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NORTH FORK TIMES

SURFACE CREEK NEWS

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

PLANTING SEEDS

WINNING WAYS

Paonia Reservoir turns 50; August celebration planned, B1

Cedaredge gardeners are gearing up for spring planting, C1

Delta girls, boys have momentum going into postseason play, B9-12

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FEBRUARY 22, 2012 VOL. 129, NO. 8

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Federal antitrust lawsuit settled BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

According to the United States Department of Justice (DoJ), Gunnison Energy Corporation (GEC) and SG Interests of Houston have agreed to pay a total of $550,000 to settle a federal antitrust lawsuit. Under terms of the agreement, each of the companies will pay $275,000 without admitting to any wrongdoing. Brad Robinson, president of GEC, said the settlement will enable the company to avoid even more expense in legal fees defending itself. Robinson explained to the Delta County Independent (DCI), “With regard to the DoJ settlement, GEC attempted in good faith to comply with the bidding rules. Our bidding agreement with SG was vetted with both GEC’s lawyers and SG’s lawyers and we believe that our bids met the appropriate legal requirements. However, the DoJ believes differently and GEC decided to settle the allegations to avoid the legal costs associated with the DoJ’s investigation.” Robbie Quinn, vice-president for SG, explained his company had similar reasons for settling the DoJ complaint. He explained for the DCI, “SG entered into the settlement agreement because the government investigation was getting quite expensive. The government spent almost two years investigating SG and never explained why they thought our conduct was improper. SG entered into a joint venture type agreement with GEC to purchase oil and gas leases at BLM auctions, which is standard industry practice for sharing the risk and expense of oil and gas exploration and development. SG fully cooperated in the investigation and produced over 100,000 pages of

documents. SG would rather settle and use our money to drill instead of continuing to respond to government investigations.” The Department of Justice issued a statement on the settlement which said it is the first federal challenge to an anti-competitive bidding agreement for mineral rights. GEC and SG chose to resolve the suit “without admitting liability,” the DoJ statement said. The fed’s version of events also states, “In 2005, the two companies entered into an agreement that only SG would bid at the auctions and then the acreage would be split between the two companies.” The bidding involved in the fed’s complaint was for minerals lease acreage in Gunnison County, the DoJ said. In a separate matter, the DCI has been provided with copy of a 2008 complaint against GEC and SG involving their combined Ragged Mountain Area operations. The complaint by Riviera Drilling and Exploration charged that GEC and SG engaged in a range of anti-competitive practices aimed at controlling the transport of natural gas out of the Ragged Mountain Area, and at driving Riviera out of business. Prior to the scheduled trial date, Riviera filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy. That was followed by Riviera allowing its attorney to withdraw from the case, then by a series of other procedural missteps by Riviera’s management which led to the case being dismissed in federal district court. GEC and SG were preparing to defend against Riviera’s complaint when it was thrown out by the court. Asked if GEC denied Riviera’s charges, Robinson replied, “Yes, GEC denied

Libraries launch fundraising effort BY ANNETTE CHOSZCZYK Library District Director

Delta County residents have been facing tough economic challenges over the past several years. In response, the libraries have been providing more services, such as increasing the number of computer training and GED classes, adding virtual workforce centers that aid job seekers and the unemployed, and working with children and teens to improve their reading skills, as well as providing programs and materials for entertainment and learning. “Our libraries are also facing real challenges this year,” says Ann Murphy, library board president. “While our

libraries are being used as never before, our revenue is decreasing and our costs are increasing.” With property values and resulting tax revenues down 13 percent in the county, Delta County Libraries is expecting a budget shortfall of approximately $191,000 for 2012. Decreased revenue and increasing fixed costs are presenting challenges for the library district. A fundraising campaign is planned to help make up the difference. “Use of our libraries continues to grow and the demand for more materials is also growing,” says Annette Choszczyk, library FUNDRAISING TO A3

all of Riviera’s allegations.” Quinn said, “Regarding the Riviera suit I would have to

review our answer to the complaint and other filings in the suit to address all of the Riviera

allegations. In sum, SG denied that it violated the Sherman Act as Riviera alleged.”

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State champs! The Paonia Eagles wrestling team capped an incredible season by claiming the state 2A championship in convincing fashion. They are the second team in state history to qualify wrestlers in all weights, and with 179 team points the Eagles outscored second place Baca County by 63.5 points. Along the way freshman Jesse Reed was state champion in the 113-lb. division and Andy Pipher was 2A Coach of the Year. Nine Eagles placed in the tournament, held over the weekend at the Pepsi Center in Denver. For more coverage and photos, turn to page B9 in this issue of the Delta County Independent, or visit www. deltacountyindependent.com.

Internships also gain approval

Reserve officers will bolster Delta Police Dept. BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Since being selected as the chief of police for Delta four years ago, Robert Thomas has dealt with a steady stream of officers coming and going. Officers have left for a variety of reasons — some have found positions in other agencies, while others have decided to leave law enforcement to pursue other career interests. Recently the department lost one of its sergeants to the Eagle County Sheriff ’s Office. Two officers plan to apply for a vacancy in the Grand Junction Police Department. When the department is short an officer or two, remaining staff members are often required to work extra shifts. Keeping a lid on overtime costs has been a major challenge. To hold employee salaries within budget, the Delta City Council has approved the use of fully qualified volunteer reserve officers to augment the Delta Police Department. During a presentation to city council, Chief Thomas explained that reserve officers are willing to work without pay to maintain their Peace Officer Standards and Training, or POST, certification. They will be covered by worker’s compensation.

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The Lafarge property in North Delta, purchased by the City of Delta for a future park, has been officially named River Bend Park. The city received 14 suggestions, and staff selected three finalists for council’s consideration — River Bend Park, Riverwood Park and Driftwood Park. Council members preferred River Bend because the park lies along a bend in the Gunnison River. The 56.5-acre parcel is currently closed to the public for reclamation, but is expected to be open for fishing, walking and boating by spring 2013.

Reserve officers who meet the department’s criteria will provide support to the DPD in its day-to-day service to the community and during emergencies. They will be required to perform 20 hours of service each month, which includes attendance at all required training and meetings. Reserve officers will work with POST certified supervisors, and their uniforms and ID will be clearly marked “RESERVE.” Chief Thomas explained one of the big differences between reserve officers and full-time employees. Unlike full-time officers, reserve officers will not carry a weapon when they’re off duty. Full-time peace officers are considered on the job regardless of the time or day. The only question raised by council members concerned a requirement that reserve officers live within a 15-mile radius of Delta. There is no such requirement for the DPD’s regular officers, council members pointed out. Chief Thomas said the intent was to ensure the reserves would be available quickly in an emergency. Council members also approved an internship program designed for high school juniors and seniors and college students. Chief Thomas

explained that the department once had an Explorer program but it was dropped due to budget constraints. Chief Thomas believes the internship program would be an investment in the youth of the community. During the 20-hour program, they would learn how city government works and how the police department operates. Chief Thomas says he anticipates one to five interns who would ride along with officers and handle basic administrative duties at the police department and possibly city hall. “What I like about this program is that it can touch on a variety of topics within law enforcement, from police officer to paralegal to 911 dispatcher,” said city manager Joe Kerby. Chief Thomas said he believes the internship will help change the negative perception young people have of police officers. “It would be excellent for public relations,” council member Bill Raley agreed. Although council members could not take formal action on the proposals during their work session, support was unanimous for both the reserve and internship programs.

GMUG forest supervisor is leaving Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) supervisor Charlie Richmond has been named the national director of rangeland management for the Forest Service. Richmond has been the forest supervisor for the GMUG for over seven years. According to Richmond, “It was a tough decision to leave the GMUG and the Western Slope. I love this area and have enjoyed working on the land and with the people and the partnerships here. The GMUG is one of the premiere national forests in the country.” He went on to say, “While I will

definitely miss the GMUG, I’m looking forward to the challenge of providing national leadership for the range program.” Richmond is expected to report to the Washington, D.C., office in April. Deputy forest supervisor Sherry Hazelhurst will be the acting forest supervisor for the GMUG. Hazelhurst came to the GMUG about three years ago and is very familiar with the issues, partners and management on the forests. She will provide continuity in management and her relationships and work with forest partners, the staff and local issues will make for a smooth transition.


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LETTERS Legislation could help save lives Dear Editor: Colorado has the sixth highest rate of suicide in the nation; 867 Coloradans died by suicide in 2010. The largest number of suicides is among men of working age, 35 to 54. These men are sons, husbands, fathers, wage earners. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people, ages 10 to 34. Men over age 75 are at highest risk. A death by suicide affects the entire community; it has a profound impact on family and friends, and the workplace, and results in

an untold loss of productivity. House Bill 1140, sponsored by Representative Matt Jones and Senator Linda Newell, will help prevent suicide. If passed, it will ask hospitals to provide information about suicide (risk factors, signs, and sources of help) to family and friends to whom a suicidal person is being discharged. The State Office of Suicide Prevention would work with hospitals to develop appropriate materials. Suicidal persons who go to the hospital are often those

who have attempted suicide, and these individuals are at serious risk for eventually dying of suicide. Any effort that gets information into the hands of those closest to suicidal persons will help save lives. Please contact the members of the Health and Environment Committee and ask them to support HB1140. Together, we can save lives in Colorado. Learn more at www.suicide preventioncolorado.org. Juliet Carr Kirwan-Carr Foundation Montrose

Bidders urged to divulge their identities Dear Editor: Two months ago we received a letter and map from the BLM depicting the 30,000 acres someone had requested to be opened up to oil and gas drilling. The map was horrifying in that most of the hills and mountains surrounding the North Fork Valley were included. The community response was organized and overwhelming. Citizens for a Healthy Community and The Conservation Center took the lead and thousands of men, women and children spent countless hours preparing evidence and letters to present to the BLM showing that granting this 30,000-acre lease request would have a significant negative impact on the people living in the North Fork Valley.

The comment period is closed now but one overwhelming question remains. Who requested these leases in the first place and what was their motive? You might think that in America and especially in the American West where people stand tall that the identity of this person would be easy to discover. You might even think that whoever requested those leases would just come forward, identify themselves to the local citizens and explain their motives. We also thought it would be easy to find out the name of the person who requested the leases. But then we found out from the BLM that they couldn’t divulge the name until after the leases were put up for bid. But there is no reason the person

who requested the leases couldn’t simply make that information public on their own. So this message goes out to the person who requested the leases. Who are you and why did you request these leases? Stand up, don’t hide behind the BLM protection. It’s not like the folks of the North Fork Valley haven’t been put through a very lengthy and traumatic exercise responding to your request for drilling leases. Don’t you think you at least owe us the courtesy of knowing who you are and why you requested these leases? Let us hear from you. “Man up” now, end the secrecy and come out into the open. Michael and Kathryn McCarthy Hotchkiss

Housing discrimination alleged Dear Editor: I am writing today concerning the treatment I received from the Delta Housing Authority. I went to the office on 14th Street to fill out a “postapplication” concerning receiving help with housing in Delta County. The receptionist took one look at me at told me I didn’t qualify for housing. She had not even looked at my paperwork at all; she simply saw that I am a youngish looking white guy and dismissed me. She failed to even look at the check stubs I brought which would have showed her that I made less than $9,000 last year, a full grand under the poverty line! However because I do not have three illegitimate children, and I’m not an illegal alien I wasn’t even allowed to fill out the application! This type of treatment is absolutely unacceptable. It was hard enough for me to swallow my

pride to go into the office to ask for the help and then to be treated like this? With hundreds of thousands of people losing their homes this is NOT how a government agency should treat people when they go in and try and get help. This is NOT what I broke my back in three places in the U.S. Army defending! John Coxwell Austin (Editor’s note: The DCI contacted Jo Rosenquist, director of the Delta Housing Authority, for her response to Coxwell’s concerns. She replied: Delta Housing Authority accepts applications from anyone and no one is dismissed. Anyone is welcome to complete and submit an application which can be downloaded from our website. What is important for people to know is that if they are not (1) disabled, (2) elderly or a (3) multi-

person family applicant, that based on the “single preference rule” they will continue to fall to the bottom of the wait list if there are any persons who meet those qualifications. It has never happened that DHA did not have applicants that meet one of the above mentioned categories, so it can be disheartening for single people who are not disabled or elderly to continue to get moved to the bottom of the wait list. However, if an individual’s status changes between the time of their initial application and the date of their “post application” they may have become eligible, i.e., receiving disability status, having a birthday that moves them to the “elderly” category or having a child which moves them to the family status. The low-income housing program is designed to help the most frail and at risk members of the community.)

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The threats are real Dear Editor: Recent letters suggesting that the concerns about oil and gas development and the threats it poses to our air, water and wildlife are based on “misconceptions” are incorrect. Threats to these resources from oil and gas development are very real. Dangerously high ozone levels that surpass the smoggiest summer days in Los Angeles have been recorded in rural Rangely, Pinedale, Wyo., and Utah’s remote Uinta Basin where the energy industry releases an enormous amount of volatile organic compounds. Last week, NOAA reported that higher than expected air pollution levels on the northern Front Range — including high methane

Cedaredge, we can do better Dear Editor: We were totally taken aback Saturday evening by the lack of support for our Cedaredge High School Band in their efforts to raise funds for new band uniforms. The band sponsored a community dance, and the community wasn’t there. A person would have expected a great turnout, but the turnout didn’t happen. There were 11 in our party and four to five other couples. Other than that, the room was empty. Come on Cedaredge. We can do better than this. Ray Carpenter Cedaredge

and benzene levels — are attributable to oil and gas production in that area. With regards to drilling and water contamination, Duke University scientists studying the impacts of gas drilling in Pennsylvania and New York documented evidence for methane contamination of drinking water associated with shale-gas extraction. The EPA draft report on the study of groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyo., concluded that pits used for drilling fluids, produced water and flowback are a source of groundwater contamination and identified fracking as another likely culprit. Numerous drilling companies around the country have been fined when well-casings failed, contaminating water supplies. Meanwhile, spills of fracking fluid, toxic produced water and other chemicals remain common. In September, the Denver Post reported that so far for 2011, 58 spills had contaminated Colorado groundwater and streams were contaminated 18 times. Pits used to store drilling fluids and produced water also pose serious threats to wildlife. This is particularly problematic for birds attracted to water that become mired in oily fluid or ingest the same toxic water that causes groundwater contamination. In Wyoming, one of the country’s largest gas fields with its associated network of well pads, roads and heavy traffic has industrialized

mule deer winter range. The result: the mule deer population plummeted by more than half in an eight-year period. Meanwhile, the Colorado Division of Wildlife cites studies demonstrating that elk avoid roads and their survival declines as road density increases. The North Fork Valley is enveloped by game management units 52 and 53, areas renowned for world-class hunting and trophy elk — a resource and a revenue stream that will suffer from oil and gas development. Air pollution, water contamination and declining wildlife are just a few of the very real threats from oil and gas development that have very real costs. And as if that isn’t enough, it was reported last week that the two companies operating in our area — Gunnison Energy and SG Interests — will pay $550,000 to settle an anti-trust lawsuit after they were charged with colluding on bidding for BLM mineral leases. The companies had a written agreement that only one company would bid on leases. By doing so, they bilked U.S. taxpayers from potential revenue generated through competitive bidding. In the end, oil and gas development adds up to be a significant loss for our community and citizens. Robyn Morrison Board Member Citizens for a Healthy Community

Energy companies can’t be trusted Dear Editor: It seems that the Delta County Independent and Gunnison Country Times continue to try to put a bright face on energy development in both Gunnison and Delta counties, trying to appease both sides. First and foremost I would like to thank ALL of the citizens that have taken the time and energy to participate in public forums including letters to the editors which reflect their heartfelt feelings about what is occurring on our public lands and the effect it has on private citizens. In the Nov. 2 Delta County Independent, Randy Sunderland attempted to appease both sides of the fence regarding the issues at hand. The Gunnison Country Times reported “Gas producer sues county” on June 2. This article, written by a Times staff writer, addresses the fact that SG Interests V11 Ltd., has filed suit against Gunnison County for trying to control its own destiny with regard to public lands within the County and going beyond the state regulations to do so. Understand, the people of SGI will do anything possible to have their way with our public lands. This lawsuit was nothing but blatant intimidation of the Gunnison County Commissioners. Fortunately, in recent days, a state Senate bill (SB12-088) introduced by Ted Harvey (R.) of Douglas County was defeated. Had this bill passed, the way our public land use with regards to oil and gas would have been decided entirely by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). Local communities input would have become null and void. It is my personal belief that time spent by the COGCC would best be directed in constant monitoring what has and is occurring out in the fields with regard to air and water quality, pretesting every site prior to drilling to establish a control base to compare future testing so there is no argument that pollutants might have been a preexisting problem. Since Sunderland

attempted to bring “neighbors” together, time has progressed and I would like to direct the readers to another more recent article: “Two Gunnison County drillers pay $550,000 to settle antitrust suit” by Mike Jaffe, Denver Post. This may shed a different light on one of the “neighbors” mentioned in Sunderland’s article. There are no limits as to what these corporations will do, privately held corporations by William Koch and otherwise. Of course Mr. Koch’s attorneys and those of SGI settled this case for what amounts to a slap on the wrist, all without admitting any liabiulity. The charges were collusion between Gunnison Energy and SGI in bid rigging, which is nothing less than fraud and directly relates to any ongoing and future bid processes with the BLM. How the BLM handles these corporations in future bids will be interesting. If there is a problem, it would be nothing for Mr. Koch to establish another corporate entity to avoid ever being held personally accountable while still being allowed to participate in the bid process. On another related issue is Mr. Koch’s Bear Ranch, his own personal playground, where he is imploring the federal government to exchange our public lands to increase the value of his property and reduce public access. This is a topic better discussed at a later date. This brings me to directing you to another relevant article: L.A Times “Tim DeChristo-

pher’s courageous bid to save our world” by Peter Yarrow, July 26, 2011. If there is ever a time to bring up disparity in our legal system, directly relating to people like Mr. Koch, now is the time. Mr. DeChristopher presented himself as Bidder #70 at a BLM lease auction which he felt endangered environmentally sensitive lands. He did so with the intent of nonpayment, to disrupt the bid process. When you compare the outcome for Mr. Koch and that of Mr. DeChristopher who was painted in the courts as a hard core criminal to be made an example, and that of Gunnison Energy (Mr. Koch) and SG interests V11 Ltd. Partnership who enjoy the protection of money and the corporate veil that protects individual perpetrators, there should be a public outcry in the least. With the resources at hand for the energy companies, a resolution in their complaint tied up our courts for approximately seven years. Mr. DeChristopher was processed in approximately a year and a half. He is currently doing a two-year sentence in federal prison. Mr. Koch and SGI walk free, with a fine. To the people of Delta and Gunnison counties, keep up the fight. To the editors of the Independent and Times, print the facts, all the facts, so we all can make informed decisions about our futures and that of our children. John Gregory Crawford

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LOCAL NEWS

Renaissance Fair moves forward BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Plans for a Renaissance fair in Delta this fall are taking shape around a new location. Dr. John Harvey and Brenda Gonzales-Soluna of Thunder Mountain Colorado Living History updated Delta City Council members at a recent work session, saying they’re now looking at the Cottonwood property in North Delta. Originally, discussions centered around Confluence Park. The family-friendly event is scheduled to take place in late October. The Cottonwood property was once home to the city’s nine-hole golf course. Since the opening of Devil’s Thumb, only a small portion of Cottonwood has been maintained and used for a soccer field. The rest is bare ground pocketed

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with shrubs and trees. Because the park is not being maintained, organizers had hoped the city would waive the use fee. Council members, however, are reluctant to “open the floodgates” to other organizations seeking waivers, even though Thunder Mountain members are willing to do some TLC at Cottonwood.

BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The amount of federal money being paid out for food stamp assistance in Delta County has more than doubled in the three years between 2008 and 2011. The county Health and Human Services Department reports that in 2008, $2.63 million was paid out for food stamp assistance in the county. Last year, 2011, the amount had swollen to over $5.51 million. Payments almost hit the two-times-higher mark in 2010, rising to $5.12 million. In a separate public health matter, the complete lack of any Medicaid dental suppliers in Delta County continues. There have not been any Medicaid suppliers for new dental patients in Delta County “for some time,” reports HHS director Chuck Lemoine. In a recent report to the Board of County Com-

missioners, Lemoine, on Jan. 23, said that declining reimbursements to care providers is largely responsible for the exit of county dentists from the program. In other business at recent meetings, the county commissioners have dealt with the following matters: • The board heard a report from Lemoine about his department possibly contracting with an outside organization to administer the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. In Pueblo County, Lemoine said, Goodwill Industries has taken over program administration. The contractor is paid out of the program’s federal allocation at no cost to the county. Here, that would free up available staff for other duties. The department is looking further into the idea to see if it might be applicable here. • County Clerk and Recorder Ann Eddins reported on more chang-

es in voting procedures possible in future. Discussions are taking place in the Legislature about establishing a “uniform, statewide voting system,” she reported. There is no bill, only discussion at this point. There have been 43 bills introduced to the legislature this session that affect the operations of the county clerk’s office, Eddins said. State bureaucrats have also been pushing for changes that would remove some social services functions from local control and oversight and put them in state hands. • The commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the Delta Montrose Technical College for sheriff ’s department use of the school’s firing range. • The commissioners approved a final draft of a letter opposing the Flaming Gorge Pump Back Project that would pump water stored in Flaming Gorge Reservoir to the Front Range.

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FROM PAGE A1 district director. “Circulation of physical materials, for example, increased 15 percent at the Paonia and 6 percent at Cedaredge and Hotchkiss libraries in 2011. Use of our technology is skyrocketing at all locations. “Since 2009, our collection budgets have gradually decreased as the economy worsened,” Choszczyk states. “We have been falling behind more each year because the cost of materials continues to increase as well as the variety of formats of materials. Of course, at the same time, our patrons want us to have the newest, popular formats, such as electronic books.” Delta County Libraries are already far behind other comparable libraries in terms of materials expenditures. In 2010, Delta County Libraries spent 58 percent less than the average amount spent on collection materials, print and non-print, by five Colorado libraries comparable in population size. In 2009, it was 61 percent less. “Since we do not want to cut back on services or staff if at all possible,” explains Murphy, “we will use some of our reserves since the library district manages the budget carefully to assure that some funds remain in reserve

for times of need. “But, we already know that 2013 will be a year of reduced revenue, so we are beginning a districtwide fundraising campaign to raise $50,000. This amount will allow us to fund new materials at the same levels as last year,” Murphy says. “Our library friends groups have already begun contributing to the campaign,” Murphy says. “If you are interested in our fundraising drive, you can begin by donating at your local library and participating at one of our upcoming fundraising events.”

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thefts of copper wire from industrial and agricultural sites were recently reported in Delta County. Earlier this month, copper wire was stolen from the crushing plant at Benson Brothers Sand & Gravel in Orchard City. The thieves also caused a considerable amount of damage to the crusher. During the same time

frame, Bud Hawkins reported the theft of copper wire from an irrigation pivot on Peach Valley Road. Salvage yards have been notified, but Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee believes a middleman may be taking the copper wire out of the area to sell. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff ’s office at 874-2000.

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Forest user fees axed by court According to the Durango-based West Slope No Fee Coalition, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found unanimously last week that the U.S. Forest Service’s recreation fee programs must allow citizens to park at trailheads and go for a hike without paying a fee. The ruling is binding in nine western states and sets a nationwide legal precedent, said Kitty Benzar of the coalition. The case involved user fees on a national forest in Arizona. The Appeals Court found the U.S. Forest

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Service at fault for charging parking fees to people who go for a hike without using amenities such as picnic tables, trash cans and bathrooms located nearby, or who camp in dispersed, undeveloped parts of a national forest. Judge Robert Gettleman, writing for the unanimous three-judge panel, stated in the ruling that “Everyone is entitled to enter national forests without paying a cent.” The Forest Service is studying the ruling, and has 60 days to request a rehearing, explained a coalition advisory.

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BIRTHS Auric and Erin Avila of Montrose are the parents of a daughter, Olivia Michelle Avila, born Feb. 11, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 6.6 ounces and was 18 inches in length.

weighed 8 pounds, 0.4 ounce and was 20 inches in length.

Vandy Clampitt and Dan Lewis of Montrose are the parents of a daughter, Remona Lynn Lewis, born Feb. 13, 2012, at Delta County Taylor Csere and Jodel Memorial Hospital. She Bitonio of Paonia are the weighed 7 pounds and parents of a son, Gabriel was 19 inches in length. Josef Csere-Bitonio, born Feb. 12, 2012, at Casey Forshee and Delta County Memorial Jessica Kuntz of Paonia Hospital. He weighed are the parents of a son, 5 pounds, 11 ounces Gaige Thaddeus Forand was 18.5 inches in shee, born Feb. 14, 2012, length. at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed Blanca Gutierrez of 7 pounds, 14 ounces Delta is the parent of a and was 19.5 inches in son, Dylan Alexander length. Gutierrez, born Feb. 14, 2012, at Delta County Lela and Nathan SturMemorial Hospital. He chio of Delta are the parents of a son, Logan Joel Sturchio, born Feb. 1, 2012, in Grand Junction. Amateur He weighed 7 pounds, astronomers 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

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A musical valentine Helen Morgan of Delta was serenated on Valentine’s Day by the barbershop quartet Formata, composed of members of the Black Canyon Barbershop Chorus. Helen’s surprise singing valentine was arranged by an admirer who lives in Hotchkiss. The singers are (from left) Gary Wilson of Delta, Dave Corso of Montrose, Bill Sutton of Delta and Sam Kevan of Austin.

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“Astrophotography Basics” is the topic of the Feb. 28 Canyon Astronomical Society meeting. The talk at 7 p.m. precedes discussion about current astronomical and club events. It will be held at the Montrose Library, 320 South 2nd. The public is invited. For more information, visit www. blackcanyonastronomy. com or call 856-7716.

