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DELTA COUNTY

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 VOL. 128, NO. 36

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Online school offers flexibility BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Delta County Joint School District has prided itself on the diversity of educational

programs offered to students of all ages. Just one example is the Vision Home and Community Program, which tailors learning to each student’s

interests and needs. Now the school district has joined a growing trend and is offering an online school through the Delta County Vir-

tual Academy. The program debuted this summer as a credit recovery program for traditional students. This fall, the online option was offered to a broader range of students, including homeschoolers. Through her affiliation with the Delta Opportunity School, program administrator Delaine Hudson recognized that not all students excel in the traditional brickand-mortar school. Some students simply need a different

approach. Others are doing so well in the traditional school setting that they need the challenge of specialized or advanced placement courses that aren’t offered at local high schools. Online options have been offered by other school districts in Colorado for a number of years, but Hudson says there are several advantages to maintaining ties with the local school district. The first ONLINE SCHOOL TO A3

‘Rainbows’ gather on Uncompahgre BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Photo by Pat Sunderland

Farewell to summer Although fall is still a couple of weeks away, the Labor Day weekend is typically viewed as the end of summer. One father took advantage of the beautiful weekend to introduce his son to the simple pleasure of fishing on Grand Mesa.

Two men indicted in Cedaredge bank robbery BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Troy A. Ashley, 24, and Brandon D. Smith, 33, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver last week on three counts of armed bank robbery, U.S. attorney John Walsh and FBI Denver special agent in charge James Yacone announced. Ashley and Smith are currently in state custody but will be transferred to federal custody. No federal court date has been set. The two defendants are accused of committing three armed bank robberies, including the July 29 robbery at SurfaceCreek Bank in Cedaredge that led to their arrest. They are also charged with the May 27 robbery of the American National Bank in Rifle, and the June 24 robbery of Alpine Bank in Montrose. They allegedly used a pellet pistol to commit all three robberies. The two men were captured just hours after the robbery in Cedardge. An alert citizen saw one of the suspects run from the bank and get into a vehicle. She followed the vehi-

cle south on Highway 65, then west on Hamilton Road before losing sight of the suspects on Bull Mesa. She returned to the bank and gave law enforcement officers a description of the vehicle she’d been following. Delta Dispatch aired a description of the suspects and their vehicle, a green Chevy sports car. The vehicle was spotted in Mesa by a freelance photographer on his way to Cedaredge to cover the robbery. The two male suspects were allegedly met at a convenience store by a female driving a pickup. As both vehicles proceeded north towards Grand Junction, the photographer followed. He was able to provide Grand Junction dispatch with the license plate numbers of both vehicles. When the trio arrived home, Grand Junction law enforcement officers were

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The Board of County Commissioners is hostings its quarterly constituents’ forum Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Delta County Courthouse. At 6 p.m, the Colorado Army National Guard will provide an update on the Delta range cleaning project. At 7 p.m., the commissioners’ redistricting map will be discussed. The constituents’ forums are convened quarterly in the evening and at different locations throughout the county. The commissioners welcome the public’s attendance and participation. For more information, call 874-2100.

waiting. After a short pursuit, all three were taken into custody. According to the arrest affidavit, Mesa County Sgt. Schimek noticed the jeans pockets of both males were “bulging out.” U.S. currency in large denominations totaling $6,519 was recovered. Ashley reportedly admitted to being the masked gunman who entered SurfaceCreek Bank. He later led investigators to a location on Grand Mesa where he’d thrown out evidence including the purported firearm, sweatshirt, shoes and backpack. If convicted of armed bank robbery, Ashley and Smith face not more than 25 years in federal prison, and up to a $250,000 fine, per count, for each of the three counts. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Montrose Police Department, the Cedaredge Police Department, the Rifle Police Department, and the Mesa County Sheriff ’s Office. The charges contained in the indictment are allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until found guilty.

An assembly of members of the “Rainbow Family” on the Uncompahgre Plateau is being called “a regional gathering” by the Forest Service. The GMUG’s Ouray District ranger Tammy Parker told the DCI that she had visited the site twice, accompanied once by a San Miguel County commissioner, and found about 38 to 50 Rainbow Family members had arrived. The gathering is taking place in the area of Round Park off of Lockhart Road, an area rancher told the DCI. The forest supervisor’s office received an advance call about the gathering, Parker said. The call was referred to the Ouray District Ranger’s office, but they heard nothing more until people started showing up on the Uncompahgre last week, Parker said. When Parker spoke with the DCI last week, she said her main concern was finding someone in the group who would take responsibility for

cleaning up the area after the event is over. She hopes to develop an “operational plan” with members of the group to handle cleanup chores. “They told us they were here to pray about the 9/11 events,” Parker said. “Some of the other campers in the area said they had been invited to join the prayer circle, and said they were planning to do so.” Also, Randall said that her conversations with other forest users in the area gave no hint of any conflict or trouble. Parker said, “We asked them the question (if they were scouting locations for next year’s annual gathering) and they told us no. The man I spoke with said there would be at most 75 to 100 here.” The Rainbow Family has held three of their annual gatherings in Colorado — 1972, 1992 and 2006. There have been several regional gatherings held in various Colorado locations. Those smaller regional events often coincide with a solar equinox, one of which occurs on Sept. 23.

Neighbors weigh legal challenge BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The long Specific Development review hearings have ended, but the issues that drove the contentious debate over two 15,000-hen egg laying operations may not be going away soon. Dozens of neighbors of the proposed hen houses raised objections to virtually every aspect of their operations. The Board of County Commissioners attached conditions to their approvals that are intended to try and address some of those neighbors’ concerns. But one of the leading figures in the neighborhood opposition to the Powell Mesa hen house, veterinarian Dr. Susan Raymond, tells the DCI that opponents haven’t decided to go away. In an e-mail, Raymond

states that neighbors are looking into the possibility of joining together in a legal challenge to the county commissioners’ approval. Some are talking about a possible recall effort, she said, though any organized effort of that kind could not be verified by the DCI. Raymond’s home, farm, and veterinary practice will be located directly across the road and within 1,000 feet of the hen house proposed by Edwin Hostetler, she states. Raymond objected to the location of Hostetler’s facility, pointing to what she sees as risks posed to air and water quality, and the increased possibility of avian and equine disease. Raymond provided the commissioners documentation in support of her views LEGAL CHALLENGE TO A3

West Nile detected The Delta County Department of Health and Human Services announces that West Nile Virus has been detected locally. A sample of 51 mosquitoes trapped on the east side of Delta Tuesday, Aug. 31, tested positive. Three samples collected by the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District Aug. 15-18 also tested positive. No laboratory-confirmed positive results in horses or humans have been reported at this time. This season continues to be a quiet year for West Nile Virus activity. In the state of Colorado, only two human cases have been officially reported to the Colorado Depart-

ment of Public Health and Environment this year, compared to 2,947 total cases and 63 deaths in 2003. The late season West Nile Virus infected mosquitoes have prompted the Delta County Health Department to continue to do surveillance into September. While the risk of contracting the disease remains low at this time, Delta County residents are urged to avoid being outdoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquito activity is high. Dress in long sleeves and pants where mosquitoes are active, and look for a bug repellent with DEET.


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OPINION

LETTERS September is ‘Responsible Pet Owners Month’ Dear Editor: What does it mean to be a responsible pet owner? As a responsible pet owner you should find out about the breed of dog you are trying to buy. Learn what the dog/puppy was bred for and decide what you would like in a dog. Do you mind a pet that sheds? Do you or someone in your family have allergies? Are you prepared to take your new puppy or shelter dog for the necessary vaccinations? Have you figured the cost of food, veterinary care, etc.? Do you live in an apartment, do you have a fenced yard, do you have small children? Will you have time to exercise your dog, to spend time training your dog? Do you own your home or are you renting a home? If so, will your landlord allow pets?

All those things should be considered before you bring your new puppy or shelter dog home. Every puppy, no matter what the breed, is cute. But are you prepared to devote 10-12 years or more taking care of your new companion? Getting a pet is not like buying a car — your new pet has a heart and soul. You have to take care of your new pet and as a responsible pet owner you need to familiarize yourself with all the different needs your new pet will have before you get it. Your new pet, if properly taken care of, will be your loyal companion for many years. Some people keep getting new pets and then dispose of them like a piece of furniture or let them run the neighborhood where they start chasing cars,

other animals, maybe livestock and children. If dogs have nothing to do, they take on bad habits and find something to do, which may not be a positive thing. So be a responsible pet owner. Care for your pet, obey the leash laws in your community, clean up after your pet. Learn how to train your pet. Your neighbors, veterinarian and groomer will love you for it. Educate other pet owners who may be interested in learning about your breed of dog and above all, teach children how to approach a pet in order to prevent dog bites. Tell your children not to approach someone’s dog to pet it, unless they get the pet owner’s permission to do so. Marion Lewis Falkenhof Canines Dog Training

Commissioners’ decision upholds Constitution Dear Editor: I want to thank Commissioners Lund, Atchley and Hovde for their unanimous votes to support the chicken houses in Delta County. George Washington was right when he said, “Private property and freedom are inseparable.” Private property, after all begins with our physical person, extends to our thoughts, proceeds as our expression, becomes our action, and results in something we create or obtain, commonly referred to as a “bundle of sticks.” If an agent of force denies an individual the use of any one of those sticks in the bundle such as property, including land, that individual is also denied the liberty necessary to advance his or her own life. When the use of one’s property and one’s liberty has been squelched by government, human life has been trampled. In the Colorado Revised Statutes I have not found where it is specific about new (confined facilities), in fact the statutes reveal just the opposite. C.R.S. 35-3.5-101. It is the declared policy of the state of Colorado to

conserve, protect, and encourage the development and improvement of its agricultural land for the production of food and other agricultural products. The general assembly recognizes that when nonagricultural land uses extend into agricultural areas, agricultural operations often become the subject of nuisance suits. As a result, a number of agricultural operations are forced to cease operations, and many others are discouraged from making investments in farm improvements. It is the purpose of this article to reduce the loss to the state of Colorado of its agricultural resources by limiting the circumstances under which agricultural operations may be deemed to be a nuisance. It is further recognized that units of local government may adopt ordinances or pass resolutions that provide additional protection for agricultural operations consistent with the interests of the affected agricultural community, without diminishing the rights of any real property interests. C.R.S. 35-3.5-102(5). Any ordinance or resolu-

tion of any unit of local government that makes the operation of any agricultural operation a nuisance or provides for the abatement thereof as a nuisance under the circumstances set forth in this section is void; except that the provisions of this subsection (5) shall not apply when an agricultural operation is located within the corporate limits of any city or town on July 1, 1981, or is located on a property that the landowner voluntarily annexes to a municipality on or after July 1, 1981. Delta County’s Specific Development Section 5 is just such an ordinance or resolution that would be void and should be reexamined and repealed. I am truly concerned over the comments of a lawsuit being filed but if that is what it takes, so be it, in my opinion. The commissioners did nothing wrong as I have shown above. They upheld both the Colorado Constitution and the federal Constitution as they swore to do, pursuant to their oath of office. Tom and Barbara Hulet Olathe

Dear Editor: This letter is in regard to the Hostetlers and their chicken houses. We are in favor of the chicken houses and are glad the Hostetlers got approval from the BoCC. Our experience with Mennonites has always been very positive. They are honest, do business with integrity, and make great neighbors. They seem like the sort of people who would take good care of their animals. As far as cooperating with the BoCC and following

the rules, we think that they would do as well or better than a non-Mennonite establishment. The other factor that means a lot these days? Jobs. They are something we need as many of as we can get in these tough times. We know there would be problems. Doesn’t everyone know, no matter what business or establishment they’re in, there are always problems? That’s life. But the Hostetlers know that, and problem solving is part

Commissioners did the right thing Dear Editor: The Delta County Commissioners recently approved the Hostetlers’ chicken farm unanimously. I want to compliment them on doing the right thing. Particularly I was most impressed with Commissioner Atchley. DELTA COUNTY

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He clearly stated that the state law recognizes agriculture without modifiers like industrial or commercial or corporate or family which the opposition attempted to use to confuse the issue. He supported the right to farm unequivocally. Thank you Doug for your principled stand to uphold the laws of the state and county. Then I want to thank Commissioner Lund’s detailed analysis of agriculture as the principle industry to be protected in Delta County, as even defining the nature of the county. However, I hope no other farmer has to ever go through this process again. The Hostetlers hired a consultant for the four and a half months this process has dragged on. They also flew in experts from Minnesota and Illinois at great expense. I

Trade standards would help balance resources Dear Editor: I wish to comment about the chicken farming concerns in the area. Years back we lived about 25 miles north of Denver near a town called Erie. Several miles away, in the poorest dry land farming area around, they had a development where people got sold on the idea of having a large chicken shed with laying hens to pay for their house (which were not cheesy looking places). I suspect that the farming business did not persist after the house was paid for, odor concerns from the shed being too close to the houses, etc. At least they did not waste very productive farm land for such a development. In this area, quality water for domestic use is getting harder to find. As for all the other resources that are needed in the end for people to live decently, we are facing a world where China and India, etc., are getting more and more economically empowered to compete for things with minimal efforts being made to curb population growth. Giving people clearer insight as to where our resource balance is per person, and the skills that can actually enhance a standard of living and our future’s security, would be wiser. Frankly, we need standards in our foreign trade system to not only protect our country’s standards from economic competition from abroad that is pulling hard to bring them down; preferably though is the projection of such

standards to other lands. My personal choice would even be a “charitable tariff” on products made in conditions that are substandard according to our own laws. One can even return the funds to the communities “impacted” by those conditions (low wages, polluting factories, etc.) in ways that try to address the impacts without generating others, like drug abuse and trafficking from too much disposable income in communities overly

challenged by impacts and challenging changes coming to their lives. In fact, using such funds for education, medicine and conflict resolution and prevention efforts should be possible in even very resource poor areas. And applying such skills may even ultimately help the whole world also have more resource abundance for them to also find within their economic reach. Gregory D. Mellott Paonia

Some questions for Rep. Tipton Dear Editor: I recently received a mailing from Representative Scott Tipton denouncing President Obama for planning to fix our economic woes on the backs of Medicare. I have a few questions. Mr. Tipton is one of the folks who rejected any kind of budget, including his own party’s. Instead, he supports HB 1074 which gives big bucks to the rich (reduces tax rate to 10 percent on corporate income tax, capital gains and dividends). He wants big debt reduction through cut, cut and more cut and I have never heard he wants Medicare immune to the knife. So doesn’t this mean the mailing would more accurately read Mr. Tipton is the one who wants to reduce the debt on the backs of Medicare? Another question: This is 2011. Elections aren’t until 2012. Unless Mr. Tipton is planning

to throw his hat to the presidency, this ad seems premature. I know a lot of Tea Party folks have declared their top priority as unseating the president, but last I heard, Americans are fed up with bickering and want elected officials to work together. Wouldn’t Mr. Tipton’s time be better spent serving his constituents through working with the president and Congress rather than scheming against them? Lastly, this is a spendy undertaking, sending a glossy mailing to Colorado in mass. Times are tough in Mr. Tipton’s district. Where did he get the money to pay for it? Lois Hawk Todd Paonia P.S. I would have asked Mr. Tipton these questions directly but unfortunately I am not one of the chosen few who will be allowed to ask him a question at his town meetings.

What good is an education if we’re no longer free?

Dear Editor: I attended the school board meeting on Aug. 18 at which a group of citizens expressed their concern about teaching more of the Constitution in our schools. I left that meeting with the belief that Mike McMillan and school board members felt a few hours of teaching once a year during Constitution week was sufficient. In 1838, Alexis de Tocqueville, a French jurist, came to the United States to see what gave us our freedom and found that in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts it was extremely rare to find a person who didn’t know the history of their country and the leading feaof running a successful tures of the Constitution. That is NOT true today! business. In less than 200 years Also, we’re wondering if Dr. Raymond’s vet clinic and horse operation generate as much traffic and manure, and as many flies, as a chicken Dear Editor: house. My niece suggested In conclusion, we think the chicken houses are a I show this letter to as good idea and hope those many people as possible opposing them can resolve so they could write their their objections so they own letter. This is a porcan move ahead without tion of the letter that I wrote to Scott Tipton, fax impediment. Steve and (202) 226-9669. I wrote Susan Spinden similar letters to each Delta of our senators, Senator Udall at fax number (970) 245-9523 and Senator Bennet at 224 5th Street, Suite #511, Grand Junction, CO 81501. urge the commissioners to A portion of the letter: remove agriculture from All government salathe Specific Development ries should be reduced by Regulations (SDR) as the at least 2 percent. SomeSDR illegally strips every vestige of the right to farm from farmers. As the state law says and Commissioner Atchley quoted: “Any ordinance or reso- Dear Editor: For West Slope resilution of any unit of local government that makes dents last week brought the operation of any agri- excitement and anticipacultural operation a nui- tion building up to a wellsance or provides for the earned holiday weekend. abatement thereof as a The holiday brought nuisance under the cir- excitement for the West cumstances set forth in Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association too, but for this section is void.” If agriculture is not a different reason. Last exempted from the SDRs week local governments then the potential exists and schools received to repeat this nightmare checks for over $54 milexperience and to further lion from the energy secdrive any new potential tor. In fact, Delta County alone agricultural enterprises municipalities from Delta County — inked over $2 million. something I’m sure we do Not a bad way to wind down the summer seanot want. Mike Mason son. As a result, county Cedaredge roads will be smoother, city parks will be greener

Chicken houses will create jobs for Delta County

Delta County Independent

this nation went from oxcarts to landing on the moon. Our way of life, and much of the world’s, has changed dramatically because a few men pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor when they signed the Declaration of Independence. Many of the same men also signed the Constitution, a document that made us a free people and ultimately the greatest nation on the face of the earth. There is an excellent course on the principles behind the Constitution and the Constitution itself from the National Center for Constitutional Studies. It is written on a high school senior level for use in the public schools. My family has this curriculum and all of us including the grandchildren are

taking it. We would be glad to allow each of the school board members to preview it. They have the power to make a difference in the Delta County schools and our nation by requiring each senior to take and pass this course. Aside from communication skills and basic mathematics, the Constitution is the most important thing we could study. It has given us maximum freedom without anarchy. At present we are living under soft tyranny because of our failure as a nation to study this document. Like it or not, government touches every area of our lives. If we are no longer a free people, what good is an education! Dawn Ullrey Paonia

Government employees should take pay cut one earning $100,000 a year would receive $98,000 and someone receiving $400,000 a year should receive $392,000. Yes, the president is included in the salary reduction. This amount would be workable and show us, the American public, that our government will share our pain. I know the president thinks that sharing the pain is more taxes to the rich. That will not help us get jobs. The government salaries can be increased once our economy is on sound footing. How much

money would be saved if all government people including Pentagon personnel (not military service people who sacrifice for our freedom), office workers, IRS employees, everyone who works for the federal goverment has a 2 percent reduction in their salaries. This includes all of the secretaries like secretary of state, secretary of homeland security, secretary of the treasurer, all of the different secretaries, and all of the czars. Ruth Whitney Delta

Communities reap benefits from the energy sector and schools more effective in creating the next generation of job creators for our communities. Throughout the year our organization’s mission is to highlight the jobs we create, emphasize the clean energy we produce and spotlight the billions of dollars invested locally each year by our member companies. But seldom are we more proud than when local governments receive direct cash resulting from energy activity. For most of us, numbers in the billions are hard to conceptualize. But it is true the natural gas and oil industry provides over $24 billion to Colorado’s

economy each year. The monies received before Labor Day were just a small fraction of that total economic contribution. As local governments and schools deposited these dollars into their bank accounts, the 6,000 local employees represented by our organization enjoyed the holiday weekend that much more knowing the work they do in the energy business benefits and supports the local communities who support them too. David Ludlam Executive Director The West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association


LOCAL NEWS

Delta County Independent

Online school FROM PAGE A1 is accessibility. Online students can use the computer lab at Delta Opportunity School until 6 p.m. on weeknights, with the support of a staff member who acts as a mentor. Second, students can participate in high school sports and extracurricular activities if they desire. Finally, they will earn a Delta County School District diploma just like their friends. French, art history, psychology, macroeconomics . . . those are just a few of the classes offered through a contract with Aventa. All the core classes are available online, along with a wide range of electives. Hudson studied several virtual school solutions before recommending Aventa to the school board. Their course content is most closely aligned with the state standards adopted by the Colorado Department of Education, she said. Aventa hires only

DOWNTOWN PAONIA

FEATURE FILM

Captain America

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Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and Ladies Auxiliary will host Patriot Day ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 9, at Lincoln Elementary School beginning at 9 a.m. The ceremony is open to the public, and all are invited to attend. All veterans and families, especially those serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, are asked to attend. The Delta High School JROTC Honor Guard, the DHS Marching Band, and representatives from each elementary school grade will participate in the ceremony.

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EVENTS

Third Annual District 81428 Fashion & Design Show Two (2) Shows! Wed., 9/21 & Fri., 9/23 Tickets on sale now Kids Fashion Show 9/23

Wednesday Night LADIES NIGHT

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Feature Times: — Friday — 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. — Saturday — 4:00, 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. — Sunday-Thursday — 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Memorial service planned Sept. 11 A memorial service marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center will be held Sunday, Sept. 11. Motorcycle riders are asked to join a cavalcade carrying the colors to the memorial service in Confluence Park. Please meet at 1:30 p.m. at Pizza Hut, on the south end of Delta, if you wish

energy industry. In Delta County, state severance taxes increased 30 percent over 2010; the increase for the City of Delta totaled 35 percent. Direct distribution is based on the number of employees in the energyimpacted communities in which they resided and other factors including production, employee residence, population and highway user miles. State severance taxes totaled $308,511.48 for Delta County; $21,964.68 for Cedaredge; $5,895.72 for Crawford; $101,156.62 for the City of Delta; $15,293.32 for Hotchkiss; $38,113.67 for Orchard City; and $22,581.54 for Paonia. Federal lease payments totaled $873,033.23 for Delta County; $58,691.29 for Cedaredge; $18,203.91 for Crawford; $268,036.14 for the City of Delta; $43,356.91 for Hotchkiss; $99,839.11 for Orchard City; $68,392.62 for Paonia; and $123,078.35 for Delta County Joint School District.

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Second Sunday Cinema Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1:00 p.m. “Buck” rated PG. All seats $6.50 at the door.

Delta Ambulance District EMTs, Delta Volunteer Fire Department members, police chief Robert Thomas, county sheriff Fred McKee, and a representative of the Colorado State Patrol will all be present to remember their fallen comrades — the first responders to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. In addition, a number of city, county, state and federal officials have been invited and are expected to attend. Officers of VFW Post #3571 and its Ladies Auxiliary will be planting a memorial Colorado blue spruce donated by

the City of Delta. Randy Unruh, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, will offer a benediction and a prayer of blessing. Members and officers of the Lee Marts Post will be participating in other events this month also. There will be a Freedom Rally in conjunction with the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce Block Party in Valley View Plaza on Friday, Sept. 9. On Sunday, Sept. 11,

the VFW will participate in a patriotic rally for the U.S. Constitution at the Lions Pavilion in Confluence Park at 2 p.m. On Sept. 16 and 17, the post and auxiliary will hold a fund raiser yard sale at the meeting hall, 14th and Howard. On Saturday, Sept. 24, there will be a flag retirement ceremony at Fort Uncompahgre at 10 a.m. and local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have been invited to participate.

Alan M. King

Severance tax jumps substantially Gov. John Hickenlooper and Reeves Brown, executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), have announced that nearly $55 million in annual state severance tax and federal mineral lease direct distribution payments will be made to 506 Colorado counties, municipalities and school districts. DOLA distributes the payments, which are derived from energy and mineral extraction statewide. Last year’s distribution to Colorado communities was $37 million. “These funds help make vital, day-to-day operations possible, ensure needed public improvement projects become reality and bolster government services offered to local communities,” said Governor Hickenlooper. Brown noted that this year’s increase in energy impact funds is a very positive indicator of the health of Colorado’s

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highly qualified, certified teachers to serve students through personalized instruction. Real-time communication allows students and teachers to talk and observe demonstrations. They can also communiate through e-mail, instant messaging and telephone calls. Hudson says 19 students have signed up for the online option. Secondary students from all four of the county’s high schools are also taking classes through Aventa. While most of the students are in high school, Hudson says three elementary students — all homeschoolers — have signed up for the program. The high schoolers “are a real mix,” she said. Some are teen parents who must balance their studies with their new responsibilities. There are a few dropouts, and there are some kids who just didn’t feel like they fit in at a traditional school. One family that travels frequently found that online classes fit best with their schedule. All are searching for flexibility, Hudson said. “For almost everybody enrolled in the online school, traditional school just didn’t work for them timewise.”

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to join in. The memorial service begins in the Lions Pavilion at 2 p.m. and will feature guest spaker David Justice. A flag ceremony will be provided by Lee Marts VFW Post #3571 and Corinne McCay will provide special music. For more information, call 874-8146.

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Legal challenge FROM PAGE A1 during the Specific Development process. Also, she says that she uncovered information that contradicts testimony the commissioners heard in support of the applications. That information, explained Commissioner Bruce Hovde on Aug. 29, reached the county after the final deadline for comment, and it was not a part of the BoCC’s deliberation. The other hen house operation approved by the BoCC last month is planned for a Redlands Mesa location.

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Delta Summer Block Party Celebrating Patriots September 9 • 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Sherwin Williams — Valley View Plaza • VFW to present the Colors • Pledge of Allegiance • Star Spangled Banner sung by Sherri Ruble & Friends • Recognition of our First Responders • VFW Selling Flags & Collecting Flags for Retirement • Wear your patriotic outfit for the “Yankee Doodle Duds” Contest • Hot Potato Toss • Chalk the Lot • Live Music by Sherri Ruble & Friends and Del-Rose Chorus • Delta Family Fun Park Putting Green • Farmers Market • “Cash Grab” in the First Colorado National Bank Cash Machine • Food, Fun & More! Final Delta Summer Block Party: Sept. 23 at Delta Hardware Contact Delta Chamber at 874-8616 or jmessenger.deltaCOC@gmail.com

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Printmaker shares his techniques Charles Hardy, master printmaker, sculptor, painter and draftsman, will demonstrate his printmaking process to Delta Fine Arts members and guests. The presentation will be given at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Heavens View apartment complex, 1445 Porter Court, Delta. Periodically Hardy is a guest artist of DFA critiquing, judging and speaking to various subjects. The soft spoken artist now shows how he draws and makes his own fine arts prints which are acclaimed among the finest. His work is found in public collections such as the Western Colora-

do Center for the Arts, Colorado State University and the University of Arizona. He has taught at Mesa State, University of Arizona and at the Yamagata Design School in Japan. Hardy creates his fine art prints in the same way as the Renaissance artists. He etches and engraves with the same type of tools and pulls his prints from the same type of press that was used in the 1400s. His presentation is open to all. For more information, contact Daphna Russell at 856-7005.

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About half the members of the Black Canyon Chorus were out of town, but the remaining choir members assembled for a performance at Ridgway State Park in late August. The usual overlook venue was rained out so the performance was moved to the park conference room. To learn more about the Black Canyon Chorus visit www.blackcanyonchorus.org or call 249-3241.

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A long tradition of friendly helpfulness and caring for neighbors was renewed over the Labor Day weekend by members of local Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges. The familiar roadside rest stop and free refreshments offered by the lodges at the Escalante Canyon turnoff on Hwy. 50 was open 24 hours a day for all three days of the holiday weekend. The rest stop is a com-

munity service project of the Olathe 99 Rebekah Lodge, Delta Catherine Rebekah Lodge and Delta IOOF Lodge, and the Cedaredge Elberta Rebekah Lodge. Members of the lodges took rotating shifts to keep the facility available all weekend long for travelers needing a break from holiday drives. The guest book had page after page of signatures and thankful remarks from people traveling locally and

Friends and neighbors of Mitzie Gabriel are invited to an open house in celebration of her 80th birthday. The open house will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 1535 SW 9th Street, Cedaredge.

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Ina Mick, a devoted member and supporter of Lee Marts VFW Post and Auxiliary #3571, is shown with the traveling trophy she won for the organization’s permanent display by achieveing the largest membership gains in the state three consecutive years. Her work contributed to gains of 151 percent in 1986, 142 percent in 1987, and 137 percent in 1988. She was photographed during the post’s annual Labor Day pancake breakfast on Sept. 5.

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water and rest facilities. In addition to their Labor Day community service, the lodges provide the roadside rest stop during Memorial Day and 4th of July holidays.

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from states as distant as Maryland. The project enjoys support and assistance from CDOT, which provides its portable, lighted roadside information displays for the project, and also

A free seminar, “Medicare 101,” will be presented Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Grand Mesa Oncology Center just north of Delta County Memorial Hospital. Trained counselors from RSVP Senior Health Assistance Program (SHIP) will present a program to help seniors, caregivers and new Medicare beneficiaries understand Medicare and how to navigate the system. Helpful information regarding Medicare and online enrollment during the general open enrollment period for Part D will be provided. Did you know that the 2011 general enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans has changed to Oct. 15Dec. 7? Any coverage you choose during this enrollment period will be effective Jan. 1, 2012. In addition there will be an opportunity to view the Medicare website at www.medicare.gov and receive helpful tips on how to navigate the site. Counselors will help you identify gaps in your Medicare coverage and the options you have to fill them as well as Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap). They will also help you with evaluating Medicare supplemental insurance options and Medicaid assistance for people on Medicare Help and evaluate who is eligible for “extra help” (low income assistance). Did you know you

can save $100/month on Medicare premiums? Or save up to $4,000/year in prescription drug costs? Staff and volunteers of RSVP Colorado West, Inc., Medicare 101 Money Saving Medicare Program and Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program will answer these questions. Ways for saving money on prescription drugs, preventive screenings, and Medicare premiums and co-pays will be addressed. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a SHIP navigator, call the RSVP office in Delta at 874-7834 or the Montrose office at 249-9639.

Sons of Norway gather in Montrose Sons of Norway, Vestafjell Lodge, will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Zion Lutheran Church in Montrose, 701 South Junction Avenue. Bring a favorite item to exhibit and explain for the “Taking a Peek Back in Time” program. Norwegian and Swedish 2012 calendars will be available for purchase. Bring a potluck dish to share for the dinner. Guests are welcome; for more information, call 249-8691 or 245-5649.

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BUTTERMILK BAKED CHICKEN This tops the list of family requests for dinner. The chicken is moist, flavorful and nicely browned. I alternate using bone-in chicken breasts or skinned and boned breasts Servings: 8 1/2 cup butter, melted 2-2/3 cups buttermilk, divided 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning 8 bone-in chicken breast halves 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted Pour butter into two 13-in.

x 9-in. baking pans. Pour 2 cups buttermilk into a shallow bowl. In another bowl, combine the flour, garlic salt, pepper and Creole seasoning. Dip chicken in buttermilk, then coat with flour mixture. Place bone side up in prepared pans. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 25 minutes. Turn; bake 10 minutes longer or until juices run clear. In a small saucepan, combine the soup and remaining buttermilk; cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve with chicken.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Council Tree Pow Wow returns to Delta Sept. 16-18 BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Despite a one-year hiatus, Council Tree Pow Wow doesn’t seem to have skipped a (drum) beat. Plans are falling smoothly into place for a special multi-cultural weekend in Delta Sept. 16-18. Over a hundred years years ago the Delta area was the homeland of the Ute Indians. Chief Ouray and his braves once met with white settlers to smoke the peace pipe under the Ute Council

Tree in North Delta. In the fall, the Ute tribes gather again for a weekend of singing, dancing, arts and crafts and the sharing of traditional culture at the Council Tree Pow Wow. This celebration takes place in Confluence Park and provides an unparalleled opportunity to experience the Utes’ cultural traditions. Events are held in the outdoor arbor, near the Gunnison River. The head staff for Council Tree Pow Wow

will be announcer Lawrence Baker of New Town, N.D., and arena director Joekiah Waters of Denver. The host drum will be chosen daily. The local staff is comprised of event coordinator Wilma Erven and her staff, who rely on a faithful crew of 300-plus volunteers to sell tickets, run the concession stand and serve a Saturday night dinner to the Ute dancers. Donna Herod coordinates the volunteers who

Delta County Libraries will host open houses Check out new computers, iPads, laptops Join the Delta County Libraries in celebrating their new computers, iPads, and laptops. Each library will be hosting an open house for everyone to “check out” their library and learn about the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant that made these computers possible. Each library will have demonstrations, displays, and light refreshments. Delta Library’s open house will be Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.; Cedaredge will be Saturday, Sept. 17, at noon; Crawford will be Saturday, Sept. 24, at noon; Hotchkiss will be Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m.; and Paonia will be Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. “Our libraries have been providing free access to the Internet, but we now have new computers,

iPads, and laptops and will be offering trainings for many levels of users,” says Annette Choszczyk, library district director. “For example, individuals seeking new computer skills, looking for a job, researching health information, or wanting to play with an iPad can learn at one of our libraries. Beginning in October and for the next several months, we will offer many computer trainings at each library,” Choszczyk explains. The Delta County Libraries are five of 76 libraries across the state of Colorado to receive computers from the Colorado State Library through federal funds and a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. “This grant comes at a crucial time for us,” Choszczyk says. “More people are using our libraries every day. We will be providing more computers and teaching classes in things like basic computer skills, Microsoft Word,

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Labor Day labor Delta Boy Scouts perform their traditional flag posting duties along Main Street early Labor Day morning in observance of the national holiday.

Delta County Health Department will be offering

ANNUAL ADULT FLU VACCINATIONS at the following sites: • Wednesday September 14 VOA Delta Senior Center • 245 Meeker 9:30 A.M.–12:00 NOON

• Thursday, September 15 Cedaredge Community Center • 140 NW 2nd St. 8:30–11:30 A.M.

• Monday, September 19 Paonia Senior Center • 3rd & Main 8:30–11:30 A.M.

• Wednesday, September 28 Hotchkiss Senior Center • 276 W. Main St. 8:30–11:30 A.M.

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social media, and more. “Part of the grant program will be offering computer trainings through our new mobile computer labs,” Choszczyk explains. “Rather than individuals and groups coming to the library, the computers will come to them. “We are also very excited about offering iPads for patrons to check out and use in the libraries,” Choszczyk says. “With touch-screen technology becoming the standard in electronic devices, we are thrilled to be offering the latest technology in Delta County.” In addition to the new computers and mobile labs, the libraries in Delta, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss, and Paonia are receiving ADA computer workstations. These workstations are wheelchair accessible and will benefit individuals who are hearing and vision impaired. For more information about the open houses, new computers, the BTOP grant launch events, please contact your library or visit the Delta County Libraries’ website at www.delta libraries.org.

work in admissions. She reports all are excited to see the Council Tree Pow Wow return to Delta. Her crew of 100-plus will be checking wristbands at three gates, registering cameras and selling programs. “If it wasn’t for the volunteers we wouldn’t be able to run this event,” she said. They’ll man the gates beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, when the grounds open. An outdoor market will feature authentic American Indian crafts. Dancing competition begins with the grand entry Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. Three competitive sessions follow on Saturday and Sunday — Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m. The grounds open at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. DancPhoto by Pat Sunderland ers will compete in 19 The Council Tree Pow Wow celebrates the rich heritraditional categories, tage and traditions of the Ute people. as well as a team dance Sunday afternoon. Daily admission is $5 for adults and $3 for chilDelta dren and includes admission to Fort UncompahElks gre. More information is available by calling 8741718 or e-mailing wilma@ cityofdelta.net.

