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Real estate sales pick up, prices stabilize BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

An annual report compiled by Heritage Title Company shows the number of real estate transactions in Delta County increased 12 percent in 2012. A total of 626 sales took place during the year, compared to 558 in 2011. In dollar volume, real estate sales totaled $100 million, a 9 percent decrease from $108.5 million in 2011. The report attributes the decrease in dollar volume to a drop in high dollar transactions. In 2011, there were nine sales over the $1 million mark, compared to just five in 2012. “The 2012 real estate market was encouraging, but has a way to go before reaching pre-recession levels,” observed Tamra Smith of Heritage Title Company. The sale of foreclosures accounted for 30 percent of all sales in 2012. The 185 sales outpaced the 154 foreclosed sales recorded in 2011 (28 percent of the market). “There are a lot of foreclosures that have not hit the market yet,” said Nancy Wood of RE/MAX Mountain West. “Because of new government

regulations on lenders, foreclosures were stagnant for a period of time. They stood in the bank’s vault, so to speak, because the banks weren’t sure how to proceed. Now that ‘shadow inventory’ is starting to hit the market.” Foreclosure filings in Delta County increased 21 percent from 202 in 2011 to 244 in 2012. The number of completed foreclosures decreased 18 percent to 158 in 2012, compared to 192 completed in 2011. Foreclosures are just one factor keeping home prices lower than they have been in years, but prices seem to have bottomed out and are now holding stable. “Sellers are more realistic than they were a year or two ago when they were resisting the drop in prices,” Bob Lario of RE/MAX Mountain West said. “Sellers are pricing more realistically and buyers have become aware that the market is probably not going to get any better so waiting may not be a great strategy. In fact, it’s as good as it’s going to get.” Wood agrees. “It was such an extreme buyers’ market for a while that the buyers

Suppes steps down as Republican chair BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Don Suppes, chairman of the Delta County Republican Party, has told the DCI that he will not seek re-appointment to that post. The county’s Republicans were scheduled to hold their regular reorganization meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5. Suppes said he intended to make his announcement at that meeting, which took place too late for coverage in this week’s DCI. Suppes said he is stepping down from the party chair post because he plans to form an exploratory committee and investigate a possible run for the State Senate District 5 seat, currently held by term-limited Gail Schwartz of Snowmass. “It would not be appropriate for me to remain chairman of the party’s central committee,” Suppes said, “while I am involved in exploring a possible campaign of my own.” Suppes is in his second term as mayor of Orchard City, a position which is term limited in 2014. Suppes said his reasons for exploring a run for the District 5 seat are simple: “I am fed up with trying to stand up and get Denver and Washington, D.C. to hear me from here in Orchard City. I think they will be able to hear me better from Denver,” he said. Suppes said he is highly

critical of and opposed to the growing practice of unelected bureaucrats on both the state and federal levels creating expensive, unfunded mandates for individuals and local governments. “This is killing the U.S.,” he said, adding, “Someone needs to start standing up against it.” An example of bureaucratic abuse cited by Suppes is a requirement that bidders for state work submit their bids on a physical iPad device, and the bidder, successful or not, does not get the iPad returned to him. The state’s rule says in part that potential contractors “shall submit proposals using the Apple iPad 2 (or newer) ... iPads will not be returned at the end of the evaluation and will become property of the department ... the (potential contractor) will submit three (3) additional copies on a flash drive for record keeping.” Suppes said, “That is some state bureaucrat creating a ridiculous rule. Elected officials are supposed to protect the public from that kind of bureaucratic abuse, and they’re not.” Suppes emphasized that he is not announcing a candidacy for the District 5 seat. “There are seven counties in the district and I have talked to people in some of them. I will need to have conversations with people in all of the counties before making up my mind,” he said.

would immediately want to take a large chunk off the price.” Now homes are priced more realistically, so lowballing is not the best strategy, she said. Because property is starting to move in other areas of the state and the country, Lario said he’s finally starting to work with people desiring to relocate to Delta County.

“We noticed in the second half of 2012 we were getting more customers coming in to buy who have their homes elsewhere under contract,” he said. Lario says he’s fielding more inquiries about houses in the upper end ($250,000 and up), as well as farms, ranches, orchards and vineyards. Some are investors who

are looking for others to operate the farm or ranch, but Lario recently sold a couple of orchards to people from the Front Range who plan to put their own sweat equity into the operations. Looking back, Lario says the real estate market appears to have hit bottom in 2011. Although values are “trolling REAL ESTATE TO A3

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The real estate market in Delta County appears to have bottomed out. “My sense is that we hit the bottom in 2011 and have been recovering since then although values are trolling along the bottom,” said Bob Lario of RE/MAX Mountain West.

Delta County bans marijuana businesses BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Some vocal public opposition and objections to procedural issues weren’t sufficient to dissuade the Board of County Commissioners from voting unanimously Monday, Feb. 4, to ban marijuana facilities that produce, process or sell pot for the wholesale or retail trades. The ordinance is in effect upon Monday’s adoption and applies in the unincorporated areas of the county. Local residents mounted opposition to the ordinance. Several were present at the BoCC’s meeting on Jan. 22 during both constituent time and during the county attorney’s agenda with the board. Scott C. Wilson of Hotchkiss objected to the county’s public notice for the ordinance and about text in the document itself. Wilson charged that the county’s legal notice and publication constituted “a breach of the Open Meetings Act,” and that the document’s wording would “outlaw agriculture in Delta County.” He termed the ordinance and its adoption procedure “an outrage” and “a travesty of justice.” Wilson also asked for a “bipartisan committee of stakeholders” to consider local reg-

ulations for marijuana facilities under the provisions of Amendment 64. He also asked for a six-month moratorium. Other communities have adopted temporary moratoriums on marijuana facilities until the General Assembly finalizes its regulatory guidance on Amendment 64. Public notice for the county’s ordinance appeared in the DCI with text provided by the county. The text and publication were researched by county attorney Christine Knight who found them to be proper and legal in all respects. Knight responded to another criticism from Wilson. She said that language in the ordinance Wilson disputed had come directly out of the voter approved Amendment 64. The amendment legalizes recreational use of marijuana, and it also allows local governments to outlaw marijuana facilities that trade in the drug. Federal laws against marijuana remain in effect. Also during the BoCC’s Jan. 22 meeting, ordinance opponent Jere Lowe of Hotchkiss told the commissioners, “You do have the power to (pass) this.” But, adding that he had spoken with attorneys, he said there had been “serious sunshine violations on this.”

Wilson and Lowe were objecting to the last paragraph of the ordinance text claiming it violated a rule governing legal publication. It doesn’t, Knight said on Monday; the paragraph is an integral part of the ordinance as adopted by the BoCC and the ordinance could not be legally published without including it. Lowe also asked that the ordinance be tabled and that a local working group be formed to create a regulatory framework for administering Amendment 64 in Delta County. “This (marijuana) is here to stay,” Lowe told the BoCC. In adopting their ordinance, commissioners cited Amendment 64’s defeat last November by voters countywide. Lowe challenged District 3 Commissioner Mark Roeber saying North Fork Valley voters actually favored the measure, and that county voters’ rejection of Amendment 64 by 54 percent against “is not a mandate.” The Amendment 64 tally of 4,897 votes cast in the six North Fork Valley precincts 15 through 20 resulted in a difference of 51 votes in favor, according to the county election returns. MARIJUANA TO A3

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Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) will host a town hall meeting in Hotchkiss on Sunday, Feb. 10. She invites Delta County residents to discuss this session’s legislation. As chair of the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee and a Western Slope resident for 40 years, she is also committed to facilitating discussions on the future of our agricultural economy. There will be a special presentation by the organization Hemp Cleans about hemp legislation intended to facilitate new production and economic growth in rural areas.

The Delta County Historical Society is pleased to announce a public reception honoring longtime Delta residents “Sky” Fairlamb, Ethel (Fairlamb) Jackson and Mary (Fairlamb) Dow on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Delta County Museum, 251 Meeker Street, in Delta. The Fairlambs have left a proud legacy throughout the county. Please join the community in honoring this family. On this occasion, museum admission will be free. Light refreshments will also be served. Call 874-8721 for more information.

Delta County Economic Development (DCED) has moved to new office quarters at 428 Main Street, Delta. “We’re really excited to be on Main Street with all the activity among the businesses,” said Sarah Carlquist, DCED director. The move was completed last week. DCED had previously been operating from second floor quarters off Stafford Lane. “It’s easier for people to find us here,” Carlquist said. The DCED phone number is the same, 874-4992. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.


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LETTERS West Side Story Dear Editor: No, this isn’t a story about a classic movie or book from the 1960s or ‘70s. But it is a story that originated back in the 1970s concerning the City of Delta. Having lived in the same home since 1978 (it was a threeyear-house at the time) to the present day, once you hear this story it is easy to understand why I am so extremely frustrated by former City of Delta managers and city council administrations, that I am boiling over. This story is about why in the world don’t ALL city streets in the city limits of Delta have the good old basic curb, gutters and sidewalks they were supposed to have gotten way back 35 or more years ago? How ironic that the DCI would publish a photograph (1/23/2013) of workers in the lovely Town of Cedaredge laying down fresh concrete sidewalks in 1969 but the huge (by comparison) City of Delta still can’t git ‘er done 40+ years later! Am I supposed to wait another 35 years for these basic amenities? ALL new construction in the city is mandated to have curb, gutter and sidewalk installed. So is the city saying to developers “Do as I say and not as I do?” I have heard that the city is planning a sidewalk project out in the 1600 Road area that they will charge each residence a fee of $2,500 for. Wow, is the city only willing to do the areas of the city that have to pay their own way? One has to wonder HOW did the city receive its “All America City” award with such unsightly neighborhoods that litter the west side of Delta? Have you gone more than

two blocks west of Main Street lately? Have you seen the mud bogs in front of our homes, complete with non-functioning culverts for drainage? I know that no city council members have such atrocious conditions in front of their homes! I also am quite sure that whomever the City of Delta paraded around to show off their gleaming city to back then never took those folks more than 1 block west of Main Street or the city surely would not have gotten such a prestigious award! It is my understanding that these infrastructures were bought and paid for in the 1970s. I certainly know that I signed a petition in the 1990s that was circulated for presentation to city council to get this done once and for all. Instead, we got a new golf course (which I have never been to), a truck bypass route (which I was against in its proposed location), sidewalks installed in North Delta on Hwy. 50 for over 1/2 mile (which I will never use), Main Street restification and beautification projects every few years, and even had most of the street corners that did have sidewalks get their concrete corners chopped down and redone to allow for wheelchair and bicycle access (I am not in a wheelchair quite yet). I also readily acknowledge the fact that there are NUMEROUS other streets inside the city limits with the same issue and some are even (heaven forbid!) on Garnet Mesa. Portions of Dodge, Columbia, Palmer, Silver, King, West 4th, Howard, Garnet, Sloan, Elizabeth, Jensen, Brown, Labor just to mention some I have noticed. I am quite sure

there are many more. I have heard all kinds of excuses from city managers and city council members in the past that range from “Well there just isn’t any money in the budget for that” and “Oh you are on State Hwy. 348 and we can’t install them on a highway”. ... but wait a minute; Main Street is also Hwy. 50 and Hwy. 50 in North Delta is also known by 1575 Rd. Just the same as Silver Street is known as Hwy. 348, so that holds no water at all (no pun intended). Also, there wasn’t any money in the budget for most of the other things mentioned previously either (but is there ever?). This town needs to take care of existing homes that the residents have paid taxes on for many years instead of taking on new projects that only cater to a minority of its citizens! The last “big project” of sidewalk construction was over five years ago and there hasn’t been one single piece laid since on existing construction inside the city. Why are we being neglected by our elected city officials? Countless new administrations have come and gone for so long that it is useless to threaten electing someone else. I suppose it is high time legal counsel is retained and a class action lawsuit be initiated to get any results. Is it any wonder that real estate valuations on the west side of town will never be comparable to the east side? Maybe with a judgment in the plaintiffs favor, we can all afford to move into a nice neighborhood on the “good” side of town... or at least somewhere that has a sidewalk. Shirley Vollmert Delta

Gun control: Reason over emotion Dear Editor: I understand the emotional need to take some action to prevent further tragedies like that at Sandy Hook, but we need to exercise reason over emotion in fashioning a solution. Outlawing hunting guns that look like military weapons won’t solve the problem; there will still be hunting guns that don’t look like military weapons that are just as lethal. Limiting the size of magazines won’t solve the problem; it takes only a few seconds to insert a fresh magazine into a gun. Universal background checks would make it more difficult for a mentally disturbed person to get their hands on a gun if a national database were established that prohib-

ited selling guns to the mentally ill but this would require a radical change in our current privacy laws. Armed guards in our schools might be a deterrent, but the guard would be the first target of a disturbed individual bent on taking as many lives as possible before taking his own. Don’t forget that Columbine had an armed guard on campus and that did not deter Harris and Klebold and the guard was not at the right place at the right time. And don’t forget that they used shotguns and handguns not “assault” weapons.The school principal and a psychologist at Sandy Hook, although unarmed, confronted the shooter but were instantly killed. One wonders what the outcome would have

Gun laws are not the answer Dear Editor: The Connecticut school shooting tears at the heartstrings of every parent. We must find ways to stop such violence, but more gun laws are not the answer, as statistics prove and common sense verifies. Law-abiding citizens are the only people affected by laws; others will find ways to get guns. The problem is not that people can get guns, but that people want to kill. Many of us had guns as kids. We got angry sometimes, but it never occurred to us to turn our guns on strangers, or parents, or anyone. What has happened since then? Some parents are too busy working, out of necessity or to buy “things”, to spend time with kids. Some don’t know what their kids are doing, who they’re hanging out with, or how often they’re watching programs with gratuitous, graphic violence or playing video games

that teach them to kill, kill, kill! Some are afraid to discipline because they think the kids won’t love them, or that Social Services will step in. The ACLU has made it very difficult to institutionalize people with mental problems. Too often, dangerous psychotropic drugs are instead prescribed for people who can’t handle problems. We’ve taken God and morality out of our schools. We’ve raised kids with no concept of heaven or hell, or of an omnipotent Presence watching what they do. Many homes are fatherless. When the government became the financial provider for single mothers, fathers were no longer required — although they are desperately needed. Those are a few of my reasons. Please send in yours. Maybe dialogues will find solutions. Angie Many Eckert

been had they been armed. They were at the right place at the right time to change the outcome. Properly trained and licensed school employees who, on a volunteer basis, are discretely armed would not be a threat to the general population and would be a powerful deterrent to another tragedy like Columbine or Sandy Hook. Richard Udd Cedaredge

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Fracking the North Fork Dear Editor: Here in the North Fork Valley we just had meetings with the BLM where citizens were not allowed to comment — we have never had a forum with them where we could — and the leases go up for sale in less than three weeks, on Valentine’s Day; how appropriate is that?! Another one of their “in your face” intimidation tactics, subtle to some, but not to me. You see, I love this place on the planet and feel we should be improving our little pieces of it, not destroying them. In my letters of protest to the BLM, etc., I included a huge concern I have. In addition to the risks to our aquifer, river and irrigation water, our air and our land, how about the risk to our coal mines? Once they “frack” all these sites, they have no control over where the chemicals go, or what they cause to open up, and it could END coal

mining in the North Fork Valley if the mines are contaminated or made more unstable. And yet, in the Montrose paper the front page had comments from the BLM saying that the danger to coal mining comes from NOT selling and developing the leases on 20,000 acres surrounding and within our communities. Really?! This is a lie! I dread to think of the health consequences to our communities, and the economic impacts to all of our mines and our organic family farms and vineyards. It is too big a risk, and I think the BLM has made clear by their response, they really don’t care. Their lack of stewardship should bring them shame, and will bring them legal action. Many thanks to all those who are protesting in whatever way they can, and especially to those who have gone

North Fork is already doing its part for the country Dear Editor: BLM seems hell bent on opening the oil and gas floodgates in the North Fork without knowing or caring whether a storm is coming. Leasing of oil and gas mineral rights grants a legal right to access all the oil and gas that may be under a leased parcel, and the 20,000-plus acres slated to be thrust on the block in the February lease sale make up a critical part of the North Fork Valley. So if drillers find a big oil or gas play here, we kiss our existing way of life goodbye. Sure, all these horrors might not come about unless there’s considerable development. But who’s to say that can’t happen? Not me and surely not the regional and state BLM officials who visited our humble towns last week. Listening to state BLM director Helen Hankins you might even take home the idea that BLM’s 1989-vintage Resource Management Plan (RMP) would restrict oil and gas drilling to no more than 10 wells per year in the whole 380,000acre Uncompahgre Field Office jurisdiction. But you’d be wrong: that’s just the most the antiquated RMP anticipated might be drilled. What’s already happening is very different: drilling is ongoing up in the Muddy and BLM states in the environmental assessment for the North Fork lease

sale that they anticipate about 20 wells per year just in the greater North Fork area, and SG Interests has proposed drilling 150 wells in the Bull Mountain unit alone in the next few years. So, while they went way out of their way to explain how glacially slow actual drilling has occurred just in Delta County — at a rate of one or two wells a year — they seemed to discount what’s happening in the Muddy, and they can’t and don’t deny the real possibility of oil and gas development in the bottom of the valley imposing an economic, social, cultural and environmental Armageddon on us. Barb Sharrow, director of the Uncompahgre Field Office, says we should probably worry more about oil and gas drilling on private lands in the North Fork since it’s relatively easier and quicker to drill for private minerals than for federal ones. While we surely do need to beef up the county’s master plan and oil and gas regulations, we can’t lose our focus. And, consider if some company buys the 20,000 plus acres of federal leases in February, sits on them for now, then drills a few “quick and easy” exploratory wells on private and finds a marketable amount of oil or gas in the Dakota formation under the Mancos. They use their ace-in-the-

Industry is sabotaging the future of our planet Dear Editor: Wake up, America! Americans waste more energy than most people on this planet use. We, who are less than 5 percent of the world’s population and use 25 percent of the world’s resources, could, by conservative estimates, cut our fossil fuel consumption by 25 percent by conservation alone. What a concept! The Danish Parliament recently agreed to an energy plan that will double, to 50 percent, the share of the nation’s electricity coming from wind by 2020, and to be fossil fuel-free by 2050! They plan to decrease energy consumption while still growing economically. Are Danes just innately smarter than Americans? Agreement — another foreign concept to Americans! It’s 2013! Every ecosystem on the planet is stressed and we can’t get a clean energy policy out of Congress! We should keep ravaging the planet, devastating the very water, air and land we need for life, so we can waste and squabble? People are sick, our planet is sick. Our planet is FINITE — how hard is that to understand? One example of why we are in this crisis — this became known as the “Great American Street-

to Washington twice to speak with the BLM officials there! Between this and the massacre of wolves, etc., I am sick to death of Salazar, a person I sadly did not know enough about when he came into office. This mad rush of the fossil fuel industries is not to benefit us; it will benefit a very few already rich individuals and companies, and the gas and oil will be shipped to other nations as they sell it all to the highest bidder! Climate change is ignored yet again in this process, and we are accelerating it with all this fossil fuel development! We will be left with a hot and unstable planet, terrible winters, and nothing but foul water, land and air . . . weather out of control and earthquakes rampant. Way to go, and go we will, just like the dinosaurs. Linda JohnsonRubick,RN Hotchkiss

car Scandal.” For several years a number of large corporations, including General Motors, Firestone Tire, Standard Oil of California, and Phillips Petroleum, operating secretly through front organizations, conspired to purchase streetcar systems in 45 major U.S. cities. The consortium proceeded to completely dismantle the trolley systems, ripping up their tracks and tearing down their overhead wires. They were indicted in 1947 on federal antitrust charges. Eventually they were found guilty. Amazingly, the executives who secretly contrived and carried out the demolition of America’s lightrail network were fined a grand total of one dollar each. Having destroyed the mass transit network, their competition, the auto and oil companies quickly acquired dominion over the transportation policies of the country, and thus rose the car culture and the abandonment of public transit in the U.S. That was a black event in a long, ugly list of continuing collusions to derail alternative energies and prevent us from being an efficient, conservative people on this planet. The fossil fuel industry got $20.5 billion in federal subsi-

dies in just two years, 2009 and 2010, during the 111th Congressional Session. At last count, I believe there are six fossil fuel lobbyists for every congressperson. We are being destroyed by the false notion that we cannot do without fossil fuels. This is so much bigger than our valley; this is a world crisis. There is not time to squabble, we need to be pulling in the same direction. It doesn’t matter if you believe there is a human component to climate change or not — our air is polluted, our waters run with oil, pharmaceuticals, fossil fuel agricultural pesticides and herbicides, radioactivity. ... Isn’t that enough to understand that it is time for unprecedented change? This is not about fossil fuel necessity, this is not about jobs — of course clean energy would create jobs! If we don’t save this planet who will? Shell Oil, ExxonMobil, BP, SGI, Gunnison Energy? Let’s get the arrogant industries that have sabotaged our clean future out of the driver’s seat and place the bar high for what is possible for future generations on this beautiful Earth. Phyllis Swackhamer Paonia

hole federal leases (which they can drill any time they want for a period of 10 years or more) to discourage other companies from coming in, and start buying up more private mineral rights to build a North Fork empire, while pitting the neighbor who won’t sell against the one who will until the last holdouts just wish it all could have gone a different way. And don’t forget the added negative effects of whatever development happens on the 124,000 acres of federal minerals already leased in the greater North Fork area including up the Muddy and the side of Grand Mesa. Many folks think we’re just being NIMBYs for opposing this lease sale. But these parcels aren’t in our back yard, they’re in our front yard here in the heart of the valley, next to our farms (under in some cases), overhanging our lifeblood ditches, surrounding our towns. Heck, the way I feel is that these parcels are part of our very homes. Some, like David Ludlum with the Western Slope wing of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, call us provincial for not wanting to do our part for the good of the country. It’s amazing what we already contribute: enough BTUs of coal leave the valley by rail in a good year to supply all the energy needs of 60 U.S. citizens for every man, woman and child in the whole North Fork, and add to that the gas already flowing from the Muddy with more to follow. Unfortunately, a lot of gas will be exported to China and India when the export terminals now under construction get cranked up. It’s not about energy security for everybody and we will never be able to shovel coal or pump gas into the maw of their corporate money machine fast enough to satisfy them. The North Fork lease sale is hardly a blip in the big energy picture, but it sure is a heavy chain around our necks. BLM doesn’t have to lease these parcels in the heart of the North Fork. Not now. Not ever. Brad Burritt Hotchkiss

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• Kay Hannah of Paonia asked for “an attitude of cooperation and open mindedness,” and she also asked the commissioners to table consideration of the ordinance. Before voting on the ordinance Monday, commissioners verified with the county attorney that each of the opponent’s complaints about the ordinance wording and the legal publication had been correctly addressed. Commissioner Mark Roeber confirmed that the ordinance doesn’t ban potting soil or other innocuous ag supplies as opponents had claimed. Commissioner Bruce Hovde confirmed that the ordinance defines “marijuana accessories” but does not prohibit them. Commission Chair Doug Atchley asked Knight to explain Amendment 64’s relation to medical marijuana. Knight replied that with Amendment 64’s adoption, there will probably be “fewer prescriptions” written for the drug. She added that the principal difference between the two laws is that a medical marijuana prescription allows persons to possess more than one ounce, and allows persons under age 21 to possess the drug. The BoCC adopted the ordinance without revisions from the text it had heard at first reading on Jan. 4.

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Flu levels elevated Influenza activity remains elevated in Delta County and in the majority of areas in Colorado said Jeanine Finnell, RN, certified infection control preventionist with Delta County Memorial Hospital. Since the season began Oct. 7, among 395 positive specimens tested at the Colorado state laboratory, 54 percent have subtyped as type A and 46 percent as type B. “We are starting to see more Influenza A than Influenza B in Delta County,” Finnell said. “It’s not too late to be vaccinated against influenza,” she added. The effectiveness of the 20122013 vaccine is estimated to be about 62 percent, according to the CDC. Even though the vaccine may not be completely effective against some viruses, it covers three of the most common viruses. Also, CDC research has shown that the flu vaccine can help prevent other illnesses. “The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu,” stated Finnell. There are also flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu, which may be available through your local physician’s office.

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Golf course will switch from electric to gas carts ference is justified based the initial purchase and on overall savings. The for replacement cost of In a move designed to Golf Course Fund will be all 50 cars for less than reduce operating costs able to repay the city’s the current cost of leasat Devil’s Thumb Golf Internal Service Fund for ing golf carts. Club, Delta City Council has voted to purchase 50 gas-operated golf carts to replace the 58 leased electric golf carts currently in use at the golf course. Annual savings of $8,300 are estimated the Thursday, February 14 first 10 years. After the city’s Internal Services Dinner & drinks for 2, a long stem rose courtesy Fund is repaid for the of Ruby’s Floral, 2 movie tickets and a buttered expenditure, annual savpopcorn from the Egyptian Theatre. ings are expected to top Purchase your package from the Delta Chamber of Commerce. $26,000. (A portion of the proceeds will benefit the chamber of commerce) A four-year warranty on the electric carts 334 Main Street expired in September 2012 and the golf course Delta • 399-3292 is likely looking at batA place where you can bee yourself tery replacement costs of over $16,000 over the next six months. Since the golf carts were scheduled to be replaced in September, golf course manager Rob Sanders said it makes sense to purchase the gas-powSponsored by: ered carts now. Kwiki Tire Service He acknowledged most golfers prefer electric 1680 S. Main St. carts, but gas-powered Delta • 874-4590 carts cost less to mainCassie is a Bullboxer. What a sweetie!! She is 6 tain and generally last months old, spayed, current on her shots and mostly house trained. Cassie is very smart, we’ve been worklonger. ing on some commands and she very quickly under“We are looking at stood that “sit” meant getting a treat...so she developed “scoot”...just puts her fanny on the ground and keeping these carts for scoots for a treat. To learn more about Cassie or to 8 to 10 years, and when meet her, contact her foster mom, Carol, at 970-3997227 or muttmail@paonia.com. $75 adoption fee. you do that you’re going to have to eventually DELTA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY replace the electric bat970-874-2149 teries which is a huge For more information, visit cost,” Sanders said. Delta County Humane Society’s website And with recent peror DCHS@PAONIA.COM sonnel cuts at the golf course, Sanders said staff no longer has the extra time needed to maintain the electric carts. Councilmembers Ray Penick and Mary Cooper both questioned whether it was realistic to expect PleasejoinusfortheDeltaElks the golf carts to be serviceable for 10 or more years. Sanders said Adobe Creek is still using 1999 and 2001 models on its 27-hole facility. “I’m skeptical,” Cooper said, adding she’s been 2SeatingTimesAvailable-6:00or7:30p.m. on council long enough to ChoiceofPrimeRiborChickenCordonBleu remember when the decision was made to switch from gas to electric. (Pleasespecifyseatingtimeandentréechoice.) At this point, city manager Justin Clifton said he’s willing to make a small sacrifice in service Featuring if there’s an opportunity to reduce operating costs at the golf course on a permanent basis. “We’re NotyouraverageCLASSICROCK! trying to come up with a RAFFLE•SILENTAUCTION system we can maintain,” he said. $25perpersonfordinner&dance The low bid of $191,500 $10perpersonfordanceonly is more than estimated AllElkmembersandtheirguestswelcome for golf cart replacement but Clifton said the dif-

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Hocketts celebrate 60th anniversary Glen and Shirley Hockett of Crawford are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 15, 1953, in Grand Junction. They moved to Crawford in 1960, where they farmed, ranched and

raised their four daughters. In lieu of an open house, Glen and Shirley would love to hear from friends and relatives. No gifts, but please send greetings to them at 3624 3750 Road, Crawford, CO 81415.

Millers observe 50th with family Richard and Artis 16. They were married in Miller of Cedaredge will Gunnison. celebrate their 50th wedThe Millers have two ding anniversary on Feb. children, Darron and his wife Julie of Ridgecrest, Calif., and Vicky Dix and her husband Greg of Fort Collins. They have four grandchildren, Benjamin, Lindsey, Courtney and Braden. They celebrated their anniversary by taking a Caribbean cruise with their family. Cards can be mailed to P.O. Box 602, Cedaredge, CO 81413. Richard and Artis Miller

BIRTHS Jacob and Jessica Adragna of Montrose are the parents of a daughter, Juliet Elizabeth Adragna, born Jan. 25, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8.2 ounces and was 20 inches Richard and Artis Miller Deseray and Duane in length. Huff of Delta are the parents of a son, Esmile Huff, born Jan. 28, 2013, Shop Locally. at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 7.2 ounces ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH and was 19.5 inches in 628 Meeker St. • Delta length. Richard and Kendy Yahn of Delta are the parents of a son, Calvin Lynn Yahn, born Jan. 31, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8.58 pounds and was 21 inches in length.

Maria Rincon and Isaac Hernandez of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Maylin Rose Hernandez, born Jan. 28, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches in length. Joseph and Jessi Bayles of Eckert are the parents of a son, Weston Joseph Bayles, born Jan. 27, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 5.4 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Gavin Frantz and Paisely Lamb of Cedaredge are the parents of a daughter, Adalynn Reese Frantz, born Jan. 27, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Luke Davis and Lyndi Carr of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Kaybree Allyn Davis, born Jan. 26, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 13.8 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Caleb and Amanda Reed of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Aria Lee Reed, born Jan. 23, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.

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Moms, sons can travel to outer space Saturday, Feb. 23, will be an evening of excitement for moms and sons. It’s the City of Delta’s annual mother-son dance at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. This year’s theme is “Outer Space, To Infinity and Beyond.” Bring your little guy

for a special evening of dancing and fun from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration in advance will be taken up to Feb. 22 for $12/couple. Price at the door is $15/couple. For more information or to register, call 8740923.

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Pen pals exchange letters Whenever learning can be used in real life, students learn so much more and the learning stays with them. Garnet Mesa Elementary second grade classes and Lincoln Elementary second grade classes have decided to exchange letters. Students at Garnet Mesa wrote their first letter to a pen pal at Lincoln two weeks ago. This week they received their return letters and were excited to read what their new friends had to say. Yes, real letters, on regular paper — this means of communication is alive and well. The long-term plan is to exchange letters throughout the remainder of the year and meet this spring for a picnic. The students’ focus in writing is to use the correct friendly letter format.