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The only real surprise was that the surprise was a surprise. The Delta Seniors is a highly interactive community of people who are focused on community service. The group is closely knit by a thread of mutual support and interest. So when the group’s two Valentine Sweethearts, Joyce Schmalz and Jean Holgate, were named on Feb. 14, it was a surprise to almost everyone that it came as a surprise to the sweethearts. Surely, in a social

network of friends who interact on a daily basis someone would let the wrong word slip. But as it turns out, the local seniors group is as good at keeping some secrets as it is at responding to each other’s needs. But even if the two hadn’t been totally surprised, they reacted with pleasure, displaying a gracious good spirit and true appreciation for the recognition by their friends. Schmalz and Holgate are two of the most active standouts among a group of energetic members of

the local seniors community. The Delta Seniors does a lot of community service work for others including delivering hot meals to the homebound. For the Valentine’s Day gathering at the Delta Senior Center meal site on Meeker Street, Schmalz had even baked fresh pies at home for everyone to enjoy that day. The Delta Seniors rarely miss a chance for adding a bit of fun to

life, and Valentine’s Day proved to be the perfect occasion for them. Everyone is welcome to join the Delta Seniors for their noontime meal and to enjoy the benefits of the group’s social support networking and activities. The Delta Seniors showed real appreciation for their sweethearts with an assortment of gifts including a $25 merchandise certificate from Delta Walmart.

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Joyce Schmalz (left) and Jean Holgate are the Delta Seniors’ Valentine Sweethearts.

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Meal sites plan special luncheon for seniors 90+ The senior meal programs in Delta, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and Paonia invite seniors 90 years and older and their families to attend a special luncheon in their honor. Senior CommUnity meals will be preparing a lunch of turkey, mashed potatoes, salad and cake. The meal will be free for any senior celebrating 90 years and more of life. Save the date —

Willow Tree Care Center celebrated Valentine’s Day with the crowning of a king and queen, Ben and Alta Atchley. The party continued with entertainment by the Sunny Side Christian Band. The dietary staff headed by Michael Tabor presented a Valentine’s Day family dinner for residents and their loved ones, the perfect ending to “Pride in Food Service Week.”

Wednesday, March 21, at noon, at the meal sites in Delta, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and Paonia. For more information, call the Delta meal site at 874-7837, Cedaredge meal site at 856-3636, Hotchkiss senior site at 872-3494 or the Paonia meal site at 527-3435. If you know of someSLOW COOKER RIBS one who would like to These simple-to-prepare attend but needs transportation, please call to ribs call for everyday ingredients. So I never complain make arrangements.

Ongoing activities at the rec center Bill Heddles Recreation Center hosts activities for adults on an ongoing basis. There are several choices for fun and socialization. The cost is minimal, and in some cases free. Activities include: Duplicate bridge — Mondays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Party bridge — Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Cribbage grassroots — First Thursday, 6:30

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to 9:30 p.m. Cribbage club — Wednesdays, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Pinochle — Tuesdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday Needlers — Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Scrabble —Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chess club — Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 874-0923.

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DMS recognizes Students of the Month Many students at Delta Middle School are involved in activities such as sports, academic competitions, student council, College For Every Student and Panther Pride. For February DMS would like to recognize a few of these students. Mrs. Parker nominated Alex Duran, an eighth grader at DMS. He is a leader with a kind spirit. He is always willing to help his peers whether in class, or volunteering his time to tutor during CT. Alex works hard at everything he does, whether it is in sports or academics. He is well mannered and respects both adults and classmates. His work ethic is worthy of this recognition. This month’s seventh grade student is Lydia

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Pinewood racers Alex Duran, Lydia Stalcup and Anha Richards Stalcup, selected by Mrs. Charlesworth, Mrs. Barnard and Ms. Roberts. Lydia is dedicated, conscientious, and a great role model in the classroom. She is always on task, respectful, and questioning for further understanding. The activities

Cub Scouts in Pack 485 participated in their annual Pinewood Derby Jan. 21. The top places were Brandon Miller, first; Kade Nelson, second; Keegan Nelson, third. Awards for design went to Brandon Miller, first; Kaleb Baxter, second; Tucker James, third.

she is involved in include Destination Imagination, band, drama and 4-H. Her winning way and positive attitude have resulted in the following successes: second place in the VFW essay contest and third On Sunday, Feb. 12, students from eight place in the county spell- Hastings College spon- states competed for Hasting bee. She also par- sored Scholars Day dur- ings College’s most presticipates in Knowledge ing which a record 109 tigious academic scholBowl and MathCounts. She is a remarkable candidate for student of IN THE the month. Many of her peers describe Lydia as NEWS honest, responsible and an extremely positive Navy Seaman Appren- aid, firefighting, water friend. Mr. Griffin submit- tice Tiffany Scott, a 2009 safety and survival, and ted Anha Richards as graduate of Olathe High shipboard and aircraft the sixth grade student School, was recently safety. The capstone event of for February. She is an promoted to her current rank upon graduation boot camp is “Battle Staexceptional student who always goes beyond the from recruit training at tions.” This exercise is required expectations. Recruit Training Com- designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes Always ready to learn mand, Great Lakes, Ill. Scott received the of sacrifice, dedication, and challenge herself, Anha never takes the early promotion for out- teamwork and endurance easy road. Her will- standing performance in each recruit through ingness to help others during all phases of the the practical application achieve success earns training cycle. Training of basic Navy skills and the respect and friend- included classroom study the core values of honor, ship of her peers. She has and practical instruction courage and commitbeen successful in all her on naval customs, first ment. endeavors both in and out of school, from her music to her extracurricular activities.

Rachel Tallent interviews for scholarships at Hastings College

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The following Garnet Mesa kindergarten and first grade students earned a Terrific Kid Award from the Kiwanis Club of Delta for their efforts to be a responsible citizen and student: (seated) Cameron Teal, Dominic Sharkey, Dawson James, Sean Dixon and Roman Duran; (standing) Alexis Rundle, Alberto Lujano, Alyssa Jones and Caley Kasamis Boettner.

arship, the Walter Scott Scholarship, and other academic scholarships. Rachel Tallent, a senior at Delta High School, was selected to interview during Scholars Day based on her superior academic achievement and expected leadership contributions to the Hastings College campus. All the participants have earned a 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score and currently maintain a 3.75 or higher grade point average. Scholarship winners will be announced by March 1.

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Wed., Feb. 22 Girls Basketball at Home vs. Conifer, 6:00 p.m. Sat., Feb. 25 Speech District Tournament at Durango. Tues., Feb. 28 FAFSA Applications Workshop; ParentTeacher Conferences; DHS Band Concert at Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Thur., Mar. 1 Parent-Teacher Conferences. Photo submitted

The following Garnet Mesa second and third grade students earned a Terrific Kid Award from the Kiwanis Club of Delta for their efforts to be a responsible citizen and student: Favian Estrada, Rosa Gallegos, Alexis Villalobos, Colton Johnson, Alexia Jaramillo, Sage Reynolds and Tel Bullard.

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The following Garnet Mesa fourth and fifth grade students earned a Terrific Kid Award from the Kiwanis Club of Delta for their efforts to be a responsible citizen and student: Megan Branson, Kelvin Graham, Nallely Martinez, Brenda Adame, Javier Martinez and Ethan Lawrence.

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Virtuous Kids On Feb. 9, Lincoln Elementary and the Kiwanis Club of Delta recognized the Virtuous Kids: (top row) Bryce Jensen (creative), Makayla Kortz (honest), Clayton Abila (responsible); (middle row) Devan Neil (compassionate and patient), Cameron Lopez (respectful), Ashley St. Peter (respectful); (bottom row) Jose Olivas (friendly and respectful), Isaiah Huff (respectful), Libni Mendoza, Meaghan Wright (polite), Everlea Lewis (hard worker).

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A6 Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Kari Mansour Karima “Kari” C. Mansour of Delta died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 58. A memorial service was held Feb. 21 at Eckert Presbyterian Church with Reverend Jo DeVinny officiating. Mrs. Mansour is survived by two sons, Samir “Sam” Mansour of Kissimmee, Fla., and Daniel Noble of Portland, Ore.; her boyfriend, Raymond Bernal of Delta; her father and stepmother, Roy and Ruth Bridgewater of Eckert; a sister, Joyce Ballard of North Dakota; and a granddaughter, Chye Noble of Portland, Ore. 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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both of Grand Junction, and Jordan Gillespie and his wife Brittany, and their children, Lexie and Mason of Goldsboro, N.C. Mr. Kelton was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lois Kelton; and his sister, Ginger Gillespie. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge. Memorial contributions may be made to Cedaredge Animal Shelter.

Fort Worth, TX 76182, or Hospice, 401 Bowling Ave., Suite 51, Nashville, TN 37205. Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield, Ind., is handling the arrangements.

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Marjorie Jean Brown of Delta died Feb. 14, 2012, in Greeley. She was 87. Mrs. Brown was born May 23, 1924, in Greeley. She was adopted as an infant by Elmer and Lucy Griffith of Delta. She spent her childhood in Delta and graduated from Delta High School in 1942. She married Jack Brown on Feb. 14, 1943, in Delta. He died Aug. 22, 2002. Mrs. Brown is survived by two sons, Terry Brown and his wife Linda of Delta, and Roger Brown of Gilbert, Ariz.; a daughter and her husband, Carolyn and Wayne Maxwell of Greeley; nine grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; an infant son, Billy Joe; a brother and his wife, James and Sylvia Griffith; and a daughterin-law, Mary Brown. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Delta. Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services is handling the arrangements.

Raymond M. Bowen of Plainfield, Ind., formerly of Montrose, died Feb. 5, 2012. He was 76. Mr. Bowen was born July 15, 1935, in Flagler, to Lee and Myrtie (Quintin) Bowen. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a project engineer for the Colorado Department of Highways John Kelton John Philip Marshall for 35 years, retiring in Kelton of Cedaredge died 1991. He later worked for suddenly on Saturday, Castle Rock Construction Feb. 18, 2012. He was as project manager for 15 years before retiring 54. Mr. Kelton was born in 2006. Mr. Bowen is surSept. 13, 1957, in Denvived by his wife, Mary ver, to Jack and Lois Kelton. He spent his early Bowen; three sons and childhood in Steamboat their wives, Marshall and Springs and Loveland. Stephanie Bowen, Duane He graduated from Love- and Darlene Bowen, land High School in 1975 and Merle and Leanne and worked in the mines Bowen; two daughters in Leadville. He later and their husbands, Shaserved as a police officer ron and Rick Todd, and for the Leadville Police Annette and Dave Duncan; an adopted daughter Force for several years. He married Cassandra and her husband, SanOssel on Aug. 20, 1986. dra and Clinton Sanders; They lived in Silt and four brothers, Maynard Edwards before moving Bowen, Lloyd Bowen, Roy Bowen and Ron Bowen; to Cedaredge. They later opened two sisters, Mary Reich Cedaredge Tire and Auto and her husband Keith, in 1995. He enjoyed four- and Martha Johnson; 17 wheeling, telling stories, grandchildren; and 10 spending time with his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in family and dogs, and scuba diving with his death by two brothers, wife in Cozumel and sur- Aaron Bowen and Joseph Bowen. rounding areas. A memorial service will He is survived by his wife, Cassandra Kelton be held Friday, March 2, of Cedaredge; a sister, at 2 p.m. at Mount Tabor Susan Smith of Grand Baptist Church in Byers. Memorial contribuWayne Dean Junction; a brother, Jeff Wayne A. Dean of CarKelton of Aurora; three tions may be made to Life nephews, Josh MacQuoid Outreach, Water Wells for son City, Nev., formerly and Chris MacQuoid, Needy, P.O. Box 982000, of Delta, died after a lengthy illness on Feb. 13, 2012, at his home. He was 80. Mr. Dean was born Aug. 27, 1931, in Pueblo, to George and Mildred Jimmy Abeyta Dean Sr. He graduated March 16, 1940 ~ Feb. 19, 2008 from high school in Lansing, Iowa, in 1949. We treasure every moment you spent with us in life. He enlisted in the We hoped we could have you longer, but it wasn’t meant to be. U.S. Navy in 1950 as a You left this world so suddenly, we think our hearts went too. machinist’s mate. He first We feel so lost and lonely, and we cry for missing you. served on a tugboat, then We know you are in a better place, we know you are happy there. a minesweeper and then We know some day we will join you, but the wait is hard to bear. the aircraft carrier USS Our hearts feel like they are breaking as we try to carry on. Yorktown (CV-10). He You were our light and soul, but now you are gone. was discharged in 1954. Mr. Dean married We pray to God to give strength until he calls us too. Rita Madigan in Raton, Then the joy will be in our hearts when we are again with you. N.M. They celebrated 57 From your loving family years of marriage. She survives.

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He worked with his father and brothers in the family electrical business in Arvada. He moved his family to Delta in 1972. He opened Wayne’s DriveIn in 1973. He also owned the concession stand at the old racetrack on US 50 and was the city electrical inspector. He sold Wayne’s in 1979 and moved to Nevada where he retired as an electrician. He enjoyed restoring classic cars. Mr. Dean is survived by his wife, Rita of Carson City, Nev.; seven children, David and Kathy of Carson City, Nev., Patrick of Oklahoma City, Okla., Michael, Linda, Donna and Thomas, all of the Denver area; two brothers, George Jr. of Arvada, and Walter of Omaha, Neb.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held March 3 in Carson City.

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Martin, Antonio, Felipe, David and Gustavo; two daughters, Elena and Antonia; two brothers, Raul and Gustavo; four sisters, Ermelina, Angelina, Rosa and Irma; 24 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Feb. 21 at Spanish Assembly of God in Delta, with Pastor Carlos Sluder officiating. Interment followed at Delta City Cemetery. 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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Yoneko Woods Yoneko S. Woods of Olathe died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at her home. She was 85. At her request, no services will be held. Mrs. Woods was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Kobe City, Japan, to Yoshikazu and Tomie (Takahashi) Shimaba. She spent her childhood and attended school in Japan. She enjoyed painting and was a gifted seamstress. She lived in San Pedro, Calif., before moving to Olathe 10 years ago. Mrs. Woods is survived by a daughter and her husband, Michell and Brian Pietak of Olathe; a brother, Seiji Shimaba of Japan; a sister, Taeko Sugimoto of Japan; three grandchildren, Garrett Pietak and his wife Stacy of Austin, Kyle Pietak and his wife Ashley, and Joshua Pietak, all of Olathe; and two great-grandchildren, Kyler Pietak and Brooke Pietak, both of Austin. She was preceded in death by a brother, Hisao Shimaba; and a sister, Mikiko Shimakawa. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

Roberto Cortez-Aranda Roberto Cortez-Aranda of Delta died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at his home. He was 65. He was born April 28, 1946, to Felipe Cortez and Luz Aranda. Mr. Cortez-Aranda worked at Del Mesa Farms and enjoyed maintaining his cars. He is survived by his parents, Felipe Cortez and Luz Aranda; five sons,

Anthony F. “Tony” Fangman Jr. of Delta died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 85. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Delta. Mr. Fangman was born Oct. 12, 1926, in Mosca, to Anthony and Sophia (Lempelius) Fangman. He spent his childhood in Mosca, Pea Green and Grand Junction. He graduated from Grand High School when he was 16. He started his first job at his parents’ grocery store as a meat cutter and delivered groceries on his bicycle, while working on the family farm. He and his family moved to Delta in the mid 1940s where they owned and operated the historic Eldina Hotel. He helped his father manage the hotel while building

apartments which he also helped manage. He started working at Consolidated Finance when he was 20, first as a clerk and then manager. He retired after 47 years in 1993. Mr. Fangman enjoyed camping, traveling, fishing, RVing, bird hunting, woodworking and dancing with his wife. He was a member of Grand Mesa Bible Church. He is survived by his wife, Dixie (Lutz) Fangman of Delta; a son and his wife, Edwin and Virginia Fangman of Delta; two daughters, Cindy Cummings and her husband Randy of Montrose, and Julie Burke of Boulder; two sisters, Dorothy Stephens of Olathe, and Elizabeth Radakovich of Salem, Ore.; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Mesa Bible Church. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Become a foster grandparent St. Mary’s Foster Grandparent Program is a non-profit program which pairs adults, age 55 and up, with specialneeds and at-risk children in Mesa and Delta counties. Volunteers tutor and mentor kids in the classrooms of non-profit day care centers, preschools, and K-12 grade classrooms, under the supervision of a certified teacher. Qualified volunteers are needed to tutor and mentor kids in Delta County. Eligible volunteers may receive a nontaxable hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement, an annual wellness exam and other great benefits. Help our children, help our schools and have fun! For more information call 263-9091, ext. 6.

Free income tax assistance available AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax assistance preparation service, preparing tax returns and answering tax questions free of charge for low- and moderate-income taxpayers. AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation and is offered in conjunction with the IRS. Tax-Aide volunteers will be available at the Delta Senior Center three afternoons a week through April 15. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 874-7837. Taxpayers will receive personal assistance from one of the 34,600 volunteers who make up AARP Tax-Aide. Volunteers can also help low-income seniors and disabled individuals apply for the property tax/rent/heat rebate program commonly known as PTC. PTC rebates are issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue. Eligible applicants can receive a

rebate of up to $600 of their property tax paid and $192 of their heating expenses paid during the year, either directly or as part of their rent payments, by filing the Property Tax/Rent/Heat Rebate Application Form 104PTC.

Altrusa offers $1,000 scholarships Altrusa International of Delta is offering $1,000 scholarships for non-traditional students who have been out of high school a minimum of five years. Applications can be downloaded from www.altrusinternational ofdelta.com or at Delta County libraries and Delta Montrose Technical College. The application deadline is April 6. For more information contact Demeris York at 874-6113.

Grand Junction Senior Theater presents ‘Phantom of the Op’ry’

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“Phantom of the Op’ry” will be the 17th annual production staged by the Grand Junction Senior Theatre, a nonprofit organization. Over the years numerous seniors 50 years and over have performed with the group. Their past two productions include musical comedies: “The Last Doubloon” and “The Eye of a Newt.” “Phantom of the “Op’ry” is also a musical comedy but a mystery as well. When the lights go down the audience will be looking for the phantom who seems to

be everywhere . . . and nowhere! Will they discover the phantom’s dark secret? Seniors and theater lovers will enjoy this thrilling show. The two-act production, with a cast of 28, features Glenn Fortner as Erik-Phantom with leading vocalists Helen McKinley and Joann Schow. Veteran actors have also returned as well as several newcomers. Leah Lyon plays Louisa Pampermouse while newcomer Andrew Martin plays the role of Lt. Farleigh Good. Rachel Nelson Fortner is the

artistic director. The Grand Junction Senior Theatre will stage three performances of this production at Grand Junction High School — Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. A matinee is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. All seats are unreserved. Tickets are $12 at the door and may be purchased in advance at Roper Music and Grand Junction Albertson’s and City Market stores. This year’s ticket sales will provide partial funding for the 2013 production.


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FREE HEALTH CLINIC, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., The Delta Center, 822 Grand, Delta. Free immunizations, well-child checks and visits for chronic conditions for uninsured or under insured children. Free CHP+ and Medicaid application assistance. Call Sarah or Amanda, 874-9517. PITKIN MESA CLUB MEETING, 1:30 p.m., Lynn Mattingly’s home, 14911 Royal Road. Georgia Finnigan speaks about classical music being offered at the Blue Sage. Refreshments served by hostesses Claudia Henshall and Lee Overton. All women residents of Pitkin Mesa invited. KICKOFF CELEBRATION FOR 2012 DELTA COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE, 6 p.m., Daveto’s Italian Restaurant, Delta. RSVP to Lance Boren, event chair, at lboren1411@optimum.net.

Thursday, February 23

CRAFT AND FELLOWSHIP — Would you like to learn to sew? Knit? Crochet? Quilt? Cross stitch? Friday mornings weekly, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Thunder Mountain Church of Christ, 800 Palmer Street, Delta. For more information, call 234-7816. BREAST AND WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, 12 noon, brown bag lunch, Grand Mesa Cancer Infusion & Education Center, Delta County Memorial Hospital. For more information or a ride, call Dorthy, 872-3309 or Marie, 778-8146 by Thursday evening.

Saturday, February 25

PEA GREEN SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT, 7-9:30 p.m., Pea Green Community Center, crossroads of Highway 348 and Banner Road. $5 at the door. Old time, folk and bluegrass musical acts and entertainment. Bring a snack to share if you want. Seating limited. For more information, call Len Willey, 874-8879. PIONEER RECOGNITION DAY, 1-3 p.m., Delta County Museum, 251 Meeker Street, Delta. Reception for Delta resident Josephine Gore. THE WAY OF HARMONY WORKSHOP, 2-4:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia. Mind/body practices and principles from the art of aikido with Ellen Stapenhorst, workshop facilitator.

Sunday, February 26

HOTCHKISS CRAWFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING, 2 p.m., Crawford Town Hall. Program: presentation by Dave Primus is “Beneath the Blue Mesa Reservoir.” RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE honoring Ruth Wild’s 43 years of dedication to Delta County swimming/water safety, 2-4 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta. Old photos, great stories, cards of good wishes — bring them with you or send to Judy Weiszbrod, judy@cityofdelta.net, 970-874-1718 or 970-874-1353 (fax).

Monday, February 27

4TH MONDAY TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center, Paonia. Topic: Know your options for green burials, home funerals and more. KIDS’ PASTA PROJECT DINNER raising funds for Hotchkiss Lions Club music program for the Hotchkiss K-8 band, 6 p.m., Scenic Mesa Ranch, Hotchkiss. Reservations required. Call Lenore at 935-9220.

Tuesday, February 28

BLACK CANYON ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MEETING, 7 p.m., Montrose library, 320 South 2nd. “Astrophotography Basics” talk precedes discussion about current astronomical and club events. Public invited. For more information, go to www.blackcanyonastronomy.com or call 856-7716.

February 29 & March 1

FOUR ONE-ACT PLAYS, 6:30 p.m., Hotchkiss High School. Presented by HHS drama club. Tickets available from any student actors or at the door: $8 adults and high school, $5 middle school or younger.

Wednesday, February 29

FREE HEALTH CLINIC, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Cedaredge High School. Free immunizations, well-child checks and visits for chronic conditions for uninsured or under insured children. Free CHP+ and Medicaid application assistance. Call Sarah or Amanda, 874-9517.

Thursday, March 1

PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program begins at 12:30 p.m.: Barb Sharrow, field manager, Uncompahgre Field Office, Bureau of Land Management. Public welcome. DELTA COMMUNITY GARDENS PUBLIC MEETING, 7 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta. Topics: dues and by-laws. Public input encouraged.

Friday, March 2

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, 10 a.m., Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church, 210 NW 3rd St., Cedaredge, followed by fellowship and lunch. Sponsored by Christian Women of Surface Creek. For more information, call Ann, 856-4870 or Bev, 856-6780.

Saturday, March 3

DELTA HUBWHEELER SQUARE DANCE CLUB MEETS, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School, 1050 Hastings Street, Delta. Mainstream dance with announced Plus tips and one Round between tips. Club caller is Larry Schulz. Cuer is Maxine Springer. Prerounds/instructions at 6 p.m. For more information, call Loren, 970-249-4858 or Gwen, 970-856-4157. Irish stew potluck. DANCE TO FEVERSHAKE, a collaboration of local musicians, 8 p.m., Paradise Theatre, Paonia. Tickets $12 at the door. 5K RUN, Confluence Park, Delta. All proceeds go to funding Delta Youth Baseball. Pre-register for $25 includes a T-shirt and $15 without T-shirt. Walk-up $20 no T-shirt. 17 and under $15 with T-shirt, $5 without. 5 and under are free. Register for upcoming 9-15 year-old baseball seasons too. For more information, call (970) 261-3884 or email deltayouthbaseball@yahoo.com. BARNELOPET CROSS COUNTRY SKI DAY for kids, Skyway, Grand Mesa. This free day for kids ages 3-16 begins with registration from 10-11 a.m., free lessons at 11 a.m. and a fun race at 12 noon with distance based on ability. Kids must bring their own personal or rental ski equipment; none available on site. For more information, call 434-9753, 249-1869 or go to www. gmnc.org. Sponsored by Sons of Norway and Grand Mesa Nordic Council. MASTER CLASS WITH SOPRANO SHANA BLAKE HILL, 1-2 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia. $25 for participants, $5 for audience members.

Sunday, March 4

4-H BEEF ROAST, 12 noon-3 p.m., Delta Middle School and Hotchkiss High School. Adults (12 and up) $8; children $4. Items for the Community Calendar may be faxed to 874-4424, mailed to P.O. Box 809, Delta, CO 81416 or emailed to: editor@deltacountyindependent.com

Four cellos — a cello quartet that plays not only classical music, but ragtime and jazz? Not possible, you say? Oh, but it is — and it’s accomplished by four fabulous Russian cellists who live in Germany and who formed their unique ensemble in 2003. Since then they have performed across Europe, Russia and Canada, and now they are in the midst of their second tour in the United States. The Rastricelli Cello Quartet will perform in Delta Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Avenue. They are part of the Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association’s 2011-2012 concert series. Their program will consist of serious classical music by Tchaikovsky, Handel, Saint-Saens, Rachmaninoff, Greig and Mendelssohn. On the lighter side, audience members will be treated to pieces by Gershwin, Leroy Anderson, Dave Brubeck and Leonard Bernstein, with all arrangements by Sergio Drabkine. They can sound like a symphony one moment and play ragtime, jazz or even a polka the next. Their repertoire consists entirely of transcriptions not intended to be performed on the cello. These superb musicians offer entertainment for the entire family.Tick-

ets may be purchased at the door at a cost of $20 for adults and $5 for students. For further information, call Bob Brown at 835-4480, Charlie

Huff at 921-4142 or Sue Roushar at 249-9154. Complete information can also be found at www. deltamontroseconcerts. org.

Learn how to find, organize and use coupons to save money on your next shopping trip. Holly Richard will teach “Couponing 101 - The Basics” Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The class will be held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center and costs just $10. The deadline for registration is Feb. 24. “Advanced Couponing” will follow on Wednesday, March 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $10 and the registration deadline is March 5. Holly Richard is a busy mom of three who will show you how to write a shopping list, how to make money using coupons, and how to stockpile so you spend less and less on groceries. For more information, call 874-0923.

