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Vol. 126, No. 49 — December 9, 2009

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Holiday happenings abound in the North Fork

Holiday Happenings in Delta County The Delta County Independent is pleased to highlight holiday happenings taking place in the coming week. Events may be added to the calendar by sending them to the DCI, P.O. Box 809, Delta, CO 81416 or e-mailing editor@deltacountyindependent.com. Thursday, Dec. 10 Delta — DMS band concert, Delta Performing Arts Center, 6:30 p.m. Cedaredge — Second grade program, CHS, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 Olathe — Deadline to enter Christmas lighting contest for residents and businesses. Submit entry form at Bank of Colorado, Producers Coop or Olathe True Value. Delta — Delta Middle School Drama Team presents Disney’s High School Musical Jr., 7 p.m. at Delta Performing Arts Center. Garnet Mesa Elementary kindergartners perform at Bank of the West, 1 p.m. Eckert — North Fork Community Chorus and Orchestra presents Handel’s Messiah and other Christmas selections at Eckert Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m. Hotchkiss — Opening reception at The Creamery Arts Center, 6 to 8 p.m. Two new shows, live music, refreshments, live tree auction. Cedaredge — Jazz band per-

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Kids, have Breakfast with Santa on Saturday Kids have one more chance to share their holiday wishes with Santa Claus when he returns to Delta for breakfast at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Saturday, Dec. 12. The Delta Kiwanis will provide the pancake breakfast. There’s no charge for kids under the age of 12; the cost is $5 for 13 and over. Kids can also make a holiday craft and jump in the inflatable bump house.

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Delta County businessman Vern McCracken has announced that he is a candidate for the District 1 county commissioner seat. District 1 has been represented for the past seven years by McCracken’s wife, Jan, who is term-limited and cannot run for the office again in November. No other Republican candidates have expressed an interest in running, which is one of the reasons why McCracken decided to step up now. He said he wants to try and help ensure that Delta County government stays on its present path. McCracken explained that he believes Delta County government has consistently gotten it right on the most important issues. Those issues in his view are fiscal responsibility and a consensus approach to solving problems with a county-wide perspective. “We have really been blessed in Delta County with a county commission that is fiscally responsible and has kept us in the black,” McCracken said. “And, I’ve had the opportunity See McCracken, Page 3A

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A late start to a snowy day While the school day started as normally scheduled in Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford, heavy snowfall prompted a two-hour delay for students in the Delta-Cedaredge areas Tuesday, Dec. 8. “We tried to give the road crews time to clear and sand the roads,” said community relations director John Jones. Middle school sports events were canceled Tuesday night, while high school activities were evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Away games at schools which were closed for the day will be rescheduled. Jones said notification was made through Grand Junction television stations and the school district’s website, www.deltaschools.com. Traditionally, the district has relied on radio stations to broadcast closures and delays, but Jones said many play syndicated shows early in the morning and are not manned by live disc jockeys. Parents always have the option of keeping their students home, Jones added, and that appeared to be the case in Delta schools where attendance was down significantly. Students can make up their work for full credit. Above, Dan Cholas clears the sidewalk in front of Garnet Mesa Elementary School.

Miriam Helmick’s fate lies with jury

The Olathe Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a business and residential Christmas lighting contest for the Olathe community. Entry forms are available at the Bank of Colorado, Olathe Producer’s Co-op and the Olathe True Value Hardware. The deadline to enter is Dec. 11. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Miracle on Main Street Celebration Friday, Dec. 18. The event is sponsored by the Olathe Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Anna Leos at 3236343.

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Team Ministries. St. Luke’s Episcopal, 145 W. 5th Street, noon to 1 p.m. Hotchkiss — Children’s Christmas pageant, Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church, during 11 a.m. worship service. Cedaredge — Community Christmas program at Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church, 10:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14 Cedaredge — CHS choir concert, 7 p.m. at the high school. Tuesday, Dec. 15 Cedaredge — Winter band concert, Cedaredge High School, 7 p.m. Hotchkiss — Band and choir holiday concert at HHS, 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten-2nd grade program at HK8, 6 p.m. Paonia — Holiday concert at PHS gym, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 Delta — Redeemer Lutheran Church mid-week Advent service, 7 p.m. Soup supper, 6 p.m. DMS/DHS choir concert, Delta Performing Arts Center, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Hotchkiss — 6th-8th grade choir, band performance at HK8, 6 p.m. 7th-8th grade drama performance at HK8, 6 p.m. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted for Delta’s Holiday Toy Drive through Wednesday, Dec. 16

McCracken will run for wife’s seat

The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) board has awarded a total of $323,528 in Lottery funds to two projects in Delta County — $200,000 to Delta County for the expansion of the county fairgrounds, and $123,528 to the Town of Orchard City for the construction of a picnic pavilion at its town park. With the help of its latest GOCO/Lottery grant, Delta County will purchase a 19-acre parcel that adjoins the Delta County Fairgrounds’ east boundary. Expansion of the fairgrounds will result in new uses and enhance current ones, while also providing public access to roughly 1⁄4 mile of the North Fork of the Gunnison River for fishing and environmental education opportunities. The Town of Orchard City will use its GOCO grant award towards the construction of a pavilion in its town park, which will hold 20 picnic tables and four barbecue grills, pathways, landscaping, irrigation and a parking lot. The pavilion will significantly increase the community’s outdoor recreational options, currently limited to those afforded by the town’s Field of Dreams Park and Sports Facility —another GOCO-funded project. Statewide, the GOCO Board awarded $4.49 million for 44 projects. GOCO received a total of 92 applications requesting $8.17 million. Great Outdoors Colorado is the result of a citizens’ initiative passed by Colorado voters in 1992. GOCO receives approximately $54 million annually from Lottery proceeds, and directs those funds to projects that protect and enhance Colorado’s parks, wildlife, trails, rivers and open space. Since 1994, projects in Delta County have been awarded more than $5.3 million in GOCO grants.

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formance, “Swingin’ Into the Night,” 7:30 p.m. at the high school. Saturday, Dec. 12 Rogers Mesa — Bake and craft sale, Rogers Mesa Community House, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Delta — Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Valley Youth Orchestra’s 2009 Christmas concert, 1 p.m. at the Delta United Methodist Church. Sale of jewelry and crafts to benefit African Team Ministries. St. Luke’s Episcopal, 145 W. 5th Street, 9 a.m. to noon. Live nativity at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1000 Pioneer Road, Delta, 6 to 8 p.m., with performances every 30 minutes. Hotchkiss — Card and ornament making, seasonal music, book signings with local authors and a visit from Santa. The Creamery Arts Center, noon to 4 p.m. Paonia — Red Feather Bowmen Toy Drive. Bring a toy or cash donation and shoot between 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the indoor range at Paonia Teen Center. Sunday, Dec. 13 Paonia — North Fork Community Chorus and Orchestra presents Handel’s Messiah and other Christmas selections at the North Fork Baptist Church, 3 p.m. Grand Mesa — WinterStart cross-country ski race at Skyway on Grand Mesa. 5K classic at 11 a.m., 5K freestyle at 12:30 p.m. Delta — Sale of jewelry and crafts to benefit African

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Guilty or innocent? The answer to that question now lies with the 12 jurors who have patiently listened to the testimony in the case of Miriam Helmick since mid-November. Helmick is charged with the murder of her husband, Alan Helmick, a longtime Delta resident, in June 2008. In addition to first degree murder, she faces charges of attempted first degree murder and 11 counts of forgery. The jury will consider each count separately, and could opt for lesser included offenses, such as false reporting. That is the only charge Helmick is guilty of, defense attorney Steve Colvin told the jury in closing arguments Monday, Dec. 7. That charge arises from the threatening card Helmick addressed to herself — a foolish attempt, Colvin said, to get investigators to take her fears seriously. Helmick was suspicious of a white truck in the area, but the police never followed up on the possibility of other suspects. A similar report by a neighbor was also discounted — because it didn’t point to Helmick’s guilt, the defense said. Outside the courtroom, Miriam Helmick never had the presumption of innocence, Colvin stressed. Any evidence that pointed elsewhere was discounted; theories that did not match law enforcement’s preconcep-

tions were disregarded. “The prosecution has given as much weight to minor things as major things,” Colvin said. Miriam didn’t cry enough ... she waited several days to clean up Alan’s blood from the floor ... she wore a black dress for her wedding to Alan in June 2006 ... she says ‘I love you’ too many times in voice mails left on Alan’s cell phone the morning of the murder. “Here your decision is based upon the principles of law, beginning with the presumption of innocence,” Colvin said. He cited the lack of evidence in the case as the basis for reasonable doubt. The prosecution’s theory about the murder weapon, which has never been located, entails “an amazing amount of speculation.” Gunshot residue was not found on her clothes, but a spot on her shoe could easily have been picked up as she knelt by her husband’s side. Footprints left on the home’s wooden floor were never fully identified — because the police believed they had found their suspect, and of course Miriam’s footprints would be in the house. During the trial, an FBI agent testified that the burglary appeared to be staged. Even if that were the case, Colvin said, that doesn’t mean Miriam Helmick did the staging. It’s no wonder law enforcement focused on Miriam early in the inves-

tiation, he added. Alan’s family and friends never liked Miriam. They all “lined up” to say she must have had something to do with his murder; she must have been poisoning him earlier in the spring. But the forensic pathologist testified there were no signs of poison in Alan’s body, and there was just no motive for her to commit the crime, Colvin said. Alan Helmick fully understood the extent of his financial problems, and there’s no evidence that Miriam didn’t have permission to write checks to transfer funds from one account to another. Although the prosecution maintains the forged checks total about $40,000, only two were cashed; the remainder were moved from one of Alan’s accounts to another. The prenuptial agreement amounted to nothing, because the couple’s two businesses were “in the toilet.” A $250,000 insurance policy was “in the works.” Miriam never attempted to collect any money from Alan’s estate. “None of this suggests she would have benefited from Alan’s death,” Colvin said. But assistant district attorney Rich Tuttle maintains Miriam Helmick did benefit from Alan’s death, by receiving life insurance benefits of $25,000. That may not seem a strong motive for murder, but he urged the

jurors to consider how Miriam Helmick had arrived in town three years earlier “virtually penniless,” with just a suitcase, two dogs and about $600 to her name. As in the opening arguments, the prosecution presented a timeline which began with the unexpected death of Sharon Helmick in December 2003. Alan Helmick was devastated by the sudden death of the woman he’d been married to for over 30 years. A year later he met Miriam Giles; within a month she’d moved in with him. By the time they were married in June 2006, Alan had invested heavily in a dance studio and a horse operation — two ventures which were “bleeding him dry.” He’d also purchased a beautiful home on a 40-acre tract in Whitewater. During the trial, an IRS agent presented tax returns which showed Alan’s income dropping proportionately to the tens of thousands of dollars he invested in Miriam’s “passions.” “The gravy train that Alan Helmick had provided for the defendant had come to an end,” Tuttle said. Although Helmick testified she had nothing to do with Alan’s finances, check stubs from forged checks were found in her purse. The prosecutor said that’s evidence that she was trying to cover up the fact that checks were missing. Furthermore, if See Miriam Helmick, Page 3A

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A salute to the Delta Panthers Dear Editor: I have never felt so compelled to write to you as now, with a salute to our Delta Panthers football team. I am so proud to have watched these kids over the years from flag football nine to 10 years ago till now ... and I’m mostly talking about the “core group” as I call them that have played together ... mostly seniors but not all, that I remember off the top of my head and most will

be moving on after this season — Gene White, Austin Watson, Ethan Kraai, Garrett Pope, Robert Simpson, Michael Rosenthal, Nolan Britain, David Prosser, Ernie Baier, Garren Atchley, Chris Velasquez, Matt Anderson, Duncan Simmons, Dakota Lindsey, Tanner Dunnam, Phillip Decker and Chad Cromwell all of whom are already stars in many of us parents’ eyes. Don’t doubt, keep your head high, you have inspired us par-

Hats off to the Panthers Dear Editor: The whole Patton family would like to thank Wayne Crick for his write-up on our son Michael after the game against Pueblo. The whole team is a great group of kids and fought and played hard this season. We also think that the game would have been different had Michael not been injured, however we believe his injury may

not have been an accident. Now our son needs ACL replacement and has a blown MCL at the very least. If that’s true, it’s too bad football for some teams has come down to that kind of play to win. Thank you again very much and hopefully he can come back next season. The Patton family Delta

ents and the team next year that will follow you. Football is held in such high esteem because it mirrors life so much more than other sports. When it’s raining or snowing, you just keep going (like three weekends ago), when your hurt or sick, you still have to kick ____, and when you come up short, no way can you “abort.” You have to move on and fight the good fight, a new day and a new beginning. I/we believe you could have gone all the way. But there is no turning back, only forward. These guys have set “the new standard” in the Delta football program and hopefully our new coach and the witnessing players will be here to keep their spirit alive. I think I speak for all the parents, the high school and the City of Delta. If I left any players out I’m sorry but you know who you are! We love you, God bless you and remember — Panthers RULE! Dave Cromwell Hotchkiss

Our ‘ship’ is in danger of running aground Dear Editor: I woke up this morning to the thought of our “illustrious” leaders passing a massive health care bill that will end all problems in our health care, according to their opinions. Over 1,900 pages in this bill that not even one person read or had the time to read before it was passed. I have often heard our government referred to as the “ship of state.” I find myself on this ship but those in control are against everything that I feel is right and constitutional. We are being guided on this ship by a captain who has never been on a ship in his life, has offered no credentials to hold such a position, continually refuses to supply any, and even fights an attempt to make him produce these credentials. He is aided by a crew that is drunk with power and has no concern about how to run this ship, even if they have the experience. Every day, they are opening more “drain” holes, allowing more water in, all the while saying that this is the only way to save the ship and its passengers from sinking. They go through the process of bill-passing with the enthusiasm of children on the first day of spring, running through the fields hand in hand with no concept or cares of what the consequences of their actions will bring. They pass this bill touting all the benefits it will produce,

but don’t have enough confidence in it to also put themselves on this plan that will supposedly save our health care. The old saying, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander,” does not apply to our elected leaders. They are using the old adage of, “Don’t do as I do, do as I say.” Even with millions of people protesting, they tell us that they know what is good for us better than we do. They have violated our Constitution from the inception of this administration and continue to violate it every day that they are in office. They head down the road to destruction, “willie, nillie,” with no plan for anything, except the need to get re-elected for which they will do anything, say anything or try anything. The wishes of the passengers on this ship are brushed aside as so much garbage that does not even deserve the time to listen to it because the “passengers” don’t know anything, even though the “passengers” on this ship are the ones having the authority to tell the captain and crew what they should and should not be doing. According to our Constitution, even one single “passenger” has “standing” to bring suit against this man. However, our “elected” leaders have thrown out the Constitution (the instructions for running this “ship of state”), and have decided they know what’s best, constantly and consistently violating our Constitution with

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seemingly little regard for it or the implications that their actions will produce. This “ship of state” has become a pirate ship that is hellbent on taking everything they can get away with from the “passengers” of this ship and instilling their own ideas, good or bad, on the passengers, whether they want them or not. This is not the way this “ship of state” was set up. They are bound and determined to wreck this ship on the rocks of disaster and that this ship was meant to be. I have never, in my 68 years in this great nation, seen so callous and blatant a disregard for laws and regulations as I am seeing now. I recall a great statesman who stated, “Give me liberty or give me death.” I am a patriot, an American’s American, my bloodlines from the original patriots who fought for the development of this great nation. This is my country and I will fight for it. Roy Selby Delta

Obama didn’t inherit anything he didn’t want Dear Editor: The Democrats and President Obama and his administration have been repeating over and over, every time they can get in front of a camera, that they “inherited” this economy, they inherited this war! But I remember sometime back, in a campaign in which he was running, which ran for how many years? He was begging people to vote for him — beseeching them! Ple-e-ease vote for me! He didn’t inherit it — he fought for it and he won it and what he does with it, is going down on his watch and his record! Mrs. Lloyal Anderson Delta

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Help ensure natural gas development is done right Dear Editor: It has been about nine years since Delta County found itself to be a target of drilling for natural gas from the tight sandstones and coal beds that underlie the south slope of the Grand Mesa. A lot has happened in that time. The industry’s area of interest has shifted from the Surface Creek area more and more to the North Fork and into Gunnison County. The Western Slope Environmental Resource Council (WSERC) established and maintains a committee of volunteers, creatively called the “Gas Committee” to try to keep informed and involved in these developments. With our partners in environmental protection we have had some wins, losses, and disappointments. A major win with disappointments can be found in the rules promulgated in the last couple of years by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). The restructuring of the COGCC to give public health and wildlife seats at the table as part of the new commission make-up was a win. After testimony given in Denver and Grand Junction some improvements in what is required of the industry were achieved. The rule making process was long and discouraging and some of the advances in environmental protection were lost in subsequent amendments under the pressure of extreme

lobbying by the industry. If you want to review these rules go to their website at http://cogcc. state.co.us from the home page look for amended rules particularly those in the 600 and 900 series. The recent showings of the film “Split Estate” has sparked a renewed interest on the part of Delta County residents. This is WONDERFUL! Now comes the question of how to harness the creativity and energy of the folks who have so rightfully become concerned. 1. Of national concern is the fact that the hydraulic fracturing used in the industry is still exempt from Clean Drinking Water Act. If we have nothing to fear from this activity, why does the industry need this exemption? What to do? WRITE your senators, your congressman, and get all of your friends and acquaintances across the country to request that this exemption be removed. 2. The amended COGCC rules STILL do not require adequate setbacks from residences (currently at 150 feet). The rules appear to focus on safety from fire or collapse of a well rig with little consideration for the noise and emissions that intrude upon residents’ rightful expectation for a safe and serene domicile. The amended rules do call for increased setbacks (350 feet) in

areas of “high density,” i.e. more than one residence per two acres as well as schools etc. If the industry has done so well with advanced drilling technologies why not a minimum of 500 feet? Write the commission, governor, and your state representatives about this. 3. The amended rules include a special section on water well testing in areas where gas is being extracted from coal beds (coal bed methane). The testing procedures do make some sense but in reality should be extended to any well in which “stimulation” methods are used. In essence this would include any well in which hydraulic fracturing is used in the drilling and throughout the producing life of the well. ... and there is more, much more. In writing this it has dawned on me that I learned more than I ever wanted to know about the natural gas industry. Thanks to TEDX and others the learning continues. There is so much more that needs to be discovered and responded to. Contact me (lor2mol@aol.com) if you have concrete suggestions as to how we can further proceed in assuring that natural gas development is “done right.” Loretta Molitor Co-chair Gas Committee WSERC

Ethical shortcomings mark Obama’s administration Dear Editor: A short time ago we celebrated Halloween with all the scary witches, ghosts and goblins. Now when you look at the Obama Administration with all the radicals and unethical personnel he has implemented to serve with him you must wonder if we won’t have Halloween every day for the next three years at least. Let me list just a few and see if you will be as scared as I am as to where they might take us. Safe schools czar Kevin Jennings failed to oppose homosexual man-boy relationships and who also believes that sexual orientation lessons should begin in kindergarten. Science czar John Holdren has written, without objection, that laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution. Tom Daschle had to withdraw because of a failure to pay his taxes ($140,000 taxes and interest). He was Mr. Obama’s first nominee for secretary for Health and Human Services. The Senate eventually confirmed the president’s subsequent nominee to head HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, but only after she corrected three years of tax returns and paid $7,000 in back taxes for “unintentional errors.” Treasury secretary Timothy F. Geithner was confirmed only after extended questioning about irregularities in his tax records that surfaced during the nomination process. He is now trying to lead the U.S. economy out of its doldrums with — figuatively — one arm tied behind his back. When Obama’s administration is manned by so many radicals with ethical shortcomings, I think it’s time to broadcast the dishonor roll so I’ll list a few more. Van Jones. The president brought him into the White House to be the green jobs czar. Unfortunately, Mr. Jones has a radical left resume that includes support for the convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. He was forced to resign when the folks found out how far out there the man really is. Carol Browner. Obama appointed her as director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy. Formerly, Ms. Browner was a leader in the Commission for a Sustainable World Society, a group that calls for “global governance.” It is an arm of Socialist Interna-

tional organization. Harold Koh. Mr. Koh is an advocate of the dangerous notion of “transnationalism,” which would elevate foreign law above the U.S. Constitution. He was barely approved to be the chief legal counsel for the State Department and has endorsed a “global regulatory” regime to outlaw firearms. Ezekiel Emanuel. This key White House advisor on health policy has written that “allocation [of medical care] by age is not discrimination” and that “services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic, and should not be guaranteed.” Louis Butler. This new nominee for a federal district judgeship in Wisconsin is a proponent of the theory that manufacturers should be forced to pay damage awards in lawsuits even if there is no evidence that their products made anybody sick. This list could go on and on for as we all know, in the beginning, there was the Rev. Jeremiah

Wright, a fire-breathing Chicago preacher who believes America is a bad place. Obama was a friend and member of his church for 20 years. Is it any wonder Obama and these radical ideas are part of his very being? Radical Catholic priest Michael Pfleger was also part of the Obama neighborhood gang. This is the guy who mocked Hillary Clinton, portraying her was a white woman of entitlement. And of course we can’t forget Bill Ayers, an acquaintance of Obama’s in Chicago and whose kids attended the same school while Obama lived in Chicago. Ayers, a former member of the Weather Underground, is unrepentant to this day about the group’s violent activities back in the 1960s. He is also a bosom buddy of the dictator Hugo Chavez. With a list like this, which is very minimal, I hope you can see why I feel we are going to have Halloween every day! Tony Fangman Delta

Kudos Dear Editor: I would like to put out a heartfelt thank you to all who contributed to the Hotchkiss Community Dinner Thanksgiving Day, especially Shauna Niday who baked the homemade bread and Zack’s BBQ which smoked all the turkeys. Thank you DMEA Round-up, Town of Hotchkiss, First State Bank, Kevin Clark and Bonita McKee for the monetary contributions. And last but not least, all the many volunteers who gave their time and effort to make this the best dinner yet. And as a reminder, we will also be serving Christmas day for all any any who would like a great meal. Larry Jakubiak

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she had permission to write those checks, why did she try to copy Alan’s handwriting, he asked. When a $4,800 check for hay failed to clear, Miriam told the recipient that they’d been having trouble with forged or stolen checks. The timeline continues through April 30, 2008, when

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an attempt was made on Alan’s life while he was in Delta to close a business deal. A wick was inserted into the gas tank of his car, then lit — an idea the prosecution says Miriam picked up from watching “No Country For Old Men� just four days earlier. The incident took place in broad day light, in an open parking area adjacent to Delta’s Main Street. It’s not reasonable to think that anyone else had an opportunity to prepare the wick, then sneak up behind the car, while Alan was in the driver’s seat, to insert and light the wick. It was Miriam who asked Alan to pop the trunk, just above the gas tank, then went into the building — because she expected the car to explode like it did in the movie. While both Helmicks were questioned by the Delta Police Department, the prosecutor said the incident was not seriously considered as an attempt on Alan’s life until his June 2008 murder. At that point, Miriam Helmick realizes the Mesa County investigators are taking the incident far more seriously. The prosecutor would have you believe Delta is soft on crime, Colvin told the jurors. “I submit there was no motive, no evidence, no witnesses [to the Delta car fire]. The charge is only filed now as corroboration for the murder charge.� As for testimony about Helmick’s actions in Florida — including Internet dating, the use of Sharon Helmick’s identity, and the pawning of a necklace — those have no value whatsoever for the underlying charges, Colvin said. That testimony had nothing to do with a possible motive or plan; its only purpose was to suggest Miriam is different, she’s a “bad person.� That doesn’t mean she is a murderer, he said, as he asked the jury to acquit her of all charges except false reporting.

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to witness some of the commissioners’ decision making. They listen to all aspects of an issue and come to common sense decisions. I would like to help see that continue.� McCracken operates a confection distribution business supplying snack food items to retail outlets in a region that includes Parts of Colorado and Wyoming. He has been in that business since 1993, adding that prior to then he was involved in helping build the Red Hat Produce company that is located in Austin. In making his announcement on Nov. 17 to a meeting of the county Republican Centeral Committee, McCracken told his

fellow county republicans, “What great (Republican) candidates we have (running for office). A lot of people think this is going to be an exciting time. The economy and the things that are happening at the federal level are a total disaster for this country. But I’m telling you that if we become united, and this grass roots gets excited about it, we can cause a lot of changes next fall. “The greatest thing this county has done in the last 40 or 50 years that I’ve lived here is they have kept (finances) in the black. We have kept this county under control financially, and I believe we need to continue to do that. The responsibility of the county is taking care of people’s health, their welfare, and keeping them safe.

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The article entitled, “Commissioners deal with routine items� reported that “buyers currently interested, according to the planning department, are the North Fork animal welfare group CAWS and the Black Canyon Sanctuary.� According to Debbie Faulkner, “The Black Canyon Sanctuary is not an interested buyer in the Cotten Veterinary Clinic nor has it EVER expressed an interest to anyone or to any real estate agent. It is BCAS’s understanding that CAWS and the Friends of Cedaredge Animal Shelter have formed a partnership for this project.� She adds that the Black Canyon Sanctuary is not involved in this project nor in any way with CAWS or Friends of Cedaredge Animal Shelter.

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“The other thing we have to deal with is roads. The General Fund is going to be down about four or five percent, and there are going to be some tough decisions to make over the next few years. And I believe it can be done. (I congratulate) our commissioners on the way they have controlled growth (of county government). I don’t believe in growing government whatsoever. “So based on these things I’ve just said. I am announcing my candidacy for District 1 commissioner for Delta County, and I would really appreciate all of your support.�

U.S. Senate candidate will stop in Delta Dec. 14 U.S. Senate candidate and former Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff will stop in Delta as part of an upcoming three-day swing through the Western Slope. Romanoff will greet supporters and others interested in his campaign at C & J’s, 311 Main St., from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

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Members of Delta High School’s women’s choir and show choir shared holiday cheer at Bank of the West last week. Scheduled at the bank this week are the kindergarteners from Garnet Mesa Elementary School. Their concert will be held Friday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m.

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Community is invited to enjoy luminary display On Thursday, Dec. 17, you are invited to view the luminary display at Mesa View Cemetery, 682 1725 Road, in Delta. The luminaries will be lighted at about 6:30 p.m., in memory of loved ones we have lost. According to Alice Penick of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery, “This is the seventh year we have had the luminary display. It is our hope that the luminaries will provide a message of hope and beauty during this holiday season as we each reflect on the memories of our loved ones who have died.” Over 600 luminaries will line the roadways of the cemetery and mortuary grounds. The luminary display will be held the same evening as Mesa View Mortuary’s annual commu-

nity Christmas memorial service. The memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Mesa View Mortuary Chapel. Everyone is invited to participate in this service of remembrance. A special Christmas tree will be decorated in memory of loved ones. Ornaments will be provided. For more information, call Mesa View Mortuary at 8748633.

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place for it truly would be a shame for this branch of the order to wither and die.” Conger has dedicated the year to his wife Jessie. His emblem is the American flag. “I have followed this emblem through two wars because of what it represents — freedom, commitment and valor.” He chose the rose as his flower because, “One can not look at a rose and not see the beauty of God’s handiwork.” He concluded, “I am not a politican so I make no promises. I will ever endeavor to do my best and with your help to get it done. That being said my motto is ‘We can get it done. We will get it done.’ ”

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a total of 468 pounds. The total contribution by the Altrusa club was 895 pounds, a combination of $497 and 398 pounds of food. Each winning committee member received an extra ticket to the Friday night Sugarplum Festival. Altrusans find volunteering at the food pantry to be very rewarding. Hungry people are very appreciative of the help they get. For more information on how to contribute in any way to the food pantry, call Sandy Dombroski at 874-5662.

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LOCAL DOLL COLLECTOR DOVIE Story and Ritta Schlappe, president of the Friends of the Delta Public Library, are pictured with Baby Sophie, a porcelain doll dressed in pioneer clothing.