Delta Middle School honor roll The following students were named to honor roll at Delta Middle School for the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year: Sixth Grade Straight A’s Lynette Arias Reagan Clay Claire Corbasson Lauren Davey Eli Farmer Benjamin Hayner Chinh Le Melissa Webb 3.33 to 3.99 Britney Acosta John Ames Jaspe Arias Taylor Armendariz Shania Ballard Dairo Barrios-Oelke Megan Branson Joseph Bules Abigail Carlson Abbie Rae Carmichael Rowyn Carmichael Julian Chavira Zion Conley Bolton Couch Haleigh Cowley Haylee Curry Pascalina Earley Desiree Garcia Beki Golden Isaiah Hager Elias Hamblen

Justin Hanning Sameha Haque Krislyn Haskins Dominic Hensley Preston Hodgin Azalee Hoffbauer Kalleb Hunter Emily Johnson Ana Jurca Trenton Kanter Makayla Kortz Ashley Lahoe Katelyn Lancaster Samantha Lane Zeron Lawson Melissa Lundy Elena Melgoza Caleb Miramontes Kyle Mock Trevor Myers Blake Naranjo Sierra Nelson Elaine Nidiffer Hali Phillips Morgan Redden Taylor Ryan Tatum Saddoris Alyssa Sanders Darion Strait Jenna Sutliff Andrew Toole Megan Tracey Abigail Turk

Chloe Unruh Noah Urban Shianne Valdez Antonio Visuano Dah Wah Sarrah Weaver Trevor Whiteside Kourtney Wood Seventh Grade Straight A’s Jaspar Carmichael Logan Freed Kaleb Hawkins Alexia Quinn Anha Richards Harlee Roberts Lucy Streich Madeline Tracey 3.33 to 3.99 Stephen Butler KC Carlson Joseph Catanese Lorena Duran Matthew Easter Jordan Gerlach Austin Germann Tatum Gilmore Zen Greenlee Elisa Hammett Brandon Harper Nathan Hermes Julian Hernandez Drake Horn

Christopher Hufman Aubrey Jones Kayla Kensler Justin Lancaster Jaden Miller Thomas Neil Kaleigh Nethington Zachary Nicholson Sarah Parker Samuel Rodriguez Peyton Schuster Isaac Timbreza Vicente Trevino Jacob Wear Samantha Wollert Bethany Wright Eighth Grade Straight A’s Nectaria Hanning Shelbi Ledesma Lily Lockhart Meysa Mulford Emily Nortnik Naythan Phillips Elizabeth Ward 3.33 to 3.99 Lizett Andrade Nacona Baldwin Matthew Bohling Hannah Branson Tristan Brown Beau Byers Cristina Caballero

Speech team takes second in Montrose The Delta High School speech team competed with eight other Western Slope schools at the annual Montrose Rendezvous Speech & Debate Tournament held Feb. 1 and 2 at Montrose High School. It was a highly successful meet for the DHS team, as they captured the second place overall team sweepstakes trophy. In Congress, Paige Bowling was voted outstanding speaker in her house, while Cidney Fisk received superior speaker honors in her chamber. Debate competition saw the public forum team of Paige Bowling and Ridge Green capture second place with a 2-1 record. In Lincoln Douglas debate, Javier Romero also compiled a 2-1 record, but did not place due to strength of opposition calculations. Original oratory hon-

ors were won by Cidney Fisk, who placed first in the event, and Linh Nguyen, who took fifth place. Interpretive events found Delta showing exceptionally strong performances at this meet. In poetry, the Richards twins swept the first two places with Alysha taking first and her sister Ayasha finishing closely behind her in second place. The duo team of Adam Malcolm and Christien Mackey placed second in their event, and Adam also placed fifth in humorous interpretation. Also placing in humor was Nathanael Ballard, who took seventh place. Cruz Arias placed sixth in dramatic interpretation. Next up for the team is the national qualifying meet for Congress, which will be held in Ouray Feb. 8 and 9.

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DMS recognizes Students of the Month Honored students for the month of January are Nathanael Santonastaso, Zach Nicholson and Zeron Lawson. Nathanael, an eighth grader, was recognized by Mr. Carlquist. Nathan is always helpful and respectful, encouraging others to do their best. He is a student who demonstrates excellent work ethic, works hard and shows great courage. Nathanael is a leader at Delta Middle School and a joy to have in class;

Zach Nicholson, a seventh grader, was honored by Hailey Hancock and Holly Mautz as one of those amazing students who quietly goes above and beyond to exceed expectations. He cares about his grades, his peers, and his school and shows this through being helpful to others, his politeness and his excellent work. Zach is definitely an asset to DMS. Zeron Lawson, a sixth grader, was nominated by Stacie Archuleta. He

is a true joy to teach, always on time and prepared with a smile on his face and ready to help out any teacher who has a need. Zeron is an amazing student who is always reading and researching any subject to offer new information or ideas on our daily lessons. “It truly brings a smile to my face to teach this young man and I am not looking forward to the day when he moves to seventh grade,” Mrs. Archuleta said. “DMS is lucky to have this student!”

Terrific Kids The following Garnet Mesa students earned a Terrific Kid Award from the Kiwanis Club of Delta for their efforts to be a responsible citizen and student. Above are kindergarten and first grade students (on floor) Illeana Leon, Sage Jones and Amber Morrow; (standing) Jose Adame, Linda Hayner and James Huffman. Below are second and third graders Janine Garcia, Cristina Hernandez, Marla Hancock, Cassidy Hunter, Melissa Uribe, Luke Stagner and Emigdio Corral.

Parenting classes offered A nurturing parenting class is being offered Saturdays at Delta United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Classes begin March 30. For more information, call Sheila Linck at 244-0501 or email sheilal@htop.org.

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Revolutionary War lessons The first graders at Lincoln Elementary have been studying about the Revolutionary War. Here is what they learned: George Washington led the Revolutionary War. ~Weston The people got shot. The colonists dressed like Indians and dumped the tea in the water. ~Austin The colonists dressed up like Indians and snuck up on the ship and threw the tea in the water. ~Kameron The redcoats were called lobsterbacks. ~Wyatt Let me tell you about the “shot heard around the world.” The “shot heard around the world,” started the Revolutionary War. ~Ana Paul Revere rode through the towns shouting, “The redcoats are coming!” ~Andrew The “shot heard around the world,” started the Revolutionary War. ~Brett Some kids called the redcoats “lobsterbacks.” ~Stormie The minutemen wore blue coats and the lobsterbacks wore red coats. ~Wyatt They said, “One if by land and two if by sea.” ~Logan The redcoats shot hundreds of minutemen. ~Peyton The “shot heard around the world,” was the start of the Revolutionary War. ~Jackie The Boston Tea Party is when the colonists dressed up like Indians, packed up the tea leaves and threw them into the sea. ~Brooke They called the redcoats “lobsterbacks” because they wore red. ~ Andi The flag had 13 stars and 13 stripes for 13 colonies. Paul Revere had two lanterns. One if by land and two if by sea. ~Vincent The “shot heard around the world” meant the Revolutionary War had started. ~Valerie


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Russell Moore Russell Moore died Feb. 3, 2013, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. He was 93. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 8, at Garnet Mesa Baptist Church in Delta. Russell Stuart Moore was born to Ray and Dessie (Huffman) Moore on Nov. 10, 1919, in Horton, Kan. He spent his childhood in the San Luis Valley and graduated from Alamosa High School. On Dec. 25, 1943, he married Norma Lucille Stone in Fort Morgan. She survives. Mr. Moore, a retired blacksmith, enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, traveling in his motorhome and woodworking. He was a member of Garnet Mesa Baptist Church and had lived in Delta since 1996, coming from Fort Morgan. Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of 69 years, Norma of Delta; two daughters, Sharon Espeseth and Linda Endsley, both of Delta; seven grandchildren, Sherrilyn Turner, Cristy Espeseth, Bethany Espeseth, Erica Billings, Brenda Miles, Natalie Wertz and Lance Endsley; and seven greatgrandchildren, Larissa Turner, Lara Turner, Serena Unrien, Maya Billings, Lily Billings, Justin Wertz and Sophie Endsley. He was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Moore; and one grandson, John Espeseth. Memorial contributions may be sent to Garnet Mesa Baptist Church, 863 A Street, Delta, CO 81416. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Pamela Jean Palmer died Feb. 2, 2013, at her home in Cedaredge. She was 50. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Palmer is survived by her husband, Comadora Palmer of Cedaredge; her mother, Shirley Ganley of Klamath Falls, Ore.; one son, Bob Palmer and wife Lydia of Cedaredge; two sisters, Debra White of Jackson, Mich., and Lori Lowell and husband Pete of Klamath Falls, Ore.; and three grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

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Edwin Matheson Edwin “Pete” Matheson of Eckert died Sunday, Feb. 3, at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. He was 73. Mr. Matheson was born June 20, 1939, to Kenneth “Scotty” and Pearl (Rabedew) Matheson in Minturn. He graduated from school in Minturn in 1958 and worked most of his career at the Climax Mines as an electrician. He married Marge Evitts in Golden on March 24, 1973. They had lived in Eckert since his retirement in 1983. Mr. Matheson served as president of IBEW

William “Bill” Obert Criswell of Cortez died Jan. 23, 2013, at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez. He was 80. Graveside services were held Feb. 1 at Eckert Cemetery. Mr. Criswell was born in Delta Oct. 12, 1932, to Robert and Jewel (Martin) Criswell. He married Virginia Miller Johnson Oct. 23, 2010. He was a business agent for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 969. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Mr. Criswell is survived by his daughters, Kathy, Roxanne and Debbie Criswell; and one sister. Arrangements were handled by Ertel Funeral Home in Cortez.

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Betty Cornell of Cedaredge died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 83. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Cornell is survived by three sons, Bill Cornell of Lillian, Ala., Roger Cornell and Gary Cornell, both of Cedaredge; a sister, Carol McMilian and her husband Jack of Grand Island, Neb.; six grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

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tions may be made to the Surface Creek Community Church, c/o Benevolence Fund, P.O. Box 44, Austin, CO 81410. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Frank of Virginia.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Larry McNoldy Larry McNoldy of Eckert died Jan. 29, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital at the age of 73. A memorial service was held Feb. 2 at the Surface Creek Community Church in Austin. Larry Benjamin McNoldy was born to Edward and Hilda (Burnds) McNoldy June 12, 1939, in Tower City, Pa. He spent his childhood in Tower City, graduating from high school in 1957. He attended New Mexico State University. On March 7, 1960, he married Betty Nowell in Las Cruces, N.M. They lived in New Mexico for several years before moving to Eckert in 1969. They celebrated 52 years of marriage in 2012. Mr. McNoldy retired from AT&T after 29 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, studying history, spending time with his family and friends, classic automobiles and collecting guns and knives. He was a member of the Surface Creek Community Church in Austin, Elks Lodge, Tres Dias, Pioneers of America and Jaycees. Mr. McNoldy is survived by his wife Betty of Eckert; two daughters, Deborah Heppler and husband Paul of Longmont, and Zoe Spiering of Webster, S.D.; two brothers, Charles McNoldy and wife Joan, and Raymond McNoldy and wife Iris, all of Pennsylvania; one sister, Alice Bender of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren, Daniel Heppler, Christina Heppler, Jackie Bohannan, Aaron Fromelt, Jessica Fromelt, Amanda Fromelt and Benjamin Fromelt; and two great-grandchildren, Kelsey Hunter and Samantha Hunter. He was preceded in death by a brother-inlaw, Marvin Bender. Memorial contribu-

Gayanne Ison Kenneth Wagner Kenneth C. Wagner died Jan. 31, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 84. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Delta with Bishop Matthew Clark presiding. Kenneth Charles Wagner was born Feb. 18, 1928, to Charles and Margeret (Loney) Wagner in Denver. He grew up in Craig, Rifle and Denver, graduating from Denver’s South High School in 1946. Mr. Wagner was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Delta, Ducks Unlimited and the NRA. He worked as a game warden for the Colorado Department of Game and Fish for 39 years. He was responsible for getting Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep into Colorado. He volunteered with the Department of Wildlife helping with animal rescue and tagging and banding different wildlife. He worked with the Canadian government in banding ducks. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his dogs. Mr. Wagner is survived by his son, Jon-Michael Grebenc and wife Nancy of Broomfield; three daughters, Helen Cook and husband Jake of Raytown, Mo., Marjorie Boyce and husband Mark of Paonia, and Michelle Jones and husband

Gayanne Ison of Cedaredge died Jan. 28, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 65. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Gayanne Michele Carr was born to James and Rena (Strimback) Carr June 3, 1947, in Detroit, Mich. She graduated from Wayne Memorial High School in 1965 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Mesa State. She moved to Colorado in 1981, settling in Cedaredge in 1997. Mrs. Ison worked as an advocate for the disabled. She enjoyed being a grandmother, arrowhead hunting, archery, weaving and spending time outdoors. She was a member of the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition. Mrs. Ison is survived by her mother, Rena Carr of Cedaredge; one son, Anthony Carr and wife Sandi of Pennsylvania; one daughter, Kelly Parker and husband Cleve of Grand Junction; one brother, Jim Carr of Hastings, Mich.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, James Carr. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

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Roger Valdez Montrose resident Roger Valdez died Jan. 31, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 64. Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Interment was at Delta City Cemetery. Robert B. Valdez was born Sept. 14, 1948, to Bennie and Elvira (Flores) Valdez in Riverside, Calif. He spent his childhood in Delta and San Fernando, Calif.

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He married Lupe Martinez Aug. 26, 1967, in Sylmar, Calif. Mr. Valdez lived in Simi Valley, Calif., prior to moving to Montrose six years ago. He was a member of St. Didacus Catholic Church in Sylmar, Calif. He enjoyed being a husband, father and grandfather, fishing, playing poker, barbecuing, listening to oldies music, and watching wrestling, the Lakers and the Dodgers Mr. Valdez is survived by his wife, Lupe of Montrose; his sons, Roger Valdez Jr. and wife Victoria of Lindsay, Calif., and Erik Valdez of Montrose; a daughter, Renee Cornejo and husband Danny of Montrose; two brothers, John Valdez and wife Tina of Delta, and Edward Valdez and wife Lisa of Acton, Calif., two sisters, Dee Martinez of Cory, and Gerri Duran and husband Lawrence of Delta; 12 grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Flora Lewis. Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Virginia Weaver Delta County resident Virginia Weaver died Feb. 4, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 82. A visitation for family and friends was held Feb. 5. Visitation will also be available one hour prior to the funeral service at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Burial will follow at Mesa View Cemetery. Virginia Beverly Stagg was born to Charles and Ethel (Maddock) Stagg Dec. 11, 1930, in Detroit, Mich. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Los Angeles, Calif. On Feb. 5, 1950, she married Marvin Weaver in San Diego, Calif. Mrs. Weaver worked as a communications operator for the Los Angeles

County Sheriff ’s Department for 29 years. She retired in 2003. She enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother, reading and spending time with her family. Mrs. Weaver is survived by her three daughters, Valerie Addington and husband Jay of Delta, Kelly Parrish and Shannon Parrish, both of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Edith Mosher of Covina, Calif.; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and three greatgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, David Vaughn and Claudia Weaver. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, www.wounded warriorproject.org, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Charles Nine Charles E. Nine died Jan. 28, 2013, at his home in Cedaredge. He was 84. No services will be held. He was born Nov. 9, 1928, to Charles and Iva Mae (Galford) Nine in Grafton, W.Va. He spent his childhood and attended school in Buckhannon, W.Va. Mr. Nine served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946-1948 and with the National Guard from 1948-1950. He married Avis Withers Aug. 2, 1952, in Stanton, Va. The Nines made their residence in Cedaredge for 20 years after having lived in Canton, Mich., and Longmont. Mr. Nine enjoyed Nascar, four-wheeling and snowmobiling. He is survived by his wife, Avis of Cedaredge; a son, Craig Nine and wife Stacy of Seneca, S.C.; his daughters, Karen Nine and Karla Nine, both of Cedaredge, Alana Nine of Fort Collins, and Natalie Hester and husband Mark of Seneca S.C.; his sisters, Catherine Hinkle and husband Darrell of South Lyons, Mich., and Mary Ware and husband Lloyd of Buckhannon, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Nine Jr.

Arrangements were handled by Crippin Funeral Home in Montrose.

Frances Wright Delta County resident Frances Wright died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 79. A memorial service was held Feb. 2 at the Montrose Christian Church. Frances Elizabeth Roweton was born to Orville and Georgia (Austin) Roweton June 26, 1933, in Rogers, N.M. She spent her childhood and attended schools both in Rogers and in Montrose. On Sept. 3, 1950, she married Arvin Wright in Montrose. In 1967 the family moved from Montrose to Delta. Mrs. Wright enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother, gardening and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Delta. She is survived by two sons, Jim Wright and wife Jacki of Montrose, and Tom Wright of Pueblo; two daughters, Susan Smith and husband Klon of Coweta, Okla., and Sherry Wright of Grand Junction; one adopted son, Larry Nichols and wife Arlene of Grand Junction; one brother, Orville Roweton and wife Myrt of Kaysville, Utah; one sister, Leatrice Wyatt and husband David of Grand Junction; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Arvin; and one son, Danny Merriman and wife Belinda. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416, or to American Diabetes Association, 2480 W. 26th Avenue, Suite 120B, Denver, CO 80211. Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Shirley Virginia Hodgin Aug. 4, 1916 ~ Jan. 30, 2013 Delta County resident Shirley Virginia Hodgin passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Crossroads Assisted Living Center in Delta, Colo. She was 96 years of age. A graveside funeral service honoring Shirley’s life was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Delta City Cemetery with Garnet Chapter Order of Eastern Star #39 presiding. Shirley Virginia Schmidt was born to Julius Fredrick and Virgie (Woodford) Schmidt on Aug. 4, 1916, in Grand Junction, Colo. She spent her childhood in Grand Junction and Delta. Shirley graduated from Delta High School with the class of 1934. Following high school, Shirley attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., for one year. On June 23, 1936, Shirley married Gordon

Vernon Hodgin at the Presbyterian Church in Delta, Colo. To this union, three children were born. Shirley and Gordon shared 70 years of marriage together before Gordon’s passing on June 30, 2006, in Delta, Colo. Shirley was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed painting, needlepoint, leatherwork, pottery and stained glass. She joyfully gave countless hours of volunteer work as a pink lady for the Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Delta Presbyterian Church where she played the organ for over 40 years. She was a 76+-year member of the Garnet Chapter #39 Order of Eastern Star, serving as a past matron. She was also a member of several local bridge clubs. Above all, Shirley loved and cherished her family. Shirley is survived by a son, Ronald Gordon (Lucy) Hodgin of Delta, Colo.; and a daughter, Shari Kay (Gary) Reeder of Grand Junction, Colo. Shirley is further survived by three grandchildren, Gregory Hodgin of New Orleans, La., Mitchell Hodgin and spouse Keri of Gunnison,

and Derek Hodgin and spouse Melody of Delta; and three great-grandchildren, Ryder Hodgin of Gunnison and Preston and Peyton Hodgin of Delta, Colo. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Hodgin; and a son, Lance Hodgin. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Shirley’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416; or to the Delta Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 143, Delta, CO 81416. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice. com. Paid obituary


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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Community Calendar Charity poker tourney planned Wednesday, February 6

TOASTMASTERS SPEECH CLUB MEETS, first and third Wednesdays of each month, 12:15 p.m., U.S. Forest Service, 2250 Highway 50, Delta. For more information, call Tom Condos, 874-6667 or www.toastmasters.org. CHILDREN AND ADULTS DONATE THEIR HAIR TO LOCKS OF LOVE, 2 p.m., Crawford School.

Thursday, February 7

DEL-ROSE CHORUS SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL REHEARSES every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Delta Methodist Church, corner of Meeker and 5th Street. For more information, call Leslie, 970-256-9763. BINGO, every Thursday, 6:50 p.m., American Legion of Paonia. Come early for hamburgers and hot dogs. This week progressive is 53 numbers for $195, blue is 61 numbers and orange is 57 numbers for $250. For more information, call 527-6252. BINGO, every Thursday, 7 p.m., Delta Elks Lodge, 563 Main Street. Open to the public. For more information, call 874-3624.

Friday, February 8

AUTHORS KATHY MCKEE AND CLAUDIA KING SPEAK about their book, “The North Fork Valley,” 6:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia. Book signing also. ART, WINE AND CHOCOLATE LOVERS EXTRAVAGANZA, 6-8 p.m., Creamery Arts Center, Hotchkiss. Opening artist reception with Ron MacKendrick and Clarence Flyecoate.

Saturday, February 9

CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA presented by Paonia Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, 6-9 p.m., Blue Sage Center of the Arts, 228 Grand Avenue, Paonia. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under (in advance) and available at The Paonia Flower Shop or any Beta Sigma Phi member. For more information, call Judy Livingston, 527-3970 or Billie Kiger, 527-3120. CRAWFORD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AND OLD TIMERS/NEWCOMERS DINNER, Crawford Town Hall, 5 p.m. social hour, dinner at 5:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share and own table service.

Sunday, February 10

NFRIA-WSERC CONSERVATION CENTER 2013 ANNUAL MEETING celebrating 35 years of conservation, 3 p.m., Memorial Hall, Hotchkiss. TOWN HALL ON AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY by Senator Gail Schwartz, Representative from Hemp Cleans, 1-3 p.m., Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, 175 N. 1st Street, Hotchkiss, (Adams Room). DR. SAM KEVAN PRESENTS PROGRAM on his recent mission trip to Cambodia following a potluck meal, 12 noon, Westminster Hall, Delta. Join the United Methodist and Presbyterian congregations in learning more about this important mission.

Monday, February 11

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP, 2nd Monday of each month, 2:30 p.m., classroom B, Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Tuesday, February 12

DELTA COUNTY PERA MEETING, 4 p.m., Delta County School District Office. SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER, 5:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 145 West 5th Street, Delta. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage with juice, coffee and tea. Freewill offering. MENDING HEARTS: A support group in Delta for any adult who has experienced the death of a loved one, a free service of Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado. Meets every Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Hospice office, 195 Stafford Lane, Delta. Call (970)874-6823 for more information.

Wednesday, February 13

LEARN HOW NORTH FORK VALLEY HEALTH AND WELLNESS DIRECTORY will work and network for you, 4-6 p.m., Paonia Library.

Thursday, February 14

FRUITLAND MESA CLUB VALENTINE’S POTLUCK LUNCH, 12 noon, Crawford Town Hall. An invitation to all women in the Crawford area to dress in finery and meet, greet, and share fellowship, coffee and goodies with friends and neighbors. Bring potluck to share. Coffee, tea and tableware provided. SINGING VALENTINES by a quartet from the Black Canyon Chorus, from Cedaredge to Ridgway, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Limited number available; your place, café, or office: $40, includes real rose; to a group $50. For reservations call Dennis, 596-3196. SONGS OF THE ‘40S, presented by Mary Ann Rathburn and friends for the Friends of the Cedaredge Public Library, 2 p.m., Cedaredge library. Regular meeting of the Friends follows.

Sunday, February 17

CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT, 1:00-5:30 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta.

Monday, February 18

KIDS’ PASTA PROJECT BENEFIT DINNER for Hotchkiss Lions Club, 6 p.m., Scenic Mesa Ranch. For reservations email kppreservations@gmail.com or call Lenore, 985-9220. 2013 WRITE ON! ANTHOLOGY COMPETITION DEADLINE, 5 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts. All submissions must be sent to www.bluesage.org. Open to Delta County residents.

Wednesday, February 20

TOASTMASTERS SPEECH CLUB MEETS, first and third Wednesdays of each month, 12:15 p.m., U.S. Forest Service, 2250 Highway 50, Delta. For more information, call Tom Condos, 874-6667 or www.toastmasters.org.

Thursday, February 21

PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program begins at 12:30 p.m.: Neal Schwieterman reports on the state of the town of Paonia. Public welcome. BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, 5:45 p.m. policy review, 7 p.m. regular meeting, Hotchkiss K-8 School, 465 Lorah Lane.

Saturday, February 23

PEA GREEN SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT, 7-9:30 p.m., Pea Green Community Center, crossroads of Highway 348 and Banner Road southwest of Delta. $5 at the door. Old-time, folk and bluegrass musical acts and entertainment. Seating limited. Bring a snack to share if you want. For more information, call Len Willey, 874-8879. MOMS ‘N SONS DANCE, (“Space...to Infinity & Beyond”) 5:308:30 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta. PIONEER SOCIAL, featuring “The Gray Families of the Uncompahgre Valley,” United Methodist Church, 19 South Park, Montrose. Hosted by Montrose County Historical Society. Special tour of the historical United Methodist Church, 1:00 p.m. Social and special program, 2:00 p.m. Donations taken at the door, and everyone is invited. Period attire encouraged. For more information, call Sally, 249-2085.

Sunday, February 24

HOTCHKISS-CRAWFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, 2 p.m., Hotchkiss Memorial Hall. Program: the people, places and events on Black Mesa presented by Tom McLeod and Larry Knott. Public invited. For more information, call 872-3922.

Monday, February 25

KIDS’ PASTA PROJECT BENEFIT DINNER for Sow Food Book Club, 6 p.m., Scenic Mesa Ranch. For reservations email kppreservations@gmail.com or call Lenore, 985-9220.

Saturday, March 2

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT, registration 3 p.m., play from 4-8 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Delta. For more information, call Clay Speas, 874-0716. Items for the Community Calendar may be faxed to 874-4424, mailed to P.O. Box 809, Delta, CO 81416 or emailed to: editor@deltacountyindependent.com

Plan to join the fun as the Kiwanis Club of Delta sponsors its second annual charity poker tournament Saturday, March 2, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Registration begins at 3 p.m. with tournament play from 4 until 8 p.m. Buy-in of chips is $20 for 100 and $30 for 200. Beer, soft beverages and food are available at nominal cost. Prizes worth hundreds of dollars will be raffled to participants throughout the event. Tournament play will continue until the single remaining player is declared the winner. Consolation tables are available so play can continue for players after elimination. Play is conducted in accordance with Colorado Gaming Commission regulations.

The Kiwanis Club is hopeful that individuals or businesses will sponsor a table. For a $200 donation, the business or individual can invite up to eight players. Each invited player receives the first 100 chips free. The club’s goal is to have eight sponsored tables. A total of 64 seats are available first come, first served. Proceeds of the charity fundraising project will be used by the Kiwanis Club and Key Club to support youth in Delta County. Kiwanis International raises more than $100 million and donates 18 million volunteer hours annually to strengthen communities and serve children worldwide. Please call Clay Speas at 874-0716 for additional information about the

tournament, table spon- For more information sorship or membership in about Kiwanis Internathe Delta Kiwanis Club. tional, visit Kiwanis.org.

Become a better driver with AARP Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, will host the AARP driver safety program from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mon-

Register for flag football Register your team for the City of Delta’s spring five-on-five adult flag football league before the deadline of Feb. 17. The season will begin in late February with games played at Confluence Community Fields/Mountain View on Thursday nights through the end of April. A 10-game season with a season-end single elimination tournament is included with the $225 team fee. Each player is also required to pay $20 and sign a roster. To register, call Whitnee Lear at 874-0923.

Snowshoe Black Canyon Experience winter at Black Canyon by snowshoeing with a ranger among the oaks, open meadows and along the rim of the canyon. Programs are available Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m., and are conducted every weekend through March 3. No special skill needed to participate in these 1.5 mile walks. Allow 2.5 hours for the program. Snowshoes are available to use, free of charge, for these programs. Sizes will fit all ages. Call to register or reserve your spot at 249-1914, ext. 423. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

offers several opportunities for outdoor recreation. A complete list of activities at the park can be found at www.nps.gov/ blca/planyourvisit/ranger programs.htm.

‘Alive at 25’ course offered “Alive at 25,” a defensive driving course for drivers 15-24 years of age, will be offered at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Monday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. This class is taught by the Colorado State Patrol and focuses on awareness of typical driving hazards. Participants may take the test for a driving permit at age 15 1/2 or older. Register and pay online at www.aliveat25.us.

Colorado Mesa University’s Department of Theatre Arts will continue its 2012-13 season with the full-scale operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance,” as a collaboration with the Department of Music. The classic Gilbert

and Sullivan musical was last produced at CMU in 1994 under the direction of music faculty member Dr. Jack Delmore. Following the success of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in 2009, The Moss Performing Arts Center will once again treat the community to a full showcase of the rich talents of its students and faculty. The fast-paced, fun and irreverent comic operetta tells the story of tenderhearted pirates, reluctant policemen, earnest lovers and an eccentric majorgeneral, all of whom are ridiculously bound by the dictates of duty. Among

that are making their Colorado debut and will include compositions by composers that include Claude Debussy, Scott Eggert and Ivan Sokolov. The program presented in the Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall will be the same program Parker will present as premieres in New York later this year. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Dennis Parker was born in New York City and received his early training at the Juilliard School, later earning degrees from Indiana University and Yale University, where he worked with Janos Starker and Aldo Parisot. Parker performs as a soloist, recitalist, collaborator and guest professor at universities and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is actively involved in the expansion of the existing cello repertoire and has transcribed many works for his instrument. Through the generous support of his ATLAS grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents, he will be producing three independent recording projects this year.

City of Delta Activity Update • TAE KWON DO - ongoing classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 6:458:00 p.m. • HEALTHY BODY STRONG BONES - Adult Fitness Class on Tuesday/ Thursday 9:00-10:00 a.m. • HATHA YOGA - On Wednesdays from 5:00-6:15 p.m. Drop-in fee. • TAI CHI/QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND LONGEVITY - On Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Pay monthly or drop-in rate. • BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING - On Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Pay by the month. • PICKLE BALL DROP IN - Drop-in times Mondays 8:00-10:00 a.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-3:00 p.m. May be inside or outside depending on weather or activities! • YOUTH/ADULT GUITAR LESSONS: - Instructed by John McCoy on Saturdays, Mar. 2-30. Time is 10:3011:30 a.m. Please register by Feb. 28. • ALIVE AT 25 - Class for 15-24 year olds taught by Colorado State Patrol on Monday, February 18 from 4:30-9:00 p.m. Please register at www.aliveat25. us. • CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT - Sunday, February 17 from 1:00-5:30 p.m. Please bring your own cribbage

Dani Tupper offers art classes Learn to use webbing spray with watercolor in an all-day workshop Feb. 16 at Dani Tupper’s studio in Delta. Tupper is also offering drawing classes. The four-week session begins March 9. Call 874-3088 or e-mail dani@danitupper.com to register or for more information.

