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School board faces emotional crowd BY TAMIE MECK Staff Writer

Despite assurances to staff in a letter from Delta County School District superintendent Jerre Doss, criticism was pointed and emotions ran deep at the May 15 school board meeting, which was held at Crawford. During public comment, citizens and district staff members expressed dismay as they voiced questions about numerous changes implemented since former

superintendent Mike McMillan resigned in January. Doss and district board members were sharply criticized for, among other things: the handling of the search for a new superintendent; the low salary offered to candidates; budget cuts and their negative effects on staff; changes in curriculum; and the recent dismissal of district employees, including curriculum director Connie Vincent and Delta-Montrose Technical Col-

Doss won’t be offered contract BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Two weeks after announcing Dr. Jerre Doss would be asked to stay on as superintendent for the 2012-13 school year, school board members changed their minds. They came out of a two-hour executive session with school attorney Aaron Clay Monday morning to announce that Doss would not be offered a contract extension. “A lot has changed in the last couple of weeks,” school board member Tammy Smith said. “We feel we need to get back to what’s important, which is the kids. “As a board we’re in agreement,” she continued. “I think we’re on the same page with this, and that’s the first step in reuniting the school district and moving forward in a positive manner.” Doss was appointed interim superintendent in late January and was contracted to stay on the job until June 30, when it was hoped a new

superintendent would come on board. “As far as I know that’s still in place,” Smith said, although the search for the superintendent came up empty. That’s why Doss had agreed to stay on the job. It’s been speculated that former superintendent Mike McMillan would be willing to step back into his leadership role for the coming year. “Mike McMillan might be willing to come back, but that’s not the direction we’re looking at.” Instead, Smith said, the school board has approached an employee who is currently working for the school district. A special school board meeting has been set for Friday, May 25. After a 7 a.m. executive session, Smith said an announcement may be made concerning the appointment of an interim superintendent. In the meantime, the search for an assistant superintendent, human resources director and business manager continues.

Hwy. 50 resurfacing projects cause delays The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun improving several sections of U.S. Highway 50 in Mesa and Delta counties. Highway resurfacing will take place in two sections: Section 1: A 6.2-mile stretch between mile posts 36 and 42.2 (29 Road in Grand Junction southeast to Whitewater) will receive a “mill and fill,” in which crews will mill off the top two inches of asphalt to remove the damaged/cracked surface, resurface the milled pavement with two inches of new asphalt, then overlay the entire stretch with another two inches of new asphalt to add strength and durability to the highway surface and extend its life by about 11 years. Section 2: Improvements to an 18-mile stretch between milepoints (MP) 50 and 68 (Mesa-Delta county line south to Delta) will consist of leveling the pave-

ment (milling the pavement surface) in various locations where the highway is somewhat “waved” from shrinkswell characteristics of the soil. (These uneven sections of the highway can cause safety problems for motorists, particularly those driving semi-trucks or pulling trailers and large loads.) The leveled sections will then get an overlay of new asphalt. Other work along the two sections will included guardrail upgrades, curb and gutter repairs, embankment work, rumble strips (cut into the highway shoulders to alert errant vehicles) and new striping. APC Southern Construction Company of Golden was contracted for $6.2 million to complete this project. Through the project’s scheduled completion on July 1, motorists will encounter single-lane reductions in HWY. 50 RESURFACING TO A3

lege director John Jones, a 19year employee whose contract will not be renewed. Speakers questioned the board about its rationale for restructuring of the district, and two accused those at the top of intimidation. The ongoing restructuring at the district level took an unexpected turn when district business manager Terry Kimber announced he will resign at the end of his contract on June 30. Kimber was one of five speakers to address the school board during the time reserved for public comments.

“I have loved my job here at the district and would never have thought about resigning, but I can no longer work for a place that values politics over our students,” Kimber said. “Fear and intimidation are not the way to run any business, but most of all, a business where we are involved in teaching the community’s children.” Kimber said that when he took over as finance director, it was in the red by $755. At the end of 2011, the district had $1 million in reserves “to help smooth out the cuts from

the state.” Despite the turnaround, Kimber was not asked for input on dealing with the budget shortfall anticipated for 2012-13. “This is how things operate in our district now,” said Kimber, adding that many employees fear being fired by Doss and “personal agendas... have gotten in the way of what is good for kids.” Kimber received a standing ovation from the crowd and from board member Tammy Smith. SCHOOL BOARD TO A3

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Governor John Hickenlooper and Rep. Don Coram (center) sat down with county commissioners Doug Atchley (left), Olen Lund and Bruce Hovde to discuss issues important to Delta County. In addition to squeezing in the half-hour meeting in Delta Sunday afternoon, Hickenlooper signed a number of bills and toured the Natural Soda Mine near Rifle during his visit to the Western Slope.

Governor sits down with local officials BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

A last-minute get-together with Governor John Hickenlooper took place Sunday afternoon. The meeting was hosted by the county commissioners, who welcomed Hickenlooper and his staff as well as county officials and elected representatives from Orchard City, Hotchkiss and Delta. County commissioner Olen Lund opened the meeting by stressing that jobs is the number one concern of local residents. Hotchkiss Mayor Wendell Koontz, a coal mine employee, thanked the governor for his work on the roadless rule, which will help preserve jobs in the coal mines and protect the economy of Delta County. Hickenlooper observed that three governors struggled with the roadless rule — Bill Owens, Bill Ritter and himself. The final version, announced earlier this month, will allow the coal mines to build temporary roads that will allow them to vent methane gas from the mines under the roadless areas.

“That’s a classic case of getting everybody to the table,” Hickenlooper said. “We ended up with a pretty good compromise.” The decision, however, has not been popular in other areas of the state. County clerk Ann Eddins urged the governor to sign House Bill 1036, which allows public inspection of voted ballots. As the bill sits on the governor’s desk awaiting his signature, opponents argue it will unnecessarily restrict the right of citizens to election information. The representatives from Delta County Health and Human Services were glad to hear that a solution is in the works for the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS), which helps determine eligibility for the state’s medical and financial assistance programs. Snags in the computer system have been a “nightmare” since it was implemented in 2004, Commissioner Bruce Hovde said. Governor Hickenlooper also discussed ColoradoTBD, or To Be Determined, a “nonpartisan, collaborative effort

designed to create informed and constructive conversations among Coloradans about some of the biggest issues facing the state.” One of those issues in the state budget, which is $1 billion less than five years ago. “Everybody in the state thinks they’re getting the short end of the stick,” Hickenlooper said. “Not Delta — we know we are,” Lund responded. Don Suppes, mayor of Orchard City, complained of the burdensome rules and regulations imposed by state agencies. Governor Hickenlooper said every agency is tasked with looking closely at every regulation on the books. “Hopefully you will see a dramatic reduction in the baloney,” the governor said. As an example, he pointed out the 28-page application for food stamps has been whittled down to six. Education and access to capital for the state’s small businesses were also addressed before the governor returned to Grand Junction for the opening of a homeless shelter.

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The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash resulting in one fatality that occurred on Highway 65 near mile post 7. On May 12 at approximately 6 p.m. a 1979 Ford pickup was northbound on Highway 65. The driver of the Ford began to pass slower traffic and crashed head on into a 1999 Cadillac. As a result of the crash the Cadillac’s driver was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital and later taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. The Ford’s driver, 27-year-old Daniel Peterson of Cedaredge, was wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash and suffered no injuries. Peterson was the only occupant of the Ford. The Cadillac’s driver, 86-year-old J.C. Wilkens of Cedaredge, was wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash but sustained serious injuries resulting from the crash. Wilkens remained at St. Mary’s Hospital until the morning of May 19, when he succumbed to his injuries. Wilkens was the only occupant of the Cadillac.

The City of Delta is hosting its annual Memorial Day brush drop-off for city residents. Brush, bagged leaves and tree limbs no larger than four inches in diameter can be dropped off at the Horse Country Arena, 201 Kellogg Street. The drop-off location will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26, and Monday, May 28. The drop-off location will be closed Sunday. City offices will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Tuesday, May 29. Bill Heddles Recreation Center will be closed on Memorial Day, but Devil’s Thumb Golf Club will be open on its regular hours.

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OPINION

LETTERS School board, superintendent need to be reined in Dear Editor: Superintendent Doss has proven he’s cutthroat, ruthless and qualifies for the nickname “The Terminator.” We read in last week’s DCI about all the people who have been eliminated at the District Office. Then I learned two hardworking, third grade teachers in Delta were terminated because they weren’t “a good fit for the district.” One was a student teacher of mine four years ago and even then was on her way to becoming a terrific teacher. She has worked hard to do everything she was told to do to help her students and yet the superintendent let her go based on information gleaned from

who knows where and without his ever having set foot in her classroom. What a shame that one man, flaunting his authority, has ruined the careers of two good teachers. What a shame we have a school board that is allowing him to do so. The teachers were accused of an offense, but weren’t told what it was. Are we living in America? I taught in this district for 39 years. I’ve always said a teacher should only take a third of the credit or blame for their students’ education, but the students also need to take a third and the parents a third. Unfortunately, teachers are tak-

ing 100 percent of the blame. Now they’re being fired without warning rather than being mentored. I’ve always been pleased that our County Council group could go in and openly visit with the superintendent and the board. Teachers, I think those days are over. You may want to think seriously about joining the local teachers’ union. It’s also time to recall the entire school board. They’re our elected representatives who have failed in their role to provide good public education by allowing Superintendent Doss to have an unchecked rein. Betty Soper Austin

School district is headed in the wrong direction Dear Editor: My letter to the editor represents concerns a great number of people are expressing about how the current Delta County Board of Education is disrespecting and disparaging the direction, the work, and efforts of previous boards of education, administrators and staff. The concerns started when the newly seated board of education in December moved quickly to terminate a district superintendent who along with the previous boards and staff had created a school direction that had brought about spectacular academic achievement results for students as well as demonstrating outstanding stewardship of public dollars. This was the same team of hardworking administrators, teachers and support staff that had consistently topped western Colorado in student achievement and growth. This effort was noticed and recognized by two governor awards, two different commissioners of education and the Legacy Foundation that recognized only 14 schools and two school districts for academic excellence. This was the same team of people that increased preschool opportunities in our county tenfold in five years, moving from 20 to 260 students. This is the same recently disparaged district and school administration that gained over $21 million of outside support that built or renovated four major school buildings. All of these were built without asking local taxpayers for additional funds or taxes.

This was the same school district that has consistently been in the top 4 percent of the state in getting the highest percentage of money into the classroom. Out of 178 school districts, this school district has never been in less than sixth place in getting the highest percentage of dollars in support of children. This direct support is in the form of salaries/benefits for teachers, aides and classroom material. Since this district is funded in the bottom 5 percent of the state (seventh from the bottom of 178 school districts) this is amazing stewardship of public trust and money, and certainly different than the remarks by Mr. Tom Mingen. Within a month of Delta County School Board recognition, board members terminated the superintendent of Delta County Schools with 40 years of service solely to Delta County. Since they identified no reason or cause, they simply used taxpayers’ dollars to pay him a year’s salary to go away so they could create a new direction. As taxpayers and parents, we are waiting for this new direction to unfold. What was once a proud district that was striving to become unified is now a district of fear, distrust and is polarized by different employment work groups and communities. We currently have over 40 teacher openings, the highest in western Colorado. The board’s direction is not to spend available reserves, but reorganize and cut staff to provide a 1 percent bonus. This

amount averages about 70 cents per day for all classified staff and $2 per day for certified staff. This is even more insulting to staff when they believe they can placate or even buy their trust and loyalty for 70 cents a day. This strategy is shortsighted, insulting and fiscally irresponsible. The district office reorganization is NOT saving money. All directors have been replaced, so it must be personal. What is the school board vision and focus? Focus is about having a positive direction — not districtwide picnics the people don’t want or need. They want and need positive leadership in a riskfree environment. The school board, with a new direction, is wasting taxpayer dollars by paying two superintendents to do the same job, not focusing on students and unification of our school district. With extreme power and micro-management, the new board has created anxiety, fear and uncertainty. Staff members are applying to other districts by the dozens. Ask them why? School board members are the ones making a difference and it is certainly not a positive one. I agree with many taxpayers that a RECALL should be strongly considered to select board members who will work for the whole district, put their personal agendas aside and place STUDENTS at the heart of their work. We must act as responsible citizens before it is too late. Carolyn Hawkins Delta

Land exchange, gas development are unrelated Dear Editor: I’d like to thank everyone who has participated in the development of our land exchange proposal. We’ve received tons of good input and sound advice, and we’ve made some significant changes to our proposal based on the comments we received. First, and most important, we heard that our neighbors and others were not excited about a parallel trail for nonmotorized use near the Ragged Mountain Trail. Due to those concerns we went back to the users and organizations who had requested it and we have all agreed to remove that trail from the exchange proposal. Instead, we will pursue construction of 23 miles of new trail, already anticipated in the forest plan, near Kebler Pass Road. This will complete an important segment of the Crested Butte to Carbondale trail and will result in fewer impacts to neighboring landowners and the environment, while still adding a fantastic new recreational amenity to the North

Fork Valley. In addition, we heard concerns that improving access to the Jumbo Mountain area might encourage oil and gas development there. I assure you that is not our intent, and we have modified our proposal to ensure that the new access can only be used for recreational use by the public and administrative use by the BLM. Access for mineral exploration or development will be prohibited. We have made several other minor revisions to the plan, based on public comments which focus on improving public access to public lands and increasing recreational opportunities in the exchange area. There continues to be a misinformation campaign out there by a vocal minority. They have attempted to link the land exchange to the gas well controversy (nothing could be further from the truth) and have made statements about access issues and land values that just flat aren’t true. We invite everyone to visit our website at www.

bearranchlandexchange. com to view current and accurate information on the exchange. So, what’s next? We’ll continue to meet with our neighbors, stakeholders, and anyone who is interested, to share our proposal and ask for input. And when we believe that we have the best possible land exchange proposal with the most possible community support we’ll ask our elected representatives in Congress to introduce legislation to implement the exchange. With the unanimous support of the county commissioners in both Delta and Gunnison counties, we have made great progress in terms of refining the proposal and obtaining community support. We will continue to work with the community and our neighbors through the summer months to answer questions, address concerns, and perhaps further modify our proposal. Robert Gill Ranch Manager Bear Ranch LLC President, 7X Cattle Company LLC

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Bypass won’t keep hazardous materials off Main Dear Editor: I think it is time that we talk about the truck bypass and what we were told that it will do and how we are to pay for it. First, the City of Delta will own and have to do all the upkeep on said bypass. You see, the State of Colorado or as we know it as CDOT, does not have any vested interest in the bypass. We all know what that will look like in a few years. All we have to do is drive down any of the city streets. No I do not mean Main Street, you see that street belongs to the State of Colorado and CDOT takes care of their streets. Second, paying for the bypass was made easy for us. Some 800 voters out of 1,400 okayed the sale of bonds to help pay for it, oh and yes we did get a grant or two to help pay for the bypass. But then I wonder, who is going to pay off those grants and loans! Third, to use the bypass or not to use the

Food drive nets 4,500 pounds Dear Editor: On behalf of all the rural and city carriers of the Delta Post Office, thank you for your generous donations in our 20th annual food drive. This year we collected approximately 4,500 pounds. Thank you, Delta! Jock Kallsen Postmaster Delta

bypass? I have talked to many truck drivers and most say the same thing: If you stay in the far left lane, and do a little over the 30 mph, say do 33 mph then you as a truck driver can drive through town without stopping. At the most, you may get stopped at 6th Street. Now if the trucks do use the bypass then they will have to stop at the south side of town where there will be a signal light by the Stockyard Restaurant. This will be needed so the trucks and cars going south on 50 can merge without any problems. Fourth, I have talked with CDOT personnel on the subject of the bypass and it being for hazard material carrying trucks, and what was said was that hazmat trucks DO NOT have to take the bypass. The bypass is there to speed up the trucks going through town, but if they have to stop at the south end of town then how much time will they save? The City of Delta, if they really want to keep the hazmat trucks off of downtown streets, will have to make an ordinance and post it on both ends of town stating that hazmat trucks are not allowed through town and must use the bypass. My thoughts are what will people who drive through Delta going to say. (Boy! this town is looking after their people or boy! are they trying to run everybody out of town!) That I will leave up to you. You see I have mixed thoughts overall.

First, if by having the bypass will save one life by having the hazmat trucks go around Delta, then I am for it. But what IF? Second, we have never had a death resulting in a hazmat spill through town as of yet. In addition, the bypass was to get help to North Delta faster and to save lives because of traffic. No one has ever died because they could not get the help in time. I leave this for you to ponder over when you think of the bypass. Frank Tranchina Delta

Stop, rest and refresh Dear Editor: We would like to invite all Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend travelers to come by the rest stop at Escalante Canyon parking lot. We have a new Nomad trailer customized to serve coffee and cold drinks with cookies, to give weary travelers a break. Stop, rest, refresh and be more alert drivers. Our thanks go out to the Colorado Department of Transportation for bringing roadside signs indicating the entrance to that area. Also for picnic tables and porta-potties for the weekends. Margaret Hogan On behalf of District #18 IOOF, Delta Rebekahs, Cedaredge Rebekahs and Olathe Rebekahs

DMEA board needs a farmer like Brent Hines Dear Editor: It is time for DMEA members-owners to elect members to fill three openings on the nineperson board. There are seven people running for those three seats. They are all good people. I am writing about one of them: Delta area resident Brent Hines. I served on the DMEA board with Brent for many years. He never rode the fence, and he always had well thoughtout reasons for whatever position he took. His positions were based on what he saw as the right thing to do. He didn’t go along to get along. I admired

Brent Hines is worthy of consideration Dear Editor: I’ve known Brent Hines all his life and can vouch for his honesty, integrity and hard work. Brent is currently running for re-election to the DeltaMontrose Electric Association (DMEA) board of directors and is worthy of your consideration. DMEA is our rural electric cooperative governed by a board of directors elected by the member-owners. Over the past nine years, Brent has worked hard to keep energy costs down without compromising the reliability and service that DMEA member-owners have come to expect. Brent has also supported local renewable production of energy, such as the South Canal Hydro Project. Brent is a farmer, along with his father Jerry Hines, who grows onions, Olathe Sweet corn, potatoes, field corn, wheat, alfalfa and beans. Ballots will be mailed on Monday, May 21, and for your vote to count it must be received by Wednesday, June 13. Members may vote in person at the annual general meeting, which is being held at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, at the Montrose Pavilion. Doug Atchley Delta

that, even when — as happened — he took positions opposite to mine. There is another reason to vote for Brent. Brent is one of the one percent in this nation. He’s part of the one percent that feeds the rest of us. He has survived in farming for the same reasons he’s a good DMEA board member: he’s thoughtful, he’s thorough, he’s careful and he watches the money. He is

a good representative for DMEA member-owners. At one time, the DMEA board was almost all farmers and ranchers. Today, Brent is the only one of the DMEA board who can bring the agricultural perspective to DMEA. I urge you to cast your vote for incumbent Brent Hines for DMEA Director in District #2. Les Renfrow Delta

Turner would be an asset to DMEA Dear Editor: Virgil Turner, a former Montrose police officer, is currently an administrative services director for the City of Montrose. I have known Virgil for over 25 years and have always appreciated his thoughtful and open-minded approach to any issue. His honesty, level headedness, business sense and community spirit will make him an asset on the DMEA board. He strongly believes that improved energy efficiency is needed. One thing he hopes to do is assist both individuals and businesses in having audits of their facilities to discover ways they can make improvements which will save them money in operational costs. He feels it is important to encourage and instruct DMEA members in methods that can save them money, such as adding insulation, caulking around windows, etc.

Virgil believes we must pursue ways to increase renewable energy as well as improving energy efficiency. He supports using the abundant solar and hydro resources that we have to help keep electric rates low, but at the same time be of benefit to the environment. His personal background in the areas of computers and technology would be a tremendous asset to the board. Virgil Turner is a great choice for the DMEA board. He has been a valuable addition to the Western Slope area since 1984. His involvement in youth and community activities over the past 28 years speaks to his commitment to serving the community. I encourage you to take the time to vote for Virgil Turner when you receive your ballots in the mail on May 21. David Huerkamp Delta

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Council meeting rescheduled The June 19 meeting of the Delta City Council has been rescheduled for Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. Several council members will be attending the Colorado Municipal League conference in Breckenridge which begins June 19. The four-day series features a series of workshops and seminars for municipal decision makers.

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District reorganization Hwy. 50 resurfacing its flexibility. FROM PAGE A1 expected to save $182,000 both The two work zones directions, Monday BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

The Delta County Board of Education is considering a 2012-13 budget which would save about $182,000 in administrative costs. Steps have already been taken to eliminate several positions at the district office. The budget calls for $381,580 in budget reorganization savings, which will be partially offset by an estimated salary/benefit package of $199,677 for a new director of personnel and the newly-created position of assistant superintendent. Business manager Terry Kimber breaks down the savings as follows: Personnel director Caryn Gibson is moving to the Delta-Montrose Technical College, to reassume the position of director. During the 2011-12 school year that position was held by John Jones, who has been let go. A portion of his salary was paid out of the school district’s general fund because he served as transportation director and Vision liaison. The position of curriculum director has been eliminated and, although Connie Vincent will remain on the payroll, she will no longer be in the district office. Her duties for 2012-13 have yet to be defined. Bill Carlquist’s parttime job dealing with activities and public relations has been eliminated. The position of executive secretary will not be filled. Arlene Hutchins retired from that job

when superintendent Mike McMillan retired earlier this year. An accounts payable clerk who retired will not be replaced. The duties of both secretarial positions have been spread among the remaining staff, who received a pay increase of $1.50 per hour for their additional responsibilities. That pay increase prompted Jackie Trueblood to comment at the school board meeting, “What about the other employees in this district who have taken on more work, especially those teachers with larg-

er class sizes who have more papers to grade and more parents to please and more students to get to where they need to be? She also noted John Jones’s 19 years of service to Delta County Joint School District as a principal and administrator. While teachers achieve some level of protection when they earn non-probationary status, there is no such protection for administrators. Connie Vincent has taught in Delta County Joint School District #50; Jones has not.

through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be no weekend work and no work over the Memorial Day holiday. South of Delta, CDOT and contractor Intermountain Slurry Seal will begin a project involving chip seal resurfacing over a total of 15.8 miles. A chip seal resurfacing is done as a preventative maintenance measure to extend the life of pavement that is in fairly good condition. The operation fills minor cracks and prevents oxidation of the asphalt, enabling it to maintain

lie between MP 74 just south of Delta to MP 81 near Olathe; then east of Montrose at MP 94.2 east to MP 103. The work was contracted for $1.3 million. Through the project’s completion on June 13, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction from MP 74 to MP 81, and directed through a single-lane work zone by flaggers from MP 94.2 to MP 103. Motorists should expect travel delays up to 10 minutes through the Montrose east work location. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

School board FROM PAGE A1 Shortly after all comments were heard, board member Pete Blair interjected that he was upset about Kimber’s resignation. “I don’t know what caused this resignation, but I think we need to rectify it,” he said. Asked by the DCI if he would consider staying on, Kimber replied, “No, absolutely not.” The DCI later learned Kimber has accepted a job as chief financial officer of the Widefield School District near Colorado Springs. Teacher Jackie Trueblood, a “soon-to-be former employee” of the district, read a list of concerns that included Vincent’s dismissal. The crowd cheered when Trueblood asked pointedly why she was

dismissed, and accused the board of not supporting the new curriculum. “If you have truly chosen to move forward with this curriculum process, why are you getting rid of the one person who knows the most about it and who has led the teachers who developed it?” The district was once on its way to the top, and it’s falling apart, said Trueblood, who received a standing ovation. Regarding the curriculum, “You’ve got to give it a try before you condemn it,” said Smith in closing comments. Otherwise, the criticism is unfair. She reminded everyone that the teachers are the ones writing the curriculum, “and we’ve always said that we have outstanding staff.”

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Glen Black city manager in 2009-10, when he filled the gap between Lanny Sloan and Joe Kerby. According to city charter, an acting city manager can be appointed for a period not to exceed 180 days. That individual shall have “all the responsibilities, duties, functions and authority of the city manager.” Council members have enlisted the services of a recruiting firm, KRW Associates of Grand Junction, to help find Kerby’s replacement. A work session was scheduled May 22 to work out the details of the job search with Fred Rainguet, one of the firm’s principal partners. Rainguet’s services were also used in the recruitment of Kerby and police chief Robert Thomas.

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The Delta County Bar Association offers free legal services to individuals who financially qualify. Local attorneys are available at 550 Columbia Street, Delta, each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at the North Fork Annex in Hotchkiss on the first Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Low income residents of Delta County are invited to get advice on a first-come, first-served basis.

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BIRTHS

Watkins, Varner plan summer wedding

Thomson and Elizabeth Comer of Erie are the parents of a daughter, Sarah May Comer, born May 16, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds and was 21 inches in length.

Sandy Myers of Olathe and Randy Watkins of Fruita announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Watkins, to Lane Varner. The groom is the son of Dan and Holly Varner of Delta. The bride-to-be graduated from Colorado Mesa University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis in secondary education. She is a science teacher at Delta Middle School. Her fiancé is a student at Colorado Christian University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an endorsement in social studies. He is an auctioneer, farmer and rancher. He coaches football and

Tyler and Kelly Morfitt of Delta are the parents of a son, Logan William Morfitt, born May 14, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21.5 inches in length.

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Rob and DaNell Mannon of Delta are the parents of a son, Dominick Anthony Mannon, born May 16, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Randall and Daneil Berreth of Cedaredge are the parents of a daughter, Madelyn Paige Berreth, born May 16, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18.75 inches in length.

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Elsie and Orval Trahern

Traherns celebrate 70 years of marriage Elsie and Orval Trahern of North Delta recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married

May 21, 1942, in Newton, Kan. Their secret to marriage is a lot of love and a lot of respect for each other.

Cedaredge High School’s Class of 1982 is planning a reunion Saturday, July 7, at RJ’s Restaurant in Cedaredge. Classmates are invited to gather for drinks at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

basketball at Delta High School. Jessica and Lane will be married this summer. They plan to make their home in Delta.

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Training offered for children’s ministry Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) trains an average of 275,000 youth and adults around the world each year to effectively teach God’s Word. Only 10 percent of these teachers work with CEF. This reflects the wisdom of the founder of CEF when he made teacher training a high priority. If you minister to children, you’re invited to a CEF training session at Grand Mesa Bible Church, 710 Crawford Avenue, Delta. The sessions will be held Friday,

June 1, from 6 to 8:15 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Frank and Connie Porter from Denver will teach how to prepare and present a Bible lesson, fun ways to memorize scripture, learn visualized songs using actions, and more helpful and encouraging tips. There is no charge but registration is necessary. Lunch and snacks are provided. Please call 874-5164 or e-mail velvethills7@yahoo.com.

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Everett and Betheline Kesterson celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on May 2, and a party in their home was attended by family and friends on May 6. The couple met while attending high school in Mullinville, Kan. They were married in Pratt, Kan., and made their home in Kansas until they moved from Salina to Cedaredge on May 6, 1985. They have two children, Shelby (Carolyn) Kesterson of Longmont and Jana (Carey) Brown of Topeka, Kan. They have four grandchildren, Leah (Ryan) Von Glahn,

Tyler (Stephanie) Kesterson, David (Melany) Brown, and Elizabeth (Brad) Hoffman. They also have three great-grandchildren, Hailey Kesterson, Hadley Hoffman and Archer Von Glahn. The couple have enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening together. Everett retired as a salesman with Pillsbury and is recognized in the Cedaredge community as a daily walker. Betheline is a loving homemaker and an artist. As a couple, they are respected for their continued devotion to each other as well as to their family and friends.

Dear Fellow DMEA Member-Owners, We are fortunate this year. We have qualified candidates running for three open seats on the DMEA board. But two of those candidates have business backgrounds with experience in meeting payrolls and making expansion decisions and we are writing to support them. We are long-time DMEA watchers. In the 1990s, we worked with others to change the board. We are pleased with that effort. DMEA is on a solid track. DMEA and the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association are working in unison constructing a hydroelectric project that will generate electricity locally, saving all of us money and creating economic development. Bill Patterson is uniquely qualified with his business expertise as well as his effective service in working with varied groups. We believe Brent Hines should be returned. As an agribusiness man farming over 1,000 acres in Montrose and Delta counties, Brent understands the importance of energy and agriculture. His expertise and familiarity with Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association will be invaluable as the hydroelectric project moves forward. We believe that experience, business acumen and community involvement make Bill Patterson and Brent Hines uniquely qualified as DMEA moves forward. Please cast your mail ballot for Bill Patterson for District #1 and Brent Hines for District #2.

Lenore Elizabeth Ackerman of Montrose and Rydge Blue Mulford of Delta were married April 21, 2012, in the Mt. Timpanogos LDS Temple in American Fork, Utah. Friends are invited to celebrate with them at a reception Saturday, May 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Cimarron Creek Clubhouse, 901 6530 Road #1000, Montrose.

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1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 teaspoon dill weed 1/2 teaspoon pepper Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add the eggs, onion, bacon and parsley. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, relish, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice and seasonings. Pour over potato mixture and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate until chilled.

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100 years of library services in Delta County Part 2: The library and its services BY LaDONNA GUNN Delta County Libraries

When the Delta Library opened its doors in May 1912, it was following an American tradition of libraries providing their communities with opportunities to learn. For 100 years the Delta library’s mission has not changed, but the materials, services and policies certainly have. In 1933, the library had 9,266 books that 2,410 patrons checked out 32,588 times. The library was open 33 hours each week, mostly in the evenings and on Saturdays. As a city chartered library, it was open to residents of Delta, but not everything was free. For over 30 years before, during and after the Great Depression, the library followed a 5 cent collection policy by renting fiction books to its patrons.