Porcelain doll to be raffled for library Dovie Story, a local doll collector, has donated “Baby Sophie,” an all porcelain doll, to the Friends of the Delta Public Library. The body was handcrafted by Thelma Steel. Story assembled the doll and with her sewing and crocheting skills dressed the doll in early pioneer clothing, giving tribute to pioneer children from every land who helped make our country what it is. The Friends of the Delta Public Library believe children of today are just as important. They can find new and better ways of doing things. They, too, can be pioneers. Friends of the Delta Library invite everyone to visit the library and view Baby Sophie. Tickets for a chance to win this lovely handcrafted collectible doll can be purchased at the library for

$1 per ticket or six tickets for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn Jan. 29. All proceeds benefit the Delta Public Library.

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Gale Conger jokes that he can’t seem to do his job to the satisfaction of his IOOF brothers and sisters. “The proof of this is how they keep throwing me back to redo a job that I thought I had already done,” he said. Conger was elected grand patriarch for the Grand Encampment of Colorado for a second time. He has served as noble grand in the local lodge five times, chief patriarch three times, district deputy grand master more time than he cares to count, district president 10 times, district encampment scribe 10 years, scribe for Western Slope #39 four times, and secretary of Delta #116 for 14 years. In addition, he’s seen family members ascend the ranks. Wife Jessie has been grandmatrich, son Gene was grand ruler of the Colorado/Wyoming Grand Junior Lodge, and son Glen is the high grand priest of the Grand Encampment of Colorado. Daughters Cindy and Linda are active in Theta Rho. “But the one that tops them all took place the night I witnessed three granddaughters, one grandson and a daughter-in-law join the Odd Fellows,” he said. Conger is dedicated himself to rebuilding the encampments in Colorado. “I was overjoyed to hear of the possibility of two encampments coming into being. I sincerely hope this does take

Delta Altrusans are up for a challenge The Altrusa Club of Delta is always looking for ways to serve the community. One of the club’s primary service projects is helping with the Delta Food Pantry. The Altrusa members just completed their annual internal Food Pantry Challenge. The four Altrusa committees challenge each other to see which committee can contribute the most food and funds to the food pantry. Food or dollars are accepted; each dollar counts as one pound. The service committee won by contributing

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of Eckert are the parents of a son, Joshua Adam North, born Nov. 27, 2009, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

parents of a son, Devon Ray Hines, born Nov. 30, 2009, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches in length.

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parents of a son, Payton James Dunlap, born Nov. 29, 2009, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

the parents of a daughter, Khloe Clair Holden, born Dec. 1, 2009, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 22 inches in length.

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Delta are the parents of a daughter, Ahlysia Shannon Garcia, born Nov. 30, 2009, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches in length.

are the parents of a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Novinger, born Dec. 3, 2009, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces and was 22 inches in length.

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Dispatcher aids in terrorism fight By Hank Lohmeyer Staff Writer

A Delta County dispatcher has received a commendation from the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center for her professional work during a domestic violence incident last January. Joyce Paul’s work during that incident enabled the Terrorist Screening Center to make a positive match on a known or suspected terrorist.

Sheriff Fred McKee said local departments like Delta County’s are rarely if ever notified by the FBI on the outcome of such incidents. However, Paul’s alertness and professionalism allowed the federal law enforcement authorities to advance their work keeping America safe from terrorist activity, McKee noted. In a statement, McKee said, “In September of this year, I received a letter from the Terror-

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DELTA COUNTY DISPATCHER JOYCE Paul displays a commendation award she was honored with for work which led to the identification of a known or suspected terrorist in Delta County earlier this year. Pictured with Paul during presentation of the commendation award at the BoCC meeting on Monday are Karlene Sollenbarger, dispatch center supervisor, County Commissioner Bruce Hovde, and Sheriff Fred McKee. Also present during the presentation but not pictured were commissioners Jan McCracken and Olen Lund, and Sgt. Bill Palmer of the Delta County Sheriff’s Office.

ist Screening Center commending Dispatcher Joyce Paul for her “professional handling of a national security matter during a domestic violence dispute” earlier this year. They advised that ‘during the course of investigation, dispatcher Paul followed the appropriate protocol which determined that the encountered individual was a positive match to a known or suspected terrorist on the TSC watch list. Through investigative efforts, dispatcher Paul was able to collect intelligence that may prove to be of great value to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the intelligence community.’ “The author of the letter representing Terrorist Screening Center stated his appreciation for dispatcher Paul’s leadership and thanked the sheriff’s office and Delta Dispatch Center for their dedication to protecting our nation. “It is with sincere appreciation that we acknowledge dispatcher Paul by commending her for her leadership and dedication to her duties as a dispatcher for Delta County. “I am confident that the other skilled and dedicated dispatchers working in our Delta Dispatch Center would have responded equally as well.” According to the FBI, the Terrorist Screening Center’s mission is to, “Maintain the U.S. government’s consolidated Terrorist Watch list — a single database

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of identifying information about those known or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activity. “By supporting the ability of front line screening agencies to positively identify known or suspected terrorists trying to obtain visas, enter the country, board aircraft, or engage in other activity, the consolidated Terrorist Watch list is one of the most effective counterterrorism tools for the U.S. government,” the FBI states. “The Terrorist Screening Center is leading significant improvements in counterterrorism information sharing among federal, state, local, and international agencies by distributing information about encounters with known or suspected terrorists reported to its 24/7 call center. “While undertaking these activities, TSC is also dedicated to ensuring the data it stores is maintained in a manner consistent with protecting the privacy and civil liberties of Americans,” explains the FBI.

The Delta City Council is accepting applications for a CURRENT V VACANCY ACANCY ON THE DEL DELTA TA HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. Applications are available from the City Clerk at Delta City Hall, 360 Main Street, during business hours. Applicant must be a resident of a Public Housing Unit. Completed applications must be returned to the Clerk by 4:30 p.m. on December 28, 2009. The Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of ever every month.

Hislop announces candidacy By Hank Lohmeyer

seat: Grand Junction Residents Duncan McArthur and Ray Robert “Bob” Hislop, a for- Scott. District 54 includes parts mer special agent with the U.S. of Mesa and Delta counties. Secret Service and former vice Hislop made his official president of a cosmetics com- announcement in Grand Juncpany, has announced that he will tion on Dec. 4 and made a stop in seek the Republican nomination Delta at Bill Heddles Recreation to run for Colorado Center on Dec. 7 to House District 54. meet with voters. The house seat In a statement is currently held by Hislop said, “In these Republican Steve King times of a depressed of Grand Junction. economy a skilled Two other Republeader is necessary lican candidates in to help bring jobs addition to Hislop back to Colorado, have announced their especially in DisHislop intention to seek the trict 54. A balanced Staff Writer

Commodities will be distributed Dec. 17 Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed in Delta County Thursday, Dec. 17, at the following locations: Delta — First Assembly of God gym, 762 Dodge Street. Cedaredge — Masonic Hall, 295 W. Main Street. Hotchkiss — Heritage Hall, Delta County Fairgrounds. Distribution begins at 9 a.m., and ends at 1 p.m. or earlier, if items are no longer available. To receive commodities, you must be a resident of Delta County and meet income eligibility guidelines of $2,247 monthly for a family of two, $3,400 for a family of four, and $4,553 for a family of six. Quantities are limited and will be distributed on a first come basis. Please bring a container to hold the items. The weight of an average order is 84 pounds. The

number of items in an average order is 48. A typical household will receive the following as long as the items are available: frozen meat, canned juice, vegetable soup, kidney beans, instant dry milk, walnut pieces, cereal, fluid milk, apricots, beef stew, sweet potatoes, northern beans, canned pumpkin and canned pork. You must be a resident of Delta County (proof may be required) to be eligible. Quantities are limited and will be distributed on a first come basis. Sign-up cards will be available at each site. Please bring some form of identification. If picking up commodities for another household, an ID and a note from that household is required. For more information, call 874-2039.

multi-purpose use of our natural resources working with industry and conservationists is a priority. My common sense approach to finding solutions will go a long way in our current environment.” Hislop is married to Dr. Krysstine Gubser-Hislop. They have four grown children and three grandchildren and make their home in Fruita.

Santa is coming to Olathe Santa is coming to Olathe along with a whole lot of bright lights, yummy chili and tasty treats. Friday, Dec. 18, Olathe’s Miracle on Main Street brings joy to all ages with a Main Street parade and a chili supper at the American Legion Hall. And the most important guest of all, Mr. Claus himself, will talk to the kiddos and pass out treats. The chili supper, sponsored by the Olathe Rebekah Lodge, will begin at 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall and continue until Santa has talked to all the good little boys and girls. The Miracle on Main Street Parade starts with a 5 p.m. lineup on the Hwy. 50 Business Loop in front of the Olathe High School. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and heads west on Main Street. No pre-registration is required. Directly after the parade Santa will go to the Legion Hall to pass out treats provided by the Town of Olathe and chat with everyone. The entire event is sponsored by the Olathe Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Anna Leos at 3235763.

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Vicki Martin, 59, of Delta was issued a ticket for failing to yield right-of-way at a stop sign after she struck a car in the intersection of 4th and Grand on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Martin’s van is pictured in the background; in the foreground and on the sidewalk is the car driven by Leora Morris, also of Delta. Morris was westbound on 4th Street when the accident occurred. No injuries were reported, but both vehicles had significant damage.

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DMS drama teams presents two plays Delta Middle School’s drama team will present Disney’s High School Musical Jr., with permission by Music Theatre International’s Broadway Junior, on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., at the Delta Performing Arts Center. “It’s A Wonderful Life” by James W. Rodgers, based on the film by Frank Capra and story by Philip Van Doren Stern, will be staged Monday, Dec. 14. That performance is also at 7 p.m. at the Delta Performing Arts Center. Admission is $3 for individuals and $5 for families.

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Holiday Programs 2009 DELTA HIGH SCHOOL December 16 — DHS Choir Concert at Center for Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. December 17 — DHS Band Concert at Center for Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.

DELTA MIDDLE SCHOOL December 10 — DMS Band Concert at Center for Performing Arts, 6:30 p.m. December 16 — DMS Choir Concert at Center for Performing Arts, 6:30 p.m.

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Virtuous Kids The recipients of Virtuous Kids awards at Lincoln Elementary School on Nov. 19 included the students pictured above: (front row, left to right) Charlie Costopoulos nominated for helpfulness, Jordan Fine nominated for compassion, Isaac Chavez nominated for compassion, Mariah Casillas nominated for respect, Michaela Messer nominated for diligence and respect, Alyssa Montoya nominated for responsibility, Daniel Robles nominated for cooperation, Keslie Sandoval nominated for responsibility, Reagan Clay nominated for generosity, Kayden Dawson nominated for diligence, Kelsey Brown nominated for friendliness, Desmond Moralez nominated for diligence, and Austyn Hannegrefs nominated for cooperation; (back row) Coral Olsen nominated for diligence, Lyzett Andrade nominated for compassion, Kalen Cowley nominated for diligence, Darrien Rodriguez nominated for perseverance, Luis Meija nominated for diligence, Gabe Rodriguez nominated for compassion, Leo Avila nominated for compassion, Megan Suppes nominated for consideration, Kali Kirkendall nominated for helpfulness, Chelsea Herrera nominated for responsibility, Dulce Contreras nominated for courage, Roberto Campas nominated for diligence, and Christina Torres nominated for responsibility. Congratulations from the Delta Kiwanis Club and Lincoln Elementary School to all of these Virtuous Kids!

Outstanding individual efforts contribute to speech team’s strength The DHS speech team spent the weekend of Dec. 4 and 5 competing with eight other schools at the Fruita Wildcat Invitational. As a team, Delta took the second place sweepstakes trophy in Congress, showing great team strength highlighted by several outstanding individual efforts. These included Caleb Ferganchick serving as presiding officer in his House, Ashley Stockemer being elected superior speaker in

her House, and J.T. Mock winning the election for outstanding speaker in his House. In the interpretive events, the duo team of McKaelynn Becker and Caitlynn Bonkoski placed fifth. In poetry Emily Hansen was sixth while Sawyer Keeline came in fifth. The public speaking events saw Heidi Gruber place eighth in national extemp., which had a field of 48 competitors. Delta’s

orators also did well, with Ashley Stockemer coming in sixth and Caleb Ferganchick placing third in original oratory. In debate, the public forum team of Ashley Stockemer and Emily Hansen placed second, for Delta’s highest finish of the day. The team is now preparing for the Montrose meet on Dec. 11 and 12, which will wind up 2009.

December 11 — Kindergarten Holiday Concert at Bank of the West, 1:00 p.m.

CEDAREDGE HIGH SCHOOL December 11 — Jazz Band Concert at CHS, 7:30 p.m. December 14 — Choir Concert at CHS, 7:00 p.m. December 15 — Band Concert at CHS, 7:00 p.m. December 18 & 19 — “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” (CES/CMS/CHS Combined) at CHS, 7:00 p.m.

CEDAREDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL December 10 — Jazz Band Concert at CHS, 7:30 p.m. December 14 — Choir Concert at CHS, 7:00 p.m. December 15 — Band Concert at CHS, 7:00 p.m. December 18 & 19 — “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” (CES/CMS/CHS Combined) at CHS, 7:00 p.m.

CEDAREDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL December 10 — 2nd Grade Program at CHS, 7:00 p.m. December 17 — Kindergarten & 1st Grade Carolling at CES, 12:30 p.m. December 18 & 19 — “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” (CES/CMS/CHS Combined) at CHS, 7:30 p.m.

CRAWFORD SCHOOL December 17 — Band and Choir Winter Program at Crawford School, 6:30 p.m.

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Terrific Kids The following Garnet Mesa Students earned a Terrific Kid Award from the Kiwanis Club of Delta and their teacher for their efforts to be a responsible citizen and student: (front row, left to right) Cheyanne Germann, Kaiden Mayberry, Timothy Horn, Zorida Cotten, Jace Putney, Cynthia Castro, Kenion Ashurst, Derek Sanchez and Amanda Fernandez; (middle row) Micah Kathrein, Abigail Turk, Leslie Velasquez, Caleb Frazier, Orlando Virgil-Soliz, Felipe Bedoy, Orlando Rubio and Miliani Sepulveda; (back row) Destiny Garcia, Shelbi Ledesma, Colton Galvin and Scott Hladik.

HOTCHKISS HIGH SCHOOL December 15 — Band and Choir Holiday Concert at HHS, 6:30 p.m.

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Christmas - A Time of Magic Delta’s Annual Parade of Lights Parade Winners All Categories (Excluding LED) FIRST Homestead Meats SECOND JROTC Color Guard from DHS THIRD Valhalla Friesian LED Category FIRST Delta Elks SECOND Slaughters Heating & Air Conditioning THIRD Alpine Fence

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THE BILL HEDDLES RECREATION Center float featured the magical activities offered through the rec center.

JUDGES CHOICE (Traveling Trophy) Delta Elks

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ST. MICHAEL’S ENTRY COMMEMORATED the 100th anniversary of the church, as well as the birth of Jesus Christ, as depicted in the manger scene above.

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Outages reported Heavy snowloading on power lines west of Delta, parts of North Delta and south into Montrose County on the west side of Highway 50 caused power outages Tuesday morning. About 825 Delta-Montrose Electric customers were affected. About 55 customers in the Tongue Creek area were without electricity between 7:52 and 9:50 a.m. Dec. 8. Duration of the outage was about two hours.

Ouray Ice Park will open early The ice is PHAT!, so the Ouray Ice Park is opening early. Saturday, Dec. 12 is the first day of ice climbing this season. The 15th annual Ouray Ice Festival and Climbing Competition occurs January 7-10.

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River district to host public meeting Dec. 9 By Randy Sunderland General Manager

Public Meeting Dec. 9, 2009 at the Paonia Library from 46pm: Drilling impacts, private property issues, and the health of the North Fork River ecosystem are among topics to be discussed at a public meeting hosted by the North Fork River Improvement Association. NFRIA is continuing the process to update the original 2000 Watershed Action Plan for the North Fork of the Gunnison. This is another chance for you to take action in addressing the foremost issues concerning your river. A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at the Paonia Public Library in Paonia, CO from 4 to 6 pm. NFRIA wants to assess how the public perception of the watershed has changed during the last nine years. Participation in this meeting will prove valuable in pursuing the goals of all

stakeholders in the watershed. We hope to come away with an inclusive list of public concerns allowing us to optimize our efforts. NFRIA has completed many projects since the original Watershed Plan was released, including the Short and Sheppard-Wilmot Ditch diversions and the Chipeta Dam removal. In order to better serve all stakeholders, NFRIA welcomes critique of how well we have executed the initial action plan and suggested elements to focus on in the coming years. This meeting is the second of two public meetings that constitute the first task in updating the watershed plan. The update process will review the science, the state of the watershed, sources of water quality impairment, and public concerns, and will set goals for the next 10 years. The Colorado Water Conservation Board is funding this project. The original 2000 Watershed Action Plan can be found at www.nfria.org.

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Holiday helpers River Horner, 3, and her sisters Larrea, 9, and Jamaica, 6, were at the holiday art fair at the Blue Sage to help their dad, Scott Horner, in his booth. Scott, with the help of his girls, whom he calls his “little elves,” makes beautiful hand sewn blank journals, photo albums and sketch books made from recycled, sustainably-produced materials. See some of his books online at www.rockymountainbound.com.

Restaurant owners ordered to remove outdoor pizza oven By Kathy Browning Staff Writer

The ongoing disagreement over the restaurant, Eleni’s Uptown, located at 1215 Second Street boiled over again at the Nov. 24 Paonia Town Council meeting. This latest issue is over a Special Review application signed by co-owner Rick Stelter on behalf of the restaurant. The other owners are Eleni Stelter and Elisa Greco. Rick Stelter had built an outdoor wood-burning pizza oven. This resulted in complaints from some of the neighbors. On the Special Review application, Rick Stelter wrote the reason for the review was “town and neighbor harassment over wood oven in rear of property.” He further stated that the current zoning for the property is “R-1 with commercial use.” He said there were no boundary changes, addition/changes to the existing building or structure and that no new buildings or structures will be constructed. He stated there would be no change in anticipated traffic flow and volume. Regarding possible environmental impact he wrote, “Possible small amount of smoke odor. No visible smoke at property line.” Under comments he wrote, “I am protesting the continuing harassment by the neighbors living at 1219 Second Street. This has been ongoing for six years, and I

am quite tired of it.” The application was dated Oct. 5. The owners of the restaurant refused to pay the $75 fee which was to accompany the application since they did not feel there was ever a need for a Special Review. The fee pays the administrative costs for correspondence, publication and certified mailings to property owners within 200 feet of the property. Also submitted as part of the Nov. 24 council meeting was an Oct. 5 letter from the Stelters stating, “The Town’s Land Development Regulations (LDR) do not mention backyard barbecues, chimneys, fire pits or wood burning ovens in any way, nor does the town regulate any outdoor cooking within the town limits.” The pizza oven is 36 inches in diameter, 14 inches high. The letter states that neighbors Ann Marie Gambino and Justin Hess built a fence to screen the line of sight from the restaurant and their house. The Stelters concluded that “the need of a special review rests with the town manager, and the building official. As there is currently no town manager, there can be no determination that there is a need for a special review, we will not be paying the fee for the special review, we suggest that the requesting party be billed for the fees. Also, as the procedure for forcing a special review has not been followed by the town, no

submissions of documents will be made until the town follows it’s own requirements as stated in the LDR.” Also from Oct. 5, is an e-mail from town clerk, Barbara Peterson concerning the fees. Fol-

lowing a meeting with Peterson, building official Brad Butler and Eleni Stelter, and after speaking with town attorney Jim Briscoe and Mayor Neal Schwieterman, it was determined the application fee would not be waived, but

“shall remain in abeyance until a determination regarding the possible expansion of non-conformity has been determined.” The fee would be charged to the restaurant owners only if the council determined there was an

expansion. In a letter signed by Eleni Stelter, the three owners of the restaurant refuted “the implication that a free standing woodfire pizza oven … represents a See Pizza oven, Page 2B

Class starts in January

Volunteering in EMS is life changing Isn’t it great to live in the North Fork valley! Some have lived here a long time and some are relatively new to the area, but we all have one thing in common. When there is a traffic accident, someone is thrown from a horse, or there is a medical emergency everyone calls 911 and expects to see EMS (Emergency Medical Services) respond in a timely manner. Starting in 1969 local residents and business owners began to build the North Fork Ambulance Association into the emergency medical service it is today. Far from the days of transporting patients in one used station wagon with a couple of volunteers, the NFAA today has a fleet of five ambulances with crews in all three communities providing Basic Life Support emergency ambulance service, 24/7, year round. This year the communities of Hotchkiss and Crawford are

in need of EMTs and drivers to continue quality ambulance service. There will be an EMT class starting in January and now is the time for new folks to apply. The class will be held on the Paonia campus of the Delta Montrose Technical College.

Successful applicants to the NFAA can obtain this education in exchange for volunteer service to the association after receiving their State of Colorado EMT-B certification. The class tuition is around $1,200 and take about six months to complete.

The life-saving skills the EMTs acquire through training and experience have a dramatic “ripple effect” on countless lives each time their service is called upon. Knowing what to do when faced with a medical emergency is a very useful life skill to have and the rewards remain for a lifetime. Make a difference in your community. Please consider becoming an EMT-Basic yourself, or talk to your friends, family and neighbors to encourage them to consider it. We need your help to find motivated people to keep EMS alive and well in the North Fork valley. For more information, please call 872-4303 or consult the NFAA website at www. northforkambulance.com. Getting involved in local EMS is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. EMS opens doors, it can change your life.

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Craft time at the library Crawford librarians Kathy Little (left) and Jan Ryan (right) hosted a Christmas card-making workshop on Dec. 4-5. On Saturday morning, Jeannie Hinyard stopped by the library to check out a book, and stayed to make a card and enjoy some Christmas cookies.

Holiday art fair Crowds poured over beautiful handmade items at the holiday art fair at the Blue Sage Center on Dec. 5. Available for purchase were candles, jewelry, clothing, photographs, pottery and more. Next door in the art gallery, area musicians performed, baked goodies were for sale, and local artists showcased their work.

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Paonia Rotary Club ‘rocks’ in December The Dec. 3 meeting of the Rotary Club of Paonia literally rocked, energizing town hall for most of an hour. The club inducted its sixth new member since July 1; “Pennies for Polio” raised nearly $110 at Paonia Junior High; the North Fork Kids Lunch Program will deliver food boxes to needy students during the Christmas break; a polio eradication FUN(d) raising event will take place Jan. 16; and, with by far the most “rocking,” the Paonia High School Swing Choir had everyone shouting and cheering. Norm Lewark (see picture) joined David Jacobson, Pam Cocker and James Schott as the most recent new members. Several other North Fork residents are lining up to become members. The Paonia seventh grade class challenged the eighth graders to raise Pennies for Polio (eradication). The seventh grade won a pizza party for collecting the most pennies. Congratulations to all. Of course the real winners are children throughout

the world who will not contract polio because of Rotary’s successful efforts to immunize them. From millions of cases in the early to mid 20th century all around the world, cases are down to fewer than 2,000 per year last year in only four countries. The Paonia Rotary Club received a $1,000 grant to support their North Fork Kids Lunch Program, and other efforts to reduce hunger. They are working in concert with the American Legion Food Bank. Total pledges of almost $4,000 will go toward purchasing food and raising awareness about hunger, and the need for food, in Delta County. On Jan. 16 at 7 p.m., Paradise Theater in Paonia will be the scene of an evening of fun, fellowship and good deeds. It is a FUN(d) raising event for polio eradication. The Rotary Club will show the Academy Award nominated documentary “The Final Inch,” which tells today’s story of immunizing the world’s children against polio. There will be an ice

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PRESIDENT BILL BISHOP (LEFT), along with Norm’s sponsor, Kate Zachman, welcome Norm Lewark to the club. Norm was a dentist for 20 some years, then got an architectural degree, and he now designs structures somewhat larger than tooth caps.

cream social, a novel idea for January Then a cameo appearance of “The Gospel Project” — three Rotary members who seem to know how to sing. The final hour, or more, will be cool jazz from Paonia’s own, The North Fork Flyers. Dancing optional. Tickets are avail-

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BOWING BEFORE A CHEERING audience the Paonia Swing Choir, with their director Victoria Kasper. The consensus was that “they rocked!”

able from any Paonia Rotarian, or at the door. But most impressively, the Paonia High Swing choir (see picture) got a “rock band” reception. Early in the hour, they joined in the club’s usual singing of “America the Beautiful.” President Bishop announced, “We’ve never sung it that well.” Then came their prepared performance. Their singing was “divine,” as one member put it, but the club saw none of the choreography in the cramped quarters of town hall. Choir director Victoria Kasper said, “We are reserving our dancing energy for our Dec. 17 concert at Paonia High School, and you are all invited to attend.” So, readers, put it on your calendars. Want to know more? About the food program call president-elect Jackie at 527 4585. The foundation chair has more information about polio eradication and can be reached by calling 527-5464. More information about the club and its good works is available from Bill Bishop, 527-6675. And for more about the Swing Choir and their upcoming concert, call Paonia High School.

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‘building’ and the ‘extension of Eleni’s Uptown commercial kitchen.’” The letter gives the dimensions of the oven as five feet square and 55 inches high. In the remainder of the letter, she writes about students they have mentored, how the oven was built, and that without “Rick’s Pizza” their daily income would shrink by one-third. Ron and Deb Rowell who live within 100 feet of the restaurant wrote a letter of support dated Nov. 9. The Rowell’s wrote, “None of the commercial establishments have interfered with our quality of life” and “we have given common respect to their right to conduct business and have enjoyed a good neighbor relationship.” They ended their letter with, “The restaurant is operating legally and in these struggling economic times, we feel favorable decisions should be given to them to hopefully assist in

a positive success of their business. Yes, we are business owners and possibly are somewhat bias toward small town (Mom and Pop) businesses, but you need to recognize the importance of these businesses to the future of our community.” Neighbor Mary Gifford sent a letter dated Nov. 6, in opposition to allowing the outdoor pizza oven. “This restaurant is already of a non-conforming use for our residential neighborhood and should not be allowed an expansion of that use. Especially of a nature that increases its negative impacts on the neighborhood, adding smoke pollution to the noise and traffic it already generates.” Included in the trustees’ packet of documents regarding the application was a letter written four years ago by Patricia Bliss, who is now a trustee but was absent on Nov. 24 due to health reasons. Her letter addressed an incident where

Rick Stelter cut down a privacy fence Justin Hess had constructed. Trustee Gretchen King was also absent and sent a letter with her opinion it is okay that residential and commercial properties abut. She wrote that diversity will keep Paonia “a nice walking community.” As co-owner of Revolution Brewing, she has found their success with the tasting room is due to being in a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood. Mayor Neal Schwieterman read all of the above letters at the council meeting and the decision of the Paonia Planning and Zoning Commission which on Nov. 17 told the restaurant owners to “cease and desist immediately the use of the pizza oven, remove the oven within 30 days, and in response to the letter sent by the owners, pay for the special review fee.” Mayor Schwieterman noted that the restaurant is a non-conforming use in a residential area. He said the land development regulations stipulate that non-conforming uses should not be expanded and that non-conforming buildings are not to be extended if they would add to the non-conformity. None of the restaurant owners attended the council meeting and when the mayor asked for those in favor of the pizza oven remaining to speak, no one came forward. Justin Hess and Ann Marie Gambino were present and spoke against allowing the pizza oven. They live next door to the restaurant and have seen fire in the oven unattended. She provided the council with photographs of the unattended fire. There is no chimney on the oven and “fumes penetrate their home inside and out.” She said if the oven is approved it would be “a year round problem.” Gambino said there would be an increase in traffic and parking problems for the residential neighborhood. “We are asking our town trustees to follow the law and to help us preserve our quality of life, our peace of mind and our property values. I can’t tell you how much stress this whole situation has caused us over the past 6-1/2 years. Please protect us from the commercial business located next door to our home,” she said. Richard Schmidt reiterated his often voiced opinion that the expansion from a grocery deli to a restaurant by the Stelters and Greco was illegal according to the town’s land development regulations. He stated seating was increased by more than tenfold, and the patio and now the pizza

oven were added. Bobby Orlando said the land development regulations are “unambiguous. If you have a nonconforming use in a residential neighborhood, it cannot expand. It has to be a lesser use if it changes.” Once public comment was completed the trustees discussed the current issue. David Weber said this was the first time there had been a special review for the restaurant. Mayor Schwieterman noted the special review came after a complaint by Justin Hess. Building official Brad Butler then asked for a special review since he needed direction because the land development regulations do not cover outdoor ovens. Town staff and the attorney conferred, and it was determined it would be best to have a special review. Weber pointed out that the council was having “to deal with something after the fact” since the oven is already built and in operation. “Every time there are changes, they seem to just fit within the boundaries of the LDR. This one could be construed to go either way.” He asked Briscoe if the council could look at the cumulative effect of all the multiple changes over time on this non-conforming use. Briscoe responded they could not. The only one they could decide on at the special review concerned the pizza oven. “So actually someone owning a non-conforming use could just gradually change their business into almost anything they want as long as they use baby steps,” Weber observed. “I think the question is, not whether they could gradually do it, but whether it should have been stopped previously, and the town did not take any action,” Briscoe replied. “The town now has taken action on this particular pizza oven. The question is does the pizza oven violate the non-conforming use regulation in Article 20.” Weber quoted another LDR stating change for a non-conforming use is to be more restrictive and not increased. Weber moved to deny the special review application for Eleni’s Uptown based on LDR 11.05 regarding smoke and fumes. Sid Lewis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Lewis then made the motion to require the oven be dismantled and removed within 15 days. Lucien Pevec seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The restaurant owners will be required to pay the special review fee.