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Cellist presents free concert On Thursday, Feb. 14, the CMU Department of Music will present a free concert, featuring cellist Dennis Parker, accompanied by Lina Morita on piano. The program has been brought about by a grant Parker received from the Louisiana Board of Regents ATLAS grant program. Parker and Morita will present a program of works

day, Feb. 18. Save on insurance and keep up on newer traffic laws. AARP membership is not required, but pre-registration is. Call 856-3673, 856-6924 or 424-1778. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.

boards. Register in advance or day of event by 12:30 p.m. BABYSITTER’S TRAINING COURSE - 2-day class taught by Red Cross instructors. NEW DATE: April 16 and 17 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 7TH AND 8TH GRADE BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT - Tournament held on the weekend of March 2 and 3 at BHRC. Please register before Feb. 24. 4-ON-4 VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE - Season begins on Feb. 27-April. Register your team before Feb. 17. Any questions contact Whitnee. ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE - 5on-5 adult league on Thursday nights starting in late February. Please register by February 17. AFTERNOON SWIM LESSONS - Session starts Feb. 18-March 20 on Mon./Wed. 2:00-2:40 p.m. Limited spots in Parent/Tot - Level 5. Registration going on now. LIFEGUARD TRAINING - Certification class scheduled on Feb. 11-15, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Must pass a pre-swim test. WAG YOUR FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT - 5-on-5 tournament set for

the fathers of the modern musical, Gilbert and Sullivan attained a lasting brilliance and beauty with this classic production. The live orchestra will be made up of instrumental music majors, most of whom are involved with the CMU Symphony and Wind Symphony ensembles, and will be conducted by Carlos Elias. Tickets for the production are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 248-1604 or by ordering online at coloradomesa.edu/moss/ theatretickets.html.

Annual cribbage tournament is Feb. 17 It’s time for the City of Delta’s annual February cribbage tournament. All players must sign up for singles, but doubles is also an option. Bring your own boards if you have them. The tournament will

be held Sunday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. All ages are welcome. Come show off your skills and win prizes. The fee is $10/person and $5/person for doubles. Register by calling 874-0923.

Make Valentine’s Day extra special Surprise your sweetheart with a singing valentine. Each year the Black Canyon Chorus sends out two or three quartets on a Valentine’s Day “road show.” The guys put in 200 to 300 miles, manage to find some out-of-the way places and often miss lunch, but they have a great time making Feb. 14 special for your loved one.

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Saturday, March 9. Please register your team by March 3. LITTLE LEAGUE YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL - New this year - For boys ages 9-14 and girls ages 9-16. Registration extended to Feb. 26 with tryouts and draft for each division. Any questions call Whitnee. Special registration on Saturday, Feb. 16, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. APRIL FOOL’S SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT - Held the weekend of April 6 and 7 in Co-ed, Men’s or Women’s Divisions. Register by March 30. MOMS AND SONS DANCE - Bring your little guy for an evening of dancing and fun on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS Register now for Personal Training Sessions at BHRC with one of our six certified trainers. AMATEUR CHESS TOURNAMENT Held on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. HANDGUN SAFETY - Saturday, March 16 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Includes class time and local range time. PRIVATE AND SEMI PRIVATE LESSONS - (5) 30 minute lessons scheduled with an instructor and variety of times are available. Great for all levels - youth or adults! SPRING NIGHT SWIM LESSONS Session Starts March 4-April 3 on Mon./Wed. evenings 6:00-6:40 p.m. Registration going on until February 25. LAY RESPONDER CPR/FIRST AID/AED

The quartets will travel from Cedaredge to Ridgway with a limited number of performances between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They’ll come to your home, office or a restaurant. The price is $40 which includes a real rose; for a group, the cost is $50. To make a reservation, call Dennis Olmstead at 596-3196.

- Next class is offered on Saturday, March 16 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Please register by March 8. • NIGHT OF THE STARS - TALENT SHOW - Performance will be Saturday, April 20 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Pick up your guidelines/info sheet when you register at BHRC. A variety of Performance Categories and Age Categories. • EASTER “EGG STRAVANGANZA” - Annual Easter event at BHRC on Saturday, March 30 held from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon. Great event for ages 2-10. • SAVE THE DATE! 5K FUN RUN/WALK - The annual Spring into Shape 5K is set for Saturday, April 13 around Confluence Park.

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CASA welcomes new volunteer coordinator CASA of the 7th Judicial District (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recently welcomed a new team member. Carlton Mason joined CASA in January as a new volunteer coordinator. He’ll be working throughout the 7th Judicial District, with a special emphasis to address the need for CASA Volunteers in Delta County. Affiliated with the

National and State CASA organizations, CASA of the 7th Judicial District is the regional affiliate working on the Western Slope to strengthen and stabilize families and provide voices for children experiencing the devastating effects of abuse and neglect. CASA of the 7th Judicial District is a respected agency with a 95.8 percent judicial satisfaction

rating. CASA volunteers — designated friends of the court — provide additional “eyes and ears” to cases on which they serve. Volunteers participate as independent child advocates, formalizing their observations and recommendations in reports for the courts to assist in the complex and difficult decision-making processes directly affecting the child. “CASA has given me an opportunity to work for at-risk children in Delta County. I look forward to inviting citizens

of this community to become CASA Volunteers — it’s a unique way for individuals to make a tremendous difference in their community and in the life of a child.” Asked how he will begin, Carlton responded, “by earning the trust and confidence of those people and agencies I hope to serve.” Becoming a CASA volunteer is a powerful way for concerned citizens in the 7th Judicial District to make a difference in their communities. CASA’s mission is to help break the cycle of

City will be looking for new attorney BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

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At left, Delta County volunteer coordinator Carlton Mason is welcomed to CASA of the 7th Judicial District by supervised exchange and parenting time (SEPT) program manager Mary Jo Mills (center) and Montrose County volunteer coordinator Alma Buis (right). The CASA office for Delta County is located at 511 E. 10th St. in Delta.

City attorney Mike Schottelkotte has announced his intention to retire in August. With that date in mind, city manager Justin Clifton provided city council members with the following timeline which he says will provide adequate time to advertise, interview and select a new city attorney well in advance of Schottelkotte’s retire-

Vendors sought for home and garden show Spring is on its way, and with spring comes home improvement projects. The annual Home, Garden & Recreation show sponsored by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is the perfect opportunity for consumers to see exactly what Delta area businesses have to offer in the way of all things related to the home. And if your business is not represented at the show, you will miss this

great opportunity to market your products to customers who come searching for exactly what you have to offer. If your business includes flooring, cabinets, solar, siding, construction, RVs, boats, implement, landscaping, gardening, furniture, electrical or plumbing, interior decorating or other similar services and goods, we want to see you at the show! The show will be held

Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Booth fees are competitive with other regional shows, and this show is Delta County’s only home and garden show, drawing large crowds from all over the county. If you want to learn more or sign up, please call the chamber office at 874-8616 for booth pricing and info. Booth spaces are expected to fill quickly, so call soon.

ment: At the Feb. 5 council meeting, a draft request for proposals will be reviewed. Final approval will be given at the Feb. 19 council meeting. On March 19, candidate proposals will be reviewed and a short list will be made for interviews. In April, interviews will be conducted and the selection will be announced. In May, the new attorney will begin working on a part-time basis, gradually taking on more responsibilities as Schottelkotte’s retirement approaches. The city attorney must be licensed and have practiced in Colorado for at least two years. “This timeline will allow council and staff to use discretion assigning new work to a newly appointed attorney while allowing Mr. Schottelkotte to complete existing assignments,” Clifton explained. “This will also allow substantial time for Mr. Schottelkotte to bring a new attorney up to speed on current city business and provide historical perspective.”

child abuse and neglect, and to advocate for safe, permanent, nurturing homes for children in the 7th Judicial District utilizing highly trained and dedicated volunteers. The 7th Judicial District on the Western Slope of Colorado is comprised of Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, San Miguel, Ouray and Hinsdale counties. To learn more about CASA’s mission and child advocacy efforts and for information about CASA or becoming a Delta County CASA Volunteer, contact Carlton at (970) 209-4606. To donate or for information on other ways to support CASA, call 249-0337 or email info@casa7jd.org.

For information about National CASA, visit its website at www.casaforchildren.org.

Nominations due Feb. 18 The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Businesses and the Volunteer of the Year, to be recognized at the chamber’s annual banquet March 16. Nomination forms can be picked up at the chamber, 301 Main Street, Delta, or e-mail director @deltacolorado.org. For more information, call 874-8616.

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Employee of the Year In recognition of her exceptional care, dedication and work ethic, Amanda Baker has been chosen as The Crossroads Employee of the Year for 2012. Amanda handles every challenge with calmness and grace. Her smile lights up the room as she continues to touch many lives at Crossroads. To recognize Amanda, she was honored during happy hour. The residents and staff applauded as she was handed a bouquet of red roses and jewelry box containing a matching necklace and earrings. Thank you Amanda!

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Don’t miss Old Timers/Newcomers Dinner this Saturday Crawford is known for its lively Old Timers/Newcomers Dinner. That’s happening Saturday, Feb. 9. Come join the fun. The social hour starts at 5 p.m. The Sloppy Joes dinner is at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Crawford Town Hall. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service.

The Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the dinner. It’s also the chamber’s annual membership drive. Winners of Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year and Volunteer of the Year will be presented. For more information call 921-4000 or e-mail info@crawfordcountry.org.

Marijuana hearing tonight in Crawford BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Crawford Town Council will conduct a hearing Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. about an ordinance to ban recreational marijuana commercial establishments within town limits. Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in the November 2012 election, allowing individuals to have a small amount of marijuana for recreational use. The state legislature is still drafting bills which will regulate how commercial businesses will be handled. While some towns have adopted a “wait and see” mood, Crawford trustees want to move forward with an ordinance about whether commercial establishments will be allowed in Crawford. Jim Brown, town attorney, has written an ordinance which the council will consider at tonight’s hearing. The public will be allowed to voice their opinions whether for or against the proposed ban. Jay Ziegler, who previously managed a medical marijuana store in Crawford called Western Slope Alternatives, LLC,

has requested trustee Hetty Todd recuse herself from the vote. In a letter to Jackie Savage, town clerk, and Jim Brown, Ziegler wrote about Todd, “She has over time exhibited a clear personal bias against me. ... In fact, Hetty’s own family members have contacted me to express their displeasure at her behavior, as a councilmember, toward me as a business owner.” He then enclosed a note with the name blacked out. There was an incident in 2010 regarding a Todd cattle drive on Highway 92 and I Street in Crawford. The Delta County Sheriff report alleged that Ziegler held a handgun and threatened to shoot any cows damaging his landscaped yard. On Monday, Feb. 4, Jackie Savage said the town attorney’s legal opinion states Todd does not have to recuse herself unless she would financially benefit from the ordinance. Todd has never recused herself on past votes on medical marijuana issues. Ziegler concluded his letter by writing, “As a business owner, I have a right to be protected from such inappropriate behavior.”

Sage grouse group meets in Hotchkiss The Crawford area Gunnison Sage Grouse working group has reset its quarterly meeting to Feb. 12, in Hotchkiss. The meeting was rescheduled due to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listing decision. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and run past the noon hour until about 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Delta County fairgrounds in the Maloney house (old veterinary clinic) just east of the

rodeo arena. Agenda items are: the proposed listing decision, 2012 habitat work review, report on 2012 transplant success and tracking, USGS GPS study, possible conservation easement acquisitions and work plans for 2013. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served. For further information, please contact Doug Homan, working group coordinator, at 872-2175.

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Majestic and peaceful How would you like to have this gorgeous view from your deck? This was taken from the home of Steve and Kim Wasilkowich on Fruitland Mesa.

Sign location being contested in Crawford BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Crawford board of trustees met on Jan. 16 for their regularly scheduled work session. Chris Brown, a former Crawford trustee who lives on the corner of E Street and Highway 92, asked the board why permission was granted for a sign promoting the Needlerock Family Health Clinic, Crawford School and the cemetery to be placed against his fence. “Why? Why there? Why not at Pioneer Park when you’re coming into town where you can go right up Elm to [the clinic] or D and 92 by the Methodist Church?” Brown asked. He doesn’t believe the location by his property “makes any sense” and could lower his property’s value and block his view. Brown noted the sign would be on town property, but the town has not taken care of it since he has lived there. Bruce Bair, public works director, explained that the town council had decided to place the sign on E Street because traffic coming on the highway would know to turn there and would see the clinic

as they went up the street. Brown said Jenny Mitchell has not returned his phone messages. “I think where the sign will be is still within the width of State Highway 92,” Bair said. Even the sidewalk in front of Brown’s house is part of the highway right of way. CDOT has approved the location by the highway. Trustee Christie Young stated Jenny Mitchell needs to be at the council meeting to discuss the matter. She was not present on Jan. 16. If the state has to re-approve a new location for the sign, “it’s not within our authority,” Young said. “When I met with CDOT

and Jenny,” Bair said, “it was decided to put the sign there. But neither Jenny, Tim {Mitchell] nor CDOT was opposed to putting it on Elm.” Bair continued, “CDOT’s objection to the sign being on the other side of the street was, one, visibility and, two, there’s a stop sign there.” Town clerk Jackie Savage read the minutes from the June 6 council meeting. The trustees approved the proposed location by a unanimous vote and designated the sign’s measurements. “As far as the visibility issues, there is a standard for the height on the signs. The base of the sign cannot be any lower than 6-1/2 feet. If you are in a vehicle ... your vision isn’t going to be impeded by the sign,” Bair said. “It’s proposed to be on the east side of E Street by the fire hydrant.” Brown said, “You approved it on her behalf but you didn’t take into consideration how we would feel.” Trustee Larry Kontour said, “We didn’t think about it.” This item is on the Feb. 6 agenda. The town clerk will notify Chris Brown and Jenny Mitchell to attend the council meeting.

iSeeChange Almanac is a first BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

KVNF has embarked on an ambitious and unique project. It’s called iSeeChange, an online almanac produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin, with stories broadcast on KVNF. The iSeeChange Almanac is part of Localore, a national media initiative. The iSeeChange Almanac is a gathering place for locals to share stories about their weather observations and how those things impact their lives. Then scientists are asked to explain why what people see happening is actually happening. At the iSeeChange launch, guests at The Paradise Theatre on Jan. 21 heard from Dr. Benjamin Cook, a NASAGoddard scientist, and ended the evening viewing an IMAX film, “The Hubble Space Telescope Documentary.” Two key people essential to iSeeChange sat down for interviews recently and showed their different views about the project. Sally Kane, KVNF executive director, shared from the management perspective and Julia Kumari Drapkin shared from the science journalist point-of-view. “I heard about iSeeChange and there was a resonance

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Julia Kumari Drapkin interviews Doug Fritz, Hotchkiss Fire Chief, for iSeeChange. The accompanying online almanac was launched on Jan. 21 with an event at The Paradise Theatre. in me for one of its missions which was to introduce more of risk-taking journalistic practices to address this multimedia technological convergence,” said Sally Kane. “And to have, conversely, indepen-

dent producers understand why stations don’t take a lot of risks.” It’s a disconnect that she has seen for many years. “Here’s a neat way we can bring some experimentation

and do a little of our own research and development with regard to technology while at the same time helping producers to understand what it takes to run a station,” Kane said. iSeeChange is not only online, but the stories are heard on KVNF. The result is that farmers and ranchers who might not have been listeners before are intrigued and involved in The Almanac. The Almanac is a tool used by the news department. It’s cost effective to have citizens submitting stories. “The Almanac is a tool to bring those stories to us,” Kane said. “We can do the work of crafting the stories and fact checking.” KVNF has been expanding its coverage of agriculture and iSeeChange is enhancing the results. “We try to look at change as a much broader topic, whether it’s personal or internal change, weather change, the climate. We tried to look at it through the lens of seasons because Colorado is a state that has four distinct seasons. Visually and weather-wise we could really sink our teeth into seasonal change as a metaphor for looking at change in a e broader picture,” Kane said. “I don’t want to see a world

where public media is defined as national content, a oneway pipeline to all the country people. I want those of us who live here to have our own voice in the conversations. The potential for local to global is very strong with this project. We’re pushing our experiences out front.” This project has already brought surprises for Kane. One is the interest of scientists in the project which is weather and climate focused. “The science community is sitting on all this data, and not the most sophisticated at communicating with people about it. This whole idea of ‘Flip the Script’ where the citizen observations are fueling questions to the science community ... creates a different kind of conversation for scientists to have with people. It takes it out of talking down to the lay person, but brings it up to more of an exchange,” she said. Kane believes both public radio and the science community are under fire and under funded. “So, we have to challenge ourselves to have strong communication to the American people for the value of what we do.” ISEECHANGE TO B2


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iSeeChange FROM PAGE B1 Julia Kumari Drapkin comes to KVNF after an interesting career as an Associated Press photo journalist in Sri Lanka during its civil war. When she returned home to Louisiana, Katrina hit. As an environmental journalist she wanted to not just cover the disaster but to discover where the story began. From there she went to Pubic Radio International for its show, “The World.” That was her first radio reporting job at giant WGBH in Boston. She has covered science for seven years. All that led to coming to KVNF. “As we have been designing this I have been reflecting on my role as a

journalist. So much of our world is careening from story to story, disaster to disaster, and we have no institutional memory to really absorb that real people’s lives are always changing all the time,” Drapkin said. iSeeChange has been developed with the community’s perspective in mind. “As a journalist it’s a great way to keep in touch with people,” Drapkin said. It’s a personable way to find out how people are handling the drought, how their harvest is doing, how their smudge pots are working in the orchards. “iSeeChange is convening the public media with public science and

intelligence to the people in D.C. who make decisions. A lot of the assumptions are that people in rural communities stay away from science. No! Every farm and every ranch is a living science experiment. Ranchers work with genetics and DNA . . . and are much more involved in how the weather affects their lives. “People in the North Fork Valley are seeing the same things that scientists and climatologists are seeing. The difference is, a scientist will write a paper about that, where a citizen will make a decision about that in their life. It may be an economic decision in their life. That is just as important to document and understand. We envision The Almanac as the place where that conversation can happen,” Drapkin said. Share your photographs, stories and observations online at www. request permission to thealmanac.org. bring back all of our work force to start on continuous miner development and construction work,” Ludlow said. Oxbow will need approval from MSHA. Approximately 220 hourly employees have not BY KATHY BROWNING been scheduled to work Staff Writer over the course of the cloThe Town of Crawford sure. Some were brought approved the draft back to work on sealing Source Water Protection the mine. The miners who Plan (SWPP) with corhave not been on the work rections by Bruce Bair, schedule will not be paid public works director, on for the period the mine Jan. 16. was closed. Bair said the plan took According to Ludlow, just eight months to forOxbow Mining has not mulate. The town held a received any MSHA cita- number of meetings with tions and no penalties will landowners, stakeholders be incurred. and council members with “The longwall is sealed the facilitation of Kimberin the mine right now in ly Mihelich, the Colorado the inert area. That is not Rural Water Association’s accessible to us, and we Source Water Protection won’t have longwall pro- specialist. duction until about midA final meeting will year,” Ludlow said. determine how to impleLosses for the Elk Creek ment the $5,000 grant Mine closure have not money received for the been calculated, and will plan last June. The Town probably not be released of Crawford “intends on to the public. using the majority of

the public in one place,” Drapkin said. “It’s like the three legs of a stool.” “We’re not having honest conversations about climate change and how climate extremes are affecting daily American lives,” Drapkin said. When Drapkin first came to KVNF, there were those who were afraid that the project would cause discord between those who believe in climate change and those who don’t or between liberals and conservatives. “But I’ve been surprised. The conversations that we’ve had with the people who don’t believe in climate change are so nuanced and so smart. I’m so looking forward to bringing the taste of that

Continuous miner operations to resume at Elk Creek Mine BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The curing time for the permanent seals installed at Elk Creek Mine should be complete today, Wednesday, Feb. 6. “The mine’s inert. We are waiting on the seals

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to age, just like concrete, for about five days. So they ought to be tested on Wednesday of this week. And if that’s the case, we’ll get a good deal of our people back here and start organizing the mine and start two continuous miner sections,” Jim Cooper, president of Oxbow Mining, said in an interview on Monday, Feb. 4. Elk Creek Mine has been closed due to the MSHA discovery of high carbon monoxide levels behind the longwall on Jan. 8. Mike Ludlow, vice president of Oxbow Mining, confirmed on Feb. 5 that initial tests on the samples will be conducted on Wednesday. Mine officials will then know if the seals have reached their full design strength. “At that point, once they’ve reached their design strength, we’ll

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Exceptional Eagles On Jan. 25 six students at Paonia Elementary School were recognized for demonstrating SOAR behavior. The Exceptional Eagles are Baylee Cowger for Order; Adrienne Nolan and Noah Valdez for Achievement; River Horner for Respect; and Landon Thliveris and Ikechi Elendu for Safety, Order, Achievement and Respect. Principal Sam Cox said, “Way to SOAR, students!”

Crawford approves draft Source Water Protection Plan the grant to implement management approaches that are identified in this Plan.” The council’s approval came a month before the proposed BLM auction of parcels for oil and gas development. It was also just six days before the council met with representatives from the Bureau of Land Management. The Town of Crawford provides 485 residents with their domestic water supply. Those residents live within town limits or just outside of the town boundaries in Delta County. The Town of Crawford has only one source for its drinking water. That is a spring located at the base of Land’s End Peak.

The plan states, “Crawford recognizes the possibility of potential threats to its water supplies. They realized that in order to utilize their wells as a safe and reliable source of their drinking water, they needed to develop a protection plan to prevent possible contamination of their source waters. Proactive planning and prevention are essential to both the long-term integrity of their water systems and limiting costs and liabilities.” The SWPP designates which entity will be responsible for implementation of the plan. That includes the Town of Crawford, Delta County, BLM, Crawford Mesa Water Association, U.S. Forest Service, West Elk Livestock Association, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Rural Water Association.

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The Conservation Center gave a wrong day for its annual meeting in last week’s issue. The annual meeting will be Sunday, Feb. 10, from 3-6 p.m. at Memorial Hall.

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The North Fork Heart & Soul project invites residents to join in a community discussion to share how you contribute to life here in the North Fork Valley. Join Heart & Soul on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Paonia United Methodist Church, on the corner of Onarga and 3rd St. Heart & Soul Coordinator Alexis Halbert will facilitate a discussion about what matters most to the people who have gathered, how their values are played out in the community and what issues are currently important to them. Slice of the Pie events are an opportunity for citizens to get better acquainted with their neighbors and community, and to have a voice in determining its future. Local fresh-baked pie and beverages will be served. If you would like to schedule a Slice of the Pie event for your service group, social group or neighborhood, please contact North Fork Heart & Soul at nfheartsoul@gmail. com or call (970) 3550514. For more information visit www. northforkheartsoul.com or its facebook page at www.facebook.com/ NorthForkHeartSoul.


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Crawford native opens Paula’s BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Many a restaurant customer has visited the twostory restaurant at 312 Grand Avenue in Paonia. Since December, the restaurant has new life as Paula’s. When diners walk up to the front porch and through the bright red door, they enter into a delightfully decorated restaurant with a cowgirl motif. Paula Olsen is the owner and chef offering a delicious menu of items for brunch and dinner. There’s a martini bar upstairs along with comfortable family dining upstairs and downstairs. Paula’s specialties include sea bass, rib-eyed steak, prosciutto and sage-wrapped pork tenderloin, alfredo chicken or shrimp, crab cakes, as well as fried green tomato stacks with herbed goat cheese. On some occa-

sions, she prepares Thai food for the entire evening. For a finishing touch she makes her own cheesecake and a fourlayer Mandarin Chocolate Cake that is rich and yummy. She also offers brownie sundaes and apple tarts. Almost everything on the menu is made by her in the restaurant or locally-made. She has a full bar serving cocktails, beer and wine. Her neighbor, Revolution Beer, is on tap. Wines from the local vineyards are served. She offers a champagne brunch. Paula’s is also a place for special events. “It’s a great place for bachelorette parties and live music.” There’s a loft above the second floor dining and bar area. In the future she wants to have a comedy

night and murder mystery dinners. The patio will be an awesome place next spring and summer for dining and live music. The facility would be a lovely setting for small weddings and events. Paula’s serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Monday, and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday. Paula’s is closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday nights. Paula Olsen grew up in Crawford and graduated from Paonia High School. She studied to be a chef at Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Art in 1995. That training has given her the taste and flair for preparing fine dining entrees. She’s never been in an Iron Chef competition. She doesn’t enjoy being in the public eye, but enjoys being the per-

son working behind the scenes creating the dishes that will bring smiles to her customers’ faces. When Paula was fresh out of culinary school she worked at Lowes Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel in Nashville. She operated her original Paula’s restaurant in Tennessee for five years. She moved back to Paonia in 2009. Prior to opening this restaurant, she drove a large rig across country making deliveries. She found that to be scary and empowering. “You learn to have a lot of respect for the road. That’s for sure,” she said. “It’s very stressful [due to] time constraints.” The restaurant business can also be stressful. She is doing all the cooking. “Things are slower in the winter, which is a good time to start a restaurant because you can work out the kinks,” Paula said. “By the time it gets busy you have your recipes and menu down. When the busy season starts, it will be second nature.” You probably have met Paula when she worked at Back Country Coffee and Fresh and Wyld Farmhouse Inn. She got back into the restaurant business because that’s where her talent lies and because she wants to work for herself rather than for someone else. Make plans soon to enjoy an evening at Paula’s in Paonia.

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Paula Olsen has proudly opened the second incarnation of her Paula’s restaurant in Paonia at 312 Grand Avenue. The original Paula’s restaurant was in Tennessee. Stop by and enjoy the comfortable ambiance and delicious homemade brunches and dinners.

Chasing Ice documentary to be screened in Paonia The Paradise Theatre in Paonia continues its Cabin Fever Film Series on Friday, Feb. 15, with the documentary film, “Chasing Ice,” produced and directed by Jeff Orlowski. A special question and answer event will follow the 3 p.m. Sunday matinee on Feb. 17 with the film’s editor, Davis Coombe. Coombe is a partner in the Denver-based production com-pany, Milkhaus, which has won multiple Emmy’s and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short 2012, “Saving Face.” Acclaimed environmental photographer, James Balog, was once a skeptic about climate change, but through his Extreme Ice Survey for National Geographic, he discovers

undeniable evidence of our changing planet. “Chasing Ice” reveals Balog’s hauntingly beautiful, multi-year timelapse videos of vanishing glaciers across the Arctic, all while delivering fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet. Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog

risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary and winner for Excellence in Cinematography at Sundance, this is a big-screen must. “Before My Time,” by J. Ralph and featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell from the soundtrack, is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. “Chasing Ice” will be shown Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 and 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 19, and Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. More information at www.paradiseofpaonia. com.

Sarah Bishop elected president of Mountain Harvest Festival At its annual meeting on Jan.16, Mountain Harvest Festival governing board elected Mary Bachran and Glenn and Pat Dahlgren as new members. Continuing members are Bill and Sarah Bishop, Lynn Mattingly, Deb McEachern, Rick Stockton and Monica Wiitanen. The board elected Sarah Bishop, president; Deb McEachern, secretary; and Lynn Mattingly, treasurer. Margot Richardson will remain as festival director. The president rec-

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ate past president. “As we begin our 13th year and our 13th festival, let us make it the best ever and have fun doing it,” Bishop said.

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Duclo honored as consummate librarian [Healthcare and Retirement Community] twice a month and doing day “There’s been a lot of care. So, it’s not like I’m things happen in the disabsolutely done with trict since I started. A lot library.” of improvements and a She’s also helping get lot of wonderful people everything ready for the I’ve worked with. I’m library book sale on Frigoing to miss it,” Rhonda day, Feb. 15, from 9 to Duclo said at her retire6 and Saturday, Feb. 16, ment party Feb. 1 at the from 9 to 3. “Then I’m Hotchkiss Library. going to go home and clean She has worked 30 house,” she laughed. lustrous years at the Among the changes Hotchkiss Library. She Duclo has witnessed over was feted by her peers in the years in the district: all towns have new libraries and Hotchkiss has a new addition. “We’re really proud of ours and the way it looks. People like our library,” she said. “We’re doing more programs. We’re doing more things with the kids, and that’s fun.” Annette Choszczyk, district director, told those at Duclo’s retirement party, “We have a couple of presentations for her because she has been here for over 30 years and we want to acknowledge that has meant a tremendous amount to our communities and to our library district and to all the people she has come to know in that time.” Photo by Kathy Browning Choszczyk then preDelta County Commissioner Mark Roeber presents sented a plaque to Duclo a plaque to Duclo at her retirement party on Feb. 1. He noted her commitment to the community and dedication to the library district.

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the Delta County Library District, the Delta County Commissioners and appreciative library patrons and friends. “I’m excited about moving on and being able to do some other kinds of things,” Duclo said before her party began. “I’m still going to be doing some outreach to the schools. I’ve already set up book talks during February at [Hotchkiss K-8]. I’ll still be going over to Horizons

on behalf of the library district. County Commissioner Mark Roeber gave her a plaque for her 30 years of service. “That’s quite a milestone and that’s quite a commitment to service to the community of Hotchkiss.” The commissioners congratulated her and “acknowledge your special talents, innovative ideas and dedication to the library district.” Ann Murphy, library board president, read a letter from Commissioner Bruce Hovde who was not able to attend. He extended his “heartfelt thanks for all the years of service you have contributed to the citizens of Delta County and to the patrons of the library.” Hotchkiss trustee and former teacher Georgia Photo by Kathy Browning Hopper said, “Rhonda has Outgoing Hotchkiss Library manager Rhonda Duclo done so much through the schools. I’ve been retired shows the plaque she received from the Delta for a good many years, County Commissioners. but Rhonda used to come to my classroom every week and read a story to the kids. She had such a gentle manner about her, and the kids really looked forward to her time.” And with that more pictures were taken and the beautiful cake was cut.

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Delta County Library District Director Annette Choszczyk presents a lovely plaque to Hotchkiss Library manager Rhonda Duclo at her retirement after 30 years of service.