After the rental on a book amounted to its cost, the book became free to all patrons. The library paid for a large part of its fiction collection in this way. At different times during the 1930s, the library required those individuals, especially students, living outside of the city limits to pay $1 for a library card. Since “School District #1” did not have school libraries at this time, the Delta Library fulfilled this role. Even though the school district contributed to the salary of a library assistant, the library still had to charge “out-of-town students” for library cards. One young girl, who lived outside of Delta, remembered having to save her pennies so that as soon as she had one dollar, she could get her library card. With a number of Hispanic workers employed with Holly Sugar Company, the library maintained a Spanish collection (871 items in 1933) for the “community rooms” that

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Love your library! Delta Library patrons expressed what they loved about the library in February 2011. operated as a branch of the library. Besides the Spanish books at the community rooms, the library also delivered these materials directly to the sugar factory for easier, free access. During the summer of 1934, about 150 children between the ages of 8 and 13 participated in “The Book Caravan,” a reading program that took the

children on an imaginary trip around the world. In addition to the books they read, the children learned about the Indians of the Southwest from Miss Agnew and about life in the Hawaiian Islands from Esther Homer. In 2011, the Delta Library had 42,007 items (consisting of print books, eAudio books, audio CDs, DVDs, and music CDs)

News You Can Use Items of interest from Delta County Clerk & Recorder

June 26 primary election This is a MAIL BALLOT ONLY election — there will be no precinct polling locations Unaffiliated voters will not receive a mail ballot for the primary unless they declare a party affiliation allowing them to vote in the primary. All unaffiliated electors (active and inactive-failed to vote) will receive a postcard notifying them that they must affiliate with a political party (American Constitution, Democratic, Libertarian or Republican) in order to vote in the primary election. May 25 – Last day to change party affiliation for the primary election. May 29 – Last day to register to vote for the primary election. If you have a Colorado driver’s license or ID you can register online at www. govotecolorado.com. You can also: • Change your party affiliation (or declare a party affiliation). • Change your

address. • Check the status of your ballot — if a ballot has been mailed to you and if your voted ballot has been received by the clerk’s office. Please let the clerk’s office know if you need to have your mail ballot sent to another address for the primary election as ballots are not forwardable. An unaffiliated voter may declare a party affiliation any time up to and including Election Day at the clerk and recorder’s office in Delta or at the North Fork Annex in Hotchkiss. Mail ballots will be mailed to all active affiliated electors and all affiliated electors marked “inactive failed to vote” between June 4 and 8. Beginning June 11, the clerk and recorder’s office in Delta and at the North Fork Annex in Hotchkiss will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and also on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Election Day, June 26,

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from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the following: Change of affiliation from unaffiliated to a party affiliation and issuing ballots Issuing replacement ballots Drop off location for voted ballots Turn in ballot to vote on DRE Vote ballot received in the mail Drop-off locations for mail ballots beginning June 5: Clerk and recorder’s office at 501 Palmer Street, Suite 211, Delta. Clerk and recorder’s office at the North Fork Annex, 196 West Hotchkiss Avenue, Hotchkiss. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and also on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Election Day,

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that 8,505 patrons checked out 122,357 times, and 35 public computers, iPads, and Kindles that were checked out 19,834 times. The library is open 50 hours each week, Mondays through Saturdays. Besides offering a comfortable place to read the newspaper, access the Internet, search for a job, or play games on an iPad, the library offers regular fun and educational programs for all ages, with computer classes being the most popular. Last year the library had 231 children in its summer reading program. Even classes for English language learners are available as well as adult GED. Today the best part of the Delta Library and the other Delta County libraries is that it is all free — no charge for a library card, checking out books, or using the computers. Although the Delta Library holds true to its tradition of providing educational opportunities, it also recognizes its role in planning for future needs. In 1939, a Delta resident explained the library in this way, which is still relevant today. “Now accepted as a matter of course, the Delta Library continues its forward progress in typical unspectacular library fashion. The library may

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lack the color and sensation to attract the attention of the public, but it proceeds steadily on its valued daily work of providing entertainment for readers from six to 90 or more years old, assisting those in search of knowledge, promoting interesting and instructive reading clubs for children, and in other ways making life more pleasant and profitable. Seldom indeed is the library deserted of readers. There is always a heavy flow of books in and out. Operated on an economical basis, the library represents one of the best paying investments a community can have.” Please join the Delta Public Library, and the Friends of the Delta Library, in celebrating its 100th birthday, Friday, June 1. A lunch for local businesses begins at 11:30 a.m., where donations will be accepted. The kids’ carnival begins at 1 p.m. with carnival ticket sales being used as a fundraiser. A free performance by magician Ann Lincoln will begin at 6 p.m., followed by birthday cake and refreshments. For more information about the 100th year celebration, contact the Delta Library at 8749630 or visit the Delta County Libraries’ website at www.deltalibraries. org.

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Local charities invited to apply for Wells Fargo grants More than 200 qualified, community-based non-profit organizations in Colorado will receive funding from Wells Fargo through the 19th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund. The fund is just one component of Wells Fargo’s overall philanthropic efforts. In 2011, Wells Fargo’s community contributions in Colorado totaled $3.7 million to approximately 1,000 organizations, and the

company team members logged more than 28,000 volunteer hours. Eligible organizations must be certified 501(c)(3), and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less. Applications for are now available at all 170 Wells Fargo stores throughout the state and are due June 30. “Helping local grass roots organizations is a long-time tradition at Wells Fargo and an important way we serve

our local communities,” said Nathan Christian, Wells Fargo’s regional president for Colorado. “These organizations work hard and do so much to keep the local community they serve a great place to live, work, play and do business. Like all of our community donations, the decision to provide funding for these organizations is made right here in Colorado. We’re proud to continue our support.”

Celebrating moms On Monday, May 14, Willow Tree had a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day celebration. A family dinner followed at 5 p.m. with a buffet style barbecue. The music of Caravan, “The Family Band” from California, performed for families and residents. Ron and Sandy Hillman spent 20 years on the road with The Box Tops backing up groups like the Drifters, Platters, Shirelles and Coasters.

Montrose ‘think tank’ focuses on sustainability Alliance for SustainablOn Thursday, May 31, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, Office of Resource Efficiency, EcoAction Partners and the FORE Alliance will partner to host a think tank in Montrose to discuss energy, water, waste, transportation and food issues in the southwestern part of the state. The event will be held at the Region 10 Conference Room (300 N. Cascade Ave., #1 Montrose, CO) from 1 to 4 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join regional leaders from the government, nonprofit, business and education sectors in Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties to discuss collaborative solutions to sustainabil “Our region has a wealth and breadth of resources; we need to help conserve those resources while continuing to develop growth

for our region’s economy,” said Abbie Brewer, FORE Alliance community energy coordinator. “Understanding and working together regionally, building on current programs and developing regional solutions for efficiencies and conservation can strengthen us all.” The event will help to provide direction on regional sustainability priorities, educate participants on initiates across the state, and find ways to connect economic development to issues of sustainability. The group also hopes to identify opportunities for collaboration on clean transportation, local food development and local energy generation and end the meeting with concrete action items to support our region. Registration for the event is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information and to register, visit http://tinyurl.

Tunget Gymnastics Location: 21978 Austin Rd., Austin Summer Session #1 Starts May 29-June 29 Summer Session #2 (tentative) July 16-Aug. 16 Preschool ............................... Mon. &/or Wed. ...............................12:30-1:30 Preschool ............................... Tue. &/or Thu. .................................9:00-10:00 Level 1 & 2 ........................... Tue. &/or Thu. ...............................10:00-11:15 Level 3................................... Tue. &/or Thu. ...............................11:15-12:30 Boys ...................................... Tue. &/or Thu. .................................12:30-1:30 Level 4................................... Mon. &/or Wed. ...............................9:00-10:30 Opt. 5+ .................................. Mon. &/or Wed. .............................10:30-12:30 Summer 1 & 2 are both 5-week sessions; Cost is $38 for once a week; $68 for twice a week. Call Brenda at 835-3641 to Register and for Class Times and Days

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Local gymnasts compete Twenty-six gymnasts from Tunget Gymnastics qualified for the Junior Olympic Prep. Opt meet in June. Twenty-two qualified at the Montrose meet on April 28 and four more qualified at the Gypsum meet on May 12. Level 3 placers at Montrose were — Idamae Morris, fourth on vault, 10th all-around; Elaine Cannon, sixth on vault, eighth on floor; Eliza Cowley, sixth on floor; Hanna Carlson, eighth on floor; Elle Hocker-

smith, seventh on vault. In Montrose, the Level 4 team placed first. Level 4 placers were: Aubree Andre, second on bars, first on beam, second on floor, first allaround for age group; Lynzie Stratman, fifth on vault, first on bars, second on floor, first allaround for age group; Mya Murdock, ninth on vault, third on bars, fourth on beam, third all-around; Nicole Price, 10th on vault, ninth on bars, fifth on floor, second all-around; Caitlyn Car-

lquist, third on vault and ninth all-around; Kammie Henderson, sixth on beam; Natalie Rogers, seventh on vault. Optional A: Pascalina Early, fifth on vault, fourth on bar, sixth on beam, seventh on foor, fifth all-around; Tess Gore, fourth on vault, seventh on bar, eighth on beam, third on floor, sixth all-around; Kassy Braddy, fifth on vault, fifth on bar, sixth on beam, fourth on floor, fifth all-around. Optional 6: Alexia Quinn, fifth on vault, fourth on bars, seventh on beam, first on floor, IN THE fifth all-around. NEWS Optional 7: Kelsey Spadafora, sixth on vault, a three-week tour includ- seventh on bars, fourth ing the cities of Zurich, on beam, sixth on floor, Vienna, Budapest, Kra- seventh all-around. kow, Prague and Copenhagen. She will continue her postgraduate education in the MBA program at CMU this fall. Megan is the daughter of Dr. Gregory and Patty Child Evangelism FelLane of Delta. lowship (CEF) trains an average of 275,000 youth and adults around the world each year to effectively teach God’s Word. Only 10 percent of these teachers work with CEF. This reflects the wisdom of the founder of CEF when he made teacher training a high priority. If you minister to children, you’re invited to a CEF training session at Grand Mesa Bible Church, 710 Crawford Avenue, Delta. The sessions will be held Friday, Megan Lane

PEOPLE Megan Marie Lane of Delta graduated summa cum laude (maintaining a 4.0 GPA) from Colorado Mesa University during the spring commencement on Saturday, May 12. She received a bachelor of business administration degree with majors in management and marketing. While at CMU, Megan was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, PBL-FBLA, and was chosen to be included in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. After graduation she left for central Europe with several CMU professors and students for

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In Gypsum, the Level 3 team placed fifth. Individual placers included Remi Baldwin, sixth allaround. The Level 4 team placed second. Individual placers were: Jaci Murdock, first all-around for her age group; Aubree Andre, first all-around for her age group; Lynzie Stratman, second all-around; Brianna Hall, third all-around; Sophia Lareau, eighth all-around. Optional A: Pascalina Early, first in all-around. Optional B: Alexia Quinn, fourth in vault, 10th in beam, sixth in floor, sixth all-around. Optional 8: Kelsey Spadafora, seventh on vault, 10th on bars, sixth on beam, seventh on floor, 10th all-around.

Training offered in children’s ministry June 1, from 6 to 8:15 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Frank and Connie Porter from Denver will teach how to prepare and present a Bible lesson, fun ways to memorize scripture, learn visualized songs using actions, and more helpful and encouraging tips. There is no charge but registration is necessary. Lunch and snacks are provided. Please call 874-5164 or e-mail velvethills7@yahoo.com.

Parry The Growler Gran Fondo, a 64-mile supported road cycling ride from Gunnison to Mount Crested Butte and back to Gunnison, will take place on Growler weekend in Gunnison Sunday, May 27, at 7:30 a.m. The registration fee is $80. All proceeds benefit Gunnison Partners Youth Mentoring program. For information call (970) 641-5513; register at www.BikeReg.com.

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For more than 5,000 miles, this is the view Bob Skelding will have of America. He and his team — Belgian geldings Doc, Bill and Bob (one trailing along behind the wagon) — passed through Delta on his fourth “odyssey.” The sole purpose of these journeys, he says, is to travel by horse and wagon and meet people. “I’m not supporting any cause, trying to achieve a goal, nor am I sponsored by anyone,” he explains. “The reason I’m traveling in this fashion is because it combines all the things I like best and eliminates those I like least. Also, I can’t think of a cooler thing to do.” This journey will take Skelding on a “grand loop” through 11 western states in about a year. You can track his progress at wagonteamster.com.

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Food For Thought completes fourth year BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

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The young leaders who make up the Delta Vision Home & Community Program Student Council has enriched the school environment through their dedication and service.

Vision Student Council plans activities, service projects The Delta Vision gram Student Council service and activities at Home & Community Pro- concluded their year of an official ceremony on May 14. The ceremony included the installation of new officers for the 2012-2013 school year — Caeden Quist, president; Lauren McCay, vice president; Kassydy Braddy, secretary; Katie Nelson, treasurer; Saeda Quist, activities committee chairperson; and Reilly Quist, community service chairperson. The purpose of this organization is to create, maintain and promote genuine school cooperation in scholastic, musical, and other recognized fields of learning, and to Discover adventure waiting at every corner provide a means whereby students may particiat our Big Apple Adventure pate in the management Vacation Bible School! of school activities. The All Children —Preschool - 5th Grade are Welcome Student Council had an active year creating, planning and implementing activities and community service projects. Calvary Baptist Church Some of the events were school dances, field day, 1290 A Street, Delta mystery dinners, spirit Call 874-9497 or email us at office@calvarydelta.org week, Operation Christif you plan to attend so we can get you registered early. mas Child, and Pennies for Patients.

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Delta Opportunity School bills itself as a “school with heart.” The student-run Food For Thought program best illustrates how community service is an important component of the education students receive through DOS. Food For Thought feeds 165 children in Delta County each week. Each of these backpacks contains enough food to get a child through the weekend. Not only do these backpacks provide meals for children, sometimes they are needed to feed the whole family. The students who participate in this program learn even they can have a positive impact on the lives of young students. They also have an opportunity to see adults model the concepts of caring and compassion. Several of those adults were recognized during a luncheon held to celebrate the fourth year of the growing program. JoAnn DiBitonto is the Altrusa liaison to Food For Thought. “It’s been beautiful to see these kids extend themselves, to see them grow,” she said. Kathleen Ray was recognized for transporting backpacks to and from Cedaredge Elementary School. Joyce Long facilitated a $1,000 grant from Century Link — the latest in a long list of contributions which have helped keep the program running throughout the school year. In the summer months the food pantry is opened once a month for participating families. “If Food For Thought had been around when I needed it, then perhaps I would have never known the feeling of going hun-

gry,” one DOS student stated. DOS principal Delaine Hudson applauded Willyn Webb’s efforts to help students learn the importance of helping others. Webb is a teacher at Delta Opportunity School. The male DOS stu-

dents manned the barbecue and circulated with appetizers, while the girls modeled fashions from Beauty & the Bling. Owner Nacole Williams recently gave every female DOS student a stylish shirt from her Delta store.

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Jeffrey Suazo and DOS prinicpal Delaine Hudson keep a close eye on the grill.

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Allison Neal walks the “runway” as her dress is described by Willyn Webb and Nacole Williams, owner of Beauty & the Bling.

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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: Mason Hatter-Hallowwa, Allison Davis, Kaitlyn Branson, Alejandro Carrillo, Matthew Schlangen, Hayley Burwell and Janine Garcia.

— Graduation — Saturday, May 26 • 10:00 a.m. CHS Gymnasium

DELTA HIGH SCHOOL — Baccalaureate — Wednesday, May 23 • 7:00 p.m. Performing Arts Center

— Graduation — Saturday, May 26 • 10:00 a.m. Delta High School Panther Stadium

HOTCHKISS HIGH SCHOOL — Graduation — Saturday, May 26 • 1:00 p.m. HHS Gymnasium

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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) Brei Atchley and Anthony Rodriguez; (standing) Haillee Wilson, Abigail Tracey, Rachel Esquibel and Evelyn Flores.

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The following Garnet Mesa fourth and fifth grade students earned a Terrific Kid Award from the Kiwanis Club of Delta for their efforts to be a responsible citizen and student: Brayden Dillingham, Azalee Hoffbauer and Miguel Morales.

— Baccalaureate — Friday, May 25 • 7:00 p.m. PHS Gymnasium

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Baccalaureate is set for May 23 A baccalaureate service for Delta High School’s Class of 2012 will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Avenue. The guest speaker will be Rob Ames, Delta High School English teacher. A reception will follow in the Delta Middle School cafeteria. Friends and family members of graduates are invited to attend this special ceremony. Graduation is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Panther Stadium.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Olathe High awards 73 diplomas BY RANDY SUNDERLAND General Manager

Bright sky and warm sun poured blue and gold down onto Olathe High School’s Class of 2012 as they celebrated graduation on Sunday, May 20. The ceremony opened a new chapter in the lives of 73 graduates. After welcoming remarks from Head Girl Makayla Hull, Richard Tafoya of the Montrose Education Foundation presented Distinguished Alumni awards to Marilyn Cox, Class of 1957, and B.J. Brown, Class of

1962. Cox, the youngest of seven girls, was born to Ray and Lela Lashley on their Ash Mesa farm. She graduated co-valedictorian in 1957 and went on to work in the Montrose County School District for many years while raising four children. While still with the school district, she became involved with the county museum, ultimately serving as curator for 10 years before retiring in 2006. She told the Class of 2012 to “learn something new every day . . . meet

the world with curiosity . . . and savor the beauty of life.” B.J. Brown, who served as principal at Olathe High School from 1985 to 2002, worked with Cox at Columbine Middle School early in his career. “I learned to depend on Marilyn as I grew up as an administrator,” recalled Brown. Brown was also selected by the Class of 2012 as their guest speaker, and later in the ceremony he noted that 50 years ago he too took to the stage to receive a diploma from

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Mortorboards sailed high at the conclusion of Olathe High School’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 20, where 73 received diplomas. Moments before the class released red balloons with personal messages honoring Casey Mumm, a fellow classmate who died while the Class of 2012 was in eighth grade.

Delta County students outperform state averages Delta County received good news concerning their third grade reading scores on the 2012 TCAP exams demonstrating a steady trend of improvement. This year’s third graders were 75 percent P/A (proficient/advanced) in reading compared to 74 percent P/A in 2011 and 73 percent in 2010. The state has also shown progress during that

time, but Delta County has consistently scored above state averages all three years. Of particular note are two high scoring schools with North Fork Montessori scoring at 100 percent P/A for the third year in a row and Hotchkiss K8 scoring at 96 percent P/A for two years in a row. Four traditional schools scored above the state

average of 74 percent, including Hotchkiss and Cedaredge Elementary at 84 percent P/A and Garnet Mesa, which tied Paonia Elementary at 81 percent P/A. “Our third grade readers and their teachers and school administrators have done a super job,” said Connie Vincent, district director of assessments.

Olathe High School. “And like many of you,” he said, “I could not wait to get out of Olathe. Ten years later I couldn’t wait to get back!” He commended the class for their cumulative achievements both academically and athletically, noting that 40 of 73 held a 3.0 or better GPA, that 12 achieved 4.0 or better and four were over 4.4. The class garnered nearly $1.5 million in scholarships, including prestigous Betcher and Daniels scholarships. Brown praised several individuals for their achievements, and thanked Kierra Hernandez for her artwork. “I recall receiving several drawings from a aspiring 7th grade artist. which ended up on my door while principal . . . I didn’t say ‘thank you’ then so today, thank you Kierra.” He encouraged the graduates to live life fully; to love your God, your country, your friends, and, most of all, family; and to laugh each day. The four salutaorians of the Class of 2012 were introduced — Taylor Carlson, Cynthia Godfrey, Aaron Handke and Kylie Tait. Taylor Carlson spoke on their behalf, with a walk down memory lane with his classmates. The four valedictorians — William Corey, Tawni Middleton, Eric Pace and Richard Tafoya — shared the podium with a collective speech. Their rendition of the Sponge Bob Square Pants theme song drew cheers and laughter from friends, family and their classmates. Cynthia Godfrey then shared the wisdom of Dr. Seuss in his poem, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” As the graduates received their diplomas, it was announced that more than 50 intended to enter college in the fall, five planned to enter the military, and about 20 were either bound for a technical school or directly into the work force.

Drought is like 2002; reservoirs are better The extremely dry conditions that prevailed this past winter put 2012 on par with the most recent record drought of 2002. However, unlike 2012, Colorado reservoirs this year are relatively in good shape, although Green Mountain, Ruedi, Taylor Park, and Aspinall Unit reservoirs on the Western Slope stand a good chance of not filling. Those assessments of the state of water reserves was delivered to the Colorado River District board of directors meeting in April. The report included the following points: • Wolford Mountain Reservoir has already filled. • The net effect is that water storage in 2012

puts water users in a better position than 2002, although supplies will have to be closely gauged and steps taken to mitigate anticipated shortages. • Entities holding contracts in Ruedi Reservoir will be receiving a let-

The Delta County Republican Party Will Be Sponsoring A Debate Tues., May 29 • 6:00 p.m. Orchard City Town Hall Debate will include House District & County Commissioner Republican Candidates

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Christian Science Society, Delta welcomes you to our Church Services. Our Pastor is the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. Our mission is to “commemorate the word and works of our Master [Christ Jesus] which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.” (Mary Baker Eddy)

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ter asking if they have excess water to pledge in a pool for use by irrigators if needed this year. • The Colorado River District itself will be dedicating water it holds in Ruedi, as well as supplies in Wolford Mountain Reservoir to the pool.

Women’s cancer support group meets The Delta County Breast and Women’s Cancer Support Group meets the last Friday of every month in the Grand Mesa Cancer Infusion & Education Center, just north of Delta County Memorial Hospital. The brown bag lunch begins at 12

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The four valedictorians of the Class of 2012 — William Corey, Richard Tafoya, Eric Pace and Tawni Middleton — ended their joint speech with a light-hearted rendition of the Sponge Bob Square Pants theme song.

noon. The next meeting is May 25. Women with any type of cancer are invited to join this support group of women supporting women. For more information or a ride, call 872-3309 or 778-8146 by Thursday evening.

KAY JOSEPH HEINSCHEL for DMEA’s Board of Directors District 2 • 40 years of experience as a mechanical engineer, including extensive work on power plants • Open to all types of power generation, including coal, solar, and hydro, as the economy dictates • Wants to encourage development of local power generation sources for local jobs. • Will fight to keep rates low Ballots will be mailed out on May 21 and are due back by June 13.

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Irvin Trenhaile Irvin Robert Trenhaile of Olathe died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. He was 78. A funeral service was held May 19 at Olathe United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Hazelton Cemetery in Buckeye, Ariz. Mr. Trenhaile was born Jan. 7, 1934, in Bloomfield, Neb., to Charles and Kathryn Trenhaile. As a farmer’s child he spent his childhood in Texas and Iowa, before returning to Bloomfield, Neb. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1951. He moved to Iowa and married Norma French in 1953. They had five children. The marriage ended in divorce in 1965. He married Edna Huggins on Oct. 1, 1966, in Las Vegas, Nev. She added her three children. Mr. Trenhaile lived in Arizona where he worked for Arizona Public Service Company for 30 years. He retired early in April 1989. He and his wife owned and operated the Green Acre Motel in Buckeye, Ariz. In 1987, they purchased a small farm in Olathe. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and the mountains of southeast Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Edna Trenhaile of Olathe; two children, Michael Trenhaile and his wife Christi, and Linda Hill; two stepchildren, Linda Bryant and her husband Bob, and Michael Huggins; two sisters and their husbands, Ellen and Bill Canham, and Charlsie and Bill Mayden; a brother, James Trenhaile; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. Mr. Trenhaile was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Trenhaile; two sons, Rodney Trenhaile and Mark Trenhaile; and a stepson, William Huggins. Memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International, Little Rock, AR, or Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, 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.

Bryan B. Gordon of Grand Junction died April 28, 2012, at Hospice Care Center. He was 51. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at Martin Mortuary in Grand Junction. Mr. Gordon was a mechanic. He is survived by his son, Barry Gordon of Grand Junction; three daughters, Sandra Gordon, Christina Gordon and Melissa Gordon, all of Grand Junction; two sisters, Joy Gordon of Grand Junction, and Jeanell Jonour of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado. Martin Mortuary in Grand Junction is handling the arrangements.

Joanna Hout Joanna Marie Hout of Delta died after a battle with lung cancer on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at her home. She was 62. A funeral service was held May 22 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Delta. Burial followed at Delta City Cemetery. Mrs. Hout was born Dec. 15, 1949, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Lloyd and Avis (Moore) Edmisten. She spent her childhood in various areas and graduated from Grand County High School in Moab, Utah. She earned her LPN degree from the College of Eastern Utah in Price. She later attended Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs, Wyo., where she earned her RN degree. She married Jim Hout on Sept. 19, 1992, in Wyoming. They lived in Green River, Wyo., before moving to Delta nine years ago. They would have celebrated 20 years of marriage this year. Mrs. Hout was a retired registered nurse. She enjoyed hunting, four-wheeling, camping, horseback riding, the outdoors, her grandchildren, and traveling with her family. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints in Delta. She is survived by her husband, Jim Hout of Delta; a son and his

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LPN training. She worked at various health care facilities before retiring in 2001. She was a member of Delta Seventh-day Adventist Church. She enjoyed her family, gardening, flowers, sewing, candy, her cat Midnight and watching the Rockies and Broncos. Mrs. Brandstadt is survived by a sister and her husband, June and Orland Broome; her nephews, Mark Broome, Bruce Broome, Kenneth Brandstadt, Don Brandstadt, Gary Brandstadt and Melvin Brandstadt, and their families. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Brandstadt and his wife Lois, and Donald Brandstadt. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

na Meredith of Grand Junction; two daughters and their husbands, Jennifer and Steve Smith of Gunnison, and Kathy and David Edwards of Purcell, Mo.; three brothers and their wives, Harold and Joyce Meredith, and Pat and Sharon Meredith, all of Neosho, Mo., and Richard and Judy Meredith of Pea Ridge, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Mr. Meredith was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Meredith. 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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wife, Raymond and Rebecca Shupe of Durango; a daughter and her husband, Elizabeth and Byron Droge of Farmington, Utah; a stepson, Jason Hout of Visalia, Calif.; a sister and her husband, Donna and Dan Meadors of Rock Springs, Wyo.; four grandchildren, Justin Shupe, Austin Shupe, Nathan Droge and John Hout; two nieces and their husbands, Cami and Tim Walker of Glenwood Springs, and Stacy and Tay Tonozzi of Sandy, Utah; and a nephew, Michael Kemry of Florida. Mrs. Hout was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lloyd Edmisten Jr.; a sister, Vida Kemry; and a stepson, Eric Hout. 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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Mary Volk Mariam “Mary” Volk of Paonia died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at her home. She was 103. A memorial service was held May 21 at Christian Fellowship Church in Paonia. Interment followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia. Mrs. Volk was born March 15, 1909, in Marion, to John and Margaret (Mihelich) Bear Sr. Her family migrated from Yugoslavia and homesteaded in the Ragged Mountain area in the early 1900s. She married Rudy Volk on Dec. 28, 1929. They worked their cattle ranch until 1998. Mrs. Volk enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing, crocheting, feeding anyone who came her way and the polka, which she was still dancing at 101. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-greatnieces and nephews. Mrs. Volk was preceded in death by her siblings, John Junior, Frank, Margaret Marta, Mike Thompson, Rudolph, Mildred MacHugh and Edward; and her husband, Rudy Volk. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

Ruth Clark of Olathe died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 91. Mrs. Clark is survived by a daughter, Suzanne White of California. A memorial service will be held this sumHarold Sand mer. Harold Sand of Crippin Funeral Home Cedaredge died Sunday, in Montrose is handling May 13, 2012, at his the arrangements. home. He was 84. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Montrose. Mr. Sand was born May 14, 1927, in Grand Forks, N.D., to Oscar and Ina (Le Doux) Sand. He spent his childhood on Spring Creek Mesa near Montrose. He joined the Navy when he was 17 and served four years in the Pacific. In 1948 he reenlisted with the United States Marine Corps, Charles Meredith seeing battle as a tank Charles Eugene Mere- commander at Chosin dith of Delta died Thurs- Reservoir in the Korean day, May 17, 2012, at his Conflict. He was discharged in 1952. home. He was 75. Mr. Sand completed At his request, no sera four-year carpentry vices will be held. Mr. Meredith was born apprenticeship in MilFeb. 14, 1937, in Welling- waukee, Wis. He worked ton, Kan., to Gerald and as a solo custom home Ruth (Lower) Meredith. builder in Portland, Ore., He spent his childhood in the 1960s. In the early on the family farm in 1970s he and his family Derby, Kan., and gradu- moved to Saudi Arabia ated from Derby High for a two-year contract and then he worked an School in 1956. He married Geraldine additional year in BahBetebenner on Dec. 21, rain alone. After return1958, in Wichita, Kan. ing to the United States They celebrated 53 years he worked for Elstrom of marriage. She sur- Brothers in Portland, Ore, building the city’s vives. Mr. Meredith was a leading custom homes in deputy sheriff for Gun- the 1980s. They moved nison and Delta County from Oregon to the Front for many years. He was Range in 1983, before an avid machinist and moving to Cedaredge in enjoyed hunting, swim- 2000. He enjoyed travming, working on tur- eling, the outdoors and bine and single engines, satisfaction in a job well inspecting homes and done. He is survived by his flying. He was a member of the Quakers (Friends wife of 57 years, Lois Church) and was a for- Sand; three daughters, mer member of the Kristina Sand of New Colleen Sand Masonic Lodge. He lived York, in Pitkin for many years of Loveland, and Lori before moving to Delta McCuskey and her husband Troy of Loveland; eight years ago. He is survived by his and a sister, Joyce of wife, Geraldine Meredith Rochester, Minn. Mr. Sand was precedof Delta; a son and his wife, Charlie and DeAn- ed in death by two broth-

ers, Rene and Eric; and six sisters, Audrey, Guri, Karen, Ila Dean, Tanis and Rose. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Jean Van Duzen Jean Livingston Van Duzen of Paonia died Friday, May 18, 2012, at her home. She was 85. A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethlehem Cemetery in Paonia. Mrs. Van Duzen was born June 12, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., to Verne and Ellen Van Duzen. She and her family moved to Belding, Mich., in 1938 and she graduated from high school in 1943 as valedictorian. She attended Albion College in Albion, Mich., and graduated with a premed degree. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, the same university where her father and two uncles had received their doctoral training. She completed her residency in Denver. She moved to Tuba City, Ariz., in 1953 to work in a hospital on a Navajo Indian reservation and earned the name “The Doctor Who Screams.” She stayed there until her retirement in 1980. In 1964 Mrs. Van Duzen purchased property in Paonia with plans to retire. She partnered with Glenn and Tony Austin to put an orchard on her property. She lived on the farm for 32 years, enjoying the mountain views, the orchard and her many pets. She was dedicated to medicine, and specifically to prenatal care. She testified before congressional committees on three different occasions as the personal guest of Senator Ted Kennedy. Her testimony was instrumental in establishing the Women/Infant/Children (WIC) program in the United States. Mrs. Van Duzen is survived by two brothers and their wives, Keith and Barbara Van Duzen of Beulah, Mich., and Duane and Loretta Van Duzen of Fremont, Mich.; three nieces; five nephews; and many unofficial “adopted” grandchildren from the Austin family. She was preceded in death by her sister-inlaw, Helen Van Duzen. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Fork Ministerial Alliance Food Bank, P.O. Box 517, Paonia, CO 81428, or Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Jean Brandstadt Jean Irene Brandstadt of Delta died due to a head injury Saturday, May 19, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was 82. A funeral service was held May 22 at Delta Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Seth Coridan officiating. Burial followed at Mesa View Cemetery. Mrs. Brandstadt was born Sept. 14, 1929, in Pontiac, Mich., to Henry and Emma Brandstadt. She attended school in Loveland and Union College in Lincoln, Neb., where she received her

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Mother’s Day baby Logan William Morfitt was born at Delta County Memorial Hospital on Monday, May 14. In celebration of Mother’s Day, his parents, Kelly and Tyler Morfitt, received a gift basket from the Black Mesa Cattlewomen and a quilt from Laverne Dawson of the Basket Case Quilters. Also pictured is 2-year-old Benjamin Morfitt.

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Community Calendar Memorial Day breakfast planned Wednesday, May 23

DELTA HIGH SCHOOL BACCALAUREATE, 7 p.m., Delta Center. Reception follows in Delta Middle School cafeteria. TALK ON MEANINGFUL MINDFULNESS BY JOHN BRUNA, 6 p.m., Paonia Library. He speaks about practicing mindfulness moment by moment and cherishing the present as all we have. For more information, call Jane McGarry, 527-6132

Thursday, May 24

SPRING COMMUNITY MEMORIAL SERVICE, 4:30 p.m., Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 195 Stafford Lane, Delta. Remember and honor loved ones we have lost. Reception with light refreshments follows. Free, and children encouraged to attend. For more information, call 874-6823 or visit www. hospicewco.com. PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program begins at 12:30 p.m.: Julia Drapkin, Community Environmental Reporting. Public welcome. BINGO, every Thursday, 7 p.m., Delta Elks Lodge, 563 Main Street. Open to the public. For more information, call 874-3624. 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, 6:50 p.m., American Legion of Paonia. Come early for hamburgers and hot dogs. This week progressive is 57 numbers for $382, blue is 59 numbers and grey is 52 numbers for $250. For more information, call 527-6252.

