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Svenson, Blair, Mingen win seats BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

The Nov. 1 election drew response from 56 percent of the county’s voters, the majority of whom were in no mood for new taxes. Locally and at the state level, voters soundly rejected Proposition 103, which would have funded public education. Just 28 percent of Delta voters were in favor of the proposition; across the state, 64 percent of voters voted against the proposal to raise sales and income taxes. Three new school board members were seated in the election. A three-way race for the Delta area school board seat was fairly evenly divided, with Kathy Svenson receiving 35 percent of the votes, Jill Jurca garnering 34 percent, and Barry Singleton 31 percent. Pete Blair (District 3) and Tom Mingen (District 5) won more handily. Mingen will serve a two-year term to fill a vacancy created first by Chad Campbell, then by his successor, Holly Sweetwood. Svenson and Blair will serve four-year terms. Voters in the Town of Paonia rebuffed a proposal to add $3 monthly to their utility bills, to create a designated revenue stream for sidewalk repairs and replacements. The

proposal would have generated approximately $38,400 annually, and would have sunset on Dec. 31, 2021. A total of 409 votes were cast in the Paonia election, with only 173, or 42 percent, favoring the utility surcharge. Voters and property owners in the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District (NFMAD) narrowly approved a measure to de-Bruce district funds. This measure would allow the district to retain any “unexpected overages.” A proposed mill levy increase of 1.802 mills was defeated by a margin of 1,079 to 524. The increased mill levy would have allowed NFMAD to increase the number of field personnel, pay for trapping and counting currently done by volunteers, accumulate reserves toward the replacement of vehicles and other capital improvements, and assist in the effort to physically reduce breeding sites throughout the district. “We’re very pleased that 5B passed,” said NFMAD board president Kevin Parks. “We’re glad that the voters recognized that it was a separate item from the tax increase of 5A.” The passage of 5B, Parks continued, will allow NFMAD to continue to offer the same levels of safe, effective mosquito control as in the past.

2011 COORDINATED ELECTION Nov. 1 • Unofficial Results BOARD OF EDUCATION District One Jill Jurca . . . . . . . . Barry Singleton . . . . Kathy Svenson. . . . . District Three Mike Mason . . . . . . Pete Blair . . . . . . . District Five Tom Mingen . . . . . . Dave Evans . . . . . . Shelley Clement . . .

2,363 2,198 2,438 2,702 4,585 3,478 1,618 2,117

Proposition 103 Yes . . . . . . . . . . . 2,220 No . . . . . . . . . . . 5,887

TOWN OF PAONIA Ballot Question 2A Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 No . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 NORTH FORK MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT Referred Measure 5A Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . 524 No . . . . . . . . . . . 1079 Referred Measure 5B Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . 811 No . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

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A mucky mess Richard Sirokman of Montrose, the driver of a United Companies truck loaded with gravel, escaped serious injury when he lost control of his truck on westbound Highway 92 about a mile east of Stafford Lane. A company representative on the scene of the accident said Sirokman was transporting a load of gravel to Blake Field when the accident occurred Tuesday, Nov. 8, at around 9:30 a.m. Sirokman was taken to Delta County Memorial Hospital and westbound traffic was diverted at 1725 Road to give Girardi’s, a heavy towing company from Grand Junction, room to work. With the investigation in its early stages, there was no word on what caused the truck to wind up in the barrow ditch, with the cab nearly completely submerged beneath a deep pool of mud and water. The load was lost.

Has the Council Tree Pow Wow run its course? BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Cold, rainy weather put a damper on this year’s Council Tree Pow Wow. Taking a year off in 2010 also likely hurt attendance numbers this year. Throw in the Montrose pow wow, which took place just a week later, and it’s no surprise that the Delta City Council is questioning whether the low attendance numbers indicate that the event has simply run its course. The Sept. 16-18 event was the 16th hosted by the City of Delta. City manager Joe

Kerby reported revenues of $36,477.26 and expenses of $45,612.50, for a net loss of $11,561.78. The pow wow has never made money for the city, but instead has been seen as a draw for local businesses. Restaurants and motels, particularly those close to Confluence Park, were very busy, council member Ed Sisson shared at a Nov. 1 budget work session. “I know we lost a lot of money, but I’d like to see us try another year,” Sisson said. Council members Bill Raley and Robert Jurca said the event may simply have run its

Oak Mesa exploration could provide a bonanza of information for county BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

County officials are hopeful that Oxbow Mining’s plans to drill 43 exploration bores on Oak Mesa next year will yield a bonanza of hydrology information county planners are eager to get. The Oxbow drilling program will log water levels and flow rates in the bore holes, said Bruce Bertram, the county’s advisor on minerals exploration, at a recent BoCC meeting. The hydrology information in those bore hole logs may be made available to the county, he said. Ken Nordstrom, the county environmental health director, said that the informa-

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tion on the “multiple layers of groundwater” between 30 and 150 feet deep in the area “would provide great information.” He encouraged the BoCC to access the hydrological and geophysical logs from the drilling work. Susan Hansen, county administrator, reminded the commissioners of a presentation workshop given here in August. A consulting firm which has completed a “hydrologic and environmental systems analysis” for Pitkin County is pitching the same work to interested Delta County officials. The county’s interest in the hydrologic information stems in part from what it sees as the need to plan for

land use changes here, as in Pitkin County where “everyone wants their own well and septic system,” said Ken Kolb of Integral Consulting. The ongoing conversion of ag lands to subdivisions is also a factor. “Delta County’s vulnerability of its ground water is selenium leaching due to the Mancos shale layer,” the consultants said. Dealing with the problem of selenium loading in the Gunnison River is a growing focus of federal funding initiatives for on-farm improvements and other water projects. The commissioners also discussed possible impacts to roads and traffic patterns from the Oxbow drilling as next year’s planned explora-

tion project gets under way. Bertram said that most likely only one drill rig would be involved and that it would stay on site in the Oak Mesa area during the project. In other energy related business recently, the BoCC dealt with the following matters: • Commissioners agreed that Gunnison Energy Corporation’s $25,000 cash bond for roads on deposit with the county would be converted to a surety bond. The cash deposit will be refunded. • The CB Industries facility on Doughspoon Road has been state approved to accept loads of “drill cuttings” from energy exploration companies working in the area.

Name the City of Delta’s new park A contest is being held to name the new park property recently purchased by the City of Delta. The property is located at 1699 H38 Road in North Delta, and has been known as Corn Lake and the Lafarge property. Your proposal may recognize a feature of historical value, or may be whimsical in nature. Submit your suggestions in a letter which includes: proposed name for the park; the reason for the proposed name; any homeowners’ associations or civic groups in Delta which could be affected by the name; and the name and phone number of the person or organization submitting

the name. Please send your suggestion to Name Contest, P.O. Box 19, 360 Main Street, Delta, by Nov. 30. The top three final choices, as determined by the parks advisory board and city staff, will be forwarded to Delta City Council by Dec. 21. A public hearing will then be scheduled, allowing time for public comment. The final decision will be made by the Delta City Council. Please visit www.cityofdelta.net to view pictures of the property. Questions should be referred to Paul Suppes, parks director, at 874-7973.

course. “But we don’t want to become a city that does nothing,” Mayor Mary Cooper said, as she looked to Wilma Erven, Council Tree Pow Wow director, for ideas. Erven said she would be happy to come up with some suggestions, but pointed out it took two and a half years of planning to pull off the first pow wow. She explained the pow wow was intended to fill the void created when National Little Britches Rodeo pulled the finals out of Delta two years into a five-year contract. “It’s a little late to develop an event of any magnitude for 2012,” she said. After additional discussion, council members agreed to fund the pow wow at least one more year, while searching for an event which could take its place. The pow wow will remain in the rec center’s budget, as part of the city’s leisure programs. City manager Joe Kerby observed that the Montrose event was extremely well publicized. When he suggested the marketing budget be increased for Delta’s pow wow, council members declined to increase the overall budgeted amount. Erven said this year’s event came in under budget, and the difference could have been used for additional marketing. As for the intangible benefits of a special event, she commented, “The Council Tree Pow Wow has made a lot of people aware of where Delta, Colorado, is.”

Thanksgiving Dinner Delta Christian Church is again sponsoring the community Thanksgiving dinner. After hosting this event at the church for the past seven years, organizers have decided on a new direction. This year the dinner will be delivered to residents’ homes on Wednesday, Nov. 23, after 3 p.m. Please call the church at 874-4322 to request your meals. Reservations are due Monday, Nov. 21, and should include your name, address, phone number and the number of meals you will receive. Church members look forward to again being able to touch the lives of Delta residents.


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Land swap offers will enhance recreational opportunities Dear Editor: I want to express my support for the Central Rockies Land Exchange proposed by the Bear Ranch. I enjoy riding my ATV recreationally on a regular basis. There are several beautiful trails in western Colorado, but the Ragged Mountain Trail is without question one of the most beautiful around. Unfortunately, the current trail access at Spring Creek is not convenient or safe. The trail head at Spring Creek Trail is too steep and rugged for most trail users to attempt and because the access is on the back side of a turn directly off the highway

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with very little room, if any, to pull off for loading and unloading, it is also extremely dangerous. Recently, I had the opportunity to view the proposed location for new trail head facilities at Buck Creek Ranch. Not only does it offer a safe and convenient way to access

the Ragged Mountain Trail, but it also includes plans for separate points of access for both motorized and non-motorized users. This is a beautiful property with fantastic views. In addition to the proposed trail head at Buck Creek Ranch, there are an additional 20 acres and trail head included in the exchange at Jumbo Mountain just outside of Paonia that

will provide for permanent public access to the trails in the area. Both of these proposals will greatly improve recreational opportunities in Delta and Gunnison counties. I encourage other outdoor enthusiasts like myself to learn more about the proposed exchange and all of the great opportunities it offers. Sam Vasicko Delta

Dear Editor: Kathy Browning’s recent coverage of the proposed, ever-changing Koch land exchange was excellent in its detail. But one aspect to opposing the trade “because he’s rich” was missing. Koch could have tried for a land exchange under the normal agency process, with environmental analysis and formal opportunities for public involvement and input. Instead, grabbing lands in another state and managed by other agencies (Forest Service, Park Service) for the deal allows Koch to claim legislation is necessary — the only two conditions under which a federal land agency cannot implement a land trade are when it crosses 1) state lines or 2) depart-

ments of the government. Koch could cherry-pick land wherever he wanted because he’s rich. And, until the deal became embroiled in controversy, he could also ask his local member of Congress to give him a hand. In the end, when Koch has piled up enough goodies to offer the public, maybe people in the North Fork Valley and beyond will decide it’s worth it. But in the meantime, with all that money he has to throw at ranches and consultants and members of Congress, we should all be grateful that being rich still doesn’t entitle you to go out and buy any old piece of public land you want. Janine Blaeloch Western Lands Project Seattle, Wash.

Mail volume doesn’t seem to Public lands can’t be bought be dropping Dear Editor: In just the month of October, we received 59 pieces of mail asking for a donation. These were for a donation, and not an advertisement for which we would receive a service or a product. Thirty-four of these requests were for help to undo the anti-American policies of Obama. Let’s hope they can accomplish this. Surely the Postal Service should be doing alright with the amount of mail it is processing. Wilma Jackson Crawford

KUDOS KUDO S Dear Editor: The members of the Hotchkiss FFA Chapter would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their donation towards the annual Hotchkiss Community Halloween Party held at the Heritage Hall. This event would not be possible without your support: Delta County Memorial Hospital, Hellman Motor Company, First State Bank of Colorado, Hotchkiss Automotive, Briscoe and Associates, High Country Shopper, Steven K. Harper, North Fork Dentistry, North Fork Medical Clinic, Hotchkiss Elks Lodge, Barrow Mesa Cattle Women, Kwiki Tire II, Weekender Sports Inc., Golden Memories Antiques, Town of Hotchkiss, Yoga Tree, Coldwell Banker, Colorado Realty, Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church Peace Circle and the Koontz family.

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Buddy Poppies WHEREAS, the sacrifices of those who have lost their lives, their health, or their livelihood as a result of their military service are rightly the concern of all citizens; and WHEREAS, the annual sale of Buddy Poppies by the Veterans of Foreign Wars offers an opportunity for the people of this community to express their solicitude for those unfortunate persons who have paid more than their share of the cost of freedom; and WHEREAS, VFW Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled veterans, and the proceeds of this worthy fundraising campaign are used exclusively for the benefit of disabled and needy veterans, and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans, in the desire to “honor the dead by helping the living;” NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mary Cooper, Mayor of the City of Delta, do hereby urge the citizens of this community to recognize the merits of this cause by contributing to its support through the purchase of Buddy Poppies on the 11th and 12th of November, 2011, the days set aside for distribution of these symbols of appreciation for the sacrifices of our honored dead. I urge all patriotic citizens to wear a Buddy Poppy as mute evidence of our gratitude to the men and women of this country who have risked or lost their lives in fulfilling their obligations as American citizens. Mary Cooper, Mayor

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The Delta Elks Lodge #1235 invites area veterans to a free luncheonFriday, Nov. 11. The doors open at 11 a.m. with lunch to be served at noon. The lodge is located at 563 Main Street. An elevator is located on the south side of the building.

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To honor veterans Delta Acupuncture, 823 Main Street, is offering a free AcuDetox and PTSD group clinic for veterans from the Delta-Montrose area. Acudetox uses five acupuncture needles gently placed in each ear — no self-disclosure, talk therapy, or diagnosis. Treatments are in quiet group sessions with six to eight other veterans. Acudetox is currently being used to treat and reduce symptoms of PTSD in VA hospitals, and forward unit field hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan. Call 399-7568 to reserve a clinic appointment at either 10 or 11 a.m. Saturday. No walk-ins. Vets must provide service record number and discharge date to qualify for free treatments.

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Although the Delta City Council has given preliminary approval to a contract with CAWS, discussion of the collaboration between the city and the animal welfare organization will continue at a work session Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. At the heart of the discussion is a one-year agreement under which the city’s animal shelter will be operated by paid CAWS staff and volunteers. At the same time, the city will resume enforcement by a parttime animal control officer. The work session will provide an opportunity for public input, such as that voiced by Dr. Gretta Carmichael, DVM, after a Delta Police Department/Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter presentation at the Nov. 1 council meeting. Dr. Carmichael warned that the facility will be filled within a week, if the city has an animal control officer “that is actually picking up the phone.” She said her prediction is based on the number of animals brought into her Delta office, as well as the phone calls she’s fielded concerning stray and abandoned animals. “I wish the city had tackled this problems months ago,” said Dr. Carmichael, who added

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County commissioners are faced with one of the unfunded mandates that are handed down to localities by federal government. A requirement that advanced cell phone service be installed here by the end of 2012 could cost as much as $100,000-plus, said county emergency manager Rob Fiedler. However, other less expensive alternatives may exist for the county, and there is a possibility that the 2012 deadline date for compliance could be relaxed. Upgrading to the Phase II cell phone service here would allow emergency dispatch to pinpoint the exact location of a cell phone call to within about 100 feet. Fiedler explains that the county’s current technology can locate a

cell phone call only to the cell tower that transmitted it. The upgrade involves mostly software and can be expensive, Fiedler told the county commissioners on Monday, Nov. 7. There are two other options. One would be to buy a two-year-old Phase II system that has been used in Montrose County’s West End. That county recently surplussed the West End station and its equipment which is now available for sale, Fiedler explained. A second, and even less expensive option, favored by County Commissioner Olen Lund, would be to

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that the city’s animal control program in the last three to six months has been “pretty much a joke.” Delta Police Chief Robert Thomas urged Carmichael, council members and others attending the Nov. 1 council meeting to give the partnership a chance. “This is a program in the making,” he said. “We’ll work with CAWS to evaluate challenges and develop solutions as they arise.” The shelter has just 12 dog kennels, six of which will be dedicated to the City of Delta for impounds and quarantined dogs. The other six will house adoptable pets in CAWS’ program, some of which may be city impounds which have been relinquished after a five-day holding period. Other specifics of the proposal were outlined by JoAnn Kalenak, CAWS board secretary, and Allison Le Page, CAWS development director. “We feel that we can be of great service to this city,” said Kalenak. “We look forward not only to managing the city shelter as a no-kill facility, but to bringing all of our services, including low-income spay and neuter and our feral cat programs to Delta.” Since it was founded 13 years ago, CAWS has found homes for more than 1,000 dogs and cats. “We have removed financial barriers to spay and neuter by subsidizing over 4,000 procedures,” Kalenak continued. “We have worked to help control feral cat populations through our trap, neuter and return programs. We have provided public outreach and education on the proper care and treatment of animals. In short, we understand the needs of animals and this community. “What we lack is a facility to complement our current foster and adoption programs,” she explained. “This partnership will allow the city to again provide animal services to its citizens while providing needed visibility and accessibility for animals awaiting adoptions.” CAWS will staff the shelter seven days a week with trained volunteers, augmented by paid staff. Because they have no experience running an animal shelter, they plan to shadow city employees for the first three months of the year. Alision LePage, development director, addressed the financial feasibility of shelter operations. CAWS will be assuming $39,650 in expenses, representing the majority of annual operating costs for the shelter. The City of Delta

set up a “remote” Phase II operation that works piggyback on an existing system in Montrose or Mesa County. Fiedler said that Delta’s two neighboring counties are using the same type of systems. In addition, there is the possibility that the unfunded mandate from the feds could be relaxed and the deadline extended. In a separate matter, Fiedler reported that Hugh Sanburg has completed a required certification update course in Demming, N.M., for his county ordinance technician position.

VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON Friday, Nov. 11 Dining room opens at 11 a.m. with lunch starting at Noon All those who have served or are currently serving our great nation are invited to this complimentary luncheon in recognition of their service.

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All City of Delta government offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in recognition of Veterans Day. Bill Heddles Recreation Center and Devil’s Thumb Golf Club will be open regular hours. Friday’s refuse will be picked up Monday, Nov. 14.

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is asked to provide use of the facility, including utilities and any needed repairs, as well as to pay CAWS approximately $7,000 annually in fees associated with the care and feeding of animals impounded or quarantined by City of Delta animal control. The fines levied for dogs at large, non-licensure and animal cruelty would continue to be paid to the City of Delta. Using numbers from 2008 to 2010, when the animal shelter was fully operational, Le Page made the case that the fees charged by CAWS will be offset by revenue generated by fines. The bottom line to the City of Delta, she predicted, will be just the use of the facility, the utilities and repairs. The remainder of shelter operations will be funded through fees associated with pet adoptions, relinquishment fees from citizens giving up pets, grants and donations. In the “unlikely” event that CAWS will be able to generate sufficient grants and donations, Le Page assured council members that CAWS has cash in reserve that can be used to meet the budget needs for 2012. CAWS does not expect to generate any profit through the operation of the animal shelter, she added. Chief Thomas says he believes the collaboration will be a “win-win” situation.

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Pearce, Bess exchange vows in Crested Butte Jeff and Denise Theobald of Delta announce the marriage of their son, Tyler Pearce, to Caroline Bess, daughter of Chuck and Jennifer Bess of Cherry Creek. The ceremony took place on Sept. 24, 2011, at the Club at Crested Butte. Rev. Timothy Clark from Crested Butte Union Congregational Church officiated. The bride wore a satin gown with simple lines, accented by buttons down the back and a large bow above the bustle. She carried a bouquet of white flowers which included

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Members of Delta Emblem Club #462 held their regular meeting at the Delta Elks Lodge on Aug. 22. The meeting was opened according to ritual by president Diane Martinez at 7:15 p.m. Roll call of officers and past presidents found second assistant marshal Marie Stucker absent. There were nine past presidents in attendance. Initiation of new member Glendy Reeves was held. The minutes of the June 27 meeting were accepted with the correction that Margie Ahlberg was absent, not Marie Stucker, as mailed by recording secretary Tina Shiflet. Financial secretary Ruth Marvel and treasurer Kay Thatcher gave their reports, which were filed for audit. Corresponding secretary Barbara Pierce read a notice from Supreme and the forms that need to be filed with the IRS. State

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I am also registering the following children in the Kids Fun Run: (t-shirt not included) Name Age Gender 1.______________________________________________________________________ 2.______________________________________________________________________ 3.______________________________________________________________________ Registration Fee is $20 if pre-registered by November 14th and $25 if after, and kids are FREE! Tshirts after November 14 are first come first serve, as available. There is some risk associated with running events. I acknowledge and accept full responsibility for myself and my child (if registering for the kids fun run). ________________________________________________________________________ Signature Date Mail registration form to: Delta County Memorial Hospital, Attn: Education Dept. 1501 E. 3rd St., Delta, CO 81416 Healthc

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Cherry Creek High School. She earned a degree in French and anthopology from the University of Colorado in 2007 and graduated from CU law school in 2010. She is an estate planning and tax attorney for a law firm in Denver, where the couple resides. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Columbine High School. He earned a degree in economics from the University of Colorado in 2004 and is a vice president/commercial relationship banker for Mutual of Omaha Bank in Denver. In January, they plan to honeymoon in St. Lucia.

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Tyler and Caroline (Bess) Pearce

Club welcomes new member

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sent the minutes from the last meeting. Barbara Pierce sent a thank you note for everything after her illness. Fleet & Family Support from Guam and Japan sent a thank you and requested that the coupons be sorted for faster distribution. Boy Scouts of America requested a donation. A member of the community also requested a donation. Delta Fire Department sent a thank you for past support and requested further support. The Delta Elks bulletin was received. The bills were read and will be paid. Sunshine committee chairman Wilma Harris gave birthday cards to Tina Shiflet and Kennadine Duncan. Mary Jo Chaffee reported for Americanism that 10,067 coupons had been sent to armed forces overseas.

This project involved 157 hours. Mary Jo also gave information about Operation Gratitude. They send care packages and letters to members of our armed forces. They are in need of scarves, helmet liners (beanies) and letters. If you are interested in sending anything that has been named, please mail them to Delta Emblem Club #462, P.O. Box 362, Delta, CO 81416. Mary Jo will send a bunch at one time. In your letters, please remember — no politics, no full names or addresses for kids, and only your address if you want them to write back. The bingo report was given by Dora Valdez. Barbara Pierce reported for community service that for June one large and one small bag of pop tabs, four pairs of glasses, one glass case, 1,330

miles, 249 hours, 121 box tops and 55 soup labels had been collected. Recess was called and the scholarship march was conducted. Birthdays were celebrated by Tina Shiflet, Kennadine Duncan and Glendy Reeves. Margie Ahlberg won the door prize. Under unfinished business the fund raiser for the club was brought up. The prize is a quilt made by Gloria Nicholson. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The proceeds will go to St. Jude’s. For new business it was agreed to donate to the Boy Scouts of America, the member of the community and the Delta Fire Department in honor of Frances Myers. The meeting was closed in ritual form at 8:35 p.m. Tina Shiflet Press Correspondent

Virginia and Wayne Bules celebrate 50 years of marriage Virginia Roper and Wayne Bules were married Nov. 26, 1961, at the First Methodist Church in Sterling. After a two-week motor trip to western Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, they settled in rural Sidney, Neb. Virginia pursued her registered nurse career after her recent graduation from BethEl School of Nursing in Colorado Springs. Wayne was employed in agricultural work, custom wheat combining and body shop repair. Their two daughters, Lori and Tara, were born before the family’s move to the Denver area in 1969 where Wayne began

BIRTHS Aimee and James Arrieta of Grand Junction are the parents of a son, Ezra Jose Arrieta, born at 3:13 p.m. Oct. 26, 2011, in Grand Junction. His grandparents are Steve and Bonnie Briscoe of Delta and Maria Arrieta and Jim Truitt, both of Grand Junction. Amy Stolmeier and Brett Branca of Paonia are the parents of a daughter, Violet Evelyn Branca, born Oct. 28, 2011, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Bruce and Celina Steele of Paonia are the parents of a daughter, Ariel Gracie Marie Steele, born Nov. 2, 2011, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Jason and Rebekah Fisher of Montrose are the parents of a son, Jonathan Loftus Fisher, born Oct. 29, 2011, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.

his 27 years of service in the construction department of Public Service Company of Colorado. Their son, Lee, was born after they settled in Thornton in 1970. The family moved to rural Johnstown in 1977. Wayne continued with Public Service until his retirement in 1994. Virginia served as the school nurse for the JohnstownMilliken School District until 1997 when she became an immunization nurse for the Weld County Health Department until their move to Delta in 2004. A quiet family celebration will be held at their home in Delta on Nov. 25 to accommodate Wayne’s needs. He has been a resident of the Sunrise Creek Assisted Living

BISTRO MAC & CHEESE “I like to serve this mac & cheese with a salad and crusty bread. It’s a satisfying meal that feels upscale, but will fit just about any budget.” Charlotte Giltner, Mesa, AZ Servings: 8 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked elbow macaroni 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2-1/2 cups 2% milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

memory unit facility in Montrose for six months. The children, their spouses and grandchildren of Wayne and Virginia invite you to extend your congratulations by way of cards, letters and pictures sent to the honorary couple at P.O. Box 826, Delta, CO 81416. Including your e-mail address would be appreciated.

Wayne and Virginia Bules

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese 1/2 cup sour cream Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheeses and stir until melted. Stir in sour cream. Drain macaroni; stir into sauce.