Isaac Van Horn, a seventh grader at Hotchkiss K-8, won the school’s National Geographic Bee. He is now eligible to test his geography knowledge at the state level of this national competition.

Hotchkiss K-8 honor roll The following students were named to the honor roll at Hotchkiss K-8 School for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year: Third Grade 3.0-4.0 3rd Grade 3.0-4.0 Audren Borgman Pablo Camacho Joel Carpenter Emily Davidovich Karlie Egging* Emma Elliott Paul Fisher Sawyer Handy* Alaina Hardin* Lottie Hollembeak Isabelle Houseweart Matthew Kasper* Jason Kuntz Matilda McDaniel Vianney Mendoza Bailey Miller Emma Miller Indigo Miller-Barnes* Landon Moralez Sara Morris* Leona Myers* Addison Neal Matthew Pachl Parker Pene* Shane Reed Caleb Roberts* Isaac Rung Dakota Shelden Drayden Taylor Araina VenJohn Annie Wilson Alexis Yanish Fourth Grade 3.0-4.0 Tristan Andregg

Jaden Borgman Isabella Brezonick* Steffen Brodie Connor Bronkan Kaleb Carr Trey Caywood-Hunt Yahir Chavez Micah Cooper Sponseller Mia Cowan Casey Dagnan Clay Dailey Hector Elizalde Genevieve Fisher Emily Graham Tessa Griffith Joslyn Kendall Lauryn Kiefer Jordan Manzanares Nathaniel Mattler Christian Matus Taneal Mautz* Gracie Pham Cassidy Reed Makaylie Reed Tawny Roberts* Alex Ross Anthony Scanlon Adam Smith* Erin Smith Isabella Spano Ava Taylor Grace Trefren Ian Van Horn Jacob Ware* Joseph Ware Emma White Fifth Grade

3.0-4.0 Tristen Allen Shayne Bayles Madison Bennett Kristal Camacho Jaycie Duncan Shay Glaser Nadia Hill* Adam Kasper Brian Kimbell Skyler Meagher Jade Miller Jesse Miller* Grey Neal Kiley Olson Jerome Reed Emily Rhodes* Grady Simpson Elsie Vazquez Sydnie West Evan White Colby Wilson Zachary Ziemer Sixth Grade 3.0-4.0 Sierra Baker William Bronkan* Cesar Camacho Trenton Carr Carson Collins* Taylor DeLuzio Kenda Falkner Mariah Griffith Quinn Husted Jadeyn Jensen Nick Jung Jacob Lange Kaleigh Little

Caitlyn Littlefield* Jesus Macias Amber Mattler Taralee Mautz* Landen Mayberry Joshua Pachl Presley Pene* Natasha Pham Katie Powers Ashley Sanchez Bryce Shelden Logan Smith Ruby Speicher Jacob Trefren* Bruce Turnbull* Cory West Taylor West Ethen White* Janaya White Lexi Wrich* Jamison Yanish Seventh Grade 3.0-4.0 Trevor Ballard Kevin Chavez Keaton Coe Jordan Denison Sophia Fisher* Yasmine Gaub Kambry Hall* Chase Hiatt Josie Hiatt Shelby Hiatt Elijah Kirk Jackson Little Courtney Mattler Jennifer McDonald* Morgan Miller*

Paonia High School Activities Thur., Feb. 7

All State Choir at Denver-Hyatt Convention Center; Seniors Only-Safe Teen Presentation, 10:00 a.m.; Movie Night, 7:00 p.m. Fri., Feb. 8 Blackout Day; Basketball vs. Plateau Valley, JVG & JVB, 2:00 p.m., VG at 3:30 p.m., VB at 5:00 p.m.; Wrestling vs. Meeker, 7:00 p.m. Sat., Feb. 9 C Girls Basketball & V Boys Basketball at DeBeque, 1:00 p.m.; Winter Fest Dance, 8:30 p.m.; Knowledge Bowl; Speech in Ouray. Feb. 11-15 Winter Break. Mon., Feb. 11 Play Practice, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tues., Feb. 12 Play Practice, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Jaren Oates Margaret Parsons Colton Peebles Dalton Raley Madison Reed Fatima Rodriguez Jordan Tamayo* Braxton Trujillo Isaac Van Horn* Ashley Ziemer Eighth Grade 3.0-4.0 Zackary Allen Blake Bayles Conner Collins Colton DeLuzio Roggen Frick Jorge Govea Colton Hall* Jamal Helm Skylar Hoage Parker Katzdorn Wade Katzdorn Morgan Keeler Caralyn Littlefield Kale Litzelman Christopher Lovato Triston Mautz Logan Mayberry Mia McCurdy Joseph Nault Lacey Rodriguez Diana Rojas Eve Simmons Alexis Triantos Raphael Wick *Denotes Straight A’s

A night of chocolate The Paonia Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi presents its first annual Chocolate Extravaganza this Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6-9 p.m., at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia. Admission includes unlimited scrumptious chocolate treats, two glasses of local wine (adults only), gourmet coffees and hot chocolate. Tickets are available at The Paonia Flower Shop or from any Beta Sigma Phi member. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 10 and younger. The day of the event, tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children under 10. Proceeds will benefit the Beta Sigma Phi Chapter’s local charities fund. For more information, call Judy Livingston at 527-3970.

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BLM seeks citizens for advisory group The Bureau of Land Management recently announced that it is seeking public nominations for five open positions on its Southwest District Resource Advisory Councils (RAC), which advise the BLM on public land issues. The deadline to submit a nomination is March 14. Each RAC consists of 10-15 members with an interest or expertise in public land management, including such individuals as conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, Tribal officials, and academics. The diverse membership of each RAC helps ensure that BLM land managers get the varying perspectives they need to achieve their mission, which is to manage the public lands for multiple uses. “The members of our RACs help our field offices by acting as sounding boards in all types of resource management issues,” said acting BLM Director Mike Pool. Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council. Nominees, who must be residents of the state or states where the RAC has jurisdiction, will be judged on the basis of their training, education and knowledge of the council’s geographical area. Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision making. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations; a complet-

ed RAC application; and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. To complete the nomination form, go to http:// on.doi.gov/yIOMcT. The Southwest RAC is looking to fill five openings, in the following categories: • Two openings for Category One – Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, offhighway vehicle use, and commercial recreation; • One opening for Category Two – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse

and burro organizations; Additional require- at www.blm.gov/co/st/ and ments can be found online en/BLM_Resources/racs/ • Two openings for Category Three – Representatives of state, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large. Nominations for the Southwest District (Gunnison, Tres Rios and Uncompahgre Field Offices) RAC must be submitted by Thursday, March 14, to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Shannon Borders, 2465 S. Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401.

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FFA student honored Bob Kapus, Hotchkiss Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler, congratulates Cheyenne Gallob (left) of the Hotchkiss FFA Chapter on being selected the FFA Member of the Month for January. Gallob was honored at a meeting on Jan. 28.

Register now for pest management workshop Both commercial and private pesticide applicators will benefit from the annual Tri River Area Pest Management Workshop held Feb. 19-20. Sponsored by Colorado State University Extension, the program will offer all of the continuing education credits (CECs) required to fulfill and maintain commercial and private pesticide applicator licenses. Also, employees who need technician training hours can get up to 12 hours of verified training. The credits are good for applicators in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. Twenty-two speakers will cover a variety of topics including: • Disposal of unwanted pesticides; • Workplace safety; • Mixing low-rate pesticides; • Laws and regulations; • Weather forecasting and the water outlook for 2013; • Planting rates and other research on Roundup-Ready alfalfa; • Seed treatment research on bee popula-

tions; • Trait failures in some Bt corn varieties; • Tomato virus management; • Urban tree inventories; • Tree and shrub insect issues; • Turf weeds and turf grass growth and development; • Controlling vertebrate pests; • Industrial and rightof-way weed control; • Biological control agents for rangeland; • Biting and stinging insects; and • Flying insect control devices and mosquito behavior. Registration is $50 for private applicator CECs, technician training credits, or not for credit, and $100 for commercial applicators. Tuesday lunch and break are included and sponsored by CropWorx. Registration due by Feb. 11, or higher rates will apply. Sessions on Feb. 19 start at 7:30 a.m., ending at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. To register and see the entire program and

Emergency loans available through FSA Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit Counties are among the 62 primary Colorado counties designated as disaster areas due to drought and related disasters that have occurred in 2012. Delta County is included as a contiguous county. Producers could be eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency loans. The low interest loans are available to operators of family size farms/ranches that are unable to obtain

credit elsewhere. Loans are based on production losses caused by the disaster. Producers must file an application for an emergency loan through the Farm Service Agency by March 4. Each application will be considered on its own merit, taking into account the extent of losses, security available, repayment ability, and other eligibility requirements. For more information about emergency loans contact Laurie Neilson, at (970) 242-9133 ext. 2.

speaker list, go to: http:// wci.colostate.edu or call 970-244-1834. If you have questions: call 970244-1834, Monday-Friday, 8-5 or e-mail Lorie. Wuebold@mesacounty.us.

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District Hoop Shoot draws kids from eight Elks lodges The West District Elks Hoop Shoot was held Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Hotchkiss High School. Kids from the eight lodges in the West District of Colorado participated. In the 8-9 girls, Erika Kuta from Delta placed first; Princessa Mora, Hotchkiss, was second; Sydney Flores, Durango, placed third; and Chayna Abts, Montrose, came in fourth. In the 8-9 boys, Anthony Flint, Durango, came in

first; Steele Arnold, Montrose, was second; John Thomas Carver, Cortez, finished third; and Caleb Roberts, Hotchkiss, came in fourth. In the 10-11 girls’ division, Makayla Long, Cortez, came in first; Reagan Clay, Delta, was second; Shay Glaser, Hotchkiss, was third; and Faith Cutts, Grand Junction, came in fourth. In the 10-11 boys, the first place winner was Teagan Whiteskunk of

PEOPLE Army Sgt. Nathaniel Crawford has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been

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long shoot-off, first place went to Enoch Kropp of Hotchkiss; Kyle Mock, Delta, placed second; Tyler Ruetschle, Durango, came in third; and Austin Martinez of Montrose finished fourth. The two winners of the Dusty Wadley Memorial High Point Trophies were Kayla Hutton of Hotchkiss shooting 15 of 25 and Enoch Kropp of Hotchkiss shooting 21 of 25. All the first place winners will now advance to the Colorado State Elks Hoop Shoot in Salida on Feb. 23.

10-11 winners Makayla Long of Durango and Teagan Whiteskunk of Cortez

deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe. Crawford has served in the military for seven years. He is the son of Scott Meader of Paonia and a 2005 graduate of Paonia High School.

Entries sought for writing competition Delta County Libraries and the Blue Sage Center for the Arts are proud to announce that registration for the 2013 Write On! Anthology Competition is now open. The Write On! Anthology is an annual publication of poems, stories, and essays written by Delta County residents, and this year all the entries will be professionally judged. The submission deadline for entries is 5 p.m.

Cortez; Marcus Flint, Durango, finished second; Connor Imus, Montrose, came in third; and Carlos Lozano, Hotchkiss, was fourth. In the 12-13 girls’ division, first place winner was Kayla Hutton, Hotchkiss; Kourtney Carmichael, Delta, was second; Kaila Craig, Durango, finished third; and Tyra Pinnecoose, Cortez, came in fourth. In the 12-13 boys’ division, there was a three-way tie for second place with all three boys shooting 20 of 25. After a

Monday, Feb. 18, and all submissions must be made electronically through the Blue Sage website at www.bluesage. org. Registration instructions are available at all Delta County Libraries. Prose entries must be 3,000 words or fewer and poetry must be 50 lines or fewer. All entrants must be residents of Delta County. Complete details can be found at www.blue sage.org.

8-9 winners Anthony Flint of Durango and Erika Kuta of Delta

12-13 winners Kayla Hutton and Enoch Kropp, both of Hotchkiss

What’s up at your library? The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. Check out these programs: Cedaredge Computer Class. “Get the most from your iPad.” Friday, Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m. Young Adults. “Sew

What!” A recycled clothing craft class for young adults. Friday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Adult Craft Class. Come and play with polymer clay. Friday, Feb. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Tech Soup Saturdays. Bring your devices and tech questions every Saturday in February

from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teen Scene. Quesadilla para mia! Friday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Computer Class. “Clutter Control for Computers.” Friday, Feb. 22, at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 856-3518 to sign up. Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. Crawford Tweens’ Book Club. Come join us for book discussions, creative writing, journaling, and play production. Refreshments will be served! Every Wednesday in February from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Wii and Waffles. Kids of all ages come, have fun playing Wii games, and enjoy a waffle and juice treat! Thursday, Feb. 7, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Valentine Card Making. It is time for our annual valentine card making. This is a great family activity. All supplies provided to make your special valentine a beautiful card. Thursday, Feb. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. Computer Help. Bring specific computer questions or just spend time honing your skills Thursday, Feb. 14 and 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. Contact the library at 921-3500 for details. Scrapbooking. Work on your latest project with other “scrappers.” Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Storytimes. Baby, tot, and preschooler storytimes are Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. Delta Teens. “The $100,000 Pyramid Game.” Check out the live game show experience! Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4:30 p.m. Kids. “Chinese New Year Craft Day.” Year of the Snake! Friday, Feb. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult Craft Class. “Jailene Preisner Jewelry Class.” Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Club 4-5. “Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating.” Decorate a cookie for your favorite valentine. Thursday, Feb. 14, at 4:30 p.m. Teens. “Mardi Gras Party.” Join us as we celebrate with games, snacks, and plenty of fun! Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. Hotchkiss One-on-One Tech Help. Tuesday-Thursday

by appointment. Contact Hotchkiss Library at 8724153 for details. Teens. Craft/Book Event. Create a cool art project with old book covers. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m. Computer Class. Make valentines in Publisher. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. Book Sale for the Hotchkiss Library. Friday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Call 872-4153 for information. Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Wednesdays starting at 10 a.m. Paonia Computer Help. Get help with any computer or electronic device. Call Paonia Library at 5273470 to schedule a time convenient for you! Armchair Travel Series. Local travelers share their adventures. Tuesday, Feb. 12 and 26, at 6 p.m. Contact the library at 527-3470 for more information. Evening Book Club. Paonia Library Book Club selection for February is “Amazing Grace” by Eric Metaxis. Trace the life story of the English abolitionist from his birth to his role in ending slavery in the British colonies. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. Girls’ Book Club. Join the third-sixth grade girls’ book club in reading “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson. In 1993, mountaineer Greg Mortenson attempted to climb K2, the world’s second highest mountain in northern Pakistan, to honor the memory of his deceased sister, Christa. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. Call the library to reserve a copy. Movie for Adults. Set in the near future: a retired cat burglar has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. Against the old man’s wishes, his son buys a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is hilarious and a heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Tuesdays starting 10 a.m. Contact Paonia Library at 527-3470.


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Water managers keep it flowing into the valley BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

In most years there is abundant water on the Grand Mesa to supply the needs of the Surface Creek Valley. But even when there is plenty, the work of collecting, storing, managing and transporting that water to its rightful users is an enterprise of huge complexity involving local governments, special districts, state government and public land management on the federal level. The lead players in this intricate balance of precious water and the maze of rules that govern it are the six water commissioners working out of the Cedaredge District 40 office of Division of Water Resources, the private Grand Mesa Water Users Association, and the Grand Mesa Water Conservancy District. The trio of local organizations works closely and cooperatively to see that available water is delivered to users. A fourth player in the local water scenario is the Forest Service, which manages public lands where virtually all of the valley’s water supplies, both domestic and agricultural, originate. During the two water workshops held at Orchard City and Cedaredge last week, Doug Wist, lead water commissioner for district 40 in Cedaredge, gave a general overview of the mesa’s water management system to some 150 people attending the workshops. The six water commissioners working out of the Cedaredge office have primary responsibility for seeing that water is delivered through the intricate system of dams, creeks and ditches to its rightful users in accordance with the state law of prior appropriation and the doctrine of “first in time, first in right.”

The District 40 office also has responsibility for other water management tasks, including stream flow measurement and dam safety. Ron Shaver of Cedaredge explained the role of the Grand Mesa Water Users. The organization manages the extremely complex system of water trading and transport among drainages on the south side of Grand Mesa, and sees that the exchanges are executed and recorded. The system on the south side of Grand Mesa is considered among the most complex anywhere. The Water Users also provide downstream insurance for dam owners. They help broker water renting agreements and work with the District 40 commissioners’ office on some system maintenance chores. Jim Durr, vice president of the Grand Mesa Water Conservancy District board, made a presentation on the structure and functioning of the district. The district was formed in 1961 to develop the yet-unbuilt Grand Mesa Project storage reservoir and to administer the 29,000 acre feet of water allocated for it. The seven members of the board are appointed by a judge, and their mission is to “support beneficial uses of the unappropriated waters of the state.” The district is involved with developing water augmentation plans, and the district also has reservoirs on the Grand Mesa. Last summer the District nearly completed rehabilitation of Peak Dam and Reservoir which will provide 30 acre feet to the valley’s supplies. Rehab work on Blanche Park Reservoir is scheduled to begin next, and when completed it will secure another 120 acre feet for the valley’s use.

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Following the rain Setting sunlight paints a colorful sky and sets the winter landscape glowing after a January rain that visited the Surface Creek Valley a week ago.

Workshops give locals a sense of big picture What falls here definitely doesn’t stay here when it comes to water BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

A series of two educational workshops on water specifically tailored for people in the Surface Creek Valley were held last week in Orchard City and Cedaredge. The workshops were hosted jointly by the Gunnison Basin Water Roundtable and the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University. Their purpose was to help educate local water users

about issues facing Colorado, the Gunnison River Basin and the Surface Creek Valley. The range of topics was broad. The sessions started with an overview of superregional and national issues that have impacts on local water usage. Those issues include the 1922 Colorado River Compact that divides Colorado River flows among seven Western states. Also impacting local water use is the thorny and contentious problem of Colorado’s own east/west water divide, and the political and economic factors that create and complicate it. (Two other general topics discussed at the sessions – the management of water in Surface Creek Valley and

the operations of the valley’s four domestic water providers – are dealt with in related stories.) Beginning with an outline of the 1922 Colorado Water Compact as his background, Austin Keiser, president of the board of the Grand Mesa Water Conservancy District, explained Colorado’s “water gap.” The water gap is an increasingly contentious issue between the Front Range and the Western Slope. Stated simply, the state’s water gap is caused by the fact that 80 percent of Colorado’s population, and at least that much of its economic activity, is located on the Front Range. But, 80 percent of the water in the form of annual BIG PICTURE TO C2

Historical society celebrates busy year BY VERNA BARR Staff Writer

Election of five board members to the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society (SCVHS) was the main item of business for the February 2nd meeting. Nominated and elected were Nelson Cederberg, Chuck Harrington, Bill Kehmeier, Les Mergelman and Curt Williams. They will join Richard Udd and Carol Gamble to make up the sevenmember board. Awards were presented to special guests. Madison Eckhart was named History Student of the Year. Sandy Carl-

son received recognition as Volunteer of the Year. Bob and Roxie Morris were honored with the 2013 Pioneer Award. Dan Cotton spoke and presented a slide show of his collection of historical photos depicting the creation of the Gould Reservoir. The program listed the nine other planned events for the year. A soup supper will be on March 9, Clean Up Days (dates TBA) prior to the Pioneer Town season’s opening with Heritage Day on Saturday, May 25, Memorial Day weekend. Night on the Town will be

in the evening of June 25. The ice cream social is on July 27. Color Sunday will fall on the last Sunday of September, on the 29th. AppleFest brings the car show on Saturday, Oct. 5, with Pioneer Town closing for the season at the end of AppleFest on the following day, Oct. 6. A dinner to recognize and thank SCVHS and Pioneer Town volunteers will take place in the Stolte Shed on October 8. 2013 events end with a Christmas concert on Saturday, December 2, at the Chapel of the Cross. The schedule for the summer concerts at the chapel will be announced at a later date. The banquet was tastefully prepared and served by Les and Dorothy Mergelman, assisted by Cedaredge FFA members.

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Madison Eckhart, a junior at Cedaredge High School, was named History Student of the Year at SCVHS’s annual banquet. John Spurgeon presented Madison with a framed certificate, a scholarship check and a copy of a book that he has written titled “Irrigating the Surface Creek Valley.”

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The SCVHS 2013 Pioneer Award was presented to Bob and Roxie Morris (Red Mountain Ranches) by Les Mergelman at the February annual meeting and banquet. Both of the recipients were born and raised on established farm operations in Eckert and Cedaredge. They continue to foster the tradition of the fruit growing industry and support many community events and activities.

Dan Cotton was a special guest and speaker at the SCVHS annual meeting and banquet. His program was based on a series of historical photos that he had assembled for a slide show. Commentary included insights into the “Building of Gould Reservoir” (19011910) to provide water for Fruitland Mesa in the North Fork area.

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Sandy Carlson was elected as the organization’s Volunteer of the Year. Les Mergelman presented her with a certificate of appreciation and told of her many accomplishments as a volunteer for the society and Pioneer Town. “Sandy,” he said, “is someone you can count on to get a job done at any time.”


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Big picture FROM PAGE C1 precipitation needed to support that population and economy falls on the Western Slope. The water gap is the resulting deficit between increasing municipal and industrial water needs in the state and limits on available supplies. Western Slope water interests, particularly agriculture which uses 86 percent of available water supplies statewide, see themselves being squeezed by water needs of a thirsty Front Range, and by growing communities in downstream Colorado River Basin states, especially

Nevada, Arizona and California. Keiser explained that Colorado is trying to plan for dealing with water needs of the state as defined by the water gap. All of the easy answers to the problem were put into practice years ago. Numerous transmountain water diversions already supply the Front Range with about half of its water from the Western Slope. But the need keeps growing. Keiser noted that water users in the Arkansas River drainage want the Western Slope to deliver 200,000 acre feet annually from Blue Mesa

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via a transmountain diversion. But, while the idea is not favored by the Western Slope, it’s being discussed even though this year the recent dry period has nearly emptied Blue Mesa and no one can predict when it might fill again. The Front Range thinks it is doing its part to help solve the water gap. In response to Western Slope complaints, Front Range communities have begun metering and drastically cutting their water use. Colorado Springs residents use 55 gallons per person per day. In Denver, the amount is 60 gallons per day. But the Western Slope average is 160 gallons per day, Keiser said. Other estimates of per capita daily water use on the Western Slope run as high as 200 gallons. So, an argument for the Western Slope that the Front Range wastes water has been undercut. And, both the Front Range and downstream states are now looking closely at the Western Slope’s own water use and wastage. Keiser illustrated: “Front Range officials tell us at water conferences, ‘We are the eco-

nomic engine of the state. When are you going to give us the water?”’ And, they are becoming more insistent on the point. The Grand Mesa Water Conservancy District is working with other organizations to try and create a plan for

dealing with the water gap. The 35-member local Gunnison Basin Water Roundtable, on which Keiser also serves, is involved in the effort. So is the Colorado Interbasin Compact Committee, a super assemblage with representatives of

the nine separate basin compact roundtables along with state government officials. The goal is to have a plan for dealing with the water gap drafted by 2016 for the Governor, General Assembly and the public to evaluate.

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There were 100 people at the water workshop session held in Cedaredge last Thursday. More than 30 had also attended the presentation at Orchard City two nights earlier.

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The Surface Creek Valley’s three domestic water providers, and one that serves residents of the Ward Creek drainage, share common problems and concerns as they work to provide affordable, clean water to their customers and stay in compliance with strict health regulations. Representatives from

Valentine’s program at the library Mary Ann Rathburn and Friends will present a program for Valentine’s Day, “Songs of the ‘40s,” at the next meeting of Friends of the Cedaredge Public Library. The program will take place on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at the library. The regular meeting of the Friends will follow. Everyone is invited to attend the program and enjoy this especially entertaining way to observe Valentine’s Day.

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Upper Surface Creek Domestic Water Users Association (USC), the Town of Cedaredge, the Town of Orchard City and Coalby Domestic Water Users Association shared details of their systems with attendees at the two Surface Creek Valley water workshops last week. The Upper Surface Creek Association supplies domestic water to 1,005 taps and about 2,700 customers. The company is not a government entity. But, like Coalby, it is a private association. Upper Surface Creek serves customers on Upper Surface Creek, and on Cedar and Redlands mesas, through 100 miles of water pipeline. Upper Surface Creek takes its treatment plant feed stocks of raw water from Surface Creek. The association once shared water treatment facilities with Cedaredge. In 2005, USC built its own treatment plant but still owns 20 percent of the Cedaredge plant. It maintains line interconnects with Cedaredge’s system for system redundancy. The Town of Cedaredge’s water collection system takes its supplies

Loans available for freeze losses Mesa and Montrose Counties have been designated a disaster area due to freezing temperatures that occurred in April 7 and April 8, 2012. Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Ouray, Pitkin and San Miguel Counties are included as contiguous counties which are eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency loans. Low interest emergency loans are available to operators of family-size farms/ranches that are unable to obtain credit elsewhere. Loans are based on production losses caused by the disaster. Producers must file an application for an emergency loan through the Farm Service Agency by March 25. Each application will be considered on its own merit, taking into account the extent of losses, security available, repayment ability and other eligibility requirements. For more information about emergency loans contact Laurie Neilson at (970) 242-9133 ext. 2.

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A plow cut through a snow bank near Lands End turnoff on Highway 65 gives an idea of the accumulated snowpack on Grand Mesa last weekend. For local water managers — charged with the tasks of forecasting, hedging forecasts, reacting to changing conditions, maintaining systems and delivering water — more snow is better. “It takes a lot of snow to get 30 inches (of water) and fill our reservoirs,” says a Grand Mesa Water Users official. from springs and reservoirs high on the public lands above town. The water flows in its collection pipelines to the treatment plant and, when treated, is stored in the two one-million-gallon storage tanks just above town on Highway 65. Cedaredge water customers used 578 acrefeet of treated water in 2011, and they used 605 acre-feet during the 2012 dry year, reported Dave Smith, public works director. The sprawling water system of the Town of Orchard City received a major upgrade last year when the new West Main transmission line was brought into service. The new line provides pressurized, treated water to customers and has computer controls that ease management of the water utility and decreases

waste, said Mike Morgan, public works director for the town. Coalby Domestic Water Users Association serves customers in the Ward Creek drainage west of Cedaredge. The Coalby system was established in 1975 serving 40 to 50 taps. Today it serves 132 taps, 113 of which are active. The association has upgraded its plant which was built in 2004 above Uintah Road to meet health department regulations. Coalby collects water from three source springs high on the south side of Grand Mesa. Peak flows average 120 to 150 gallons per minute in summer, and 60 to 70 g.p.m. in the winter. The annual average is about 91 g.p.m. Coalby’s customers use an average of 18 g.p.m., which translates to 0.04 cubic feet per second.

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Snow going Dozens of young cross country ski enthusiasts were treated to a few hours of organized competition at Skyway atop Grand Mesa last Saturday. The event was hosted by the Grand Mesa Nordic Council which helps maintain the Skyway winter recreation site.


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Conservancy district banks water supplies might expect to draw 480 Mesa during 2013. acre feet from their resSo, to provide an addiSurface Creek Valley ervoir reserves on Grand tional backstop for that water managers began looking ahead during last year’s dry spell and made plans to help ensure there will be supplies of water available for domestic providers if a second lowsnowpack year is in store for 2013. During last week’s water forums in Orchard City and Cedaredge, Austin Keiser, president of the Grand Mesa Water Conservancy District board, announced that the district had held back reservoir water for Photo submitted domestic use this year if The Grand Mesa Water Conservancy District has needed. Keiser explained to taken a step toward securing about 30 acre-feet of the Delta County Inde- storage on Grand Mesa with last year’s reconstrucpendent that a survey of tion of Peak Dam. The District has plans to rehab domestic providers last Blanche Park Dam, securing another 120 acre feet year determined they of reserve for use in the Surface Creek Valley.

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use, the District has held 500 acre feet in reservoir storage as a down payment against the chance reservoirs may not fill with snowpack runoff this year. The announcement may help quell any concerns the valley’s domestic water users have about available supply during the coming summer months. The 2012 dry spell has been compared in some ways with the historic 2002-03 drought. If, as some experts say, drought in the arid West occurs generally in seven-to-ten year cycles, and that dry years tend to occur in sequence, then moving to shore up domestic supply for this summer could turn out to have been a wise move.

The hope of local water managers is that the next few months will produce snowpack sufficient to refill the Grand Mesa’s reservoirs. If

not, then the winter of 2013-14 could be a critical and essential time for accumulating water reserves on the Grand Mesa.

Birds of the Western Slope A look at local birds with Evelyn Horn American Robin The countryside is in shades of grays and tans, but a bit more white than I like. I do wish the snow would melt and give its moisture to our thirsty fields! And it seems there’s nothing much to see today. Wait! What was that? A bird just flashed across the road! Of course we slow down. There’s movement in the field to our right ... more birds. Now they all take flight and cross the road in front of us. Robins! But they’re early, too early! Our area is in the grips of freezing temperatures and it’s only the first of February. I think you should

have gone south, but then, what do I know! As the birds fly, the white of the underwing is obvious and there’s a considerable amount of white in the plumage — white under the tails, white chins striped with black, and white eye rings.