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Everyone is invited to a no cost community dinner hosted by Paonia Assembly of God. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. No preaching or teaching — just free food in the church fellowship hall.

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The winner of the Dec. 5 raffle quilt drawing of S & B Quilters in Hotchkiss was Kathy Barminski of Montrose. Proceeds from the annual raffle go toward speakers, classes and other quilting-related expenses for the following year.

Carolyn Holton becomes WomenHeart Champion Carolyn Holton of Hotchkiss recently became a WomenHeart Champion after graduating from the annual WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic. Holton is one of 65 women from around the country — all heart disease survivors — who was selected from a nationally competitive application process to attend the fourday symposium and return home as a leader to educate, advocate and support her community on the issue of women and heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death for women. WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is the nation’s leading organization representing the 41 million women living with or at risk for heart disease. “The Class of 2009 is extremely impressive,” said Lisa Tate, chief executive officer of WomenHeart, headquartered in Washington, D.C. “These 65

women are living with the most devastating of diseases and yet have made a conscious decision and selfless commitment to help other women — young and old — live heart-healthy lives and support those currently living with heart disease.” “I am thrilled and honored to represent this very important campaign to fight heart disease in women,” said Holton. “I look forward to getting started right here in western Colorado to educate the community and support all women in their quest to live a heart healthy life. Together, we can do it and make a difference.” By becoming a national volunteer WomenHeart Champion, Holton becomes one of 465 inspirational women from across the country to be honored with the WomenHeart Champion title. These women, the “boots on the ground” in the fight against heart disease, are available to

speak to community, state and national audiences about the prevalence of heart disease in women and how it is so often under diagnosed and mistreated. In addition, WomenHeart advocates for prevention, early and accurate diagnosis, and proper treatment of heart disease, and WomenHeart Champions run the only national community based network of support groups for women living with heart disease. “Heart disease can be a very emotionally and physically isolating condition for women,” said Tate. “Our network of support groups enables women to have the camaraderie and support they need to make the lifestyle changes necessary to live a heart healthier life.” WomenHeart was founded in 1999 and the Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic was founded as an integral part of WomenHeart in 2002.

Bake and craft sale will benefit Rogers Mesa Community House The first annual bake and craft sale to raise funds for Rogers Mesa Community House will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located at the intersecton of Highway 92 and 3100 Road four miles west of Hotchkiss, the Rogers Mesa Community House was built in the mid 1880s and initially served the community as a schoolhouse. Hurst Elementary School was vacated in 1925 and negotiations began to lease the building as a clubhouse. In 1928, the building became known as Rogers Mesa Community House and home to the Rogers Mesa Modern Woman’s Club. The club had been formed in 1907 to provide a social and cultural outlet for the women of Rogers Mesa. The club was officially incorporated on Feb. 8, 1908, with seven charter mem-

American Legion seeks donations for food boxes Paonia American Legion Post #397 is accepting donations of non-perishable food items for Christmas boxes. Also wanted are toys, games and gift certificates for children of the food box recipients. Names of families in need will be taken until Thursday, Dec. 17. Food boxes and gifts will be distributed on Monday, Dec. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the American Legion dining hall. For more information call the legion at 527-6252 or Richard Miley at 234-6602.

bers. By 1910 there were 40 members. Dues were 50¢ a year and the treasury boasted $2.80. After occupying the building, the women spent the next few years furnishing the clubhouse with tables and chairs and even a lovely 100-piece set of china and silverware. The club had a small lending library for many years. In 1929, the club numbered 81. Dues were $1. In the 1940s a jukebox was purchased and area residents enjoyed rollerskating in the clubhouse. After leasing the building for over 40 years, Delta County Joint School District #50 finally deeded the clubhouse to the women’s club. Over the years, club members have sold apples to hunters to raise money, sponsored Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, entered floats in parades, and participated in the Delta County Fair. Much of the club’s early efforts were devoted to helping the Red Cross and providing a social center for families living on Rogers Mesa. Club members continue a number of annual traditions, including an anniversary tea in February, a morning coffee meeting in June, a harvest luncheon in October and a Thanksgiving feast in November. Upgrades and repairs have continued throughout the years, through generous donations of time, energy and money from club members and people of the community. Club members invite the community to stop by for some lastminute Christmas shopping, to visit with friends and neighbors, and pick up something delicious to eat. In addition to the arts and crafts offered for sale, there will

be ceramic ornaments and fused glass stars for children of all ages to decorate for a nominal cost. For more information call 872-4816 or 872-4586.

The December meeting of the Pitkin Mesa Women’s Club will be held Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Dee Ann Kropp. The program will include installation of officers and a gift exchange. All women living on Pitkin Mesa are cordially invited to attend as the club brings its 99th year to a close. Questions can be addressed to Dee Ann Kropp (527-3420) or Janie Metz (527-5238).

Hotchkiss Fine Arts meets Dec. 17 After 50 years of existence, Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association finds attendance dwindling at its monthly meetings — dwindling to the point the officers are faced with the decision to possibly disolve a creative resource for artists in the North Fork Valley. In an effort to generate new members, new interest and save the Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association, a Christmas meeting will be held at the Memorial Hall canteen on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Members will be exchanging cookies and enjoying a demonstration by Suki Elisha Strong, a pastel artist from Cedaredge. Artists of all ages and experience are encouraged to come, socialize and join in the creative atmosphere the Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association has to offer. Monthly meetings provide an opportunity to observe and learn from the artists. Programs for youth are outstanding. Membership in the HFAA is only $16 per year — a minimal investment with a great return! The HFAA works in collaboration with the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss to provide members of HFAA with a space of their own, where featured artists may display their works for a month at a time. Every summer, an exhibition is held in Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss. Learn more about this great organization by attending the Dec. 17 meeting at Memorial Hall.

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Blue Sage Center for the Arts hope to uncover the very best poems and prose the county has to offer through the third annual Writers’ Anthology contest. Tying into the Delta County Libraries’ 2010 Big Read book, “Call of the Wild” by Jack London, both professional and novice writers are encouraged to submit works relating to the outdoor-oriented theme, “Write On! Goes Wild.” All subject matter, however, will be accepted. Manuscripts are judged by the writers themselves; upon submission, writers can expect to read and evaluate other entries on an anonymous basis. In addition to publication in the writers’ anthology, winners will be invited to read their works during events that will take place in conjunction with the April Call of the Wild programming. More information is available at all Delta County Libraries as well as the Blue Sage. Manuscripts are due Jan. 18. This anthology contest is only open to adults age 18 and over. However, a similar contest will soon be offered for students in grades 7-12 as part of the Big Read. The libraries have plans for many other great creative opportunities for children and adults when “Call of the Wild” programming takes off in April. So grab your writing tools and let’s see how WILD the Delta County Libraries can get this spring!

Holiday movie night at Crawford Library Spend a warm evening watching movies and eating popcorn with your family and friends— at the Crawford Library! The library will be hosting a holiday family movie on December 11 at 7 pm. The event is free for all ages. Children are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring a blanket for extra snuggling. Please check with the library for details.

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Sounds of the season The Crawford School band entertained last week for the annual holiday open house at Crawford Country Bank. The band, comprised of fifth and sixth graders who have only been playing their instruments since September, played a selection of holiday tunes to the delight and appreciation of the crowd.

Sweet Sunny South performs at Paradise Theatre Dec. 12 Paonia’s own old time, good time, anytime band, Sweet Sunny South, returns to the Paradise Theater for the ninth annual Throw Down. The show takes place on Saturday, Dec. 12. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30. The band just returned from NFA Studios in Denver where they laid down the initial tracks for a brand new CD to be released in the spring of 2010. Sweet Sunny South brought in their good friend Phil Wade of KCMO’s Wilders to produce and had the best studio experience to date with him. The band recorded a few tunes that appeared first on the “Live From The Radio Room” which is now out of print, and recorded some brand new songs that had everyone contributing including Phil Wade on dobro and banjo for a few tunes, as well as some incredible surprise guests and instrumentation. “We think it is the best CD yet! We all look forward to our first shows since the recording session and sharing some of the new stuff with the hometown audience,” said Bill Powers of Sweet Sunny South. For those unfamiliar with this Western Slope institution, Sweet Sunny South plays a unique combination of old-time and bluegrass music including rocking fiddle rave ups and ballads both traditional and original featuring fine vocal performances from all members. The instrumentation consists of guitar, fiddle, upright bass, banjo and mandolin. There’s always a good dose of humor and styles ranging from cajun, to swing, and 40s and 50s style roadhouse country and honky-tonk. Sweet Sunny South tips their hat to the tradition but does it somehow with a decidedly rock and roll attitude. The band is well know all across the western region of the US for being one of the tightest and most entertaining groups Colorado has to offer. In 2006 it was recognized by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville where the band performed for the trade as an official showcase ensemble. Sweet Sunny South is in their ninth year performing. They have released four CDs to critical acclaim with a fifth recorded this November due to be released in 2010. Multiple solo and alter ego projects have spun off from

Holiday dance set for Dec. 12 The Redlands Mesa Grange will host a holiday dance on Saturday, Dec. 12, featuring Fast Eddie and The Lug Nuts. Music starts at 8 p.m., admission is $10 at the door.

Christmas musical set for Dec. 13 Paonia’s Friends Church will present “Bows of Holly,” a kid’s Christmas musical about the importance of sharing blessings that we have all received. The program will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. Admission is one non-perishable food item per person for the PFC food bank. The church is located at Third and Poplar in Paonia.

the group, including CD releases from Honey Don’t, Hard Pressed, and Duck Duck Gray Duck. All available from the band’s label, 2 DollaReccas. Come celebrate the holiday season with song and dance, Sweet Sunny South, and your friends and neighbors. It’s become a special treat to see the

band on their hometown stage at the Paradise Theater. Get your tickets early, as the concerts tend to sell out in advance. Tickets are available at Expressions Bookstore, Homestead Market, Paonia Farm and Home Supply and the Paradise Theater in Paonia. Or tickets may be reserved by calling 527-5112.

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SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN AND HE NEEDS YOUR HELP! Donate a gift for Delta’s 2009 Holiday Toy Drive at one of the following locations: AmeriGas Bank of Colorado Bank of the West Big O Tires CSU Extension Office DeltaBank Delta City Hall Delta County Courthouse - VA Office Delta County Sheriff’s Office Delta County Independent Delta County Memorial Hospital Delta Hardware First National Bank of Delta Hellman Chevrolet Hellman Motors Summers Rocky Mountain Motors US Bank Wells Fargo Bank Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted thru Dec. 16 Monetary donations may be mailed to the Kiwanis Club of Delta, P.O. Box 1153, Delta, CO 81416 Please designate “Toy drive” on the memo line

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Pat Means is new Cedaredge mayor By Bob Borchardt Staff Writer

During a special meeting on Thursday, Dec. 3, members of the Cedaredge Town Council unanimously approved the appointment of trustee Patricia “Pat” Means as the new mayor. The trustees also “officially” acknowledged an opening on the town council. Means, who also serves on the board of Region 10, the Delta County Hospital board and the Surface Creek Historical Society, was elected to the Cedaredge Board of Trustees in April 2008, for a term of four years. She currently serves on town’s finance committee and the recreation and cultural advisory committee. Means replaces Tony Sluski, who resigned as mayor effective Nov. 16. Means will serve as mayor until the April 2010 election, at which time she intends to throw her hat in the ring as a mayoral candidate. According to her bio on the town’s website, Means was “born in Arkansas and raised in southern Indiana where she obtained a nursing degree. While

working for Indianapolis Methodist Hospital she was deployed to the Indy 500 race track for the day to treat injured spectators and drivers. In 1968, she moved to Colorado where she earned graduate degrees in education and business. “Since the ‘70s Pat became a hospital manager, college instructor, and a trainer/recruiter for an insurance investment company. She has extensive experience in building outreach medical service programs, and in private business. She also served on several state and local professional boards. In 2002 she retired to Cedaredge, became an AppleFest vendor, avid golfer and a crafter, as well as an active community volunteer.” Means will be sworn in as the mayor during the Dec. 10 town council meeting. Means said she is excited about her new position, and would like to see more people becoming involved in the issues facing the town. To that end she extends an invitation to everyone to attend the town council meetings and provide input regarding the way the town is managed, promising to listen, and be responsive.

Volunteers needed for Christmas dinner Preparations for the annual community Christmas dinner in Cedaredge are underway, and as always, volunteers are needed to keep this tradition going. Spending a few hours serving others in the community is a very rewarding way to show your Christmas spirit. Turkey, ham and all the fixings will be served at a free Christmas dinner Friday, Dec. 25, at Stolte Shed in Pioneer Down. Everyone is welcome to

enjoy the meal, which will be served from noon to 2 p.m. The celebration will culminate with desserts of every kind. If you would like, bring your favorite dessert to share For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Bev and Jack Gardner at 856-6780. Donations will also be greatly appreciated. Proceeds go to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado and Surface Creek Community Food Bank.

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Warm hearts and cheerful smiles

On a frigid Saturday evening, Dec. 5, the streets were filled with festive lights, warm hearts and cheerful smiles for the annual Parade of Lights in Cedaredge. These smiles belong to the riders of the St. Philip’s Catholic Church float, one of more than 25 entries. As part of the festivities Dolce Voce performed twice at the Chapel of the Cross, once before and once following the parade. The Metamoocil Mountain Boys also were in concert, celebrating the release of their new CD during a performance at The AppleShed. Folks also enjoyed chili and potato dinner served up by the Methodist Church at the Masonic Hall, and a spaghetti buffet, dance and live music at the Blu Sky Saloon. The Town of Cedaredge also served up more than nine gallons of hot apple cider to warm people up before and during the parade.

Public a ‘no-show’ for budget hearing By Bob Borchardt Staff Writer

Due to the fact that no one from the public sector showed up for the public hearing on Thursday, Dec. 3, regarding the town’s proposed 2010 budget, members of the Cedaredge Town Council took one last opportunity to review and “fine tune” the 2010 budget. For the most part, the trustees seemed satisfied with the reductions in expenditures, and congratulated the department heads for the cuts they had made. However, trustee Bruce Bertram expressed some concern (with no

satisfactory response) that the Town of Cedaredge has projected a $45,000 increase in revenues for 2010 while, according to Bertram, every other town in Delta County has projected a 3 to 5 percent loss in revenue for 2010. According to Bertram, the expenses have been fine-tuned but the revenues have not. In response to Bertram’s concern, it was noted that the demographics of the town is, for the most part, a mature population who tend to spend their money at home, resulting in stable sales tax revenues. Said Bertram, “You’re going

to be glad to see me go.” Trustee Pat Means also expressed some concern over the likelihood of a reduction in the mineral and severance tax revenues that the town can expect to receive. Trustee Nancy Sturgill said she had looked at the whole budget and felt that the 2010 budget is “not that far out of line.” The 2010 budget is scheduled for approval during the regular meeting of the Cedaredge Town Council on Thursday, Dec. 10. Following the public hearing, a special meeting was convened to appoint someone from

the board of trustees to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Mayor Sluski in November. Trustee Pat Means was selected. The trustees then went into a work session where they focused their attention on developing a job description for both the mayor and the town administrator’s positions. Committees and the need for committees other than those committees mandated by ordinance or resolution (finance, tree board, personnel, and safety and wellness) were also discussed, with the focus on “project specific” committees.

Shiny and bright in Cedaredge! Santa was delivered in style by elf-mobile!

Dakota Harper tells Santa what he wants for Christmas.

The Town of Cedaredge’s entry took second place in the parade.

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Steve Bethka, race coordinator for the Colorado Mountain Mushers, and his two dogs were reminders of dog sled races coming on the Grand Mesa.

The Benson Brothers dump truck, covered with lights of all colors, was the first place winner.

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Pearl Harbor remembrance hosted in Cedaredge on Dec. 7 By Hank Lohmeyer Staff Writer

Franklin Roosevelt was right. Dec. 7, 1941, is a day that still lives in infamy. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that marked America’s entry into World War II is a vivid personal memory for many Americans today. Nevertheless, many of those

Americans who remember hearing President Roosevelt address to the nation on radio during a special session of Congress following those attacks took time to gather in a spirit of community and friendship and mark the occasion. The Cedaredge Assembly of God was the site Monday of the Pearl Harbor Day remem-

brance hosted by Grand Mesa VFW Post #9221 and Ladies’ Auxiliary. The dinner event was open to all veterans and their families and three local World War II veterans were present. George Peck, post chaplain, was one of the World War II vets there. He served as a medic during the landmark military engagements of the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Another post member, Lloyd Wright, remembers how, as a teenager nearing manhood, he and his classmates huddled around the one radio in their school to hear President Roosevelt announce the state of war that suddenly existed between the U.S. and Imperial Japan. The Grand Mesa Post has one member who is a veteran of the Pearl Harbor Attack: Clifford “Shady” Lane has attended past Pearl Harbor Day remembrance events but was kept away from this one because of a winter snowstorm howling outside. But dozens of veterans and

their family members were able to attend and came together to remember the day in 1941 that changed the world forever. Gary Tollefson, post commander, addressed the gathering reminding them of the similarity between the Dec. 7 Japanese raid and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked from six aircraft carriers with over 350 planes in two separate waves. The U.S. Navy suffered four battleships sunk, four badly damaged, and over 3,000 killed and wounded. By contrast, 2740 Americans dies in the 9-11 attacks that involved four hijacked domestic airliners. The Grand Mesa Post and Ladies Auxiliary has made its Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day an annual event in recent years, and the occasion also serves as an opportunity for comrades in arms to enjoy the holiday season with each other and renew friendships.

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THEMES OF GOD AND country were the setting for the annual Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance hosted by the Grand Mesa VFW Post 9221 and Ladies Auxiliary.

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A WWII MEMENTO ON display at the Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance on Monday shows an infantryman standing with a disabled German Panzer tank in front of the Medieval Cologne Cathedral as U.S. forces advanced to the River Rhine near the end of WWII.

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TRIPLE VETERANS AND THEIR families pause in prayer as they gathered at the Cedaredge Assembly of God for a holiday dinner celebration and Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance.

County needs permission for roads crossing public lands By Hank Lohmeyer Staff Writer

CEDAREDGE HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE Thur., Dec. 10 Fri., Dec. 11

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Tutoring Lab Open Library, 7:30-8:15 a.m. & 3:15-4:00 p.m. Tutoring Lab Open Library, 7:30-8:15 a.m.; Jazz Band Swingin’ into the Night, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Basketball at Home vs. Hotchkiss, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30 p.m. Basketball C Team League Tourney at Coal Ridge & Grand Valley; JV/V Basketball at Home vs. Roaring Fork, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00 p.m.; Knowledge Bowl Scrimmage at Grand Junction, 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Varsity Wrestling at Mesa State Dual; CFES Holiday Dinner. Tutoring Lab Open Library, 3:15-4:00 p.m.; Basketball C Team at Paonia, 4:00, 5:00 p.m. Tutoring Lab Open Library, 7:30-8:15 a.m. & 3:15-4:00 p.m.; Winter Band Concert, 7:00 p.m. Tutoring Lab Open Library, 7:30-8:15 a.m. & 3:15-4:00 p.m.; Vision & Hearing Screening.

It’s time for the county to renew its permission to have R Road on Slaughter Grade. A parcel of land approximately 40 acres in size near the intersection of R Road and Ward Creek Road is under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management. The County’s switch-backing section of R Road, also known as Slaughter Grade, that traverses the western edge of Surface Creek Mesa is there by the good graces of the BLM who grants a right-of-way for the county road. The same situation exists on

a number of other county roads, explained the county engineering department. In the same general area as Slaughter Grade, Oak Creek Road and Doughspoon Road also cross at least some parts of public lands administered by the BLM, and they must have their right-of-way grant approved every 20 years. Any of the county’s roads that traverse public lands also have to have their right-of-way grant periodically renewed. The county gets notices when one of its rights-of-way crossing public lands is about to expire. It is the county’s responsibility to renew the right-of-way grant or, “Failure to apply for renewal will

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The judges decided the first place entry in the Cedaredge Parade of Lights was a brightly decorated dump truck from Benson Brothers. Second place was awarded to the float created by A Cut Above/Marilyn’s Nails and Daydreams Skin Spa. Third place was awarded to the Town of Cedaredge. The festive float featured candy canes, and a Christmas tree surrounded by gifts. It was accompanied by walkers decked out as bells.

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result in the grant expiring on its own terms resulting in a trespass situation,” says the BLM notice. Part of that application process for renewal includes a statement that the county agrees to maintain its road. Should the county decide to let one of its rights-of-way across public lands expire, “the authorized (BLM) officer will ensure that all grant terms and conditions pertaining to site restoration and/or rehabilitation are compiled with prior to relieving you of your obligations to the current grant,” says the BLM’ notice. The normally routine renewal procedure also involved payment of some minor fees, the county engineering department said.

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Think warm With the arrival of single-digit temperatures last week, the icelaced waters of Surface Creek bring thoughts of warmth to mind.

As Colorado faces another blast of bitterly cold weather this week, it’s important to remember dangerously cold temperatures pose hazards to property owners and drivers. When the outside temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, water pipes in homes with little or no insulation are likely to freeze and break. A one-eighth inch crack in a pipe can spew out more than 250 gallons of water a day, destroying floors, soaking furniture, and ruining personal items. Cleaning up after a pipe burst is time consuming and smelly work, made even more difficult by the frigid temperatures. State Farm reminds property owners it’s not too late to prevent property damage or take steps to ensure safe travel. There are two simple tasks homeowners can do in about two minutes that can help protect pipes and homes when a severe freeze is predicted: • Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to piping under sinks and vanities near exterior walls. • Run a small trickle of water at vulnerable cold and hot faucets. Avoid frozen pipes by insulating pipes that run along outside

walls, floors and ceilings. Disconnect outside garden hoses, wrap exposed pipes with insulating sleeves or tape, and seal foundation cracks that let arctic air freeze pipes in crawlspaces. Travel can be hazardous in frigid conditions, but drivers can protect themselves with these suggestions from the State Farm Vehicle Research Facility: Check the battery — Make sure your battery can withstand freezing temperatures. Older batteries are especially at risk during cold weather, leaving you stranded and vulnerable in the cold. Keep windshield washer fluid tank full and change wipers — Fluid should be able to withstand freezing temperatures. Wipers should be replaced if the windshield view is smeared and hard to see through. Prepare a road survival kit — It’s important to have a basic tool set, a first aid kit, blanket, jumper cables, flash light, gloves, a small plastic tarp (to kneel on or lay on in the snow while installing tire chains or changing a flat), and road flares. For more information, visit statefarm.com/learning/loss_ prevent/learning_lossprevention_ frozpipes.asp

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JIM DECK AND BROCK Jackson sitting next to a campfire to keep warm while manning the Boy Scout Troop 497 Christmas tree stand in Cedaredge.

Scouts again selling Christmas trees By Bob Borchardt Staff Writer

Scouts from Cedaredge Boy Scout Troop 497 started selling Christmas trees on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and will continue to sell trees until Christmas eve, said Assistant Scout Master Jim Deck. “Or until we sell out.” Deck pointed out that there are a variety of trees, and sizes, available this year, with prices ranging from $17 to $70 per tree. Deck also noted that, since opening, the sales have been great and there are only about 50 trees left. Deck said that the midpriced trees are almost gone. The annual Christmas tree sale is the troop’s major annual fundraiser. Scouts from Troop 497 take turns staffing the Christmas Tree sales lot. On this particular (cold) day, the only two brav-

ing the frigid temperatures were Deck and senior patrol leader Brock Jackson. The money raised through the sale of the Christmas trees is used to buy equipment for the troop, and help fund a variety of outdoor activities. Youth, ages 11 through 18, are eligible to join the Boy Scouts. As a Boy Scout, the youth acquire leadership skills; will be instructed in life and outdoor survival skills while learning the basics of camping, hiking, river rafting and a host of other outdoor activities. According to Deck, the Christmas tree lot is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., weekdays and weekends. The lot is located at the “Plant It Earth” parking lot on South Grand Mesa Drive in Cedaredge.

It’s a beautiful day with a clear blue sky. Allen and I drive along the Farm Loop here at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. A curve or two back along this road, we watched a couple of mule deer grazing quietly at the edge of a pond. As cars stopped to look at them, they looked back at the people. But apparently they finally decided that there was too much traffic, so they ambled off into the willows. Now we’ve become aware of geese flying overhead. Allen finds a place to pull off, and we watch the snow geese fly toward the upper end of this green field. There must be at least 300. And they keep coming, and coming, and coming. I’m hoping to see a blue phase adult. A few years ago the snow goose and the blue goose were considered to be separate species, but now the ‘Blue’ is considered only to be a color morph (or form). Time out to check “Sibley’s Guide to Birds.” As usual, there’s more information than I bargained for! The similar Ross’s goose (at 23 inches) also has dark and light phases or morphs. And even more information for the snow goose: There are greater snow geese (at 31 inches) that have a more easterly migration, and lesser snow geese (at 28 inches) that are more westerly. I’d think that the birds landing in the field here would be lesser snow geese. Sibley says that there is a complete range of intermediate birds between the dark and light morphs: sounds like just about

settle down again in the same general area. I always wonder how they land without running over each other, but they seem to

any color mix could exist! Sibley also states that the dark morph of the lesser is scarce in the west, but I’ve talked with people who thought that they had seen a blue goose (dark phase morph) here at the Bosque. The birds keep coming, and now about half of the upper end of the field is covered with white birds. We watch in amazement as wave after wave arrives. Now the entire upper end is filled with snow geese. Watch now with my spotting scope. There’s a dark colored goose, gray-brown overall. So, an immature dark phase? Yes, I think so. And there’s one with a dark body and a white head! Magnification up — there’s the dark patch on the under side of the pink bill (called a “grin patch”). The legs and feet are pink just like the white phase snow geese. The eye is dark. There’s dark feathering up the back of the neck, and a clear stripe from the dark body up into the head’s white. Rest a moment, and check Sibley. My bird matches his drawing of a blue goose or dark phase adult. What a sense of satisfaction! Look again — nope! Something has disturbed them, and the flock rises noisily into the air. But they

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Community leaders and Pioneer Town volunteers were invited to assist Surface Creek Historical Society to evaluate the operation and the future direction for Pioneer Town. The society hosted a focus group/strategic planning session and luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Stolte Shed at Pioneer Town. Reeves Brown, Executive

Director of Club 20, facilitated the meeting. Results of a recent survey were reviewed and comments made. Roger Carlson gave a report on the beginnings and the progress of Surface Creek Valley Historical Society and Pioneer Town. A report on last year’s income and expenses was presented. Though the number of those visiting Pioneer Town increased (possibly due to the

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Christmas program to be presented Dec. 13 and 20 A community Christmas program will be presented by Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church, S.E. Jay Ave at Highway 65 in Cedaredge. Two presentations are planned: Sunday morning, Dec. 13, at 10:45 a.m., and again on Sunday evening, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be

served after the evening program on Dec. 20. The free program features lots of ensemble, congregational and choral music, and narration of the Christmas story. Everyone is invited to attend and be blessed. For more information, contact the church at 856-4672, or Roger Congdon at 856-7915.