Jo Gore to be honored at Delta County Museum The Delta County Historical Society is pleased to announce a public reception honoring long-time Delta resident Josephine Gore on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Delta County Museum, 251 Meeker Street, in Delta. On the occasion of another Pioneer Recognition Day at the museum, guest of honor Jo Gore is being recognized for her many years of service to the Delta community. She is also a founding member of the Delta County Historical Society, serving on the newly created board of trustees back in 1964 and for many years thereafter. Jo Gore is, perhaps, best known for her work and support of the Colorado beef industry, having served in numerous capacities with the Colorado CowBelles, Delta County Livestock Association and the Delta County Farm Bureau. She was also the first woman to serve as Delta County clerk and recorder, holding that elected

office for more than 10 years. She was also a charter member of Delta’s Altrusa Club. Jo Gore’s roots began locally before 1881 when her grandfather, Elias Beech, came to the Western Slope and hauled freight into the San Juan mining area. At the time, most of the Western Slope was still a Ute Indian reservation. Upon the departure of the Utes in 1881, Elias filed a home-

stead claim on California Mesa, establishing a family presence and legacy which Jo and her husband Wayne continued in 1945 when they, too, purchased property on California Mesa, which has remained in the family ever since. The public is invited to share memories and stories with Jo Gore as her contributions to the community are honored. Call 874-8721 for questions.

Valley Symphony is making overtures Valley Symphony Association is pleased to announce two concerts, under the direction of Mike Kern, featuring some of opera’s greatest hits. Opera overtures to be featured include Barber of Seville Overture and William Tell Overture by Rossini, Carmen Suite by Bizet, Carnival Overture by Dvorak, Triumphal March from Aida by Verdi and much more.

Concerts will be Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Delta Performing Arts Center and Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion auditorium Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (55 and over) and $5 for students 17 and under. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged and are available at Clubb’s in Delta or Homer L. Sims Agency, Howard Davidson Insurance Agency and DeVinny Jewelers in Montrose. Tickets are also available online at www.valleysymphony. net). Tickets may also likelihood that treatment be purchased at the door prior to either concert. would be successful. For concert information, For more information, call Nita Casto, 874-3442. call 209-2295.

Delta Doves will host annual luncheon March 3 The Delta Doves will host their annual Journey Through Women’s Health spring luncheon Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church. The guest speaker will be Ora Lee, a Grand Junction businesswoman and breast cancer survivor who came to the United States as an exchange teacher from Israel. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Delta County Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, Curves for Women in Delta, and the Gazebo in Cedaredge. The luncheon will again be prepared by Altrusa International of Delta. For the first few years, the Doves luncheon was catered by local businesses at $9 a plate. Tickets

were sold for $12, leaving very little for their efforts. Since 2005, the Altrusans have served the luncheon as a service project, with much of the food donated, giving the Doves far more funds to be applied to their mission of paying for mammograms for Delta County women under 50 who cannot afford the procedure. Women over 50 are covered under a separate government program. The Delta Doves was organized in 1999 by a group of women, including mammographers at Delta County Memorial Hospital, who came to realize that far too many women in Delta County were being referred for breast imaging examinations after their cancer had spread, reducing the

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BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, 6 p.m. policy review, 7 p.m. regular meeting, Hotchkiss K-8 School, 465 Lorah Lane, Hotchkiss. DELTA COUNTY SCHOOL AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION MEETING, 3 p.m., Vo-Tech building, Paonia. Discussing current legislature bills affecting PERA. For more information, call Dan Burke, 872-2274, Krista Spitzer, 8569498 or Mary Blake, 527-4504. BINGO, every Thursday, 7 p.m., Delta Elks Lodge, 563 Main Street. Open to the public. For more information, call 874-3624. PAONIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND OPEN HOUSE, 5-7 p.m., Elsewhere Studios, Paonia. PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program begins at 12:30 p.m.: Lucinda Delaney Schroeder speaks about her book, “A Hunt for Justice - The True Story of A Woman Undercover Wildlife Agent.” Public welcome. DEL-ROSE CHORUS SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL REHEARSES every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Delta Methodist Church, corner of Meeker and 5th Street. For more information, call Leslie, 970-256-9763. BINGO, every Thursday, 6:50 p.m., American Legion of Paonia. Come early for hamburgers and hot dogs. This week progressive is 60 numbers for $583, blue is 58 numbers and grey is 50 numbers for $250. For more information, call 527-6252.

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Pea Green Saturday Night returns Feb. 25 It’s time for the February session of this season’s Pea Green Saturday Night old-time/bluegrass music concert, and everyone is invited. The concert will be held as always at the Pea Green Community Center from 7-9:30 p.m. on Feb. 25. This month will feature The McCoys, Alternate Route and Rock Creek, all for only half a sawbuck ($5) at the door. The famous “I’m a Pea Greener” lapel button will also be available.

Swing by if you can and experience the best of local musical talent and associate with the most appreciative and well-behaved musical crowd in the three-county area. But, come early since seating is limited. The hall is located at the crossroads of Hwy 348 and Banner Road. Bring a small snack to share if you like. For more information contact Len Willey at 874-8879.


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News You Can Use Items of interest from Delta County Emergency Preparedness Registration of your cell phone is used solely for emergency notification purposes and will not be sold or distributed. Types of emergency notifications: Natural Approximately 25 percent of households disaster alerts, hazardtoday rely on cell phones as their only communications resource. Our local government utilizes several methods of communication to warn us (radio, television, etc); however, specific warnRegistered Democrats ing messages are distributed geographically to in Delta County will gathlandlines and cell phones er at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, registered on the notifica- March 6, at their precinct tion system. Emergency caucus locations to dismessages cannot be dis- cuss and vote on various tributed to cell phones questions, according to without voluntary regis- the party’s co-chairs Judy tration of those devices. Davies and Rob Rice. Precinct caucus locations are as follows: Delta, Precincts 1-8 Sales could — Delta-Montrose Techsoar if you nical College, 1765 Highway 50; advertise. Orchard City, Precincts 874-4421 9 and 10 — Orchard City

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ous materials spills, missing persons, area crime alerts, evacuations, Homeland Security alerts. Be informed. Sign up for your local emergency warnings at www. deltacounty.com. Photos submitted

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Town Hall, 9661 2100 Road; Cedaredge, Precincts 11-14 — Cedaredge Community Center, 140 NW Second Street; Hotchkiss, Precincts 15 and 16 — Memorial Hall, 175 N. First Street; Crawford, Precinct 17 — Crawford Town Hall, 425 Highway 92; Paonia, Precincts 1820 — Paonia Campus of Delta-Montrose Technical College, 218 Fourth Street. Caucus participants must have registered as Democrats by Feb. 6 and have become residents of their precincts as of that date. They need to be aware, too, that precinct numbers have changed since the last election, as a result of reapportionment and redistricting. Democratic voters are encouraged to call any of the following for further information: county clerk’s office at 874-2150 or the Democratic Party’s secretary, Anne Every, at 527-4159.

A good example of a structure meeting historic register criteria, showing the minimal changes to the original Crawford School/Town Hall compared to the current appearance of Crawford Town Hall. The two photos were taken almost a century apart.

Members sought for historic landmark board BY JIM WETZEL Delta County Historical Society

A countywide Historic Landmark Register is being created by a citizen group representing the four historical societies within Delta County. They have met for the purpose of forming a Delta County Historic Landmark Board from which applications for historic landmark designation will be reviewed and recommendations made for including the structure or site on a local historic register. With the exception of the City of Delta, which already has a historic register, citizens owning historic structures or sites throughout Delta County and who wish to certify such historic properties on any historic register have available only the State (of Colorado) Historic Register or the

National Historic Register as options for historic designation. Following an application process, now being determined, applications will be presented, first, to the Delta County Historic Landmark Board, then to the Delta County Board of County Commissioners in a public hearing for county approval prior to being placed on the local Delta County Historic Landmark Register. Having a property, structure, or site placed on an “official” historic register not only gives it the recognition it deserves as a historic structure, but presents funding resources and opportunities for renovation and historic repairs which would not otherwise be available. The Delta County Historic Landmark Board is seeking additional members, who must live in Delta County, and who have an interest and passion for preserving our history as represented in our homes, buildings or other sites. Interested applicants should contact either Jim Wetzel (8748721), or Leigh Ann Hunt (874-6691) for additional details. Membership in a local historical society is

not required. Historic designation has no effect on the legal status of any designated property. Nominations or applications for historic landmark designation are simply mechanisms to recognize and certify the historic aspect of the structure or site. Buildings, houses or other structures must be at least 50 years old and be relatively unchanged from the original exterior appearance. The Delta County Historic Landmark Board is currently working on all details regarding applications and registry criteria.

Community garden discussions continue Paul Suppes, parks director for the City of Delta, said a follow-up discussion on the proposed community garden will be held Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Dues and bylaws will be discussed, and public input is encouraged.

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Earthjustice appeal ruling stalls coal mine expansion BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Forest Service regional office in Denver has reversed a Nov. 8, 2011, decision notice by the Grand MesaUncompahgre-Gunnison (GMUG) Forest supervisor Charlie Richmond. The original GMUG decision allowed the BLM proposal on behalf of West Elk Mine for modifying two existing federal coal leases, one for 800 acres and the second for 922 acres. On Feb. 13, Brian Ferebee, deputy regional forester, notified Earthjustice, the law firm handling the appeal on behalf of the Sierra Club, High Country Citizens’ Alliance, WildEarth Guardians and Defenders of Wildlife of the reversal. In the Department of Agriculture final determination, Ferebee wrote, “The Appeal Reviewing Officer, Glenn Casamassa, has found that there is insufficient evidence to show how the decision has adequately met NEPA requirements, and he recommended that the Decision Notice be reversed in whole.” Appeal Issue 4 by Earthjustice argued “that the forest supervisor changed or dropped lease stipulations for the lease modification that were in the parent lease without proper explanation or analysis. These stipulations include protections for wildlife species and avoidance of geologic hazards,” Casamassa wrote in his review. “I did not find evidence in the project record as to why these stipulations were eliminated or modified. Without a reasoned basis for the chang-

es to the lease modifications, the EA fails to meet the NEPA requirements to disclose the environmental impacts of the proposed action.” He recommended Richmond’s decision be reversed in whole, with no need to address the other issues raised by Earthjustice. “This is a win for Colorado’s forests and wildlife, streams and clean air,” said Jeremy Nichols, climate and energy director for WildEarth Guardians. “The Forest Service should protect these roadless lands and habitat by putting this damaging mine expansion plan to bed permanently.” In response to the regional office decision, Ted Zukoski, an Earthjustice attorney said, “The 1,700-acre mine expansion would have set the stage for Arch Coal company to build up to 48 well pads and 6.5 miles of road into pristine roadless lands dotted with clear lakes and ponds, aspen stands, and beaver lodges. The decision would have resulted in continued uncontrolled methane pollution from Arch’s West Elk coal mine, one of the state’s single largest carbon polluters.” Zukoski noted, “The mine expansion was initially approved just days after a decision by the Denver-based Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the 2001 National Roadless Rule, court action in which the Obama administration defended that rule. The National Roadless Rule prohibits road construction on about 4 million acres of roadless forest in Colorado, including the Sunset Roadless Area that Arch APPEAL RULING TO B3

CBI investigating Paonia finance case BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The case of alleged misuse of funds by the former Town of Paonia finance officer Kristin Chesnik continues to be an ongoing investigation according to Colin Reese, agent in charge of investigations for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Reese said the

bureau is leading the investigation, but declined providing any further information at this time. Sherry McKenzie, spokesperson for the Office of the District Attorney Seventh Judicial District, said the case is not yet in their office pending completion of CBI’s investigation.

Photo by Don E. Foster

Let us groom together Don E. Foster is known for his great photographs which he often shares when he sends out the online version of the Rotary Club of Paonia newsletter. Last week he shared this shot of Canada geese. Foster snapped the photo while walking the Corn Lake Trail in Clifton.

State eyes methane as a renewable energy BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Tony Prendergast, DMEA board director, testified at a State House committee hearing on Feb. 13 regarding a bill to include coal mine methane as an eligible resource under the Renewable Portfolio Standards. “I want to point out that [DMEA] understands that it’s technically not a renewable resource but we feel it fits the eligibility criteria,” Prendergast said on Feb. 20. “If it is included in that renewable energy standard as a qualifying eligible resource it would improve the marketability of that resource. That resource being utilized by being more marketable would be good for local economic development, good for the mines and provide another locally-generated energy resource which is something DMEA is very interested in.” He added, “We have one mine, Oxbow, that believes this can be a valuable resource.” The bill was passed by the House committee, allowing the mines to capture methane gas which otherwise is vent-

ed into the atmosphere. The methane would be eligible under Colorado’s renewable energy standard to be used as an energy source. The bi-partisan bill was introduced by Sen. Gail Schwartz and Rep. Randy Baumgardner. One company working for the bill’s passage in the state legislature is North Fork Energy, which was formed by Oxbow Mining, LLC, Gunnison Energy Corporation and Vessels Coal Gas, Inc. The company is working to capture methane from Elk Creek Mine in Somerset. According to the company website, North Fork Energy “is actively marketing electricity and Verified Carbon Emissions. North Fork’s current estimated potential is up to 40 Mega Watts of electricity and 3,000 carbon offsets per day.” North Fork’s first electricity customer is Holy Cross Energy with service expected to begin mid-2012. North Fork Energy manager Tom Vessels is chairman of the Colorado Government Minerals Energy and Geology Policy Advisory Board. Vessels recently formed the Coal

Mine Methane Coalition to promote the kind of legislation which is now before the House. The company works on capturing methane from mines in the Rocky Mountain and the Appalachian coal basins. Vessels has had a methane recovery project at a large abandoned underground coal mine in Cambria County, Pa., since May 2008. “The plant has since sold more than 407.7 million cubic feet of pipeline quality natural gas to Peoples Natural Gas, a Pittsburgh based natural gas utility. Through this process the project has produced over 120,000 tons of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) by reducing the same volume of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from being released to the atmosphere. As an extension to this project Vessels has recently installed an electrical generation unit capable of producing 750 kilowatts per hour of electricity. This phase of the project will further increase the volume of CERs from the project,” their website states.

Paonia Reservoir turns 50 BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The year 2012 has been designated the Year of Water by Gov. John Hickenlooper. That coincides with the 50 year anniversary of the completion of the Paonia Reservoir. The Paonia Reservoir was the first project to be completed in the Colorado River Storage Project. Crawford Reservoir was another of those projects but it was not completed until later. “We are going to have a 50 year celebration this summer,” Dixie Luke of the Gunnison

Round Table said. “Paonia Reservoir was built for and by the people of the United States.” The celebration will be Aug. 6. A lot of the details are still being completed at this time. The Gunnison Round Table will host the celebration for Paonia Reservoir and use it as an opportunity to educate the public about water issues. Others involved are the Bureau of Reclamation and the Colorado River Conservation District. Luke would like those who

have historic photographs of the Paonia Reservoir to send those to the Hotchkiss-

Crawford Historical Society, attention Chuck Farmer or Kathy McKee. The pho-

tographs will be used in a display. Call the museum for more details at 872-3780.

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Paonia Reservoir as it looks today in its 50th year.

Four widows of men who worked hard on the Paonia Reservoir were honored at the 1962 dedication. They are (left to right) Opal Hartman, Hortense Smith, Margaret Patton, and Ruth Hotchkiss. At the front of the stage are boxes of local fruit. Among the dignitaries that day were Felix Sparks, director of Colorado Water Conservation Board and master of ceremonies, Royden Girling, president of the North Fork Water Conservancy, Gov. Stephen McNichols, R. W. Jennings, Congressman Wayne Aspinall, Under Secretary James K. Carr and F. M. Clinton, Bureau of Reclamation regional director.


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Good Citizen awards presented The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Uncompahgre Valley Chapter recently presented Good Citizen awards to eight high school seniors. The ceremony was held at the Ute Indian Museum, and was intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. Faculty from each of the eight participating high schools chose a senior who demonstrated in an outstanding way, the qualities of a good citizen. Those qualities are dependability (including truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality), service (including cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others), leadership (including personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility), and patriotism (including unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation). All finalists received a certificate, pin, and wallet recognition card for their achievement, which is based upon two letters of recommendation, transcripts, timed essay, and activities in and outside of school. Each student was asked to give a brief verbal summary of their activities in and outside of school, plus what plans

they had made for future education at college or elsewhere. The finalist is Kaitlyn Grace Johnson from Paonia High School. She received a $500 check from the Uncompahgre Valley Chapter. Her entry will now be advanced to compete on the state level for an additional $500 scholarship. The seven semi-finalists are Justin Freidevaux, Vista Charter School; Emilia Ludwig, Telluride High School; Jessica Larson, Montrose High School; Tani Zamarripa, Cedaredge High School; Eric Pace, Olathe High School; Jacqueline Nelson, Norwood High School; and Joseph Allen McChesney, Hotchkiss High School. The National Society of the DAR, founded in 1890, is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to keeping America strong by promoting patriotism, preserving U.S. history and supporting education programs. Today’s DAR members fund local scholarships, pioneer historic restorations and lead volunteer projects in their communities. For information on the local chapter of the DAR, contact Marsha Kirby, chapter regent, at 3236447.

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Hotchkiss High School senior Joseph Allen McChesney, pictured with his parents Tom and Cindy, was recognized for being a finalist in the 2012 Daughters of the American Revolution Uncompahgre Valley Chapter Good Citizen competition.

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Kaitlyn Grace Johnson (center) of Paonia High School was awarded the Good Citizen Award certificate, pin, and $500 scholarship check from Marsha Kirby (left), regent, and Patricia Witticom (right), Good Citizen program chair of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Uncompahgre Valley Chapter.

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Pasta Project to help Lions program In 2010, the Hotchkiss Lions Club purchased $17,000 worth of musical instruments for the Hotchkiss K-8 band. These instruments are made available for students to use for a minimum rental fee. The Kids Pasta Project dinner on Monday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. will raise funds to service the instruments and purchase new ones as needed. Dinner includes

salad, pasta, meatballs, and dessert. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Costs are $14 for adults, $8 for kids and $10 for seniors. Call Lenore at 935-9220 or e-mail kppreservations@gmail. com to attend. Reservations are required. The dinner will be held at Scenic Mesa Ranch. For directions, go to www.kidspasta project.org.

Learn to diversify with agritourism From visiting a farmers’ market or winery to spending a week working cattle on a ranch or taking a farm tour, agritourism is an opportunity for the state’s farmers and ranchers. A workshop to explore the opportunities will be held on March 3 in Colorado Springs. “Agritourism is a growing segment of the agriculture industry in Colorado and across the nation,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist at the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The full-day workshop is at the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Colorado Springs. The registration fee is $20 per person, which includes lunch and resource materials. The registration deadline is Feb. 29. The workshop features sessions on liability, marketing, price development, available resources, and a panel discussion with agritourism business owners.

For more information or to register, visit www. coloradoagritourism.com.

Retired school, public employees to meet Delta County School and Public Employees Retirement Association will meet Thursday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m., in the technical college building in Paonia. Discussion of pending legislation affecting PERA will be held. For more information, call Dan Burke at 872-2274, Krista Spitzer at 856-9498 or Mary Blake at 527-4504. If you are a member and would like to receive e-mails, please call with your email address.

Photo by Jean Flotho

Paonia sweethearts Paonia “RSVP Sweethearts” for this year are Jim and Marlene Nierenberger. Jim accumulates many volunteer hours at the Paonia Senior Center as president. He is also president of DCCOA (Delta County Council on Aging), a member of the All Points Transit board, and is a representative on the RSVP Council for Delta County. Marlene also volunteers at the Paonia Senior Center and the North Fork Ambulance Association. All their volunteer work is appreciated. The couple received a beautiful floral arrangement donated by the Paonia Flower Shop, a gift certificate from the Flying Fork Cafe and Bakery, and candy from RSVP.


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Hotchkiss Homestead added to National Register of Historic Places BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

When a macroburst hit Hotchkiss on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 there was a swath of destruction from Hotchkiss to Paonia and beyond. Luckily no one was hurt. Emergency crews also took comfort that the storm did not hit one week earlier during the Delta County Fair which would have been disastrous. But homes, barns and other structures did sustain substantial damage. A landmark that seemed to get the worst of the storm was the barn bearing the initials ETH for Enos T. Hotchkiss, founder of Hotchkiss. The homestead and barn has been the headquarters for Hotchkiss Ranch for more than a century and is currently owned by Dick and Janice Hotchkiss. The storm hit on Janice’s birthday. The rear of the barn from the roof on down was damaged. Insurance carried by Dick and Janice Hotchkiss would not begin to cover the necessary repairs. “We couldn’t believe this much damage,” Janice said. One-third of the roof was destroyed. One-fourth of the masonry

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A victim of the 2010 macroburst, this Hotchkiss barn may now have a bright future if funding can be secured for its repair. The entire Hotchkiss Homestead on Riverside Drive has been accepted on the National Register of Historical Places making it eligible for tax credits and grants.

was knocked down, but there is other damage to the masonry because of age. It’s estimated one-half of the masonry is in bad repair. Some is completely destroyed. The couple has lived in the home for 47 years. They received help from

architect Bob McHugh and Leigh Ann Hunt, an archeologist with the Forest Service, in applying to have the Hotchkiss Homestead, nearly 140 acres, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. That status was granted by the U.S. Department of the Interior on Dec. 15, 2011. Now with the help of McHugh and Hunt, Dick and Janice Hotchkiss can apply for a grant to find out how the barn can be restored and what the cost will be. McHugh first offered to help Dick and Janice within a week of the storm damage. He stopped by and met the couple who were in the damaged barn pulling spoiled meat from a freezer. Both Hunt and later a representative of the Colorado Preservation Inc. called and Photo by Kathy Browning asked if they could help The Hotchkiss barn bearing the initials of the in any way. From there, founder of the town, Enos T. Hotchkiss, is now on McHugh and Hunt began the National Register of Historic Places along with their work on the first step the entire homestead, including the Victorian home. of getting the homestead on

Photo by Kathy Browning

This shows the extent of the damage to the roof and upper section of the rear wall of the barn. Harry Bopp began construction on the barn in 1885. It was completed in 1886.

Appeal ruling FROM PAGE B1 Coal would develop.” According to Arch Coal spokeswoman, Kim Link, “West Elk will be working as quickly as possible to address the concerns outlined by the U.S. Forest Service.” Charlie Richmond, GMUG Forest supervisor in Montrose, will be meeting with the regional review team this week and go through the original GMUG decision and address any all concerns. “Looking at that letter — the stipulations that were missing — fixing those won’t take very long. But we probably will have to go back through the process and our intention is to do that as quickly as we possibly can,” Richmond said. “We know that the mine here is under time frames themselves in terms of keeping their mining activity going. We want to be responsive to that and we will do our best to get this back out as quickly as we can.” Richmond concluded,

“We have been pretty successful on the GMUG of getting these projects through despite all the opposition we face. We’ve

got a very good staff here that does those NEPA documents. Unfortunately this one ended up the way it did. We’ll get it fixed.”

Elsewhere Studios host Biz After Hours The Paonia Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a “Business After Hours and Open House” at Elsewhere Studios on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5-7 p.m. Elsewhere Studios is located next door to the Flying Fork Cafe at 107 3rd St., Paonia.

Come learn more about the Elsewhere Studios Artist Residency Program. The Elsewhere building will be open to the public, and current resident artists will share their work. Hot cider and other delicious treats will be served.

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the National Register, making it eligible for historic society funds for repairs.

ous times the Hotchkiss family home was used as a post office and funeral home “or anything else needed by the community.” The barn was built in 1886 before the Victorian house was built in 1889. Enos T. Hotchkiss moved into the home on New Year’s Day 1890. “This barn is unusual because it is made of brick,” McHugh said. “That was not the normal way barns were built in this period.” Only a few other Colorado barns exist that are made of brick. The barn was built with three-brick, 12-inch thick walls. The bricklayer was Harry Bopp. The bricks used in construction are larger than bricks made today. That will be one of the challenges in renovating the barn. The homestead also includes a wood-frame shearing shed, a shop, a lambing shed and corral fences.

Photo by Kathy Browning

Dick Hotchkiss (left) and Bob McHugh stand next to a pile of very historic bricks used in the barn’s construction.

Hunt read about the damage to the barn in the newspaper. “I knew it was a historical treasure and we needed to see if we could get some resources to the family. I knew there were programs in existence at the State Historical Society.” The State Historical Society instructed the two to go straight to the national level. “The State Historical Society in Denver helped us quite a bit in getting the nomination accepted,” Hunt said. McHugh said it was also the State Historical Society that encouraged them to get the status for the entire homestead and not just the barn. The homestead has been in existence for 126 years. Janice noted that at vari-

“We’re thankful for Bob and our kids that helped. We would like to see it fixed,” Janice said. The National Register of Historic Places doesn’t control what is done with the building but makes it eligible for tax credits and grants. If anyone is interested in helping with fund raising, contact Leigh Ann Hunt at 874-6691.

to Dick Berardi Chef & owner of the Vagabond Restaurant Crawford Again, you pleasured us with your creativity. The lobster and shrimp were perfection with just the right amount of pasta and light sauce. The prime rib my husband had — it was enough just to look at his face as he savored each bit. He said the last bite was just as good as the first. Even after 15 years I salivate just thinking about the wonders of creation not just your main dishes, but your appetizers, your desserts, your coffee. To have someone with your abilities in our little corner of the world is an honor. Also, the young women who serve are conscientous, polite, everything a server should be. I say to all who are out there, call the Vagabond, make your reservations and have a taste of the world’s food around us.