May 25 & 26

YOGA WORKSHOP, with Devki Desai, senior lyengar teacher from India, Yoga Tree Studio, Hotchkiss. Friday classes: 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday classes: 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Call to register, 872-3377.

Friday, May 25

DELTA FINE ARTS SUMMER EXHIBITION OPENS, 6-8 p.m., AppleShed, 250 South Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge. View artworks from artists and students on the Western Slope. Show runs through June 22. For more information, call Julie, 856-6460 or Laurae, 856-2184. BREAST AND WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, 12 noon, brown bag lunch, Grand Mesa Cancer Infusion & Education Center, Delta County Memorial Hospital. For more information or a ride, call Dorthy, 872-3309 or Marie, 778-8146 by Thursday evening. CAR WASH, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., TLC Car Wash, Cedaredge. Help support CHS volleyball and football.

Saturday, May 26

HERITAGE DAY OPENS PIONEER TOWN, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cedaredge. Free day with added demonstrations throughout the day. Rotary Club selling hamburgers, etc. at lunch time. MEMORIAL DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 7-10 a.m., Cedaredge community center. Buttermilk “made from scratch” pancakes served with sliced ham and scrambled eggs. All you can eat.

Sunday, May 27

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION ROAST BEEF DINNER, 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., Crawford Methodist Church. $8 adults, $4 children. Provided by Needle Rock Ladies Club. Supported by Fruitland Mesa Club and Maher-Onion Valley Club. LADIES AUXILIARY OF GRAND MESA VFW POST 9221 PLACE FLAGS at each veteran’s grave site, 2 p.m., Cedaredge Cemetery.

Monday, May 28

MEMORIAL DAY VFW BREAKFAST, Oddfellows Lodge, 860 Highway 92, Delta, 7-11 a.m. Menu: eggs cooked like you want them, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee, juice, water. Sponsored by Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and Laides Auxillary. MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES, 9:30 a.m., Mesa View Cemetery, off Highway 92, Delta. MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES, 10 a.m., Delta City Cemetery. SET UP CASKET FLAGS, 7 a.m., Cedaredge Cemetery. Everyone can help erect about 190 casket flags used in the burial of a veteran and has his name on it. Take down flags at 4 p.m. MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY, 10 a.m., Cedaredge Cemetery. Roll call of all veterans interred, remarks by Pastor Tom Lang, and color guard by American Legion and VFW. MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY, 11 a.m., Eckert Cemetery. Remarks by Pastor Tom Lang, and color guard by American Legion and VFW. MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY, 11:30 a.m., Cory Cemetery. Roll call of all veterans interred, remarks by Pastor Tom Lang, and color guard by American Legion and VFW.

Tuesday, May 29

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. CANDIDATE DEBATE for county commissioner and house district Republican races, 6 p.m., Orchard City Town Hall. Sponsored by Delta County Republican Party Central Committee.

Wednesday, May 30

OVERCOMING EXTRAORDINARY MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH OBSTACLES, 6:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center, Paonia. Free.

Thursday, May 31

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS, 5-7 p.m., Paonia Wellness Center, 317 Grand Avenue, Paonia. Meet physician assistant Jean Ceriani who joined Rebecca Miller.

Saturday, June 2

DELTA HUBWHEELER SQUARE DANCE CLUB MEETS, 7:30 p.m., Confluence Park, Delta. All plus. Caller is Lamar Podvesek. Prerounds/instructions at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Loren, 970-249-4858 or Gwen, 970-856-4157. SCRAMBLE, Cedaredge Golf Course, registration 7 a.m., shotgun start 8 a.m. $68 entry fee per person. Deadline for entries is May 28. Limit 26 teams. For more information, call 856-3185 or (970) 216-0061. “THE VICTORY EVENT” A MUSICAL BENEFIT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Paradise Theatre and Blue Sage Center, Paonia. One ticket for two venues. Sponsored by Citizen’s for a Healthy Community. CEDAREDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ‘50S PARTY, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Stolte Shed, Cedaredge. Hot dogs, ‘50s music and a whole lot of fun. DELTA COUNTY ROCK, GEM AND MINERAL SHOW, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta. Free to the public, and children and adults of all ages welcome.

Sunday, June 3

CHAPEL OF THE CROSS CONCERT, 2 p.m., Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 315 SW 3rd Street, Cedaredge. Admission by donation. Today’s concert: David Starr and Roy Martin, guitar vocals.

June 4-8

FREE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, for children ages 4-entering 6th grade, 8:45 a.m.-12 noon, First Baptist Church of Cedaredge, 370 West Main Street. For more information, call the church office, 856-3830.

Monday, June 4

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.

June 7-10

EDGE OF CEDARS ART EXHIBIT, Cedaredge Middle School. June 7-June 9 open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; June 10 open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Judges reception June 6 from 7-9 p.m. For more information on entries, call Shirley Clayton, 856-3842, Mary Callihan, 399-7388, Carol Vela, 835-3388 or Karen Spears, 856-4961. Items for the Community Calendar may be faxed to 874-4424, mailed to P.O. Box 809, Delta, CO 81416 or emailed to: editor@deltacountyindependent.com Deadline is Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

The Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its Ladies Auxiliary invite the commu-

nity to the post’s annual Memorial Day breakfast, which will be held at the post’s temporary home

— the Oddfellows hall at 860 Highway 92 in Delta. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Eggs

Delta Fine Arts show opens May 25 with reception Delta Fine Arts is announcing its annual summer art show. As in the past, talented Western Slope artists working in a variety of mediums will be exhibiting in the great Cedaredge venue of The AppleShed art gallery. The show will begin with an opening reception on May 25 and close June 22. Opening night is a great time to meet the artists and the art lovers and enjoy the refreshments provided by Connie Williams, owner of the AppleShed. The reception will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 25. Delta Fine Arts is dedicated to developing and promoting the visual arts, the artists and

their creative contributions. Artists of all ages enjoy participating in this show and all work can be purchased directly from the artist. Founding

member Mary Green will be fondly remembered for her participation over the many years of art shows. She passed this spring at 98.

Hospice plans memorial service

Chapel of the Cross lists summer concert lineup The summer concert series held at Chapel of the Cross in Cedaredge’s Pioneer Town kicks off Sunday, June 3, with vocals by David Starr and Roy Martin. Concerts continue through the summer months with performances scheduled Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. The lineup includes: Sunday, June 3 — David Starr and Roy Martin, guitar/vocals. Thursday, June 7 — Gullible Skeptics, soft country/rock. Sunday, June 10 — Jill Olson, classic piano. Thursday, June 14 — Black Canyon Barbershop

Chorus. Sunday, June 17 — Carl Bivens American West Band. Thursday, June 21 — Paul Frazier and Doc Adkins, guitar/keyboard/ vocals. Sunday, June 24 — Roth Family, violin/flute/ piano. Thursday, June 28 — Josh Ooms and Phillip Dannels, vocal/classic piano. Sunday, July 1 — Helleckson Family Chamber Group, cello/violin/piano. Thursday, July 5 — Ray Carpenter, western guitar/vocals. Sunday, July 8 — Pot Roast Dixieland Band. Thursday, July 12 — Will Archuleta, marimba.

Calling all dreamers! Readers of all ages will explore the night this summer as the Delta County Libraries present “Dream Big - READ!” during its annual summer reading program beginning June 4. Activities will involve all things nocturnal — stars and planets, dreams and wishes, space exploration, bats and owls, moon hikes, and more. “The libraries are planning some exciting programs and are encouraging everyone to read and learn all summer,” says Annette Choszczyk, library district director. “Enthusiastic and reluctant readers alike can discover the joys of reading and maintain and improve their reading skills over the summer so that they are ready to learn and succeed in school this fall.” The 2012 Summer Reading Program is open

Annual rock show is coming to Delta The Delta County Rock, Gem and Mineral Show will be held Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta. Feature items will include lighted mineral and specimen displays, gold panning, a fluorescent mineral display, demonstrations on wire wrapping, and educational displays for children. There will also be door prizes, grab bags, a silent auction, and a wheel of rocks. Over 25 vendors will have gemstones, jewelry, mineral specimens, cabochons, slabs, fossils, and many other types of rocks for sale and on display. This event is free to the public, and children and adults of all ages are welcome.

will be cooked as you want them and served with sausage and pancakes. Perhaps you’d prefer biscuits and sausage gravy, or some combination of both, served with coffee, juice or water. The post will be putting up U.S. flags at the Delta Cemetery before honoring veterans with a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Veterans who died in the line of duty will be honored at Mesa View Cemetery off Highway 92 at 9:30 a.m. You’re invited to honor this nation’s veterans by attending one of these special services.

to all ages, preschool through adults, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, and more. Register at your library today and discover the treasures of reading. Kickoff events will begin the week of June 4. For more information about summer programming, call your library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www. deltalibraries.org.

Sunday, July 15 — Rachel Blankmeyer, classic piano/gospel. Thursday, July 19 — Jim Hakanson and Al Smith, Americana rock and blues. Sunday, July 22 — Bob Wear and Friends, vocals/ piano/guitar. Thursday, July 26 — Deb TenNapel, violin showcase. Sunday, July 29 — Valley Symphony ensemble; Rachel Blankmeyer, soloist. Thursday, Aug. 2 — Cool Jazz with Shelly Warren. Sunday, Aug. 5 — Rosewood & Ivory, clarinet/ piano/sax/classical jazz. Thursday, Aug. 9 — Jeri Arbaney, vocal/guitar. Sunday, Aug. 12 — Metamoocil Mountain Boys, Americana, blues. Thursday, Aug. 16 — Fifth Reel, Celtic/oldies/dance. Sunday, Aug. 19 — George Miller and Sharon Clark, baritone/piano. Thursday, Aug. 23 — Paul Frazier and Annie Griffin, country/oldies. Sunday, Aug. 26 — Kerry Claxton and Adrienne Yauck, bluegrass. Thursday, Aug. 30 — Dr. Mary Kleinsorge, classical/flamenco guitar and vocals.

Please join Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado’s Delta program for a spring community memorial service Thursday, May 24. The service will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be held at the Hospice office, located at 195 Stafford Lane in Delta. This is a special ceremony to remember and honor loved ones we have lost. A reception with light refreshments will follow. The service is free to anyone who wishes to participate and children are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 874-6823 or visit www.hospicewco.com.

Learn to make jams and jellies Colorado State University Extension will host a day-long, hands-on workshop on how to make and preserve jams, jellies and pie fillings on Friday, May 25, at Westminster Hall, 135 East 4th Street in Delta. This workshop will cover basic water bath canning with a hands-on lab where participants will make and water bath can products. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $25. For more information or to register, contact the CSU Tri River Area Extension office in Grand Junction at 244-1834.

Fishing derby, hands-on activities highlight Outdoor Heritage Day Save the date for Delta’s third annual Outdoor Heritage Day, to be held Saturday, June 2, at Confluence Park. Kids can come early to participate in a fishing derby. Through Colorado Sportsmen’s Pathway to Fishing program, kids can get a free fishing pole. Learn-to-fish stations will be set up from 8 to 9:15 a.m., and the fishing derby will run from 9:15 to 11 a.m. There will be five age categories, from toddlers to age 16. Your fish will be measured by 11 a.m. to determine the prize winners. Exhibitors will be on hand for the Outdoor Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities highlight outdoor sports and recreation for all ages. Free hot dogs will be provided to participants who actively take part in five of the exhibitor activities, which will include: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation — BB gun and pellet gun shooting area for kids, education. Black Canyon Audubon Society — interactive games/activities about birds and their behavior. Delta County Search & Rescue — safety in the wilderness/knot tying/signaling. Bureau of Land Management — duckies (inflatable kayaks)/water and boating safety.

Colorado Mule Deer Association — shooting gallery. Colorado Sportmen’s Wildlife Fund — Pathway to Fishing program (morning). Delta County Ambulance District and Delta Police Department — Bike safety/helmet fitting/tune-ups. Kids, bring your bikes and get riding tips. Delta Health Department and the Delta High School JROTC — orienteering and compass-land navigation course. Crawford State Park — life jacket safety. Kiwanis — cooking and serving lunch, beginning at noon and lasting until supplies run out. Gold Prospectors — gold panning/demonstration of prospecting equipment. Gunnison Gorge Anglers — learn fly casting/fly tying and how to preserve our resources. Roubideau Rim Wildlife Rescue — hands-on displays of antlers, feathers, bones and hooves. K9 Kapers/Fido Follies — dog performances. Delta County 4-H — kids helping kids make fish prints. Colorado Environmental Coalition — press flowers, make bird feeders and hand-dye fabric bandanas. U.S. Forest Service

— forest facts game, GPS treasure hunt and cached treasures. Colorado Parks & Wildlife — habitat hike, archery and .22 shooting trailer. Camp Red Cloud — camp activities. Bring your camera and have your picture taken sitting atop a horse. For more information, call Bill Heddles Recreation Center at 874-0923.

Community walk planned The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is sponsoring a “Take Steps Community Walk” Saturday, June 2, at Longs Family Memorial Park, 3117 Patterson Road in Grand Junction. This year the event has been expanded to include a family festival with games, booths and exhibits. There will be live music and great food from Texas Roadhouse. The goal is to raise money to provide research grants and offer education and support options for individuals and their families who are battling these chronic illnesses on the Western Slope. For more information contact Priscilla Mangnall at 260-5226.

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Hazmat plans are ‘off again’ explained commission chair Olen Lund on MonThe county’s long- day. delayed, “on again, off again” household hazardous materials facility is off again. Following the announcement last month of the facility’s opening at Adobe Buttes landfill, the Walk on a team for the county’s landfill manager submitted his surprise Delta County Relay for Life and help in the fight resignation. The Board of County to triumph over cancer. Commissioners had origi- The annual event will be nally thought to continue held June 29 at the Delta with the scheduled open- High School track. Relaying two weeks ago, but ers walk all night and have since reconsidered. raise funds for cancer “We are waiting until research and local patient we find a new person services. Visit DeltaRelay [to take over as county forLife.com for more inforsolid waste coordinator],” mation or to sign up.

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River float A half-day float trip on the Gunnison River ended with a lunch and silent auction at Confluence Park in Delta Saturday. The weather was ideal for the 13th annual River Awareness Float Trip hosted by Gunnison Gorge Anglers - Trout Unlimited and the NFRIA/Conservation Center. Participants had the opportunity to pass through a previously inaccessible stretch of river between Austin and Delta. Reconstruction of the Hartland Diversion Dam has improved habitat for sensitive fish species and enhanced recreational opportunities on the Gunnison.

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The Colorado River District Board of Directors awarded nearly $250,000 in financial assistance to a variety of water projects, including ones in Delta County, during its April board meeting. Relief Ditch diversion modification project in Delta County was awarded $90,000 toward replacing a push-up dam with a permanent diversion and grade-control structures. In addition, the ditch will be equipped with a modern headgate and the riverbank rehabilitated. The North Fork of the Gunnison Invasive Weed Removal in Delta County was awarded $15,000 to address tamarisk and invasive weeds along the river above Paonia extending north toward the Paonia Reservoir. “Your grant program to assist in the removal of these invasives helps us

bridge the gap between other organizations that are attempting to address invasives in the North Fork of the Gunnison River,” said Ralph D’Alessandro, vice president of the Delta Conservation District Board of Supervisors. “The grant also benefits private landowners who would otherwise not be able to participate in a cooperative invasive weed control,” he added. Schott K-Line Irrigation System in Delta County was awarded $24,000 toward converting a dirt ditch flood irrigation system to a K-line

sprinkler irrigation system for 28 acres of mixed grass, alfalfa and clover pasture. James and Carol Schott thanked the district for assisting with this on-farm project. “It was a big decision on our part to move ahead with this. We are already being looked at by the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a demonstration project,” James Schott said. Leon Park Reservoir Company in Delta County was awarded $11,400 toward the repair of the reservoir outlet. Projects must meet one

or more of these objectives: develop new water supplies; improve existing water supply projects; improve water use efficiency; improve sediment control; improve water quality; undertake a watershed action or implement tamarisk control. This is the third year that the Colorado River District has operated a unified program for large and small grants. The program received requests for more than $991,000 from 24 qualified applicants. Awards are made on a cost -sharing basis.

Delta chamber plans First Saturday Market BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Instead of the block parties which changed locations last year, the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is staying put for First Saturday Markets in July, August, September and October. Before proceeding with the new concept, the chamber had to get approval from the Delta City Council, which had set aside $5,000 to help fund the block parties. Linda Sanchez, the chamber ’s executive

director, board president Gynee Thomassen and event chairman Jessica Good first approached the council on May 1. Their initial presentation left some questions unresolved, so they returned to council May 15 to clarify those issues. While the block parties seemed to be a good concept, they didn’t get the attendance the chamber had hoped for, Sanchez explained. They plan to take some elements of the block party, including live music, but keep the First Saturday Markets in one location to make it simpler for everyone involved, including the people who want to attend the event. The chamber plans to submit a request for closure of 3rd Street from Main to Palmer once a month, which also requires council approval. The hours will also change. The block parties were typically held on Friday evenings; the First Saturday Market will take place Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those hours are best for freshly picked summer produce, which Sanchez believes will draw people to the event. One of the unresolved questions from the May 1 meeting was the potential involvement of the growers who take part in the farmers’ market in

the parking lot near the fire station. Sanchez spoke with the organizer of that event, and reported to council that they prefer to remain in their current location. So Sanchez will be using a list of countywide growers to come up with other interested vendors. She also has plans for cross-marketing with the farmers’ market. Although locally grown fruits and vegetables will be part of the First Saturday Market, Sanchez went on to explain how the chamber event will differ from the farmers’ market which also takes place on Saturday mornings. “We are planning a festive, family event,” Sanchez said. Food vendors, live music, balloon animals and face painting will hopefully create more “stopping power,” she explained. While council unanimously agreed to redirect the funds for the block parties, councilmember Mary Cooper said she fears the money will be used for the same purpose as last year, just under a different name. “It’s their money,” said councilmember Robert Jurca. Several councilmembers disagreed with that statement, saying they are still responsible for stewardship of taxpayer funds.

Billy Kissner formally advised BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

During his first court appearance since posting bond, Billy Kissner waived further advisement on the charge of second degree murder. He was represented in court by R.L. Benjamin, an associate of Harvey Steinberg, who also waived the 30-day rule for a preliminary hearing. Judge Sandra Miller said preliminary hearings usually take less than an hour, but the seriousness of the offense

warrants additional time. Benjamin and the district attorney’s office, represented by Barb Sanford, agreed a half day would be sufficient. After checking the calendars of both Steinberg and district attorney Dan Hotsenpiller, the preliminary hearing was set for the afternoon of Monday, June 25. The judge also cautioned Kissner on the importance of being on time for court appearances after he walked in the door 20 minutes late.

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Attend Memorial Day observances BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The North Fork Valley will have Memorial Day services in Paonia, Crawford, Hotchkiss and Somerset. On Sunday, May 27, the American Legion Lynch-Cotten Post #190 will hold a service in the Crawford Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. Following the service, the annual roast beef dinner will be served at the Methodist church annex from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Needle Rock Ladies Club will host

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the hometown roast beef dinner. The dinner is supported by the Fruitland Mesa Club and Maher-Onion Valley Club. The cost of the dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. There will be a crafts show with items available for purchase. Paonia will have four services on Monday, May 28, in Somerset and Paonia. The Wilson-Head American Legion Post #97 will have Memorial Day services at Somerset Cemetery at 9 a.m., Cedar Hill Cemetery at 10 a.m., the Grand Avenue bridge at 10:30 a.m. and Bethlehem Cemetery at 11 a.m. The Black Canyon Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary #9333 will have their service at Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss on Monday at 10 a.m.

Photo by Kathy Browning

A good time fishing Students from North Fork Community Montessori School in Hotchkiss tied fishing flies under the guidance of Jeff Hatton and other anglers last week. Then on May 17, the students went to the ponds at Sunshine Mesa and fished with their own flies. The results were great. Among those who caught rainbow trout were fourth grader Sam Gibb and fifth grader Kaiya Firor. Gibb used the red hare’s ear fly he had tied, and Firor used her brown wooley bugger fly. Hatton and the Gunnison Gorge Anglers helped the kids reel in some large catches.

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The American Legion and Auxiliary began selling poppies to raise funds for veterans and their families in 1921. The first poppies were made of silk by French widows and orphans following World War I. In 1922, American veterans made paper poppies in Minnesota hospitals. The crepe paper was selected because “it provided the maximum of work for the disabled veteran with the minimum expenditures for materials.” Poppy Week is Friday, May 25 through Thursday, May 31. Poppy Day is Saturday, May 26. The Wilson-Head American Legion and Auxiliary of Paonia will be selling the paper poppies. The poppy was originally selected because it grew wild in the fields of Flanders and France. Previous to its national distribution through the American Legion and Auxiliary, the poppy was proclaimed in 1920 the memorial flower of the American Legion. The same thing happened in England. All funds from the sale and distribution of the poppies by the American Legion and Auxiliary minus the cost of materials and shipping is used for assistance to veterans and their families. Please be generous this year when you see members of the Paonia American Legion and Auxiliary selling the poppies.

Deputies are true heroes BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

On April 19, around 11:30 p.m., Hotchkiss deputies Chad Lloyd and Gates Shaklee were called to a structure fire at 260 East Orchard Street. Marshal Dan Miller learned about the bravery of his two deputies the morning after the fire from Hotchkiss Fire Chief Doug Fritz. At the May 10 Hotchkiss Town Council meeting Miller, Fritz and Mayor Wendell Koontz spoke about the incident during a ceremony where the deputies’ valor was recognized. The deputies entered the apartment which was engulfed with flames and smoke, Miller said. They attempted but were unable to extinguish the blaze. Lloyd and Shaklee went into the apartment on their hands and knees to locate the victim, Jerry Bledsoe. They were able to pull him to safety from the bathroom. Bledsoe was later flown to Greeley to receive treatment for his critical burns. “The atmosphere in that apartment was immediately hazardous to their health and safety. They disregarded that and went in, exemplifying some of the highest examples we expect out of our public

Help spruce up Paonia June 4-8 For a limited time only the Town of Paonia will be picking up all large items at no extra charge (unless otherwise noted) in an effort to spruce up Paonia. It’s time for spring cleaning anyway. Get your stuff out by your normal trash area and the Town of Paonia will take it away. The pickup days will be June 4-8 and June 25-29. The town will not enter private property to remove items. Items must be near the normal trash area.

Do not panic if items are not removed all at once. It may take a few trips to remove different types of items. While no flammable liquids will be picked up, most items will be — yard waste, paint filled with kitty litter, oil, lumber and branches bundled in five-foot lengths, scrap metal, tires, household appliances and furniture. There will be a $10 charge for refrigerators and freezers with freon. Call 527-4101 for more information.

Photo courtesy Hotchkiss Chamber of Commerce

Postcard winner The Hotchkiss Chamber of Commerce has selected this image from Robin Wadhams as the winner of its 2012 postcard photo contest. Her winning photo portrays the historical Hotchkiss Homestead. The postcards are available for purchase at North Fork merchants.

servants,” said Hotchkiss Fire Chief Doug Fritz. “I can tell you that people in our community who are older and disabled are at much greater risk of horrible death by fire. Gates and Chad prevented that. We owe them a lot of admiration, and we are pretty proud to be working with them.” Because of their bravery, Lloyd and Shaklee were awarded Medals of Valor and letters of commendation. Mayor Wendell Koontz read from the letters of commendation which described the incident in detail. Lloyd knew the tenant was a young

man dying of Huntington’s disease and was disabled. When Lloyd and Shaklee arrived they could see flames in the bedroom area of the apartment. Lloyd attempted to put out the blaze while Shaklee notified the other tenants. Lloyd crawled into the burning apartment on all fours to search for the resident. The resident was found in the bathroom, severely burned, unconscious and barely breathing. Lloyd and Shaklee pulled Bledsoe out of the apartment without regard for their own safety. “For this action of saving

the life of another while placing their own lives in danger, Deputy Lloyd and Deputy Shaklee receive the award the Medal of Valor. Congratulations,” Mayor Koontz said. “These men are true heroes.” Koontz added, “We are honored to have them in our community.” Lloyd was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. The incident happened on Shaklee’s second day with the marshal’s office. “I’ve told them now that policemen direct fire trucks into the fire, but they don’t go in,” Miller said.

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Hotchkiss deputies Chad Lloyd and Gates Shaklee (center) receive Medals of Valor from Hotchkiss Mayor Wendell Koontz, Marshal Dan Miller (far right) and Hotchkiss Fire Chief Doug Fritz (far left). Lloyd and Shaklee saved the lives of apartment residents during an April fire and pulled an unconscious 46-year-old man to safety from the apartment where the fire began.

Town council reviews 2011 Crawford audit BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

While it took until the end of 2011 to finish the 2010 audit for the Town of Crawford, the 2011 audit was completed and presented to the town council on May 2. All the previous problems associated with various accounting procedures by different town clerks were resolved by town clerk Jackie Savage. She worked closely with Blair and Associates in getting proper procedures in place. When Mary Jo Lance of Blair and Associates presented the audit to the council, her recommendations had already been implemented. Among those items were having an investment policy, checks and controls on debit card usage and more revenue in the enterprise funds. Financial highlights from 2010 show that the town’s assets exceeded its liabilities by $2,520,936 by Dec. 31, 2011, which equals a decrease of $36,906 compared to 2010. Governmental funds had a

combined ending fund balances of $375,912 which represents an increase of $12,307 compared with 2010. The town’s general fund balance was $352,328, an increase of $6,930 in comparison to 2010. General property tax, sales tax and other tax totaled $70,495, which is 63 percent of general revenues. The audit states, “Over time, the increases or decreases in net assets may serve as a useful indicator of whether the financial position of the town is improving or deteriorating.” Revenue was $318,531 in 2010 and $314,614 in 2011. Expenses were also down in 2011. 2010 expenses totaled $372,489 compared with $351,520 in 2011. The town paid off all debt in 2011. “Overall the town is in good financial condition,” Lance said. “The balance in your general fund will cover three years of general fund expenses. Your general fund is in very good shape.” She also noted that the

town is covering their expenses in their enterprise funds for water and sewer, but not covering for depreciation. Lance recommended the town create more revenue in the enterprise funds. The Town of Crawford had already approved a $6 a month increase in each enterprise fund. Those increases started this month. The town does not have any uninsured risk. The total cash and investments as of Dec. 31, 2011 were $387,442. Some line items in the enterprise funds were over budget, but the funds themselves including the general fund were not over budget. Lance recommended that the town change their bank statement policy. The town changed the policy so the mayor will open the bank statement and then give it to the town clerk. The council approved the audit by unanimous vote. The audit was sent by Blair and Associates to the State of Colorado the next day on May 3.

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Humane Society hires private investigator BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Delta County Humane Society has employed Greg Turner since April 23 as chief investigator for their animal cruelty division and animal rescue. Turner is a private investigator located in Delta. Jackie Schoonover of the Humane Society said those who want to report cases of animal cruelty should contact law enforcement first. Then if the situation persists, Turner will investigate and write a report. He can also explain laws pertaining to animal cruelty to the animal owners. The goal, Schoonover said, is to try and prevent criminal charges being filed by explaining how to take care of the animals. Turner spoke at the Crawford work session on May 16. He distributed copies of his brochure for Leadville Tactical K9 and Investigation which works in Leadville, Delta, Montrose and Grand Junction. Turner does a followup investigation after law enforcement has been notified of an alleged animal cruelty situation. He

noted that Crawford has no police force of its own and it sometimes takes the sheriff a while to respond. People can call the Delta County Humane Society or the Leadville Tactical K9 and Investigation at (970) 773-4434 to check on complaints. “If [law enforcement] doesn’t respond within 24 hours, then we do follow-up within six hours to 24 hours from that time,” Turner said. “If you contact us direct, we will go out immediately and contact the sheriff ’s department or local police.” Turner said they can enforce town laws concerning noise complaints, and they can enforce county and state laws regarding animals. The investigators will sign complaints. Those who can’t take care of their pets can surrender them to the Delta County Humane Society. The animals will be checked out by a veterinarian and put up for adoption. The sheriff ’s department has to be involved in a criminal case, Turner said, but his investigation firm can begin collecting evidence and information to “motivate the sheriff

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to move to the next step.” Turner’s humane investigators are certified. If the sheriff does not pursue the case, the Humane Society will then talk to the State Agriculture Department. Cases involving dogs and cats are easier than livestock which are considered property by state law. For livestock, it may take up to eight months to get a warrant to go on property and collect evidence. Then that evidence has to be turned over to the district attorney. These services with the Delta County Humane Society are free to the community.

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Deserving winners Kiwanis Club of Hotchkiss hosted five scholarship winners for breakfast at the Home Town Cafe in Hotchkiss. The club presented certificates, congratulated them on their success and learned more about their academic plans for the future. The winners are (left to right) Marco Meza, Kasey Miles and Ben Gruber from Hotchkiss High School and AJ Huey and Kayla Wilczek from Paonia High School. Members of Hotchkiss Kiwanis Club appreciate and thank the many folks who supported the club’s annual fish fry and other fundraisers that make these scholarships possible for these deserving winners.

Students bike, walk to school On Wednesday, May 9, Paonia Elementary School held their fourth annual Bike and Walk to School Day in conjunction with National Walk and Bike to School Day. The day’s events were made possible through a community effort supported by Dr. Funk, North Fork

Ambulance Association, in particular Captain Lawrence Bejarano and Carol Courtney, Town of Paonia, Chief Scott Leon, Officer Nick Rogers, John Eckert of Galaxy Bike and Sport, and Delta County Dispatch. The students took part in a bike rodeo that was set up and instruct-

ed by Paonia Police Department. The North Fork Ambulance Association brought an ambulance and provided children information pertaining to the operations and procedures when an ambulance responds to an emergency call. Delta County Sheriff ’s

Office educated younger children on calling “911” in the event of an actual emergency. The day kicked off with music, light snacks and educational offerings for students to take home along with a helmet raffle for those students who rode their bikes to school but did not own a helmet.

Biz After Hours at wellness center The Paonia Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to a Business After Hours get-together Thursday, May 31, from 5-7 p.m. at the Paonia Wellness Center, 317 Grand Avenue. Meet physician’s assistant Jean Ceriani, who has joined Rebecca Miller at the Photo by Kathy Browning center to offer integrated A North Fork Ambulance led the way from Paonia Elementary School to the town medicine for the North park for a bike rodeo presented by the Paonia Police Department on May 9. Fork Valley.

Join us this Memorial Day as we honor the men and women of the U.S. Military. Their courage, hard work and sacrifice are the backbone of our nation, protecting freedom, liberty, justice and all we hold dear. Thank you, veterans. West Elk Mine is a proud sponsor of Wounded Warriors. West Elk Mine also currently employs 30 veterans, one who just returned from service in Afghanistan.

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Farnsworth awarded sheriffs’ scholarship

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Lions’ scholars The Paonia Lions came out in force to present this year’s Memorial Scholarship to two very deserving Paonia High School graduates. Pictured from left to right are Ron Sims, Wes Wade, Jessica Altman, Adrian Lopez, president Mike Peacock and James Gall.