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Stroke support group to meet The Montrose Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group will begin meeting twice a month at the MMH Acute Rehab Unit from 11 a.m. to noon. Meetings this month will be Sept. 8 and 22. Stroke survivors, family members and caregivers are all encouraged to attend. Please call Tim Ramsey at 318-2028 for further information. Pre-registration is not required.

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BUSINESS

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Celebrate patriots at the next block party The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce announces the next summer block party, “Celebrating Patriots,” to be held Friday, Sept. 9, at Sherwin Williams in the Valley View Plaza. The patriotic celebration runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and will begin with the presentation of colors, the pledge of allegiance

and the national anthem by Sherri Ruble and Friends. First responders will be recognized. Wear your most awe-inspiring patriotic outfit for the “Yankee Doodle Duds” contest. There will also be a hot potato toss, chalk art, cash grab, farmers market, putting green and live music. The VFW will be selling flags and

collecting flags for retirement. Don’t miss the great food, free entertainment, and merchant specials. The final summer block party will take place Sept. 23 at Delta Ace Hardware. There is still time to participate. Contact event coordinator Juli Messenger at 874-8616 or jmessenger. DeltaCOC@gmail.com.

Learn to recognize and prevent child abuse The Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center, together with Montrose County Health and Human Services Empowering Dads Program,

Volunteer board member needed The district attorney’s office is seeking someone to serve on the Crime Victim Compensation Board. The board was established by Colorado State Statute to assist victims of crime to apply for compensation. The general board duties are to review claims submitted by victims of crime or their immediate families. Board meetings are held monthly, usually the second Tuesday at noon, in Montrose. Terms of the appointment are three years. For more information, contact Crime Victim Compensation Board administrator Eleasha Cervantes at 252-4266 by Oct. 1.

will conduct a Parenting SAFE Children training. The training is free and open to all professionals in the 7th Judicial District who are mandated to report suspected child abuse. The course will take place on Monday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Montrose County School District administration office. Lunch will be provided. “With the rise of child abuse victims in our district, our goal is to protect our children through prevention education, support services and community collaboration. This training meets one of our first educational objectives,” said Sue Montgomery, director of the Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center. “By working together to meet the goals of the district’s Child Abuse Prevention Education Initiative, we can and will increase the protective capacity of our communities’ parents and caregivers.” The training will be conducted by Feather Berkower, a licensed clinical social worker. She holds a master’s of

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Trapshooters show up A sour national economy hasn’t triggered a decline in competitive trapshooters’ zest for their sport. Attendance at the Delta Trap Club’s annual Labor Day shoot was good this year, reports club president Roger Christian. Some 150 competitive trap shooters signed up for the event, close to what would normally be expected. The top-notch Delta Trap Club facility and the club’s hospitality attract trapshooters from around the region.

Registration for Club 20 fall meeting is in full swing Registration is now open for Club 20’s fall meeting Sept. 9 and 10 at the Colorado Mesa University ballroom in Grand Junction. On Friday, Sept. 9, during the day Club 20 will hold its organizational meetings followed by a chuckwagon steak fry at Cross Orchards Historic Site. On Saturday, Sept. 10, there will be a series of presenters, including keynote speaker Senator Michael Bennet, Representative Scott Tipton and Governor John Hickenlooper, among others. Presentation topics will include regulatory challenges to business development, Colorado’s economic forecast and the merger between the Division of Wildlife and State Parks.

Saturday’s presentations are open to the public and will include: 8 a.m. — Representative Scott Tipton, 3rd District. 8:45 a.m. — Harriet Hageman, Colorado Resource Alliance: Regulatory Challenges for Business. 9:30 a.m. — Michael Burnett, CenturyLink: CenturyLink’s local focus on broadband. 10 a.m. — Governor John Hickenloooper. 10:30 a.m. — Break. 10:45 a.m. — State of Colorado Joint Budget Committee. 12 noon — Lunch and keynote speaker, Senator Michael Bennet. 1:30 p.m. — Mike King, executive director, Colorado Department of Natural Resources.

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Dr. Gary Cronin makes chiropractic care affordable, accessible for North Fork residents Since moving his practice to Delta County several years ago, chiropractor Dr. Gary Cronin has become known for his gentle touch and easygoing manner. Now that compassionate care is also more accessible, as Dr. Cronin has announced plans to move his home-based office to 229 Grand Avenue in Paonia. His new location in the Lamborn Building will make visits convenient for new patients and walk-ins as well as his established clients. Dr. Cronin is certified by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) as a chiropractic sports physician, a result of advance training in orthopaedics and neurology particularly oriented toward sports. He uses his chiropractic skills to treat workrelated injuries as well, and to help patients maintain flexibility, mobility and muscle tone. If you think that putting up with injuries, sprains and strains is just part of your active lifestyle, think again. With 24 years of experience as a chiropractor, Dr. Gary Cronin can treat the underlying cause of your pain and get you back on the playing field — or back to work — in

top shape. Dr. Cronin has always had an interest in anatomy and physiology. After graduating from high school on the Front Range he earned a degree in biological science from Colorado State University. He served a stint with the U.S. Army as the executive officer in a medical dispensary in Korea during the Vietnam era. After

he returned to Colorado he began a career in the construction industry which took him to Montana in 1982. When a co-worker was injured on the job, Dr. Cronin witnessed the beneficial effects of chiropractic care. His interest sparked, he pursued an advanced degree through the Northwestern Health Science University in Minneapolis, Minn. After

Neck pain? Disc problems? Let Dr. Gary Cronin, a certified chiropractic sports physician, put his 24 years of experience to work to relieve your pain and increase your flexibility.

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2:15 p.m. — Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The two-day event is open to the public. For more information or to register, visit the Club 20 website at www.club20. org or call the office at (970) 242-3264. There are a limited number of tickets available for the Friday evening steak fry, so be sure to register early! Event parking at Colorado Mesa University Center will be available for free in the garage just to the south of the building. (On Friday, Sept. 9, participants must park on one of the top two levels of the garage as Colorado Mesa University classes will be in session.) On Saturday, Sept. 10, parking will be available on all levels.

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an internship in Minneapolis, he moved to Montana and established a practice in Whitefish before returning to Colorado. During the course of his career he invented a diagnostic instrument which is used to assess the integrity of a patient’s peripheral nerve distribution. He continues to actively market the Cronin Pinwheel System which reduces the potential for cross-contamination of hepatitis, HIV and other blood-borne pathogens. He holds two patents on the device. Dr. Cronin has never aspired to be part of a large urban practice; he prefers small town living and a low key approach which allows him to spend as much time with a patient as is needed. After a thorough exam and treatment, he shares exercises that can help patients rehabilitate themselves at home. So if your shoulder is still bothering you three months after a fall, or you’re persevering through back and neck pain that just won’t go away, it’s time to make an appointment with Dr. Gary Cronin at 527-4271 or 8725640.

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Delta County Independent

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Local schools recognized for college preparedness College For Every Student (www.collegefes. com), a national nonprofit that helps underserved students prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college is honoring 21 schools with a “School of Distinction” award for their efforts in creating high levels of college awareness and aspirations among their students.

Three Delta County schools were among those honored — Delta Middle School, Garnet Mesa Elementary School and Hotchkiss High School. The “School of Distinction” process encourages educators, families, and others in the community to work together toward a common goal — to put more underserved youth on the path

to college. Adhering to an established framework of guidelines, and working within their existing budgets, each of the 21 award-winning schools intensively engaged students, known as CFES Scholars, in the three CFES practices (Leadership through Service, Pathways to College, and Mentoring) and developed programs to move

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Concentration Ethan Magner and Cheyenne German, second graders in Mrs. Dayna Farmer’s class, concentrate on their work. Students at Garnet Mesa Elementary School are off to a great year.

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underserved students toward college success. Other criteria included: • Completion of at least one schoolwide activity that promoted college awareness and success and created high visibility in the school and beyond. • Improvement or strategies to improve attendance, GPA and citizenship. • All CFES Scholars visited at least one college campus. • All CFES Scholars in elementary school completed a research project on one college. • All sixth and ninth grade CFES Scholars completed a college application. • All 12th grader CFES Scholars applied to college. “Each year, more of CFES’ participating schools are exceeding our expectations for inspiring and motivating students toward college success with creative programs and impressive results,” said Rick Dalton, president and CEO of CFES. The 21 “School of Distinction” honorees for the 2010-2011 school year represent all levels of education (elementary, middle, and high) and a range of geographic settings, from rural Colorado to New York City.

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Bring your A game to work Would you like to be the employee every employer wants to hire? Learn the skills needed to get ahead in the world of work. The Delta Workforce Center is offering a free class for youth ages 16-

25. The class begins Sept. 13 and runs until Nov. 1, and will be held Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited. For more information, call the Delta Workforce Center at 874-5781.

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Sunshine Club, a free Christian based after school club for kids in grades K-5, resumes Sept. 22. The non-denominational club meets in the discovery kitchen at Garnet Mesa Elementary School Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m., through Dec. 10. The club is sponsored by the Presbyterian

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Church of Delta. This semester kids will be learning about “Heroes of the Bible.” There will be a time of Bible lessons, games, crafts and snacks. For more information or to pick up a registration form, contact Becky Branton at the church office, 874-4893 or 2163664.

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SCHOOL Breakfast Thursday, Sept. 8 — Breakfast burritos, cereal, whole wheat toast, fruit and milk. Friday, Sept. 9 — Biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, whole wheat toast, fruit and milk. Monday, Sept. 12 — Breakfast on a stick, oatmeal, whole wheat toast, fruit and milk. Tuesday, Sept. 13 — Turkey sausage biscuit, cereal, whole wheat toast, fruit and milk. Wednesday, Sept. 14 — Oatmeal, cereal, whole wheat toast, fruit and milk. Lunch K-5 Thursday, Sept. 8 — White pizza, vegetables, fruit, brownies and milk. Friday, Sept. 9 — Frito pie, vegetables, fruit, vanilla cookies and milk. Monday, Sept. 12 — Cheeseburger, mixed oven fries, fruit and milk. Tuesday, Sept. 13 — Burritos, vegetables, fruit, cinnamon bread and milk. Wednesday, Sept. 14 — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, fruit, vegetables, hot rolls and milk. Lunch 6-12 Thursday, Sept. 8 — White pizza, burritos or chef salad, vegetables, fruit, brownies and milk.

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Friday, Sept. 9 — Frito pie, meatball sub or chef salad, vegetables, fruit, vanilla cookies and milk. Monday, Sept. 12 — Cheeseburger, chili burger or chef salad, mixed oven fries, fruit and milk. Tuesday, Sept. 13 — Burritos, green chili, buffalo chicken sandwich or chef salad, vegetables, fruit and milk. Wednesday, Sept. 14 — Chicken nuggets, turkey and cheese sandwich or chef salad, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, fruit, hot rolls and milk.

Kids, learn the game of volleyball Bill Heddles Recreation Center is offering volleyball skills and games for youth in grades K-6. Registration is from now until Aug. 28. Practices and games will be on Wednesday nights between Sept. 7 and Oct. 12. Kindergarten, first and second graders play from 4 to 4:40 p.m., third and fourth graders play from 4:40 to 5:30 p.m., and fifth and sixth graders play from 5:30 to 6:30. For more information, call Whitnee Lear at 874-0923.

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Lois McKenna Lois M. McKenna of Littleton died April 23, 2011 in Lakewood. She was 89. Mrs. McKenna was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Eckert, to Edward and Anna (Bruno) Crawford. She is survived by two sons, Terry Glenn of Delta, and Kelly Glenn of Littleton. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at Eckert Cemetery.

Rosa Fister Rosa M. Fister of Olathe died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 84. Mrs. Fister was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Montrose, to Samuel and Viola (Williams) Mosher. She spent her childhood and attended school in Montrose, Norwood and Nucla, before moving to Olathe. She married William Fister on Sept. 14, 1954, in Grand Junction. He died on March 31, 1988, in Montrose. Mrs. Fister was a homemaker. She enjoyed embroidery and working with her hands. She is survived by her children, Glen Fister and his wife Jaonie of New Mexico, Glenda Smith and Kevin Jones of Delta, James Fister of Olathe, Rocky Fister and his wife Marlene of Olathe, Lida

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Tomei and her husband Scott of Howard, Cindy Valdez and her husband Bruce of Olathe, and John Fister and his wife Doris of Colorado; her siblings, Vivian Randolph of Dove Creek, Verna Morland of Idaho, Joann Gill and her husband Walt of Dove Creek, Johnny Mosher and Morris Mosher; a sister-in-law, Betty Mosher of Thompson Falls, Mont; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Fister was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris; two sisters, Doris Mosher and Susie Frye; two brothers, Wayne Mosher and William Mosher; and one grandson, Christopher Fister. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. at Olathe Cemetery. Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory in Montrose is handling the arrangements.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Mrs. Pfifer was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Montrose, to Benjamin and Helena (Dorei) Fedler. She spent her childhood in Coal Creek and Montrose, graduating from Montrose High School in 1940. She married Albert Pfifer on Feb. 12, 1942, in Delta. They celebrated 64 years of marriage. He died Sept. 10, 2006. Mrs. Pfifer enjoyed gardening, reading, dancing, traveling and helping her husband on the farm. She was an excellent seamstress. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Albert and Dianne Pfifer, and Carl and Del Pfifer, all of Olathe; four daughters, Catherine Coombs and her husband Dave of Montrose, Jeanette Nicholson and her husband Robert of Delta, Marilyn Cole and her husband Ron of Greely, and Rose Henry and her husband Bob of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Pfifer was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; four sisters, two brothers; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service Rita Pfifer and Crematory is hanRita Pfifer of Delta dling the arrangements. died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at her home. She Elizabeth Howell was 89. Elizabeth Josephine Rosary was recited “Betty Jo” Howell of Las Sept. 6 at St. Michael’s Vegas, Nev., died after a Catholic Church in Delta. 15-year battle with cancer on Aug. 16, 2011. She was 63. Mrs. Howell was born Feb. 19, 1948, in Santa Ana, Calif., to Clair and Mary Jo Chermak. She was a 23-year resident of Las Vegas, Nev. She was a retired school teacher. Mrs. Howell is survived by her parents, Clair and Mary Jo Chermak of Hotchkiss; her siblings, Rick Chermak and his wife, Kristen, Trish Schmucker and her husband Paul, Linda

Glaxner and her husband Keith, Janie Chermak and her significant other, Bob Patrick; her husband, Butch Howell; two daughters and their husbands, Rebecca and Larry Baker, and Melinda and Don Hoard; a son, Brice Howell and his significant other, Terri stamper; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and

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nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to breast cancer research at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, www.komen.org.

Francis Mooney Francis W. Mooney died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at his home. He was 73. Mr. Mooney is survived

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Filling the boot for Jerry’s kids Boots in hand, Delta firefighters collected donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on Labor Day. Fill the Boot funds benefit over 1,800 families in Colorado served by the MDA.

Website helps consumers understand health insurance Why does health insurance cost so much? That question plagues consumers and business owners every year about this time, as they receive notice that the cost of health insurance is once again on the uptick. A new health insurance website from the Colorado Division of Insurance hopes to answer that question and many others. “This new website will help arm consumers with the facts on what drives the cost of health insurance premiums, how to ‘shop smart’ for health insurance, and how to get help when an insurance claim is denied,” said Commissioner of Insurance Jim Riesberg. “The information on this website will help consumers become better informed, so that everyone can get

the most benefit from the insurance they buy.” Colorado is one of the states that received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to assist with rate review implementation at the state level. Consumers receive little or no information about proposed premium rate increases, and aren’t told why health insurance companies want to raise rates. This new website has many tools to help consumers become more informed about health insurance, including rate review and other important topics. “We want to congratulate the hard work of the Colorado Insurance Commissioner Jim Riesberg, and his talented team, for taking full advantage of opportunities made available through

Prescription drugs can be a prescription for trouble Whether it’s patients suffering from chronic pain or young adolescents who rummage through their parents’ medicine cabinets, the number of people who abuse prescription drugs is on the rise, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm. edu). “There is more initiation of prescription drug use than there is initiation of marijuana use, meaning that more people are experimenting with prescription drugs than with marijuana,” said Dr. Thomas Kosten, who holds the Jay H. Waggoner Endowed Chair in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM. Prescription drugs are attractive to teens because they are easily accessible, Kosten said. For those suffering with chronic pain, the abuse

starts after they are put on prescription drugs to treat their pain. About 15 percent of chronic pain patients abuse prescription drugs, but the range can be from 5 percent to 43 percent. AIDS patients who use prescription drugs to treat their chronic pain are in the higher range for prescription drug abuse, and even geriatric adults over age 65 have abused prescription opiates when given them for chronic, non-cancer pain, said Kosten. Signs of abuse can include going to several physicians to get medications, stealing and taking more medication than required. The danger of this addiction is the risk for overdose. Abusers take more and more medication to feel pain relief or feel a high, which can eventually lead to a drug overdose.

Church hosts ‘free for all’ Delta First Church of God is hosting a “free for all” event Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Everything is free — clothes, furniture, decor, books and much, more! It’s like a garage sale where nothing has a price. There will be booths for free Bibles and free prayer

by his wife, Loa; three sons, David, Gary and Russell; a daughter, Brenda; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Shirl. A service of remembrance will be held at a later date. Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors is handling the arrangements.

requests. After all, salvation is free. Come and see what else you can get for free! Contact Pastor Bob or Linda Aubery for more information at 874-4647. The event will be held at the church at 1102 Howard Street (corner of 11th and Howard) and is open to all.

One treatment option for this addiction is to put chronic pain patients on a new maintenance treatment, buprenorphine. This opiate drug is a blocker that prevents patients from overdosing, but still treats their pain. The drug also reverses hyperalgesia, or an increased sensitivity to pain due to chronic use of opiates. Detoxification is another treatment option in which prescription drug abusers withdraw from the medications. To keep them from relapsing after detoxification, a blocker such as naltrexone should be given to patients to block the effects of opiates. Naltrexone is a particularly attractive treatment option for adolescents who are abusing prescription drugs since they are not trying to alleviate any sort of chronic pain, said Kosten. “Prescription drug abuse is expanding rapidly, and the demographics have shifted to teenage females,” said Kosten. Detox patients who are suffering from chronic pain can still use nonopiate medications, but more importantly they should use a wide variety of behavioral treatments for pain relief. Kosten emphasizes the importance of being aware of such drug abuse, since symptoms of abuse are not as obvious as other drugs.

the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act,” said Marguerite Salazar, the Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region VIII. “The Affordable Care Act is bringing an unprecedented level of scrutiny and transparency to health insurance rate increases, and this new website launched by the Colorado Insurance Commissioner is a shining example of consumer-friendly and transparent information designed to help consumers make informed choices and better understand their health care.” Consumers will find the website a one-stop shop for information on the types of health insurance available in Colorado, what to look for when shopping for health insurance, the factors that affect the cost of health insurance premiums, the latest news on federal health care reform, and a search tool that will help consumers review the premium rate increases requested by insurance carriers. The website is available at www.askdora. colorado.gov and click on the “”Are You Prepared for Changes in Health Insurance?” button.

A bounty of fun for seniors The Beacon Senior Newspaper is having a party and you’re invited. The first Montrose-Delta BeaconFest Senior Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive. The Montrose-Delta BeaconFest will feature an exciting lineup of live entertainment, free food, informative seminars and vendor booths from over-50 senior related businesses. BeaconFest is free for attendees. Thousands of dollars worth of door prizes will be given away to those who attend. Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Volunteers of America’s Senior CommUnity Meals will be serving a free lunch to those 60 years old and over. (For those under 60 the lunch will be a nominal $6.75.) Lunch will be served promptly at noon. For more information call 243-8829.


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Community Calendar Historic aircraft visit Montrose Wednesday, September 7

CHILDREN’S THEATRE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia. Tuition $175. For more information or to register, call Lisa Howden, 527-6887.

Thursday, September 8

PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program begins at 12:30 p.m.: Dr. Theo Colborn talks about The Endocrine Disruption Exchange: from a small town to international non-profit. Public welcome. BINGO, every Thursday, 6:50 p.m., American Legion of Paonia. Come early for hamburgers and hot dogs. This week progressive is 60 numbers for $746, blue is 52 numbers and grey is 52 numbers for $250. For more information, call 527-6252. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MONTROSE COUNTY MEETING, (now includes Delta County League), 12 noon, Montrose Regional Library community room. Topic: The Role of the Federal Government in Public Education - Funding & Equity - K-12, Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Students. Speaker panel: Mike McMillan, Delta schools; Sheryl Solow, Montrose and Olathe schools; Beth Sass, Vista Charter School. 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. FREE MEDICARE 101 SEMINAR, 7 p.m., Delta Oncology Center, Grand Mesa room, north of Delta County Memorial Hospital, Delta. Program for seniors, caregivers and new Medicare beneficiaries to help them understand Medicare and how to navigate the system. For more information or to make an appointment, call RSVP office in Delta, 874-7834 or the Montrose office, 249-9639. BINGO, every Thursday, 7 p.m., Delta Elks Lodge, 563 Main Street. Open to the public. For more information, call 874-3624. FRIENDS OF THE CEDAREDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY MEETING, 2 p.m., at the library. Phil Ellsworth presents program, “Journey to Angel Falls and the Lost World.”

Friday, September 9

FREEDOM RALLY, 9 a.m., Lincoln Elementary School. Hosted by Lee Marts VFW Post #3571 and its Ladies Auxiliary. For more information, call Jim or Sandy Baker, 874-8172 or Mike or Linda Stahley, 874-9203. Planting a tree in celebration of Patriots Day. TOM AND BARBARA HULET PRESENT, “What is Progressivism/ Agenda 21? And How the Oath of Office is Our Safe Guard,” 6:30 p.m., Deitch Haus, 820 Highway 92, Delta. Presented by Western Slope Constitutional Patriots and The Republic. OPENING RECEPTION with fly rod maker Jeff Hatton and Joanne Tullis with her quilting, mixed-media and fiber art, 6-8 p.m., The Creamery Arts Center, Hotchkiss. DANCE PARTY WITH DJ SMYTH, 10 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia. Features Ridiculous Video by Adam Smith and all your best moves. $5 at the door.

Saturday, September 10

FREE “POPS IN THE PARK” CONCERT, by Valley Symphony Orchestra and chorus members, 5 p.m., Cedaredge Town Park. Bring picnic basket, chairs or a blanket. Valley Symphony Association members providing ice cream, pie and root beer floats for purchase for fund raiser. For more information call 970-209-2295 or email: info@valleysymphony.net. MEET AND GREET PICNIC/POTLUCK, 11:30 a.m., Crawford Town Hall Park. Sponsored by Crawford Country Chamber. Chamber provides meat, lemonade, table service, etc. Everyone bring a dish to share. The chamber would like a business to give a short talk about their business, 5 minutes. So if you would like to talk and share, call the chamber to be put on the agenda. A great time to network, have fun and help us understand what goes on in each others’ worlds. HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE “DENIM AND DIAMONDS” GALA, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta. For tickets or more information, call Lynn Shirk, 874-6823. S&B QUILTERS MEETING, 9 a.m., Memorial Hall, Hotchkiss. Program: machine embroidery. DRAMATIC READING OF “MOLLEY SWEENEY,” by Timshel Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia. Tickets: $10 in advance; $13 at the door. Available at KVNF, Hardin’s, and Blue Sage Gallery. $2 member discount on tickets bought from Blue Sage Gallery.

Sunday, September 11

FREE “POPS IN THE PARK” CONCERT, by Valley Symphony Orchestra and chorus members, 3 p.m., Montrose Rotary Park (by Columbine Middle School). Bring picnic basket, chairs or a blanket. Valley Symphony Association members providing ice cream, pie and root beer floats for purchase for fund raiser. For more information call 970-209-2295 or email: info@valleysymphony.net. TENTH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL SERVICE, 2 p.m., Lions’ Pavilion, Confluence Park, Delta. Asking any and all motorcycle riders to join in a cavalcade carrying the colors beginning at Delta Pizza Hut parking lot south of Delta to ride to the pavilion. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at Pizza Hut if you wish to join. For more information, call 874-8146.

Monday, September 12

KIDS’ PASTA PROJECT DINNER, for Teens on Farms, 6 p.m., Scenic Mesa Ranch. $12 adults, $8 kids, $10 seniors. Price includes everything: salad, pasta, meatballs, dessert. Reservations required. Email kppreservations@gmail.com or call Lenore, 985-9220. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available. HHS DANCE TEAM HONORS SEPT. 11 VICTIMS, their families and the heroes through a lyrical dance tribute, 12:45 p.m., Hotchkiss High School gym. Public welcome. Free admission. PRINTMAKING PROCESS DEMONSTRATION, 3 p.m., Heavens View apartment complex, 1445 Porter Court, Delta. By Charles Hardy, master printmaker, sculptor, painter and draftsman, for Delta Fine Arts members and guests.

Tuesday, September 13

THRIFT STORE FASHION SHOW, 10 a.m., Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church, 210 NW 3rd Street. Guest speaker: Mary Lou Powell (aka Second Hand Rose), music by two Cedaredge vocal artists, and a fashion show. Luncheon follows. No charge. For more information and to RSVP, call 856-4697 or 856-4116.

Thursday, September 15

BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, 6 p.m. policy review, 7 p.m. regular meeting, Delta Center, 822 Grand Avenue, Delta. SHORT STORY ABOUT PAONIA AND ITS HISTORY AND A TOUR, 5-7 p.m., Paonia Museum and Historic Bowie Schoolhouse, 700 Shady Lane, Paonia. PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program begins at 12:30 p.m.: Sarah Bishop talks about what’s new at this year’s Mountain Harvest Festival. Public welcome.

Veterans, aviation enthusiasts and history buffs will want to mark out a few days on their calendars to see two World War II-era warbirds. The Black Canyon Jet Center in conjunction with the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum (CAFAZ) will host a Salute to Veterans event Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2, which will feature two historic aircraft.

Ken Watson, Black Canyon Jet Center operations manager, said, “We’re excited to host the B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Sentimental Journey’ and the B-25 Mitchell ‘Maid in the Shade’ in Montrose. Participants will be able to tour through these vintage airplanes and experience an up-close and personal look at aviation history.” The public is invited to tour these airplanes for a small fee ($5 for adults, $3 for ages 5-12, under 5 admitted free, with all proceeds going to CAFAZ to maintain and operate the aircraft). Only a handful of these rare birds remain in the world today and even fewer are maintained in flying condition. Those interested in “Alive at 25,” a defen- actually experiencing sive driving course for flight as the World War drivers in the 15- to 24year-old age group, will be taught by a Colorado State Patrol trooper Sunday, Sept. 25. The class will be held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The second annual All registration and pay- Shannon Moralez Pool ment for this class is done Tournament will be held online at www.aliveat25. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the us. Sports Center Lounge

‘Alive at 25’ offered in Delta

Saturday, September 17

DELTA HUBWHEELER SQUARE DANCE CLUB MEETS, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School, 1050 Hastings Street, Delta. Mainstream. Announced Plus tips and one Round between tips. Club caller is Larry Schulz. Cuer is Maxine Springer. Prerounds/ instructions at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Loren, 970249-4858 or Gwen, 970-856-4157. School Daze donations. PARK CLEAN-UP DAY — Meet at Crawford State Park visitor center at 9 a.m. to check in and get a supply of trash bags. Bring gloves. Potluck lunch at the pavilion at noon. Sponsored by Friends of Crawford State Park. For more information, call John Watkins, 921-5252. CAHALEN MORRISON AND ELI WEST PERFORM, original oldtime tunes, 8 p.m., KVNF community room, Paonia. $10 cover at the door.

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PAONIA MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVAL. 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

the Montrose Community Foundation will sponsor a benefit Saturday, Oct. 1, 4-8 p.m., at the Black Canyon Jet Center. The World War II-themed event, titled “Sentimental Journey,” will include food, beverages, dancing to a swing band and a brief veterans recognition program. For more information on this event, call 249-3900. The Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 museum and receives no government funding. The wing is maintained and operated through fundraising events, donations and gift shop sales at its museum in Mesa, Ariz. The Black Canyon Jet Center manages fixedbase operations for general aviation at the Montrose Regional Airport.

Pool tournament proceeds go to cancer treatment center

in Delta. There is a $15 entry fee which will be split between the cash payout for first, second and third places, and a donation to the Rocky Mountain Cancer Treatment Center. Sign up between 9 and 10:30 a.m.; the tournament begins at 11 a.m. A silent auction will also be held, with proAccess Pass holders. Curecanti will also be ceeds going to benefit a extending the ranger-led night hike schedule by another week by offering an additional full moon hike on Sept. 10 at the Dillon Pinnacles Trail. Teen Challenge House The hike departs the Dillon Pinnacles trailhead of Promise will host its to explore the moonlit annual fund-raising banlandscape on the shores quet Thursday, Sept. 15. of Blue Mesa Reservoir. The catered prime rib There is no cost for the dinner will be held at the hike, but reservations Montrose Pavilion. House of Promise is are required; space is limited to the first 15 to a residential center for mothers of preschool chilreserve. For more information dren who are dealing with on either program or to drug abuse and other make reservations, call life-controlling issues. (970) 641-2337 extension For many, the guidance and training provided by 205.

Morrow Point Boat tours extended Curecanti National Recreation Area superintendent Connie Rudd announces the extension of the Morrow Point boat tour season through Sept. 11. The longer tour season will allow passengers to enjoy the coming fall color in the upper Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The Morrow Point boat tour is a ranger-guided activity that showcases seven miles of the upper Black Canyon of the Gunnison from a 40-foot, 42passenger pontoon boat. The tour runs twice daily (except Tuesdays) at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Reservations are required for all boat tours; fees are $16 for adults, $8 for children (under 13), and $8 for senior (Golden Age) or

family going through cancer or any serious illness. Last year’s recipient was 8-year-old Emily Graham of Lazear. The tournament is held in memory of Shannon Moralez, a young man who died in September 2009 of complications from cancer. For more information, call 778-2933 or 2011978.

Give needy moms a second chance “I’d be dead by now if it weren’t for House of Promise.” ~ Former student House of Promise is the only remaining hope for a healthy, productive life for themselves and their children. For further information, or for tickets for this informative event, contact the office of House of Promise at 323-6013.

North Rim run scheduled The San Juan Mountain Runners and Montrose ACT present the first annual North Rim 20K/8K Run and noncompetitive 8K Walk on Oct. 9. This is the third event in the Black Canyon Race Series benefitting the Montrose Community Foundation. Runners and walkers are encouraged to participate in this inaugural event offering jaw-dropping views of the canyon from the unique perspective of the North Rim 15 miles southwest of Crawford. Pre-registration until Oct. 5 is $25 and is available at www.sjmr.org or www.runningguru.com. There will be no race day registration. For more information contact Jan at jbridgway@msn.com.

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Simply elementary Dalyn Pearson (left), Jason McCay (standing), Everett Gregory (boy) and Bob Dietrich ponder a case that is “simply elementary” in “The Final Toast,” which opens Sept. 9 in Montrose. “The Final Toast,” written by Stuart M. Kaminsky, opens the Magic Circle Players Community Theatre’s 52nd season. Tickets are available at the box office, 420 S. 12th Street, Tuesday-Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. They are also available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 24. Call 249-7838 for reservations or season ticket information.

City of Delta Activity Update

Friday, September 16

UTE TRAILS CAR CLUB HOSTS COLORADO GRAND FOR LUNCH, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Paonia Town Park. Public welcome to view cars.

II crews did may reserve a seat for flights over the Uncompahgre Valley by calling (602) 448-9415. A portion of the flight cost is tax-deductible and supports the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum. “It is a real privilege to have these aircraft in Montrose,” said Dick Manhart, a local resident who spends his winters in Arizona and volunteers with the Commemorative Air Force as a flight crew chief on the B-17. “The U.S. built more than 12,000 B-17s during World War II, however there are only about 50 left in the world, and only five to seven are still flying. I really hope our local citizens take advantage of the opportunity to see these airplanes.” As part of the overall Salute to Veterans event,

• TAE KWON DO - ongoing classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45-8:00 p.m. • HEALTHY BODY STRONG BONES - Adult Fitness Class on Tuesday/ Thursday 9:00-10:00 a.m. • ALIVE AT 25 - Driver’s Awareness Class for ages 16-25 taught by Colorado State Patrol. Register now at www.aliveat25.us Next class is Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. • HATHA YOGA - NEW TIME! On Wednesdays from 5:00-6:15 p.m. Drop-in fee. • COMMUNITY EVENING DANCE - Saturday, October 15 from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. • TAI CHI/QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND LONGEVITY - On Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Pay monthly or drop-in rate. • BOXING FOR KIDS - It’s back on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. • AARP DRIVERS SAFETY - Monday, Sept. 19 or Oct. 17 from 8:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. • GET STARTED AND STAY COMMIT-

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TED - (4) one hour personal training sessions (great gift idea) to get you started on your workout routine. COMMUNITY CPR/FIRST AID Saturday, October 15 and November 12 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PUNT, PASS AND KICK - on Saturday, September 10 at 4:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 6-15 (age as of December 31, 2011) TENNIS CLINICS - High School, adults, experienced at 8:00 a.m. Kids 8-13 and/or beginners at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays, September 10 (4 weeks). SILVERTON DAY TRIP - Friday, Sept. 23 from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. SWIM AND GYM - Program offered on early release Wednesday from DCSD, September 14 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Please pre-register. DOUBLE DUEL RACQUETBALL/ GOLF TOURNAMENT - Saturday, September 24 morning — play racquetball, afternoon 9-Hole scramble at Devil’s Thumb Golf Course.

Questions call Gary West. • BABY SITTING TRAINING COURSE - Thursday and Friday, October 21 and 22 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. • ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT - Turkey Bowl Classic 5-on5 Tournament, November 5. Please pre-register by October 30. • YOUTH AND ADULT GUITAR LESSONS - On Saturdays September 24-October 22. Youth classes at 10:30 a.m. Adult classes at 11:30 a.m. Please bring your own guitar. • BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS - On Mondays September 12November 7. Beginners at 6:30 p.m.; Intermediates at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday evenings call for Private or showcase Lessons. • LINE DANCING LESSONS - On Sundays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. September 11-October 2. Pay by the session or drop-in rate. • BASIC ARCHERY FOR YOUTH - Taught by National Archery in the School Program on October 17, 18 and 19 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Please pre-register by Oct. 13. • BOO SPLASHMANIA - Pool Party on Friday, October 21 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. for 5th-7th graders. • LIL’ BOO BASH - Great annual event back on Monday, October 31 from

6:00-8:00 p.m. • UNAWEEP/CANYON AND GATEWAY CANYONS AUTO MUSEUM TOUR - Trip is planned Friday, October 7 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. • COUPONING 101 - THE BASICS - Held on Thursday, October 20 from 5:308:30 p.m. Please pre-register. • HAND GUN SAFETY - Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. • ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT - Turkey Bowl Classic Adult 5on-5 Flag Tournament on the weekend of November 5. Register now!