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manage. My adult dark phase or “blue goose” is out there somewhere out in that mass of white birds. But I’ve had my fun!

special $1 anniversary entrance fee), increased membership, and more people attending the summer concert series, income was less from other sources, such as rental income from the Stolte Shed and special events. Breaking into smaller groups, ideas flowed, focusing on current concerns: promotion; revenue enhancement; the society’s mission and purpose; partnerships. Group results were shared and possible solutions discussed

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Deck the halls In preparation for the holiday season, a volunteer crew from Delta Montrose Electric Association put up garland along Main Street in Cedaredge while a crew from TDS Telecom put wreaths up along Grand Mesa Drive (Highway 65). According to Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce administrator Carol Peterson, decorating Main Street and the Highway 65 corridor is a joint effort of the chamber, DMEA, TDS and the Town of Cedaredge Business Support Group.

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On Friday, Dec. 4, the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce was on the lookout for folks shopping in Delta before, during and after the Parade of Lights. The left photo caught Bonnie Ferris (center) at Clubb’s. Chamber board member Donna Justin (left) gave Ferris $20 to apply to her purchase. On the right, James Sazama is pictured with Brad Davis of Davis Clothing after he was caught shopping in Delta and given $20 to apply to his purchase. During the holiday season the chamber is out looking for people wearing their “I Shop Delta” buttons as they shop in Delta, and are randomly picking shoppers to receive $20 towards their purchase. The promotion is a fun way to thank people for shopping Delta first, and a reminder of the importance of supporting local businesses when making buying decisions.

Daleanna Russell joins SOS Delta office as lead staffing manager SOS Staffing Inc., a full-service provider of staffing and employment-related services, announces that Daleanna Russell has joined SOS as lead staffing manager. SOS’s Delta office recently relocated to 151 W. Second Street in Delta. Russell, who has 25 years of customer service, sales and account management experience, is responsible for meeting the staffing needs of local companies by working with job seekers to place them in the right opportunities. “I look forward to helping

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employees. I work hard for my customers and find unique ways to ensure their needs are always met,” Russell said. For almost 30 years SOS has provided businesses with qualified temporary, temporaryto-hire and direct hire talent in a wide variety of areas including administrative, clerical, light industrial, skilled trades, accounting, finance, engineering and technology. SOS operates 23 branches in Colorado. For more information about SOS Staffing Services, visit sosstaffing.com or call 874-9334.

Colorado’s economy will return to stability but not growth in 2010, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Wobbekind’s announcement was part of the 45th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum hosted Dec. 7 by CUBoulder’s Leeds School of Business and BBVA Compass bank. “We still have some serious kinks to work through, but we see 2010 as a stabilizing year that will put the state economy in a position for more sustained growth in 2011 and 2012,” he said. Overall, the forecast calls for a loss of 3,200 jobs in 2010, compared with the 100,000 jobs the state lost in 2009. Job losses will continue through the first quarter, before leveling off in the second quarter and moving into positive growth in the third and fourth quarters, according to Wobbekind. “I think people will be disappointed to hear that we think there will be continued job loss in 2010, but in relative terms it will seem like we’re in recovery because the job loss is very small compared to what has happened in 2009,” Wobbekind said. And it’s just not one or two years of poor job creation that are dragging the state down, he said. From an employment perspective, the decade beginning in 2000 can best be described as the lost decade for jobs in the state, with only 117,900 jobs added while Colorado’s population increased by 870,000 people. “Over the last decade we really haven’t generated the number of jobs that we need for the growing population of this state,” he said. “Our recent job growth is very low compared to the past three decades.” Wobbekind said the current recession has hit rural areas of the state harder than the urban areas, which wasn’t true during the 2002-03 recession in which

urban centers were hit harder. “This economic downturn has had a big impact on tourism, which is a major part of the economy in many rural areas of the state,” he said. “In addition it’s hurt the energy industry which is concentrated on the eastern plains and the Western Slope. The combination of those two sectors along with a slowdown in agriculture means many rural jobs lost.” The best-case scenario for Colorado coming out of the recession is if economists have underestimated how fast employment will recover nationally, he said. If there is a higher rate of recovery nationally, Colorado also will pull out of the recession more quickly. Among the strongest sectors for projected job growth in Colorado in 2010 is the professional and business services sector, which is home to many high-paying jobs including engineers, computer systems designers and scientific research and development groups. The sector is expected to add 6,500 jobs in 2010, a far cry from the 16,100 jobs the sector added in 2007. “This is a very important sector for Colorado because it includes important sectors in technology and many of the jobs are high paying,” Wobbekind said. “But it also includes temporary workers who can be viewed as a leading economic indicator of the future condition of the overall job market. And we have already seen an increase in the hiring of temporary workers.” The education and health services sector has been short of workers for the past several years and has continued to grow even in the downturn, he said. The sector is expected to add about 6,600 jobs in 2010. While several sectors are performing poorly in the state, Wobbekind said the construction, manufacturing and financial services sectors will lead in job losses next year. In 2010

construction is projected to lose 9,000 jobs, manufacturing 3,800 and financial services 2,900. “In construction we do see a slight uptick in home building in 2010, but we don’t see an increase in commercial development given the current vacancy rates,” he said. “Overall, it’s going to take longer for this sector to recover.” Retail sales are projected to grow by 3 percent in 2010, compared to a 12 percent decline in 2009. “Retail sales has been one of the softest spots in the economy, and one of the most impactful,” Wobbekind said. “The steep declines we witnessed this year really had a powerful impact on the tax collections of local and state governments.” Even though many areas in Colorado have experienced a large number of foreclosures, other factors such as steady prices have led to a stable housing market for most of the state, and Wobbekind doesn’t expect that to change in 2010. “Colorado’s housing market is very stable and is one of the reasons we could see Colorado returning to positive growth in sync with the national economy, even though the state went into recession later than the nation as a whole,” he said. Colorado’s unemployment rate for 2010 is expected to increase from 7.3 percent at the end of 2009 to 8.1 percent, compared with a projected national unemployment rate of 9.8 percent. Compiled by the Leeds School’s Business Research Division, the comprehensive Colorado Business Economic Outlook for 2010 features forecasts and trends for 13 business sectors prepared by more than 90 key business, government and industry professionals. To view the entire economic outlook for Colorado in 2010, visit http://leeds.colorado.edu/ and click on The Economy: 2010 Forecast.

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At Classic Cuts, Jessica Wicburg has created a salon where men can get their hair cut just the way they like it. Because she doesn’t do women’s perms, color or other lengthy procedures, waiting is kept to a minimum. If you do have a few minutes to spare, you can help yourself to a cup of coffee and browse the memorabilia contained in the historic building at 309 Main Street in Olathe. The salon is located in a historic building which once housed the Olathe Banking Company. Wicburg and her fiancé, Weylin Johnson, are gradually adding to the historic ambience as they find antique “treasures” like an old-fashioned cash register and the barber chair where clients can relax. Wicburg is a 2004 graduate of Olathe High School. She obtained a business degree from Mesa State College and worked at the Bank of Colorado for a short time, before returning to school at the Delta-Montrose Technical College. She obtained a degree in cosmetology in December 2008. She says she’s not technically a

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barber; she’s a stylist who specializes in men’s haircuts. She’ll also cut women’s hair but she doesn’t do color or perms, because she wants to be flexible enough to provide her clients with quick service. “They shouldn’t have to wait through a perm,” she said. Olathe had a barber when she was growing up; he was the person who always cut her father’s hair. When he died a few years ago, leaving Olathe without a barber, Wicburg decided to fill the void. Classic Cuts can be reached by calling 323-8811, but don’t worry about making an appointment; a quick, affordable haircut is as easy as walking through the door. Men’s haircuts are $10. For kids 12 and under, the cost is just $8. With a shampoo before the haircut, and a handheld vacuum to pick up stray hairs after Jessica’s done, you’ll walk out of the salon feeling like a new man. Classic Cuts is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Fiday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Stop by for a cup of coffee anytime — the pot is always on.

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Thursday, December 10 DELTA COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Orchard City Town Hall. Light lunch served. RSVP by December 7. BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, 6 p.m. policy review, 7 p.m. regular meeting, Delta High School, 1400 Pioneer Road, Delta. PRESENTATION ON FEDERAL SALINITY PROGRAMS and grant opportunities available for local ditch companies by Mike Baker, Bureau of Reclamation, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall, Hotchkiss. PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program: Merrily Talbott and “The Hot Toddies” sing. Public welcome, but reservations necessary by Tuesday, Dec. 8 by calling 527-4585. SQUARE DANCING DANCES, every Thursday night. Rocky Mountain A’s. For more information, call 856-3487. NO COST COMMUNITY DINNER, 4-7 p.m., Paonia Assembly of God, 7th and Oak, Paonia. No preaching or teaching.

Friday, December 11 NORTH FORK COMMUNITY CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA PRESENTS HANDEL’S MESSIAH, 7 p.m., Eckert Presbyterian Church. OPENING ARTISTS RECEPTION with Carol Ann Rasmussen and The Art Quilt Association, 6-8 p.m., Creamery Arts Center, 165 Bridge Street, Hotchkiss. Free and open to the public. DISNEY’S “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR.” PLAY, 7 p.m., Delta Performing Arts Center. Presented by Delta Middle School drama team. $3 individuals. $5 families. For more information or to request tickets, call 874-8046. “EXAMINING ABANDONED MINE LANDS IN THE UNCOMPAHGRE WATERSHED” WORKSHOP, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Ouray Community Center. Hosted by Uncompahgre Watershed Planning Partnership. Workshop involves short presentations as well as a roundtable discussion focusing on data sharing and prioritizing abandoned mine sites for future reclamation. For more information, call Andrew Madison, 413-297-7232 or Ridgway.vista@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 12 SWEET SUNNY SOUTH IN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Paradise Theater, Paonia. Advance tickets $15 by calling 527-5112 or $18 at the door. RED FEATHER BOWMEN TOY DRIVE, shoot between 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., indoor range, Paonia Teen Center. Cost: one toy per shooter or cash donation. For more information, call Eugene Foster or Diane Gallob, 201-4414, 261-1371 or 929-5356. UNCOMPAHGRE VALLEY CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (NSDAR) MEETING, Bonnie Murphy’s home. Presentation by Alla LaBarr on becoming a U.S. citizen. Each member bring two dozen cookies to share and to take to shut-ins. For more information, call Jane Murphy, Regent, 249-6264. FUND RAISER FOR ROGERS MESA COMMUNITY HOUSE (Hurst Elementary School) — bake sale, arts and craft sale, 10 a.m.6 p.m., Rogers Mesa Community House, intersection of Highway 92 and 3100 Road. For more information, call LouAnn (Pour Farm Ceramics), 872-4816 or Janice, 872-4586. VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 1 p.m., Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker Street, Delta. Free admission. For more information, call 970-252-0552 or 1-877-2167971 or at: www.valleysymphony.net/vyo.htm.

Sunday, December 13 NORTH FORK COMMUNITY CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA PRESENTS HANDEL’S MESSIAH, 3 p.m., North Fork Baptist Church, Paonia. CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT DURING WORSHIP SERVICE, 11 a.m., Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church. Bring the entire family. COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, 10:45 a.m., Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church, S.E. Jay Avenue at Highway 65, Cedaredge. Free program features ensemble, congregational and choral music, and narration of the Christmas story. Everyone invited. For more information, call the church, 856-4672 or Roger Congdon, 856-7915. WINTERSTART 5K SKI RACES RESCHEDULED, Skyway, Grand Mesa. 5K classic race at 11 a.m. followed by a 5K freestyle race at 12:30 p.m. Registration on race day only. $10 for GMNC members, $15 for others. All ages and abilities welcome. For more information, call 434-9753 or go to: www.gmnc.info. SONS OF NORWAY, VESTAFJELL LODGE MEETING, 2 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 237 32 Road, Grand Junction. Enjoy traditional Christmas music with the Vestafjell Musikers. Members bring a side dish for the holiday dinner with meat furnished by the lodge. Also bring an unwrapped child’s toy or clothing gift for donation to Latimer House and homemade cookies for the Christmas cookie sale. Guests interested in Scandinavian heritage and culture welcome. For more information, call Barb, 245-5649 or Jen, 8744604 or visit: www.vestafjelllodge.org.

Monday, December 14 FREE HEALTH CLINIC, Crawford Elementary School, for uninsured children ages 0-18. Free immunization, well-child checks and visits for chronic conditions. Call 589-0364 for an appointment. “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” PLAY, 7 p.m., Delta Performing Arts Center. Presented by Delta Middle School drama team. $3 individuals. $5 families. For more information or to request tickets, call 8748046. U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDREW ROMANOFF STOPS IN DELTA, 10-11 a.m., C&J Cafe, 311 Main St., Delta. Open to the public. STORYTIMES FOR BABIES AND TOTS — Hotchkiss library on Mondays, Paonia library on Tuesdays, Delta library on Wednesdays, Cedaredge and Crawford libraries on Thursdays. Lapsit storytimes for babies from birth to one year at 10 a.m. and Tottimes for children from 1-3 years follow at 10:30 a.m. at all libraries.

Wednesday, December 16 PITKIN MESA WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING, 1:30 p.m., at Dee Ann Kropp’s home. Program includes: installation of officers and a gift exchange. All women living on Pitkin Mesa invited. For more information, call Dee Ann Kropp, 527-3420 or Janie Metz, 527-5238.

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Local musicians perform for the needy A concert which includes the Christmas portion of the Messiah will be given to help feed the hungry. When Handel’s Messiah was first performed in 1742 in Dublin, Ireland, it was as a benefit to help an orphanage. Orphanages were the needy institutions of that day, as food banks are the pressing need in these times. Since the music and other expenses are donated, and all musicians, vocal and instrumental, have given freely of their time and talents, 100 percent of your donations will go to the

respective food banks. A cash donation is your ticket to the concert. The North Fork Community Chorus and Orchestra will present Handel’s Messiah and other Christmas selections at two locations — Eckert Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and North Fork Baptist Church in Paonia at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

13. Eckert Presbyterian is located on Highway 62 across from the Big E Market, and North Fork Baptist is on Highway 133 across from the Paonia Stop ‘n Save. The group has traditionally performed the Christmas portion of the Messiah in odd-numbered years since 2001. Conducting duties will be shared by Vern

Davis, Gretchen Nicholoff, Dale Soucek and Jan Tuin. Soloists are Vern Davis, Robin Nicholoff, Colleen Thliveris, Ed Horton, Barb Soucek, Sarah Bishop, Diane McCulley and Dee Holt. Two boy sopranos, Derek Holt and Samuel Stech, will make a special appearance. Come and enjoy this inspiring music at either Eckert or Paonia.

Cross-country ski races rescheduled The WinterStart cross country ski races were postponed due to blizzard conditions. They will now be held on Sunday, Dec. 13 at Skyway on Grand Mesa. There will be a 5K classic race at 11 a.m. followed by a 5K freestyle race at 12:30 p.m. Registration is on race day only, $10 for Grand Mesa Nordic Council members, $15 for others. All ages and abilities are welcome. For more information, call 4349753 or go to www.gmnc.info.

Youth orchestra performs Dec. 12 The Valley Youth Orchestra will present its 2009 Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker Street in Delta. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend. For questions, or to find out more about the Valley Youth Orchestra, contact Dan Lamar at 252-0552 or toll free at 877-216-7971, or visit www. valleysymphony.net/vyo.htm.

Warm up with a good book Reading does not have to stop when schools let out for winter break. The Delta County Libraries are offering a special winter reading program, “Warm Up With A Good Book,” to children of all ages. Each library branch will have incentives and activities for children beginning Dec. 21. The libraries will help young readers stay focused on reading by counting the books they read with creative bulletin boards and displays. Programs will take place during the day and provide children with opportunities to get out of the house and make winter crafts, watch movies, and see their friends. Activities will vary from library to library, so call ahead for a schedule. Have fun, stay warm, and take some time to read a good book over the holidays!

The joy of Christmas comes alive at Dolce Voce concerts The singers of Dolce Voce present “We Wish You a Dolce Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. at Montrose United Methodist Church, and again on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Delta. Tickets are available at the door (adults $10; children and seniors $5). From classics like “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy” and “Carol of the Bells” to haunting Irish carols, Caribbean swing, and favorites from a Charlie Brown Christmas, this will be an afternoon of holiday music that makes the joy and “sweetness” of Christmas come alive. Combining both the hallowed and the festive, the group will sing holiday madrigals, medieval chant, and familiar songs of the season made new. This year, they are performing with special

guest artist, Tamela Kenning, a local soloist and former member of the group. Dolce Voce (which means sweet voice in Italian), is a group of eight a cappella singers from the Grand Valley area. They perform an eclectic blend of music, ranging from madrigals of the 16th century to modern jazz and spirituals, as well as classics from the baroque and romantic masters. Dolce Voce has recorded three well-received CDs (A Dolce Voce Christmas, Amore, and Sanctus) and even a commercial jingle for a local business. Celebrating their sixth year together, the group has performed all over the valley, from Ouray’s Wright Opera House to the Mountain Harvest Festival in Paonia, as well as the Presbyterian Church, Cedaredge’s Chapel

Competition highlights kids’ basketball skills Bill Heddles Recreation Center is hosting the Denver Nuggets Basketball Skills Challenge, a free competition open to boys and girls ages 7-14. Participants will be divided into gender and age groups as of April 30, 2010. The fourth annual Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge is a basketball competition that allows youngsters to showcase their talents in dribbling, passing and shooting. The youth program is produced by the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Parks & Recreation Association with support from the City of Delta. Top scorers from each age

group advance to a sectional competition. Top sectional scorers from each age group advance to the state championship to be held in conjunction with a Denver Nuggets game at the Pepsi Center in March. The dribbling, passing and shooting competition will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the rec center gym. A birth certificate is required at time of registration to advance to the sectional competition. For more information or to register, call Whitnee Cannon at 874-0923 or e-mail whitnee. cannon@delta-co.gov.

of the Cross and at the Montrose Pavilion. The a cappella singers span a wide range of backgrounds, all contributing to the magical blend of voices so well loved in the valley. From writers and artists, carpenters and chefs, teachers and technicians, the mix of personalities and voices create something special that must be heard to be believed. The upcoming Christmas concerts promise to be full of the shimmering vocal blend and exceptional musicianship for which Dolce Voce has become noted. For more information, call 626-4104.

‘Sounds of Joy’ fill the air for band performance “Sounds of Joy” is the theme of the Montrose Community Band’s seventh annual Christmas concert, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 20. The free concert begins at 3 p.m. in the Montrose Pavilion. No tickets are needed. On the program will be traditional Christmas music, some with a contemporary twist. The band’s saxophone ensemble also will perform, and the band will be accompanied on two numbers by the Zion Lutheran Singers. The concert is co-sponsored by Montrose Bank and the Montrose Arts Council. Master of ceremonies will be Danielle Breteau; the music director is Toby King. For more information, call 252-0918 or 252-1330.

Thursday, December 17 COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL SERVICE, 7 p.m., Mesa View Mortuary Chapel, 682 1725 Road, Delta. To remember those loved ones who have died. Special Christmas tree decorated in remembrance and celebration of each loved one. Ornaments provided. Bring family and friends to share this service. If anyone needs transportation to attend, call 874-8633. For more information, call Mesa View Mortuary, 874-8633. PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program: The Paonia High School Women’s Swing Choir. Public welcome, but reservations necessary by Tuesday, Dec. 15 by calling 527-4585. SQUARE DANCING DANCES, every Thursday night. Rocky Mountain A’s. For more information, call 856-3487. CHRISTMAS CAROLING, by Cedaredge kindergarten and elementary students, 1:30 p.m., Heritage Room, AppleShed, Cedaredge.

Friday, December 18 VFW POST #3571 OF DELTA CHRISTMAS AWARDS DINNER, 6 p.m., the post home, 15th and Howard streets, Delta. For more information or to RSVP, call Linda Stahly, 874-9203.

Saturday, December 19 DELTA HUBWHEELER SQUARE DANCE CLUB MEETS, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School, 1050 Hastings Street, Delta. Mainstream. Larry Schulz calling. For more information, call 874-4962 or 856-3487. Christmas dance. HOTCHKISS-CRAWFORD HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE, 1-4 p.m., 2nd and Hotchkiss Avenue, Hotchkiss.

City of Delta Activity Update • TAE KWON DO - ongoing classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45-8:00 p.m. (4 week sessions). • BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS - Call the fitness department and set up an appointment. • HEALTHY BODY STRONG BONES - Adult Fitness Class on Monday/Thursday 8:309:30 a.m. • PERSONAL TRAINING - Hire a certified trainer for 1 hour sessions to give you some fitness motivation. Personal Training can now be done in Aquatics too! • BOXING FOR KIDS - Saturdays, 10:00a.m.-12:00 Noon. Drop in fee every Saturday. • KIDS IN MOTION - For ages 3-5 on Wednesday from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Register in advance for each weekly session. • ALIVE AT 25 - 4-hour class taught by Colorado State Patrol on Tues., January 20 from 4:30-9:00 p.m. • BOXING FOR FITNESS - Ongoing classes now Mon./Wed. at 7:00-8:00 p.m. or Fridays 6:00-7:00 a.m. Drop in fee. Must take orientation class before first boxing class. • WEDNESDAY NIGHT VARIETY CLASS

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- Cycle and Tone with Letty (Class format changes every 6 weeks) Wed. 5:30-6:30 p.m. TEAM TRAINING Monday, Nov. 16-Dec. 18 Intermediates: M/W/F Noon-1:00 p.m. Advanced M/W 4:30-5:30 p.m. DENVER NUGGETS BASKETBALL SKILLS CHALLENGE - Wednesday, December 30 at 10:30 a.m. Boys and girls ages 7-14 (age as of April 30, 2010.) 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT - Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. Form your team and register by December 28. RACQUETBALL CLINICS - Beginning and Intermediate, Family and Youth Clinics. Also Private Racquetball Lessons — taught by Gary West. Call for exact dates and details. MORNING AND EVENING PUBLIC SWIM LESSONS - Registration going on now. Classes start the week of January 11, 2010. Call for exact times and levels offered. PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS - Registrations starts December 1-December 28. Session will run January 4-February 26.

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BABYSITTER’S TRAINING COURSE Great for ages 10-15 to learn to be a safe and responsible babysitter. Monday and Tuesday, December 28 and 29 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - Saturday, December 12 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Bring a camera to take pictures with Santa! HATHA YOGA CLASS - Instructed by Dea Jacobson RYT on Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 p.m. SPLASH MANIA - 70’s Mania in the pool, for 6th and 7th graders only, Friday, December 11 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH - Mondays, January 11-February 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Register by January 7. INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH - Thursday, January 14February 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Register by January 7. INTRODUCTION TO MAHJONGG Learn to play this Chinese tile game on Wednesdays, January 13-February 3 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. AARP DRIVERS SAFETY - Monday and Tuesday, January 18 and 19 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EXPLORE NEWTON’S LAWS OF MOTION - Basic physics class for kids 3rd-6th grade 12 weeks starting Friday, January 8 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Please register by January 4. “HOW TO” IN LIFE - Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. Call for details on this class. STRUT YOUR STUFF - On Mondays once

a month, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29, April 26 and May 24 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. • WISHCRAFT/TEAM WORKS IN A NUTSHELL - First class is Saturday, January 16 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., then join the team on Tuesday, Jan. 26-March 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. • CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT - City of Delta/Lee Martinson’s Annual Cribbage Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 21 from 1:00-5:30 p.m. Register by 12:30 p.m.

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For those who have lost a loved one, coping with the holidays can be a painful time. As a special feature of the holiday season, Mesa View MortuaryCemetery is pleased to sponsor a community Christmas memorial service as a unique way to remember and honor loved ones who have died. The community Christmas memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., at Mesa View Mortuary Chapel, 682 1725 Road, Delta. The service will include several area ministers and special music of the season. A special Christmas tree will be decorated during the service in remembrace and celebration of loved ones who have died. Ornaments will be provided. Everyone is invited to bring their family and friends to share in this service. If you are unable

to drive at night but wish to attend, the staff of Mesa View Mortuary will pick you up at no charge. If you are unable to attend the service on Dec. 17, but would like to have your loved one remembered, just stop by Mesa View Mortuary the week of Dec. 14 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to complete a card of remembrance. The name of your loved one will be read during the Dec. 17 service. As an additional remembrance, luminaries will be lighted in Mesa View Cemetery the same evening of the memorial service, beginning at about 6:30 p.m. The entire community is invited to come view the beauty of the luminary display. For more information or to arrange transporation, call Mesa View Mortuary at 874-8633.

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The real thing Matt Head, Dustin Ownbey, and other members of Delta Boy Scout Troop 486 sold Christmas trees at Delta Hardware last weekend. Store owners Jim and Jonni Kendrick offered several organizations the opportunity to raise money for worthy projects. Some helped out at the store’s holiday open house; others set up informational booths. The Boy Scouts plan to use their proceeds to send scouts to camp, purchase camping equipment, and go on troop outings.

Breakfast Thursday, Dec. 10 — Breakfast burritos, oatmeal, cereal, fruit and milk. Friday, Dec. 11 — Biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, cereal, sausage patty, dried fruit and milk. Monday, Dec. 14 — Breakfast on a stick, oatmeal, cereal, fruit and milk. Tuesday, Dec. 15 — Sausage biscuit with cheese, oatmeal, cereal, eggs, fruit and milk. Wednesday, Dec. 16 — Yogurt parfait, oatmeal, cereal, graham cracker, fruit and milk. Thursday, Dec. 17 — Pancakes, oatmeal, cereal, fresh fruit and milk. Friday, Dec. 18 — Biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, cereal, sausage patty, dried fruit and milk. Lunch K-5 Thursday, Dec. 10 — French bread pizza, fresh vegetables, fruit, Jell-o and milk. Friday, Dec. 11 — Roll-ups, broccoli and cauliflower, fruit, chocolate chip cookies and milk. Monday, Dec. 14 — Chicken nuggets, cowboy beans, dried fruit, blueberry cake and milk. Tuesday, Dec. 15 — Nachos supreme, fresh vegetables, fruit, cinnamon rolls and milk. Wednesday, Dec. 16 — Ribb-q sandwich, french fries, fresh fruit, chocolate no-bake cookies and milk. Thursday, Dec. 17 — Spaghetti with meat sauce, vegetables, fruit, bread sticks, peach cobbler and milk. Friday, Dec. 18 — Pepperoni dip sticks, vegetables, fruit, oatmeal cranberry cookies and milk.

RE/MAX Today collects coats and pet food RE/MAX Today is accepting clean gently used coats and vests this holiday season. Children’s coats are especially needed. Also, there are many pets in need of food and supplies this winter. The drop box for both the coats and pet food is located at RE/MAX Today, 1109 Main, Delta.

Lunch 6-12 Thursday, Dec. 10 — French bread pizza, turkey/cheese wraps or chef salad, carrot sticks, fruit, Jell-o and milk. Friday, Dec. 11 — Roll-ups, chicken patty sandwich or chef salad, broccoli and cauliflower, fruit, chocolate chip cookies and milk. Monday, Dec. 14 — Chicken nuggets, deli sandwich or mandarin chicken salad, cowboy beans, dried fruit, blueberry cake and milk. Tuesday, Dec. 15 — Nachos supreme, turkey/cheese sandwich or chef salad, fresh vegetables, fruit, cinnamon rolls and milk. Wednesday, Dec. 16 — Rib-bq sandwich, burrito or chef salad, french fries, fresh fruit, chocolate no-bake cookie and milk. Thursday, Dec. 17 — Spaghetti with meat sauce, corn dog or chef salad, vegetables, fruit, peach cobbler, bread sticks and milk. Friday, Dec. 18 — Pepperoni dip sticks, chicken tacos or chef salad, vegetables, fruit, oatmeal cranberry cookies and milk.