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GMES honors top readers

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AR, or Accelerated Reader, is a program that encourages students to read. Each quarter, students set goals for their independent reading. There are three categories each student needs to meet to be a “Triple Winner.” First is the amount read, second is an appropriate reading level, and third are percentages from the quizzes that students take after reading each book. The students who meet all three goals by the end of the quarter are called “Triple Winners.” Garnet Mesa Elementary School is proud of

each and every one of our triple winners.

DMS salutes veterans Delta Middle School has planned a program to honor veterans on Friday, Nov. 11. The program begins at 10 a.m. in the middle school gym at 910 Grand Avenue. Veterans are invited to come early for coffee in the cafeteria at 9 a.m.

In Appreciation of our Veterans, you are invited to our Veterans Day Cookout (Burgers, Hotdogs, Chips and Drinks)

Friday, November 11 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1443 Mesa View Dr. Delta (970) 874-8600

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Fifth Grade

DHS speech team hosts novice meet The DHS speech team began the 2011-2012 season by hosting the annual novice meet at Delta High School. Six schools from around the Western Slope competed in public forum debate, Lincoln Douglas debate, extemporaneous speaking, Congress and various interpretive events. Delta had nine novices entered in the meet, and they did very well in this “first time out” competition. In Congress, both Sawyer Keeline and Haley Donathan were named superior speakers in their respective Houses. In the mixed individual events category, Amadi Houston placed second with a dramatic reading, Taylor King placed sixth with a humor piece, Jer-

emy Dziubasik was seventh with another humor piece, and Paige Bowling was eighth with foreign extemporaneous speeches. In public forum debate, Ayasha and Alysha Richards placed fourth with a 1-2 record. Lincoln-Douglas debate found Javier Romero placing third with a 2-1 record, and Linh Nguyen placed fifth, also with a 2-1 record. The team will next compete at Grand Junction High School the weekend of Nov. 11-12, before hosting its Delta home meet on Nov. 18-19. The speech team is recruiting judges from the community for the home meet. If you are interested in judging, please call Coach Jeanette Roberts at 874-4853.

Cedaredge 6th Annual

Holiday Craft Festival SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

2 LOCATIONS CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY CENTER 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Crafts • Arts • Gifts • Baked Goods Lunch: Meatball Sub, Beans and Chips - $500

STOLTE SHED AT PIONEER TOWN All Day – Craft Fair & Bake Sale Breakfast: 7:30-10:00 a.m. - Biscuits & Gravy Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Navajo Taco - $500

Photos With Santa • 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-3:30 p.m. Face Painting • Clowns • Balloon Animals Sponsored by Cedaredge United Methodist Women • 835-3065


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Shop till you drop at Nov. 11 fund raiser Jayden Ferganchick, a sophomore at Delta High School, is searching for a solution to the seizures that are preventing her from enjoying a normal high school life. Jayden has struggled with seizures for several years, but has been able to maintain her involvement in school and sports. Recently, however, her

seizures have become more violent, uncontrollable and unpredictable. If Children’s Hospital is unable to find a solution, the family plans to travel to the Mayo epilepsy center in Minnesota. To help with medical costs, Beauty ‘n the Bling is sponsoring a fund raiser Friday, Nov. 11. From 5 to 10 p.m. everything in the

boutique will be at least 25 percent off, with summer items priced to go. In the salon, haircuts will be just $15. Special activities are planned to create a fun girls night out, including mini cupcakes and cake pops donated by Danielle Collins. For more information, call Nacole Williams at 874-6101.

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Virtuous Kids and Teacher

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Delta County School District bus drivers conduct a bus evacuation drill at Garnet Mesa Elementary School.

Please Join Us For Our Annual

Winter Wonderland Open House Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special Twilight Hours Saturday 5-7 p.m.

★ Prizes ★ Refreshments ★ Specials Decorated Theme Trees • Fresh Cut Trees Poinsettias • Candles • Gifts Galore Gift Certificates Available 16612 S. Townsend Montrose 970-249-6109

Join us this Veterans Day as we honor the men and women of the U.S. Military. Their courage, hard work and sacrifice are the backbone of our nation, protecting freedom, liberty, justice and all we hold dear. Thank you, veterans. West Elk Mine is a proud sponsor of Wounded Warriors. West Elk Mine also currently employs 34 veterans with one serving in Afghanistan.

The virtuous kids and teachers pictured above were recognized at Lincoln Elementary School on Nov. 3: (top row) Alexis Fausto, determination; Brisa Rodriguez, compassion; Mrs. Le, generosity; (middle row) Lyzet Arteaga, respect; Emma White, respect; Allyssa Jones, responsibility; Levi Wood, helpful; Alexxis Dunn, respect; Juan Carlos Gaucin, diligence; (bottom row) Adriana Swygman, responsibility and diligence; Hadassah Payne, dedicated; Cheyenne Hatter, kindness; Noah Trickel, hard work and compassion; Sierra Timbreza, good listener.

Delta Middle honor roll The following students were named to the honor roll at Delta Middle School for the first quarter of the 2011-2012 school year: BANNER ROLL Eighth Grade Juan Chavez Oscar Duran Naomi Hayner Sara Jurca Seth Mewhinney Mykayla Music Seventh Grade Nacona Baldwin Rhiannon Broyles Lydia Stalcup Elizabeth Ward Sixth Grade KC Carlson Jaspar Carmichael Logan Freed Kaleb Hawkins Justin Lancaster Alexia Quinn Anha Richards HONOR ROLL Eighth Grade Ellis Archuleta Stormi Archuleta Cruz Arias

Darcey Ballard Daymon Brown Kelby Brown Christopher Butler Neifi Campas Tori Carr Alan Carrasco Julie Cassel Shanan Davey Hannah Easter Victoria Gallegos Amelia Hawkins Karissa Hobbs Hadamira Lugo Jade Mahaffey Dario Melgoza Kory Mills Uyen Nguyen Abbigail Nicholson Jasmine Ponce Kimber Purdum Tylor Redden Miranda Rhinehart Heather Robb Alexandria Rolf Kaisa Simon

Anthony Streich Jamie Sutliff Hannah Unruh Ashley Uribe Dalton Valdez Alexis Williams Seventh Grade Matthew Bohling Hannah Branson Tristan Brown Beau Byers Cristina Caballero Elias Carlson Kalen Cowley Madelynne Cronenberg Olivia Fisher Mason Garcia Nectaria Hanning Teresa James Damon Jensen Derek Kendrick Sheali King Tuan Le Jr. Shelbi Ledesma Lily Lockhart Shayla Lugard

Brooke Martin Makayla Mills Shae-Lynn Molina Meysa Mulford Beatriz Munoz Jace Norell Emily Nortnik Abraham Ontiveros Hannah Owens Cassidy Jo Parker Alex Richards Andrew Richards Elizabeth Robb Kole Roberts Victor Ruiz Nathan Sanders Nathanael Santonastaso Megan Suppes Jasmine Velasquez Joyclie Webb Landre Whelan Kimberly Jo Wolfe Sixth Grade Alyssa Boyer Allison Castrejon Lorena Duran

Elena Gilliam Tatum Gilmore Zen Greenlee Elisa Hammett Brandon Harper Shae Hatton Nathan Hermes Julian Hernandez Kendra Hillman Drake Horn Aubrey Jones Joshua Kuhn Amanda Kuta Jaden Miller Thomas Neil Kaleigh Nethington Zachary Nicholson Miranda Rea Harlee Roberts Rami Rowley Peyton Schuster Abigail Stone Lucy Streich Isaac Timbreza Madeline Tracey Samantha Wollert


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Community Calendar Barbara Churchley will demonstrate Wednesday, November 9

HARVEST FESTIVAL DINNER, 4-7 p.m., Eckert Presbyterian Church, 13025 Highway 65, Eckert. Roast beef dinner. Adults $10, ages 6-12 $5, under 6 free. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Carol Vela, 835-3388. FREE HEALTH CLINIC for uninsured children, Delta Center, 822 Grand Avenue, Delta. Free immunizations, well-child checks and visits for chronic conditions. Application assistance for CHP+ and Medicaid also available. For an appointment, call Sarah, 874-9517.

Thursday, November 10

BINGO, every Thursday, 6:50 p.m., American Legion of Paonia. Come early for hamburgers and hot dogs. This week progressive is 54 numbers for $224, blue is 61 numbers and grey is 61 numbers for $250. For more information, call 527-6252. TRIO VERONEZH brings Tchaikovsky to Russian folk songs, gypsy dance music and songs by Gershwin, 7:30 p.m., Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Avenue, Delta. Sponsored by Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association. For more information, call Charlie Huff, 921-4142, Bob Brown, 835-4480 or Sue Roushar, 249-9154 or visit: deltamontroseconcerts.com. DEL-ROSE CHORUS SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL REHEARSES every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Delta Methodist Church, corner of Meeker and 5th Street. For more information, call Leslie, 970-256-9763. BINGO, every Thursday, 7 p.m., Delta Elks Lodge, 563 Main Street. Open to the public. For more information, call 874-3624.

her techniques for local artists

Barbara Churchley, painter in pastel and oil, will demonstrate her techniques and compositions in oil for Delta Fine Arts and visitors at the Heaven’s View community room at 1445 Porter Court, Delta, at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. Churchley is a dynamic

Saturday, November 12

FALL FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Stolte Shed, Pioneer Town, Cedaredge. Biscuits and gravy breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m. Navajo taco lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by United Methodist Women. For more information, call JoAnn Price, 835-3065. Craft fair, bake sale, Santa, clowns, face painting, gifts, decor items. PHOTOS WITH SANTA, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m., Stolte Shed, Pioneer Town, Cedaredge. Sponsored by United Methodist Women. Child can visit with Santa and get a Christmas photo for $10. For more information, call JoAnn Price, 835-3065. HOLIDAY CRAFT FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., two locations: Community Center and Stolte Shed, Pioneer Town, Cedaredge. Original, useful items for the home and for holiday gift giving by local artists and craftsmen. Sponsored by United Methodist Women. For more information, call JoAnn Price, 835-3065. “RAINBOWS & UNICORNS” DADDY/DAUGHTER DANCE, 5:308:30 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta. $12/couple by 5 p.m. on 11/11/11. $15/couple at the door. Bring a snack to share with others. Come in to sign up early at Bill Heddles Recreation Center or call 874-0923.

Sunday, November 13

VESTAFJELL LODGE OF THE SONS OF NORWAY THANKSGIVING AND ELECTION OF 2012 OFFICERS, 2 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, Grand Junction. Janice Hogue presents program on “Traditional Story Telling.” Bring a generous side dish to accompany the turkey provided. Guests welcome. For more information, call Barb, 245-5649 or Thor, 249-8691 or the web site: www.vestafjelllodge.org.

Monday, November 14

STEVE WILLE, A1C CHAMPION, SPEAKS ON “TAKING CONTROL” OF DIABETES, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Delta County Memorial Hospital, Grand Mesa Oncology and Education Building, Delta. Call 874-6410 to reserve a seat. Sponsored by Sanofi Aventis. BLACK CANYON CAMERA CLUB MEETING, 6 p.m., Heaven’s View Apartments community room, 1445 Porter Court, Delta. Program following is Kelby webinar on Macro Photography. Public welcome. For more information, contact Rae-ann at rae-anns@live.com. BARBARA CHURCHLY, PAINTER IN PASTEL AND OIL, DEMONSTRATES her techniques and compositions in oil for Delta Fine Arts and visitors, 3 p.m., Heaven’s View community room, 1445 Porter Court, Delta. For more information, call Daphna, 856-7005.

Tuesday, November 15

SURFACE CREEK REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEETING, 12 noon, Delta Public Library community room, 211 West 6th Street, Delta. Membership in SCRW is open to registered Republican women, and men may become associate members. Guests always welcome. For more information, call Anne Snyer, 8564780 or Susan Keiser, 856-3649.

Wednesday, November 16

FREE HEALTH CLINIC, Delta Center, 822 Grand Avenue, Delta. Free immunizations, well-child checks and visits for chronic conditions for uninsured children. Application assistance for CHP+ and Medicaid also available. For an appointment, call Sara, 874-9517.

Thursday, November 17

BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, 6 p.m. policy review, 7 p.m. regular meeting, Delta Center, 822 Grand Avenue, Delta.

Saturday, November 19

WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL, 7 p.m., Paradise Theatre, Paonia. Presented by NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center. NWCC members $10, nonmembers $15 advance, $17 at the door. Benefit for NWCC.

Sunday, November 20

TURKEY BINGO AND RIFLE RAFFLE, 1-5 p.m., Crawford Town Hall. Prizes are turkeys, hams, cash. Soup, chili, hot dogs, coffee, etc. served from noon until closing. Raffle for rifles at 3 p.m. sharp. Sponsored by Crawford American Legion Post 190.

November 25 & 26

BAZAAR AND SOUP AND DESSERT, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days, Westminster Hall, Delta. Soup and dessert $5. Sponsored by Delta Emblem Club.

Saturday, November 26

BLUEGRASS, BLUES, COUNTRY AND GOSPEL STRING BAND JAM, 12 noon-3 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta. For more information, call 874-8777 or 874-0923.

Friday, December 2

DELTA PARADE OF LIGHTS, 6 p.m. Theme: “Historic Hometown Holiday.” Parade sponsored by Delta Area Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo. For parade entries and information, call the chamber, 874-8616.

Saturday, December 3

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.

Tuesday, December 6

DELTA MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT, 7 p.m., Delta Performing Arts Center, Delta. Free admission.

Churchley explores the landscape within the context of multiple marathons and hikes and painting en plein air in western Colorado. She is also a well known still life artist. Churchley’s paintings appear in galleries throughout the West

from Texas to Wyoming. Her bold works pour out into the viewer’s space. Similarly, the workshops she conducts set fires in the students to whom she transmits her knowledge and experience. For further information please contact Daphna Russell at 856-7005.

Delta Public Library, VFW announce holiday treat contest

Friday, November 11

ALL DELTA COUNTY LIBRARIES CLOSED for Veterans Day. MUSIC IN THE VALLEY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Paonia’s Blue Sage. Benefit for the concerts and music education programs of the Blue Sage and Lamborn School and to celebrate their new piano. Local musicians present country, jazz, classical, folk, rock, Irish, Native American. Donations starting at $10 requested. Reception to follow. For more information, call 527-7243. OPENING RECEPTION for Glass Masters and The Eleventh Moon, 6-8 p.m., The Creamery Arts Center, Hotchkiss. Featuring the works of Connie Willett, Pennie Alexander, Hendrika Cegielski, Lorin K. Mirriam and Gary W. Hines. FREE LUNCHEON FOR ALL VETERANS, Delta Elks Lodge #1235, 563 Main Street, Delta. Doors open at 11 a.m. with lunch starting at 12 noon. Elevator on the south side of building.

person whose “...paintings reflect her personal connection with the Western landscapes she lives in.” She has been described as an impressionistic painter, however her use of color is bold and vibrant so the style may also be described as expressionistic.

Barb Churchley

Daddy, daughter dance set for Nov. 12 A special evening is planned for dads, granddads and their princesses ages 4-12 Saturday, Nov. 12, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The annual Daddy/Daughter Dance features music, snacks, prizes and the crowning of a king and princess. The cost is $12 per couple for tickets purchased prior to Nov. 11, and $15 per couple at the door. Please bring a snack to share. Professional photos will be available for an additional fee. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dancing begins at 6 p.m., with light snacks at 7 p.m.

The Delta Library and the Delta VFW are hosting a holiday treat contest. “We want to share the holiday spirit with our troops, who are serving around the world, and our community,” says Lea Hart, Delta library manager. The library and VFW are requesting the community to prepare their favorite holiday treats and bring at least 18 pieces or more to the Delta Library on Thursday, Dec. 1. Contestants are also encouraged to

bring cards or letters to send to the troops. On Friday, Dec. 2, a panel of amateur judges will pick their favorite cookie, candy, cake, or bread. Winners will be announced and small prizes awarded. “That weekend, after the judging, the VFW and their volunteers will pack and ship a dozen of each treat to the troops,” explains Hart. “The VFW and library understand that not everyone is ‘home for the holidays,’” Hart says.

‘Run for Your Life’ 5K set for Nov. 26 Delta County Memorial Hospital will sponsor the first annual “Run for Your Life” 5K run/walk and kids’ fun run on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 8 a.m. at Confluence Park in Delta. The registration fee is $20 if pre-registered by Nov. 14 and $25 if after, and kids are FREE! Tshirts after Nov. 14 are first come first serve, as available. There will be drawings for door prizes and snacks provided at

the end of the race. Registration forms are available at www.delta hospital.org by clicking on the link “Run for Your Life” on the home page. Completed registration forms and fees should be mailed to: Delta County Memorial Hospital, Attn: Education Dept., 1501 E. 3rd St., Delta, CO 81416. All proceeds will benefit the Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Healthcare Scholarship Fund.

“We just wanted to share something special for the holidays not only with our community but also with our troops.” The contest is open to individuals and groups. For more information, contact the Delta Library at 874-9630 or Linda and Mike Stahly of the Delta VFW at 874-9203.

Join Altrusa at ‘A Wonderland of Books’ Once a year Altrusa of Delta creates a community event to raise money for projects in the Delta area. The spectacular food, decorations and fellowship at the Sugar Plum Festival and Book Fair allow area residents to get acquainted with Altrusa and the club’s service to the community. A luncheon and fashion show are scheduled Saturday, Nov. 19. Seating is limited, but there are still plenty of tickets for Friday night’s review from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. For tickets, call 640-7389.

Weavers’ sale set for Nov. 19 The ancient arts of weaving, spinning, and related fiber crafts come alive Saturday, Nov. 19, as the San Juan Weavers Guild, Inc., presents its 34th annual show and sale. Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Ave., in Montrose, this one-day event is widely anticipated and draws attendance from throughout the region. A variety of home accessories, clothing, holiday décor and gifts will be available for purchase, each one hand-made with quality materials and craftsmanship. The public is welcome, and there is no admission charge. The facility is wheelchairaccessible. Each year members of the guild work to create a huge inventory of exciting products, proving that the skills once used to provide the necessities of life are still part of our modern society. In the hands of a weaver, a dishtowel can be a work of art, and a scarf knitted from handspun yarn can rival anything in the fashion catalogs. Guild members incorporate luxury fibers as well as some of the newest yarns on the market into their original accessories. Gifts with a holiday theme, toys for pets and children, baskets, rugs, decorative hangings, bags, jewelry, and fiber ready for spinning are among the items

Camera club meets on Nov. 14 Black Canyon Camera Club’s monthly meeting is Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at Heaven’s View apartments community room, 1445 Porter Court, Delta. Following the business meeting, a Kelby webinar will be presented on macrophotography. The public is welcome. Contact Rae-ann Simmons at rae-anns@live. com for more information.

usually seen at the sale, with prices to fit anyone’s budget. “We never know until the night before what will be included in the sale,” says Bobbie Irwin, a participant and weaver from Montrose. “It’s always as exciting for our members as it is for the crowd waiting outside the door for the opening. The skills and imagination of our guild members are amazing!” The kids’ corner, a popular attraction last year, will again give children the opportunity to try hands-on fiber art techniques, ranging from simple paper weaving for the very young to more sophisticated loom weaving. Let your children explore a new craft for free under the guidance

of skilled teachers as you shop, or learn along with them! Another popular feature of the event is a display of the year’s creative design challenge. Participants exchange postcards early in the year and use them to inspire a finished project, which is given to the postcard donor. Textures, shapes, themes and colors in a photo may generate a beautiful scarf or a felted and embellished bag. For this activity, any technique related to textiles and fibers is allowed, so quilting, embroidery and beading may be included. This display will include the creators’ explanations of their design processes. A new attraction this year will be door prizes

donated by guild members, to be distributed on an hourly basis throughout the day. Everyone is entered in the free drawing, although you must be present to win. Throughout the day, demonstrators will display their skills and answer questions about spinning, weaving, felting, and related crafts, while recruiting new members for the guild’s many activities and programs during the coming year. The guild meets in Montrose during the school year and sponsors programs and workshops, as well as a spinners’ gathering and potluck in Delta each month of the year. Beginners are always welcome. For information, call 2492981.

Russian trio brings a broad repertoire to Delta Discovered playing Bach in a Frankfurt, Germany, subway station, Trio Veronezh has since acquired world renown. The trio has toured the United States several times. They made their orchestral debut with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Doc Severinsen. Trio Veronezh brings a wide-ranging program — from Bach and Tchaikovsky to gypsy dance music and popular songs by Gershwin — to the stage at the Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Avenue in Delta, on Thursday, Nov. 10, The 7:30 p.m. concert is sponsored by the Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association. Trio Veronezh’s astonishing virtuosity and delightful artistic innovation gives the trio the ability to alter the way audiences experience classical, folk and contemporary repertoire. Their ever-expanding concert material is arranged by the trio’s members and performed with extraordinary virtuosity entirely

from memory. Classically trained at the conservatory in Veronezh, Russia, these three spectacular missions formed the trio in 1993 in their hometown. They play traditional Russian folk instruments — a double-bass balalaika (large triangular shaped Russian national instrument), a dombra (a short necked ancestor of the mandolin) and a bajan (a chromatic-button accordion with vari-

ous registers). They made their U.S. debut at the Oregon Bach Festival in 1996, becoming the sleeper hit of the summer. Invited to return, they brought down the house at Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion. For more information, contact Charlie Huff at 921-4142, Bob Brown at 835-4480 or Sue Roushar at 249-9154, or visit the website,deltamontrose concerts.com.

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LaVerna Brown LaVerna Brown, formerly of Delta, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Riverside, Calif. She was 66. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. at Mesa View Cemetery. Mrs. Brown was born June 8, 1945, in Shamrock, Texas, to Jay and Martha Hanes. She spent her childhood in Fort Garland, Colo., and graduated from Sierra Grande High School in 1963. She earned an associate’s degree from Mesa State College. She was a registered nurse in Delta for over 21 years. Most recently, she lived in Cumming, Ga. She worked as a traveling nurse in various hospitals and had a special love for Yuma, Ariz. Mrs. Brown enjoyed Bible study, traveling, quilting, sewing, visiting with her children, grandchildren, brother and

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close friends. She is survived by four sons, Shawn Brown of Cumming, Ga., Bill Brown of Salt Lake City, Utah, Shane Brown and his wife Anita of Montrose, and Chance Brown and his wife Amanda of Delta; a daughter and her husband, Mistie and Jerod Williamson of Rio Rancho, N.M.; a brother and his wife, Melvin and Coleen Hanes of Dickinson, N.D.; four granddaughters, Alysea Aguado and her husband David of Taylorsville, Utah, Shaylla Brown and Mikaylla Brown, both of Montrose, and Maya Williamson of Rio Rancho, N.M.; and three grandsons, Matthew Brown of Salt Lake City, Utah, Levi Brown and Logan Brown, both of Cumming, Ga. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Patsy Mae Carter Patsy Mae Carter of Delta, formerly of Bakersfield, Calif., died Friday, Nov. 5, 2011, at her home. She was 78. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. at C&Js Cafe in Delta. Mrs. Carter is survived by a sister, Judy Auwae

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Harold Ross Harold Benjamin Ross of Delta died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Sunrise Creek Care Center in Montrose. He was 90. A funeral service was held Nov. 7 at First Baptist Church in Delta. Interment followed at Delta City Cemetery. Mr. Ross was born May 12, 1921, in Olathe, to Charles and Nora (Kelley) Ross. He attended school in Olathe, and Mesa State and William Jewell colleges. He joined the Army during World War II and was a front line combat medic, winning the Bronze Star for courage under fire as well as other citations. Mr. Ross married Kathryn on Jan. 10, 1943. Three children were born to this marriage. She died Dec. 15, 1989. He married Kay Ranch on Aug 10, 1990. Kay survives. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service and then in real estate. While working for the United Farm Agency he became regional manager where he was responsible for setting up and managing new offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. He won many top awards before retiring in 1986. He enjoyed a life-long love of horses. Mr. Ross is survived by his wife, Kay Ross; a sister, Bessie Blouch; a son, James Ross; two daughters, Pat Stroud and Kristi Ross-Kjeldgaard; three stepchildren, Tonya Hodges, Rocky Ranch and Randy Ranch; five grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Local Mission Fund, 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta, CO 81416. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service

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Howard W. Berkman of Paonia died after a brief illness on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 64. A memorial celebration of life will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. at Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia. A potluck supper will follow. Mr. Berkman was born June 4, 1947, in Chicago, Ill. He was well traveled and had lived in Colorado since 1976. He was a professional singer/songwriter/guitarist who was well known throughout the Western Slope and beyond. Mr. Berkman is survived by his mother, Harriet Farkas of Tamarac, Fla.; an uncle and his wife, Carl and Hattie Fox of Niles, Ill.; three sisters, Felice Sage and her husband Darrell of Littleton, Pamela Saky and her husband Mehran, and Brenna Hopkins; a nephew, Kyle Sage of Littleton; and two stepbrothers and their wives, Dr. Daniel and Gail Farkas, and Dr. Jeremy and Fran Farkas. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

Joe Roys Gerald “Joe” Eugene Roys of Delta died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at his home. He was 77. At his request, no services will be held. Mr. Roys was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Washington County, to Samuel and Hildagarde (Schwehr) Roys. He spent his childhood in Washington County and graduated from Akron High School in 1953. He married Creta Baldwin in January 1958 in Sterling. They lived in Lakewood for several years before moving to Delta 19 years ago. They celebrated 53 years of marriage. Mr. Roys was a construction worker. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, collecting rare coins and hunting for arrowheads.