Our birds land in the field to our left, and begin foraging. Apparently the ground is softer at the edge of the snow patches so maybe they can dig up something to eat. I sure hope so. Although our robins nest at tundra’s edge and winter into Bermuda and Guatemala, many are residents within the United States. Now I’ve learned of another “robin.” In England, there’s a small brown bird known as “robin.” It’s less than six inches long, with an orange/red face and chest, a white belly and belongs to the bird group known as “wheatears.” When the

Ditch companies will meet in Grand Junction The 11th annual convention of the Ditch & Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) — “Water for Food; Food for Life” — will be held March 6-8, at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. During the multi-day conference, 23 speakers, several from out of state, will discuss their views on timely subjects facing ditch and reservoir companies. On Wednesday, March 6, the pre-convention workshop, “Doing More with Less — Efficiency for Ditch Companies,” will look at improvements that ditch companies can make to save water and provide a more reliable and efficient delivery system. Representatives from the Three Sisters Irrigation District (Bend, Ore.) and the Provo Water Users Association (Provo, Utah) will explain how

they constructed costeffective pressurized systems. Also covered will be presentations on the legal and administrative aspects of water efficiency, not only in Colorado but how it is handled in other Western states. On Thursday, March 7, the main convention convenes and features presentations on the relationship between water and agriculture. Of particular interest is how these mutual associations can play a role in helping to shape their future. Other topics will include: Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, The Legacy Ditch Bill, The Public Trust Doctrine, the Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study and more. On the final morning of the convention, March 8, DARCA will be holding three concurrent work-

shops: “GIS”, “Enhancing the Viability of Ditch Companies” and “Canal Safety.” Everyone in the Colorado water community is welcome to attend. For an agenda and registration information please visit www.darca.org or contact DARCA at (970) 4121960 or john.mckenzie@ darca.org.

settlers came to this continent, the name was apparently transferred to our native bird with the brick-red breast and belly. But our bird is of a totally different family and lifestyle, being related to the Eurasian Blackbird or Black Robin. Here the scientific names help sort out the confusion: Latin “turdus” means “thrush.” Our robin is Turdus migratorius, from his broad range, while the black robin is designated Turdus merula, dark. There are four more European species of Turdus that are occasionally seen on our continent. In his book, “The American Robin,” Robert Wauer describes the birds’ expansion into areas being settled. They were welcomed by the settlers as friendly, cheerful birds as well as insect eaters. And the birds found a new and favored food, earthworms. Wauer states that when the prairie sod was plowed there were no such worms and they were apparently introduced through the potted plants and shrubs. Now this bird, previously found only in open areas within forest and woodlands, is our most common bird.

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Welcome sight The view from the Cedaredge Overlook on Highway 65 will again be cloudy as a storm front moves through this weekend. Hopefully, it brings more snow. According to the NRCS SNOTEL report, this water year began slowly but January storms brought the snow pack closer to normal. Water stored in reservoirs is down significantly because of draws last summer, increasing the significance of each winter storm.

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Chris Allen becoming a force in Bulldog hoops BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Chris Allen looks at home on the basketball court. He’s 6 feet, 4 inches of long and lean. He steps into the fray with confidence, rebounding, shooting, defending. And he’s got a winning attitude. Any coach would dream of having a guy like Allen on their team. But to Allen, a junior who spent most of the season on junior varsity or on the bench, the court is still fairly unfamiliar territory. Prior to last November, Allen had never played a basketball game. “I love football, that’s my passion,” said Allen, a starting wide receiver for the Bulldogs’ football team. “We lost in the state semifinals... I wanted to work as hard as I could to get better so we could, hopefully, get farther next year.” He saw basketball as a way to improve his performance on the football field. Turns out he’s a natural, and he loves the sport. Allen was disappoint-

ed that Hotchkiss only had one game last week. He scored nine points in Friday’s 73-32 win over Vail Mountain. “I would rather have two games,” said Allen. “It’s fun to play. I wish we could play all the time.” “He’s made tremendous progress,” said head coach Kyle Crowder. “Every single week he’s getting stronger. He’s getting to understand the game.” “I never really had a passion for it,” said Allen, who moved to Hotchkiss after attending KenCaryl Middle School in Littleton. “I lived in the big city. In a small school you’re contributing to your school more. In a big school I wasn’t necessarily a key factor.” Now that he’s adjusted to the small-school feel, he’s finding that he has a big presence. “I think I’m improving a lot, but I think I’ve got a long way to go,” said Allen. Hotchkiss will lose six seniors this year, and Crowder is eyeing Allen as a key player on both

sides of the court next season. “We’re going to spend a lot of time this summer and he’s going to be a dominator next year. He’s going to be unstoppable,” said Crowder. For now, “He’s kind of that Xfactor for us... He’s going to start getting a little bit more time (in the coming weeks). “He just needs to turn and shoot over the top. He needs to be a little more physical in his play in the post.” Crowder said he’d like to give Allen more time with the starters. “He really does play better with (starting seniors Taylor) Schreiner and Mason (Oxford) and those guys on the floor. I want to get him in the rotation more.” With 11 points, Cody Bartlett was Friday’s lead scorer. Eight players scored five or more points, with Oxford and Schreiner each scoring 10. Josh Hardin and River Panish added nine, Tye Bayles had six, Andrew Tiedeman five, and freshman Clayton Oxford scored four second-half points.

Hotchkiss held Vail Mountain to single-digit scoring in the first three quarters. “Games like this, we use to get better, we execute some different sets,” said Crowder. “You can’t get too much out of this game.” The Bulldogs have a 9-5 overall record. At 33, they are currently in sixth place in 2A Western Slope League play and are favored to win this week’s games, at home against Plateau Valley (1-3, 4-6) on Friday and at DeBeque Saturday. But upcoming games against No. 3 Meeker, No. 2 Rangely, and Paonia, which upset No. 4 Vail Christian last Friday, won’t be practice games. Allen will get as much court time as possible in the final games before playoffs, said Crowder. Allen said he’s working on defense, and hopes to up his scoring. And yes, he’d like to start before the season ends. “I’m not scoring as many points as I want,” said Allen. “I want to be a big part of this team.”

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Hotchkiss post player Chris Allen defends against Vail Mountain guard William Sterett last Friday. Allen, who scored nine points in the win over the Gore Rangers, first stepped onto a high school basketball court last December.

Delta girls control 4A WSL after weekend wins BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

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Delta junior Brittanny Brasfield is fouled by Eagle Valley’s Ally Zehring during game action in Gypsum last Saturday. Delta swept weekend games with Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley to up its record to 10-0 (league) and 12-3 (overall).

The Mojo is still with the Lady Panthers as they completed a successful weekend of 4A WSL competition. Delta was on the road against the league’s number seven team, Battle Mountain on Friday (Feb. 1) and then played number two Eagle Valley on Saturday. The two games were victories for the Lady Panthers and marked their eleventh and twelfth straight wins after losing three straight early in the season. Delta 73, BM 24 An early emphasis on defense helped Delta (10-0 and 12-3) ease past the Lady Huskies. Delta stormed to a 17-3 first quarter and held a comfortable 42-5 halftime lead. Skylyn Webb, one of the state’s top scorers, scored 10 of her gamehigh 23 points in the opening quarter. Another eight points in the second stanza gave her 18 at the break. Callie Gafford and Brittanny Brasfield scored 10 and six points. respectively, in the third quarter, fueling a 228 run. Battle Mountain (2-7 and 2-12) outscored the Lady Panthers 119 in the fourth quarter

to make the final score 73-24. Gafford’s 18 points gave Delta two players with double-digit scoring in the game. Battle Mountain’s Taylor Davidson had 10 points to lead the Lady Huskies. After the game, head coach Matt Hamm praised his team for playing one of the best games, execution-wise, they had played all year. Delta 55, EV 30 In one of the most important games of the season, Delta was more than motivated for the task at hand. That task was to stay focused from the start and execute their offense and defense against the league’s number two team. Eagle Valley came into the Saturday contest with a 7-2 record, having lost to Glenwood Springs (49-33) on Tuesday (Jan. 29) and winning over Palisade (40-27) on Thursday. The Lady Devils (73, 10-5) used hustle and a solid defense to stay with Delta in the first eight minutes. As the two teams headed to the second quarter, Delta owned a narrow 12-7 lead with Webb’s eight points a key ingredient in staying ahead. Another eight points from Webb, and five

points from Gafford and Patti Chapman, helped propel the Lady Panthers to a 20-6 run and a 32-13 halftime lead. Gafford controlled Delta’s offense with six points in the third quarter and Brooke Taylor had four in the fourth as the Lady Panthers outplayed Eagle Valley 2317 in the second half. Webb was Delta’s leading scorer with 20 points and Gafford finished with 15. Megan Asmussen led Eagle Valley shooters with 11 points and Taylor Martin finished with 10. Hamm was excited for the Lady Panthers following the win in Gypsum. “This win leaves us with a three-game lead over our closest competition,” said Hamm in a postgame locker room talk. Hamm went on to heap more praise on the team for an excellent game. “We were better today than we were yesterday (against Battle Mountain). Our execution was better and everyone contributed to the win.” The Lady Panthers have tough opponents to finish the regular season and must stay focused and take care of business when Delta visits Glenwood Springs on Friday, Feb. 8. Glenwood is fourth (6-4, 10-4) in

league standings and is capable of knocking off any team. Saturday’s game is at home with Steamboat Springs (3-7, 7-8), with varsity action set for 2 p.m. On Feb. 15, Delta is set to host Summit (0-12, 1-15) for a 6 p.m. game. Delta will conclude its regular season schedule on Feb. 16 against longtime rival Palisade (5-4, 6-8). That game has been scheduled to start at 1 p.m. With Delta’s success this season, its state standings have steadily climbed after the winning streak began. The Lady Panthers are currently listed in the 10th spot in Class 4A rankings. The top team, Mesa Ridge is 17-0 and has won 17 straight. Number two D’Evelyn is 16-1 and is on an 11-game win streak. Pueblo West, the number three team, is 16-1, Broomfield is fourth (16-1 and has won 10 in a row), Pueblo South is fifth (161, and has 14 in a row), Montrose is sixth with its 12-2 record with a sevengame streak, Windsor is listed seventh (15-3) after seven straight wins, Palmer Ridge (14-3) is eighth, and Sand Creek (13-3, with a nine-game win streak) is ninth.

Eagles starting to gel as playoff time approaches BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

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Vail Christian forward Kevin Boselli watches Paonia’s Ben Linnell’s slam-dunk in the final seconds of the Eagles’ 70-66 win Friday over the visiting Saints.

Friday night’s court battle between Paonia and visiting Vail Christian was another nailbiter. Paonia held the lead throughout the first half and led by nine going into the third period. The Saints, led by shooting guard Robby Bowles’ game-high 25 points, chipped away at Paonia’s lead, and in the opening seconds of the fourth Bowles sank a

three to give the Saints a one-point lead. Two weeks earlier, the Eagles lost two conference games, including one against top-ranked Hayden, each by a single point. Paonia has won the last three games by a total of 12 points. “It was nerve-wracking,” said freshman Taylor Walters, who scored a team-high 21 points. “When they got a point ahead, I thought, ‘Oh, geez, this is going to be

another one of those close games.” Ben Linnell, who had been quiet throughout the first half, answered Bowles’ points with a three-pointer of his own to put Paonia back in the lead for good. The Eagles ended the game with a 70-66 conference win. “It was not an easy game,” said Jason Sturgis, who scored a careerhigh 16 points in the win. “We knew that they were

going to be a challenge. They’re not a lay-down team.” Sturgis hadn’t forgotten last year’s 27-point loss to the Saints. “One big thing the team talked about is how we have to want to win it,” said Sturgis. “I mean, it was all want.” With less than a minute to go, Paonia was in foul trouble. Starting forward Lane Clawson and point guard Taylor PAONIA BOYS TO C5


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Delta 132-pound junior Tylon Cordova controls Raphael Gurule of Eagle Valley. Cordova won by pinfall. The Panthers claimed wins in 11 weight classes to defeat the Devils, 55-15 Thursday at DHS. Delta hosts a tri-dual with Paonia and Glenwood Springs tonight. Starting time for the matches is 5 p.m.

’Dogs wrestle to 3-3 dual mark, WSL Duals Friday BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

The Dogs took to the road last weekend, winning Friday night’s dual at Gunnison, 52-6. The Cowboys forfeited in seven of 14 weight classes. Hotchkiss lost two matches by decision, according to head coach Glen Suppes: one to freshman Jack O’Dell (22-7) over Jake Hubbell, who lost in a last-second takedown at 106, and the other to sophomore Justin O’Dell (26-10) over Tanner Bizer at 126. The dual was held in the Paul Wright Gymnasium at Western State Colorado University and preceded the WSCU-Grand Canyon University dual. Hotchkiss opened Saturday’s Centauri Duals with three losses, then went on to win its last two duals. They opened with a 60-15 loss to Centauri, the team that went undefeated for the tournament win. Brothers Jesse Head (138) and Dustin Head (152) won their respective matches, and Zack Taylor (285) won by forfeit. At 145, No. 2-ranked Joe Boyle won his match by pinfall, but the No. 2-ranked senior wasn’t able to go up against topranked Jason Buhr, who was out with an injury. “We would have liked to have seen him,” said Suppes, of Buhr, “but we understand that injuries happen.” At 113, Garrett Toothaker is back on the mat after an extended illness. Toothaker was pinned by fifth-ranked Dillon Bellino, but wrestled well, said Suppes. He ended the day at 3-2. Hotchkiss lost 40-24 to Florence. Scoring points were Boyle, Dustin Head, Erick Steckel and Tony

Ibarra (160), who all won by pinfall. Hotchkiss came up short against Buena Vista with a 48-36 loss. With several very close matches, the dual was closer than the score indicated, said Suppes. Boyle (203) pinned Malik Johnson (20-8), Hubbell pinned Christopher Meseke, and Toothaker (10-6) pinned Patrick Huffman (17-10). The Dogs defeated Pagosa Springs, 45-18. After winning his opening matches by forfeit, heavyweight Zack Taylor wrestled to a 3-2 upset win over seventhranked Creede Wylie. Boyle, Steckel and Hank Edwards (132) all won by pinfall. The final dual, against Trinidad, ended in a 30-30 tie and went to criteria, said Suppes. Hotchkiss was awarded a point for the most wins by pin — six — to win the dual, 31-30. Dustin Head, Steckel, Toothaker, Tanner Bizer (126), Boyle and Hubbell each pinned their opponent. The team was “definitely in a tougher pool,” said Suppes. Not the greatest day, but in most cases they won where they should have won. With regionals just over a week away, they got to see some of the competition they’ll face as they battle for state seeding at the regional tournament, which begins Feb. 15, at Grand Valley High School. Hotchkiss will compete this Friday in the Western Slope Duals, which begin at 2 p.m., at Cedaredge High School. The Bulldogs open against Basalt and will dual Grand Valley and Coal Ridge high schools.

Delta claimed wins over both visiting teams at last Thursday’s triangle dual with Gunnison and Eagle Valley. Delta opened with a win over Gunnison, a small and young team which had eight open weights. The Cowboys have two ranked wrestlers in brothers Justin and Zack O’Dell. Jayden Chynoweth (22-10) opened with an overtime win over Justin O’Dell (2710) at 106 pounds. The match ended at 6-6, and with 20 seconds remaining in overtime, Chynoweth scored a takedown for the win. Shane Anderson (226) controlled Zack O’Dell (22-7) for a 12-5 win at 126 pounds. Hayes McCracken

(120) made short work of freshman Ryder Hodgin, winning his match by pinfall in 1:23. At 145, Derek Horn scored six points on a first-round pin over Cody Willis. And heavyweight Marcus Garcia took less than half a minute to pin senior Miguel Marquez. The Panthers opened with seven straight wins against Eagle Valley, with Anderson, Kody Komives (138), Horn, Hunter Brasfield (152), Cordell Stroud (160) and Kory Mills (170) winning by pinfall. Eagle Valley claimed the next three wins. At 182, Alfredo Rosales (116) went head to head with eighth-ranked Ty LaFramboise. Rosales trailed by one going into the second round. Rosales held LaFramboise scoreless in the third, but fell

short of an upset, with Laframboise claiming a 4-3 win. At 195, Kyle Collins (12-16) managed to avoid a pin against Eagle Valley senior Joey Sanchez (187), losing the match by a 12-1 decision. At 220, No. 1-ranked Devil Andy Armstrong remained undefeated with a firstround pin over Lino Ortiz.

Garcia pinned Devil Xavier Mendoza in 1:20, and Chynoweth wrapped up the dual with a firstround pin over Jay Bullock. Eagle Valley was open at 113. The Panthers have won 11 of their last 12 duals and have a 13-4 record heading into this Thursday’s triangle with Glenwood Springs (4A, 34) and Paonia (2A, 12-1).

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Hotchkiss 152-pound senior Dustin Head wrestles against Olathe. Head, and twin brother Jesse, will take winning records into regional competition, which begins next week.

3A WSL Duals happen Friday at Cedaredge HS This Friday, Feb. 8, Cedaredge High School will host the 3A Western Slope League Duals. Eight teams, including Hotchkiss, Moffat County, Coal Ridge, Gunnison, Grand Valley and Cedaredge will compete in the duals. This is the last chance to see some of the topranked wrestlers in the region and state prior to regional competition, which will be held Feb. 15 and 16 in Parachute at Grand Valley High School. Round one wrestling

begins at 2 p.m. Friday. The host Cedaredge Bruins will open with a dual against Moffat County, and Olathe will face Grand Valley. In round two action matchups, Hotchkiss goes up against Basalt’s Longhorns and Gunnison will battle Coal Ridge.

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Paonia boys CONTINUED FROM C4 Katzer each had four infractions. The Saints had fouls to spare. Paonia clung to a two-point lead with 18 seconds remaining after an intentional foul sent Sturgis to the line, where he hit his first shot and missed the second. Paonia got the rebound and Josiah Spano was fouled, but missed. Again Paonia got the ball, and Katzer went to the line, sinking both shots and leaving the Saints trailing by four with just 2 seconds remaining. Vail headed down court, and Walters ended the game on a steal. Spano, who is averaging almost 13 points per game, scored 13 on Friday. Linnell finished the game with nine. Junior

Eric Carney scored two points, but was a key player at both ends of the court. “It feels good to get one of those,” said head coach Chase Roeber of the win. “We’ve lost a lot of those. We needed one.” Roeber credited the win to the entire team. “Everybody that played contributed. That was a great team win.” Paonia is now 5-8 overall, 3-3 in 2A Western Slope conference play, and is seventh in 2A/1/ A league standings. But Friday’s upset over No. 4 Vail Christian and its recent one-point loss to undefeated Hayden show that the team is finally coming together, said Roeber. “We tried to go a little bit too far last week,” in the 10-point loss to No. 5 West Grand, said Roeber.

“We tried to run and gun a little too much... I think we got tired. We didn’t shoot the ball extremely well. But today we had the right mix of pushing the floor and slowing it down and running our offense. “Basically, we played well top to bottom tonight,” said Roeber. “I think a big part of it is we really have kind of found ourselves.” On Saturday, Paonia defeated Vail Mountain, 75-52, at Vail. They hosted a make-up game Tuesday night against Rifle (scores weren’t available at press time). This Friday’s home games against Plateau Valley begin at 2 p.m. The boys varsity game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Following the game, the Eagles’ wrestling team will dual Meeker.

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Panther boys split key 4A WSL games on road BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

The intensity was there for most of the game against Eagle Valley last Saturday, but the results weren’t exactly what the Delta High School boys’ basketball team wanted. The Devils (8-2, 123) were able to ward off Delta’s furious rallies to defeat the visiting Panthers, 63-62. A much more enjoyable evening was had by Delta on Friday against Battle Mountain where the Panthers rolled to a 77-56 victory. Delta 77, BM 56 Friday night’s contest

against the Huskies was never in much doubt, even with a 29-point fourth quarter by Battle Mountain. Delta rolled to a 2110 advantage in the first quarter. The Huskies got plenty of firepower from Alex Banegas who rained threes on the Delta defense for 18 points. Banegas had three bombs in the fourth quarter and finished the game with four three-pointers. Chris Black was on fire for the Panthers in the early going as he pumped in 11 points (nine coming from behind the arc) in

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Delta’s 21-10 first-quarter run. The defensive pressure continued in the second quarter while Douglas Hawkins took over the Panthers’ offense in second-period play with seven points. Hawkins and company outscored the Huskies 17-7 to take a 38-17 lead to their locker room at halftime. Both teams scored 39 points in the second half with Battle Mountain’s totals coming in a different manner than Delta’s. Delta used balanced scoring to build a 60-27 lead after three quarters of play. A furious rally that included some extremely long-range shooting helped Battle Mountain close the gap to 21 after a 29-17 Husky run. Delta’s offense was paced by the double-figure scoring of four players. Douglas Hawkins led the way with 13 points with Chris Black and Eian Baier chipping in 11 counters each. Jorge Olivas was close behind with his 10 points. EV 63, Delta 62 Despite shooting nine three-pointers in the game, Delta could not contain the inside game of Eagle Valley in a onepoint loss. Delta had defeated the Devils by more than 20 points in their first meeting. Eagle Valley (8-2, 123) got off to a strong start and ran its way to a 17-9 first quarter. The game settled into a slowerpaced game for the second quarter with Delta outscoring the Devils 1312 to trail 29-22 at half-

time. Keaton Reiher hit a pair of threes in each of the third and fourth quarters to pace Delta’s offense in second-half play. The Panthers (7-3, 9-6) shot only six free throws in a game that was, in appearance, much more aggressive and physical than the free throw stats show. Delta hit five of the six charity tosses while Eagle Valley was seven for 14. Delta’s mental miscues and weak shooting accuracy hindered the Panthers in first-quarter play. The loss marked the second time in as many weeks the Panthers lost a game by one point. Rifle sneaked past the Panthers 42-41 more than a week ago. Reiher’s 13 points topped four Delta players who finished with doubledigit scoring. The other three scorers in double figures were Hawkins (12), Black (11) and Ryan Whiteside (10). Travis Edgar led Eagle Valley with 20 points and Sam Lounsberry had 17. Ryan Werner finished with 11 to give the Devils three double-digit scorers. Delta is back on the road to Glenwood Springs on Friday, Feb. 8, for a 7:30 p.m. start. A Saturday contest with Steamboat Springs is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. The Panthers will wrap up their regular season on Feb. 15 and 16 with games at home against Summit and in Palisade against the Bulldogs.

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Sophomore Eian Baier finds himself in tall timber against Eagle Valley last Saturday. The Devils were beaten soundly by the Panthers in their previous matchup, but Eagle Valley eeked out a heartbreaking 63-62 decision in their latest encounter.

Cedaredge boys tripped up in 3A BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

The Cedaredge boys’ basketball team had a rough weekend, losing two 3A WSL contests. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Bruins fell to Gunnison 61-53 and then lost 52-40 to Aspen on Saturday. The losses drop the Bruins to 5-6 in league play and 7-7 overall. Gunnison is fifth behind Cedaredge in the league race at 5-6 and 5-9. Aspen is sitting in third place with records of 9-2 and 11-3. Roaring Fork leads the league with its 11-0 and 12-2 records. Moffat County is in second place at 10-1 and 13-1. Cowboys 61, Bruins 53 The Bruins got off to a great start with a 2113 first-quarter lead over the visiting Cowboys. Everything was working well for Cedaredge. Gunnison found its legs and began executing on offense. When the second period had ended, the Cowboys had outscored Cedaredge 19-7 and trailed by only four, 32-28, at the half. The Bruins battled evenly with Gunnison in the third quarter and were able to shave a couple of points off the Cowboy lead after winning the quarter 12-10. Gunnison regrouped in the fourth stanza to outscore the Bruins 1713 for an eight-point win, 61-53. Reid Gates led all scorers in the game with 24 points for Cedaredge. Teammate Carter

Stoudt finished with 12. Gunnison’s T. J. Carry and Caleb Wilson each dumped in 22 points. Skiers 52, Bruins 40 Cedaredge’s Trent Walker made up for a low-scoring effort against Gunnison with a pair of deuces and two treys in the first half against the Skiers on Saturday. The Bruins went on to post a 25-22 halftime lead and were playing well, notes Bruins’ coach Kevin Dunbar. “The kids played well for about three quarters. Fifteen turnovers, with six coming in the third quarter alone, is hard to overcome. Aspen stepped up its defensive pressure and we didn’t adjust,” noted Dunbar. Somewhere in the third quarter, the wheels started coming off the wagon as Aspen finished the period with a 16-8 advantage to take the lead at 38-35. Fourthquarter play also went to the Cowboys, 14-7. Walker was the high scorer for Cedaredge with 12 points while Dillon Smith was next with nine counters. Tren Lichtenwaller led the Skiers’ offense with 14 points. Cedaredge has a pair of 3A WSL games on tap for this weekend beginning with Basalt (3-6 and 4-8) on Friday. That contest is slated to be played in Basalt and begins at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Bruins host Coal Ridge (2-9 and 2-12) at 5:30 p.m.

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It’s been a perennial problem with the Lady Eagles in recent years. As the program has gained strength under head coach Scott Rienks, Paonia has dominated the court in league play, and have lost two conference games since the 2007-08 season. But it’s not easy preparing for playoffs when opponents offer little in the way of competition. This season, Paonia is 5-0 in Western Slope League competition after a 70-29 win Friday over Vail Christian. The bench is getting a lot of court time. But it’s tough to stay focused when the team is ahead by 30 points, said

Rienks, whose team has outscored its opponents in league play this season by more than 200 points. And that’s with putting the bench, all the way down to the freshmen, on the court for at least a quarter in every game. Rienks told his team on Friday to “play basketball the right way. Don’t gamble just because they’re easy.” Despite the lopsided score, seven turnovers for the game (Vail Mountain had at least 40) and scoring 14 points before the Saints even got on the board, they’re still making mistakes, said Rienks. “Our second quarter was terrible. I can’t just sit back and let them get sloppy, which is

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Paonia guard Chelsy Reed defends VC’s Gracen McGuckin Friday. The Lady Eagles are outscoring their league opponents by an average of almost 45 points per game, which can work against them when playoffs begin in three weeks. easy to do. “The girls know me well enough to know that I’m not going to let them get away with stupid stuff.” The team had Saturday off and was already

Eagles will wrestle final dual this Friday BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

The No. 1-ranked Paonia Eagles will wrestle their final dual of the season at home this Friday against Meeker. Paonia is now 12-1 after claiming three dual wins last week. On Jan. 31, the Eagles defeated Rifle, 54-22, at Colorado Mesa University’s Brownson Arena. On Friday, Paonia defeated Center

High School, 63-10, at Center. Paonia is also 5-0 in tournament wins. They earned 302 points and placed 14 wrestlers, including five tournament champions, to win the 2013 Valley Classic tournament on Saturday at Center High School. Of those who placed, no wrestler finished lower than fourth. (See today’s scoreboard for scores).

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Lady Eagles cruise on BY WAYNE CRICK

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Eagles will compete in a triangle dual against Delta and Glenwood Springs beginning at 5 p.m. tonight at Delta High School. Friday’s dual is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., following the Paonia basketball games against Plateau Valley. The 2A Region 1 tournament happens next Friday and Saturday at Grand Junction High School.

looking ahead to Tuesday night’s make-up game against Rifle (8-5, 6-3, 4A WSL). The Lady Bears have a point guard who can handle the ball well, a junior shooter named Chante Church, who averages more than 17 points per game, and Joey Kuheim, a solid defensive player who averages seven rebounds and 12 points per game. The team can’t play the way it did Friday and expect to win against a team like Rifle, said Rienks. And with just over two weeks remaining in the season, some tough league games, including a re-match against No. 2 Meeker (7-1, 13-1, No. 3 Hotchkiss (5-1, 10-5) and No. 4 Rangely (10-5, 5-3) lie just ahead.

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Paonia senior Morgan Rieder works toward a pin at Montrose. Rieder is one of 13 ranked wrestlers for the Eagles, who will compete in a triangle dual tonight at Delta. Paonia has a 12-1 dual record. Its final dual of the season will be against Meeker this Friday at 7 p.m. at Paonia High School. The 2A Western Slope regional tourney happens next week at Grand Junction.

Cedaredge girls win two in 3A WSL play BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Joe Berger’s Lady Bruins put together a two-win weekend with victories over Gunnison (32-26) on Tuesday (Jan. 29) and Aspen (32-30) on Saturday. Cedaredge 32 GHS 26 Neither team could pull away from the other and the result was a 9-9 score after eight minutes of play. Cedaredge’s defense provided some breathing room for the Lady Bruins in the second stanza. An 8-0 run gave Cedaredge the lead, 17-9 at halftime. Not much offense was generated in the third quarter with Cedaredge being outscored 8-5. The Lady Bruins had enough offense to stay in front of Gunnison 10-9 in the last quarter. Kristen Gardner scored five of the 10 Cedaredge points (three coming at the free throw line) to help preserve the win. Alyssa Isaman led the Lady Bruins with eight points with Kristen and Lindsey Gardner chipPhoto by Wayne Crick ping in six counters each. Jordan Wallin had 11 Cedaredge junior Sierra McHugh focuses on her points to lead the Lady shot as Josie Blackwell (23) moves in for a block attempt. Cowboys’ offense.

