot more users may be beginning to recognize the need for a new facility and what it could be and should be.

Band, choir students plan Spring Serenade Desserts, coffee and an evening of music will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the high school cafeteria. “Spring Serenade . . . Night Club” will be presented by the Cedaredge High School band and choir. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Be sure to bring some extra cash for the pie auction. The musical entertainment features band and choir selections, solos and ensembles, and the CHS color guard team.

Poetry reading at Cedaredge Library April is National Poetry Month. On Thursday, April 12, at 2 p.m. Friends of the Cedaredge Library will recognize this event with a poetry reading. Kathy Ziola, poet and author of “Feast for the Soul,” will share poetry to open the heart, touch the soul and remind us who we really are.

She is a certified trainer in Compassionate Communication, a psychotherapist, healer and parent. She draws on the innate wisdom of an awakened life, the challenges and joys of the human experience, and the willingness to share from a deep well of authenticity.

maybe about 20 inches. Now I see more of them, at least six and there are some “brown ducks” with them. No doubt these are the females. Though these common ducks prefer prairie potholes for nesting, they also occur in Alaska, and I wonder if I haven’t seen them here. I must watch more closely! The nest of rushes and cattails is concealed in emergent vegetation. Interestingly, the female may incubate her own eggs, tend to her own and lay some

in other Redheads’ nests, or not even bother with a nest by simply laying her eggs in other nests. Diet? Aquatic vegetation, insects, and even snails. They dabble in shallow water much like our familiar mallards. They winter along our Gulf Coast, wetlands in our southern states, into Mexico, Guatemala, and the Bahamas. Seems to me that’s a long way to fly! As I watch our local ducks, I’m always astonished at the distances of their migrations.

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Orchard City okays mayor to reject bids BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

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Willing workers During the annual Rocky Mountain oyster fry and member auction last month, the Upper Valley Holsteins, commonly known as Wick Dairy, purchased 13 members of the Cedaredge FFA. The group gathered on Saturday, March 31, to spend eight hours picking up rocks from some of the dairy’s hay fields in an effort to make harvest more trouble free. Eight of the 13 members are pictured, from the left: Christian Forkner, Ely Fritchman, Beau Hebert, Austin Bowen, Emily Anderson, Angela Kier, Katie Penick and Carly Wieben. Proceeds from this effort help fund leadership training and send members to competitions, and state and national conventions.

Low ball offers on a property the Orchard City trustees are trying to sell won’t require a special meeting of the board for official rejection. At a special board meeting on March 28 to review an offer on its Eckert storage building, the trustees rejected a second below asking price bid. Trustees also gave Mayor Don Suppes the authority to reject future unacceptably low offers without calling a meeting of the entire board. However, Suppes promised that if an offer below but very close to the asking price does come in he will notify board members of it before acting. Three trustees voted to reject the second offer. Trustee Gale Doudy, noting that the building they

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want to sell “is in bad shape,” wanted to accept the offer. It was close to the first offer the trustees rejected, but still well below the asking price. Suppes noted that the Eckert building’s foundation and above ground structure are sound. He acknowledged extensive work is needed on windows, doors, roof, and septic. The town’s real estate listing mentions those deficiencies, he added. Trustee Marsha Thomas said the town is asking too little. “The location is desirable,” she said. “We should have asked more. We should stick to our guns.” Trustee Jan Gage noted the town is not in a position where it must sell the building. The trustees have set a full price that would pay for a new storage building being built this year and also cover cost of the sales commission. The building is the for-

mer county shop facility near the intersection of SH65 and North Road. It is used for storage mainly of water utility supplies. Three trustees voted in favor of Trustee Jimmie Boyd’s motion to reject the latest offer.

Vision students to make presentations Surface Creek Vision Home and Community Program will host its annual Senior Presentation Night Thursday, April 26, at at 7 p.m. at the Stolte Packing Shed, Cedaredge Pioneer Town. This presentation is a Vision Program requirement for graduation. Family, friends and the public are invited to attend. A reception will follow the presentations.

BY VERNA BARR

CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Staff Writer

Bear Den at Cedaredge Elementary School honors two students from each classroom, recommended by their teachers. Individual photos, taken with the school’s bear cub statue, are posted on the bulletin board near the office. Each student received a Student of the Month certificate and will be given their photo when the next Bear Den members are chosen. The list may be viewed on the web at www.deltaschools.com. The qualities of BRUIN pride — B=Backbone, R=Respect, U=Unique, I=Inquisitive, NL=New Learning — are listed for each honored student.

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Bear Den honorees at Cedaredge Elementary School for March 2012 were, left to right: front — kindergarteners Weseley McKinney (R), Emma Jenkins (NL), Makayla Weldon (R), Zac Weed (R), Leah Vader (B) and Aaron Neustel (NL); first graders Brandon Cowles (NL), Levi Bailey (R), Garrett (NL), Rhiannon Dillie (R), Cody Nation (NL) and Sadee Griffith (NL); middle — second graders Nick Moulton (U), Karlie Hanson (I), Kailey Bowman (R), Brandon McCracken (R), Joseph Avila (NL), and Megan Jenkins (R); third graders Jamie Meyer (NL), Sam Campbell (U), Skyler Sakala (NL), Sophia McCracken (B), Alex Barron (R) and Hailey Smith (NL); back — fourth graders Summer Young (R), Fabian Barron (NL), Broan Hoerr (B), Gracie Hatheway (NL), Hannah Hohenstein (NL) and Brie McGovern (R); and fifth graders Tyler Saunders (R) (absent), Whitney Woolley (I), Joe Eller (B), Sydney Staples (I), Briar Wagner (NL) and Kylee Hanson (U).

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Williams wins 100m, 200m

Lady Bruins set five marks BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Cedaredge’s Lady Bruins were in the fast lanes on Saturday (March 31) as they accounted for five of the 10 new meet standards that were set at Cedaredge’s Invitational. Sierra Williams posted new marks in both the 100m (12.54) and 200m (25.19) races and was instrumental in records being set in the 400m and 800m relays. Cedaredge, despite having a super

day, could not catch Telluride in the team chase and finished second with 90 points. Telluride had 102.5 to win the team title. Williams held the previous 100m record she set in 2011 at 12.55 and eclipsed Alicia Gieck’s (Delta High School) old mark of 26.07 set in 2009. Williams was a member of the 400m relay team that clocked a 50.58 to beat the Lady Bru-

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Lady Bruin Kristen Alward, far left, clears a hurdle during her 300m hurdles race last Saturday in the Cedaredge Invitational. Alward finished sixth in the race.

ins’ old mark of 51.58 that was established in 2011. Other key members of the winning team included Tani Zamarripa, Savannah McIntire and Summer Herman. In the 800m relay, McIntire, Rebecca Deal, Mackenzie Kehmeier and Williams combined efforts to record a time of 1:45.87 establishing a new meet record. The old mark of 1:49.71 was set by Gunnison High School in 2009. The Lady Bruins’ fifth record of the day came in long jump competition on a leap of 17-0.75 by Deal. The old record was held by Brenda Suarez of Olathe who had jumped 16-3 back in 2011. Deal had her foot in other events and performed well. She was second in the triple jump with a record-breaking effort of 34-11.25, but the top place went to Michelle Carbajal (Eagle Valley) who sailed 36-4 to put her name in the books. Deal, and three others, McIntire, Jessica Sullivan, and Kehmeier placed fifth in the 1600m relay. A third-place went to the team of Zamarripa, Kristen Alward, Herman and Kehmeier in the sprint medley relay. Herman picked up valuable team points in the 100m dash with her third-place finish.

McIntire had a good time in the 200m dash and placed sixth to cap a productive day for her. Micaela Shaw placed in the throwing events with a fifth place finish in the discus and a sixth in the shot put. Alward contributed points to the Lady Bruins in the hurdle events with a sixth-place finish in the 300m hurdles and an eighth-place in the 100m hurdles. Kaitlyn Kissner threw the discus to finish sixth in that event. Bruin Boys Even though the Bruins did not set any new meet records, they did score enough points (116) to wrestle the team title away from a determined Coal Ridge Titan’s team (114). There were no surprises in the high jump competition for the Bruins as senior Danny Martinez cleared 6-5 to win the event. Teammates Reid Gates (third, 6-3) and Dagan Smith (fifth, 6-1) competed well. Cedaredge seems to always have jumpers in the top five at each meet. There are no secrets as to their success. Hard work and good attitudes go a long way. Jumping coach Mike Morgan explained the routine he has implemented. “On Monday’s we do full approaches. Thursdays are for box

work and five step techniques. On Friday we watch videos. If we have a two inch increase in personal bests in a week, we have ice cream. We’ve had lots of ice cream the last two weeks. We gotta have incentive,” chuckled Morgan. Martinez is not just a high jumer. Last week he went 18-9.75 to place fifth in the long jump. Gates has had his share of the accolades in high jump with victories in earlier meets. On Saturday, Gates won the long jump competition with a leap of 19-11. Along with his jumping, Gates was a member of the 1600m relay team, including Dante Markley, Smith, and Ryan Latta, which placed fourth on Saturday. Markley’s win in the 110m high hurdles was just .23 off the record of 15.70. He was second in both the 300m hurdles and 200m races. Markley’s success can be attributed to a solid work ethic which includes hurdle work four days a week during practice, and an occasional Sunday if the urge is there. Many hurdlers alternate lead feet, especially in the 110m hurdles. Markley leads with the same foot in the 300m hurdles. So far, he is third in state (3A) and tops all competitors in

the WSL 3A. Markley has been running the hurdles since his middle school years. Miguel Barajas continues his consistent performances and earned a first-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 46-0. He also marked well with a third place in the discus with a throw of 126-8. Luke Wieben failed to place in the high jump after exiting at 5-7. He did, however, place in the shot put (fifth) and discus (second). Cedaredge’s 400m relay team (Jake Arter, Xander Camp, Latta, and Austin Williams) earned third-place points while Tylor Balistreri tossed the shot 44-0 to place fourth. Camp, Arter, Latta, and Williams collected fifth-place points in the 800m relay. Camp finished in sixth place in the long jump to give the Bruins three jumpers in the top eight competitors. There were two seventh place finishes; Dylan Buckallew in the 800m run and the 3200m relay team of Kyle Kanz, Buckallew, Dustan Hejny, and Austin Fischer. Henjy also had an eighth-place finish in the 400m dash. The Bruins are at the Frank Woodburn Invite this Saturday in Grand Junction.

Celis, HHS girls set records BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Jenni Celis is on a fast track to state. The sophomore claimed a gold at Saturday’s Cedaredge Invitational, winning the 800-meter run by more than four seconds with a time of two minutes 18.55 seconds. Celis’s time surpassed the National Elite standard and blew away the meet record of 2:25.08, set by Dana Shellhorn of

Montrose in 2011. The second and third place times also surpassed Shellhorn’s record. Celis is a top-ranked runner in both the 400 and 800, and consistently runs a sub-28-second 200. Running the 400 leg of the 800-meter medley, she and teammates Beth Wood, Jessie Mautz and Savannah Rocha shattered the 2008 meet record by two seconds with a time of 1:52.54;

the 1600 team of Rocha, Natalie Anderson, Aleksus Wilson and Celis also placed first. Rocha also claimed three golds. In the high jump, she cleared 4-11 for her third consecutive meet win of the season. The 400-meter sprint relay team of Beth Wood, Mautz, Rocha and Wilson placed third. The 3200-meter relay team of Nikki Buhrdorf, Isabel Silverstein, Tif-

Bruin hardball team wins twice in Basalt BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

With two more wins in Basalt over the weekend, Cedaredge’s Bruins’ baseball team is the only undefeated 3A WSL team. The Bruins hammered the Longhorns in game one of a doubleheader 15-3 and turned around to take a 14-0 win in game two. Cedaredge pitchers gave up just three hits in both games combined to dominate both offense and defensively. Bruins 15, Basalt 3 Sterling Rose was on the hill for Cedaredge in game one. The hardthrowing senior picked up the win after going three innings with the Bruins on top 10-0. In his three innings of work, Rose faced 10 batters and struck out five. Trent Walker came on in the last two innings for Cedaredge and gave up just one hit and three runs to preserve the win. Cedaredge struck for eight runs in the top of the first inning and added singletons in both the second and third innings for a 10-0 lead going into the fourth.

Basalt scored their first run in the bottom of the fourth and tacked on their final two runs in the fifth. The Bruins were blanked in the fifth but plated five more runs in the top of the fifth to make the final score 15-3. Dillon Nicholas and Peter Williamson were perfect at the plate with three hits and two RBIs apiece. Nicholas had a pair of doubles to further highlight his day with a bat and Williamson a triple. Walker was two for four with a double and three RBIs for the Bruins. Cedaredge finished the first game with 15 runs on 18 hits and three Longhorn errors. Bruins 14, Basalt 3 The second game against Basalt had a different beginning. Neither team scored in the first inning and the Bruins broke the ice with just one run in the second. Things started to loosen up for the Bruins in the third inning. A fourrun inning, and solid pitching and defense, gave Cedaredge a 5-0 lead entering the fourth

inning. Cedaredge blew the game wide open with a six-run explosion in the fourth and an 11-0 lead. Walker came on in the fourth to spell starting pitcher Drew Beach. Beach faced 11 batters and struck out six on his way to his third victory of the season. Walker and Beach gave up one hit apiece during their time on the mound and struck out a combined nine hitters. Peter Williamson had another three-hit game for Cedaredge and recorded two more RBIs. Beach had two hits and three RBIs for the Bruins. Other two-hit performances were turned in by Sam Williamson, Nicholas and James Ledonne. Cedaredge and Hotchkiss battled on Tuesday (April 3) and the results of that contest will appear in next week’s edition of The Delta County Independent. The Bruins will finish their week with a doubleheader in Carbondale against Roaring Fork this Saturday. Game times are set for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

fany Clock and Brielle Palmer was sixth. Kylie Hodges threw the discus 89 feet, 7 inches in the preliminaries. Hodges, a sophomore who had previously never hit 100 feet in competition, hit the mark in the finals to place third. Hodges also placed third in the shot put. Senior Lindsey Todd hit her best mark of the season in the discus with a fourth-place throw of 96-6. The girls team earned 75 points to place fourth. Hotchkiss Boys Since the season began, Mason Oxford has steadily improved his distances in the discus by about 10 feet a week. On Saturday, Oxford had a preliminary throw of 126 feet, 8 inches to set a new personal record. He finished fourth, just slightly behind Miguel Barajas of Cedaredge. “My first throw (of the day) was definitely my best,” said Oxford, who knew by the release that it was a good one. “It’s kind of hard to explain,” he said. “It just came out right.”

Oxford said he’s been throwing well in practices, “But definitely not that far.” Oxford, who also competes in cross country and basketball, first threw in seventh grade, but didn’t get serious about it until his freshman year when he started throwing under coach Curtis Hintz. While he’s competed in shot put and some running events, including the “weight-persons relay,” a fun relay race for throwers, Oxford focuses mainly on the discus. Since he’s often one of the lighter throwers, Oxford focuses heavily on strengthening and technique, and it’s paying off. His freshman year’s best throw was 92-9. Last year, he said, he barely broke 100 feet, a mark he surpassed at last year’s Hotchkiss Invitational. His season best his sophomore year was 108-10. At last week’s Hotchkiss meet, Oxford hit 1164. Saturday’s one good throw put him in the top 18 — the magic number an athlete has to make to qualify for state. Competition was fierce

at Cedaredge. Distance runner Kurt Katzdorn was the only individual to place in the top three. Katzdorn shaved 11 seconds off of his season best time to place third in the 3200-meter run. The boys 400-meter relay team of Vikash Hypio, Tell Hawk, Nolan Tracy and Braeden Horton placed second behind Coal Ridge, which swept all of the sprint relays for the third consecutive week, and the 1600m team of Hypio, Hawk, Horton and Cody Bartlett also placed second. The 3200-meter relay team of Hypio, Hawk, Katzdorn and Bartlett topped all 3A times to place fifth. Palmer Keegan made the finals in the triple jump, outdistancing his preliminary jump by 14 inches to place eighth with a distance of 37-09.5 The boys team earned 34 points to place seventh out of 16 teams. Hotchkiss travels to Grand Junction this Saturday to compete in Palisade High School’s Frank Woodburn Invitational at Stocker Stadium.