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B4 Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NORTH FORK TIMES

Delta County Independent

Environmental groups lobby legislators to stop land swap BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

High Country Citizens’ Alliance (HCCA) in Gunnison County and NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center (NWCC) have sent letters to the Colorado congressional delegation asking them to withhold submittal of a bill on behalf of the proposed Bear Ranch Land Exchange until access to public lands and other issues are resolved. Western Colorado Congress (WCC) has voted to also send a letter. All letters have similar objections. In its letter to Sen. Mark Udall, HCCA states, “Hikers, hunters, fishermen and other recreationists stand to lose more access to public lands from this proposed land exchange than they would gain. The new access to the Ragged Mountains proposed by Bear Ranch is of inferior quality to the entrance currently available at County Road 2. The recreating public loses an outstanding approach into prime public lands,

offset with an easement of inferior quality through the privately held Buck Creek Ranch. Fishermen would lose entry to several segments of Anthracite Creek, Deep Creek and Snowshoe Creek, as well as the lakes and streams in the Ragged Mountains Wilderness. Hunters would lose access to outstanding elk and mule deer hunting on public lands.” HCCA and NWCC are opposed to the proposed parallel trail on the western slopes of the Ragged Mountains. All three organizations raised objections about the decision being made by Congress rather than an administrative process for the land exchange. The letter would require a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis. NWCC reports that robo calls are being received by citizens in the North Fork Valley about the land exchange. The automated call surveys people about their opinions of the land exchange

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Rising opera star Shana Blake Hill will offer a master class at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. Students will be required to perform an aria or song and will receive feedback on their performance from the guest teacher in a concert hall setting. The master class is open to the public. Please contact Susan Ellinger at susanellinger@gmail.com for applications, or call (646) 299-9290. Cost is $25 for participants and $5 admission for audience members. Shana Blake Hill will

Learn the way of harmony Ellen Stapenhorst will lead an introductory workshop in Aiki principles on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia. The workshop will be from 2 - 4:30 p.m. and costs $25. This experiential workshop uses movement and examples from aikido to allow participants to consciously access their connection to their own center, power, energy and compassion. The exercises are appropriate for any level of physical ability. For information call 527-5332 or e-mail ellen@ellenstapenhorst. net.

be featured in “The Art of Melody” concert with pianist Susan Ellinger on March 2 at the Blue Sage Center. Tickets are available at the Blue Sage Gallery, or online at Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets. com/event/220164.

while also explaining the potential benefits. The robo calls are reportedly from Elkhurst Communications in Louisville. Gretchen and Robin Nicholoff received their robo call last Sunday at dinner time. “This was clearly a push pull type of poll,” Gretchen said. It was a long survey. One of the questions asked if the respondent would be more in favor of the land exchange if it would pro-

tect sage grouse habitat. The Nicholoffs’ opinion of the land exchange was not changed by taking the survey. “We were just sort of fascinated by it because it was a long phone call. It wasn’t cheap to do that kind of a poll,” Gretchen said. Bear Ranch and Western Land Group have previously stated that they want to have a land exchange bill introduced in Congress by the first quarter of this year.

Photo by Kathy Browning

Paul Harris Fellow Larrry Perkins (left) was recognized by the Rotary Club of Paonia on Feb.16 by Ulli Lange, president. Perkins is the newest Rotarian to become a Paul Harris Fellow. The Paul Harris Fellowship is an honor bestowed by The Rotary Foundation on those who have contributed over $1,000 to the foundation. The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary International. It funds most of Rotary’s larger international programs and it helps Rotary clubs fund many smaller ones.

Film festival names this year’s selections The Paonia Film Festival announces its official selections for the second annual event to be held March 23-24 at the Paradise Theatre and the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia. The diverse and entertaining line-up includes short films in the following categories: kids, promotional, environmental documentary, documentary, music, comedy, and drama. Filmmakers hail from across western Colorado, including Crested Butte, Paoni and Grand Junction. This year the festival has added new categories, including films featuring kids. Paonia’s Leo Chapman’s film, “Stop Mime Photography” is visually stunning black and white creative fare. Eden Clearwater, also of Paonia, offers up the adventurous and daring “River.” This is a complete list of the 2012 official selections. Comedy: • “Secrets of Winter”–

Barry Smith, Paonia; • “Son Shades”–Delta County Film Collective, Paonia; • “Cover Ups”–Delta County Film Collective, Paonia; • “The Colorado Experience”–Luke Pruessing, Grand Junction; Promotional: • “Paonia Fashion Show”–Delta County Film Collective, Paonia; • “Solar Energy International”–Todd Sheets, Hotchkiss; • “Jesus Loves You (But Hates Me)”–Thea Deley, Mike Maxwell, Paonia; • “FY5”–Todd Sheets, Hotchkiss; Documentary: • “Drinks With Felix”– Cyn Holder, Paonia; • “Dave’s Great Ride”– Seth Weber, Paonia; • “Flow”–Alex Johnson, Paonia; Environmental Documentary: • “Shades of Gray”– Clara Boland, Boulder; • “The Living Farm”– EcoJaunt, Travelling Film Group;

• “RED LADY: The Battle for Your Mountains”–Jeremy Rubingh, Crested Butte; • “The Sky is Falling”– Todd Sheets, Hotchkiss; Drama: • “No Strings”–Logan Woods-Darby, Jordan Schevens, Paonia; Music: • “The Social Network Lament”–David J. Jacobson, Paonia; • “Christmas Lonely”–David J. Jacobson, Paonia; • “Something Happening in the Air”–David J. Jacobson, Paonia; • “Weedikulous”–Darcie Rabin, Paonia; • “Once Around the Sun”–Hamilton Pevec, Carbondale; Featuring Kids: • “River”–Eden Clearwater, Leaf Michelson, Paonia; • “Stop Mime Photography”–Leo Chapman, Paonia; • “SSCHR Kids Cook!”– Regna Jones, Paonia; More information can be found online or by calling (970) 462-7260.

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HHS show offers four times the fun for Leap Year Sadie Hawkins Day happens only once every 1,461 days, and it’s always a good excuse to do something a little different. This time around, why not try something unique? Hotchkiss High School’s Drama Club is presenting an evening of dessert and one-act plays and, by special arrangement, the public is invited. Even better, your chance to see talented high school actors and actresses in action is doubled, as the shows will stage Wednesday, Feb. 29, and Thursday, March 1, at Hotchkiss High School. Directed by Lenore Cambria and Susan Hamrick, the students will perform four, one-act plays. Like Sadie Hawkins Day,

“Good Business Sense” by Emmett Loverd, features a very unconventional marriage proposal. “Check, Please” by Jonathan Rand is a look at the challenges encountered on a blind date. “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” by Don Zolidis, tells another way to “slip out the back, Jack.” “The Audition,” also by Don Zolidis, is about... wait for it... an audition. Go figure. Four times the fun! These comic plays feature 27 Hotchkiss High School student actors putting it all out there for your entertainment. Included in the cast are some students you saw last year on the Hotchkiss High School stage. Show time is 6:30 p.m. each night and includes

dessert. Tickets are $8 for adults and high school students, $5 for middle school and under. Don’t miss this entertaining night of dessert and live entertainment,

brought to you by the Hotchkiss High School Drama Club. Your friends and neighbors will be there. And, it may not come around again for 208 weeks.

FeverShake performs at Paradise Theatre Silvertone Productions presents FeverShake Saturday, March 3, at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Tickets are $12 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Showtime is 8 p.m. FeverShake is a collaboration of local musicians mixing things up to help you shake off the winter blues. This bunch is comprised of some familiar

faces on the North Fork music scene gathered by Bill Powers on guitar (Sweet Sunny South, Honey Don’t, Silvertone Devils), Joe Smith on banjo, percussion, keys (Sticky Mulligan), David Alderdice on drums, percussion (Feast, Sticky Mulligan), Daniel B. on bass and Tony Peters on trombone (North Fork Flyers, Jazz Renovators).


LOCAL NEWS

Delta County Independent

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

B5

Worship dance classes brought to the area A new ministry has settled into this beautiful Western Slope region! It is one that offers youth and parents alike an opportunity to worship God through dance. Praise His Name! Worship Dance Ministry has launched its first semester of classes offered to five years old through young adult. Classes are

offered in Hotchkiss on Monday afternoons at the Hotchkiss Community Methodist Church and in Delta on Thursday afternoons at the First Baptist Church. At the end of the eight-week semester a performance night of worship is presented by all the dancers from both class locations in addition to the Praise

His Name Company Team which includes codirector Alexa Eslick, a youth of Crawford, and teachers Emily Huene of Delta and Natali Wilson of Crawford. Praise His Name! Worship Dance Ministry’s vision is for people to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth with balletinterpretive dance and

Davidic Hebraic dance. It is an inter-denominational ministry that seeks to know God’s word and develop a deeper relationship with Him. It is dedicated to teaching and training young people to celebrate and worship Christ Messiah whole-heartedly. “What makes this ministry so unique is that

Delta Opportunity School gathers over two tons of food BY WILLYN WEBB Delta Opportunity School

Delta Opportunity School held a Souper Bowl of Caring food drive contest among classes in participating schools and as a result eight truckloads of food were donated. The overwhelming amount of food donated — 4,264 pounds — topped all projections! The food items will be used to combat hunger in four ways. First, appropriate items will be used in weekly backpacks for the DOS Food for Thought program, which serves 150 students weekly throughout the school year and provides a food pantry for students and their families six times in the summer. Second, DOS donated items needed by the Abraham Connection homeless shelter. Third,

Emily Huene, Natali Wilson and Alexa Eslick

Photo by Willyn Webb

Delta Opportunity School students Tom Davis, Jeff Vincent, Amber Arnett and Elizabeth Apodaca pick up the donations from Cedaredge Elementary School. Principal Amy Geddes was very proud of her students, who donated 1,601 pounds of food to the contest. oversized items and with just over 1,300 six 50-pound bags of pounds each. The famionions were donated to lies in these communithe Delta Food Pantry. ties really support each Fourth, DOS students other. DOS students loved will be using the cake mixes to bake items to working hard advertisbe sold to support a pro- ing, weighing and colgram that helps kids in lecting the food, and giving the parties. They feel Peru. The winning classes that with this food drive received banana split contest their idea of “kids parties served by DOS feeding kids” happens in students. Second and a communitywide way! The winning classes third place classes and Photo by Willyn Webb BELA preschool received are pictured. The runFrom Lincoln Elementary, the fifth grade class of popsicles. The winning ners-up were Mrs. Mrs. Frost came in first. Also pictured is principal teachers earned gift Farmer’s fifth grade and Doug Egging. cards to Davetos, some Mr. Moore’s first grade of which were donat- classes from Lincoln ed by Davetos. A huge Elementary; Mrs. Velasthank you to the gener- quez’s kindergarten and osity of the Delta and Mr. Atchley’s fifth grade Cedaredge participating classes from Garnet schools. The top school Mesa Elementary; Mrs. was Cedaredge Elemen- Gash’s fifth grade and tary School with 1,601 Mr. Bond’s fourth grade pounds of food. Garnet classes from Cedaredge and Lincoln almost tied Elementary School.

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the classes are taught by youth in the community,” says co-director Kristie Martin. “My co-director and teachers are all young adults who have tremendous talent and training along with a passionate heart for God. I am inspired by their vitality wrapped in love and their desire to reach out to other youth through this dance ministry.” Martin explains, “The younger kids look up to them so much. They are truly setting an example of an admirable lifestyle while also making use of their gifts and talents. We hope to find other youth in the community who have the talent and heart for God to grow the company team!” The company team does outreach performances throughout the community at churches and nursing homes in addition to teaching the classes. The worship dance classes begin with a devotional time and then cover aspects of ballet, Hebraic dance, interpretive dance, free dance and a choreographed dance that will be presented at the performance. Youth

are encouraged to register early before classes fill up. Spring semester registration is open now and may be completed online at www. GivePraisetoHisName.org or by calling co-director, Alexa Eslick at 921-5478.

Learn to knit socks If you have basic knitting skills and want to learn how to knit socks, here’s your chance. Instructor Paula Mathews will guide you through each step. Her demonstrations and helpful assistance will give you the confidence you need. The class will be held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., from March 8 through March 22. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. March 5. Participants must have basic knitting skills to register. Be sure to ask for a short supplies list so you will be ready for the class. For more information, call the rec center at 8740923.

What’s up at your library?

Mr. Thompson’s winning fifth grade class is picThe Delta County tured with Cedaredge Elementary School principal Libraries offer many eduAmy Geddes. cational 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 Basic Microsoft Excel Computer Class. Friday, Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. Space is limited so contact the library at 835-3518 to sign up for the class. Tween Book Club. Grades 4-5 join your friends or make new ones Photo by Willyn Webb and read with us at the BELA preschoolers are pictured with their teachers, library. Wednesday, Feb. Mrs. Wilson and Ms. Harper, and school director 29, at 3:45 p.m. Angela Fedler Gadgets and Goo. Grades K-5 come and create your own mini garden using an air plant terrarium. Thursday, March 1, at 3:45 p.m. Genealogy. “Who’s Who in Whoville.” Our regular monthly genealogy group meets to help each other with genealogy. We meet the first Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Beginners Basic Computer Class. Learn how to use a mouse and navigate on a computer. Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. and Friday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. Teen Tech Week. Photo by Willyn Webb Create an Internet Meme The winning class from Garnet Mesa Elementary sign for the library and was Mrs. Dockter’s kindergarten class. Also pic- make your own Avatar. tured are principal Jim Farmer and DOS students Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. Kayla Boyd and Amber Arnett.

Storytimes. Baby and Tot storytimes are Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 856-3518. Crawford Wednesday Tween Book Club. Join the fourth-sixth grade tween book club and meet new friends on Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. One-On-One Computer Tutor. Crawford Library is now offering one-on-one computer help each Wednesday in February and March from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring specific computer questions or just spend time honing your skills. Wii and Waffles. Kids of all ages come join in the fun and play active Wii games and enjoy a waffle and juice treat! Thursdays in February and March from 3 to 4 p.m. Simple Picture Editing. Learn how to use your computer to “tweak” your photos Friday, Feb. 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. Scrapbooking. Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 8 p.m. Basic Internet Class. Learn how to set up an e-mail account and how to “surf the net.” Friday, March 9, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Storytimes. Baby storytimes are Thursdays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays at

11:15 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 921-3500. Delta Basic Computer Course. Bill Babble will be presenting a basic computer course geared for new computer users. Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Contact the library at 874-9630 to sign up for the class. Teens St. Patrick’s Day Carnival. Thursday, March 15, at 4:15 p.m. Storytimes. Baby storytimes are Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. For information, call the library at 874-9630. Hotchkiss Teen Wii. Come join in the fun and play active Wii games! Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 6 p.m. Kindle eReader Class. Learn how to download, browse, and read ebooks on your Kindle. Tuesday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 8724153. Paonia Armchair Travel Series. Rain and Gary Klepper will share experiences of their journey to Morocco Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. A.M. Bookies! The theme for this month is black history. Read any book — fiction or nonfiction —that relates to

the topic and join in the discussion at the home of Judy Lafferty Wednesday, March 7, at 9 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 527-3470. Boys’ Book Club. Grades 4-6. The book for March is “Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Meet one funny dog, Enzo, the loveable mutt who tells this story. Wednesday, March 7, at 4 p.m. Evening Book Club. Paonia Library Book club selection for March is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. For more information contact the library at 527-3470. Computer Class. “Wednesday Oneon-One.” The second Wednesday of each month library staff will offer individual basic computer instruction to anyone who needs a little extra help. Wednesday, March 14, at 2 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required by the Monday before. Call the library at 527-3470. Girls’ Book Club. Girls in grades 4-6 are invited to read the selected book and participate in the discussion. Wednesday, March 14, at 4 p.m. Contact the library at 527-3470 for details. Storytimes. Baby storytimes are Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Tot storytimes are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler storytimes are Fridays at 11 a.m.


B6 Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NATIONAL FFA WEEK

Delta County Independent

A week full of fun, education, ag and FFA Across the country over half a million FFA members are celebrating one of the nation’s premier youth organizations. Nearly 80 Cedaredge FFA members are joining the festivities in hopes of educating the public about agriculture and the FFA. The chapter has spent the last few weeks organizing and preparing for a frenzy of activity and excitement.

The events kicked off with an all school barbecue. FFA members in conjunction with the Cedaredge FFA Alumni treated the entire student body to grilled hamburgers, baked beans, chips, and cake. Tuesday was one of the week’s highlights as 15 members spent the day at Cedaredge Elementary conducting Ag in the Classroom lessons. The

fifth grade students will learn about soil components and enjoy gourmet dirt pudding. Shaking fresh cream into butter is both entertaining and educational for the fourth grade students. The third grade will indulge in caramel apples while learning about the apple chain. Creating hamburgers with playdough and learning where commodities come from will

CHS students at the national convention.

entertain the second graders. A stick horse rodeo and parade will commence after the first graders learn about horses and create their own take home stick horse. Finally the kindergartners will create a human barn yard with animal masks and then take the fun home with finger puppets. Wednesday is teacher appreciation day and will begin with the traditional famous Bobbitos Burritos served to all CHS faculty and staff. Thursday promises to be busy for the chapter members with the Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and FFA Member Auction. The dinner begins at 5:30 and includes all-you-can-eat oysters, chicken, baked beans, cheesy potatoes, and a potluck of additional sides and desserts. Tickets for the all-youcan-eat dinner are $10 for adults and $5 for elementary students. After the feeding frenzy get ready to purchase a day of labor from your favorite FFA member. Students will be

Forty Ag I students received their Greenhand degrees and official dress jackets in November.

The CHS officer team went to Glenwood Springs for Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT). sold as pairs or individuals to meet the need of community bidders. Each FFA member commits eight hours of labor to the winning bidder. All proceeds from the evening will assist the chapter in funding leadership trainings, attending state and national conventions, sending members to competitions and additional activities. Friday will be full of laughter and good times and the chapter hosts a mechanical bull for their fellow high school students during lunch. That night, the Gunnison River District Dance is open to all current GRV FFA members. Finally Saturday will wrap up the festivities with the first annual chapter trap shoot to be held at Cedaredge Rod and Gun. The chapter would like to thank all for their support and contribution to the week’s celebrations.

A special thanks to the Cedaredge FFA Alumni, Lucky 7 Rodeo for providing the bull, and JC Propane for their donation of propane for the oyster fry. After the dust settles from the crazy week, the chapter will still be busy preparing for spring bedding plant sales and the district quiz bowl contest, speaking contest, and career development events including horse and dairy judging, and the mechanics. Additionally the spring season brings the annual member recognition banquet with a theme of “Cultivating the Tradition” which will be on Thursday, April 19. The chapter is currently seeking sponsorships and donations to help in recognizing ALL FFA members at the member banquet. If you are interested in contributing, contact Miss Johnson at 856-6882.

DHS students believe in the future of FFA Delta High School will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 18-25. “I Believe” is this year’s theme, celebrating more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. The Delta FFA Chapter, is an organization “American Pickers” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz (with beard) were scouring that combines agriculthe countryside for treasures for their History Channel TV show when they ture-related skills, comencountered Delta and Hotchkiss FFA members near St. Louis. The students munity service, and leadership skills all into one. wound up being filmed for a promotional piece. This group teaches young adults to be successful citizens and leaders. Members are involved in many school activities and participate in numerous trips and competitions throughout the state. Fall activities typically include a homecoming float, the ag fair, haunted shop, fruit sales and the National Western Stock Show. In the spring semester, FFA members plan the FFA Oyster Fry, an ag expo and the FFA Feast. Delta FFA members will celebrate National FFA Week by serving breakfast to the DHS staff on Wednesday morning. A visit to Churchill Downs Lunchtime activities are

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NATIONAL FFA WEEK

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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HHS students put their ag skills to work The 2011-2012 Hotchkiss FFA Chapter has had a very successful year thus far. This summer our new officer team attended COLT Camp in Glenwood Springs to plan our year’s activities. This year’s team consists of president Nolan Tracy; vice presidents Lindsey Todd and Ben Smith; secretary Jessi Mautz; treasurer Kasey Miles; reporter Bree Vernon; sentinel Kyle Tallent. During the month of July the members helped Hellman Motor Company with their car show and they washed BMW bikes during the bike rally in Paonia. Nolan Tracy and Scott Henrie attended the Washington Leadership Conference, a national level leadership conference offered to FFA members. The conference is held in Washington, D.C., and is designed to help participants gain skills in personal development, motivation, leadership, teamwork, citizenship and goal setting. The delegates also had the opportunity to see many of the sights

in Washington. Much of what they learned at the conference was brought back to the chapter and used. The month of August was busy with members getting ready and showing at the Delta County Fair and Rodeo. Members were involved in swine, sheep, beef, goat, poultry, and horse show. The chapter served breakfast on the final morning of the fair. Lindsey Todd was named the Delta County Fair and Rodeo queen. In September, the first year members attended the BIG Conference in Montrose. They learned about FFA and making good choices as well as planning for the future. This program was presented by the state FFA officers. Then in October the Hotchkiss FFA Chapter traveled to Plateau Valley High School for District Leadership Conference. Workshops were presented by the district and state officers. The Hotchkiss district officers are vice president Lindsey Todd and execu-

Twenty-one freshmen members were inducted in the Hotchkiss FFA Chapter last fall during Greenhand Night.

tive committee member Ben Smith. The third week of October, Miss Hudson, Tory Welt, Richard Kendall, Cullen Miller and Tyler Simpson traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., for the National FFA Convention. They toured the St. Louis Arch, Churchill Downs, the Louisville Slugger Museum, a tobacco farm, a saddlebred horse farm, Buffalo Trace Distillery, a bourbon chocolate factory and Daniel Boone’s gravesite. They also traveled to Fort Knox and saw the deposiDelta FFA members meet with Colorado FFA state tory where all the gold officers at the National Western Stock Show in is and toured the PatJanuary. ton Museum.They also had the chance to go to Waverly Hills, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indian Veneer Factory. They attended workshops and sessions. They also spent many hours in the huge FFA Career Show. One of the highlights of the trip was when we ran into the cast from “American Pickers” filming in St. Louis. They tried to buy Cullen’s belt buckle but he respectfully declined. They did a little filming with the students, and the chapter members along with some of the Delta FFA members are part of one of the American Pickers commercials on the History Channel. On Halloween, the chapter hosted the annual Halloween party for

the children in the North Fork area. There were over 300 people in attendance with 125 children taking part in the games and activities. This activity would not have been possible without the support of the community. The chapter has also been very busy this year getting ready for and competing in CDEs. Everything from parlipro and quiz bowl to horse judging and meat judging have kept the students very busy. During the parliamentary procedure CDE, teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to demonstrate their knowledge of basic parliamentary law and the correct use parliamentary procedures. There are six participants per team and the team is scored as a group. This year’s team, which consisted of Jessi Mautz, Tiffany Clock, Lindsey Todd, Ben Smith, Kasey Miles, Nolan Tracey and alternate Kyle Tallent, placed second at the district contest. This earned them the right to participate in the state contest which will be held in conjunction with the State FFA Convention in June in Pueblo. This is the first time that a team from the Hotchkiss FFA Chapter has made it to state in parli-pro. The creed speaking CDE is for freshmen FFA members. They

must present the FFA creed from memory and answer questions about its meaning and purpose. The event boosts selfconfidence and develops their ability to communicate in a powerful, professional manner. This year all 21 of our freshmen memorized and presented the creed with great confidence. We had a classroom competition which determined the seven who would compete at the chapter contest. Those seven included Tiffany Clock, Becca Pachl, Tristen Todd, Moriah Rodstrom, Kaleb Bayles, Kaden Milstein and Kayli Tallent. At the end of the chapter contest Tiffany Clock was awarded chapter winner and received her FFA jacket paid for by the Hotchkiss FFA Alumni. Becca Pachl was awarded runnerup. Both of these individuals then earned the right to compete in the district contest. At the district contest, these girls swept the competition with Becca placing first and Tiffany placing second. Both of these girls will represent the chapter and the district at the state contest in June. Participants in the agricultural issues forum CDE research the pros and cons of an agricultural issue, and present their findings and theories to a panel of judges. The event helps

students develop critical thinking, problem solving and formal communication skills. This year’s ag issues team consists of Kayli Tallent, Becca Pachl, Carlynn Toothaker, Kaden Milstein and Kaleb Bayles. They have been researching the issues of the possible creation of the Oak Mesa Mine. They will be competing in multiple contests throughout the spring as well as putting on many public forums to community groups. They will then compete at the state contest in May with hopes of earning their way to the national contest in Indianapolis this next fall. The chapter will also have various other teams competing in the near future in the areas of meat judging, job interview, horse judging, livestock judging and quiz bowl. We look forward to all of these teams being very successful in their respective CDEs. Things are not slowing down in the spring as we have many events that we are currently in the process of preparing for. Workday auction, banquet, FFA Week, barnyards and jackpot are just a few of the activities we are getting geared up for in the upcoming months. We look forward to the continued success of the members of the Hotchkiss FFA Chapter.