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C8 Wednesday, February 6, 2013 BASKETBALL ——— STANDINGS ——— Western Slope Conference (4A) (Girls) TEAM LEAGUE OVERALL Delta 10-0 12-3 Eagle Valley 7-3 10-5 Rifle 7-3 9-5 Glenwood Springs 6-4 10-4 Palisade 5-4 6-8 Steamboat Springs 3-7 7-8 Battle Mountain 2-7 2-12 Summit 0-12 1-15 (Boys) TEAM LEAGUE OVERALL Palisade 9-1 11-4 Eagle Valley 8-2 12-3 Delta 7-3 9-6 Steamboat Springs 4-5 8-6 Rifle 4-6 6-8 Battle Mountain 4-7 8-8 Glenwood Springs 3-7 4-11 Summit 3-9 3-13 Western Slope Conference (3A) (Girls) TEAM LEAGUE OVERALL Moffat County 10-1 11-3 Olathe 10-2 12-3 Grand Valley 8-3 10-4 Roaring Fork 7-4 7-7 Coal Ridge 5-6 6-8 Cedaredge 5-6 6-8 Gunnison 2-9 2-12 Aspen 1-8 2-10 Basalt 0-8 0-11 (Boys) TEAM LEAGUE OVERALL Roaring Fork 11-0 12-2 Moffat County 10-1 13-1 Aspen 9-2 11-3 Cedaredge 5-6 7-7 Gunnison 5-6 5-9 Basalt 3-6 4-8 Olathe 3-9 4-11 Coal Ridge 2-9 2-12 Grand Valley 1-10 1-13 Western Slope Conference (2A) (Girls) TEAM LEAGUE OVERALL Paonia 7-0 11-3 Meeker 8-1 14-1 Hotchkiss 5-1 10-5 Rangely 5-3 10-5 Plateau Valley 3-4 4-8 North Park 3-4 6-9 Soroco 2-4 9-5 Hayden 1-7 3-12 Vail Christian 0-5 6-6 West Grand 0-5 5-9 (Boys) TEAM LEAGUE OVERALL Hayden 7-0 12-2 Rangely 5-1 6-8 Meeker 5-1 10-4 Vail Christian 4-2 9-4 West Grand 3-2 6-7 Hotchkiss 3-3 9-5 Paonia 3-3 5-8 North Park 2-4 3-10 Soroco 2-5 6-8 Plateau Valley 1-3 4-6 Vail Mountain 1-5 1-10

De Beque 0-6 0-13 ——— BOX SCORES ——— BOYS Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 Gunnison 61, Cedaredge 53 GUNNISON Alex Schlizsman 7, Caleb Wilson 22, Matt Howard 2, Andrew Nicholl 2, T.J. Carry 22, Trey Percival 4, Casey Nordberg 2. Totals: 61 CEDAREDGE Aaron Henrie 3, Trent Walker 4, Dillon Smith 3, Reid Gates 24, Carter Stoudt 12, Corey Reynolds 7. Totals: 53 Gunnison .................. 13 19 10 17 61 Cedaredge ................ 21 7 12 13 53 Three point goals: Cedaredge - Smith, Stoudt; Gunnison - Wilson 2. GIRLS Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 Cedaredge 32, Gunnison 26 CEDAREDGE Kaitlyn Kissner 4, Lindsey Gardner 6, Sierra McHugh 1, Jordan Smith 3, Alyssa Isaman 8, Kenzie Kehmeier 2, Kristen Gardner 6, Dakota Baldozier 2. Totals: 32 GUNNISON Bobbie Corn 7, Sarah Shamblin 4, Savannah Nelson 2, Josie Blackwell 2, Jordan Wallin 11. Totals: 26 Gunnison .................... 9 0 8 9 26 Cedaredge .................. 9 8 5 10 32 Three point goals: Gunnison - Corn. BOYS Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 Delta 77, Battle Mountain 56 DELTA Robin Milabo 3, Chris Black 11, Keaton Reiher 8, Ryan Whiteside 8, Jaden Cowley 6, Jorge Olivas 10, Kenny Wood 3, Douglas Hawkins 13, Cade Gafford 2, Eian Baier 11, Sergio Andrade 2. Totals: 77 BATTLE MOUNTAIN Alex Barnegas 18, Jimmy O’Rourke 2, Owen Riley 4, Cody Brown 5, Curz Villalobos 3, Jack Kamby 5, Amadeu Dath 7, Joe Lybarger 8, John Rulon 4. Totals: 56 Delta.......................... 21 17 22 17 77 Battle Mountian....... 10 7 10 29 56 Three point goals: Delta - Black 3, Reiher 2, Wood; Battle Mountain - Barnegas 4, Riley, Brown, Villalobos. Paonia 70, Vail Christian 66 PAONIA Taylor Katzer 5, Taylor Walters 21, Jason Sturgis 16, Josiah Spano 13, Lane Clawson 4, Eric Carney 2, Ben Linnell 9. Totals: 70 VAIL CHRISTIAN Austin Ellsworth 2, Gunnar Wilson 15, Nigel Johnsen 5, Luke Berger 3, Robby Bowles 25, Parker Poage 2, Kevin Boselli 8, Zach Linder 6. Totals: 66 Three point goals: Paonia - Sturgis 2, Katzer, Linnell; Vail Christian - Bowles 3, Johnsen. Hotchkiss 73, Vail Mountain 32 HOTCHKISS Unidentified player 4, Cody Bartlett 11, Andrew Tiedeman 5, Josh Hardin 9, Taylor Schreiner 10, Chris Allen 9, River Panish 9, Tye Bayles 6, Mason Oxford 10. Totals: 73 VAIL MOUNTAIN Mitch Saalfeld 4, Trevor Sheldon 3, Wily Fair 9, John Linn 3, Zac Wirth 8, William Sterrett 5. Totals: 32

Russell FROM PAGE C7 Russell thanked her parents, grandparents and coaches, including Brian Mitchem, Scott Rienks, Casey Carney, Kevin Parks, Richard Hypio and Johnna Martin, “as well as my awesome teammates. I would also like to recognize (400-meter state champion) Teresa Bell because she saw something in me and pushed me to run my very first 400-meter dash. She is my biggest inspiration.” Russell will study psy-

chology with an emphasis on clinical counseling, and school psychology. She will minor in art/photography. Russell, who was awarded academic scholarships to all six schools she applied to, was also awarded an academic scholarship to attend WSCU. Russell is the daughter of Paul and Paula Russell of Paonia. “We believe Lindsay will do very well at WSCU,” stated the Russells, “and we can’t wait to watch her compete at the college level.”

SPORTS Three point goals: Hotchkiss - Bartlett, Tiedeman; Vail Mountain - Wirth 2, Sheldon, Linn, Sterett. GIRLS Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 Delta 73, Battle Mountain 24 DELTA Brooke Taylor 4, Skylyn Webb 23, Shelby Curtis 6, Erin Zunich 7, Brittanny Brasfield 6, Katie Puderbaugh 2, Patti Chapman 7, Callie Gafford 18. Totals: 73 BATTLE MOUNTAIN Taylor Davidson 10, Aileen Arreola 2, Iridian Reyes 2, Izzy Forstman 1, Elizabeth Olivas 6, Abby Varela 2, Chandler Bettis 1. Totals: 24 Delta.......................... 17 25 22 9 73 Battle Mountain......... 3 2 8 11 24 Three point goals: None Paonia 70, Vail Christian 29 PAONIA Brooklyn Erickson 3, Braiden Clement 5, Carson Pipher 16, Easton Hartigan 2, Chelsy Reed 2, Taylor Plymale 8, Mandy Bushta 5, Taylor Carsten 3, Morgan Hartigan 3, Annavah Kropp 9, Abby Campbell 12, Claire Tracy 3. Totals: 70 Three point goals: Paonia - Bushta, Pipher, Clement, Campbell, Morgan Hartigan, Carsten, Kropp. BOYS Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 Eagle Valley 63, Delta 62 EAGLE VALLEY Chris Black 11, Keaton Reiher 13, Ryan Whiteside 10, Jaden Cowley 5, Jorge Olivas 6, Kenny Wood 2, Douglas Hawkins 12, Eian Baier 6. Totals: 65 DELTA Juan Baca 6, Sam Boyd 2, Travis Edgar 20, Samuel Lounsberry 17, Ryan Werner 11, Tanner Harris 7. Totals: 63 Delta............................ 9 13 21 19 62 Eagle Valley .............. 17 12 13 21 63 Three point goals: Delta - Reiher 4, Black 3, Whiteside, Wood; Eagle Valley - Baca, Lounsberry, Harris. Aspen 52, Cedaredge 40

CEDAREDGE Tylor Beach 4, Trent Walker 12, Dillon Smith 9, Reid Gates 8, Corey Reynolds 7. Totals: 40 ASPEN Luke Rider 8, Evan Palzoldt 13, Daniel Schwartz 1, Trent Lichtenwaller 14, Taylor Henschke 6, Clayton Crawford 10. Totals: 52 Cedaredge ................ 10 15 8 7 40 Aspen ........................ 11 11 16 14 52 Three point goals: Cedaredge - Smith 3, Walker 2; Aspen - Palzoldt 4, Schwartz 2, Lichtenwalker 2, Crawford 2. Paonia 75, Vail Mountain 52 VAIL MOUNTAIN Trevor Shelden 11, Dylan Cunningham 2, John Linn 4, Willy Fair 2, Zac Wirth 9, Watts Austen 3, William Sterett 5, Mitch Saalfeld 16, Totals: 52 Paonia ....................... 11 33 18 13 75 Vail Mountain .......... 10 12 6 24 52 Three point goals: Vail Mountain - Saalfeld 4, Shelden 2; Paonia GIRLS Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 Delta 55, Eagle Valley 30 DELTA Brooke Taylor 4, Reilly Quist 2, Skylyn Webb 20, Shelby Curtis 2, Erin Zunich 1, Brittanny Brasfield 2, Patti Chapman 9, Callie Gafford 15. Totals: 55 EAGLE VALLEY Carly Volkmer 2, Mariel Gutierrez 2, Lauren Thorpe 3, Megan Asmussen 11, Madeline Lounsberry 2, Taylor Martin 10. Totals: 30 Delta.......................... 12 20 13 10 55 Eagle Valley ................ 7 6 9 8 30 Three point goals: Eagle Valley - Asmussen 2.

WRESTLING Delta 72, Gunnison 5 Thursday 1-31-2013 at Delta High School Individual Results

Delta County Independent 106 - Jayden Chynoweth-Del, def Justin O’Dell, 8-6; 113 - David Brown-Del, win by Def; 120 - Hayes McCracken-Del, pinned Ryder Hodgin, 1:23; 126 - Shane AndersonDel, def Zack O’Dell, 12-5; 138 - Ty ReedGun, def Kodie Komives, 14-4 (MD); 145Derek Horn-Del, pinned Cody Willis; 152 - Hunter Brasfield-Del, win by def.; 160 - Cordell Stroud-Del, win by def; 170 - Kory Mills-Del, win by def.; 182 - Alfredo Rosales-Del, win by def.; 195 - Kyle CollinsDel, win by def; 220 - Lino Ortiz-Del, win by def.; 285 - Marcus Garcia-Del, def. Miguel Marquez, 8-6 OT. Delta 51, Eagle Valley 15 Individual Results 106 - Chynoweth-Del, pinned Jay Bullock, :31; 113 - Brown-Del, win by def.; 120 McCracken-Del, win by def.; 126 - AndersonDel, pinned Victor Hernandez, 2:58; 132 - Cordova-Del, def Rafael Gurule, 7-6; 138 - Komives-Del, pin Branden Ehman, 1:04; 145 - Horn-Del, pin Davey Madrid, :49; 152 - Brasfield-Del, pinned Kiefer Kaufman, :47; 160 - Stroud-Del, pinned Devin Ward, 4:30; 170 - Mills-Del, pinned Cole Nielsen, 2:29; 182 - Ty LaFramboise-EVHS, def Rosales, 3-4; 195 - Joey Sanchez-EVHS, def Collins-Del, 1-12 MD; 220 - Andy ArmstrongEVHS, pinned Ortiz, :54; 285 - Garcia-Del, pinned Xavier Mendoza, 1:20. Paonia 54, Rifle 22 at CMU 106 - Nolan Jones-Pao, win by forfeit; 113 - Josh Altman-Pao, win by forfeit; 120 - Jesse Reed-Pao, def, Oscar Ruelas, 71; 126 - Bo Pipher-Pao, def Isaac Rider, 2-0; 132 - Coy Zang-Rifle, pinned Dylan Stroud, 1:27; 138 - Dallas Rohrig-Rifle, def Gunnar Chesnik, 3-13 MD; 145 - Ty CoatsPao, pinned Hugo Ruelas, 2:41; 152 - Zach Milner-Pao, pinned Zach Wisniewski, 1:49; 160 - Jorge Quinonez-Pao, pinned Logan Stephans, 1:02; 170 - Antonio Galaviz-Rifle, pinned Matt Hayden, 5:17; 182 - Clayton Coombs-Rifle, pinned Morgan

Rieder, 3:01; 195 - Tyler Kendall-Pao, pinned Oscar Tovar, 1:43; 220 - Joel SimianerPao, pinned Omar Lerma, 1:27; 285 - Tony Darling-Pao, pinned Jose Prado, 3:23. Feb. 1, at Rocky Ford Paonia 55, Rocky Ford 15 106 - Jeremy Fraser, RF, pinned Jones, 0:54; 113 - Altman, Pao, pinned Austin Muniz, 4:19; 120 - Reed, Pao, pinned Michael Estrada, 1:15; 126 - Pipher, Pao, pinned Fransisco Franco, :25; 132 - Stroud, Pao, def Damien Feltner, 12-3 MD; 138 - Chesnik, Pao, def Ricky Aragon, 2-0; 145 - Coats, Pao, pinned Daniel Bustamante, 3:07; 152 - Aiden Stengel, RF, def Milner, 2-8; 160 - Quinonex, Pao, pinned Daniel Sauceda, :15; 170 - Seth Finnell, RF, def Hayden, 9-10; 182 - Rieder win by forfeit; 195 - Nate Finnell, RF, def Kendall, 4-6; 220 - Simianer, Pao, win by forf; 285 - Darling, Pao, win by forf. Feb. 2, at Center Paonia 63, Center 10 106 - Jones, Pao, pinned Alberto Rodriguez; 113 - Altman, Pao, pinned Mauricio Paez; 120 - Reed, Pao, def. Jose Angel Chavez, 32; 126 - Pipher, Pao, pinned Jeremy Moreno; 132 - Stroud, Pao, def. Gustavo Nungaray, 8-2; 138 - Jeremiah Moreno, Center, def Chesnik, 3-13 MD; 146 - Coats, Pao, pinned DeAngelo Martinez; 152 - Milner, Pao, def Christian Espinosa, 6-2; 160 - Quinonez, Pao, pinned George Weatherford; 170 - Hayden, Pao, pinned Marco Ledezma; 182 - Rieder, Pao, pinned Billy Giron; 195 - Kendall, Pao, pinned Jose Macias; 220 - Luis Mariscal, Cen, pinned Simianer; 285 - Darling win by forfeit. 2013 Valley Classic 1. Paonia, 302. 2. Center 220. 3. Del Norte 164. 4. Fowler 125.5. 5. Antonito 76. 6. Custer County 74; 7. Rye 68.5. 8. Nucla 61. 9. Mountain Valley 53. 10. Norwood, Soroco, 46. 12. La Veta 41. 13. Hayden, John Mall 33. 15. Centennial San Luis 30. 16. Crowley County 23. 17. Sargent 12.

Carsten earns VB honors Paonia senior Ce’rra Carsten was named allconference first team and all-state first team in volleyball for the 2012 season. The senior setter and middle hitter was also named the 2A Western Slope League MVP. Carsten played in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports’ all-state volleyball games in November, and is a runner-up to compete in the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state volleyball games this June. In the last two volleyball seasons she played 184 sets, scoring 682 kills. She completed almost 90 percent of her 826 serves, with 122 aces. As a setter, she recorded 1,941 attacks. Carsten, along with freshman sister Taylor Carsten, Abby Campbell, Carson Pipher, Morgan Hartigan, Easton Hartigan, Taylor Plymale and Claire Tracy, were the first Paonia team in 18 years to qualify for

state volleyball. “That had been my goal since I was little,” said Carsten, whose mother, Krista Carsten, is head coach and the athletic director at PHS. Krista Carsten was named the 2012 WSL 2A Coach of the Year. This year, Paonia posted a 23-5 record — the best record in the school’s history, and placed fifth at state. Carsten transferred from Hotchkiss in eighth grade because she saw more opportunities in sports at PHS. She has thrived at PHS, was an all-conference player in basketball and was named all-state honorable mention her junior year. Carsten is also a three-time state qualifier in track and field. Carsten credits her teammates and family for her success. Her dad, rancher Bill Carsten, “... always said to give 110 percent no matter what you’re doing. We were raised that way.” Work-

ing 12 hours a day on the ranch, preparing to show 4H animals and keeping up with school work, sports, and a job assisting in surgeries at the North Fork Veterinary Clinic are all part of the routine. She’s been around horses her entire life, and recently began competing in rodeos. But volleyball is her passion. Carsten traded her senior year of basketball for club volleyball in Grand Junction. Her goal is to play at setter in college. Because she’s only 5-feet, 7-inches, many schools don’t see her as being tall enough. “Colleges don’t want girls who are short,” said Carsten. Even setters and liberos are often 6 feet tall. “But they see a vertical of 26 inches and it’s kind of a different story.” Carsten plans to study elementary education and is eyeing several schools, including Hawaii Pacific University. “Their

spring program is completely beach volleyball,” said Carsten. She’d love to escape the cold for a while, but admits she’d get homesick. “It would be good to get away and say I left Delta County and Colorado,” said Carsten, “but I came back for good reasons.”

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Ce’rra Carsten was the 2012 WSL Player of the Year and her mom, head Paonia volleyball coach, the Coach of the Year.

SUPERBOWL XII Delta, Montrose and Ouray

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Congratulations to our Winners! YOUTH TOURNAMENT (SCOTCH DOUBLES) WINNERS: Division I (6-9 years) 1st place to Noah and Brian Benson 2nd place to Mathew and Milan 3rd place to Lety and Judy Anderson Division II (10-13 years) 1st place to Kayla and Kathleen Ray 2nd place to Justin and Bill Mann 3rd place to Shelby and Savanah

Winners of the adult tournament: The Pocket Pounders (l. to r.) Lynn Martin, Willie Reed, Brian Montagriff, and Justin Soell.

Division III (14-18 years) 1st place to Gavin and Michelle Widner 2nd place to Destiny and Laurie Dodd 3rd place to Luis and Carol Pierce

ADULT TOURNAMENT WINNERS: Top Team (prize $500 courtesy of Alpine Bank) Pocket Pounders - Justin Soell, Brian Montagriff, Willie Reed, and Lynn Martin Top Individual Score (prize choice of new bowling ball courtesy of Brunswick) Willie Reed Last Place Team (prize four cans of Spam) Dan Shaffer’s TAB Team - Juan Valdez, Tallon Schamblin, Bruce Lee Valdez, and Ben Hecht

Thanks to our Sponsors! Lowest scoring team sponsored by Dan Shaffer, who won the Spam award.

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Off-Grid Potential…with super sun exposure, close to town and on one acre. Irrigation and domestic water included! 3BR/2BA home sits on Lamborn Mesa just outside of town, with 360 degree views. Privacy fenced backyard, large trex deck. www. tourfactory.com/914975 $239,000 #672725

2.82 Acres…2BR/2BA, 2 car. Updated with new kitchen, master bedroom, family room and more. Beautiful hickory floors and energy efficient geothermal heating and cooling. Beautiful landscaped lot with large garden area borders yearround creek and has unexcelled mountain views. $239,900 #653213

Special and Rare…2 homes on 8 acres, with domestic water and irrigation on beautiful Sunshine Mesa. Perfect for multiple or extended families, or live in one and rent the other. Million dollar views from this high perch of the valley below and Mt. Lamborn above. $385,000 #674583

Land + Water Tap… Remember when you couldn’t find land in the Paonia area suitable for custom home building? Take a look at this secluded 5.59 acre site with views, pond frontage, irrigation, electric, phone and driveway. Owner financing available. $114,000 #662163

Commercial Space…Conveniently located on a busy Delta street, several off-street parking spaces. Formerly a restaurant, this building would also be great for offices or small businesses. Newer metal roof, insulation + other updates & renovations. www.tourfactory. com/931936 $151,000 #674046

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PATRIOT VACUUM Excellent vacuum system! Orig. retail $2400. Yours for $500.00. Call L&B DELTA COUNTY SCHOOL 6X12 WELLS CARGO Vac at 874-6105, or go to District 50J will be solicit- enclosed trailer. Single axle, lbvac.com for more info. ing bids in the next three torsion axle, 3500 gvwr, barn (tfnx38) months for custodial sup- door rear entrance. Cargo plies, instructional sup- rack on front for extras. Very plies, xerographic paper, clean. $2700/OBO. 596-1443. athletic supplies, and fuel. (tfnx02) Any interested bidders should send information to the Business Office, Attn: Seeking Employees? Wendy Everett at 7655 2075 Advertise in the Rd., Delta, CO 81416 or telephone (970) 874-4438 or fax Delta County Independent Advertise (970) 874-5744 or e-mail bidinfo@deltaschools.com for it! (2x05)

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HELP WANTED Delta County is accepting applications for an Accountant I to perform duties associated with the Treasurer’s Office and the Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Position is responsible for general accounting duties including coding receipts, reconciling daily cash, checks, and warrants and maintaining records required to verify balances in both offices; preparing, reconciling and remitting all collections and disbursements in both offices; documenting, reporting and assisting in the distribution of County funds. Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma with two years specialized accounting/bookkeeping and data processing training and four years of progressive bookkeeping experience including two years governmental accounting. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related is desirable. A combination of education and experience could waive specific requirements. Qualified applicants will be required to take a general accounting exam. Salary Range: $33,053 to $36,366 per year DOQ. Interested persons may submit a County Application to Delta County Human Resources on or before Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Applications may be obtained at the Administrator’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Ste 227, Delta, CO 81416 or by calling 970-874-2459. Applications may also be obtained on our website at www.deltacounty. com. A resume may be attached to the completed County application. Delta County is an EOE/ADA employer.

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Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc., a leader in the salvage auto auction industry, has an opening for an Office Supervisor at our facility in Delta, CO.

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A LOCAL NON-PROFIT is seeking to fill the position of Native Plant Program Coordinator. Position description and application information are available at Upartnership.org Closing date is February 25th. (4x05)

Part Time Chaplain in Delta We are currently seeking a Part Time Chaplain to Join our Delta Team. The ideal candidate will have one year of related chaplain/pastoral experience. Must be able to register with the state of Colorado as a Psychotherapist within 3 months of hire date. We were selected as one of the Best Companies to Work For in Colorado two years in a row!

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DELTA COUNTY LIBRARies. Part-time English as Second Language Instructor in Delta, 5 to 7 hours/ week - mornings, evenings, or Saturdays. Must have a BA degree and some experience teaching ESL classes. Applications are available on the Library District website: www.deltalibraries. org Send application with résumé to Programs and Outreach Manager, P.O. Box 540, Hotchkiss, CO 81419. For more information, call: (970) 234-7175 (2x06)

Specializing in Person-Centered Care Hiring for: RN - LPN PT - Night Shift Apply in person with Cyndy or Brandi 750 S. 8th Street Olathe, CO 81425

MENTAL HEALTH Access Therapist. Fulltime, 8-5 M-F. Position is responsible for intakes and assessment of referrals, taking service calls, community outreach and resource expertise. MA degree and professional license required. Bilingual/ bicultural preferred. Salary range: $40,000-$48,000 DOE, plus excellent benefits. Visit www.centermh. org/careers for more info. To apply send cover letter, résumé and application to mhanna@centermh.org. EOE (1x06) SECRETARY/TREASURer needed for Grand Mesa Water Users part-time, 14K a year, approximately 3 hours a day. Needs knowledge of Quick Books and Excel and ability to learn water issues. Fax résumé to (970) 856-2588 or e-mail gmwua@tds.net (3x04)

THE PUBLIC LANDS Partnership is seeking a Program Coordinator. The position description and application information is available at publiclandspart nership.org. Applications are due by 5 p.m., February SUBSCRIBE! 874-4421 15. (4x04)

THE CITY OF DELTA IS now accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Mechanic. Position is full time with benefits. Starting salary is $17.84/hr. Under the direction of the Fleet/Facilities Manager and/or Lead Mechanic will perform skilled work in the repair and maintenance of a wide variety of gasoline and diesel powered automotive equipment and power tools; assist in maintenance and repairs of City facilities. Requirements are any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school with course work or vocational training in auto and equipment mechanics; and completion of an approved apprenticeship program, or three years of actual mechanical experience as a mechanic's helper or trainee. Course work or experience in operating and maintaining computerized vehicle inventory. Must be willing to work after hours, on weekends or holidays if needed. Must possess a valid driver's or commercial driver's license, depending upon nature of driving. Will be required to successfully pass a preemployment drug test and criminal background check. Submit a completed City of Delta employment application to Human Resources Department, City of Delta, 360 Main St., Delta, CO 81416 by February 20, 2013. Employment applications available at the above address or online at www. cityofdelta.net. EOE/MF (2x06) NEW ADDRESS? PLEASE notify the Delta County Independent 10 days prior to moving. PO Box 809, Delta, CO 81416 or 970-8744421.

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UNDERGROUND COAL Assistant Surveyor Bowie Resources LLC, an underground coal mining company near the town of Paonia, Colorado has an opening for an Assistant Surveyor to work in its Engineering Department. The qualified applicants should possess a high school diploma or GED, strong math and computer skills. General knowledge, experience in land or underground coal mine surveying experience, and MSHA 32-hour training is preferred. AutoCAD and SurvCADD experience is also preferred over all other applicants.

PIONEER AL-ANON Family Group will host a special speaker meeting on the last Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome. 8-9 p.m. in Cedaredge at First Baptist Church, 370 W. Main Street in Wick Hall behind the church, west end. Call Mary 856-6123 or Vicki 856-7115. (tfnx12)

The company offers a competitive pay and benefit package that includes a medical, dental, vision, prescription drug program, life insurance, bonus plans, 401(k), plan. If you qualify for the above vacancy and want to work in a team-oriented environment, and would enjoy working underground and on the surface at a coal mine with high standards in safety and an outstanding future, please send your resume to the following address: Apply: Bowie Resources, LLC PO Box 1488 Paonia, CO 81428 970-527-4135 lgrako@bowieresources.com An Equal Opportunity Employer

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FROM THE PAST COMPILED FROM DELTA NEWSPAPERS By DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 251 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8721 February 7, 1913 (From the Delta Independent) The Paonia peach pickers, all members of the high school in that town, were here last Saturday night and put up a superior quality of basket ball against our high school team in Armory hall before a large and enthusiastic audience. The visitors had no “gift,” however, for it was anybody’s game at any time, the score resulting 39 to 36 in their favor. On the same night, and in the same hall, the eighth grade team of Delta took in the same grade team of Olathe by a score of 40 to 18. Monday night, the All Star team of this city, walloped the Navy team by a score of 66 to 16. The Navy’s are fighters but got started

off wrong and failed to get proper action. They are awaiting a future engagement for revenge. *** Work on the new Hotchkiss bridge has been resumed again and with any kind of decent weather, some progress can be made. Harvey Sare, with a force of men, is tearing down the remains of the old bridge that was partly washed away last spring. *** At a meeting of the Cedaredge First National bank held last Friday, the same officers and directors were named. The officers are: President, H.W. Bull; vice president J.B. Ratekin; 2nd vice president, W.B. Stockham; cashier, Roy A. Downs; assistant cashier, W.C. Overhults. The directors also decided to put in an up-to-date set of safety deposit boxes. *** An ocean going ship will pass from one ocean to the other through the Panama canal before the end of 1913. This was the promise that Col. George W. Goethals, chief engineer of the Panama canal made at a dinner in his honor, given by the Lehigh University club last week. *** James McLeod, Grand View mesa, killed a ninety-foot [sic] mountain lion last week. *** There is nothing more impossible than the ideal newspaper. A newspaper that would be considered ideal by one, would not be by

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PUBLIC SERVICE HELP!!! KEEP THE animal population under control, and SAVE an animal's life. Adopt your new cat or dog from the Delta County Humane Society. Adoption fee is minimal. Call 874-2149. (DCHS) 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 874-5150 Paul Carter. (tfx31)

BECAWS! ADOPT A DOG or cat today. Call 970-5273350, or visit cawsonline. FREE DIAPERS FOR UP org. Delta County Citizens to one year! Pregnant for Animal Welfare and women in Delta County can Shelter (CAWS) now get help to quit smoking and get something they CHAPTER, UNITS OF DAV can really use after their regular meetings on the baby arrives — free diapers. second Monday of each Healthy moms have healthy month at 7 p.m. at the babies. Enroll in the Baby & Veterans Building, 15th & Me Tobacco Free program Howard, Delta. For further today. Contact the Delta information, call Paul Carter County Health Department 874-5150. (tfx19) at 874-2165 or your local SAVE EYEGLASSES, OLD physician. (TFNx2) jewelry and silver or bits of SUPPORT THE DELTA gold and silver scraps. The Public Library. Give a gently Grand Odd Fellow Lodge is used book in the Downstairs sending them to: New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Book Store. Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078 ALATEEN, DELTA: TUES. or send them to: Gale 7:30 p.m., St Luke's Church, Conger, Secretary of IOOF 5th & Palmer, 874-9832. Lodge #116, 544 St. Hwy. 548, Delta, CO 81416. (tfnx38)

another. There are too many different minded people for one paper to suit them all. *** The two boys basketball teams and the girls team of the high school played the three Cedaredge teams on the Eckert court Saturday. After the games the visiting teams were entertained at supper, served in the basement of the high school. The room, which is a fine large one, was decorated in red and white, the Cedaredge colors, and orange and green, the colors of the home school. *** “He was hanging there in the alleyway and gasping for breath when I hurried up and quickly cut the rope around his neck and saw him drop to the ground, apparently lifeless, but finally come to life,” is the story Bert Norton, manager of the F.J.M. Cattle company was telling when an Independent scribe came up and inquired into the incident. Bert had rescued a fine, big Shepherd dog that had jumped across the rear fence at Hammond-Harrington’s corral when tied with a strong rope, and he was hanging on the outside about a foot from the ground at a midnight hour rapidly nearing the final gasp. It was just by accident that Norton heard the faint gurgle of the dying dog and went to his rescue. The liberated fellow was soon restored to life and getting up, greeted his preserver with a caress. ***

PUBLIC NOTICES COUNTY COURT, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO Court Address: 501 Palmer St #338 Delta, CO 81416 Phone Number: (970) 874-6280 Plaintiff(s): HARMON L. LOWMAN III AND JED LOWMAN, v. Defendant(s): MICHELLE CORISTINE Case Number: 12 C 649 SHERIFF'S NOTICE OF SALE Under a Writ of Execution/F.I.F.A. issued by the Court on the 30th day of October, 2012, in the above entitled action, I am ordered to sell the following mobile home: 1970 Marlette mobile home, 12' x 60', Serial No. K12260FL200580 located at 9942 Kremmling Road, Orchard City, Colorado I shall offer for public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at public auction, all the right, title and interest of the Defendant in said mobile home on the 7th day of February, 2013, 10:00 o'clock a.m. at the front steps of the Delta County Courthouse, Delta, Colorado. Signed the 14th day of January 2013. FRED D. McKEE as Sheriff of Delta County, Colorado /s/ Fred McKee Published in The Delta County Independent First Publication: January 23, 2013 Last Publication: February 6, 2013 Published in the Delta County Independent January 23, 30 and February 6, 2013.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL STOCKHOLDER'S MEETING Notice is hereby given that the regular Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of Consolidated Finance Corp will be held at the office of the company in Delta, Colorado on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the hour of two o'clock p.m. for the purpose of electing a Board of five Directors and for the transaction of such business as will properly come before such meeting. Dated in Delta, Colorado this 14th day of January 2013. Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

MEETING NOTICE The Annual Meeting of the Young Creek Reservoir Company will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Mesa Water Users Office, 125 Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge.