Photo by Wayne Crick

These four Hotchkiss Lady Bulldogs ran a great race in the 800m sprint medley relay. They erased Delta High School’s old mark of 1:54.53 set in 2008 with a time of 1:52.54. Members of the team include: left to right, Jennifer Celis, Savannah Rocha, Beth Wood and Jessie Mautz. Celis set an individual record in the 800m with a time of 2:18.55, eclipsing the old mark of 2:25.08.

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Paonia sweeps twin-bill BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Paonia had them right where they wanted them. In game one of Saturday’s doubleheader against Rangely, the Panthers were in a tight spot. They held a slim 43 lead over Paonia after being held scoreless in the top of the seventh. Panther lefty pitcher Kody Denny had walked Eagle Adrian Lopez on a full count, and KC Christian, who’d already had a pretty good day at the plate, doubled on a low fly ball that landed in the gap between left and center field and advanced Lopez to third. With no outs and Tyler Kendall up to bat, the Panthers talked it over. All the talk didn’t help. Kendall connected on the second pitch for a two-run double and the 5-4 win. It was the third of four wins last week for the Eagles, who went on to

win 14-8 against Rangely in game two. It was also a confidence builder of a week for the Eagles, who were 0-3-1 before sweeping a doubleheader last Tuesday at Nucla. Head coach Drew Potter called it “a good week.” Following the wins, he said he’s confident he’s got his players where they should be, and the batting order is largely set. It was a good batting average, an alert defense and a 10-run fourth that gave the Eagles a 20-1 win in game one Tuesday against the Mustangs. Derek Heiniger threw eight Ks in five innings and combined with Taylor Katzer to hold Nucla to five hits for the game. Kyler Bear drove in three of Paonia’s 15 RBIs, and Heiniger was two for three with two RBIs and the team’s only triple. Kendall had an excellent week, said Potter. At Nucla he had five RBIs on the day and was three

for four in game one. After the loss, Nucla rallied for five runs, including two homers, in the first three innings. Two Paonia runs tied the game at five going into the fifth. The Eagles went on to score two more runs in the sixth, and four in the seventh. Kendall, who was two for three, drove in three of the team’s eight RBIs, including two home runs — one to leftcenter and one to right center, said Potter. Dustin Braslin and Landon Long each drove in two RBIs. Heiniger opened in game one against Rangely. He was up to about 80 pitches and was throwing really accurately, but Potter knew he would be needed in the second game. With the game tied at two and Rangely coming back to the top of their batting order in the top of the fifth, Potter brought Landon Long in to pitch.

The Panthers’ Gabe Garcia and Toby Gasper scored runs on a dropped pop fly to take a 4-2 lead. Paonia trailed 4-3 after Riley Gill scored on a double by Taylor Katzer in the bottom of the sixth. Christian, who was named player of the week, scored 11 runs in four games and hit six doubles and had four RBIs. Christian scored three runs was 4-4 in game two against Rangely, hitting three doubles and two RBIs. Christian also showed excellence throughout all four games in his fielding at short stop and in his base running, said Potter. The Eagles hosted Battle Mountain Tuesday in a re-scheduled doubleheader (see next week’s DCI for results) and will play their next seven games at home, beginning this Saturday with a conference doubleheader against Meeker. Game times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Volunteer Park

Photo by Tamie Meck

The Eagle’s KC Christian rounds second on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Kendall in a game one of a conference doubleheader against Rangely. Playing against tougher teams in the opening games of the season is paying off for Paonia.

Delta track teams third BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Last weekend’s Cedaredge Invitational Track and Field Meet produced 10 new meet records, all in the girls’ division. The four Delta County schools participated in the meet with Cedaredge’s boys earning the top spot with 116 points. Delta placed third with 86.5 points, Hotchkiss was seventh with 34 points, and Paonia had 32 points to place eighth. In the girls’ division, Telluride captured the team title with 102.5 points and Cedarege was second with 90. The Lady Panthers of Delta had 83 points with Hotchkiss coming in fourth with 75 points and Paonia sixth with 56 points. Delta Boys Jake Ames and Ethan Jack Baier had near record-breaking performances in last weekend’s Cedaredge Invitational Track and Field Meet. Ames ran the 800m against one of the top runners in the state in Telluride’s Ty Williams. After trailing the entire race, Ames outran Williams down the stretch to win the race in 2:05.33. The record for the race is 2:03.14 set by Hotchkiss’ Cody Watkins in 2009. Ames also had solid

performances in the triple jump (fourth) and anchored the fourthplace 3200m relay team. Other members of the relay team included Daniel De La Rosa, Dustin Ownbey and Jonathon Kinderknecht. Baier’s winning jump in the triple jump was 43-0.25 with the meet record standing at 43-3.5. A leap of 6-3 in the high jump placed Baier second behind Cedaredge’s talented jumper Danny Martinez who cleared 6-5 to win the event. Baier also earned third-place points with his effort in the long jump. Justin Music qualified for the finals in shot put and came through with a throw of 45-0 to finish second behind Cedaredge’s Miguel Barajas. De La Rosa ran a good race in the 3200m run and clocked an 11:04.39 for second place behind Montrose’s Mark Stogdill. Ownbey had a seventhplace finish in the race. Other third-place finishers for the Panther boys included Zach Decker in the 400m, Irvin Hernandez in the 300m hurdles, and the 800m relay team which included Hernandez, Devin Marquez, Colin Fraser and Decker. Brandon Campbell

had a fifth place finish in the discus and a sixth place in the shot put. Delta Girls There were three firstplace finishes for the Lady Panthers in Cedaredge. Two of the three belonged to sophomore Bryanna Music in the shot put and discus competitions. Music threw the shot 3510 and spun the discus 109-6 after qualifying second with a throw of 95-0. The third win for Delta came in the 3200m relay where Clarissa Whiting, MacKennea Broyles, Kyla Ownbey and Cleo Whiting set a new personal best and school record, and established a new meet mark as well. The winning time was 10:13.46 which shattered the old mark of 10:32.47 set by Montrose High School in 2010. In talking with Cleo Whiting, the team members do not have the same workouts each day. “We work on 800s on Tuesdays and run hills once a week. We have sprint work and other aspects we work on as well,” noted Whiting. One of the goals for the team this year was to go below the 10:17 mark. Prior to last week’s performance, their best time was 10:23. Clarissa Whiting also

earned second-place points in the 3200m run as did the 400m relay team of Callie Gafford, Patti Chapman, Erin Zunich and Skylyn Webb. Third-place finishes went to Cleo Whiting in the 3200m and Webb in the 200m. Webb was edged by Telluride’s Josephine Bush who had a time of 26.54 while Webb’s time was 26.57. Sierra Williams established a new meet record of 25.19 while Bush and Webb also had record-breaking times. The old mark was 26.70 set by Alicia Gieck of Delta back in 2009. Chapman’s leap of 328.75 in the triple jump was good for fourth place while Broyles, along with her role on the 3200m relay team, had fifth place finishes in the 1600m and 3200m runs. Natalie Larkin had two fifth-place finishes, one in long jump and the other in triple jump. Ownbey’s time for the 800m run was good enough for a sixth place and the 1600m relay team of Adara Sandoval, Taylor Jensen, Rieley McCulloch and Haley Millard finished eighth. Both the boys and girls track squads are at the Frank Woodburn meet in Grand Junction this weekend.

Delta diamond crew wins, loses against Steamboat BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Three of the four games played by Delta’s baseball team had league meanings this past week.

Only the Panthers game with Olathe on March 28 was a non-conference matchup. Delta won that contest 12-2 and that helped with the overall

Photo by Wayne Crick

Delta third-sacker Chad Fedler squeezes the mitt for an out during play in last week’s game against Olathe. The Panthers earned a 12-2 win against the Pirates on March 28 but lost to Palisade and split a double-header with Steamboat in other games.

record. Delta began their week, however, with 4A WSL foe Palisade in Grand Junction. The Bulldogs outscored Delta 7-3 to hand the Panthers a league loss. On Saturday, Delta was in Craig to face the Steamboat Springs’ Sailors for doubleheader action. Delta lost the first game 5-2 but rebounded to win the second 6-1. With last week’s play, Delta dropped from first to third in league standings with a 3-2 record. Palisade and Eagle Valley are battling for first with records of 7-1 and 5-1 respectively. Palisade 7, Delta 3 The Panthers trailed 1-0 after two innings and 5-0 after three. Palisade scored their first run on one hit and help from three walks. Neither team scored in the fourth and Delta plated their first run in the fifth after Tyler Sandoval opened with a double and Jordan Sandoval and Isaiah Kathrein drilled singles. Both Sandovals scored in the inning cutting Palisade’s lead to 5-2. Palisade added two insurance runs in the

sixth. Austin Hines ripped a triple to start the seventh and made it home on Jordan Sandoval’s single to make the final score 7-3. Keaton Reiher, Jordan Sandoval and Kathrein had two hits each for the Panthers. Three Palisade players had two hits each to pace the Bulldogs’ offense. Delta 12, Olathe 2 Olathe opened its game with the Panthers by scoring twice in the first inning. A walk to Fernando Madrid, a triple to Bryce Markley, and an RBI single off the bat of Josh Pietak produced the two runs for the Pirates. Keaton Reiher started things off for the Panthers with a walk with Chad Fedler reaching the same way. The Panthers got singles from Chris Lopez and Tyler Sandoval providing Delta’s first run when Reiher crossed home plate. Kathrein faced just three Pirates in the top of the second and struck out two of them. In the bottom of the inning, Austin Kimber was hit by a pitch and Seth Hartmen drew a walk. A Reiher single DEL. BASEBALL TO C6

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Delta’s Jake Ames strains to reach the finish line in his 800m race against Telluride’s Ty Williams, a premier runner in the state. Ames, a senior, is becoming one of the top middle distance runners in the state as well. Ames won the race with a time of 2:05.33.

Photo by Wayne Crick

From the left, Clarissa Whiting, Kyla Ownbey, MacKennea Broyles and Cleo Whiting pose for a team photo following their record-setting win in the 3200m relay. Their time was 10:13.46 and shattered Montrose’s 10:32.47 record set in 2010.

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Paonia track teams strong 8.75 inches Saturday to place 10th in a field of 43 long jumpers. Linnell is one of 22 athletes and nine sophomores on the boys team. After graduating five top sprinters in the state in 2011, the Eagles are in a sprint re-building year, said Mitchem. There are some good prospects, but they’re still sorting it out, added Mitchem, who hopes to put together some sprint relay teams in the coming weeks. William Austin is also honing his skills. Austin, a sophomore, shaved more than three seconds off of his best time in the 300-meter hurdles to finish sixth at Cedaredge. His time of 44.25 topped all other 2A competitors. Austin started running hurdles about half-way through his freshman

year. He also competes in the 110 hurdles and is on his way to qualifying for Ben Linnell can jump. state, said Mitchem. The first-year sophomore The Eagles are also high jumper for Paonia strong in mid- and longcan dunk a basketball distance runners. “The with ease, but the high team has more of a base jump requires a slightthan last year” in the ly different set of skills, distance category, said which Linnell is worksenior Trevor Walters, ing on. He has steadily one of three seniors. Walupped the bar with each ters is focusing this seaweek, clearing 5-9 in preson on relay teams and liminaries to place ninth the 800- and 1600-meter at Cedaredge. Just two runs and is a lead runweeks ago, he cleared 5ner on the highly com6 at Delta. A jump of six petitive 3200 relay team. feet would put him in the And while competition is top 10 in state 2A competough, the team’s biggest tition. competition may come He’s still learning, from within. “There are said head coach Brian six kids gunning for four Mitchem. “He can get to spots on that team,” said six feet and it’s going to Mitchem. And they’re all be experience that gets good. him there, so he’ll need Walters, Jason Stursome time.” gis and Ben Justman Linnell also set a perwere on the team that sonal best distance of 17placed fourth at state in 2011. The three, along with Jacob Helleckson, won at Hotchkiss, and at Cedaredge, the team of Walters, Justman, Sturgis and Jesse Reed cut 18 seconds off of their overall time to finish second behind Telluride. The time puts them in third in state 2A competition. “I feel pretty good about it,” said Walters, who typically runs the first leg of the race. All six athletes have speed and endurance and they’re working to get their splits to within two or three seconds of each other. Paonia’s throwers also fared well at Cedaredge. Tony Darling, who threw a personal best 45 feet one-half inch in the shot put to place second at Hotchkiss, placed third Photo by Wayne Crick at Cedaredge with a disLady Eagles’ long jumper Mandy Bushta sails tance of 44-09.00. He is through the air on her way to a fourth-place jump of 15-9 at last weekend’s Cedaredge Invitational. Bushta’s fourth-place points helped Paonia earn 56 points and a sixth-place finish in a field of 14.

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currently one of the top three throwers in state 2A competition. With Darling dominating the shot, senior Myles Cumpston is focusing solely on discus. He threw a personal best of 119-8 to place sixth at Cedaredge. Cumpston had to quit throwing his junior year due to a torn pectoral muscle suffered in wrestling. He was in the top 18 in the state at the time. He could have kept throwing, he said, but decided he needed to heal in order to attend summer football camps. Cumpston is back in the top 18 and is working hard on his form. “A little

tweak can make a big difference,” said Cumpston. Paonia Girls All four members of last year’s state qualifying 3200-meter relay team return this year, and they’ve already recorded one of the fastest times in the state. Chelsy Reed, Braiden Clement, Carson Pipher and Taylor Polson won the Hotchkiss meet, and the team of Reed, Pipher, Clement and Vela Bair placed third at Cedaredge behind 4A Delta and Montrose. “They have big goals,” said Mitchem. Reed placed second in the 400m at Cedaredge

and is also ranked in the top five in state after winning the 800m run at Hotchkiss. Mitchem called her one of the most versatile runners on the team. “She is always a solid runner. She can go anywhere she’s needed.” Polson also runs in the 1600 relay, and is gaining speed in the hurdles. On Saturday, she placed fourth in the 100 hurdles and was third in the 300 hurdles. She’s ranked in the top 10 in the triple jump. She can compete in just about any event, but athletes are only allowed in four events. “For Taylor, it’s hard to know where to put her,” said Mitchem. There are 23 girls out for the girls team. With only three seniors, they are young, said Mitchem. But the freshman class is showing some great potential. Morgan Hartigan placed third Saturday in the shot put, and Easton Hartigan cleared 28-11.5 to place ninth Saturday in the triple jump. Brooklynd Erickson is already ranked in the top 18 in the 100 and long jump events. This year’s team has a lot of depth. Junior Mandy Bushta placed fourth in Saturday’s long jump. Bushta placed seventh at state in 2011 and is ranked in the top 10 in the event. With seven meets remaining between now and the Western Slope League meet, there is a lot of room for improvement, said Mitchem. Paonia will compete Photo by Wayne Crick this Saturday at the Paonia’s Trevor looks down the track in anticipa- Frank Woodburn Invitation as Ben Justman hands the baton to him in the tional at Stocker Stadium 3200m relay. The Eagles placed second. in Grand Junction.