He is survived by his wife, Creta Roys; two daughters, Samantha Roys of Delta, and Diana Benton of Englewood; a brother, Craig Roys of Boulder; a sister, Della Lazzaretti of Sterling; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Roys was preceded in death by two brothers, James Roys and Jack Roys; and a sister, Connie Fox. 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 and Crematory handled the arrangements.

merly of Cedaredge, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Hearthstone Health Center in Round Rock, Texas. She was 94. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Cedaredge. A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at Cedaredge Seventhday Adventist Church. Burial will follow at Cedaredge Cemetery.

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Mary Herrera Maria Genoveva “Mary” Herrera of Delta died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. She was 89. Rosary was recited Nov. 4 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. A graveside funeral service was held Nov. 5 at Delta City Cemetery. Mrs. Herrera was born June 23, 1922, in Hernandez, N.M., to Rubel and Dolores (Salazar) Duran. She spent her childhood in Chili, N.M. She lived in Amherst, Texas, for several years before moving to Delta in 1965. She enjoyed reading, her family, watching wrestling on television and watching log trucks. Mrs. Herrera is survived by three sons and their wives, Isidore “Shorty” and Sylvia Herrera, and Eddie and Elisa Herrera, all of Delta, and Ray and Donna Herrera of Cedaredge; two daughters and their husbands, Sinfer and John Cabrera, and Helen and Richard Archuleta, all of Delta; and 114 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfredo Herrera; a son, Jackie Herrera; three brothers; and two sisters. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

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John Charles Sell Sr. of Hotchkiss died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 78. Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss. Mr. Sell was born May 30, 1933, in Stockton, Kan., to Ray and Ester (Reed) Sell. He spent his childhood in Stockton, Kan., and graduated from Stockton High School in 1951. He married Helen Long on Sept. 18, 1953, in Lenora, Kan. They moved to Colorado in 1956. They lived on the Front Range before retiring and moving to Hotchkiss in 1991. They celebrated 46 years of marriage. Mrs. Sells died on March 9, 2000. Mr. Sell was a commercial construction worker. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and writing Bible studies. He was a member of Church of God 7th Day in Denver. He is survived by a son, John Sell Jr. of Hotchkiss; a daughter, Linda Sell of Aurora; two brothers and their wives, Ed and Louise Sell of Aumsville, Ore., and Wayne and Alice Sell of Colorado Springs; and a sister, Betty Cunningham of Rio Rancho, N.M. Mr. Sell was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Sell; and two brothers, Kenneth Sell and Keith Sell. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Arnold Rodney Heineman Dec. 13, 1924 ~ Nov. 6, 2011 Arnold Rodney Heineman, age 86, of Montrose, Colo., passed away Nov. 6, 2011, after a lengthy illness at his home with his daughter by his side. Arnold was born Dec. 13, 1924, to Herman and Minnie (Boseman) Heineman in Redlyn, Iowa. He spent his younger years of his life in Waterloo, Iowa. When he was 20 years old, be bought his first house. Ever since then he dealt in buying and selling of property, even in his last days. Arnold worked at Powers Manufacturing from 1944 to 1961. While working there he was president of Garment Workers of Iowa. In 1947 he met the love of his life, Esther Stahr. They were married April 1948 for 61 years. She preceded him in death in April 2009. Arnold and Esther owned and operated two motels, one in Waterloo, Iowa, and the other in Sedona, Ariz. Arnold

was also president of the Motel and Hotel Association of Iowa. He attended school until the ninth grade and never finished. Arnold was proud of his accomplishments in life, especially since he referred to himself as a high school dropout. Arnold resided in Iowa, Arizona, California and then to Ouray, where Arnold and Esther were owners of Sacks Fifth Avenue Antiques for 28 years before moving to Montrose, where he made his home until his time of death. He will be missed by his family and so many great beloved friends. Of this union of marriage, they had two daughters, June Diamond and Joan Burch, of Montrose; one grandson, Michael Diamond also of Montrose; and one nephew, Richard Heineman of Clarksville, Ind. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Heine-

man; one sister, Maxine Juregans; and his wife, Esther. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402, or The San Juan Cancer Center, 600 S. 5th Street, Montrose, CO 81401. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service on Saturday, from 9:30 up to the service time. Burial will follow the service at Grand View Cemetery, west of Montrose. Condolences may also be sent to the family at www.crippinfuneral home.ocm. Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, CO. Paid obituary


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Crawford needs 2010 audit for budget planning BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Crawford Town Council had its first look at the proposed budget for 2012 at its Nov. 2 meeting. They are still handicapped by having to use 2010-2011 estimated numbers, but the completed audit is expected in time for the work session on Nov. 16. The budget could then be finalized and ready for the December vote by council. Bruce Bair, public works director, wanted $25,000 left in the budget for street overlay and the trustees were in agreement. 2012 revenues for the General Fund in this draft budget are proposed for $74,525 from taxes compared to a proposed $81,516 in 2011 and an estimated $83,888 in 2010. General property taxes for all three years are around $8,000. County sales taxes are estimated at $5,000 less in 2012 than in the two previous years. City sales taxes are estimated for 2011 and 2012 at $25,000 and estimated at

$27,500 in 2010. The estimate for franchise taxes was lowered to $10,000 from $12,000 in the previous two years. In the intergovernmental taxes, the town clerk and the auditor estimated $12,000 in highway users tax, $4,500 in severance tax and $18,000 in mineral leasing. Total revenues are estimated for 2012 at $110,900 compared with an estimated $116,877 in 2011 and an estimated $126,723 in 2010. The council discussed lowering miscellaneous expenses for 2012 in the General Fund from $750 to $500 and lowering donations from $1,500 to $500. Water Fund revenue is estimated at $87,100 for 2012, which is higher than revenue in 2011 but less than 2010 estimated figures. Sewer Fund revenue is proposed for $91,00 in 2012, which is $3,000 less than the previous two years. The board will again look at the budget numbers on Nov. 16 beginning at 7 p.m.

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Merging seasons Fall is transitioning into winter. The cold temperatures are encouraging the trees to drop their leaves. Snow is in the forecast for the high country this week.

Paonia looks at budget without additional staff BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Paonia Town Council reviewed the latest version of the proposed 2012 budget on Oct. 25. Eliminated from this draft was an additional police officer and an additional

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Several people paused to take photos of the North Fork of the Gunnison River on Tuesday, Nov. 1, when they were surprised and alarmed to find it an unusual color. Some described it as burgandy, others as red. Rita Lang submitted this photo of the river below Somerset. The coloration was caused by a hydrological study conducted by West Elk Mine.

North Fork runs red Those traveling along Highway 133 near Somerset on Tuesday, Nov. 1, were surprised to see the river running red and reports and photos began coming in of problems in the North Fork of the Gunnison. Fortunately, the color was simply a food-grade dye used in hydrologic study. In a press release issued Thursday, Nov. 3, Mountain Coal Company reports the West Elk mine conducted a Physical Mixing Zone (PMZ) study on the North Fork of the Gunnison River in conjunction with the renewal of the mine’s state water discharge permit. The study was initiat-

ed by professional hydrologic consultants on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 1. The U.S. Forest Service, the Conservation Center and local law enforcement were alerted. The study included releasing tracer dye into the river at the location of the most downstream permitted water discharge point of the mine operation. The dye used in the study, Rhodamine WT, is a fluorescent red dye certified by NFS International and ANSI\NFS for use in potable drinking water. The dye is a highly visible, non-hazardous, food-grade dye that breaks down quickly under sunlight.

“The mine commissioned the controlled, hydrological study on the North Fork as recommended by the Department of Public Health for site-specific standards,” said Kim Link, spokeswoman. “We moved quickly Tuesday morning to begin testing because the day’s weather and river flow provided near-perfect conditions.” As a point of reference, on Nov. 2 the USGS conducted a similar test on the Great Salt Lake and a story about that test can be found at www.ksl.com/ ?nid=148&sid= 17924547&title=great-saltlake-turned-red-in-the-nameof-science

public works employee. That would leave the Paonia Police Department with four officers and the police chief and the public works department with five employees and the director. Mayor Neal Schwieterman explained that Kristin Chesnik, finance officer, and Scott Leon, police chief and public works director, could not balance the budget with additional town employees. A cost of living increase has been maintained for the proposed 2012 budget. The General Fund is balanced as is the Water Fund. The Wastewater Treatment Fund is out of balance by $21,000. Trustee David Weber noted General Fund revenues proposed for 2012 are dropping by $100,405. Within that figure is the conservative estimate for mineral leasing which is estimated at $76,000 less for 2012 than in 2011. He questioned why interest revenue is estimated to drop from $10,000 to $1,000 in 2012. During the town council meeting, trustee Lucien Pevec said it has been difficult to find items that the town can legally invest in that have a higher rate of interest. The finance committee will ask for advice from the Department of Local Affairs and the Colorado Municipal League. Trustee Sid Lewis asked if the town could invest in real estate. Town clerk Barbara Peterson said the council would have to go to the voters to approve purchasing and selling of real estate. Chesnik noted that she spread Workmen’s Compensation evenly throughout the funds. General fund expenses are proposed at 2.5 percent less in 2012 from the previous year. Weber pointed out the proposed budget indicated the police department is increasing their expenses by 13 percent. It costs annually, he said, $200 per citizen in the Town of Paonia. “At this point, the police represent 52.3 percent of the entire General Fund expenditure,” Weber said. Peterson said it is fairly common among municipalities to pay that percentage for their police.

Hotchkiss considers one new employee for 2012 BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Last year at budget time, the Hotchkiss Town Council discussed eliminating the three percent cost of living raise for town employees. They decided against that, believing their hardworking staff deserved the cost of living raise. At the Oct. 27 budget work session, Mike Owens, public works director, and Dan Miller, Hotchkiss marshal, presented the idea of hiring one new employee for 2012 who would be shared by each department. The employee would work half time in public works and halftime for the marshal.

The employee would take care of parking violations, weeds, dogs, code enforcements and pick up public works duties currently handled by contractors. Marlene Searle, town clerk, presented the figures should the council decide to hire a new employee. At $11 an hour for 2,080 hours the salary would be $22,880 plus benefits bringing the total to approximately $36,148 a year. Depending on who is hired and what health and life insurance would be needed the total cost could go up to $40,000. The town has nine employees with the town clerk, dep-

uty town clerk, three police officers and four public works employees, plus the judge, janitor and trustees. Owens and Miller have been wanting to have a shared employee for several years. The new employee would not be certified to work at the water and sewer plants. Public works contract labor in all their areas including the parks would be dropped. That would be $5,000 to $6,000 saved which could go toward paying for the new employee. Searle pointed out that the employee would add an additional $40,000 to the General Fund budget. Subtracting $5,000 for contract labor

not needed, the town would have to come up with $35,000. “That’s a little scary,” she said. “An employee is needed but can we afford one?” Marshal Miller said the employee would bring in “a little bit of revenue” with parking tickets and code enforcement. Mayor Wendell Koontz said the town does have a vehicle the new employee could use. Koontz ended discussion on the matter and asked the council to consider whether the town can afford a new employee next year. The next Hotchkiss Town Council meeting is this Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

The Streets Fund is showing a drop by 26 percent in expenditures with the majority being shifted to the Water Fund and Sewer Fund. Chesnik asked the council to consider handling parks and recreation in house and not have $33,000 in annual contract services. Mayor Schwieterman said the town needs to wait and see if Delta County is going to do recycling. If it does, then the town could look at their own trash services and parks and recreation. Mayor Schwieterman explained the additional $750,000 transfer to the General Fund which will be held in reserve. The wastewater treatment plant took 10 years to complete. The town incurred a huge amount of expense during that 10 years which could not be anticipated nor funded. The town applied to Rural Development and received the first ever reimbursement for government agencies causing those additional costs. “That is being kept in reserve rather than spending it,” the mayor said. The money is used as leverage to obtain grants. “We are showing a three percent increase in revenue here,” Weber said about the Water Fund. “And that’s with no real jump in water charges received.” The proposed Water Fund operating revenue proposed for 2012 is $468,700. The Water Fund expenditures are estimated to increase by six percent. Weber and Corinne Ferguson will look at water rates. The Wastewater Treatment Fund expenditures are showing a 12 percent drop in balancing. The ending balance proposed for 2012 is a negative $20,987. The council will consider sewer rate increases. Weber said if the council doesn’t increase the sewer rates, “the fund goes bankrupt in eight years and no one’s toilet flushes.” The reserve in this fund is 128 percent. The town is holding $100,000 in reserve for a future purchase of a trash truck. The Sanitation Fund is showing for 2012 a 9.3 percent increase in expenses, according to Weber. The ending balance has a negative $4,989 ending balance. The reserve is only 17 percent. Weber wants to raise water, sewer and trash rates. Scott Leon, public works director, wants to evaluate that in July 2012. The town can transfer funds from the Wastewater Treatment Fund to balance the Sanitation Fund. Mayor Schwieterman elaborated on how the town could shift personnel and resources if the county does recycling. That could lead to the Town of Paonia contracting out its trash services and those personnel possibly transferred to parks and recreation. Leon said there was 40 percent less trash at Cherry Days due to recycling. Town arborist Jason Jones has recommended that the town continue to invest $5,000 a year trimming town trees. Jones is removing large PAONIA BUDGET TO B2


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Pageant a learning experience for Paonia teen BY TAMIE MECK Staff Writer

The first thing you notice about Maggie Hayden are her big hazel eyes, framed by a head of long platinum blonde hair. She’s petite, 5-foot2 in bare feet, but her presence is much larger, and her smile and laugh are contagious. It’s not hard to imagine her as a model. Hayden, 18 and a senior at Paonia High School, participated in the 2012 Miss Colorado and Miss Colorado Teen USA pageants, held Oct. 29-30, at Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley.

Hayden was one of 58 girls chosen from 650 applicants from around the state to participate in the pageant. The application process began last summer when Hayden submitted a photo, an application and a biography to Feature Productions, the organization that now oversees the pageant. The first day included a personality interview, lots of rehearsals, and in the evening, the evening gown and swim suit events. On the second day, judges narrowed the field to 15 girls, and the winner was crowned that

evening following. “I didn’t place or make the top 15, but it was my first pageant ever and it was a good experience,” said Hayden, who was happy just to be chosen to go. Hayden said she applied at the urging of Lori Miller, who has suggested she try her hand at modeling or acting. “It’s not something I’ve always been interested in,” said Hayden, but she

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Paonia senior Maggie Hayden was recently chosen from a field of 650 applicants to be a contestant in the 2012 Miss Colorado and Miss Colorado Teen USA pageant, held Oct. 29-30 in Greeley.

was drawn to the idea after checking out the pageant online. “This is a major, major, major pageant that I got into,” she said. The next step up is the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant. The interview process was a big part of the judging, and involved two contestants at a time, sitting before two tables of judges, said Hayden. In her biography, she said she is interested in fishing and hunting and the outdoors, “And that’s all they asked me about.” After being asked what was the biggest animal she had ever shot, Hayden had to explain what a cow elk was to a male judge. He didn’t seem to like that, “And I kind of think that’s why I didn’t make the top 15,” she said. “I felt like I did a pretty good job on the interview and I was pretty confident walking out,” she said. But in looking back, she thinks the incident counted as points against her. Hayden said that most of the contestants were from cities and metro areas, and many had been in pageants since they were five. They knew exactly what was expected of them. “I may not have had their stage presence, but that was OK,” said Hayden. “I wasn’t nervous at all. I didn’t think I had any reason to be nervous. I

Benefit concert at Blue Sage on Friday A benefit for the concerts and music education programs at the Blue Sage Center and Lamborn School in Paonia will be held Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Sage. Local musicians of all

ages will perform, representing various traditions including country, jazz, classical, folk, rock, Irish, Native American and more. Donations starting at $10 are requested. Reception will follow.

competed with the best of them, but I’m not totally the person who is going to be a diehard at it.” Besides, she said, “I don’t need people judging me, telling me how they think I should be.” And she’s had enough of glue and hairspray for now. Hayden came to Paonia when she was one. She is the daughter of Kevin and Michele Hayden, granddaughter of Ted and Karen Hayden of Paonia, and the niece of Eileen Hayden of Delta. She has a younger brother, Matt, and an older brother, Chris. Hayden earned her nursing assistant certification (CNA) last summer through Delta-Montrose Technical College and works at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center, where she was previously a volunteer and where her mother works as director of nurses. She also volunteers at the American Legion Post 97, where she is a Junior Auxiliary member.

On her application, she was asked what was her favorite foundation, to which she replied, the Make-a-Wish Foundation. In working at the care center, she realized that this subject resonates with her. “Some people can’t do what they were once able to do,” she said. Giving them that opportunity is important. Hayden plans to attend Colorado Mesa University with the goal of earning a master’s degree in nursing. She said she’s always wanted to work in nursing, and recently narrowed her field of study to either in obstetrics or labor and delivery. She also has an interest in European culture and hopes to one day travel to Paris. As for modeling, she’d consider it, if the conditions were right. But it’s not a priority, even after being under the glamour of bright lights and walking the runway. For now, she said, “I’ll probably stick with the practical decision and go into nursing.”

Paonia budget FROM PAGE B1 branches that could fall and do damage or injure someone. The town has also planted a number of trees in the park. The Delta County/ Paonia Walking Path continues to show $16,943 because the amount to hire the company to handle acquiring the rightof-ways to put in a path to Volunteer Park would cost more than what is in the fund. Weber asked if the county would allow Paonia to put in a different path. Peterson suggested asking the commissioners if the money could be used for Apple Valley Park. The parks committee will investigate the possibilities.

Concerning the One Percent Sales Tax Capital Improvement Fund for 2011, Leon would like to purchase an electric cart for police work. For 2012 he would like $10,000 for Caselle Court software. 2011 funds of $1,600 in the Streets Fund capital expenditures will be used to hood some lights. The town is budgeting $100,000 to come out of the Bridge Transportation Fund to pay for phase one of improvements to Third Street. Discussion is scheduled to continue Tuesday, Nov. 8, about the budget. One topic which will be looked at is the amount the town will give in 2012 donations.


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Paonia mourns loss of Howard Berkman BY TAMIE MECK Staff Writer

The first Friday of every month was Howard Berkman night. People would gather at Louie’s for food, drink, and entertainment by a talented local musician. Smalltown, to be sure, but a fortunate few knew that they were in the presence of a master. “He was the quintessential entertainer,” said friend Louie Hayes, owner of Louie’s, where Berkman was a fixture for the past six years. Whether the place was packed or there were five people, “He always brought a great show.” Berkman died unexpectedly on Oct. 29. He was 64. His friends gathered at Louie’s last Friday, Howard’s night, to pay tribute in song, poetry and story. It’s a way for the community to begin to heal from the loss, said Hayes. There were no dry eyes, said Paonia mayor Neal Schwieterman. “Everyone had their own way of thanking Howard. It was one of the most heartfelt evenings I’ve ever spent.” Throughout the week, friends recalled Berkman as a teacher, an inspiration, a mentor, a lover of books who frequented the library and was wellstudied in history, a storyteller. He was complex, simple, intelligent, multilingual (he spoke English, French, Spanish, German and Yiddish), and a collector of T-shirts. Berkman was immersed at an early age into music. His father and uncles, working musician in Chicago, would take Howard to gigs, said longtime friend and fellow musician, Jeff Reynolds. He quickly learned to play the guitar, and loved to tell of how he got his first paying gig at age 10 when a music teacher planning a recital offered him $35 to pose as a student, because all of his

real students weren’t very good. Reynolds, operations manager for KVNF, dedicated last Wednesday’s Morning Music Mix show to Berkman, and last Tuesday’s Blues & Other Colors show was a tribute to his Chicago blues roots. Friends from around town and across the country called and stopped in to share their stories and their grief. “Paonia is just devastated,” said friend and neighbor Steve Elman. But the amazing thing is that Howard is helping to bring the community together. “He was the kindest, most spiritual human being,” said Elman, who was Berkman’s friend for more than 20 years. He was very accomplished, yet always made time to eat well, practice yoga and meditate daily, and work out five days a week at Levels Gym. Elman, “The Mac Man,” introduced Berkman to the cyber world, “And he actually embraced it. He went wild over Facebook.” His “friend” requests are pouring in, where just weeks before, he wondered why he didn’t attract more friends. His influences reached countless musicians and music lovers around the country and the world. He played Chicago-style blues, but he was more than a blues guitarist, said Hayes. He mastered other styles, including folk, Flamenco, swing, and gypsy jazz. “He was a troubadour,” said Cynthia Hines, who, with husband Todd, hosts Blues & Other Colors. He was a working musician and never strayed from those roots. “He made a lot of personal sacrifices to be authentic.” Their relationship centered around the blues, said Hines. Berkman, who lived the Chicago blues of the 1960s and 70s, set them straight on more than one occasion,

but he did so because he wanted the show to be authentic. “We realized quickly that we had this authority on the blues,” said Hines. “He was a direct line to the Chicago blues.” Berkman moved to Carbondale in 1977. He performed from Aspen to Rifle, and was a perennial fixture at the Carbondale Mountain Fair. He also taught, mentoring numerous musicians, including blues guitarist Johnny Ohnmacht, now the front man for the Boulder-based Johnny O. Band. “He was the most musical person I’ve ever met,” said Neal Pollack, a former Chicago musician now living in Carbondale. “You could give him a cigar box, some rubber bands and a ruler and he’d make a guitar out of it and get on stage and put on a fantastic show.” But the Roaring Fork music scene got too big for him, said brother-in-law Darrell Sage, who met Berkman through Sage’s guitar shop in Carbondale. In 2001, Berkman moved to Paonia because, said Sage, “It reminded him of the old days in Carbondale.” He bragged about Paonia, said Sage, and urged his friends to come enjoy all the area has to offer. “After he moved here he plugged himself right into the community,” said Reynolds, who first saw Berkman play in 1978 at Joe’s Bar as The Danger Brothers, with Nick McMahill. “It was clear that he deeply connected with people,” said Reynolds. “With Howard, you never wondered if he had a hidden agenda.” Sage said Berkman released five CDs, and wrote hundreds of songs, mostly writing about everyday life. “His music was quite literal,” said Sage. In 1986, Berkman went to Chicago to work with musicians Alan Goldberg and Gene Lubin to record “Essential Howard Berkman,” a collection of 16 original songs. Goldberg said there is interest in re-mastering more of his work, including the underground conglomerate, “Euphoria Blimpworks presents Yama and the Karma Dusters, Up From the Sewers.” This Sunday, a potluck remembrance will be held beginning at 5 p.m., at the Blue Sage. A Dec. 21 musical tribute is being planned in Paonia, and will include a silent auction to raise funds for a music scholarship being created in his name. Berkman’s music

will be available at both events. Berkman was scheduled to have surgery on Nov. 2, in Denver. It wouldn’t have saved him. He died of inoperable, invasive stomach cancer. He knew, said Elman. And he didn’t want to go there. His final performance was at the Blue Sage on Oct. 22, in honor of Neal Schwieterman’s birthday. He was already feeling lousy, said Reynolds, who, with drummer Harry Knipe, performed the show with Berkman. “He

looked weak.” But the show was booked months in advance and he wasn’t going to miss it. “That’s just the way he was,” said Reynolds. Schwieterman said he was honored that “the patriarch of the musical scene” performed his last show for him. He called that week to offer Berkman assistance and “let him know how the community felt about him. I’m so glad I took that opportunity,” he said. “It’s important in life to say to those that are really important to us how we

really feel about them.” In trying to sum up Berkman, Cynthia Hines referred to “Tough Guy,” a song about his immigrant grandfather from his CD, “Tales of the Old West Side.” “It’s not what you say,” go the lyrics, “It’s what you do.” That was Howard, said Hines. He carried the lessons from his grandfather throughout his life, and always took the opportunity to let others know he cared. “He was a man of integrity.”

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Howard Berkman was considered by Paonia Mayor Neal Schwieterman to be the “patriarch of the musical scene” in Paonia.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival benefits NWCC Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center presents the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Come and enjoy two hours of great films including “Crossroads,” “A Skier’s Journey,” “Eastern Rises,” “Witness,” “Change for the Oceans,” “WildWater” and “One Percent of the Story.” “Eastern Rises” is about a wild band of fly fishermen who journey to one of the last wild places on earth, Kamchatka, Russia, in the Russian Far East. One of the filmmakers, Ben

Knight or Travis Rummel, will be present to talk about their breathtakingly beautiful and very funny film. “WildWater” by filmmaker Anson Fogel is a journey into the soul of whitewater, into the places only river runners can go. Meet the river people who share a deep passion for wild places, rivers and running whitewater. Be prepared for heartstopping action. This is a benefit for The Conservation Center.Tickets are available at Munson’s Main Street Gallery, Hardin’s Natural Foods, The Rose, KVNF, the NWCC office and the Paradise Theatre.