Board of directors will be elected for the ensuing year; an assessment will be levied for 2012 and other business proper to come before the meeting will be transacted. Bob Morris, President Dorman Frost, Secretary I hereby appoint ______________ to vote my ____ shares of stock at the above meeting. Mail to: Dorman Frost, 22980 Frost Rd., Cedaredge, CO 81413 _______________________________ signature Published in the Delta County Independent January 30 and February 6, 2013.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The Annual Meeting of NORTH DELTA IRRIGATION CO. will be held February 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Delta Middle School Cafeteria, 910 Grand Ave. On the agenda: election of officers, update on the tunnel project and any other business. Current officers: Ken Nelson-Pres., Vernon Nutter-VPres., and Carolyn Hawkins-Sec./Treas. Published in the Delta County Independent January 30 and February 6, 2013.

MEETING NOTICE The 2013 Annual Stockholders' Meeting of the Monitor Ditch Company will be held Saturday morning, February 23, 2013, 10:30 AM at the Cox/Major residence located at 38810 Hwy 133. We must have a Quorum in order to elect a board of officers and transact any other business that may come before the floor. If you can not attend, please assign your proxy to another stockholder so that legal business can be conducted. Thank you. /s/ Laura M. Major, President PROXY Being unable to attend the stockholders' meeting of the Monitor Ditch Company, on February 23, 2013, I hereby assign my ______ number of shares by proxy to ____________________ to vote in my absence. I understand that if I am able to attend the meeting and vote in my own behalf, the proxy will be returned to me at the meeting. Signed: _________________________ Return to: Laura Major, P.O. Box 1552, Paonia, CO 81428 or Evelyn Roseberry, 13804 Pumpkin

Hollow Rd., Hotchkiss, CO, 81419 Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6, 13 and 20, 2013.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The annual Cathedral Water Company meeting shall be held at 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Crawford elementary school in Crawford Colo. Three directors shall be elected to serve three year terms; an increase of assessments shall be discussed along with other old and new business. Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., Notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #I01 Daniel Naparstek whose last known address is 7253 2200 Rd., Delta, CO 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 2, 2013. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., Notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #H27 William Hannifan whose last known address is 676 Hwy 50, #17, Delta, CO 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 2, 2013. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., Notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #G08 Sylvia Martinez whose last known address is 4801 S. Wadsworth Blvd., #3-201, Littleton, CO 80123 whose property is stored at Delta's

Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 2, 2013. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., Notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #D16 Herman Proctor whose last known address is PO Box 138, Delta, CO 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 2, 2013. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., Notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #31 John Nemetz whose last known address is 1485 E. 7th St., Delta, CO 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 2, 2013. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the Sunshine Mesa Domestic Water Company will be held Saturday morning, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hotchkiss City Hall, Game Room, 276 West Main, Hotchkiss, Colorado 81419. We will meet for the purpose of election of Board of Directors: one three-year board member and two replacement one-year board members due to two resignations, approval of assessments for 2013 and the transaction of any other business that may properly come before said meeting. Kathie Sabatke, Secretary/Treasurer

Published in the Delta County Independent February 6 and 13, 2013. PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., Notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #26 Pam Barber whose last known address is 1090 E. 5th St. #28, Delta, CO 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 2, 2013. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., Notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #14 Melanie Pierce whose last known address is 1640 Lincolnwood Dr., Delta, CO 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 2, 2013. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Lake Fork Ditch Company will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. in the Grand Mesa Water Users office at 125 Hwy 65, Cedaredge, Colorado. Two directors will be elected for two year terms; an assessment on the stock will be levied for 2013 and any other business proper to come before this meeting will be transacted. Ken Sodowsky, President Chuck Richards, Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent January 23 and February 6, 2013.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Childs Ditch Company will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Grand Mesa Water Users office at 125 Hwy 65, Cedaredge, Colorado. Two direc-

tors will be elected for two year terms; an assessment on the stock will be levied for 2013 and any other business proper to come before this meeting will be transacted. Chann Fogg, President Chuck Richards, Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent January 23 and February 6, 2013.

R92W ROADS TO BE REMOVED: District 3 *Unnamed 0018 from Black Bridge Road to End, 0.05 miles T13S, R91W. BOARD OF DELTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: By: C. Douglas Atchley, Chair. Published in the Delta County Independent February 6 and 13, 2013.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Granby Ditch & Reservoir Company will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at 125 So Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge, Colorado. Three directors will be elected for two-year terms; an assessment on the stock will be levied for 2013 and any other business proper to come before this meeting will be transacted. Brain Thompson, President Chuck Richards, Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent January 23 and February 6, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of Dylan Huston whose last known address 26563 Cactus Park Rd., Cedaredge, CO 81413 whose property is stored at Cedaredge Plaza Storage 455 S. Grand Mesa Dr., Cedaredge, CO 81413 unit 39 will be disposed seven days after the last published notice on February 13, 2013. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 6 and 13, 2013.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Turner Ditch Company will be held at the Paonia Public Library Community Room, Paonia, Colorado at 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 11, 2013. The agenda be: Treasurer’s report President’s report 2013 assessments Election of the 2013 Board of Directors A report of the salinity project Dawn Ullrey Secretary/Treasurer Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 2013.

DELTA COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Delta County Commissioners Board Room Suite 236 501 Palmer Avenue, Delta, Colorado on Tuesday February 19, 2013 at 9:15 A.M., to consider the addition or deletion of the roads listed below in Delta County to the County Road System: ROADS TO BE ADDED: District 1 *E Road from Hwy 50 to State Park, 0.60 miles T15S, R65W District 3 *Doc Maloney Way from S4th Street & Hwy 92, 0.17 miles T14S,

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The Annual meeting of the Relief Ditch Co. will be held at the School District Office at Read, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing a Board of Directors, discussing repairs and maintenance and to transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting. Carol Morrell, Secretary Treasurer If you are not able to attend the meeting, please send proxy. Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 13 and 20, 2013. PUBLIC HEARING The Hotchkiss Board of Trustees will have a Public Hearing on February 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hotchkiss Town Hall, 276 W. Main Street, Hotchkiss, CO for the discussion of an amendment to 15-2-3 of the Town Code. This code is in reference to sidewalk construction and repair. Concerns and comments may be presented at the Public Hearing or by filing written comment to the Town Clerk’s office at P.O. Box 369, Hotchkiss, CO 81419 prior to the hearing. Marlene F. Searle, Town Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 2013.


D4 Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Public Notices Your Right To Know Legal Deadline is Monday at 10 a.m. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0212 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 9, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Lisa J. Escher and Kenneth A. Escher Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for River Funding Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as Trustee for RALI 2006-QS11 Date of Deed of Trust July 14, 2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust July 19, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number) 605705 Original Principal Amount $318,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $299,725.03 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1, POHL MINOR SUBDIVISION The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 44307 Minnesota Creek Road, Paonia, CO 81428. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/13/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 1/16/2013 Last Publication 2/13/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/09/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: REAGAN LARKIN #42309 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-12185 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent January 16, 23, 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

DISTRICT COURT, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO Court Address: 501 Palmer St. Delta, CO 81416 Plaintiff: Harris Orion Investment, LLC f/k/a Harris Orion Investments, LLC v. Defendants: Larry A. Mautz; Elaine Mautz; D.L.H. 2001 Family Trust; and all unknown persons who claim any interest in the subject matter of this action. Attorney for Plaintiff: Wilderson Lock & Hill, LLC Marcus J. Lock, Atty. Reg. #: 33048 Jacob A. With, Atty. Reg. #: 40546 525 North Main Street Gunnison, CO 81230 Telephone: 970.641.1903 Facsimile: 970.641.1943 E-mail: mlock@lawoftherockies. com E-mail: jwith@lawoftherockies. com Case No.: 12CV292 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of the complaint filed with the court in this action, by filing with the clerk of this court an answer or other response. You are required to file your answer or other response within 35 days after the service of this summons upon you. Service of this summons shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the complaint may be obtained from the clerk of the court. If you fail to file your answer or other response to the complaint in writing within 35 days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint without further notice. This is an action to quiet the title of the Plaintiff in and to the real property situate in Delta County, Colorado, more particularly described as: A parcel of land in the NE1/ 4NE1/4. Sec 14, Township 13 South, Range 91 West of the 6th P.M. described as follows: Commencing at a point on the South subdivision line of said NE1/4NE1/4 which is South 89°02’41” East 265.54 feet from the Southwest comer of said NE1/4NE1/4; thence North 00°00’00” East to the center line

of State Highway 133; thence Northeasterly along the center line of State Highway 133 to the East bank of Hubbard Creek; thence Southerly along the east bank of Hubbard Creek to the North bank of the North Fork of the Gunnison River; then Southeasterly along the North Bank of the North Fork of the Gunnison River to the South subdivision line of said NE1/4NE1/4; thence Westerly along the South boundary line of said NE1/4NE1/4 to the point of beginning. The basis of bearings used herein is astronomic north as determined by solar observations. Dated January 7, 2013. Published in the Delta County Independent. First Publication: January 16, 2013 Last Publication: February 13, 2013 WILDERSON LOCK & HILL, LLC By: /s/ Marcus J. Lock, Atty. Reg. # 33048 Jacob A. With, Atty. Reg.#: 40546 Published in the Delta County Independent January 16, 23, 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0216 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 19, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) FELIPE OROPEZA Original Beneficiary(ies) FIRST STATE BANK OF HOTCHKISS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt FIRST STATE BANK OF HOTCHKISS Date of Deed of Trust April 03, 2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 06, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number) 633410 Original Principal Amount $85,788.49 Outstanding Principal Balance $64,389.48 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 45 OF THE SUBDIVISION OF LAZEAR AS AMENDED BY PLAT RECORDED MAY 10,2005 IN BOOK 32 AT PAGE 55 AT RECEPTION NUMBER 591178 INCLUDING ALL WATER AND WATER RIGHTS, DITCH AND DITCH RIGHTS APPURTENANT THERETO, TOGETHER WITH, WITHOUT WARRANTIES, A 1/3 INTEREST IN DOMESTIC WATER WELL. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 31117 LAZEAR ROAD, LAZEAR, CO 81420. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/20/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 1/23/2013 Last Publication 2/20/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/19/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: AARON CLAY #9666 CLAY and DODSON PC 415 PALMER STREET, PO BOX 038, DELTA, CO 81416 (970) 874-9777 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # FSBH/OROPEZA ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent January 23, 30, February 6, 13 and 20, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0214 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 16, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) KENT L. COTTEN AND KATHERINE A. COTTEN Original Beneficiary(ies) PAONIA STATE BANK, NOW KNOW AS FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO PAONIA BRANCH Current Holder of Evidence of Debt PAONIA STATE BANK, NOW KNOW AS FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO PAONIA BRANCH Date of Deed of Trust July 16, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust

PUBLIC NOTICES August 22, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 628257 Re-Recording Date of Deed of Trust August 30, 2012 Re-Recording Information (Reception Number) 660786 Original Principal Amount $80,652.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $104,693.20 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1, RE-SUBDIVISION OF LOT 1, REESE MINOR SUBDIVISION AND LOT 3, REPLAT OF LOTS 2 & 3, REESE MINOR SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. TOGETHER WITH ALL WATER AND WATER RIGHTS, DITCH AND DITCH RIGHTS APPURTENANT TO OR USED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART THEREOF BY REFERENCE. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 30585 HIGHWAY 92, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/20/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 1/23/2013 Last Publication 2/20/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/16/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DAVID A. MAREK #8388 DAVID A. MAREK ATTORNEY AT LAW, PO BOX 1387, Paonia, CO 81428 (970) 527-5353 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # PSB/COTTEN ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent January 23, 30, February 6, 13 and 20, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0211 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 7, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Jorge L. Olivas and Yvonne K. Olivas Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust July 31, 2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust August 08, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number) 606451 Original Principal Amount $166,074.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $171,025.52 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 112, STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FILING NO. 1, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 794 Albany St, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/06/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 1/9/2013 Last Publication 2/6/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/07/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER #34145 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC

999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-12432 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0210 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 7, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Kyra Kenniger and Guy Kenniger Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust December 15, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust December 22, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 630959 Original Principal Amount $157,712.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $156,173.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 20 OF WILLOW HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION NO. 2 AND THE NORTH 30 FEET OF LOT 19 OF WILLOW HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION NO. 1, AS AMENDED. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 519 Aspen Lane, Hotchkiss, CO 81419. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/06/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 1/9/2013 Last Publication 2/6/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/07/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER #34145 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-12389 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 2013.

NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE LIEN AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR TREASURER'S DEED TAX YEAR 2008 SALE YEAR 2009 TAX LIEN SALE CERTIFICATE NO. 2009-00081 YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR OWN LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE TO CURE THIS PROPERTY TAX LIEN. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN and to every person in actual possession or occupancy of the hereinafter described land, lots or premises, and to the person in whose name the same was taxed or specially assessed, and to all persons having an interest or title or record in or to the same, and particularly to: JOSEPH E. MILLER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AT TAX LIEN SALE LAWFULLY HELD ON THE 5th, DAY OF November, 2009, the then County Treasurer of Delta County, State of Colorado, duly offered for delinquent taxes and/or special assessments for the year 2008, the following described property, situated in the County of Delta and State of Colorado, as described below: PROPERTY LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Parcel B, B.A. #1589 A Parcel of land located in the NW1/4SE1/4NE1/4 of Section 19, Township 15 South, Range 95 West of the 6th P.M. in Delta County; and having a description based upon a bearing of S.0°00'00"W. from the NE1/16 corner of said Section 19 (a 3 1/4" cap in street monument box marked "1/16 County Surveyor") to the SW corner of the NW1/4 SE1/4NE1/4 of said Section 19 (a 3 1/4" cap in street monument box) with all other bearings relative thereto. Parcel boundary is thence described as follows: Beginning at a point from which the NE1/16 corner bears N.44°40'49"W. 42.67 feet also being on the South line of 7th Street R.O.W.; thence S.89°21'38"E. 142.00 feet along said R.O.W.; thence S.0°00'00"W. 161.00 feet; thence N.89°21'38"W. 142.00 feet to the East line of Pioneer Road R.O.W.; thence N.0°00'00"E. 161.00 feet along said R.O.W. to the Point of Beginning. Said Parcel contains 0.52 acres., County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 1410 E 7TH ST DELTA, CO 81416 COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Tax Parcel Number: 345519100057 Tax Account Number: R012105 Said premises were assessed and taxed for the year 2008 in the

name(s) of: HUBERT HARRIS At said sale, a lien secured by the property herein was sold to, and a Tax Lien Sale Certificate of Purchase was duly issued to: DUANE L HOWARD JOYCE E HOWARD on November 5th, 2009. The present holder, and legal owner thereof, has made request to the Treasurer of Delta County for a deed, and unless the same be redeemed on or before the 24TH day of May, 2013 or unless the parties described or anyone else having an interest in the property, files a written response disputing this action under the protection of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, as amended, accompanied with a statement, under oath, and also accompanied by the facts and supportive documents for this dispute and this response delivered to the Delta County Treasurer's Office, 501 Palmer, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the 24th day of May, 2013, the said County Treasurer will issue a Treasurer's Deed therefore to said Certificate Holder or his/her assigns. Dated at Delta, Delta County, Colorado, the 18th day of January, 2013. /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Delta County Treasurer (SEAL) CERTIFICATE HOLDERS: DUANE L HOWARD JOYCE E HOWARD First Date of Publication: 01/23/13 Second Date of Publication: 01/30/13 Third and Last Date of Publication: 02/06/13 Published in the Delta County Independent January 23, 30, and February 6, 2013. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0217 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 20, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Terrance W. Neuberger and Teresa D. Neuberger Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for River Funding Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt CitiMortgage, Inc. Date of Deed of Trust August 30, 2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 05, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number) 607367 Original Principal Amount $190,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $187,164.14 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A PART OF THE SW 1/4 SE 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 95 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID NW 1/4 SE 1/4 WHENCE THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NW 1/4 SE 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 95 WEST, 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN BEARS NORTH 701.90 FEET THENCE SOUTH 145 FEET ALONG SAID EAST LINE; THENCE WEST 251 FEET; THENCE NORTH 153.03 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88°10' EAST 251.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, EXCEPT: FOR A 10 FOOT WIDE UTILITY EASEMENT RECORDED FEBRUARY 25, 2004 AT RECEPTION NUMNER 576965. EXCEPT: FOR AN EXCLUSIVE FIVE FOOT ACCESS EASEMENT DESCRIBED AT RECEPTION NUMBER 590406, County of Delta, State of Colorado. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 2361 Pioneer Road, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/20/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 1/23/2013 Last Publication 2/20/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/20/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: REAGAN LARKIN #42309 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-11723 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent January 23, 30, February 6, 13 and 20, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0215 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 19, 2012, the

Delta County Independent undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) STEPHEN A. ATTARIAN Original Beneficiary(ies) FIRST MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust October 29, 2004 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust November 02, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number) 584995 Original Principal Amount $166,350.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $148,384.34 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION Parcel 1. Lot 1 of Jones Subdivision. Except that portion of said Lot 1 lying East of the West bank of Surface Creek County of Delta, State of Colorado Parcel 2: That portion of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 31, Township 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th PM more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the more Southerly corner of said Lot 1 of Jones Subdivision, Thence N23°45'E along the Easterly boundary line of said Lot 1 a distance of 54 feet; Thence East along the Easterly boundary of said Lot 1 a distance of 49.42 feet to the West bank of Surface Creek. Thence S46°59'W along said West bank a distance of 81.87 feet, Thence N58°W a distance of 12 feet more or less to the point of beginning. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 2801 S GRAND MESA DRIVE, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/20/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 1/23/2013 Last Publication 2/20/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/19/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: EMILY JENSIK, ESQ. #31294 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 8131177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1068.05564 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent January 23, 30, February 6, 13 and 20, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0144 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 14, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) ELTON MUSE Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 1/23/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 1/26/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 631604 Original Principal Amount $196,417.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $191,879.14 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 2, ADOBE HILLS ESTATES MINOR SUBDIVISION, DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 8155 3400 RD, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/27/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta,

CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 1/30/2013 Last Publication 2/27/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 08/14/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON, ESQ #28078 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1269.20600 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0218 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 26, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) David V. Smith and Tonya L. Smith Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust January 23, 2004 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust January 28, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number) 576024 Original Principal Amount $67,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $59,028.47 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 3, MCCALL’S SUBDIVISIONAMENDED. DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 155 Se Buffalo Ave, Cedaredge, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/27/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 1/30/2013 Last Publication 2/27/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/26/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Barbara J. Pierce, Deputy Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ALISON L. BERRY #34531 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-12591 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013.

County Court Delta County, Colorado Court Address: 501 Palmer, #338; Delta, CO 81416 In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/Petitioner: Victoria Brown for Minor Child: Tristan Robert Collier For a Change of Name to: Tristan Robert Watkins Case Number: 12c118 ORDER FOR PUBLICATION FOR CHANGE OF NAME The Court having read and considered the Petition for Change of Name of a Minor Child finds: That the statements made in the Petition satisfy the statutory requirements. That the desired change of name is proper and not detrimental to the interests of any other person. That the change of name is in the best interest of the minor child. The Court orders the following publication for a change of name: 1. Name of Tristan Robert Collier is requested to be changed to Tristan Robert Walkins. 2. Pursuant to statute, public notice of this change of name shall be published three times in a legal newspaper published in this county. This publication is to be made within 21 days of the date of this Order. 3. Proper proof of publication shall be filed with the Court upon final publication to receive a Final Decree for a Change of Name. Date: 1/8/13 /s/ Sandra K Miller Judge Published in the Delta County Independent January 23, 30 and February 6, 2013.


PUBLIC NOTICES

Delta County Independent IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WATER DIVISION NO. 4 STATE OF COLORADO TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN SAID WATER DIVISION NO. 4 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, as amended, you are notified that the following is a resume of all applications filed in the Water Court during the month of January, 2013. The names, address of applicant, source of water, description of water right or conditional water right involved, and description of the ruling sought are as follows: There has been filed in this proceeding a claim or claims which may affect in priority any water right claimed or heretofore adjudicated within this division and owners of affected rights must appear to object and protest as provided in the Water Right Determination and Administration Act of 1969, or be forever barred. "THERE HAS BEEN FILED IN THIS PROCEEDING A CLAIM OR CLAIMS WHICH MAY AFFECT IN PRIORITY ANY WATER RIGHT CLAIMED OR HERETOFORE ADJUDICATED WITHIN THIS DIVISION AND OWNERS OF AFFECTED RIGHTS MUST APPEAR TO OBJECT AND PROTEST AS PROVIDED IN THE WATER RIGHT DETERMINATION AND ADMINISTRATION ACT OF 1969, OR BE FOREVER BARRED.” CASE NO. 2013CW1. Applicant: Michael and Kathryn Ward, 38905 Back River Road, Paonia, CO 81428. Application for Absolute Surface Water Rights: Kathy’s Spring – SW1/4SE1/4 of Section 11, T14S, R92W, 6th PM. 479 feet from the south line and 1,713 feet from the east section line. Source: North Fork of the Gunnison River. Appropriation Date: 12/19/2006. Amount Claimed: 0.028 c.f.s. absolute for domestic, stockwater, wildlife, fisheries and irrigation of 2 acres. Damian’s Spring – SW1/ 4SE1/4 of Section 11, T14S, R92W, 6th PM. 529 feet from the south line and 2,419 feet from the east section line. Source: North Fork of the Gunnison River. Appropriation Date: 12/19/2006. Amount Claimed: 0.028 c.f.s. absolute for domestic, stockwater, wildlife, fisheries and irrigation of 2 acres. DELTA COUNTY. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT you have until the last day of March, 2013 to file with the Water Clerk, in duplicate, a Verified Statement of Opposition setting forth facts as to why a certain application should not be granted or why it should be granted only in part or on certain conditions. A copy of such a Statement of Opposition must also be served upon the applicant or the applicant’s attorney and an affidavit of certificate of such service shall be filed with the Water Clerk, as prescribed by C.R.C.P. Rule 5. (Filing fee: $158.00; Forms may be obtained from the Water Clerk’s Office or on our website at www. courts.state.co.us). DARLEEN CAPPANNOKEEP, Water Clerk Water Division 4 1200 N. Grand Ave., Bin A Montrose, CO 81401 Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 2013.

IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WATER DIVISION NO. 4 STATE OF COLORADO TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN SAID WATER DIVISION NO. 4 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, as amended, you are notified that the following is a resume of all applications filed in the Water Court during the month of January, 2013. The names, address of applicant, source of water, description of water right or conditional water right involved, and description of the ruling sought are as follows: There has been filed in this proceeding a claim or claims which may affect in priority any water right claimed or heretofore adjudicated within this division and owners of affected rights must appear to object and protest as provided in the Water Right Determination and Administration Act of 1969, or be forever barred. “THERE HAS BEEN FILED IN THIS PROCEEDING A CLAIM OR CLAIMS WHICH MAY AFFECT IN PRIORITY ANY WATER RIGHT CLAIMED OR HERETOFORE ADJUDICATED WITHIN THIS DIVISION AND OWNERS OF AFFECTED RIGHTS MUST APPEAR TO OBJECT AND PROTEST AS PROVIDED IN THE WATER RIGHT DETERMINATION AND ADMINISTRATION ACT OF 1969, OR BE FOREVER BARRED.” CASE NO. 2013CW8 (REF NO. 06CW95). Applicant: George Barker and Mary Barker, P. O. Box 652, Paonia, CO 81428. Application for Finding of Reasonable Diligence – Barker Spring – NW1/4NE1/4SE1/4 of Section 17, T14S, R92W, 6th P.M. 2,504 feet north of the south line and 1,225 feet west of the east section line. Source: Jay Creek, North Fork of the Gunnison River. Appropriation Date: 03/23/2006. Amount Claimed: 0.033 c.f.s. conditional for domestic use in one single family dwelling. The application on file with the Water Court contains an outline of the work performed during the diligence period. DELTA COUNTY. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT you have until the last day of March, 2013 to file with the Water Clerk, in duplicate, a Verified Statement of Opposition setting forth facts as to why a certain application should not be granted or why it should be granted only in part or on certain conditions. A copy of such a Statement of Opposition must also be served upon the applicant or the applicant’s attorney and an affidavit of certificate of such service shall be filed with the Water Clerk, as prescribed by C.R.C.P. Rule 5. (Filing fee: $158.00; Forms may be obtained from the Water Clerk’s Office or on our website at www. courts.state.co.us). DARLEEN CAPPANNOKEEP, Water Clerk Water Division 4 1200 N. Grand Ave., Bin A Montrose, CO 81401 Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 2013. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0220 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 27, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) ERICK D SOWELL Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. acting solely as nominee for MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS OF COLORADO, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust August 26, 2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 30, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number) 645743 Original Principal Amount $150,767.00

Outstanding Principal Balance $146,477.07 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION Part of the SE1/4 of the SW1/4 of Section 20, Township 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at a point 197.5 feet North of the Northwest corner of Lot 32 in Block 2, of Plat "A" of the Town of Cedaredge, Colorado. Thence North 62.5 feet; Thence East 150 feet; Thence South 62.5 feet to the Northeast corner of tract described in Book 412 at Page 397, Thence along North line of said Tract West 150 feet to the place of beginning. Delta County, State of Colorado The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 245 NW 3RD STREET, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/27/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 1/30/2013 Last Publication 2/27/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/27/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON #42043 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9105.05025 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0221 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 28, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Max P. Chesnik and Kristin Chesnik Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust September 17, 2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 22, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number) 645487 Original Principal Amount $345,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $336,180.29 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A The NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 14, Township 14 South, Range 92 West of the 6th P.M. Together with a non-exclusive easement 30 feet in width for ingress and egress, the centerline of which shall be the centerline of an existing road which runs generally in a North-South direction from county road M-75 to the subject property and running through the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 14, Township 14 South, Range 92 West of the 6th P.M. County of Delta, State of Colorado The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 38928 Stewart Mesa Road, Paonia, CO 81428. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/27/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 1/30/2013 Last Publication 2/27/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/28/2012

Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ #40351 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-12533 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent January 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2013. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0146 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 16, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) KENT L. COTTEN AND KATHERINE A. COTTEN Original Beneficiary(ies) PAONIA STATE BANK, now known as FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO PAONIA BRANCH Current Holder of Evidence of Debt PAONIA STATE BANK, now known as FIRST STATE BANK OF COLORADO PAONIA BRANCH Date of Deed of Trust January 31, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust February 26, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 623247 Original Principal Amount $283,288.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $273,573.54 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE SW1/4 OF THE SE1/4 AND THE NW1/4 OF THE SE1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 93 WEST OF THE 6TH P.M. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. TOGETHER WITH ALL WATER AND WATER RIGHTS, DITCH AND DITCH RIGHTS APPURTENANT TO OR USED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF BY REFERENCE. TOGETHER WITH, WITHOUT WARRANTY, ONE (1) SHARE OVERLAND DITCH AND CANAL. Also known by street and number as: TBD P-50 ROAD, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/03/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 2/6/2013 Last Publication 3/6/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/16/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Marek, David A #8388 David A. Marek PO Box 1387, Paonia, CO 81428-1387 (970) 5275353 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # PSB/COTTEN ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0222 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 29, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Haeston Slaughter Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Republic Mortgage Home Loans LLC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust August 24, 2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust August 25, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number) 637143 Original Principal Amount $187,755.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $180,493.55 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 15 OF MESA CREST ESTATES AMENDMENT NO.3, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 3001 Ridge Road, Delta, CO

81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/03/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 2/6/2013 Last Publication 3/6/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/29/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ALISON L. BERRY #34531 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-12984 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0223 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 29, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) LANDON R. PHILLIPS AND PAULA A. PHILLIPS Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, ACADEMY MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A UTAH CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust February 26, 2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust March 03, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number) 632499 Original Principal Amount $178,215.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $170,137.74 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 3, BOULDER PARK SUBDIVISION AS AMENDED, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 460 NORTH WEST 7TH STREET, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/03/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 2/6/2013 Last Publication 3/6/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/29/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MICHAEL MEDVED #14669 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL P MEDVED PC 355 UNION BLVD #302, LAKEWOOD, CO 80228 (303) 274-0155 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-910-23278 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0224 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 30, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) JOHN T. HOBBS AND KAREN L. HOBBS

Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust October 14, 2004 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 19, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number) 584464 Original Principal Amount $113,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $101,409.37 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1, RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 2, FERRARO MINOR SUBDIVISION #MS98-080 AND MJ02-010. DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 20453 E ROAD, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/03/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 2/6/2013 Last Publication 3/6/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 11/30/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: EMILY JENSIK, ESQ. #31294 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9105.05048 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DELTA COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES REQUEST FOR CONTRACT SERVICES The Delta County Health & Human Services Department is seeking proposals from a qualified individual(s) or firm to provide supportive services for Delta County’s Foster Care Program. The successful individual(s) or firm shall enter into a contract with Delta County to provide foster and kinship home recruitment, licensing, retention and case management for the Department of Health and Human Services. This is a Contract Position - no benefits. Contractor shall be responsible for his/her taxes and insurance. Bid Proposal documents may be picked up at the Delta County Administration Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Suite 227, Delta, Colorado. Questions concerning the Bid Proposal documents can be directed to Carolyn Clemens at (970) 874-2101 or email cclemens@deltacounty.com. For information concerning this proposal please contact Anne Gallegos at (970) 874-2072 or agallegos@deltacounty.com. Bid Proposals must be submitted on County Forms and submitted to the Delta County Administration office, Attention: Carolyn Clemens, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Suite 227, Delta, CO 81416 by 9:00 a.m., February 22, 2013, at which time they will be opened in Room 234. Individual/ firm must provide a list of previous work and references, along with a list of Qualifications. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bid proposals if it feels, to do so, is in the best interest of the County. Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DELTA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT VEHICLE PURCHASE 2013 Please be advised that Delta County is interested in soliciting bids to purchase the following vehicles to be used by the Delta County Sheriff’s Department. 2013 4-Wheel Drive Pickup, full size 1⁄2 ton with Extended Crew Cab Bid specifications and bid documents may be picked up at the Administration Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Suite 227, Delta, Colorado. Bids must be submitted to the Board of Delta County Commissioners, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Suite 227, Delta, CO 81416 by 9:00 a.m., February 15, 2013. Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids if the Board feels it is in the best interest of the County. For further information concerning the bid package, please call Carolyn Clemens at (970) 874-2101 or e-mail at cclemens@deltacounty. com. Questions concerning the vehicle specifications should be directed to Mark Taylor, Delta County Undersheriff at (970) 874-2002 or e-mail mtaylor@deltacounty.com. Bids will also be available on the County website at www.deltacounty.com. Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 2013. NOTICE OF DEMAND FOR REPLACEMENT STOCK CERTIFICATE The Overland Ditch and Reservoir Company hereby gives notice that a Petition for Replacement of Stock Certificate was filed by Paul