COUNCIL TREE POW WOW IS BACK IN DELTA! September 16-18 Call 874-1718 for information Call the Bill Heddles Recreation Center and Cultural Dept. for more information on any of these classes and registration - 874-0923.


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Commodity distribution set Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed Thursday, Sept. 22, at the following locations: Delta — First Assembly of God gym, 762 Dodge Street. Cedaredge — Masonic Hall, 295 W. Main Street. Hotchkiss — Heritage Hall, Delta County Fairgrounds. Distribution begins at 9 a.m., and ends at 1 p.m., or earlier if items are no longer available. To receive commodi-

ties, you must be a resident of Delta County and meet income eligibility guidelines of $1,679 monthly for a family of one, $2,268 for a family of two, $3,446 for a family of four, and $4,624 for a family of six. Please bring some form of identification. If picking up commodities for another household, an ID and a note from that household is required. For more information, call 874-2039.

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BLM archaeologists unearth significant find in NCA BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

The Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area (NCA) — a popular destination for hikers, hunters and fishermen — also contains a number of prehistoric sites that have excited BLM archaeologists Glade Hadden and Carol Patterson. One of those sites, the Gunnison River Rock Art Site, is tucked into the rocky ledges overlooking the Gunnison River. The overhang downstream from the Gunnison River Pleasure Park is covered with archaic rock art. The deer and elk scratched into the sandstone are like a big sign that says, “Stop, eat here,” Hadden says. “This is where ancient people went to hunt,” he says, “because it’s the only place the herds of deer can cross the Gunnison River for miles in either direction.” Beneath the overhang, Hadden and Patterson have been unearthing archaeological treasures for five years. BLM archaeologists had been aware of the site for some time, but feared looters had beaten them to the most interesting finds. Then professors from Western Wyoming College visited the area, looking for a place to host a field school for their students. With the promise of free labor, BLM archaeologists decided to start digging through the layers of earth beneath the overhang. “When we started digging, we had no idea what we were going to find,” said Hadden. “We just knew it was a jumbled mess.” After the looters disturbed the area, packrats went to work, carrying off much of what was left. Hadden thought digging through the looted site would be a good exercise for the college students. Soon they discovered what Hadden describes as possibly one of the most important archaeological sites in western Colorado. The first find was a 4,000-year-old rock-lined hearth. “That’s pretty rare in this country so we kept digging, and we found a

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Rock panels contain petroglyphs of animals, as well as intertwining wavy lines which have been identified by archaeologists as early maps.

Glade Hadden 6,000-year-old hearth. Beneath that one we found a 7,000-year-old hearth. We thought we were done but then we found signs of human occupation from over 8,000 years ago.” Among those findings are Fremont-style basketry, projectile points, beads and bones which served as tools. The Fremont were a Caucasian agricultural people who lived in this area from 300 to 1300 A.D. Hadden says they’ve

uncovered what appear to be two distinctive Fremont age levels. He’s hopeful that evidence of even older occupations may be contained deeper within the stratified layers, but that exploration will have to wait. The archaeologists are closing up the site for the summer and, because of budget concerns, aren’t sure when they’ll be able to resume digging. While Hadden is aware of similar sites in the area, he believes the Gunnison River Rock Art Site is one-of-a-kind in terms of the information it’s revealed. “I’m a garbalogist more than anything,” he explained. “You can find out more about people by looking at their garbage than you can find out by asking them questions. That’s what we do as archeologists. We look at the garbage, what they left behind.” By separating seeds from the soil, for example, archaeologists can

determine what the people ate. If the occupants were indeed Fremonts, it’s likely they raised corn, beans and squash in the area. Bone fragments indicate what kind of animals they consumed. Protein residue analysis can determine what kind of animals were killed by a particular point. “By itself, it’s just trash, but by looking at the trash you can learn a lot about people’s lifestyles, their daily routines.” Hadden said the Utes likely used the site as well, but any remnants they left behind have been carted away. Because of continuing concerns about vandalism, the BLM has not marked the Gunnison River Rock Art Site on any maps. Uncompahgre Field Office personnel also ask that directions not be published in the newspaper because visitors might inadvertently disrupt the security measures which are in place.

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Through carbon dating, BLM archaelogists have dated hearths (note the rock ring in the upper right) from 7,000 years ago.


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Galaxy sign wins reprieve BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

After extensive conversations with the town’s building inspector Tim Hinz, Paonia mayor Neal Schwieterman explained what course of action the town would take concerning the Galaxy Bike and Sport sign on Grand Avenue. Hinz told Schwieterman on Aug. 22 that the town’s sign code for C-1 (commercial) doesn’t fit the neighborhood. C1 sign code is designed for the 100 and 200 blocks of Grand Avenue. Galaxy Bike and Sport at 334 Grand Avenue is in a residential neighborhood that is slowly converting to commercial. Hinz suggested the town find out what the people who live there want. “It’s a very different animal than the sign code for C-1,” Schwieterman said. The owners of the bike shop are very enthusiastic with the idea. According to Mayor Schwieterman, the owner of the property where Revolution Brewery sits, Ross King, has extensive experience in special use districts on the front range and working with small towns. King was an elected official in Georgetown. The mayor asked King if he would be interested in leading this grass roots idea, coming to the town with what both businesses and the residents in that block would like to see for signage. What would they like their neighborhood to look like as it transitions from residential to commercial? The mayor has availed the project with town resources, including the copy machine and the building inspector for expert advice. The mayor quoted town attorney Jim Briscoe on the new direction for handling the problem. His opinion is that rather than punitively dictating on the matter, the town is looking at what the neighborhood wants.

The neighborhood has three free standing signs in the same block as Galaxy. The mayor said those signs may or may not violate the C-1 sign code. Zoning in the neighborhood is by lot, some being commercial others residential. Suzanne Watson said it is unfair to limit the study and outcome to just one block in Paonia. She said the block was an entrance to the town and in the last 10 years was becoming “kind of trashy” and “an eclectic mismatch of signs looking like clutter that we all have to look at.” The mayor explained the block will put forth a proposal to the town and the council will approve or disapprove of their proposal. “A couple other places in town are in a transitory state, although this would be the most notable,” he said. “Our building inspector disGALAXY SIGN TO B2

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Summer lingers Mountains, sky and forest are all reflected in the Paonia Reservoir on the very first day of September. Temperatures, while cooling off for good sleeping weather at night, are still keeping the North Fork in the 90s. But soon the signs of fall will be in full display.

Paonia tennis players have something to cheer about BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

During the month of August, the Paonia Town Council has heard from two constituencies on what they would like to have at Apple Valley Park. The first was a proposal to establish a dog park at Apple Valley. The fenced area would allow owners to unleash their dogs. A proposal and a petition with more than 100 names were submitted by the Paonia Coalition. The coalition proposed having an area for small dogs and for larger dogs adjacent to the current tennis courts. The public was given the opportunity to express

Paonia finalizes ballot question BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The ballot question for the Town of Paonia was approved by the council on Aug. 23. The town’s registered voters will participate in a coordinated election on Nov. 1. The ballot question reads: “Shall the Town of Paonia create a dedicated fund for the construction and maintenance of sidewalks and pathways within town limits to be paid via utility billing at a rate of $3 per month, per account, starting Jan. 1, 2012 and remain in effect until Dec. 32, 2021?” Voters will select yes or no. Prior to council approval,

Mayor Neal Schwieterman explained that town clerk Barbara Peterson was responsible for presenting the original proposal to create a dedicated stream of revenue for repairing and installing new sidewalks. Right now money for sidewalks is in the street fund, and, with the cost of street repairs, virtually nothing is going toward sidewalks. Trustee David Weber pointed out the funds would give the town leverage for grants. The $3 per account will not generate enough money to do entire projects on its own but will be enough for matching funds to secure grants.

The Apple Valley Park site plan was presented at the Aug. 23 Paonia Town Council meeting. It shows the improvements to the tennis courts and the surrounding area. The total project will cost $381,643. If funding comes through in December, the renovation will be completed by June 2012. their differing views on dog parks in general and having one at Apple Valley. But in the end, the majority of trustees were opposed to a dog park being allowed at Apple Valley. Most did not feel Apple Valley was the right location for a dog park. However, two weeks later, the trustees were unanimous in wanting improvements made to the tennis courts and buying new equipment for the children’s play area at Apple

More mosquitos with West Nile are found BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

With three more mosquitoes confirmed to be carrying the West Nile virus, the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District (NFMAD) began fogging with adulticide on Sept. 1 and 2. The fogging was done in the areas where the mosquitoes were located: at Highway 133 and the Old Bowie Road area, at the intersection of Crawford Road and Stewart Mesa Road and the area by 3700 Back River Road. “As we were expecting, West Nile is in the North Fork,” Kevin Parks, NFMAD president, said. “We had a sample of it two weeks ago . . . Now we have three positive samples. It was only through the hard work of the volunteers that we found out we have West Nile in our area.” The district sets 20 traps each week.

The public can check the fogging notices and trapping results on the district website at www.pmcd.editme.com. Culex tarsalis is the mosquito that usually carries the West Nile virus. Parks said, depending on the topography and the winds, the fogging would be done in a half mile to a mile radius from the positive samples. The fogging reaches 50 feet on either side of the truck for a 100 foot swath. “I’m hoping the winds are just right,” he said of that night’s fogging on Sept. 1. There have been no reports by the health department of any humans or horses having West Nile. This November, NFMAD voters will decide whether to let the district de-Bruce and to double the mill levy to 1.802, providing in the first year an amount not to exceed $106,413. De-Brucing would

allow the district to “collect, retain and expend the full proceeds of the district’s taxes, grants and other revenue for expenditure on lawful municipal purposes.” “If the mill levy increase were to pass, the district would hire four trappers and counters and three more larviciders,” Parks said. The district will have the de-Brucing question on the November ballot. The district would use the increased revenue “to increase the field crew, pay the volunteer trapping team, purchase more larvicide, buy additional crew equipment and to accumulate reserves to replace a fleet of old mismatched trucks.” If voters approve the mill levy increase, instead of an estimated $106,000 2012 budget, the district would have an estimated $200,000 2012 budget.

Valley. Isaac Nolte of the North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District board, came before the council first to discuss the Apple Valley tennis court lease with the town. That discussion was coupled with a proposal by town clerk Barbara Peterson applying for a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant for the playground equipment. The recreation district and the Town of Paonia both agreed that the tennis courts needed work to continue to be viable. The recreation district had budgeted for improvements in its swimming pool. That has now been postponed until next spring, which means the repairs would be done under the 2012 budget. If funds for 2011 became available, and with that a plan to improve the tennis courts at Apple Valley Park, work could move forward. The recreation district was originally going to make a $22,000 contribution to the Town of Paonia but according to Nolte the numbers didn’t work with the GOCO grant. The NFPPRD Master Plan specified that the district needed to maintain what it has and to focus on multigenerational uses, not just for kids or 30-year-olds. The district liked what Apple Valley Park offers and wanted to make a $46,000 contribution for improvements. That would be for the tennis courts, fitness, walking trails and the playground. “We also want a greater involvement in the Paonia community,” Nolte said. “This is a way to do that.” The district recommended

a short-term lease or a longer 10-year lease. Mayor Neal Schwieterman noted that the tennis courts are heavily used by all age groups. He said the tennis courts at Hotchkiss High School are in sad shape and school matches cannot be played on the courts. They drive to Delta for their matches. Paonia High School gives a stipend to the town for use of the Apple Valley tennis courts. “I think the tennis courts are a wonderful asset,” the mayor said. The town council had to decide whether they wanted to include improvements to the tennis courts in their application for GOCO funds. Trustee Sid Lewis, who was absent, had sent to the mayor and trustees a cost estimate from one contractor to repair the tennis courts. Lewis said the contractor had installed other tennis courts in areas with worse soil properties than what is at Apple Valley. The courts were guaranteed for five years, and after three years are not showing any cracks. Post-tension concrete is recommended for new tennis court construction. The Apple Valley tennis courts were installed in 1989. They went 20 years without significant cracks in the asphalt. Concrete tennis courts should last longer and require less maintenance. Currently the Town of Paonia pays the recreation district $3,000 a year for tennis court maintenance. The mayor said with the concrete courts, that figure would drop. Nolte added that over the TENNIS COURTS TO B2


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Tennis courts FROM PAGE B1 last 10 years, the town had contributed about $12,000 for maintenance. The district spent close to $37,000 for repairs to the courts. “When things wear out, we need to do the right thing,” Nolte said. As an example, the

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The art of grafting Dr. Curtis Swift (left), horticulturist for the Tri River Area Extension, explains the art of grafting to some of the 12 attendees at a recent workshop held at the home of Carol and James Schott of Paonia. Swift also discussed preparing trees for winter, repairing wounds, pruning, proper watering, pest control, and proper tree-planting methods. It’s estimated that 80 percent of trees are lost to improper planting. While most orchardists graft in March, the best time to graft is right now, said Swift. The weather is nice, the plant is easier to work with, and you’ll know this year if your graft took.

Galaxy sign FROM PAGE B1 agrees with you. He indicates that it is his favorite part of town. He likes the eclectic mix. That’s one person’s personal opinion.

I like the mix. It would be up to this council to look at any proposed changes and ratify them and add that to our land development regulations.”

Enjoy a smattering of Paonia history The North Fork Historic Society is hosting a Business After Hours for the Paonia Chamber of Commerce. Join chamber members for “A Smattering of Local History” on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the Paonia Museum and Historic Bowie Schoolhouse. There will be a short story about Paonia and its history followed by a tour of the facility.

Light refreshments, wine and iced tea will be available for your pleasure. The Paonia Museum and Historic Bowie Schoolhouse are located at 700 Shady Lane. Head north on Grand Avenue just past Subway and turn right on Shady Lane just before the bridge. The museum is just left of the Paonia River Park entrance. Everybody is welcome.

Watson asked where Hinz lives. He lives in Eckert. Richard Schmidt said the sign is on the public right of way and should come down immediately. He believes the sign would require five variances to remain where it is and retain its current size and height. He wants the owners to put the sign in their back yard. Mayor Schwieterman responded that while that is one person’s opinion, it is premature to make decisions when rules will change. The details of what happens with the sign will be determined after the council receives a proposal from those who live and work in the neighborhood.

The HHS Dance Team will be honoring the Sept. 11, 2001, victims, their families and the heroes through a lyrical dance tribute on Monday, Sept. 12, at 12:45 p.m. in the HHS gym. This event is free to all. “We hope the public will come to join us in remembering 9/11,” said Stephanie Neff, dance team coach.

district spent $10,400 just last year to repair tennis court cracks, and this year there are more cracks. The council approved the proposal for a total project of $381,643 for Apple Valley Park — $46,000 would come from the recreation district, $53,500 from the Town of Paonia in cash and in kind services, hopefully $15,000 from Colorado Grand and hopefully $267,150 from the GOCO grant. This project would include the four new doubles tennis courts, playground equipment, volleyball, fitness and restrooms. The other proposal without the tennis courts would have cost $256,843. The timeline for the project, provided all funds come in, will be to do site preparation next March and to be finished by June 2012. The town

Children’s workshop begins Wednesday A Children’s Theater Performance Workshop on Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 7 until Oct. 12 will be held at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia. Class times are 3:30-5:30 p.m. The workshop is for kids six to 18. Tuition is $175.

Director Lisa Howden has adapted “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss for the stage. Performances will be on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15. For more information or to register contact Lisa Howden at 527-6887.

Ute Trails hosts Colorado Grand BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Make plans to attend the Colorado Grand on Friday, Sept. 16, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Paonia Town Park. The Ute Trails Car Club will host the luncheon for the drivers at the Paonia Teen Center. The public is invited

to stop by and visit with the drivers and see all the classic sport cars in the 1,000 mile tour. The tour will start and finish in Vail, with lots of fall scenery along the way. The Colorado Grand will be awarding a $4,000 scholarship to a Paonia High School senior this year.

will know this December if they will receive the GOCO funds. The mayor expressed appreciation for the North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District. “Entities don’t usually cooperate this much,” he said. Trustee David Weber thanked Barbara Peterson for all the hard work she had done for the Apple Valley Park renovation. Concerning the town’s expired lease with the district for the Apple Valley tennis courts, the council approved a one year lease at $3,000. If the town receives the GOCO grant, the lease can be re-negotiated for 10 years. Mayor Schwieterman believes the Town of Paonia is in a good place to be awarded the GOCO grant because two entities are partnering together, it promotes fitness, it would meet the goals of the recreation district’s master plan, there is a large cash match and the improvements for the tennis courts and playground will benefit players of all ages. Among citizens who spoke, Nina DenBeste said a group of seniors, most of whom are older than 65, play tennis at Apple Valley every Tuesday and Friday. They really appreciate the tennis courts being there. Steve Gulick plays doubles every Monday and Thursday. He said they were excited about the improvements proposed. A member of the Paonia High School tennis team said they are appreciative of the town’s commitment to the new courts. When the mayor asked how many at the meeting use the tennis courts, the majority of those attending the meeting raised their hands.


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Local artists chosen KVNF negotiating to for Mile High exhibit keep emergency alerts BY KATHY BROWNING Announcing the Mile High International Exhibition, sponsored by the Pastel Society of Colorado, Aug. 20 through Sept. 19. This special collection of paintings from artists from around the country showcases the best in contemporary art in the pastel medium. With over 80 pieces of art on display, visitors will see florals, landscapes, portraits, still life and abstract works. Included in this impressive line up is work by local artists Kathy Steckel and Pam Archer, whose paintings were selected from approximately 200 entries by nationally known, award winning juror, Richard McKinley. The exhibition opened with an awards ceremony Saturday, Aug.

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The Paonia Town Council has approved with contingencies to pay $50 a month to KVNF so their emergency alert system will remain on the air. The approval came at the council’s Aug. 23 meeting. This Thursday, Sept. 8, the Hotchkiss Town

Timshel Theatre returns

Pam Archer’s “McKenzie” 20, at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, Colorado. All works will be available for purchase.

Admission to the exhibit is free, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. Exhibition and sale hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The brilliant thespians who brought “Kimberly Akimbo” are returning in September to the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in downtown Paonia. Timshel Theatre will perform a dramatic reading of Brian Friel’s “Molley Sweeney,” a lyrical meditation on hope, loss and change. The reading will be this Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 from the Blue Sage Gallery, KVNF and Hardin’s. Tickets are $13 at the door. Members enjoy a $2 discount on tickets bought from the Blue Sage Gallery.

Council will take up the same matter of whether to pay $50 a month for the system. Delta County would also have to approve paying $50 a month. In the proposal from KVNF Community Radio, Hoak Media LLC would contribute $300 a month in tower rental fees to KVNF. KVNF would lower their rate increase from $300 to $150. That $150 would be the amount needed from Paonia, Hotchkiss and Delta County. Hoak Media rents tower space for their television antennas from North Fork Valley Public Radio which is KVNF. KVNF wanted to raise the rental rate from $300 a month to $600. Hoak Media subsequently said they would no longer be able to provide television service to the North Fork Valley. Sally Kane, KVNF general manager, said if they exit the valley, KVNF will not have the ability to have Hoak

Media translators for a secondary feed for their emergency alert system notices. She stated in a letter to the Paonia Town Council, “The emergency alert system is a critical piece of public safety infrastructure.” In an effort to salvage the alert system, KVNF lowered the total rental fee from $600 to $450. “In this scenario the TV service can continue to be provided to those who need and use it, progress can be made on bringing the rental rates into alignment, and the emergency alert system that is critical for public safety can be assured of its proper operation,” Kane wrote. In these economic times, Hoak Media says it can’t pay the full increase, and KVNF says it can’t afford to subsidize the service. Paonia agreed to pay $50 a month if the others also agree. KVNF awaits the decision of Hotchkiss and Delta County.

Hotchkiss Citizens The Hotchkiss Planning Commission is having a

Public Meeting at Memorial Hall on September 14, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. to review the Citizen Survey and continue the discussion of the Hotchkiss Master Plan Update.

Kathy Steckel’s “Variety is the Spice of Life”

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Creamery offers “Casting the Pieces” September at the Creamery Arts Center offers three wonderful exhibits. In the Peach Gallery, world renowned fly rod maker Jeff Hatton presents his famous “Gnome’s Traveling Rod Museum.” The upstairs Churro Gallery, will feature Joanne Tullis’s show “Putting The Pieces Together.” In the Young Artists Gallery a presentation of The Summer Art Camp students work is showing. All will have their opening reception on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6-8 p.m. The shows will run until Oct. 10. The Gnome’s Traveling Rod Museum is an unmatched presentation, in that it spans over 200-years of fly rod construction history, with rods dating from the mid-1700s to the 1960s. It is the most comprehensive compilation of pre-1860 fly rods in existence anywhere in the world, and it depicts the evolution of rod construction from solid wood rods of the 1700s, through to the composite tipped wood rods of the early to mid1800s. This collection continues through to the designs of the modern bamboo fly rod of the late 1940s into the early 1950s, when the use of fiberglass became popular and rod construction became somewhat automated. You will be fortunate to see rare heirloom rods made of ash, greenheart, lancewood, snakewood, hickory, bethabarra, Calcutta cane, Tonkin cane, baleen, fiberglass, and early materials, Black steatite fish amulet, circa 525-30 BC, White steatite fish amulet, Egyptian circa 15701070 BC, Yugoslavian bronze hook, circa 100 AD, And the first public display of the 5th George Burgess rod found. Hatton creates handmade bamboo and exotic, hardwood fly fishing rods. The hardware in the rods is of locally cast bronze, hand carved with pure art, fish themes featuring the “smiling cutthroat” – a signature trait. A customer from Singapore

describes Jeff ’s work as “ancient looking with modern performance.” The rods are finished in hand-carved wooden cases inlayed with semiprecious stones and scrimshaw ivory. The cases are protected in a leather scabbard. Hatton has a waiting list of two years for these special rods and builds only five to ten a year. His sales are worldwide. Hatton is the published author of “Rodcrafting” and is working on a second and third book. Jeff refers to himself as a “trout bum” working from his shop in Paonia. Joanne Tullis has been one of the Creamery’s premier supporters since it’s inception in 2006. She received her Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from Rice University and has been a design-builder for 30 plus years. Moving from Washington State in 2008 to make her home in the North Fork Valley, Joanne has become an active member of our community and supporter of the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition which grew from the well-attended and fruitful discussions at the Feb. 2011 Chamber Business Forum/North Fork 2020 round tables and from previous efforts by valley arts organizations to establish crosssector collaborations. The Creative Coalition is actively working on strategies for community economic and social well-being, including creating a directory, marketing, providing educational opportunities, and promoting public art and events. Joanne’s show “Putting the Pieces Together” showcases her quilting, mixed-media and fiber art. In her photographic collages, multiple photographs and close-ups of each wind-twisted tree are combined to form multi-sided portraits of individual junipers. Several colorful stained glass and fused glass works will also be displayed. Multi-talented Tullis is proud to bring you her first professional exhibit in the Churro Gallery.

Six weeks of Kids Summer Art Camp culminated in a plethora of excellent artwork. The students were taught by different teachers and completed several projects. The fruit of their labors can be seen during the Fall show in the Young Artists Gallery. Many accomplished young artists will display paintings, drawings and sculpture during the next few months. The Creamery Arts Center is open Monday–Saturday from116, closed Sunday. Visit their website at www. creameryartscenter.org.

COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER: COMMUNITY SUPPORT When it comes to community events, the North Fork turns to the Delta County Independent to get the word out. The DCI is there before, during and after the event, sharing stories, photos and comments with subscribers throughout the county. When it comes to community coverage, you can count on your community newspaper — the Delta County Independent — which has proudly offered support to the following schools, churches and non-profit organizations during the past year: Area Churches - Musicians - Artists Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary Black Canyon Art Exhibit Black Canyon VFW Post Blue Sage Center for the Arts BMW Top of the Rockies Rally CAWS Celebrate the Beat Cherry Days Cocker Kids Foundation Colorado Grand Crawford Chamber of Commerce Crawford Pioneer Days Creamery Arts Center Crawford Town Hall Restoration Project Delta County Fair Delta County Livestock Association Delta County Public Libraries Delta County Public Schools Friends of Crawford State Park Friends of Crawford Town Hall Friends of the Paonia Public Library Gears and Beers Festival Glennie Coombe Gallery Hotchkiss Chamber of Commerce Hotchkiss Elks Lodge Hotchkiss Emblem Club Hotchkiss FFA & Alumni Association Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association Hotchkiss Fire Department Hotchkiss Kiwanis Club Hotchkiss Lions Club Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery

Hotchkiss Senior Citizens Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society Hotchkiss Volunteer Fire Department Kappa Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Kids’ Pasta Project Lynch-Cotten American Legion, Crawford Memorial Hall Mountain Harvest Festival NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center Needlerock Family Health Clinic North Fork Ambulance Association North Fork Children’s Theater Company North Community Chorus North Fork Montessori North Fork Pool, Park & Recreation District North Fork Valley Creative Coalition Paonia Chamber of Commerce Paonia Film Festival Paonia Museum and Historic Bowie Schoolhouse Paonia Players Paonia Rotary Club Paonia Senior Citizens Paonia Youth Center Paradise Theatre Pickin’ in the Park S&B Quilters Guild Slow Food Western Slope Spirit Wind Horse Rescue Teens on Farms Ute Trails Car Club Wilson-Head American Legion, Paonia

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District governor inspires Paonia Rotarians BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Rotary Club of Paonia was honored to have District Governor Roger Ptolemy attend their noon meeting on Aug. 25 at Paonia Town Hall. Ptolemy was introduced to the Rotarians by Jana Geron, District 5470 administrator and assistant to the district governor. Geron began by sharing that her mother, Doris Greenwood, used to be the pastor of the Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church. Geron said visited Hotchkiss from Fort Collins while her parents lived in the area. Geron said Ptolemy developed his love of service many years ago. He joined the Peace Corps 40 years ago, serving in Tonga. He met his wife there. Thirty-five years ago he was a Rotary Group Student Exchange (GSE) scholar. He served on the GSE board for 35 years and the scholarship committee for 20 years. Ptolemy is from Durango and went to Fort Lewis College. He began his presentation by recalling his first visit to Paonia about 32 years ago. A district assembly meeting was held at the high school. He remembers having the greatest fried chicken lunch followed by a fair in the park. In 1971, he was in the Peace Corps in Tonga. When he received his invitation to go to Tonga, he thought it was in Africa. Tonga is in the Pacific

Ocean with a population of 100,000. He was a teacher and taught eighth, ninth and 10th grade science. He described his first classroom as having bare concrete walls and floors, beaten up wooden desks with benches for two or three students, chalk but no blackboard. He saw three students rummaging through a trash can. They were looking for paper with blank spaces so they could take class notes. It made a strong impression on him. He told the headmaster from New Zealand about the lack of paper for the students. The headmaster contacted a Rotary Club in his home country. Within a couple of weeks two huge cartons arrived in Tonga with scrap paper in all shapes and sizes. The paper came from a paper mill in New Zealand. “It was a very small effort on the part of everyone,” Ptolemy said. “But look at the difference that made. Those three boys around the trash can were not the only ones who didn’t have paper in the school. Can you imagine what it would be like to go to school from seventh to 12th grade, and probably before that too, and not have paper to take notes. My education would have been a disaster if I couldn’t have taken notes.” It was a huge paradigm shift for the students and their education. “That’s what Rotary does to amplify our individual efforts into huge

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Christel Pretorius (left) became the newest Rotarian for Paonia on Aug. 25. She received her plaque and Rotarian manual from visiting District Governor Roger Ptolemy. Christel joins her husband, Francois, and their daughter, Annette, as Rotarians. It is a first for the club to have three family members. results,” Ptolemy said. One of the three students gathered around the trash can was Sitiveni Finau. He became the valedictorian for Tonga High School the year he graduated. Finau received a scholarship and studied mechanical engineering overseas. He decided to return to Tonga to help his countrymen improve their quality of life. After several years, Finau got his master’s in computer technology in Liverpool, England. He returned again to Tonga to bring the Internet to his homeland. He figured out how to bring the Internet to his remote island. His reputation grew, and he was invited to help bring the Internet to other islands and nations in the Pacific. Many islands got connected to the world through his efforts. He received invitations to speak on computerization in remote areas. A simple Rotarian effort led to something very big. “You never know how big of a difference you’ll make by something you say or do,” Ptolemy said. The Rotary Foundation funds Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships. Paul Harris Fellows contribute $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Rotary is unique because it is the only service organization that has anything like the Rotary Foundation, which is the funding engine to do good work overseas. One hundred million is contributed to the Rotary Foundation each year, and that amount is also distributed annually. The Rotary Foundation is the most highly respected and best run foundation in the world, Ptolemy

said. It has a four-star rating for distributing funds to various programs. The Rotary Foundation is the gold standard of foundations. He encouraged the Paonia Rotarians to make it their charity of choice. The foundation sponsors scholarships, Group Student Exchange, grants and humanitarian aid. The campaign to end polio is in addition to the $100 million distributed. This year is historic for the district because an anonymous donor is matching contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Other areas of focus for Rotary are membership, building the public image of Rotary and collaboration with other Rotarians. The Paonia Rotary Club has 38 members which is six more than one year ago. He encouraged Rotar-

ians to let the public know what they are doing. He said members should wear their Rotary pin every day. Many will recognize it and others will ask what Rotary is. This gives the Rotarian the opportunity to share about Rotary. He suggested subscribing to the Rotarian Magazine and then giving it away to a doctor’s or accountant’s office. Be sure to have contact information for the local membership chair on the magazine. The new international Rotary president is Kalyan Banerjee. His motto is “Reach within to embrace humanity.” Ptolemy said within each one of us is the ability to change people’s lives. Sometimes we can change the world by changing one person.

As district governor he visits every Rotary club. He stopped at an auction one time where an old violin was being auctioned. The bids were very low, just $1 and $2. A man from the back came forward and asked to see the violin. He then played a pure and sweet melody. After that the bids were as high as $3,000. “What changed its worth? It was the touch of a master’s hand,” Ptolemy said. The 2011 District Conference will be Oct. 1416 at the Strater Hotel in Durango and Sky Ute Resort in Ignacio. To register online go to www. rotary5470.org. The Paonia Rotary Club meets every Thursday at Paonia Town Hall at noon.

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New take on old-time On Saturday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m., a new take on old-time music will hit the stage at the KVNF Community Room in Paonia by way of Seattle, Wash. Before the acoustic duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West ship out on European tour, they’ll grace the North Fork Valley with original old-time tunes that add subtle, new themes to deeply rooted Americana music. Come check them out. $10 cover at the door.

Sunday School resumes at Hotchkiss Methodist The Hotchkiss United Methodist Church begins new Sunday School classes on Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome back breakfast at 8:45 a.m. for children, their parents and members of the adult Sunday School class. The children’s classes will be using the Live BIG material again this year. The theme for September is “The Beginning of the Story.” The BIG idea is, “We believe that stories in Genesis help us understand God’s plan for God’s people.” The Bible verse for the month is, “The earth is the Lord’s

and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.” Psalm 24:1. The teen/preteen class has new material this year. They will be using Bible Lessons for Youth to enable them to apply the Bible to real life issues. There are options for older and younger youth. Translations used in the material are from the NRSV and The Message. The adult class will begin a study entitled “Confronting the Controversies” by Adam Hamilton. This is a 30-minute DVD and discussion afterward by the mem-

bers of the class. The study includes topics on the death penalty, evolution, euthanasia, prayer in schools, separation of church and state, abortion and homosexuality. Anyone (not necessarily Methodist) interested in a pro/con open discussion is invited to visit the class and add their opinion. Worship is at 11 a.m. with a wonderful variety of music, inspiring preaching by new pastor, Rev. John Hiestand, meaningful outreach, fun and fellowship. Babysitting is provided during this hour.

Nighttime speed lowered in select ‘wildlife zones’ As of Sept. 1, roadside reminders are back in the form of lowered nighttime speed limits and/or doubled fines for nighttime speeding within designated wildlife zones. Motorists will see more roadside reminders to slow down and watch for wildlife in specifically designated corridors. Legislation sponsored by Senator Gail Schwartz and former Representative Kathleen Curry in 2010 called for lowered nighttime speeds and doubled fines in designated “wildlife crossing zones” from Sept. 1 through April 30. There are no fines for hitting an animal. Per the HB 1238 (2010), the Colorado Department of Transportation identified 100 miles of wildlife crossing zones where lowered nighttime speed enforcement was feasible. CDOT set signs within the zones and will continue to collect data and report back on results of this pilot initiative in the spring of 2012. CDOT worked closely with representatives of the Colorado State Patrol and the Division of Parks and Wildlife to identify these zones. Nighttime speeds were reduced to 55 mph only where the current

speeds are posted at 60 55 mph along U.S. High- Highway 550 north of or 65 mph. The nighttime way 50 along Blue Mesa Ridgway and south of speed is enforced with Reservoir, and along Montrose. double fines between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. While it is not yet dark at 5 p.m., the timeframe was selected based on the extended dusk to dawn hours throughout the migration season, reflecting the time of day during which the majority of wildlife-vehicle collisions take place. Wildlife-vehicle collisions happen year round, 24/7. However, there is always an increase during migration season, and particularly during the hours between dusk and dawn. These collisions are not only a matter of safety, but can be quite costly as well. During wildlife migration season, motorists are urged to follow these important safety tips: 1. Slow down and stay alert, especially through these and other signed wildlife crossing areas; 2. Scan the roadway and roadsides ahead for signs of movement; watch for shining eyes of animals that reflect car headlights at night; 3. Do not swerve but rather brake gradually, maintaining control of the vehicle. In this area, nighttime speeds will drop to


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Eagles drop grid opener to sharp Cedaredge 11 BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

The Cedaredge Bruins got off to a great start, defeating their opponents 41-6 in Friday night’s season-opening game. Unfortunately for the Paonia Eagles, Cedaredge’s celebration was their loss. Second-year Bruin head coach Brandon Milholland “has got a really good team,” said Paonia head coach Rienks, who took over as head coach this fall. “He’s done a very, very good job, they’ve got a nice system,” and he’s put together a solid team. “I’m very pleased for them, but I wasn’t pleased for us.” The Bruins offense posted 302 yards against Paonia in the non-league match-up, and the defense held the Eagles to just 113 yards. Cedaredge put the first

points on the board in the first quarter when Bruins’ quarterback Drew Beach punched in from one yard out. Sterling Rose’s PAT kick made it 7-0 with 4:12 left in the period. The Eagles were in the game when senior running back Dustin Braslin pulled off a 2-yard touchdown in the second quarter at the 3:17 mark. But, the Bruins wasted no time answering when sophomore running back Reid Gates returned the Eagles kickoff for a 90yard touchdown with 3:00 left before halftime. Rose’s kick made it 14-7. The Bruins got the ball back before halftime and scored on a long catch and run by Dante Markley at the :12 mark. Rose kicked the extra point to give Cedaredge a 21-6 halftime lead. Cedaredge added a

touchdown by Peter Williamson from two yards out in the third quarter (8:08). A missed PAT left the Bruins with a 27-6 lead. Beau Hebert’s sack of Paonia quarterback Anthony Roeber caused a fumble that was recovered by the Bruins. Carter Wasser’s short run boosted Cedaredge’s lead to 34-6 after Rose’s PAT. The Bruins scored their last touchdown with Hebert going in with :31 left in the game. Alejandro Alejandre booted the extra point to make the final score 41-6. “We have a lot to work on,” said Rienks. “We weren’t where we needed to be at this time, or where we thought we were.” Rienks said he and his coaching staff and players will review game films and identify areas where they need

to key in on, although they already have a good idea. Some players had a tough time reading plays, and some missed their assignments. “We’ve still got some work to do on the option,” said Rienks, “but we’ll get there, hopefully.” The Eagles host the Grand Valley Cardinals this Friday night. The Cardinals are coming off of a 48-7 loss to 3A Rifle. The Bears are a good 3A team, said Rienks, so it’s hard to gauge the Cards’ abilities based on that game. Last season, Paonia lost, 22-7, to Grand Valley. “They beat us up pretty good last year,” said Rienks, but Paonia’s top offensive and defensive players missed the game. “We’re both coming off of pretty good losses. We’ll see who comes out and plays a better game.”