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NORTH FORK TIMES

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Can a Turtle’s Dream change the world? BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Delphina Nova is an award-winning author and poet who should be very familiar to those in the North Fork Valley, as she is a former Paonia resident. During a recent visit to her old stomping grounds, Nova shared her latest passion, “Turtle’s Dream,” a children’s book for the younger set, of course, but also for the young child innately within adults as well. This tale is literally a dream within a dream. On Oct. 27, 2009, Nova was visiting some of her Navajo friends. Her dream was so vivid with such a compelling message she told the dream to children the next morning. Upon hearing the dream of a turtle who had a prophetic dream, the children told her it had to be shared not just

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Author Delphina Nova with family, but with the world. Nova wrote the book and contacted illustrator Curtis Yanito to draw some quick sketches and some full color renditions of scenes from the dream. Perhaps sharing a Native American spiritual connection is what made the two such a good team. Nova is from the Algonquin/Abernaki Eastern Woodlands Tribe and Yanito from the Navajo Nation. “I wanted something childlike. I wanted something the inner child in adults can relate to. But I also wanted some of [the illustrations] to be a little realistic, earth shaking. How the animals tried to talk to the people who did not listen. I was trying to get the impact out. And he did it really well,” Nova said. “It’s the creator who is the artist. I just appreciate what he’s created everyday. I love nature,” Yanito has said of his award-winning illustrations. In finding a publisher, Nova found a perfect fit with Open Books Press

ing to the animals,” she explained. “Indigenous people communicate with animals and relate to nature, the trees and water, the plants and birds. And know that the earth is an organic part of us and she is alive. What we do to the earth, we ultimately do to ourselves,” Nova said. “We were living in harmony with natural laws but now we are not listening any more.” Through Turtle, Nova encourages people to choose peace as a way of life. “It is not the animals that are out of balance. It is not even nature that is out of balance. It is humans that are out of balance. That imbal-

ance and disharmony is affecting the animals, the water, the air, the earth itself. It is time to listen again.” Nova is spending some time in Italy and Spain. She wants to have “Turtle’s Dream” translated into other languages. She is looking for an animator. “Children would really love to see an animated film and I do have a sequel coming after this one.” “Turtle’s Dream” has a page on Facebook, where the book can be purchased. Finally, Nova’s advice is the next time an animal speaks to you in a dream or in your waking life, observe and listen to the message it is telling you.

Court upholds EIS decision on North Fork coal mine On Oct. 31, U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger issued her decision affirming the adequacy of a Forest Service Environmental Impact Statement for the E-Seam Coal Project. The lawsuit filed by WildEarth Guardians concerned planned development of Mountain Coal Company’s West Elk Mine, in the Paonia Ranger District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. The lawsuit, filed over a 2008 decision, alleged that the Forest Service failed to analyze alternatives that would mitigate the effects of methane, a greenhouse gas that is released from the mine into the atmosphere to meet Mine Safety Health

Administration requirements. WildEarth Guardians claimed that the Forest Service analysis, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), for flaring of methane and capture of methane was insufficient. The plaintiffs also challenged the agency’s evaluation of the effects of methane on global warming. After a thorough review of the documents associated with this case and hearing the arguments of the parties, the judge found that the Forest Service had satisfied its legal obligations under NEPA in analyzing the environmental effects of this project. Forest supervisor Charlie Richmond stated, “We are always pleased

when a federal judge rules in our favor, especially on such an important case that helps to preserve the economic future of the area. I am so proud of our employees involved with administering the coal mine activities in the North Fork Valley. They do a great job in supporting the production of super compliant coal from the three mines while insisting that the operations protect the environment.” Supervisor Richmond went on to say that “this legal challenge, and several others since then, indicate how important it will be for the Forest Service, other agencies, and the coal companies to find ways to capture and use the methane in the future. It is the right thing to do.”

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Colleagues bid farewell to NWCC’s Rob Peters BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

There weren’t tears, but laughter, stories and a fitting tribute to a man who brought Western Slope Environmental Resource Center into a better and wiser place. Rob Peters must have great negotiating skills and patience to have brought WSERC into a merger with North Fork River Improvement Association and creating a new entity called NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center. Amazingly, now there are no gasps when the organization is referred to as just The Conservation Center. Conservation Center director Andrea Robinsong shared, “What an amazing journey our organization has been on since Rob Peters joined on as our executive director in 2003.” At that time, WSERC was a group of “very earnest caring citizens” who unfortunately did not all share the same concerns, she said. WSERC advertised for a new executive director who would make $120,000 a year. But the organization had no money. Peters was interviewed, hired,

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Rob Peters introduces his wife Karen Probert and their daughter Athena Peters to those who attended his tribute at Scenic Mesa Ranch on Oct. 23 moved his family here and then learned he was stuck. “Since that time everything has changed so much,” Robinsong said. Peters chose to stay. He loved Paonia and the environment for raising a family. Steve Wolcott noted that Peters helped WSERC out of the red. Under his tenure, the Conservation Assistance Program with West Elk Mine came into existence. The Conservation Center now owns its own building. Peters honored the

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Wolcott played a special role for Peters as the three would talk through strategies. Some didn’t think he would work out as executive director. He wears penny loafers, even after all this time in the North Fork Valley. When he first came to the WSERC office, he found nothing had been put away even though the move had taken place two years earlier. Office supplies were continually being ordered until he found a mountainous stash of pens, highlighters, folders, etc. About Sarah Sauter, who took his place as executive director, Peters said, “I can step away from the job knowing she’ll do a great job.” Sauter was hired July 1. She has lived in Paonia for three years and has seven years of experience working with water quality improvement projects and all things environmental. “It’s an insurance policy for the quality of life here,” she said. “We wouldn’t be here without Rob’s support and the support of the community for WSERC, NFRIA and now the Conservation Center,” Sauter said.

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LOCAL NEWS

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What’s happening at your local library? The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.delta libraries.org. Cedaredge Facebook for Fogies

- Computer Class. Find new online ways to communicate and catch up on all of your friends’ latest news using Facebook on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Teen Scene - Tin Can Luminaria. Teens will have fun making luminaries out of tin cans on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. Kids’ Corner - Owls.

Kids from kindergarten through fifth grades will make decorative owls for the holidays. Thursday, Nov. 17, at 3:45 p.m. Adult Craft Class Holiday Ornaments! Adult crafters will create pressed-paper ornaments to add a homemade touch to the holidays. Supplies provided and donations accepted. Friday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m.

Delta council recognizes National Hospice Month November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month, a time when communities throughout the nation recognize and highlight the value of hospice care for patients and family members.

The Delta City Council declared November as National Hospice & Palliative Care Month. In the proclamation, the Council recognized Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado (HPCWC) for its

Proclamation

Hospice and Palliative Care Month WHEREAS, Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, our community’s hospice for the past 18 years, provided compassionate, comprehensive end-of-life care to 218 Delta County patients and their families in 2010; and WHEREAS, Hospice is a service that goes to wherever a patient is — in their own home, nursing home, assisted living residence, hospital or the new Hospice Care Center; and WHEREAS, Hospice care is made possible by 115 volunteers in Delta; and WHEREAS, Hospice and Palliative Care, built by the generosity of our community, provided more than $767,000 in uncompensated care in 2010 throughout our service area; provides grief support to any child, adult or family in need; and WHEREAS, Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado is dedicated to profoundly change the way our community experiences serious illness and grief — one family at a time. WHEREAS, Hospice and Palliative Care Month is a unique opportunity to increase the public’s awareness of Hospice and acknowledge the community that makes it all possible. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mary Cooper, by the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Delta, do hereby proclaim November 2011 as HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE MONTH in the City of Delta and ask that the City Council encourage the support and participation of friends, neighbors, colleagues and fellow citizens in Hospice activities and programs now and throughout the year. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the official Seal of the City of Delta this 1st day of November, 2011. Mary Cooper, Mayor

continued devotion to providing outstanding care and comfort to people of all ages who face serious illness and grief. Since 1993 HPCWC has offered extraordinary hospice services to the people of Western Colorado, and its reputation is built on a number of significant factors, including: The most experienced hospice on the Western Slope. The only local hospice with four board-certified palliative care physician specialists and a nurse practitioner with specialty in hospice & palliative care Nurses and CNAs certified in palliative care. The only local hospice with comprehensive grief programs for children as well as adults Led by nationally recognized hospice experts. The dedicated HPCWC physicians, nurses, counselors, social workers, nursing assistants and chaplains stand ready with a cadre of talented, caring volunteers to help every patient and family in need of support. For more information, contact Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado at 241-2212 or visit the website at www. hospicewco.com.

Kids’ Crafty Saturday! All kids will have fun coloring and decorating Thanksgiving placemats for the big “turkey day.” Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, contact the library at 856-3518. For more information, contact the library at 8563518. Crawford Free Adult Computer Class. Learn to use scanners and attachments on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 9213500. Delta Computer Class Shop and Sell Online. Afraid to buy and sell online? A free computer class will help you learn safe techniques for ordering, selling, and paying online. Thursday, Nov. 10,

at 6 p.m. Teen Time - Thanksgiving. Teens will create thankful trees or milk jug turkeys, Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 4:15 p.m. One-On-One Computer Lab. Now offering one-on-one computer help once a month. The next session is Thursday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 6 p.m. Sign up at the desk for one hour of individual computer assistance with a librarian. For information, call the library at 874-9630. Hotchkiss Basic Computer Class - Word. Learn all of the basics in using Microsoft Word to help you draft letters and documents. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. Working with Photos. Get ready to make photo Christmas cards by learning all about photo-

graphs on the computer on Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. Basic Computer Class - Excel. Learn all of the basics in using Microsoft Excel to help you track finances. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 8724153. Paonia Evening Book Club. Paonia Library Book Club selection for November is “Winter of our Discontent” by John Steinbeck. Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. VAMPS - Vampires Are Made Purposely Silly - Book Club! Sixtheighth grade girls will read “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon and “Rules” by Cynthia Lord on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 527-3470.

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Daddy/Daughter Dance SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bill Heddles Rec Center • Delta The gymnasium fills with lots of little girls in party dresses making memories with Daddies and Grandpas. There’s lots of great music, snacks and prizes. We’ll crown this year’s King & Princess. Professional photos will be available for an additional fee.

$12 per couple by 5 p.m. Nov. 11 $15 per couple at the door. Please bring a snack to share with others

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Thanks to our area athletes for a Great Season! Good Luck to the undefeated Hotchkiss Bulldogs and the Olathe Pirates as they go into State Quarterfinals. Hotchkiss Bulldogs vs. Resurrection Christian Cougars

Olathe Pirates vs. The Academy

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SATURDAY, NOV. 12 • 1 P.M. at Olathe

PHS Volleyball Team 1st at District 2A WSL Softball Player of the Year DHS Kaitlyn Johnson DHS Marching Band 3rd at State 3A

WSL Softball Coach of the Year DHS Matt Hall

CHS Marching Band 1st at State 2A

HHS Girls Cross Country 3rd at State 3A

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Bulldogs on road this week

Hotchkiss advances 47-8 have linebacker Braeden Horton intercept a short first-down pass intended Despite freezing winds for Colten Cooley. Jacobe and a driving rain that Galley seized the opporsent many spectators tunity, with help from to their cars or home at blocker Marco Meza, halftime, things went as scoring an 18-yard touchexpected in the Bulldogs’ down, his first of four for first-round state 1A playthe game, just two minoff game over visiting utes and 15 seconds into Sargent. The No. 2-seed the game. Bulldogs defeated the A conversion pass to No. 15 Farmers SaturJaime Rodriguez gave day, 8-47. It was the secthe Bulldogs a 0-8 lead ond time the two teams with 8:47 remaining in played this season. the first period. After the Farmers failed to get past the Bulldog defense, a 15yard reception by Conner Beard gave Hotchkiss a first and goal at Farmer 1. With heavy coverage on Galley, Horton was able to slide right on a keeper for the score. This time, the twopoint conversion pass was incomplete, giving the Bulldogs a 0-14 lead. The Bulldogs held Sargent to a three and out, and Rodriguez demonstrated his speed and dexterity by weaving in and out of the defense for an 18-yard touchdown run. Galley’s PAT gave the Dogs a 21-point lead with 18 seconds remainPhoto by Tamie Meck ing in the first period. Hotchkiss’ Jaime Rodriguez avoids a tackle in the A 21-yard touchdown Bulldogs’ 47-8 win over Sargent in the first round run by Galley in the secof Class 1 A football playoffs. ond was called back on

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DCI Sports Writer

The Farmers were unable to get a foothold in the game, and didn’t even get deep into Bulldog territory until the second string took over in the fourth quarter. But by then, the continuous clock was ticking and the Bulldogs were ahead by 47 points. The Farmers received the opening kickoff and were able to budge the Bulldog defense, gaining a first down, only to

a Bulldog holding penalty. On third and 17, Horton carried the ball for 13 yards, with Rodriguez carrying for the first down. But a rare Hotchkiss fumble gave the Farmers the ball on their 3-yard line. Hotchkiss forced a 3and-out, and returned the Farmer punt to midfield. A 25-yard run by Horton got the Bulldogs back into the red zone, and Galley finished the drive with a 9-yard score. His PAT gave the Bulldogs a 28-point lead going into the half. Strong winds and a steady rain made for an uncomfortable third period, but didn’t slow the Dogs down. Rodriguez made a 50-yard return on the kickoff, and the Bulldogs marched the ball back into Farmer territory. On first-andgoal Galley scored, then kicked the PAT to give the Bulldogs a 35-point lead. On their next possession, Galley took a pitch from Horton at the 15yard line and ran left for the goal line to give the Bulldogs another touchdown and put the continuous clock running with 8:55 remaining in the third.

Galley ran for a 15yard TD on the first play of the fourth period, then missed his only PAT of the day, giving the Bulldogs a 47-point lead. With the second string in and on a 1st and 10 from the 25, Farmer Jace Bogle broke loose for a 25-yard gain. The Farmers marched forward, and Cooley ended the drive with a 32-yard touchdown run, with Farmer Vincent Conroy catching a Dillon conversion pass for two.

But the game was already decided. Over in Monte Vista, the No. 20 seed Resurrection Christian Cougars were upsetting No. 7 Monte Vista in a comefrom-behind win. The Bulldogs will face the Cougars next Saturday at Loveland. Also meeting in next week’s quarterfinals will be Lutheran (3) at Wiggins (11); Akron (5) at Lyons (4), and defending state champions Burlington (1) at Wray (8).

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Jacobe Galley outruns the defense in the Bulldogs’ 47-8 win over Sargent in last Saturday’s first-round 1A playoff game.

Delta grid season ends BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

With a huge effort from running back Ron Kuntz, the Palisade Bulldogs ended Delta High School’s football season with a 49-14 win last Friday night. Kuntz ran for 248 yards and four touchdowns in the win for Palisade. In all, the Bulldogs amassed 557 yards with 82 yards coming through the air. The first quarter of play was evenly played

between the two 3A schools. Delta stopped the Bulldogs on their first drive when Palisade failed to convert a fourth down play that left the ball on Delta’s 30-yard line. Palisade’s second possession ended on a punt before the Bulldogs finally got into the end zone on their third possession. Junior running back Caden Woods toted the pigskin the final yard in a nine-play drive that covered 55 yards. Spen-

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Delta’s Robert Williams is the first to reach this Palisade runner last Friday night in Delta. Joining Williams on the tackle are teammates Colin Fraser (18, on the left), Taylor Smith (1), and Ryan Whiteside (11). Palisade won the game 49-14.

cer Jackson’s PAT kick with 1:04 left in the first period made the score 70. Palisade scored on their first possession of the second stanza on a Kuntz seven-yard run with 10:00 left on the clock. Jackson’s kick gave the Bulldogs a lead of 14-0. Kuntz scored his second touchdown from oneyard out with 8:29 left before halftime. With just 43.5 seconds left before the half, JT Townsend scooted into the end zone from two yards out, and with Jackson’s kick, Palisade led 28-0 at the break. The Panthers came out after the intermission and moved the ball smartly down the field against the touted Bulldogs’ defense. Alex Standish finished a 68-yard drive with his 27-yard scamper up the middle to the end zone. Miguel Ramirez kicked the extra point drawing the Panthers to within 28-7 with 10:22 left in the third quarter. After a three-and-out by the Bulldogs, Delta wasted no time in scoring their next touchdown. A

pass from Mitch Whiteside to Colin Fraser went the distance (70 yards) after being spun around on top of a defender without being downed and then sprinting the final few yards to the end zone. Ramirez’s kick made the score 28-14 with 8:40 left in the third. The Bulldogs responded with two more scores in the period with touchdowns from Quinn Zamora on a 10-yard run and Kuntz’s third TD from 18 yards out. With the extra point kicks, Palisade entered the fourth quarter leading 42-14. The only score in the fourth period came on a Kuntz 60-yard spurt for his fourth score of the game. Jackson’s kick made the final score 4914 with 8:24 left in the game. Standish finished with 55 yards to lead Delta’s running game while Whiteside accounted for 97 yards through the air. In all, the Panthers had 187 yards of offense. Delta ended its season with a record of 2-5 and 4-6 overall.

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Delta has four on elite v-ball team Delta’s volleyball season ended sooner than the players and coaches wanted them to, but there were some rewards to the season for four of Delta’s Lady Panthers. Senior Katie Kahrs was selected to the WSL’s All-Conference First Team while teammates Taylor Zunich (Sr.), Sadie Carrillo (Sr.), and Natalie Larkin (Jr.) earned honorable mention status for their play in 2011. Even though the Lady Panthers missed postseason play, they had a good season with a 7-5

league mark and 13-9 overall record. Head coach Renee St. Jean was disappointed her Lady Panthers failed to move on after district play but praised this year’s team for its play. “We had more fight than in the past and went farther than we have in the past. Without a huge bench, we got tired at districts and that hurt us.” Delta graduates just three seniors, Kahrs, Carrillo, and Taylor Zunich and should be strong in 2012 with a solid core of returning players.

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Bruins 13-12 loser to Basalt in football finale BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

A missed extra point attempt made the difference in last Friday’s prep football game between the Cedaredge Bruins and Basalt Longhorns. Basalt won the closely contested game by a 1312 score. Bertillio Garcia’s extra-point kick in the second quarter was the difference in the game as the Longhorns held a 7-0 lead heading into the second quarter. Both teams scored

touchdowns in the third period and neither was successful in converting the PAT leaving Basalt ahead 13-6 with one quarter left to play. The Bruins’ defense was up to the challenge and their offense scored its second touchdown to give Cedaredge a shot at victory. The missed PAT left the score at 13-12 giving the Longhorns the win. Basalt took over the third-place spot in league standings with the win. Both teams were 3-3 com-

ing in to the 2A WSL tilt and the Longhorns moved to 4-3 and 4-6 with the victory. Cedaredge fell to 3-4 in league play and 4-6 overall. Carter Wasser led all rushers in the game with 108 yards on 17 carries. Peter Williamson had 40 yards and Luke Wieben 37 for the Bruins. Wasser and quarterback Trent Walker accounted for the Bruins’ 12 points with a touchdown apiece. Walker was eight of 19 for 144 yards and had one interception for

the Bruins. Drew Beach hauled in two of Walker’s aerials for 86 yards and Wasser had 40 yards on three catches. Colton Ensley had five solo tackles and three assists to pace the Bruins’ defense with eight tackles while teammates Carter Wasser and Dustin Stracener had seven tackles in the game. Ty Balisteri finished with six tackles for the Bruins. Cedaredge hurt their chances of victory in the game with five fumbles and an interception.

CHS ladies make All-Conference Four Lady Bruin athletes were honored by their WSL coaches for play in softball and volleyball in 2011. Cedaredge senior Savannah McIntire was selected to the first team

in softball at shortstop. Seniors Hope Shaw (of) and Briana Henrie (p) were named to the honorable mention squad. In volleyball, senior Tani Zamarippa made the first team (OH).


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U8 team claims title

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8A Volleyball Champs... The Paonia 8th grade A league volleyball team, coached by Tonya Pipher, Lori Marek and Tina Carney, captured this year’s district championship tournament at Cedaredge. Members of the team are, back row (l-r): Avery Austin, Ashley VanVleet, Sam Griffis, Emily Clawson, Deon Jensen and Tessa Heiniger. In the front is Jessie Holt, Taylor Carsten and Chey Christian.

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The Cheetahs, a Delta youth soccer team, participated in a soccer tournament on October 29 and 30. The U8 team took first place in the Gold Division. Teams from surrounding towns played in the two-day soccer tournament. The Cheetahs, who are coached by Melissa Gibson and Collin Ewing, played four games total over the weekend, with all games ending in a close victory. Players on the team would like to say thank you to all the parents and volunteers that helped out this weekend and all season long. The Cheetahs would also like to give a shoutout to the teams that they played, Paonia 2, Hotchkiss 1, Hotchkiss 2, and Surface Creek 2. Players on all these teams played very well and we were lucky to have played them noted the Cheetah’s coaches! In turn, coaches Gibson and Ewing would like to thank the kids and tell them what a good job they did, not only in

the tournament, but the entire season, “These kids made coaching easy for the two of us and we were lucky to have

them on our team. They all learned so much and played with such good sportsmanship.” Good job Cheetahs!!!

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U8 Champs... This U8 soccer team won the title in a tournament played on Oct. 29-30. The Cheetahs won the Gold Division championship. Members of the team include: front row, left to right, coach Melissa Gibson, Erika Kuta, Ryan Tapia, Vandi Horn, Taylor Gibson, and Taylor Ewing. The back row is made up of (left to right) Alberto Lujano, Cody Thomas, Sebastian Chavez, Dallas Garcia, Joshua Quammen, Darian Perez, and coach Collin Ewing.

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The Thunderbolts won a recently played tournament against Paonia, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and five teams from Crested Butte. Members of the team include: front row (l-r), Andrew Perez, Shalyn Foley, Jarett Hernandez, Gannon Hines, Aubree Andre, Jade Oliver, and Felix Munoz. In the back row is assistant coach Rodney Andre, Oscar Jujan, Martin Corral, Felipe Bedoy, Moel Hiadik, Colton Johnson, Doyle Young, and head coach Lyndall Young. Assistant coach Jerry Young missed the photo.


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Memorial dedication set for Friday BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

Dedication of the Veterans Memorial — a bronze sculpture of an upturned rifle, helmet and combat boots — will take place at the Cedaredge Cemetery’s Veterans Memorial park on Friday, Nov. 11, starting at 10:30 a.m. To set the stage, at 7 a.m. Friday morning Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, along with other volunteers, will begin setting up nearly 200 United States flags in preparation for the dedication ceremony. At 9 a.m. members from the Grand Mesa Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 9221 will take part in a Veteran’s Day Assembly at the Cedaredge High School to honor veterans from all five of our nation’s military branches. Voice of Democracy (VOD) audio-essay contest winners (sponsored by VFW Post 9221) will be recognized during the assembly. According to information provided on more than one VFW website, the VOD scholarship program was created in 1947 as an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12. The program provides more than $3 million in scholarships annually, and is designed to foster patriotism by allowing students the opportunity to voice their opinion in a three to five min-

ute essay based on an annual theme. The 2011-2012 Voice of Democracy theme is: “Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?” The first place winner, at the National level, receives a $30,000 scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Following the Veteran’s Day Assembly at Cedaredge High School, members from the American Legion Post 104, POW-MIA groups and the VFW, Post 9221 will take part in the dedication of the monument at the Veterans Memorial Park, located at the south end of the Cedaredge Cemetery. Following the dedication ceremony, the Surface Creek Bank, with the help of Les Mergleman, will serve up its annual Veterans Day Cookout from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend the dedication and then enjoy a free cookout. Cedaredge Foodtown is donating bottled water for the event. U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Scott Tipton, along with U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s Western Slope regional staffer Sheri Cogley, and Delta County Commissioner Bruce Hovde have all been invited to take part in the dedication ceremony.

Businesses offer Thanksgiving meals Ole Bakery, Cedaredge Lodge serve up free dinners BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

Tis the “homing season,” and for the fourth year in a row Ken Simpson, owner of The Ole Bakery Cafe, is offering area residents a free Thanksgiving dinner. Simpson said the free dinner will be served on Thursday, Nov. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m., or until the food runs out. “This is a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner, complete with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and all the fixin’s,” said Simpson, “and everyone is welcome.” Gary and Donna Allen, owners of the Cedaredge Lodge, will be hosting their third annual “Paying It Forward” Thanksgiving Day din-

ner, on Thursday, Nov. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. The dinner is free, and all are welcome. The Allens are recommending that area residents make their reservations as soon as possible. Along with the traditional turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy and stuffing, the Allens will also be serving up prime rib, smoked chicken breast, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, soup, salads, breads, pie, ice cream and soft drinks. Connie Freeman, owner of Connie’s Family Restaurant, said she will not be offering her traditional long-standing free Thanksgiving dinner this year, “due to family obligations.” For more information, or to make reservations, call The Ole Bakery Cafe at 856-3366 or the Cedaredge Lodge at 856-3727. The Ole Bakery Cafe is located at 365 N. Grand Mesa Drive in Cedaredge, and the Cedaredge Lodge is at 810 N. Grand Mesa Drive.

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First snow . . . who wants to play For Bailey, the first snow of the season in Cedaredge was an opportunity to romp and play. For her human companions, it was better to enjoy the blanket of white from comfort and warmth on the other side of the window.

Orchard City trustees discuss new park BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Orchard City Town Board is finalizing plans for the town’s newest park. During a Nov. 2 work session, trustees discussed details for a new park planned on the east side of town hall parking lot with a price tag of $67,000. The facility will be called “Centennial Park” or “Centennial Garden.” Money to pay for the new park will come from the town’s share of Colorado Lottery distributions. Trustees want to have the facility built by next year’s centennial events. Two landscaping plans were reviewed at the work session last week. Trustees were showing a strong preference for a $67,000 proposal. It would include plantings or the space to accommodate 100 living trees and shrubs. There would be a five-footwide, stamped concrete walkway meandering among plantings and decorative boulders placed along the way; some grassed area; benches; a large gazebo; and a memorial wall.