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SPORTS

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SPORTS February 22, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Paonia claims 2A mat title BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Jesse Reed’s first time wrestling at state ended with a pin. A big pin. In front of thousands and with his family watching, the freshman 113-pounder walked confidently onto the mat to face senior Miguel Torres of Burlington in the championship match. Just 30 seconds into the second round, Reed took Torres down, put him in a cradle and got the pin to claim the 2A title at 113 pounds. “Being a freshman coming into the state tournament and winning it. Just unreal,” said Reed. “Been working on cradles since pee-wee. Just kind of natural: You take ‘em down and cradle.” Reed’s dad, assistant coach Bobby Reed, coached his son through the match. The senior Reed is a two-time state champion. “I’ve been waiting 25 years for this,” said Reed. “I’m obviously very proud of him.” “It’s great to have my dad by my side and as my coach,” said Reed. “It helps me mentally to prepare for matches. He helps me a lot.” Reed had a five-minute wait after being called to the mat and said he just took a moment to let it all soak in. “He was telling me to loosen up, just to have fun out there, and that’s what I did. Everything worked out.” Reed’s upset over the

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The Paonia High School wrestling team won the state 2A wrestling trophy on Saturday. The Eagles qualified all 14 wrestlers and placed first out of 46 teams with 179 points - 63.5 points ahead of secondplace Baca County. Pictured are (back row, l-r) assistant coach Mike Reedy, assistant coach Bobby Reed, Jesse Reed (113), PHS principal Randall Palmer, Ty Coats (132), Tony Darling (HWT), assistant coach Tim Altman, Joel Simianer (195), Jorge Quinonez (152), assistant coach Nate Wiggins, and Morgan Rieder (182); (center row); Josh Altman (106) and Blake Duval (120); (front row); Ty Coats (132), KC Christian (170), Kyler Bear (160), Dustin Brasling (145), Adrian Lopez (138), Myles Cumpston (220), and coach Andy Pipher. first-seeded senior was icing on the cake for the Eagles, who placed nine wrestlers to win the 2A team title by a margin of 63.5 points. The Eagles were the second team in state history to qualify wrestlers in every weight classification. The title was the third for the Eagles in the past seven years. And head coach Andy Pipher was named the 2A

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Paonia freshman Jesse Reed celebrates with his dad, and assistant coach, Robert Reed, after winning the 2A state title at 113 pounds on Saturday. The Eagles also won the state team title with 179 points.

coach of the year. “I wouldn’t want to be on any other team,” said Morgan Rieder after getting pinned in the championship round to place second at 182. Sophomore heavyweight Tony Darling was seeded first but suffered his first loss since Jan. 7, getting pinned in round two against sixth-ranked Reed Christensen of Akron. Darling wrestled back to place third, pinning Luke Davis of Fleming in 4:22. Paonia had only four first-round losses, and still had 13 alive after two rounds, and placed nine wrestlers. And while there was much celebration Saturday night, Paonia suffered some upsets during the three-day event. As Pipher noted in the days leading to the tournament, “You can’t wrestle back to a state championship.” Seniors Cody Clawson, Adrian Lopez and Kyler Bear suffered secondround losses, and Dustin Braslin’s run for a title ended with a third-round loss to Jace Nordyke of Holly. State can be overwhelming, said Pipher. “You see a lot of kids just go out and lose on nerves alone. “It’s especially hard when you’re a senior, you come up here and you get

beat,” said Pipher Saturday morning prior to the final rounds. “Now you’ve got to wrestle back tough and find a way to get a medal, and that’s what they’re going to try to do. No excuses at this point.” Lopez was upset in

round two by Jake Milberger of Fowler, whom Lopez had defeated twice during the season. With less than 10 seconds remaining in the match and the score tied at zero, Milberger won on a takedown. Lopez racked up points, winning his last

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Paonia head wrestling coach Andy Pipher accepts the plaque for Class 2A wrestling Coach of the Year honors from the Colorado High School Activities Association’s assistant commissioner, Bert Borgmann.

four matches, three by pin and one by technical fall over Nick Williams of Hayden. Lopez got a takedown against Williams in the opening seconds, and a 3-point near fall at the buzzer gave him a 7-0 lead going into round two. He led 14-0 going into round three. Senior 220 Myles Cumpston was pinned in round three by the No. 1 seed. “I worked real hard all season and just fell a little short of my goal,” said Cumpston, who ended his season at 33-6. “But it was good to finish off with a win.” Like many of his teammates, Cumpston began wrestling before he started school. “Ever since I was a little kid I dreamed of being in the state finals. I was going to do everything I could to get there,” said Cumpston after pinning Frank Fehr of Baca County in 3:32 to place fifth. Cumpston was one away from placing his junior year and lost in overtime. “I’m pretty happy with my accomplishments. It’s been a good run,” said Cumpston. “In the end I just wanted to get more points for the team. We’re all about the team and getting the state championship.” Senior 145 Dustin Braslin placed fourth. Jorge Quinonez lost in the first round and wrestled back to place fifth with a 4-2 win in overtime over David Michel of Merino. Josh Altman ended his freshman year with a 30-14 record at 106 pounds and a sixthplace finish. Blake Duval (120), Cody Clawson (126), Kyler Bear (160) and freshman Joel Simianer all fell short of placing. Bear, a senior, earned a regional title and ended his season with a 35-9 record. Senior KC Christian lost in the third round to Brent Harris of Norwood, who went on to claim the state title. Christian won his final match to place fifth at 170 pounds. He would have liked a better finish, especially after placing third at state his junior year. “That’s why it’s kind of a disappointment,” said Christian while waiting for the team to claim their state trophy. But being on this team, “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

Hotchkiss 18th in Class 3A BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

The first round of state 3A wrestling was hard on Hotchkiss. Of the nine wrestlers they sent to state, only three, Joe Boyle (160), David Mendoza (195) and Conner Beard (220) earned first-round wins. Third-seeded Vikash Hypio was upset by a freshman. Head coach Glen Suppes predicted that his team would match up better in round two, and he was right Hypio (106), Dylan Hill (145), Dustin Head (152) and Zack Taylor (285) joined Beard, Boyle and Mendoza to stay alive to wrestle a third match. “We finally wrestled like we know we can, which was good. It was pretty

bleak for a while.” In the end, Hotchkiss placed only two wrestlers. Beard’s only loss came in the quarterfinals when Dalton Shoop of Eaton pinned him in the final round. Beard held a 6-1 lead going into round two against Shoop, who scored six back points to trail 10-7 going into the final round. Shoop caught Beard off guard for the pin at 4:29 and went on to win the title. “I think I got a little spooked because I was winning so big,” said Beard, who wrestled back with four consecutive wins to place third. “It’s a little sad to not be in the finals,” said Beard, who was seeded first. He placed fourth as

a freshman after losing to the state runner-up by three points in the quarterfinals. He ended his sophomore year early due to a shoulder injury. Beard ended this season with a 26-3 record, injury-free and already looking forward to his senior year. Senior Dylan Hill suffered a first-round loss to Jake Morrow of Brush, then wrestled back, falling to Kit Reed of Gunnison to place sixth. He ended the season at 2313. Senior 195 David Mendoza ended the tournament at 2-2 and was one away from placing after a 12-2 loss to Logan Longworth of West Central. Hypio ended his senior year with a 32-11 record after a 9-5 loss to Ruben

Lucero of Valley. Of the nine to compete at state, six hope to return next year and better their record. Junior Dustin Head (152) was 1-2, earning his one state win with a pin in 3:57 over TJ Hasz of Faith Christian. Boyle, a junior, was 2-2 and ended the season at 23-9 and with a regional title. His final match against Jordan Ross of Strasburg was tied at 5-all when he got caught on his back and pinned. And heavyweight Zack Taylor was 1-2, and drew a first-round match against Platte Valley’s Raul Rios, who claimed the state title. Sophomore 113-pounder Garrett Toothaker and freshman 170-pounder HOT. WREST. TO B10

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Hotchkiss’ 220-pounder, Connor Beard, celebrates after placing third following a pin over Highland’s Keaton Sameshima in 2:13 on Saturday. Beard, a junior who missed the 2011 state tournament due to an injury, placed third in this year’s 3A tourney.


B10 Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SPORTS

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Bruins’ Caywood sixth BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Cole Caywood finally got his medal. The senior 182-pounder from Cedaredge placed sixth at the state 3A wrestling tournament in Denver, ending his senior year with a 22-15 record. “He’s been wrestling for Cedaredge his whole life. It’s good that he got to end it by coming here,” said head coach Ted Schanen. “It’s real nice that he’s going out the right way.” Caywood first came to state as a sophomore, and wrestled two-andout. Caywood’s junior year he got a win. This year, Caywood won his first two matches before drawing top-seed Jaden Olearnick of Eaton, who

defeated Caywood 8-5. He lost to Thane Smith of Salida to place sixth. “He’s been wrestling for Cedaredge for a heck of a long time,” said Schanen of Caywood. “He’s done a lot in the off season to try to get better. He’s getting what he deserves.” Caywood was one of four seniors to wrestle at the Pepsi Center. Sam Williamson (113), Ely Fritchman (220) and Tylor Balistreri all wrestled two-and-out. Schanen complemented all of his athletes. Another five wrestlers placed fifth at regionals. “We were awfully close to sending the majority of the team,” said the third-year head coach. “It’s always a work in

progress.” “Sam Williamson, he’s done everything I asked him to do from the first time I met him,” said Schanen. “It’s great he got to experience this.” In his final match, Williamson had Macky Sandoval on his back but just couldn’t finish it. “He went out fighting,” said Schanen. “Just doing everything he could.” Fritchman, who also wrestled his whole life for Cedaredge, wrestled up his senior year. “It’s good that he got to end it by coming here to the big stage,” said Schanen. This was only the second year of competition for heavyweight Balistreri. “He’s done the right things this year,” said Schanen.

Cedaredge’s program is growing, noted Schanen earlier in the season. Five of his team members placed fifth at regionals — one of their best showings in recent history, and the middle school program is gaining momentum. “It’s always a work in progress,” said Schanen. “Obviously we all wanted to win, but it’s the kind of experience these kids will remember for the rest of their lives,” said Schanen. “So often everything is judged by rankings. Growth is hard to measure sometimes. It’s easy to measure wins and losses. I really feel like all of our guys, whether they’re here or not, are making progress.”

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Cedaredge senior Cole Caywood controls Buena Vista’s Koby Close in the 182 pound division at the 3A wrestling tournament in Denver. Caywood, who placed sixth overall, was one of four Bruin seniors to qualify for the state tournament.

McCracken sixth in 4A BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

After a painfully close 3-2 loss to Tyler Oberg of Discovery Canyon in Thursday’s opening round of the 4A state tournament, Delta 145-pounder Morgan McCracken was a bit rattled. But he appeared more at ease after winning another close match, defeating Clint Berry of Cañon City by a 2-1 decision in the quarterfinals. “I’m glad I won, but I need to do a lot better if I’m going to place,” he said while waiting for his next match to be called. It was the first time at state for the four-year wrestler. “The pressure’s kind of off. I was stressing it on the ride here. ‘How am I going to do?’ There’s thousands of

people who are going to watch me.” But that first win was a big one. McCracken went on to win his next two matches, advancing to the medal round after a win by major decision over Kennen Lanteri of Windsor. McCracken lost his sixth and final match by an 11-4 decision against Keith Cays of Mesa Ridge to place sixth. “It’s a great experience to wrestle in front of thousands of people,” said head coach Clayton Curtis. “Sometimes that can be nerve-racking.” Junior Shane Anderson was 1-2 for the tournament. His first opponent, Seth Villa of Windsor, was a very defensive wrestler and didn’t match well with his style, said

Curtis. Anderson lost the match by a 12-3 decision. Anderson came out strong in his second match, winning by technical fall over Jorge Ferrales of Ridgeview to stay alive for one more round. He wrestled tough against Mike Mills of Glenwood, but lost in a 3-2 decision. Anderson ended his season at 26-13. Senior 138-pounder Irvin Hernandez wrestled two-and-out, but was happy to be a part of state wrestling. Hernandez, an all-state soccer player, decided to join the team after playing football his freshman year. He said a friend convinced him to give it a try. Hernandez liked the coaches and the sport, and joined the team. It was his first time to qualify for state.

Hernandez drew second-seeded Nick Stager of Niwot for his opening match and lost in a 72 decision. Stager went on to place third. Hernandez lost on day two by a 3-2 decision against Mike Mills of Glenwood Springs. For Irvin, it was really nerve-racking, said Curtis. “It’s a great experience, even for those who go two-and-out. It’s still something that you’re going to remember the rest of your life.” Delta ended the tournament with 9.5 points. The Colorado High School Athletics Association puts on a great state tournament, said Curtis. Not many states do such a good job and make the experience so positive for so many kids.

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Delta senior Morgan McCracken controls Clint Berry of Cañon City in a 145-pound bout in the 4A state wrestling tournament in Denver. McCracken placed sixth in his division at the tournament and completed the season with a record of 32-8.

Cedaredge boys fall 51-39 to GV BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

The Bruins lost their final regular season game of the season to Grand Valley in Parachute on Saturday. The final score, 51-39, left the Bruins near the bottom of the standings (1-12 and 4-15) in 3A WSL standings. There wasn’t much to cheer about early with the Cardinals gaining a 17-10 advantage after one period of action. Grand Valley added The Lady Panthers three more points to their were not treated with respect in regards to state playoff pairings, but they are still in the hunt with a first round game scheduled for today, Feb. 22, at home against number 12 seeded Conifer (9-13). Game time is set for 6 p.m. Delta (18-4) comes in as a number five seed BY WAYNE CRICK after winning a part of DCI Sports Editor the league title. The other Cedaredge High two teams, Glenwood School’s Lady Bruins Springs (19-4) and Moffat have had a rough seaCounty (17-6), enter the son in 2011-12. A 51-32 playoffs at number four loss to Grand Valley on and three respectively. Saturday left the Lady Bruins with a 2-11 and 3-16 slate. The Lady Bruins began the game with promise as they took a 12-8 lead into the second quarter of play. That lead was erased by the Lady Cardinals in a 19-6 surge that left Grand Valley

DHS girls defeat Palisade BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Delta’s Lady Panthers have started their new winning streak, and, with a 55-28 win in Palisade, they have a two-game start. Delta also earned a piece of the 4A WSL title with the win after learning Moffat County knocked off Glenwood Springs 44-37 on Tuesday night. Both Glenwood and Moffat County foiled Delta’s bid for an undefeated league season with wins in recent weeks. The win by Moffat County gives Delta, the Lady Bulldogs and

Glenwood Springs identical 10-2 records in league play. Against Palisade, there wasn’t much scoring in the first quarter, but Delta was able to come away with a 13-8 advantage. Callie Gafford had six of those points for the Lady Panthers. Second-quarter action was fueled by six points each from Gafford and Skylyn Webb as the Lady Panthers outscored Palisade 18-6 for a 31-11 halftime lead. Delta kept their momentum to begin second-half play with a 17-7 spurt in the third peri-

od that was sparked by Webb’s 10 points. A slow fourth quarter went to Palisade, 10-7, to account for the game’s final score of 55-28. Delta continues to be plagued by poor free throw shooting as the Lady Panthers hit just 12 of 21 from the stripe. Webb’s 21 counters led all scorers in the game with teammate Gafford’s 16 close behind. Palisade failed to produce a double-digit scorer in the game with Emily Crow’s seven leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs.

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lead with an 8-5 second quarter and a 25-15 halftime lead. The Bruins’ offense could not find enough firepower to stay with Grand Valley in the third frame and slipped farther back with a 19-11 Cardinals’ run. Cedaredge put together a decent quarter of offense in the final quarter and outscored the Cardinals 13-7. Trevor Smith had 13 points to lead Grand Valley’s offense.

Lady Bruins end regular season with loss to GV ahead 27-18 at halftime. Grand Valley kept pressure on the Lady Bruins with a 13-10 edge in the third quarter and then finished the game by outscoring Cedaredge 11-4 in the fourth period. Lindsey Gardner led the Lady Bruins on offense with eight points. Teammates Kaitly Kissner and Rebecca Deal finished with six points each. Deal hauled down 13 rebounds to lead Cedaredge’s boardwork.

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Delta’s Taylor Zunich is in position to pull down a rebound against Palisade’s Lady Bulldogs in a game played in Palisade last Tuesday (Feb. 14). Delta collected a share of the league title with a 55-28 win and Moffat County’s win at Glenwood Springs.

Hotchkiss senior 145-pounder Dylan Hill battles Kit Reed of Gunnison for fifth place at the 3A state wrestling tournament last Saturday. Hill, who was pinned by Reed, placed sixth and finished the tournament with a 3-2 record.

Hot. Wrest. CONTINUED FROM B9 Logan Schopp both wrestled two-and-out. “The experience they get at the state tournament is huge,” said Suppes. “The guys that go

two-and-out, just the exposure to the atmosphere, exposure to the crowds, it is so psychological.” Even some of the more seasoned wrestlers were a bit star-struck

on day one. But all in all, Suppes was more than proud of his team’s accomplishments. The Bulldogs earned 46 points and placed 18th out of 39 teams.

“I don’t think they ever end like you want to, except with a state championship,” said Suppes. “We’ve had our upsets. This has been kind of a normal finish for us.”


SPORTS

Delta County Independent

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Paonia girls 18-1 after weekend BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Paonia’s Lady Eagles are on top of their game, and on top of the 2A WSL with an impressive 18-1 record. The Lady Eagles remained on top of the 2A WSL with a 10-0 league mark and 18-1 overall. Second place Meeker is 9-1 and 14-4 and Hayden is 9-3 and 12-5. The Lady Eagles posted two big wins over the weekend to earn the number one seed in this weekend’s district tournament in West Grand. Paonia romped past Plateau Valley 69-40 on Friday (Feb. 17) and smothered Rangely 63-39 in Paonia on Saturday. Paonia 69, PV 40 Plateau Valley managed to keep the game semi-close in the first half as the Lady Eagles were prone to miscues in the opening half. Paonia got

nine points from Ce’rra Carsten in the first quarter as the Lady Eagles took a 16-11 lead after one period of action. The Lady Cowboys’ Bess Hill had seven of her team’s points. The Paonia press forced numerous turnovers in the second quarter that translated into a 24-16 run for the Lady Eagles. Chelsy Reed fueled the offense for Paonia with nine points and Abby Campbell contributed six more to the run. Campbell was four of five from the charity stripe to account for four of her six counters. Paonia led 40-27 at the break. In the second half, the Lady Eagles began with a 19-5 third quarter with Campbell and Braiden Clement scoring six and five points respectively to lead the charge.

The game’s pace slowed in fourth-quarter play with Paonia taking a 10-8 edge for the game’s final score of 69-40. The Lady Eagles had four players in double figures including Campbell with 12, Reed with 11, and Carson and Carsten with 10 points each. Plateau Valley’s Bess Hill was the game’s leading scorer with 16 points. Paonia 63, Rangely 39 On Saturday afternoon, Paonia started fast, and stayed that way, until the final quarter. The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 17-6 first-quarter lead before putting up even bigger numbers in a 24-12 run in the second period for a 41-18 halftime lead. Four players scored four or more points for Paonia in the second stanza. After the break, Paonia was five points better in

the third quarter with an 11-6 advantage. Rangely battled the Lady Eagles’ bench in fourth-quarter play to forge a 15-11 edge to make the final score 6339. Pipher and Carsten scored 13 points each to lead the Paonia offense with Campbell contributing another 10 counters to the win. Quincey Thacker had 17 points for Rangely to lead all scorers in the game. Paonia won the league title and drew a bye in the first round of play. Other teams played pigtail games early in the week with the 2A WSL tournament beginning on Friday in West Grand. The Lady Eagles will face the league’s number four team while numbers 2 Photo by Wayne Crick and 3 square off in the Paonia’s Abby Campbell awaits the arrival of the other semifinal game. ball from the baseline wing as two Rangely defenders take positions to try and stop a shot. Campbell, and her Lady Eagles’ teammates, established their dominance early in a 63-39 rout.

Paonia boys suffer losses BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Paonia’s chances of hosting a pigtail game were lost after last weekend’s two losses. The Eagles fell to Plateau Valley in Colbran 67-52 on Friday and had too many turnovers and poor shooting in their 70-58 loss at home to Rangely on Saturday. The losses forced the Eagles to travel to Rangely to face the Panthers once again in a pigtail game that would decide the number four seed in this weekend’s 2A WSL tournament in Kremmling and West Grand High School. Tournament play begins with numbers one and four facing each other and number two and three matching up in first-round action Friday. PV 67, Paonia 52 The Eagles got off

to a good start against Plateau Valley on Friday. Unfortunately for the Eagles, Plateau Valley had a better beginning with a 22-18 edge in the first period. Anthony Roeber, Zane Anderson, and Daniel Ford canned six points each for Paonia to account for the Eagles’ 18 points. Ted Grundy hit nine counters to lead Plateau Valley in the opening quarter. Paonia’s momentum slowed in the second stanza and the Cowboys outscored Paonia 16-9 with the help of Gundy and his seven markers. The Cowboys were leading 38-27 at halftime. The Eagles found their groove to start the second half and used Ford’s seven points to help outscore Plateau Valley 1815 in the period. Paonia lost ground in the fourth period with

the Cowboys doubling the Eagles’ score 14-7 to make the final score 6752. Ford’s 18 points led Paonia’s offensive efforts while Grundy had 31 for the Cowboys. Rangely 70, Paonia 58 Saturday afternoon’s contest with Rangely was marked by miscues and low shooting percentages. Rangely raced to a big lead with five treys in the opening period and a 1912 lead after one. Cameron Enterline had three made shots from beyond the arc and finished with 11 points in the quarter. Roeber was Paonia’s leading scorer with five points in the period. The Eagles played better in the second stanza and managed to outscore Rangely 16-14 to trail 33-28 at halftime. Ford had seven points in the

period and Trevor Walters scored six to keep the Eagles close. Each team scored 13 points in the third quarter keeping the deficit at five for Paonia. The most damage done by Rangely occurred in the fourth quarter as the Panthers rolled to a 2412 spurt and a 70-58 final score. Rangely’s Kody Denny had 10 points (eight of 10 at the charity stripe) to lead the Panthers’ charge. The game’s leading scorer belonged to Rangely and Enterline who finished the 2A contest with 22 points. Denny had 17 for the winners to give the Panthers two players in double figures. Ford topped Paonia shooters with 16 points and Taylor Katzer and Walters finished with 14 counters each. Photo by Wayne Crick

Paonia senior Trevor Walters (13) gets two hands on a rebound against Rangely’s Ethan Peacock in a game played in Paonia last Saturday (Feb. 18). The Panthers had a hot shooting game and emerged Palisade’s halftime the victor by a margin of 70-58. chat must have sparked some momentum as the Bulldogs came out growling in the third period for a 22-14 run. The explosion for Palisade narrowed the Panthers’ lead to 46-44 heading into the welcomes you to our Church Services. final stanza. Baier and Our Pastor is the Bible and the Christian Science Ames provided six and four points respectively textbook, Science and Health with Key to the for the Panthers to keep Scriptures, Delta on top with one by Mary Baker Eddy. quarter left to play. Our mission is to “commemorate the word and works of Palisade outscored the our Master [Christ Jesus] which should reinstate primiPanthers 10-8 to force an tive Christianity and its lost element of healing.” (Mary overtime with the game Baker Eddy) tied at 54-54. Delta won the extra Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. period with help from Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Ames’ four-for-four free (children up to age 20) throw shooting and Colin Wednesday Testimony Meeting 7:00 p.m. Fraser’s two field goals in a 9-4 run for the Panthers to make the final 751 Meeker score 63-58. (corner of 8th & Meeker) Ames led Delta’s Delta offense with 19 points 874-8083 while Smith finished with 14. Baier ended the game with 13 points and Fraser 11 to give Delta four players in double figures. Monger finished with 13 to lead Palisade, Kane Gunther had 11, and Jesus Aguirre had 10 to give the Bulldogs three players in double-digit scoring numbers. With the release of state pairings, Delta’s Panthers have to be excited. Delta ended up in the Ron Shavlik Region and is seeded fourth with its 17-6 record. The Panthers will have a bye in the first round (Feb. 21) and face the winner of Greeley Central (13-10) and Harrison (8-15) on Friday (Feb. 24) in Delta. Other 4A WSL teams in the playoffs include fourth seeded Eagle Valley (18-5), seventh seeded Palisade (17-6), 10th seeded Steamboat Springs (7-14), and Glenwood Springs at number 12 (10-13). Montrose crosses over from 5A to take a three spot at 19-4.

Delta boys share 4A title regular season schedules with identical 10-2 marks in league play with the The Delta High School Devils showing an 18-5 Panthers have a 10overall mark and Delta a game winning streak 17-5 slate. after defeating Palisade The Panthers began 63-58 in overtime last play in the first period Tuesday (Feb. 14). The against Palisade with game, played in Palisade, determination and hustle that netted them a 21-7 lead that gave way to 2112 going into the second quarter. Taylor Smith was everywhere for the Panthers as he funnelled 10 first-quarter points through the net to lead the way. Ethan Jack Baier chipped in six for the Panthers during the run. Kyle Monger’s seven points led Palisade’s offensive effort. In the second quarter, Jake Ames gave Delta a boost with a nine-point effort to keep the Panthers ahead in an 11-10 Photo by Wayne Crick edge for Delta. The PanTaylor Smith scores one of his five layups against thers led 32-22 at the the Palisade Bulldogs in first-quarter play. break.

BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

avenges an earlier season loss (53-49) on Jan. 10 in Delta. Palisade (9-3; 17-6) fell to third place with the loss after leading the 4A WSL for much of the season. Delta and Eagle Valley completed their

Photo by Wayne Crick

Delta High School’s head basketball coach, Von Mitchell, makes a point during a time out in last week’s crucial game against the Palisade Bulldogs. Delta needed a win to assure themselves a piece of the league championship with Eagle Valley, and win they did....63-58 in overtime. After taking an early 21-7 lead in the first quarter, the Panthers held on for their 10th straight win.