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Delta High School’s tennis team has had their ups and downs in the early part of the season. On March 20, the Lady Panthers were at Central where they were shut out, 7-0. One of the most contested matches was at three doubles where the Lady Panthers’ Emily Kuta and Carmen Fausto took their opponents, Bryce Lamber and Abby Bridgett to three sets before losing. Central won the first set 6-2 with Delta winning the second 7-6. Central rallied for a 10-3 win in set three for the match win. On Saturday, March 24, the Lady Panthers faced Glenwood Springs in a 10 a.m. matchup. Delta won that match, 43, with their four doubles’ team (Elise Scates and Rachel Tallent), going 46, 6-3, and 10-5 to win in three sets. In an afternoon match with Roaring Fork, Delta scored another 4-3 win. Alaisa Melgoza and Diana Ortega were win-

ners at one and three singles respectively. Melgoza won in straight sets of 6-2 and 6-2 while Ortega had to go three sets (3-6, 6-4, and 10-8) to earn her victory. Two singles’ player Sabrina Archibeque lost in close 6-4 and 6-4 sets. Delta’s one doubles pair (Becca Korthuis and Miriah Martin) fell in three sets; 6-4, 1-6, and 10-8, to Adriana Perez and Michelle Lopez. Annaly Ruiz and Barbara Gutierrez lost a 6-4 and 6-2 decision at two doubles before the Lady Panthers took control of the match with wins at three and four doubles. In the three doubles match, Jessica Lujan and Fausto won a close game over Brianda Perea and Yantza Zarate with set wins of 6-3 and 7-5. Scates and Tallent controlled the four doubles game with wins of 6-0 and 6-1 over Victoria Schlueter and Stephanie Vega. This past week’s encounter with Cedaredge was a 7-0 win for the Lady Panthers on March 27. The closest game of this match came in four

double’s play with Kuta and Tallent collecting straight set wins of 7-6 and 7-6. A series of challenge matches at the beginning of the week, Delta’s doubles’ partners were different than the previous week. Gutierrez and Korthuis were the one doubles pairing with Martin and Ruiz playing at two doubles. Scates and Fausto were this week’s three

doubles’ partners while Kuta and Tallent had the four doubles’ nod. Delta defeated Vail Mountain 6-1 on Saturday in Grand Junction. Delta will host the annual Delta County Tennis Tournament on Friday and Saturday (April 6 and 7). Matches will be played at both Cleland Park and Bill Heddles Rec Center. Central and Durango are strong contenders.

Skiers cancel doubleheader The Hotchkiss Bulldogs didn’t have anyone to play with on Saturday. With spring break in session and much of its team out of town, the Aspen Skiers didn’t have a full team and opted to skip Saturday’s doubleheader at Hotchkiss. The games are expected to be rescheduled. The Bulldogs faced local rival Cedaredge on Tuesday night (see next

week’s edition of the DCI for the story). At 6-0, the Bruins remain the only undefeated team in 3A Western Slope sweeping a doubleheader Saturday at Basalt. The Bulldogs (4-1 overall, 3-1 WSL) will host a doubleheader against the Olathe Pirates (3-3 , 3-2) this Saturday, with games starting at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the K-8 park.

and Jordan Sandoval in the first inning were the only ones the Panthers could manage. Spahr and Yost had two hits each for Steamboat’s offensive production. Delta 7, SS 1 Game two started in a slow fashion with the Panthers scoring the game’s first run in the second after a leadoff single by Chris Lopez. Lopez’s single in the third led to another run for Delta and a 2-0 lead. Isaiah Kathrein’s leadoff single in the fourth led to Delta’s third run. Neither team scored in the fifth after Delta sent six batters, and Steamboat five to the plate in the inning. Delta used the right bats in the sixth as they

scored four runs on three hits and one Sailor error. Winning pitcher, Jordan Sandoval, allowed one run after issuing a leadoff walk and two hits. Only five hits were given up by Sandoval while the Panthers had nine hits, including Jordan Sandoval’s four-for-four performance at the plate. Delta is 3-2 in league play and 6-4 overall after last week’s games. Palisade is 7-1 overall and Eagle Valley 5-1. The Panthers take on Glenwood Springs in doubleheader action this Saturday, April 7, with games beginning at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A Tuesday, April 10 game is scheduled in Durango with a start time of 1 p.m.

Del. Baseball CONTINUED FROM C5 plated Kimber to tie the score at 2-2. After that, Delta seemed to have free reign as the Panthers hammered out nine more hits and scored 10 more runs to end the game after five innings of play. Six of those 10 runs came in the fourth inning on six hits, all of which were extra base hits. Delta picked up two runs in the fifth for a 10run advantage over the Pirates that ended the game. Lopez, Jordan Sandoval, Tyler Sandoval and Hines all finished with two hits for Delta. Ben Kaylor, Markley, and Pietak had hits for Olathe. Markley had a triple and Pietak a dou-

ble for the Pirates. SS 5, Delta 2 Game one of doubleheader play was defensive in nature with only four hits being given up by the Panthers’ Tyler Jordan. Unfortunately for Delta, the Sailors scored five runs to win the game 5-2. Delta started in fine fashion with a pair of runs in the top of the first. Steamboat tied it in the bottom of the third and went ahead with two more runs in the fifth. The Sailors added one more run in the sixth to make the final score a three-run difference. Delta finished the game with five hits, all singles from five different players. The runs scored by Chad Fedler

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Foreign exchange students play tennis BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Their names are Henriette and Jiyeon, but you can call them Henna and Jane. Henna Reinhardt hails from Berlin, and Jiyeon Ahn from Goyang, South Korea. Both are attending Paonia High School this year, Reinhardt as a senior and Ahn as a junior. Both are here as exchange students. And both were convinced by their American friends to join the tennis team. “I like tennis,” said Reinhardt, who also played on the Lady Eagles basketball team and was in the PHS fall production of “They Came From Somewhere.” Basketball, not so much, she laughed. It was a hard sport to learn and to play.

Ahn doesn’t just like tennis. “I love it,” she said repeatedly while giving her racket a swing. While tennis isn’t foreign to them, playing tennis as part of the high school experience is. “Tennis in Germany is more an individual sport,” said Reinhardt. In both countries, sports is something done in physical education classes, but there is no competition between schools. If one wants to compete in a sport like tennis, it’s done on an individual basis. In Korea, said Ahn, the boys can play sports like soccer and baseball, but there are no team sports for girls. “It’s more strict in Korea,” added Ahn. They concentrate on their studies. In America, she

added, math is really easy. Reinhardt and Ahn are two of three exchanges students currently attending PHS. Gaberille Moet is from Holland and competes on the track team. Reinhardt, who has played a little bit of tennis, is partnered with Mary Moll at 3 doubles, and Ahn is on a junior varsity doubles team with Kaity Johnson. Ahn said she was very nervous in her first competitive match against Grand Junction High School, which they lost. She doesn’t mind getting beat, but the ball moves really fast. For now, both are just enjoying the sport, their teammates, and the wonderful warm spring

weather. As part of the Rotary program, Reinhardt was required to stay with two host families as a way to broaden and enrich her American experience. She first stayed with Robert and Martha Justman, and recently moved in with David and Lori Marek. Ahn is staying with the Stuart Carson family. The team lost 2-5 in their first match against

Grand Junction. One singles Annavah Kropp won 6-3, 7-5 and two singles Tyler Rapke won in a tie-breaker, 4-6, 6-7, (71), 10-8. Despite losses, everyone played well, said head coach Kyle Banks. Paonia faced Hotchkiss on Tuesday, and on Saturday, they hosted their home opener against Vail Mountain School. The team is looking for sponsors to help support

Photo by Tamie Meck

Henriette Reinhard, left, and Jiyeon Ahn, exchange students from Germany and South Korea, are attending Paonia High School. They decided to join the tennis team as part of their American experience.

Kim Eckhart photo

Comin’ on strong After scoring wins over Delta and Hotchkiss, and earning second places at Mount Garfield and Montrose, the young Bruins went on to win the Delta and Olathe tournaments. A list of team members who contributed to the surge of success includes: not necessarily in the picture or in order, Cody Carman, Blake Nations, Dakota Darnell, Wyatt Hamilton, Colten Coe, Austin Todd, Jarrett Richards, Girilrimo Guereque, Chris Lindley, Colter Wagner, Skyler Kuhn, Joseph Marah, Mason Tapia, Cole Stumph, Jake Ostrom, Zach Anderson, Tristen Waddell, Brandon O’Hern, Thomas Huggett, Garrett Meyers, Eathan Fritchman, Tre’ LaBossiere, Ryan Brown, Landon Eckhart and Mario Madaleno.

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Landon Eckhart is shown about to pin an opponent in tournament action.

the purchase of equipment. For more information, contact Kyle Banks by calling PHS at 5274882.

Delta girls’ golf team improving BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

According to Delta golf coach Robert Griffin, March 27 was a good day for Jaelee Hillman who shot a career best 95 and is the first member of the 100 club this year (which means she is the first Lady golfer to break a 100). “Hillman played steady all day and is on the verge of having a real breakthrough in her game,” quited Griffin. Courtney Anderson shot a 104 after hitting six greens in regulation but struggled with the putter. Toni Ortiz is coming on and is in the middle of a tough swing change notes Griffin. The change could bring better consistency for Ortiz. Sarah Russell has the best swing on the team says Griffin, but she had a rough day with some bad breaks. Griffin also believes the western slope league is going to be shocked by her play at the end of the season. “I truly believe this team has a shot at a regional title. What we do from now until the 8th of May will determine if we reach our goal,” added Griffin. The Lady Panthers don’t hit the links again until April 10 when they travel to Montrose to play Black Canyon beginning at 11 a.m. On the 11th, Delta is at The Bridges in Montrose beginning at 9 a.m.

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PHS hoop players honored BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Four starting players for the Paonia Lady Eagles basketball team, forward Ce’rra Carsten and guards Jessica Altman, Carson Pipher and Chelsy Reed, were recently named to the 2A Western Slope League AllConference first team. Carsten, a five-foot-six junior, shot 64 percent in free throws and ended the season with 199 points. She made 98 rebounds and 52 steals.

Pipher scored a team high 24 points against Meeker. She logged in 50 assists, 88 total rebounds and 48 steals for the season.

aging almost four steals per game for a season total of 95. Of her 225 season points, 87 were on 3-point field goals. Altman, a two-year starting point guard, averaged 8.4 points per game and scored in double figures in 10 games. She averaged 2.9 assists per game and was ranked third in the league with 73. Altman shot 68 percent in free throws and was ranked fifth in the league in steals. She was Carson Pipher invited by the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports Reed, a junior, aver- to play in the CCGS allaged 9 points per game. state games, but declined She was ranked second in due to a conflict in schedthe WSL in steals, aver-

uling with her senior prom. Juniors Annavah Kropp and Abby Campbell received all-conference honorable mention honors. The Lady Eagles (23-3)

Annavah Kropp

were league and regional points, 74 total rebounds champions and finished and 34 assists. fourth at the state 2A tournament. Senior Daniel Ford received 2A WSL AllConference First Team honors. Ford was a force both on defense and from the paint, averaging 11.8 points per game and shooting 48 percent in field goals. He led the Anthony Roeber team in total rebounds with 77. Walters, the starting point guard, averaged 10.4 points per game and sank 75 percent of his total field goal tries. He led the team in assists with 46 and had 75 total rebounds.

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Ce’rra Carsten Pipher, a sophomore, averaged 8.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game;

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Seniors Anthony Roeber and Trevor Walters received All-Conference honorable mention honors. Roeber averaged 11.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. He ended the season with 265 total

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Hotchkiss 5, Paonia 2 in tennis last week BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

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Erin Jones

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Hotchkiss lands three on elite hoops squads Senior Bulldog Tell Hawk was named to the 3A Western Slope League All-Conference first team in basketball. Hawk is a three-sport athlete and a four-year

varsity player for the Bulldogs. He was the starting point guard for the past two seasons. Sophomore starting point guard Natalie Anderson was named

to the girls 3A WSL AllConference first team in basketball. Senior Erin Jones, a guard, was selected as an all-conference honorable mention player.

Paonia could only find two wins in their matches against neighborhood rival Hotchkiss. The two teams met on March 27 at Hotchkiss. Paonia 1 singles Annavah Kropp pulled out a 6-7, 2-6 win over Christa Beiriger and 3 singles Kayla Wilczek also won for Paonia, defeating Amber Rankin, 6-0, 4-7, 6-10. Hotchkiss 2 singles Kelsey Milner defeated Lexi Johnson, 7-5, 6-2. It was the first singles match for Johnson, who was on her second year

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at one doubles with Rosa Medina. But with 2 singles Tyler Rapke out for the season with an injury, Johnson became a singles player. She challenged Wilczek at 2 singles and won. At 1D, Sidney Sauter and Leah Palecki defeated Medina and Laura Lund, 6-4, 6-3. Kristina Deloury and Meaghan Wright defeated Nichelle Feryantz and Heather Wilczek, 6-2, 6-1. Ciara Beegle and Violett defeated Mary Moll and Kaity Johnson, 6-3, 6-0 at 3 doubles. And Sadie Smith and Faline Farmer won, 6-1, 6-0, at 4D. Hotchkiss has a good core of returning players, said head coach Lela Sturchio. All three singles players and both 1 doubles players are returning seniors. With the

exception of sophomore Jessie Violett at 2D and freshman Amber Rankin, who plays on junior varsity but can fill in for any of the doubles players, all of the remaining 25 players out this year are juniors. Ginnie Farnsworth signed on for the season as assistant coach for Sturchio, who became a new mom at the start of the season. Farnsworth was head coach for the girls basketball team from 2003-2005, but has no prior tennis experience. “It has truly been a learning experience,” said Farnsworth, who works primarily with the JV squad. Both teams will compete this Friday and Saturday at the Delta County Tournament.

2012 Eagles’ youth baseball/ softball camp set for April The Paonia Baseball Program would like to invite your child to participate in the 2012 Paonia Eagles Youth Baseball/ Softball Camp! Who: Boys and girls in kindergarten through 8th grade and conducted by Paonia High School coaches and players, as well as youth coaches. What: Youth Baseball/ Softball Camp for $40; each camper will receive a Paonia Baseball T-Shirt and Prizes. When: April 9-11 (Mon.-Wed.) from 12:303:30 p.m. each day. Where: Paonia’s Vol-

unteer Park. Why: To help your child work on individual fundamentals, team baseball/softball skills, get to know high school and youth players and coaches, and have fun!!! Contact: Feel free to contact Coach Drew Potter at (970) 580-1855 or email to dpotter@deltaschools. com if you have any questions. Registration: Registration is from 12:00-12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9 at Paonia’s Volunteer Park. Please make checks payable to: Paonia High School Baseball.

DT Ladies set for Opener play Devil’s Thumb Ladies Golf Club is having its annual OPENER on Saturday, April 14 starting at 9:00 with coffee and rolls. At 10:00 a.m. those attending will take part in a nine-hole scramble. Lunch and a prize drawing will follow play. If you are interested in playing golf, you are

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2nd Annual DHS Spring Training Baseball Camp set for April 13 (Friday), 2012 at Delta High School. Camp starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m. This camp is for ages 5-12.