Townsfolk would be offered the opportunity to purchase a six-inch by six-inch tile bearing an inscription of their choice to be placed on the wall. The tiles will cost the town $12 each and be offered for sale to residents at $40 each. The town would hope to make $4,000 to $5,000 on the tile sales, trustees said. A second proposal for a $50,000 park development was not favored by trustees because its crushed granite walkways would require more maintenance. The preferred design will be low-maintenance, trustees hope. Concern over the highly alkaline soils in the area and their affect on the plantings was allayed by Mayor Don Suppes. He said the town would get a two-year survival guarantee for the plantings. Also, the landscaper has assured town officials that proper drainage will eliminate any damage to plantings. The landscape design company that gets the project will be allowed to place a permanent business advertisement at the site. In a separate parks development matter, trustees were updated on plans to construct three, mini-pavilions at Town Park. The mini-pavilions will be available for reservation for small-group events and parties. The county has pledged to cover one-third of the cost of

the structures up to a total of $10,000. The mini-pavilion structures are undergoing redesign and final cost figures for them were not available. The mini-pavilion project is scheduled for completion this year, said Mike Morgan, public works director. In one other item of discussion, trustees looked at ways of lowering the $10,000 winter propane bill at the water treatment plant.

Cedaredge announces Leaf Cleanup Day this Saturday On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Town of Cedaredge will host Leaf Cleanup Day from 7 a.m. to 4 .m. Dumpsters will be located west of the Public Works building at 160 SE High Country Ave. for Cedaredge residents, businesses and utility customers to dispose of leaves and other waste. Acceptable waste includes leaves, yard waste and household garbage. Do not bring refrigerators, wet paint, tires, concrete, rocks, dirt, hazardous materials or motor oil.

Food drive set for Nov. 19

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Li’l goblins haunt Red Mountain Ranches For Halloween weekend, fearsome monsters, creepy spooks, scary ghosts and lil’ goblins gathered at Red Mountain Ranches in Cedaredge for the 4th annual “Haunted Orchard,” hosted by owners Bob and Roxie Morris. Activities included hayrides through the haunted orchard and fun and games for all the “Li’l Goblins.”The Halloween party provided a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween.

On Saturday, Nov. 19, there will be a food drive at Cedaredge Foodtown with all of the proceeds going to the Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank. Volunteers will be collecting food from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. With the cold weather and the holiday season coming, the food bank is seeing an increase in people seeking assistance. Last month the food bank served 202 families (685 individuals) in the Surface Creek Valley. The Surface Creek Community Services board hopes that the community will continue its support of the food

bank, and that the end of the day many pounds of food will be collected to stock the shelves. Cash donations will also be taken, and will be used to purchase food. The food bank provides food to residents of the Surface Creek Valley in need one time per month. Donations of cash, along with perishable and nonperishable food items, are welcome at the Food Bank, 245 W. Main St in Cedaredge, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information about the food bank, contact SCCS president Jean Weisbeck at 856-1143.


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Artisans’ Co-op opens 105 W. Main Street on Wed., Nov 1, to a crowd New to downtown of well wishers and art Cedaredge, the Artisans’ connoisseurs. Just in time for the Co-op opened its doors at

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holidays, the Co-op features the collective works of 12 local artists and artisans. Their works include magnetic (therapeutic) jewelry, beautiful paintings, awe-inspiring photography, custom baked goods, turned wood bowls, custom made furniture, unique one-ofa-kind craft items and a whole lot more. In addition to providing a retail outlet in which to display and sell their goods, the Artisans’ Co-op will hopefully produce a much needed “shot-in-the-arm” for other retail outlets along

the historic W. Main Street (downtown) business district. According to Mayor Pat Means, the Artisans Co-op will be open Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at least through November with plans to remain open through December and beyond. Artists include Ann Knutson, David Kelly, Tilt and Cheri, Pat Means, Sandi Minor, Linda Palmer, Francine Reinhardt, Brenda Loveall, Janet Anderson, Shari Seber, Peggy Papon and Marc Hunsacker.

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Rebekah officers The 2011-2012 Colorado Rebekah Assembly officers from District #18 were installed at their October meeting held in Grand Junction. The new officers are, from the left: Assembly Warden Linda Davis from Olathe, Flag Escort Norma Jean Hanson from Montrose, Outside Guardian Sandra Allmon from Rifle, Flag Escort Peggy Cox from Ouray, and District #18 Carol Mendenhall from Cedaredge. Right Herald Benita Hammond from Olathe was not present when photo was taken. Peggy Cox received a special honor when she was named as Secretary of the Year for the state of Colorado. She joined the Rebekah Lodge in 1950, served in all of the chairs before retiring this past year.

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Peggy Papon, Brenda Loveall, Pat Means, Shari Seber and Janet Anderson shares some smiles in front of the newly-open Artisans’ Co-op in Cedaredge.

The Surface Creek Valley Lions Club is looking for donations of clean winter clothing to be given area residents living in the valley in need of coats and sweaters before the cold temperatures arrive. Donated clothing may be dropped off at the Surface Creek Community Service Food Bank during the food bank’s regular business

hours (Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and on Thursdays between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.), and the clothing will be made available at the Food Bank during the regular business hours beginning on Thursday, Nov. 3. For more information call Lions Club project manager Bill Miller at 856-6153 or Pat Means at 640–6614.

Birds of the Western Slope A look at local birds with Evelyn Horn To the Bosque The time has come again! I’m headed for the Bosque del Apache 90 miles south of Albuquerque to the Festival of the Cranes! And this year, I’ll be presenting my PowerPoint program, “WHOOPERS!!” My time is 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. At the close of the presentation, I’ll have a video provided by Operation Migration — an excellent work. My presentation will include Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada (nesting ground of the original population of whoopers) and Aransas, Texas, (the wintering grounds of these magnificent birds that I visited in February). Then we’ll discuss the cross-fostering project in which the whooping

cranes were within our sandhill flock that comes to us each spring. And in addition we’ll discuss the role of Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. This facility is the source of the whooping crane eggs. Then on to International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wis., and Operation Migration, leading whooper fledglings from Wisconsin to Florida. Yes, I’ll have to

talk fast! And of course there’s the rest of the festival: bird behavior, bird banding, backyard bird feeding, duck ecology, birding from horseback, cactus and other desert vegetation, mines, the Very Large Array, nature journaling, rattlesnakes, dragonflies, bats, owls, and the road runner project. There are tours by boat, by four-wheelers

into the Sevilleta, by bus through the refuge and along the Rio Grande. And of course, cranes, cranes and cranes! For information call the Festival of the Cranes at 1-575-835-2077. This is the third time that I’ve been privileged to speak at the festival, and I’m confident that this presentation will be my best. Can’t beat the topic — WHOOPERS!

King N’ Trio concert a big hit for scholarships BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

According to Cedaredge Rotary member Max Kendrick, Saturday night’s benefit concert by the King N’ Trio raised somewhere between $500-$600 for local projects sponsored by the Cedaredge Rotary Club. The benefit concert took place at the AppleShed Art Complex and Gallery on Saturday, Nov. 5, before an audience of more than 80 music buffs and fans of the King N’ Trio, reminiscing about the folk era

and obviously having way too much fun. Formed back in 2001, for the past 10 years the King N’ Trio has raised more than $150,000 through their performances, to be donated to local Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Foundation, various charities and non-profit organizations. Saturday night’s concert featured the Trio — David Durham (“King David”), Chris Unfug, Merritt Kinsey, and Russ Williams — performing some new songs (from the ‘70s) and familiar old-

ies (from the ‘60s) that everyone could sing and/ or clap along to, including; “Tom Dooley,” “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?”, “Zombie Jamboree,” some Rock ‘n Roll — “Johnny Be Good,” two Irish Ballads — “Black Velvet Band” and “The Wild Rover” and a whole lot more songs their fans have come to expect. Durham thanked Connie William, owner of the AppleShed, and told the crowd that the group was “excited” to be back at the AppleShed. “It’s a great place,” he said.


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Cedaredge woman named to fair board budget. • The BoCC acknowlThe Board of County edged receipt of a letter Commissioners recently from the North Fork Valreappointed four members and named one new member to terms on the county fair board. Continuing members will be Vicki Miles, Hotchkiss; Kay BarkerAdams, Hotchkiss; Larry Anderson, Delta; and, Eddie Clements, Paonia. A new member, Jennifer Craig M.D. of Cedaredge, will also join the board. All terms are for three years. The county received 10 letters of interest in the positions. The five appointments had been recommended to the BoCC by the fair board. Others currently serving on the county fair board are Gary Peebles, Jarod Keller, Gip Gafford, Dasha Kehmeier, Dorothy Jean Mergelman, Joyce Conger, Cristen Chermak, Ryan Bates, Les Mergelman, and Teresa Burns. Wayne Whiitanen was selected to serve a term on the Paonia Cemetery District Board. His term will expire in January, 2017. In other recent BoCC business: • Banker Brad Harding, president of Delta County Economic Development, asked the commissioners to consider renewing its annual pledge of $15,000 for the organization. • Commissioners set Monday, Dec. 5, at 1:30 p.m. for their annual public hearing on the county’s proposed 2012

BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

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50-year reunion The Cedaredge Class of 1961 recently met for their 50th class reunion. Classmates gathered at the home of Brad and Marcy Peterson in Cedaredge during AppleFest. Attending were (back row) Pat Carwin Warner, Lynne McCoy Sederstrom, Kaye Wick Sumner and Alice Dillon Dickerson; (middle row) Judi Hawkins Mackendrick, Brad Peterson, Carol Graham Peterson and Jeanne Frey Palmer; (front row) Glen Loucks, Lynda Massey McGrath, Shirley Jackson, Anna Hodson Smith and Dick Kendrick.

Holiday craft festival expands to two venues The sixth annual holiday craft festival in Cedaredge on Saturday, Nov. 12, has been expanded to include two locations this year. This year’s festival is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church. In addition to the regular craft festival held in the Cedaredge Community Center annually, the Stolte Shed at Pioneer Town will also be filled with crafts, meals, bake sale items, photos with Santa, clowns making balloon animals and face painting by a local artist. At the community center, local crafters and cottage industries will offer their handcrafted items for sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. all day. With a wide variety of items perfect

for holiday gift giving or decorating the home, the craft festival has something for all tastes. A luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. features a meatball sub, beans and chips for just $5. The Stolte Shed at Pioneer Town opens at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast of biscuits and gravy with other selections, including made-to-order fresh blueberry and plain doughnut holes and funnel cakes. The noon lunch will feature Navajo tacos for just $5 each. Crafts, decor items and gifts for all occasions created by the United Methodist Women’s “Let’s Get Crafty Club” and “Sew Happy! Club” will be offered for sale. These busy members are baking up a storm so you won’t have to for the upcoming holiday sea-

son. All kinds of cakes, pies, breads, cookies, candies and other goodies are guaranteed to tickle your taste buds. Fill your freezer now and be ready for holiday company. Photos with Santa are a good way to savor the holiday spirit with your children or pets. For $10, you receive a sheet of various size photos to commemorate the event. Santa will be in residence from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again in the afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Along with Santa, clowns will make balloon animals and an artist will do a lovely face painting on your child. Don’t miss this day of fun at the Cedaredge Community Center and the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge Saturday, Nov. 12. For more information, call 835-3065.

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Aged coal boiler is replaced BY VERNA BARR Staff Writer

The present IOOF Hall was built in 1940. The old furnace was installed at that time. It came from one of the first buildings in Cedaredge. The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs met upstairs in a 1904 building that was located south of where the Gazebo Florist now stands. A

when the replacement was made this past spring. The original heat registers and even most of the pipes were useable when the new furnace was installed. Gaskets and a few other parts were replaced. Finding new parts to fit the old pipes was a challenge. The Bernhan commercial gas boiler was

installed by Hanson House Inc. with Roger Hanson and Jim Chinn providing the labor. A thermostat controls the temperature . . . no more shoveling coal! The organization received the majority of the funding from IOOF lodges on the Front Range, Rocky Mountain Lodge #2 in Golden and Arvada

Lodge #145 in Arvada. Cedaredge Rebekahs were able to pay the balance needed with money from fund raisers in the community. Seven women from Cedaredge Elberta Rebekah Lodge # 106 attended the State Assembly in Colorado Springs in October. They took “thank you” baskets of homemade goodies to the lodges that had so generously donated to the cost and installation of the furnace.

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Out with the old and in with the new. The aged coal-fired boiler at the Cedaredge IOOF Hall was replaced with the new efficient natural gas unit.

marking on the old furnace shows a 1930 date. The old furnace had developed leaks (visible on the sides) that had been patched several times. It had served its purpose. Dave Shelton provided a list of those who tended the furnace throughout the years. Wylie Shelton, tended it for many years, also Ken Dolf, Webb Bryson, Grace Farmer, Norman Wagner, Robert Barton and Jim Neal. Coal was delivered and those responsible had to go to the basement every day to shovel coal. It was a steam unit with the heat coming up through registers and also providing hot water. It was out with the old and in with the new

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Drop off gift-filled shoe boxes at Calvary Baptist While many Delta families are busy planning holiday activities, a group of local volunteers is focused on fill-

ing empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas.

Hotchkiss church will honor veterans Hotchkiss First Baptist Church will be hosting a special Veterans Day service to honor and pay tribute to our veterans, their families, those still in harm’s way, and those who have paid the ultimate price with their lives. A thankful community must rise together and pay tribute to the men, women, and their families who’ve upheld

this blessed nation’s freedom with such great sacrifice. You’re invited to help commemorate their legacy Friday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary at 203 W. Main Street in Hotchkiss (corner of Oak and Main). For more information please contact Pastor Jake DeField (970) 8723313.

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

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

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

Delta families are participating in the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — Operation Christmas Child — an effort that has handdelivered 86 million gifts to kids worldwide since 1993. This year-round project of Samaritan’s Purse is coming to its peak, as local businesses, churches and schools prepare to collect gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week, Nov. 1421. Participants can drop off their shoe box gifts at Calvary Baptist Church, which is bustling with activity to help kids in 100 countries know they are loved and not forgotten. The church is located at 1290 A Street in

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

Delta and will be accepting shoeboxes MondayFriday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. To get involved: Prepare — Enlist families, churches, scout troops, community groups and businesses to take part in creating shoe box gifts for needy children worldwide. Pack — Fill shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a letter of encouragement. Step-bystep shoe box packing instructions are available at www.samaritans purse.org/occ. Process — Sign up to join Operation Christmas Child volunteers at the

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collection site in Delta as part of the effort to prepare millions of shoe box gifts for delivery to underprivileged kids on six continents. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 275-4772 or

Eckert Presbyterian hosts Harvest Dinner Eckert Presbyterian’s annual Harvest Dinner is scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, cole slaw, a dinner roll and your choice of dessert and bev-

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

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(Missouri Synod) 5th & North Fork, Paonia ST. PHILIP BENIZI CATHOLIC CHURCH at the Northwest corner of City Park 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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ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA

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

visit www.samaritans purse.org/occ. National Collection Week for gift-filled shoe boxes is Nov. 14-21; however, shoe box gifts are collected all year at the Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, N.C.

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.

erage. The price is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and free for kids under the age of 6. The church is located at 13025 Highway 65 in Eckert and can be reached by calling 8353441.

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: Ladies Bible Study 1:00 p.m. Converge for Ages 7-12 4:30 p.m. Youth Dinner 6:15 p.m. Youth Group Grades 7 & Up 7:00 p.m. Please join our family for a variety of music and worship. Something for everyone!

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH 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.

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

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

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

MONTROSE LIVING WORD LUTHERAN CHURCH 2820 Peyton Dr., Montrose • 249-4405 Pastor Matthew Frey Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School/Bible Study 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

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Renovation aids work of dispatchers is providing dispatchers with a comfortable, A newly remodeled professional work enviDelta Dispatch Center at ronment and upgraded, the sheriff ’s department fully-capable work sta-

tions for their critical public safety duties. Sheriff Fred McKee said the dispatch center’s formerly cramped work space was creating distractions for dispatchers dealing with the county’s increasing influx of calls. Part of the remodel project includes a relocated deputies squad room that is wired to accommodate two additional dispatch terminals. The sheriff ’s department has additional backup dispatch capabilities at the Hotchkiss Fire Station. The number of work stations in the deputies squad room has been reduced from four to three. McKee explains Photo by Hank Lohmeyer that won’t inconvenience The remodeled and expanded Delta Dispatch Cen- the flow of law enforceter in the Sheriff’s Department has three fully ment paper work, because capable work stations like the one above. with computer equipped

BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Vaccination, awareness are the best defense against rabies BY ABBEY CANON, DVM Delta County Health Dept.

Animals are a critical part of our lives. As pets, animals such as dogs and cats provide companionship, comfort, and can help us lead healthier lives. They are cherished members of the family and are often part of a loving household. Even those we don’t keep as pets can greatly impact our lives. Livestock provide us with food and fiber, and horses with entertainment and recreation. Wild animals help maintain a balanced ecosystem by enacting roles that impact our lives in ways we don’t often recognize, including the control of rodent and insect populations. One aspect of our relationship with animals that too often goes unrecognized is the deadly virus that pets, livestock, and wild animals can transmit to humans — rabies. Rabies poses a very serious threat to human and animal health. If untreated, rabies is almost always fatal. In fact, every year 30,000-40,000 U.S. residents are potentially exposed to rabies, requiring human rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP). In 2010, 136 cases of rabies were reported in Colorado, including two in Mesa County. Colorado has seen an alarming increase of rabies since 2008. While humans generally do not get rabies from another human, animals can transmit the virus to people. Wild animals that typically carry the virus, such as raccoons, foxes, skunks, and bats, can spread rabies to humans through a bite or scratch. Since 2009, Colorado has also seen rabies in several other species, including mule deer, coyote, muskrat, and mountain lion. In the U.S., more than 90% of all rabies cases occur in wild animals. However, wild animals can also transmit rabies to pets and livestock. Due to their closeness to humans, pets with rabies can then bite or scratch a person and cause them to get rabies. Despite the fact that rabies is most commonly found in wild animals, most human cases of rabies are caused by exposure to domestic

animals, such as dogs, cats, horses, and cattle. In addition, animals that transmit the rabies virus can be found in places where people commonly gather, such as backyards and recreational areas. Even if an animal spotted in such an area is dead, exposure to rabies may still occur. The rabies virus can live in the saliva of a dead animal for a period of time after it has died and the virus can be transmitted to people who come in contact with the dead animal. While many animals can transmit rabies, bats are of particular concern. Bats can be found in many places where people live and gather for outdoor activities, including campgrounds. Unlike other wild animals, the bite of a bat might not always be apparent, and due to their small teeth a bat might not always leave a mark when it bites someone. Bats can also enter homes in ways that other animals are unable, such as flying in through a window or attic vent. Rabies has an undeniable presence in every community. No matter where we live, work, or play, this deadly virus can threaten the lives of those we hold dearest to our hearts. Parents, pet and horse owners, and all members of the community must take action to help prevent rabies from burdening our families. Rabies prevention starts with the animal owner, and it is up to you to help control the spread of rabies. Protect yourself, your animals, and your community by following these simple guidelines: Get your dog, cat, ferret, or horse immunized against rabies. Call your veterinarian and make sure your animal’s shots are up to date. Spay or neuter your pet. This can help control the number of stray animals that come in contact with wildlife. Avoid contact with wildlife. Do not go near wild or unfamiliar animals, and teach children to avoid them too. If you see an animal acting strangely, call animal control. Do not touch or pick up dead animals. Teach

Health care exchange forum scheduled The League of Women Voters of Montrose County is co-hosting a forum with Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) to discuss the structure of Colorado’s Health Benefit Exchange established by the 2011 Legislature. The exchange will set up an online marketplace where small businesses, individuals and families band together to pool risks and achieve greater afford-

ability, access and choice of health care options. The public, including small business owners and people without insurance, is encouraged to attend and provide input to help create a successful exchange that will work for all Coloradans. The forum will be held at the Montrose Aquatic Center on Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. For more information, call Karen Connor, 249-2135.

children to tell an adult if they see a dead animal. Call animal control if you come across a dead animal. “Bat-proof” your home to help keep bats out of your house or dwelling. For instructions on batproofing, visit http://www. cdc.gov/rabies/bats.html. If you are bitten by a wild or strange animal, wash the wound with soap and water. Seek medical care immediately. Then, call your local health department to see if further treatment might be necessary. To learn more, call 800CDC-INFO or visit www. cdc.gov/rabies. You can also get more information from the Delta County Health Department and your veterinarian’s office.

vehicles a lot of deputies’ duty reports are filed during patrol shifts. The Delta Dispatch Center employs nine dispatchers and a supervisor. They handle communications duties for 23 different agencies. The center’s call volume increased

from about 49,000 calls in 2009 to almost 52,000 calls last year. Even that robust increase is off the growth pace during years earlier in the decade. The remodel work also created a dedicated office space for the dispatch supervisor and expand-

ed the overall facility by almost 50 percent. The number of full service dispatch stations is the same at three. But additional room allows dispatchers to work in added comfort without disturbing one another’s work.

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Try your hand at Tae Kwon Do Bill Heddles Recreation Center offers Tae Kwon Do on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 8 p.m. This class is taught by Ed Langrand. The class focuses on flexibility, agility and strength, and is a great class for ages 9 and up. The cost is $30 for eight classes or a $5 drop-in fee. For more information, call the rec center at 874-0923.

Chan Clymer – National Guard / Navy Sam Cox – Army Jim Davis – Marines Robert Day – Navy George Deleff – Navy Jim Farmer – Army Ken Gates – Air Force Dick Gettman – Army Robert Griffin – National Guard Gary Harper – Marines Gregg Hawkins – Air Force Pat Kappel – National Guard / Navy Tim Key – Army John Lopez – Army Charles Miller – Army Tom Poeling – Air Force Robert Reedy – National Guard Ron Rowell – National Guard Melvin Simler – Navy Glen Suppes – Army / National Guard Larry Thompson – Air Force Tim Tafoya – Air Force Jed Trefren – Marines Wesley Wade - Army James Ward – Army Lee White – Army

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A night of awards for 4-H’ers It was a night to celebrate achievement, and a night to say goodbye when Delta County 4-H’ers gathered at Delta High School for their annual achievement program on Saturday, Nov. 5. In addition to recognizing the many successes of individuals and teams, the 4-H’ers and their families bid farewell to 4-H extension agent Isaac Munoz. On Jan. 1 Munoz ends 16 years of working with Delta County youth to begin serving the Tri River Area as a small acreage extension agent working from the Montrose County office. He and his wife Gloria were presented tokens of appreciation. County Council president Seth Hartman said, “Everyone on the council was heartbroken to hear that Isaac will not be able to join us for another year of 4-H. Isaac has helped so many 4-H members through his soft spoken and humble personality and that will be greatly missed.” The evening of awards started by recognizing the graduates of the Cloverbud program for those between 5 and 7. Graduating into the 4-H program were Alex Abila, Alyssa

Lacey Love won the Achievement in Citizenship award. One example cited was the donation of the proceeds from the sale of her pig to help a family in need.

Outstanding Junior 4-H Heidi Simpson of the Bell Member was Laura Lund. Creek Buckaroos was named outstanding leadBayles, Ellison Black, er.