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B12 Wednesday, February 22, 2012

BUSINESS

Delta County Independent

County to complete facility needs study BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The county’s effort to plan for expansion of court and jail facilities in the future is reaching a point of decision – whether and how to proceed now, or put the project in neutral gear to take up when economic growth and revenues return. The county’s Facilities Needs Assessment Team, comprised of top administrators from the county and 7th Judicial District, is concluding an effort spanning three years evaluating options for future criminal justice and courts needs. Also

in the project mix are the county’s own future administrative facility needs. The questions before the team have been how much to expand, where to expand, and how to pay for expansion. A $100,000 consultantguided study is nearing its end. The county administration and commissioners want to stay in a single, expanded campus configuration at 5th and Palmer. Space is a constraining factor. Privately owned property in the area and complications with City of Delta

utilities relocation, plus the idea of a possible street closure, have been unknowns in the planning process. County administrators and BoCC believe they need to resolve issues with the city before deciding whether to look outside the city limits for new space. At a recent work session, team leader Chuck Lemoine told the BoCC, “This project was undertaken in a time when county finances were better than they are now; when the jail population was larger than it is now; and, when court

New bishopric called for local LDS congregation A new bishopric has been called to serve in the Uncompahgre Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Chad Harris of Olathe is newly sustained as bishop. His counselors are Don Christensen of Olathe and Nathan King of Delta. Stake president Nicolas Taylor of Montrose presided at the Jan. 29 proceedings in the chapel at 1679 Pioneer Road in Delta. Other leaders and local members were also

present. Bishop Harris replaces Kevin Pulsipher of Delta who has served as bishop since 2007. Generally a bishopric serves for approximately five years. Approximately 400 members of the church are located in the ward. The church has over 14 million members worldwide. Members of the church are organized into congregations called wards (larger) and branches (smaller) that meet

together frequently for spiritual and social enrichment. Each ward and branch comprises a specific geographic region. Uncompahgre Ward includes Olathe and parts of Delta. Church services are 9 a.m. to noon every Sunday. Visitors are welcome.

security seemed a more pressing concern than it seems now.” Lemoine added that it has been a good exercise and a good time to take a long look at the needs involved. He acknowledged however, “There has been some concern expressed as to why we would do this (expansion) at this time. This

planning work could be passed on to others to pick up after all of us are gone.” An architect has drafted conceptual plans for an expansion that would address mainly the need for expanded court rooms, better court security, and a new jail. Some big initial cost numbers have been mentioned for

North Fork drilling forum set for March 3 The Delta County Commissioners invite local residents who are interested in learning more about oil and gas leasing and development to attend a public information meeting on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Paonia High School. “We understand many of our residents have concerns and want to learn more about oil and gas leasing and development after the Bureau of Land Management posted the lease parcels that are available for sale in the

North Fork Valley,” said Olen Lund, Delta County commissioner. “Therefore, we’re bringing experts to provide insight into the processes.” The event had previously been announced to take place in Hotchkiss but the location has been changed to Paonia High School. Interested participants should make note of the change in location to Paonia High School. The morning sessions will include a presentation by David Noe, Ph.D, a senior geologist at the Colorado Geological Sur-

Hospitality training offered for scenic byways

Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways program is sponsoring training sessions for cultural heritage tourism and grassroots hospitality in March. Training focuses on 11 key survival strategies for tough economic times. The Grand Mesa Scenic Byway will host a course in Delta Thursday, March 1, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The six-hour course Pictured from left to right are Don Christensen, first (lunch included) will procounselor; Chad Harris, bishop; and Nathan King, vide byway participants second counselor. with the knowledge and

various configurations of the county’s first choice option to remain at 5th and Palmer, though nothing has been offered in hard cost estimates: • Jail facilities, $23 million to $37 million; • New court facilities, $12 million to $20 million; • Courthouse renovation, around $6 million.

skills to establish training programs in the areas of heritage and hospitality. The training is complementary but each class is limited to 25 people so please register as soon as possible at ColoradoByways.org “Our goal is to generate as much support for tourism as possible,” says CDOT Scenic & Historic Byways program manager Lenore Bates. “The two byway trainings provide technical assistance that includes

customer service and other strategies for making byway businesses more competitive, which makes it valuable for restaurants, hotels, gas stations, other tourist and recreation organizations, as well as frontline staff at city, county, state and federal agencies.” To learn more about the scenic and historic road trips that preserve the state’s culture, history and natural wonder, please visit www.Colorado Byways.org.

vey in Denver, on the geology of the North Fork Valley. Other sessions include a panel discussion about the leasing and permitting processes for oil and gas exploration as well as an overview of regulations for hydraulic fracturing, water and air quality. Presenters from the morning sessions will lead breakout sessions in the afternoon where the public can ask questions and learn more about the oil and gas leasing process, water, air quality, drilling, hydraulic fracturing, private land issues and current oil and gas activities. Staff from the Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Geological Survey, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Delta County, Delta County Health Department, U.S. Forest Service and industry representatives will participate in the meeting.

Correction A story on the front page Feb. 15 incorrectly stated the term of apointment for county planning commission members. They are appointed to three-year terms.

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To complete your gourmet dining experience, Debra also offers candles, glassware and serving dishes. Create the ambience you’re looking for with candles, table linens and napkins from The North Fork Lifestyle Foodie Boutique. No meal would be complete without a glass of vino from one of the many wineries in the West Elks Viticultural Area. Debra complements their offerings with wine accessories from Giovanni — aerators, vacuum stoppers, bottle openers and more. Did you see the wine veils featured on the Today Show? Debra has brought these charming glass covers to Hotchkiss. They’re the perfect accessory for outdoor wining and dining, and they make a thoughtful hostess gift. As Debra heads to market this spring, she hopes to find even more unique gift ideas to bring to the North Fork Valley. She also plans to expand the glutenfree options. You’ll also find some wall art at the North Fork Lifestyle Foodie Boutique. Like all the merchandise that’s beautifully displayed in the store, the paintings are all about food. So if you’re looking for something that’s different and fun, head to The North Fork Lifestyle Foodie Boutique in Hotchkiss. The business is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. If you’d like to be contacted about future tastings, give Debra a call at 872-3344.


SURFACE CREEK February 22, 2012

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Four working on petitions in Orchard City BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

As of last Friday, four petitions had been taken out by prospective candidates to run in the April 3 municipal election. Mayor Don Suppes and incumbent trustees Marsha Thomas and Jimmie Boyd had picked up their petitions. Each of the three would be seeking second terms. In addition, Ken Volga-

more, a resident of the Eckert area, had taken out a petition, reported town hall staff. He would be running for trustee. Trustee Len Johnson told the Delta County Independent that he has decided not to seek a second term on the town board. With the resignation of Trustee Jerry Brunemeier that leaves four open trustees seats for the April vote with, so far, three prospective candidates.

Lack of quorum delays liquor license decision BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

On Thursday, Feb. 16, prior to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Cedaredge board of trustees, Gary and Donna Allen of High Mountain Enterprises, LLC, doing business as the Cedaredge Lodge, were given the opportunity to speak about their application for a hotel and restaurant liquor license at the Cedaredge Lodge, located at 810 N. Grand Mesa Drive in Cedaredge. Gary began by providing the trustees and the standing-room-only crowd with a lengthy history of his and Donna’s sojourn to Colorado, and why the two finally made the choice to relocate from Florida to Cedaredge in 2007 and start a business. A business, Gary said, he was reluctant to invest in. Gary detailed the extensive remodeling they have done since purchasing the lodge and a history of past events hosted by the Allens as a means of “Paying it forward,” and as an indication of their commitment to stay in Cedaredge and provide visitors a resortlike experience. Time and time again, both offered assurance that the application was not a license for a tavern or bar, but was only to allow them to serve liquor to their room guests. After hearing from the Allens, the hearing was opened for questions and comment. Trustee Dr. Laurence Smith asked what, if any, guarantee did the town have that the Allens would honor their commitment to serve only their guests once the liquor license application was approved and the license issued. Town Clerk Darlynn Novakovitch answered that the Allens could pretty well do what they please once the license is issued. Novakovich said there are no provisions in the liquor license binding them to an oral commitment to not serve the general public, once the license is issued.

A similar question was asked regarding the possible sale of the business following the approval and issuance of a liquor license, with the same kind of response; there is no guarantee that the new owners would honor the Allens’ commitment to not serve the general public, nor would they be required to do so. Donna Allen, responding to a question regarding the presence of children in the area where liquor might be served, said it is the parents’ responsibility and that it is the same as children being in a restaurant where liquor is served. When town administrator Kathleen Sickles asked whether or not some of the property (more than an acre) might be excluded from the area currently included in the application, Gary explaining that his guests are free to walk around the property. They would not exclude any of the property. Later, during the regular meeting of the board of trustees, when the issue was brought to a vote, trustees Nelson Cederberg and Smith recused themselves. Smith, for a possible conflict of interest because he owns property adjacent to the lodge, and Cederberg for an unintentional “ex parte.” (In administrative actions, ex parte communication means an off-the-record communication from one side of a proceeding (the Allens) to a decision maker (Cederberg) regarding a specific issue that requires a decision by the decision maker has occurred). Cederberg explained that prior to the public hearing, he had visited with the Allens and had toured the lodge area covered by the application, without realizing that he had done anything wrong. Their request to be recused, coupled with the absence of trustee Michael Meskel, resulted in the lack of the quorum for action, and the issue was tabled until the March 15 meeting.

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Winter rest A vinyard and pastures of winter grass rest under a covering of snow three miles below the national forest boundary north of Cedaredge.

Cedaredge considers stand on water diversion BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

Although no action was taken, the Cedaredge board of trustees learned a great deal about water during its Feb. 16 meeting. Representatives from the Butte Ditch and Fogg Ditch companies explained the ditch companies “Application for change of water right.” Those present were Andy Wick, representing the Butte Ditch Company, Jeff Hinkley for Fogg Ditch Company, Jeff Widener, a ditch rider for both the Fogg and Alfalfa Ditch companies, and overseer of Fruitgrowers Reservoir, Jeff Boyd, a retired water commissioner, James Holiman and Doug Wist, District 40 Water Commissioners, and Gregg Scott, a gov-

ernment ditch rider in the Surface Creek. The application is for an alternate point of diversion to run decreed water shares from the headgate of the Alfalfa Ditch, through the Alfalfa Ditch to Fruitgrowers Reservoir. According to the application, the requested diversion via the Alfalfa Ditch has taken place “informally for years.” According to Wick, those decrees are flow-through decrees, not storage decrees, and as such can only be stored in Fruitgrowers Reservoir for three days. A letter from the two ditch companies to the Alfalfa Ditch Company states, “In the past, the Alfalfa Ditch Company gave the Butte and Fogg

Companies verbal consent to use the Alfalfa Ditch in order to run their decreed water decrees through the Fruitgrowers Reservoir. We are presently and have in the past moved these decrees to the Alfalfa Ditch. This arrangement has worked well for our companies.” According to Boyd this arrangement has been in place for 22 years, with no fundamental changes. It was noted that there would be two more ditch companies to insure maintenance to the ditch. It was also noted that some private properties within the Deer Creek Subdivision, bordering the Alfalfa Ditch, are encroaching on the right-ofWATER DIVERSION TO C3

Planting seeds for a great year of gardening Several plots are available for new participants in community garden BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

Earlier this month the Cedaredge Community Garden Committee held its third annual meeting to kick off the 2012 gardening year. Newly elected officers are Gerry Mendralla, president, Frances Starkey, vice president, Dea Jacobson, treasurer, and John Steighner, secretary. According to Mendralla, the

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Alone in paradise A lone visitor to an orchard above Cedaredge is a little early for finding the succulent treat it wants.

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Gerry Mendralla at the Cedaredge Community Garden, where several projects in 2011 will bear nice returns for the upcoming 2012 gardening season. 2011 financial report shows the organization is financially in good shape, making it possible for routine maintenance and replacement of some worn out equipment, as well as being able to accomplish some of the upgrades and improvements planned for 2012. Improvements in 2011 included installation of windows and painting of the storage shed; raised herb garden beds were built; landscaping was started around the sign; expansion of the garden area to the west to accommodate a greenhouse; and installation of the greenhouse. In the works for 2012 is the construction and installation of eight raised garden beds near the greenhouse; the construction of a water supply line to the raised beds and to the greenhouse; the building of more shelves in the greenhouse; installing a covering for the central walkway to help with weed control; and finishing the landscaping

around the sign. According to Mendralla, the raised garden beds will be approximately 30 inches high and will be for use by gardeners who have difficultly working ground level plots. Mendralla said that in years past, gardeners donated any bounty in excess to their needs to the food bank. This year, a garden plot will be available for the Food Bank to grow its own produce and gardeners can still donate to the food bank. Mendralla said this is the start of the garden club’s fourth year and another rewarding year is expected. Mendralla also noted that several garden plots are now available for new gardeners and a limited number of the raised gardens will be ready by June. The fee for a garden plot in 2012 is $20. For more information or to reserve a garden plot, call Gerry Mendralla at 8564878.


C2 Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SURFACE CREEK NEWS

Orchard City buys land Water diversion to clear up right of way BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Orchard City Town Board dealt with two real estate matters during a special meeting held on Feb. 1. Following a 20-minute executive session the trustees approved purchase of 3.3 acres adjoining the Eckert water tank. The property is needed to clear up rightof-way issues. The tank was erected encroaching on private property. It was bought with two shares of Surface Creek Ditch and Reservoir Company valued

at $22,000 each. The property will have to go through an administrative subdivision process with the county. In a separate real estate matter, the trustees rejected an offer on the Eckert storage building and submitted a counter offer at the asking price. In other business at recent meetings, the Orchard City town Board has dealt with the following matters: • The board has approved purchase of new computers for town hall staff, and new hand

tools for public works. • Trustees approved an ordinance on second reading that vacates the Best Neighbor subdivision. • The board heard and granted a request by Charlie Beals, representing Lucille Beals and the Beals domestic water pipeline. The request was for more time to get documents signed under the town’s new private pipeline service policy. Beals explained that a neighbor who needs to sign documents will not be able to do so until after the March 1 deadline. Town Clerk Melissa Oelke verified that the neighbor would be able to sign the documents, and the trustees agreed to a deadline extension year. Please send a letter until March 30. of interest to the Orchard City Town Hall at 9661 2100 Road, Austin, CO 81410. Letters of intent must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. April 2. The board of trustees will make their selection on April 11. For more information, call 835-3337. Each Wednesday during Lent, a Bible study will be shared at Eckert Presbyterian Church. Prior to the Bible study, which begins at 6 p.m. in Hunsicker Hall, a soup supper will be served. All are welcome, so please join this wonderful tradition and be part of the Christian experience at Eckert Presbyterian Church through March 28.

Planning commission has two vacancies The Town of Orchard City is seeking to fill two positions on the Orchard City Planning Commission. The positions are three-year terms and will begin April 24. Interested parties must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Orchard City for no less than one

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER FRY & MEMBER AUCTION Thursday, February 23rd at CHS Cafeteria

Tickets: Adults $10 / Kids $5 (elementary school) At the door: Adults $12 / Kids $7

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Auction: 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy ALL YOU CAN EAT Rocky Mountain Oysters & Chicken Tenders. Stay for the Member Auction to bid on your favorite FFA Member or Team. Members & Teams will be sold to the highest bidder in exchange for one 8-hour work day. For more information or tickets contact Katie Johnson (970) 302-5233 or CHS (970) 856-6882

NOTICE The Town of Orchard City will be working on Fairview Rd. between 2050 Rd. and 2075 Rd. Expect periodic road closures from February 13 thru March 9. Any questions call Orchard City Town Hall at 835-3337.

FROM PAGE C1 way easements for the operation and maintenance of the Alfalfa Ditch. The letter also states that the ditch companies, “will not run water in the Alfalfa Ditch if there is not enough capacity (86 cfs total) in the Alfalfa Ditch.” The letter also guarantees that: • Property damage to the Alfalfa Ditch or harm to the Alfalfa Ditch Company caused by the extra water from the Butte and Fogg companies’ decrees will be covered by the Butte and Fogg Companies; • The contract between the Orchard City Irrigation District and the Alfalfa Ditch regarding maintenance of the Alfalfa Ditch will continue as in the past; • All Butte and Fogg decreed water that runs through the Alfalfa Ditch will be documented by the Division of Water Resources; • The amount of added water to the Alfalfa Ditch from the Butte and Fogg decrees will not exceed 40 cfs; and • The Alfalfa Ditch priorities will be used first. The letter concludes, “The Butte and Fogg company boards would like to pursue getting approval for an alternate point of diversion to the Alfalfa Ditch through the water

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courts so that there will never be any confusion over obligations and water rights, but only if the Alfalfa Ditch Board is in agreement.” Boyd said the letter would be included as an attachment to the application. Mayor Pat Means noted that the town has concerns regarding access to the headgate and liability issues to property owned by the Town of Cedaredge and to private and public properties adjacent to the Alfalfa Ditch. Wick noted that the additional water flows created by the diversion will not increase the high water level in the Alfalfa Ditch, and will not take place during high runoff. In a memo to the trustees, town administrator Kathleen Sickles stated,

“although the application appears to be a formal process to approve an informal practice, my concern is regarding maintenance easements and necessary maintenance regarding the impact of 39.67 c.f.s. over time, to the improved private and public property adjacent to the Alfalfa Ditch, the consequences of high run off and liability to town structures intersecting the Alfalfa Ditch.” The town has until the last day of February to file a “Statement of Opposition” with the Water Clerk’s Office, in Montrose. Although the “Application for change of water right” by the ditch companies was scheduled for action by the trustees, none was taken pending legal advice from the town’s attorney, Steven Harper.

FFA oyster fry, auction is Feb. 23 The Cedaredge High School FFA will hold its annual member auction and Rocky Mountain oyster fry on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the high school. The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the member auction at 7 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $7 for kids (save $2

by buying in advance). The menu is all-youcan-eat oysters and chicken. Then plan to bid on your favorite FFA member to perform eight hours of labor. This is a major fundraiser for the FFA and your support is most appreciated.

Food drive set for March 3 in Cedaredge On Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Surface Creek Community Services (Food Bank) will hold a food drive at Cedaredge Foodtown. Volunteers and board members of the Food Bank will be on hand to accept donations from the community for families and friends in need. The food drive comes at a great time of need and an opportune time to buy. Between Feb. 29 to March 13, Cedaredge Foodtown will be holding its seasonal Case Lot Sale, and many staple items will be on sale at great prices. Every month, the Food Bank goes through many staples like tomatoes, canned beans, spaghetti sauce, and canned vegetables, all of which will be on sale. Even if you cannot make it there on the day of the food drive, you can

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buy your cans or case of food and leave it there for the Food Bank. Board members will be picking it up regularly during the sale period. Remember every can helps and together they do make it a case of caring. During

January 2012, the Surface Creek Food Bank served 196 families (totaling 621 individuals) in a four zip code area of Cedaredge, Eckert, Austin, and Cory. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Pinel at 856-7672.

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Guiding the way At a recent meeting, Orchard City trustees discussed removing the steel cable barricade in front of the Park Pavilion. It was considered a trip hazard for park visitors accessing the Pavilion from parking. But, on second thoughts, the board realized the cable is needed to keep people from driving their vehicles into the Pavilion and surrounding grounds. The compromise solution is removal of a portion of the cable and creation of a new entry placed directly in front of the Pavilion structure.

The Friends of the Cedaredge Library desperately need donations of good used books now. The friends depend on donations year round to have quality books for the AppleFest book sale. Please donate any book in good condition to the library during operating BY HANK LOHMEYER hours. The friends do not Staff Writer take magazines, pamMove over, Rachael phlets, condensed books Ray. Pardon our flour or encyclopedias. dust, Paula Deen. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for recognition as a culinary creator the DCI. of historical note is open to anyone in Austin, Cory or Eckert who submits their favorite recipe in time for the Orchard City Centennial Cookbook. The Town’s Centennial Committee has taken on the project of putting together a homegrown collection of good food, from appetizers and beverages to desserts, and some of everything in between. The project is in need of recipes from all around Orchard City, and organizers are calling for local cooks to contribute their best ones for the effort. The Committee hopes to produce a cookbook representing recipes throughout the town and each of

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the communities of Austin, Cory and Eckert. In order to have the volume ready for sale by the beginning of Centennial events in May, recipe submissions need to be in as soon as possible. The cutoff date is the end of March. Submissions should include the name and residence (Austin, Cory or Eckert) of the submitter. Categories will be appetizers and beverages, soups and salads, vegetables and side dishes, main dishes, breads and rolls, desserts and “this n’ that.” The book is being planned to include an introduction with a historical narrative of the town and its communities. The project is being coordinated by Beth Suppes. Recipes may be submitted by e-mail to suppes@tds.net and they can also be delivered at Town Hall.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Sweet treats for Cedaredge volunteers David Beesley and Ken Bakken named Valentine volunteers at Senior Center Photo by Verna Barr

Raising money for hospice Rebekah members cleared $400 for Hospice at a “soup for lunch” fund raising event held Saturday, Feb. 18. Serving up the soup were, from the left, secretary Myrna Bertram, Junior Past Noble Grand Donna Waibel, Right Support Noble Grand Barbara Gettman, Vicki Mahan, Noble Grand Bonnie Pope, and Vice Grand Ruth Ann Dawson.

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nition. Presenter Marge Davis will give him his box of candy from RSVP at a later date. Bakken often serves as volunteer coordinator, making announcements and other duties. He steps up to help wherever needed. David Beesley was present and was recog-

nized for his willingness to help at anytime. Beesley will often be found cleaning up after a meal, washing tables, bringing signs from outdoors, and much more. Both men were chosen for their active participation and enthusiasm while helping at the center.

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Two men were chosen as this year’s Valentine Volunteers at the Cedaredge Senior Center prior to meal time. Ken Bakken was not present to receive recog-

Birds of the Western Slope A look at local birds with Evelyn Horn Snow Geese I hear them . . . snow geese. Every person near me turns toward the refuge waters and we watch cloud after cloud of white birds lift into the air. What a sight! Now the noise becomes louder, even at this distance. This is one of the spectacles of the Bosque del Apache. Yesterday Karen and I stopped at the turn-out near the Flight Deck viewing platform. We watched in awe to see this “common” sight. For these tundra nesting geese, also known as “light geese,” the Bosque is one of their wintering homes and in the past I recall there being nearly 50,000 of them here! They literally turn the water white, rise up in clouds to whiten the sky. Then they settle back

down, group by grouplike clouds of snow. So their name. As I watch them today, I again think “tundra nester.” So far away, such an incredible migration! The Greater Snow Geese, at 31 inches long, fly southwest-wards from the tundra to winter along our northeastern coast — I’ve never seen them. The Lessers, at 28 inches

long, migrate southward across most of our continent to winter along our Gulf Coast, at the Bosque and into Mexico. These are the ones that I’m seeing today. It seems that the agricultural fields along migration routes and in the wintering grounds provide too much food; the snow goose population has greatly increased. However since

these birds return to the nest site of their birth, there are more and more geese, so they’re literally eating themselves out of house and home in that spot! And as I watch, I think of all the hazards that wild creatures endure: the storms, the winds, the hunters, the power lines. And then to return to a nesting ground of self-destroyed habitat. Very sad.

Photo by Verna Bar

David Beesley was named one of two 2012 Valentine Volunteers. Marge Davis presented him with a box of candy and told of his services to the Senior Meal site in Cedaredge.

— NOTICE — The Town of Orchard City is seeking to fill two positions on the Orchard City Planning Commission. The positions are three-year terms and will begin April 24, 2012. Interested parties must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Orchard City for no less than one year. Please send a letter of interest to the Orchard City Town Hall at 9661 2100 Road, Austin, CO 81410. Letters of intent must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. April 2, 2012. The Board of Trustees will make their selection on April 11, 2012.

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Selected for honor choir

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Eight students were selected from Cedaredge Middle School to participate in the Delta County Junior High Honor Choir. Students from across the district auditioned and only 27 district students were selected. Those making the choir from Cedaredge were Kendra TenNapel, Callie Wasser, Angie Laurence, Brynn Wagner, Lacey Kerns, Daisy Ann McCarty, Kayla Gash and Taina Forkner.

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Sat., Feb. 25 Mon., Feb. 27

Avalanche danger is high Some of the most serious avalanche conditions in recent memory exist in the backcountry areas of Colorado and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) and U.S. Forest Service are asking for maximum awareness from those who plan to head into the backcountry. Recently there have been numerous human involvements in avalanches including two fatal accidents and several with serious injuries. Although Colorado’s winter started off dry, steady snowfall in January and February has created high-risk conditions. Triggered avalanches in the San Juan Mountains, for

example, are increasing in size with some breaking over six feet deep and 600 feet wide. According to the CAIC, avalanche conditions in the backcountry areas of Colorado this season are the worst in many years. Several recent accidents have involved very experienced backcountry travelers and off-duty professional avalanche workers. Six people on average lose their lives in avalanches in a Colorado winter. Already in the 2011-12 season there have been six deaths – with several months left in the active avalanche period. Don’t let the powder

snow and blue skies fool you into thinking the avalanche conditions are anything less than very serious. You can reduce your risk by staying away from steep slopes. Avoid traveling on or under slopes steeper than 30 degrees. The warning is directed toward backcountry areas, and does not involve ski areas, which carefully manage avalanche dangers. Backcountry travelers should always travel in groups and carry appropriate avalanche safety equipment, including a shovel, probe pole, and avalanche rescue beacon. Even seasoned backcountry veterans are encouraged to brush up on their rescue skills: beacon practice, reviewing shoveling techniques and first aid refresher classes. Before heading out to backcountry areas, please check Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s website for current conditions (avalanche.state.

co.us or www.colorado. gov/avalanche). Pick up a copy of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s free brochure, First Tracks. To get your free copy, call 303866-2611 ext 0, or email pubscgs@state.co.us

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A big helping hand The Friends of the Cedaredge Library gave the Delta County Library District a check for $5,000 to help offset the deficit in tax revenue received by the district. This donation will be used to purchase circulation materials for the Cedaredge Library. The Friends meet the second Tuesday of each month at the library and visitors are always welcome. Pictured are the 2012 officers for the group, from the left: Gini Moseley, secretary; Kathleen Morese, treasurer; Jude Kieca, president; and Judy Benns, vice president.

National FFA Week. FFA Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry & Auction, 4:00 p.m. Western State Preview Days in Gunnison; District FFA Dance, 6:00-10:00 p.m. FFA Shoot & Lunch, 12:00 Noon. First Day of Spring Sports Practice; Basketball AllConference Meeting, 3:00 p.m. TCAP/ACT Practice Run, 1:30 p.m. Free Health Clinic; Band Concert, 7:00 p.m.