Babysitter training class offered A babysitter’s training course will be taught by a certified American Red Cross instructor Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 28 and 29. This course is designed for 10- to 15-year-olds and provides information on how to be a safe and responsible babysitter. Participants will develop the skills needed to be a good leader and role model, make good decisions, and solve problems. Learn how to handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents, and also how to write a resume and interview for jobs. The class will be held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Dec. 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class fee is $85 which includes CPR and first aid certification and a first aid kit. Register by Dec. 21 at the rec center.

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)

Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. (children up to age 20) Wednesday Testimony Meeting 7:00 p.m. 751 Meeker (corner of 8th & Meeker) Delta 874-8083

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Dave Wilson Dave Wilson of Cedaredge died Nov. 23, 2009, at Western Colorado Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 71. Mr. Wilson was born June 13, 1938, in Denver. He was adopted by his parents, Ruth and Maurice Wilson. He graduated from South High School in Denver and Colorado State University with a degree in business. He married Beverly Vasten-Frome on Feb. 3, 2009, in Montrose. She survives. Mr. Wilson worked in management for United Airlines for 33 years. Prior to that he worked summers and winters at Estes Park Chalet, the Jerome Hotel in Aspen and the Redstone Lodge in Redstone. He retired and moved to Cedaredge to be near his parents. He was a seasonal employee for the U.S. Forest Service on Grand Mesa, an ambassador at Powderhorn Resort and served on several boards, including Delta County Tourism Board and Grand Mesa Scenic Byway Board. He was an information specialist and planned and implemented the popular lecture series at the visitor center on Grand Mesa. Mr. Wilson was a baseball fan and enjoyed reading three or four newspapers a day. When he was younger he was a marathon runner. He enjoyed hiking, snowshoeing and golf. He was a member of the Apple Valley Players and Cedaredge Clowns. He and his wife traveled extensively. He is survived by wife, Beverly of Cedaredge; a son and his wife, Chris and Jessica of El Segundo, Calif.; and a grandson, Tanner of El Segundo, Calif. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents. Callahan-Edfast handled the arrangements.

Zorie Zakely Zorie Zakely of Somerset died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 97. Mrs. Zakely was born Jan. 5,

1912, in Somerset, to Thomas and Johanna (Majnik) Zakely. She attended elementary school in Somerset, beginning with a pre-first grade chart class for non-English speaking children. She graduated from Hotchkiss High School as the class valedictorian and earned a joint honors scholarship. Her parents immigrated from Ziri, Slovenia. She was an elementary school teacher at Somerset School from 1933 to 1951 when the school was closed. She then taught at Paonia Elementary School and retired in 1972. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Western State College in Gunnison. Mrs. Zakely is survived by three nephews, Robert Zakely, William Zakely and James Zakely and their families A graveside service was held Dec. 8 at Somerset Cemetery. View the online obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service in Paonia handled the arrangements.

Donald Simkins Donald W. “Don” Simkins of Crawford died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 76. A private family service will be held. Mr. Simkins was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Los Angeles County, Calif. He spent his childhood in Southern Pasadena, Calif. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Mr. Simkins enjoyed woodworking, traveling, his pets and building his home. Mr. Simkins is survived by his wife, Charlotte Simkins of Crawford; two sons, Steven Simkins of Cameron Park, Calif., and Brian Simkins of Somerset, Calif.; a daughter and her husband, Jolynn and Dale Sealander of Diamond Springs, Calif.; a sister; two brothers; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Rosehill Hospitality House, 605 26 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Hazel Edwards Hazel Marie Edwards of Grand Junction died Nov. 25, 2009, in Grand Junction. She was 87. Mrs. Edwards was born March 12, 1922, in Somerset, to Benja-

min and Marguerite Richards. She graduated from Paonia High School in 1940, Central Business College in 1941, Cerritos College in 1971 and Long Beach State College in 1974. She was a member of the American Women’s Business Association and Eastern Star in California and Sunshine Chapter in Grand Junction. Mrs. Edwards is survived by a brother and his wife, Roger and Dana Richards; her son and his wife, Arthur and Margaret Edwards; two daughters and their husbands, Sherrie and James Dusch and Fritz and Norm Sylvia; four grandchildren, Anne Moore and her husband Dave, William Edwards, Sheila Larson and her husband Mike and Eric Neece; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Edwards; and a brother, Robert “Bob” Richards. A funeral service was held Dec. 3 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Burial followed at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Callahan-Edfast Mortuary handled the arrangements.

and magician. He had the lead role in the movie “The Legend of Alfred Packer.” He served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1954 at Sandia Base, N.M., where he managed the entertainment for special services. He married Priscilla Thompson in 1953. The marriage ended in divorce. He married Laura Hawkins in 1989. They lived in Denver for several years before moving to Delta in 2001. Mr. Donovan is survived by three sons, George Donovan of New York City, N.Y., Michael Donovan and Jeffrey Donovan, both of Denver; a daughter, Nora Brunner of Idaho Springs; and two grandchildren, Justin Donovan and Nichole Donovan, both of Denver. A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Mesa View Mortuary. Sign the memorial tribute online at www.mesview.net.

Ariz.; three daughters and their husbands, Robyn and Todd Reid, and Shana and Chad Morton, all of Phoenix, Ariz., and Andrea and Matt Woodward of Chalmette, La.; seven brothers, Serferino Valdez and his wife Joyce, Joe Valdez and his wife Elva, Tony Valdez and his wife Roselyn, Art Valdez, Pat Valdez, Don Valdez, and Alfirio Valdez and his wife Caryl; five sisters, Isabel Flynn, Ermie Rojo and her husband Pablo, Lucy Beeler and her husband Gary, Julia Valdez and Ruby Valdez; and six grandchildren, Roman, Justus, Braeden, Jordyn, Edyn and Jaxsyn; and many nieces and nephews. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Andrea Gomez Veronica Gomez Twin baby girls, Andrea Esperanza and Veronica Milagros Gomez of Delta died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at the University of Colorado Hospital. Services are pending. They are survived by their parents, Yolanda Aparicio and Jesse Gomez of Delta; their paternal grandmother, Guatalupe Gutierrez; paternal grandfather, Celvin Gomez; paternal greatgrandmother, Tomasa Padilla; maternal grandmother, Christina Hernandez of Delta; maternal great-grandmother, Cris Abeyta of Delta; and a sister, Anastasia Gomez of Delta. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

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Community Christmas Memorial Service Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. MESA VIEW MORTUARY CHAPEL 682 1725 ROAD, DELTA, COLORADO Please join us for this unique service of remembrance and celebration of those loved ones we have lost. A special Christmas Tree will be decorated during the service in remembrance and celebration of each of our loved ones. Ornaments will be provided. If you are unable to attend the service, but would like your loved one remembered, please stop by Mesa View Mortuary the week of December 14-17, 2009 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to complete a card of remembrance. Your loved one’s name will be read during the service. If you need transportation please call 874-8633.

Luminaries will be lighted in Mesa View Cemetery that evening in remembrance of our loved ones.

Rex Record James “Rex” Record of Eckert died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at his home. He was 83. Mr. Record was born Feb. 24, 1926, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Clifford and Hazel (Smith) Record. He spent his childhood in Granite Station, Calif., and graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1944. He married Beverly Kepler on Nov. 21, 1948, in Ventura, Calif. She survives. Mr. Record was a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cedaredge. He enjoyed hunting, and working in his shop and on the farm. He is survived by his wife, Bevery Record of Eckert; two sons and their wives, Clifford “Ray” and Gail Record of Cedaredge, and Larry and Linda Record of Eckert; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a

Jose Alfred Valdez of Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, in Phoenix. He was 65. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. at First Assembly of God in Delta. Mr. Valdez was born Oct. 15, 1944, in Coyote, N.M., to Rumaldo and Carmelita Valdez. He married Linda on Aug. 28, 1971. Mr. Valdez is survived by his wife, Linda Valdez of Phoenix,

Cathryn L. Frye of Cedaredge died Nov. 28, 2009, at her home. She was 92. Mrs. Frye was born April 18, 1917, in Brighton. She married Harry Frye in 1935. He preceded her in death in 1958. Mrs. Frye worked for the Motor Vehicle Division of Adams County and Leanin Tree card company in Boulder. She enjoyed music, bowling with her daughters, 4-wheeling, flying in a private plane with her son-inlaw, fly fishing, camping with her sons and traveling with her grandson. She played the piano by ear. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Jerry and Sue Frye of Delores, and Larry and Janey Frye of Berthoud; two daughters, Deanna Asbell, and Robin Rogers and her husband Jeff, all of Cedaredge; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Interment will be held on Dec. 18 at Fairmount Mausoleum in Denver. A family celebration of life will take place Saturday, Dec. 19. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.

Dear Friends, The holidays are a wonderful time of year. But they can be a particularly difficult time to try to cope with the loss of a loved one. Your friends at Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory realize that the first Christmas without a loved one is especially challenging. Therefore, we would like to offer a special holiday remembrance to commemorate your loved one(s) during this holiday season. Beginning in December, we would like to make available to you and your family, our special “Guardian Angel” ornaments! These lovely glass angel ornaments will be personalized, one for each person we served who passed away this past year. We would like to invite you to stop by our Delta office, at 800 Palmer St., to receive yours. Your personalized Guardian Angel ornament can be placed on your holiday tree or otherwise displayed in commemoration of your loved one for years to come. If interested, families will have the opportunity to purchase additional ornaments at a cost of $15.00 each. In addition, we would like to offer the helpful pamphlet entitled, “Coping With Grief During A Holiday.” This brochure contains several tips for handling the holidays and may answer some questions you might have.We would hope that these suggestions are found to be helpful, and we would be happy to provide as many copies of the brochure as you would like, in case you would like other family members or friends to have it. Again, we would like to invite you to stop by during December to pick up your complimentary ornament. Our Delta office is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday for your convenience. If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to call our office at 970-874-9988. Please remember to be gentle with yourself whatever the holiday season brings and understand that a particular day or time of year will not be terrible forever — that the sun still shines behind the clouds. Our wish for you and your family is that the quiet peace of this holiday season will fill your heart and your home. The staff of Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory Chalmer & Marge Swain, Kevin Lucy, Jesse Arthurs, Lance Boren, Mike Worthington and James Gall

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brother-in-law, Glen Kepler and his wife Carol of Albuquerque, N.M.; and two sisters-in-law, Loretta Record of Bakersfield, Calif., and Erma Thomas of Walker, Calif. Mr. Record was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Cedaredge. A funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Cedaredge, with Reverends Dik Abbott and Justin Dryden officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416, or the First Baptist Church of Cedaredge, P.O. Box 400, Cedaredge, CO 81413. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

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Donald O. Donovan of Delta died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 80. Mr. Donovan was born May 26, 1929, in New Hope, Pa., to Clement and Catherine Donovan. He spent his childhood as an actor and model in New York City. He worked with Orson Wells and the Mercury Players and had many roles on and off Broadway and in summer stock. He played a series of sons in “Life with Father” from 1940 to 1947. Mr. Donovan moved to Hollywood in 1948 to work as a professional magician. He was a wholesale salesman for RCA Victor, then for photographic suppliers. He continued to perform as a semi-professional actor

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A ho-ho holiday Clayton Abila visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the lobby of Wells Fargo Bank following Delta’s Parade of Lights Friday, Dec. 4. Santa returns to Delta this Saturday before he returns to the North Pole to begin final preparations for Christmas Eve. The Kiwanis Club will be serving pancakes, and the staff at Bill Heddles Recreation Center will have holiday crafts and games to keep kids occupied while Mom and Dad take a break. “Breakfast with Santa” runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Remember to bring a camera to get a picture of the kids with Santa.

Delta native recognized for narcotics interdiction efforts Delta native Timothy J. Espinoza, a member of the United States Coast Guard’s tactical law enforcement team, received the United States Interdiction Coordinators (USIC) Superior Performance Award for maritime counter narcotics terrorism interdiction in 2008. Espinoza commands a 125man unit which was cited for distinguished performance in the interdiction of nearly 42 metric tons of cocaine with an approximate street value of $1.2 billion and the detention of 72 suspected international drug traffickers. The team also played a key role in the interdiction and development of tactics techniques and procedures to counter the rapidly increasing emergent threat posed by self-propelled semi submersibles (SPSS) also known as drug subs. Team efforts collectively resulted in disrupting the production and distribution of illicit narcotics and denied a revenue stream used to support international insurgencies and terrorism. The award was presented to the Miami, Fla.-based unit by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

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DRUG TRAFFICKERS EMERGE THROUGH the hatch of an SPSS with their arms raised.

(ONDCP) director R. Gil Kerlikowske. During the formal ceremony, Commaner Espinoza stated, “We consider it a great honor to be recipients of this award and are proud to serve alongside all the dedicated professionals who enabled our successes. As you know, America has entrusted the care of this nation in large part to our military and its law enforcement professionals. The Coast Guard in

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general and TACLET SOUTH in particular play a significant role in upholding that trust by operating squarely in both camps. Our training and readiness capability as a deployable specialized force is on par with the very best the U.S. has to offer. We stand as guardians who are both frontline federal law enforcement officers and a military force to serve the needs of our nation.” The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the executive office of the president, was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation’s drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences. Espinoza graduated in 1987 from Mesa College with a bachelor of arts degree in social and behavioral science with an emphasis in criminal justice. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned to Colorado where he graduated with honors from the Colorado State Patrol Academy and was assigned to trooper duties out of Montrose. In 1991, he accepted a direct commission into the U.S. Coast Guard. Espinoza’s most recent assignments include the establishment of and assignment as commanding officer of the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, S.C., and deployable team chief, assigned to U.S. Northern Command’s Standing Joint Force Headquarters in Colorado Springs. He has a master’s degree in criminal justice from Charleston Southern University. Espinoza is the son of Phillip and Anna Espinoza of Delta and is married to the former Michelle Kay Schlappe of Eckert who is the daughter of Russel and Ritta Schlappe of Eckert. Tim and Michelle have three sons, Tyler, 25, of Fort Hood, Texas, Brandon, 24, of Portsmouth Va., and Easton, 13, of Miami, Fla.

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Olathe wins 49th Hotchkiss Invitational By Wayne Crick DCI Sports Editor

The 49th annual Hotchkiss Invitational wrestling tournament belonged to Olathe High School. The Pirates ran away with the team title with 235 points with Paonia a distant second with 174 points. Rangely was third (155), Hotchkiss fourth (151.5), and Delta fifth (142). Olathe crowned four champions with Grand Valley next at three and Hotchkiss and Delta close behind with two champions apiece. Hotchkiss’ second team placed eighth with 74 points and Cedaredge was ninth with 73 points. Along with the four championship finishes for the Pirates, there was a second, three thirds, three fourths, a fifth, and a sixth place finish. The four titlists for Olathe

included Zach Shank (119) with a 10-3 decision over Buena Vista’s Corben Bennettes, Kyle Piatt (160) over Hotchkiss’ Caleb Wyatt with a pinfall at 1:14, Zach Stansberry (171) with a :28 fall over Hotchkiss’ Connor Beard, and Camen Harris at 189 with a pin against Grand Valley’s Chris Forney in :38. At 152, Kris Nieto cruised into the final match only to be defeated by Grand Valley’s Tyler Miles with a fall in 1:09. Paonia’s second place finish included 11 top six places. Dylan Stroud (112) and Zach Solaas (275) were the top finishers for the Eagles with runnerup honors. Third places went to Dustin Braslin (130), Justin Smith (160), and KC Martin (171). Hotchkiss’ Ryan Spor (135) and Kyle Douglass (215) won their respective divisions. Spor made it to the finals after a nar-

row 4-2 win over Delta’s Nathan Trujillo in the semifinals. His opponent in the finals was Spencer Smith of Buena Vista. Spor captured the title with a pinfall in 3:34. Douglass’ victory at 215 came against Delta’s Gene White. A near reversal for White late in the match was negated giving Douglass a 2-1 decision. Tyler Hanson (130) and Caleb Wyatt (160) finished second in their bids for tournament titles. Hanson rolled into the championship match at 130 after defeating Delta’s Morgan McCracken in the semi’s. Hanson’s opponent, Devon Rose of Rangely, defeated Cedaredge’s Zach Jones to reach the finals. Rose outpointed Hanson 12-2 to win the crown. The Panther’s fifth place finish was aided by top finishes from Mykal DeHerrera (103)

and Rudy Fantin (125) DeHerrera had a bye in the first round and then won his next two rounds by fall to advance to the finals. His opponent, Eli Perez of Buena Vista, entered the title match in the same manner. In the end, DeHerrera claimed the tournament crown with a 148 decision. Fantin cruised into the championship after a first round bye, a fall over Buena Vista’s John Mitchell (2:21), and a 4-1 decision over JC Chumacero of Rangely. Fantin’s challenger, Tray Sickles of Nucla, came through the early rounds in an equally untested manner with a bye in round one, a pinfall over Hotchkiss’ Ben Smith, and a 4-0 decision over Olathe’s Wyatt Yarnell. In the title match, Fantin outpointed Sickles 9-3 to earn the division’s top award.

Hotchkiss’ second team was paced by Dylan Hill’s win at 112. Hill’s road to the finals was virtually uncontested as he earned a 9-2 decision over Olathe’s Nate Brown and then a pinfall (:19) over Buena Vista’s Damon Brown. Hill’s championship match was against Paonia’s Dylan Stroud. Stroud had pinfall wins over Kollin Mellott of De Norte (:54), and Delta’s Shane Anderson (4:45) to reach the title match. In the finals, Hill was too much for Stroud as he earned the title with a fall in 2:19. Anderson went on to earn third place with a major decision over Rangely’s Chad Peterson. Nate Brown defeated Damon Brown for fifth place at 112. In the 171 pound division, all but one of the top six places went to area schools. Stansberry

won the title with Hotchkiss’ Beard second. Third place went to Paonia’s KC Martin and Ryan LeValley placed fourth for Hotchkiss. Cedaredge’s Cole Caywood defeated JR Crawford, of Meeker, for fifth place. Cedaredge’s Marty Peterson was his team’s top finisher with a third place at 119. After his loss to Bennetts in the semi-final round, Peterson faced Rangely’s Chance Peters in losers’ bracket action. Peterson defeated Peters with a 3:24 pinfall to advance to the third-place match against Nucla’s Keegan Arnold. Peterson and Arnold treated fans to a thriller with Peterson winning a 3-2 decision. This year’s outstanding wrestlers were deserving athletes. Coaches selections for 2009 were Olathe’s Zach Shank (103140) at 119 and the Pirates’ Kyle Piatt (145-275) at 160.

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DELTA’S MYKAL DEHERRERA IS shown working his opponent in the championship match of the 103-pound division at the 49th Hotchkiss Invitational Wrestling Tournament last Saturday. DeHerrera cruised through the tournament to reach the finals and then earned the 103pound title with a 14-8 decision over Eli Perez of Buena Vista.

ZACH JONES, BOTTOM, SEEKS help from his coaches against Buena Vista’s Dakota Johnson in an early round bout at 130 pounds. Jones, a Cedaredge Bruin, won this match by fall and then faced Johnson later in the day in losers’ bracket action. Jones was once again the winner by fall to capture fifth place.

OLATHE’S KYLE PIATT, TOP, patiently awaits the right moment to try for a scoring combination against Hotchkiss’ Caleb Wyatt in the 160-pound championship match last Saturday. Piatt, the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler, for the upper weights, scored a pinfall to win the title in this year’s Hotchkiss Invitational.

DHS quints beaten by Pirates By Wayne Crick DCI Sports Editor

Delta High School’s basketball season got underway last Thursday in Delta. The Panthers hosted Olathe for junior varsity and varsity games beginning at 3 p.m. Last year’s Panthers were post-season participants in the 4A state tournament’s first round of play. The Lady Panthers lost in double overtime to Pueblo County 61-60. Delta’s boys lost to Evergreen 71-41. This year’s version of the Panthers’ hoops teams will be looking to return to post-season play but must find the formula for a winning team as the season progresses. Last week’s visit by the Pirates resulted in victories for both the Olathe boys and girls. The Lady Pirates used the middle quarters of their game with Delta to forge a 40-28 win.

The boys couldn’t keep up with the speedy and hot shooting Pirates as they lost a 61-49 decision. In the girls game, neither team was able to do much offensively in the opening quarter. Olathe was leading 9-7 as the two teams began play in the second period. Delta’s offense couldn’t execute in the second frame and the Lady Pirates were able to generate enough to outscore the Panthers 13-4 in the quarter. Olathe held a 22-11 lead at halftime. Kylie Tait and Morgan Stansberry led the charge with four and three points respectively. Olathe kept the pressure on Delta in third period play and was able to outscore the Panthers 13-6 to take a 35-17 lead into the final period of action. Delta did manage a mini-rally and used four points from Tiffany Schaaf and three counters from Katie Kahrs to outscore

the Lady Pirates 11-5 in the last eight minutes. The rally was too short and too little as Olathe held on for the 40-28 win. Olathe had the game’s leading scorer in Stansberry who finished with 15 points. Schaaf and Kahrs had six points to lead Delta. For the boys, mistakes and missed shots fueled the Pirates 17-9 run in the first quarter. Skyler Smith hit seven points and Richard Tafoya had six as the Pirates outplayed Delta in the first eight minutes. Delta regrouped in the second stanza and turned the tables on the Pirates with a 17-7 surge of their own. Tim Ashurst was four-forfour from the charity stripe and six other Panthers contributed at least two points in the secondquarter run. Delta was leading 26-24 as the two teams left the court for halftime. Levi Weber went to work for

the Pirates in the third quarter. His nine points in the period helped Olathe outscore the Panthers 19-10 for a 43-36 lead with eight minutes left to play. The game was more evenly played in the fourth quarter, but, Olathe held the hotter hand and stretched their lead over the Panthers with an 18-13 effort. Pablo Payan had six points for the Pirates and Richard Tafoya another five to spark the run by Olathe. Weber was the leading scorer for the game with 17 points. The only other Pirate in double figures was Tafoya with 11. Delta’s top scorer was Aaron Sakala who had nine points. Austin Watson and Phillip Decker finished the game with eight counters each. Delta faced Montrose on Tuesday of this week and will have plenty of time to prepare for their annual Bank of the West Tournament on Dec. 18 and 19.

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DELTA’S OPENING HOOPS GAME of the season was one the Panthers would most likely want to forget. The loose ball above symbolized the way Delta played their first game. Olathe shot the ball better and had a solid defense to begin the season with a 61-49 victory. Delta played Montrose Tuesday for their only game of the week.

Eagles on road for hoops start By Wayne Crick DCI Sports Editor

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CEDAREDGE BRUIN CADE SWEENEY capitalized on his height advantage to score 30 against Paonia.

It was a rough start to the new basketball campaign for the Paonia boys hoops team. The two games the Eagles played over the weekend were losses. A trip to Gunnison on Friday, Dec. 4, was a 75-53 loss. Saturday’s game in Cedaredge was also a loss as the Bruins came away with a 54-51 decision. For the girls, the outcome was just the opposite with wins in both Gunnison and Cedaredge. The Lady Eagles soared over the Cowboys by a 65-32 and then dismantled Cedaredge 39-16 on Saturday afternoon. For the boys, Friday’s game against the Cowboys was pretty much an even affair with each team scoring 15 points in the opening quarter. Gunnison pulled

away slightly with a 16-10 run in the second period and owned a 31-25 lead at the break. Gunnison’s Emmett Guy poured in 12 points in the first half and teammate Nick Garcia added another 10 counters for the Cowboys. Noah Kropp and Adrian Penney tallied seven points each in the first half with Blaine Escher contributing six. Gunnison took command of this contest with a torrid 31-17 explosion in the third stanza. Josh Saucedo canned nine points and Von Cortner another seven to lead the offensive surge. Penney funneled 11 points through the ring for Paonia but got little help from his teammates as the Eagles fell behind 62-42 with one period left to play. The two teams were even-

ly matched in the fourth frame with Gunnison having a 13-11 edge for the 75-53 final score. Paonia’s Trevor Walters had six points in that final quarter. Gunnison had four players in double figures with Guy’s 18 leading the way. Garcia was next high with 16 with Saucedo and Bryce Johnston finishing with 11 apiece. Paonia’s top scorer was Penney with 17 points. Against the Bruins of Cedaredge, Paonia made the game look close with a furious 26-point effort in the fourth quarter. The Eagles were down 39-25 heading into the last eight minutes of play. Cade Sweeney set the tone for what was to come as he led the Bruins to a 14-7 lead after one period of play. Sweeney had

eight of the Bruins’ 14 counters. The same scoring trend continued into the second quarter as Cedaredge outscored the Eagles 16-7 for a 30-14 halftime lead. Sweeney continued with the hot hand as he scored nine points in the period. After the intermission, the game’s tempo slowed with Paonia outscoring the Bruins 119 in third period play. Sweeney kept his offensive touch intact by scoring six of the nine Bruin points. Paonia went on a tear in the fourth frame with John Devlin and Trevor Walters scoring eight and seven points respectively to lead the Eagles on a 26-15 run. Sweeney’s eight points in the fourth quarter, and six from Chaunce Lindley, helped the See Paonia hoops, Page 2D

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Hotchkiss Invitational Dec. 5, 2009 Team Results 1. Olathe (O) 235, 2. Paonia (P) 174, 3. Rangely (R) 155, 4. Hotchkiss (H) 151.50, 5. Delta (D) 142, 6. Grand Valley (GV) 119.50, 7. Buena Vista (BV) 93.50, 8. Hotchkiss X (HX) 74, 9. Cedaredge (C) 73, 10. Nucla (N) 52, 11. Meeker (M) 34, 12. Del Norte (DN) 26, 13. West Grand (WG) 13. Individual Winners 103-Championship; Mykal DeHerrera (D) dec. Eli Perez (BV) 14-8; Third Place; Jacob Solseth (O) fall Vikash Hypio (H) 2:04; Fifth Place; Cody Pfau (M) fall Gustavo Franco (DN) 4:34. 112-Championship; Dylan Hill (H) fall Dylan Stroud (P); Third Place; Shane Anderson (D) major dec. Chad Peterson (R) 14-0; Fifth Place; Nate Brown (O) fall Damon Brown (BV) 2:15. 119-Championship; Zach Shank (O) fall Corbin Bennetts (BV) 3:09; Third Place; Marty Peterson (C) dec. Keegan Arnold (N) 3-2; Fifth Place; Shawn Beiriger (DN) fall Chance Peters (R) 1;35. 125-Championship; Rudy Fantin (D) dec. Tray Sickles (N) 9-3; Third Place; JC Chumacero (R) T-fall Wyatt Yarnell (O) 16-0; Fifth Place; Cody Clauson (P) fall Ben Smith (HX) 2:57. 130-Championship; Devon Rose (R) major dec. Tyler Hanson (H) 12-2; Third Place; Dustin Braslin (P) fall Morgan McCracken (D) 1:53; Fifth Place; Zach Jones (C) fall Dakota Johnson (BV) 1:56. 135-Championship; Ryan Spor (H) fall Spencer Smith (BV) 3:34; Third Place; Brenton Martinez (O) dec. Nathan Trujillo (D) 9-7; Fifth Place; Blake Wanstedt (R) def. Adrian Lopez (P) default. 140-Championship; Jared Tonder (GV) dec. Cole Barlow (R) 6-1; Third Place; Dylon Taylor (D) major dec. Miles Yarnell (O) 17-5; Fifth Place; Jonathon White (C) dec. Zakk Wenzel (R) 10-4. 145-Championship; Ryan Gallegos (GV) dec. Travis Witherell (R) 6-4; Third Place; Dylan Markley (O) fall Kyler Bear (P) :19; Fifth Place; Emilio Ruelas (GV) dec. Gage Grimmett (HX) 10-4. 152-Championship; Tyler Miles (GV) Tfall Kris Nieto (O) 15-0; Third Place; Brandon Gray (R) dec. Michael Brown (P) 9-6; Fifth Place; Chase Hill (WG) fall Nick Johnson (H) 2:03. 160-Championship; Kyle Piatt (O) fall Caleb Wyatt (H) 1:14; Third Place; Justin Smith (P) fall Seth Knob (N) 2:44; Fifth Place; Jacobe Galley (HX) fall David Witt (GV) 2:51. 171-Championship; Zach Stansberry (O) dec. Connor Beard (HX) 5-3; Third Place; KC Martin (P) dec. Ryan LeValley (H) 106; Fifth Place; Cole Caywood (C) fall JR Crawford (M) 4:25. 189-Championship; Camren Harris (O) fall Chris Forney (GV) 1:54; Third Place; Jake Richards (H) major dec. Morgan Reider (P) 12-3; Fifth Place; Bo Armstrong (R) fall Eli Fritchman (C) 1:13. 215-Championship; Kyle Douglass (H) dec. Gene White (D) 2-1; Third Place; Mike Dillon (R) dec. Colby Corey (O) 10-5; Fifth Place; Miles Cumpston (P) fall Mark Papez (m) 2:09. 275-Championship; Oliver Reed (BV) def. Zach Solaas (P); Third Place; Aurelio Arias (D) fall Caleb Dodds (M) 1:37; Fifth Place; Taylor Balistreri (C) fall Zach Snyder (O) 2:45. Outstanding Wrestlers 103-140; Zach Shank (119), Olathe 145-275; Kyle Piatt (160), Olathe