Hotchkiss gridders open with rout over RF Rams BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

The Hotchkiss Bulldogs opened the season Friday with a non-league, 35-6 win over the Roaring Fork Rams. Head coach Zac Lemon was pleased with his team’s opening performance, and with senior Braeden Horton’s first game at starting quarterback. “He was composed, he ran the ball well... He played a good game against a tough defense,” said Lemon. The Bulldog defense quickly established their place on the field, holding the Rams to three-andout. In the Bulldogs’ first possession, a first-down

run by Horton cleared the way for the first of four TDs by Jaime Rodriguez, who ran the ball in from the 25 on a first down. The big points came in the second quarter. After holding the Rams deep in their own territory, Rodriguez returned the punt to the Rams 24. On the first play from scrimmage, wide receiver Tell Hawk took a short pass in for the touchdown. Jacobe Galley’s PAT was good, making the score 0-13 with 7:44 remaining in the half. The Bulldogs scored on their next possession when Galley recovered a Rams fumble and returned it 15 yards to Roaring Fork’s four, and then Horton went to

Photo by Tamie Meck

Hotchkiss senior running back Jaime Rodriguez carries the ball for a first down in the Bulldogs’ 35-6 win over the visiting Roaring Fork Rams. Rodriguez led the Bulldogs in rushing with 129 yards on 14 carries and four touchdowns.

Rodriguez for the TD. Horton passed to Hawk for a 2-point conversion, giving the Bulldogs a comfortable 21-0 lead. On Hotchkiss’ next possession, with a thirdand-5, Horton threw a short pass to Galley, who juggled it, regained control, and carried the ball to the Rams 8, setting up another Rodriguez TD. Galley’s PAT gave the Bulldogs a 0-28 lead with less than two minutes in the half. On their final possession of the half, the Rams made it into Bulldog territory for the first time, but fell short of scoring when an incomplete pass at the goal line ended the half. Early in the second half, Rodriguez was forced to sit out after taking a hard hit, but returned to the game in time to run for his fourth TD, on fourth-and-5 from the Rams 41. Later in the quarter, Tanner Simpson picked off a short Rams pass at mid-field and carried it in for a touchdown, but the play was called back on a penalty. The Rams pulled together a solid, passheavy drive from their own 36 to score a touchdown with 3:22 remaining in the game. The Hotchkiss bench put in a solid drive in the final minutes, and were threatening to score

Photo by Tamie Meck

Paonia’s Adrian Lopez looks for a way around the Bruins’ Sterling Rose (2) and Dante Markley (5) during first half action in Paonia. Cedaredge spoiled the Eagles’ home opener with a 41-6 victory.

Photo by Wayne Crick

Paonia running back Morgan Reider (5) tries to hurdle the Bruins’ Peter Williamson in the first half to the Eagles’ 41-6 loss. Reider was tripped up for a loss with Carter Wasser closing in for the final hit.

Photo by Tamie Meck

Hotchkiss linebacker Tanner Simpson brings Roaring Fork running back Trae Moxley down in the first quarter of the Bulldogs’ 35-6 win over the Rams. when the clock ran out. The Bulldogs totaled 280 yards rushing. Rodriguez had 14 carries for 129 yards, with Galley rushing 76 yards in 15 carries. Alex Smith, Dustin Head, Hank Edwards and Trenten Tomayo combined for 20 yards in six carries. The Bulldogs travel to Cedaredge this Friday. The Bruins are a stronger team this year, said Lemon. If they (Hotchkiss) wants the win, “We’ll have to have a good week.”

Delta volleyball team winners BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

The Delta Panthers got off to a great start to their 2011 volleyball season with a 3-0 win over longtime rival Montrose on Sept. 2. Delta put momentum on their side in the first set and kept it rolling for a 25-13 win. Montrose rallied for a lead in the second set and kept fans on the edge of their seats for most of the set before the Lady Panthers came from behind for a 26-24 decision and a 2-0 lead. The matches’ deciding set was more to the liking of the Panther faithful as Delta rolled to a convinc-

ing 25-15 win. Taylor Zunich had seven kills to lead Delta’s attack with Katie Kahrs next with six kills. Erin Zunich and Callie Gafford had five and four kills respectively. Sadie Carrillo accounted for 16 points during the match on 22 attempts with six aces. Carrillo and Taylor Zunich had 13 and 11 assists respectively for the Panthers in the match. Natalie Larkin had 23 digs and Kahrs 20 for the Lady Panthers. Delta played Olathe on Tuesday (Sept. 6) and is at Central on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Photo by Wayne Crick

Even though blocks aren’t always made, the presence of players above the net is something the opposing team must consider. In the photo above, Sky Webb (10) and Katie Kahrs (14) just miss a block against Montrose last week. Delta won 3-0.

Photo by Wayne Crick

Photo by Wayne Crick

On occasion, one person can spoil a kill attempt by themselves. Katie Kahrs gets this block for the Lady Panthers during volleyball action between Montrose and Delta last week.

Sky Webb unloads a vicious kill shot against Montrose last Friday (Sept. 2) in Delta. Delta won the contest in three straight sets; 25-13, 26-24, and 25-15.


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Ames, Whiting XC top five Sept. 2 on the Confluence Park course in Delta. The Delta County Grand Junction High Cross Country Invita- School won the boys team tional was completed on title while Hotchkiss ran

BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

away with the girls division title. Delta’s cross country team was second in the boys division while the Lady Panthers

were fifth. Hotchkiss’ boys were seventh. In the boys’ race Telluride’s Ty Williams was 23 seconds faster than

Photo by Wayne Crick

Photo by Wayne Crick

Glenwood Springs’ Kenzie Hill tried in vain to catch Delta’s Cleo Whiting in the girls’ division of last Saturday’s Delta County Cross Country Invitational. Whiting ran a 20:51.32 to take fourth place. Hill was fifth with a time of 20:52.90.

Delta’s Jake Ames has the lead on Steamboat’s Asher Rhode near the finish line of the Delta County Invitational Cross Country Meet last Saturday at Confluence Park. Ames held on to his lead and placed third in a time of 17:07.88.

the runner-up, Andy Mansfield of Glenwood Springs, to win the boys title in 16:29.36. Jacob Ames placed third for the Delta Panthers with his time of 17:07.88. Even though the Lady Bulldogs won the team title, they did not have the individual best time as Telluride’s Rachel Hampton won with a time of 19:20.61. Hotchkiss’ Natalie Anderson had the second best time with her 20:24.78. Delta High School’s Cleo Whiting had a good run and finished fourth with a time of 20:51.32. Carissa Sidor had a time of 22:09.52 and finished 17th. Two other runners, Kyla Ownbey and MacK-

ennea Broyles had top 40 finishes at number 35 and 36 respectively. Other competitors for the Lady Panthers included Julia Stinson, Leda Stinson, Vanessa Pinela and Sarah Glidden. Delta’s other top 20 finishers in the boys division included Daniel De La Rosa (10th-17:32.41) and Dustin Ownbey (11th-17:48.58). The remaining runners for the Panthers included Bret Bigham, Jacob Davignon, Ethan Baier and Sergio Andrade. Delta’s cross country team will be in action again on Sept. 10 at Battle Mountain beginning at 10 a.m.

HHS’ Anderson second at Delta County XC Inv. BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Hotchkiss High School’s Natalie Anderson got off to a good start but couldn’t keep up with last Friday’s Delta County Invitational Cross Country winner, Rachel Hampton. Hampton, from Telluride, won the race with a time of 19:20.61 while Anderson clocked a 20:24.78. The two runners sprinted to the front at the beginning of the race along with Delta’s Cleo Whiting. Whiting fin-

ished the race in 20:51.32 and the Lady Panthers were fifth in the team race with 120 points. In the boy’s race, Telluride’s Ty Williams continued to be the dominant runner from last season as he poured it on to win the boy’s division with a time of 16.29.36. His closest competitor, Andrew Mansfield of Glenwood Springs, finished with a time of 16:52.09. Delta’s Jake Ames was third while the Bulldog’s Trevor Walters crossed the finish line in ninth place

with a time of 17:23.39. Delta was third in the field of 13 teams with 110 points and the Bulldogs had 167 points to finish seventh. In the girl’s race Anderson seemed to be affected by the heat and could not stay with Hampton throughout the race. “She (Hampton) got a lead after about the first 800m and then pulled ahead more as the race went on,” noted Anderson. Taylor Polson finished 13th for the Lady Bulldogs and Tiffany Clock 20th to give Hotchkiss three runners in the top

20 to help them win the team title with 72 points. Vela Bair was 26th and Braiden Clements 32nd to account for Hotchkiss’ top five runners and scorers in the race. Hotchkiss’ other two runners were Erin Jones and Nikki Buhrdorf. For the boys, Walters was the first to cross the finish line for Hotchkiss with Kurt Katzdorn next in the 27th spot. The next six runners for Hotchkiss were Jason Sturgis, Joe McChesny, Ethan Ferguson, Vikash Hypio, Jacob Helleckson and Taylor Schriener.

Photo by Wayne Crick

Hotchkiss’ diminutive stellar runner Natalie Anderson (on right) begins the Delta County Cross Country Invitational near the front of the pack. Delta’s Carissa Sidor runs on Anderson’s right in the early going. Anderson stayed in front for the entire race and finished second to Telluride’s Rachel Hampton. Sidor finished the race in 17th place.

Lady Panther softball squad wins, loses two times last week BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Photo by Wayne Crick

Hotchkiss cross country runner Trevor Walters, front middle, got off to a good start and managed to stay in the front portion of a large field of runners to place ninth last Friday in Delta.

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

Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. (children up to age 20) Wednesday Testimony Meeting 7:00 p.m. Photo by Wayne Crick

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This picture of a play at second base seems to sum up Delta’s luck against Durango last Saturday. Katie Johnson can’t make the ball arrive any sooner as a Durango runner slides safely into second base. The Panthers lost the game 11-8.

Delta won twice and lost twice in softball play this past week. The Lady Panthers traveled to Rifle on Tuesday (Aug. 30) where they rolled to a 23-5 victory. After posting a 1-2 mark at last weekend’s Peach Fuzz tournament in Grand Junction, Delta’s Lady Panthers headed into this week’s schedule with a 3-4 record. In Rifle, the Lady Panthers put together big innings in both the third and fifth innings to secure the victory. Delta scored three times in the second, nine times in the third, twice in the fourth, and nine times in the fifth to account for their 23 runs. Rifle had four runs in the third and one in the fifth to account for their five-run total. Delta lost to Durango in the first of two scheduled softball games on Aug. 27. The second contest was cancelled due to lightning and was played last Saturday morning in the Peach Fuzz tournament. Unfortunately for Delta, the Lady Demons held on in the errorprone contest to win by an 11-8 score. Delta coach Matt Hall was not overly pleased with his team’s play. “We lacked intensity throughout the game.” The Panthers outhit Durango 16-8 but couldn’t get the hits when they would do the most good. Jazmine Gomez was fourfor-four in the game with six other Lady Panthers getting two hits. Delta, the visiting team in the game, plated four runs in the top of the

first only to have Durango come back with five of their own in the bottom of the inning. The Demons were up 6-4 after two innings but fell behind 8-6 in the top of the third after Delta scored four times. Durango took the lead again in the bottom of the inning with three runs. Two more runs by the Demons in the fifth made the final score 11-8. In Delta’s second game of the day, four runs on two hits gave Delta an early 3-0 lead. Cortez picked up one run in the second and Delta two to make the score 5-2 heading into the third. A three-run third tied the game for Cortez. Two more runs in the fourth put Cortez up 7-5. Delta could manage just one run to trail 7-6 going to the sixth. A hit batter gave Cortez the edge in the fifth as they scored once to make the score 8-6. Delta, facing the time limit, came up big in the final frame to score three runs and win the game 9-8. Delta had 10 hits to just five for Cortez in the win, with Cantrell accountable for three of the hits with a three-forthree plate performance. Against Fruita, the Lady Panthers were held to one hit by Ortega, and just one run, in a 20-1 loss. Easter took the loss for Delta. The Panthers faced Basalt on Tuesday and played Montrose today (Sept. 7). Delta will play three games at the Eagle Valley Tournament this Saturday.


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Paonia netters win 3-1 over Bruins’ team BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

The Lady Eagles volleyball team began the season with a non-conference win in four sets against the visiting Cedaredge Lady Bruins. “I think it was a good starting point for us,” said Eagles coach Krista Carsten. Even with two freshman starters, the team communicated and executed well. “The offense is working better than I thought it would,” said Carsten. Paonia sealed a 25-18 win in the first set when 5-foot-5-inch outside hitter Carson Pipher ended the game with one of her six kills for the match — a solid, clean spike from the middle. Paonia won the second set, 25-19, then adjusted the line-up for game three, moving setter Jessica Altman to libero and using junior

Mandy Bushta as setter. The Bruins won that set, 25-23. Bushta had been unable to attend practice until recently, and wasn’t yet at the top of her game, but she’ll get there said Carsten, who will continue to develop that line-up as the season progresses. Heather Dunbar’s Lady Bruins played solid volleyball. Seniors Tani Zamarripa and Sierra Williams frustrated the Eagles at the net. Whether playing from the left or the right, Zamarripa made several successful attacks from the outside, and Jordan Smith was a force both offensively and defensively. Dunbar said she’s expecting a lot out of her girls this season, and to keep their heads in future games the way they did against Paonia.

The team’s biggest weakness was in receiving serves (Paonia posted 23 aces). The Eagles host neighboring rival Hotchkiss this Thursday, with the varsity match scheduled for 6 p.m. On Friday, Paonia travels to 2A Grand Valley. The Lady Cardinals opened the season with a 3-0 win over 3A Rifle. Grand Valley will have the height advantage, said Carsten. “They should be solid.” Cedaredge’s next volleyball match will be against the always tough Olathe Pirates on Thursday (Sept. 8) in Olathe. Varsity play begins at 6 p.m. The Lady Bruins play on Sept. 13 (Tuesday) when they travel to Hotchkiss to face the Lady Bulldogs at 6 p.m. Next Tuesday, the Paonia JV and varsity teams travel to Norwood.

Photo by Tamie Meck

Cedaredge’s middle hitter Sierra Williams has her shot blocked by Paonia’s Abby Campbell, left, and Morgan Hartigan. The Lady Eagles defeated Cedaredge in four sets. It was the season opener for both teams.

DC ladies play for club title

Photo by Tamie Meck

Her teammates have her back as Hotchkiss middle hitter Kristina Deloury attempts a kill against Olathe’s Becca Tolen (11) and Kylie Tait during a volleyball match played last Friday (Sept. 2). The Lady Pirates defeated Hotchkiss in three sets in a season-opener for the Lady Bulldogs.

Despite losses, HHS volleyball team upbeat BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Hotchkiss volleyball coach Christa Hawk knew that her first games of the season, in her first year as head coach, would be challenging. In the opening weekend of play, her team faced last year’s No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 teams in the league. The Lady Bulldogs opened against No. 2 Olathe Thursday, losing 25-12, 25-8, 25-13. The Lady Pirates played an intense match against the Bulldogs, then went on to defeat Aspen and Basalt in 3-0 sets on Saturday. Seniors Tawni Middleton and Kylie Tait posted eight and seven kills respectively against Hotchkiss, and Olathe never gave up the lead. The loss was a disappointment, but not unexpected for the developing

Lady Bulldogs. While it’s hard to start the season against a strong, experienced team like Olathe, the game had its pros and cons, said Hawk. “It really showed us what we needed to work on.” Communication was huge, “And I think we did a really good job on that... They came together and they played as a team,” said Hawk. Hotchkiss found its rhythm in the third set, their best of the night, keeping scoring pace with Olathe until about mid-set. Missing from the game were seniors Chelsea Hotchkiss, and Lindsey Todd, who is out indefinitely. Todd “would definitely help us in the front row as far as blocking,” said Hawk, who is anxious to have the senior middle hitter back on the court.

Hotchkiss missed the first two matches and returned to the court in time for the game against Roaring Fork. On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs lost, 10-25, 17-25, 12-25, to No. 4ranked Coal Ridge; then fell to No. 1 Roaring Fork in three. The Lady Bulldogs will play their annual match against the Paonia Lady Eagles on Thursday, at Paonia, beginning at 6 p.m. Hawk played for Hotchkiss and remembers her games against Paonia. It was a big rivalry back then, she said, but she thinks the competition has heated up since she last played in 2004. The teams match up well as far as height. “We’re not the tallest teams,” said Hawk with a laugh, “so I think it will be a good match-up.”

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The First Flight winners from DeerCreek Village Ladies Club play are pictured above. The top Net winners are Patty Michael (first net) and Patty Wilson and Gayle Butler who tied for second net.

The DeerCreek Village Ladies Club held their annual Ladies Club Championship on Aug. 27. The Spitfire furnished the participants with a light breakfast before play. There were two flights of women who played 18 holes for the club title. This year’s club champion is Nancy Sturgill after shooting a gross score of 84. First Flight winners included Patty Michael (first net) with Patty Wilson and Gayle Butler tying for second net. Second Flight winners were Karen Locke (first gross), Randy Palmer (first net), Ruth Bentley (second net), and Sharon Johnson (third net).

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Nancy Sturgill won the DeerCreek Ladies Club Championship on Aug. 27 after posting a gross score of 84.

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HHS soccer team wins three BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

The Hotchkiss soccer team started on a positive note, going 3-0 to win the annual Montrose Soccer Tournament. “It was a great start to the season,” said head coach Elaine Wood.

“Everyone played well. We played some tough defense. The kids put it together and made some scores.” The Bulldogs opened the tournament Friday with a 2-0 win against Montrose JV. “Their JV squad is always tough,”

said Wood. “They are very, very good.” On Saturday, Hotchkiss started the day with a 3-0 win against Telluride, then followed with a 6-1 win over Fruita Monument JV. Because they took a big lead early on against Fruita, the Bull-

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This year’s DeerCreek Village Ladies Club Second Flight winners are Karen Locke (first gross), Randy Palmer (first net), Ruth Bentley (second net) and Sharon Johnson (third net).

dogs were able to work the game and bring players in off the bench to focus on several elements of their game. Playing especially well throughout the tournament were Miguel Ramirez, Irvin Hernandez, Jorge Quinonez, and junior goalie Jonathan Holliman, whom Wood said “had some great saves.” The Bulldogs hosted Colorado Rocky Mountain School Tuesday night. The DCI will follow up on that game in next week’s edition. The Bulldogs take to the road tomorrow to face the Rifle Bears at Rifle. This Saturday, the Bulldogs face one of their toughest teams of the season when they host the Aspen Skiers. Games begin at 2 p.m., at the HHS soccer field. Everyone is welcome.

Photo courtesy Sharon Kropp

The Hotchkiss High School soccer team won the Montrose Labor Day Invitational Tournament, held Sept. 2 and 3 in Montrose. Pictured above is Keaton Kropp, a junior at Paonia High School, clearing the ball from Hotchkiss territory during play against Telluride. Hotchkiss defeated Telluride 5-0 and went on to win the tournament in three games — with only one goal being scored against them during the two-day event.

DC crowns men’s champ The DeerCreek Village Men’s Club held its annual Club Championship on Saturday/Sunday (Aug. 27-28) at the DeerCreek Village Golf Club in Cedaredge. Dennis Smith is the 2011 Club Champion with a Gross score of 154

(75-79) over the two-day event. Chris Curtis finished second in the Gross Division with a score of 160. First-place net went to Jerry Pippin and Keith Butler who tied with a two-day score of 139. Al Brown and Don

Thornberry tied for third in the Net Division. First Flight winners included Randy Baker (first Gross), David Shope (second Gross), Jack Seever (first Net), Bill Gist (second Net), and Lynn Spears who tied for third Net.

Cedaredge softball team loses to Rifle BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Cedaredge’s Lady Bruins started their prep softball contest with enthusiasm and built an early 3-1 lead over the visiting Rifle Bears in the first game of a double header played in Cedaredge. The Lady Bruins lost their lead and the game 18-5. Rifle started the game with a run in the top of the first. The Lady Bruins answered with a trio of runs on three hits and an error. Sparking play for Cedaredge was Katie O’Hern (single), Hope Shaw (RBI triple), and Savannah McIntire’s RBI single. Each scored after reaching base. Rifle threatened in the second but fizzled out. Cedaredge fared no better and the score remained 3-1 in favor of Cedaredge. The Lady Bears finally got their bats to work in the third inning as they rallied for seven runs on five hits and a pair of Cedaredge errors and led 8-3 with the Lady Bruins coming to bat. In the bottom of the third McIntire reached on an error and scored on another error and Ashley Balistreri scored the second Cedaredge run after being walked making the score 8-5. Rifle tacked on two more runs in the fourth with their defense shutting out the Lady Bruins in the inning. With a lead of 10-5, Rifle added to their lead with a three-run fifth for a 13-5 lead. Cedaredge had a huge letdown in the sixth and

the Lady Bears took advantage of it with five more runs to make the final score 18-5. Micaela Shaw led Cedaredge offensively with two hits. Hope Shaw had a triple and Kaitlyn Kissner a double for the Lady Bruins. There wasn’t much to celebrate in the second game as Rifle got the jump on the Lady Bruins with five runs in the first inning to take a 5-1 lead. The second inning

proved to be the fatal frame as the Lady Bears struck for 13 runs while holding Cedaredge scoreless. A five-run third lifted Rifle’s score to 23 runs while Cedaredge put two more runs up in the bottom of the inning to end the game 23-5. A contest on Saturday with Montrose’s junior varsity was not reported. Cedaredge takes the field Wednesday (today, Sept. 7) in Central with games at 3:30 and 5 p.m.

Photo by Wayne Crick

Savannah McIntire is about to be called out at home in the picture above.

Bulldog-Bruin; tennis better match for both BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Competing against bigger schools makes for lop-sided scores for small-school tennis teams like Hotchkiss and Cedaredge. Last Friday, the Bulldogs went 0-7 at Montrose. While the Hotchkiss team did score some hard-earned points, the results “... were definitely nothing to write home about,” said head coach Brian Benson. “Over the years it seems as though we have never had much luck against those guys.” On Saturday, the Bulldogs had their second match of the season against Montezuma-Cortez. After going 0-7 their first time around with the Panthers, the Bulldogs went 1-6, with three singles Cody Bartlett defeating Logan Dean, 06, 3-6. The win “counts as a JV victory for Cody,” said Benson of the new transfer student. Now that he’s met transfer criteria, he moves to the varsity level. It’s not easy competing

against the big guys. But that doesn’t deter players and coaches from engaging in the moment, giving it their all, and remaining optimistic. Benson kept a positive perspective on the Cortez match, which he called “a pretty good day. Though the scores don’t reflect it, we actually had quite a few decent matches... A lot of our games Saturday were played well, we would just come out on the short end of the stick as to who would actually win them,” said Benson. The Bulldogs put one more big school, Grand Junction Central, behind them on Tuesday (results weren’t available at press time, but it’s likely the 5A school came out ahead). But tomorrow’s match should be, well, a little more fun. The Bulldogs will host Don McFadden’s Cedaredge Bruins beginning at 4 p.m. “One more of the big boys (GJ Central) and we will finally get a few matches that are more our speed,” said Benson. And in this match, either team could win.


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Greenhouse could sprout up at garden BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

Participants of the Cedaredge Community garden (CCG) would like to expand the facility with a greenhouse. According to John Steighner, the topic was brought up during last month’s meeting of the group. Five gardeners — Dea Jacobsen, Loni Cole, Ann Bristol, Tracy Munson and Lynn Grotrian — committed to the operation and maintenance of the proposed greenhouse. Steighner noted that he was just filling in for CCG secretary Jude Kieca. According to Steighner, Loni Cole presented CCG members with construction details of a simple, low-cost greenhouse, using welded wire fabric supported by wood framing and covered in six mil polyethylene sheeting. The proposed greenhouse also features a door, louvered vent and growing tables. Steighner said the participants discussed the overall

quality of the proposed greenhouse, alternative structures (e.g. — an aluminum frame with plexiglass greenhouse kit), and the visual impact of a greenhouse “on our neighbors to the north and the idea that a garden should have a greenhouse.” Following the discussion, a motion to proceed with the greenhouse proposal, with a budget limit of $1,000, was approved. CCG president Larry Claxton said the greenhouse will tentatively be located on plot 13, currently being used to grow produce for the food bank. Should that plot be used for the greenhouse, the CCG will designate another plot to supply the food bank with fresh produce. Claxton also noted that the officers and members of the CCG Association owe a big “thank you” to Bruce Hovde, Great Outdoors Colorado, and Cedaredge town administrator Kathleen Sickles for their support of the greenhouse project.

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

Climate and weather Standing in stark contrast against the baked dry clay hills of the ’dobies, a southwest monsoon thunderhead opens a cloudburst over the Grand Mesa and Surface Creek Valley only a few miles away.

Biz support group likes Main St. plan BY BOB BORCHARDT

Habitat yard sale this weekend BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

Now that a “partner family” has been chosen to live in the house located at 760 NW Birch Street, it is time to complete the inside work that still needs to be done, noted Perry Hotz, president of Habitat for Humanity of Delta County. To help fund the work, Habitat is holding a huge yard sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 and 10, at the old Duckwall building on W. Main Street in Cedaredge. According to event organizer Terry Hotz, the yard sale will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday, and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Pat Ford of Ouray, owner of the Duckwall building, donated the use of the building,

along with several antiques, for this yard sale. Terry said bargain hunters can expect to find high quality items, including some antiques, at great prices. Perry Hotz said Habitat for Humanity of Delta County is always looking for new board members, volunteers to work on the homes and people willing to work on fundraisers. And donations are always welcome. Hotz also noted that land is now the most expensive part of the project, and that they are in need of donated or lowcost real estate. For more information on donating items to the yard sale, or for information regarding Habitat for Humanity of Delta County, call Perry Hotz at 856-3173 or at 2167446.

Orchard City holding large cash reserve BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Town of Orchard City is flush with cash reserves, and overall it is ahead of budget projections for income so far this year, according to recent reports. But the town’s mountain of cash in certificate of deposits is earning only 0.25 percent interest. Other town reserves earn no interest. Auditor Pete Blair told the trustees last month that the town held approximately $4.2 million total in cash at the end of 2010. About $2 million is in money market accounts and the balance is in certificates of deposit and checking, Blair said. Also, town administrator David Varley delivered a report of his own saying the town’s share of county sales tax receipts is more than budget projections; but, he added that the town’s receipts from state gasoline tax monies is down. Blair’s report to the trustees was part of the annual report on town 2010 finances. He gives a detailed report to the trustee finance committee, and then a brief outline for the public at a regular trustee meeting. There was $1.76 million in the town’s General Fund account at the end of 2010. Other town budget funds ended the year “better than

projected by two to three percent overall,” he said. Orchard City’s mountain of cash isn’t doing much. There was about $10,000 less interest income in 2010 than the previous year. The town completed or made major progress on three projects during 2010. The three were the $280,000 major road chip and seal work; the $156,000 park pavilion project, with $110,000 of that money coming from Colorado Lottery money; and the town receipt of a major part, $900,000, from its $2 million “principal forgiveness loan” for the West Side main transmission project. Work on the West Side line has continued into 2011 and is expected to be completed soon. In a second report on finances to the trustees at their Aug. 10 meeting, town administrator David Varley said that the town’s share of county sales tax receipts is $22,000 ahead of budget projections. The town budgeted conservatively because the actual county sales tax receipts are down by 1 percent this year from 2010. Varley also said that Orchard City’s receipts from the state Highway Users Tax Fund (state gasoline tax) are five percent below budget projections.

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According to Gene Welch, owner of the Tri-R Motel in Cedaredge, the Cedaredge Business Support Group focused much of its attention on the renovation of Cedaredge’s W. Main Street during its meeting on Friday, Sept. 2. The support group is a collection of business owners, chamber, community-minded citizens and town administrator Kathleen Sickles. At Friday’s meeting they were given a copy of the preliminary cost estimates for the three phases of the Main Street Renovation project, prepared by Buckhorn Geotech. The estimates from Buckhorn Geotech included the removal of asphalt, sidewalks and curbs, seven signs and three street lights; relocation of the water main; replacing

existing irrigation and fish hatchery conduit; relocation of the existing water and gas lines; grading, asphalt, paving, sidewalks, curbs and gutters; streetscaping, burying overhead electricals and installing street lighting; installation of an irrigation system; landscaping, painting and the installation of a sanitary facility. This is estimated to cost more than $900,000. According to Sickles, the CBS group favored Phase 1, and a portion of Phase 2, past Munson’s Main Street Gallery to NW Third Street, using $650,000 from the Major Street Improvement Fund. Welch said the CBS group felt it important to complete the W. Main Street renovation project at least to the Masonic Hall, and that the project had the full support of those attending the meeting. It was noted the cost esti-

mates from Buckhorn are deliberately high and that the real costs could be reduced with less landscaping and other reduced amenities, etc. Welch noted that due to the uncertain economy, people are looking for work and because of that, this is a good time for the town to move forward with these kinds of construction projects. Sickles also is proposing making the alley between Munson’s and Starr’s Guitars a pedestrian walkway, at a cost of $40,000, with those funds coming from the General Fund, Capital Improvement Fund. Welch emphasized that because all of the projects are only in the planning stages, with nothing set in concrete, they will be addressed during the 2012 budget work sessions and at future work sessions of the Cedaredge Town Council.

Tennis players give new courts a big ‘thumbs up’ BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

Filled with energy and excitement, the Cedaredge High School boys tennis team descended on Cedaredge’s tennis courts on Thursday, Sept. 1, enthusiastic to kickoff this year’s tennis season. According to CHS tennis coach Don McFadden, the

resurfaced, cushioned courts are great. The boys tennis team agreed whole heartedly, giving the new courts a big “thumbs up.” McFadden said that with the cushioning, the courts play like something between a clay court and a hard court. At first he was concerned that, because the courts were

Photo by Bob Borchardt

The CHS boys tennis team puts the new surface at the Cedaredge tennis courts to the test during a recent practice.

somewhat slower than a hard court, it might affect the tennis team’s play on hard courts during tournaments. “But so far it hasn’t,” said McFadden. “And,” he smiled, “these courts sure are easier on my legs.” According to town administrator Kathleen Sickles, resurfacing of the courts was made possible through a Great Outdoor Colorado (GOCO) grant, with additional financial support from the Delta County Commissioners and the Western Colorado Community Foundation. Sickles also noted that the tennis courts are now open to the public, except during the Cedaredge High School boys tennis team practice. The tennis team’s practices are scheduled to take place on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 3-5 p.m., according to coach McFadden. And, as a reminder, tennis shoes are required and metal rackets must have “end covers.” Roller skates, bicycles, skate boards and dancing are not permitted on the courts at any time. These rules and others are posted on the fence near both gates of the tennis courts.


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Kick off AppleFest at the 10th annual chili cookoff It’s not too early to be planning your entry for the 10th annual 5Alarm Chili Cookoff in Cedaredge. Make your plans now while harvesting your garden tomatoes and chilis. Muster up your appetite for chili — and your favorite chili recipe — for the 10th Annual 5-Alarm Chili Cookoff and Fund Raiser for the Delta County Fire Protection District 3, serving the entire Surface Creek Valley, including the communities of Cedaredge, Eckert, Cory, Austin and For information, call Orchard City. 970-209-2295 or e-mail The contest will kick off info@valleysymphony.net. AppleFest in Cedaredge, For a complete schedule of the VSA’s 2011-12 season, visit www.valley symphony.net.

Cedaredge pops concert kicks off symphony season Valley Symphony Association will kick off its 41st season with concerts featuring favorite “pops” music and an ice cream social. These concerts will be great fun for all ages. Two free concerts are scheduled — Saturday, Sept. 10, 5 p.m. at Cedaredge Town Park, and Sunday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m. at Montrose Rotary Park (near Columbine Middle School). Bring a picnic bas-

ket, chairs or a blanket and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Valley Symphony Orchestra musicians, selections by the Valley Symphony Chorus and more. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. Valley Symphony Association members will be providing ice cream, pie and root beer floats for purchase as a fund raiser for their 2011-12 concert season.

COME ONE, COME ALL! Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church 210 NW 3rd Street is having their

Thrift Store Fashion Show TUESDAY, SEPT. 13 • 10 A.M. A.M. Don’t miss Special Guest Speaker Mary Lou Powell (also known as Second Hand Rose), Music by two Cedaredge Vocal Artists, and an Entertaining Fashion Show. Luncheon will follow • No Charge

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Thrift shop fashion show planned The Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church, 210 NW 3rd Street, is hosting a thrift store fashion show Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. Don’t miss special guest speaker Mary Lou Powell (also known as Second Hand Rose), music by two Cedaredge vocalists, and an entertaining fashion show. A luncheon will follow. There is no charge. For information and to RSVP call 856-5697 or 856-4116.

Thursday, Sept. 29. Chili will be served starting at 5 p.m. at the Cedaredge Firehouse. Competing chilies must be delivered to the firehouse by 4 p.m. All area residents are encouraged to make a pot of chili. To enter your chili, preregister with the Cedaredge Chamber of Commerce by calling 8566961. Rules and applications are available at the chamber office, Cedaredge FoodTown, or Ribbons and Roses Antique Mall. Preregistration is not necessary, but is preferred. Please bring at least a gallon of your favorite red or green

chili. Be sure to give your concoction a name! The firehouse will provide drinks and all the fixings for the chili. Even if you don’t have a chili to bring, you are welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be plenty to go around. The event is free of charge. Donations will be accepted. This is the only fund raiser held for the fire district. All funds raised will be used to purchase backpack sprayers, fire shelters and GPS systems. For more information call the Cedaredge Chamber of Commerce at 856-6961.