Paul Fisher, Cheyanne Germann, Lily Hawkins, Winifred Hirsch, John Lofley, Sophia McCracken, Darcy Parker, Keely Porter, Shyler Walker and Megan Weber. Pins were then awarded to 4-H’ers and leaders for their first year, fifth year and 10th year and beyond. Recognized for 10 years in 4-H were Jessica Altman, Richard Kendal, Tory Welt and Casy Miles. Kelli Burhdorf, Arla Nela and Ben Gruber were honored for 11 years, and Nikki Burhdorf achieved 12 years. One of the strengths of the local 4-H program is its adult leaders. After filling the stage with first-year leaders, the county council recognized its 5th year leaders — Larry Anderson Tonya Anderson, Jennifer Craig, Joseph Gaskin, Kimberly Heinze, Kathie Lester, Chuck Sidor, Jami Taylor, Jeanine Wallace, Kathy Welt, Terry Welt and Glenda Young. Leaders for 10 years are George Baier, Mary Eckstein, Janae Stratton and Kathy Wood. Delta County Commissioners Bruce Hovde and Olen Lund presented special state awards to Joyce Conger and Vicki Miles. The two long-time lead-

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ers were named Colorado 4-H Outstanding Leaders for their many years of service to the program, both locally and at the state level. Recognition was given for those participating in the 4-H horse program. Kelvin Graham, J.D. Miller, Pepper Reher and Kaitlyn Sharpe were honored as novice members, as were Level I members Kaitlyn Toothaker, Abigail Conley, Atlantis Campbell and Hadassa Graham; Level II members Paige Bowling, Jayden Braslin, Tess Gore, Arla Nelson, Selbi Shenold, Kendra TenNapel and Beth Woods, and Level III member Samantha Heinze. Team efforts also garnered praise. Coach Robbie LeValley told the packed house of the achievements of the Tri River Area livestock judging team, compirsed of members from Mesa, Delta and Montrose counties. The team includes Ross LeValley, Jeananne Mosher, Allison Burenheide and Kaitlin Nicolas. Charles Burenheide also coaches the team. The team won the state competition, and is headed to Louisville, Kentucky next week to represent Colorado in the national

competition. The winner earns the right to compete in Scotland. George Baier talked about the many awards earned by Delta County shooting sports teams and individuals. The muzzleloading team earned the grand championship at the state fair, while the .22 team were reserve champions. County program medal winners were also recognized. Medals were presented to: Beef: Lacy Davis, Mackenzie Katzdorn, Haylin McCulloch, Grady Simpson; Ceramics: Kyra Nelson and Heidi Osteen; Clothing and Creative Clothing: Mandi Chermak, Megan Chermak, Carissa Sidor and Stephanie Sidor; Fashion Revue: Kristal Camacho, Gus Draves, Samantha McDonald, Mary Pendell, and Brooke Richards; Food: Stephanie Sidor; Gardening: Melanie Osteen; Goat: Arla Nelson and Grady Simpson; Horse: Page Bowling, Arla Nelson, and Pepper Reher; Leadership: Lacy Davis and Ben Gruber; Llama: Andrew Osteen, Heidi Osteen and Melanie Osteen; Photography: Kyra Nelson; Poultry: Tyrell Clock and Parker Katzdorn; Rabbits: Megan Chermak; Sheep: Tiffany Clock, Mackenzie Katzdorn and Hailey Lofley; Shooting sports: Ben Gruber, Grady Simpson and Tyler Simpson; Sportsfishing: Parker Katzdorn; Swine: Tiffany Clock, Tyrell Clock, Mackenzie Katzdorn, and Pepper Reher;

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In his humble way, Isaac Munoz accepts heartfelt thanks from the Delta County 4-H’ers and a pat on the back from his wife, Gloria. Munoz has been involved as 4-H extension agent for Delta County for the past 16 years, and is changing roles to small acreage extension agent.

Turkey: Tia Clock, Tyrell Clock, Parker Katzdorn, Carissa Sidor, and Stephanie Sidor; Wildlife: Grady Simpson; and Woodworking: Derrek Johnson and Andrew Osteen. Special County Awards Rounding out the evening of awards were the Special Awards for individual achievement. Becca Pachl, club secretary for the Rocky Mountain 4-H Club, was the winner of the 4-H Club Secretary Award, sponsored by the Delta County 4-H Council. Ryan Pachl, treasurer for the Rocky Mountain 4-H Club, was the winner of the Club Treasurer Award, sponsored by Delta Bank. Arla Nelson, a sophomore at Delta Vision School and a member of the Green Acres 4-H Club, was the winner of the Achievement in Animal Science Award, sponsored by Delta Elevator. Stephanie Sidor, a sophomore at Delta High School and a member of the Big Sky 4-H Club, was the winner of the Achievement in Individual and Family Resource Award, sponsored by City Market and Cedaredge Mercantile. Kyra Nelson, a member of the Green Acres 4-H Club and in her 11th year in 4-H, won the Achievement in Leisure Education and Cultural Art, sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. Nelson also was awarded the Achievement in Communication Arts and Sciences, sponosred by This year’s Outstanding Senior 4-H Members were National RV RefrigeraBen Gruber and Megan Chermak. tion. Grady Simpson, a 4th grader at Hotchkiss K8 and a member of the Bell Creek Buckaroos, won the Achievement in Natural Resources, sponsored by Farmers Union Insurance. Andrew Osteen, a 4th graders at Garnet Mesa Elementary in Delta and a member of the Green Acres 4-H Club, won Achievement in Mechanical Sciences, sponsored by

the Delta County Independent

Jim’s Outback RV. This is his first year in 4-H. For the second year in a row, the Achievement of Plant Science was won by Melanie Osteen. The 11-year-old is a member of the Green Acres 4-H Club and a sixth grader at Delta Middle School. The award is sponsored by Sisson Feed and Seed. Ben Gruber, a senior at Hotchkiss High School and member of the Rocky Mountain 4-H Club, was the winner of Achievement in Community Development, Service and Government, sponsored by National RV Refrigeration. The Delta County 4H Council recognized Friends of 4-H, with Magdalena Meza and the Hotchkiss High School cafeteria staff recognized for their willing help with the annual Beef Roast. Delta Sales Yard was recognized as the business friend for their strong support of 4-H, from its active involvement with the livestock sale to providing meeting space the for New Pride of the Valley 4-H Club. With a new award this year, the county council recognized outstanding supporters of the junior livestock sale. The four recipients were IMC Co. and J Cotter J Ranch, Escalante Ranch, Kwiki Tire and Sisson Feed and Seed. Tiffany Clock, a member of the Rocky Mountain 4-H Club, was the winner of the Acheivement in Leadership award, sponosred by Bank of the West. Lacey Love, a member of the Mountain West Challengers 4-H Club, was the winner of the Achievement in Citizenship award, sponsored by Delta County Farm Bureau. The “I Dare You” award, sponsored by the Renfrow Family, was presented to Arla Nelson and Seth Hartman. Nelson is a member of the Green Acres 4-H Club and Hartman is a member of the Purple Circle 4-H Club. Heidi Simpson, leader for the Bell Creek Buckaroos and county council leader advisor, was named the Outstanding Senior 4-H Leader, sponsored by the North Fork Bank. The Outstanding 4-H Junior Member award was presented to Laura Lund, a member of the Bell Creek Buckaroos. The Outstanding 4-H Senior Member awards were presented to Ben Gruber and Megan Chermak. Chermak, a junior at Hotchkiss High School, is a member of the Crawford Pioneers 4-H Club. Gruber, in his 11th year in 4-H, is a member of the Rocky Mountain 4-H Club.

Tiffany Clock received the Acheivement in Leadership award.


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Delta County Health & Human Services is accepting applications for a full time Adult P r o t e c t i o n / O LT C Case Manager at the North Fork Annex in Hotchkiss. The successful candidate will provide intake and ongoing case management services for all programs offered under the Colorado Options for Long Term Care and will provide services for adults unable to protect their own interests. Requirements include BA or BS Degree in the human services or related field and two years of case management experience. A Masters Degree in Social Work may substitute for experience. Must have a valid Colorado Drivers License Salary Range: $34,449 to $37,902. Interested persons may submit a County Application to the County Administrator’s Office on or before Tuesday, November 15th 4:30 PM. Applications may be obtained at the Administrator’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Ste 227, Delta, CO 81416 or by calling 970874-2459. Applications may also be obtained on our website at www. deltacounty.com. A resume may be attached to the completed County application. Delta County is an EOE/ ADA employer.

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HELP WANTED DELTA, COLORADO IS now accepting applications for Police Officer to establish a labor pool of interested applicants. Delta is located on the Western Slope and is surrounded by mountains with a population of approximately 8,915. There is an abundance of recreational opportunities - Devil's Thumb 18 hole regulation golf course, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Confluence Lake and Park with fishing and walking trails, mountain climbing, hiking, hunting and skiing within one hour drive, and other attractive and desirable amenities. Applicants must be certifiable, certified or lateral; certified preferred. Patrols an assigned beat in the enforcement of law and order and prevention of crime, takes intensive field and basic training in the early period of employment. Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school. Necessary special requirements are: possess a valid Colorado driver's license, State certified in law enforcement, certain certifications and standards must be achieved and maintained according to departmental policies and law; must be 21 years of age or over at time of hire; will be required to pass a detailed background and criminal record check, a psychological exam, physical agility and written test. If an offer of conditional employment is extended, will be required to successfully pass a preemployment drug test. The 2011 salary range is $18.95/hour to $21.95/hour plus an excellent benefit package. Originals of both City employment application and supplemental police application must be completed and submitted to Human Resources, City of Delta, 360 Main Street, Delta, CO 81416. Required applications are available on City web page www.delta. co.gov. EOE/MF (2x45) HOST HOME NEEDED Community Options is seeking prospective independent contractors who are interested in providing quality care in their home (called a Host Home) for 76year-old woman. She is very social and loves to visit with everyone. She likes clothes, having her hair cut and jewelry. Her favorite outing is going to McDonald's for a Happy Meal or ice cream. She is verbal, capable of expressing herself, but she can be difficult to understand until one knows her better. She is in a wheelchair most of the time, but she is able to ambulate to the bathroom, kitchen and her bedroom at home. She requires 24 hour supervision. She needs assistance in her self-care skills and dressing, but this is an area that we try to help her maintain as much independence as possible. Presently she is in a Host Home but her provider is retiring. She has been successful in the Host Home environment. If interested, please contact Linda Sanburg at 856-7600 x203 (Delta area) or 249-1412 x229 (Montrose). May also contact Georgiana Russell 856-7600 x213. ATTN: VETERANS –

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YOU HAVE THE POWER TO change a child's life! Children are waiting for senior partners in Delta County right now! Can you spare 3 hours a week? We need your help! Call today for more information. Please volunteer to spend time with BEGINNING THIS MONTH a child in our community. the Pioneer Al-Anon Family Partners of Delta, Montrose Group will host a special and Ouray, 874-4661, www. speaker meeting on the last partners-west.org. or www. Thursday of each month. deltayouth@montrose.net. Everyone is welcome. 7-8 (tfx13) p.m. in Cedaredge at First AMERICAN Baptist Church, 370 W. Main PAONIA Street in Wick Hall behind Legion runs a year round the church, west end. Call non-perishable emergency Mary 856-6123 or Vicki 856- food pantry. This is for the North Fork area. For 7115. (tfnx12) information, call 527-6252. FREE DIAPERS FOR UP (tfx49) to one year! Pregnant women in Delta County can SAVE EYEGLASSES, OLD now get help to quit smok- jewelry and silver or bits of ing and get something they gold and silver scraps. The can really use after their Grand Odd Fellow Lodge is baby arrives — free diapers. sending them to: New Eyes Healthy moms have healthy for the Needy, 549 Millburn babies. Enroll in the Baby & Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078 Me Tobacco Free program or send them to: Gale today. Contact the Delta Conger, Secretary of IOOF County Health Department Lodge #116, 544 St. Hwy. at 874-2165 or your local 548, Delta, CO 81416. physician. (TFNx2) UNEMPLOYED? JOIN THE DISTRICT ATTORN- others for a time of netey's Office provides ser- working, encouragement, vices to those who have and skill improvement. been victimized by a crime Latent Resources meets of domestic violence, the first Thursday of each assault and other crimes. month at 6:30 at the Delta To learn more about the United Methodist Church victim assistance services (5th & Meeker). Attendants provided by the District and visitors are encouraged Attorney's Office, please to dress professionally contact Lou Nesbit at 970- and bring a note pad and a willingness to learn and 252-4260. (tfx41) be challenged. Find us on BECAWS! ADOPT A DOG facebook.com & twitter.com or cat today. Call 970-527- - search "Latent Resources", 3350, or visit cawsonline. or call James at 970-901org. Delta County Citizens 9463. for Animal Welfare and BUYING OR SELLING Shelter (CAWS) Find it in the DCI Classifieds. THERE IS A VFW MEETING on the first Monday of each month. At 6 p.m. there is a potluck and the meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Veterans MISC. Building, 15th & Howard, Delta. For further information, call 874-5150 Paul Carter. (tfx31)

PUBLIC SERVICE HOTCHKISS-CRAWFORD Historical Museum. Winter hours, Saturdays 1-4 p.m. thru December 24. $3 admission or free to members. Come see our museum at 2nd & Hotchkiss Streets in Hotchkiss. 872-3780. (tfx44) ALCOHOLICS ANONYmous, at Friends of Bill W. club at 9th and Palmer, meets Sunday 1 p.m., 7 p.m. Monday at noon, Tuesday at noon, Wednesday at noon, 5:30 ladies only. Thursday at noon, and 8 p.m., Friday at noon, Saturday 12:15 p.m. Call 874-8282. (tfnx5) ALCOHOLICS ANONYmous meeting, women only, (non-smoking), Saturdays, 11 a.m., in the basement of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and Palmer, (go to the back door). (tfx1) NARCOTICS ANONYmous meets at 9th and Palmer, Delta, Mondays and Fridays at 8 p.m. (tfnx5) BECAWS! DONATIONS needed. Credit cards accepted. Call 970-5273350, or visit cawsonline. org. Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS) DELTA FOOD PANTRY needs meals for Delta families who are temporarily in need. Donations of non-perishable food may be brought to 628 Meeker. (tfx36) PAONIA AMERICAN Legion runs a year round non-perishable emergency food pantry. This is for the North Fork area. For information, call 527-6252. (tfx49)

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CHAPTER, UNITS OF DAV regular meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Building, 15th & Howard, Delta. For further information, call Paul Carter 874-5150. (tfx19) ALANON FAMILY GROUP meets in Delta at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and Palmer. If there is a problem of alcoholism in a family member or friend, we can help you. You are not alone. Call Shirley at 323-5067 or Elizabeth at 874-9832 for information. Alateen meeting in Delta, same time, same place. Call first. (TFNx19) THE PREGNANCY REsource Center needs staff volunteers to join our team of those committed to presenting life and the truth of Jesus Christ. Why not call us at 874-5733 and find out more? (tfx26) THINK YOU'RE PREGnant? Abused? Need help? The Pregnancy Resource Center in Delta offers free service, support and advice to all teenagers and women in crisis pregnancy situations. For Christian help, anytime, call 874-5733. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

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FROM THE PAST COMPILED FROM DELTA NEWSPAPERS By DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 251 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8721 November 10, 1911 (From the Delta County Independent) In company with Alderman Zaninnetti and Water Superintendent Wagoner, the writer was driven by Contractor Waller, in the latter’s automobile to the new reservoir on Garnet mesa Sunday morning. The new reservoir is 122 feet in length, 55-1/2 feet wide and 13 feet deep, and has a capacity of over 600,000 gallons, or more than twenty times the capacity of the present storage tanks. Both sides and bottom are solid concrete, reinforced with twisted bars of iron, running both horizontally and perpendicularly at intervals of twelve inches, these bars being of one inch and three-quarters of an inch, placed alternately. It is only necessary to look over the substantial walls of the project to form a lasting conclusion that it will always be there. The iron reinforcing bars were left projecting from the concrete on the south side of the reservoir so that as our city grows and the present storage

capacity becomes inadequate, another section of similar, or if desired, much larger dimensions may be built on and tied to this one. It is thought, however, that the present capacity will be sufficient for some time. The city council deserves much credit for their action along this line and Contractor Waller is alike worthy of praise for his splendid work on the Garnet mesa project. *** Nathan Plantz of North Delta won the set of dishes given away by the Gayety theatre Wednesday night. If Wanee will now give away a girl, Nathan will be a steady customer at the box office. *** Trees of the city are now about leafless and there is much raking to be done on the lawns and grounds about the home to make things seem in perfect order and to insure absolute safety from fire. *** The plate glass front has been put in place in the new Stockham building, adjoining the Hillman building and the first floor will be ready for occupancy within the next few days. *** Geo. C. Wilson, the local harness and saddle dealer, is fast gaining a widespread reputation for the quality of goods manufactured and on sale in his Main street store. He has just shipped two fine saddles to parties residing at Millerton, New York. *** A Rio Grande freight engine left the rails near Olathe Sunday morning and came within a few inches of colliding with the passenger depot, according to Deltaites who happened to come

through that place in the evening. The east-bound passenger train was caused some delay that day pending the replacing of the runaway engine. *** A special train will carry the Delta high school football team, the basket ball team and over a hundred rooters to Grand Junction tomorrow, where both teams are to engage in a spirited contest with the high school teams of that city in the afternoon. The football game that was to have been played between Delta and Montrose last Saturday, was forfeited to Delta. The game tomorrow is expected to be a good one. The special train will leave here at 8:30 and will leave Grand Junction on the return at 10 p.m. *** Henry Stolte of Cedaredge was a pleasant visitor at this office Tuesday evening. Henry states that he has packed 6,800 boxes of apples which he sold at $1.10 a box. His original estimate was 7,000 boxes, which he would have greatly exceeded, had not the frost injured him this fall. *** A couple of the football boys met with an accident in their practice game this afternoon. Roe Redman got a couple of his front teeth knocked out and Gus Klatt got his head quite badly cut. They received prompt medical attention. *** The board of county commissioners have just purchased twenty-eight new King road drags to be distributed in the Surface Creek and North Fork districts. This addition to the road equipment of the county will prove of almost incalculable value. There are now forty-five drags in the county, fifteen of the number being in this district. ***


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Public Notices Your Right To Know Legal Deadline is Monday at 10 a.m. PUBLIC NOTICE Mountain Coal Company, LLC (MCC), P.O. Box 591, Somerset, CO 81434, (970) 929-5015, has filed a Phase II Bond Release Request Application to MCC’s Mining and Reclamation Permit No. C-80-007 with the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board (Board), under the provisions of the Colorado Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act of 1979. The permit was originally issued by the Board in July 1981, and subsequently renewed in August 1986, January 1993 (effective August 1991), July 1996, July 2001, and April 2007 (effective July 2006.) The current five-year permit term expires July 31, 2011 and is in the process of renewal. The State of Colorado holds a surety reclamation bond in the amount of $15,000,000.00 for the mine that exceeds the current reclamation liability. The West Elk Mine fiveyear permit area contains lands in Sections 9-11, 13-36, T13S, R90W, 6th PM; and Sections 23-26, T13S, R91W, 6th PM, and Sections 1-5 , 8-12, T14S, R90W, 6th PM in Delta and Gunnison Counties. The location of the lands can be found on the USGS 7.5 minute Somerset and Minnesota Pass Quadrangle Topographic Maps. The current permit area encompasses approximately 17,154.9 acres. MCC is requesting Phase II Bond Release for reclaimed methane drainage wells, the Thermal Event area, Lone Pine area, and roads in the Dry Fork of Minnesota Creek and West Flatiron Areas. This area covers approximately 67.6 acres of private and National Forest System lands specifically located within portions of Sections 14, 15, 22, 23, 26, 27, 34, 35 and 36, Township 13 South, Range 90 West, and Sections 1 and 2, Township 14 South, Range 90 West. These drill sites and roads were necessary for coal exploration and methane drainage over the past fifteen years. MCC is requesting a release of reclamation bond liability of an additional twenty-five percent ($400,000.00) above the amount calculated under the initial Phase I release, for a total release of 85% of the applicable bond amount posted for those sites, as allowed by Colorado statute and Rule 3.03. This amount will be verified by the State of Colorado. The reclaimed areas have met the applicable vegetation bond release criteria for Phase II bond release and MCC has provided a demonstration that surface runoff from the reclaimed areas does not contribute sediment levels above that of adjacent native undisturbed areas. Reclamation of the various drill site locations and roads within MCC’s permit were completed between 1996 and 2007. This included proper plugging and abandonment of drill holes, as well as backfilling and regrading of drill pad locations and roads, and replacement of salvaged topsoil. The well sites and roads proposed for bond release have been revegetated using various methods of seeding, fertilizing, and mulching, including the installation of straw and erosion control matting. A copy of the Phase II Bond Release application is available for review at the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215 Denver, CO 80203, phone (303) 866-3567, and the Gunnison County Planning Office, 221 N. Wisconsin, Suite D, Gunnison, CO 81230. Comments or objections concerning the application should be directed to the CDRMS at the above address not later than 30 days after the first date of publication of this notice (published 4 times consecutively) in order to be considered. Published in the Delta County Independent October 19, 26, November 2 and 9, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0094 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On May 24, 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): RONALD L. FINLEY AND LORETTA L. FINLEY Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 4/19/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 4/27/2006 Recording Reception Number: 602960 Original Principal Amount: $203,162.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $198,117.20 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 1 OF THE RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 1 AND 2 OF THE 4TH RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 3, FRANCIS MINOR SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 7220 PEACH VALLEY ROAD, 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, 01/04/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/9/2011

Last Publication: 12/7/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 05/24/2011 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 #: 9105.01837 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0162 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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): Tommy Ray Maslen Jr Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for U.S. Bank N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association Date of Deed of Trust: 7/16/2009 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 7/21/2009 Recording Reception Number: 636352 Original Principal Amount: $187,980.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $183,554.19 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, CEDAR ROCK SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 265 NW 10th, 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, 01/04/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/9/2011 Last Publication: 12/7/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 09/02/2011 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: 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 #: 11-10393 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0165 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 7, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) DAVID A SMITH AND KELSIE J SMITH Original Beneficiary(ies) BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Date of Deed of Trust 1/29/2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 2/1/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 640694 Original Principal Amount $161,700.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $156,698.95 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. LOT 5, VISTA GRANDE ESTATES,

ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED AUGUST 14, 1972 IN BOOK 2 AT PAGE 96, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as, 20980 VISTA GRANDE DR, AUSTIN, CO 81410-8286. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/04/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/9/2011 Last Publication 12/7/2011 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 09/07/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MONICA KADRMAS, Esq #34904 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1269.07360 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0145 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 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): NANCY E. TABILI ARROWOOD Original Beneficiary(ies): BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LLP Date of Deed of Trust: 7/17/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 7/21/2006 Recording Reception Number: 605839 Original Principal Amount: $110,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $104,106.46 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. PARCEL A, ACCORDING TO THE PARZYBOK/PARZYBOK BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT #01BA048 RECORDED SEPTEMBER 05, 2001 IN PLAT BOOK 26 AT PAGE 31, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 516 WOODS 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, 12/07/2011, 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: 10/12/2011 Last Publication: 11/9/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/10/2011 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: HEATHER DEERE #28597 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL P MEDVED PC 355 UNION BLVD #302, LAKEWOOD, CO 80228-1508 (303) 274-0155 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: 11-910-19552 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 12, 19, 26, November 2 and 9, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0144 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 9, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): MONICA R. TRANI Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust: 10/29/2004 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust:

11/1/2004 Recording Reception Number: 584951 Original Principal Amount: $120,267.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $107,608.33 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 10, 11 AND 12 IN BLOCK “A” OF PEACH PLAT, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 921 HASTINGS 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, 12/07/2011, 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: 10/12/2011 Last Publication: 11/9/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/09/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: SHEILA J. FINN #36637 Janeway Law Firm LLC 19201 E MAIN STREET SUITE 205, PARKER, CO 8013-49092 (303) 706-9990 The attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney file #: JLF#12788 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 12, 19, 26, November 2 and 9, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0143 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 9, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): NORMA J. PHILIPPS AND BONNIE JEAN PECK Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 7/23/2009 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 7/28/2009 Recording Reception Number: 636539 Original Principal Amount: $142,301.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $140,558.78 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 PIONEER PLACE SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1709 PIONEER CIR, 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, 12/07/2011, 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: 10/12/2011 Last Publication: 11/9/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/09/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, 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 #: 9105.02333 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 12, 19, 26, November 2 and 9, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0142 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 9, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to

the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Robert J Jones and Lorea L Jones Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Lane Mortgage Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: CitiMortgage, Inc. Date of Deed of Trust: 4/27/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/3/2006 Recording Reception Number: 603120 Original Principal Amount: $192,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $169,736.40 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 6 OF THE PAY SUBDIVISION OF THE JACKSON ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1006 Haley Place, 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, 12/07/2011, 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: 10/12/2011 Last Publication: 11/9/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/09/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: PETER C. DeCAMILLIS #38929 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 #: 11-10408 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 12, 19, 26, November 2 and 9, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0141 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 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): Terrie A Young and Charles F Young Original Beneficiary(ies): MontroseBank Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust: 6/3/2005 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 6/8/2005 Recording Reception Number: 592206 Original Principal Amount: $87,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $80,311.86 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 SOUTH 5 FEET OF LOT 6 AND THE NORTH 21 FEET OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 4 OF STOCKHAM BROTHERS AND ZANINETTI’S SUBDIVISION TO THE TOWN OF CEDAREDGE, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 130 SW 2nd Street, 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, 12/07/2011, 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: 10/12/2011 Last Publication: 11/9/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/05/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Barbara J. Pierce, Deputy Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, 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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 purpose. Attorney file #: 11-04392CO ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 12, 19, 26, November 2 and 9, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0148 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 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): Anette L. Houghton Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 1/29/2004 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 1/29/2004 Recording Reception Number: 576073 Original Principal Amount: $109,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $97,061.02 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 2, RESUDIVISION OF LOT 2, FERRARO MINOR SUBDIVISION. DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 20447 E Rd, 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, 12/14/2011, 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: 10/19/2011 Last Publication: 11/16/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/17/2011 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: 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 #: 11-11478 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 19, 26, November 2, 9 and 16, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0149 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 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): Ray E. McDonald Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for U.S. Bank N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association Date of Deed of Trust: 8/3/2009 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/7/2009 Recording Reception Number: 636759 Original Principal Amount: $79,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $77,189.94 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 23, IN BLOCK 2 OF SUNSET VISTA MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 5216 Sunridge Dr, 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, 12/14/2011, 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: 10/19/2011 Last Publication: 11/16/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/16/2011 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

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number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: PETER C. DeCAMILLIS #38929 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 #: 11-10475 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 19, 26, November 2, 9 and 16, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0147 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 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): Jeffrey R. Perkins and Amy L Perkins Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Bank of the West, A California Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF THE WEST Date of Deed of Trust: 6/29/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 7/3/2007 Recording Reception Number: 616624 Original Principal Amount: $188,800.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $179,840.76 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOT 23 IN BLOCK 2 OF GARNET MESA ESTATE SUBDIVISION, TOGETHER WITH A 1/85 INTEREST IN THE HOMEOWNER’S PARK, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 691 Cypress Wood Lane, Delta, CO 81401 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, 12/14/2011, 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: 10/19/2011 Last Publication: 11/16/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/16/2011 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: 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 #: 11-05161CO ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 19, 26, November 2, 9 and 16, 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 October, 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. 2011CW122. Applicant: Michael Foreman, 40600 Stewart Mesa Road, Paonia, CO 81428. Application for Surface Water Rights: SW1/4SE1/4 of Section 7, T14S, R91W, 6th PM. 54 feet from the south line and 2,228 feet from the east section line. Source: Reynolds Creek, North Fork of the Gunnison River. Appropriation Date: 06/20/2003. Amount Claimed: .5 c.f.s. absolute for irrigation of ten acres and stockwater. DELTA COUNTY. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT you have until the last day of December, 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 November 9, 2011.