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AGRICULTURE

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Energy/water workshop brings good ideas to improve ag operations Are you looking for ways to improve energy efficiency on your farm, ranch, or small acreage? Are you looking to enhance your soil health with a new tool for your irrigation management toolbox? If so, then you might want to register for a free workshop focused on ag energy and the local agricultural weather station network. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in Montrose with a complimentary lunch from Camp Robber for all who register by Monday, Feb. 27. The workshop — cohosted by Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) and Colorado State University (CSU) — will be held in the DMEA’s classroom at 11925 6300 Rd, near the airport just north of Montrose. Staff of both DMEA and CSU will outline local and statewide programs that can improve efficiencies with energy and water use, and provide a foundation for a more profitable and sustainable agricultural operation. Included in the program is a visit from state climatologist Nolan Doesken, whose enthusiasm for all things weather has helped raise the profile of water — particularly in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail — on both sides of the divide. Recently Doesken was in western Colorado advancing his campaign

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Nolan Doesken, the state climatologist, will be visiting Montrose March 1 for a workshop that includes a discussion of water use in Uncompahgre and North Fork agriculture. to place a rain gauge in every school around Colorado. Now he’s back to engage with local producers and promote CSU’s imminent upgrades to the Colorado Agricultural Meteorological (CoAgMet) network. CoAgMet is a network of about 65 weather stations around the state that provide accurate crop water use and disease pressure data for farmers and ranchers. Doesken describes CoAgMet’s importance to the irrigation community as “the primary source of local and accurate crop water use information.” Troy Bauder, the state water quality specialist at CSU, adds, “This information is one tool we’d like to get in the hands of irrigators that are interested in more precise irrigation sched-

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explains his support for the workshop, “DMEA is very interested in smart energy products for its service area. We believe that helping local residents understand where the opportunities lie for energy savings can help them be more successful

with their agricultural operations, businesses, and home maintenance.” If you are interested in attending the workshop (remember the workshop and lunch are free — please register in advance), or learning more about DMEA and

CSU’s programs please contact Jim Heneghan at DMEA: 240-1269 or e-mail jim.heneghan@ dmea.com; or Denis Reich (CSU water resources specialist) in Grand Junction: 201-8467 or e-mail denis.reich@ colostate.edu.

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Signs of spring This field fire in Austin near Fairview and 2125 Roads was visible from Delta to Hotchkiss last Friday evening, Feb. 17. With the coming of spring, plumes will become a more common scene as farmers prepare fields and irrigation ditches for the growing season.

Water company hears good news at annual meeting BY ED MARSTON The Ditch Writer

The Minnesota Canal and Reservoir Company held its 109th annual meeting on Saturday, Feb. 18, and it was good news from start to finish. Roughly 40 people attended in the Paonia American Legion to hear board president Willy Kistler say that he expects to see the upper 5.2 miles of the canal encased in pipe by spring 2013, several years ahead of schedule. The reason, he said, is that the Bureau of Reclamation has available the full $3.9 million the project will require. If construction starts at the end of the coming irrigation season, he thinks the contractors will be done by spring 2013, just in time for the new irrigation season. That was the opening good news. The meeting

closed with Kathy Welt, representing Mountain Coal, saying that her company’s snowpack measurements in the canal company’s watershed showed that we are ahead of 2010, which was an OK year. While the lower elevations haven’t gotten much snow this year, the high country has done OK. Kistler guessed that the snow pack would come in at about 75 percent of normal. (And that was before Sunday’s snowfall, which left 0.75 inches in my gauge on Lamborn Mesa.) In between the report on piping the ditch and on the snowpack, shareholders representing 1,107 shares of the company’s 1,700 outstanding shares heard that 2011 had been a good year financially; that ditch rider Mike Ullrey had twice saved the ditch from catastrophic washouts following flash floods by turning out the water. “He risked his life,” Kistler said. And that the new valves that control Beaver Reservoir

were working great. The long-term good news was the likelihood that the upper half of the ditch, the part vulnerable to washouts, would be in pipe in time for the 2013 irrigation season. In addition to lowering maintenance costs, the elimination of seep and evaporation could cut losses by an estimated 25 (Kistler’s estimate) to 40 (the Bureau of Reclamation’s estimate) percent. The Bureau is funding the project to reduce the amount of salt entering the Colorado River from this valley. The new construction will replace four siphon tubes on Apricot Hill with a single pipe and the present horseshoe ditch that circles Dry Gulch will be replaced by a siphon, saving $500,000 in construction costs. The end result, Kistler hopes, is that the canal company may be able to take less water out of the canal’s two reservoirs during July and August, extending the irrigation

season further into September. Because the $3.9 million construction cost will be fully covered by a federal grant, there will be no added indebtedness and so Kistler expects the new pipe to keep costs flatter than they would otherwise be. At present, the 5.2-mile upper Minnesota feeds water into the slightly longer Minnesota Extension, which is governed separately. The Minnesota will start to revise its by-laws to create one company. It is hoped that the piping of the Extension will be funded by a future round of Reclamation grants. However, the piping of the upper half is most critical; it covers steep and unstable ground and is most prone to catastrophic failure. Shareholders wishing to stay abreast of happenings on the Minnesota (turn-on and turn-off dates, progress on construction, etc.), can send their e-mail address to edhmarston@paonia.com.

New help for beginning farmers and ranchers The USDA Farm Service Agency is working harder than ever to assist new farmers and ranchers to succeed. FSA State Executive Director, SED, Trudy Kareus recently unveiled a new Land Contract Guarantee Program and several other tools designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers build the foundation for a successful career in agriculture. “New farmers face many challenges, like obtaining land for example,” said SED Kareus. “FSA is going to provide new options to help them to work through this challenging start-up issue.” Peak land values, tight commercial credit, minimal credit history and less collateral make it difficult for new and smaller farmers in Colorado to get a commercial business loan right now. The Land Contract Guarantee Program provides a new approach for landowners willing to sell and finance a land purchase to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer. The national program offers two options,

one that guarantees up to three annual installment payments on the contract and one that guarantees 90% of the unpaid principal of the contract. Guarantees can be used in the purchase of land for up to $500,000. “Colorado farmers represent all walks of life, a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, and all different ages,” notes SED Kareus. “This new program will work well for beginning and minority growers in our state and we encourage producers to visit with us to see if they qualify and how it could fit their needs,” she said. Find FSA loan information, disaster assistance programs and other helpful programs at www. fsa.usda.gov. Another new change to the agency’s lending rules for new producers is to allow more flexibility in the minimum experience requirement. Under the new rule, FSA loan officers are now allowed to consider all prior farming experience, including on-the-job training and formal education when determining eligibility

for FSA Farm Operating and Ownership Loans. To qualify for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Loan Program, applicants must have a minimum level of agricultural experience, but not more than 10 years operating a farm or ranch. SED Kareus also recommends that people considering a farming career should visit a new USDA website www.start2farm. gov to learn more about USDA and FSA programs for beginning farmers and ranchers. Colorado FSA’s support for Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers is evident in the high level of minority and new farmer participation generated through staff outreach into the community. In 2011, 39.9% of all FSA farm loans in Colorado were made to socially disadvantaged and beginning farmers and ranchers. For more information about these and other USDA programs, visit the Delta County Farm Service Agency office at 690 Industrial Blvd, Delta, or go online at www.fsa. usda.gov.


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SECOND STORY APT. ANNOUNCEMENTS for rent in Delta. One bedroom with storage unit, laundry. All utilities except electric paid. 874-4436 Mon- BUILDING VALUE DAYS Fri, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (2x7) at Morton Buildings in Montrose. Open house MARCH SPECIAL, FIVE- event Feb. 23-25. 970-249year-old home with 6" walls, 2153. (1x8) new carpet and paint. Three bedroom, two bath, main- DO YOU HAVE AN UNtenance free yard. Good wanted item that is taking neighborhood on Garnet up space in your closet? Mesa. Call 252-8872 and Sell it through the DCI leave message. (3x8) Classifieds! Call 874-4421.

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PICKUP ALUMINUM BOX diamond plate box for smaller pickups. Mounts on rail of pickup bed. 2 doors, easy access side entry. Dimensions: 60" Lx15”Tx17”W Good condition. $100. Call 874-4558, leave message. (tfn41)

INDEPENDENT 401 Meeker St. Delta • 874-4421

LAKEFRONT MOUNTAIN RANCH! Unique Ranch in Scenic Mountain Valley bordering Crawford Reservoir. 22+ Acres of Irrigated Fenced Pastures & Hayfields. Adjoins 800 Acres of Public Land! Includes a VERY NICE Comfortable & Spacious Ranch Home with TONS of Outbuildings, 2 garages, 2 Barns & More! Year-Rnd Creek & Spectacular Views...A MUST SEE! Crawford, #655718, $364,900

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970-856-8800 Each office independently 975 S. Grand Mesa Dr. owned & operated Cedaredge, CO 81413 WITH 3 WESTERN COLORADO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU! Carbondale • Cedaredge • Paonia

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 1996 SKI-DOO SUMMIT 500. Good condition with reverse, rear rack and cover. 323-5151 after 6 p.m. (tfnx5)

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BEAUTIFUL RANCH HOME WITH GUEST HOME! Truly Lovely Quality Built Country Ranch Home on nearly an Acre on California Mesa with just as Lovely Guest Cottage. Perfect for Extended Family or Guests that come & go! Beautiful Grounds, Irrigation, 2 Garages, Office/Shop Bldg., Garden Shed w/Dog Run. Delta, #632901, $379,000

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

TRAILER SALES TORSION TRAILER AXLE 3500 lb. rated torsion axle with 5-lug (4 1/2" pattern) spindles included. Dimensions are 82” track length, 65” frame width, 30 degree angle??? $175 874-4558, leave message. (tfnx41)

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OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! Cute little home is convenient to town, medical, dining & shopping. 2BR singlewide, on its own lot, has new skirting, oversized 1 car garage, fenced back yard. Two unheated sunrooms not included in sq. ft., adds additional space. $42,500 Cedaredge, CO #661473 • COZY BUNGALOW! 3BR/2BA, 1373 sq. ft. home has a nice size sunroom, office/den & lots of built-in storage. Fenced yard, garden area, grapes & raspberries. Detached 1 car garage. $95,000 Cedaredge, CO #661908 • HOME IN THE COUNTRY! Tulips & fruit trees will be blooming soon around this 3BR manufactured home on completely fenced lot. Oversized single car garage, covered deck in front & back. Possible owner carry terms to qualified buyer. $79,900 Eckert, CO #656979 • BUILT IN 1996! New floor coverings, move right into 3BR/2BA, 1216 sq. ft. singlewide on its own lot. 10’ x 16’ storage shed, close to shopping and the golf course. $55,000 Cedaredge, CO #660599 • PRICED TO SELL! This 1082 sq. ft. home features an updated kitchen & bath, new cabinets & fixtures, new vinyl windows, steel siding. Close to town amenities. Home is being sold “AS-IS.” $59,000 Delta, CO #652064

Janice Jones CRS, GRI, SRES, ABR Broker Owner

970-856-7344 Direct phone

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

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OPTICIAN WANTED FOR busy professional office. Send resume to Alpine Optical, 1800 E. Pavilion Place, Suite A, Montrose, CO 81401. (4x5)

RN — Clinic Supervisor Do you have well developed leadership skills and the desire to provide superior nursing care? The RN Clinic Supervisor position offers the opportunity for a talented and experienced nurse to lead the clinic staff in providing high quality hands-on care and the opportunity to be a key member of the interdisciplinary team focused on ensuing allinclusive care for our participants. The well qualified candidate will have a current Colorado RN license, two years of nurse management experience working with the elderly and the ability to successfully interact in a team environment.

Please submit resumes to lquon@voa.org or apply at Senior CommUnity Care Center, 11485 Highway 65, Eckert, CO 81418. EEO

HORIZONS CARE CENTER 11411 Hwy. 65 • Eckert, CO 81418

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DELTA CONSERVATION District is accepting applications for Soil Conservation Technician position. Fulltime hours, annual salary range $32-38k depending on experience plus health insurance and paid holidays. Job requirements and application available at www.DeltaCD.net or call 970-874-5726 x121. Submit application and resume to 690 Industrial Blvd., Delta, CO 81416 by March 9. (3x8) A LOCAL NON-PROFIT is seeking applications for an Administrative Assistant/ Bookkeeper. See information for applying at www. upartnership.org. Closing date is March 16. (2x8)

THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL District (7th JD) is looking for qualified candidates to fill a .80 FTE (32 hours per week) position of Family Court Facilitator. The office may be in any of the 7th JD locations with travel to all 7th JD locations required on a regular basis. The job description should be reviewed at www.courts.state.co.us/ Careers/Opportunities. cfm. The Chief Judge is the hiring authority and supervisor for this position. Education and experience: Graduation from an accredited law school; be admitted and active with the Colorado Bar Association strongly desired. BA/BS in Social Sciences and experience working with court procedures, family law, and social work required. Starting pay is $3,664 per month for .80 (32 hours per week) and is not negotiable. The incumbent shall not be allowed to practice law in any court of the 7th JD. The application shall be filed electronically. Go to www.courts.state.co.us/ Careers/Opportunities.cfm and follow instructions to apply for this position. No paper documents will be accepted locally. Resumes shall not be substituted for the completed application. A cover letter, resume or other documents may be attached to the electronic application but are not required. Applications due on or before 02/28/2012. (2x7) ADVERTISE TODAY!

FREE DIAPERS FOR UP to one year! Pregnant women in Delta County can now get help to quit smoking and get something they can really use after their baby arrives — free diapers. COMMUNITY OPTIONS, Healthy moms have healthy Inc., in Cedaredge is now babies. Enroll in the Baby & hiring for an Office Manager. Me Tobacco Free program The Office Manager is today. Contact the Delta responsible for organiz- County Health Department ing and coordinating office at 874-2165 or your local operations and procedures physician. (TFNx2) to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. THE DISTRICT ATTORNDuties will include main- ey's Office provides sertaining the payroll system, vices to those who have data entry of timesheets, been victimized by a crime spreadsheet maintenance of domestic violence, and phone coverage. Must assault and other crimes. have two years of office To learn more about the experience with excel- victim assistance services lent computer skills, valid provided by the District Colorado Driver's License Attorney's Office, please and clear background contact Lou Nesbit at 970check. Pay starts at $8.59 252-4260. (tfx41) per hour, DOE, with excellent benefits and training. HOTCHKISS-CRAWFORD Interested applicants may Historical Museum. Winter call Georgiana at 970- hours, Saturdays 1-4 p.m. 856-7600 ext. 213. Pick up thru December 24. $3 admisapplications at 336 S. 10th sion or free to members. Street, Montrose, CO or 155 Come see our museum at NW 2nd Street, Cedaredge. 2nd & Hotchkiss Streets in Hotchkiss. 872-3780. (tfx44) (2x8) BADGER DAYLIGHTING Corporation, North America's leader in nondestructive excavating is hiring an administrative assistant for our Central Colo., office. Good communication/computer skills, and experience running an office preferred. Pay dependent upon experience. Benefits/401k after 90 days. E-mail resume to jpikor@badger-corp.com. (2x7) NURSE PRACTITIONER wanted. Four hours on Saturday a must. Work up to 20 or more hours per week. Computer skills required. Must have all license and insurance upto-date. A DEA is required. Call 874-5777. (2x7) DELTA CONSERVATION District is accepting applications for District Manager position. 25 hour week, $12/hour plus health insurance and paid holidays. Job requirements and application available at www. DeltaCD.net or call 970-8745726 x121. Submit application and resume to 690 Industrial Blvd., Delta, CO 81416 by March 2. (2x8)

PUBLIC SERVICE THE DELTA COUNTY Independent runs these items as a public service free of charge for non-profit organizations, if no fees are charged. However, each group is asked to please keep them current by calling 874-4421. BEGINNING THIS MONTH the Pioneer Al-Anon Family Group will host a special speaker meeting on the last Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome. 7-8 p.m. in Cedaredge at First Baptist Church, 370 W. Main Street in Wick Hall behind the church, west end. Call Mary 856-6123 or Vicki 8567115. (tfnx12) PEOPLE LOOK FOR JOBS in the classifieds. 874-4421

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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)

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO change a child's life! Children are waiting for senior partners in Delta County right now! Can you spare 3 hours a week? We need your help! Call today for more information. Please volunteer to spend time with a child in our community. Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray, 874-4661, www. partners-west.org. or www. ALCOHOLICS ANONY- deltayouth@montrose.net. mous, at Friends of Bill (tfx13) W. club at 9th and Palmer, meets Sunday 1 p.m., 7 p.m. PAONIA AMERICAN Monday at noon, Tuesday at Legion runs a year round noon, Wednesday at noon, non-perishable emergency 5:30 ladies only. Thursday food pantry. This is for at noon, and 8 p.m., Friday the North Fork area. For at noon, Saturday 12:15 information, call 527-6252. p.m. Call 874-8282. (tfnx5) (tfx49) 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)

SAVE EYEGLASSES, OLD jewelry and silver or bits of gold and silver scraps. The Grand Odd Fellow Lodge is sending them to: New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078 or send them to: Gale NARCOTICS ANONY- Conger, Secretary of IOOF mous meets at 9th and Lodge #116, 544 St. Hwy. Palmer, Delta, Mondays and 548, Delta, CO 81416. Fridays at 8 p.m. (tfnx5) THE AMERICAN RED BECAWS! DONATIONS Cross needs you. Become needed. Credit cards one of the Red Cross volaccepted. Call 970-527- unteers who says, “We’ll Be 3350, or visit cawsonline. There, Because Help Can’t org. Delta County Citizens Wait!” Call your local Red for Animal Welfare and Cross Chapter at 970-242Shelter (CAWS) 4851 or 1-800-HELP NOW DELTA FOOD PANTRY for information on the difneeds meals for Delta ference you can make in families who are temporar- someone’s life as a disaster ily in need. Donations of volunteer. ((TFNx4)) non-perishable food may UNEMPLOYED? JOIN be brought to 628 Meeker. others for a time of net(tfx36) working, encouragement,

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SUPPORT GROUP: CAREgivers, friends and loved ones of Alzheimer’s and dementia victims. Facing difficult situations? Get help. 2nd Monday every month, 10 a.m. Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church, 110 SE Jay, Cedaredge. Call ALANON FAMILY GROUP Karen for more details, 835meetings. Hotchkiss, 3113. (tfx3) Tuesday, 7 p.m., Baptist Church, Oak and Main. Edna GOT TIME? RSVP NEEDS 872-6141, Judy 527-5618. senior citizen volunteers Due to low attendance, call throughout area. If you have 2 - 4 hours per month first. minimum, opportunities in ALANON FAMILY GROUP Delta/Montrose counties meetings, Paonia, that match your interests Wednesday, 7 p.m. United are available. YOU are the Methodist Church, 3rd and missing LINK. Call 874-8657 Ornaga. Call Kay at 527- or 249-9639. (tfx28) 3518 or Chris 527-3366. THERE IS HOPE, THERE IS SERVICIOS DE SALUD help for families of probDe Campesinos: Ofrecemos lem drinkers. Al-Anon ayuda con doctores, dentis- Family Groups. Join us in tas, y medicinas. Si trabajas Cedaredge, Thursday, 8:00 en agricultura puedes califi- p.m. in Wick Hall, behind car para nuestros servicios. Cedaredge Baptist Church, Para mas informacion llame 370 W. Main., Cedaredge. al 323-0538. (tfx12) Call Vicki 856-7115 or Mary THINK YOU'RE PREG- 835-6123. Speaker mtg. last nant? Abused? Need help? Thurs. of month. (tfx8) FARM WORKER HEALTH Services: We offer assistance with medical, dental and medicines. If you work in agriculture you may qualify for our services. For more information call 3230538. (tfx12)

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.

IS SOMEONE’S DRINKing affecting your teenager? Delta and Cedaredge area is now offering Al-Ateen Group meetings for your troubled teen. Teens share support, strength and hope. YOU CAN QUIT. WE CAN For more information call help. Colorado Tobacco 835-3408 or 874-9832. (tfx8) Quitline offers free, confi- FAMILIES BELIEVING dential assistance. Call 1- in families: Tandem 800-QUIT-NOW. (TFNx28). Families is an innovative, ALZHEIMER'S ASSO- private non-profit mentorciation Caregivers' Support ing program providing serGroup, Cory/Austin. All vices for at-risk children of Saints Lutheran Church, Delta and Mont-rose coun20101 Deer Creek Road. ties. Anyone interested in Last Wednesday of every volunteering their services or donating usable items month, 1 p.m. should call 874-3000 or 252ADVERTISE 874-4421 7445. (TFNx8)

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and skill improvement. Latent Resources meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 at the Delta United Methodist Church (5th & Meeker). Attendants and visitors are encouraged to dress professionally and bring a note pad and THERE IS A VFW MEETING a willingness to learn and on the first Monday of each be challenged. Find us on month. At 6 p.m. there is facebook.com & twitter.com a potluck and the meeting - search "Latent Resources", is at 7 p.m. at the Veterans or call James at 970-901Building, 15th & Howard, 9463. Delta. For further information, call 874-5150 Paul HEALTHY BABIES START with early prenatal care. Carter. (tfx31) Delta County Health BECAWS! ADOPT A DOG Department. Offers access or cat today. Call 970-527- to immediate, temporary 3350, or visit cawsonline. Medicaid for pregnant org. Delta County Citizens women who qualify. 874for Animal Welfare and 2165. (tfx25) Shelter (CAWS) BECAWS! DISCOUNT CHAPTER, UNITS OF DAV spay and neuter coupons regular meetings on the available. Call 970-527second Monday of each 3350, or visit cawsonline. month at 7 p.m. at the org. Delta County Citizens Veterans Building, 15th & for Animal Welfare and Howard, Delta. For further Shelter (CAWS) information, call Paul Carter SIGN UP TODAY FOR 874-5150. (tfx19) a subscription to the DCI! HELP!!! KEEP THE animal population under control, and SAVE an animal's life. Adopt your new cat or dog from the Delta County Humane Society. Adoption fee is minimal. Call 874-2149. (DCHS)

If the signs are right, we are threatened with a big peach crop, as well as heavy yields in other lines, this season. Everybody knows what that would mean – an amount of quickly-perishable fruit which could not nearly all be shipped, and which would require a full list of canneries and evaporators to save even a fair proportion of its bulk. A good canning factory at Delta, with correct management, would not only pay those who might invest in it, but would also be the means of turning many extra dollars into the pockets of growers. COMPILED FROM DELTA NEWSPAPERS *** By DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY After March 1st, the Sunday and holiday 251 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8721 hours for general delivery and carrier’s windows February 23, 1912 at the postoffice, will be one-half hour instead of (From the Delta Independent) one hour as heretofore. This is by authority of There has been a wide discrepancy in the the P.O. Dept. results of canning factories in Colorado. Delta *** once had a factory and still has its old equipment Yesterday was Washington’s birthday – the on hand. It is related that Morey and others kid who couldn’t tell one; later the father of his were stockholders and that personal disagreecountry, and, today the honored and revered ments were the cause of it going out of business. in memory. Despite the significance of the day Whether or not this is true we are unable to say. we noticed groups about the streets of Delta A canning factory has been run at Austin who looked like they were, well – suspiciously successfully a part of the time, mainly on tomaemployed. toes. A fruit cannery at Paonia has operated suc*** cessfully from year to year and has had only to A.W. Payne, the engineer in charge of the lament its insufficient equipment to handle the work over the Cedaredge water system, which product it would be able to handle and successwill probably furnish water for Austin and the fully market. entire Surface Creek district, was a Montrose Grand Junction is promoting an immense visitor on Tuesday, going from this city on the cannery to take care of its over-ripe and othermorning train. Mr. Payne states that his deal for wise unshipable produce and it is without questhe new water system has been closed and the tion the right thing to do. work to be entered upon at once.