Kids 3-18 invited to AWANA meetings The First Baptist Church of Cedaredge, 370 W. Main St., invites kids between the ages of 3 and 18 to a very exciting program. AWANA meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. during the school year, except for school breaks and holidays. The acronym, A-W-AN-A, comes from a Bible verse that says that Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. Founded in 1950, the AWANA ministry is an international, nondenominational, Bible centered ministry committed to the evangelism and discipleship of

children and youth. The content of the AWANA curriculum is God’s Word, the Bible. The goal of AWANA is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and train them to serve Him. God has given First Baptist Church great facilities for our AWANA meetings. A staff of over 30 adult volunteers comes excited about working with the nearly 100 kids every week. From preschool to high school, kids have fun playing games, memorizing Bible verses, and participating in large group singing and teaching. The church warmly

invites the youth of this area to join them. A nominal fee is charged to cover the costs of books, uniforms, and materials. But no one is turned away for lack of funds. Funds are available for scholarships. The First Baptist Church of Cedaredge is located at 370 W. Main Street. Most of the AWANA activities are held in Wick Hall on the alley behind the sanctuary. For information please call the church office, 856-3830, Pastor Abbott, 856-3005, or the AWANA commander, 835-8490.

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. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org. Cedaredge Adult Computer Classes: AdvancedBeginners. Cedaredge Public Library is offering computer classes for “advanced-beginners” on the second and fourth Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. What’s the buzz? BTOP Open House! Find out what’s buzzing at your library — new computers, laptops, iPads, and more. Learn about upcoming computer classes! Don’t miss the fun Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. Who’s Who in Whoville — Genealogy Class! Learn how to find your ancestors and chat with other family history researchers at the Cedaredge Public Library on the first Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Open Tech Lab. Bring your computer questions, laptops, ereaders, iPads, etc., and library techies will be on hand to answer questions at the Cedaredge Public Library every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Storytimes for Babies, Tots, and Preschoolers. Baby storytimes are Thursdays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler story-

times are Thursdays at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 856-3518. Crawford What’s the buzz? BTOP Open House! Find out what’s buzzing at your library — new computers, laptops, iPads, and more. Learn about upcoming computer classes! Don’t miss the fun Saturday, Sept. 24, from 12 noon to 2 p.m Storytimes for Babies, Tots, and Preschoolers. Baby storytimes are Thursdays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 921-3500. Delta Teens — $10,000 Pyramid! Based on the popular game show, teens will have fun showing off their knowledge of teen trivia to win prizes Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 4:15 p.m. What’s the buzz? BTOP Open House! Find out what’s buzzing at your library — new computers, laptops, iPads, and more. Learn about upcoming computer classes! Don’t miss the fun Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. Adult Craft. Join us for crafts and fun Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. Teen Time! Teens will learn drama improvisation and perform skits on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 4:15 p.m. Storytimes for Babies, Tots, and Preschoolers at the Delta

Public Library. Baby storytimes are Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. For information, call the library at 874-9630. Hotchkiss Teen Movie Night. Teens can have fun watching how an unhappy boy rescues his mother from Martian kidnappers at the Hotchkiss Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. This film is based on the book, “Mars Needs Moms!” by Berkeley Breathed. What’s the buzz? BTOP Open House! Find out what’s buzzing at your library — new computers, laptops, iPads, and more. Learn about upcoming computer classes! Don’t miss the fun Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. Storytimes for Babies, Tots, and Preschoolers. Baby storytimes are Mondays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 872-

4153. Paonia VAMPS — Vampires Are Made Purposely Silly — Book Club. Join the sixth-eighth grade girls and their mothers, who will never read any vampire books but will read “Alanna: The First Adventure” by Tamora Pierce and “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Paonia Public Library. Children’s Friday Afternoon Club. Every Friday after school at 4 p.m. the Paonia Library will offer varied activities for grades 3-6. Family Movie Night. Follow the life of an orphaned stable boy and a foal through the challenges of a strange land and the young girl who befriends them Thursday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Storytimes for Babies, Tots, and Preschoolers. Baby storytimes are Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Fridays at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 527-3470.

Trustees keep an eye on spending in Orchard City BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Orchard City trustees and mayor like to keep an eye on the town’s checkbook. At almost every meeting there is at least one question about particular expenditures on the monthly payment register. The board’s August meeting was no different. Questions are addressed to the town staff and they are answered sometime later. At the Aug. 10 meeting, Mayor Don Suppes questioned a charge to the town for consultation between the town’s attorney and engineer. Suppes pointed out

that administration needs to keep a very close eye on such charges when two of its consultants are talking to each other and the town isn’t part of the conversation. Suppes also noted that the County Sheriff had not yet been paid by the town under its cooperative law enforcement agreement. The Meadow View pipeline company had paid a $27,000 deposit on its obligation to upgrade its system and had become a direct, outside water customers of the town. Suppes said that the town is “carrying costs of the project” amounting to $125,000 that it will be reimbursed for with interest.


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Cedaredge FFA gears up for fall frenzy Don’t miss Taste of Agriculture Tailgate Party this Friday BY ANGELA KIER Cedaredge FFA reporter

Football and FFA are Photo by Bob Borchardt Surface Creek residents turned out to enjoy an evening of good food and two great American tradientertainment at the Cedaredge Town Park during the town’s annual Party in tions. On Friday, Sept. 9, the Park. they will be combined with a Taste of Agriculture Tailgate Party. The Cedaredge FFA chapter will be serving a wonderful meal consisting of local commodities from area growers and produc(the Blu Sky Saloon), Mark Anderson, bass; ers. The menu will conBY BOB BORCHARDT soft drinks and service “Doc” Adkins, keyboards sist of beef brisket, leg Staff Writer With clear skies and provided by the town, and vocals; with Greg of lamb, roasted pork, cool temperatures, Satur- and a cornucopia of pot- Stratman on drums beans, rolls, corn on the day, Sept. 3, turned out to luck dishes and deserts — “rocked out” well cob, fresh fruit and ice be the perfect evening for from local residents. into the night before an cream. the Town of Cedaredge’s The mix of good food enthusiastic crowd of The event starts at third annual “Party in and live music attract- music buffs. 5 p.m. at the north end ed area residents, some All in all, it was a zone. After the meal, the Park.” The community event, coming from as far away great way to celebrate Cedaredge Bruins will the Labor Day weekend be facing off against the sponsored by the Town as Orchard City. The David Starr Band and spend an evening Hotchkiss Bulldogs startof Cedaredge, included a variety of meat dishes — David Starr, guitars relaxing with some old ing at 7 p.m. Come and (some exotic) catered by and vocals; Roy Mar- and new acquaintances, support your local FFA Thom and Risa Kerns tin, guitars and vocals; friends and neighbors. chapter, enjoy great food,

Good food, good music at Party in the Park

Nominations sought for Golden Gala awards In this tough economy we all hear about ordinary people going out of their way to make a difference in the lives of others. Take a look, they are all around you: volunteers at the food bank, the hospital, the animal shelter, those who mentor children or aid seniors, etc. They are all

examples of people who make a difference in our community. The Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce would like to honor an outstanding individual (or couple) as Citizen of the Year at our Golden Gala on Sept. 30 at the Cedaredge Community Center. Chamber mem-

American Legion commemorates 9/11 BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

Helen Barton, adjutant for the Cedaredge American Legion Post 104, reminds people that the District 10 American Legion Posts will take part in a ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, to commemorate all those who were killed during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The commemoration ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Cedaredge Masonic

Lodge Hall, 295 W. Main St. in Cedaredge, starting at 10:30 a.m. All veterans are invited to attend the ceremony Barton also noted that after the commemoration ceremonies, District 10 American Legion Posts members are invited to a luncheon at the lodge prior to the annual meeting of the Cedaredge American Legion Post 104. For more information call Helen Barton at 8566337.

bers are eligible to nominate anyone in the Surface Creek Valley who they feel is deserving of this award. In addition, nominations are also being accepted for Business of the Year. For this nomination you may want to consider a business that you feel has gone over and beyond expectations for their customers, and you would like to take this opportunity to show your gratitude. Nominated businesses must be a member of CACC. (Refer to the chamber website for businesses which are eligible for this award.) Both the Citizen of the Year and the Business of the Year will be our special guests at the Golden Gala and will be presented with their awards at that time. Please submit a short description stating why you feel your nominees should receive this year’s awards. Please include your name and phone number, along

with the name and phone number of the person or business you are nominating. Your nominations must be received no later than Sept. 16 at either the chamber office, 245 W. Main St, P.O. Box 278, or by e-mail to Cedaredgechamber@ cedaredgechamber.com. The final selection in both categories will be by a vote of the CACC membership.

and cheer on your favorite football team. Although school is upon us, Cedaredge FFA members are not exclusively busy while class is in session. There were activities that FFA members did get to enjoy during the hot summer months. In July Sidney Navarro and David White got the privilege to attend Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) in Washington, D.C. The two are chapter FFA officers and went to improve their leadership and social skills, as well as tour our nation’s capital. The week long leadership conference included training about servant leadership, goal setting and service plans, as well as tours of the national monuments and Arlington Cemetery. A special thank you goes out to the Cedaredge FFA Alumni for supporting the officers on their trip. Also the officer team got the privilege to go to Chapter Officer Leader-

ship Training camp in Glenwood Springs, as well as an officer retreat to Ward, to plan the upcoming year. The officer team has decided to focus more on community service for the upcoming year. To initiate this mission our chapter started the year off with a petting zoo at the Willow Tree nursing home in Delta. It was a special day shared between our members and the senior citizens. The afternoon was full of stories from the residents about their younger days being involved in agriculture. If you — or your organization — are planning a service project and are in need of volunteers please contact the Cedaredge FFA. As fall is getting underway Cedaredge FFA is gearing up for a busy and exciting year. We look forward to a fall full of FFA meetings, activities, and competitions as the school year continues to get busy.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Sept. 8 & 9 • 8-6 ~ Sept. 10 • 8-Noon The Old Duckwalls • Cedaredge Fund Raiser for the renovation of the Alejandre home The Following Merchants will be offering Yard Sale Specials:

APPLE ORCHARD

JULIE LOCKE,

Free Chair Massage

CEDAREDGE FLORAL

MUNSON’S MAIN ST. GALLERY

35% off all Fountain Items

ST. PHILIP’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Yard Sale ~ Fri. & Sat.

Incredible antiques & many more quality items at great prices. If you would like to donate a gently used item for the Habitat Yard Sale, please call Cedaredge Land Co. at 856-3173.

Dust off those walking shoes BY VERNA BARR Staff Writer

Do you want to walk, but not alone? Do you want a safe place to walk, away from traffic? Miriam Hartig has answers to both questions. Join her and others at Orchard City Town Park, 2100 Road, Austin. This activity started on Monday, Aug. 29, and will continue every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9

a.m. (excluding Wednesday and Sunday). Everyone is welcome. The 1-1/4 mile trail is in sections so a participant can take cut-offs for shorter distances, as needed. The trail is easy walking on a hard surface of red sand. There are several benches along the trail, rest rooms are at both ends of the park, and new drinking fountains are located at the pavilion. There are no fees and

no commitments. Come any day or days. Pace yourself by walking as far as you want, and walk as slow or as fast as you choose. The only competition is competing with yourself for growth and self-satisfaction. Bring sunscreen, a hat and wear solid walking shoes. Please, no dogs on the trail during this event. For more information, call 835-3169.

On this 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC, we still remember all the thousands who lost their lives and we are ever grateful to the heroes of 9.11 and to our men and women in uniform. Photo submitted

Learn about bird banding Observe bird banding on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Dallas Creek entrance to Ridgway State Park. The event is sponsored by Black Canyon Audubon Society, in cooperation with Ridgway State Park, the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. A park pass is required. For more information, call 970-252-0918.

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LET US REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE IDEALS OF FREEDOM, LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL AND STAND UNITED AS AMERICANS. A message from the Delta County Independent


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Service marks 10th anniversary of 9/11 A service of remembrance and hope will be held Sunday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The service will be held

at 9 a.m. at the Crawford Community United Methodist Church, 297 Dogwood Avenue in Crawford, and again at 11 a.m. at the Hotchkiss Community United

Methodist Church, located at 2nd and Orchard in Hotchkiss. Rev. John Hiestand will preside. The attacks in Manhattan, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania

changed America and the world in many more ways than simply making airline travel more inconvenient. The events of that day caused many to ask, “Where is God in all of

this?” Ten years later we still struggle to answer questions like that. All are invited to this service, no matter what your faith background, as we remember and pray for the victims, and hear a message of hope and optimism in the face of tragedy and terror. The United Methodist Churches of Crawford and Hotchkiss are welcoming faith communities open to all seeking the grace of God. “We don’t claim to have all the answers, but try to create a spiritual environment for people of all ages where hearts are opened to God’s grace and supported by a faithful community,” said Rev. John Hiestand.

Mission school draws 50-plus Fifty-plus women and men attended the School of Christian Mission at the Delta United Methodist Church on Aug. 27. The 2011 Schools of Christian Mission were co-sponsored by the United Methodist Women and Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church. Attendance at the

western Colorado event was the largest of any of the venues in the state. Participants came from as far as Longmont, Pagosa Springs and Grand Junction. Local churches from Cedaredge, Delta, Hotchkiss and Paonia provided food and drink. The spiritual growth study focused on coming

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST 164 Grand Blvd. (Left on top of 3rd St. Hill) • 874-4971 Sunday Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday Brown Bag Lunch 12:00 Noon Sunday Afternoon Service 1:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.

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

out on the side of grace and restorative justice in rebuilding personal, familial and communal relationships. This was led by Reverend Pam Everhart. Reverend Jim Gulley led the study on Haiti. This included an overview of the cultures that shaped Haiti’s past and the ongoing legacy of

10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

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

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 4th and Meeker, Delta • 874-4893 Rev. Alisa Secrest Adult/Children’s Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Praise Music 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Child care available

DELTA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Reaching the children and youth of Western Delta County I Rd. & 1600 Rd., North Delta • 874-4322 www.deltachristianchurch.org Ministry Staff: Don Bavor, Kirsten Alsdorf Buffy Zentmeyer; Jay Alsdorf Jeremy Kane; Jake Sullivan Sunday: Worship First Service 9:30 a.m. Second Service 11:00 a.m. Children’s Church: Age 3-5th grade Childcare (infant/preschool) all services. For Elem., M.S. & H.S. activities, please call

GARNET MESA BAPTIST CHURCH 863 A Street, Delta 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

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

colonialism and encouraged exchanges of cultural understanding and mutual respect. These Schools of Christian Mission are held every year across the United States in every United Methodist conference. They are not exclusive to Methodists and all women and men are invited to attend.

DELTA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

CEDAREDGE ASSEMBLY OF GOD

751 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8083 5th & Meeker Streets, Delta • Office — 874-9501 1596 S.W. 9th St., Cedaredge • 856-3586 Sunday: Bible Lesson Sermon 10:00 a.m. delta.umc@juno.com Bob Hillyer - Senior Pastor Roy Trueblood, Pastor Marvin Pemberton - Assoc. Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: Testimony Meeting 7:00 p.m. Early Service 8:30 a.m. Janet Noble - Children Child Care Provided • Everyone Welcome Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Late Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Communion Worship 1st Sunday Wed. Family Night: Adult Bible Study, GRAND MESA BIBLE CHURCH Youth & Children's Ministries 7:00 p.m. 710 Crawford Ave., Delta • 874-8315 Men's Breakfast (Saturday) 7:00 a.m. Pastor Gary Culp cedarag.org Sunday School For All Ages 9:30 a.m. RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH Worship Service 10:30 a.m. 1065 E. 7th St., Delta • 874-0308 • Cell: 314-0116 Please call for information about Pastors David & Michele Murphy SURFACE CREEK Bible studies and Prayer times Sunday: Prayer Time 9:00 a.m. COMMUNITY CHURCH Annointed Worship & Praise 9:30 a.m. 21987 Austin Road • Austin FIRST CHURCH OF GOD Annointed preaching to follow Jacopper@tds.net 1102 Howard St., Delta • Church 874-4647 Where the fire & glory of God are manifested John Copper, Pastor • 856-4675 deltafirstchurchofgod.com Sunday: Bob and Linda Aubery Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Classes with Children’s Church and nursery provided for All Ages 9:00 a.m. Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study (Fellowship Hall) 2:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF Wed. Cedaredge Bible Study (856-3854) 4:00 p.m. Prayer Chain CEDAREDGE Contact Janice Bridwell 874-4621 370 W. Main St., Cedaredge • 856-3830 NORTH FORK CHURCH P.O. Box 400, Cedaredge, CO 81413 OF CHRIST Email: fbc@kaycee.net Senior Pastor Dik Abbott 40259 M Rd., Paonia • 970-527-5443 MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP Sunday Morning 10:00 a.m. Sunday: (The LORD Cometh) 5:00 p.m. Sunday School for All Ages 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening 1712 H Road, Delta • 874-9135 Morning Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Teaching Sound Bible Doctrine Pastor Earl Douglas Children’s Church Available Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Service Sunday Night 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer & Bible Study 6:30 p.m. PAONIA FRIENDS CHURCH AWANA and Youth 6:30 p.m. All Welcome 409 3rd St., Paonia • 527-6151 Pastor Gaylen Kinser Sunday: ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 9:00 a.m. “Loyal to the orthodox Christian GRAND MESA SOUTHERN with NURSERY for children 19 mos.-3 years faith as received by Anglicanism” SUNDAY SCHOOL BAPTIST CHURCH 5th & Palmer St., Delta • Rector's Study: 874-9489 for ages 19 months-adults 10:00 a.m. 110 S.E. Jay Ave., Cedaredge • 856-4672 Pastor Tom Seibert Rev. Steven Puls Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School (Sunday) 10:15 a.m. Bible Study Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Order of St. Luke & Healing Service, CRAWFORD FRIENDS CHURCH Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. First Monday each month 6:00 p.m. Non-denominational Team Kid (Wednesday) 6:00 p.m. Morning Prayer/Communion 3842 Stearman Lane, Crawford • 921-LORD (5673) Wednesday 10 a.m. Prayer & Bible Study Pastor Jerry Dutton (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 Brotherhood Breakfast Children’s Church and Nursery 10:30 a.m. (1st Saturday) 8:00 a.m. ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE Adult Bible Study 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Breakfast (nursery provided) ORTHODOX (last Tuesday) 8:00 a.m. www.crawfordchristians.org 298 Bert St., Delta • 874-5225 (at Ole Bakery) www.saintandrewsdelta.org Father Daniel Jones Saturday Great Vespers 5:00 p.m. HOTCHKISS CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. 175 N. 1st St., Hotchkiss • 527-3225 Please call: for feast day services schedule ECKERT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Minister Windell Howard 13025 Highway 65, Eckert • 835-3441 Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. P.O. Box 7 SEVENTH-DAY Pastor Jo DeVinny Sunday: ADVENTIST CHURCH Morning Worship: 763 Meeker St., Delta MOUNTAIN VIEW BIBLE CHURCH Year Round 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Seth Coridan Lazear, CO – 872-2139 Children’s Sunday School during worship Sabbath School Saturday 9:30 a.m. Pastor Jim Jesser – 323-6412 Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Thursday: Youth Pastor Jake Erickson - 872-6329 Bible Study Held at Big E Market 7:30 a.m. Prayer Meetings Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Evening Service & Youth Night 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Christ Centered Country Church NEW HOPE EVANGELICAL OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Independent and Fundamental 1679 Pioneer Rd., Delta • 874-3444 FREE CHURCH Corner of E. 16th St./F Rd. and Pioneer Rd. Meets at Cedaredge Community Center Sunday: www.newhopefreechurch.org Uncompahgre Ward 9:00 a.m. Pastor Bill Williamson HOTCHKISS COMMUNITY Delta Ward 11:00 a.m. 856-4458 UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. 2nd & Orchard, Hotchkiss • Office: 872-3540 Children’s Church 10:45 a.m. Pastor John Heistand • 872-4881 Nursery Available FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DELTA Sanctuary is handicapped accessible Men’s Breakfast 1st & 3rd Sat. 7:00 at Ole Bakery American Baptist Church Children's and Adult’s Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Groups — schedules vary 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta • 874-3847 11:00 a.m. Call for time and place Worship Service deltafirstbaptist.org Peace Circle, 2nd. Tues. 9:30 a.m. Pastor James Conley Wearhouse hours: Monday 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday: UMW Meet 3rd Saturday 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. National Historical Register site Morning Worship 8:05 a.m. CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY Sunday Night Church 6:00 p.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Wednesday: 3rd & Aspen, PO Box 369, Cedaredge • 856-3696 Middle School Blitz 6:30 p.m. Rev. Debra A. Edwards, Pastor FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AWANA (Sept.-April) 6:30 p.m. Vickie Richards-Street, Pastoral Assoc. Thursday: OF HOTCHKISS Rev. Bob Watts, Pastor Emeritus House of Prayer 6:00 p.m. 203 W. Main, Hotchkiss • Church 872-3313 Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) Saturday: 9:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Men’s Bible Study 7:30 a.m. Celebration Service 11:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service High School Saturday Night Live 7:00 p.m. Traditional Worship Service 5:00 p.m. Communion Worship First Sunday After School Program (K-8) Wed. 3:45 p.m. Zero Gravity Youth 4:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Prayer Wed. 7:00 p.m. Children, Youth and Adult Choirs COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN Youth Group/Teen Bible Study Wed. 7:00 p.m. Bible Studies Available Also offering counseling, men’s prayer FELLOWSHIP OPEN HEARTS! OPEN MINDS! OPEN DOORS! meetings, ladies’ Bible study, teen outings, nursery Meets at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta and a food pantry. Contact Pastor Jake DeField for Ron Howard, Pastor more information. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church Provided Home Bible Studies Available CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Information: call 200-7816 or 874-4372 2291 Q25 Road, Cedaredge • 856-6137 PAONIA Pastors John and MaryLouise Dannels Sunday School 10:00 a.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. 2nd and Onarga, Paonia 628 Meeker St., Delta • 874-3300 Pastor Russell Fletcher Father Canice Enyiaka Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Saturday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sacrament of Forgiveness 4:30 p.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Mass 5:30 p.m. Youth Group 6:00 p.m. 290 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cedaredge • 210-3398 Sunday: Child care provided every Sun. Pastor Seth Coridan English Mass 10:00 a.m. and on special occasions. 9:15 a.m. Spanish Mass 12:00 Noon Sabbath School Saturday Morning Worship 10:50 a.m. Daily Mass Wed.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Confession 4:00-5:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday

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All Saints offers 9/11 prayer time From 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, the sanctuary of All Saints Lutheran Church will be open for prayer. There is no service, just come, pray and remember. Candles will be available to light. The regular Sunday worship service is from 10 to 11 a.m., but the sancutary will also be open for personal prayer time at 9 a.m. All Saints Lutheran Church is located on Highway 65 one mile north of the Cory General Store. Call 8353667 for information.

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

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

NORTH FORK BAPTIST CHURCH 639 Samuel Wade Rd., Paonia • 527-4644 Pastor John Robbins Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m. Nursery Provided

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

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

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

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

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

BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 209 East Hotchkiss Avenue, Hotchkiss • 201-1201 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Child care available. “Exalting Christ, Edifying Saints and Evangelizing The Lost”

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

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

MONTROSE LIVING WORD LUTHERAN CHURCH

33 N. Uncompahgre Ave., Montrose • 249-4405 Pastor Matthew Frey Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. (Missouri Synod) THUNDER MOUNTAIN CHURCH Sunday School/Bible Study 10:15 a.m. 5th & North Fork, Paonia ST. PHILIP BENIZI CATHOLIC CHURCH Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. at the Northwest corner of City Park OF CHRIST 290 N.W. Cedar Ave., P.O. Box 713 Pastor Duane O. Daeke • 527-3232 800 Palmer St., Delta Cedaredge, CO 81413 Morning Worship 9:00 a.m. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Sundays: Rev. Canice Enyiaka, Pastor Lent Worship Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 1061 Meeker St., Delta • cofchrist.org Bible Classes 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m. Mass Bible Study following worship service Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday: 6:00 p.m. Mass Visitors Always Welcome. For more information call 626-3347 (Children’s church available) For more information, call 970-856-6495 Weekly home Bible studies Information: 234-7816

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CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC) 1290 A St., Delta • 874-9497 Pastor: Randy Unruh Website: www.calvarydelta.org E-Mail: office@calvarydelta.org Sunday: Bible Study Morning Worship

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20101 Deer Creek Rd., Austin • 835-3667 www.allsaintslutheranco.org 658 Howard St., Delta Tom Lange, Pastor Rev. Kay Spinden • 874-3425 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. Sunday: Worship 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Children’s Classes 10:30 a.m. Open Communion (1st & 3rd Sundays) 10:30 a.m. Science of Mind Classes Also Available

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.

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Volunteers needed to map native species The NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center and the Delta Conservation District need volunteers on Friday, Sept. 16, to help identify and survey native and invasive plants in two conservation easement properties along a stretch of the North Fork of the Gunnison River. These surveys will be used to create a plan to remove invasive plants and encourage growth of native species along a

two-mile stretch of the river. The restoration site includes a section of the river between Paonia and Hotchkiss that was disturbed by a former in-stream gravel mine. Decades of mining altered the river’s natural path resulting in major changes to the river channel, banks, and floodplain. The river channel was restored in 2004 by NFRIA, and now the

Conservation Center, Tamarisk Coalition, Colorado Canyons Association, Delta Conservation District, Delta County, the Colorado Native Plant Society are working together to restore native vegetation along the riverbanks. “The North Fork carries a natural seed load that can quickly re-vegetate the banks with cottonwoods and willows,” says Sarah Sauter, execu-

tive director of the Conservation Center. “There is amazing cottonwood regrowth all along this stretch of river. If we could remove invasive tamarisk, Russian olive, and other noxious weeds, native species will be able to grow and restore wildlife habitat along this stretch of river.” Restoration experts, Webb Callicutt (Delta County Weed Program coordinator), and bota-

Visit a local alpaca farm Grand Mesa Alpacas will participate in the first ever National Alpaca Farm Day. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, alpaca breeders from across the United States and Canada will invite the public to come to their farm or ranch to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Grand Mesa Alpacas will welcome guests to join them with handson experience, including a discussion on herd maintenance, financial aspects of the business, why alpacas, a tour of the ranch, shopping at the

alpaca store and more. Refreshments will be provided, all at no cost. Grand Mesa Alpacas is located at 27067 Cactus Park Road in Cedaredge. What is an alpaca? Alpacas, cousins to the llama, are native to the Andean Mountain range of South America, particularly Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. Alpacas were first imported into the United States in 1984. Since then, the alpaca industry has grown steadily, according to the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA). Current estimates total over 120,000 registered alpacas with the Alpaca

Registry, Inc. (ARI) in the United States and more than 4,000 AOBA members in North America. There are two types of alpacas in the United States today. Although almost physically identical, what distinguishes the two types of alpacas is their fiber. The Huacaya (wa-Ki’-ah) is the more common of the two and has a fluffy, extremely fine coat. The Suri is the rarer of the two and has fiber that is silky and resembles pencil-locks. Adult alpacas stand at approximately 36 inches at the withers and generally weigh between 150 and 200 pounds. They do not have horns, hooves,

claws or incisors. Alpacas are alert, intelligent, curious, and predictable. Social animals that seek companionship, they communicate most commonly by softly humming. Alpacas are shorn, without harm, every 12 to 18 months. They produce five to 10 pounds of luxurious fiber. Long ago, alpaca fiber was reserved for royalty. Today it is purchased in its raw fleece form by a fiber cooperative, hand-spinners and fiber artists. Knitters buy it as yarn. To find out more about National Alpaca Farm Days visit www.National AlpacaFarmDays.com. To find out more about Grand Mesa Alpacas, visit Grandmesaalpacas.com or call (970) 986-4200.

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Top cooks Joyce and Glen Conger of Delta (right) were the overall winners of the Dutch oven cook-off at the Delta County Fairgrounds Sunday, Aug. 7. All the contestants are pictured above. As part of the fair, contestants prepared main dishes, breads and desserts over charcoal briquettes or wood. Every dish was made from scratch — no pre-cooked or prepackaged foods were allowed.

Michael L. Ripp, Delta, has been elected as a delegate to the 128th annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, Nov. 14 in Louisville, Ky. Ripp, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 332 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. The annual event is held in conjunction with the annual banquet and the Super Point Roll of Victory Angus show, November 12-15 during the North American International Livestock Exposition.

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Plants of the Western Slope A look at local flora with Evelyn Horn Fireweed My plant of special interest today is fireweed, and I’ve come on the Grand Mesa to find it. A few days ago, the plants were coming into bloom and I’m anxious to see them. As is often the case, lovely plants have the term “weed” somewhere in their common name: Gumweed, Flixweed, Orange Sneezeweed, Skeleton Weed, and Parry’s Goldenweed. And so we have “fireweed.” This beautiful plant grows in disturbed areas, and is one of the first to appear after wildfires. In the autumn, it spreads its silky-plumed seed from stalks that have become

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a deep maroon. To some people the fuzzy silk looked like smoke while the maroon stalks seemed like glowing embers.

This native occurs throughout our continent and even into Greenland. And I recall a trip long ago through Canada. The dirt road was lined for miles with the warm glow of Fireweed. I suppose its habit of growing in disturbed soils (such as roadsides) has led to the term “weed.” When I met the plant, its botanical label was Epilobium angustifolium, but it’s now found as Chamerion danielsii. Either way, it’s a beautiful plant! I’m grateful to Al Schneider for the use of his excellent photograph. He’s a pro! In the photo you can see the four petals, eight stamens and a

four-lobed stigma. These are characteristics of the Evening Primrose family, Onagraceae. The long seed capsule will release tiny seeds (about one mm.), each having a silky tail over a quarter of an inch long! There are usually several stems and standing over 18 inches tall, often on roadsides on our Grand Mesa. The long leaves (up to eight inches) are rather narrow, and somewhat sparse long the stem. I look at the photo that I’ve taken with my little digital camera: I’m grateful that there are people who can take excellent photos and will allow me to use them!

Cedaredge sculptor Tracy Munson has won the 2011 Public Art eXperience (PAX) People’s Choice Award for her bronze sculpture, “Chipeta with Child,” which has been located in front of the Daily Bread Bakery (SW corner of Cascade and Main St.) throughout the 2010/2011 PAX exhibition. Munson has been a longtime contributor to PAX, which places loaned sculptures throughout public spaces in downtown Montrose. Her bronze depiction of a mountain lion, “Catchin’ the Scent,” was purchased by the PAX Committee on behalf of the community in 2007, and Munson herself was the 2010 PAX raffle winner, winning an original oil

painting by Montrose artist Gina Grundemann at last year’s PAX Gala. In addition to the PAX People’s Choice Award, Munson will receive a $500 cash prize. Past winners of the PAX People’s Choice Award have included Bill Noland’s “Sonrise,” Pokey Park’s “Poco A Poco Se Va Lejos,” and “Leo” the lion cub (tied, 2009); Michael McCullough’s “Red Fox” (2008); and father/daughter team Dave Webb and Jeremie Amos’ “Daddy’s Favorite Fishing Hole” (2007). PAX is a subcommittee of the Montrose Association of Commerce & Tourism in partnership with the City of Montrose, and has contributed $46,350 worth of sculptures to the City’s permanent sculpture collection to date.

‘Capture the Spirit’ in conservation photo contest BY KRISTIE MARTIN Delta Conservation District

The fall harvest is underway, farmers markets are bustling, tractors are running into the wee hours, and the sunsets take your breath away all in this beautiful western slope region in which we are all so proud to live. Why not take a moment to snap a few shots of all of this surrounding beauty and “Capture the Spirit”? Celebrate our agricultural community and enter these photos into the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD) and/or the Colorado Department of Agriculture photo contests? The Delta Conservation District is currently accepting entries to the CACD photo contest from all aspiring amateur photographers. Participants can enter as many as five photos total per category each year. Each photo has to fit in one of the four natural resource conservation photo categories: Conservation Practices, Close-Up Conservation, Conservation in Action, and Agriculture and Conservation across America. The Delta Conservation District website, www.DeltaCD.net, contains the required entry

instructions that provide a complete description of how to submit photographs, accepted photo formats, judging, use of the photos and prizes. All photo entries will be taken to the CACD’s annual conference in November. At the conference in November, one winner will be selected for each category and age division. CACD photo contest winners in each category will receive $25. Winning photos will be sent to the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) contest. The NACD winner will then be displayed at NACD’s annual meeting, which will be held in February in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photos will be judged on technical merit and composition. For technical merit, judges may check to see if the photo is well-framed, properly exposed and sharp and clear. For composition, judges determine if the photo features a recognizable center of interest, action and imagination and creativity. Minor digital enhancements for cropping, red-eye removal, filters and corrective functions are permitted, but images may not be altered graphically in

any significant manner or they may be disqualified. Contestants are not permitted to place borders, frames or backgrounds directly onto their images or place watermarks, dates, signatures or copyright images onto actual photos. Entries, along with photo release forms, are due by Nov. 1 to the Delta Conservation District located at 690 Industrial Blvd, Delta. Simultaneously occurring is this year’s Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 14th annual photography contest, “Colorado...it’s AgriCultural”, open to both amateur and professional photographers. Entries for this contest must be submitted to The Delta Conservation District by Nov. 1. Contestants submitting CACD photo entries may also submit those same photos to this contest. Photos must be taken in the 2011 calendar year and relate to Colorado agriculture in some way. Prizes will be awarded in five subject areas: agritourism, crops, livestock, people, and open professional. Judging in the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s photo contest will be based on theme, creativity and technical quality. The photographer whose picture best depicts the “spirit” of Colorado agriculture

View BLM wild horse gathering The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to the Wild Horse Gather observation days starting Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Spring Creek Herd Management Area southwest of Norwood. Gather operations begin on Thursday, Sept. 15, and the BLM staff will be onsite each day starting at 9 a.m. Observation days with continue throughout the gather, which is anticipated to be completed by Friday, Sept. 16, or Saturday, Sept. 17. To get to the HMA, go to Norwood and west on Colorado Highway 145 to Colorado Highway 184 on the right (not toward Mancos). Drive about 10 miles to U.S. Highway 491 and turn northwest (right) toward Dove Creek. About two miles northwest of Dove Creek, turn north (right) onto Colorado Highway 141. Drive about 35 miles and cross Disappointment Valley to Road 19Q on the east side of the valley. Then drive south to just past mile marker 5 to Road K20E on the left. Drive three miles to the herd area boundary. Observers should plan to wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of water.

will receive a $150 gift card, and category winners will receive a “Colorado...it’s AgriCultural” prize pack. All winning photographs will be displayed in the Beede-Hamil Agriculture Building at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. For additional details on both the Colorado CACD Photo contest and the Colorado Department of Ag photo contest, please contact Kristie Martin, district manager, at the Delta Conservation District at 874-5726, ext. 121, or by e-mail to kristie.martin@ co.nacdnet.net or go Photo by Lu Anne Tyrell online to www.DeltaCD. Tracy Munson’s “Chipeta with Child” sculpture was net. selected for the People’s Choice Award for the 2011 public art program in Montrose.

Local exhibitors do well at state fair A number of Delta County 4-H members exhibited at the Colorado State Fair after placing in the Delta County Fair. Those exhibitors and their results are listed bleow. Isaac Munoz of the Delta County Exten-

sion said, “Ccongratulations to all our Delta County 4-H members for their excellent 4-H projects. We know you worked hard all year. We are proud of you and your fine accomplishments.” To learn more about

the opportunity to participate in the Colorado State Fair through the Delta County 4-H program, please contact Isaac Munoz at 8742198 or stop by the Delta County Extension Office at 525 Dodge Street in Delta.