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PART-TIME LIBRARY Assistant, Cedaredge Library, 20 hours/week, Teen Emphasis. We are seeking a friendly, outgoing, customer service oriented individual. Hours include one evening each week and two Saturdays each month, with occasional special events. Must have above average computer skills, be willing to work with teens and assist with program delivery and outreach activities. Public library or school experience preferred. Experience working with teens preferred. Applications are available on the Library District website: www.deltalibraries .org. Send application with letter of interest and resume to: Carol Foreman, Cedaredge Library Manager, Cedaredge Public Library, P.O. Box 548, Cedaredge, CO 81413. For more information call: 970-856-3518. (2x13)

THE TOWN OF HOTCHkiss is seeking qualified applicants for a Town Deputy Marshal position for a community of just over 1,000 citizens. Applicant must be 21 years of age or over at time of application. Applicant must be Colorado POST certified, first aid and CPR certified or be certifiable by the State of Colorado. Must possess or be able to obtain a Colorado Drivers License. Applicant must pass a detailed background and criminal records check and pass a written and oral exam. This position also includes a benefit package. Submit application to the Town of Hotchkiss, 276 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 369, Hotchkiss, CO 81419 by April 6, 2012 by 4 p.m. A town application and resume must be completed. Town applications are available at Hotchkiss Town Hall or call 970-872-3663 or 970872-3848. EOE. Complete job description available at Hotchkiss Town Hall. (3x12) THE CITY OF DELTA IS now accepting applications for the position of Custodian. Position is parttime (approximately 20 hours/week); hourly rate is $11.77/hour. Custodian will perform duties that involve keeping assigned buildings and grounds clean and orderly; prepare rooms for meetings; may make minor repairs. Experience and training equivalent to completion of eighth grade, and one year of janitorial experience; related vocational or trade school training is desirable. Possession of a valid driver's license is required, and must successfully pass background check, pre-employment drug test. Working schedule includes evenings and weekends. Submit completed City of Delta employment application to HR Director, City of Delta, 360 Main Street, Delta, CO 81416. Must be received by Monday, April 9, 2012. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Applications available at www.cityofdelta.net. EOE/MF. (2x13)

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HELP WANTED HIGHLY QUALIFIED Educator Consultants (HQECs) for North Fork VISION Home and Community Program. Now accepting applications for: one position to focus upon elementary language arts, one position to focus upon secondary language arts and one position to focus upon k-12 science. May consider only one position for k-12 language arts if top candidate is qualified at both levels. HQECs are key learning support liaisons, in their content area of expertise, with our learners and their families. They are able to support our learners with a whole child perspective. Our HQECs are responsible for the academic health of our program. Alternative education or home school experience is preferred. Teaching experience, understanding differentiated instruction and familiarity with learning styles are also a plus. Flexibility, a sense of humor and ability to work well with others is appreciated in this multitasking environment. These are part-time positions that average 12-15 hours per week during the academic year. For more information, qualifications and how to apply go to www.nfvision. com. (3x13) KVNF COMMUNITY Radio Operations and Facilities Director (OFD). KVNF is a 32-year old rural public radio station that broadcasts over 10,000 square miles of western Colorado. KVNF broadcasts 24 hours a day, and offers music programming, national news (NPR), live music broadcasts, and local news and public affairs programs. KVNF is committed to ongoing development of our local news and public affairs capacity. This requires a multimedia operation, complete with terrestrial broadcasting, Internet streaming, ongoing website development, social media, and video. The OFD is responsible for the physical plant and daily operational functions at KVNF, including comprehensive building maintenance, management of digital platforms and software implementation. Strong technical experience and IT background are required. A full job description is available at www.kvnf.org/ kvnf-business/kvnf-job or email Sally Kane, Executive Director at jobinfo@kvnf. org. Electronic submissions of a resume, cover letter, and three references are required. No phone calls please. KVNF is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a fair and diverse workplace. (2x13) PART-TIME ADULT Education Teacher, — Delta Library, two hours/week for 13 weeks. We are seeking a part-time teacher to teach a financial literacy class at the Delta Library. Must have experience teaching and working with adults. Applications are available on the Library District website: www.deltalibraries.org. Send application with resume to: Literacy Program Manager, P.O. Box 540, Hotchkiss, CO 81419. For more information call: 970-234-7175. (2x14)

HELP WANTED WANTED: EXPERIENCED full-time, resident horse trainer for private facility. Must have natural horsemanship training experience. E-mail resume to pbs@pbswc.com, mail or inquire in person at: Professional Business Solutions of West Co., Inc. 2938 N. Avenue, Suite C, Grand Junction, CO 81504. (2x14)

PUBLIC SERVICE THE DELTA COUNTY Independent runs these items as a public service free of charge for non-profit organizations, if no fees are charged. However, each group is asked to please keep them current by calling 874-4421. BEGINNING THIS MONTH the Pioneer Al-Anon Family Group will host a special speaker meeting on the last Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome. 7-8 p.m. in Cedaredge at First Baptist Church, 370 W. Main Street in Wick Hall behind the church, west end. Call Mary 856-6123 or Vicki 8567115. (tfnx12) FREE DIAPERS FOR UP to one year! Pregnant women in Delta County can now get help to quit smoking and get something they can really use after their baby arrives — free diapers. Healthy moms have healthy babies. Enroll in the Baby & Me Tobacco Free program today. Contact the Delta County Health Department at 874-2165 or your local physician. (TFNx2) THE DISTRICT ATTORNey's Office provides services to those who have been victimized by a crime of domestic violence, assault and other crimes. To learn more about the victim assistance services provided by the District Attorney's Office, please contact Lou Nesbit at 970252-4260. (tfx41) HOTCHKISS-CRAWFORD Historical Museum. Winter hours, Saturdays 1-4 p.m. thru December 24. $3 admission or free to members. Come see our museum at 2nd & Hotchkiss Streets in Hotchkiss. 872-3780. (tfx44) ALCOHOLICS ANONYmous, at Friends of Bill W. club at 9th and Palmer, meets Sunday 1 p.m., 7 p.m. Monday at noon, Tuesday at noon, Wednesday at noon, 5:30 ladies only. Thursday at noon, and 8 p.m., Friday at noon, Saturday 12:15 p.m. Call 874-8282. (tfnx5)

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NARCOTICS ANONYmous meets at 9th and Palmer, Delta, Mondays and Fridays at 8 p.m. (tfnx5)

THE AMERICAN RED Cross needs you. Become one of the Red Cross volunteers who says, “We’ll Be There, Because Help Can’t BECAWS! DONATIONS Wait!” Call your local Red needed. Credit cards Cross Chapter at 970-242accepted. Call 970-527- 4851 or 1-800-HELP NOW 3350, or visit cawsonline. for information on the diforg. Delta County Citizens ference you can make in for Animal Welfare and someone’s life as a disaster Shelter (CAWS) volunteer. ((TFNx4)) DELTA FOOD PANTRY UNEMPLOYED? JOIN needs meals for Delta others for a time of netfamilies who are temporar- working, encouragement, ily in need. Donations of and skill improvement. non-perishable food may Latent Resources meets be brought to 628 Meeker. the first Thursday of each (tfx36) month at 6:30 at the Delta THERE IS A VFW MEETING United Methodist Church on the first Monday of each (5th & Meeker). Attendants month. At 6 p.m. there is and visitors are encoura potluck and the meeting aged to dress professionis at 7 p.m. at the Veterans ally and bring a note pad Building, 15th & Howard, and a willingness to learn Delta. For further informa- and be challenged. Find us tion, call 874-5150 Paul on facebook.com & twitter.com - search "Latent Carter. (tfx31) Resources", or call James BECAWS! ADOPT A DOG at 970-901-9463. or cat today. Call 970-5273350, or visit cawsonline. HEALTHY BABIES START org. Delta County Citizens with early prenatal care. County Health for Animal Welfare and Delta Department. Offers access Shelter (CAWS) to immediate, temporary CHAPTER, UNITS OF DAV Medicaid for pregnant regular meetings on the women who qualify. 874second Monday of each 2165. (tfx25) month at 7 p.m. at the DISCOUNT Veterans Building, 15th & BECAWS! Howard, Delta. For further spay and neuter coupons information, call Paul Carter available. Call 970-5273350, or visit cawsonline. 874-5150. (tfx19) org. Delta County Citizens ALANON FAMILY GROUP for Animal Welfare and meets in Delta at 8 p.m. Shelter (CAWS) on Tuesdays at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and FARM WORKER HEALTH Palmer. If there is a prob- Services: We offer assislem of alcoholism in a tance with medical, dental family member or friend, and medicines. If you work we can help you. You are in agriculture you may not alone. Call Shirley at qualify for our services. For 323-5067 or Elizabeth at more information call 323874-9832 for information. 0538. (tfx12) Alateen meeting in Delta, SUBSCRIBE! 874-4421 same time, same place. Call first. (TFNx19) THE PREGNANCY REsource Center needs staff volunteers to join our team of those committed to presenting life and the truth of Jesus Christ. Why not call us at 874-5733 and find out more? (tfx26)

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PUBLIC SERVICE ALANON FAMILY GROUP meetings. Hotchkiss, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Baptist Church, Oak and Main. Edna 872-6141, Judy 5275618. Due to low attendance, call first. ALANON FAMILY GROUP meetings, Paonia, Wednesday, 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, 3rd and Ornaga. Call Kay at 5273518 or Chris 527-3366. SERVICIOS DE SALUD De Campesinos: Ofrecemos ayuda con doctores, dentistas, y medicinas. Si trabajas en agricultura puedes calificar para nuestros servicios. Para mas informacion llame al 323-0538. (tfx12) THINK YOU'RE PREGnant? Abused? Need help? The Pregnancy Resource Center in Delta offers free service, support and advice to all teenagers and women in crisis pregnancy situations. For Christian help, anytime, call 874-5733. YOU CAN QUIT. WE CAN help. Colorado Tobacco Quitline offers free, confidential assistance. Call 1800-QUIT-NOW. (TFNx28). SUPPORT GROUP: CAREgivers, friends and loved ones of Alzheimer’s and dementia victims. Facing difficult situations? Get help. 2nd Monday every month, 10 a.m. Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church, 110 SE Jay, Cedaredge. Call Karen for more details, 8353113. (tfx3) PARENTS — FREE information and referrals for licensed child care providers. Call Bright Futures Child Care Resource & Referral at 877-728-5613. (TFNx1)

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YOU HAVE THE POWER TO change a child's life! Children are waiting for senior partners in Delta County right now! Can you spare 3 hours a week? We need your help! Call today for more information. Please volunteer to spend time with a child in our community. Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray, 874-4661, www. partners-west.org. or www. deltayouth@montrose.net. (tfx13)

PAONIA AMERICAN Legion runs a year round non-perishable emergency food pantry. This is for the North Fork area. For information, call 527-6252. ALCOHOLICS ANONY- (tfx49) mous meeting, women only, (non-smoking), Saturdays, SAVE EYEGLASSES, OLD 11 a.m., in the basement of jewelry and silver or bits of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, gold and silver scraps. The 5th and Palmer, (go to the Grand Odd Fellow Lodge is sending them to: New Eyes back door). (tfx1) for the Needy, 549 Millburn HELP!!! KEEP THE Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078 animal population under or send them to: Gale control, and SAVE an ani- Conger, Secretary of IOOF mal's life. Adopt your new Lodge #116, 544 St. Hwy. cat or dog from the Delta 548, Delta, CO 81416. County Humane Society. Adoption fee is minimal. YOUR LISTING HERE! call now... 874-4421 and talk Call 874-2149. (DCHS) with an Ad Rep. SIGN UP TODAY FOR ADVERTISE! 874-4421 a subscription to the DCI!

deceased entryman are relieved from residence on the entry on a showing that the entryman has complied with the law up to the time of death. The passage of the bill was aided by President Taft’s personal appeals to the house leaders and by Speaker Clark’s efforts as well. *** Some people quit advertising long enough for everybody to forget that they are in business, then begin again when it requires a whole campaign of publicity to regain what was lost. “Keeping everlastingly at it brings success.” *** COMPILED FROM DELTA NEWSPAPERS While the eastern part of Colorado is still By DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY under snow and the middle and southern states 251 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8721 are devastated by floods, the Western Slope is April 5, 1912 enjoying semi-tropical weather, the farmers busy (From the Delta Independent) and the bees gathering honey. What a glorious One of the very important measures up for winter we have had. consideration at the present session of congress *** is the three year homestead act which reduces L.R. Wigram is the proud possessor of a fine the time for acquiring title two years and gives five passenger Buick automobile, and his pride is the man who seeks to gain a home from Uncle not alone from ownership but from the fact that Sam’s domain, other advantages which will be he can already handle the pesky thing just as greatly appreciated and do much toward reclawell as any of the more experienced drivers. He mation of the vast territory yet unimproved in has some trouble tipping his hat to ladies on the the West. sidewalk, but will soon overcome that. There are many homesteaders in Delta and *** other counties of the Western Slope and this new The board of county commissioners departed law will do much in advancing the reclamation yesterday evening for Hotchkiss to inspect the work here. new county bridge just completed at that point. The proposed new law in brief, reduces the They will also investigate conditions at the site homestead period from five to three years and of the new bridge at Paonia before returning. gives homesteaders five months leave of absence Work on the new bridge at this point is about to each year, and six months in which to establish be instituted, but there may be some delay in the residence after the original filing. The heirs of a matter because of the possibility of high water

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resulting from spring thawing of snow in the mountains. *** For several years Joe Kitch of Cedaredge has been working upon a box making machine which he expects will revolutionize the box making business, both fruit and merchandise boxes. The new machine will make about 40 boxes per minute and put them up true and accurate. Mr. Kitch left this morning for Washington to secure his patent and will at once put the machine on the market. We have not learned the detailed workings of the machine but will give a full description at a later date. Joe’s many friends will wish him success. *** In picking up a copy of the Delta Chief, which paper was succeeded by the Delta Independent, it’s advertising rates were noted. The date was 1884. The paper was five columns, four pages, with two pages patent. It was a one-man product. The advertising rates then were about double what the papers are getting now. Then the cost of running the paper was but little more than the price of a meal ticket. Now it means the employment of high priced help, the support of families and the investment of a good many thousands of dollars. And the people of these communities which are benefited by these newspapers should not allow their petty, personal whims to interfere with, according to them, a liberal and just patronage. ***