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(Past Winners) Hotchkiss (59) Hotchkiss (92) Montrose JV (94) Montrose JV (108) Hotchkiss (92) Cedaredge (90) GJ Central JV (70) GJ Central JV (73) Paonia (66) GJ Central JV (66) Hotchkiss (67) GJ Central JV (74) Montrose JV (88) Montrose JV (79) GJ Central JV (76) Paonia (130) Paonia (154) Paonia (207.5) Nucla (165) Cedaredge (143) Cedaredge (193) Cedaredge (160.5) Cedaredge (175) Hotchkiss (161) Hotchkiss (137.5) Hotchkiss (182) Delta (160) Delta (173) Hotchkiss (179) Hotchkiss (216) Delta (185) Hotchkiss (159) Delta (160) Delta (190) Delta (188) Hotchkiss (180) Hotchkiss (200) Hotchkiss (180.5) Hotchkiss (196.5) Hotchkiss (202) Hotchkiss (223) Hotchkiss (226.5) Delta (255) Eagle Valley Paonia (205) Paonia (262.5) Paonia (204) Paonia (214.5) Paonia (198) Olathe (235)

Delta Tournament 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986

(Past Winners) Rifle (243) Grand Junction (196) Paonia (183.5) Paonia (236.5) Paonia (159) Hotchkiss (126) Meeker (126) Delta (202) Hotchkiss (177.5) Rifle (170) Hotchkiss (170.5) Hotchkiss (187.5) Farmington (NM) 159.5) Grand Junction Central (217) Grand Junction Central Durango (146.5) Farmington (NM) (164.5) Grand Junction Central (156,5) Grand Junction Central (167.5) Durango (155) Hotchkiss (139) Grand Junction Central (162) Grand Junction Central (185) Grand Junction Central (156.5)

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but were held to just 39 against Eric Hollembeak’s Bruins. First-quarter scoring was all Paonia as the Lady Eagles put up 12 points while holding Cedaredge scoreless. Grayson Pipher had six of her gamehigh 15 points in the quarter for Paonia. Second quarter action saw the roles reversed, though not as profound in the scoring department, with Cedaredge outscoring the Lady Eagles 6-3. Pipher had three free throws in four attempts for Paonia while Jamie Deal, Amber Farr, and Jheri Gates had two points each for Cedaredge. The game’s tempo remained

low following halftime with Paonia adding to their lead with an 8-5 edge. Paonia was leading 23-11 entering the final period. A 16-5 surge by the Lady Eagles produced a final score of 39-16. Paonia shot 15 free throws in the final quarter and made eight of them. Gates’ five points topped Cedaredge shooters in the game. Paonia’s next game is with Plateau Valley on Thursday, Dec. 10, in Paonia. Varsity action is set for 5 and 6:30 p.m. A trip to Montrose is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, with those games starting at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

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Bruins stay ahead of Paonia for a 54-51 victory. Sweeney finished the game with 30 points to lead all scorers. Paonia did not have a player who scored in double figures. Noah Kropp led Paonia’s offense with nine points. Devlin was next high with eight. Information from the PaoniaGunnison girls’ game was not available. Paonia’s matchup with the Lady Bruins, in Cedaredge on Saturday, was an unusual contest if looking at the scorebook is any indicator. The Lady Eagles pounded Gunnison with 65 points

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DELTA’S SADIE CARRILLO SHOOTS over the top of three Olathe defenders last Thursday evening in Delta. The Lady Pirates forced Delta to make numerous errors in the contest and came away with a 40-28 victory.

PAONIA AND CEDAREDGE PLAYERS scrambled after the ball in a hard-fought contest between the Eagles and Bruins in Cedaredge on Saturday. The Lady Eagles picked up their second win of the season, beating Cedaredge 39-16.

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Bruins start season with 54-52 victory over Paonia By Brianna Henrie Cedaredge High School

On Saturday Dec. 5, the Cedaredge Bruins boy’s basketball team battled it out with the Paonia Eagles on the Bruins’ home turf. Cheers from the crowd filled the gym while the

game progressed. All of their hard work had been building and growing from the past few weeks of practice. They started out this season with two-a-day practices with coaches Wilkes and Dunbar. The boys had been working

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Panther pride The Western Slope Spirit Competition was held at Mesa State College on Nov 21 and the Delta High School Cheer Team had a strong showing. This year was the first year they added a Game Time Division with three catagories to compete in — fight song, time out dance and side line cheer. According to coach Kristine Galvin, the team took first place in each of the three categories. Galvin explained that the cheerleaders can also compete in an individual category called Best Cheerleader. Eight girls from the 10 schools represented at the spirit competition answered the challenge. Rachelle Smallwood placed second, Angela Suazo and Jackie Gallegos tied for third and Stormy Olivas placed fourth. “Our team worked very hard during each practice on their routines as well as learned cheers for our upcoming basketball and wrestling seasons,” said Galvin. “Congratulations DHS Cheerleaders!!”

hard and building up all season for their first game and boy did it pay off. They seemed calm and prepared for the game as they entered onto the court. In better shape than the Paonia boys the Bruins beat them down the court in the third and fourth quarters. Running and extreme workout drills were major parts of these practices. The first day of practice the boys got a glimpse of the hard work that would bring them glory. Winning is like a math equation, you can add all of the hard work and effort but the outcome depends on the x factor. Saturday started off with a learning experience for the boy’s junior varsity team. Sadly they lost after a hard fought game by 35 points. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger as they say. Saturday ended with the Bruin varsity boys beating Paonia by the score of 54 to 51. The hard work and effort from the past few weeks really have shown through. Sophomore Danny Martinez commented, “We came out really strong and kept our composure throughout the game.” He also pointed out that last year most of the games they lost were very close games. However this time the table turned. Although it is early in the season the boys are already showing room for improvement. The future is looking bright for the Cedaredge bruin basketball team this year. The towering tandem of Cade Sweeney and Geordan Brewer tallied 41 of the Bruins’ 54 points. Sweeney accounted for 30 individally. Chaunce Lindley also had a good night with nine points. Burke Lowry and Jesse Barbich each added two points as well. The Bruins are in action Friday night, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. when they host Hotchkiss, and again on Saturday, when they host Roaring Fork. That game is slated to begin at 4 p.m.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP meets 2nd Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Teen Challenge Building, 7750 6025 Road, Olathe. Information, call 240-8130 or 323-6583. FIELD OF DREAMS meets first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the field. For information, call 856-4280 or 856-3252. GARNET CHAPTER #39, Order of the Eastern Star, meets the first and third Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Delta Masonic Hall, 437 Main Street. For more information, call Nita Casto, 874-3442. GOOD NEWS CLUB, Fridays, 3:45-5 p.m., 620 Hastings, Delta. For children ages 5-12. Ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship. For more information, call 874-5164 or 234-0002. GRAND MESA SCENIC AND HISTORIC BYWAYS COMMITTEE meets 3rd Friday of every month. Locations vary. For more information, call 874-0293 or 856-5001. HEARTBEAT, SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta. For more information, call 874-4226. HOTCHKISS BOOK CLUB meets 3rd Wednesday of each month (Sept.-June), 7 p.m., Hotchkiss Library. For information, call library, 872-4153. HOTCHKISS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE meets 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:15 p.m., Memorial Hall. HOTCHKISS/CRAWFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY meets 2nd Monday of each month, 1 p.m. For more information or location of meeting, call Joan Queen, 872-3537. HOTCHKISS/CRAWFORD MUSEUM AND LOG CABIN open by request only during the fall and winter; summer, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. $3 admission or free to members, 2nd and Hotchkiss streets. For more information, call 872-3780. HOTCHKISS ELKS AUXILIARY #1807 meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 7 p.m., Hotchkiss Elks Lodge. Information, call 872-3830. HOTCHKISS ELKS LODGE BINGO, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., 190 E. Bridge Street, Hotchkiss. Hamburgers served 5-7 p.m. For more information, call Hotchkiss Elks Lodge, 872-3355. HOTCHKISS FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION MEETING, 2 p.m., 3rd Monday of each month, Canteen Room, Memorial Hall, Hotchkiss. Speakers and demonstrations each meeting. For more information, call Carolyn Norris, 929-5350. HOTCHKISS LIBRARY BOARD meets second Wednesday of each month, 4 p.m. at the library. Call 872-3253 for information. HOTCHKISS MEMORIAL HALL meets 3rd Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall, corner of Main & First streets. IOOF BINGO, every Saturday, 6:50 p.m., 860 Highway 92, Delta. JUNIOR ARTS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, Creamery Arts, Center, Hotchkiss. Mondays Teen Art Club, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Classes focus on principles, aesthetics and art history. Instructor helps each student grow artistically. For more information, call the Center, 872-4848. JWJ (JOURNEY WITH JESUS), kids K-5th grade, 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesdays, First Baptist Church, 2nd and Oak, Hotchkiss. KIWANIS CLUB meets Mondays, noon, Delta Elks downstairs dining room, 563 Main Street, Delta. KIWANIS CLUB OF HOTCHKISS meets Thursdays, 7 a.m., Hometown Cafe, Hotchkiss. For more information, call 872-4132. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meet 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month, 8 p.m., St. Michael's Parish Hall, 628 Meeker. KOREAN WAR ERA VETERANS meets 3-5 p.m., every Tues. & Thurs., 13158 Orchard Ave., Eckert. Chats on Internet, 5-6 p.m. every Tues. & Thurs. Contact Vets Al Soehrmann (Army) & Ann Soehrmann (WAF), 835-3009, Email: happyas@tds.net. LEGAL CLINICS for people unable to afford an attorney, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Thursdays, 1:30 p.m., third floor of Delta County Courthouse. MENDING HEARTS ADULT GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, June through September. Hotchkiss: Mondays, 1-2:30 p.m., Hotchkiss Methodist Church, 285 N. 2nd St. Facilitator: Cheryl Oeltjenbruns. Delta: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Grand Mesa Oncology & Education Center, Crag Crest classroom. Facilitator: Anne Schmidt. Free service offered by Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado. MENDING HEARTS SUPPORT GROUP, Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 222 South Townsend, Montrose. For adults grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information, call 240-7734. MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AND EDUCATION meets 2nd Wednesday each month, Hospice building (behind Taco Time), Delta. 10 a.m. families of children/youth with special education needs, mental, emotional or behavioral disorders; 1 p.m. families of adults and adults with mental illness; 7 p.m. effective parenting techniques using Love and Logic. Information, call 257-0891. MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers (infant through kindergarten) meets September through May on 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9 a.m., First Baptist Church, 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta. For more information, call June, 874-4533. MONTROSE COLORADO AMATEUR RADIO CLUB meets 3rd Friday of every month, 7 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church (use back door), 12th & Grand, Delta. Information, call Charles Florian, 874-8487 or Bill Meyers, 856-3990. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets Mondays and Fridays, 8 p.m., Friends of Bill W. Club, 9th and Palmer streets, Delta. NEWBORNS IN NEED meets 2nd Tuesday of every month, 9:30 a.m., Grand Junction. Call Joyce Mueller, 241-1015 for location. NORTH FORK ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP meets 3rd Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m., Paonia Care Center, 1625 Meadowbrook Blvd., Paonia. Information, call Maxine Wilson, 527-4837. NORTH FORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY meets 1st Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., Paonia Museum, Highway 187 leading into town. For more information, call 527-3970. NORTH FORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM open Thursdays and Saturdays, 1-3 p.m., Paonia Historic Park on Hwy 187. Special visits for schools and other groups, call 527-6881, 527-3970 or 527-3470. ODD FELLOWS POTLUCK, PINOCHLE AND OTHER VARIOUS BOARD GAMES, 2nd and 4th Fridays, 6 p.m., IOOF Hall, Eckert. For more information, call 835-3006. OLATHE DELTA MONTROSE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, meets first Wednesday each month, 7 p.m., Spiers-Dennis American Legion Post #24. A bereavement group for families whose children have died. For more information, call Maryann at 323-5439 or 209-7719 or www. compassionatefriends.org. ORCHARD CITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES meets 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Orchard City town offices. ORCHARD CITY PLANNING COMMISSION meets 4th Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Orchard City town offices. OVERCOME SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM MEETING, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Bray & Company, 151 W. 2nd Street, Delta. For information, call 874-1746 and leave message. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS HOTCHKISS meets Mondays, 5:45 p.m., Methodist Church. Call 874-0742. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS PAONIA meets Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Methodist Church. For information, call 527-3949. PAONIA AMERICAN LEGION AND AUXILIARY meets 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.; Bingo Thursdays, 6:50 p.m.; Friday Night Dinners, 5-7 p.m.; Year ‘round non-perishable emergency food pantry for North Fork area, call 527-6252 or 527-5474. For information, call 527-6252. ALL ORGANIZATIONS ARE URGED TO KEEP THESE LISTINGS CURRENT. PLEASE CALL 874-4421 WITH ANY CHANGES.

Photo by Sidney Navarro

PAONIA’S GRAYSON PIPHER (DARK jersey) waits for their play to be set with Cedaredge Bruins’ Jamie Deal (22) stepping up to defend her home court.

Cedaredge falls to Lady Eagles to open basketball season By Sidney Navarro Cedaredge High Shool

Anticipation set in as the starting line-up was announced. The court at Cedaredge High School buzzed with excited fans and players. The Paonia Eagles prepared for a rough match on Saturday, Dec. 5, against the Lady Bruins. During the first quarter, the Paonia Eagles quickly stepped ahead of the Bruins with a lead of 12-0. During the second quarter the Bruins stepped up their highly defensive performance, only allowing the Paonia Eagles three points. Cedaredge countered with six points, all within the last four minutes of the quarter. The score was 6-15 at half. The second half began with a jump in excitement as the Paonia Eagles began the “nothin’ but net” shots that lead to an exhilarating competition. The Eagles soon soared ahead

with a 23-11 standing over the Bruins at the end of the third quarter. The roars from the crowds excited the teams. Grayson Pipher was the top shooter for the Paonia Eagles with 15 points almost tying the Bruins’ total score. Johanna Reed came in second with eight points. With the clock ticking down the Paonia Eagles fired up the Bruins’ home court with an astounding command over the Bruins. With excitement filling the the visiting fans, the Lady Eagles soared to a 39-16 win. For the home team, Jheri Gates had five points for the Bruins. Unfortunately the team starts out the season with a loss. “The Eagles did a really great job out on the court. Their defense made us fight for a chance at scoring,” explains Jennifer Badding. The Bruins will face the

COMPILED FROM DELTA NEWSPAPERS By DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY December 10, 1909 (From the Delta County Independent) It is now given out that responsible parties are ready to build and operate a beet sugar factory at Delta, provided the people here will subscribe for $200,000 of the capital stock. Taking it for granted that the parties back of the proposition are all that they are represented to be, honest in their offer and capable of supplying the balance of perhaps a million dollars – a sum which is represented as necessary to build and operate the factory – the proposition would not seem to be a very hard one. Knowing that the field now amply justifies a beet sugar factory at Delta, we would prefer to see parties who are able to work and build one. It would inspire confidence and a more ready support. That the matter of securing a beet sugar factory has been and is handicapped by the Western Land and sugar company, all are aware. In possession of the field up to date, that company no doubt desires to retain it but will not build a factory until the field is threatened by the invasion of another factory. Our people, however, do not feel disposed to induce parties to undertake the building of a factory here without a determination to stand by them. *** An exchange has the following exposure of a new fake: Beware of barbwire fiends who put the lightning rod sharks in the rear. He proposes to the farmer to put up an eight wire fence at eight cents per foot. This seems so cheap that the farmer usually signs the contract, and the bill comes in, which it is sure to do, when the deluded farmer finds he has agreed to payt eight cents for each wire. When the scheme works he has to surrender his farm in part payment, and give his note for the balance. Hence we say, beware. *** The vote for representative to the Apple Exposition as counted at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon was as follows: Eva Belle Conklin – 11,534, Genevieve Hartig – 10,829, Zetta Keifer – 4,931. A canvass of the votes will be made at the close of the campaign by three

Hotchkiss Bulldogs at home on Friday night, starting at 5:30 p.m., while the Paonia Eagles will compete against the Olathe Pirates in Paonia. On Saturday the Bruins will host Roaring Fork, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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judges, one to be selected by each of the candidates in the field. *** The annual ball of the Delta Firemen will be given at the Opera House Christmas night and will be one of the swell dances of the season. Everybody will attend the firemen’s ball, not alone to have the good time assured, but to pay their respects to the boys who protect the town and homes against fire. *** Billy Eggleston is now driving the Cedaredge passenger and mail stage. *** So far about 150 people from Delta county have signified their intention to go to Denver on the fine special train engaged to carry them. It will be a full Pullman train and will leave Delta about 7 o’clock Sunday evening, January 2nd, arriving in Denver Monday evening. There will be a stop of 30 minutes at Canon City and one of an hour in Pueblo. The fare for round trip will be $19.90. About ten days will be given for the trip. *** Two Christmas gifts for the price of one; send the Independent one year to a friend as gift number one, and present the 200 votes for Apple Queen to your favorite candidate as gift number two. A happy combination! *** Dr. C.D. Kinsley has opened his office in the Mathers building and will confine his practice to surgery. Dr. Kinsley has had long hospital and institute practice in New York and other eastern cities and will be equipped as well as qualified for expert practice. *** The issue of newspapers in Delta this week has been carried on under difficulties. There has been the usual rush of holiday work to be taken care of – and then some. Along with this came train wrecks galore, yesterday; result, no mails. Then, of course we are preparing for the double Christmas number which must be got out on time next week, and in the meantime people are rushing in so fast to pay subscriptions that it takes up all one’s time to write receipts. Just at this writing we can not think of any more excuses – but the Independent doesn’t usually need an apology, anyway. ***

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Public Notices —————— Public Notices —————— ORDINANCE #9, 2009 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING SUMS OF MONEY TO THE VARIOUS FUNDS AND SPENDING AGENCIES IN THE AMOUNTS AND FOR THE PURPOSES SET FORTH BELOW FOR THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, FOR THE 2010 BUDGET YEAR WHEREAS, the City Council has adopted the annual budget on November 17, 2009; and WHEREAS, the City Council has made provision therein for revenues in an amount equal to or greater than the total proposed expenditures as set forth in said budget; and WHEREAS, it is not only required by law, but also necessary to appropriate the revenues provided in the budget to and for the purposes described below, so as not to impair the operations of the City. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO: Section 1. That the following sums are hereby appropriated from the revenue of each fund, to each fund, as follows: General Fund $4,999,811 Economic Development Fund 25,000 Conservation Trust Fund 67,500 Recreation Center Fund 2,334,864 City-Wide Capital Improvements Fund 3,059,590 Municipal Light and Power Fund 8,296,097 Sewer Fund 2,412,053 Water Fund 2,206,894 Refuse Fund 604,163 Unemployment Tax Fund 20,000 Internal Service Fund 1,166,908 Employees' Dental Insurance Fund 57,250 Golf Course Fund 1,150,360 Urban Renewal Fund 71,875 ADOPTED on first reading and ordered published this 17th day of November, 2009. /s/ Mary Cooper Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk ADOPTED on second and final reading and ordered published this 1st day of December, 2009. /s/ Mary Cooper 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 November 17, 2009, and published in the Delta County Independent, a newspaper of general circulation published in the City of Delta, in its issue of November 25, 2009 and was finally adopted and approved at a regular meeting of the City Council on December 1, 2009, and ordered published as Ordinance No. 9, Series of 2009, 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 1st day of December, 2009. (SEAL) /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 2009. COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0138 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 23, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): Anita J Messano Original Beneficiary: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Date of Deed of Trust: 5/9/2008 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/12/2008 Reception No.: 625545 Original Principal Balance: $158,619.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $157,982.06 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT "A" Parcel A, Vincent Subdivision, according to plat recorded May 14, 1984 in Book 8 at page 5 of Maps, being described as follows: Part of Block 5, Garnet Mesa Subdivision, City of Delta, Delta County, Colorado, being described as follows: Beginning at the SE corner of Lot 17, Block 5, Garnet Mesa Subdivision, thence following along the South line of Lot 17, North 89°00'38" West 150.00 feet to the SW corner of Lot 15; thence following the West boundary of Lot 15, North 01°03'36" East 115.23 feet; thence South 89°00'18" East 150.00 feet to the West line of Leon Street; thence South 01°03'36" West 115.23 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, County of Delta, State of Colorado. WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 651 E 4th St, Delta, CO 81416-2307 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/20/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/2/2009 Last Publication: 12/30/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/25/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JASON C. HILLIARD #40859 CASTLE, MEINHOLD & 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 number: 09-20423 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2009.

COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0140 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following

described Deed of Trust: On September 29, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): Dennis E. Webber and E Gail Webber Original Beneficiary: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Universal Lending Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Date of Deed of Trust: 7/15/2005 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 7/19/2005 Reception No.: 593628*** Original Principal Balance: $180,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $200,027.25 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT "A" That part of the NW1/4 NW1/4 of Section 26, Township 14 South, Range 95 West of the 6th P.M., described as beginning at a point on the East line of the said NW1/4 NW1/4 of said Section 26 whence the Southeast corner of the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of said Section 26 bears South 410.1 feet; thence due West 781.8 feet more or less, to the center line of Surface Creek; thence along the approximate center line of Surface Creek as follows: North 55°00' East 215 feet; thence North 88°45' East 275 feet; thence North 3°05' East 162.7 feet; thence leaving the center line of Surface Creek, due East 158 feet more or less, to a County Road; thence along said County Road South 16°31' East 71.4 feet; thence South 51°45' East 182.9 feet to the East line of the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of said Section 26; thence South 103.9 feet along the subdivision line to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also Known as: 20218 Stell Road, Austin, CO 81410 ***Loan Modification Agreement DATED August 14, 2007 Signed by Dennis E Webber and E Gail Webber WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 20218 Stell Rd, Austin, CO 81410 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/27/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/2/2009 Last Publication: 12/30/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/29/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KEITH A. GANTENBEIN, JR.

#39213 CASTLE, MEINHOLD & 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 number: 09-20674 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2009.

COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0137 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 22, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): CRISPIN SAENZ Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL COLORADO, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL COLORADO, INC. Date of Deed of Trust: 7/24/2008 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/5/2008 Reception No.: 637785 Original Principal Balance: $149,760.45 Outstanding Principal Balance: $150,986.71 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 1G, OF THE RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 1 OF THE HANSFORD GARRET SUBDIVISION #4 COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 20274 KETTLE ROAD, AUSTIN, CO 81410 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/20/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/25/2009 Last Publication: 12/23/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/22/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 number: 9106.00130 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent November 25, December 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2009.

TOWN OF PAONIA NOVEMBER 2009 DISBURSEMENTS Christopher's Dodge World ………………… 29,084.00 Postmaster …………… 250.46 Briscoe & Stanway, PC 2,565.00 Bruce Martinez ………… 5,363.00 Carquest of Delta ……… 87.06 Caselle, Inc …………… 290.00 City of Delta …………… 100.00 Colorado State Treasurer …………… 300.04 Delta County Independent ………… 200.42 Delta Montrose Electric Assn. ………………… 349.19 Dependable Lumber Inc 139.16 DMEA …………………… 51.09 Double J. Disposal Inc 150.00 Duckworks Auto Parts … 357.60 Econo Signs …………… 42.20 Enterprise Fund ……… 2,645.50 Feather Petroleum Company …………… 1,477.61 Federal Wage & Labor Law …………………… 40.95 Founders Custodian Dreyfus ……………… 1,968.67 Hanson International … 153.67 Hays Drug Store ……… 20.58 High Country Printing … 103.18 Kwiki Tire II …………… 119.00 Lasting Impressions …… 32.00 Loberg, Travis ………… 64.59 Master Petroleum Company …………… 154.94 MCHD Regional Lab … 60.00 Paonia Auto Parts …… 349.25 Paonia Car Wash ……… 41.40 Paonia Farm & Home Supply………………… 251.10 Paper Works, Ink ……… 349.81 Pitkin Mesa Pipeline Company …………… 35.00 Reedys North Fork Service ……………… 542.36 Rocky Mountain HMO … 7,025.27 Scott Leon ……………… 557.79 Source Gas …………… 693.19 Taylor Fence Co. of Grand Junc ………… 25.00 Tri-County Automotive … 241.11 UNCC …………………… 35.42 United Companies …… 3,192.00 Weekender Sports, Inc 84.85 West Park Truck Equipment, Inc …………………… 33.07 WestWater Engineering 570.00 Winston Water Works … 2,215.00 Avaya Financial Services ……………… 332.46 AW Direct ……………… 19.83 Buckhorn Geotech …… 136.25 CDPHE ………………… 20.25 CIRSA ………………… 2,000.00 Cool Tree Farm ……… 25.00 Delta County Clerk & Recorder …………… 723.18 Delta Montrose Electric Assn. ………………… 4,793.98 Don's Market …………… 149.81 Founders Custodian Dreyfus ……………… 1,968.67 Helen Baldwin ………… 137.50 High Country Printing … 89.19 Hotchkiss Community Dinner ………………… 200.00 IKON Office SolutionsIMS 13138 …………… 195.43 Kansas City Life Insurance …………… 51.60 Lexis Nexis …………… 115.72 Metlife …………………… 30.00 Paonia Flower Shop … 50.00 Paonia State Bank …… 1,450.16 Riverbank Neighborhood 6,000.00 Robert's Enterprises … 60.00 Rocky Mountain HMO … 6,256.93 Safety-Kleen …………… 319.86 Sinski, Leonard ………… 250.00 Source Gas …………… 1,248.07 TDS Telecom ………… 442.76 TDSNet Internet Services ……………… 119.00 Tri-County Automotive … 949.75 USA Blue Book ………… 185.25 Vandanacker, James A. 3,350.00 Totals: …………………… 94,082.18 Nov. Payroll …………… 34,076.30 Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 2009. COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0142 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 5, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): Dee Dee M. Flores Original Beneficiary: Colorado Housing Enterprises, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Neighborhood Housing Services of America Date of Deed of Trust: 8/25/2003 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/27/2003 Reception No.: 570651 Original Principal Balance: $10,152.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $9,433.21 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED

HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 3 CONNIES PLACE SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: TBD 1575 Road, Delta, CO 81416 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 02/03/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/9/2009 Last Publication: 1/6/2010 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 10/05/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KEITH A. GANTENBEIN, JR. #39213 CASTLE, MEINHOLD & 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 number: 09-16413 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2009 and January 6, 2010. DISTRICT COURT DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO Court Address: 501 Palmer St., #338 Delta, Colorado 81416 Plaintiff: BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, v. Defendants: DAVID B. VANVLEET; TRACY M. VANVLEET; CREDIT SYSTEMS, INC.; FIRE MOUNTAIN CANAL AND RESERVOIR COMPANY, a Colorado non-profit corporation; and JIM VENTRELLO, or his successor, in his official capacity as Public Trustee of Delta County, Colorado. Attorneys for Plaintiff: CASTLE MEINHOLD & STAWIARSKI, LLC Address: 999 18th Street, Suite 2201 Denver, Colorado 80202 Phone Number: (303) 865-1400 FAX Number: (303) 865-1410 E-mail: bbader@cmsatty.com lmarcus@cmsatty.com Atty. Reg. # #10394 (Barbara A. Bader) #16092 (Elizabeth S. Marcus) Case Number: 2007CV134 Division: 1 Courtroom: A NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Under that certain Order to Reissue Order Granting Summary Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure Against Defendants David B. VanVleet and Tracy M. VanVleet and for Default Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure as to the Remaining Defendants entered November 12, 2009 ("Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure"), in the abovecaptioned action, I am ordered to sell the following property ("Property"), which is all of the property currently encumbered by that certain deed of trust described in the Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure: That part of the NE1/4 of Section 31, Township 13 South, Range 91

West of the 6th P.M. described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of said Section 31 which lies N88°58'24"W 700.16 feet from the Northeast corner of said Section 31; Thence along the Southeasterly right of way of Stevens Gulch Road, along a curve to the right, radius 782.20 feet, length 966.03 feet, chord S21°21'52"W 905.79 feet; Thence S32°30'51"E 312.54 feet; Thence S29°15'00" E 358.12 feet to the fence on the Northerly right of way Colorado Highway 133, Thence along said fence and R.O.W., along a curve to the left, radius 947.73 feet, length 280.56 feet, Chord N59°13'22"E 279.54 feet; Thence N01°19'20"E 1271.80 feet to the North line of said Section 31; Thence along section line N88°58'24"W 282.56 feet to the point of beginning. Including, without warranties, all water and water rights, ditches and ditch rights appurtenant thereto including but not limited to 125 shares of the capital stock of The Fire Mountain Canal and Reservoir Co. and a domestic water well. County of Delta, State of Colorado Plaintiff above-named is the judgment creditor in this action and the current owner of the evidence of debt (the judgment entered herein) secured by the Property being sold; and as of October 5, 2007, the outstanding balance due and owing on said judgment is $365,646.30. I shall offer for public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at public auction, all the right, title, and interest of the named defendants, and/or those claiming thereunder, in the Property on January 14, 2010, at 10:00 o'clock a.m. at the front steps of the Delta County Courthouse located at 501 Palmer Street in Delta, Colorado. NOTICE: THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED UPON MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. This Sheriff's Notice of Sale is signed December 3, 2009. /s/ Fred McKee Sheriff Delta County, Colorado Published in: The Delta County Independent First Publication: December 9, 2009 Last Publication: January 6, 2010 Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2009 and January 6, 2010.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of LaVeta E. Oliver, Deceased: Case No. 09PR102 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before April 10, 2010, or the claims may be forever barred. Regina May Barr Personal Representative 1453 E. 6th St. Delta, CO 81416 970-874-9369 James D. Brown Brown, Schottelkotte, Stimpert & Vaughn, LLC Attorneys for Personal Representative 550 Palmer St. - P.O. Box 43 Delta, CO 81416-0043 970-874-4451 Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 16 and 23, 2009. Public Notice Highline Ditch and Enlargement Company Notice of Annual Meeting The regular annual meeting of the Ellington, Allen Mesa, and Highline Ditch and Enlargement Company Stockholders will be held immediately following the regular annual meeting of the Leroux Creek Water Users Association scheduled for 1:30 pm on Monday, December 14, 2009, at the Rogers Mesa Community House. The purpose of the meeting is election of directors and any other business that may come before the company. Marvin Carr, President Published in the Delta County Independent December 2 and 9, 2009.