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ARTIST’S PARADISE! Spectacular views, year round creek, charming multi-level 2310 sq. ft. home, wrap-around decks, guest house — possible rental income! Detached studio/office, attached 2-car plus detached garage/shop, loft for a library or sitting area, lovely wood flooring, large kitchen/dining, cozy living room with woodstove, energy efficient solar design with thermostatically controlled blower & opening skylites. Public lands nearby! This 2.6 acres has it all! $324,000 Cedaredge, CO #640196

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D2 Wednesday, September 7, 2011 FOR SALE YAMAHA CLARINET for sale. Excellent condition. Re-glued and re-corked. Asking $200. Please call Kathy at 527-6655. (3x36) FAST TREES, GROW 6-10 feet yearly. $13.95$18.95 delivered. Potted. Brochure online www.fasttrees.com or 800-615-3405. (6x32)

AUTOMOTIVE 1992 OLDS 88 ROYALE LS, 4dr, sd/luxury car. 145,000 miles. All the extras. Little old lady one owner. $2,000. 970-6406787 (2x36)

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CREATIVE LEARNING IS offering craft classes the second Tuesday of each month. Sign-up is required prior to class. Space is limited. Sept. 13, 6:30 to 9 p.m., 175 E. Main, Cedaredge. We'll be sharing folding techniques for making your own cards. RSVP. Judy 8566393 or Vickie 856-3569. (2x35)

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Bowie Resources LLC Accountant An underground coal mine near the town of Paonia, Colorado is seeking an Accountant to provide accounting support to the underground and surface operation. As a member of the Bowie Resources LLC team, this position will provide preparation of monthly operating reports, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, budget and forecast preparation, preparation of monthly cost allocations and journal entry preparation. Dissemination of and adherence to all company policies, procedures and GAAP is integral in the business process. The position will provide practical, critical business advice and creatively facilitate appropriate options to solve problems and seize opportunities. The Accountant reports to the Bowie Resources LLC VP/General Manager with an indirect reporting relationship to the CFO at the corporate office in Kentucky. BS degree in Accounting with emphasis in Business Administration or Finance and 3 years of accounting experience in coal or other energy related fields is required. CPA is preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent analytical and problem solving skills. In addition, to perform this job successfully an individual must have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software, Accounting software; Inventory software and Order processing systems. Ability to establish rapport and mutual respect with a diverse group of people coupled with strong written and oral communication skills. The company offers a competitive pay and benefit package that includes vacation, relocation, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, performance bonus plan. If you qualify for the above vacancy and want an excellent opportunity to work in a team environment for a company that values safety and its employees, please send or e-mail your resume to the following: Apply: Bowie Resources, LLC Attn: Human Resources PO Box 1488 Paonia, CO 81428 email: lgrako@bowieresources.com Bowie Resources, LLC PO Box 1488 Paonia, CO 81428 Telephone Number 970-527-4135 An Equal Opportunity Employer

YARD SALES DEL-ROSE CHORUS yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 10, 901 Leon, 8 a.m. to sell out. You're sure to find something great. (1x36) MOVING SALE. Antique furniture available at right price. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mary Kiser home, 1271 West Main. Cedaredge. (1x36) LET THEM KNOW WHAT you have to sell through the DCI Classifieds. 874-4421

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Rocky Mountain Steel, Inc. is hiring experienced welder/fabricators. Must have own tools and being able to read blueprints is preferred. Competitive salary. Apply in person: 59833 Hwy 50 Olathe, CO 81425

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RN Supervisor – 2-10 p.m. shift Sign-On Bonus Valley Manor Care Center is currently looking for qualified individuals to join the organization as an RN professional to manage nursing functions on the evening shift. The Nurse Manager is responsible for staff supervision as well as ensuring the general well being of residents through the delivery of high quality care and services in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy of long-term care. The ideal candidate must have 2 years nursing experience. Long-term care experience preferred. All qualified candidates please submit your resumes or applications to:

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INCOME TAX PREPARER for the AARP/IRS program for low income and elderly. Volunteer position. Bob Dawson 874-1822. (1x36)

MULTI-LINE INSURANCE agency seeks agent for Hotchkiss office. Competitive compensation and benefits package. SUBWAY RESTAURANTS Send resume to Human in Delta are currently accept- Resources, P.O. Box 1958, ing applications for assistant Pueblo, CO 81002. (2x36) manager. Apply online at Subway.com, then submit LOOKING FOR QUALITY resume in person at either employees? Advertise here in the DCI Classifieds. Delta locations. (4x34)

FROM THE PAST COMPILED FROM DELTA NEWSPAPERS By DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 251 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8721 September 8, 1911 (From the Delta County Independent) C.W. Ball of North Delta was in Tuesday morning with a product of his North Delta soil that is surely an oddity. The Snake cucumber is the name of the vegetable and any one of the two Mr. Ball had was said to be only half grown and was about four feet in length, growing in a spiral shape as the name indicates. When full grown, the snake cucumber attains a length of eight to ten feet, Mr. Ball claims, and make especially fine pickles. They grow to maturity in about eight or nine weeks. Those mentioned in this article can now be seen at the exhibit room in the Bank building. *** The Delta Fair Association extended an invitation to Mayor Robert W. Speer of Denver, to be present on Thursday, September 14th, and deliver an address at the fair. The Mayor, by telegram, has accepted the

C O M M U N I C AT I O N S Specialist. Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is seeking a Communications Specialist. Responsibilities include producing DMEA's newsletter, graphics, brochures, ad designs, and other formal communications with DMEA's members. This position utilizes print and other media including web based and related electronic means to communicate with members, community leaders and others. A bachelor's degree with an emphasis in graphic design, advertising, communications, journalism, professional writing or related fields plus two years practical work experience is required. A combination of relevant formal education and/or job-specific work experience of six years or more may meet the degree and work experience requirement and will be considered. Personal computer experience using Microsoft Office products required. Experience using graphic design software such as Quark, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator required. Web design experience using Front Page, Dream Weaver, Go Live, or comparable programs required. Experience in videography and video editing is preferred. Must have and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license. To apply, contact the Colorado Workforce Center in Delta or Montrose, Colo. Phone 970-874-5781 or

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970-249-7783. Applicants must be registered with the Colorado Workforce Center. Application packets are available from the Workforce Center. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. DMEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (2x35) TOWN OF ORCHARD City Road and Utility Worker. The Town of Orchard City seeks a qualified individual to perform the required duties involved in road, water and park operations. This position is responsible for all Town street and bridge maintenance and repair, grounds maintenance, snow removal, weed control and maintenance of the Town's park facilities. This position will also assist in the operation and maintenance of the Town's water distribution system and will assist other departments and perform other duties as assigned. Desired qualifications include the ability to operate equipment such as a dump truck, a backhoe, a tractor, lawnmowers and other associated vehicles and equipment. A valid Colorado drivers license is required and a CDL is preferred. Additional desired skills include the ability to weld, program and repair sprinkler systems, familiarity with building construction, repair water line breaks, install and maintain landscaping, develop and follow a budget, develop a capital improvement plan and make recommendations, prioritize a workload, coordinate and supervise contract work and projects, develop and solicit proposals for maintenance and capital projects, and work well with the public, elected officials and other employees. Additional duties may be required depending on qualifications of the candidate who is hired. High school diploma or GED required with minimum two years work experience. The salary for this position is $16 to $22 per hour depending on qualifications. Submittal of a Town of Orchard City application is required along with five references. A job application may be downloaded from the Town's website which is www.orchard cityco.org. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Applications may be sent to David Varley, Town Administrator, 9661 2100 Road, Austin, CO 81410. (2x35)

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CNAs — PRN Positions available Valley Manor Care Center is currently looking for qualified individuals to join the organization. Qualified candidate must have current licenses, be a team player, previous long-term care experience preferred, & computer experience. Primary care nursing philosophy is a must with the ability to plan and provide direct care. All qualified candidates please submit your resumes or applications to:

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FULL-TIME PROPERTY management position. Low Income Housing Tax Credit compliance experience and/ or HUD Public Housing program knowledge a plus; will train the right person. Bi-lingual Spanish speaker preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to: Delta Housing Authority, Attn: J. Rosenquist, 501 14th Street, Delta, CO 81416, EOE. No phone calls. (2x36)

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invitation and will be at the fair on the above date. *** The Hotchkiss fair began Wednesday and will close tomorrow. A good many Delta people attended and all unite in praise of the exhibits and entire program. About fifty horses have been in the races and have furnished record entertainment for the people who like to witness good speeding. The stock display is fair and the fruit and farm products are hard to beat, as would naturally be expected, from such a garden spot as the North Fork. It is gratifying to state that visitors to the Delta fair next week will be able to see much of this fine display. *** Several miles of productive fields have taken the place of sage brush waste within the past two years on the North Delta side of the Gunnison river. This has been made possible by the increased water supply of the North Delta canal. Where there were only winding trails three years ago, there are now fenced lanes and graded roads with thrifty farms on either side. Along this stretch of newly producing land are hundreds of acres of sugar beets, which look well for a first crop. Good ditch building is one of the best of our progressive improvements, for, thereby new acres are added to the producing area, which means very much to our general growth and success. *** Work has begun excavating for the new A.H. Stockham brick building, to be built where Geo. Crabill’s feed store now stands. *** It now happens nearly every day that the bus

lines must make a second trip to carry the passengers arriving from the depot to the hotels. *** Labor Day passed quietly in Delta, the parade being mainly in singles and doubles to and from the shops. Only the post office and banks remained closed. The schools met to grade and equip pupils. Delta is too busy a place to observe holidays, especially when they are flocking to the calendar in such numbers. The markets of the city were open and many loads of fruit and produce were hauled in to sell or for shipment. It was Labor Day. Why not? *** I.C. Hall, popular manager of the Grand Mesa Lumber company returned Friday from Glenwood Springs, where he attended the fair and enjoyed the swimming pool. He states that the flying machine exhibit was a failure, the aeroplane only succeeding in raising itself a short distance from the ground and falling back with broken wings. *** The stables burned at L.A. Cook’s ranch on California mesa near the Pea Green school house Saturday consuming also about 60 tons of hay and some grain. The tenants were away from home and but for the passing of Dr. Cleland and Attorney Walker in an automobile at the time, three horses would have been burned, which they succeeded in liberating. The fire is supposed to have been started from a camper’s fire. *** Delta county has been apportioned $7,500 this year for road work by the state highway commission, which completed the division of its available money for the present year, Tuesday. ***


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COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0062 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 22, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Jeanne L. Nash Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for U.S. Bank N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: US Bank National Association Date of Deed of Trust: 2/16/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 2/26/2007 Recording Reception Number: 612440 Original Principal Amount: $417,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $416,503.81 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 2, REPLAT OF CYPRUS VALLEY ORCHARD MINOR SUBDIVISION DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 16213 Grange Road, Paonia, CO 81428 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, 11/02/2011, 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: 9/7/2011 Last Publication: 10/5/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 03/22/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KEITH A. GANTENBEIN, JR. #39213 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 11-02142 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0120 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On July 6, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): PEDRO ELIAS Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 5/11/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/15/2007 Recording Reception Number: 615079 Original Principal Amount: $94,393.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $89,750.22 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR a boat, trailer, furniture or whatever? Come see it all at the Schiller estate sale at 4597 Colorow Road, Olathe, Friday, Sept. 9 from 8 to 3 p.m. (1x36)

CRISTY J. NEVILLE (Mother) and CRISTOBAL H. MANZANARES (Father) And Special Respondent: LORI MANZANARES and JOSHUA B. GIRON Attorney for Petitioner: Christine L. Knight, Atty Reg # 34213 County Attorney Bradley K. Kolman, Atty Reg # 4352 Senior County Attorney John F. Baier, Atty Reg # 38345 Assistant County Attorney Address: 320 W. 5th St., Delta, CO 81416-1610 Phone Number: 970-874-2090 Fax Number: 970-874-2094 Case Number: 2011 JV 32 Division: 1 ALIAS SUMMONS (PUBLICATION) TO: JOSHUA B. GIRON You are hereby notified that a verified Petition has been filed in the above named Court in which it is represented to the Court that [name omitted] a child born on July 2, 2007, and [name omitted] a child born December 30, 2009, are neglected and dependent Children for the reasons set forth more fully in said Petition, incorporated herein by reference. By Order of this Court, you have been named as a Special Respondent. In addition to the original Petition filed in the Court, a copy may be obtained from the office of the Delta County Attorney, 320 West 5th Street, Delta, CO 81416. Termination of the parent-child relationship is a possible remedy available if this Petition alleging that the children are dependent and neglected is sustained. A separate hearing must be held before such termination is ordered. Termination of the parent-child legal relationship means that the child who is the subject of this Petition would be eligible for adoption. You are further notified that the Court has set said petition for an advisement hearing on the 19th day of Sept., 2011, at 1:00 o'clock p.m. You are hereby notified to be and appear before this Court at said time. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court this 26th day of Aug., 2011. MANDY ALLEN Clerk of the Combined Court By: /s/ Sue Bruner Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) To the Parents, Guardians, or other Respondents You are to be present at all hearings of said case, including the hearing set above, as your right to the care, custody, control and guardianship of said Child(ren) will then be finally determined. A continuance of any scheduled hearing may be granted for a reasonable time upon good cause shown to the Court. You are further notified that you are entitled to such other legal rights and privileges as more fully set forth on reverse side of this summons. YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. You are entitled to admit or deny the truth and accuracy of any statement made by the petition. If you deny any statements alleging the dependency and neglect of your children, the petitioner must prove the statements by a preponderance of the evidence at a trial that will be scheduled by the Court. 2. You have a right to be represented by a lawyer at all hearings conducted in this case. If you do desire to be represented by a lawyer, you should begin now to obtain his assistance and ask him to notify the court of his intention to represent you. If the court finds that you cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, you are entitled to a court-appointed lawyer without cost to you. 3. You have a right to a trial by a jury of not more than six persons. If you wish a trial by jury, you or your lawyer should request it in writing as soon as possible. If you do not request a trial by jury trial will be to the Judge. 4. You have a right to question any witness who appears at the hearing on behalf of the petitioner and you also have the right to call and examine any witness of your own. At your request, the court may subpoena persons to be present as your witnesses. 5. When the court or a jury has reached a final decision in this case, you have a right to request a rehearing or new trial, but your request must be made in writing, within fifteen (15) days of the decision, unless the court grants a longer time. You have the right to appeal the court's decision. 6. If the petition is sustained, the court may make orders affecting any person named in the petition concerning the custody, care and discipline of the children, and may place the children outside of the family home if it finds that such placement would serve the best interests of the children. Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 2011.

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before December 26, 2011, or the claims may be forever barred. Ricky Herrin Person Giving Notice 6049 Thornwood Dr. Loomis CA 95650-9543 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent August 24, 31 and September 7, 2011.

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HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 19 AND 20 IN BLOCK 31 OF PLAT “C” OF THE TOWN, NOW CITY OF DELTA, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 638 SILVER STREET, DELTA, CO 81416 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, 11/02/2011, 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: 9/7/2011 Last Publication: 10/5/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 07/06/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JENNIFER H. TRACHTE, Esq. #40391 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 #: 9105.02128 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 2011.

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, 11/02/2011, 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: 9/7/2011 Last Publication: 10/5/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 03/22/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, 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 #: 7000.00530 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 2011.

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: 9/7/2011 Last Publication: 10/5/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/30/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: NEAL K. DUNNING #10181 Brown, Berardini & Dunning PC 2000 SOUTH COLORADO BLVD TOWER TWO SUITE 700, DENVER, CO 80222 (877) 234-3152 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 1701-F19 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0061 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 22, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): GARY JENSEN Original Beneficiary(ies): MONTROSEBANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON f/k/a THE BANK OF NEW YORK, as Trustee for the holders of the Certificates, First Horizon Mortgage Pass-through Certificates series FH06-FA7,by First Horizon Home Loans, a division of First Tennessee Bank National Association, Master Servicer, in its capacity as agent for the Trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement Date of Deed of Trust: 9/11/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 9/18/2006 Recording Reception Number: 607796 Original Principal Amount: $300,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $284,409.96 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. LEGAL DESCRIPTION The E1/2 of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 23, Township 14 South, Range 92 West of the 6th P.M., also commencing at the Southeast corner of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4, Section 23, Township 14 South, Range 92 West of the 6th P.M.; thence South on Section line 8 rods; thence West parallel with Quarter line 20 rods; thence North parallel with Section line 8 rods; thence East on the Quarter line 20 rods to place of beginning. Also the W1/2 of the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 and the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 14, Township 14 South, Range 92 West of the 6th P.M. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 39003 & 39007 L75 ROAD, PAONIA, CO 81428 NOTICE OF SALE

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COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0118 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 30, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): JOSEPH M. LITWAK WHO ACQUIRED TITLE AS JOSEPH LITWAK, A MARRIED MAN AND KEVIN LYONS, A MARRIED MAN Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 5/15/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/17/2006 Recording Reception Number: 603667 Original Principal Amount: $144,435.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $144,435.00 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. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION A tract of land situate in part of Lots # 11 and 12 of Section 31, Township 12 South, Range 94 West of the 6th P.M. more particularly described as follows: Beginning at Corner #6 of Tract 55, Section 31, T12S, R94W 6th P.M. Thence South 00°22' West 1325.40 feet more or less to the North line of Tract 66 in said Section 31; Thence South 89°10' West along the North line of said Tract 66, 954.2 feet more or less to the East right of way more or less to the East right of way of Colorado Hwy #65; Thence along said East right of way line North 69°38' West 152.15 feet; Thence North 71°10' West 252.0 feet more or less to the West line of Lot #11 of said Section 31; Thence North 00°34.5' West 1195.05 feet more or less to the NW corner of said Lot #11, which coincides with Corner #1 of Tract 63 in said Section' Thence North 89°35' East along the South line of Tract 55 a distance of 1355.69 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also Known as: TBD Hwy 65, Cedaredge, CO 81413 Also known by street and number as: TBD HWY 65, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413 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, 11/02/2011, at Public Trustee’s

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TOWN OF PAONIA JUNE 2011 DISBURSEMENTS Accutest Mtn. States, Inc …………………… 432.00 Allenhofen, Mike …… 5,474.00 Bolinger & Queen …… 309.37 Briscoe & Associates, PC …………………… 2,156.00 Business Ink, Co. …… 157.86 Christopher Dalbow Enterprises ………… 336.50 City of Delta …………… 213.00 Delta County Independent ………… 133.41 Delta Montrose Electric Assn. ………………… 418.96 Dependable Lumber, Inc. …………………… 544.94 DMEA…………………… 44.55 Don's Market ………… 31.60 Double J Disposal Inc 151.00 Duckworks Auto Parts 12.59 ECO Contracting ……… 11,945.52 EmTech Inc. …………… 5,089.50 Enterprise Fund ……… 2,536.75 Feather Petroleum Company …………… 1,698.09 First National Bank … 1,771.74 Founders Custodian Dreyfus ……………… 1,968.67 Grand Junction Pipe & Supply ……………… 51.98 Hach Company ……… 546.64 Hinz, Tim ……………… 260.00 IKON Management Services ……………… 195.46 Kwiki Tire II …………… 40.00 LaBounty Shawn …… 2,185.23 Lasting Impressions … 26.98 Liberty National Worksite …………… 341.27 Littlejohn Keith ……… 1,506.99 Mail Services, LLC …… 318.10 Master Petroleum Company …………… 1,214.64 Mountain Peak Controls, Inc. …………………… 125.00 Munro Supply, Inc. … 144.69 Paonia Auto Parts …… 53.66 Paonia Farm & Home Supply ……………… 359.06 Paonia State Bank …… 23,913.24 Paper Works, Ink ……… 250.09 Pitkin Mesa Pipeline Company …………… 53.00 Postmaster …………… 100.00 PR Diamond Products, Inc. …………………… 100.00 Reedys North Fork Service ……………… 696.65 Ricoh Americas Corporation ………… 204.25 Rocky Mountain Health Plan…………………… 6,896.76 Scott Leon …………… 188.68 Spring Branch Excavating ………… 1,400.00 TDS Telecom ………… 437.55 TDSNet Internet Services ……………… 119.00 U.S. Tractor & Harvest, Inc. …………………… 45.17 UNCC …………………… 46.69 USA Blue Book ……… 133.77 Weekender Sports, Inc 314.26 Western Implement Company …………… 75.05 Wilbur-Ellis Company 908.65 Winston Water Works 2,861.10 Winwater ……………… 12,705.55 Peterson, Barbara …… 2,267.03 Aeromix Systems, Inc 106.57 Avaya Financial Services ……………… 349.08 BSN Sports …………… 310.35 CIRSA ………………… 19,217.00 Delta Montrose Electric Assn. ………………… 4,512.83 Dependable Lumber, Inc. …………………… 410.05 Double J Disposal Inc 151.00 EmTech Inc. …………… 420.00 Galaxy Bike and Sport 221.99 Hach Company ……… 8,455.15 Hinz, Tim ……………… 285.00 John Frazier Cornwell Tools ………………… 236.85 Kansas City Life Insurance …………… 51.60 Kwiki Tire ……………… 766.76 Kwiki Tire II …………… 566.00 Lasting Impressions … 45.00 Loberg, Travis ………… 111.99

M & H Towing and Repair………………… 418.70 MetLife ………………… 30.00 Midwest Radar & Equipment ………… 160.00 Phil Crespin …………… 260.00 Phils Towing ………… 250.00 Ricoh Americas Corporation ………… 408.50 Rocky Mountain Health Plan…………………… 6,063.75 Source Gas …………… 331.80 Southwest Systems, Inc …………………… 403.50 United Companies …… 185.92 Weekender Sports, Inc 197.49 Western Implement Company …………… 143.72 WestWater Engineering 2,699.79 Wilmore & Company 1,580.00 Winwater ……………… 1,490.26 Totals …………………… 147,392.81 June Payroll …………… 51,905.78 Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 2011.

TOWN OF PAONIA JULY 2011 DISBURSEMENTS Allenhofen, Mike …… 5,474.00 Aspen Tree Service … 4,800.00 Benson Bros. ………… 1,173.60 Bolinger & Queen …… 35.72 Briscoe & Associates, PC …………………… 1,552.50 Canyon Systems, Inc. 37.94 City of Delta …………… 233.00 Colorado State Treasurer …………… 108.65 Delta County Independent ………… 446.04 Delta Montrose Electric Assn. ………………… 346.03 Dependable Lumber, Inc. …………………… 1.075.14 DMEA…………………… 47.67 Don's Market ………… 42.31 Duckworks Auto Parts 56.89 Enterprise Fund ……… 2,086.25 Feather Petroleum Company …………… 1,575.97 First National Bank … 1,771.74 Gall's Incorporated … 152.97 Hanson International … 79.39 Hinz, Tim ……………… 325.00 Intermountain Sweeper 173.41 Kwiki Tire II …………… 10.00 LaBounty, Shawn …… 151.48 Lasting Impressions … 167.97 Liberty National Worksite …………… 341.27 Master Petroleum Company …………… 2,427.04 Medical Systems of Denver Inc. ………… 84.65 Ochs Diesel Service, Inc. …………………… 238.25 Paonia Auto Parts …… 61.08 Paonia Cleaners & Laundry ……………… 300.00 Paonia Farm & Home Supply ……………… 619.97 Paper Works, Ink ……… 400.83 Phil Crespin …………… 60.00 Pitkin Mesa Pipeline Company …………… 53.00 Randall Industries …… 1,050.00 Reedys North Fork Service ……………… 462.82 Robert's Enterprises … 62.00 Safety-Kleen ………… 337.66 Scott Leon …………… 195.43 TDS Telecom ………… 431.36 TDSNet Internet Services ……………… 131.19 U.S. Tractor & Harvest, Inc. …………………… 40.66 UNCC …………………… 35.42 Weekender Sports, Inc 346.77 West's Home Center … 75.95 Wilbur-Ellis Company 3,045.01 Winston Water Works 2,035.00 Avaya Financial Services ……………… 332.46 Blair and Associates P.C. …………………… 2,200.00 Bolinger & Queen …… 29.66 Bruce Martinez ……… 7,000.00 C.A.M. Electric Inc …… 462.69 Castello, Daniel ……… 31.75 Crane, Jeff …………… 93.75 Delta Montrose Electric Assn. ………………… 4,922.15 Dependable Lumber, Inc. …………………… 8.20 Double J Disposal Inc 151.00 Farmer Frank's ……… 323.89 Founders Custodian Dreyfus ……………… 1,812.07 Hach Company ……… 370.73 Hinz, Tim ……………… 240.00 Kansas City Life Insurance …………… 51.60 Kwiki Tire II …………… 160.00 Lasting Impressions … 20.00 Loberg, Travis ………… 114.13 Mail Services, LLC …… 319.48 MetLife ………………… 30.00 Munro Supply, Inc. … 573.60 Phonz+ ………………… 95.00 ProWest Filtration, Inc 4,505.08 Ricoh Americas Corporation ………… 263.66 Rocky Mountain Health Plan…………………… 6,049.45 Southwest Systems, Inc …………………… 10,673.70 The Filter House ……… 33.44 Valley Machine ……… 28.13 West's Home Center … 16.18 WestWater Engineering 1,161.50 Wilbur-Ellis Company 988.65 Winwater ……………… 474.24 Peterson, Barbara …… 3,701.42 Totals …………………… 82,002.86 July Payroll …………… 34,612.38 Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 2011.

DISTRICT COURT, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO 501 Palmer Street, Room 338, Delta, Colorado 81416 Petitioner: THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO In the Interest of: [Name Omitted] date of birth 07.02.2007 and [Name Omitted] date of birth 12.30.2009, Children And Concerning Respondents:

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of BUSTER JOE HERRIN, a/k/a BUSTER J. HERRIN, a/k/a B.J. HERRIN, Deceased Case Number 2011PR67

County Court Delta County, Colorado Court Address: 501 Palmer #338 Delta, CO 81416 In the Matter of the Petition of: Parent/Petitioner: Olena Hulteen for Minor Child: Oleksandr Baranov to Change the Child's Name to: Alexander Hulteen Case Number: 11C88 NOTICE TO NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT BY PUBLICATION Notice to: Gennady Baranov, noncustodial parent. Notice is given that a hearing is scheduled as follows: Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: 501 Palmer Rm 338 Delta, CO 81416 for the purpose of requesting a change of name for Alexander Hulteen At this hearing the Court may enter an order changing the name of the minor child. To support or voice objection to the proposed name change, you must appear at the hearing. /s/ Olena Hulteen Parent/Petitioner 26075 Redlands Mesa Rd. Hotchkiss, CO 81419 Published in the Delta County Independent August 24, 31, September 7, 14 and 21, 2011.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Town of Cedaredge The Town of Cedaredge Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing, September 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center, 140 NW 2nd Street, to discuss and receive comments regarding revisions to the Cedaredge Master Plan prepared by the Cedaredge Planning Commission. Interested parties may submit written comments to Town of Cedaredge, P.O. Box 398, 235 W. Main St, Cedaredge, CO 81413, prior to the public hearing; and at said time and place of the Public Hearing, any interested persons may appear to be heard for or against the adoption of the revised Master Plan. The Master Plan final draft is available at Town Hall, 235 W. Main St, Cedaredge, Colorado; and on the Town of Cedaredge web-site: www.cedaredgecolorado.com. Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 2011.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of LEONARD DALE BALDWIN a/k/a LEONARD D. BALDWIN, a/k/a LEONARD BALDWIN, a/k/a DALE BALDWIN, Deceased Case Number 2011PR75 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before January 5, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. L. Dale Baldwin Person Giving Notice PO Box 1546 Paonia CO 81428 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay Clay and Dodson, P.C. PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 14 and 21, 2011.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Virginia Claire Murphy, also known as Virginia C. Murphy, Deceased Case No. 11PR79 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to the District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before January 9, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Susan C. Manney Personal Representative 103 C St. Vallejo, CA 94590 707-643-7777 James D. Brown Brown, Schottelkotte, Stimpert & Vaughn, LLC Attorneys for Personal Representative 550 Palmer St. - P.O. Box 43 Delta, CO 81416-0043 970-874-4451 Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 14 and 21, 2011.


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Public Notices Your Right To Know Legal Deadline is Monday at 10 a.m. COMBINED NOTICE - RESTART - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-109(2)(b)(II) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2010-0213 Republished to restart foreclosure stayed by bankruptcy and reset sale date. To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 8, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Kelly F. Turner Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Lane Mortgage. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Flagstar Bank, FSB Date of Deed of Trust: 3/8/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 3/9/2007 Recording Reception Number: 612876 Original Principal Amount: $177,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $170,703.57 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 13, HAWK COURT SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 611 Hawks Court, Delta, CO 81416 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, 10/05/2011, 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: 8/10/2011 Last Publication: 9/7/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/08/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, 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 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 10-21983 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 10, 17, 24, 31 and September 7, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0101 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 6, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Russell W Quest Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 7/31/2003 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/5/2003 Recording Reception Number: 569871 Original Principal Amount: $83,800.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $60,172.87 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Exhibit A A tract of land situate in part of the NE1/4SW1/4 of Section 24, Township 13 South, Range 95 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the South edge of the road described in Road Book "B" Page 45 said point being also in the centerline of Kiser Creek from whence the W1/4 corner of said Section 24, Township 13 South, Range 95 West of the 6th Principal Meridian bears North 49°07' West a distance of 1,944.8 feet and considering the West line of said NE1/4SW1/4 to bear North 00°20' East and all other bearings relative thereto; thence South 66°08' East to the West right of way line of a county road designated as Road 2075 a distance of 236.5 feet; thence South 38°12' West along the edge of the county road designated as 2075 Road to the South line of said NE1/4SW1/4 a distance of 112.0 feet; thence 86°19' West along said

South line of the NE1/4SW1/4 to the centerline of Kiser Creek 239.5 feet; thence Northeasterly along the centerline of Kiser Creek the following courses and distances; North 09°34' East 57.2 feet; North 02°50' East 52.5 feet; North 29°22' East 27.5; North 64°18' East 36.4 feet; North 59°36' East a distance of 38.9 feet more or less to the point of beginning. Delta County, Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 17231 WARD CREEK RD, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413 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, 10/05/2011, 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: 8/10/2011 Last Publication: 9/7/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/06/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: REAGAN LARKIN #42309 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 11-05267 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 10, 17, 24, 31 and September 7, 2011.

District Court, Delta County, Colorado Court Address: 501 Palmer, Rm. 338, Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-6280 Plaintiff: LAWRENCE M. JIRON v. Defendant: CHARLES GREENACRE, et al. Case Number: 2011 CV 93 Division: 7 DISTRICT COURT CIVIL SUMMONS TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS WHO CLAIM ANY INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS ACTION 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 20 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 30 days after such service upon you. Your answer or counterclaim must be accompanied with the applicable filing fee. If you fail to file your answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within the applicable time period, the Court may enter judgment by default against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice. Dated: August 3, 2011 /s/ Mandy Allen Clerk of Court/Clerk (SEAL) Published in the Delta County Independent August 10, 17, 24, 31 and September 7, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0099 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 2, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Vance G Curtis and Jeannie M Curtis Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Mountain Pacific Mortgage Company Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Central Mortgage Company Date of Deed of Trust: 11/3/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 11/13/2006 Recording Reception Number: 609578 Original Principal Amount: $171,040.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $169,636.59 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 130, STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FILING NO. 1, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 787 Albany Street, Delta, CO 81416 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,

PUBLIC NOTICES 10/05/2011, 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: 8/10/2011 Last Publication: 9/7/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/02/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER #34145 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 11-06450 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 10, 17, 24, 31 and September 7, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0105 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 13, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): DEBORAH M. SELLS Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 12/30/2005 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 1/19/2006 Recording Reception Number: 599698 Original Principal Amount: $106,206.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $104,804.84 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. THE REAL PROPERTY SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF DELTA AND STATE OF COLORADO, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 3 OF THE 3RD AMENDED PLAT OF THE HESSEL SUBDIVISION Also known by street and number as: 230 SE INDEPENDENCE AVE, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413 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, 10/12/2011, 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: 8/17/2011 Last Publication: 9/14/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/13/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DOUGLAS W. BROWN #10429 Brown, Berardini & Dunning PC 2000 SOUTH COLORADO BLVD TOWER TWO SUITE 700, DENVER, CO 80222 (877) 234-3152 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 1701-F15 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 17, 24, 31, September 7 and 14, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0104 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 13, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Monty L Simpkins Original Beneficiary(ies): Navy Federal Credit Union Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Navy Federal Credit Union Date of Deed of Trust: 9/12/2003 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 9/19/2003 Recording Reception Number: 571589 Original Principal Amount: $172,806.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $154,377.78 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 5 OF CEDAR RUN ESTATES Also known by street and number

as: 11465 Kelly Lane, Orchard City, CO 81410 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, 10/12/2011, 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: 8/17/2011 Last Publication: 9/14/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/13/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, 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 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 11-06897 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 17, 24, 31, September 7 and 14, 2011.