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Public Notices Your Right To Know Legal Deadline is Monday at 10 a.m. COMBINED NOTICE - DEFERRED - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-803(6) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0182 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 12, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) MICHAEL W. VERTREES AND WINDEE B. VERTREES Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt CAPITAL ONE, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 11/7/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 11/29/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 621039 Original Principal Amount $174,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $171,461.78 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1, BLOCK 5, CEDARDALE SUBDIVISION, AS AMENDED, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 240 SE GREENWOOD AVENUE, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. The original Sale Date was scheduled for February 8, 2012 but was deferred pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 38-38801 et seq. The deferment period has been terminated or ended and the Sale may now proceed according to law. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/09/2012 (formerly scheduled for February 8, 2012 and continued for deferment) , at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication of Notice of Deferred Sale 3/14/2012 Last Publication of Notice of Deferred Sale 4/11/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 2/9/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: HEATHER DEERE #28597 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL P MEDVED PC 355 UNION BLVD #302, LAKEWOOD, CO 80228-1508 (303) 274-0155 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-910-20060 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0002 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 5, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) RICHARD C. HALL AND ERRIN N. HALL Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust 3/14/2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 3/18/2008 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 623907 Original Principal Amount $202,898.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $195,322.76 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 44, EMERALD HILLS SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1969 SAPPHIRE WAY, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction,

at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/09/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 3/14/2012 Last Publication 4/11/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 01/05/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: EMILY JENSIK, ESQ. #31294 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9105.03227 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11, 2012.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Delta County Public Library District Construction Documents and Construction Administration Involving the Rehabilitation and Preservation of the Exterior of the 1911 Carnegie Library in Delta, Colorado. Purpose of Request: The Delta County Public Library District, dba Delta County Libraries (DCL), is requesting proposals from qualified architects for the preparation of construction documents, specifications and construction administration for the exterior rehabilitation and preservation of the 1911 Carnegie Library in Delta, CO (phase one of a multi-phase project). It is anticipated that DCL will proceed with future phases, subject to obtaining necessary funding, and that the architect selected will perform work on future phases for continuity purposes. However, DCL cannot commit or expend any funds from any source for architectural services related to any future phases prior to the successful completion of the State Historical Fund grant/contract process related to any future phases. Project Scope: DCL plans to begin exterior rehabilitation and preservation work at the Delta Public Library located at 211 West Sixth St, Delta, CO 81416 during the summer of 2012. This is the first phase of a multi-phase, multi-year project. DCL has commissioned a Historical Structure Assessment which has been reviewed and approved by the Colorado Historical Society State Historical Fund (CHSSHF) and covers all phases of work. This phase of the project is/was paid for in part by a State Historical Fund grant from History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society. The project must comply with the pertinent sections of the applicable Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the Guidelines for Preserving Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings and History Colorado’s Survey Manual and How to Complete Colorado Cultural Resource Inventory Forms, Volumes I and II, all as amended from time to time. Project Tasks: The project involves the preparation of construction documents and ongoing construction administration. Construction Documents: 1. Prepare construction documents and drawings, procure engineering services and develop specifications for stabilizing exterior walls, establishing dry zones and preserving exterior walls of the 1911 Carnegie Building, 2. Incorporate the Historic Structure Assessment and State Historical Fund (SHF) Scope of Work and related documents in all work, 3. Methodology and services should provide for and adhere to SHF grant practices relating to all deliverables for construction documents and specifications. Construction Administration: 1. Provide construction administration to complete this phase, 2. Assist DCL with preparation of bid package and on-site pre bid conference if deemed appropriate, 3. Consult with DCL, chosen contractor, SHF technical specialists, engineers, and archeologists (if required), 4. Review all submittals for compliance with SHF deliverables and requirements, and preparation of any change orders, 5. Assist DCL with the preparation of the SHF required Subcontractor Certification Form, including its own, 6. Develop a time line for all tasks taking into consideration the area’s climate. Qualifications: DCL requires prospective architects to submit a statement of qualifications including, at a minimum, the following: 1. Proof of license as an architect in the State of Colorado, 2. The firm’s profile, history and philosophy, 3. The number of team members associated with the firm, 4. Resumes’ of the principal team members that would be involved in the project, 5. List of similar work completed, specifically work on Colorado Historical Fund projects, 6. Examples of previous similar work, 7. The names and telephone numbers of at least three references that may be contacted regarding the firm’s past performance, preferably on similar projects, 8. Description of experience working within the Secretary

of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, 9. List of other projects the firm is involved with over the next two years. The following criteria, which are not intended to be all inclusive, shall be used in the selection of an architect: overall understanding of the proposed project, experience working on Colorado Historical Fund projects, technical knowledge and the ability to perform in a timely manner. An interview may be conducted to better assess qualifications and the ability to successfully complete the project. DCL has designated its Project Manager, Steve Wasilkowich, as the lead contact for the project. Prospective architects are requested to contact him by calling 970-921-5320 or by email: the.waz@paonia.com to request copies of the Historic Structure Assessment and State Historical Fund grant Scope of Work, Project Budget, List of Submittals and Project Deliverables documents. All documents will be provided electronically on a flash drive device due to their size. This Request for Proposal does not commit DCL to award a contract, nor to pay any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of a proposal in anticipation of a contract. DCL reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals received as a result of the request, to negotiate with qualified firms and to cancel or change the Request for Proposal. The selected architect, as a condition to architect’s selection, shall enter into a construction design and administration services agreement with DCL. Deadlines: Four copies of proposals are to be delivered no later than April 25, 2012, in hard copy form, to Steve Wasilkowich, Delta County Public Library District, PO Box 858, Delta, CO 81416. Published in the Delta County Independent March 28 and April 4, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0004 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 10, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) MICHAEL SHAINE SNYDER Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust 10/16/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 10/16/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 638343 Original Principal Amount $167,902.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $163,482.29 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 12 OF YOUNG ESTATES, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 545 LABOR STREET, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/09/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 3/14/2012 Last Publication 4/11/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 01/10/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LINDSAY J. MILLER #42372 Janeway Law Firm LLC 19201 E MAIN STREET SUITE 205, PARKER, CO 8013-49092 (303) 706-9990 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # JLF#13751 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0005 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 11, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Angela R. Ashurst Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Homecomings Financial Network, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt GMAC Mortgage, LLC Date of Deed of Trust 10/2/2002 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 10/3/2002 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 559231 Book: 943 Page: 542 Original Principal Amount $76,900.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $64,401.06 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due

together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 12 OF VENABLE SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1319 Highway 65, Eckert, CO 81418. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/09/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 3/14/2012 Last Publication 4/11/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 01/11/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: REAGAN LARKIN #42309 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-17302 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0009 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 18, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) CYNTHIA J. DURAN Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE MORGAN STANLEY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2007-2, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2 Date of Deed of Trust 11/16/2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 11/22/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 609943 Original Principal Amount $204,210.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $206,390.08 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 65, STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 789 GENESSEE STREET, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/16/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 3/21/2012 Last Publication 4/18/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 01/18/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: HEATHER DEERE #28597 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL P MEDVED PC 355 UNION BLVD #302, LAKEWOOD, CO 80228-1508 (303) 274-0155 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-910-20439 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0007 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 13, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Lori M. Rodriguez and Kevin Sterns

Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 6/24/2005 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 6/29/2005 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 592923 Original Principal Amount $128,250.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $115,575.53 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 6, SOUTH DELTA ADDITION, DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1015 Palmer St, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/16/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 3/21/2012 Last Publication 4/18/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 01/13/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER #34145 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-00180 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18, 2012.

NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE LIEN AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR TREASURER'S DEED TAX YEAR 2007 SALE YEAR 2008 TAX LIEN SALE CERTIFICATE NO. 2008-00018 TAX YEAR 2008 SALE YEAR 2009 TAX LIEN SALE CERTIFICATE NO. 2009-00031 YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR OWN LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE TO CURE THIS TAX LIEN ON REAL PROPERTY. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN and to every person in actual possession or occupancy of the hereinafter described land, lots, premises or mineral rights, and to the person in whose name the same was taxed or specially assessed, and to all persons having an interest or title or record in or to the same, and particularly to: NANCY L. BLOOM AND DUANE D. BLOOM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AT TAX LIEN SALES LAWFULLY HELD ON THE 6TH, DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2008, and the 5TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2009, the then County Treasurer of Delta County, State of Colorado, duly offered for delinquent taxes and/or special assessments for the year 2007 and 2008, the following real property, situated in the County of Delta and State of Colorado, as described below: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Beginning 20 feet West of the NE corner of the NE1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 25, Township 15 South, Range 95 West of the 6th P.M., Thence North 89°34' West 328.76 feet, thence South 00°15' West 1320.62 feet to the South line of the NE1/4 NW1/4; thence along said South line South 89°37' East 328.08 feet, thence North 00°15' West 1320.24 feet to the point of beginning. Together with all rights of way and easements appurtenant thereto and all improvements thereon and all water and water rights, ditches and ditch rights including 5 units of Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association irrigation water, and one Tri-County Water Conservancy District Water Tap. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 21468 F Road, Delta, CO 81416 Tax Parcel Number: 345525200019 Tax Account Number: R013196 Said real property was assessed and taxed for the year 2007 AND 2008 in the names of: NANCY L. BLOOM AND DUANE D. BLOOM At said sale, a lien secured by the real property herein was sold to, and a Tax Lien Sale Certificate of Purchase #2008-00018 was duly issued to: MARK N. WILLIAMS on the 6th day of NOVEMBER, 2008 and assigned to CECYLIA R. BARBICH AND TOM A. BARBICH on the 16TH day of MARCH, 2012. At a subsequent sale held on the 5TH day of NOVEMBER, 2009, a lien secured by the real property herein was sold to and a tax lien sale Certificate of Purchase #200900031 was duly issued to CECYLIA R. BARBICH AND TOM A. BARBICH, the present holder, and legal owner thereof, who has made request upon the Treasurer of Delta County for a deed, and unless the same be redeemed on or before the 20TH day of JULY, 2012 or unless the parties described or anyone else having an interest in the mineral rights, files a written response disputing this action under the protection of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, as amended, accompanied with a statement, under oath, and also accompanied by the facts and supportive documents for this dispute and this response delivered to the Delta County Treasurer's Office, 501 Palmer, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the 20TH day of JULY, 2012 the said County Treasurer will issue

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 a Treasurer's Deed therefore to said Certificate Holder or his/her assigns. Dated at Delta, Delta County, Colorado, the 19TH day of MARCH, 2012. /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Delta County Treasurer (SEAL) CERTIFICATE HOLDER: CECYLIA R. BARBICH TOM A BARBICH First Date of Publication: March 21, 2012 Second Date of Publication: March 28, 2012 Third and Last Date of Publication: April 4, 2012 Published in the Delta County Independent March 21, 28 and April 4, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Bowie Resources LLC, P.O. Box 1488, Paonia, CO, 81424 has submitted an application for a partial bond release to the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety for its mining permit No. C-81-038. The mining permit was initially approved on September 24, 1981 and renewed on April 20, 2008. The current reclamation bond is $4,624,936 and is in the form of three corporate surety bonds. This permit action will release about $1,250,000 from the reclamation bond. The area for which partial bond release is being requested is at the Bowie No. 1, East Mine. Reclamation work was performed in 2008 and 2009 at the East Mine. The East Mine is located in the NW/4SE/4, SW/4NE/4 of Section 24, Township 13 South, Range 92 West, 6th P.M. The mine facilities and portal area have been backfilled, graded to approximate original contour and hydroseeded. The Bowie No. 1 Mine is located in Delta County, approximately four (4) miles north of Paonia, CO. The surface facilities, located north of the North Fork of the Gunnison River, are located in portions of Sections 23 and 24, Township 13 South Range 92 West; and Section 29, Township 13 South, Range 91 West of the 6th P.M. The mine permit area is located on the U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute Bowie and Gray Reservoir, Colorado Quadrangle maps within the following sections. Township 13 South, Range 92 West, 6th P.M. Sections: 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 15, 22, 23, 24 and 25 Township 13 South, Range 91 West, 6th P.M. Sections: 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 29, and 30 containing 8,541 acres more or less. The surface of the permit area is owned by numerous private land owners and the U. S. Government. The Bowie No. 1 Mine permit area contains 8,541 acres of land, 6,368 acres of private surface and 2,173 acres of Federal surface. Private minerals within the proposed permit area encompass 213 acres with Federal minerals accounting for the balance of 8,328 acres. A copy of the bond release application is available for public inspection at the Delta County Clerk and Recorders office 5th and Palmer, Delta, CO, at the Paonia Public Library, 140 Grand Avenue, Paonia, CO, and at the offices of the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, 1313 Sherman St., Room 215, Denver, CO, 80203, (303) 866-3567. Written comments or objections to the proposed release, and a request for a public hearing or informal conference may be submitted to and additional information obtained from the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, 1313 Sherman St., Room 215, Denver, Co. 80203-2273, phone (303) 866-3567. Comments, objections or requests for a public hearing or informal conference must be made within thirty (30) days of the last publication of this notice or within thirty (30) days of the completed bond release inspection, whichever is later. Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11 and 18, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0006 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 11, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) THOMAS V. BARNES AND ROBERTA K. BARNES Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for METROCITIES MORTGAGE, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LLP Date of Deed of Trust 9/25/2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 9/30/2008 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 629195 Original Principal Amount $198,743.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $211,738.98 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT “A” LEGAL DESCRIPTION HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. EXHIBIT "A" (Legal Description) Part of the NW1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 12, Township 14 South, Range 95 West of the 6th P.M. beginning at a point on the East right of way line of State Highway 65 whence the South 1/4 corner of the Section 12, Township and Range aforesaid bears South 23° 25' 53" West 2463.9 feet; Thence along the arc of a curve to the left along the East right of way line of said Hwy 16.8 feet (the radius of said curve is 5790 feet and the long chord bears North 26° 38' East 16.8 feet); Thence along the East right of way line of said Hwy North 20° 24' East 76.2 feet; Thence South 73° 58" East 226.74 feet; Thence South 0° 38' East 85.31 feet; Thence North 76° 20' West 260.32 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 13442 HIGHWAY 65, ECKERT, CO 81418. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence

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of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/09/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 3/14/2012 Last Publication 4/11/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 01/11/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON, ESQ #28078 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1269.08306 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0017 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 24, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): SYLVIA MARTINEZ Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust: 12/19/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 12/20/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 621601 Original Principal Amount: $133,898.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $128,945.77 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 3 OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 FOX SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 655 FOX COURT, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/23/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/24/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DAVID R. DOUGHTY #40042 Janeway Law Firm LLC 19201 E MAIN STREET SUITE 205, PARKER, CO 8013-49092 (303) 706-9990 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # JLF#13827 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE The Delta Housing Authority as sub grantee of Delta County will submit an application to the Colorado Division of Housing. Before an application is submitted to the Division of Housing we invite all interested persons to attend a public hearing on May 23, 2012, 3:00 p.m., 501 14th Street, Delta, CO, 81416. The purpose of this application is to request approximately $107,000 to fund the administration of a Single Family Owner Occupied Rehabilitation project. The proposed project will increase the availability of affordable housing in our community. The request of funding from the Division of Housing is to benefit persons with low and moderate incomes. It is not the intent to cause displacement from any existing housing; however, if persons are displaced from their existing residences reasonable housing alternatives will be offered. Written comments should be mailed to 501 Palmer Street, Suite 22, Delta, CO 81416 and will be forwarded to the Division of Housing for consideration during the application process. If special accommodations are needed for persons attending the public hearing, please let us know in advance. Published in the Delta County Independent April 4, 2012.