Class of ‘59 gives scholarships The prestigious Paonia High School Class of 1959 presented their fourth annual scholarship awards this year to Maggie Hayden and Adrian Lopez. Each was awarded a $2,000 scholarship, which brings the total of the Class of 1959 PHS Memorial Scholarship donations to $9,500. Hayden was active in numerous academic and sports programs at PHS

and was actively involved in volunteer work throughout the community. She earned a license as a certified nursing assistant and worked at a local health care facility while attending high school. She plans to attend Colorado Mesa University and return to work in the local community after graduation. Lopez was president of the student council, a member of the national

honor society and participated in football, wrestling, baseball and track. His schedule also included work on several community service projects. He plans to attend the University of Wyoming and major in wildlife biology. The PHS ‘59 classmates have appreciated the opportunity to honor the memories of their friends and classmates who are no longer with us. This year, in addition to their classmates, they have chosen to remember a beloved math and music teacher, Raymond Den Beste. Without his help and encouragement, many would not have gone that extra mile to achieve what they did. Of course, he wasn’t always happy with the students and with the somewhat immature pranks he had to deal with — some of which even involved his own classroom. However, through the course of it Photo by Kathy Browning all, he was always a genMaggie Hayden and Adrian Lopez were each award- tleman, understanding ed $2,000 scholarships from the Paonia High School and fair. Den Beste was a class sponsor and mentor Class of 1959 in honor of Raymond Den Beste.

Fund will purchase headstones for murdered children and father BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Thursday, Oct. 31, 1912, edition of The Paonian carried a shocking headline, “Triple Murder And Suicide.” The newspaper called it “one of the most shocking crimes in the history of the state” and “The blackest page in the criminal history of Delta County.” The article reads like a compelling murder mystery. Yet, everyone concerned and the newspaper editor believed they knew who had committed the murder and why. Carl G. Fox had shot each of his children once and then turned the gun on himself. Verna was the eldest, just six years old. Her brother Glenn was four and her baby sister was one year and five months. According to the newspaper, Fox was a “victim of paranoiac hallucinations.” In several letters found during the investigation by deputy sheriff W. T. Bross, Fox told how he was being persecuted by a secret society of which he once was a member. He believed they had pursued him to Colorado and that he was doomed as were his children.

The family had lived in Paonia for three years. Those letters told of his suspicions of local people, including his employer, who Fox believed were involved in a plot against him. The morning of the shooting, Fox had told his wife to go to town and pay his life insurance premium and pick up a photograph of their children. Sometime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Fox killed his children and himself. On her return, Mrs. Fox made the gruesome discovery. The article from the front page of The Paonian was discovered by Mark Sprinkle who was looking through stacks of old newspapers. He was looking for ones from 100 years ago to frame and display in the hallway between Ollie’s Ice Cream Shop and The Glennie Coombe Gallery. The corner building at Second and Grand in downtown Paonia was the former site for the Paonia Public Library. When the library moved, the historic newspapers remained. Sprinkle was moved by the Fox family tragedy, and looked for their gravesites. With the help

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These children were killed by their father on Oct. 27, 1912. Glenn, Vera and Verna (left to right) and their father Carl G. Fox were discovered by Mrs. Fox when she returned to their home. Mr. Fox was known for having mental problems. The father and his children are buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in graves marked unknown. Funds are being raised to purchase headstones.

of caretaker Gregory Mellott, four gravesites each marked unknown were located. The four are adjacent to the flag pole at Cedar Hill Cemetery. “I read this and it haunted me. I didn’t feel it was right for these kids to be in unmarked graves and just forgotten,” Sprinkle said. He decided to do something to rectify the situation. Sprinkle has set up a fund to put a memorial head stone for the three children and a separate one for their father. Sprinkle is hoping members of the community will help in the fund raising. Donations can be made at Ollie’s or the Glennie Coombe Gallery. Sprinkle found a mention of Mrs. Fox in a newspaper in 1922. She was attending a social event in Flint, Mich. She is not buried next to her family in Paonia. For 100 years the young Fox family lay in graves marked unknown. Perhaps in 2012 their lives can be recognized.

Help for North Fork gardeners Colorado State University Extension’s Master Gardeners are now available to assist you in the North Fork of Delta County. You can now bring your gardening questions to the Maloney House, located on the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss, on Tuesdays between 1-3 p.m. In addition, the Delta County Extension Office, located at 525 Dodge Street in Delta, helps find answers to gardening questions Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Services are free of charge. Call the Extension Office at 874-2195 for more information.

to many of his students. Once again, the response to the request for scholarship funding was unbelievable. This small class of 46 graduates is proud to have set an example of the commitment to give something back to the community that played such an important part in their lives. The PHS Class of ‘59 is proud of this accomplishment and once again challenges all alumni from Delta County high schools to join this support of local students.

Alexandria Farnsworth of Paonia is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Delta County. The award was presented by Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee at a Paonia High School awards assembly last week. CSOC, the Colorado state sheriffs association, offered a total of 32 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational expenses for the 2012-2013 academic year. A citizens’ committee selected the winner for each county. Committees made their selections based upon criteria established by CSOC, including leadership, merit, character, involvement, purpose and need. Applicants were required to be full-time legal Colorado residents who plan to attend a Colorado university, college or trade school. This is the 33rd year

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for the CSOC scholarship program. Monies for the program are derived, in part, from the CSOC honorary membership fund, which consists of contributions from individual citizens and businesses each year. If you are interested in supporting this program, visit www. CSOC.org.

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Lessons on safety, injury prevention BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Hotchkiss K-8 students participated in a day full of activities and instruction for Bike to School Day and the first annual Safety Day at Hotchkiss K-8 on May 9.

K-5 students rotated through seven sessions on fire safety by the Hotchkiss Fire Department, 911 safety by Delta County Dispatch, traffic and pedestrian safety by the Colorado State Patrol, seatbelt safety

by Western Colorado Retech, property and bike safety by the Hotchkiss Marshal’s Office, stranger danger safety by the Delta County Sheriff ’s Office and tours of ambulances by the North Fork Ambulance Association. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders attended a school assembly on

seatbelt safety by West- Day was in conjunction were held at Crawford ern Colorado Retech. with International Bike to School and Paonia EleAfter that they toured a School Day. Other events mentary School. wrecked vehicle in the school parking lot. The emphasis on injury prevention and safety was the idea of Dr. Dory Funk, a North Fork Ambulance Association board member. The Injury Prevention

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Hotchkiss Marshal Deputies Gates Shaklee and Chad Lloyd taught Sheryl Farmer’s first grade students at Hotchkiss how to signal when riding a bicycle during the Bike to School Day on May 9.

The North Fork Ambulance crew on May 9 gave students a tour of the ambulance and explained how the equipment is used in treating patients prior to transport to the hospital. This is National EMS Week. All the EMTs and drivers for the NFAA are volunteers donating their time in service to the community. The organization is always adding new recruits to their ambulance crew. Above is Barb Kuklish’s first grade class.

Hotchkiss High School hosts first Steak Cook-off BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

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Four teams competed in the Hotchkiss High School Bulldog Beef Challenge in May. The event was sponsored by Black Mesa CattleWomen. Each team had to select a recipe for a one pound top sirloin steak from Homestead Beef Market. The winning team of Makalah Henderson, Morgan Dodier and Ulises Mendoza prepared a black pepper crusted sirloin steak served over couscous. In second place was Las Amigas with Kacey Arguien and Alexis Padil-

la for their steak fajitas. Team Breakfast Bunch with Natalie Anderson and Jenny Celis fixed steak and eggs with toast. In fourth place was Team David and Goliath with Conner Beard and Logan Hill for their lime steak fajitas. Judges for the steak cook-off were Heidi Simpson, Karen Todd and Teresa Burns. Teams scored points for their choice of recipe, taste of dish, appearance of dish including garnishes, presentation and a quiz on the pamphlets “Confident Cooking with Beef” and “The New My Plate

Food Guide.” The materials were provided by the Black Mesa CattleWomen. Each team picked a number for the secret ingredient they would use in their recipe. The secret ingredients were basil, spicy basil, parsley and hot peppers. All were grown at Hotchkiss K-8 School. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors competed in the beef challenge.

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Karen Todd (left) of Black Mesa CattleWomen presented members of Team Sula first place prizes for their Black Pepper Crusted Sirloin. The team chefs are (left to right) Ulises Mendoza, Morgan Dodier and Makalah Henderson. This was the first HHS Bulldog Beef Challenge. The competition was held on May 3.

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And they’re off! Runners and walkers left the starting line on Hotchkiss Avenue and made the turn onto Cedar Drive to compete in the Kappa Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi third annual 5K run/walk during the stock dog trials weekend.

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Kaleb Trefren runs fastest 5K BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Many happy souls participated in the Kappa Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi third annual 5K run/ walk Saturday morning, May 12. The event raised money for the Women Advancing Math and Science Scholarship Fund. These are the fastest times in each age group of the 77 runners and walkers: 10 and under — Grey

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Kimberlyn Briane Wellman, daughter of Rick and Edna Wellman of Hotchkiss, was selected a finalist for Colorado’s 32nd annual homecoming queen selection held May 20 in Golden. She is the Hotchkiss High School homecoming queen. The 2012 Colorado Homecoming Queen will receive a cash scholarship plus an all-expensepaid trip to the national finals to compete with queens from other states for America’s Homecoming Queen. Kimberlyn will also be competing for Colorado’s favorite homecoming queen. Vote for her at wwwamericas homecomingqueen.com.

Stephanie Widner has been named to the Central Methodist University Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. Widner is a nursing major from Hotchkiss. To qualify for Dean’s List recognition, one must be enrolled as a full time student and achieve a 3.5 or higher grade point average on the university’s 4.0 scale, according to Dr. Rita Gulstad, vice president and dean of CMU. Serving more than 5,000 students on its historic main campus in Fayette, through collaborative programs at locations across Missouri, and online, the CMU mission emphasizes academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility.

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Home tour itinerary The homes are ready for the annual tour sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. The Home Tour will be Sunday, June 3, from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Proceeds will benefit Memorial Hall and the Kathleen Wheeler Scholarship. Tickets, maps and itinerary will be available the day of the tour at the Creamery Arts Center and from members of the sorority. Above is Atha’s Place on Orchard Street in Hotchkiss, a brick Victorian home built in 1902. Atha Ainsworth lived in the home for over 40 years. She used it as a boarding house while her husband drove freight wagons throughout the west. Today, it is a bed and breakfast.

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Barajas, Martinez win gold

Williams leads Lady Bruins BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

After two tough seasons and so-so performances at state, Cedaredge senior Miguel finally got on the podium. On Thursday, Barajas had his best throw of his career in the discus. “I finally got a little bit of air on it,” said Barajas after placing fifth in the discus. “I was able to get some height on it

and it went out to 140-06, so I was pretty excited, especially because it happened at the state meet.” Barajas said he was feeling pretty good about placing fifth, “Because I haven’t done that great in past years, so to do this good is pretty nice. This is my last year.” On Friday morning, he threw the shot put 5003.00 for the gold. “I guess I was just ready today,”

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Jumping in the wind and rain, Cedaredge senior Danny Martinez clears the high jump bar at five feet, 10 inches last Saturday at the state track meet. Martinez cleared six feet, three inches to win his first state title.

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Miguel Barajas throws in the finals of the 3A state discus competition on Thursday. Barajas had his best performances of his career to place fifth in the discus and first in the shot put.

said Barajas, whose distances improved in recent weeks after he added a spin to his technique. While he faced tough competition from Faith Christian and Eaton, “I was under no pressure to win. I’m not ranked first.” Barajas had finished poorly at state the last two years, so he relaxed. His first throw of the finals was all he needed for the win. “It’s a great way to finish,” he said. “Just feels awesome.” While he wouldn’t be the last, Barajas was the first male to win a Bruin state championship since 1994, according to 14year head coach Kirby Henderson. “No one can say they work harder than Miguel, so watching him win this weekend was one of the greatest moments of my coaching career.” On his fourth state appearance in the high jump, Danny Martinez claimed his first state gold on Saturday morning after clearing 6-03 in a highly competitive jump-off, and in the pouring rain. Cedaredge qualified four high jumpers, with sophomore Reid Gates placing second, and senior Dagan Smith ninth. Luke Wieben was the fourth to qualify. The senior first-year team member had never participated in track before. “I just started trying everything,” he said. His second week he tried the high jump, and placed. As a thrower, he also qualified in discus. “I made it to state,” said Wieben after going out in the high jump at 5-10. “I’ve had fun this whole season.” Dante Markley wasn’t too happy after failing to make finals in the 100 and 110 hurdles. But after qualifying for the finals in the 300 hurdles on Friday and giving some thought, he was feeling better. He’s a junior, after all, and has another year of competition. “I’m not so depressed anymore,” he said with a smile. On Saturday, Markley finished seventh. Lady Bruins Even in the cold and pouring rain, Sierra Wil-

liams was at her best. On Saturday morning, under rainy skies, the Cedaredge senior broke the 3A meet record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.82. The race was fairly even after about 10 yards, but after about 20 yards, Williams started to pull ahead. In lane six was Platte Valley junior Rachael Morales, who was neck and neck with Williams going into the last 20 meters, but Williams outpaced her to finish a full stride ahead. “I was not expecting that,” said Williams, whose record she broke, set just a week earlier at the Western Slope League meet in Grand Junction, was her own. At league, she said, she was hoping to hit a 12seconds flat area, “And then I just had a really good day.” She went 11.94 in the finals, and, “It just keeps dropping from there,” said Williams. Williams said she didn’t consider the cold, wet weather as a factor in the outcome. “Everybody’s running in it, and there’s no advantage in it for one person or another,” she said after the win.

With the 200 just two hours away, Williams said she wasn’t looking to break another record, even though she’d broken the meet record in Thursday’s preliminaries. I want to run it for the time and for myself, and for all my friends and family, and just have fun.” Williams broke her own record again with a time of 24.13. She was more than a second ahead of the No. 2 placer. As a junior, Williams won the 100 and placed second in the 200. In 2010, she was injured but still placed fourth in the 100; she didn’t run the 200 that year. As a freshman, she posted the 13th fastest time in the 100. “I think just all the hard work and the time I’ve put in is just paying off,“ said Williams, who will run for Florida State University beginning this fall. “I let my body do what it knows how to do, and be confident in myself. I think that’s all it takes.” Being the defending champion has its price, she said. “It’s a little nerve-wracking knowing that the target is on your back, and everyone

is aiming for you. But you have to train even harder and not let up.” Williams now has her name on four state records. The 400-meter relay team of Summer Herman, Tani Zamarripa, Savannah McIntire and Williams also broke the meet record in preliminaries. The 800 team of Rebecca Deal, McIntire, Zamarripa and Williams also broke the meet record by almost a second in preliminaries. “That was amazing,” said Williams. “We’ve been working towards this for a long time.” McIntire and Zamarripa are also seniors, and Deal and Herman are sophomores. Williams referred to Herman as a little sister. “We’ve kind of taken her in,” said Williams. “It’s just great having her out there with me and experiencing something like this together.” Deal was ranked third in the long jump and edged out senior Makenna Linn of Bennett 1⁄2 inch on her final jump to place second. The sprint medley team of Herman, Mackenzie Kehmeier, Rachel Latta and Zamarripa placed eighth.

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Running in the rain, Sierra Williams of Cedaredge sets a new state 3A meet record in the finals of the 100-meter dash. Williams also won the 200m and anchored two winning relays. Her name is now on four 3A state meet records.

Hotchkiss girls sixth in track pass Celis going into the curve, but Celis never broke stride, outpacing The Hotchkiss girls Mullen down the stretch track team earned 47 for the win. points to place sixth at On Saturday, and in last week’s state 3A track less than ideal weather, meet. Sophomores NataCelis placed second in lie Anderson and Jenni the 400, just 26/100th of Celis combined in india second behind Allison vidual events for 31 of Kropkowski of TCA. those points. Natalie Anderson knew After anchoring the she also faced some tough 2011 Lady Bulldog medcompetition from TCA in ley relay team to a gold the distance races. After winning the event at the 3A league meet a week earlier, Anderson named TCA seniors Shelby Stableford and Regan Mullen as her top competitors. She kept pace with the two throughout the first five laps, but Stableford and Mullen pulled ahead to place one and two, with Anderson finishing third. In the 1600, Anderson placed fourth with a time of 5:12.11. Anderson holds the HHS record in both the 1600 and 3200, and Celis Photo by Tamie Meck holds the record in the Hotchkiss’ Kurt Katzdorn, right, enters the last 200 800. meters of his leg in the 3200-meter relay. The 1600-meter relay

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in 2011, Celis claimed her first individual state title in the 800-meter run. Celis was in the lead throughout all but a few steps of the race. After crossing the half-way mark with a time of 2:07, senior Regan Mullen of The Classical Academy pulled up alongside with Celis, then stayed with her until the final 200 meters. Mullen tried to

team of Jessie Mautz, Celis, Tiffany Clock and Arial Duncan placed fourth in preliminaries, but upset Trinidad and Coal Ridge in the finals to place second. The 3200 team of Anderson, Kelli Buhrdorf, Tiffany Clock and Celis ran a time of 10:03.77 to place sixth, and the 800 sprint medley team of Jessie Mautz, Savannah Rocha, Buhrdorf and Aleksus Wilson also placed sixth. In field events, sophomore Kylie Hodges placed 10th in the discus, and senior teammate Lindsey Todd made her first state appearance, throwing 99 feet, 11 inches to place 12th in the discus. Hotchkiss Boys Tell Hawk’s best 400meter dash of his 4-year career came in Friday’s preliminaries. The senior circled the track in 50.15 seconds to enter Saturday’s finals in fourth place at the state 3A meet in Lakewood. Hawk, who in 2011 was the only male to represent Hotchkiss at state,

was accompanied by five Bartlett, Hawk, Hypio other runners represent- and Smith also ran their ing three relay teams. best race of the season, Junior Cody Bartlett was placing 11th. the only other teammate to qualify in individual events. Bartlett ran a personal best to finish 10th in the 800 and was 16th in the 1600. Running in the 800 relay were Vikash Hypio, Dylan Hill, Keegan Palmer and Hawk. The team ran a season-best time of 1:33.7 to place 13th. The 1600 team of Hypio, Hawk, Bartlett and Alex Smith also posted Photo by Tamie Meck the fastest team time Savannah Rocha carries the baton of the sea- in the 800-meter relay prelims. son to place Rocha, a junior, also qualified for 10th. The state in the high jump but had to 3200 team of scratch due to an injury.

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Eagles can’t get past Resurrection Christian in 2A baseball semifinals BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

After advancing to the regional finals in 2A state baseball on a hard-fought win over Sargent, then upsetting No. 2 Las Animas to win the regional tournament, the seventhseed Eagles ended their run for the state title last Friday with a 6-0 loss to No. 3 Resurrection Christian (Loveland). The two teams had met exactly two years earlier, and that game had a similar outcome. It’s not easy getting past those private schools. The Eagles defense made three costly errors, while the confident Cougars played a nearly flawless game. After

averaging more than 10 hits per game, Paonia managed only three off of sophomore pitcher Jake Lohr, including a double by Tyler Kendall in the first inning. The Cougars opened with two runs in the first. An infield error allowed a base hit for Cougar Kenny Lowry, and Landon Long walked Josh Mondt. With two outs, Chance Richardson brought two runners home on a bunt. The Cougars methodically added to the lead, scoring two, two-out runs in the bottom of the third and adding one run in the fifth and in the sixth. With two outs, RC scored their final run, an RBI single, in the bottom of the sixth.

Eagle Derek Heiniger closed with two Ks in three innings. On the opposite side of the bracket, No. 5 Byers (14-4) upset defending state champions and No. 1-seeded Rye to advance to the championship game, which was delayed until Monday by Saturday’s heavy rains. Under first-year head coach Drew Potter, the Eagles posted a 17-6-1 record, were undefeated in Western Slope League play and won the district and regional championships. Senior KC Christian led the team in hitting with a .488 average for the season, and Kendall, a junior, hit for five homeruns and 36 RBIs for an average of .479.

The Eagles scored 233 runs in 817 plate appearances and had a team batting average of .380. Senior pitchers Long and Heiniger were both credited with eight wins in 14 appearances, with Heiniger throwing 75 Ks in 902 pitches and Long 74 Ks in 891 pitches. Of the three Western Slope teams remaining in the playoffs, all were eliminated over the weekend. In the Class 3A double-elimination tournament, No. 5 Olathe lost 25-6 to Holy Family on Friday, then lost by three Saturday to No. 7 Lamar. In 4A, seventh-seed MonPhoto by Tamie Meck trose lost on Friday to Broomfield, and was Senior Derek Heinigher pitches against Resurreceliminated after an 8-1 tion Christian in the state 2A semifinals. Paonia placed fourth after falling to Resurrection, 6-0. loss to D’Evelyn.

Paonia 4x8 tops boys 2A state performance BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

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Paonia’s Brooklynd Erickson jumps 15 feet, 10.25 inches to place ninth at the 2A state long jump. Erickson, a freshman, competed in the maximum four events.

Local basketball camp dates set Panther coaches Matt Hamm and Von Mitchell are announcing three basketball camps to be offered at Delta High School in the month of June. The first “Li’l Kids” camp will be for boys and girls who will be in the first through the third grades and will run from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on May 29, 30, and 31. The second camp will be for boys and girls who will be in the fourth through sixth grades and will run from 10:50 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. on May 29,

30, and 31. The third camp is for boys and girls who will be in the seventh through the ninth grade and will run from 2:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. on the same days in June. The cost for each camp is $40. All campers will receive a basketball, a camp T-shirt, and quality instruction from the Panther staff and players. Players from the entire area are welcome. Please call Von Mitchell at 874-8031 or 856-6062 for more information.

Mitchell, Eric Hughes and Justin Vallelonga, but that record, which earned Paonia a state title and was just two seconds shy of the state record, will stand for at least one more season. Walters, one of three seniors, finished his career off with strong performances. He placed sixth in the 800 with a time of 2:01.85. The time also broke Vallelonga’s school record. In one of the closest races of the 2A meet, Walters also set a personal record in the 1600 to place 12th with a time of 4:52.16. Senior Anthony Roeber didn’t medal, but also finished strong, clearing 5 feet, 8 inches for a three-way tie for 10th in the high jump. Roeber also ran on the 1600 relay team with Walters, Justman and Will Austin. Tony Darling went into the meet ranked fourth in

the shot put after throw- al. Darling, a sophomore, ing 45 feet, 1⁄2 inch at threw 43 feet, 3⁄4 inches the Hotchkiss Invitation- to place ninth.

The Paonia boys 3200meter relay team wasn’t disappointed that they took the silver at the 2A state track meet. They were ranked first after running their best race of the year to beat top-ranked Telluride the week before, but they also knew that one of Telluride’s top runners hadn’t raced that day. And anchor runner Ben Justman had been sick for several days and had a nose bleed just before the start of Thursday’s race. His voice was raspy, and he slumped onto the grass after the race. But the team of Trevor Walters, Josiah Spano, Jason Sturgis and JustPhoto by Tamie Meck man left nothing on the Paonia freshman Morgan Hartigan competes in the track. Despite placing preliminary run of the 300-meter hurdles. Hartigan second to arch-rival Telplaced fifth in the hurdles and shot put, and ran on luride, they were celtwo relays. ebrating after shaving 15 seconds off their best time of the season. “We all ran faster than we’ve ever ran,” said Spano, who had overtaken Telluride in the second leg to give Paonia the lead midway through the 8lap race. The team was in a close third when anchor runner Justman received the baton. He passed and finish 15 seconds ahead of third-place Sangre de Cristo. They were hoping that they’d broken the Photo by Tamie Meck school record, set in 2005 The Eagles’ 3200-meter relay team , from left, Josiah Spano, Jason Sturgis, by Alex Mitchem, Billy Trevor Walters, and Ben Justman, took the silver at the 2A state track meet.

Lady Eagles run, throw, jump to fourth at state BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

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It wasn’t the Lady Eagles’ first time to run all five relays at state, but it was the first time that all five placed, according to head coach Brian Mitchem. The relay teams also re-set school records in four of those relays. With only one senior competing, the girls team earned 62 points to place fourth in 2A competition. Sprinter Lindsay Rus-

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sell was ranked eighth in the 200-meter dash. Russell, a junior and 3-time state competitor, placed first at the 2A Western Slope League meet, but in preliminaries she upset Swink, Lyons and Lutheran Parker to head into finals ranked fifth. In finals, she ran a 26.82 race to hang on to fifth place. Russell also anchored the 800-meter sprint medley relay. The team of Brooklynd Erickson, Easton Hartigan, Gabrielle Moet and Russell ran their best time of the year in preliminaries, then shaved almost a second off of that time to finish third with a time of 1:52.39. After placing third in prelims, the 1600 team of Russell, Taylor Plymale, Chelsy Reed and Taylor Polson shaved almost seven seconds off of their time to finish second behind Vanguard. The fourth-ranked 400

team of Erickson, Easton Hartigan, Gabrielle Moet and Morgan Hartigan also re-set the school record and upset Dolores to finish third. Running for their second consecutive year, the 3200 team of Reed, Carson Pipher, Clement and Polson placed fourth with a time of 9:59.37. They were less than five seconds off of the state record of 10:15.46. In her third consecutive appearance in the event, Reed placed eighth in the 800. In other individual events, Polson finished the 400 in sixth place, Ce’rra Carsten placed seventh in the triple and eighth in the high jump. Erickson placed ninth in the long jump. And Morgan Hartigan placed fifth in both the shot put and 300 hurdles. “All of the kids are excited about the possibilities for next year,” said Mitchem. “Almost as much as the coaches.”

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DHS competes at state BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

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Delta sophomore shot putter Bry Music watches the flight of the shot after a throw in last week’s state track meet in Denver. Music did not make finals in either of her specialities (shot and discus). She was 10th in the discus and 17th in the shot.

4A elite team includes four Delta players The 2012 4A WSL All-Conference baseball team includes six Delta Panthers. One is a firstteam selection and two are listed on the second team. Three Panthers selected to the Honorable Mention list. Players on the first team include Cole Cummins (Pal), Chris Lopez (Del), Kameron Pfaff (Pal), Robert Reynolds (GS), Caden Woods (Pal), Tanner Coulter, Tate Herland (Pal), Bubba Ivers (MC), Dave Honda (BM), and Cody Derby (GS). Second team members are Tom Lyon (SS), Justin Bell (Pal), Tyler Sandoval (Del), Caleb Hall (Pal), Thomas Kelley (SS), Zach Linder (EV), Cole Ryan (GS), Keaton Reiher

(Del), Cordell Schofield (EV), and Riley Robbins (BM). Honorable Mention accolades went to Palisade’s Clark Quinn, Lane Orman, and Gabe Hellman (Honorary). Miguel Vega and John Forristall are listed from Glenwood Springs. Delta’s Jordan Sandoval, Brendan Kortz, and Isaiah Kathrein are listed on the Honorable Mention list as well. Steamboat’s Justin Diller and Tyler Brown complete the list of Honorable Mention players for 2012. Palisade’s Cole Cummins is the Player of the Year and Steve Moore was honored as the Coach of the Year.

The Delta High School track team did not win the 4A state tournament in either the boys or girls division in 2012. They did not set any new meet records. They did send a team of hardworking athletes who, in some cases, may have bettered their personal records and a few Delta High School marks. In all, the experience for underclassmen will help prepare them for the next season. Lady Panthers Clarissa and Cleo Whiting had the most success from the Panthers’ camp. Both girls placed in the top five in the 3200m run. Cleo was fourth in a time of 11:23.89 while Clarissa was close behind with her 11:24.06 to finish fifth. Clarissa was eighth in the 1600m run after clocking a time of 5:15.11. Cleo had to settle for 10th and a time of 5:17.12. At state, the top nine places earn team points. The Lady Panthers finished with 13 points to tie Wheat Ridge for 25th. Thompson Valley scored 76 points on their way to the team title with Pueblo South (66), Valor Christian (56), Sand Creek (47), and Green Mountain (45) taking the top five spots. Battle Mountain’s Lady Huskies posted the highest finish in this year’s state meet for 4A girls’ teams with 26.5 points for 12th place. Glenwood Springs was 13th with 24 points. Delta junior sprinter Skylyn Webb carried the Panthers’ banner into the 100 and 200m dashes at Jeffco Stadium last week. Competition was keen to say the least as Webb failed to qualify in either of the dashes. She was 14th in the 100 and 10th

in the 200. A strong 3200m relay team (Clarissa Whiting, Mackennea Broyles, Kyla Ownbey, Cleo Whiting) found the going tougher at state and did not make the top nine in a very competitive race. Thompson Valley finished first with a time of 9:20.69. The Lady Panthers had their best time of the season, 9:55.59, but could do no better than 14th. There could be more to look forward to next season as Ownbey is the only senior this year. The Whitings are juniors while Broyles is a freshman. Bry Music did not have her best day in either the shot put or discus at this year’s state meet. As a sophomore, Music picked up a 10th place finish in the discus and was 17th in the shot. Junior Natalie Larkin was struggling with her marks in the triple and long jump competitions this season. Larkin qualified for the long jump with an 16-8 but was well short of that mark last week. She finished 17th with a jump of 1409.75. Panther Boys Delta’s boys found the competition to be of a higher caliber at state than in most 4A track meets over the past season. Longmont won the boys division with 72.5 points followed by Broomfield (67), Vista Ridge (61), Thompson Valley (52) and Pueblo County (34) rounding out the top five spots. Delta’s boys finished with two points. Ethan Jack Baier had a jump of 6-2 to finish eighth in the high jump and accounted for the two Panther points. Baier was jumping well in both the long and triple jumps but did not perform as well as he would have liked. He was jumping

over 20 feet on a consis- and Daniel De La Rosa. tent basis for most of the Junior Dustin Ownbey season but did not qualify will return next year for for finals with a sub-par the Panthers. 18-10.25 as his best effort of the competition. In the triple jump, Baier sprung out to 45-0.5 at the 4A qualifying meet in Grand Junction two weeks ago. His 43-0.75 left him in 12th place in last week’s state meet. A good race in the 3200m relay earned the Panthers one of their best efforts of the year Photo by Tamie Meck with a time of 8:27.01. The Skylyn Webb qualified for the team was made 200m dash at this year’s state up of seniors meet. Webb failed to make the Jake Ames, finals and finished 10th. Colin Fraser,

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Delta’s Ethan Jack Baier competes in the 4A state high jump competition. Baier won the 4A league title in Grand Junction the week before state and cleared 6-2 at state to record the Panthers’ only points of the meet with an eighth place finish.

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Veterans honored on Memorial Day Today the United States is a nation at war against terrorism. Our armed forces are fighting the terrorist armed forces in Afghanistan and are working hard to prepare Afghanistan to become a selfgoverning democracy and to protect the U.S. against those who would do harm. It is more important than ever to honor the veterans who lost their lives in war. The following Memorial Day weekend events provide just that opportunity: Saturday, May 26, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Memorial Day pancake breakfast at the Cedaredge Community Center. All-you-can eat buttermilk “made from scratch” pancakes are served with sliced ham and scrambled eggs. You will not leave hungry! Sunday, May 27, 2 p.m. — Ladies Auxiliary of Grand Mesa VFW Post 9221 will place individual flags at the gravesite of each veteran in the Cedaredge Cemetery.

Monday, May 28, 7 a.m. — Come to the Cedaredge Cemetery and help set up casket flags with Boy Scout Troop 497, American Legion Post 104 and VFW Post 9221. This is an opportunity for all citizens, service groups and families to participate in erecting the approximately 190 casket flags that will be flown during Memorial Day. Every flag was used in the burial of a veteran and has his/her name on it. The flags will be taken down at 4 p.m. American Legion Post 104 and VFW Post 9221 will conduct Memorial Day services at Cedaredge Cemetery (10 a.m.), Eckert Cemetery (11 a.m.) and Cory Cemetery (11:30 a.m.) Remarks will be provided by Pastor Tom Lang and the combined veterans organizations will form a color guard. At Cedaredge and Cory, the program includes a roll call of all veterans interred in those cemeteries. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Deal on Eckert building fails BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

A deal selling Orchard City’s Eckert storage building to an investor has fallen through. On April 11, the town trustees approved a contract offer on the building. The $85,000 offer was part of a buyer’s 1031 exchange deal and below the town’s $89,000 asking price. But then, in the process of title work for closing, it was discovered that the south 17 feet of the lot on Highway 65 years ago had been deeded to a person no one ever heard of, and who no one could find. That development, announced to the board during a May 2 work session, pointed to an involved court proceeding to clear the title for sale. But before that could be accomplished, the town’s buyer decided to opt out of the deal based on deficiencies in the inspection report, Mayor Don Suppes told the

trustees at their regular May monthly meeting. Any number of items in the inspection report could have provided a basis for cancelling the deal, Suppes said. The presence of asbestos in the roofing material, common in buildings with roofs that are decades old, was the reason given, he added. The sale is off, but the town is still involved in the process of trying to clear up the title issue. Trustees hope that an eventual sale can net the town $80,000 to use for construction of a new storage building at Town Hall. In a separate real estate transaction approved by the trustees recently, an agreement with Ken and Susan Sodowski was finalized for purchase of 3.36 acres that the town’s Eckert water tanks already occupy. The town gave two shares of its Surface Creek Ditch and Reservoir Company stock valued at $22,500 each in the deal.