PUBLIC NOTICE Bowie Resources, LLC, P.O. Box 483, Paonia, CO, 81428, has submitted to the Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety a complete application for the renewal of a valid existing permit to conduct mining in Colorado for its Bowie No. 2 Mine, mining permit No. C1996-083. Most of the mine facilities are located north of Bowie Road near the town of Bowie, CO. A pump station, three sediment ponds, a coal mine waste disposal area and unit train loadout are located south of Bowie Road. The Fire Mountain Canal is located south of the mine facilities and north of the unit train loadout. The North Fork of the Gunnison River is located south of the mine permit boundary. The proposed mine permit area is located on the U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute Bowie Quadrangle map within the following sections. Township 13 South, Range 91 West, 6th PM Sec. 2: SW/4NW/4,SW/4 Sec. 3: ALL Sec. 4: ALL Sec. 5: S/2SE/4, SE/4SW/4, S/2NE/4NE/4SE/4, SE/4NW/4NE/4SE/4, E/2SW/4NE/4SE/4, SE/4NE/4SE/4 Sec. 6: Lots 5, 6, 7, SW/4NE/4, SE/4NW/4, E/2SW/4, SE/4 Sec. 7: ALL Sec. 8: NE/4, W/2 , W/2SE/4 Sec. 9: NE/4, NW/4, SE/4, NE/2SW/4, SE/4SW/4, NE/4SW/4SW/4 Sec. 10: ALL Sec. 11: SW/4, NW/4 Sec. 14: NW/4 except that portion south of the Union Pacific Railroad right of way Sec. 15: NE/4, NW/4, Portions of the N/2SE/4, SW/4SE/4, S/2SW/4, excluding all privately held lands not owned or controlled by Bowie Resources LLC or the Union Pacific Railroad. Sec. 16: N/2NE/4 Sec. 17: NW/4, W/2NE/4 Sec. 18: Lots 1,2, NE1⁄4, E/2NW/4 Sec. 22: Portion of NW/4NW/4, on lands owned by the Union Pacific Railroad Township 13 South, Range 92West, 6th PM Sec. 1: SE/4 Sec. 12: Lots 1,2,7,8,9, and 10 Township 12 South, Range 91 West, 6th PM Sec. 27: SW/4, S/2SE/4, S/2 NE/4SE/4, S/2NW/4SE/4 Sec. 28: E/2 SE/4 Sec. 33: Lots 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10,11, 12, 14, 15, 16, SE/4NW/4, S/2NE/4, NE/4NE/4 Sec. 34: ALL Sec. 35: SW/4 Lot 18, NW/4 Lot 19 The approved the Bowie No. 2 Mine permit contains 8,301 acres of land, 4,637 acres of private surface and 3,664 acres of Federal surface. Private minerals within the proposed permit area encompass 1,957 acres with Federal minerals accounting for the balance of 6,344 acres. A copy of the permit renewal application is available for public inspection at the Paonia Public Library, 2 Third Street, Paonia, CO, and at the offices of the Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety, 1313 Sherman St., Room 215, Denver, CO, 80203, (303) 866-3567. Written comments, objections, or a request for an informal conference on the application may be submitted to and additional information may be obtained from the Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety at the above address and must be received by the Division within 30 days after the last publication for this notice. Published in the Delta County Independent August 24, 31, September 7 and 14, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0100 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 2, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Richard P. Gibson Sr, AKA and vested in title as Richard F. Gibson and Mary E. Gibson Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for MBNA America (Delaware), N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Date of Deed of Trust: 9/10/2003 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 9/16/2003 Recording Reception Number: 571446 Original Principal Amount: $95,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $86,335.84 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the

covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT "A" PART OF THE NW1/4 SE1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 95 WEST OF THE 6TH P.M., DESCRIBED AS BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY NO. 65 AT A POINT WHENCE THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12 BEARS SOUTH 19°55'46" WEST 1736.2 FEET, SAID POINT BEING MARKED WITH A 6 INCH SPIKE; THENCE NORTH 32°10' EAST 159.47 FEET ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE TO A POINT MARKED WITH A SPIKE, WHICH POINT IS LOCATED NORTH 83°15'36" WEST 32.9 FEET FROM AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 83°58'36" EAST 100.27 FEET TO A POINT MARKED WITH AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 42°22'10" WEST 120.32 FEET TO A POINT MARKED WITH A STEEL POST; THENCE SOUTH 22°26'32" WEST 25.07 FEET TO A POINT MARKED WITH A STEEL POST; THENCE SOUTH 11°04'34" WEST 26.94 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF THE CEMETERY TRACT, MARKED WITH A POST; THENCE NORTH 81°01'13" WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID CEMETERY 89.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1340 Highway 65, Eckert, CO 81418 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, 10/05/2011, 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: 8/10/2011 Last Publication: 9/7/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/02/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KEITH A. GANTENBEIN, JR. #39213 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 10-26495 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 10, 17, 24, 31 and September 7, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0103 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 10, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): STACEY AINSLIE Original Beneficiary(ies): COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS. INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-23 Date of Deed of Trust: 10/24/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 11/2/2006 Recording Reception Number: 609330 Original Principal Amount: $173,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $169,047.82 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION A tract of land beginning 208.7 feet west of the Northwest corner of the W1/2 of the E1/2 of the NE1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 19, Township 15 South, Range 95 West of the 6th P.M., running thence South 278 feet; Thence West 121.3 feet; Thence North 278 feet to the subdivision line; thence East on subdivision line 121.3 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also Known as: 1030 E 5th Street, Delta, CO 81416 Also known by street and number as: 1030 E 5TH ST, DELTA, CO 81416-2516 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, 10/12/2011, 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

Delta County Independent sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 8/17/2011 Last Publication: 9/14/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/10/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, 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 80228-1508 (303) 274-0155 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 10-010-15579 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 17, 24, 31, September 7 and 14, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0111 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 22, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): KIM L. DABNEY AND WILLIAM E. DABNEY Original Beneficiary(ies): SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS CREDIT UNION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS CREDIT UNION Date of Deed of Trust: 10/6/2005 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 10/17/2005 Recording Reception Number: 596605 Original Principal Amount: $73,375.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $72,842.68 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 5, PORTER’S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF CEDAREDGE, COLORADO, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 275 NW 3RD ST., CEDAREDGE, CO 81413 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, 10/19/2011, 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: 8/24/2011 Last Publication: 9/21/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/22/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DENNIS E BAKER #9619 Younge & Hockensmith PC 743 Horizon Court Suite 200, Grand Junction, CO 8150-6 (970) 2422645 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 #: ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 24, 31, September 7, 14 and 21, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0109 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 20, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): TERRY D. HEDRICK Original Beneficiary(ies): DIRECT LENDING, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: LPP MORTGAGE LTD. Date of Deed of Trust: 3/29/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 4/9/2007 Recording Reception Number: 613948 Original Principal Amount: $166,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $159,362.87 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 3 OF JACKSON SUBDIVISION OF THE JACKSON ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DELTA, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 725 E 10TH ST HILL, DELTA, CO 81416 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, 10/19/2011, 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: 8/24/2011 Last Publication: 9/21/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/20/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CATHERINE A. HILDRETH, Esq. #40975 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 #: 1057.00652 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 24, 31, September 7, 14 and 21, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0108 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 17, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): CHARLES J. EULER AND JONI MICHELE WAINRIGHT-EULER Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 3/19/2008 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 3/24/2008 Recording Reception Number: 624077 Original Principal Amount: $179,655.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $184,738.71 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOTS 13 AND 14 IN BLOCK “A” OF PEACH PLAT OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 945 HASTINGS ST, DELTA, CO 81416 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, 10/19/2011, 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: 8/24/2011 Last Publication: 9/21/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/17/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, 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 #: 9105.01931 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 24, 31, September 7, 14 and 21, 2011. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of LODEMIA GLEASON, Deceased Case Number 2011PR77 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before January 3, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Ron E. Jones Person Giving Notice 13022 Highway 65 Eckert CO 81418 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent August 31, September 7 and 14, 2011.

Case Number: 11C91 PUBLIC NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Public Notice is given on 8/22/11, that a Petition for a Change of Name of a Minor Child has been filed with the Delta County Court. The Petition requests that the name of Johnny Lee Moses IV be changed to Jacen Samuel Spampinato. /s/ Mandy Allen Clerk of Court By /s/ Daniel Ruiz Deputy Clerk (Court Seal) Published in the Delta County Independent August 31, September 7 and 14, 2011.


PUBLIC NOTICES

Delta County Independent PUBLIC NOTICE Oxbow Mining, LLC. (OMLLC), P.O. Box 535, 3737 Highway 133, Somerset, Colorado 81434, has filed a complete application to the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (CDRMS) for Permit Revision PR-06 to its existing approved Permit No. C-1981022. The PR provide for an addition to the Permit Area to provide for 1) an updated mine plan and 2) a 2,247.43 acre addition to the Permit area. The additional Permit Area is made necessary to accommodate the inclusion of an existing Federal coal lease COC-61357 lease modification of 156.77 acres and a new Federal coal lease COC-70615 of 785.79 acres. All lands proposed for addition to the Permit Area are either managed by the USFS or the BLM. No additional private lands are proposed in the addition to the Permit area. OMLLC's approved Permit Area is located in Gunnison and Delta Counties and north of the town of Somerset and the North Fork of the Gunnison River. OMLLC's current and proposed Permit Area would be included on the areas presented by the Somerset and Bowie USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle maps and is generally described as follows: Township 12 South, Range 90 West. 6th PM All or parts of Sections 27-34 Township 12 South. Range 91 West, 6th PM All or parts of Sections 25-27 and 34-36 Township 13 South, Range 89 West 6th PM All or parts of Sections 6 and 7 Township 13 South, Range 90 West 6th PM All or parts of Sections 1-12 and 17 Township 13 South, Range 91 West, 6th PM All or parts of Sections 1-3 and 11-13 The revised permit area will contain approximately 15,676.51 acres of surface lands of which 5,551 acres are located on private land and 10,125.51 acres are on Federal land. Complete copies of the PR-06 application are on file at the CDRMS offices located at 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203, Phone: (303) 866-3567; at the Gunnison County Planning Office, the Delta County Planning Office and at the Paonia Public Library. Comments or objections concerning the application for revision should be directed to the CDRMS at the above address not later than 30 days after the last date of publication of this notice in order to be considered. Published in the Delta County Independent August 31, September 7, 14 and 21, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0113 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 28, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): RED HAT PRODUCE, INC. Original Beneficiary(ies): U.S. BANK N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 4/16/2008 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 4/22/2008 Recording Reception Number: 624945 Original Principal Amount: $600,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $561,677.80 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION Parcel No. 1 (shown on Surveyors Plat dated May 21, 1990 at Reception Number 90-SP-036) A tract of land situate in parts of Lot 1 of Section 1, T15S, R95W and Lot 4 of Section 6, T15S, R94W all in the 6th P.M. more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the west line of Lot 4 of Section 6 from whence the NW corner of Section 6, T15S, R94W of the 6th P.M. bears N00°21'55"E a distance of 560.09 feet and considering the West line of the NW1/4 of said Section 6 to bear N00°21'55"E and all other bearings relative thereto; Thence along the arc of a curve to the right a distance of 320.00 feet, the long chord of which bears N80°53'11"E 319.76 feet, the radius of said curve being 2425.00 feet; Thence S00°21'55"W parallel with the West line of Lot 4 of Section 6 to the North right of way line of the D&RGW RR a distance of 100.50 feet; Thence along the arc of a curve to the left a distance of 320.41 feet, the long chord of which bears S80°27'58"W 320.16 feet to the west line of said Lot 4, the radius of said curve being 2325.00 feet; Thence along the arc of a curve to the left a distance of 80.21 feet, the long chord of which bears S75°34'12"W 80.21 feet, the radius of said curve being 2325.00 feet; Thence N00°21'55E parallel with the east line of Lot 1 of Section 1 a distance of 103.75 feet; Thence along the arc of a curve to the right a distance of 80.00 feet, the long chord of which bears N76°10'22"E 79.99 feet, the radius of said curve being 2425.00 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Parcel No. 2 (shown on Surveyors Plat dated May 21, 1990 at Reception Number 90-SP-036) A tract of land situate in part of Lot 4 of Section 6 from whence the NW corner of Section 6, T15S, R94W of the 6th P.M. bears N00°21'55"E a distance of 817.74 feet, and considering the West line of the NW1/4 of said Section 6 to bear N00°21'55"E and all other bearings relative thereto; Thence along the arc of a curve to the right a distance of 48.48 feet, the long chord of which bears N76°12'52"E 48.48 feet to the West line of Lot 16 in Block 7 of the Town of Austin, the radius of said curve being 2175.00 feet; Thence South along the West line of said Lot 16 to the SW corner thereof a distance of 18.06 feet; Thence East along the South line of Block 7 a distance of 175.92 feet; Thence South 25.00 feet; Thence East 295.00 feet; Thence East N66°36"E 42.80 feet; Thence N77°10'E 87.90 feet; Thence North 8.00 feet; Thence N77°10'E to the East line of lot 7 Block 6 of the Town of Austin a distance of 127.28 feet; Thence North along said East lot line to the South right of way line of the D & RGW RR a distance of

39.76 feet; Thence along the South right of way line of the D & RGW RR the following courses and distances; S87°25'46"W 119.76 feet N02°34'14"W 60.00 feet; S87°25'46"W 202.42 feet; Along the arc of a curve to the left a distance of 447.58 feet, the long chord of which bears S81°41'43"W 446.83 feet to the West line of Lot 4 of Section 6, the radius of said curve being 2235.00 feet; Thence S00°21'55"W along said Subdivision line a distance of 62.00 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Parcel No. 3 (shown on Surveyors Plat dated May 21, 1990 at Reception Number 90-SP-036) A tract of land situate in part of Lot 1 of Section 1, T15S, R95W of the 6th P.M. more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the East line of Lot 1 of Section 1 from whence the NE corner of Section 1, T15S, R95W of the 6th P.M. bears N00°21'55"E a distance of 817.74 feet, and considering the East line of the NE1/4 of said Section 1 to bear N00°21'55"E and all other bearings relative thereto; Thence along the arc of a curve to the left a distance of 278.82 feet, the long chord of which bears S71°52'44"W 278.63 feet to the North line of block 11 of the Town of Austin, the radius of said curve being 2175.00 feet; Thence East along the North line of Block 11 to the NE Corner of Lot 1 of said Block 11 a distance of 242.23 feet; Thence South to the SE corner of Lot 1 of Block 11 a distance of 100.30 feet; Thence West along the South line of Lots 1 thru 16 of Block 11 to the SW Corner of Lot 16 a distance of 400.00 feet; Thence North along the West line of Lot 16 a distance of 29.82 feet; Thence along the arc of curve to the left a distance of 277.94 feet, the long chord of which bears S59°59'42"W 277.75 feet to the West line of the E1/2 of Lot 1 Section 1, the radius of said curve being 2175.00 feet; Thence N00°28'23"E along said subdivision line to the South right of way line of the D&RGW RR a distance of 60.10 feet; Thence along the arc of a curve to the right a distance of 725.87 feet, the long chord of which bears N66°32'44"E 722.68 feet to the East line of Lot 1 of Section 1, the radius of said curve being 2225.00 feet; Thence S00°21'55"W along said subdivision line a distance of 51.69 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Parcel B (shown on survey recorded September 20, 1983 at Reception Number 406936 in Book 7 at Page 60) A parcel of land located in Lot 1 (NE1/4 of the NE1/4) Section 1, T15S, R95W, 6th P.M. more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North Right of Way of The Denver and Rio Grand Western Railroad whence the NE corner of Section 1, T15S, R95W 6th P.M. Bears N19°11'57"E 786.89'; Thence along the arc of a curve to the left 446.44' whose radius is 2290.00' and whose long chord is S63°39'52"W 445.74'; Thence leaving the north right of way of the railroad N00°08'48"E 121.25'; Thence N64°30'35"E 359.91'; Thence along the arc of a curve to the right 49.97' whose radius is 2390.00' and whose long chord is N69°13'35"E 49.97'; Thence S16°00'00"E 100.00' to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Parcel C (shown on survey recorded September 20, 1983 at Reception Number 406936 in Book 7 at Page 60) Part of Lot 1 (NE1/4 of the NE1/4) of Section 1, Township 15 South, Range 95 West of the 6th P.M. more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North right of way line of The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad whence the NE corner of Section 1, Township 15 South, Range 95 West of the 6th P.M. bears North 19°11'57" East 786.89 feet; Thence North 16°00'00"West 100.0 feet; Thence along the arc of a curve to the right 219.66 feet, whose radius is 2390.0 feet and whose long chord is North 71°59'44" East 219.58 feet to the NW corner of that tract of land as described in deed recorded in Book 71 at Page 63; Thence South 00°07'17" East 103.77 feet; Thence along the arc of a curve to the left 191.27 feet, whose radius is 2290.0 feet and whose long chord is South 71°38'32" West 191.22 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 22121 MAIN STREET, 22079 MAIN STREET, 21948 AUSTIN RD,, 21942 AUSTIN RD, 21946 AUSTIN RD, 21922 AUSTIN RD, AUSTIN, CO 81410 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, 10/26/2011, 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: 8/31/2011 Last Publication: 9/28/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/28/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: SHERI L. KELLY #27501 Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 1700 LINCOLN STREET SUITE 4000, DENVER, CO 80203 (30 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 #: 10287.516 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 31, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0107 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 16, 2011, the undersigned

Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): THOMAS J. STRIDER AND MARIE E. STRIDER Original Beneficiary(ies): UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING THROUGH THE FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING THROUGH THE RURAL HOUSING SERVICE Date of Deed of Trust: 5/12/1992 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/12/1992 Recording Reception Number: 459800 Book No. and Page No.: Book: 684 Page: 679 Original Principal Amount: $40,014.78 Outstanding Principal Balance: $30,316.18 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOTS 13 AND 14, BLOCK 7, BUSINESS MEN’S SUBDIVISION TO THE CITY OF DELTA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE DELTA COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER. TOGETHER WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON. EXCEPT AND SUBJECT TO EXISTING EASEMENTS, RIGHTS OF WAY AND RESERVATIONS VISIBLE OR OF RECORD AND SUBJECT TO THE DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY GEOFFREY D. ATCHLEY IN FAVOR OF FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION RECORDED IN BOOK 513 AT PAGE 426 OF THE DELTA COUNTY RECORDS. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1351 HOWARD STREET, DELTA, CO 81416 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, 10/19/2011, 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: 8/24/2011 Last Publication: 9/21/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/16/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: THOMAS L JAPHET # 15425 Office of the General Counsel U.S. Department of Agriculture, 740 Simms St., Room 309, Golden, CO 80401-4720 (303) 275-5555 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 10-0326 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 24, 31, September 7, 14 and 21, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0106 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 16, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): HOLLIE R. FERRIER Original Beneficiary(ies): AEGIS FUNDING CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES RFC 2007-HE1 Date of Deed of Trust: 7/12/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 7/13/2006 Recording Reception Number: 605505 Original Principal Amount: $152,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $152,622.09 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE LEGAL DESCRIPTION A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE SE1/4 NW1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 91 WEST OF THE 6TH P.M., ALSO LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BASED ON AN ASSUMED BEARING OF "NORTH" BETWEEN THE CONCRETE MARKER AT THE STIPULATED CENTER OF SAID SECTION 31 AND A REBAR AND PIN MARKING THE NORTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION WITH ALL OTHER BEARINGS RELATIVE THERETO; THENCE BEGINNING AT THE STIPULATED CENTER 1/4 CORNER AND RUNNING NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF "B" STREET 526.0 FEET; THENCE WEST 350.0 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING/ THENCE WEST 330.0 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF "D" STREET; THENCE NORTH 180.0 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF GREENWOOD AVENUE; THENCE EAST 330 FEET ALONG SAID LINE; THENCE SOUTH 180.0 FEET TO

THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE EAST 220 FEET. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 296 GREENWOOD AVE, CRAWFORD, CO 81415 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, 10/26/2011, 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: 8/24/2011 Last Publication: 9/21/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/16/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, 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 #: 5050.00112 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 24, 31, September 7, 14 and 21, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0116 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 29, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): CHARLES D. ANDERSON, JR. AND LAURA GWEN ANDERSON Original Beneficiary(ies): LIBERTY HOME LOANS, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2004-4 Date of Deed of Trust: 4/2/2004 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 4/7/2004 Recording Reception Number: 578369 Original Principal Amount: $372,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $335,573.14 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. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 3 OF AUTUMN GOLD MINOR SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 1079 3200 ROAD, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419 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, 10/26/2011, 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: 8/31/2011 Last Publication: 9/28/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/29/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, 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 #: 3202.59602 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 31, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0115 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 29, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): NANCY E. TABILI ARROWOOD Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 7/1/2004 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 7/6/2004 Recording Reception Number: 581175 Original Principal Amount: $97,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $96,575.91 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i),

you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A, LINE RIDER LEGAL DESCRIPTION PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE SALE NO 2011-0115 Parcel A, according to the Parzybok/ Parzybok Boundary Adjustment #01BA048 recorded September 5, 2001 in the Plat Book 26 at page 31. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 516 WOODS, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419 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, 10/26/2011, 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: 8/31/2011 Last Publication: 9/28/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/29/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: NEAL K. DUNNING #10181 Brown, Berardini & Dunning PC 2000 SOUTH COLORADO BLVD TOWER TWO SUITE 700, DENVER, CO 80222 (877) 234-3152 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 1701-F13 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 31, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0114 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 28, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): BRANDON GLIMPSE AND SHANNON GLIMPSE Original Beneficiary(ies): NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC TRUST 2006NC4 Date of Deed of Trust: 2/24/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 3/3/2006 Recording Reception Number: 601061 Original Principal Amount: $157,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $158,180.95 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION Part of the NW1/4SW1/4 of Section 3, Township 15 South, Range 93 West, 6th Principal Meridian described as follows: Beginning at a point on the South right of way line of County Road I-50 whence the West 1/4 corner of said Section 3 (an existing monument by PLS #12766) bears North 86°12'08" West 752.52 feet, considering the center line of the existing main track of the Denver and Rio Grand Western Railroad Company across the said NW1/4SW1/4 to bear North 70°00'00" West from the railroad right of way map and all other bearings to be relative thereto; thence South 01°18'15" East 312.94 feet to the Northerly line of the said railroad right of way; thence North 70°00'00" West 177.26 feet on the said right of way line to the Southeast corner of the excepted parcel described by the instrument recorded in Book 505 at Page 824; thence North 04°20'20" East 255.96 feet crossing an existing fence corner to the said South right of way of I-50 Road; thence South 88°46'35" East 140.12 feet on the said road right of way line to the point of beginning, County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 31136 LAZEAR ROAD, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419 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, 10/26/2011, 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: 8/31/2011 Last Publication: 9/28/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 06/28/2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, 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 #: 9106.01624 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent August 31, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011. NOTICE OF PROPOSED DECISION The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve Technical Revision Application No. 71 (TR-71) for the Elk Creek Mine (Permit No. C-1981022), submitted by Oxbow Mining, LLC. Oxbow Mining, LLC is proposing to modify many of the GVB well sites, pad locations and roads associated with Panel 17, 18 and 19. The Elk Creek Mine is a underground coal mine located in Delta County, approximately 0 miles north of Somerset, Colorado. Coal interest is Federal and private, and the surface affected is Federal, state and private land. The permit area encompasses approximately 13,429.08 acres. This proposed decision is based on a finding that the proposed operation will comply with all requirements of the Colorado Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act, Section 34-33-101, et seq., C.R.S., and the regulations promulgated thereunder. Copies of the proposed decision, including stipulations, are on file for public inspection at the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, Room 215, Centennial Building, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado 80203. Persons with an interest that may be adversely affected by the proposed decision may request a formal hearing before the Mined Land Reclamation Board on the proposed decision. Such request must be made within ten (10) days of the initial publication of this notice, must be in writing, and must state with reasonable specificity the reasons for the request and the objections to the proposed decision. Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 2011.

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 August, 2011. 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. CASE NO. 2011CW97. Applicant: Daniel Sullivan, 8301 Crawford Road, Hotchkiss, CO 81419. Application for Surface Water Right: New Gelwicks Ditch – SW1/4SW1/4 of Section 1, T15S, R92W, 6th PM. 1,200 feet from the south line and 200 feet from the west section line. Source: McDonald Creek and the North Fork of the Gunnison River. Appropriation Date: 05/06/2006. Amount Claimed: 1.25 c.f.s. conditional for supplemental irrigation water for existing farmstead. DELTA COUNTY. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT you have until the last day of October, 2011 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 September 7, 2011.

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 August, 2011. 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. CASE NO. 2011CW100 DELTA COUNTY 1. Applicant: Mogli Cooper and David A. Cooper, 75 Buffalo Lane, Carbondale CO 81623 by Aaron R. Clay, P.O. Box 38, Delta CO 81416, 970874-9777. APPLICATION FOR UNDERGROUND WATER RIGHTS AND FOR APPROVAL OF PLAN FOR AUGMENTATION 2. Name of Structure: MOGLI WELL, 3. Legal Description of well location: NW1/4SW1/4 of Section 20, T14 S, R92W, 6th P.M., approximately 1465 feet from the west section line and 3145 feet from the north section line of Section 20. 4. Source: groundwater tributary to Jay Creek and the North Fork of the Gunnison River. 5. Date of Appropriation: July 1, 2011; 6. Amount claimed: .033 c.f.s. 7. Use: in-house use in one single family residence on lot 2, Eagle Tree Subdivision 8. Statement of Plan for Augmentation: Applicants intend to use this well for one personal residence. They have other waters which they will use for lawn and garden irrigation. The water demand for a residence is estimated to be 100 gallons per day (gpd) per person for a three and one-half person household. The in-house demand for each

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home has been calculated to average 0.0322 acre feet per month and total 0.3921 acre feet per year. Wastewater from the residence will be treated by Individual Septic Disposal Systems (ISDS). In-house depletions are estimated to be 10% of demand and have been calculated to average 0.0033 acre feet per month and total 0.0392 acre feet per year for the residence. During times of valid downstream senior calls, out of priority depletions will be augmented by releases made from the Blue Mesa Reservoirs. Augmentation requirements for the Mogli Well were calculated to be 0.0392 acre-feet per year and the transit losses from the Blue Mesa Reservoirs to the North Fork of the Gunnison River were calculated to be 0.0018 acre-feet based on a loss of 0.25% per mile for 30.5 miles. The total augmentation requirement was calculated to be 0.0410 acre-feet per year. DELTA COUNTY. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT you have until the last day of October, 2011 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 September 7, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0119 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On July 5, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Douglas W. Green and Terrie J. Green Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Freedom Mortgage Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Freedom Mortgage Corporation Date of Deed of Trust: 12/12/2009 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 12/23/2009 Recording Reception Number: 639894 Original Principal Amount: $204,859.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $203,036.10 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 PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 7, ORCHARD LANE SUB ADD #1. BY FEE SIMPLE DEED FROM GARY R. SHEVELAND AS SET FORTH IN BOOK 866 PAGE 106 DATED 10/06/2000 AND RECORDED 10/11/2000, DELTA COUNTY RECORDS, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 13198 Orchard Ave, Eckert, CO 81418 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, 11/02/2011, 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: 9/7/2011 Last Publication: 10/5/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 07/05/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: NEAL J. VALORZ #42496 ROBERT J HOPP and ASSOCIATES LLC 333 W COLFAX AVENUE STE 200, PO BOX 8689, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 225-0811 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 11-02653CO ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 2011.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Ernest C. Graham, a/k/a Ernest Graham, Deceased Case No. 11 PR 76 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before January 2, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Scott R. Graham Personal Representative 1344 E. Sherwood Drive, #4 Grand Junction, CO 81501 970-241-7769 James D. Brown Brown, Schottelkotte, Stimpert & Vaughn, LLC Attorneys for Personal Representative 550 Palmer St. - P.O. Box 43 Delta, CO 81416-0043 970-874-4451 Published in the Delta County Independent August 31, September 7 and 14, 2011.

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PUBLIC NOTICES M903977 GRANT EUGENE SITUS: 2300 RD DELTA 81416 MHMATCA 3050322 TITLE: 18E419796 SERIAL: K02871 YEAR: 1973 MAKE: PEERLESS SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $14.68 INTEREST $1.03 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $32.71

M902879 LACKEY VINTON L LACKEY CHAR ANN SITUS: 236 I ST CRAWFORD 81415 TITLE: 18E343470 SERIAL: 2292464T0715 YEAR: 1992 MAKE: RIVIERA SIZE: 15X80 2010 TAX $66.00 INTEREST $4.62 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $141.62

M902978 PENA ROBERTO SITUS: 1252 HIGHWAY 50 DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E312207 SERIAL: B31112YS3028 YEAR: 1973 MAKE: COVINGTON SIZE: 12X60 2010 TAX $10.96 INTEREST $0.77 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $28.73

M903949 SPENCER JESSICA L SPENCER TODD A SITUS: 12299 BELL CREEK RD PAONIA 81428 TITLE: 18E309397 SERIAL: 47981889625 YEAR: 1998 MAKE: ATLANTIC SIZE: 16X80 2010 TAX $82.56 INTEREST $5.78 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $159.34

M900357 GRANT GENE SITUS: 4749 2300 RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E317991 SERIAL: 51162 YEAR: 1973 MAKE: LAMPLIGHTER SIZE: 14X72 2010 TAX $3.44 INTEREST $0.24 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $20.68

M904720 LAMAS BERNARDO SITUS: 1205 HIGHWAY 50 #3 DELTA 81416 SUBDIVISION: COUNTRY ACRES TITLE: 18E407016 SERIAL: 14103694 YEAR: 1984 MAKE: REDMAN SIZE: 14 X60 2010 TAX $15.84 INTEREST $1.11 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $87.95

M903182 PERKINS DANIEL K SITUS: 385 NW 5TH ST CEDAREDGE 81416 TITLE: 18E340832 SERIAL: 42510868G YEAR: 1994 MAKE: SABRE SIZE: 14X52 2010 TAX $67.36 INTEREST $4.72 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $143.08

M900462 STAUB HARRY C SITUS: 595 SW 3RD AVE CEDAREDGE 81413 TITLE: 18E435605 SERIAL: 022642C YEAR: 1972 MAKE: COMMODORE SIZE: 12X60 2010 TAX $8.84 INTEREST $0.62 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $26.46

M901622 PONCE LUZ MARIA SITUS: 1491 HIGHWAY 50 #42 DELTA 81416 SUBDIVISION: WIDE ACRES ESTATES MOBILE HOME PARK TITLE: 18E363722 SERIAL: 77H3392 YEAR: 1977 MAKE: BELLAVISTA SIZE: 14X64 2010 TAX $15.84 INTEREST $1.11 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $33.95

M902678 TAFT ARNOLD TAFT BRENDA SITUS: 10495 LONESOME COVE RD HOTCHKISS 81419 TITLE: 18E315465 SERIAL: 19017 YEAR: 1974 MAKE: NASHUA SIZE: 14X70 2008 TAX $1.72 2009 TAX $1.48 2010 TAX $1.32 INTEREST $0.90 ADV $26.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $85.42

M900188 PRUITT SHERRY SNYDER BRUNNER MAY L SITUS: 10679 HIGHWAY 65 AUSTIN - ORCHARD CITY 81410 TITLE: 18E230665 SERIAL: GLMCXM0T8907 YEAR: 1971 MAKE: STAR REGAL SIZE: 12X50 2010 TAX $7.88 INTEREST $0.55 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $25.43

M904464 TEARE LORI LEE SITUS: 40735 D RD CRAWFORD 81415 SUBDIVISION: PAULS CAMPGROUND TITLE: 18E422711 SERIAL: 65X12FW2937 YEAR: 1969 MAKE: IMPERIAL/TOU SIZE: 12X64 2010 TAX $9.00 INTEREST $0.63 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $26.63

M902511 GRESSMAN JASON SITUS: 1205 HIGHWAY 50 #2 DELTA 81416 SUBDIVISION: COUNTRY ACRES TITLE: 18E418299 SERIAL: 4656140702 YEAR: 1975 MAKE: METAMORE SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $10.84 INTEREST $0.76 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $28.60

PERSONAL PROPERTY P808217 CEDAREDGE DOCTORS OFFICE PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 255 W GRAND MESA DRIVE CEDAREDGE 2010 TAX $219.96 MISC $33.00 INTEREST $15.40 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $335.36

P809017 WHISTLING ACRES GUEST RANCH PERSONAL PROPERTY AT :44325 MINNESOTA CREEK RD PAONIA 2010 TAX $173.68 MISC $26.06 INTEREST $12.16 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $278.90

MANUFACTURED HOMES P809249 DOGHOUSE ESPRESSO PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 449 MAIN ST DELTA 2010 TAX $110.52 MISC $16.58 INTEREST $7.74 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $201.84 P809615 ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN RESORT LLC PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 41348 ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN LN PAONIA 81428 2010 TAX $344.92 INTEREST $24.14 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $436.06 P803192 GRAND VALLEY CONVENIENCE PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 766 MAIN ST DELTA 2010 TAX $120.12 MISC $18.02 INTEREST $8.41 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $213.55 P800477 HOTCHKISS SHORT STOP PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 180 W BRIDGE ST HOTCHKISS 2010 TAX $316.52 INTEREST $22.16 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $405.68 P809483 HOWARD JOHNSON EXPRESS INN PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 530 S GRAND MESA DR CEDAREDGE 2010 TAX $1,026.96 INTEREST $71.89 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $1,165.85 P803521 KFC PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 107 GUNNISON RIVER RD DELTA 2010 TAX $810.40 INTEREST $56.73 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $934.13 P808179 KOOTENAI LOG HOMES PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 10079 HIDDEN MESA RD AUSTIN - ORCHARD CITY 2010 TAX $371.04 MISC $50.00 INTEREST $25.97 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $514.01 P803144 LANDS END SCULPTURE CENTER INC PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 1536 HWY 133 PAONIA 2010 TAX $227.68 MISC $34.16 INTEREST $15.94 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $344.78 P809510 LEAF FINANCIALCORPORATION PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 11485 HWY 65 ECKERT - ORCHARD CITY 2010 TAX $70.52 INTEREST $4.94 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $142.46 P809444 LEAF FINANCIAL CORPORATION PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 200 SW 2ND ST CEDAREDGE 2010 TAX $21.64 INTEREST $1.51 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $90.15 P809445 LEAF FINANCIAL CORPORATION PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 540 GRAND BLVD DELTA 2010 TAX $82.76 INTEREST $5.79 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $155.55 P809446 LEAF FINANCIAL CORPORATION PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 531 MAIN ST DELTA 81416 2010 TAX $11.76 INTEREST $0.82 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $79.58 P800503 MOUNTAIN WEST COMMUNICATIONS PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 110 E HOTCHKISS AVE HOTCHKISS 2010 TAX $482.36 MISC $50.00 INTEREST $33.77 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $633.13 P809254 NORTH RIM GLASS STUDIO PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 191 HIGHWAY 92 CRAWFORD 2010 TAX $107.36 INTEREST $7.52 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $181.88 P808922 PARATA SYSTEMS LLC PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 210 INDEPENDENCE AVE CEDAREDGE 2010 TAX $323.12 INTEREST $22.62 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $412.74 P809479 PERKINS TRUCKING PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 11030 HWY 65 ECKERT - ORCHARD CITY 2010 TAX $742.52 MISC $50.00 INTEREST $51.98 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $911.50 P808222 SARVER ENTERPRISES INC PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 1125 S GRAND MESA DR CEDAREDGE 2010 TAX $368.16 INTEREST $25.77 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $460.93 P800681 THUNDER MOUNTAIN LODGE PERSONAL PROPERTY AT 20658 BARON LAKE DR/WARD LAKE HWY CEDAREDGE 2010 TAX $666.88 INTEREST $46.68 ADV $13.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $780.56