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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 October, 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. 2011CW130. Delta and Gunnison Counties, N. Fork of Gunnison River. Application for Changes of Water Rt.s and Cond. Surface and Ground Water Rts. Applicant: Harris Orion Investments, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company; c/o Balcomb & Green PC, P.O. Drawer 790, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602; 970-945-6546. Summary: This Application seeks (a) a change in place of use, type of use, and manner of use for the Lennox Ditch that hist. irr. lands dried up as a result of the construction of Highway 133 through Applicant’s property; (b) two alternate pt. of div. for the Lennox Ditch; and (c) confirmation of three cond. water rts. for Irr. of 95 acres on Applicant’s property. Decreed water rt. for which change is sought: Lennox Ditch, Priorities 12, A58, and H97. Original Construction, Priority 12: Decreed 4/12/1901 in Case No. CA 0228, Delta Cty. Dist. Ct., In the Matter of the Adjudication of Water Rt.s in Water Dist. No. 40. Date of Approp.: May 5, 1884. Amt.: 0.77 c.f.s. Use: Irr. First Enl., Priority A58: Decreed 6/23/1914 in Case No. CA0617, Delta Cty. Dist. Ct., In the Matter of the Adjudication of Priorities of Water Rt.s in the Water Dist. Number Forty in the State of Colorado. Date of Approp.: 5/1/1900. Amt.: 0.375 c.f.s. Use: Irr. Second Enl., Priority H97: Decreed 5/28/1937 in Case No. CA2563, Delta Cty. Dist. Ct., In the Matter of the Adj. of Priorities of Water Rts. in the Water Dist. Number Forty in the State of Colorado. Approp.: 6/24/1914. Amt.: 0.98 c.f.s. Use: Irr. The headgate of the Lennox Ditch was desc. in C.A. No. 0228 as being located on the rt. bank of the N. Fork of the Gunnison River, at a pt. 20 rods N.-W. of the S.-W. qtr. of the N.-W. qtr. of Sec. 13, S., R. 91 W., 6th P.M. The headgate location was desc. in C.A. Nos. 0617 and 2563 as being located on the S. bank of the N. Fork of the Gunnison River, at a pt. twenty rods N.W., S.W. corner of the N.W. qtr. of Sec. 13, T. 13 S., R. 91 W., 6th PM. This pt. can also be desc. as located within the SE1/4, NW1/4, Sec. 13, T. 13 S., R. 91 W., 6th PM at a pt. 1,820 ft. E. of the W. Sec. line and 2,360 ft. S. of the N. Sec. line of Sec. 13. This pt. of div. is depicted on Exhibit A to app. Street Address: Highway 133, Paonia, Colorado. Amt.: 2.125 c.f.s. Use: Irr. Amt. Intended to Change: 0.35 c.f.s. Hist. Use: The Lennox Ditch div. records are attached as Exhibit B to app. The Lennox Ditch has been used to irr. 53 acres on Applicant’s Property, located in Secs. 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, and 27, T. 13 S., R. 91 W., 6th P.M., and Secs. 17, 19, and 20, T. 13 S., R. 90 W., 6th P.M. in Delta and Gunnison Counties. Applicant’s property is legally desc. in that certain Warranty Deed recorded in the Delta Cty. Clerk and Recorder on 5/20/2011 as Reception No. 650801, and is depicted on Exhibit A to app. In the 1990s, Hwy 133 was constructed through the Property resulting in the dry-up of 8.8 hist. irr. acres, as depicted on Exhibit C to app. Proposed Change: Request for Alternate Pt. of Div.: Applicant requests that the following alt. pt. of div. be decreed for entire Amt. (2.125 c.f.s.) of the Lennox Ditch: Harris Well No. 1: An infiltration gallery or a groundwater well div. located in SE1/4, NE1/4, Sec. 14, T. 13 S., R. 91 W., 6th P.M., at a pt. 950 ft. from the E. and 1,370 ft. from the N. Sec. lines of Sec. 14. Harris Well No. 2: An infiltration gallery or a groundwater well div. located in SW1/4, NW1/4, Sec. 13, T. 13 S., R. 91 W., 6th P.M., at a pt. 1,270 ft. from the W. and 2,010 ft. from the N. Sec. lines of Sec. 13. The Harris Well Nos. 1 and 2 are located within 100 ft. of the channel of the N. Fork of the Gunnison River and are alluvial headgate wells, which for practical purposes, which are instantaneously depletive to the N. Fork of Gunnison River. These pts. of div. are depicted on Exhibit D to app. Change in Type of Use: Applicant requests a change in the type of use for 0.35 c.f.s., or 11.86 consumptive AF, resulting from the dry up of 8.8 acres from Irr. to Irr. and aug. of future depletions occurring on Applicant’s Property. Irr. with the changed 0.35 c.f.s., or 11.86 consumptive AF, may occur anywhere within the Property, which is depicted on Exhibit A to app. Applicant is formulating a plan to develop the consumptive use credits. Use of the aug. credits requested and quantified herein may only be made pursuant to future Water Ct. approval of a plan for aug. Change in Method of Use: Applicant requests to change 0.35 c.f.s., or 11.86 consumptive AF, resulting from the dry up of 8.8 acres from direct flow to direct flow and storage in ponds to be located within Applicant’s Property, as depicted on Exhibit A to app. The hist. consumptive use credits will be stored in the ponds when such credits are avail. and water stored in the ponds may be subsequently used for Irr. and/or aug. of future depletions on Applicant’s Property. Hist. Use: Applicant’s consultant has analyzed the hist. use of the water rts. and concluded as follows: 1) that 8.8 acres were hist. irr. with the rts. to be changed within the portion of Applicant’s land that was removed from Irr. and dried up by the Hwy 133 construction; 2) that the annual Irr. season hist. occurred from April 12 to October 31; 3) that the monthly div. percentage by Priority is desc. on Exhibit E to app; and 4) that given the cropping of the irr. areas, climate cond. and other factors relevant to the crop Irr. requirement, that Irr. consumed an annual average of 1.33 AF per acre, resulting in hist. consumptive use in the Amt. of 11.86 AF that is now avail. as a result of the dried up acreage from the construction of Hwy 133. A table of the monthly historical consumptive use per irr. acre by Priority is below. Consumptive Use by Priority (acre-feet per acre) Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Priority 12

0.017

0.076

0.148

0.149

0.159

0.092

0.037

Priority A58

0.002

0.035

0.063

0.059

0.054

0.020

0.007

Priority H97

0.000

0.052

0.132

0.113

0.078

0.024

0.010

Total HCU

0.019

0.163

0.343

0.322

0.291

0.136

0.054

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Structure: Lennox Ditch, Harris Enl. Pt. of Div.: The Lennox Ditch, Harris Enl. will divert at the headgate of the Lennox Ditch, which is located within the SE1/4, NW1/4, Sec. 13, T. 13 S., R. 91 W., 6th PM at a pt. 1,820 ft. E. of the W. Sec. line and 2,360 ft. S. of the N. Sec. line of Sec. 13. This pt. of div. is depicted on Exhibit A to app. Approp.: 5/11/2011. How Approp. was initiated: Applicant’s retention of water engineer to investigate and develop a strategy for utilization of water on the Property. Amt.: 1.5 c.f.s., (or 675 g.p.m.), cond. Proposed Use: Irr. of 95 acres, as depicted on Exhibit F to app. Remarks: The 1.5 c.f.s. requested in this claim is in add. to the 2.125 c.f.s. already decreed to the Lennox Ditch. Harris Well No. 1. Pt. of Div.: An infiltration gallery or a groundwater well div. located in SE1/4, NE1/4, Sec. 14, T. 13 S., R. 91 W., at a pt. 950 ft. from the E. and 1,370 ft. from the N. Sec. lines. This pt. of div. is depicted on Exhibit D to app. Depth of Well: Less than 100 ft. Date of initiation of Approp.: 5/11/2011. Amt.: 1.5 c.f.s, (or 675 g.p.m.), cond. Proposed Use: Irr. of 95 acres, as depicted on Exhibit F to app. Remarks: The 1.5 c.f.s. requested in this claim is in add. to the 2.125 c.f.s. authorized to be div. at the same location as an alt. pt. of div. for the Lennox Ditch as requested in Paragraph 4(A)(1)(i) of app. Harris Well No. 2. Pt. of Div.: An infiltration gallery or a groundwater well div. located in SE1/4, NE1/4, Sec. 14 T. 13 S., R. 91 W., 6th P.M., at a pt. 950 ft. from the E. and 1,370 ft. from the N. Sec. lines. This pt. of div. is depicted on Exhibit D to app. Depth: Less than 100 ft. Date of initiation of Approp.: 5/11/2011. Amt.: 1.5 c.f.s, (or 675 g.p.m.), cond. Proposed Use: Irr. of 95 acres, as depicted on Exhibit F. to app Remarks: The 1.5 c.f.s. requested in this claim is in add. to the 2.125 c.f.s. authorized to be div. at the same location as an alt. pt. of div. for the Lennox Ditch as requested in Paragraph 4(A)(1)(ii) of app. Names and addresses of owners of the land upon which any new div. or storage structure, or modification to any existing div. or storage structure is or will be constructed: The headgate of the Lennox Ditch is located on property owned by Fire Mountain Canal & Reservoir, P.O. Box 414, Paonia, CO 81428-0414. All other structures are located on property owned by Applicant. 16 pgs. DELTA AND GUNNISON COUNTIES. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT you have until the last day of December, 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 November 9, 2011.

COUNCIL BILL #5, 2011 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO AMENDING SECTION 13.04.120 OF THE DELTA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH NEW ELECTRIC RATES BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, as follows: Section 1. Section 13.04.120 of the Delta Municipal Code is amended to read as follows: 13.04.120 Monthly electric rates. A. Monthly charges for residential customers (including single family homes, parsonages, duplexes, apartments, condominiums, apartment houses, rooming houses, mobile homes, and other multiple unit dwelling facilities providing permanent residences) shall be charged on the basis of the following rates for each meter serving the customer. Monthly Base Rate Energy Charge $14.00 $.0895/KWH B. Security lights and yard lights shall be charged at the rate of $10.00 per light per month. Street lighting, electricity for traffic lights, and other electricity used by the City shall be charged at the rate of $0.835/KWH. KWH for nonmetered street lights shall be determined as follows: 100 Watt High Pressures Sodium Light - 40 KWH per month. 250 Watt High Pressures Sodium Light - 115 KWH per month. 400 Watt High Pressures Sodium Light - 192 KWH per month. C. All other customers, other than those provided for in Subsections A and B above, shall be charged for electric service at the following monthly rates: 1. Customers with less than 50 KVA of installed transformer capacity: Monthly Base Rate Energy Charge Single phase - $23.50 $.0893/KWH Three phase - $41.00 $.0893/KWH 2. Customers with 50 KVA or more of installed transformer capacity shall pay a $130.00 monthly base charge, a demand charge, and an energy charge. The demand charge shall be equal to $10.61 x the customer's monthly demand. The customer's energy charge shall be $.0575/KWH. Provided, however, those customers whose meter is on the line side of the transformer shall receive a 2% discount on the energy charge. 3. Wholesale customers shall be charged at the rate of $.0835/KWH. Section 2. The newly established rates provided for herein shall be effective with respect to all bills mailed following January 1, 2012. ADOPTED on first reading and ordered published this 1st day of November, 2011. /s/ Mary Cooper Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0151 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 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): STANLEY L. ARNETT Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 7/22/2009 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/27/2009 Recording Reception Number: 636512 Original Principal Amount: $134,887.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $131,676.19 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. ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION Part of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 12, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th P.M.

Beginning at a point 6.15 chains South and 20 feet West of the 1/4 section corner between said Section 7 and 12, Township 15 South, Range 95 and 96 West of the 6th P.M. Thence West 147 feet to the Corner of the Cheney Tract; Thence South 203 feet; Thence North 65° East 160 feet; Thence North 139 feet to the place of beginning. Excepting any portion of subject property which may lie within the parcel more particularly described in Deed recorded in Book 445 at Page 1093. County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 740 1600 ROAD, 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, 12/14/2011, 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: 10/19/2011 Last Publication: 11/16/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/17/2011

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: 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 #: 9105.02972 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 19, 26, November 2, 9 and 16, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0152 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 18, 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): JOHN A VIGIL AND KAREN L VIGIL Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee for CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST INC., MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-WF1 Date of Deed of Trust: 12/15/2005 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 12/20/2005 Recording Reception Number: 598881 Original Principal Amount: $304,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $286,014.99 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 F OF THE AMENDED PLAT OF ORCHARD CITY RANCHETTES, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 22280 OSPREY ROAD, ECKERTORCHARD CITY, CO 81418-9203 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, 12/21/2011, 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: 10/26/2011 Last Publication: 11/23/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/18/2011 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 #: 9105.01988 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 26, November 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2011.

ORDINANCE NO. O4, 2011 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO DELETING AND AMENDING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLES 17 AND 8 OF THE DELTA MUNICIPAL CODE IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE THE B-4, I-1 AND I-2 ZONING DISTRICTS AND RE-CLASSIFY THE AFFECTED AREAS WITHIN NEW OR OTHER EXISTING ZONING DISTRICTS. WHEREAS, City staff members have recommended the modification of provisions of Title 17 and 8 of the Delta Municipal Code concerning business, commercial and industrial zoning in order to eliminate certain unnecessary duplications, generally simplify the pertinent zoning district scheme and bring it into better conformity with the City's current master plan; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds that staff's recommendations will promote public health, safety and welfare and are therefore appropriate for implementation by this ordinance; and WHEREAS, the Council finds that the changes in legislation recommended by City staff will not adversely affect vested property rights. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subsection D.1. of Section 17.04.150 of the Delta Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows: "D. The following uses are not to be construed as a "use by right" or "conditional use" in the B-2 District: 1. Bulk feed and storage and sales establishments." All other provisions of said Section 17.04.150 shall remain as presently written. Section 2. Section 17.04.170 of the Delta Municipal Code, creating and defining a B-4 zoning district, is hereby deleted in its entirety. Section 3. Section 17.04.150A. is hereby amended to read as follows: "A. INTENT: The B-2 District is intended for a large variety of uses to conveniently serve customers. (It shall include all areas previously classified before November of 2011 as being within the B-4 District.)" All other provisions of said Section 17.04.150 shall remain unaltered and as presently written. Section 4. Section 17.04.190 is hereby amended to read as follows: "17.04.190 I District. A. INTENT: The purpose of the I District is to accommodate manufacturing, commercial, and most industrial uses which need adequate space, light, and air, and whose operations are quiet and clean provided that they do not create a nuisance to other property by reasons of dust, odor, noise, light, smoke, vibration or other adverse effects which cannot be effectively confined on the premises. This promotes the creation and maintenance of an environment which will serve the mutual interests of the community as a whole, of any adjacent residential areas and of the occupants of the industrial area. B. USES BY RIGHT: 1. Uses which meet the intent of Subsection (A) and the performance standards of Subsection (C) of this Section, not including residential uses, are uses by right. Typical examples of such manufacturing and non-manufacturing uses include warehouses, wholesalers, and manufacturing contained within buildings and accessory retail sales. 2. Industrial uses, including those with accessory retail sales operations such as: a. Manufacturing of any product. b. Wholesaling of any product. c. Warehousing and storage. d. Bulk Storage e. Processing of any manufactured product. f. General service and repair of automobiles, trucks, farm implements and construction equipment. g. Parking lots. h. Fabrication of any product. i. Agricultural products processing. j. Offices k. Freight hauling facilities. l. Sawmills or planing mills. m. Aboveground fuel storage facilities for hazardous fuels. 3. Parks and open spaces. 4. Government buildings and facilities. 5. Public utility service facilities. 6. Electronic and telecommunications antennas, receivers and transmitters. 7. Accessory uses. 8. Sexually oriented business complying with the provisions of Chapter 8.32. C. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: 1. No use shall be established, maintained or conducted in any I District that will result in any public or private nuisance. 2. No industrial structure shall be constructed within one hundred feet (100') of any existing Residential District, unless effectively buffered by landscaping, berms, fencing, or screening. 3. No use shall be established in the I District which results in an unreasonable hazard to the community or creates a public or private nuisance. 4. No noise, dirt, smoke, or odor shall be observable off of the premises. 5. Automobile wrecking and salvage yards and junk yards shall have screening. 6. Additionally, all outdoor storage may require screening to prevent industrial blight. D. CONDITIONAL USES: 1. Any commercial or industrial use other than the uses by right which complies with the performance standards of Subsection C and is consistent with the intent of Subsection A above. Ord.

4, §1,1999; Ord. 8, §4, 2004. 2. Automobile wrecking and salvage yards. 3. Junk yards. 4. Animal sales yards. 5. Mineral extraction and processing. 6. Trash disposal and recycling facilities. 7. Quarries and gravel operations. Section 5. Section 17.04.200 of the Delta Municipal Code is hereby deleted in its entirety. Section 6. The table of standards appearing in Section 17.04.220 of the Delta Municipal Code is hereby amended to (1) eliminate all standards for the former B-4 zoning district being eliminated pursuant to Section 2 of this ordinance and (2) to consolidate the duplicated standards for the former I-1 and I-2 zoning districts into one set of standards for the new I District being created pursuant to Section 4 of this ordinance. Section 7. Subsection B.1. of Section 17.04.210 of the Delta Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows: "B. USES BY RIGHT: 1. Those uses that are uses by right in the I zoning District; excluding however any and all sexually oriented businesses defined and regulated under Chapter 8.32 of this Code." All other provisions of said Section 17.04.210 shall remain unaltered and as presently written. Section 8. Subsection A. Of Section 8.32.020 of the Delta Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows: "A. It shall be unlawful for any person to own, operate or establish any sexually oriented business outside of the "I" Zoning District or on any premises abutting the premises of: 1. Any church; 2. Any public or private school; 3. Any residentially owned property; 4. Any public park; 5. Any licensed childcare facility or daycare business; 6. Any property, public or private; that is used for and equipped with facilities for recreation, especially by children. Any area dedicated for use by children, whether or not incidental to school use, is included within the scope of this subsection." All other provisions of said Section 8.32.020 shall remain unaltered and as presently written. Section 9. The City's official zoning map shall be modified as soon as practicable by City staff to reflect (1) the elimination of the B-4 District and the reclassification of all areas affected by such elimination so as to be included within the B-2 District, and (2) the consolidation of the former I-1 and I-2 Districts into the new I District. Section 10. This ordinance shall become effective on the thirty-first day following publication pursuant to provisions of the Delta Municipal Charter. Section 11. The repeal and amendment by this ordinance of various provisions of the Delta Municipal Code shall not affect any offense or act committed, any penalty incurred, or any contract, right or duty established or accruing, before the effective date of this ordinance. Section 12. The provisions of this ordinance are expressly declared to be severable Therefore, if any provision of this ordinance, or the application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this ordinance that can be given proper effect without the invalid provisions or applications. ADOPTED ON FIRST READING THIS 18TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2011. /s/ Mary Cooper Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk ADOPTED ON SECOND AND FINAL READING AND ORDERED PUBLISHED THIS 1ST DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2011. CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO /s/ Mary Cooper Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk CERTIFICATE STATE OF COLORADO ) ) ss. CITY OF DELTA ) I, Jolene E. Nelson, City Clerk of the City of Delta, Colorado, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing ordinance was introduced, read in full and passed on first reading at a regular meeting on the City Council of the City of Delta on October 18, 2011, and published in the Delta County Independent, a newspaper of general circulation published in the City of Delta in its issue of October 26, 2011, and was finally adopted and approved at a regular meeting of the City Council on November 1, 2011, and ordered published as Ordinance No. 4, Series of 2011, of said City as provided by law. IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the Seal of the City of Delta, Colorado, this 1st day of November, 2011. (SEAL) /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0157 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 24, 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): DELL D. JOHNSON AND LYNETTE JOHNSON Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 5/23/2008 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/23/2008 Recording Reception Number: 625955 Original Principal Amount: $157,528.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $161,735.09 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. LOT 1 OF HOLTON MINOR SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 22680 E ROAD, DELTA, CO 81416 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of

Delta County Independent 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, 12/21/2011, 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: 10/26/2011 Last Publication: 11/23/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/24/2011 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 #: 9105.02400 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 26, November 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0155 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 23, 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): DONNA J. SMITH AND LINDY L. SMITH Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 4/23/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 4/27/2007 Recording Reception Number: 614560 Original Principal Amount: $247,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $129,632.09 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. LOTS 7 AND 8 IN BLOCK 10 OF FOOTE AND WILLIAMSON’S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF PAONIA COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 116 NORTH FORK AVENUE, 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, 12/21/2011, 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: 10/26/2011 Last Publication: 11/23/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/23/2011 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 #: 9105.02058 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 26, November 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0154 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 19, 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): Margot A Biondi Original Beneficiary(ies): Montrose Bank Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: MetLife Home Loans, a division of MetLife Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 8/22/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/23/2007 Recording Reception Number: 618131 Original Principal Amount: $138,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $131,908.15 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 PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE SALE NO 2011-0154 Part of the NEÂ1/4NWÂ1/4 of Section 11, Township 14 South, Range 92 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point on the East line of the NEÂ1/4NWÂ1/4 Section 11 whence the North 1/4 corner of said Section 11 bears North 2°40' East 695 feet; thence South 2°40' West 270 feet along the East line of said NEÂ1/4NWÂ1/4; thence laving the East line of said NEÂ1/4NWÂ1/4 North 56°55' West 380 feet; thence North 79°20'; East 336.8 feet to the point of beginning. Delta County, Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 13894 & 13898 Pumpkin Hollow 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, 12/21/2011, 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: 10/26/2011 Last Publication: 11/23/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/19/2011 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 #: 11-11231 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 26, November 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0159 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 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): JOHNNIE FOXX AND DONNA FOXX Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 12/22/2003 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 1/5/2004 Recording Reception Number: 575273 Original Principal Amount: $92,720.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $93,293.34 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK 12, PLAT “B” OF THE TOWN, NOW CITY OF DELTA, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 739 DODGE 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, 12/28/2011, 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: 11/2/2011 Last Publication: 11/30/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/30/2011 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: 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 #: 9105.02391 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2011.

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Delta County Independent ORDINANCE NO. 3, 2011 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, VACATING SEGMENTS OF SIXTH AND SEVENTH STREETS, AND ALSO CONNECTING ALLEYWAYS, ALL OF WHICH TRAVEL AREAS LIE BETWEEN THE WEST LINE OF SILVER STREET AND THE EAST LINE OF THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY IN THE CITY LIMITS. WHEREAS, under Article I, Section 3 of Delta's Municipal Charter and under C.R.S. 31-15-702(1)(a), the City has general municipal power to vacate streets and alleyways, particularly those that are determined not to be needed for public purposes; and WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that there is no need to maintain present or future rights

of general public access across or upon any of the following street segments and alleyways located between the west line of Silver Street and the east line of the Union Pacific Railroad right of way in the territorial limits of the City of Delta: (1) the segment of Sixth Street which separates Block 42 from Block 41 as shown by Plat "C" of the City of Delta, (2) the segment of Seventh Street which separates Block 14 from Block 42 as shown by Plat "B" of the City of Delta, and (3) the alleyways located in said Blocks 14 and 42 which either connect or originate from the aforementioned segments of Sixth and Seventh Streets; and WHEREAS, the aforementioned street segments and alleyways are depicted on the partial boundary survey map prepared by E. Schaaf

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and Associates and deposited into the surveyor records of Delta County, Colorado on August 21, 2003 under Deposit No. 2003658, a copy of which map is attached hereto as Exhibit A, and WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that vacating the aforementioned street segments and alleyways will not result in the isolation of any private land from public access, and is especially warranted by circumstances surrounding a new City project for development of a roadway to be known as Confluence Drive, and WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that its actions contemplated under this ordinance will otherwise comply with applicable provisions of law set forth in C.R.S. 43-2-101 et seq. NOW, THEREFORE, be it or-

dained by the City Council of Delta, Colorado as follows: 1. The platted segments of Sixth and Seventh Streets, as well as the platted alleyways originating from those segments, as more specifically described hereinabove, are hereby permanently vacated; provided, however, that the areas of said vacated street segments and alleyways are nevertheless hereby continuously reserved for the construction, maintenance, repair and use of all public utility lines and related facilities deemed necessary by the Delta City Council. (Note: the street and alleyway areas vacated hereby shall not be deemed to include any property conveyed to the City of Delta by deed dated November 23, 1992 and recorded August 18, 1998 under Reception No. 517062 of the Delta County, EXHIBIT “A”

Colorado records.) 2. Title to each vacated street segment and alleyway, subject to the aforementioned reservation regarding public utility lines and related facilities, shall vest in the owners of adjoining lands according to the provisions of C.R.S. 432-302(1)(c). 3. The City's Mayor and Clerk, in consultation with the City Attorney, are hereby authorized to make, execute, obtain and record any and all documentation that they may deem necessary or prudent for the proper implementation of this ordinance and for the revision of official maps of the City. ADOPTED ON FIRST READING THIS 18TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2011. CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO /s/ Mary Cooper

Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk ADOPTED ON SECOND AND FINAL READING AND ORDERED PUBLISHED THIS 1ST DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2011. CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO /s/ Mary Cooper Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk CERTIFICATE STATE OF COLORADO ) ) ss. CITY OF DELTA ) I, Jolene E. Nelson, City Clerk of the City of Delta, Colorado, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing ordinance was introduced, read in full and passed on

first reading at a regular meeting on the City Council of the City of Delta on October 18, 2011, and published in the Delta County Independent, a newspaper of general circulation published in the City of Delta in its issue of October 26, 2011, and was finally adopted and approved at a regular meeting of the City Council on November 1, 2011, and ordered published as Ordinance No. 3, Series of 2011, of said City as provided by law. IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the Seal of the City of Delta, Colorado, this 1st day of November, 2011. (SEAL) /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk

Thence along said line South 00 degrees 43'55" West 300.12 feet to the Section line common to Sections 20 and 29; Thence along said line North 88 degrees 46'50: West 165.03 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 41659 Reds 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, 12/21/2011, 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: 10/26/2011

Last Publication: 11/23/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/18/2011 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: CHRISTOPHER T. GROEN #39976 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 #: 11-11016 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent October 26, November 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2011.