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Tough sell: after getting a signed contract on its Eckert storage building, the Town of Orchard City has the building back on the market. Title and inspection snags apparently led the buyer to back out on the deal.

Gymkhana series returns to Cedaredge Everyone welcome to join the fun of this summer’s gymkhana series The Surface Creek Saddle Club (SCSC) is promoting their annual Summer Gymkhana series for 2012. The first gymkhana is Wednesday evening, May 30, at the Surface Creek Arena in Cedaredge. Gymkhanas will be held on May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, and Aug. 15. The age categories for the gymkhanas are: 7 and under (includes lead line); 8-13; 1417; 18 and over. There will also be a novice class offered for the older non-rodeo set. The novice class is for older

folks unfamiliar with rodeo events that want to join in the fun. There will be no points or ribbons for the novice class. Entry fees are $5 per event. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each age category (except for novice) each evening as well as awards given for the overall winner at the end of the season. Sign-up for all of the gymkhanas is at the arena on each night beginning at 5:45 p.m. Events will start at 6:30 p.m. The saddle club is looking for all skill levels of riders and horses to have fun and compete in these events. Please bring your horse and come on down for some great fun. Spectators are welcome and the concession stand will be open each evening as well. For more information, please contact Jimmy LaValley at 986-9738.

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Fly fishing prodigy When he heads off to Cedaredge Middle School in the morning, Tristan Janus makes sure his fishing gear is also in his backpack because the trip home includes a stop along Surface Creek. His mentor, Andy Meehan, describes Tristan as a fishing prodigy. He explains that Tristan started fly tying and fishing two years ago with Mike Smith, a Cedaredge Foodtown employee. Then Meehan got to know him and the two started fishing and tying together. This year they’re engaged in a friendly competition to see who can catch the most fish. Meehan is ahead, but now that school is out for the summer Janus will have more time to catch up. Tristan is also helping teach free fly tying classes Meehan offers boys and girls at his business, Solitude Outdoors Fly Shop in Cedaredge. “At age 11, Tristan is so advanced in his skills,” Meehan said. “He really listens and practices what we teach him. He just gets better and better.”

Pioneer Town opens Saturday for the summer BY VERNA BARR Staff Writer

Surface Creek Valley Historical Society celebrates Pioneer Town’s season’s opening with Heritage Day — an annual event, this year held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. Pioneer Town and the Welcome Center take on a special look and feel of earlier days in the Surface Creek Valley. Heritage Day is a free day of special events including demonstrations of early crafting skills, hay rides, music in the chapel, and extra exhibits throughout the grounds and 24 buildings. Cedaredge Rotary Club will be selling hamburgers and more at lunch time. You are encouraged to dress in pioneer or western style clothing if desired though not at all necessary. Bring your camera; there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Look for the three tall wooden silos and Welcome Center just off Highway 65, two blocks south of Main Street in Cedaredge. Check out its web site at www.pioneertown.org.

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Volunteers have been busy this week as they get ready for the summer opening of Pioneer Town in Cedaredge. Saturday, May 26, is Heritage Day, with free admission and lots of activities to encourage people to explore the many buildings and exhibits of Pioneer Town.

Orchard City complains of Forest Service late fees BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Town of Orchard City has received an increase on its water bill from the U.S. Forest Service, along with an assessment for processing and what trustees consider a late payment fee. But some of the town’s trustees objected to the late payment fee. That’s because the feds have forgotten to send out the bill for three years. The trustees hadn’t budgeted for the unexpected bill of $3,173 that arrived this month from the Grand Valley Ranger District. “The amount represents land use rental

fees for 2010 ($687), 2011 ($1,036), and 2012 ($1,056), for which you were not billed after the permit expired,” said the district’s letter. “Because we had continued to bill other entities with expired permits and in an effort to treat permittees consistently, we need to collect the fees for those three years . . . Also included in that total is a one-time charge for cost recovery fees associated with preparation of the permit and the associated environmental document in the amount of $403. “Please send the white copy of the bill for collection

along with your payment in the envelope provided for your use by the due date.” The Forest Service charges the town annual rent for the ground used by its water collection structures on the national forest. The letter does not explain the annual increases. Trustee Jimmie Boyd, a former water commissioner in the state engineer’s office who has a lot of professional experience dealing with public lands water issues, suggested that under the circumstances the district ranger’s office might be willing to discuss the late fee with the town.

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Orchard City’s water supply is ‘pretty good’ BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Orchard City’s domestic water utility “is going to be sitting pretty good” with available raw water supplies this year, reports trustee Jimmie Boyd. “But if it’s dry again next year, everyone will be scrambling for water,” the retired water commissioner told his town board colleagues on May 9. Boyd said that a share of Surface Creek Ditch and Reservoir will probably yield “between three and four second feet” this year. By way of comparison, in the bad drought year of 2002 one share of Surface Creek yielded 3.25 second feet, Boyd reported. As of Boyd’s report last week, Little Gem and Park reservoirs were full and spilling, and most Grand Mesa reservoirs still had ice cover. The town is expected

to have 160 to 170 acrefeet of reservoir water available. Orchard City’s water utility used 120 to 125 acre-feet in 2002, Boyd said. That will leave some 40 acre-feet for the town to rent to valley irrigators. No final decision on the price of that water had been made at the time of Boyd’s report to the trustees.

Car wash to benefit CHS sports There will be a car wash at the TLC Car Wash in Cedaredge on May 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in support of Cedaredge High School volleyball and football. All donations from the car wash will help support Bruin volleyball and football.

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Little Sprouts graduate On Thursday, May 10, 41 pre-kindergarten graduates from Little Sprouts Preschool in Cedaredge donned caps and gowns and enjoyed the pageantry of a graduation ceremony. The night included “Pomp and Circumstance” processional, a slide show, a preschool rendition of “Fifty Nifty United States,” and an amazing job of presenting “America the Beautiful” in sign language.

Magazine features Cedaredge artist The June issue of Southwest Art magazine just arrived on the newstands, and one of Cedaredge’s own artists, Barbara Churchley, was prominently featured

with nine other plein air artists in this annual plein air issue. Her selection for this article was a special honor as there are thousands of plein air art-

‘50s party planned Attention Alumni of Cedaredge High School, 1977-2012:

Mc is Retiring! For 35 years, Don McFadden has taught the youth of Cedaredge to sketch, paint, sculpt, carve, print, etch, glaze, frame, mold, and chisel. He has staged comedies, tragedies, mysteries, and musicals, and through them introduced countless young performers and stagehands to the theater. He has coached kids on backhands and forehands, jump-shots and lay-ups, head-locks and takedowns. And this spring, Mr. Mc is retiring.

An Open House will be held in his honor at 6 p.m. on June 2 at the McFadden home north of Cedaredge: 19795 2325 Rd. If you would like to help him celebrate his long and colorful career, please consider stopping by to reminisce. Bring a snack or a beverage and your favorite memories.

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Join Cedaredge United Methodist Church for a ‘50s party Saturday, June 2, at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge. Hot dogs, ‘50s music and a whole lot of fun are planned from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wear your ‘50s clothes, and enjoy the classic car show. A complete meal of

hamburger (or hot dog), chips, drink and dessert is $6. With homemade fries the cost is $7. Milk shakes and root beer floats will also be available. The proceeds will go to the elevator fund which will help the church better serve the community.

ists plying their craft in countless beautiful settings throughout the United States. The painting selected for this issue was a winter scene from the cross country ski trails on Grand Mesa. Churchley will be teaching a three-day plein air workshop, “Out Yonder with Camera and Canvas,” with photographer, Phil Ward, at Around the Corner Art Gallery in Montrose. The workshop is scheduled for June 1, 2, and 3 and is $275. Please contact the gallery at 249-4243 to sign up. Churchley is having a

one woman show at the Alpine Arts Center in Edwards for the month of June. There will be an opening reception on June 8 from 5 to 7.

Seasonal job draws many apps The Town of Orchard City received almost 40 applications for a seasonal position, paying $12 per hour with no benefits. The hiring decision was made last month, and indicates a lot of people are looking for work.

Birds of the Western Slope A look at local birds with Evelyn Horn Crane Hunt Report May 10, 2012. Grand Junction Courtyard Marriot Hotel. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. The agenda seemed heavy: passes, permits, registrations, licenses for fur-bearing animals and small game. There was a petition for rock-

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climbing (near an active golden eagle nest), crop damage claims, changes in regulations and on and on. The commission is appointed by the governor, and is to be representative of our state. It seems like a huge undertaking for each of the 14 individual commissioners! Two ranchers spoke in support of the proposed crane hunt in Moffat and Routt counties. One described the damage to his wheat fields: the cranes come down into a field of ripe wheat and their wings knock down the fragile plants (informative). And of course, these birds have large feet that trample the wheat stalks. The second rancher simply stated that there are too many cranes.

There were more than 20 in the group opposing the sandhill crane hunt. A group of eight to ten came from the Steamboat Springs area. One of them proposed that the scientific information is not sufficient to support the hunt. Studying birds, such as the sandhill, has to cover a long period of time if it is to be solid enough for us to make any decisions, including hunting seasons. Another spoke to the morality of hunting these ancient birds for they’ve been on the planet for millions of years. They are not just “another duck.” Phil Ellsworth of Cedaredge read his poem “The Cranes of Hart’s Basin.” I was deeply touched, as I always am

with Phil’s poetry. David Galinat of Eckert summarized our case: There has been success in rebuilding this population of cranes. Now they are an impressive addition to wildlife viewing in the state and clearly hunting alters behavior. Colorado Parks and Wildlife information ends with 2010 and I had numbers from the annual 2011 USFW crane survey. Don’t match! Colorado Parks & Wildlife, for 2010 (the basis for decision making) has 21,064. The 2011 survey has 17,494. In my view this is a red-flag to reconsider the data. For continuing information, check my website at www.evelynhorn. com. And thanks to all of those who support the cranes.

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VFW will serve breakfast May 26 The Grand Mesa VFW Post #9221 and Ladies Auxiliary will host a fund raising pancake breakfast in honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, May 26. The event will be held at the Cedaredge Community Center. Menu will include made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes in allyou-can-eat quantities.

Also on the menu will be ham, scrambled eggs, juice, and coffee. The event will run from 7-10:30 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults, $2 for kids ages six to 12, and kids under six eat free. Proceeds go towards local educational programs in history and patriotism.

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Bear Den for May Each month Cedaredge Elementary School honors two students from each class based on their BRUIN Pride (B = backbone, R = respect, U = unique, I = inquisitive, NL = new learning). The students named to the May Bear Den are, from the left: front row — kindergarteners Christopher Hatheway (NL) and Izabella Leavitt (NL) from Mrs. Meryn Harris’ class, Andrew Purvis (R) and Ashley Valenzuela (R) from Mrs. Janae Parsons’ class, Isabel Billings (B) and Mackennan Connell (NL) from Mrs. Anna Shaklee’s class; first graders Jacob Anderson (NL) and Tyler Clymo (R) from Mrs. Jenna Arvidson’s class, Kevin Barron (R) and Josh Knucles (NL) from Ms. Nicole Melby’s class, Megan Conway (NL) and Julia TenNapel (R) from Mrs. Kelly Rienks’ class; middle row — second graders Bailey Miller (NL) and Lance Knutson (NL) from Ms. Stephanie Barton’s class, Keyra Sheppard (R) and Kacey McIntire (I) from Ms. Haley Benson’s class, Jacob Rose (R) and Emily Hoerr (NL) from Mrs. Tricia Shriver’s class; third graders Taelor Mills (R) and Joaquin Tillman (NL) from Mrs. Anna Gash’s class, Jose Montoya (B) and Jade Malinowski (NL) from Ms. Peggy Lampton’s class, Kiyoshi Salazar (R) and Winnie Hirsch (NL) from Ms. Stacy Schmalz’s class; back row — fourth graders Jacqueline Rivera (R) and Violet Gonzalez from Mr. Ryan Bonds’ class, Jason Wans (NL) and Arianna Fischer (U) from Mrs. Sheri McFadden’s class, Makayla Kehmeier (R) and Adison Arnet (NL) from Mr. Chuck Miller’s class; fifth graders Kaylee Smith (R) and Michelle Varanai (U & NL) from Mrs. Annie Griffin’s class, Hunter Campbell (U) and Nevaeh Martinez (I) from Mr. Kirby Henderson’s class, Dillon Coe (B) and Shelby Stone )B) from Mr. Larry Thompson’s class, Tommy Stallings (NL) from Ms. Heather Schroeder’s class.

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Baptist Church hosts Bible school The First Baptist Church of Cedaredge would like to invite the children of the Cedaredge area to vacation Bible school to be held June 4–8. Hours are 8:45 a.m. to noon daily. This program is free of charge and is for children ages 4 through entering the 6th grade. The theme is SonRise National Park and the theme verse is Philippians 4:19, “My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Summer vacation is coming! And the best destination is SonRise National Park where children will learn to depend on the promises of Jesus no matter what challenges in life may come their way. They will enjoy a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts, playing games and enjoying delicious snacks. But most importantly, they’ll learn about how much God loves them and that He gave us His Word to show us the best way to live. These five days of discovery not only give children the knowledge of God’s Word, but also the opportunity to respond to His truth by living out their Christian faith. SonRise National Park

Monday- Free Practice Round available with paid registration, cart fees apply 4:00 p.m. - Horse Race with Prizes 5:30 p.m. - Appetizers/Cash Bar Tuesday- 2-Lady Best Ball - registration 7:30 a.m., shotgun start 8:30 a.m., free breakfast, awards luncheon, putting contest

Daniel Garcia chose Texas for his Parade of States project. He, like all of the other third graders at Cedaredge Elementary School, gave presentations to family members and friends on the evening of May 11. When Daniel was asked if he had ever been to Texas, he said. “No, but after learning about it, I would sure like to go!”

BY HANK LOHMEYER Orchard City’s student of the month is a Cedaredge High School senior who plans to pursue a dual career path in engineering and the military. Rowdy Murphy received the monthly honor from the town board on May 9. In making the award, Mayor Don Suppes said that Rowdy has a 3.5 g.p.a. He has been a member of ASTRA and the Spanish club. He has participated in golf and track.

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with all the information gathered they each wrote a speech on cards and gave that speech as visitors came by their individual display. The lunchroom, where the event took place, was extremely busy as visitors viewed the displays, listened to the prepared speeches and students signed off on their state on U.S. maps that had been distributed at the door.

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VBS will be an inspirational adventure for your children. Children may be registered at the church on the opening day or may be registered early by contacting the church office (856-3830) for a registration form.

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Local food groups merge Free ride for military heroes and their families

When two nonprofit organizations have similar missions and serve similar communities what should they do? The Valley Food Partnership (VFP) in Montrose and the Western Colorado Food & Ag Council (WCFAC) think its time to merge. “By sharing our experience and our resources we can bring more value to the communities that we serve,” said Elaine Brett, President of WCFAC and resident of Hotchkiss. WCFAC was established in 2005 to “Enhance the Community Food System to make it more responsive to people, the environment and the economy.” The group chose to work with “on

the ground” projects in Montrose and Delta counties that would have an immediate impact. Their Grow-a-Row project raised and collected thousands of pounds of fresh foods from farms and gardens for food banks and families. A Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign raised awareness of the importance of supporting local farmers and businesses. Teens on Farms provides summer jobs and life skills for young people and helps farmers get their work done. And the Harvest Lunch Project has connected farmers with schools in the North Fork Valley to bring local meat, vegetables and fruit to the cafeterias. The Valley Food Partnership formed in 2011

with the Montrose Community Foundation (MCF) as the fiscal sponsor. A steering committee comprised of producers, school representatives, chefs, community leaders, parents, and town staff guided the group through its first year. The group has engaged 43 Valley Food Partners and a 34member Growing Healthy Communities coalition who are passionate about strengthening the local food system and the health of the community. “Marketing and distribution, processing, community education, and labor issues have been priorities for VFP and we look forward to leveraging the work we have been doing in east Montrose County with WFAC efforts,” says Carol Parker, Coordinator of VFP. To learn more about the new Valley Food Partnership visit www. valleyfoodpartnership. org.

Crawford ranch hosts free Horses4Heroes ride on May 26 Horses4Heroes, one of the most successful equestrian support groups for the military is riding into Crawford, Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 pm with a special Operation Free Ride open house for military heroes and their families. The event, including free horseback riding, is being held at The 5&2 Ranch, 76517 W Black Canyon Road in Crawford. The event is free and open to anyone with military ID, fire fighters, law enforcement officers, school teachers and nurses.

Operation Free Ride, spearheaded by Horses4Heroes in partnership with the Armed Forces Foundation, is the largest collaboration of equestrian organizations and breed associations, uniting in support of troops, veterans, Wounded Warriors and families. Operation Free Ride is a national initiative to introduce the therapeutic and healing power of horses and the recreational benefits of horseback riding to those who serve. To date, there are 160 facilities in 40 states plus Canada. More than 1,000 have registered for a free ride via www. operationfreeride.com. Founded in 2006 and based in Las Vegas, Horses4Heroes, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is making

horseback riding affordable for, and accessible to, the heroes and their families in communities from coast to coast. Through a national network of kid-friendly, family-friendly facilities, the organization provides able-bodied, affordable horseback riding programs that emphasize fun and safe activities with horses, mounted and un-mounted for all ages. Participants learn valuable leadership and teamwork skills, make new friends, and develop a passion for our western heritage and a lifelong love of horses! For more information visit www. Horses4HeroesUSA. com. For additional information or to sign up to attend, please call Connie and Steve Wyatt at 970-361-6127.

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Question: What do river water quality, crop production, and mosquitoes have in common? Answer: They are all affected by irrigation practices. Luckily, all of these items benefit from the same thing — a comprehensive irrigation water management plan. Having such a plan reduces the salinity (salt loading) of the water that eventually finds its way back to the river. If irrigation water is allowed to

stand and soak the ground, various salts leach from the soil. These salts then migrate to the river and have a detrimental effect on aquatic species. Another advantage of an irrigation plan is improved crop health. It is important to determine the specific water requirements of your crop. It is also critical to determine the type of soil in the field to be irrigated as various soil types absorb and retain water at different rates. If you see foxtail

Thank You! The Black Canyon Friends of NRA would like to thank all of our sponsors and donors for their tremendous support for our fund raising banquet and auction held Friday, May 11, 2012 at Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta.

Founding Sponsors George & Cindy Butcher dba Carbcomm International, Inc.

Freedom Sponsor George Satterwhite To all the Donors and Sponsors for all your contributions and the committee members that put in many hours of hard work to make the 16th Annual Friends of the NRA Banquet a huge success. A-1 Mobile Maintenance - Ron Sabartinelli All Glass Station Alpine Bank Area Best Pawn Auto Zone Big John’s Lumber Black Canyon Wing & Clay Busy Corner White Kitchen - Olathe CarQuest Cedaredge Floral & Gifts Cedaredge Food Town Colorado Ear Nose and Throat— Dr. Henderson - Montrose Colorado Farm Bureau/Pettay Ins. Agency, Inc. Dairy Queen/Delta Daveto’s Restaurant Delta Ace Hardware Delta County Sheriff Delta Metal Works & Overholt Shed George and Cindy Butcher - Carbcomm International, LLC Gun Depot and Pawn Hair Designer & Nails Hellman Motor Co - Game Sponsor - Ford Truck Game High Brass Dog Training High Time Feeders, LLC - Game Sponsor - Guns & Roses

Jerry’s Outdoor Sports, Inc. - Grand Junction Kwiki Tire II - Hotchkiss - Game Sponsor - Kids Table Kwiki Tire Service - Delta - Game Sponsor Kids Table Lily and Rose Luu’s Nails Lynette Roberts M & A Welding Montrose County Sheriff Mountain Fever - Ouray Mrs. Glendy Reaves Murdoch’s Ranch and Home - Montrose NorthFork Bank - Delta, Montrose - Game Sponsor - Deal or No Deal Old Mountain Gift & Jewelry - Parachute Ouray Hardware Ouray Silversmiths Overholt Shed & Delta Metal Works RJ’s Steakhouse - Cedaredge Sisson Feed Spa Nails Stockyard Restaurant and Lounge Toads Guide Shop - Montrose Wells Fargo Banks Wildflower Boutique - Ouray Zack Ahlberg

We would also like to thank those who stepped up to help us the night of the event!! Thank you all so very, very much! Committee Chair - Randy Fisher Treasurer - Patty Cattoor Secretary - Lisa Tafoya Committee Members - George and Cindy Butcher, Cliff Swindle, Bobby Gray

barley creeping in, you know you have too much standing water for that field’s soil type. The experts can help you gather this information. An irrigation plan that matches the needs of your crops means healthier plants, better yields, and more money in your pocket. Finally, mosquitoes require water to breed. If there is no standing water, there is no place for those pesky biters to lay their eggs, the larvae cannot feed and develop, and the adults will not emerge to harass humans and animals. The North Fork Mosquito Abatement District (NFMAD) has determined that the majority of mosquito breeding sites in the area are the result of flood irrigation practices. A crew member reported, “There are many times when a change of irrigation practices has a significant impact on the number of mosquitoes. When the farmer allows the fields to dry out between sets, or makes some other change that reduces standing water, we can really see the difference.” The Delta Conservation District, Colorado State University, and NFMAD have teamed up to assist local irrigators. A brochure highlighting the three-pronged benefits of a good water manage-

ment plan lists the contact information that can get you started. The water specialists who are available to guide you, answer your questions, and direct you to possible funding sources are: Mike Martin, irrigation water management specialist for the Delta Conservation District at 874-5726, ext. 107 or email: michael.martin@ co.nacdnet.net; Denis Reich, water resources specialist for Colorado State University, at 242-8683 or e-mail: denis.reich@colostate.edu; or Elizabeth Collins, operations manager for the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District, at 527-6681 or e-mail: nfmosquito@gmail.com. In this year of low snowpack, it makes sense to use your water as efficiently as possible. Call any one of the above experts to start your sojourn to better pasture production, improved river health, and fewer mosquitoes! And look for the brochures that are popping up at local gardening, irrigation, farming, and hardware stores. Whether your irrigation operation is large or small, experts in water management are available to assist you. Connect the dots for improved production and healthy rural living!

Deadline nears for three FSA crop programs USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Trudy Kareus reminds producers that the approaching June 1 deadline is for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE), the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE). “It is crucial that producers meet the deadline for these programs in order to receive disaster and income support,” said Kareus. The SURE program compensates producers for production and/or quality losses during times of disaster. All producers who have experienced crop production and/or crop quality losses during the 2010 crop year must apply for SURE program benefits by the June 1 deadline. Eligibility requirements differ between producers located in counties designated as a primary or contiguous disaster county by the Secretary of Agriculture and between producers located in nondisaster counties. In addition to other eligibility requirements, producers must have purchased crop

insurance through the Federal Crop Insurance Act or the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). While SURE helps after natural disasters strike, DCP and ACRE provide income support when there is a decline in commodity prices. Eligible DCP participants receive a direct payment and/or a counter-cyclical payment. ACRE protects producers from farm market revenue declines when revenue triggers are met for a commodity at both the state and farm level. All owners and operators who will share in the DCP and ACRE payments on the farm must sign up by June 1. “ACRE elections and enrollment must be completed by the June 1 deadline as late file provisions are not available for ACRE,” said SED Kareus. “If elected in a previous year, producers must enroll for 2012 by June 1 to receive payment,” she said. For questions regarding SURE, DCP or ACRE sign-up, please contact your local FSA Office or visit the web site at: http:// www.fsa.usda.gov.

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UNDERGROUND COAL Assistant Surveyor Bowie Resources LLC, an underground coal mine near the town of Paonia, Colorado has an opening for an Assistant Surveyor to work in its Engineering Department. The qualified applicants should possess a high school diploma, strong math and computer skills. General knowledge, experience in land or underground coal mine surveying experience, and MSHA 32 hour training is preferred. AutoCAD and SurvCADD experience is also preferred over all other applicants. The company offers a competitive pay and benefit package that includes a medical, dental, vision, prescription drug program, life insurance, bonus plans, 401(k) plan. If you qualify for the above vacancy and want to work in a team-oriented environment, and would enjoy working underground and on the surface at a coal mine with a high standard in safety and an outstanding future, please send your resume to the following address: Bowie Resources, LLC PO Box 1488 Paonia, CO 81428 970-527-4135 email: lgrako@bowieresources.com An Equal Opportunity Employer

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PART-TIME ANIMAL shelter manager. Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelters (CAWS) is seeking a dynamic leader for our animal shelter in Delta. This is a 20-hours-per-week position. The ideal candidate is well organized, able to work independently, excellent problem solver, and experienced working with dogs and cats. Veterinarian technician preferred but will train the right candidate. Computer savvy and excellent customer service skills a must. Inquiries by e-mail only. Send cover letter and resume to CAWS@CAWSonline.org. Competitive wage. EOE. (1x21) SUMMER HELP needed. Animal shelter in Delta needs help cleaning dog kennels and cat condos. Candidate must be 16 or older, interested in helping dogs and cats and be very reliable. Time commitment is two hours per day, four days per week, from 9 to 11 a.m. Wage $8/hour. E-mail a letter of interest to CAWS@CAWSoline.org. (1x21)

DRIVER NEEDED IN Delta. All Points Transit, a non-profit transportation agency, is seeking a parttime driver (5-15 hours each week). Our fast-paced, non-profit organization provides scheduled doorto-door driver assisted transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities. Qualifications include compassion, patience, ability to kneel, bend, push/ pull wheelchairs and lift at least 20 lbs. Must have a valid driver's license with no point restrictions. Drug testing and a background check will be conducted. Pick up applications at 100 Tessitore Court, Suite D, in Montrose or call 970-8747334 or e-mail deltadispat ch@allpointstransit.org for more information. (2x20)

MEDICAL CASE MANager. The Center for Mental Health has an opening in Montrose for a full-time case manager. This position provides care coordination as a client-centered, assessment-based interdisciplinary approach to integrating health care and social support services. Must have BA degree in behavioral health; computer skills; the ability to facilitate groups; excellent communication skills; the ability to problem solve; and the ability to interact with people in a professional, friendly manner. Bilingual/bicultural a plus. Annualized salary $29,217 plus great benefits. Visit www.centermh.org for more information. Send cover letter, resume, and application to NOW TAKING APPLICA- mhanna@centermh.org or tions for main fruit packing fax to 970-252-3208. Closed season 2012. Please apply when filled. EOE. (1x21) in person at Rogers Mesa YOUR LISTING HERE! Fruit, 3100 Road and Hwy. call now... 874-4421 92, Hotchkiss. (3x21)

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FROM THE PAST COMPILED FROM DELTA NEWSPAPERS By DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 251 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8721 May 24, 1912 (From the Delta Independent) Could Andrew Carnegie, the Pennsylvania millionaire and donor of $10,000 for the new library building here have been present at the reception and inauguration of that public institution upon its mission last Monday evening, he could not but have concluded that the Woman’s club, which is responsible for his interest and financial aid, and whose members directed this formal opening of the library, were thoroughly alive to the public welfare, and were entertainers of special merit. This fine building which occupies a prominent position on the southeast corner of Court House square, was beautifully lighted for the occasion, and no one stopped from the sidewalk to the main entranceway, they could not fail to note the substantial character of the structure and all its furnishings. An orchestra was on hand to take part in the most excellent program of musical and literary

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Delta County is accepting applications for the position of County Administrator. Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the general purpose of the County Administrator position is to direct, administer and manage the activities of Delta County in accordance with the policies, goals and objectives established by the BOCC. The essential functions and responsibilities of the position include: Supervise and direct the programs, activities, and department heads, who report to the County Administrator. Coordinate programs and activities of the Board of County Commissioners with other departments and elected officials. Serve as Board’s liaison and facilitator in achieving consensus on complex or controversial issues and proposals brought to the Board. Provide technical input and assist in developing County position statements as required. Oversee preparation, development, submission and management of annual County budget and capital improvements plan. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Sciences or a related field. A Master’s Degree in Public Administration is preferred. Five years progressively responsible experience in administration at the local government level and five years of supervision. The desired candidate will have proven leadership experience in local government, strong knowledge and understanding of finance in the public sector including budgeting and strong managerial, communication and interpersonal skills. An equivalent combination of education experience and skills may waive specific requirements. Salary Range: $87,993.00 to $96,814.00 per year depending on qualifications. Interested persons may submit a cover letter, completed County Application and resume to Delta County Human Resources on or before Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM. Applications may be obtained at the County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 227, Delta, Colorado 81416 or by calling 970-874-2459. An application and position description may also be obtained on our website at www.deltacounty.com

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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 Peggy Saxton at 970-874-2085. (tfx41)

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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) ALCOHOLICS ANONYmous meeting, women only, (non-smoking), Saturdays, 11 a.m., in the basement of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and Palmer, (go to the back door). (tfx1) NARCOTICS ANONYmous meets at 9th and Palmer, Delta, Mondays and Fridays at 8 p.m. (tfnx5) BECAWS! DONATIONS needed. Credit cards accepted. Call 970-5273350, or visit cawsonline. org. Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS) DELTA FOOD PANTRY needs meals for Delta families who are temporarily in need. Donations of non-perishable food may be brought to 628 Meeker. (tfx36) HELP!!! KEEP THE animal population under control, and SAVE an animal's life. Adopt your new cat or dog from the Delta County Humane Society. Adoption fee is minimal. Call 874-2149. (DCHS) TO OUR SOLDIERS — THANK YOU!

features and the large audience had no cause for feeling a lack of interest at any time. Attorney Millard Fairlamb, Prof. P.M. Condit and Alderman Starr Nelson made brief addresses commending the work of the Woman’s club in making it possible to have such a public institution, referred to the donations of books made by attendants at this formal opening, and urged further generosity of this nature. At the conclusion of a highly entertaining program, the audience was invited into the large basement room which was appropriately decorated in colors of the Woman’s club, green and white, where punch and cakes were served. The affair was universally pronounced a great success from start to finish. *** Just before midnight on May 17, 1912, upon his return from Princeton university, President Taft signed the Sherwood service pension bill as amended by the Senate – the final act making it a law. Increased pensions are provided to all 90-day veterans in the civil war and those who served at least 60 days in the Mexican war. The Senate refused to pass the original Sherwood dollar-a-day pension bill. The compromise agreement, based on age and length of service, provides pensions varying from $13 to $30 a month. The latter sum goes to all veterans over 73 years of age who served over two years. The minimum pension is for veterans over 62 years of age, who served ninety days; $14 per month for 6 months service; $15 for one year’s service, and increasing pro rata. The measure includes naval service. The date