M904716 AAA MOBILE SERVICE SITUS: 1693 H15 LN DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E427824 SERIAL: 48A13318 YEAR: 1983 MAKE: BELLAVISTA SIZE: 16 X 72 2010 TAX $32.88 INTEREST $2.30 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $106.18 M904904 B & L MOBILE HOME SERVICE SITUS: 211 HIGHWAY 92 DELTA 81416 YEAR: 1967 MAKE: MARLETTE SIZE: 20X56 2010 TAX $81.56 INTEREST $5.71 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $104.27 M900123 BACKMAN ERIK E SITUS: 170 SW 2ND AVE CEDAREDGE 81413 TITLE: 18E411005 SERIAL: P179376 YEAR: 1981 MAKE: SCHULT SIZE: 14X76 2010 TAX $53.24 INTEREST $3.73 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $73.97 M901281 BACKMAN ERIK E SITUS: 475 SW 3RD AVE CEDAREDGE 81413 TITLE: 18E420082 SERIAL: K003189AMC7077 YEAR: 1974 MAKE: MONTROSE SIZE: 14X72 2010 TAX $24.12 INTEREST $1.69 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $42.81 M902088 BAINE-SCHIRMER LLC SITUS: O50 DR PAONIA 81428 TITLE: 18E401366 SERIAL: 14370FBZW21182 YEAR: 1973 MAKE: MARLETTE SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $17.64 INTEREST $1.23 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $35.87 M902174 BAINE-SCHIRMER LLC SITUS: 43785 MINNESOTA CREEK RD PAONIA 81428 TITLE: 18E401365 SERIAL: P107357 YEAR: 1972 MAKE: SCHULT SIZE: 12X60 2010 TAX $7.88 INTEREST $0.55 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $25.43 M904726 BAINE-SCHIRMER LLC SITUS: 43785 MINNESOTA CREEK RD PAONIA 81428 TITLE: 18E400712 SERIAL: 17520314GAB YEAR: 1994 MAKE: WOO SIZE: 28 X 40 2010 TAX $61.92 INTEREST $4.33 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $137.25 M900030 BALL MARLENE SITUS: 1090 E 5TH ST #13 DELTA 81416 SUBDIVISION: WILLOW MOBILE HOME PARK TITLE: 18E405490 SERIAL: 872470S24018 YEAR: 1972 MAKE: MELODY SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $17.88 INTEREST $1.25 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $36.13 M902688 BANUELOS ROSA MARIA SITUS: 40 HEINZ ST #21 DELTA 81416 SUBDIVISION: DELTA CITY COURT TITLE: 18E432873 SERIAL: K01632 YEAR: 1971 MAKE: LIBERTY SIZE: 12X60 2010 TAX $8.44 INTEREST $0.59 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $26.03 M900561 BARTON THOMAS L BARTON AVIS V SITUS: 2160 PIONEER RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E283425 SERIAL: 2681 YEAR: 1971 MAKE: YOUNG AMERICAN SIZE: 12X65 2010 TAX $9.12 INTEREST $0.64 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $26.76 M903195 BARTON THOMAS L BARTON AVIS B SITUS: 2160 PIONEER RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E278737 SERIAL: 226612311409 YEAR: 1964 MAKE: NUWAY SIZE: 10X56 2010 TAX $6.56 INTEREST $0.46 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $24.02 M901165 BENNETT ROY DOUGLAS BENNETT TERESA A SITUS: 13001 DOUGHSPOON RD AUSTIN - ORCHARD CITY 81410 TITLE: 18E294662 SERIAL: FB701431120 YEAR: 1973 MAKE: CHARTER SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $3.32 INTEREST $0.23 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $20.55

M901399 BOWEN FAYE SITUS: 25635 Q25 RD CEDAREDGE 81413 TITLE: 18E315262 SERIAL: K12260TDR81712 YEAR: 1969 MAKE: MARLETTE SIZE: 12X60 2010 TAX $8.00 INTEREST $0.56 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $25.56 M904484 BRADFIELD DORIS SITUS: 18591 D RD DELTA 81416 IDA 057543 TITLE: 8906785 SERIAL: 16212132451DA YEAR: 1982 MAKE: CHAMPION SIZE: 14X66 2010 TAX $21.16 INTEREST $1.48 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $39.64 M903398 BRADY THERESA SITUS: 835 1400 LN DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E331643 SERIAL: 05L25202 YEAR: 1995 MAKE: LIBERTY SIZE: 16X80 2010 TAX $85.72 INTEREST $6.00 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $162.72

M904642 BRASLIN ANDREW L BRASLIN HEATHER D SITUS: 809 1355 LN DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E383695 SERIAL: AZFLW21AB05783 YEAR: 1999 MAKE: FLEETWOOD SIZE: 28 X 56 2010 TAX $94.32 INTEREST $6.60 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $171.92 M904850 BROWN BRANDON L BROWN EMILY SITUS: 4519 PEACH VALLEY RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E421428 SERIAL: 7185 YEAR: 1979 MAKE: COLT SIZE: 14 X 53 2010 TAX $12.40 INTEREST $0.87 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $30.27 M901060 BUTLER LINDA A SITUS: 1560 BLUFF ST DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E306156 SERIAL: P162573 YEAR: 1978 MAKE: SCHULT SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $15.52 INTEREST $1.09 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $33.61 M902836 CARDENAS CARMEN CARDENAS LETICIA SITUS: 140 E BRIDGE ST HOTCHKISS 81419 SUBDIVISION: QUARTER CIRCLE MOBILE HOME PARK TITLE: 18E410897 SERIAL: 33727A2047 YEAR: 1972 MAKE: BONNAVILLA SIZE: 14X65 2010 TAX $11.60 INTEREST $0.81 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $29.41 M904368 CARRILLO EDUARDO SITUS: 12455 WAGON WHEEL RD ECKERT - ORCHARD CITY 81418 SUBDIVISION: WAGON WHEEL MOBILE HOME PARK TITLE: 18E386565 SERIAL: 97H5027 YEAR: 1979 MAKE: BEL SIZE: 14 X 70 2010 TAX $23.04 INTEREST $1.61 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $41.65 M904005 COLEY CALVIN J COLEY CINDY J SITUS: 906 HIGHWAY 92 HOTCHKISS 81419 TITLE: 18E316016 SERIAL: 05998193323AB YEAR: 1999 MAKE: CHAMPION SIZE: 28X76 2010 TAX $149.72 INTEREST $10.48 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $231.20 M902902 DEAN GERRY DEAN JOAN SITUS: 40489 D RD CRAWFORD 81415 TITLE: 18E? SERIAL: 1054CIDA1974 YEAR: 1981 MAKE: CLIFF IND SIZE: 10X54 2010 TAX $5.96 INTEREST $0.42 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $23.38 M904219 DEAN GERRY DEAN JOAN SITUS: 40489 D RD CRAWFORD 81415 TITLE: 21E337518 SERIAL: 372472S0487104802 YEAR: 1972 MAKE: WESTERN MANSION SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $11.04 INTEREST $0.77 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $28.81 M904566 DECKER KENNETH R DECKER CRYSTAL R SITUS: 6676 2050 RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E375418 SERIAL: TXCTC95085 YEAR: 1995 MAKE: TOWN & COUNTRY SIZE: 16X80 2010 TAX $78.28 INTEREST $5.48 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $154.76 M903630 DYBALA DON SITUS: 25337 CEDAR MESA RD CEDAREDGE 81413 TITLE: 18E290801 SERIAL: GCC14642S9793 YEAR: 1973 MAKE: COLUMBIA SIZE: 14X65 2010 TAX $8.84 INTEREST $0.62 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $26.46 M904871 EDWARDS CAROL SITUS: 25451 COUGAR MOUNTAIN RD HOTCHKISS 81419 TITLE: 08E554739 SERIAL: 14103234 YEAR: 1982 MAKE:EATON PARK SIZE: 24X64 2010 TAX $34.72 INTEREST $2.43 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $54.15 M901480 ESCARCEGA DAVID SITUS: 1310 HIGHWAY 50 #A DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E386748 SERIAL: K129 YEAR: 1974 MAKE: PONDEROSA SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $11.84 INTEREST $0.83 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $29.67 M904468 GAMEZ EBER OMER MONTES LIANI SITUS: 150 SW 15TH CIR #A CEDAREDGE 81413 TITLE: 18E405510 SERIAL: 2253387620 YEAR: 1985 MAKE: CHAMPION SIZE: 14X80 2010 TAX $15.44 INTEREST $1.08 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $33.52 M900211 GILBERTSON DAVID GILBERTSON TERRI LYNN SITUS: 22203 CANAL ST AUSTIN - ORCHARD CITY 81410 TITLE: 18E398385 SERIAL: 3GG5012C2N20121 YEAR: 1967 MAKE: GREAT LAKES SIZE: 12X50 2010 TAX $8.80 INTEREST $0.62 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $26.42 M901974 GILBERTSON DAVID GILBERTSON TERRI LYNN SITUS: 22203 CANAL ST AUSTIN - ORCHARD CITY 81410 TITLE: 18E398386 SERIAL: 3652603485 YEAR: 1965 MAKE: MELODY SIZE: 12X60 2010 TAX $7.52 INTEREST $0.53 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $25.05

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M901230 LIGHTNER ROBERT W SITUS: 633 CEDAR AVE CRAWFORD 81415 TITLE: 18E433680 SERIAL: SC1155F YEAR: 1972 MAKE: SKYLINE SIZE: 14X60 2010 TAX $4.80 INTEREST $0.34 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $22.14

M902358 GRIMM RONALD C SITUS: 20643 FAIRVIEW RD AUSTIN - ORCHARD CITY 81410 TITLE: 18E323959 SERIAL: BCED8322 YEAR: 1975 MAKE: CENTRAL SIZE: 14X73 2010 TAX $13.40 INTEREST $0.94 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $31.34

M904672 LOPEZ AMPARO SITUS: 20725 F RD TITLE: 18E390311 SERIAL: 4780352802 YEAR: 1978 MAKE: ALT SIZE: 14 X 66 2010 TAX $20.04 INTEREST $1.40 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $38.44

M900651 HARP FRANK A SITUS: 509 CEDAR AVE CRAWFORD 81415 TITLE: 18E064843 SERIAL: 1059032 YEAR: 1966 MAKE: FRONTIER SIZE: 10X55 2010 TAX $5.92 INTEREST $0.41 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $23.33

M902383 LOVE RYAN LOVE DEANNA SITUS: 7981 HORN RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E425584 SERIAL: P120303 YEAR: 1973 MAKE: SCHULT SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $14.60 INTEREST $1.02 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $32.62

M903781 HEAD JAMARIE L HEAD WAYNE A SITUS: 44572 NEEDLE ROCK RD CRAWFORD 81415 TITLE: 18E303732 SERIAL: PL170345 YEAR: 1980 MAKE: SCHULT SIZE: 14X66 2010 TAX $15.80 INTEREST $1.11 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $33.91

M900148 MARTINEZ DIANA SITUS: 771 1550 RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E375575 SERIAL: MT0447 YEAR: 1973 MAKE: VICTOR SIZE: 14X56 2010 TAX $10.08 INTEREST $0.71 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $27.79

M902886 HEAD LARRY M HEAD RUTH SITUS: 44596 NEEDLE ROCK RD CRAWFORD 81415 TITLE: 18E? SERIAL: 164165 YEAR: 1956 MAKE: TOWN & COUNTRY SIZE: 8X40 2010 TAX $1.08 INTEREST $0.08 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $18.16 M903050 HEAD RUTH I HEAD LARRY M SITUS: 44596 NEEDLE ROCK RD CRAWFORD 81415 TITLE: 18E253643 SERIAL: 1337A&B YEAR: 1974 MAKE: CRESTWOOD SIZE: 24X60 2010 TAX $3.12 INTEREST $0.22 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $20.34 M904817 HENDRICKSON SCOTT SITUS: 4854 2300 RD DELTA 81416 SERIAL: NTA1298438 YEAR: 2003 MAKE: OAKWOOD SIZE: 16 X 72 2010 TAX $65.64 INTEREST $4.59 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $87.23 M900015 HILLIS MARTHA SITUS: 18281 HAPPY HOLLOW RD CEDAREDGE 81413 TITLE: 18E427310 SERIAL: S1388 YEAR: 1974 MAKE: CONCORD SIZE: 12X70 2010 TAX $10.12 INTEREST $0.71 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $27.83 M903664 HILLIS PATRICIA A HILLIS JOHNNY D SITUS: 1892 NW SAGE AVE CEDAREDGE 81413 1888 NW SAGE AVE CEDAREDGE 81413 TITLE: 18E388364 SERIAL: P170877 YEAR: 1980 MAKE: SCHULT SIZE: 14X66 2010 TAX $25.20 INTEREST $1.76 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $43.96 M904261 HOLDER BAMBI L SITUS: 3204 2225 RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E350156 SERIAL: 1PTX9855TX YEAR: 2001 MAKE: PAT SIZE: 16X76 2010 TAX $73.68 INTEREST $5.16 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $149.84 M904017 HOLMES DENISE ANN RING STAN SITUS: 823 1400 LN DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E400891 SERIAL: FS1110 YEAR: 1968 MAKE: CAMELOT SIZE: 10X47 2010 TAX $5.12 INTEREST $0.36 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $22.48 M901197 HUDAK JOSEPH SITUS: 642 PEACEFUL LN PAONIA 81428 SUBDIVISION: NORTH FORK MOBILE HOME PARK TITLE: 18E429553 SERIAL: 27A2164 YEAR: 1972 MAKE: BONNAVILLE SIZE: 14X66 2010 TAX $15.48 INTEREST $1.08 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $33.56 M904508 HUGHES MIKE SITUS: 15678 BLACK BRIDGE RD PAONIA 81428 TITLE: ? SERIAL: 0908 YEAR: 1970 MAKE: COMMODORE SIZE: 12X52 2010 TAX $6.52 INTEREST $0.46 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $23.98 M903559 INCE MARSHALL V ARTOR JENNIFER N SITUS: 520 FIR AVE CRAWFORD 81415 SUBDIVISION: VALLEY VIEW TRAILER RANCH SUBDIVISION TITLE: 18H127963 SERIAL: TXCT96664 YEAR: 1996 MAKE: TOWN & COUNTRY SIZE: 16X76 2010 TAX $66.92 INTEREST $4.68 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $142.60 M900784 JAMES RONALD G SIGUS: 801 RAINBOW ST DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E371286 SERIAL: S48121013UX YEAR: 1971 MAKE: TOWNHOUSE SIZE: 24X48 2010 TAX $22.04 INTEREST $1.54 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $40.58 M901447 JENSEN GARY SITUS: 39007 L75 RD PAONIA 81428 TITLE: 18E297838 SERIAL: GN9871 YEAR: 1978 MAKE: GREAT NORTHERN SIZE: 14X53 2010 TAX $25.12 INTEREST $1.76 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $43.88 M904282 JORGENSEN JAMES JORGENSEN TINA SITUS: 41902 LAMBORN MESA RD PAONIA 81428 TITLE: 18E372732 SERIAL: 62510291NAB YEAR: 2001 MAKE: ROY SIZE: 28X76 2010 TAX $146.72 INTEREST $10.27 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $227.99

M903580 MASSANO STEPHEN W SR MASSANO ILA R SITUS: 1795 PIONEER RD #A DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E285223 SERIAL: 05969490299 YEAR: 1996 MAKE: CHAMPION SIZE: 16X80 2010 TAX $80.40 INTEREST $5.63 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $157.03 M901980 MAZUTIS WILLIAM SITUS: 29252 J RD HOTCHKISS 81419 TITLE: 18E? SERIAL: 1250 YEAR: 1977 MAKE: BROADMORE SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $26.20 INTEREST $1.83 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $45.03 M904503 MCCLURE JULIE SITUS: 40761 D RD CRAWFORD 81415 SUBDIVISION: PAULS CAMPGROUND TITLE: ? SERIAL: 5104B01161 YEAR: 1976 MAKE: CRAFTMARK SIZE: 14X74 2010 TAX $17.56 INTEREST $1.23 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $35.79 M902654 MCMILLAN BILLY C MCMILLIAN JACQUE SITUS: 29256 J RD HOTCHKISS 81419 TITLE: 18E230480 SERIAL: 029882A YEAR: 1972 MAKE: AUBURN SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $11.40 INTEREST $0.80 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $29.20 M902526 MENDOZA NUBIA SITUS: 344 N 4TH ST HOTCHKISS 81419 SUBDIVISION: MELODY MOBILE COURT TITLE: 18E385008 SERIAL: GC230361 YEAR: 1973 MAKE: KIRKWOOD SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $13.72 INTEREST $0.96 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $31.68 M904260 MOONEY RUSSELL A SITUS: 4673 2000 RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: ? SERIAL: 271338 YEAR: 1972 MAKE: BONNEVILLA SIZE: 12X65 2010 TAX $14.64 INTEREST $1.02 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $32.66 M904394 MORGAN SANDRA SITUS: 495 1740 RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E388027 SERIAL: CAFLS08A18559 YEAR: 1996 MAKE: FLEETWOOD SIZE: 20X56 2010 TAX $81.24 INTEREST $5.69 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $157.93 M904393 MORGAN SANDY SITUS: 495 1740 RD DELTA 81416 SN PLATE DAMAGED NUMBER UNSURE ALSO 2522K TITLE: 18E372690 SERIAL: CAFLL08A12658BM YEAR: 1990 MAKE: FLEETWOOD SIZE: 14X56 495 1740 RD DELTA 2010 TAX $40.84 INTEREST $2.86 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $114.70 M900169 MULLEN JANET SITUS: 3395 1900 RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E306489 SERIAL: GB228547 YEAR: 1972 MAKE: FLAMINGO SIZE: 14X65 2010 TAX $10.16 INTEREST $0.71 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $27.87 M900378 ORNELAS-PACHECO ANTONIO SITUS: 40 HEINZ ST ##16 DELTA 81416 SUBDIVISION: DELTA CITY COURT TITLE: 18E396904 SERIAL: 633 YEAR: 1972 MAKE: UNITED SIZE: 12X52 2010 TAX $7.32 INTEREST $0.51 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $24.83 M902152 ORNELAS P ARON SITUS: 726 1250 RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E395268 SERIAL: 1CX6318 YEAR: 1973 MAKE: COLUMBINE SIZE: 14X53 2007 TAX $.96 2008 TAX $1.16 2009 TAX $.88 2010 TAX $0.88 INTEREST $1.00 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $21.88 M904399 OWENS ROY E OWENS SUSAN Y SITUS: 689 HIGHWAY 50 #7 DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E421479 SERIAL: 36511683G YEAR: 1994 MAKE: PINERIDGE SIZE: 14X76 2010 TAX $54.84 INTEREST $3.84 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $129.68 M901353 PACHECO SIRIA SITUS: 863 CRAWFORD AVE ##C DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E392469 SERIAL: 2280664488 YEAR: 1978 MAKE: CHAMPION SIZE: 14X56 2010 TAX $20.28 INTEREST $1.42 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $38.70

M903836 RANDALL RONALD SITUS: 5095 VISTA CT DELTA 81416 PRORATED 5 MONTHS FOR 1997 TITLE: ? SERIAL: TXCTC97-1769 YEAR: 1997 MAKE: TOWN & COUNTRY SIZE: 16X80 2010 TAX $70.72 INTEREST $4.95 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $146.67 M900807 REED TIMOTHY SITUS: 133 N 4TH ST HOTCHKISS 81419 TITLE: 18E414004 SERIAL: 7662 YEAR: 1980 MAKE: COLT SIZE: 14X60 2010 TAX $23.72 INTEREST $1.66 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $42.38

M904833 REED TIMOTHY GILSTRAP KARLA SITUS: 1010 HIGHWAY 92 HOTCHKISS 81419 TITLE: 18H125836 SERIAL: 42511452J YEAR: 1997 MAKE: SABRE SIZE: 14 X 70 2010 TAX $45.12 INTEREST $3.16 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $119.28 M903752 ROBERTS KENTON L ROBERTS MARY O SITUS: 21757 NEWLAND RD ECKERT - ORCHARD CITY 81418 TITLE: 18E298304 SERIAL: P276866 YEAR: 1996 MAKE: SCHULT SIZE: 16X80 2010 TAX $34.02 INTEREST $2.04 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $107.06 M903533 ROGERS TAMMY A (AKA BROUGHTON TAMMY) ROGERS KEVIN A SITUS: 318 CEDAR AVE CRAWFORD 81415 TITLE: 18E282984 SERIAL: P267969 YEAR: 1996 MAKE: SCHULT SIZE: 16X80 2010 TAX $80.72 INTEREST $5.65 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $157.37 M903228 ROMERO THOMAS D SITUS: 792 1600 RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E338530 SERIAL: 666885111969 YEAR: 1969 MAKE: CHAMPION SIZE: 12X60 2010 TAX $11.96 INTEREST $0.84 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $29.80 M902145 ROVELSTAD MARK DAVID SITUS: 20098 E RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E402741 SERIAL: FS13276 YEAR: 1982 MAKE: CAMELOT SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $31.32 INTEREST $2.19 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $50.51 M902582 SAENZ CRISPIN SITUS: 20281 KETTLE RD AUSTIN - ORCHARD CITY 81410 TITLE: 18E351923 SERIAL: 314802340 YEAR: 1973 MAKE: ELK RIVER SIZE: 14X76 2010 TAX $14.80 INTEREST $1.04 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $32.84 M904145 SANDERS JESS SITUS: 741 1325 RD DELTA 81416 6/08 INCLUSION R-623835 TITLE: ?#1 SERIAL: 4HG5712CZN12018 YEAR: 1969 MAKE: GREAT LAKES SIZE: 12X60 2010 TAX $37.76 INTEREST $2.64 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $57.40 M904146 SANDERS JESS SITUS: 741 1325 RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: ?#2 SERIAL: FHMCXMOT4323 YEAR: 1968 MAKE: STAR SIZE: 12X60 2010 TAX $44.88 INTEREST $3.14 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $65.02 M901372 SANDIFER TOM W NORRIS BONNIE SITUS: 15875 FIRE MOUNTAIN RD PAONIA 81428 TITLE: 18E251681 SERIAL: 2FL14725109 YEAR: 1974 MAKE: LANCER SIZE: 14X72 2010 TAX $20.72 INTEREST $1.45 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $39.17

M900290 SANTONASTASO MIKE V SITUS: 21898 F RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E423489 SERIAL: HK826E YEAR: 1971 MAKE: SKYLINE HILLCREST SIZE: 12X64 2010 TAX $9.04 INTEREST $0.63 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $26.67 M903013 SCARLETT ROY DOUGLAS ANDERSON PATSY JO SITUS: 21278 MYERS RD ECKERT - ORCHARD CITY 81418 TITLE: 18E420592 SERIAL: 5241K YEAR: 1970 MAKE: KIT SIZE: 12X65 2010 TAX $8.92 INTEREST $0.62 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $26.54 M901387 SCHINDELAR ROSE C SCHINDELAR RICHARD H SITUS: 26332 CACTUS PARK RD CEDAREDGE 81413 26336 CACTUS PARK RD CEDAREDGE 81413 TITLE: 18E194898 SERIAL: 1220 YEAR: 1974 MAKE: GUERDON LONGMONT SIZE: 14X70 2008 TAX $21.96 2010 TAX $9.44 INTEREST $7.47 ADV $13.00 FEE $17.00 TOTAL DUE: $68.87

M900297 KENDALL STEPHEN KENDALL SUSAN L SITUS: 10947 3500 RD HOTCHKISS 81419 TITLE: 18E319850 SERIAL: 10231 YEAR: 1972 MAKE: GREAT LAKES SIZE: 24X60 2010 TAX $25.48 INTEREST $1.78 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $44.26

M902734 PALMER COMADORA PALMER PAM J SITUS: 17099 MEADOW DR CEDAREDGE 81413 TITLE: 18E365474 SERIAL: 480456S37609 YEAR: 1980 MAKE: BELLAVISTA SIZE: 14X56 2010 TAX $18.28 INTEREST $1.28 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $36.56

M902299 SHOWALTER DAN SHOWALTER HILARY SITUS: 1152 E 7TH ST DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E395096 SERIAL: 226354T8497AB YEAR: 1986 MAKE: TITAN SIZE: 28X44 2010 TAX $61.72 INTEREST $4.32 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $137.04

M903663 KURETICH WILLARD E SITUS: 43227 BOWIE RD PAONIA 81428 TITLE: 18E288408 SERIAL: 22969184203AB YEAR: 1996 MAKE: SUMMIT CREST SIZE: 28X70 2010 TAX $117.36 INTEREST $8.22 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $196.58

M902571 PARHAM DAVID C SITUS: 110 SW 15TH CIR #B CEDAREDGE 81413 TITLE: 18H126385 SERIAL: 522792 YEAR: 1971 MAKE: CRESTLINE SIZE: 12X52 2010 TAX $8.32 INTEREST $0.58 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $25.90

M904302 SIEBLER DAVID S SITUS: 1443 LAKEVIEW RD CRAWFORD 81415 TITLE: 18H127001 SERIAL: NEB00B02139 YEAR: 2000 MAKE: BELLAVISTA SIZE: 28X48 2010 TAX $72.56 INTEREST $5.08 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $148.64

M904718 TELINDE CARL KENT TELINDE SUZANNE SITUS: 7222 2200 RD DELTA 81416 SERIAL: K14A270FKK10231 YEAR: 1981 MAKE: MARLETTE SIZE:14 X 70 2010 TAX $21.44 INTEREST $1.50 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $39.94 M901904 THOMPSON ROGER L SITUS: 1401 PIONEER RD DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E358135 SERIAL: 17960184ABU YEAR: 1985 MAKE: SKYLINE SIZE: 28X48 2010 TAX $75.44 INTEREST $5.28 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $151.72 M900439 UGALDE SANDRA SITUS: 40 HEINZ ST ##23 DELTA 81416 SUBDIVISION: DELTA CITY COURT TITLE: 18E414481 SERIAL: 8333 YEAR: 1971 MAKE: COLUMBIA SIZE: 14X64 2010 TAX $10.52 INTEREST $0.74 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $28.26 M900982 UNGARO MICHELLE D SITUS: BARNES LORETHA A 109 BRUCE CT #2 PAONIA 81428 SUBDIVISION: REDWOOD ARM MOBILE HOME PARK TITLE: 18E408345 SERIAL: XGC10231961 YEAR: 1974 MAKE: GRANVILLE SIZE: 14X70 2008 TAX $19.64 2009 TAX $18.56 2010 TAX $18.76 INTEREST $10.93 ADV $26.00 FEE $54.00 TOTAL DUE: $147.89 M904796 VELASQUEZ MARIA ANGELICA SITUS: 21608 WAGON WHEEL RD ECKERT - ORCHARD CITY 81418 TITLE: 18E414874 SERIAL: 42510503D YEAR: 1991 MAKE: SKYLINE SIZE: 14 X 66 2010 TAX $29.48 INTEREST $2.06 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $102.54 M902933 WADE JEAN MARIE SITUS: 641 SHADY LN PAONIA 81428 SUBDIVISION: NORTH FORK MOBILE HOME PARK TITLE: 18E378698 SERIAL: 02960513P YEAR: 1981 MAKE: HOMELITE SIZE: 12X70 2010 TAX $35.64 INTEREST $2.49 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $55.13 M904711 WELLS ALFRED L WELLS CHARLOTTE A SITUS: 689 HIGHWAY 50 ##17 DELTA 81416 SUBDIVISION: RIVERWOOD MOBILE HOME PARK TITLE: 18E396051 SERIAL: 9152D YEAR: 1997 MAKE: MAN SIZE: 16X76 2010 TAX $60.72 INTEREST $4.25 ADV $13.00 FEE $58.00 TOTAL DUE: $135.97 M904398 WESTWOOD ROBERT WESTWOOD TAMARA SITUS: 1691 H15 LN DELTA 81416 TITLE: 18E351234 SERIAL: SK1509D YEAR: 1970 MAKE: SKY SIZE: 12X68 2010 TAX $9.08 INTEREST $0.64 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $26.72 M901124 WHITESTONE LENA WHITESTONE CHRISTOPHER SITUS: 38154 STUCKER MESA RD HOTCHKISS 81419 TITLE: 18E349836 SERIAL: FJ513FK10WCAK1690 YEAR: 1960 MAKE: DETROITER SIZE: 10X50 2008 TAX $1.64 2009 TAX $1.48 2010 TAX $1.32 INTEREST $0.88 ADV $26.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $35.32 M904357 ZION A JOAN CABE EARL B SITUS: 40489 D RD CRAWFORD 81415 TITLE: 18H130594 SERIAL: K14270FDD80031 YEAR: 1978 MAKE: MARLETTE SIZE: 14X70 2010 TAX $20.52 INTEREST $1.44 ADV $13.00 FEE $4.00 TOTAL DUE: $38.96 Published in the Delta County Independent September 7, 2011.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The City of Delta seeks qualified Energy Service Companies (ESSCO) to provide Performance Contracting Services to the City of Delta. To be eligible for consideration the ESCO must be pre-qualified and registered with the State of Colorado Governor's Energy Office Performance Contracting program (GEO/EPC). Only GEO/EPC firms will be considered. The City of Delta intends to follow the State Secondary ESCO Selection Process to award the performance contract. Proposals are due no later than October 13, 2011 at 3:00 p.m., and can be mailed to City of Delta 360 Main Street, Delta, Colorado 81416 Attention Rod Myers. Late proposals shall not be accepted and it is the responsibility of the offerors to ensure that the proposal arrives at City Hall by 3:00 p.m. on the above date. A pre-bid conference and facilities inspection will be held on September 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at Delta City Hall 360 Main Street. This pre-bid is mandatory. Complete bid packets can be downloaded from the City web page at www.cityofdelta.net. /s/ Rod Myers Fleet/Facilities Manager Published in the Delta County Independent August 31, September 7 and 14, 2011.

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B A C K P A G E

A great, good fortune Photos by Hank Lohmeyer

Standing like a monument to the ability of American-free enterprise and capital to utilize resources and meet the county’s energy needs domestically, the stockpile at Oxbow’s Elk Creek mine can, at full capacity, hold 400,000 tons of efficient, economical, super-compliant coal destined for the nation’s power plants.

BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

atural resource abundance is an advantage that all economies — local and national — covet. There isn’t a single corner of Delta County’s social or economic life that doesn’t benefit directly from the presence of the local coal mines. But Delta County’s great, good fortune of natural resource abundance too often is a blessing that’s taken for granted. Some are saying that now it’s time for the friends of Delta County coal to start speaking up. Even as the county’s supercompliant coal supplies provide fuel for affordable electricity, a richly funded political agenda beginning at the top levels of U.S. government and reaching into local grass roots wants to turn the lights out on the nation’s coal industry, including the North Fork Valley. The people who manage operations at Oxbow’s Elk Creek Mine are fighting against determined political opposition that wants them out of business. Oxbow, a company that has proven its commitment to local workers and the local community, is facing crippling job cuts next year because of opposition from national environmental groups that never heard of, and don’t care about, Delta County. Oxbow president Jim Cooper calls it, “The story that isn’t heard.” Oxbow’s efforts recover additional reserves from its Somerset mine with a routine lease extension has been stalled for five years by national environmentalist opposition and legal maneuvering. Even some North Fork Valley environmentalists joined in the opposition, and now 30 good jobs are going unfilled because of the delays. In a year, another 145 jobs could be gone. In Cooper’s words, “We have the right to extend the lease, but we are held up at every start” by legal manipulation of the rules, “appeals, and politics.” And, the anti-coal interests offer nothing as substitute for the most economical half of

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The longwall mining machine at Elk Creek Mine is a key part of Oxbow’s success producing over 5 million tons of super-compliant, low-sulfur coal annually.

America’s energy resources they want to shutter. “They want to stop the use of coal, period. What is their alternative? They don’t have one,” says Randy Litwiller, Oxbow vice-president. Just a few facts and figures show the importance of Delta County’s three local mines. In the case of Oxbow, those facts would include the following: • Around 350 employees, each one of those jobs helping support four others in the local economy; • Average pay and benefits over $100,000 per employee contributing to the economies of local communities; • This year paid 12 percent of the county’s property taxes, $508,208 total, including $303,515 to Delta County school district. The list runs much longer. And as impressive as the numbers are, they barely hint at the human dimension; the significance of the mine’s presence in the lives of the people who work there, and in the lives of many others who benefit from it. Oxbow has proven its commitment to workers. Cooper cites one example: When a production shutdown idled workers, Oxbow owner Bill Koch continued paying the workers even though there was no regulation that required it. There is a proven commit-

Miners at Oxbow’s Elk Creek Mine finish a work shift underground and head to the showers. “We have the best coal miners in the world working here,” says Jim Cooper, Oxbow president. Some of the men working underground at the Somerset mine are from third-, and even fourth-generation mining families. About three fourths of Oxbow’s employees live in Paonia, Hotchkiss and Delta. North Fork Valley coal mines produced 9.97 million tons of coal last year. Of that total, Elk Creek mine produced 3.8 million tons.

ment to the local community, too. Why else, Cooper asks, would Oxbow owner Bill Koch be willing to invest more than $400 million in Delta County over the next nine years, when with a $4.7 million investment he can mine high-grade coal in Colombia? Oxbow is in fact doing that Colombia project. But it is Oxbow’s commitment to Delta County communities, local miners, and their families that keeps the company here, Cooper explains. Facts like those don’t count with the coal industry’s enemies. Many of them are successful, politically connected elitists. They live in a world of abundance, which they wrongly believe is the result of their own preference and politics. Their enablers are politicians and bureaucrats whose ideas of “a post-industrial economy, carbon footprints, and green jobs” spawn endless regulations. The antibusiness rules are based on methane emission models that are unproven or even discredited. The managers and employees of Oxbow’s Somerset mine see the world differently. For them, wealth and prosperity are the result of individual initiative, capital investment and risk taking. They understand that nations who ignore natural laws like supply and demand fundamentals are doomed to fail. When it comes to Oxbow’s commitment to its new mining project on Oak Mesa north of Hotchkiss, members of the mine’s management team are on the same page. Along with Cooper, they are men with a collective century of mining experience. And there are deep local roots. For example, when at home, mine vice-president Litwiller irrigates his fields on Fruitland Mesa. Human resources manager Steve Lewis is raising his family here and takes pride in his wife’s own successful local business. Other professionals who are a part of that team share the commitment. They include financial analyst Rob Thurman, special projects manager Steve Weist, chief engineer Doug Smith, operations

superintendent Jens Lange, safety director Terry Hayes, environmental manager Jim Kiger, and others. To a man, they display the high-energy, positive outlook that has harnessed a continent’s natural wealth and created the American Dream. But even so, the company expects determined opposition to its Oak Mesa project, one that will keep up to 400 local miners and others at work here for decades after the coal seams finally run out at Somerset. Already being heard are complaints that the project will hurt local “ag tourism.” This in spite of the fact that

agriculture and mining have coexisted in Delta County for over 100 years. Litwiller explains that now isn’t the time for people with a stake in Delta County’s economic future to sit on the sidelines. “We are approaching a critical juncture in our future and our jobs,” Randy Litwiller, vice-president Litwiller at the Elk Creek writes in a Mine. recent article. “In order to preserve both, we have no choice but to get involved.” Oxbow is mounting a determined effort to get its story heard over the cries of its environmentalist opposition. “We can no longer sit idly by and consider ourselves the ‘Silent Majority.’ We must speak out in support of ourselves at every opportunity.” The company is working to enlist a network of individuals and community organizations that will stand with them, and who will speak up to politicians and the media about the vital benefits of the coal industry. That effort is being coordinated by contact person Steve Lewis at the Somerset mine. Oxbow believes there is a lot of minable coal under Oak Mesa, and the company is committed to producing it for people “in an environmentally responsible manner.”

Entering Oxbow’s mine portal isn’t any different than driving through a highway tunnel. Operations supervisor Jens Lange conducted this tour and explained details of the mine to a group of DMEA officials and reporters.

A half mile underground in the Elk Creek mine, the mine walls are light colored and not coal black. That’s because they’re sprayed with a rock dust slurry. The coating is a safety measure. The rock dust used in the mines comes from Colorado Lime of Delta, one of many local businesses that benefits from the North Fork Valley mines as direct suppliers. At lower left, Jens Lange, operations supervisor, flips through his ever-present handbook of mine operations, procedures, and safety regulations, 400 pages of very small print.


Delta County Independent, Sept. 7, 2011