On August 31, 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): Serapio Munoz Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Date of Deed of Trust: 1/8/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 1/9/2007 Recording Reception Number: 611220 Original Principal Amount: $178,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $173,151.43 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 EXHIBIT A Lot 32 of Phase III-Pleasant Valley Major Subdivision. Delta County, Colorado. Also known by street and number as: Lot 32 Pleasant Valley Rd, 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, 12/28/2011, 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: 11/2/2011 Last Publication: 11/30/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/31/2011 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 #: 11-10766 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2011.

Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0153 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 18, 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): Paula A. Hunter Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 1/29/2010 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 2/8/2010 Recording Reception Number: 640833 Original Principal Amount: $270,417.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $265,874.20 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.

THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. 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 The following described property: A Parcel of land located within the within the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 20, Township 13 South, Range 91 West of the 6th P.M. having a description based upon a bearing of North 00 degrees 25' 48" East from the 1/4 corner common to Sections 20 and 29 (monumented by a 3 1/4" alum. Cap PLS 25972) to the C1/4 corner of Section 20 (monumented by a 1 1/2" Brass cap RLS 1456), with all other bearings relative thereto and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the Section line common to Sections 20 and 29 from whence the 1/4 corner common to Sections 20 and 29 bears North 88 degrees 46' 50" West 495.43 feet; Thence North 00 degrees 46' 49" East 299.85 feet; Thence South 88 degrees 52' 14" EAst 164.78 feet to the East line of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4;

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0160 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust:

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D6 Wednesday, November 9, 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, 03/15/2007], [Name Omitted, 03/20/2010], and [Name Omitted, 08/23/2011], Children And Concerning Respondents: MANDI LEON, LESLEY HANDLEY, SHANNON (SHAWN) PALMER and JEREMY CHRISTIANSON Attorney for Petitioner: Christine L. Knight, Atty Reg # 34213 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 No: 970-874-2094 E-Mail: cknight@deltacounty.com Case Number: 2011 JV 45 Division: 1 ALIAS SUMMONS (PUBLICATION) TO: LESLEY HANDLEY JEREMY CHRISTIANSON 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 the children above-named are neglected and dependent children for the reasons set forth more fully in said Petition, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference for greater certainty. 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(ren) who is/are 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 14th day of Nov., 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 31st day of October, 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) may be 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 in this summons. NOTICE — LEGAL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES To the child(ren) and to their parent(s), guardian(s), or other respondent(s) named in this Summons: A petition concerning said child(ren) has been filed in this Court, a copy of which has been furnished to you. 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 child(ren), 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 apply for a courtappointed lawyer. If you qualify, the court will appoint a lawyer for you 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 or at the advisement hearing. you do not request a trial by jury, trail will be to the Judge or Magistrate. 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 child(ren), and may place the child(ren) outside of the family home if it finds that such placement would serve the best interests of the child(ren). Seventh Judicial District Plan To Improve The Timeliness and Efficient Handling Of D&N Cases The following is a Plan developed to improve the timeliness and quality of the courts' handling of dependency and neglect (D&N) cases in the Seventh Judicial District. The plan was developed in collaboration with representatives from the Department of Social Services, County Attorneys, Guardian Ad Litems (GAL) and Court Magistrates. The Seventh

Judicial District will make every effort to include all D&N cases in these guidelines. However, it is recognized that to preserve the best interests of the child it may not be possible to adhere to these policies in all cases. I. EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF CASE PLANS. A. Each Department of Social Services shall develop and submit to all parties a proposed interim treatment plan within thirty days of the shelter hearing or the filing of a D&N Petition, whichever is first. The format of the treatment plan shall be based upon the latest version of the FAMILY SUPPORT PLAN that is required in all cases by the State Department of Human Services. It is understood that the final treatment plan might address different issues and suggest different solutions than this first interim plan. The Department of Social Services will notify all parties when it is felt it is in the best interest of the child not to submit an interim plan and why. B. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) shall be appointed in every D&N case prior to the first hearing. The GAL shall participate in shelter care hearings whenever possible. The Department of Social Services shall file a motion and proposed order for the appointment of a GAL along with the filing of the petition. The Department shall be required to notify the Court as soon as possible when a shelter hearing is needed to expedite the appointment of counsel. The attorney for the Department and the Court shall make every effort to contact a private attorney to be at the shelter hearing to represent the respondents. These attorneys will come from a list established by the Court and maintained by the Court and the attorney for the Department. It is recognized that this representation is only until the Court can determine if the respondents qualify for court appointed representation. It is also recognized that respondent parents may obtain their own representation at their own expense. C. Whenever possible and appropriate, the Department of Social Services shall conduct relative placement studies within thirty days of the shelter hearing. The agency will seek such orders from the Court as are necessary to effect the efficient processing of the studies. In order to expedite notice to absent parents and the timely processing of placement studies, respondent parents shall be ordered at the first hearing to provide the Court and Health and Human Services with the names and addresses of non-custodial parents and other relatives who may be suitable for placement. II. EXPEDITING THE TIMING OF PLACEMENT, ADJUDICATION AND DISPOSITION HEARINGS. A. The Department of Social Services shall make diligent efforts to file the D&N Petition at the first hearing on this case. When allowed by statute or by agreement of the parties, the Court shall conduct the advisement of rights at the first hearing. This procedure shall not limit the opportunity for informal adjustment. B. In order to expedite dispositional hearings, The Department of Social Services shall submit a proposed treatment plan to all parties at least 15 days prior to the adjudicatory hearing if the matter is contested. If an adjudication is entered by admission or other means, the Department shall submit a proposed treatment plan to the Court and the parties within 5 days thereafter. The parties shall submit written objections, which detail the objections and any counter proposals within ten days of service of the proposed treatment plan. If there is no timely objection to the proposed plan, the Court may adopt the treatment plan and vacate any dispositional court hearing that has been set. To assist the parties, the Court is encouraged to adopt an order establishing case management, including a recommendation of a settlement conference when appropriate. III. HEARINGS AND REPORTS A. The attorneys for the Department of Social Services will attach a copy of this policy to all D&N Petitions that are served upon any party. B. The GAL shall appear at all hearings and report orally on the status of the case. If the GAL has good cause not to appear at an evidentiary hearing subsequent to the shelter hearing, the Court shall require the GAL to file and serve on counsel for the agency and parents a written report and recommendation at least five days in advance of the hearing. The Court is aware that a GAL may not be available at a shelter hearing because of short notice. C. Any reports filed by the Department of Social Services not otherwise addressed in this policy shall be filed and served on all the parties at least five days before the hearing. D. Departments of Social Services are encouraged to use the combined Family Services Plan/ Treatment Plan format as developed by the Department of Human Services. IV. CONTINUANCES Continuances will be granted by a Judicial Officer only upon a finding that it is in the best interest of the child. Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0090 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On May 17, 2011, the undersigned

PUBLIC NOTICES 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): CURTIS D. WATSON AND JO P. WATSON Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 10/6/2004 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 10/12/2004 Recording Reception Number: 584330 Original Principal Amount: $183,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $166,624.34 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. Legal Description Part of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 2, Township 15 South, Range 95 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the South boundary of the County Road rightof-way whence the Southwest corner of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 2 bears North 89°40' West, a distance of 346.0 feet; Thence North 465.0 feet; Thence South 89°40' East, 399 feet; Thence South 465.0 feet to the South boundary of the County Road right-of-way; Thence North 89°40' West along the South boundary of the County Road right-of-way, 399.0 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 20891 IRIS ROAD, AUSTIN, CO 81410-8241 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, 12/28/2011, 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: 11/2/2011 Last Publication: 11/30/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 05/17/2011 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 #: 9105.01841 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2011. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0163 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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) Ronald Phillip Sokol Original Beneficiary(ies) MontroseBank Current Holder of Evidence of Debt U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in Interest to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank NA as trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates WMALT Series 2005-4 Trust Date of Deed of Trust 12/6/2004 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 12/13/2004 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 586360 Original Principal Amount $102,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $93,777.23 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of

debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED EXHIBIT A PUBLIC TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE SALE NO 2011-0163 Part of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 12, Township 14 South, Range 95 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, described as follows: BEGINNING at a point whence the Southwest corner of said Section 12 bears South 57°45' West, 1578.7 feet; Thence South 87°49' East, 276.3 feet, said line previously described as South 87°48' East; Thence North 16°02' East, 425.9 feet; Thence North 87°48' West, 153.0 feet to the Orchard Ranch Ditch; Thence along the Orchard Ranch Ditch the following: South 54°00' West, 52.1 feet; Thence South 16°58' West, 55.6 feet; Thence South 24°00' West, 80.7 feet; Thence South 31°29' West, 60.3 feet; Thence South 08°37' West, 53.4 feet; Thence South 25°10' West, 73.4 feet; Thence South 10°35' West, 45.4 feet; Thence South 81°04' West, 28.3 feet; Thence North 64°30' West, 47.1 feet; Thence leaving the said Orchard Ranch Ditch South 00°17' West, 47.7 feet, more or less, to the POINT OF BEGINNING, County of Delta, State of Colorado which currently has the address of 13178 HAPPY HOLLOW ROAD Also known by street and number as, 13178 Happy Hollow Road, Eckert, CO 81418. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/04/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/9/2011 Last Publication 12/7/2011 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 09/06/2011 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, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: NATHAN S. SILVER #28836 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 # 11-05610CO ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7, 2011.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0161 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 1, 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): JAMES RYAN AND RHONDA J. RYAN Original Beneficiary(ies): BANK ONE, NA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. f/k/a JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 6/2/2000 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 6/13/2000 Recording Reception Number: 535228 Book No. and Page No.: Book: 857 Page: 329 Original Principal Amount: $30,408.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $15,492.75 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 ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. LEGAL DESCRIPTION A tract of land described as beginning at a point on the North line of the SW1/4SW1/4 of Section 36, Township 14 South, Range 95 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, 280 feet East of the Northwest corner of said subdivision; thence West 280 feet to said Northwest corner; thence South on the West line of said subdivision 280 feet

more or less to a point 1047 feet North of the Southwest corner of said Section 36; thence East 25 feet to the East boundary line of the county road right of way; thence North 74°33' East 128 feet to the center line of a lateral of the Butte Ditch; thence along said center line South 89°33' East 129 feet more or less to a point due South of the point of beginning; thence North to the point of beginning. Delta County, Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 2102 J 25 ROAD, 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, 01/04/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 11/9/2011 Last Publication: 12/7/2011 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 09/01/2011 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 #: 1069.06110 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7, 2011. NOTICE OF BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Bone Mesa Water District for the ensuing year of 2012. A copy of such proposed budget is available for inspection at the Paonia Library and the Hotchkiss Library. Such proposed budget will be considered at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the District to be held at the Paonia Town Hall Community Room in Paonia on the 16th day of November, 2011, at 7:00 o’clock p.m. Any interested elector within such Bone Mesa Water District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. Dated the 4th day of November, 2011. BONE MESA WATER DISTRICT Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 2011.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of CHERYLL ANN JONES, a/k/a CHERYLL A. JONES, a/k/a CHERYLL JONES, Deceased Case Number 2011PR92 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 February 27, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Kevin D. Jones Person Giving Notice 822 Dunvegan Drive Prattville AL 36067 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent October 26, November 2 and 9, 2011.

County Court Delta County, Colorado Court Address: 501 Palmer, Rm. #338, Delta, CO 81416 In the Matter of the Petition of: Adult: Susan Diane Goldstein For a Change of Name to: Zoe Zappa Case Number: 11C94 PUBLIC NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Public Notice is given on August 24, 2011, that a Petition for a Change of Name of an Adult has been filed with the Delta County Court. The Petition requests that the name of Susan Diane Goldstein be changed to Zoe Zappa. Mandy Allen Clerk of Court By /s/ Angelina Arrequin Deputy Clerk (Court Seal) Published in the Delta County Independent October 26, November 2 and 9, 2011.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of ALICE L. HODGES, formerly ALICE L. WILSON, Deceased Case Number 2011PR94 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 March 2, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred.

Delta County Independent James A. Hodges Person Giving Notice 39741 Mathews Lane 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 October 26, November 2 and 9, 2011.

BUDGET NOTICE A proposed budget for 2012 has been prepared for the Delta County Ambulance District. Any interested elector may inspect the proposed budget at Delta County Ambulance District Station #1, 60 Heinz Street, Delta, Colorado, during regular hours (9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday), or attend the budget hearing. The budget hearing will be held at 6:30 P.M., on November 15, 2011 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors. Electors may file or register comments at any time prior to the final adoption. By Linda Lowitz, Board Treasurer Published in the Delta County Independent November 2 and 9, 2011. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of LOIS MAE PATTERSON, a/k/a LOIS M. PATTERSON, a/k/a LOIS PATTERSON, Deceased Case Number 2011PR89 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 February 27, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Jeannie Stroh Person Giving Notice 32496 J Road Hotchkiss CO 81419 Published in the Delta County Independent October 26, November 2 and 9, 2011.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the proposed City budget for the ensuing year 2012 has been submitted to the City Council of the City of Delta. A copy of such proposed budget has been filed in the office of the Director of Finance at 360 Main Street and is open for inspection. A copy is also available on the City's website at www.cityofdelta.net. The Delta City Council will hold a hearing for consideration of the proposed budget at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Delta to be held in the Council Chambers on November 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. All interested taxpayers and electors of the city of Delta shall be given an opportunity to be heard. City Council, City of Delta By Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 2011.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of Surface Creek Ditch & Reservoir Company will be held Friday, December 2, 2011 at 2:30 P.M. at the Cedaredge Community Center at 140 NW 2nd Street, Cedaredge, Colorado. Three directors will be elected for two year terms; an assessment on the stock will be levied for 2012 and any other business proper to come before this meeting will be transacted. Keith Waibel, President Charles Richards, Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent November 9 and 23, 2011. REQUEST FOR BIDS The City of Delta is accepting bids for the lease of property located north of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The land consists of 52 acres of irrigated pasture. In addition to the proposed bid for lease, the lessee will need to pay the annual irrigation water fee, currently $2,850. The lease fee and water fee is due at lease signing for 2012 and on January 1 for each subsequent year if lease is renewed. Copies of the proposed lease agreement are available at City Hall, 360 Main St. Bids are due no later than November 30, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Further information may be obtained by contacting Steve Glammeyer at 874-7566. Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 2011.

NOTICE OF BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District for the ensuing tax year of 2012. A copy of such proposed budget is available for inspection at the Paonia Library, 2 Third Street in Paonia or the Hotchkiss Library, 149 East Main in Hotchkiss. Such proposed budget will be considered at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the District to be held in the meeting room at the Paonia Library on the 14th day of November, 2011, at 7:00 o’clock p.m. Any interested elector within such North Fork Mosquito Abatement District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. Dated the 4th day of November, 2011. NORTH FORK MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 2011.

NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of

the Delta County Fire Protection District No. 1 for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012. That a copy of such proposed budget has been filed at the office of the Secretary, 1753 'G' Road, Delta, Colorado, where same is open for public inspection. That such proposed budget will be considered at a Regular Meeting of the Delta County Fire Protection District No. 1 to be held at the firehouse, 285 East 5th, Delta, Colorado on November 15, 2011 at 8:00 P.M. Any taxpayer within such Delta County Fire Protection District No. 1 may, at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget, file and register his (her) objections thereto. Dated: October 31, 2011 Delta County Fire Protection District No. 1 /s/ Richard N. Smith Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 2011.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of CHARLES DEAN SCHROEDER aka CHARLES D. SCHROEDER aka CHARLES SCHROEDER aka CHARLIE SCHROEDER aka CHARLIE D. SCHROEDER, Deceased Case Number 11PR98 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative Tammi Scheetz c/o Conerly & Callahan, LLC, PO Box 729, Montrose, CO 81402 on or before March 23, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 16 and 23, 2011.

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the Colorado Liquor Code, Pramukh Hospitality, LLC, DBA Best Western Sundance has requested the Delta City Council to grant a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License to sell spirituous and vinous liquor at 903 Main Street, Delta, Colorado. Public hearing on this application will be held before the Delta City Council at 5:00 p.m. on November 21, 2011, at the City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 360 Main, Delta, Colorado. At said time and place, any interested persons may appear to be heard for or against the granting of said license. Date of Application: October 17th, 2011. Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 2011.

PUBLIC NOTICE AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Delta plans to submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to the State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. CDBG funds are intended to provide decent housing, suitable living environments and economic opportunities, principally for low and moderateincome persons through rehabilitation and preservation, economic/ job development and public facilities improvements. It is estimated that $8,265,000 will be available statewide for the “Small Cities” CDBG program projects. The application being considered would request $ 500,000 for Storm Water Infrastructure . It is estimated that approximately 100% of the funds would benefit low and moderate-income persons. Permanent involuntary displacement of neighborhood persons or businesses is not anticipated. Should it later become necessary to consider such displacement, alternatives will be examined to minimize the displacement. If no feasible alternatives exist, required/ reasonable benefits will be provided to those displaced to mitigate adverse effects and hardships. Any low and moderate income housing which is demolished or converted will be replaced. A public hearing will be held at 5:00pm on Monday , November 21, 2011 at the 360 Main Street, Delta, CO to obtain citizen views and to respond to proposals and questions related to: the proposed CDBG application for community development and housing needs, including the needs or low and moderate income persons, as well as other needs in the community that might be addressed through the CDBG program. the performance of the City of Delta in carrying out its community development responsibilities. Written comments are also welcome and must be received by November 21, 2011 at 360 Main Street, Delta, CO 81416 . Oral and written comments will be considered in deciding whether to submit an application for the proposed project. Written summary information will be available at 360 Main Street, Delta, CO on November 15, 2011 until November 28, 2011 on any CDBG application the City of Delta intends to submit to the state. A copy of the application as submitted to the state will be available for public review at 360 Main Street, Delta, CO after November 29, 2011 . Information and records regarding the City of Delta proposed and past use of CDBG funds are available at 360 Main Street, Delta, CO during regular office hours. Advance notice is requested. If special accommodations are needed, please notify so that appropriate aids can be made available. Published in the Delta County Independent November 9, 2011.

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Remembrance and honor Photos by Hank Lohmeyer

Steve Dunivan’s museum quality displays of U.S. Military history greet visitors with hundreds of items, many of them curated and arrayed to tell the wartime stories of local men and women who served. Only a fraction of Dunivan’s collection is visible in the photo above.

BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

pilot struggled at the controls as his plane lost power and altitude. Two of the B-17’s four engines were now damaged by anti-aircraft fire. But the bomber had remained in formation with others on its U.S. 8th Air Force mission and had delivered its bomb load over the German target. Now, on its long flight back to base in England, the crippled plane was straggling and at risk of becoming easy prey for marauding Messerschmitt fighters. But Providence and a pilot’s skill were at work for the plane and its crew that day. They made it safely home, and the mission earned a Distinguished Flying Cross for Ray Kolman of Delta, the B17’s pilot. Col. Kolman retired after 30 years in the service and returned to Delta where he passed away last March. But the story of his military service will live on with the stories of other local veterans in a unique wartime history museum assembled and curated by a Delta man.

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This display is built around the uniform of Elroy Hyatt of Hotchkiss. His unit fought across Europe, from Normady to Berlin.

Steve Dunivan shows a set of five uniforms. Three of them belonged to Glen Davis (Delta) and his two brothers. Steve Dunivan began his avocation of collecting military memorabilia in 1994. “At that time, there was a lot of interest in the upcoming 50th anniversary of the end of WWII,” he explains. “I decided I would put together a shadow box for my dad with the military honors he had earned in the war.”

The photo on the uniform shows a Marine lieutenant John Bohning (Paonia), but the uniform is that of a colonel. Dunivan’s research spanned the carrier pilot’s career in creating the display.

A simple shadow box display of his dad’s military honors set Steve Dunivan on a path of discovering and preserving military service histories of “Our local heroes.”

From that small beginning, Dunivan’s collection has grown over the years, and along with it have grown his knowledge and enthusiasm for preserving the military service histories of local people. Dunivan has been entrusted by local families with military uniforms of local servicemen and women. Working just as a museum curator would, Dunivan researches available records including old photographs. Original documents, including discharge papers, are a big help in his research. Then, using his knowledge of the ribbons, badges, and other uniform insignias, he creates mannequin mounted, museum-quality displays that capture the pride, achievement, courage, and honor that military uniforms conveyed in the victorious America of 70 years ago. An example of Dunivan’s research and curation work on the military artifacts in his collection is seen in the uniform of Samuel Bontreger, the father of Gordon Bontreger of Delta and a veteran of the vicious Guadalcanal campaign in the South Pacific. The family didn’t have a lot of information about Bontreger’s service. But Dunivan noticed an apparent anomaly in the uniform they had brought to him: though the lapel bore the insignia of an artillery unit, there was a set of wings pinned over the left breast pocked. Dunivan started his research and arrived at the answer. Bontreger had sometimes talked about “taking up flying again.” The wings and artillery badge would have been worn by the pilot of an artillery spotter aircraft. That duty was conducted by sergeants, Dunivan’s research revealed. And, sure enough, Bontreger’s uniform bears sergeants’ stripes on the sleeve. Thus, interesting details of Bontreger’s service history became known to this family and are preserved for the

future in Dunivan’s museum collection. While the local uniforms Dunivan has on display are the heart of his collection, he has added hundreds of other objects to complement them. He has a remarkable set of over 300 satin “pillow cover” banners. They were souvenir mementos created uniquely for many military bases and other installations, many of which no longer exist. Dunivan’s professionalquality displays of various artifacts are arrayed in “layers,” he explains. A visitor to his trove could easily do an interesting quick walkthrough. But the displays are designed to be viewed at leisure, taking the visitor’s eye from floor to ceiling and from foreground to back in a threedimensional visual journey through a real-life tapestry of eye-catching, endlessly interesting historical artifact and image. Many of the items housed in Dunivan’s collection are of general historical interest, not particularly tied to a local service person. One example is the mannequin mounted flight suit of a B-17 waist gunner. The display includes everything except the 50-caliber machine gun that could fire 600 rounds per minute at attacking German fighters. The gunner’s suit, made of leather and heavily fleece insulated to protect against50F winds that raced through the open firing port, is authentic to detail including the thick mitten’s “trigger finger” digit. People in the local community have heard about Dunivan’s work mostly by word of mouth, and they have brought the heirlooms of their family’s military heritage to him for his care. He has bought items in antique shops too, but good artifacts are becoming harder to come by, he says. He enjoys helping people piece together the service histories of their loved ones and relatives. Dunivan can be reached at 874-5315. “It takes a lot of research, but the work is very interesting to me,” Dunivan says. His work is more than an intellectual diversion; it is a tribute to the people whom he calls

A banner pre-dating the end of WWII overlooks Steve Dunivan’s museum displays.

“Our local heroes.” Dunivan says that first shadow box gift project which started him on his journey through military history was well received by his father. Clarence E. Dunivan trained with the 1st Special Service Force, then went to combat with the 16th Armored Division. In May, 1945, his unit liberated the Czechoslovak city of Pilsen on direct orders from Gen. George C. Patton.

One corner of Dunivan’s archive has evolved into a tribute to the Army Air Corps/Air Force. The complete flight suit of a B-17 gunner conveys the reality of combat action over Europe.

Many artifacts and mementos acquired over 17 years of collecting are part of Steve Dunivan’s collection.

Delta County Independent, Issue 45, Nov. 9, 2011  

Delta County Independent, Nov. 9, 2011 issue, with news, sports, advertising and photos from Delta County and the communities of Delta, Ceda...