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of increase under this bill shall only be from filing of an application under its provision. *** The Gunnison river banks have been thronged with people every day this week, viewing its high waters. *** The structural work on the new home on the county poor farm has been completed and carpenters are at work on the interior. *** The little frame school house on Ash mesa is soon to be torn down to give place to a modern brick building. It is one of the landmarks of the Uncompahgre valley. *** The local order of Moose moved into their new quarters in the H. Mathers building on Main street last Monday. The entire second floor of that block has been remodeled at the direction of the order and will make a comfortable home. *** The washing out of a small bridge on the North Fork branch between Paonia and Somerset last Friday afternoon, made it necessary to hold the evening train in the peach town that night and return from that point Saturday morning. The train was about two hours late getting into Delta. *** Joe Pregent is expecting to move to the large business room on Main Street occupied by the Delta store, where he will put in a line of gents furnishings. He expects to make the change immediately after the Delta store removes stock to the room in Odd Fellows building formerly occupied by the Ramsay company. ***

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Public Notices BECAUSE OF MEMORIAL DAY — DEADLINE FOR LEGALS FOR THE MAY 30 ISSUE IS FRIDAY, MAY 25 AT 10 A.M. PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING “RED FLAG” AND/OR HIGH WIND ADVISORY FIRE DAYS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Delta, State of Colorado, shall pursuant to statutes, having read and introduced at a regular Board of County Commissioners’ Meeting on April 16, 2012 the Ordinance authorizing the identification of “Red Flag” and/or High wind Advisory Fire days published on May 23, 2012 consider for adoption this Ordinance amending Ordinance 2007-02 as published below, on a second reading at a regular Board of County Commissioners’ Meeting on June 18, 2012, and if adopted shall take effect on June 18, 2012. ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO ORDINANCE NO. 2012-01 ORDINANCE TO REPEAL ORDINANCE 2007-02; ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE IDENTIFICATION OF “RED FLAG" AND/OR HIGH WIND ADVISORY FIRE DAYS; REQUIRING NOTIFICATION TO DELTA COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS BEFORE INITIATING A DITCH, FIELD, OR AGRICULTURAL BURN; AND ESTABLISHING PENALTIES FOR INITIATING A DITCH, FIELD, OR OTHER AGRICULTURAL BURN ON A “RED FLAG” AND/OR HIGH WIND DAY WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Delta County (Board) adopted Ordinance No. 2007-02 on April 16, 2007; and WHEREAS, the Board deems it in the best interests of the citizens of Delta County to repeal Ordinance No. 2007-02 and revise the restrictions and definitions set forth therein; and WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Delta County has authority, pursuant to C.R.S. 30-15-401(1)(n.5), to ban open fires to a degree and in a manner the Board deems necessary to reduce the danger of wildfires within those portions of the unincorporated areas of Delta County where the danger of grass fires is found to be high; and WHEREAS, the Board finds it to be in the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Delta County to repeal Ordinance No. 2007-02 enacted by the Board on April 16, 2007, and revise it by adding, in addition to “Red Flag” fire days, the words “and/or high wind advisory fire days” which advisory is deemed necessary to reduce the danger of wildfires in Delta County; and WHEREAS, the Board finds that those days on which the National Weather Service notifies Delta County Communications of a “Red Flag” and/or high wind advisory are days when the danger of forest or grass fires is found to be high; and WHEREAS, the Board finds it to be prudent and necessary to establish, in addition to the process to ban open fires, a process to identify “Red Flag” and/or high wind advisory fire days; and to require citizens to notify Delta County Communications before initiating a ditch, field, or other agricultural fire, and to provide penalties for initiating such a fire on a “Red Flag” and/or high wind advisory fire day; THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO, that: 1. No person shall initiate a ditch, field, or other agricultural fire without first notifying Delta County Communications at (970) 399-2955, on that same day, of the intent to initiate such a fire and its estimated duration. 2. Delta County Communications shall keep a written log of each notification Delta County Communications receives regarding an intent to initiate such a fire. Delta County Communications shall inform, orally, each person making such a notification whether that day is a “Red Flag” and/or high wind advisory fire day, as identified by the National Weather Service, in any part of unincorporated Delta County; Delta County Communications shall note in its log that Delta County Communications has provided such information. 3. No person shall initiate in unincorporated Delta County a ditch, field, or any other agricultural fire on a day identified by the National Weather Service as a “Red Flag” and/or high wind advisory fire day in any part of unincorporated Delta County. 4. Any person who initiates in unincorporated Delta County a ditch, field or any other agricultural fire without having first, on the same day, notified Delta County Communications of the intent to initiate such a fire commits a class two (2) petty offense, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for the first violation, Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) for the second violation, and One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) for each subsequent violation, and for each violation shall pay the penalties and surcharges identified in C.R.S. 30-15-402. The penalty assessment procedure provided in C.R.S. 16-2201 is authorized to be followed by any arresting law enforcement officer for any such violation. 5. Any person who initiates in unincorporated Delta County a ditch, field or any other agricultural fire on a day identified by the National Weather Service as a “Red Flag” fire day and/or high wind advisory day (and during the period of time which red flag and/or high wind conditions exist as identified by the National Weather Service) in any part of unincorporated Delta County commits a class two (2) petty offense and, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for the first violation, and one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for each subsequent violation, and for each violation shall pay the penalties and surcharges identified in C.R.S. 30-15-402. The penalty assessment procedure provided in C.R.S. 16-2201 is authorized to be followed by any arresting law enforcement officer for any such violation. 6. This Ordinance is necessary for the immediate preservation of public health and safety based on the high danger of forest or grass fires in all of the unincorporated areas of Delta County. This Ordinance takes effect upon its adoption. Publication and Effective Date.

The foregoing text is the authentic text of Delta County Ordinance 2012-01. The first reading of said Ordinance took place on April 16, 2012. It was published in full in the Delta County Independent on May 23, 2012. This Ordinance was approved and adopted as an emergency on second reading on June 18, 2012, and is effective upon adoption. ADOPTED AND SIGNED this 18th day of June, 2012, at Delta, Colorado. Published in the Delta County Independent May 23, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0046 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 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) Branden Duane Fry Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Republic Mortgage Home Loans, 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, LP Date of Deed of Trust 9/12/2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 9/18/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 607789 Original Principal Amount $146,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $136,682.02 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 IN BLOCK 7 OF GARNET MESA SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 718 East 4th 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, 07/18/2012, 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 5/23/2012 Last Publication 6/20/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 03/19/2012 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: ALISON L. BERRY #34531 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 # 12-02344 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 23, 30, June 6, 13 and 20, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0047 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 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) Kelly Brooks and Karen A. Brooks Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 2/16/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 2/22/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 612366 Original Principal Amount $289,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $271,954.48 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 7, BLOCK 3, HIDDEN VALLEY ESTATES PHASE 1 & 2, DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 13645 Ragged Mountain Drive, 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, 07/18/2012, 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 5/23/2012 Last Publication 6/20/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 03/20/2012 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 # 12-00698 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 23, 30, June 6, 13 and 20, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0048 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 21, 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) MILTON J. VIDRINE JR. Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, REPUBLIC MORTGAGE HOME LOANS 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, LP Date of Deed of Trust 11/20/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 11/25/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 639341 Original Principal Amount $222,360.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $218,414.76 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 8 IN BLOCK 2 OF PANORAMA HEIGHTS COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 24285 VALLEY VIEW CIRCLE, 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, 07/18/2012, 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 5/23/2012 Last Publication 6/20/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 03/21/2012 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 # 12-910-21410 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 23, 30, June 6, 13 and 20, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0026 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 16, 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) CHRISTOPHER R. DARLING Original Beneficiary(ies) BANK OF THE WEST Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF THE WEST Date of Deed of Trust 10/4/2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 10/10/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 608509 Original Principal Amount $133,860.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $139,262.18 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 13, EMERALD HILLS SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 2, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 552 EAST 20TH 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, 06/20/2012, 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 4/25/2012 Last Publication 5/23/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/16/2012 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 # 2327.00005 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0027 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 16, 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) Adron M. Boothe and Mary Frieda Boothe Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Plaza Home Mortgage 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, LP Date of Deed of Trust 5/24/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 6/1/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 615702 Original Principal Amount $270,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $254,655.28 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 E OF THE AMENDED PLAT OF ORCHARD CITY RANCHETTES SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 22307 Orchard Grove Road, 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, 06/20/2012, 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 4/25/2012 Last Publication 5/23/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/16/2012 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: ALISON L. BERRY #34531 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 # 12-01510 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0203 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 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) WENDELL HERRICK AND D’ANNE HERRICK Original Beneficiary(ies)

MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust 10/19/2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 11/15/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 646794 Original Principal Amount $273,697.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $269,138.84 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, BENTLEY MINOR SUBDIVISION TOGETHER WITHOUT WARRANTY ONE (1) TRI-COUNTY WATER TAP AND FIVE (5) SHARES UVWUA Also known by street and number as: 4986 PEACH VALLEY 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, 06/27/2012, 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 5/2/2012 Last Publication 5/30/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/16/2011 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: 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 # 9105.02840 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0035 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 6, 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) Kelley C. Harper Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 4/29/2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 4/29/2008 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 625124 Original Principal Amount $258,400.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $245,627.90 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 29, 30, 31 AND 32 IN BLOCK 7 OF HOTCHKISS SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 404 W Hotchkiss Ave, 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, 06/27/2012, 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 5/2/2012 Last Publication 5/30/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 03/06/2012 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: 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 # 12-02701 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0029 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 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) KEVIN BRADLEY HOWELL AND BRENDA LEA HOWELL Original Beneficiary(ies) BW MORTGAGE, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust 3/17/2005 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 3/18/2005 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 589172 Original Principal Amount $118,937.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $104,969.23 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. ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION PART OF BLOCK A OF THE GARNET MESA SUBDIVISION OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK A; THENCE SOUTH 278 FEET; AND THENCE EAST 70 FEET; THENCE NORTH 278 FEET; AND THENCE WEST 70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 516 CRAWFORD AVENUE, 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, 06/27/2012, 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 5/2/2012 Last Publication 5/30/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/24/2012 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 # 9105.03509 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0198 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 9, 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) WEST RIDGE GROUP, L.L.C. Original Beneficiary(ies) FARM CREDIT SERVICES OF THE MOUNTAINPLAINS, FLCA, a wholly owned subsidiary of FARM CREDIT SERVICES OF THE MOUNTAIN PLAINS, ACA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt FARM CREDIT SERVICES OF THE MOUNTAIN PLAINS, FLCA, a wholly owned subsidiary of FARM CREDIT SERVICES OF THE MOUNTAIN PLAINS, ACA Date of Deed of Trust 11/14/2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 11/27/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 609998 Original Principal Amount $2,000,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $2,893,684.91 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 LEGAL DESCRIPTION Parcel 1: The SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 15 South Range 91 West of the 6th P.M. County of Delta, State of Colorado Parcel 2: A parcel of land located within the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 15 South, range 91 West of the 6th P.M. having a description based upon a bearing of North 89°53'50" East from the SW 1/16 corner (monumented by a 2" alum. cap PLS 25972) to the CS 1/16 (monumented by a 2" alum. cap PLS 25972) with all other bearings relative thereto; Beginning at the SE corner of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 (CS 1/16 corner) of said Section 23; Thence along the South line of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 South 89°53'50" West 888.24 feet to the center line of E 50 Drive; Thence along said center line the following 2 courses; North 71°42'26" East 60.38 feet; North 75°21'38" East 858.32 feet to the East line of the NE 1/4 of the

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SW 1/4; Thence along said line South 00°06'40" East 234.29 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado. Together with all water rights, wells and equipment, ditch and ditch rights appurtenant thereto, used for the irrigation of said land including, but not limited to: Priority Number A-91, dated 06/23/1914 for .0.5 c.f.s. decreed water from Barnard-Shearer Ditch (Little Coal Creek). Priority Number A-12, dated 06/23/1914 for 0.5 c.f.s. decreed water from Barnard-Ditch (second Creek). Priority Number J-190, dated 03/20/1954 for 2.75 c.f.s. decreed water from Barnard-Ditch (Second Creek-Smith Fork). Priority Number J-327, dated 03/20/1954 for 1.75 c.f.s. decreed water from Barnard-Ditch (Second Creek-Smith Fork). Priority Number A-12, dated 08/31/1987 for 0.25 c.f.s. decreed water from Barnard-Ditch (Second Creek-Smith Fork). Priority Number 527, dated 06/30/1955 for 8.0 c.f.s. decreed water from Head-Ferrier Ditch (Curricanti). Priority Number L-62, dated 10/05/1962 for 0.06 c.f.s. decreed water from Beal Spring. Priority Number 0.1, date pending, for 0.10 c.f.s. decreed water from Bear Gulch Spring. Together with 2 shares of the Hice Ditch, incorporated into the Needle Rock Ditch. Together with 1 Domestic Water Well and a security interest in all pumps, motors, equipment, and sprinkler systems used for irrigation of the land described in Exhibit A, including all future additions to, replacement of or substitutions for. Together with all Solar Panel Equipment and Fixtures of every kind and description, whether said equipment is owned or rented, whether new or used, whether now in the possession of the borrower or hereafter acquired, together with substitutes and replacements thereof, all accessions and accessories added to or used in connection with such equipment. Together with Easement Agreement dated November 10, 2006, by and between West Ridge Group, L.L.C., Grantor and West Elk Lodge L.L.C. Grantee, and recorded herein. Also known by street and number as: 44474 NEEDLE ROCK ROAD, CRAWFORD, CO 81415. 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, 06/20/2012, 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 4/25/2012 Last Publication 5/23/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/09/2011 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: DOUGLAS W. BROWN #10429 Brown, Berardini & Dunning PC 2000 SOUTH COLORADO BLVD TOWER TWO SUITE 700, DENVER, CO 80222 (877) 234-3152 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 # 187-023B ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012. PUBLIC NOTICE Delta County, 501 Palmer Street, Delta, CO 81416, (970) 874-2035 has filed an application for an Amendment to a Reclamation Permit with the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board under provisions of the Colorado Land Reclamation Act for the Extraction of Construction Materials. The proposed mine is known as the Lemoine Pit and is located at or near NW1/4SE1/4, Section 20, Township 14 South, Range 92 West, 6th Prime Meridian, Delta County, Colorado. The proposed date of commencement is August 1, 2012, and the proposed date of completion is October 30, 2020. The proposed future use of the land is General Agriculture. Additional information and the tentative decision date may be obtained from the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado, 80203, (303) 8663567, or at the Delta County Clerk and Recorder's office; 501 Palmer Street, Delta, Colorado, 81416, or the above named applicant. A complete copy of the application is available at the above named County Clerk and Recorder's office and at the Division's office. Comments Concerning the application and exhibits must be in writing and must be received by the Division of Minerals and Geology by 4:00 p.m. on June 19, 2012. Please note that under the provisions of C.R.S. 34-32.5 -101, et. seq., comments related to noise, truck traffic, hours of operation, visual impacts, effects on property values and other social or economic concerns are issues not subject to this Office's jurisdiction. These subjects are typically addressed by your local government, rather than the Division Reclamation, Mining and Safety or the Mined Land Reclamation Board. Published in the Delta County Independent May 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of David Lee Mangum, Deceased Case Number 2012 PR 42 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 September 17, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Ralph L. Mangum 18384 B Road Delta, Colorado 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent May 16, 23 and 30, 2012.

D4 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0031 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 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) Randall K. Nuss and Shirley A. Nuss Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for U.S. Bank N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt U.S. Bank National Association Date of Deed of Trust 3/10/2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 3/14/2008 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 623808 Original Principal Amount $337,949.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $319,308.32 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" Part of the Southeast 1/4 Southeast 1/4 of Section 27, Township 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, more particularly bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point in a County Road and on a Section line from which the Southeast corner of said Section 27 bears South 0°59' West 889 feet; thence running South 88°43' West 484.3 feet; thence North 0°04' East 444.1 feet to a point in a County Road and a subdivision line; thence following said road and line North 88°41' East 491.6 feet to the Northeast corner of said Southeast 1/4 Southeast 1/4 Section 27 which is at an intersection with another County Road; thence following the Section line and County Road South 0°59' West 444.5 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street address as: 25926 Q 25 Road, Cedaredge, CO 81413 Also known by street and number as: 25926 Q25 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, 06/27/2012, 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 5/2/2012 Last Publication 5/30/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/24/2012 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 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 # 11-17688 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012.

ORDINANCE NO. 2012-1 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF HOTCHKISS, COLORADO, AUTHORIZING TDS TELECOM, OR ITS ASSIGNS, TO BUILD, CONSTRUCT, PURCHASE, MAINTAIN, OWN, OR LEASE TELEPHONE LINES, FIXTURES, AND APPURTENANCES FOR THE OPERATION OF A TELEPHONE SYSTEM EXCHANGE AND LINES IN THE TOWN OF HOTCHKISS, DEFINING ITS RIGHTS, POWERS, PRIVILEGES AND ESTABLISHING A FRANCHISE FEE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF HOTCHKISS, COLORADO, The Code of the Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado, under Chapter 3, shall be amended to add the following franchise: TELEPHONE FRANCHISE SECTION 1. POWERS. (a) TDS Telecom (TDS) is hereby granted the rights, power, authority and privilege to build, construct, equip, own, maintain and operate in the Town wires, lines, poles, arms, appurtenances and fixtures for conducting a telephone business and exchange. It is also granted the right, authority, power and privilege to use such streets, alleys and public grounds of the Town now owned or hereafter acquired, as the Town may authorize upon receipt of a permit application from TDS, to the extent such permit is required by the Town ordinances governing the operation of public utilities within the Town subject to such restrictions and/or requirements as may now or hereafter be imposed by law or by the board of Trustees of the Town, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining poles, constructing lines, operating telephone lines, a telephone system or telephone exchange or doing any of the things herein authorized, granted or empowered. (b) Subject to such applicable laws, ordinances and regulations now in effect or hereafter enacted, TDS is also granted the right to: (1) Buy, purchase, lease, erect, equip, maintain, own or operate such plants, machinery, equipment or buildings as are necessary to maintain and operate such telephone lines, system or exchange; (2) Buy, hold, own or lease any

such all real estate necessary to conduct such business; (3) Furnish telephone service to the people, firms and corporations of the Town; (4) Connect with other telephone lines within the Town; (5) Own and conduct a rural telephone exchange; (6) Provide switching for any person, firm or corporation; (7) Conduct a telephone toll business; (8) Furnish telephone power and service to any person, firm or corporation; and (9) Such other and further rights as are usually granted to and enjoyed by telephone companies. SECTION 2. APPURTENANCES AND EXCAVATION. (a) All wires, lines, poles, arms, appurtenances and fixtures shall be erected by TDS subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, shall be placed, erected and constructed in the alleys or such other locations as the Town; may authorize and shall be so placed and constructed so as not to interfere with the use of the streets or alleys, as determined by the Town. (b) TDS may make such excavations in the streets and alleys as are necessary for erecting and repairing such poles and cable (including underground cables), subject at all times to the requirements for permits and/or deposits and the rules, ordinances and resolutions of the Town governing the operation of public utilities within the Town. When poles and/or cables are placed or erected in paved streets, TDS shall immediately restore the paving and road base, to a condition satisfying Town specifications. All wires shall be mounted on insulators. TDS shall hold the Town free and harmless from all damages, cost and expense that may arise by reason of the negligence, carelessness or misconduct of TDS, its agents or employees in erecting, maintaining or operating said plat, because of the placing of said wires, lines, poles, arms, appurtenances and fixtures used in connection with said plant or locating poles and/or cables within five (5) feet of the Town's buried infrastructure. TDS is hereby authorized and empowered to trim, in conformance with good horticulture practices, at its own expense the trees extending into any street, alley or public ground to prevent the limbs or branches from interfering with its wires. SECTION 3. REMOVAL OF APPURTENANCES AND FIXTURES. (a) The Board of Trustees may, whenever it deems the public health, safety or convenience so requires, order which wires, lines, poles, arms, appurtenances and fixtures or any of them removed from the streets and alleys at the expense of TDS or may, if it sees fit, order them removed from one (1) place and may then grant the privilege of constructing them in another. TDS is hereby given permission to place all or any of its wires underground at any time. (b) Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the Town and its proper authorities from sewering, guttering or improving its streets and alleys and, for that purpose, to require TDS to remove its wires, lines, poles, arms, appurtenances or fixtures to conform thereto and facilitate the same. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to cause TDS to move any wire, line, pole, arm, appurtenance or fixture whenever it deems that the public interest requires their location elsewhere, having due regard to the equities of the parties concerned. The expense of such removal is to be borne and paid for by TDS. SECTION 4. FRANCHISE FEE. (a) As consideration for this franchise, and as payment for the privileges granted hereby, TDS shall pay to the Town, during the term of this franchise, a sum equal to three percent (3%) of the gross monthly subscriber billings for residential or business access line charges within the Town, less uncollectibles, which franchise fee shall be remitted to the Town on a monthly basis no later than the twentieth of the month following each billing period. (b) For the purpose of ascertaining or auditing the correct amount to be paid hereunder, the Town Clerk or any committee or agent appointed by the Board of Trustees shall have access to the books and records of TDS for the purpose of verifying the gross monthly subscriber billings within the Town from which the franchise fee is computed. (c) The franchise fee provided hereinabove is a contractual payment and is not intended to be a levy or assessment under authority of the Town to impose any general or specific tax. The payment of the franchise fee does not excuse TDS from the payment of either sales, use or property taxes, as such taxes are levied from time to time, or from obtaining an excavation permit as required by the ordinances and regulations governing the operation of public utilities within the Town, however, the franchise fee provided for herein shall constitute the exclusive monetary payment by TDS to the Town for TDS's use and occupancy of the streets except as specifically provided herein. SECTION 5. COMPLIANCE. TDS shall, within sixty (60) days after the passage and approval of the ordinance codified herein, enter into an agreement with the Town in compliance with the terms and conditions of this franchise and accepting the terms and conditions hereof. SECTION 6. DURATION OF EFFECT. This franchise shall be in force and effect for a period of ten (10) years from and after its adoption by vote of the Board of Trustees of the Town. SECTION 7. JURISDICTION AND VENUE. Colorado law shall apply to the construction and end enforcement of this franchise. The parties agree that venue for any litigation arising out of this franchise shall be in the District Court of Delta County, Colorado. INTRODUCED, READ, PASSED AND ORDERED PUBLISHED by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado, this day 10 of May, 2012. Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado By: /s/ Wendell A. Koontz Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Marlene F. Searle Town Clerk (SEAL) Published in the Delta County Independent May 23, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0033 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 2, 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) MARK A. NESS AND MELONIE D. NESS Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL COLORADO,

PUBLIC NOTICES INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL COLORADO, INC. Date of Deed of Trust 11/16/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 11/28/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 620980 Original Principal Amount $169,702.54 Outstanding Principal Balance $167,067.72 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 LOT 9, SURFACE CREEK ESTATES, a part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 14 South, Range 95 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, according to the Recorded plat thereof on file in the Office of the Delta County Clerk and Recorder. County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 20199 PLATEAU DRIVE, AUSTIN, CO 81410-8285. 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, 06/27/2012, 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 5/2/2012 Last Publication 5/30/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 03/02/2012 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 # 9106.02190 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0037 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 7, 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) Mike Griggs Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 9/19/2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 9/25/2008 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 629047 Original Principal Amount $297,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $288,264.29 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. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A Part of the E1/2 of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 29, Township 15 South, Range 95 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of said Section 29, which is in the center of the county road, whence the Northeast Corner of said Section 29 bears East a distance of 324.1 feet; thence South 0°19' West 537.6 feet; thence South 89°59' West 324.1 feet to the West line of said E1/2 of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4; thence North 0°19' East to the North line of said Section 29 a distance of 537.6 feet; thence East a distance of 324.1 feet more or less to the Point of Beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 1790 F 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, 06/27/2012, 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 5/2/2012 Last Publication 5/30/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent

DATE: 03/07/2012 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: CAMILLE Y. HARLAN #43789 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 # 12-02825 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0204 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 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) Tony Alonzo and Patrice Alonzo Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First Horizon Home Loan Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the holders of the Certificates, First Horizon Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series FHAMS 2007AA1, by First Horizon Home Loans, a division of First Tennessee Bank NationalAssociation, Master Servicer, in its capacity as agent for the Trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement Date of Deed of Trust 3/1/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 3/16/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 613132 Original Principal Amount $270,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $256,950.04 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 PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED WITHIN THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 AND THE SW 1/4 NW 1/4 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 92 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, HAVING A DESCRIPTION BASED UPON A REARING OF NORTH 89° 44' 44" EAST FROM THE SECTION CORNER COMMON TO SECTIONS 26, 27, 34 AND 35 TO THE 1/4 CORNER COMMON TO SECTIONS 26 AND 35 WITH ALL OTHER BEARINGS RELATIVE THERETO AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE 1/4 CORNER COMMON TO SECTIONS 26 AND 27 (MONUMENTED BY A 2" IRON PIPE WITH A 3 1/4" ALUM. CAP PLS 25972); THENCE ALONG SECTION LINE NORTH 00° 08' 52" EAST 50.83 FEET (MONUMENTED BY A 5/8" REBAR WITH A 2" ALUM. CAP PLS 25972); THENCE NORTH 89° 39' 06" EAST 1322.72 FEET (MONUMENTED BY A 5/8" REBAR WITH A 2" ALUM. CAP PLS 25972); THENCE SOUTH 00° 13' 48" WEST 1201.96 FEET (MONUMENTED BY A 5/8" REBAR WITH A 2" ALUM. CAP PLS 25972); THENCE SOUTH 89° 41' 55" WEST 1320.28 FET (MONUMENTED BY 5/8" REBAR WITH A 2" ALUM. CAP PLS 12766); THENCE NORTH 00° 06' 46" EAST 1150.03 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 37822 Linmann Rd, Crawford, CO 81415. 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, 06/27/2012, 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 5/2/2012 Last Publication 5/30/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/16/2011 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: 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 # 11-11442 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0030 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 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) JENNIFER J. LAHOE Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust 3/26/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 3/31/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 633261 Original Principal Amount $183,353.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $176,577.00 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 17 YORKSHIRE SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 936 YORKSHIRE 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, 06/27/2012, 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 5/2/2012 Last Publication 5/30/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/24/2012 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 # 9105.03521 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012.

NEWSPAPER NOTICE (Grand Junction, CO) On May 7, 2012, an application was tendered for filing with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., for consent to assign the licenses for radio stations KKNN(FM), 95.1 MHz, Delta, CO, KEKB(FM), 99.9 MHz, Fruita, CO, KBKL(FM), 107.9 MHz, Grand Junction, CO, KEXO(AM), 1230 KHz, Grand Junction, CO, KMXY(FM), 104.3 MHz, Grand Junction, CO, and KDBN(FM), 101.1 MHz, Parachute, CO, from Cumulus Licensing LLC to Townsquare Media Grand Junction License, LLC. The officers, managers, members, directors and other attributable parties to the assignor are Lewis W. Dickey, Jr., John W. Dickey, Jonathan G. Pinch, Richard S. Denning, Joseph P. Hannan, Linda Hill, Robert H. Sheridan, III, Ralph B. Everett, Eric P. Robison, Cumulus Licensing LLC, Cumulus Broadcasting LLC, Cumulus Media Holdings Inc., Cumulus Media Inc., Crestview Radio Investors, LLC, Blackstone FC Communications Partners L.P., and Dickey Holdings Limited Partnership, LLLP. Crestview Radio Investors, LLC is controlled by Crestview Partners II, L.P., Crestview Partners II GP, L.P., and Crestview, LLC. The members of the controlling entities are Jeffrey Marcus, Arthur J. Reimers, Thomas S. Murphy, Jr., Barry S. Volpert, Richard M. DeMartini, Robert J. Hurst, Robert V. Delaney, Evelyn C. Pellicone and various trusts and partnerships formed by these members. Blackstone FC Communications Partners L.P. is controlled by BCMA FCC L.L.C. The attributable members of BCMA FCC L.L.C. are Joseph Baratta II, David Blitzer, Michael S. Chae, Chinh E. Chu, David I. Foley, Robert L. Friedman, Lawrence H. Guffey, Hamilton E. James, the Marcus Group. Garrett Moran, James Quella, Neil P. Simpkins, David Tolley, Kenneth C. Whitney, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Prakash A. Melwani, Benjamin J. Jenkins, BG/BLK-1 Ltd., Blackstone FC Communication Capital Associates I L.P., and various trusts formed by these members. The partners in Dickey Holdings Limited Partnership, LLLP are Lewis W. Dickey, Jr., John W. Dickey, Michael W. Dickey, David W. Dickey, Caroline Dickey Oberg, Patricia L. Dickey, The Lewis W. Dickey Declaration of Trust, Lewis W. Dickey, Sr., Trustee, and The Patricia A. Dickey Declaration of Trust, Patricia A. Dickey, Trustee. Townsquare Media Grand Junction License, LLC, the proposed assignee, is a direct whollyowned subsidiary of Townsquare Media Broadcasting, LLC, which is ultimately controlled by Oaktree Capital Group Holdings GP, LLC. Other entities with an attributable interest in the proposed assignee are Townsquare Media, Inc., Townsquare Radio, Inc., Townsquare Radio, LLC, Townsquare Radio Holdings, LLC, Townsquare Management Company, LLC, Townsquare Media, LLC, OCM PF/FF Radio Holdings PT, L.P., Oaktree Fund AIF Series, L.P. - Series I, Oaktree Fund AIF Series, L.P. - Series D, OCM POF IV AIF GAP Holdings, L.P., OCM/GAP Holdings IV, Inc., OCM Principal Opportunities Fund IV AIF (Delaware), L.P., Oaktree Fund AIF Series, L.P. - Series B, Oaktree Fund GP AIF, LLC, Oaktree Fund GP III, L.P., Oaktree AIF Investments, L.P., Oaktree AIF Holdings, Inc., and Oaktree Capital Group Holdings, L.P. The 10% or greater shareholders, managers, members, officers and directors of these entities are John Frank, Bruce Karsh, Stephen Kaplan, David Kirchheimer, Howard Marks, Steven Price, Stuart Rosenstein, Alex Berkett, Dhruv Prasad, Erik Hellum, Scott Schatz, B. James Ford, Andrew Salter, David Quick, David Lebow, Gary Ginsberg, Todd Molz, Richard Ting, Lisa Arakaki, Brian Beck, Emily Alexander, Martin Boskovich, Jay Ghiya, Cary Kleinman, John Edwards, and Jeff Arnold. A copy of the application and

Delta County Independent related materials are on file for public inspection during regular business hours at 315 Kennedy Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501, or at the Federal Communications Commission, 445 - 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554. Published in the Delta County Independent May 23, 30, June 6, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE RESTART - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2010-0088 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 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) Lynette Mott Original Beneficiary(ies) Norwest Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt The Bank of New York Mellon, fka The Bank of New York as Successor in interest to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA as Trustee for Bear Stearns Asset-Backed Securities Trust 2005-SD4, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-SD4 Date of Deed of Trust 7/26/1999 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 7/27/1999 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 527032 Book: 836 Page: 589 Original Principal Amount $42,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $36,599.24 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 PART OF LOT 23, BLOCK 2, BRUCE AND JOHNSON SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN THE NW1/4SW1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 95 WEST 6TH P.M. MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 23 WITH THE PRODUCED LINE FROM A NUMBER 5 REBAR AND ALUMINUM CAP BY L.S. 12457 TO A NUMBER 5 REBAR AND ALUMINUM CAP BY L.S. 3657 WHICH BEARS NORTH 72°22'27" EAST 2,097.67 FEET FROM DELTA TOWNSITE CORNER NUMBER 2 (D.T.2) AND CONSIDERING A LINE FROM A BRASS MONUMENT AT SAID D.T.2 ON THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF THE CURB AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 92 WITH HIGHWAY 50 TO A RAILROAD SPIKE IN HIGHWAY 50 AT CONTROL POINT 31 OF THE DELTA CONTROL SYSTEM TO BEAR NORTH 12°46'04" EAST AND ALL OTHER BEARINGS TO BE RELATIVE THERETO; THENCE SOUTH 08°35'50" EAST 102.66 FEET ON THE SAID EAST LINE OF LOT 23 TO THE NORTH LINE OF CRAWFORD AVENUE; THENCE SOUTH 84°27'05" WEST 91.00 FEET ON THE SAID NORTH LINE OF CRAWFORD AVENUE; THENCE NORTH 05°14'49" WEST 102.63 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SAID PRODUCED LINE FROM A NUMBER 5 REBAR AND ALUMINUM CAP BY L.S. 12457 TO A NUMBER 5 REBAR AND ALUMINUM CAP L.S. 3657; THENCE NORTH 84°31'38" EAST 85.00 FEET ON THE SAID PRODUCED LINE FROM A NUMBER 5 REBAR AND ALUMINUM CAP BY L.S. 12457 TO A NUMBER 5 REBAR AND ALUMINUM CAP BY L.S. 3657 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 517 Crawford Avenue, 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, 06/27/2012, 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 5/2/2012 Last Publication 5/30/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/24/2012 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: CHRISTOPHER T. GROEN #39976 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 # 10-10283 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0039 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 12, 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) RUSSELL WHITE Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust 7/31/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 8/5/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 636714 Original Principal Amount $197,496.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $191,457.51 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 74 OF STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FILING NO. 2 COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 1512 GUADELUPE STREET, DELTA, CO 81416-5700. 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, 07/11/2012, 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 5/16/2012 Last Publication 6/13/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 03/12/2012 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 # 9105.03613 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 16, 23, 30, June 6 and 13, 2012.