Public Notice Leroux Creek Water Users Association Notice of Annual Meeting The regular annual meeting of the Leroux Creek Water Users Association Stockholders will be held on Monday, December 14, 2009, at the Rogers Mesa Community House at 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of electing directors and any other business that may come before the company. Mark Smith, President Published in the Delta County Independent December 2 and 9, 2009.

FIRE MOUNTAIN CANAL & RESERVOIR COMPANY NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Stockholders of the Fire Mountain Canal and Reservoir Co. will be held at the Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, 175 North 1st Street, Hotchkiss, on Thursday evening, January 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., for the purpose of electing three members of the Board of Directors for a term of two years, and to consider all other business that may properly come before the meeting. Dixie Jacobs Luke, President

Randall Fisher, Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2009, January 6, 13 and 20, 2010.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF CEDAREDGE Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Cedaredge Board of Trustees on December 16, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., at the Cedaredge Community Center, 140 NW 2nd Street, Cedaredge, Colorado to discuss and receive comments on proposed changes to Chapter 16, Land Development, of the Municipal Code. Information on this item may be reviewed on the Town website or at Cedaredge Town Hall, 235 W. Main, Cedaredge, CO prior to the hearing. Concerns and comments may be presented at the Public Hearing or by filing written comment to Town of Cedaredge, P.O. Box 398, Cedaredge, CO 81413 prior to the hearing. Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 2009.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The Annual Stockholders’ Meeting of the UPPER SURFACE CREEK DOMESTIC WATER USERS ASSOCIATION will be held TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY CENTER For the purpose of electing directors, and any other business that may properly come before the meeting, Jerry Figueroa, President Dan Hawkins, Secretary-Treasurer Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 2009.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Robert R. Evans, Deceased: Case No. 09PR100 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before May 1, 2010, or the claims may be forever barred. Diane K. Dea Person Giving Notice 6310 Reeder Mesa Road Whitewater, CO 81527 Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 16 and 23, 2009.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Marjory F. Evans, Deceased: Case No. 09PR101 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before May 1, 2010, or the claims may be forever barred. Diane K. Dea Person Giving Notice 6310 Reeder Mesa Road Whitewater, CO 81527 Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 16 and 23, 2009.

PUBLIC NOTICE In compliance with the Land Development Regulations of the Town of Paonia, Colorado, the Paonia Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Paonia Town Hall Community Center Room, 214 Grand Avenue, Paonia, Colorado to consider allowing construction of a car port within the setback area in an R-3 Higher Density Residential District, located at 40 Main Avenue, owned by Robert Peters. The Town Council will address the same application on January 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the same location. Interested parties are invited to attend the hearing, or send comments by December 30, 2009 to Town of Paonia at P.O. Box 460, Paonia, CO 81428. If you are unable to attend this meeting and would like to comment on this request, please submit comments in writing by December 30, 2009. Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 2009.

NOTICE OF STOCKHOLDERS MEETING Butte Ditch Company will have its annual meeting on January 9, 2010 at 1:30 PM at the Orchard City Town Hall, 9661 Austin Rd., Austin, CO 81410. Two board of directors will be elected, and the assessment will be set. We will also vote on new Bylaws. Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 2009.

PUBLIC NOTICE REDLANDS MESA WATER USERS, INC. is accepting sealed bids for the sale of 150 shares of Class B-2 (early) and 41 shares of Class B-1 (late) irrigation water stock in the name of Jeff and Karen Milstein. Bids will be opened on January 6, 2010. Send bids to Redlands Mesa Water Users, Inc., 26083 Moss Rock Rd., Hotchkiss, CO 81419. For additional information call 835-3338. Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2009.

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Public Notices —————— Public Notices —————— COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0127 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 10, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): John M. Fike and Carolyn S. Burton Original Beneficiary: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 7/16/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 7/16/2007 Reception No.: 616960 Original Principal Balance: $168,720.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $165,782.41 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 1 OF MOUNTAIN VIEW ESTATES MINOR SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 5700 Sundown Road, Delta, CO 81416 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/13/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/18/2009 Last Publication: 12/16/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/11/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DEANNE R, STODDEN #33214 CASTLE, MEINHOLD & 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 number: 09-20790 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent November 18, 25, December 2, 9 and 16, 2009.

COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0124 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 8, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): TERRY L. PRATT Original Beneficiary: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. acting solely as nominee for SECURITYNATIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: AURORA LOAN SERVICES LLC Date of Deed of Trust: 5/18/2005 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/20/2005 Reception No.: 591623 Original Principal Balance: $130,350.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $122,618.00 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. LEGAL DESCRIPTION Part of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 36, Township 14 South, Range 95 West of the 6th Principal Meridian,

described as follows: Beginning at a point whence the West 1/4 corner of said Section 36 bears North 15°15' West a distance of 699.5 feet, said point being at the Northeast corner of that tract of land as described in Deed recorded in Book 434 at Page 294; Thence South a distance of 369 feet along the East line of said tract; Thence East a distance of 171 feet to the Southeast corner of that tract of land as described in Deed recorded in Book 300 at Page 97; Thence North a distance of 369 feet along the East line of said tract to the Northeast corner thereof; Thence West a distance of 171 feet, more or less to the Point of Beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado. WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 9391 2125 ROAD, AUSTIN, CO 81410 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/06/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/11/2009 Last Publication: 12/9/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/08/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MARCY L. McDERMOTT, ESQ #38030 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 number: 8080.28278 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent November 11, 18, 25, December 2 and 9, 2009.

COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0123 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 4, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): Harold L. Fay and Eldonna Fay Original Beneficiary: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 12/21/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 12/27/2007 Reception No.: 621730 Original Principal Balance: $296,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $291,054.52 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 14, GRAND VIEW ESTATES SUBDIVISION TO THE TOWN OF ORCHARD CITY, DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 10344 Kings view Rd, Austin, CO 81410 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/06/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/11/2009 Last Publication: 12/9/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN

LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/04/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JASON C. HILLIARD #40859 CASTLE, MEINHOLD & 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 number: 09-20582 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent November 11, 18, 25, December 2 and 9, 2009.

COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0126 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 10, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): Claude L. Bragg Original Beneficiary: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for NORTH FORK MORTGAGE Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: First Horizon Home Loans, a division of First Tennessee Bank National Association Date of Deed of Trust: 9/18/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 9/20/2007 Reception No.: 618965 Original Principal Balance: $114,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $112,354.29 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 13 AND LOT 14, BLOCK 6, ORIGINAL TOWN OF PAONIA COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 228 Main Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/13/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/18/2009 Last Publication: 12/16/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/11/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DEANNE R, STODDEN #33214 CASTLE, MEINHOLD & 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 number: 09-19704 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association

Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent November 18, 25, December 2, 9 and 16, 2009.

COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0128 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 11, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): Paula J Glendening and Greg C Glendening Original Beneficiary: Ameriquest Mortgage Company Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMC Specialty Mortgage LLC Date of Deed of Trust: 8/13/2004 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/26/2004 Reception No.: 582818** Original Principal Balance: $157,250.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $154,528.70 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOTS 10 AND 11, PLEASANT VIEW SUBDIVISION, AS AMENDED, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. **EXCEPT THAT PORTION OF THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION REFERENCED IN THE REQUEST FOR PARTIAL RELEASE OF DEED OF TRUST AND PARTIAL RELEASE RECORDED ON MARCH 29, 2005 AT RECEPTION NO. 601918 IN THE REAL PROPERTY RECORDS OF DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 9871 Horeshoe Lane, Austin, CO 81410 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/13/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/18/2009 Last Publication: 12/16/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/11/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DEANNE R, STODDEN #33214 CASTLE, MEINHOLD & 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 number: 09-15224R ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent November 18, 25, December 2, 9 and 16, 2009.

COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0132 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 16, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): CRISPIN SAENZ AND ROSA SAENZ Original Beneficiary: WELLS FARGO BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK Date of Deed of Trust: 2/26/2009 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 3/23/2009 Reception No.: 633049 Original Principal Balance: $23,842.06 Outstanding Principal Balance: $23,830.94 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY

CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 1A OF THE RE-SUBDIVISION OF LOT 1 OR THE HANSFORD GARRETT SUBDIVISION NO. 4 WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: NO COMMON PURPORTED ADDRESS, AUSTIN, CO 81410 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/13/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/18/2009 Last Publication: 12/16/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/16/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 number: 9106.00123 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent November 18, 25, December 2, 9 and 16, 2009.

COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0131 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 15, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): Robert R. Boruch Original Beneficiary: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Major Mortgage USA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 8/31/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 9/4/2007 Reception No.: 618535 Original Principal Balance: $127,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $125,547.63 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT "A" Part of the NE1/4 SE1/4 of Section 12, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of the NE1/4 SE1/4 of said Section 12; thence North 0°03' West along the subdivision line 366.3 feet; thence North 64°15' East 101.34 feet to the True Point of Beginning; thence from the True Point of Beginning North 210.28 feet; thence East 117.07 feet; thence South 144.81 feet more or less to the North line of the County Road; thence along said County Road South 64°15' West 129.98 feet to the Point of Beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also Known as: 1526 H38 Road, Delta, CO 81416 WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 1526 H38 Rd, Delta, CO 81416 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/13/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/18/2009 Last Publication: 12/16/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING

FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/15/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DEANNE R, STODDEN #33214 CASTLE, MEINHOLD & 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 number: 09-21928 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent November 18, 25, December 2, 9 and 16, 2009.

COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM RESTART PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0095 Republished to restart foreclosure stayed by bankruptcy and reset sale date. To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 30, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): MANSEL L. ZECK Original Beneficiary: FIDELITY MORTGAGE COMPANY Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: ONEWEST BAN, FSB Date of Deed of Trust: 11/17/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 11/22/2006 Reception No.: 609944 Original Principal Balance: $213,600.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $209,273.11 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 67, STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 785 GENNESE STREET, DELTA, CO 81416 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/27/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 12/2/2009 Last Publication: 12/30/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/30/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JANEWAY, LYNN M. #15592 Janeway Law Firm LLC 19201 E MAIN STREET SUITE 205, PARKER, CO 8013-49092 (303) 706-9990 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file number: 9261

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COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0134 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 18, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): Jorge L. Olivas and Yvonne K. Olivas Original Beneficiary: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 7/31/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/8/2006 Reception No.: 606451 Original Principal Balance: $166,074.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $160,081.47 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 112, STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FILING NO. 1, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 794 Albany St, Delta, CO 81416 NOTICE OF SALE The current owner 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, 01/20/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/25/2009 Last Publication: 12/23/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/17/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DEANNE R, STODDEN #33214 CASTLE, MEINHOLD & 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 number: 09-22528 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent November 25, December 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2009.

COMBINED NOTICE OF SALE, RIGHT TO CURE, AND RIGHT TO REDEEM PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE NUMBER 2009-0135 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 18, 2009, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the Delta County records. Original Grantor(s): Mark M. Esplin and Laura J. Esplin Original Beneficiary: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 3/14/2008 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 3/19/2008 Reception No.: 623961 Original Principal Balance: $299,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $295,104.12 Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: Failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 43 IN BLOCK 2 OF GARNET MESA ESTATES, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. WHICH HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 680 Cypress Wood Lane, Delta, CO 81416 NOTICE OF SALE

The current owner 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, 01/20/2010 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 execute and record a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/25/2009 Last Publication: 12/23/2009 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent NOTICE OF RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS, IS ATTACHED TO ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED. A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §3838-302 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE WITHIN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING THE SALE. DATE: 09/18/2009 Public Trustee in and for Delta County, State of Colorado Jim D. Ventrello By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DEANNE R, STODDEN #33214 CASTLE, MEINHOLD & 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 number: 09-22609 ©Colorado Public Trustee Association Rev 07/09 Published in the Delta County Independent November 25, December 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2009.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED DECISION The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve Technical Revision Application No. 51 (TR-51) for the Bowie No. 1 Mine (Permit No. C-1981-038), submitted by Bowie Resources, LLC. In accordance with the requirements of permit stipulation number 58, Bowie Resources, LLC is proposing to amend the reclamation plan for cropland areas at the Bowie No. 1 Mine loadout facility, adjacent to SH 133 North of Paonia. Details regarding soil handling, soil amendments, seeding, irrigation and weed control have been provided. The Bowie No. 1 Mine is an underground coal mine located in Delta County, approximately 3 miles north of Paonia, Colorado. Coal interest is Federal and private, and the surface affected is Federal and private land. The permit area encompasses approximately 8,670.00 acres. This proposed decision is based on a finding that the proposed operation will comply with all requirements of the Colorado Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act, Section 34-33-101, et seq., C.R.S., and the regulations promulgated thereunder. Copies of the proposed decision, including stipulations, are on file for public inspection at the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, Room 215, Centennial Building, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado 80203. Persons with an interest that may be adversely affected by the proposed decision may request a formal hearing before the Mined Land Reclamation Board on the proposed decision. Such request must be made within ten (10) days of the initial publication of this notice, must be in writing, and must state with reasonable specificity the reasons for the request and the objections to the proposed decision. Published in the Delta County Independent December 9, 2009.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Betty Margarete Peacock, a/k/a Betty M. Peacock, a/k/a Betty Peacock, Deceased: Case No. 09PR99 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before April 5, 2010, or the claims may be forever barred. Jonathan L. Peacock Person Giving Notice PO Box 71 Wamsutter WY 82336 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay P.O. Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent November 25, December 2 and 9, 2009.

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Delta County Commissioners will meet at 1:30 PM December 21, 2009 at the Delta County Courthouse, Room 236, 501 Palmer Street, Delta Colorado, for the purpose of reviewing the 2010-11 Community Services Block Grant Proposal for Delta County. The public is invited to comment on the proposed service plan through Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Copies of the Plan document are available for perusal at the Delta County Health and Human Services Department, Health Building at 255 West 6th Street, Delta, CO. /s/ Bonnie Horn Koehler, Deputy Director Delta County Department of Health and Human Services Published in the Delta County Independent December 2 and 9, 2009.

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‘Real’ horse power for small scale logging Story and photos by Bob Borchardt

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For some people, rapid advancements in technology, gas guzzling machinery and life in the “fast lane” just doesn’t cut it. They long for a simpler way of life. For Peter and his wife, Tamara, spending time with their seven children and 15 horses quenches that longing. The time they spend with their horses is not just for recreation, much of the time it’s work. The Mileses are horse loggers, and for them, it’s simply a matter of going “back to the future.” The Mileses are currently using a team of draft horses to log a small area of downed or dead “salvage” trees on the Grand Mesa, behind the old Grand Mesa Ranger Station. The area is near Skinned Horse Reservoir, and the logging operation was made possible through a USDA Forest Service timber management sale. According to Peter this particular timber sale was not big enough for the machine

PETER MILES WORKS HIS team — Donna and Buddy — among the trees on the Grand Mesa. Miles is demonstrating the “old fashioned” way of horse logging can be utilized for small scale logging on public lands with minimal environmental impacts. The light snow cover actually makes it easier for the horses to haul logs around, extending the time they can work in the forest.

loggers to bid on, paving the way for him. Christie LaDue, Forester for the Grand Valley Ranger District, said she couldn’t be more pleased with the way the area is being logged. According to LaDue, selective logging — using horses as a primary means of moving the timber — eliminates the heavy gas-operated machinery used in larger, more traditional logging operations. In contrast, horse logging provides a unique business opportunity for smaller operators, offering environmental benefits not possible by conventional methods. In days gone by, horses were an essential part of most logging operations, but today, heavy gas-powered machines do most of the work. According to Peter, the machines can do a lot of environmental damage. Peter is hoping to demonstrate there is a practical and viable alternative to logging with heavy machinery. “It was a novelty for the Forest Service,” smiled Peter. “No one at the Forest Service office can remember when the last time that horses were used to log timber, and they had no idea that a horse logger in this area would bid on a timber sale.” LaDue agreed, adding that there

TAMARA AND PETER MILES pose for a family portrait on a log “deck” — a stack of logs waiting for transport to the mill. Their children include Elishah, Abigail, Judah, Isaiah, Joash, Hannah and Gabriel.

hasn’t been a horse logging operation on the Grand Mesa for as long as she can remember. However, Kim Ralston, business manager for the Grand Valley Ranger District, does remember Willis Barnes horse logging on the Grand Mesa “back in the 1980s.” LaDue said, “The Miles’ horse logging operation is great. I’ve watched them work, they get the job done and the horses are amazing.” “It’s a lost practice,” she added, “but there’s definitely a place for horse logging. Horses don’t leave skid tracks, damage existing structures, damage any existing water or power lines, and have much lower environmental impact and, even with snow on the ground (if it doesn’t get too deep), horses can drag the logs out of the forest without leaving ruts.” LaDue said logging with horses solves many of the environmental

ONCE THE LOGS ARE cleared from the forest and gathered into a “deck,” Miles uses power equipment to load and transport the logs off the Grand Mesa and to a portable saw mill for further processing.

issues facing the Forest Service today. Peter agreed, adding that logging with horses solves many of the problems encountered in roadless areas by removing the trees that need to be removed with minimal damage to the environment. Peter has used horses for every task on his farm, and has been looking for some kind of a business venture that the family could do together. For the Mileses, logging with horses fulfills that dream. He said logging involves the whole family in a business that uses the horses in a productive manner; provides a livelihood for the family; and allows them to keep their horses. Tamara added, “The kids love it. We do it together, or we don’t do it at all.” Peter understands the value for fossil fueled machinery on a farm, or other major jobs like hauling the logs off the mountain. “It’s easier to fire up a tractor than round up horses,” he laughed. He is not advocating for the demise of traditional logging using fossil fueled machines, but he is an advocate for the return to “real” horsepower — be it horse, oxen or mule — when possible. The resurgence in the popularity and use of draft horses in logging operations back east is encouraging, and Peter sees opportunity in Colorado. So what is bringing this “old-fashioned” method of harvesting the forest back? There are many reasons, depending on the logging area’s accessibility, its proximity to roads and the overall lay of the land. It is economical; is considered to be “low impact” logging; causes little or no damage to standing timber, soil, flora and/or fauna; and most importantly, it is well suited for smaller timber sales. LaDue said she is so impressed by Peter’s personal work ethic and the success of the Mileses’ horse logging operation that the Forest Service plans on offering more smaller timber sales so that the Miles and other small operators have the opportunity to bid. For Peter and Tamara, it’s simply a way of life. Said Peter, “Just getting started was a struggle, and the money is not all that great. You have to love it, or you’re not going to do it.”

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PERFECT FAIR F Y-TALE T TALE HOME! In an idyllic country setting, shaded by mature trees, this 3BR/1.5BA home will knock your socks off of with its charm and beauty. Has newly painted walls, new flooring, new countertops, new roof, and a NEW PRICE! Includes oversized detached 2-car garage. Horse-ready with a barn, corral and fenced pasture! #630923 — Cedaredge — $229,000 LOG-SIDED HOME WITH LOVELY LANDSCAPING! This spacious 2BR/1.5BA home features a large master suite, an oversized attached garage, and a carport with an attached garden shed. Big trees and a covered patio in back. Handicap accessible. Nice location in town and extremely affordable! af #631576 — Cedaredge — $169,000

Marsha Bryan CRS, ABR, SRES Broker Owner

marsha@meetmarsha.com See Virtual Tours T at: www www.meetmarsha.com

970-856-8800

Each office independently 975 S. Grand Mesa Dr. owned & operated Cedaredge, CO 81413 WITH 3 WESTERN COLORADO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU! Carbondale • Cedaredge • Paonia

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CLASSY COUNTRY COUNTR ELEGANCE...10.4 acres plus lovely 2380 sq. ft. home with breathtaking 360° views of surrounding mountains to be enjoyed from many large windows & 4 patios around the home. Remodeling and beautiful landscaping in 2004 have made this a showplace! 3BR/2BA plus office, great floor plan, & oversized, attached, heated garage. Separate 550 sq. ft. apartment, 1 car garage & patio. $399,900, Delta, CO #633478

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COLORADO DREAM...Creek, natural vegetation, varied terrain — this special 26+ acre setting is a wildlife lover’s paradise! Cozy ambiance in the 2898 sq. ft. immaculate chalet, many windows to enjoy the fabulous views, MBR on main level, loft BR, walkout basement has great room, kitchenette, bedroom, bath, of office, & sunroom. Deck, patio, gazebo, lots of storage. $565,000, Cedaredge, CO #626167

Janice Jones CRS, GRI, SRES, ABR Broker Owner

970-856-7344 Direct phone or 970-856-7345 Cindy Beach, PA

970-856-7344 975 S. Grand Mesa Dr. Cedaredge, CO 81413 800-249-1838 jj@janicejones1.com

Each office independently owned & operated

WITH 3 WESTERN COLORADO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU! Carbondale • Cedaredge • Paonia

This is a great little Ranchette with 3.36 acres and irrigation water. water Home is newer 2280 s.f. doublewide in immaculate condition and shop is 30x40. Critters OK. $219,000. #628921

Norm Prettyman, GRI Broker Associate Br

www.npr www .nprettyman.com nprettyman@nprettyman.com npr 856-7791 Direct 210-5703 Cell (888) 692-1131

975 S. Grand Mesa Dr., Dr Cedaredge, CO 81413 Each office independently owned & operated WITH 3 WESTERN COLORADO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU! Carbondale • Cedaredge • Paonia

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You Need It We Make It! GRAIN - CRX Corn, Whole Corn, Oats, Barley & Wheat FEED - Hog • Chicken Calf & Horse Corporate housing

CUTE TWO BEDROOM IN Eckert on wooded 1/2 acre. Hardwood floors, pantry, storage room, laundry. $700. 241-2835. 1x49) FOR RENT OR LEASE-TOown. Spacious, off the road, private, four bedroom, three bath house on 2.69 acres. Walk-in closets, attached two car garage with storage. Two extra storage sheds as well. Underground sprinklers run on two shares of irrigation. 970-261-6649. (4x49) SECOND STORY APARTment for rent in Delta. One bedroom with storage unit, laundry, deck on roof. All utilities except electric paid. 874-4436 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (2x49) MERRY CHRISTMAS! PAY security deposit and last month’s rent with 12 month lease, and get December 09's rent free! No smoking inside. No pets. Call Jim at 970-4338085. (2x49) MONTROSE APARTments next to Pamona Grade School. We pay W/S/T & hot water, you pay gas and electric. Two bedroom with large loft, $700 per month. One bedroom with loft, $600 per month. 970-433-8085 (2x49) DELTA DUPLEX, 4TH and Columbia, three bedroom, two full baths, large one car garage, auto sprinklers, attic storage. $1,000 per month plus utilities. 970433-8085. (2x49)

All Natural bulk or bag. Your barrels or ours.

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, 2-car attached garage. 8745188. (tfnx45) BEAUTIFUL, NEWER DUplex, 3 bedroom, 2 full bath. Ceramic tile floors in kitchen and bathroom. Across from park. One year lease. No pets, no smoking inside. $1,000 plus $1,000 security deposit. 970-433-8084. (tfnx42) COMFORTABLE, MODERN small, one bedroom cabin. Rural setting near Cedaredge. No pets, references helpful. 210-7889. (tfnx41)

in a work or auto accident, contact

West Slope Ag Center 412 S. 5th St. • Olathe 970-323-5869

RN/LPN Evening Shifts (2:00-10:30 p.m.) Night Shifts (10:00 p.m.-6:30 a.m.) Join a team who is making a difference in the lives of seniors. Send resume to lquon@voa.org or call (970) 835-3113 EOE/AA

LOOKING FOR A LONG term lease of 10-15 acres of fenced and irrigated land near Austin. Will pay $100 per acre per year. (4x48)

249-7676

Willow Tree Care Center, is seeking an experienced

Activities Director

RED POTATOES BY THE sack or truck load. Also pumpkins, squash, pinto beans, apples, onions, roasted chiles and more. Also buffalo meat. Devries Buffalo Ranch. 970-3236559. (tfnx43)

Ideal candidate will have complete oversight of activities, supervise employees, and must be a service-oriented individual who enjoys working with seniors. Responsibilities include implementation and delivery of daily program activities and special events to promote a healthy, high-quality resident lifestyle. Recent activities experience in social or recreational programs in health care setting preferred. Strong leadership, customer service, oral/ written communication, organizational, and computer skills needed. We offer competitive salaries and attractive benefits. Please, FAX resume to ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES at 970-874-3611 EOE

LOOKING FOR A PEACEful parcel of land to rent/buy for nice RV, horse and corral. Utilities nice but not necessary. Good credit and local references. Will consider cabin or small home. 970596-1536. (2x48)

EARN $$ WHILE VOLUNTEERING. Foster Grandparents help children in schools, child care centers, and at-risk youth facilities. No teaching experience necessary. If you are 55 or older, contact Foster Grandparent Program for more information.