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Hotchkiss Town Of 2012 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) For Calendar Year 2011 Public Water System ID: CO0115352 Esta es información importante. Si no la pueden leer, necesitan que alguien se la traduzca. We are pleased to present to you this year’s water quality report. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Please contact Michael J Owens at 970-872-3663 with any questions about the Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report or for public participation opportunities that may affect the water quality. General Information All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791) or by visiting http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV-AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk of infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. For more information about contaminants and potential health effects, or to receive a copy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and microbiological contaminants call the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (1-800-426-4791). The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: •Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. •Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. •Pesticides and herbicides, that may come from a variety of sources, such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses. •Radioactive contaminants, that can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. •Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and also may come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment prescribes regulations limiting the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the same protection for public health. Lead in Drinking Water If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems (especially for pregnant women and young children). It is possible that lead levels at your home may be higher than other homes in the community as a result of materials used in your home’s plumbing. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. Additional information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791) or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead. Our Water Source(s) The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has provided us with a Source Water Assessment Report for our water supply. You may obtain a copy of the report by visiting http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/wq/sw/swapreports/swapreports.html, clicking on Delta County and selecting 115352; Hotchkiss Town Of or by contacting Michael J Owens at 970-872-3663. For general information about Source Water Assessment please visit http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/wq/sw/swaphom.html. Potential sources of contamination in our source water area come from: PASTURE/HAY, MIXED FOREST, SEPTIC SYSTEMS, OIL/GAS WELLS, ROAD MILES. The Source Water Assessment Report provides a screening-level evaluation of potential contamination that could occur. It does not mean that the contamination has or will occur. We can use this information to evaluate the need to improve our current water treatment capabilities and prepare for future contamination threats. This can help us ensure that quality finished water is delivered to your homes. In addition, the source water assessment results provide a starting point for developing a source water protection plan. Please contact Michael J Owens at 970-872-3663 to learn more about what you can do to help protect your drinking water sources, any questions about the Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report, to learn more about our system, or to attend scheduled public meetings. We want you, our valued customers, to be informed about the services we provide and the quality water we deliver to you every day. Water Source(s) Source Source Type Water Type Location HIGHLINE CANAL Intake Surface Water Highline Canal LEROUX CREEK Intake Surface Water Leroux Creek Terms and Abbreviations • Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) — The ‘Goal’ is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. • Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) — The ‘Maximum Allowed’ is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. • Treatment Technique (TT) — A treatment technique is a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. • Action Level (AL) — The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) — The level of a drinking water disinfectant, below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) — The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. • Average of Individual Samples (No Abbreviation) — The typical value. Mathematically it is the sum of values divided by the number of samples. • Range of Individual Samples (No Abbreviation) — The lowest value to the highest value. • Number of Samples (No Abbreviation) — The number or count of values. • Gross Alpha, Including RA, Excluding RN & U (No Abbreviation) — This is the gross alpha particle activity compliance value. It includes radium-226, but excludes radon 222 and uranium. • Variance and Exemptions (V/E) — Department permission not to meet an MCL or a treatment technique under certain conditions. • Parts per million = Milligrams per liter (ppm = mg/L) — One part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. • Parts per billion = Micrograms per liter (ppb = ug/L) — One part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. • Parts per trillion = Nanograms per liter (ppt = nanograms/L) — One part per trillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000,000. • Parts per quadrillion = Picograms per liter (ppq = picograms/L) — One part per quadrillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000,000 years or one penny in $10,000,000,000,000. • Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) — Picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water. • Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) — Nephelometric turbidity unit is a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person. • Not Applicable (N/A) — Does Not Apply • Violation (No Abbreviation) — A failure to meet a Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulation. • Formal Enforcement Action (No Abbreviation) — An escalated action taken by the State (due to the number and/or severity of violations) to bring a non-compliant water system back into compliance by a certain time, with an enforceable consequence if the schedule is not met. Detected Contaminant(s) Hotchkiss Town Of routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The following table(s) show all detections found in the period of January 1 to December 31, 2011 unless otherwise noted. The State of Colorado requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year, or the system is not considered vulnerable to this type of contamination. Therefore, some of our data, though representative, may be more than one year old. Violations and Formal Enforcement Actions, if any, are reported in the next section of this report. Note: Only detected contaminants sampled within the last 5 years appear in this report. If no tables appear in this section, that means that Hotchkiss Town Of did not detect any contaminants in the last round of monitoring. Lead and Copper Sampled in the Distribution System Contaminant Monitoring 90th Number Unit of Action Sample Sites Typical Sources Name Period Percentile of Measure Level Above Action Samples Level COPPER 01/01/2011 0.49 10 ppm 1.3 0 Corrosion of household to plumbing systems; 12/31/2013 Erosion of natural deposits. LEAD

01/01/2011 to 12/31/2013

5

10

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits. Disinfection By Products (TTHMs, HAA5, and Chlorite) Sampled in the Distribution System Range of Number Unit of MCL MCLG MCL Typical Sources Individual of Measure Violation? Samples Samples (Lowest Highest) 0-81 6 ppb 60 N/A Yes By-product of drinking water disinfection.

Contaminant Name

Year

Average of Individual Samples

TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5)

2011

32.433

TTHM

2011

84.867

Contaminant Name TURBIDITY

Sample Date

Level Found

Date:

Highest single measurement: 0.50 NTU

TURBIDITY

Month: March, 2011

Contaminant Name

Year

BARIUM

2011

41.8-123.6

ppb

6

ppb

15

80

0

N/A

Yes

Turbidity Sampled at the Entry Point to the Distribution System TT Requirement TT Violation? Maximum 1 NTU for No any single measurement

Lowest monthly In any month, at least No percentage of 95% of samples must samples meeting be less than 0.3 NTU TT requirement for our technology: 98% Regulated Contaminants Sampled at the Entry Point to the Distribution System Average of Range of Number Unit of MCL MCLG MCL Individual Individual of Measure Violation? Samples Samples Samples (Lowest Highest) 0.028 0.028 - 0.028 1 ppm 2 2 No

Byproduct of drinking water disinfection. Typical Sources Soil Runoff

Soil Runoff

Typical Sources

Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.

DI(2ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE

2009

4

0-8

2

ppb

6

0

No

Discharge from rubber and chemical factories.

FLUORIDE

2011

1.2

1.2-1.2

1

ppm

4

4

No

Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive that promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.

XYLENES, TOTAL

2011

1.3

1.3-1.3

1

ppb

10000

10000

No

Discharge from petroleum factories; discharge from chemical factories.

Secondary Contaminants** Contaminant Year Average of Individual Range of Individual Samples Number of Samples Unit of Measure Secondary Standard Name Samples (Lowest - Highest) SODIUM 2011 3.5 3.5-3.5 1 ppm N/A **Secondary standards are non-enforceable guidelines for contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as skin or tooth discoloration) or aesthetic effects (such as taste, odor or color) in drinking water. EPA recommends these standards but does not require water systems to comply. Violation(s) and Formal Enforcement Action(s) Formal Enforcement Actions No Formal Enforcement Actions to Report Violations Type Category Analyte Name Monitoring Federal Health Effects Compliance MCL or TT Period Period Result Level MCL, Maximum TTHM 07/01/2011 07/01/2011 Some people who drink water 93 ppb 80 ppb AVERAGE Contaminant to to containing trihalomethanes Level Violation 09/30/2011 09/30/2011 in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. MCL, AVERAGE

Maximum Contaminant Level Violation

TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5)

04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011

04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011

Some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

61 ppb

60 ppb

Additional Violation Information Note: If any violation relates to failing to install adequate filtration or disinfection equipment or processes, or have had a failure of such equipment or processes then the water may be inadequately treated. Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. Hotchkiss Town Of is required to include an explanation of the violation(s) and the steps taken to resolve the violation(s) with this report. EXPLANATION: The Town of Hotchkiss brought a new MEMBRANE FILTRATION SYSTEM online in July of 2010. The treatment technique used during start up, was not adequate to get the organic removal required. Organics in contact with chlorine can produce disinfection by-products. RESOLUTION: The Town of Hotchkiss changed treatment technique for organic removal. The new coagulant is a filter aid that is producing a higher rate of organic removal thus lowering the production of disinfection by-product. Published in the Delta County Independent April 4, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0233 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 29, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) DAVID E. KEEGAN Original Beneficiary(ies) NORTHFORKBANKCENTERMONTROSEBANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt NORTHFORKBANKCENTERMONTROSEBANK Date of Deed of Trust 10/29/2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust

10/31/2008 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 629877 Original Principal Amount $120,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $122,647.25 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT “A” WHICH IS ATTACHED EXHIBIT A A parcel of land being Lots 21, 22, 23 and the West 10.66 feet of Lot

24, block 11, Town of Hotchkiss in Section 30, Township 14 South, Range 92 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, having a description based upon a bearing on North 90°00'00" East from the Section corner common to Sections 25, 36, 30 and 31 (monumented by a 3 1/4 inch aluminum cap under asphalt) to the 1/4 corner common to sections 30 and 31 (monumented by a 3/14 inch aluminum cap flush with asphalt) with all other bearings relative thereto, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the 1/4 corner common to Sections 30 and 31 and running North 00°00'00" East 40.00 feet to Southeast Corner Block 11; thence along the South line of said Block North 90°00'00" West 209.59 feet to the True Point of Beginning. (monumented by a "+" chiseled in the concrete); thence

continuing along said South line North 90°00'00" West 85.66 feet to the Southwest corner Lot 21 (monumented by a "+" chiseled in the concrete); thence along the West line of said Lot North 00°00'00" East 125.00 feet to the Northwest corner Lot 21 moumented by a 5/8" rebar with a 2" aluminum cap 25972); thence North 90°00'00" East 85.66 (monumented by a 5/8" rebar with a 2" aluminum cap 25972); thence South 00°00'00" East 125.00 feet to the True Point of Beginning. Delta County, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 350 E. BRIDGE STREET, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/02/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as

provided by law. First Publication 3/7/2012 Last Publication 4/4/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 12/29/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Barbara J. Pierce, Deputy Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: AARON CLAY #9666 CLAY and DODSON PC 415 PALMER STREET, PO BOX 038, DELTA, CO 8141-60038 (970) 874-9777 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # NORTH FORK BANK CENTER vs DAVID E. KEEGAN ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE - RESTART - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-109(2)(b)(II) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0012 Republished to restart foreclosure stayed by bankruptcy and reset sale date. To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 16, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) MICHAEL MCCLURE Original Beneficiary(ies) PAONIA STATE BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt PAONIA STATE BANK Date of Deed of Trust 3/30/2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 4/2/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 641888 Re-Recording Date of Deed of Trust 4/19/2010 Re-Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 642227 Original Principal Amount $19,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $19,000.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. EXHIBIT "A" Notice of Election and Demand for Sale by Public Trustee NO. 2011-0012 A parcel of land located within the NE1/4 of Section 27, Township 13 South, Range 92 West of the 6th P.M., having a description based upon a bearing of S.88°46'54"E. from 1/4 Corner common to Sections 22 and 27 (monumented by a 2-1/2" USGLO brass cap) to the Section Corner common to Sections 22, 23, 26 and 27 (monumented by an 3-1/4" aluminum cap PLS14621), with all other bearings relative thereto and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the 1/4 corner common to Sections 22 and 27 and running along the north line of said NE1/4 S.88°46'54"E. 1301.65 feet to the E1/16 corner common to Sections 22 and 27 (monumented by an 3-1/4" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence along the east line of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 S.02°07'57"W. 646.22 feet (monumented by an 2" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence along the north line of the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 S.88°41'13"E. 647.95 feet (monumented by an 2" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence along the east line of the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 S.02°23'08"W. 647.34 feet to the south line of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 (monumented by an 2" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence along said south line S.88°35'28"E. 645.08 feet to the N1/16 corner common to Sections 26 and 27 (monumented by an 3-1/4" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence along the east line of said NE1/4 S.02°38'15"W. 648.48 feet to the SE corner of the N1/2 of the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 (monumented by an 2" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence along the south line of said N1/2 of the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 N.88°29'40"W. 1284.41 feet (monumented by a witness corner bearing S.88°29'40"E. 563.29 feet from the true corner position and being a 2" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence along the west line of said N1/2 of the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 N.02°07'57"E. 646.22 feet to the NE1/16 corner of said Section 27 (monumented by an 3-1/4" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence along the west line of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 N.02°07'57"E. 29.63 feet (monumented by an 2" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence N.83°14'19"W. 80.29 feet (monumented by an 2" aluminum washer on a gate post PLS25972); thence S.88°37'28"W. 392.22 feet (monumented by an 2" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence S.85°28'29"W. 174.69 feet to the SE of the S1/2 of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 (monumented by an 2" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence along the east line of said S1/2 of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 N.01°52'43"E. 322.55 feet to the NE corner of said S1/2 of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 (monumented by an 2" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence along the north line of said S1/2 of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 N.88°38'21"W. 646.51 feet to the NW corner of said S1/2 of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 also being on the west line of said NE1/4 (monumented by an 2" aluminum cap PLS25972); thence along said west line N01°37'26"E. 966.00 feet to the point of beginning. TOGETHER WITH The SW1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 22, Township 13 South, Range 92 West of the 6th P.M. Together with all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances, including a perpetual easement over and across the existing road that runs through the land as described in Warranty Deed recorded June 17, 2005, under Reception No. 592478; and together with all water, and water rights, ditches and ditch rights appurtenant thereto or used in conjunction therewith. County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as, TBD STUCKER MESA ROAD, PAONIA, CO 81428. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said

Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/02/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 3/7/2012 Last Publication 4/4/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 09/16/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Marek, David A #8388 David A. Marek PO Box 1387, Paonia, CO 8142-81387 (970) 5275353 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # PSB vs MCCLURE ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2012. NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a proposed supplemental budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District for the tax year of 2011. A copy of such proposed supplemental budget is open for public inspection at the Paonia Library or the Hotchkiss Library. Such proposed supplemental budget will be considered at a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District to be held in the meeting room at the Paonia City Hall on the 9th day of April, 2012, at 7:00 o'clock p.m. Any interested elector within such North Fork Mosquito Abatement District may inspect the proposed supplemental budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the supplemental budget. Dated the 28th day of March, 2012 NORTH FORK MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent April 4, 2012. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Delta, will receive sealed bids at the Fleet & Facilities Department, 360 Main Street, Delta, Colorado, for the HVAC Services until 2:00 P.M. on April 12, 2012. A bid opening will not be conducted. The Contract Documents will be available beginning March 27, 2012. The RFP may be downloaded from the City of Delta website, www.cityofdelta.net. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, as determined by the statement of qualifications and the bid, which is deemed to be in the best interest of the City. The City reserves the right to accept the bid by a competent bidder that will result in the lowest cost to the City. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any Bid without disclosing the reason therefore. No bids may be withdrawn after the opening of bids, without consent of City of Delta, for a period of thirty (30) days after the scheduled time of opening of bids. The successful bidder or bidders will be required to furnish a State of Colorado Contractor's License and a Pipe Fitters license in the City of Delta. All bids must be submitted in writing and must be signed by the bidder or his duly authorized agent. Published in the Delta County Independent April 4, 2012. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of LILLIAN LAVERNE TUIN, a/k/a LILLIAN L. TUIN, a/k/a LILLIAN TUIN, Deceased Case Number 12PR33 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before August 6, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Sharolyn Perkins Person Giving Notice 13092-3700 Road Hotchkiss, CO 81419 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent April 4, 11 and 18, 2012. NOTICE Applications for appointment to the Board of Directors of the Grand Mesa Water Conservancy District ("District") for two directors to fill terms ending April 16, 2012 will be accepted by the District Court, Seventh Judicial District, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Delta, CO until April 6, 2012. Applicants must have residence in the District for at least one year and be the owner of real property within the District. Applications should be accompanied by a resume reflecting agriculture, municipal, industrial, or other interests in the beneficial use of water within the District. Description of the Districts' boundaries are available from C.W. Armstrong, Secretary of the District, PO Box 129, Cedaredge, CO 81413. Phone (970) 856-7683. C.W. Armstrong, Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent March 21, 28 and April 4, 2012. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of RUTH VIRGINIA CARSTEN aka RUTH V. CARSTEN, Deceased Case Number 2012PR25 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before July 28, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Michael McMillan Personal Representative 618 Cedar Dr. Hotchkiss, CO 81419 Attorney for Personal Representative: James E. Link II PO Box 567 Ouray, CO 81427 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4 and 11, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICES

Delta County Independent COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0019 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 26, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Charles Richard Berardi and Bonnie Lorraine Berardi Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Homecomings Financial Network Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association, as Trustee, fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee, as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee for RAMP 2003RS8. Date of Deed of Trust 8/1/2003 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 8/6/2003 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 569903 Original Principal Amount $236,700.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $216,445.44 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A A tract of land situate in part of the SE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 25, Township 13 South, Range 94 West, 6th P.M., more particulary described as follows: Beginning at the South 1/4 corner of Section 25, Township 13 South, Range 94 West, 6th P.M. and considering the South line of said Section 25 to bear North 88° 25' 30" West and all other bearings relative thereto; thence North 88° 25' 30" West 221.40 feet; thence North 03° 59' 51" West 731.36 feet; thence East 293.18 feet; thence South 01°37'33" West a distance of 736.00 feet more or less to point of beginning. Delta County, Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 2795 Q ROAD, N/K/A 27459 CEDAR MESA ROAD, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/30/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 4/4/2012 Last Publication 5/2/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 01/26/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: REAGAN LARKIN #42309 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-14284 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0020 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 31, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) LAURA TRITLE AND BRIAN TRITLE Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for GRAND VALLEY NATIONAL BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt AURORA BANK FSB Date of Deed of Trust 6/15/2005 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 6/22/2005 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 592615 Original Principal Amount $79,920.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $74,356.30 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. LEGAL DESCRIPTION A portion of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th p.m., described as beginning at a point on the East line of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of said Section 13, being 423 feet South of the Northeast corner of said NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of said Section 13; Thence running West 40 Rods; Thence South 132 feet; Thence East 40 Rods; Thence North 132 feet to the point of beginning. EXCEPTING THEREFROM a tract or parcel of land No. 13 of the Department of Highways, State of Colorado, Project No. FO-1(16) in the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 96 West, of the Sixth Principal Meridian in Delta County Colorado, said tract or parcel being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North

line of the property from which the SE, corner of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, T15S, R96W, sixth principal meridian, bears S4 degrees 27'30" E a distance of 896.8 feet; Thence South 0 degrees 05'W a distance of 132.00 feet to the South line of the property; Thence East a distance of 70.3 feet to the SE property corner; Thence North along the east line of the property a distance of 132.0 feet to the NE property corner; Thence West a distance of 70.1 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning, less a tract of land 5 ft. in width more particularly in Deed recorded August 9, 1968 in Book 421 at Page 366, County of Delta, State of Colorado ** **Pursuant to Corrective Affidavit Re: Scrivener's Error Pursuant to C.R.S. 38-35-109(5) recorded November 10, 2011 at Reception No. 654463 Also known by street and number as: 692 1575 ROAD, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/30/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 4/4/2012 Last Publication 5/2/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 01/31/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON #42043 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 8080.29398 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0018 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 25, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): STEVEN ANDERSON Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS OF COLORADO Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust: 5/14/2010 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/18/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 642934 Original Principal Amount: $155,040.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $154,528.56 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. Legal Description Part of the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 25, Township 14 South, Range 95 West, of the 6th P.M., described as follows: Beginning at a point in the center of the County Road whence the South ¼ corner of Section 25 Township 14 South Range 95 West 6th P.M. bears South 0°54´East 1,441.1 feet; thence North 0°54´ West 436.04 feet, more or less, to a point in the center of said County Road; thence leaving the center of said County Road North 89°10´ West 199.80 feet; thence South 0°54´ East 436.04 feet; thence South 89°10´ East 199.80 feet, more or less , to the point of beginning, County of Delta, State of Colorado. ** **Pursuant to Corrective Affidavit re: Scrivener’s Error Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-35-109(5) Recorded at Reception No. 655777 on January 11, 2012 in the records of the Clerk and Recorder of Delta county, Colorado to correct the Legal Description. Also known by street and number as: 10267 2150 ROAD, AUSTIN, CO 81410. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/23/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/25/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado

By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: EMILY JENSIK, ESQ. #31294 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1068.03725 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0016 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 24, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Daniel Petrocco Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Lane Mortgage Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Flagstar Bank, FSB Date of Deed of Trust: 8/31/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 9/11/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 607570 Original Principal Amount: $119,900.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $112,852.66 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 10, FOOTEWILLIAMSON ADDITION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 112 North Fork Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/23/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/24/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ #40351 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-17268 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0014 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 23, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): PETER M. MILLER Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for THE PRIME FINANCIAL GROUP INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: EVERBANK Date of Deed of Trust: 5/23/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/24/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 615410 Original Principal Amount: $310,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $326,608.82 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1 OF FAIRLAND FAMILY MOINOR SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 18424 F ROAD, DELTA, CO 81416-8201. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/23/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus

attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/23/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Barbara J. Pierce, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: EMILY JENSIK, ESQ. #31294 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 4380.01242 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0012 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 20, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Jeffrey D. Loy and Katie Loy Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Sher Financial Group Inc, a Maryland Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Flagstar Bank, FSB Date of Deed of Trust: 9/25/2008 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 10/8/2008 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 629366 Original Principal Amount: $116,725.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $113,212.11 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 6 AND ALL OF LOT 7 AND 8 IN BLOCK 13 OF PLAT B OF THE TOWN, NOW CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 735 Columbia St, Delta, CO 81416-1631. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/23/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/20/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CAMILLE Y. HARLAN #43789 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-00003 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0011 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 19, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Timothy M Sayer Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 8/29/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/30/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 607229 Original Principal Amount: $220,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $219,750.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1 OF CLAPPER FAMILY MINOR SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 18563 Ward Creek Road, Cedaredge, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday,

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

05/23/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/19/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ALISON L. BERRY #34531 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-16411R ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0010 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 19, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Charles C. Branum and Marelen E. Branum and Patricia June Peckover Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Intermountain Industries, Inc. D/B/A Major Mortgage USA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust: 11/25/2009 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 11/25/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 639338 Original Principal Amount: $221,340.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $216,698.98 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1, AMENDED TOURNEY BOUNDARY AGREEMENT BEING PART OF LOT 1, OF TOURNEY MINOR SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN BOOK 24 AT PAGE 24 AND PART OF LOT 2, OF THE DESERT ROSIE MINOR SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN BOOK 28 AT PAGE 16, LOCATED IN PART OF THE E1/2 OF THE SE1/4 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 94 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 16250 2675 Lane, Cedaredge, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/23/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/19/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: NEAL J. VALORZ #42496 ROBERT J HOPP and ASSOCIATES LLC 333 W COLFAX AVENUE STE 200, PO BOX 8689, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 225-0811 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-05572CO ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 20, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Celso Bencomo Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 3/14/2011 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 3/18/2011 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 649606 Original Principal Amount: $95,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $93,056.92 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Exhibit A That part of the Delta Townsite of the Town of Delta, Colorado described as follows: Beginning at a point whence Corner No. 20 of said townsite bears North 09°45' East 766.5 feet distant; Thence South 49°30' West 150 feet; Thence South 40°30' East 227 feet; Thence North 49°30' East 100 feet; Thence South 40°30' East 160 feet to the Raynor tract; Thence North 57°15' East 50.4 feet, said point being the Southwest corner of Watts tract; Thence North 40°30' West 394.5 feet, to point of beginning. Except a tract commencing at a point where Corner No. 20 of Delta Townsite bears North 09°45' East 766.5 feet; Thence South 40°30' East 394.5 feet to the Southeast corner of tract; Thence South 57°15' West 50.4 feet to corner No. 2 of said tract; Thence North 40°30' West 176.6 feet to Corner No. 3; Thence North 49°30' East 50 feet to Corner No. 4; Thence South 40°30' East 183.4 feet to Corner No. 1, point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 612 Bridge St, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/23/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/20/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ALISON L. BERRY #34531 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-00424 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0015 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 23, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Daniel V Abeyta and Carolyn Abeyta Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Oak Street Mortgage LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2006KS9 Date of Deed of Trust: 8/26/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 9/7/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 607486 Original Principal Amount: $290,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $280,564.41 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i),

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you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Exhibit A THE FOLLOWING REAL PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF DELTA, AND STATE OF COLORADO, TO WIT: LOT 1 OF ROBIDEAU RIDGE MINOR SUBDIVISION. "SUBJECT TO ALL EASEMENTS, RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AGREEMENTS OF RECORD", IF ANY. Also known by street and number as: 3903 Sundown Road, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 05/23/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/23/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER #34145 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-16190 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of MARSHA CHERIE MCGEHEE, a/k/a MARSHA C. MEGEHEE, a/k/a MARSHA MCGEHEE, Deceased Case Number 2012PR32 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before August 6, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Gary McGehee Personal Representative 52040 Banner Road Delta, CO 81416 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4 and 11, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of KARIMA CAROL MANSOUR, a/k/a KARIMA CAREL BRIDGEWATER MANSOUR, a/k/a KARIMA C. MANSOUR, a/k/a KARIMA MANSOUR, Deceased Case Number 2012PR30 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before July 30, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Yolanda Bernal Personal Representative 16824 Chipeta Drive Montrose, CO 81403 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4 and 11, 2012. PUBLIC NOTICE Be it advised that Harve Hoff has been delinquent in payment of board since 11/15/10 for two horses located on the Eagle Butte Ranch in Paonia, CO. The amount owed totals $4,854.54, which includes board, storage of vehicle and equipment, and finance charges. A lien has been placed on the horses pursuant to section 38-20206 of the Colorado State Statute. This amount must be paid in full by April 15, 2012, or the horses will be considered abandoned and disposed of pursuant to section 35-44-112. Also be advised that a two horse trailer and equipment contained there within has also been declared abandoned and will be disposed of if the outstanding balance is not paid. Published in the Delta County Independent March 28 and April 4, 2012.

Deadline for legals is 10 a.m. Mondays. DELTA COUNTY

INDEPENDENT 401 Meeker St., Delta • 874-4421

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Redeemer preschool awarded $1,000 Last Sunday Redeemer Lutheran Tiny Treasures Preschool and Kindergarten received a check for $1,000 from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) for obtaining the highest GPA in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Rocky Mountain District’s “Are you smarter than a Preschooler” contest. From Feb. 20 to March 9, Lutheran school students, parents, staff members and friends took a 10-question quiz on www.rmdkids.org. At the end of the quiz the top school in each of three categories received a $1,000 prize. The Tiny Treasures Preschool and Kindergarten was started as

a community outreach in 2001 by members of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Under the direction of Jace Holden, the preschool and kindergarten provides quality education and values to all students. LCEF was incorporated in 1978 as a mission to facilitate the sharing of the gospel through investments, loans and ministry-support services, ensuring funds are available now and in the future. In 2011, LCEF welcomed nearly 500 new loan customers. Congregations and schools gained funds for building upgrading or remodeling facilities, and rostered church workers secured reasonable hous-

Church bake sale planned

DELTA FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Eaton & Dodge, Delta • 874-3568 Pastor: Lee Ponder Sunday: Celebration Service 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Celebration Service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday: Bible Study 9:00 a.m. Wednesday: Family night 7:00 p.m. Royal Rangers Missionettes Fireproof Youth (Jr. & Sr. High) Saturday: Men's Prayer Breakfast 6:00 a.m.

LANDMARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 12th & Grand, Delta • 874-3717 Pastor: Ken Gilchrist 9:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Photo by Pat Sunderland

860 Crawford Ave., Delta Carlos & Rosemary Sluder, Pastors – 874-0167 Benjamin y Eunice Aviña Addlescentes – 874-0517 Arturo & Alicia Carrasco, Children – 874-0771 Domingo: Escuela Dominical Predicacion Culto de la Tarde y Niños Miercoles: Family Night Jovenes

10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

GUNNISON VALLEY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 1721 H Rd., Delta • 874-0848 Website: gvcnazarene.org Email: gvcnazarene@aol.com Senior Pastor Terry D. Hedrick Associate Pastor Edward (Mike) Sandridge Sunday: Sunday School for all ages 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: With Worship Leader Gary Lear & The GVC Praise Team Including Children’s Church And Nursery 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Ladies’ Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Fellowship & Bible Study Including Potluck Dinner 6:00 p.m. Study Groups: Meeting at various places and times throughout the week. We want to extend a personal invitation to everyone. Please come and make yourself at home. “Our church could be your home.” “We exist to glorify God by raising up Christ-centered, Spirit-filled Disciple makers.”

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH

SURFACE CREEK

751 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8083 1065 E. 7th St., Delta • 874-0308 • Cell: 314-0116 COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday: Bible Lesson Sermon 10:00 a.m. Pastors David & Michele Murphy 21987 Austin Road • Austin Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday: Jacopper@tds.net Wednesday: Testimony Meeting 7:00 p.m. Prayer Time 9:00 a.m. John Copper, Pastor • 856-4675 Child Care Provided • Everyone Welcome Annointed Worship & Praise 9:30 a.m. Sunday: Annointed preaching to follow Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Where the fire & glory of God are manifested with Children’s Church and nursery provided Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m. GRAND MESA BIBLE CHURCH 710 Crawford Ave., Delta • 874-8315 AGAPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Pastor Gary Culp OF DELTA Sunday School For All Ages 9:30 a.m. CEDAREDGE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 326 Main St., Suite 103 (Columbine Mall), Delta Worship Service 10:30 a.m. 1596 S.W. 9th St., Cedaredge • 856-3586 (970)201-7013 Please call for information about Bob Hillyer - Senior Pastor Pastor Jason Havertape Bible studies and Prayer times Marvin Pemberton - Assoc. Pastor Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Youth Pastor: Eric Musil Wednesday (starting April 4) 7:00 p.m. Janet Noble - Children Sunday School 9:00 a.m. FIRST CHURCH OF GOD Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. 1102 Howard St., Delta • Church 874-4647 THUNDER MOUNTAIN CHURCH Wed. Family Night: Adult Bible Study, deltafirstchurchofgod.com OF CHRIST Youth & Children's Ministries 7:00 p.m. Bob and Linda Aubery 800 Palmer St., Delta Men's Breakfast (Saturday) 7:00 a.m. Sunday School Classes Sundays: cedarag.org for All Ages 9:00 a.m. Bible Classes 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wed. Bible Study (Children’s church available) (Fellowship Hall) 2:00 p.m. CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Wed. Cedaredge Bible Study (856-3854) 4:00 p.m. Weekly home Bible studies Information: 234-7816 2291 Q25 Road, Cedaredge • 856-6137 Prayer Chain Pastors John and MaryLouise Dannels Contact Janice Bridwell 874-4621 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.

MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP 164 Grand Blvd. (The LORD Cometh) (Left on top of 3rd St. Hill) • 874-4971 1712 H Road, Delta • 874-9135 Sunday Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Pastor Earl Douglas Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday Brown Bag Lunch 12:00 Noon Sunday School Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Service 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Sunday Night Wed. Prayer & Bible Study 6:30 p.m. All Welcome EL BUEN PASTOR SPANISH ASSEMBLY OF GOD

SURFACE CREEK

NORTH FORK

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CEDAREDGE

370 W. Main St., Cedaredge • 856-3830 P.O. Box 400, Cedaredge, CO 81413 NORTH FORK CHURCH Email: fbc@kaycee.net OF CHRIST Senior Pastor Dik Abbott 40259 M Rd., Paonia • 970-527-5443 Sunday: Sunday Morning 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening 5:00 p.m. Morning Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Teaching Sound Bible Doctrine ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Children’s Church Available “Loyal to the orthodox Christian Evening Service 6:00 p.m. faith as received by Anglicanism” 5th & Palmer St., Delta • Rector's Study: 874-9489 Wednesday: Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Pastor Tom Seibert PAONIA FRIENDS CHURCH AWANA and Youth 6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist 409 3rd St., Paonia • 527-6151 and Sunday School (Sunday) 10:15 a.m. Pastor Gaylen Kinser Order of St. Luke & Healing Service, Sunday: First Monday each month 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 9:00 a.m. GRAND MESA SOUTHERN Morning Prayer/Communion with NURSERY for children 19 mos.-3 years Wednesday 10:30 a.m. BAPTIST CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL 110 S.E. Jay Ave., Cedaredge • 856-4672 for ages 19 months-adults 10:00 a.m. Rev. Steven Puls ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE Bible Study 9:30 a.m. ORTHODOX Worship Service 10:45 a.m. 298 Bert St., Delta • 874-5225 Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. CRAWFORD FRIENDS CHURCH www.saintandrewsdelta.org Team Kid (Wednesday) 6:00 p.m. Non-denominational Father Daniel Jones Prayer & Bible Study 3842 Stearman Lane, Crawford • 921-LORD (5673) Saturday Great Vespers 5:00 p.m. (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Pastor Jerry Dutton Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Brotherhood Breakfast Youth Pastor JP Dutton Please call: for feast day services schedule (1st Saturday) 8:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Breakfast Coffee & Fellowship 10:00 a.m. (last Tuesday) 8:00 a.m. Children’s Church and Nursery 10:30 a.m. (at Ole Bakery) Youth Group and Adult Life Studies SEVENTH-DAY www.crawfordchristians.org

763 Meeker St., Delta Pastor: Seth Coridan Sabbath School Saturday Morning Worship Prayer Meetings Wednesday

9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 1679 Pioneer Rd., Delta • 874-3444 Corner of E. 16th St./F Rd. and Pioneer Rd. Sunday: Uncompahgre Ward 9:00 a.m. Delta Ward 11:00 a.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DELTA

GARNET MESA BAPTIST CHURCH

HOTCHKISS CHURCH OF CHRIST 13025 Highway 65, Eckert • 835-3441 175 N. 1st St., Hotchkiss • 527-3225 P.O. Box 7 Minister Windell Howard Pastor Jo DeVinny Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday: Morning Worship: Year Round 10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School during worship MOUNTAIN VIEW BIBLE CHURCH Thursday: Lazear, CO – 872-2139 Bible Study Held at Big E Market 7:30 a.m. Pastor Jim Jesser – 323-6412 Youth Pastor Jake Erickson - 872-6329 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Service 11:00 a.m. NEW HOPE EVANGELICAL Evening Service & Youth Night 6:00 p.m. FREE CHURCH Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. Meets at Cedaredge Community Center Christ Centered Country Church www.newhopefree.org Independent and Fundamental Pastor Bill Williamson 856-4458 Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. HOTCHKISS COMMUNITY Children’s Church 10:45 a.m. Nursery Available UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Men’s Breakfast 1st & 3rd Sat. 7:00 at Ole Bakery 2nd & Orchard, Hotchkiss • Office: 872-3540 Youth Groups — schedules vary Pastor John Hiestand • 872-4881 Call for time and place Sanctuary is handicapped accessible Children's and Adult’s Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Peace Circle, 2nd Tues. 12:30 p.m. CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY Wearhouse hours: Monday 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. UMW Meet 3rd Saturday 9:00 a.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH National Historical Register site 3rd & Aspen, PO Box 369, Cedaredge • 970-856-3696 cedaredgecumc@tds.net Pastor Deb Edwards Vickie Richards-Street, Pastoral Associate Rev. Bob Watts, Pastor Emeritus FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Children’s Sunday School 9:00 a.m. OF HOTCHKISS Worship Services 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. 203 W. Main, Hotchkiss • Church 872-3313 Communion Worship First Sunday Sunday School (all ages) 9:45 a.m. Zero Gravity Youth Sundays 4:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Youth and Adult Choirs, Bible Studies, Nursery Sunday Evening Service 5:00 p.m. OPEN HEARTS! OPEN MINDS! OPEN DOORS! After School Program (K-8) Wed. 3:45 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Prayer Wed. 7:00 p.m. Youth Group/Teen Bible Study Wed. 7:00 p.m. Also offering counseling, men’s prayer SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH meetings, ladies’ Bible study, teen outings, nursery 290 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cedaredge • 210-3398 and a food pantry. Contact Pastor Jake DeField for Pastor Seth Coridan more information. Sabbath School Saturday 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship 10:50 a.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday 3:00 p.m.

DELTA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Sunday: Bible Study Morning Worship

9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 5th and Oak, Paonia • 527-4239 Bishop Stephen W. Bayles Sacrament Meeting 10:00 a.m.-11:10 a.m. Sunday School 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Priesthood & Relief Society 12:10-1:00 p.m.

BIBLE CENTER CHURCH 1117 Third Street, Paonia • 527-4629 www.biblecenteronline.com John Owen, Pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Awana Clubs - Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

NORTH FORK BAPTIST CHURCH 639 Samuel Wade Rd., Paonia • 527-4644 www.nfbcpaonia.org Pastor Tobey Williams Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m. Nursery Provided

CRAWFORD COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 297 Dogwood Ave., Crawford • 921-3300 Rev. John Hiestand Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Adult Education 8:00 a.m. Children’s Education 9:00 a.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF PAONIA 227 Oak Ave., Paonia • 527-7291 • 527-3450 P.O. Box 413, Paonia, CO 81428 Pastor Ed Hollett Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Traditional Church Service 10:45 a.m.

PAONIA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 235 Box Elder Avenue, Paonia • 527-3161 www.paoniachristianfellowship.com Pastor Scott McIntire Sunday Services: Sunday School for ages 2-112 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Children’s Church 10:15 a.m. Monday Ladies Bible Study 6:30 p.m. His Hands — Men’s Group 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Ladies Bible Study 1:00 p.m. Converge for Ages 7-12 4:30 p.m. Youth Dinner 6:15 p.m. Youth Group Grades 7 & Up 7:00 p.m. Please join our family for a variety of music and worship. Something for everyone!

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH

ECKERT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

863 A Street, Delta Jerry Hilterbrand, Pastor • 874-4837 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Services 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 628 Meeker St., Delta • 874-3300 Prayer Meeting (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Father Canice Enyiaka Independent, Fundamental Saturday: Confession 4:00-5:00 p.m. Mass 5:30 p.m. Sunday: REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH English Mass 10:00 a.m. (Missouri Synod) Spanish Mass 12:00 Noon 1000 Pioneer Road • 874-3052 Daily Mass Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. Pastor Jeffrey Ryan ST. PHILIP BENIZI CATHOLIC CHURCH Worship Service 9:00 a.m. 290 N.W. Cedar Ave., P.O. Box 713 Bible Classes and Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Cedaredge, CO 81413 Tiny Treasures Preschool CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING Rev. Canice Enyiaka, Pastor 658 Howard St., Delta Sunday: 8:00 a.m. Mass Rev. Kay Spinden • 874-3425 Tuesday: 6:00 p.m. Mass Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 970-856-6495 COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Children’s Classes 10:30 a.m. 1061 Meeker St., Delta • cofchrist.org Science of Mind Classes Also Available Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. For more information call 626-3347

1290 A St., Delta • 874-9497 Pastor: Randy Unruh Website: www.calvarydelta.org E-Mail: office@calvarydelta.org

The Father’s House in Cedaredge will host the Chick-fil-A Leadercast May 4. The choices you make define the leader you become. And the choices you make are not just about you. They’re about having a positive impact in your organization, your community, and beyond. That’s what Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012 is all about. For registration or more information, contact Russ Ooms, The Father’s House, 856-3817 or russooms@hotmail.com.

ADVENTIST CHURCH

American Baptist Church 4th and Meeker, Delta • 874-4893 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta • 874-3847 Rev. Alisa Secrest deltafirstbaptist.org Adult/Children’s Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Pastor James Conley Praise Music 10:15 a.m. Sunday: Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Child care available Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Night Church 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: DELTA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Middle School Blitz 6:00 p.m. Reaching the children and youth of AWANA (Sept.-April) 6:00 p.m. Western Delta County Saturday: I Rd. & 1600 Rd., North Delta • 874-4322 Men’s Bible Study 7:30 a.m. www.deltachristianchurch.org High School Saturday Night Live 7:00 p.m. Ministry Staff: Will Pruett, Jeremy Kane, Kirsten Alsdorf, Jake Sullivan Find us on Facebook at Delta Christian Church Sunday: Worship COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN First Service 9:30 a.m. FELLOWSHIP Second Service 11:00 a.m. Meets at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta Children’s Church: Age 3-5th grade Ron Howard, Pastor Childcare (infant/preschool) all services. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. For Elem., M.S. & H.S. activities, please call Children’s Church Provided Home Bible Studies Available Information: call 200-7816 or 874-4372

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC)

His Resting Place is sponsoring a church bake sale Saturday, April 7, at Walmart. Look for the balloons and streamers, and fill your basket with goodies from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special orders are welcome. Contact Cheryl Hartter at grandmaskitchen@hot mail.com.

Kevin Grein, Lutheran Church Extension Fund, presents a $1,000 check to Pastor Jeffrey Ryan, preschool director Jace Holden, student aide Leticia Gates, Ethan Ryan and David Lefler.

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ing and consolidation 5233 or visit www.lcef.org the website at www. loans through the invest- for more information. deltalutheran.org. ment support of church For school information, The preschool is locatmembers. Call 1-800-843- call 874-3052 or check ed in the church at 1000 Pioneer Road, Delta.

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PAONIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2nd and Onarga, Paonia Pastor Russell Fletcher Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Youth Group 6:00 p.m. Child care provided every Sun. and on special occasions.

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235 North Fork, Paonia • 527-3214 Saturday Evening Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m.

ST. MARGARET MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH Bridge & Pinon St., Hotchkiss • 527-3214 Sunday Mass 11:00 a.m.

PAONIA SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 41012 Lamborn Dr., PO Box 932, Paonia, CO 81428 Pastor Seth Coridan • 970-210-3398 Saturday Services 9:00 a.m. Discover Answers to Life’s Deepest Questions: Hope Channel 368 on Direct TV

OLATHE OLD KING JAMES BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 5th & Horton, Olathe • 970-497-0790 Pastor Brian Lopiccolo Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Preaching 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH’S TRADITIONAL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Latin Mass 59350 Carnation Rd., Olathe • 323-0243 Sunday Masses 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. Rosary & Confessions 1/2 hour before each mass Daily masses as scheduled

OLATHE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Located at 512 Hersum Send mail to PO Box 148, Olathe, CO 81425 970-323-6465 • Email: olatheumc@gmail.com Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: Breathing Space 6:00 p.m. Choir 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome

MONTROSE LIVING WORD LUTHERAN CHURCH 2820 Peyton Dr., Montrose • 249-4405 Pastor Matthew Frey Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School/Bible Study 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 4:00 p.m.

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Delta County Independent

Family roots run deep Photos submitted

Jackson Cashell, held by Miriam Hartig, is her next to the youngest great-grandchild. His hand and footprint are among those plaques in Miriam’s collection (pictured below).

BY VERNA BARR Staff Writer

iriam Hartig feels that the following quote from “Fiddler on the Roof” relates to her family history. “Sunrise, sunset, swiftly fly the years — One season following another laden with happiness — and tears.” She has albums filled with photos, a wall of hand and footprints of 23 great-grandchildren, another wall of wedding photos of family members, and a written record of her grandparent’s immigration to America. Where did this family come from? In the 1860s Miriam’s father’s family — strong Germans and very religious Mennonites lived in Russia. Six children, four boys and two girls, were born in Russia. (Miriam’s father Frank was born later in Hillsboro, Kan.) Men in the extended family refused to bear arms. The Queen of Russia promised them that if they went to the Balkan area near the Black Sea and raised wheat for the Russian government, they would not be required to bear arms. They grew a special kind of red wheat with a very hard kernel. According to records, that wheat is still being propagated. When the Queen died, her successor son did not honor that agreement. The town where they lived was raided. Residents were told they must bear arms or leave. Five of the older men in the family left for America on the S.S. City of Brooklyn, spending 12 miserable days in the hold of the ship while crossing the Atlantic Ocean, arriving at Ellis Island in 1874. They traveled, by train, to Hillsboro, Kan. On arrival they saw miles and miles of level land and were certain that this was where God wanted them to live. Four of the men stayed to lay groundwork for the community while one returned to Russia for other family members. Each family homesteaded 40 acres. They built a large central building so everyone would have a warm dry place

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Foot and hand prints in the making. Miriam creates a set for herself and extras for the child’s parents and other family members. to stay while they built their own homes, helping each other. They worked the land together, sharing machinery. They planted the land with wheat seed brought from Russia. Other immigrants did the same and made Kansas the wheat state of the nation. Their land produced far more than any of them imagined. Even then, there wasn’t enough work to keep everyone busy. Miriam’s father’s family, along with seven other families, moved to Joes in eastern Colorado, traveling by covered wagon. They erected sod houses, later making adobe blocks to build more durable larger homes. Families set up a good sized community on Highway 36 in Yuma County. To this day there is a beautiful white church there, many of Miriam’s relatives are in the cemetery there. Grandfather died soon after they arrived in Joes (possibly during a flu epidemic) leaving Grandma with 13 children. The older kids were teenagers. Four of the boys got jobs working on large cattle ranches. Two of the girls found their way to Denver, worked their way through two years of college to become teachers. One girl worked at a hospital while learning to be a nurse. They sent money home to care for their mother and the rest of the family. “Aunt Marie saved her

money,” Miriam said, “and returned home with two horses and a beautiful red wagon. That was the only thing of any value at that sod house, two horses and a bright red wagon.” The church was what bound the families together — their religion and camaraderie, helping each other, sharing what they had, sustaining each and everyone through the hardships in their lives. Miriam’s parents met when her father stopped to buy a calf. They were married in 1914. Miriam, one of five children, was born in 1919 while her family was living in Vona, west of Burlington. She met Irvin Hartig while he was in the U.S. Air Force and she was working and going to school and were married in 1945. They had three children; each of them had three children, with Miriam presently great-grandmother to 23. She has created wall plaques of both a hand and a foot of each of the 23. How to Anyone can make these plaques as a visual family record. “It’s a very simple process,” Miriam said. “Once started as a family record, you have to be consistent and stay on the job and get the plaques done while each child is very young.” Sculpey, the brand name

Miriam Hartig, and her husband Irvin (deceased), had three children, Karen, Tom and Polly Jo. They each have three children. Great-grandchildren, at present, total 23 from six months to 25 years old. Miriam (third from the right) is in the photo taken with many family members at a reunion held in Granby last year.

Photo by Verna Barr

One wall in Miriam Hartig’s home is not large enough to hold all of the hand and foot decorated plaques made when each of her great-grandchildren were very young. Most plaques are made of Sculpey, the dark exceptions made in Alaska are created of papier-mâché where Sculpey was not readily available. for a polymer molding compound, is available in most craft stores. The product is available in pink or white. Work with a piece of Sculpey at least the size of a tennis ball. It must be kneaded until very pliable, warm and soft. Work it into a perfect ball, with no cracks. Lay it on a piece of foil on a smooth surface. Pat it out until flat, like a pancake, larger than the child’s hand or foot. Prepare two slabs — one for a hand — one for a foot for each set desired. Experience has shown that the next process is easier if the small child is asleep on his tummy lying across the arm of an assistant. Press the child’s hand or foot

gently but firmly into the Sculpey, paying attention to get good impressions of each finger and toe. If not satisfied, repeat the process. While the material is still soft, make two holes using a nail or other tool near the top of the plaque (for hanging). Write or print the child’s name on the front. Additional information (last name, birth date) can be added if space allows otherwise add it to the back. Place plaques on a cookie sheet and put into a conventional oven. Baking directions are included with the Sculpey. When cool, paint as desired. Tie a ribbon through the two holes for hanging and you are done!

Miriam’s mother May (Dulmer) Klassen (on the right in the lower photo) is helping make adobe blocks for the family’s home in eastern Colorado. Her family immigrated from Holland with a family history similar to that of her husband Frank. These two images are among Miriam’s collection of family photos.


Delta County Independent, April 4, 2012