ORDINANCE NO. 12, 2012 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO AMENDING CERTAIN SUB-PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 15.04.080.B OF THE DELTA MUNICIPAL CODE TO MODIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR SITE DEVELOPMENT/ LANDSCAPING PLANS SUBMITTED IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATIONS FOR BUILDING PERMITS. WHEREAS the City of Delta has established certain requirements for landscaping in connection with development of real property within its respective zoning districts; and WHEREAS, a number of local citizens and businesses have complained that the City’s existing landscaping requirements require excessive consumption of valuable water resources and are otherwise financially onerous to comply with; and WHEREAS, after considering the aforementioned complaints and conducting a related review of the pertinent provisions of the Delta Municipal Code, City staff has found it appropriate to recommend that some of the landscaping requirements complained of be softened; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds that implementing the staff’s recommendations will indeed serve the purpose of conserving water resources and will not otherwise prejudice public health, safety or welfare. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 15.04.080. B.1.d.ii of the Delta Municipal Code is hereby amended to provide as follows: ii. Inclusive of the above frontage requirement, landscaping shall be required in at least 15% of that part of the site not covered by buildings for sites located in residential zoning districts; at least 6% of that part of the site not covered by buildings for sites located in commercial zoning districts; and at least 2% of that part of the site not covered by buildings for sites located in industrial zoning districts. Section 2. Section 15.04.080. B.1.d.iv. of the Delta Municipal Code is hereby amended to provide as follows: iv. Such landscaping shall consist of trees, shrubs, and ground covers, and may include up to a maximum of 60% coverage in inert materials such as decorative paving stones, lava rock, pea gravel, etc., excluding from the calculation of the area to be landscaped any portion that is lawfully covered by a building.” Section 3. Except for the aforementioned subsections amended hereby, all other portions of Section 15.04.080 of the Delta Municipal Code are hereby ratified and confirmed as presently written. ADOPTED ON FIRST READING THIS 1ST DAY OF MAY, 2012. /s/ Edward C. Sisson Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk ADOPTED ON SECOND AND FINAL READING AND ORDERED PUBLISHED THIS 15TH DAY OF MAY, 2012. /s/ Edward C. Sisson Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk CERTIFICATE STATE OF COLORADO ) ) ss. CITY OF DELTA ) I, Jolene E. Nelson, City Clerk of the City of Delta, Colorado, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing ordinance was introduced, read in full and passed on first reading at a regular meeting on the City Council of the City of Delta on May 1, 2012, and published in the Delta County Independent, a newspaper of general circulation published in the City of Delta in its issue of May 9, 2012, and was finally adopted and approved at a regular meeting of the City Council on May 15, 2012, and ordered published as Ordinance No. 12, Series of 2012, of said City as provided by law. IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the Seal of the City of Delta, Colorado, this 15th day of May, 2012. (SEAL) /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent May 23, 2012.

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What’s happening at your library? 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 Computer Class. Come and learn all about the iPad Friday, May 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Contact Cedaredge Library at 856-3518 to sign up. Tween Book Club. Wednesday, May 30, from 3:45 to 4:30p.m. For more information contact the Cedaredge Library at 856-3518. Genealogy. “Who’s Who in Whoville.” Our regular monthly genealogy group meets to help each other with genealogy. We meet the first Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party Own the Night. Come to find out who will “own the night” this summer. Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. Kids’ Summer Reading Kickoff Movie. Don’t be chicken; come see the movie about a chicken who believes the world is coming to an end. Thurs-

day, June 7, at 7 p.m. Computer Class. Learn how to manage your digital photos and share with your family and friends. Friday, June 8, at 10:30 a.m. Adult Summer Reading Program. Come by and pick up your reading logs and prizes. Saturday, June 9. Teen Summer Reading - America’s Next Top Monster. No stage fright allowed. How scary can YOU be? Wednesday, June 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. 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 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 May from 3 to 5 p.m. Business Cards in Microsoft Word. It is easy to make your own business cards using Microsoft Word. Friday, May 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. Scrapbooking. Bring your scrapping stuff and work on your latest project. Saturday, May 26, from noon to 8 p.m. Call

the Crawford Library at 921-3500 for details. Summer Reading Program - Kick-off Party at Crawford Town Park. For kids, tweens and teens Wednesday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. Summer Reading Program - Family Movie Night. Kids, tweens, and teens are welcome to come for family movie night and enjoy free popcorn and lemonade. Friday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. Kids’ Summer Reading Program - Welcome to the Night! Come see the nocturnal puppet show. Wednesday, June 13, at 10:30 a.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 Delta Library’s 100th Birthday Celebration. Friday, June 1. Downtown lunch at the library for local businesses from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family fun carnival and fundraiser from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., and a special presentation by Ann Lincoln “I Dreamed I was a Genie” from 6 to 7 p.m. Cake and ice cream will

Fire restrictions put in place in Gunnison County On Monday, May 21, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service issued stage one fire restrictions within Gunnison County on public lands. At this time, only lands within the Gunnison Ranger District for the Forest Service are affected by the restrictions. “Last week, the Gunnison County Commissioners signed orders to begin fire restrictions county-wide,” said Lori Armstrong, BLM southwest district manager. “The federal agencies are also issuing restrictions; although, the restrictions vary depending on whether the land is managed by a federal agency or is privately owned.”

Stage one fire restrictions on public land managed by the BLM and USFS prohibit building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire except a fire within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed campground. Also, smoking is prohibited on public land except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials. Operating any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order is also prohibited. The use of fireworks,

flares or other incendiary devices is always prohibited on public land. “Although there is green vegetation in the area, the lack of moisture throughout the winter has presented us with drought conditions early in the season, and wildland fire is a very serious concern,” said Sherry Hazelhurst, acting forest supervisor. “We encourage the public to plan ahead by contacting our offices and/or the Forest website for information on fire restrictions prior to enjoying their public lands.” For more information, contact the BLM at 970642-4940 or go to www. blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gfo. html. Contact the Forest Service at 874-6600.

be served after the show. Basic Computer Classes start Tuesday, June 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes will continue until July 17. Sign up at the Delta Library or call 874-9630. Intermediate Computer Classes start Thursday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes will continue until July 19. Sign up at the Delta Library or call 874-9630. Digital Camera Computer Class. Two sessions only Wednesday, June 6 and June 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sign up at the Delta Library or call 874-9630. Kids’ Summer Reading Program - Dream Big Read. Pajama party Thursday, June 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Delta Library. Teen Summer Reading Program - Own the Night. Campfires and comets Thursday, June 7, at 2 p.m.

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 One-on-One Computer Help. Anytime during open hours. Computer Class – eBay. Tuesday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. 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 A.M. Bookies. The theme for this month is “classics” Read any book — fiction or nonfiction — considered to be a literary

classic. Each person gives a brief review of his/her book followed by a discussion. Wednesday, June 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. Summer Reading Kick-off Party at Paonia Town Park. Come to the summer reading party and enjoy games, music, snacks and sign up for summer reading. Wednesday, June 6 at 1 p.m. Teen Summer Reading Kick-off Party. Come and join the fun Thursday, June 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Children’s Summer Reading Program Welcome to the Night. Children can enjoy a nocturnal puppet show Wednesday, June 13, at 1 p.m. Storytime. 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.

Racing underway at Thunder Mtn. Raceway Racing is underway at Thunder Mountain Raceway, located off U.S. Highway 50 on 59039 Amber Rd, Olathe. There will not be any racing over Memorial Weekend, but there will be two-day event on June 1-2 featuring Modifieds, Southern Sports Mod, Hobby Stock, Late Models and on Saturday, the first Go-Races of the season. During the regular season racing begins on Saturdays at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids and senior citizens. A family pass is available for $25. Concessions are available on race nights, and camping is encouraged and free. Other race dates in June include motorcycles and quads on June 9, and Lightening Springs, Hobby, Dwarf, Renegade, Outlaws and Go-Karts on Saturday, June 16, as well as a Fathers Day Wagon/ Wheel Barrel race. No racing on June 23, and on June 30 is Outlaws, Dwarf, Renegade, Lightening Springs, Hobby and Go-Karts.

Results from the feature races on Saturday, May 19. Pos Driver Car # Dwarf–Feature 1 Doug Tiffany Delta 1 2 Jim Ross Delta 39 3 Ricky Alverado Delta 47V 4 Carl Kulp Glenwood Spgs 7 Hobby Stock–Feature 1 John Young Montrose 6 2 Bill Barker Delta 32 3 Mario Pagone Hotchkiss 71 4 Sidney Tenney Olathe 27 5 Ray Penland Hotchkiss 88 6 Cliff Cooper Delta 18 7 Jason Blair 11 8 Chance Wolfe Delta 3 9 John Harrison Clifton 40 10 Duane Huff Delta 8 11 Scott Roy Delta 47 Late Model–Feature 1 Jeep Berry G. Jct 75B 2 Jason Davis G. Jct 29 3 Scott Cimfl 77 4 Nate Beacham 4B 5 Bob Cook Helper, UT 6C Light Sprint–Feature 1 Rick Davis Cory 88 2 Michael Stephens Cedaredge 2 3 Deneen LeTurges Clifton 7L 4 Donald Johnson Clifton 32 5 Charlie Steinberg Clifton 17X 6 Derek LeTurgez Clifton 1L Renegade–Feature 1 Tom Bethka G. Jct 2A 2 Steve Long G. Jct 12L 3 Payton Roberson G. Jct 1 4 Richelle Harris Montrose 17 5 Shannon Albright Fruita 8 6 Fred Knob Olathe 54 7 Robert Esquibel Cedaredge 13X 8 Johnny Sinicki G. Jct 6 9 Tom Gallager Marble 69

PUBLIC NOTICES COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0040 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 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) Bonifacio Arreola and Guadalupe Arreola Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 6/25/2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 6/30/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 643807 Original Principal Amount $275,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $268,358.56 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. LOT 2, HINES FARM RESOURCE PRESERVATION MAJOR SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEROF FILED FOR RECORD SEPTEMBER 24,2001 IN PLAT BOOK 26 AT PAGE 45. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 2745 Tessman 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, 07/11/2012, 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 5/16/2012 Last Publication 6/13/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 03/13/2012 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: 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 # 12-03042 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 16, 23, 30, June 6 and 13, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0041 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 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) James W. Slaughter and Paula K. Slaughter Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 7/30/2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 8/6/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 644563 Original Principal Amount $292,011.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $284,984.56 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 EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE

EXHIBIT A Part of he East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 31, Township 15 South, Range 95 West of the 6th principal meridian, described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest 1/16th corner; Thence North 48 degrees 21' West 433.5 feet; Thence North 16 degrees 36' East 245.7 feet to the South side of 1600 road; Thence South 44 degrees 18' East 363.4 feet along the South side of 1600 road to the East line of the said East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4; Thence South 263.4 feet along the East line of the said East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4, more or less to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 3335 1600 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, 07/11/2012, 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 5/16/2012 Last Publication 6/13/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 03/13/2012 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: 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 # 12-03044 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 16, 23, 30, June 6 and 13, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0044 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 15, 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 B Hunter Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for U.S. Bank N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt U.S. Bank National Association Date of Deed of Trust 5/3/2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 5/11/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 642681 Original Principal Amount $228,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $227,513.58 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 situated in the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 17, Township 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point whence the North Quarter corner of Section 17 bears North 14°17' West a distance of 1925.5 feet; Thence North 84°57' East 86.4 feet; Thence South 62°32' East 193.1 feet; Thence South 47°48' East 133.1 feet; Thence South 3°48' East 230.1 feet; Thence North 89°52' West 349.4 feet; Thence North 3°09' West 400.0 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. Also known as Lot 16 of Northridge Subdivision, County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number

as: 18571 Eastridge Rd, 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, 07/18/2012, 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 5/23/2012 Last Publication 6/20/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 03/15/2012 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: 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 # 12-01099 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent May 23, 30, June 6, 13 and 20, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Official Notice Annual Meeting of the Members of Delta-Montrose Electric Association Notice is hereby given of the Annual Meeting of the Members of Delta-Montrose Electric Association to be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, Colorado, for the purpose of electing members to the Board of Directors, for the purpose of

passing upon reports covering the calendar year 2011, and for transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Registration and Voting for board members will be held between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and the Business Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Election Polls will close at 9:00 a.m. and no ballots will be accepted after that time. Published in the Delta County Independent May 23, 2012. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of FREDERICK JOHN INGALLS, a/k/a FREDERICK J. INGALLS, a/k/a FREDERICK INGALLS, Deceased Case Number 12PR43 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 September 17, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Donald E. Ingalls Person Giving Notice PO Box 945 King City CA 93930 Attorney for Personal Representative Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38, Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent May 16, 23 and 30, 2012.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTMENTS: Letters of application for appointment to a four year term to the Board of Directors of the Crawford Water Conservancy District for the following districts will be accepted by the District Court, 7th Judicial District, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Room 338, Delta, CO 81416, prior to the date of May 31, 2012: One director for Subdivision 3 (Grand View), two directors for Subdivision 4 (Clipper), and one director for Subdivision 1 (Town of Crawford). Applicants must have resided within the boundaries of the Crawford Water Conservancy District for at least one year and be the owner of real property within said District. The letter of application should be accompanied by resumes containing the applicant's background reflecting agricultural, municipal, industrial and other interests in the beneficial use of water within the District. A description of the boundaries of each subdivision is available at the District office by contacting Manager Gary Kraii at 970-9214775, or Secretary-Treasurer Randy Fisher at 970-527-3662. Published in the Delta County Independent May 9, 16 and 23, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Sheldon R. Goodloe aka Sheldon Goodloe aka Sheldon Roy Goodloe, Deceased Case Number 2012PR45 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, 501 Palmer St., Room 338, Delta, Colorado 81416 on or before September 24, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Coleen A. Webb 12221 East Amherst Circle Aurora, Colorado 80014 Published in the Delta County Independent May 23, 30 and June 6, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Garnet Mesa Investments, LLC, P.O. Box 784, Delta, CO 81416, (970) 874-9986 has filed an application for a Reclamation Permit with the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board under provisions of the Colorado Land Reclamation Act for the Extraction of Construction Materials. The proposed mine is known as the Warren Pit and is located at or near NE1/4NW1/4, Section 9, Township 15 South, Range 95 West, 6th Prime Meridian, Delta County, Colorado. The proposed date of commencement is August 1, 2012, and the proposed date of completion is October 30, 2032. The proposed future use of the land is Private Recreation. Additional information and the tentative decision date may be obtained from the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado, 80203, (303) 8663567, or at the Delta County Clerk and Recorder's office; 501 Palmer Street, Delta, Colorado, 81416, or the above named applicant. A complete copy of the application is available at the above named County Clerk and Recorder's office and at the Division's office. Comments Concerning the application and exhibits must be in writing and must be received by the Division of Minerals and Geology by 4:00 p.m. on July 3, 2012. Please note that under the provisions of C.R.S. 34-32.5-101, et. seq., comments related to noise, truck traffic, hours of operation, visual impacts, effects on property values and other social or economic concerns are issues not subject to this Office's jurisdiction. These subjects are typically addressed by your local government, rather than the Division Reclamation, Mining and Safety or the Mined Land Reclamation Board. Published in the Delta County Independent May 23, 30, June 6 and 13, 2012.

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Johnson receives Gold Medal of Honor Emily Johnson is a 2012 recipient of the Girls Ministries Gold Medal of Honor, given by the Rocky Mountain District of the Assemblies of

God. Emily is the daughter of Dell and Lynette Johnson of Delta, and has one brother, Derrek. She is 17 years old. Emily is a junior at Delta High School. Her favorite subjects include math and history. She is involved in several activities at Delta First Assembly of God. She is a volunteer in iKids (children’s church), youth group, and a student leader. She also participates in 4-H, shooting sports (air rifle and .22) and decorating cakes. Emily plans to attend Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, N.D., where she will study to be a children’s pastor. Girls Ministries is a program for girls from

Emily Johnson

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DELTA 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 Sunday: Sunday School (all ages) Morning Worship Sunday Afternoon Wednesday Evening

preschool age through high school. Recipients of the Gold Medal of Honor must complete many requirements and achievements including reading the entire Bible multiple times, memorizing dozens of scripture verses, and completing all units in five programs. Emily has completed all the requirements and testing for the Gold Medal of Honor and has achieved honor credentials in the following clubs: Rainbows (preschool), Daisies (kindergarten), Prims (grades 1-2), Stars (grades 3-5), Friends (grades 6-8), and Girls Only (high school). She will be publicly recognized in a ceremony held

9:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

Delta Community Marketplace Vacation Bible School will again be held at Garnet Mesa Elementary School, 600 A Street in Delta. The session runs June 4-8 from 9 a.m. to noon. The theme for 2012 is Nazareth: When Jesus Was a Kid. The ecumenical Bible school is an experiential event in

RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH

SURFACE CREEK

SURFACE CREEK

NORTH FORK

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CEDAREDGE

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

DELTA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

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.

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

Sunday: Bible Study Morning Worship

school. Refreshments are served. Handicapped children will be accommodated by advance reservation to (607) 434-7001. Admission will be $7 a child, $12 for two and$15 for a family of three or more. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Patti Barela at 874-8413.

ADVENTIST CHURCH

GARNET MESA BAPTIST CHURCH

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

a created environment common to biblical times. Costumes and live animals are included. Leaders gather the children in small groups and then congregate for stories and music in a community gathering. Children will participate in making crafts, playing games, and learning about how Jesus went to

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

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)

son and Ashley Varner, and especially her mom, for teaching her and encouraging her to grow in her relationship with God.

Community vacation Bible school planned June 4-8

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 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

thank her church and her teachers, Kay Crespin, Wilma Johnson, Bev Ray, Norma Lee Markley, Phyllis Snyder, Roni Prescott, Ruth Thomp-

on Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at Delta First Assembly of God. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Emily would like to

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.

ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA

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

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.

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

20101 Deer Creek Rd., Austin • 835-3667 (Missouri Synod) 5th & Meeker Streets, Delta • Office — 874-9501 www.allsaintslutheranco.org 5th & North Fork, Paonia delta.umc@juno.com Tom Lange, Pastor at the Northwest corner of City Park Roy Trueblood, Pastor Pastor Duane O. Daeke • 527-3232 Early Service 8:30 a.m. Sunday: Worship 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Lent Worship Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Late Service 10:45 a.m. Children’s Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Bible Study following worship service Youth Group 5:30 p.m. Open Communion (1st & 3rd Sundays) Visitors Always Welcome. Communion Worship 1st Sunday

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B A C K P A G E

Tropical transplant

BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Lady Jane Seymour Cartwright is likely the closest thing to royalty Delta will ever see. On her mother’s side she is an English Seymour, a descendant of the Plantaganets. Yes, she was a “blue blood,” as her Grandmother Macintyre put it. “That confused me a lot as I bled red like everyone else in our family,” Lady Jane says. At her death, Cartwright’s mother, a Scottish Highlander, left her the title of “Lady of Lochaber” and a wee piece of land in perpetuity in the Highlands of Scotland, which will be passed on to another Macintyre cousin. Lady Jane is an American born and raised in Hawaii. Her seventh great-grandfather, Corporal John Ledyard, was on Captain Cook’s ship “Resolution” when Captain Cook was killed during a dispute with the Hawaiians. Many of her forebears served as missionaries to Hawaii; her great-great-grandfather Edwin Hall was the first person to print a book west of the Rockies, to publish a newspaper in Hawaii and to print the Bible in the Hawaiian language. Her grandmother was born upstairs in what later became “The House Without A Key,” made famous in Charlie Chan movies. Lady Jane is a 1953 graduate of the Punahou School — the same school from which President Barack Obama graduated in 1979. On her father’s side, Lady Jane traces her lineage to the father of modern baseball, Alexander Cartwright Jr. Her great-great-grandfather set the bases 90 feet apart and established nine innings as a game and nine players as a team. When he arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in 1848, he brought the game of baseball with him. In Hawaii he started the Honolulu Fire Department, the Honolulu Library and was an advisor to the king. “Being the fourth generation born in the Hawaiian Islands, we were considered ‘old guard’,” Lady Jane says.

Lady Jane Seymour Cartwright A “tropical tree transplant,” she moved to Colorado in the early 1960s after her mother’s fourth husband, “Curly” Ferguson, died on their ranch in Crawford 18 months after they were married. Lady Jane says her mother didn’t know how to run a household, much less the Lazy Y Two Bar ranch in Crawford. Both women had lived in California for many years, hobnobbing with the “Hollywood set,” as Lady Jane puts it. Her mother was a fashion designer with rich and famous clients; Lady Jane did some acting, dancing, modeling and photography. So when it came to ranching in the rugged West, they started with the basics. They read up on the topic and purchased bum lambs, which they nurtured into a large herd of sheep. Lady Jane’s mother, Margery, also had 47 horses, all of which she named. She was able to pay off the ranch and later sold it four times. (Lady Jane explains three of the buyers backed out.) In Crawford Lady Jane met and married her third husband, Robert Kendall Bradfield, who went by the name of Bob West. They were both active in the Red Feather Bowmen, an archery club Bob started in Crawford. Lady Jane later married Robert MacDougall and moved to Montrose. Today she’s settled in Delta pursuing her artistic interests, writing her autobi-

ography, and raising bettas and guppies. She plans to resurrect Fancy Fins 2 Die 4, an Internet business which specializes in snails, freshwater plant and betta fish. In small tanks spread throughout her home, she has separated the males from the females and the babies from the growing bettas and guppies. Horticulture is another interest which she can trace to a grand-uncle who was well-known in the orchid industry. In addition to raising orchids and African violets, Lady Jane is trying her hand at papayas, figs, strawberry guavas, Meyer’s lemon and avocado. Lady Jane has won awards in art, archery, marksmanship with handgun and rifle, photography, fashion design, dance and metallurgy. She and her second husband, Robert Van Dyke, owned a jewelry manufacturing business in Hawaii in the early ‘60s. During that period of time, Lady Jane designed rings, pendants and a commemorative medal. Her design was chosen from 350 entries as the winner of a contest to design the King Kamehameha Commemorative Medals in 1965. Lady Jane’s autobiography would not be complete without a chapter on the unexplained phenomenon of UFOs. This is also a family tradition, she explains, as her mother and grandmother also had unexplained encounters with what they could only conclude were aliens — or possibly military test missiles. There will be a chapter on her faith. A retired minister of the Baha’i World Faith of 40 years, she gave the Baha’i service for her mother when she was buried in the family plot in an Oahu cemetery in 2007. But primarily, her story will be one of “diamonds to denims.” Growing up she was surrounded by servants, dressmakers, gardeners and chauffeurs. She went to a private school and, in California, belonged to the same exclusive tennis club as Peter Lawford. Years later she was the guardian of her grand-

Lady Jane’s mother was just a youngster when this family photo was taken on the island of Hawaii.

Lady Jane clearly adored her father, Sir William Edward Cartwright.

Lady Jane’s mother (pictured above on a magazine cover as a baby) left her the title of “Lady of Lochaber.” mother’s $2 million estate. “Now all the people in my life who held the money are gone and the ones I loaned money to refuse to pay me.” No longer able to earn a living as an accountant, bank teller or efficiency expert — three of many paying jobs she once held — she’s raising Siamese fighting fish (Bettas) and guppies for sale at Aqua-

bid.com. The transition has been difficult for Lady Jane. She still has a title, and she’s very comfortable in denim, but the diamonds would certainly make her life a lot easier. Quite seriously, she says she’s looking for a nice gentleman who can put up with her. “I need help to try to keep this place,” she says.

Feeding, cleaning and caring for dozens of bettas and guppies occupies much of Lady Jane’s time. She sells the fish through the Internet.

PRESENTING THE CLASS OF

• CEDAREDGE HIGH SCHOOL • DELTA HIGH SCHOOL • HOTCHKISS HIGH SCHOOL • OLATHE HIGH SCHOOL • PAONIA HIGH SCHOOL • DELTA OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL • DELTA VISION HCP • NORTH FORK VISION HCP • SURFACE CREEK VISION HCP

A SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

2 • 2012 Graduation • Delta County Independent

Travis James Adams

Esmeralda Alejandre

Alexis Danae Anderson

BIG JOHN’S LUMBER CO.

FRITCHMAN ORCHARDS

DELTA COUNTY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Shelby Ann Arter

Tylor Leighton Balistreri

Mayra Teresita Barajas

THE GARDEN CENTER

CEDAREDGE LAND COMPANY

THE APPLESHED

Miguel Angel Barajas

Michael Willis Barnosky

Rachel Ariel Bate

THE APPLESHED

DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

DELTA CABINET COMPANY

Cedaredge High School Class of 2012 Baccalaureate Monday, May 21 • 7 p.m. The Father’s House

Commencement Saturday, May 26 • 10 a.m. Cedaredge High School Gymnasium

Class Motto “Go hard or go home.”

Class Flower Blue Rose

Class Colors Silver, Black and Royal Blue

Class Song “On My Way” Phil Collins

Drew Allen Beach

SURFACECREEK BANK

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Andrew Scott Bennett

Shanda Marie Bradshaw

Samantha Marie Brown

Dylan Trent Buckallew

Sarah Elisabeth Buffum

Konstantin T. Callihan

ANDERSEN GARAGE

THE APPLESHED

SURFACECREEK BANK

DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

CEDAREDGE FOOD TOWN

THE APPLESHED

FDIC

Delta County Independent • 2012 Graduation • 3

Nolan Joseph Carney

Ashley Nicole Carver

Cole Russell Caywood

Alycia Leilani Cok

Ian Ramsey Dinwiddie

Gregory Andrew Edgington

Jason Patrick Elflein

DELTA AUTO PARTS, INC.

BIG JOHN’S LUMBER CO.

HELLMAN MOTOR CO.

DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

CEDAREDGE PHARMACY

AMERICAN LAND REALTY

CEDAREDGE LAND COMPANY

Bryan Todd Fairchild

Austin Russell Fischer

Ely Brandon Fritchman

Iria Gonzalez Otero

Cameron Skye Hawkins

Frankie Lee Hejny

Brianna Danielle Henrie

SUMMIT DOOR COMPANY, LLC

THE APPLESHED

FRITCHMAN ORCHARDS

THE APPLESHED

DELTA CABINET COMPANY

THE GARDEN CENTER

CEDAREDGE FLORAL & COUNTRY MARKET

Jessie Jo Houghton

Travis Dean Hyatt-Martin

Zane Martin Hyatt-Martin

Katherine Mercedes Jackson

DELTA CABINET COMPANY

SURFACECREEK BANK

THE APPLESHED

DELTA CABINET COMPANY

Kyle Allen Kanz

Stacy Lynn Kasinger

Angela May Kier

Joseph Johnathan Laird

May your education and experience as a student serve you well in your career and your future. We wish you much happiness and fulfillment. Congratulations on your graduation achievement!

DELTA CABINET COMPANY

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4 • 2012 Graduation • Delta County Independent

Michaela Lynn Laird

Bryn D. Marah

Daniel Lee Martinez

Brittney Michelle McCune

Savannah McIntire

Ellen Elizabeth McKinney

Andrew Shane Moore

SURFACE CREEK FAMILY PRACTICE

THE APPLESHED

THE APPLESHED

GRAND MESA DENTAL HYGIENE

DOUGHTY STEEL & MACHINE

THE APPLESHED

THE APPLESHED

Ryan Michael Morosini

Rowdy Shane Murphy

Sidney Lynn Navarro

Dillon Anthony Nicholas

Rhonda Jo Peters

Sterling Tyler Rose

Mario Saenz

MODERN APPLIANCE COMPANY

SUMMIT DOOR COMPANY, LLC

THE APPLESHED

DELTA AUTO PARTS, INC.

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

CEDAREDGE PHARMACY, INC.

BIG JOHN’S LUMBER CO.

Hope Lacey Shaw

Misti Marie Smelser

Dagan William Chase Smith

Annette R. Sweat

Ashley Elizabeth Waddington

Jordan Sebastia Michael Warner

Cody Owen Wieben

FRITCHMAN ORCHARDS

THE APPLESHED

TAYLOR FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORY/MESA VIEW CEMETERY

CEDAREDGE LAND COMPANY

TACO TIME

ANDERSEN GARAGE

CEDAREDGE FOOD TOWN

Lucus Anthony Wieben

Sierra Kristen Williams

Samuel James Williamson

Tani Christine Zamarripa

DCI PRINT SHOP

THE APPLESHED

SUNSET PRINTWORKS

THE APPLESHED

Delta County Independent • 2012 Graduation • 5

Emily Mae Adams

Lindsey Ann Alsdorf

Jacob Monroe Ames

SUMMIT PHOTO ART

MODERN APPLIANCE CO.

HOMESTEAD NATURAL MEATS

Courtney Ranae Anderson

Elizabeth Ashley Aragon

Sabrina Marie Archibeque

DELTABANK CENTER

LILY & ROSE HOME FURNISHINGS

HELLMAN CHEVROLET - BUICK

Anna Luisa Arias Lopez

Alexandra Lizette Arias

Vanessa Lizzeth Arias

SUMMIT DOOR COMPANY, LLC

HELGELAND STORAGE

MCDONALD’S OF DELTA

JoAnne Elaine Barnhardt

Korena Kaye-Anna Barrett

Ashley Ann Bauder

Aaron Randyl Belcher

TACO TIME

DELTA ACE HARDWARE

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO/ LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICE FDIC

CLASSIC COMPUTERS

Delta High School Class of 2012 Baccalaureate Wednesday, May 23 • 7 p.m. Delta Center for the Performing Arts

Commencement Saturday, May 26 • 10 a.m. Panther Stadium

Class Motto “Special times and special places, special friends together; the moments pass so quickly, but the memories last forever.” ~Unknown

Class Flower Orchid

FDIC

Class Colors Green & Silver

Class Song “2012” by Jay Sean

Leroy Arreola

Karena Janelle Atchley

Ethan Jack Baier

FOSTER FARMS

JAMES R. SCOTT, DDS

FIRST COLORADO NATIONAL BANK

FDIC

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Bret Leroy Bigham

Stephen Michael Black

Jon Patrick Bowman

Kaylee Janae Britain

Mark Anthony Brown II

Madelyn FayeAnn Byers

Diana Caballero

HELLMAN CHEVROLET - BUICK

HELLMAN MOTOR CO.