970-263-9091 WINTER JACKET SALE. Men’s and women’s. 25% to 50% off original price. Now through Sunday, Dec. 13. Jeans Westerner 223 Main, Delta. (1x49) MASSIVE QUEEN SIZE log bed. Head board, foot board, side rails, base. Natural wood finish. Too big for our space. $600. 2616549. (1x49) GUITAR - ARIA PRO II electric, four pick ups, black $300 with case. Call 8745109. (1x49) 52 INCH HD RCA TV $300. 260-1268 or 874-0493. (tfnx44)

Auto & Residential

323-6286

GALLEGOS LAW OFFICE (Free consultation)

Looking for a new challenge? Then Horizons Health Care is looking for you!

Olathe Glass IF YOU ARE INJURED

11411 Hwy. 65 • Eckert, CO 81418

No chasing all over the country!

NICE TWO BEDROOM, 1 bath duplex with garage in Delta. $650 per month, $500 deposit. No pets. Call 2529550. (tfnx48) THREE BEDROOM, THREE bath home on 20 acres. Beautiful views on Rogers Mesa, $1,150 plus deposit. Apartment attached to outbuilding for extra income. Call 303-868-8567 for appointment. (4x47)

HORIZONS CARE CENTER

1984 FOUR WHEEL drive, F150 $1,200. 1993 extended cab F250 $1,700. 1984 Toyota Van $750. 1992 Mazda MPV $1,850. 8723027. (1x49) 1991 GMC 3/4 TON 4X4 regular cab truck. 350 5 speed. Good work truck. $1,600. 872-5655. (1x49)

DRIVERS, CO. REGIONAL good wages. 100% Co. Paid family benefits. Great home time. Paid training plus vacation. CDL-A w/tank end. 800-397-2753. (2x48) THE TOWN OF CEDARedge is announcing the Police Chief opening and asking interested candidates to US mail confidential resumes, cover letter, and five professional references to be recieved by December 18, 2009, to: Fred Rainguet, Ph.D.; KRW Associates, LLC; P.O. Box 267, Palisade, CO 81526, 970-464-1079. Two years of college, or associates degree, and Colorado POST certification are required for permanent appointment; a bachelor's degree is preferred but not required. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement and police administration experience, including three years in a command capacity (police leadership and supervisory experience). The salary range is $41,205 to $64,376, with starting salary DOQ, plus an excellent benefit package. Cedaredge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (2x48) HAIR DESIGNERS AND Nails has an opening for a hair stylist with clientele, full or part-time. Clean salon, fun environment. Call Julie at 874-1818. (tfnx45)

FREE Home Delivery on all our Pet Food

2000 HONDA SHADOW $4,500. 260-1268 or 874-0493. (tfnx44)

Classified Line Ad Rates

Deadlines:

10:00 a.m. Monday for Wednesday edition. Noon Monday for "Too Late to Classify."

323-6286

Make money by selling your unwanted items in the classifieds. Call 874-4421.

When you have something you need to move, rent, or sell, harness the power of the press with an ad in the Classifieds. It’s the most effective and inexpensive way to get the word out to thousands of interested parties right in your local area.

$5.00 for first issue (20 words or less) 12¢ per additional word 1/2 off each consecutive issue. Customers must pay when they drop off the ad, mail in a check so it arrives at least by Wednesday, put the ad on their debit or credit card, or charge the ad to their established account.

Auto & Residential

Go Public In The

We deliver to Delta & Montrose areas.

Call Today West Slope Ag Center 412 S. 5th St. • Olathe 970-323-5869

Olathe Glass

FLORAL PRINT SOFA WITH fold out bed $50.00. 260-1268 or 874-0493. (tfnx44)

Announce It In The Classifieds.... • Merchandise For Sale • Garage & Estate Sales • Pets For Adoption

• Household Services • Position Available • Wanted To Buy

For Classified rates and information, call

MOVING? CHANGING YOUR ADDRESS? Please give the Delta County Independent 10 days notice — PO Box 809, Delta CO 81416 970-874-4421

874-4421 Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS offered by Hospica and Palliative Care of Western CO are held weekly at the following locations: Hotchkiss United Methodist Church, every Monday 12:30 p.m.; and in Delta at the Grand Mesa Oncology and Education Center on Stafford Lane, every Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. No fee involved. Open group to anyone in the community. Call Anne at 8746823 for questions. (TFNx31) 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 DELTA ELKS LODGE has been since its beginning and continues to be at the center of the social scene in the community. We have hosted wedding receptions, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, class reunions and dances for nearly a century. Now we need the community's help in building an elevator. Please send any donations to 563 Main Street, Delta, CO 81416 or call 874-3624 for more information on how you can help make this a reality.

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO change a child's life! Children are waiting for senior partners in Delta County right now! Can you spare 3 hours a week? We need your help! Call today for more information. Please volunteer to spend time with a child in our community. Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray, 874-4661, www. partners-west.org. or www. deltayouth@montrose.net. (tfx13) PAONIA AMERICAN Legion runs a year round non-perishable emergency food pantry. This is for the North Fork area. For information, call 527-6252. (tfx49) SAVE EYEGLASSES, OLD jewelry and silver or bits of gold and silver scraps. The Grand Odd Fellow Lodge is sending them to: New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078 or send them to: Gale Conger, Secretary of IOOF Lodge #116, 544 St. Hwy. 548, Delta, CO 81416. THE AMERICAN RED Cross needs you. Become one of the Red Cross volunteers who says, “We’ll Be There, Because Help Can’t Wait!” Call your local Red Cross Chapter at 970-2424851 or 1-800-HELP NOW for information on the difference you can make in someone’s life as a disaster volunteer. ((TFNx4)) HEALTHY BABIES START with early prenatal care. Delta County Health Department. Offers access to immediate, temporary Medicaid for pregnant women who qualify. 874-2165. (tfx25)

THE DISTRICT ATTORNey's Office provides services to those who have been victimized by a crime of domestic violence, assault and other crimes. To learn more about the victim assistance services provided by the District Attorney's Office, please contact Lou Nesbit at 970-252-4260. (tfx41)

DONATE YOUR USED car, truck, motorcycle, or RV to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado for a tax deduction and help enhance the quality of life for those facing serious illness and grief. Hospice handles the paperwork and vehicle removal. Vehicles need not be in running order, but should have a clear title and no major damage. Call 970257-2366 or 970-683-3207. (tfx24)

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)

FARM WORKER HEALTH Services: We offer assistance with medical, dental and medicines. If you work in agriculture you may qualify for our services. For more information call 323-0538. (tfx12)

ALCOHOLICS ANONYmous, at Friends of Bill W. club at 9th and Palmer, meets Mon., through Fri. at noon (Mon. meditation, Tue. discussion, Wed. step study, Thu. discussion, Fri. big book study); Tuesday 8 p.m., big book study; Thurs. 8 p.m., discussion, Sun. 1 p.m., speaker. Phone number is 874-8282, for more information. (tfx12)

SERVICIOS DE SALUD De Campesinos: Ofrecemos ayuda con doctores, dentistas, y medicinas. Si trabajas en agricultura puedes calificar para nuestros servicios. Para mas informacion llame al 323-0538. (tfx12)

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 897 Palmer, Delta Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (tfx1) 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 8742149. (DCHS) THERE IS A VFW MEETING on the first Monday of each month. At 6 p.m. there is a potluck and the meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Building, 15th & Howard, Delta. For further information, call 874-5174. (tfx31) CHAPTER, UNITS OF DAV regular meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Building, 15th & Howard, Delta. For further information, call 874-5174. (tfx19) ALANON FAMILY GROUP meets in Delta at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and Palmer. If there is a problem of alcoholism in a family member or friend, we can help you. You are not alone. Call 856-3446 or 835-3408 for information. (TFNx19) THE PREGNANCY REsource Center needs staff volunteers to join our team of those committed to presenting life and the truth of Jesus Christ. Why not call us at 874-5733 and find out more? (tfx26) DO YOU HAVE A HOUSE or apartment for rent? Get results through the DCI Classifieds.

PARENTS information for licensed viders. Call Child Care Referral at

(TFNx1)grief support group meets every Thursday, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Grand Mesa Oncology and Education Center on Stafford Lane in Delta, next to the hospital. New time through December. Free and open to any adult who has lost a loved one. Offered by Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado. For questions, contact Anne Schmidt, LCSW, 874-6823. (tfnx38) COLORADO QUITLINE IS a free, confidential telephone coaching service for anyone calling from a Colorado area code. With QuitLine, tobacco users can receive free supplies of the nicotine patch as they work with trained coaches who create a personalized quit plan just for them. To contact the QuitLine, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-7848669) or visit www.coquitline.org. FAMILIES BELIEVING in families: Tandem Families is an innovative, private nonprofit mentoring program providing services for at-risk children of Delta and Montrose counties. Anyone interested in volunteering their services or donating usable items should call 874-3000 or 252-7445. (TFNx8) THINK YOU'RE PREGnant? Abused? Need help? The Pregnancy Resource Center in Delta offers free service, support and advice to all teenagers and women in crisis pregnancy situations. For Christian help, anytime, call 874-5733.

For a quote on all your printing needs call Randy Crespin at 874-4421.

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Call 874-4421.

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CLASSIFIEDS The Delta County Independent is now offering FREE CLASSIFIED ADS to subscribers.

If you currently subscribe to the DCI you can get

ONE FREE 20-WORD CLASSIFIED AD PER MONTH. (Excludes Real Estate, Rentals and Help Wanted ads.)

PLUS your ad wll be posted on the DCI’s Website for free as an ADDED BONUS! Deadline for classifieds is 10 a.m. Monday mornings For your convenience call 874-4421 to place ad or drop off or mail to 401 Meeker Street, Delta, CO 81416

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The Vampire Diaries ‘‘Lost Girls’’ (In Stereo) ^ The 30 Rock Office ‘‘Secret (N) ^ Santa’’

Supernatural ‘‘The End’’ (In Stereo) ^ The Jay Leno Show (N) (In Stereo) ^

Survivor: Samoa (N) (In Stereo) ^

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ‘‘Appendicitement’’ Grey’s Anatomy ‘‘Good Mourning’’ (In Stereo) ^ Grey’s Anatomy ‘‘Good Mourning’’ (In Stereo) ^ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ‘‘Appendicitement’’ The 30 Rock Office ‘‘Secret (N) ^ Santa’’

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Wednesday, December 9 through Tuesday, December 15

Delta County Independent,

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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What does it mean to love God with all your heart? By Pastor Earl Douglas Maranatha Fellowship

He (Jesus) answering said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy

neighbor as thyself. Luke 10:27 What does it mean to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength? 1) The heart, being the seat of emotions, suggests that to love God with all our heart, we

Jewelry, craft sale benefits African projects African Team Ministries, an ecumenical group which supports the work of the church in east Africa (including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda) has once again shipped lovely jewelry and crafts to St. Luke’s Church in Delta for sale. All the proceeds from the sale go to support projects such as AIDS education/prevention, resettlement of displaced people, literacy programs, orphanages and schools for children whose parents have died of AIDS,

not to mention simple irrigation projects and famine relief. A special showing of the crafts and jewelry will take place in Muller Hall at the church Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon and Sunday, Dec. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. The church is located at 145 W. 5th Street in Delta, directly across from Wells Fargo Bank. Everyone is encouraged to support this worthwhile cause while finding some great gifts.

would love Him not only with our actions, but with a devoted passion. We would consider nothing or no one to be more valuable. Nothing would satisfy us like

Kids’ play stresses the importance of sharing blessings Paonia Friends Church presents “Bows of Holly,” a kids’ Christmas musical about the importance of sharing the blessings we have received. The musical will be presented at the church at Third and Poplar Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. Admission is a nonperishable food item for each person. Donations will go to the Paonia Friends Church food bank.

communication with our heavenly Lover. 2) Loving God with all our soul is to love God with our very life. To love him like that means that our lives belong to Him. We would be willing to lay down our lives for Him. Wherever or what-

ever He would call us to do, we would be ready to go and willing to do. 3) Loving God with all our mind is to have an insatiable hunger to “know” Him intimately. His Word would draw us again and again because it reveals His

nature and His truth. We would not be satisfied with secondhand information about Him. 4) To love God with all our strength means that our physical bodies are at His disposal, to be used to serve Him and his Eternal purposes.

Redeemer Lutheran Church will stage outdoor live nativity Highlighting this year’s celebration of Christmas at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delta will again be the free public presentation of an outdoor live nativity depicting the birth of Christ. The live nativity will be presented Saturday, Dec. 12, on the lawn of Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 1000 Pioneer Road, between the hours of 6

and 8 p.m., with performances given every 30 minutes. Biblical characters will be portrayed by church members and its youth. The story of Christ’s birth as told in the book of Luke, will be spoken by Pastor Jeffrey Ryan as each scene unfolds. Between performances, visitors are invited to warm up with a free will offering chili supper,

cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate inside Redeemer’s fellowship hall. All funds collected in the free will offering and a Christmas cookie sale ongoing in the fellowship hall that evening will benefit the Tiny Treasures Preschool. Prior to the Live Nativity performances the Tiny Treasures preschoolers will present a brief Christmas Program at 5:30 p.m.

Delta County

Church Services Directory Delta Area

DELTA FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Eaton & Dodge Pastor: Lee Ponder Sunday: Celebration Service Sunday School Celebration Service Tuesday: Bible Study Wednesday: Family night Royal Rangers Missionettes Fireproof Youth (Jr. & Sr. High) Saturday: Men's Prayer Breakfast

874-3568 8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

6:00 a.m.

LANDMARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 12th & Grand, Delta • 874-3717 Pastor: Ken Gilchrist Sunday: Sunday School (all ages) 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening 7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST 164 Grand Blvd. (Left on top of 3rd St. Hill) Sunday Bible Study Sunday Morning Worship Sunday Brown Bag Lunch Sunday Afternoon Service Wednesday Bible Study

874-4971 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 12:00 Noon 1:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

EL BUEN PASTOR SPANISH ASSEMBLY OF GOD 860 Crawford Ave., Delta Carlos & Rosemary Sluder, Pastors – 874-0167 Jaime & Blanca Moreno, Youth – 874-6111 Arturo & Alicia Carrasco, Children – 874-0771 Domingo: Escuela Dominical 10:00 a.m. Predicacion 11:00 a.m. Culto de la Tarde y Niños 6:00 p.m. Lunes: Middle School 7:00 p.m. Miercoles: Family Night 7:00 p.m. Jueves: Jovenes 7:00 p.m. Viernes: Cultos de Hogar 7:00 p.m.

GUNNISON VALLEY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Senior Pastor Terry D. Hedrick Associate Pastor Edward (Mike) Sandridge Website: gvcnazarene.org Email: gvcnazarene@aol.com 1721 H Rd. Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-0848 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.”

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

CENTER FOR RELIGIOUS SCIENCE

1061 Meeker St., Delta cofchrist.org Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. For more information call 626-3347

658 Howard St., Delta Rev. Kay Spinden 874-3425 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. Children’s Classes 10:30 a.m. Science of Mind Classes Also Available

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DELTA

1290 A St., Delta, CO 874-9497 Pastor Andy Thomas Website: www.cbdelta.com E-Mail: contact_us@cbdelta.com Sunday: Bible Study 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer 7:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY 751 Meeker St., Delta 874-8083 Sunday: Bible Lesson Sermon Sunday School Wednesday: Testimony Meeting Child Care Provided Everyone Welcome

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

DELTA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 5th & Meeker Streets - Delta Office — 874-9501 Roy Trueblood, Pastor delta.umc@juno.com Early Worship 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:45 a.m. (Child care, handicap accessible) Communion Worship 1st Sunday Traditional Worship 2nd & 4th Sunday

GRAND MESA BIBLE CHURCH Pastor Paul Graves 874-8315 710 Crawford Ave. – Delta Sunday School For All Ages 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Please call for information about Bible studies and Prayer times

FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 1102 Howard St., Delta Church 874-4647 Minister - Rev. Tom Grimes Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Children’s Church Available Thurs. Bible Study 6:15 p.m.

MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP (The LORD Cometh) 1712 H Road, Delta Pastor Earl Douglas 874-9135 Sunday School Morning Worship Sunday Night Wed. Prayer & Bible Study All Welcome

Pastor: Bill Forbes 874-4893 135 E. 4th Street Delta, Colo. 81416 Adult Bible Study 9:00 a.m. Worship Service & Praise Music 10:15 a.m. Children’s Church 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church offered every week during worship Child care available

10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

“Loyal to the orthodox Christian faith as received by Anglicanism” Pastor Tom Seibert 5th & Palmer St. Rector's Study: 874-9489 Holy Eucharist and Sunday School (Sunday) 10:15 a.m. Order of St. Luke & Healing Service, First Monday each month 6:00 p.m. Morning Prayer/Communion Wednesday 10 a.m.

DELTA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Reaching the children and youth of Western Delta County I Rd. & 1600 Rd. North Delta 874-4322 Ministry Staff: Don Bavor, Kirsten Alsdorf Buffy Zentmeyer; Jay Alsdorf Sunday: Worship First Service 8:45 a.m. Adult & Teen Connections 10:00 a.m. Second Service 10:45 a.m. Children’s Church: Age 3-5th grade Childcare (infant/preschool) all services. For Elem., M.S. & H.S. activities, please call

GARNET MESA BAPTIST CHURCH 863 A Street, Delta Dick Neale, Pastor — 874-4837 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Services 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Independent, Fundamental

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

ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE ORTHODOX 298 Bert St. 874-5225 Father Daniel Jones www.saintandrewsdelta.org Saturday Great Vespers 5:00 p.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Please call: for feast day services schedule

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH (Missouri Synod) Pastor Jeffrey Ryan 1000 Pioneer Road - 874-3052 Worship Service 9:00 a.m. Bible Classes and Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Tiny Treasures Preschool

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Pastor: Seth Coridan 763 Meeker St. Sabbath School Saturday Morning Worship Prayer Meetings Wednesday

American Baptist Church deltafirstbaptist.org Pastor James Conley 1250 Pioneer Road 874-3847 Sunday: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Night Church 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Middle School Blitz 6:30 p.m. AWANA (Sept.-April) 6:30 p.m. Friday: House of Prayer 6:00 p.m. Saturday: Men’s Bible Study 7:30 a.m. High School Saturday Night Live 7:00 p.m.

ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH

ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Surface Creek

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

Father Henry Aguwa, S.M.M.M., Pastor 628 Meeker St., Delta 874-3300 Saturday: Sacrament of Forgiveness 4:30 p.m. Mass 5:30 p.m. Sunday: English Mass 10:00 a.m. Spanish Mass 12:00 Noon Daily Mass Wed.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.

THUNDER MOUNTAIN CHURCH OF CHRIST Meeting: Bill Heddles Rec. Center Sundays: Bible Classes 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. (Children’s church available) Youth Ministry: Matt Hamm 640-4257 Children’s Ministry: Dan Dunham 874-1629 Weekly home Bible studies Information: 874-4372 • 874-7816

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 290 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cedaredge 210-3398 Pastor Seth Coridan Sabbath School Saturday 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship 10:50 a.m. Prayer Meeting Tuesday 7:00 p.m.

CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Debra A. Edwards, Pastor Vickie Richards-Street, Pastoral Associate Rev. Bob Watts, Pastor Emeritus 3rd & Aspen, PO Box 369, Cedaredge, CO 81413 (970) 856-3696 Sunday School 8:45 a.m. Celebration Service 9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service (Nursery provided) 10:00 a.m. Communion Worship First Sunday Mid-HS Youth 4:00 p.m. Crossfire Youth Group 6:00 p.m. Children, Youth and Adult Choirs Bible Studies Available OPEN HEARTS! OPEN MINDS! OPEN DOORS!

1679 Pioneer Rd., Delta Corner of E. 16th St./F Rd. and Pioneer Rd. 874-3444 Sunday: Uncompahgre Ward 9:00 a.m. Delta Ward 11:00 a.m.

JESUS’ NAME PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Serving One God as One People 12th & Meeker St., Delta Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Sunday 5:00 p.m. Home Bible Studies Available For more information call: 970-275-2461 or 970-417-7834

Surface Creek FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CEDAREDGE 370 W. Main St. — 856-3830 P.O. Box 400, Cedaredge, CO 81413-0400 Email: fbc@kaycee.net Senior Pastor Dik Abbott Associate Pastor Justin Dryden Sunday: Sunday School for All Ages 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Children’s Church Available Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study 6:00 p.m. AWANA and Youth 6:30 p.m.

GRAND MESA SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH 110 S.E. Jay Ave., Cedaredge, CO 856-4672 Rev. Steven Puls Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Team Kid (Wednesday) 6:00 p.m. Prayer & Bible Study (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Brotherhood Breakfast (1st Saturday) 8:00 a.m. Fellowship Breakfast (last Tuesday) 8:00 a.m. (at Ole Bakery)

ECKERT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 13025 Highway 65, Eckert P.O. Box 7 835-3441 Pastor Jo DeVinny Sunday: Morning Worship: Year Round 10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School during worship Second Tuesday of the Month Youth Group (Hunsicker Hall, Lower Level) 6:00-7:30 p.m. Thursday: Bible Study Held at Big E Market 7:30 a.m.

CRAWFORD FRIENDS CHURCH Non-Denominational 3842 Stearman Lane Crawford, CO 81415 921-LORD (5673) Pastor Jerry Dutton Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 10:45 a.m. Children’s Church and Nursery provided Home Bible Studies Available www.crawfordchristians.org

MOUNTAIN VIEW BIBLE CHURCH Lazear, CO – 872-2139 Pastor Jim Jesser – 323-6412 Youth Pastor Jake Erickson - 872-6329 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service & Youth Night 7:00 p.m. Christ Centered Country Church Independent and Fundamental

PAONIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2nd and Onarga Pastor Russell Fletcher

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2291 Q25 Road, Cedaredge, Colo. 856-6137 Pastors John and MaryLouise Dannels Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.

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.

NEW HOPE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Meets at Cedaredge Community Center Pastor Bill Williamson 856-4458 www.newhopefreechurch.org Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Children’s Church 10:45 a.m. Nursery Available Men’s Breakfast 1st & 3rd Sat. 7:00 at Ole Bakery Youth Groups — schedules vary Call for time and place

(Missouri Synod) 5th & North Fork, Paonia at the Northwest corner of City Park Pastor Rod Loose 527-3232 Morning Worship 9:00 a.m. Lent Worship Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Bible Study following worship service Visitors Always Welcome.

ST. PHILIP'S CATHOLIC CHURCH

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF PAONIA

Cedaredge

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS

North Fork

Father Henry Aguwa, S.M.M.M., Pastor 856-6495 8:00 a.m. Mass

Sunday: Tuesday: Sacrament of Forgiveness

5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Mass For more information, call 856-6495

ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA Janice Johnson, Pastor 20101 Deer Creek Rd., Austin - 835-3667 www.allsaintslutheran-delta.org Sunday: Worship 10:00 a.m. Open Communion (1st & 3rd Sundays)

227 Oak Street • 970-527-7291 • 970-527-3450 P.O. Box 413, Paonia, CO 81428 Co-Pastors James Gall & Ed Hollett Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Traditional Church Service 10:45 a.m.

1596 S.W. 9th St., Cedaredge 856-3586 Bob Hillyer - Senior Pastor Dane Hillyer - Youth Associate Lynde Munfrada - Children Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Revolution Youth 6:00 p.m. Wed. Family Night: Adult Bible Study, Youth & Children's Ministries 7:00 p.m. Men's Breakfast (Saturday) 7:00 a.m. cedarag.org

SURFACE CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH 21987 Austin Road • Austin John Copper, Pastor 856-4675 Jacopper@tds.net Sunday: Worship Service 10:00 a.m. with Children’s Church and nursery provided Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

DEREK HAMASHIYAH QAAL Christ’s Way Fellowship A Hebrew Root’s Fellowship Shavvat (Saturday) 9:30 a.m. Tuesday: Torah/Tanakh Scripture Study 6:30 p.m. Robert at 589-6142 (local cell) rlpeck@hughes.net

North Fork HOTCHKISS COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Patricia Johnson 872-4881 2nd & Orchard Office: 872-3540 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. 9:30 a.m. Girl Scouts Tues. 4:00 p.m. Girl Scouts Wed. 4:00 p.m. Wearhouse hours: Monday 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. UMW Meet 3rd Saturday 9:00 a.m.

40259 M Rd., Paonia 970-527-5443 Sunday Morning 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening 5:00 p.m. Teaching Sound Bible Doctrine

PAONIA FRIENDS CHURCH 409 3rd St., Paonia, CO 81428 Pastor Gaylen Kinser Office: (970) 527-6151 Sunday: SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 9:00 a.m. with NURSERY for children 19 mos.-3 years SUNDAY SCHOOL for ages 19 months-adults 10:00 a.m.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HOTCHKISS 203 W. Main - Hotchkiss, CO 81419 Church 872-3313 Sunday: Sunday School all ages 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Choir Practice, Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Saturday Pre-Teen Youth Group 6:00-8:00 p.m. Teen Youth Group 7:00-9:00 p.m. Food Pantry Available Call Velma at 872-3373

PAONIA ASSEMBLY OF GOD 7th & Oak Paonia • 527-3292 www.paoniaassemblyofgod.com Pastor James Crawford Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Kids’ Church 10:45 a.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Come Expecting

HOTCHKISS CHURCH OF CHRIST

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

Minister Windell Howard 175 N. 1st St., Hotchkiss 527-3225 Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

Bishop Stephen W. Bayles 5th and Oak, Paonia 527-4239 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.

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CHURCH OF GOD CEDAREDGE ASSEMBLY OF GOD

NORTH FORK CHURCH OF CHRIST

(Anderson Affiliate) 188 N. First Street, Hotchkiss P.O. Box 477 Visitors Welcome 872-3664 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 p.m.

PAONIA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 235 Box Elder Avenue - Paonia 527-3161 Youth Pastor: Mike Mills www.paoniachristianfellowship.com 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. Overboard 4-6th Grade 6:00 p.m. Monday Ladies Bible Study 1:00 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Group 7:00 p.m. Please join our family for a variety of music and worship. Something for everyone!

BIBLE CENTER CHURCH 1117 Third Street, Paonia www.biblecenteronline.com Paul Millermon, Pastor Phone 527-4169, 527-4955 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Prayer Service 5:15 p.m. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Awana Clubs - Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

NORTH FORK BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Del Hampton 527-4644 1516 Hwy. 133, Paonia Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Nursery Provided

OLD KING JAMES BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 5th & Horton, Olathe, CO (970) 497-0790 Sunday School Preaching

9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Grand Junction CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD 2883 Victoria Drive - Grand Junction Pastor Del Leger, 249-6857 Assistant Elbert Keefauver, 434-1284 Assistant Coy Colbert, 858-9299 Services Saturday 11:00 a.m.

Montrose LIVING WORD LUTHERAN CHURCH 33 N. Uncompahgre Ave. Montrose • 249-4405 Pastor Matthew Frey Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School/Bible Study 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

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If interested, please call 874-4421.

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Delta County Independent

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DEL DELTA CLEANERS 264 MAIN 874-4606

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856-3185

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970-589-6056 We will haul your junk cars

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Serving All Of Delta County Residential � Commercial • Weekly Pickup • Dumpster & Roll-offs • 20-40 �ard Capacity

527-3602

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872-4181

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480 Riley Lane

Delta

If you are a reputable service provider and are looking for an economical way to get your name out to more Delta County residents, we have the right tool for you. The Delta County Independent Service Directory reaches nearly 7,500 residences in Delta County County. For as little as $7.00 weekly you can reach each of those homes and increase your brand recognition. TO PLACE YOUR AD IN THIS DIRECTORY CALL NELLIE AT 874-4421


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