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 W. Grosse-Rhode, and Gregory A. Grosse-Rhode, d/b/a G-R Land and Cattle Co for Stock Certificate No. 1561. The Overland Ditch and Reservoir Company, in the amount of 59 shares, to be issued to Paul W. Grosse-Rhode, and Gregory A. Grosse-Rhode, d/b/a G-R Land and Cattle Co. Notice is further given that on March 10, 2013, unless a claim is made of ownership of the stock certificate, a duplicate certificate will be issued to Paul W. Grosse-Rhode, and Gregory A. Grosse-Rhode, d/b/a G-R Land and Cattle Co. in accordance with Colorado law. Signed this 4th day of January, 2013. THE OVERLAND DITCH AND RESERVOIR COMPANY By /s/ Debbie L. Christner Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent January 16, 23, 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

TOWN OF PAONIA JANUARY 2013 DISBURSEMENTS ALCOPRO, INC ……… 1,034.00 Benson Bros. ………… 896.71 Caselle, Inc …………… 557.00 CIRSA ………………… 57,683.00 CMCA…………………… 140.00 Colorado Chapter ICC 30.00 Colorado Municipal League Inc ………… 974.00 Colorado Rural Water Assoc ………………… 300.00 Colorado Tree Coalition 60.00 Delta County Economic Develope …………… 250.00 Delta County Independent ………… 47.52 Dependable Lumber, Inc …………………… 207.83 Dolphin House ……… 200.00 Don's Market ………… 10.49 Double J Disposal Inc 186.00 Duckworks Auto Parts Inc …………………… 23.72 Enterprise Fund/Landfill Fee …………………… 1,354.75 Feather Petroleum Company Inc ……… 2,205.31 Flower Motor Company Inc …………………… 371.30 GALLS ………………… 119.97 Hartman Brothers Inc 4,152.46 Hays Drug Store Inc … 34.45 Hospice & Palliative Care ………………… 500.00 KVNF …………………… 100.00 MARC…………………… 176.13 Master Petroleum Company Inc ……… 726.28 Mesa County ………… 90.00 Mountain Harvest Festival ……………… 1,000.00 North Fork Horse Patrol ………………… 400.00 North Fork Valley Heart & Soul ……………… 2,000.00 OneTime ……………… 10.00 OneTime ……………… 25.00 OneTime ……………… 50.00 Paonia Auto Parts …… 101.55 Paonia Chamber of Commerce ………… 500.00 Paonia Farm & Home Supply Inc …………… 193.61 Paonia High School … 500.00 Paonia Senior Citizens, Inc. …………………… 3,300.00 Paper Works, Ink ……… 101.83 Phils Towing ………… 125.00 Pitkin Mesa Pipeline Co Inc ………………… 53.00 Quartermaster ………… 396.98 Region 10 League for Economic …………… 1,693.00 Scott Leon …………… 189.11 Shawn LaBounty Plumbing LLC ……… 2,493.07 Slow Food Western Slope ………………… 500.00 Snap-On Tools………… 4,183.45 Spring Branch Excavating Inc …………………… 200.00 Summit Supply Corp of Colo ………………… 3,168.00 The Center for Mental Health………………… 250.00 U.S Tractor & Harvest, Inc. …………………… 465.99 UNCC …………………… 98.21 United Companies Inc 163.08 USDA Forest Service … 1,642.07 Weekender Sports, Inc 70.06 Winston Water Works LLC …………………… 2,542.53 Winwater Corp ……… 17,890.36 Bolinger & Queen, Inc 813.64 Briscoe & Associates, PC …………………… 2,056.00 Information Only Check .00 V Delta Montrose Electric Assn. ………………… 3,605.12 Hack Company Inc …… 1,875.19 Hanson International Inc …………………… 69.86 Hartman Brothers Inc 33.46 John Frazier Cornwell Tools ………………… 461.89 Kwiki Tire II Inc ……… 20.00 Leon, Susan …………… 650.00 Loberg, Travis ………… 113.71 Mail Services, LLC …… 677.04 Medical Systems of Denver Inc ………… 85.00 Nationwide Environmental Service ……………… 1,671.41 Orion Rising LLC …… 250.00 Paonia Car Wash …… 35.70 Reedys North Fork Service ……………… 1,415.61 Robert's Enterprises Inc …………………… 62.00 Snap-On Tools………… 140.45 Southwestern Systems, Inc …………………… 480.50 Specialty Printers …… 226.00 Spillman Technologies Inc …………………… 3,723.00 Tatiltale ………………… 420.00 TDS Telecom ………… 505.45 TDSNet Internet Services ……………… 129.00 UNCC …………………… 53.13 USA Blue Book ……… 167.21 West's Home Center Ltd …………………… 29.99 WestWater Engineering Inc …………………… 1,395.66 Totals …………………… 137,945.06 Jan. Payroll …………… 47,112.36 Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 2013.

District Court Delta, Colorado 5th and Palmer Street Delta, Colorado 81416 ROCKING HORSE WINNERS, LLC, Plaintiffs, vs. EVELYN MARIE WILBURN; KEVIN J. KLEIN; KEITH D. YERGERT; MARVIN J. HARRIS; KAREN ANN FUCHS; SHIRLEY J. HARRIS; EVE YERGERT; PATRICIA McGOYNE; ROBERT D. WILBURN; PAM WILBURN, ROBT WILBURN; EVELYN MAE HARRIS; KATHY BAGLEY; AND JOHN DOE, ET. AL. Defendants. Attorney for Plaintiff: Drew Moore 300 Main Street, Suite 101 Grand Junction, Colorado 81501 Phone Number: (970) 256-9017 Atty. Reg. #: 23318 Case Number: 2012 CV 324 Division: 1 SUMMONS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT You are hereby summoned and required to file with the clerk of this court an answer or other response to the attached complaint. If service of the summons and complaint was made upon you within the State of Colorado, you are required to file your answer or other response within 21 days after such service upon you. If service of the summons and complaint was made upon you outside of the State of Colorado, you are required to file your answer or other response within 35 days after such service upon you.

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If you fail to file your answer or other response to the complaint in writing within the applicable time period. judgment by default may be entered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint without further notice. The following documents are also served herewith: PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF PURSUANT TO CRCP 57 AND CRCP 105, SUMMONS and DISTRICT COURT CIVIL (CV) CASE COVER SHEET FOR INITIAL PLEADING OF COMPLIANT FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF. Dated at Grand Junction, Colorado, December 20, 2012. /s/ Drew Moore Drew Moore, #23318 Attorney for Plaintiff Plaintiff's Address: 202 N. Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81501 This summons is issued pursuant to Rule 4, C.R.C.P., as amended. A copy of the Complaint must be served with this summons. This form should not be used where service by publication is desired. TO THE CLERK: If the summons is issued by the clerk of the court, the signature block for the clerk, deputy and seal of the court should be provided by stamp, or typewriter, in the space to the left of the attorney's name. Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 2013.

TOWN OF HOTCHKISS DECEMBER 2012 DISBURSEMENTS ATTN: Cashier ………… 9,291.05 Chase …………………… 1,253.47 Delta Montrose Electric Assoc ………………… 698.00 Hotchkiss Post Office… 255.80 AMERIGAS …………… 381.97 Bank of the West …… 25,550.00 Beep West Paging …… 35.00 BOSS in Montrose …… 120.00 Briscoe & Associates, P.C. …………………… 725.00 Caselle, Inc. …………… 644.00 Cedaredge Communications…… 325.00 Chad Lloyd …………… 15.00 City Market-#29 ……… 2,279.50 Daniel Miller ………… 15.00 Daniel Wilde ………… 60.00 Delta County Independent ………… 213.66 Delta Montrose Electric Assoc. ……………… 4,491.56 Division of Water Resources …………… 600.00 Don White …………… 15.00 Double J Disposal, Inc 7,952.50 Drug Testing, Inc …… 75.00 Duckworks Auto Parts 367.32 Flowpoint Environment Systems……………… 795.00 Gambles of Hotchkiss 315.87 Gates Shaklee ………… 15.00 Grand Junction Pipe & Supply ……………… 900.00 Greg Allen …………… 15.00 Greg's Lawn Service … 165.00 HACH Co ……………… 244.58 High Country Car Wash 83.06 Hotchkiss Automotive 277.35 Hotchkiss Fire District 100.00 Hotchkiss Meats ……… 136.65 Hotchkiss Rentals …… 168.30 Hunt's Towing ………… 30.00 Kroger-MSC 410066 … 43.79 Leonard McCulloch … 15.00 Leroux Creek Water Users Assoc ………… 1,975.00 Liberty National ……… 67.17 Master Petroleum Co 546.74 Mesa County Health Depart. ……………… 80.00 Michael Owens ……… 15.00 Midwest Radar & Equipment ………… 120.00 Neil Tripp ……………… 425.00 Pine Valley Eco Products, Inc. …………………… 1,290.15 Rocky Mountain Locksmith …………… 30.00 Source Gas …………… 200.28 Sprint …………………… 210.06 TDS Telecomm ……… 650.04 The Lincoln Nat'l Life Ins. …………………… 685.23 Town of Hotchkiss …… 4,258.33 Town of Hotchkiss …… 3,860.00 Town of Paonia ……… 195.00 United Companies …… 181.18 USA Blue Book ……… 92.05 Utility Notification Center ……………… 12.88 Weekender Sports, Inc 3.90 WEX Bank……………… 789.70 Wilmore & Co Professional ………… 260.00 Pinnacol Assurance … 1,923.00 Delta Housing Authority …………… 250.00 Marlene F. Searle …… 45.29 Tammes Owens ……… 261.65 Totals: A/P……………… 77,096.08 Payroll ………………… 33,485.77 Total …………………… 110,581.85 Published in the Delta County Independent February 6, 2013.

LAWFUL NOTIFICATION TO THE COURTS AFFIDAVIT OF TRUTH AND FACT I, Luther Sterling of McCracken family and Chad Mitchell of Rundle family, A living breathing natural born American, of sound mind and having attained age of majority, claiming all GOD given Unalienable rights including Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, have personal knowledge of facts herein stated: This is a LAWFUL NOTIFICATION to the COURTS: They can only bring, Luther S. McCracken and Chad M. Rundle before a Article III, § 2, §§ 1 and §§ 3 COURT Provided for in the "Constitution for the United States of America" ratified September 7, 1787 and the "Bill of Rights" Ratified December 15, 1791. Published in the Delta County Independent January 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE The annual meeting of Stockholders in the Grand View Canal Irrigation Co. will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 in the Upstairs Council Room in the Crawford Town Hall at 1:30 p.m. for the election of officers, setting of assessments and any other business coming before the meeting. Mark LeValley - President Dawna Cotten - Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent January 23, 30, February 6 and 13, 2013.

OVERLAND DITCH AND RESERVOIR COMPANY NOTICE OF ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS’ MEETING FEBRUARY 11th, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regular annual stockholders’ meeting of the Overland Ditch and Reservoir Company will be held pursuant to the by-laws of said Company at the Redlands Mesa Grange, 2800 Road and Redlands Mesa Road, Hotchkiss, Colorado, on Monday, February 11th, 2013, 7:00 MST, at which meeting an election of three (3) Board of Directors shall be held, 2013 assessments will be set, and to act on all other business that may properly come before this meeting. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Philip Ceriani, President 38638 Stucker Mesa Rd. Hotchkiss, CO 81419 Debbie Christner, Secretary 28444 Redlands Mesa Rd Hotchkiss, CO 81419 Published in the Delta County Independent January 30 and February 6, 2013.


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Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner set for Feb. 12

Two Ash Wednesday services Dr. Kevan offered at Redeemer Lutheran to discuss Redeemer Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) at 1000 Pioneer Road in Delta will open the annual penitential season of Lent with its observance of Ash Wednesday next week. Redeemer will offer two services on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, one at 12:10 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. The imposition of ashes as well as Holy Communion will be offered at both services. The noon-hour service is offered for working people who might find this time more convenient as well as for older ones who don’t like getting out and driving at night. Ash Wednesday, observed by Western Christianity on the church

calendar 40 weekdays before Easter, always marks the beginning of the six-week Lenten season. It is observed by marking a cross with ashes on the foreheads of worshippers as a sign of mourning and repentance to God for their sins in remembrance of the suffering and sacrifice made for their redemption by Jesus’ death on the cross. Ash Wednesday is not only observed traditionally by Catholics and Lutherans, but by many other Christian denominations as well. Wednesday mid-week services will continue to be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church throughout the Lenten season, culminating in special Holy Week

Musical worship Everyone is invited to a musical worship service at Mountain View Bible Church in Lazear (3100 Road) on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. The message of Christ will be proclaimed through scripture and a musical program presented by Vern Davis and pianist Sharon Clark.

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

LANDMARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 12th & Grand, Delta • 874-3717 Pastor: Ken Gilchrist Sunday: Sunday School (all ages) Morning Worship Sunday Afternoon Wednesday Evening

observances and Easter Sunday. Pastor Jeffrey Ryan welcomes all to worship with Redeemer Lutheran Church throughout the season of Lent.

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

medical mission Dr. Sam Kevan will present a program on his recent mission trip to Cambodia following a potluck meal at noon, Sunday, Feb. 10, at Westminster Hall in Delta. Please join the United Methodist and Presbyterian congregations in learning more about this important mission. Since Cambodia is located in southeast Asia, Asian dishes are suggested for the potluck meal. Beverages will be provided.

RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH

EL BUEN PASTOR SPANISH ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Domingo: Escuela Dominical Predicacion Culto de la Tarde y Niños Miercoles: Family Night Jovenes

Hotchkiss United Methodist Church will celebrate an Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 13. The service will begin promptly at noon and end at 12:30 p.m. Following the service a soup luncheon will be offered in Stewart Hall for all who wish to enjoy a simple lunch. This service is being offered so that

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751 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8083 1065 E. 7th St., Delta • 874-0308 • Cell: 314-0116 LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA Sunday: Bible Lesson Sermon 10:00 a.m. Pastors David & Michele Murphy 20101 Deer Creek Rd., Austin • 835-3667 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday: www.allsaintslutheranco.org Wednesday: Testimony Meeting 7:00 p.m. Prayer Time 9:00 a.m. Tom Lange, Pastor Child Care Provided • Everyone Welcome Annointed Worship & Praise 9:30 a.m. Sunday: Annointed preaching to follow Worship 10:00 a.m. Where the fire & glory of God are manifested Adult Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School 10:00 a.m. GRAND MESA BIBLE CHURCH Open Communion (1st & 3rd Sundays) 710 Crawford Ave., Delta • 874-8315 AGAPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Pastor Gary Culp Sunday School For All Ages 9:30 a.m. OF DELTA ST. PHILIP BENIZI CATHOLIC CHURCH Worship Service 10:30 a.m. 326 Main St., Suite 103 (Columbine Mall), Delta 290 N.W. Cedar Ave., P.O. Box 713 Please call for information about (970)201-7013 Cedaredge, CO 81413 Bible studies and Prayer times Pastor Jason Havertape Rev. Canice Enyiaka, Pastor Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Mass Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Sunday: Tuesday: 6:00 p.m. Mass FIRST CHURCH OF GOD For more information, call 970-856-6495 1102 Howard St., Delta • Church 874-4647 deltafirstchurchofgod.com THUNDER MOUNTAIN CHURCH Bob and Linda Aubery OF CHRIST Sunday School Classes 800 Palmer St., Delta SURFACE CREEK for All Ages 9:00 a.m. Sundays: COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Bible Classes 9:30 a.m. 21987 Austin Road • Austin Wed. Bible Study Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Jacopper@tds.net (Fellowship Hall) 2:00 p.m. (Children’s church available) John Copper, Pastor • 856-4675 Wed. Cedaredge Bible Study (856-3854) 4:00 p.m. Weekly home Bible studies Sunday: Prayer Chain Information: 234-7816 Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Contact Janice Bridwell 874-4621 with Children’s Church and nursery provided Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP 1384 Hwy. 50, north of Delta on west side 164 Grand Blvd. Info: (970) 256-7299 (The LORD Cometh) (Left on top of 3rd St. Hill) • 874-4971 Worship & Service Saturday 6:00 p.m. 1712 H Road, Delta • 874-9135 Sunday Bible Study 9:45 a.m. 1st & 3rd Sat. — Pastors Don & Meme Carey Pastor Earl Douglas Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 2nd & 4th Sat. — Pastor Bobby Clement Sunday Brown Bag Lunch 12:00 Noon Sunday School Also, offering Christ-centered horse events. 11:00 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Service 1:00 p.m. Morning Worship Come as you are! Cowboy hats welcome! 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Sunday Night Wed. Prayer & Bible Study 6:30 p.m. All Welcome

SURFACE CREEK ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

“Loyal to the orthodox Christian DEREKH HAMASHIYACH faith as received by Anglicanism” (Way of the Messiah) 5th & Palmer St., Delta • Rector's Study: 874-9489 Community Messianic Fellowship Pastor Tom Seibert Meets in Cedaredge • For directions call 589-6142 Holy Eucharist Shabbat (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. and Sunday School (Sunday) 10:15 a.m. Tuesday Evening Midrash 6:30 p.m. Order of St. Luke & Healing Service, uziel@aolser.com First Monday each month 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Interpreter for deaf available 11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer/Communion Wednesday 10:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF 7:00 p.m.

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

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

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

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

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

370 W. Main St., Cedaredge • 856-3830 P.O. Box 400, Cedaredge, CO 81413 Email: fbc@kaycee.net Senior Pastor Dik Abbott 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.

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

those who cannot get out in the evening will have a chance to enjoy the service. It’s also hoped many from the working community will be able to enjoy a lunch hour with some worship, a lunch and fellowship. Please plan to be with Hotchkiss United Methodist Church as the observance of the Lenten season begins.

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

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

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

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

CRAWFORD COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

297 Dogwood Ave., Crawford • 921-3300 Rev. John Hiestand 290 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cedaredge • 210-3398 Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Pastor Seth Coridan Adult Education 8:00 a.m. Sabbath School Saturday 9:15 a.m. Children’s Education 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship 10:50 a.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday 3:00 p.m.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF PAONIA

NORTH FORK PAONIA FRIENDS CHURCH 409 3rd St., Paonia • 527-6151 Pastor Gaylen Kinser 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.

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

PAONIA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

235 Box Elder Avenue, Paonia • 527-3161 www.paoniachristianfellowship.com Pastor Scott McIntire Sunday Services: Sunday School for ages 2-112 9:00 a.m. SADDLE MOUNTAIN FELLOWSHIP Worship Service 10:15 a.m. “Common Ground in Christ” Children’s Church 10:15 a.m. Non-denominational Monday 3842 Stearman Lane, Crawford • 921-LORD (5673) Ladies Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Pastor Jerry Dutton Young Ladies Bible Study ages 12-18 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Coffee & Fellowship 10:00 a.m. Tuesday GRAND MESA SOUTHERN Children’s Church and Nursery 10:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Study 1:00 p.m. Youth Group and Adult Life Studies BAPTIST CHURCH Wednesday: 110 S.E. Jay Ave., Cedaredge • 856-4672 Converge for Ages 7-12 4:30 p.m. Rev. Steven Puls Youth Dinner 6:15 p.m. MOUNTAIN VIEW BIBLE CHURCH Youth Group Grades 7 & Up 7:00 p.m. Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Lazear, CO – 872-2139 Please join our family for a variety of Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Pastor Jim Jesser – 323-6412 music and worship. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Youth Pastor Jake Erickson - 872-6329 Something for everyone! Team Kid (Wednesday) 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Prayer & Bible Study 11:00 a.m. (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Morning Service Evening Service & Youth Night 6:00 p.m. Brotherhood Breakfast SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH 7:00 p.m. (1st Saturday) 8:00 a.m. Wednesday Service 235 North Fork, Paonia • 527-3214 Christ Centered Country Church Fellowship Breakfast Saturday Evening Mass 5:00 p.m. Independent and Fundamental (last Tuesday) 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m. (at Ole Bakery)

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DELTA

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

GARNET MESA BAPTIST CHURCH

863 A Street, Delta Jerry Hilterbrand, 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

CEDAREDGE

sausage, juice, coffee and tea are on the menu. A freewill offering will be accepted. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 145 West 5th Street in Delta.

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday service

COWBOY CHURCH AT THE Z-BARN

CHURCH OF CHRIST

860 Crawford Ave., Delta Carlos & Rosemary Sluder, Pastors – 874-0167 Benjamin y Eunice Aviña Addlescentes – 874-0517 Arturo & Alicia Carrasco, Children – 874-0771

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Delta will serve its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper Feb. 12 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon,

HOTCHKISS COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

ECKERT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 13025 Highway 65, Eckert • 835-3441 P.O. Box 7 Pastor Jo DeVinny Sunday: Morning Worship: Year Round 10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School during worship Thursday: Bible Study Held at Big E Market 7:30 a.m.

2nd & Orchard, Hotchkiss • Office: 872-3540 Pastor John Hiestand • 872-4881 Sanctuary is handicapped accessible Children's and Adult’s Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Peace Circle, 2nd Tues. 12:30 p.m. Wearhouse hours: Monday 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. UMW Meet 3rd Saturday 9:00 a.m. National Historical Register site

NEW HOPE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HOTCHKISS

17464 Surface Creek Rd., Cedaredge www.newhopefree.org Pastor Bill Williamson 856-4458 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 Ministry Center Men’s Prayer 2nd & 4th Sat. at church Youth Groups — schedules vary Call for time and place

203 W. Main, Hotchkiss • Church 872-3313 Sunday School (all ages) 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 5:00 p.m. After School Program (K-8) Wed. 3:45 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Prayer Wed. 7:00 p.m. Youth Group/Teen Bible Study Wed. 7:00 p.m. Also offering counseling, men’s prayer meetings, ladies’ Bible study, teen outings, nursery and a food pantry. Contact Pastor Jake DeField for more information.

ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

628 Meeker St., Delta • 874-3300 CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY Father Canice Enyiaka UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Saturday: Confession 4:00-5:00 p.m. 3rd & Aspen, PO Box 369, Cedaredge • 970-856-3696 cedaredgecumc@tds.net Mass 5:30 p.m. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Deb Edwards Sunday: (Missouri Synod) Vickie Richards-Street, Pastoral Associate English Mass 10:00 a.m. 1000 Pioneer Road • 874-3052 Bob Watts, Pastor Emeritus Spanish Mass 12:00 Noon Pastor Jeffrey Ryan 9:00 a.m. Daily Mass Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. Sunday School Worship Service 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Bible Classes and Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Youth Group 4:00 p.m. Tiny Treasures Preschool Communion Worship First Sunday Youth and Adult Choirs, Bible Studies, Nursery CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING OPEN HEARTS! OPEN MINDS! OPEN DOORS! 658 Howard St., Delta Rev. Joy Robinson • 874-3425 COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 1061 Meeker St., Delta • cofchrist.org 10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Children’s Classes CEDAREDGE ASSEMBLY OF GOD Science of Mind Classes Also Available For more information call 626-3347 1596 S.W. 9th St., Cedaredge • 856-3586 Bob Hillyer - Senior Pastor Marvin Pemberton - Assoc. Pastor CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC) Youth Pastor: Eric Musil DELTA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1290 A St., Delta • 874-9497 Janet Noble - Children 5th & Meeker Streets, Delta • Office — 874-9501 Pastor: Randy Unruh Sunday School 9:00 a.m. church@deltamethodist.org Website: www.calvarydelta.org Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Reverend Siaosi Prescott E-Mail: office@calvarydelta.org Wed. Family Night: Adult Bible Study, Sunday Worship Service 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Sunday: Youth & Children's Ministries 7:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Men's Breakfast (Saturday) Bible Study 9:00 a.m. Youth Group 7:00 a.m. 1st Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Communion Worship cedarag.org

PAONIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

PAONIA SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 41006 Lamborn Dr., PO Box 932, Paonia, CO 81428 Pastor Seth Coridan • 970-210-3398 Saturday Services 9:00 a.m. Discover Answers to Life’s Deepest Questions: Hope Channel 368 on Direct TV

OLATHE OLD KING JAMES BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 112 Main St., Olathe • 970-497-0790 Pastor Brian Lopiccolo Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Preaching 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH’S TRADITIONAL

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 2nd and Onarga, Paonia • 970-527-3348 Latin Mass Pastor Russell Fletcher 59350 Carnation Rd., Olathe • 323-0243 Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday Masses 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Rosary & Confessions 1/2 hour before each mass Daily masses as scheduled Youth Group 6:00 p.m. Child care provided every Sun. and on special occasions.

MONTROSE

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

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

QUAKER SILENT WORSHIP 2900 Sunnyside Rd., Montrose (St. Paul’s Episcopal) 970-417-6639 or 970-874-8979 175 N. 1st St., Hotchkiss • 527-3225 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Minister Windell Howard 11:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Coffee, tea and fellowship

HOTCHKISS CHURCH OF CHRIST

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Use it, not lose it! Photos by Verna Barr

Carol Robertson has been working out for a little over a year wth the exercise group gathering at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge. “All the women in my family have had high cholesterol,” said Carol. “It has dropped significantly. Exercising did it!”

BY VERNA BARR, Staff Writer

Adapted from a story by Susan Wilmot. ome meet Linda Bull and her regular group of spirited exercise enthusiasts. Cedaredge hosts a tri-weekly workout session free of charge for anyone rambunctious enough to hang with this group. There have been as many as 50 people who have shown up for class. The group attracts both men and women working together and encouraging one another. The ages of participants span many decades from 20 to 80 years or more. Physical Therapist Linda Bull, employed by Delta County Memorial Hospital, started the classes six years ago when she was recruited by a friend to lead an exercise group at the Cedaredge Community Center. A few changes have occurred in location over time as the group continued to grow. At one point the class was held outdoors in the Cedaredge City Park, until the winter chill blew the group indoors. The class gathers Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Stolte Shed for a full hour of movement therapy. In addition, an evening class started January 10 on Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. This group accommodates those who are unable to attend during daytime hours and those who choose to take part five days a week. The evening class will continue until spring. As a therapist, Linda works with patients whose medical

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Linda Bull leads exercise classes at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge. Morty Baran has attended regularly for the past 18 months following two surgeries and three and a half weeks of rehabilitation while he learned to walk again. He said, “I have gained strength and mobility. Everyone works at their own pace, starting easy and working into it. Now I don’t need to think about it when walking.”

history is known to her. Now she has the responsibility of looking after entire groups spanning vastly differing fitness levels. She is a natural born leader and a strong fitness instructor. Each class begins with participants sitting on chairs, with attention to posture, breathing, stretching, and strengthening exercises using Therabands as resistance. Linda runs through a

Harold Schoffroth says, “I am 70 years old and have Parkinson’s disease. The cardiovascular and stretching exercises have been a great help in increasing my strength. The social aspects with chit-chat have been helpful as well.” Nathan Key (on the right), is another regular participant.

whole gambit of exercises that strengthen each large muscle group in legs and arms. Abdominal work brings on groaning. Everyone tries to keep it down because if groans are too loud, Linda adds another set. Balancing exercises are next . . . standing on one foot, moving it forward and back and then shifting weight to the other foot. The fun revs up with the last 20 minutes of aerobic exercise consisting of marching, dancing and specific foot movements to engage an accelerated heart rate and coordination. Everyone checks his or her pulse between songs to determine how hard hearts are working. Sharon Johnson and Dorothy Mergelman serve in the crucial role of DJ. The music blasting from a boom box is a catalyst for robust participation. They choose the tunes, including many old-time rock-and-roll songs, bringing everyone back to the years of youthful liveliness while Linda leads the group with vigorous enthusiasm. This is a serious (and seriously fun) workout, not for the faint of heart! Everyone is reminded to check in with his or her own bodies, pushing each to a healthy level of movement without overdoing it. Participants are encouraged to workout at their own level. Beginners and those with less ability are welcome and encouraged by others in the group. The class is free of charge, though participants are encouraged to become members of the Surface Creek Historical Society and a donation jar is there to help cover utilities. On occasion the group voluntarily stays after class to give the Stolte Shed a once over clean up. Participants volunteer their services as needed. Everyone benefits from this cooperation.

Bodies need exercise and are designed to move. This is true through every stage of living but as the years tick on it becomes imperative to engage in regular exercise. When bodies are engaged in stretching, strength building, balance and aerobic exercise we are much less prone to falls and injuries. Our energy levels improve and we’re better able to participate in an active life. Exercise encourages lymph flow for healthy immune systems; meanwhile movement pumps synovial fluid, flushing joints while nourishing connective tissues allowing for less pain as we move throughout our busy days. Regular exercise lowers blood pressure and blood sugars, decreasing the need for medication. Of course the benefit of socialization can’t be over stated. There’s nothing like the dynamics of a supportive group to enliven spirits and give the impetus to exercise stronger and longer than if left to ourselves.

Glen Hansen started the program three or four years ago when the group was meeting at the Community Center. He says that the program has absolutely helped with his Parkinson’s disease. “I go faithfully five times a week now. I enjoy the exercises and socializing with others.”

Polly Pulver has been taking classes for one and a half years. She said, “The exercise has reduced my blood pressure medications. It has given me enough strength to allow me to continue cross country skiing and through socializing I’ve met a new friend who will be cross country skiing with me.”

This class could be called, “the laugh a lots!” Laughing is fundamental to health and lifting our spirits. Linda, along with several other quipsters in the group, keeps the laughs and smiles rolling. Here’s to Linda Bull for showing up three times a week for six years and now five times a week, consistently helping our community stay strong, healthy and injury free. Thanks to Delta County Memorial Hospital for sponsoring this class and donating the Therabands, and the Surface Creek Historical Society for donating the use of the Stolte Shed for this community class which is encouraging many to “use it, not lose it!”

Sharon Wallace joined the class two years ago. She was on blood pressure medication. She said, “Now, the medicine is no longer needed. I don’t want to miss a single class.”


Delta County Independent, Feb. 6, 2013