HELLMAN MOTOR CO.

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PEST AWAY SPRAYING

DAVETO’S

AARON’S

Jesus Daniel Campas

Julian Campas

Brandon Travis Campbell

Lorena Aurelia Campos

Jacquelin Carrillo

Sadie Nikole Carrillo

Cody Mason Carver

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PROF., LLC

FOSTER FARMS

DELTA CABINET COMPANY

DCI PRINT SHOP

JAMES R. SCOTT, DDS

JAMES R. SCOTT, DDS

FIRST COLORADO NATIONAL BANK

Lake Billie Ray Chaffee

Oscar Andre Chavez

Ashley Shane Church

Savannah Kay Church

Kayla Dawn Clough

Sonya Leigh Coron

Andrew Lester Cranston

HOMESTEAD NATURAL MEATS

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

TACO TIME

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PROF., LLC

AARON’S

DELTA AUTO PARTS, INC.

DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Sheila Damazo

Daniel De La Rosa

Jessica De La Torre

Kortnee Lynn Deines

Michael Allen Deleff

Kylie Pamela DeVilbiss

Mariah Nacole Donathan

GRAND MESA DENTAL HYGIENE

HELLMAN MOTOR CO.

HELGELAND STORAGE

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PROF., LLC

PIONEER SAND COMPANY

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO/ LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICE FDIC

FIRST COLORADO NATIONAL BANK

FDIC

FDIC

Delta County Independent • 2012 Graduation • 7

Barbara Duarte Gutierrez

Dayvid Anthony Duran

Nicholas Joseph Dziubasik

April Bree Ann Easter

Camron Joseph Espinoza

Kaitlyn Nicole Esplin

Carmen Isabel Fausto

MCDONALD’S OF DELTA

LILY & ROSE HOME FURNISHINGS

HELLMAN CHEVROLET - BUICK

DAVETO’S

DELTA ACE HARDWARE

TAYLOR FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORY/MESA VIEW CEMETERY

THE INSURANCE CENTER

Chad Gregory Fedler

Jazmin Marie Ferrier

Colin Brice Fraser

Dani Glee Fraser

Jacob Shadoe Futrell

Jaclyne Mary Gallegos

Leticia Brittney-Kay Garcia

TAYLOR FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORY/MESA VIEW CEMETERY

HELLMAN MOTOR CO.

KWIKI TIRE SERVICE

TACO TIME

GRAND MESA DENTAL HYGIENE

LEADER PUBLISHING CO., INC.

GLEN’S BARBERSHOP

Natasha Ann Garcia

Sarah Kough Glidden

Alyssa Kay Goff

Andrea Del-Mindy Gomez

2012

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PROF., LLC

TACO TIME

DAVETO’S

DCI PRINT SHOP

Seth James Hartman

Irvin Javier Hernandez

Monica Manelly Hernandez

Natalie Frances Hernandez

SUMMIT DOOR COMPANY, LLC

CLASSIC COMPUTERS

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

FIRST COLORADO NATIONAL BANK

FDIC

8 • 2012 Graduation • Delta County Independent

Jesus Elias Herrera

Jaelee Kae Hillman

Lance Austin Hines

Shelby Nicole Hines

Tucker Emery Holman

Dakota Joel Hubbard

Janis Tony Hudson

DELTA AUTO PARTS, INC.

HILLMAN INSURANCE

SYLVIA’S STYLING SALON

DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

HELLMAN MOTOR CO.

HELLMAN CHEVROLET - BUICK

DELTA CABINET COMPANY

Kayden Michael Randal Isom

Guadalupe Jaracuaro Perez

Mayra Graciela Jimenez

Katherine Lynn Kahrs

Sawyer-Dawn Keeline

Dustin Howard King

Jordan Michelle King

JERRY REIHER STATE FARM INSURANCE AGENCY

LEADER PUBLISHING CO., INC.

HELLMAN MOTOR CO.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HAIR DESIGNS

DELTA CABINET COMPANY

HELLMAN MOTOR CO.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HAIR DESIGNS

Sean David King

Sierra Dawn Kirstatter

Rabecca Susan Korthuis

Brendan Allen Kortz

Conor Samuel Laws

Jose Marselo Leon

Katari Josette Lewis

KING RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS

HOMESTEAD NATURAL MEATS

JERRY REIHER STATE FARM INSURANCE AGENCY

DELTABANK CENTER

JERRY REIHER STATE FARM INSURANCE AGENCY

DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Sean Henry Lischke

Rory Joanne Liston

Christopher Lee Lopez

Jessica Marie Lujan

Devin Michael Marquez

Mariah Lee Martin

Natalie Herrera Martinez

LILY & ROSE HOME FURNISHINGS

HOMESTEAD NATURAL MEATS

KWIKI TIRE

PEST AWAY SPRAYING

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO/ LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICE FDIC

TAYLOR FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORY/MESA VIEW CEMETERY

AFFORDABLE APPLIANCE

FDIC

Delta County Independent • 2012 Graduation • 9

Savana Monique Martinez

Victor Gutierrez Martinez

Morgan Palmer McCracken

Ryan Edward McFerrin

Raul Medina

Alaisa Aurora Melgoza

Asiala Daria Melgoza

MCDONALD’S OF DELTA

AFFORDABLE APPLIANCE

KWIKI TIRE SERVICE

HELGELAND STORAGE

US TRACTOR & HARVEST, INC.

ANDERSON FARM SUPPLY

ANDERSON FARM SUPPLY

John Anthony Mendiola

Nathan Cole Middlebrook

Monika Lucille Milton

Arthur Samuel Morris

Justin Wayne Music

Courtney Amanda Norman

Jordan Lee Oeltjenbruns

THE INSURANCE CENTER

DAVETO’S

DELTA COUNTY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

MCDONALD’S OF DELTA

AARON’S

TAYLOR FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORY/MESA VIEW CEMETERY

Amanda Leigh Ortega

Diana Laura Ortega

Stevie Nicole Ortiz

Maria Esther Osuna

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2012! DELTA CABINET COMPANY

LEADER PUBLISHING CO., INC.

THE INSURANCE CENTER

LILY & ROSE HOME FURNISHINGS

Kyla Marie Ownbey

Dustin Gene Palmer

Vinny Ray Pinela

Miguel Angel Ramirez

HOMESTEAD NATURAL MEATS

MCDONALD’S OF DELTA

COOPER SOILS & LANDSCAPING SUPPLIES, LLC

DELTABANK CENTER

FDIC

Congratulations to our distinguished graduates. You’ve worked hard over the years, and we are very proud of your accomplishments here today. Now a bright future awaits you, and there are no limits to the success you can achieve.We wish each of you the best of luck as you pursue exciting new challenges and goals after graduation.

10 • 2012 Graduation • Delta County Independent

Rosa Maria Ramos

Falicity Celina Rhode

Kristie Ann Rhodes

Tanner Scott Rogers

Annaly Ruiz

Cesar Augusto Ruiz

Jordan Anthony Sandoval

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PROF., LLC

DELTA CABINET COMPANY

TACO TIME

DELTA AUTO PARTS, INC.

BANK OF COLORADO

DCI PRINT SHOP

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HAIR DESIGNS

Elise LeeAnn Scates

Jonathon Nicholas Shirk

Carissa Rachelle Sidor

Shylo Thomas Sims

Taylor Omer Smith

Gabrielle Nicole Staats

Alex Patrick Standish

HOMESTEAD NATURAL MEATS

TAYLOR FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORY/MESA VIEW CEMETERY

HOMESTEAD NATURAL MEATS

JAMES R. SCOTT, DDS

JERRY REIHER STATE FARM INSURANCE AGENCY

THE UPS STORE

DOUGHTY STEEL & MACHINE

Jonathan Paul Standlee

Taylor Jay Stratton

Dustin James Stroud

Rachel Lynn Tallent

Charles Dalton Telschow

Aida Vanessa Trevino

Whitney Lanee Trujillo

DELTA ACE HARDWARE

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PROF., LLC

HOMESTEAD NATURAL MEATS

DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PROF., LLC

PEST AWAY SPRAYING

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO/ LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICE FDIC

Blake Jordan Velasquez

Genoveva Ann Weedman

Preston James Wells

J’Kye Reeves Wientjes

Jose Alberto Zapata

Taylor Shea Zunich

JERRY REIHER STATE FARM INSURANCE AGENCY

SUMMIT DOOR COMPANY, LLC

MCDONALD’S OF DELTA

KWIKI TIRE SERVICE

LILY & ROSE HOME FURNISHINGS

TAYLOR FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORY/MESA VIEW CEMETERY

FDIC

Delta County Independent • 2012 Graduation • 11

Amanda Alvarez

Dallas Andrews

Michael Carter

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

LILY & ROSE HOME FURNISHINGS

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

Hope Case

Margie Dover

Caleb Ferganchick

LEADER PUBLISHING CO., INC.

GRAND MESA DENTAL HYGIENE

GRAND MESA DENTAL HYGIENE

Brandon Garcia

John Halberg

Cameron Hovey

DCI PRINT SHOP

DCI PRINT SHOP

US TRACTOR & HARVEST, INC.

Delta Opportunity School Class of 2012 Commencement Monday, May 21 • 6 p.m. Delta Center for the Performing Arts

School Motto “We never give up!”

School Color Turquoise

Jeremy Jeansonne

Eric Johnston

JP Miller Jr.

Heath Miller

Allison Neal

George Olguin

Jeremiah Pullins

CEDAREDGE FLORAL & COUNTRY MARKET

THE UPS STORE

SUMMIT DOOR COMPANY, LLC

LEADER PUBLISHING CO., INC.

LILY & ROSE HOME FURNISHINGS

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

12 • 2012 Graduation • Delta County Independent

Anthony Rivera

Elvia Roman

Frabien Sanchez

Camron Sitton

Josh Smith

Rebecca Spraggs

Haley Teal

LEADER PUBLISHING CO., INC.

DCI PRINT SHOP

LILY & ROSE HOME FURNISHINGS

DCI PRINT SHOP

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

DCI PRINT SHOP

CEDAREDGE FLORAL & COUNTRY MARKET

Cole Vernon

Jeff Vincent

Courtney Waller

Alyssa Wells

DCI PRINT SHOP

DELTA ACE HARDWARE

LILY & ROSE HOME FURNISHINGS

GRAND MESA DENTAL HYGIENE

Delta County Independent • 2012 Graduation • 13

Thomas Francis Anglim

Sarah Michelle Barrett

Christa Nicole Beiriger

Sunday, May 20 • 7 p.m. Hotchkiss High School Commons

HIGH COUNTRY SHOPPER

HOTCHKISS AUTOMOTIVE

NORTH FORK MEDICAL CLINIC

Commencement

Jordan Keikilani Belew

Sierra Elena Bell

Nikki Taylor Burhrdorf

MODERN APPLIANCE COMPANY

THE QUILT PATCH

ACE GAMBLES OF HOTCHKISS

Lane Skyler Coe

Alaina May Dagnan

Ariel Victoria DeLaBarcena

KWIKI TIRE II

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - HOTCHKISS BRANCH FDIC

NORTH FORK BANK CENTER

Hotchkiss High School Class of 2012 Baccalaureate

Saturday, May 26 • 1 p.m. HHS Gymnasium

Class Motto “You can’t wish for character, you must hammer and forge your own.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Class Flower Orchid

Class Colors Gold & Turquoise

Class Song “Good Life”

FDIC

Brandy Nicole Dutton

Juan Manuel Govea

Benjamin Tyler Gruber

Mariah Jazmin Hafley

Tell Hawk

Samantha Nicole Henderson

Ronny James Hicks

NORTH FORK BANK CENTER

TAYLOR FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORY/MESA VIEW CEMETERY

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - HOTCHKISS BRANCH FDIC

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - HOTCHKISS BRANCH FDIC

ACE GAMBLES OF HOTCHKISS

DUCKWORKS AUTO PARTS

HOTCHKISS MEATS

FDIC

14 • 2012 Graduation • Delta County Independent

A Salute to Excellence Courtney Anderson Delta High School Valedictorian

Brendan Kortz Delta High School Valedictorian

Taylor Zunich Delta High School Salutatorian

Jessica Altman Paonia High School Valedictorian

Vela Bair Paonia High School Valedictorian

Alexandria Farnsworth Paonia High School Valedictorian

Ben Justman Paonia High School Valedictorian

Cody Wieben Cedaredge High School Valedictorian

Samuel Williamson Cedaredge High School Valedictorian

Jessie Houghton Cedaredge High School Salutatorian

Mary Moll Paonia High School Salutatorian

Nikki Buhrdorf Hotchkiss High School Valedictorian

Tell Hawk Hotchkiss High School Valedictorian

Reed Hubbell Hotchkiss High School Valedictorian

William Corey Olathe High School Valedictorian

Tawni Middleton Olathe High School Valedictorian

Eric Pace Olathe High School Valedictorian

Richard Tafoya Olathe High School Valedictorian

Vikash Hypio Hotchkiss High School Valedictorian

Erin Jones Hotchkiss High School Valedictorian

Ben Smith Hotchkiss High School Valedictorian

Taylor Carlson Olathe High School Salutatorian

Cynthia Godfrey Olathe High School Salutatorian

Aaron Handke Olathe High School Salutatorian

Kylie Tait Olathe High School Salutatorian

Kelsey Spadafora Hotchkiss High School Valedictorian

Beth Wood Hotchkiss High School Valedictorian

Joseph McChesney Hotchkiss High School Salutatorian

Delta County Independent • 2012 Graduation • 15

Dylan Radley Hill

Braeden Thomas Horton

Chelsea Marie Hotchkiss

Reed Matthew Hubbell

Aaron Neil Hudson

Vikash Evans Hypio

HOTCHKISS AUTOMOTIVE

NORTH FORK MEDICAL CLINIC

HILLMAN INSURANCE

NORTH FORK BANK CENTER

KWIKI TIRE II

NORTH FORK BANK CENTER

Dylan Lee Jensen

Erin Jones

Richard Allen Kendall

NORTH FORK BANK CENTER

FDIC

Alexander C. Kenniger

NORTH FORK BANK CENTER

FDIC

Edgar Uriel Moreno Macias

NORTH FORK BANK CENTER

FDIC

NORTH FORK BANK CENTER

FDIC

Leopoldo Mendoza Ibarra

FDIC

WEEKENDER SPORTS

FDIC

Christopher Kaleb Lamberg

Joseph Robert Lyman

ROGERS MESA FRUIT COMPANY

GRAND MESA DENTAL HYGIENE

Jessi Lynn Mautz

Kassandra Charlene Mayfield

We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our area’s graduates on this milestone accomplishment. We wish all of you continued success as you pursue new challenges and goals after graduation. May you continue to achieve great things. Best wishes graduates! “Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price for them to come true.” — Leon J. Suenes

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DELTA COUNTY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - HOTCHKISS BRANCH FDIC

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Mitchel McCallister-Parr

Joseph Allen McChesney

Deana Mae McGrath

David Oswaldo Mendoza

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - HOTCHKISS BRANCH FDIC

TUIN GLASS

KWIKI TIRE II

DUCKWORKS AUTO PARTS

Marco Javier Meza

Kasey Lynn Miles

Cullen Montgomery Miller

Kelsey Savannah Milner

WEEKENDER SPORTS

HOTCHKISS AUTOMOTIVE

NORTH FORK BANK CENTER

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - HOTCHKISS BRANCH FDIC

Brandy Ashlyn Moss

David George Allan Murry

Antonio Jose Oropeza

Ryan Christopher Pachl

KWIKI TIRE II

ROGERS MESA FRUIT COMPANY

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - HOTCHKISS BRANCH FDIC

HOTCHKISS AUTOMOTIVE

Jessica Marisol Padilla

Leah Mashell Palecki

Amber Dawn Rankin

Jaime Jaime Guereque Guereque Rodriguez odriguez

NORTH FORK MEDICAL CLINIC

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - HOTCHKISS BRANCH FDIC

HILLMAN INSURANCE

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - HOTCHKISS BRANCH FDIC

FDIC

Delta County Independent • 2012 Graduation • 17

Sydney Marie Roop

Sidney Marie Sauter

Brice Larry Simpson

Tanner Scott Simpson

Benjamin Carl Smith

Kelsey Lenee Spadafora

Dais Spedon

HOTCHKISS MEATS

NORTH FORK BANK CENTER

HOTCHKISS AUTOMOTIVE

WEEKENDER SPORTS

DELTA COUNTY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - HOTCHKISS BRANCH FDIC

HOTCHKISS MEATS

Cortney Mae Struble

Kyle Houston Tallent

Garrett James Tiedeman

Lindsey Ann Aspen Todd

Nolan Matthew Tracy

Kimberlyn Briane Wellman

Troy Gordon Welt

THE ROSE

DUCKWORKS AUTO PARTS

WEEKENDER SPORTS

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - HOTCHKISS BRANCH FDIC

HOTCHKISS AUTOMOTIVE

ROGERS MESA FRUIT COMPANY

ACE GAMBLES OF HOTCHKISS

FDIC

Elizabeth AnnMarie Wood

We Tip Our Caps To the Graduating Class of 2012!

2012 THE QUILT PATCH

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2012. We hope you’ll continue to follow the path to success. Our best wishes go out to you at this exciting time in your life.

Good luck, graduates!

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Luci Rae Abeyta

Luis Alberto Perez

Jesus Alberto Almader

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, INC.

BETZ TRANSFORMERS, INC.

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

Mayra Alejandra Almanza Espinosa

Jason Aaron Armendariz

Aimee May Blake

US TRACTOR & HARVEST, INC.

OLATHE TRUE VALUE & VARIETY

LILY & ROSE HOME FURNISHINGS

Casey Lane Bookout

Nathaniel Duane Brown

Rebecca Jean Burkholder

OLATHE TRUE VALUE & VARIETY

WEST SLOPE AG CENTER

Olathe High School Class of 2012 Baccalaureate Tuesday, May 15 • 6:30 p.m. Olathe High School Gymnasium

Commencement Sunday, May 20 • Noon Olathe High School Wilson Field

Class Motto “Some people said they can, some said they can’t, we say we did.” ~Carston Byers

Class Flower Lotus

Class Colors Blue & Gold

Class Song “Tattoos on This Town” by Jason Aldean BANK OF COLORADO

FDIC

Carston Rex Byers

Taylor Lane Carlson

Symone Rae Carter

Casey David Childs

William Tell Corey

Bethany Ann Cox

Coral Skye Dietrich

COOPER SOILS & LANDSCAPING SUPPLIES, LLC

PRIMERICA LYNETTE ROWLAND

CLASSIC CUTS

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, INC.

SHEILA’S EMPORIUM

OLATHE TRUE VALUE & VARIETY

AFFORDABLE APPLIANCE

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Vanessa Lynn Dunham

Jaime Enrique

Jonathan Fuentes Fuentes

Maria Ana Garcia

Nicolas Garcia Perez

Cynthia Alexius Jordan Godfrey

Cole Jeffrey Grett

JAMES R. SCOTT, DDS

SUMMIT DOOR COMPANY, LLC

BUSY CORNER MARKET & WHITE KITCHEN

LEADER PUBLISHING CO., INC.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, INC.

OLATHE TRUE VALUE & VARIETY

KWIKI TIRE SERVICE

Aaron Eldon Handke

Juanita Hernandez

Kierra Jayde Hernandez

Makayla Jay Hull

Kaitlyn Dawn Jacobson

Samantha Lei Jole

Shayne Richard Jones

KWIKI TIRE SERVICE

DCI PRINT SHOP

CLASSIC CUTS

COOPER ACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICE

BETZ TRANSFORMERS

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, INC.

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

Benjamin Louis Kaylor

Nathan James Kearns

Hubert Logan Kimberlin

Christie Joe Knob

Tifani Hope Lansdown

Mariah Marie Loco

Brock Haven Logan

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES, PROF. LLC.

BANK OF COLORADO

OLATHE TRUE VALUE & VARIETY

KWIKI TIRE SERVICE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, INC.

BUSY CORNER MARKET & WHITE KITCHEN

LEADER PUBLISHING CO., INC.

Rudy Dean Lopez

Kendal Augustine Lorentzen

Shaelene Jannette Love-Chezem

Ashley Paden Lynch

Fernando Madrid

Bryce Edward Markley

Austin Lee Mayberry

PRIMERICA LYNETTE ROWLAND

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, INC.

KWIKI TIRE SERVICE

WEST SLOPE AG CENTER

JAMES R. SCOTT, DDS

KWIKI TIRE SERVICE

SUMMIT DOOR COMPANY, LLC

FDIC

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Joseph Earl McCracken

Tawni Ann Middleton

Jose Antonio Mosqueda Jr.

Ronald Lee Mumm

COOPER ACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICE

HELLMAN CHEVROLET - BUICK

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, INC.

COOPER ACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICE

Jonathan Jesus Najar

Kelsi Jai Needham

Patrick Nile Oatman

Kysha Marya Orozco

COOPER SOILS & LANDSCAPING SUPPLIES, LLC

DCI PRINT SHOP

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, INC.

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

Eric Bryan Pace

Xavier Payan

Angelica Maria Pena

Leticia Perez Vargas

OLATHE TRUE VALUE & VARIETY

JAMES R. SCOTT, DDS

LEADER PUBLISHING CO., INC.

SUMMIT DOOR COMPANY, LLC

Scott Mitchell Peterson

Laney Nichole Pierce

Joseph Paul Pridy

Erica Ramirez

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, INC.

CLASSIC CUTS

BUSY CORNER MARKET & WHITE KITCHEN

MOUNTAIN BLUE, LLC. DBA: ROCKY MOUNTAIN ICE

Please enter this student subscription to the Delta County Independent: Name _____________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Enclosed is my check for: ❑ 9-month in-state student subscription — $22.00 ❑ 9-month out-of-state student subscription — $26.00 ❑ One-year in-state subscription — $29.00 ❑ One-year out-of-state subscription — $33.00

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Joshua David Ramirez

Miguel Angel Ramirez

Fabian Renteria Vargas

Eduardo Reyes

Zachary Lee Shank

Blaine Michael Sinks

Brandon Jay Stanfield

BETZ TRANSFORMERS

DCI PRINT SHOP

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, INC.

DELTA COUNTY INDEPENDENT

KWIKI TIRE SERVICE

LEADER PUBLISHING CO., INC.

MODERN APPLIANCE COMPANY

Devon Jay Steen

Berta Suarez Estrada

Brenda Suarez Gonzales

Richard Anthony Tafoya II

Kylie Shea Tait

Rebecca Marie Tolen

Mauricio Ricardo Torres

LILY & ROSE HOME FURNISHINGS

JAMES R. SCOTT, DDS

PRIMERICA LYNETTE ROWLAND

OLATHE TRUE VALUE & VARIETY

OLATHE TRUE VALUE & VARIETY

OLATHE TRUE VALUE & VARIETY

WEST SLOPE AG CENTER

Augustin Jaime Uribe

Brandi Lea Valencia

Rio Marie VanMeter

Kristoff Jordan Wilson

OLATHE SPRAY SERVICE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, INC.

OLATHE TRUE VALUE & VARIETY

DCI PRINT SHOP

Eva Marrie Wilson

JAMES R. SCOTT, DDS

2012

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Jessica Altman

Zane Anderson

Vela Bair

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

D.C. HAWKINS AGENCY

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

Kyler Bear

Shannon Black

Jeremy Boldt

DEPENDABLE LUMBER

KWIKI TIRE II

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Dustin Braslin

Kiffanie Byers

Rhett Chesnik

HIGH COUNTRY SHOPPER

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

DEPENDABLE LUMBER

Paonia High School Class of 2012 Baccalaureate Friday, May 25 • 7 p.m. Paonia High School Gymnasium

Commencement Saturday, May 26 • 10 a.m. Paonia High School Gymnasium

Class Motto “The song is ended but the melody lingers on.” ~Irving Berlin

Class Flower Sagebrush & Gerber Daisies

Class Colors

Turquoise, Magenta, Black and Silver

Class Songs “When You Were Young” by The Killers “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen “Learning to Fly” by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers K.C. Christian

Cody Clawson

Rikki Commander

Myles Cumpston

Kayla DeVilbiss

Samuel Dutton

Alexandria Farnsworth

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

TAYLOR FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORY/MESA VIEW CEMETERY

DEPENDABLE LUMBER

DON’S MARKET

DEPENDABLE LUMBER

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

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Daniel Ford

Nicholas Garver

Riley Gill

James Harper

Maggie Hayden

Derek Heiniger

Adam Huey

HOMESTEAD MARKET

FIRST COLORADO NATIONAL BANK

HOMESTEAD MARKET

DON’S MARKET

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

Mikale Ingram

Kaitlyn Johnson

Benjamin Justman

Landon Long

Stephanie Long

Adrian Lopez

Gabrielle Moet

KWIKI TIRE II

PAONIA FARM & HOME SUPPLY

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

DEPENDABLE LUMBER

FIRST COLORADO NATIONAL BANK

Mary Moll

Henriette Reinhardt

Anthony Roeber

Darcie Rose

Sarah Rushing

Stormie Shepard

Amiee Smith

PAONIA FARM & HOME SUPPLY

FIRST COLORADO NATIONAL BANK

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO - PAONIA BRANCH FDIC

DON’S MARKET

DEPENDABLE LUMBER

MODERN APPLIANCE COMPANY

DEPENDABLE LUMBER

Trevor Walters

Kayla Wilczek

DEPENDABLE LUMBER

DEPENDABLE LUMBER

FDIC

FDIC

FDIC

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David Bailey

Dakota Brown

PAONIA CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PROF., LLC

Joshua Clifford

Adam Colletta

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADOPAONIA BRANCH FDIC

HIGH COUNTRY SHOPPER

Carter Keegan

Roberta Lopez

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADOPAONIA BRANCH FDIC

PAONIA CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER

Cory McClure

Sarah Mohamed

FOAM TECH UNLIMITED, INC.

PAONIA CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER

North Fork Vision HCP Class of 2012 Commencement Friday, May 18 • 1 p.m. Paonia Town Park David Bailey Dakota Brown will attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, Calif. He will be pursuing a BA in Performing Arts. Joshua Clifford plans to join the Colorado National Guard and becoming a 15A Black Hawk helicopter pilot. Carter Keegan’s mission in life is improving the welfare of animals. Over the summer, he plans to intern at the largest animal shelter, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, in Kanab, Utah. His focus will then be directed towards obtaining an Animal Shelter Management Certification at Colorado Mountain College followed by plans to pursue a bachelor of science degree in Animal Science at Colorado State University. Ultimately, he then will promote and work towards improving the well-being of animals and teaching their caregivers better practices enabling a mutual relationship. Cory McClure Sarah Mohamed will pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. She has already started her own fashion company, Tido Menendez Designs. Her designs have been featured in two fashion shows already and she looks forward to participating in many more. Bray Munroe’s long term goal is to move to California to pursue a career in music. Chelsea Reich will continue to study health and natural healing remedies. She is planning her wedding for next May and dreams of becoming a massage therapist and a stay-at-home mom. Theo Wecker will attend Fort Lewis College in Durango to study physics and particle physics. She will spend four years at Fort Lewis and then go to graduate school for a PhD. She hopes to teach, do research, write and explore the universe. Kiernan White is moving to Denver to pursue sound technology. Samantha Yates was accepted and will attend Andrews University in Michigan to study horticulture. North Fork Vision Home and Community Program would also like to recognize three December graduates: Roberta Lopez relocated to Grand Junction and is pursuing education in cosmetology. Nichole Small is pursuing education in early childcare. Adam Colletta has entered the work force with his family.

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Bray Munroe

Chelsea Reich

Surface Creek Vision HCP Class of 2012 Commencement Thursday, May 17 • 7 p.m. • Cedaredge Assembly of God

NORTH FORK MEDICAL CLINIC

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADOPAONIA BRANCH FDIC

Nichole Small

Theo Wecker

FOAM TECH UNLIMITED, INC.

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADOPAONIA BRANCH FDIC

Kiernan White

Sam Yates

US TRACTOR & HARVEST, INC.

NORTH FORK MEDICAL CLINIC

2012

Adam De Angelo Anderson Max Benton plans to move to LaVita in Huerfano County, find a job and possibly go to college later on. Matthew Bonnett Anastasia Rose Burgess plans to get married this summer. Noah Dalbow Jade Mariah DeMoss plans to prepare to attend a veterinarian school and become a licensed veterinarian. Taylor Ashley DeMoss plans to start her own kennel and become an accomplished professional confirmation dog handler. Jonathan Draves Daniel Wayne Tharp Etter Christopher A. Forbes plans to go to college in culinary arts or mechanics. Misty Ruth Cheri Hall plans to attend Colorado Mesa University to certify as a preschool teacher. Samantha Marie Irving has wanted to become a teacher since her sophomore year of high school. She chose the University of Northern Colorado because its education is one of the best in the state, and she believes it will help prepare her to be the best teacher she can be. After graduation, she would like to come back and teach in Montrose County. She believes teaching in the Montrose school system can provide her great opportunities to give back to the community. She hopes to spend many years dedicated to the community she loves so much and is proud to call home. Marietta Estelle Johnson Kent L Jones III wants to experience new things and figure out what he enjoys most. Joseph L. LaVau Carrie Pelton plans to work and take online college classes. Brandon Reynolds will continue working as a web designer as well as getting his computer programming certification in python language. Kirsten Colleen Reynolds will attend Delta Montrose Technical College for CNA and LPN courses in June. Dusty J. Rule is looking into a variety of things: military, massage therapy and business. Mariah Nicole Sanchez will attend college in the fall. Ericka Lee Sebring Mason Jerel Shackelford Haylee Jay Short will attend a salon professional academy. Karali Melissa Mary Smith will continue her studies in medicinal herbs. Travis Williams plans to go to college and study criminal justice.

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There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end, it’s the beginning.

- Orrin Hatch

Congratulations Class of 2012 DELTA COUNTY

INDEPENDENT

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Christa Marie Baier

Paul Benjamin Breed

Claudia Isabel Chavez

DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

TAYLOR FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORY/MESA VIEW CEMETERY

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PROF., LLC

Sebastian Samuel Flores

Laura Sue Freeland

Trevor Michael Granger

PIONEER SAND COMPANY

DELTA ACE HARDWARE

US TRACTOR & HARVEST, INC.

Delta Vision HCP Class of 2012 Commencement Friday, May 25 • 6 p.m. Delta Center for the Performing Arts

Rebecca Marie Grasha

Presli Kay Hulet

Nathan Lee Kennell

Jaymes Cole Kirby

Ashley Renee Martinez

Corinne Victoria McCay

Kelbie Ann Schlappe

PIONEER SAND COMPANY

HELLMAN MOTOR CO.

THE UPS STORE

GRAND MESA DENTAL HYGIENE

GRAND MESA DENTAL HYGIENE

HELLMAN MOTOR CO.

SUMMIT DOOR COMPANY, LLC

Tilden W. Scott

Cole James Smith

Rebecca Stuztman

Samantha Nicole Vallejos

Nicole Brianne Warren

KWIKI TIRE SERVICE

FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO/ LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICE FDIC

PIONEER SAND COMPANY

PIONEER SAND COMPANY

DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

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CLASS OF With diplomas in hand, you’re equipped to meet the challenges that lie ahead of you. As you choose your path, we wish Delta County graduates all the happiness and success in the world. We proudly honor all our graduates and congratulate them and their families on a job well done.

Congratulations

on a fine achievement

DELTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 50J 7655 – 2075 Road • Delta, CO 81416 970-874-4438 970-874-5744 (fax)

www.deltaschools.com

Caring, Challenging, & Learning - Every Student, Every Day!


Delta County Independent, May 23, 2012