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*** Roscoe Hoskins is hauling material for the construction of a seven room house on his German Mesa property. Work will be begun as quickly as the foundation can be laid. With the new school house, the Hollingsworth residence, and other buildings of recent construction, this portion of German Mesa is fast taking on its true appearance of one of Paonia’s leading rural residence sections. *** No new developments have been made in the Cedaredge railroad situation. Efforts are being made to get the contracts satisfactory, but thus far no change has been made. However, the committee expects to get busy within a very few days. *** Several parties have been in our Crawford neighborhood the last two days looking for ranches, but all seem to be waiting to know whether or not the railroad is coming. *** Perhaps no one refers to a calendar more frequently than the traveler. The first railroad to recognize this need of its patrons is the Denver & Rio Grande, which has just incorporated in its regular monthly folder a “ready reference calendar” for the year, and to facilitate the finding of approaching dates when special rates will be in effect, these dates are printed in red from month to month. This is an innovation which will certainly be appreciated by the traveling public. ***


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Public Notices Your Right To Know Legal Deadline is Monday at 10 a.m. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0140 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 4, 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): JACK B. KAUFMAN Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS FARGO ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-AR8 Date of Deed of Trust: 4/23/2004 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/30/2004 Recording Reception Number: 579174 Original Principal Amount: $422,250.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $371,068.07 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. THE W1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4, THE W1/2 E1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 AND THE NW1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 92 WEST OF THE 6TH P.M., COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 3778 L ROAD, PAONIA, CO 81428-9591 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/21/2012, 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: 1/25/2012 Last Publication: 2/22/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/04/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee 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 #: 9105.02316 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0205 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 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) JOHN M. TIMBREZA AND JACKIE L. TIMBREZA Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL COLORADO, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL COLORADO, INC. Date of Deed of Trust 12/1/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 12/10/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 621280 Original Principal Amount $178,881.11 Outstanding Principal Balance $178,881.11 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION Lot 7 of Block L, of the GARNET MESA SUBDIVISION of the City of Delta, Colorado, according to the recorded map of a portion of said GARNET MESA SUBDIVISION filed in the Office of the Clerk and Recorder under Reception Number 318525 on December 9, 1965, Subject to all easements and rights of way existing of record and utility easement as reserved in Instrument recorded December 9, 1965 Reception No. 318525 said easement being that portion along the back of each lot necessary for Installation of public utilities. Also known by street and number as: 232 CEDAR STREET, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY

CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/21/2012, 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 1/25/2012 Last Publication 2/22/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/17/2011 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, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: EMILY JENSIK, ESQ. #31294 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9106.01780 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0206 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 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) LANCE T. LABELLE AND DENA RENEE CALLAHAN Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust 1/26/2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 1/31/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 600079 Original Principal Amount $138,040.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $127,472.17 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 3 & 4 OF THE AMENDED PLAT OF ULLERY SUBDIVISION. DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1025 NW CEDAR AVE, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/21/2012, 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 1/25/2012 Last Publication 2/22/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/17/2011 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, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: EMILY JENSIK, ESQ. #31294 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9105.02943 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0207 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 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) DOUGLAS C HERBISON AND CYNTHIA D CONGER

Original Beneficiary(ies) GREAT AMERICAN BANK, FSB, A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt AURORA BANK FSB Date of Deed of Trust 8/11/1989 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 8/14/1989 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 442426 Book: 632 Page: 296 Original Principal Amount $39,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $23,120.62 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOTS 17, 18, 19 AND 20, 21, AND 22 BLOCK 1, HILLMAN’S SUBDIVISION OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. TOGETHER WITH ANY AND ALL WATER, LATERAL, AND DITCH RIGHTS APPURTENANT THERETO. Also known by street and number as: 1042 BLUFF ST, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/21/2012, 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 1/25/2012 Last Publication 2/22/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/18/2011 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, business 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 # 8080.29472 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0226 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 14, 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) Terri L. Matthews Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Sooper Credit Union Current Holder of Evidence of Debt CU Members Mortgage, A Division of Colonial Savings, F.A. Date of Deed of Trust 5/14/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 5/21/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 615282 Original Principal Amount $328,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $327,969.33 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. LOT 1 OF JUNIPER HILL MINOR SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 17679 2550 Road, Cedaredge, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/11/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 2/15/2012 Last Publication 3/14/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 12/14/2011 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, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CAMILLE Y. HARLAN #43789 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 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 # 11-14221 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22, 29, March 7 and 14, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0224 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 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) Paula J Glendening and Greg C Glendening Original Beneficiary(ies) Ameriquest Mortgage Company Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMC Specialty Mortgage LLC Date of Deed of Trust 8/13/2004 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 8/26/2004 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 582818** Original Principal Amount $157,250.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $154,528.70 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOTS 10 AND 11, PLEASANT VIEW SUBDIVISION, AS AMENDED, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. **EXCEPT THAT PORTION OF THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION REFERENCED IN THE REQUEST FOR PARTIAL RELEASE OF DEED OF TRUST AND PARTIAL RELEASE RECORDED ON MARCH 29, 2005 AT RECEPTION NO. 601918 IN THE REAL PROPERTY RECORDS OF DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 9871 Horeshoe Lane, Austin, CO 81410. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/11/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 2/15/2012 Last Publication 3/14/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 12/09/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 09-15224RR ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22, 29, March 7 and 14, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0208 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 22, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Elton J Kropf Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Spectrum Funding Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-11 Date of Deed of Trust 4/25/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 4/27/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 614551 Original Principal Amount $234,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $230,257.79 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, JANUARY ESTATES SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 17718 B ROAD, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/21/2012, 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 1/25/2012 Last Publication 2/22/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/22/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, 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 # 11-05921CO ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0209 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 22, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Joe Armendariz and Barbara J Armendariz Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2 Date of Deed of Trust 12/22/2005 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 1/10/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 599424 Original Principal Amount $116,800.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $115,103.66 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 9 of the Replat of Block 1 of Garnet Heights Subdivision County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 580 BOND ST, Delta, CO 814162550. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/21/2012, 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 1/25/2012 Last Publication 2/22/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/22/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business 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 # 11-05922CO ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0212 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 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) PHILIP RHODES Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for MAJOR MORTGAGE Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 4/30/2004 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 5/3/2004 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 579256 Original Principal Amount $125,530.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $112,771.98 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 12, SELBY SUBDIVISION Also known by street and number as: 1011 E 5TH STREET, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/21/2012, 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 1/25/2012 Last Publication 2/22/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/23/2011 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, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON #42043 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9105.02909 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0211 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 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) Jose G. Acosta Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust 3/28/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 4/3/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 613781 Original Principal Amount $117,161.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $110,884.57 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 21 AND 22 IN BLOCK 34 OF PLAT “C”, TOWN OF DELTA, NOW CITY OF DELTA, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 358 Silver St, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/21/2012, 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 1/25/2012 Last Publication 2/22/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/23/2011 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, business 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 # 11-06679CO ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0213 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 29, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) DAVID S. PARKER AND SHANNEL J. PARKER Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL COLORADO, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL COLORADO, INC. Date of Deed of Trust 10/25/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 11/7/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 620428 Original Principal Amount $135,448.11 Outstanding Principal Balance $133,529.30 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

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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 FOLLOWING REAL PROPERTY, IN THE COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO TO WIT: LOT 4 IN BLOCK 1 OF THE HOGREFE AND WILSON SUBDIVISION Also known by street and number as: 560 NW ASPEN AVE, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/28/2012, 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 2/1/2012 Last Publication 2/29/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/29/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON #42043 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9106.02063 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0217 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 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) Jonathan N. Palmer and Lonni Ann Palmer Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 2/26/2001 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 3/2/2001 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 541723 Book: 876 Page: 115 Original Principal Amount $115,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $95,136.52 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1 , CREEK SIDE MINOR SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 4099 N. 80 Lane, Paonia, CO 81428. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/28/2012, 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 2/1/2012 Last Publication 2/29/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/30/2011 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, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ #40351 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 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 # 11-16344 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of GREGORY KENNETH GRAHAM Deceased Case Number 2012PR6 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 June 8, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Janice L. Graham Personal Representative 34693 Powell Mesa Road Hotchkiss, CO 81419 Published in the Delta County Independent February 8, 15 and 22, 2012.


D4 Wednesday, February 22, 2012 COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0218 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 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) WILLIAM L. KELLER JR AND TRICIA L. KELLER Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 7/10/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 7/15/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 636226 Original Principal Amount $183,353.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $178,267.59 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 12 AND 13, EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE WEST 40 FEET OF LOT 13, GARY GRESHAM SUBDIVISION. DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 1221 FRONTIER ROAD, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/28/2012, 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 2/1/2012 Last Publication 2/29/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/30/2011 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, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: EMILY JENSIK, ESQ. #31294 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9105.03037 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0216 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 29, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Marvin G. Stommel and Ruth E. Stommel Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Webster Bank, National Association Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 3/16/2005 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 3/22/2005 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 589222 Original Principal Amount $237,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $213,410.95 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. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Exhibit A A tract of land situate in part of the W1/2E1/2 of Section 17, Towndhip 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the West right of way of "S-50" Lane from whence the S1/4 Corner of Section 17, Township 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th Principal Meridian bears South 16°57' West a distance of 2,468.23 feet and considering the North-South Centerline of said Section 17 to bear North 00°53'58" West and all other bearings relative thereto; thence South 88°50' West 236.0 feet; thence South 00°12' West 344.2 feet; thence North 88°12' East to the West right of way said "S-50" Lane, 246.2 feet; thence Northerly along said West right of way of "S-50" Lane the following courses and distances: North 125.0 feet; North 02°22' West 216.6 feet more or less, to the point of beginning, County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 18397 EASTRIDGE ROAD, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 03/28/2012, 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 2/1/2012 Last Publication 2/29/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/29/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ALISON L. BERRY #34531 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-16349 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0222 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 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) DAN L. JOHNSON Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for AMERICA’S WHOLESALE LENDER Current Holder of Evidence of Debt THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7 Date of Deed of Trust 3/22/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 3/27/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 613486 Original Principal Amount $169,889.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $167,713.87 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 68, STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 783 GENESSEE STREET, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/04/2012, 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 2/8/2012 Last Publication 3/7/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 12/07/2011 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: JOAN OLSON, ESQ #28078 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1269.07833 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 8, 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0221 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 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) Jerry G. Gallegos & Judith Ann Gallegos Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Quicken 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 3/31/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 4/22/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 633821 Original Principal Amount $177,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $171,215.78 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. LOT 117, STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FILING NO. 1, DELTA

PUBLIC NOTICES COUNTY, COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 785 Barstow Street, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/04/2012, 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 2/8/2012 Last Publication 3/7/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 12/02/2011 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, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: REAGAN LARKIN #42309 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 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 # 11-15081 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 8, 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0146 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 12, 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): PINENEEDLE DEVELOPMENT LLC Original Beneficiary(ies): THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF THE ROCKIES Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: HARTLAND CLUBB, SR. Date of Deed of Trust: 11/22/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 11/22/2006 Recording Reception Number: 609932 Original Principal Amount: $513,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $513,500.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. SEE EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. EXHIBIT A East Parcel A parcel of land located in the E1/2NW1/4 Section 27, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, and being more described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of said Section 27 from which the N1/4 corner of said Section 27, being monumented with a 30 foot witness corner by LS 24944, bears S89°56'47"E, 1022.70 feet, and considering the line between said N 1/4 corner of Section 27 and the Northwest corner of said Section 27, being monumented with two reference monuments by LS 24660, to bear N89°56'47"W with all other bearings being relative thereto; Thence S00°15'13"W, 151.78 feet; Thence S89°55'47"E, 146.36 feet to the West line of the Fedler Subdivision; Thence S00'15'13"W along said West line of the Fedler Subdivision, 21.73 feet to the Southwest corner of said Fedler Subdivision; Thence S89°55'47"E along the South line of said Fedler Subdivision, 315.13 feet to the Southeast corner of Lot 2 of said Fedler subdivision; Thence S00°04'02"E, 187.32 feet; Thence S89°22'41"E, 230.32 feet; Thence S00°31'23"W, 1043.39 feet; Thence S89°42'34"E, 338.80 feet to the East line of said E1/2 NW 1/4 Section 27; Thence S00°05'20"W along said East line of the E1/2 NW1/4 Section 27, 1260.65 feet to the Southeast corner of said E1/2 NW1/4 Section 27; Thence S89°13'09"W along the South line of said E1/2 NW1/4 Section 27, 1331.27 feet to the Southwest corner of said E1/2 NW1/4 Section 27; Thence N00°10'16"E along the West line of said E1/2 NW1/4 Section 27, 2688.05 feet to the Northwest corner of said E1/2 NW1/4 Section 27; Thence S89°56'47"E along the North line of said E1/2NW1/4 Section 27, 304.56 to the point of beginning. West Parcel A parcel of land located in the W1/2 NW1/4 Section 27, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th Principal Meridian and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of said W1/2 NW1/4 Section 27 from which the North 1/4 corner of said Section 27, being monumented with a 30 foot witness corner by LS 24944, bears S89°58'47"E, 1424.08 feet, and considering the line between said North 1/4 corner of Section 27 and the Northwest corner of said Section 27, being monumented with two reference monuments by LS 24660, to bear N89°58'47"W with all other bearings being relative thereto; Thence S89°56'47"E along the North line of said W1/2 NW1/4 Section 27, 96.82 feet to the Northeast corner of said W1/2NW1/4 Section 27; Thence S00°10'16"W along the East line of said W1/2NW1/4 Section 27, 2688.05 feet to the Southeast corner of said W1/2NW1/4 Section 27; Thence S89°13'09"W along the South line of said W1/2 NW1/4 Section 27, 599.79 feet to the Easterly line of a deed recorded in Book 116 at Page 73 of the Delta County Clerk and Recorders Office; Thence N00°16'35"E along the Easterly line of said deed, 1824.65 feet; Thence continuing along the Easterly line of said deed 59.11 feet along the arc of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 301.60 feet, a central angle of 11°13'47" and a long chord of 59.02 feet which

bears N05'20'18"W; Thence leaving the Easterly line of said deed S89'56'18"E along the South line of the plat recorded in Book 11 at Page 75 and the plat recorded in Book 22 at Page 48 of the Delta County Clerk and Recorders Office, 497.17 feet; Thence N00°44'11"E along the East line of said plats, 813.51 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 13482 F 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, 03/28/2012, 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: 2/1/2012 Last Publication: 2/29/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 08/12/2011 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: JOHN T. HOWE #18845 Hoskin Farina & Kampf 200 GRAND AVENUE SUITE 400, PO BOX 40, GRAND JUNCTION, CO 815020040 (970) 986-3400 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 #: 4756.1000 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0156 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): KARLA L. LAKEY AND TIM O’HAYRE Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 4/28/2008 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/5/2008 Recording Reception Number: 625268 Original Principal Amount: $355,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $341,378.17 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 PARCEL 1: A TRACT OF LAND SITUATE IN THE W1/2E1/2NE/14 AND PART OF THE NE1/4SE1/4 OF SECTION 9, T14S, R94W OF THE 6TH P.M., MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE CE 1/16 CORNER OF SECTION 9, T14S, R94W OF THE 6TH P.M. AND CONSIDERING THE E-W CENTER SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 9 TO BEAR N 89° 40' 02" W AND ALL OTHER BEARINGS RELATIVE THERETO; 1. THENCE N 00°32'39" W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE W1/2E1/ 2NE1/4 TO THE NW CORNER THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 2616.07 FEET; 2. THENCE S 89° 56' 49" E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SUBDIVISION TO THE NE CORNER THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 659.93 FEET; 3. THENCE S 00° 31' 08" E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SUBDIVISION AND EXTENDED TO THE CENTER LINE OF 2420 DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 2632.00 FEET; 4. THENCE S 89° 13' 32" W ALONG CENTER LINE OF 2420 DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 357.12 FEET; 5. THENCE N 04° 05' 05" W TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE W1/ 2E1/2NE1/4 A DISTANCE OF 19.69 FEET; 6. THENCE N 89° 40' 02" W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SUBDIVISION A DISTANCE OF 300.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 13377 2600 ROAD, ECKERT, CO 81418 NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/04/2012, 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: 2/8/2012 Last Publication: 3/7/2012 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 #: 9105.02377 ©Colorado Public Trustees’ Association Revised 12/2009 Published in the Delta County Independent February 8, 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0219 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 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) CHAD M. RUNDLE AND HANNAH Q. RUNDLE Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust 5/22/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 5/26/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 634858 Original Principal Amount $141,780.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $137,005.49 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION A tract of land beginning at a point 100 feet East of the Southwest corner of Block "J" of Garnet Mesa Subdivision of the Town now the City of Delta, Thence East 50 feet; Thence North 250 feet; thence West 50 feet; Thence South 250 feet to the place of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 833 E 3RD STREET, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/04/2012, 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 2/8/2012 Last Publication 3/7/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 12/01/2011 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, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON #42043 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9105.03034 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 8, 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0225 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 12, 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 QUAGLIANO AND KATHY QUAGLIANO Original Beneficiary(ies) OLATHE STATE BANK k/n/a BANK OF COLORADO Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF COLORADO Date of Deed of Trust 8/9/2005 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 8/31/2005 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 595094 Original Principal Amount $132,388.51 Outstanding Principal Balance $118,604.38 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. EXHIBIT A Lot 2 Jess Place Subdivision, ReSubdivision of Lot 3, Jim and Edith Purcell Minor Subdivision, County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 797 1550 ROAD, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby

Delta County Independent Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/11/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 2/15/2012 Last Publication 3/14/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 12/12/2011 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: GREGG HELMSING #11896 Helmsing Attorney At Law 842 PALMER Street, Delta, CO 8141-6 (970) 874-7626 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 # BANK OF COLORADO vs QUAGLIANO ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22, 29, March 7 and 14, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0223 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 8, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) MARK C. WARTH AND ELIZABETH A. WARTH Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER ACADEMY MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Date of Deed of Trust 10/23/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 10/28/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 638655 Original Principal Amount $195,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $191,706.50 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A PART OF LOT 4 IN BLOCK 2 OF CEDAREDGE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, AS AMENDED TO THE TOWN OF CEDAREDGE, COLORADO, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 4 FROM WHENCE THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 94 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN BEARS SOUTH 59°55'38" WEST 1505.03 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 85°00'00" WEST 92.90 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE SW CORNER OF SAID LOT 4; THENCE NORTH 03°28" EAST 184.73 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE NW CORNER OF SAID LOT 4; THENCE NORTH 85°00'00" EAST 60.42 FEET TO AN EXISTING CULDE-SAC; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT 37.93 FEET THE LONG CHORD WHICH BEARS SOUTH 56°43' EAST 37.03 FEET (RADIUS IS EQUAL TO 50.00 FEET); THENCE SOUTH 03°28' WEST 161.54 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 425 NORTHEAST BLUEBELL COURT, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/11/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 2/15/2012 Last Publication 3/14/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 12/08/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MICHAEL MEDVED #14669 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL P MEDVED PC 355 UNION BLVD #302, LAKEWOOD, CO 80228-1508 (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 # 11-910-18325 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22, 29, March 7 and 14, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0164 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) Mark Milner and Colby J. Reid Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 11/30/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 12/9/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 639593 Original Principal Amount $281,021.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $275,085.42 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 2C, RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 2, BARNHILL MINOR SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN ON PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT RECEPTION NUMBER 607819 IN THE DELTA COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDERS OFFICE. STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as, 38156 Fruitland Mesa Road, Crawford, CO 81415. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/18/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 2/22/2012 Last Publication 3/21/2012 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: ALISON L. BERRY #34531 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2201, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-12547 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 22, 29, March 7, 14 and 21, 2012.

A CALL FOR NOMINATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DELTA COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO 32-1-804.1; 32-1-804.3, 1-1-104(34), 32-1-905(2), C.R.S. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Delta County Ambulance District of Delta County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 8th day of May, 2012, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, 3 directors will be elected to serve 4-year term. Eligible electors of the Delta County Ambulance District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District Designated Election Official (DEO): Delta County Ambulance District Heather Aguayo (DEO) 60 Heinz Street Delta, CO 81416 970-874-7001 The Office of the DEO is open on the following days: Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If the DEO determines that a SelfNomination and Acceptance form is not sufficient, the eligible elector who submitted the form may amend the form once, at any time, prior to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012 (not less than 67 days before the election). Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit curing an insufficient form. Affidavit of Intent To Be A Write-In-Candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the designated election official by the close of business on Monday, March 5, 2012 (the sixty-fourth day before the election). NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, an application for a mail-in ballot shall be filed with the designated election official no later than the close of business on Friday, May 4, 2012 except that, if the applicant wishes to receive the mail-in ballot by mail, the application shall be filed no later than the close of business on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Delta County Ambulance District /s/ Heather Aguayo (DEO) Published in the Delta County Independent February 15 and 22, 2012.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING PAN AMERICAN PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION The Annual Meeting of the Pan American Property Owners' Association will be held at the Paonia Town Hall on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing Directors, receiving reports from Officers and Committees, and conducting any other business that may arise. Ali Lightfoot, Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent February 15 and 22, 2012.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The Annual meeting of the Relief Ditch Co. will be held at the School District Office at Read, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing a Board of Directors, discussing repairs and maintenance and to transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting. Carol Morrell, Secretary Treasurer If you are not able to attend the meeting, please send proxy. Published in the Delta County Independent February 8, 15 and 22, 2012.


PUBLIC NOTICES

Delta County Independent NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE LIEN AT TAX LIEN SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR TREASURER'S DEED TAX YEAR 2007 SALE YEAR 2008 TAX LIEN SALE CERTIFICATE NO. 2008-00037 YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR OWN LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE TO CURE THIS PROPERTY TAX LIEN. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN and to every person in actual possession or occupancy of the hereinafter described land, lots or premises, and to the person(s) in whose name the same was taxed or specially assessed, and to all persons having an interest or title or record in or to the same, and particularly to: HEATHER HIVELEY DAMIAN RAMP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AT A TAX LIEN SALE LAWFULLY HELD ON THE 6TH, DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2008, the then County Treasurer of Delta County, State of Colorado, duly offered for delinquent taxes and/or special assessments for the year 2007, the following described property, situated in the County of Delta and State of Colorado, as described below: PROPERTY LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BEGINNING AT A POINT FROM WHENCE THE W1/4 COR., SEC. 28, TWP. 13 SOUTH, RANGE 91 WEST, 6TH P.M. BEARS SOUTH 81°59' WEST 1251.2 FEET, MORE OR LESS, AND RUNNING SOUTH 30°52' EAST 248.1 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO COR. NO. 1, THENCE NORTH 40°14' EAST 192 FEET MORE OR LESS, THENCE NORTH 52°16' WEST 166.7 FEET, MORE OR LESS, THENCE SOUTH 73°25' WEST 124.7 FEET MORE OR LESS TO POINT OF BEGINNING. AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, ACCESS AND EGRESS TO AND FROM THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND, ALONG, ACROSS AND UPON A STRIP OF LAND 20 FEET WIDE AND INCLUDED BETWEEN 2 LINES AND EVERYWHERE DISTANT 10 FEET OR RADIALLY THERETO ON EITHER SIDE OR BOTH SIDES OF THE FOLLOWING DECRIBED CENTER LINE: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON COUNTY ROAD FROM WHENCE W1/4 COR. OF SEC. 28, T13S, R91W, 6TH P.M., BEARS SOUTH 64°01' WEST 1212.0 FEET, MORE OR LESS, AND RUNNING ACROSS STEWART DITCH SOUTH 24°56' EAST 128 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 73°43' EAST 106 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 16°28' EAST 182 FEET TO A POINT ON NORTH BOUNDARY OF LANDS DESCRIBED ABOVE FROM WHENCE COR. NO. 1 BEARS SOUTH 73°25' WEST 47 FEET, MORE OR LESS. THE RIGHT TO USE SAID EASEMENT SHALL EXTEND TO, AND IN FAVOR OF, GRANTEES' SERVANTS AGENTS AND MACHINERY. IT SHALL INCLUDE THE FREE RIGHT TO MAINTAIN, IMPROVE, REPAIR AND RECONSTRUCT THE ROAD AND BRIDGE NOW EXISTING OVER, ACROSS AND ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Tax Parcel Number: 318728200006 Tax Account Number: R000942 Said premises were assessed and taxed for the year 2007 in the name(s) of HEATHER HIVELEY DAMIAN RAMP At said sale, a lien secured by the property herein was sold to and a Tax Lien Sale Certificate of Purchase was duly assigned to: JOYCE HOWARD AND DUANE HOWARD on NOVEMBER 6TH, 2008 and assigned to NACOMA R. PETITT on DECEMBER 6TH, 2010. The present holder, and legal owner thereof, has made request to the Treasurer of Delta County for a deed, and unless the same be redeemed on or before the 22ND day of JUNE, 2012 or unless the parties described or anyone else having an interest in the property files a written response disputing this action under the protection of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, as amended, accompanied with a statement, under oath, and also accompanied by the facts and supportive documents for this dispute and this response delivered to the Delta County Treasurer's Office, 501 Palmer, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the 22ND day of JUNE, 2012 the said County Treasurer will issue a Treasurer's Deed therefore to said Certificate Holder or his assigns. Dated at Delta, Delta County, Colorado, the 17TH day of February, 2012. /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Delta County Treasurer (SEAL) CERTIFICATE HOLDER: NACOMA R. PETITT First Date of Publication: 02/22/12 Second Date of Publication: 02/29/12 Third and Last Date of Publication: 03/07/12 Published in the Delta County Independent February 22, 29 and March 7, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0227 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 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) JAMES R. YANKOVICH AND CHRISTAL M. YANKOVICH Original Beneficiary(ies) BANK OF COLORADO Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF COLORADO by AgStar Financial Services, ACA its Duly Appointed and Acting Servicer Date of Deed of Trust 7/30/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 7/31/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 617466 Original Principal Amount $160,650.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $157,060.29 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HERE OF AS EXHIBIT “A” EXHIBIT "A" LEGAL DESCRIPTION The SE1/4 NW1/4 of Section 21, Township 51 North, Range 11 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Together with: A parcel of land within the N 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 51 North, Range 11 West N.M.P.M. having bearings based upon a bearing of S89°59'31"E between the NW corner of said Section 21 and the W 1/16 corner common to said Section 21 and Section 16 with all other bearings being relative thereto, said parcel being more

particularly bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the NW 1/6 corner of said Section 21 and running thence along the South line of said NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 N89°56'54"E. 3.30 feet to a point in an existing fence and the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING: Parcel boundary runs thence following said fence the following (4) courses; N02°13'49"W 156.56 feet; Thence N02°55'59"W 102.47 feet; Thence N01°59'29"W 113.10 feet; Thence N02°13'53"W. 10.77 feet; Thence leaving said fence line S88°35'11"E 5.24 feet to a point on the centerline of an existing irrigation canal; Thence following the centerline of said canal generally along the following (4) courses; S57°55'20"E 132.51 feet; Thence 140.67 feet along the arc of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 150.00 feet and whose chord bears S31°03'22"E 135.57 feet; Thence S04°11'25" 41.60 feet; Thence S03°47'30"E 154.61 feet to a point on the North line of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4; Thence leaving said canal centerline and following said North line S89°56'54"W 185.03 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: TBD B ROAD, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/18/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 2/22/2012 Last Publication 3/21/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 12/16/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: John O’Brien #15183 Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Law Offices 1200 SEVENTEENTH STREET, SUITE 1900 TABOR CENTER, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 634-2000 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 # CO vs YANKOVICH ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 22, 29, March 7, 14 and 21, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0228 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On December 20, 2011, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) MARK A HAMBLEN Original Beneficiary(ies) FIRST FRANKLIN A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt U.S. BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET- BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FF1 Date of Deed of Trust 11/8/2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 11/13/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 609620 Original Principal Amount $214,400.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $215,699.08 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. ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT ‘A’ AND INCORPORATED HEREIN AS THOUGH FULLY SET FORTH. ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION Part of the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 17, Township 15 South, Range 95 West of the 6th P.M. described as follows: Beginning at a point 851 feet North of the SW corner of the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 17, Township 15 South, Range 95 West of the 6th P.M. Thence North 175 feet along the West subdivision line; Thence along those tracts of land described in Book 438 at Page 1309 and in Book 435 at Page 933 East parallel to the South subdivision line 560 feet (formerly described as North 8932' East 560 feet); Thence South parallel to the West subdivision line 173 feet; Thence along that tract of land as described in Book 435 at Page 1694 West parallel to the South subdivision line 560 feet (formerly described as South 89°32' West 560 feet) more or less to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also Known as: 1760 H Road, Delta, CO 81416 **AND MODIFIED BY LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT DATED 06-21-2010. Also known by street and number as: 1760 H RD, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 04/18/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse,

501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 2/22/2012 Last Publication 3/21/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 12/20/2011 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: HEATHER DEERE #28597 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL P MEDVED PC 355 UNION BLVD #302, LAKEWOOD, CO 80228-1508 (303) 274-0155 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-910-20602 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent February 22, 29, March 7, 14 and 21, 2012.

A CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF) 32-1-804.1; 32-1-804.3, 1-1-104(34), 32-1-905(2), C.R.S. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District of Delta County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 8th day of May, 2012, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, three (3) directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms and two (2) directors will be elected to serve 2-year terms. Eligible electors of the North Fork Pool, Park, and Recreation District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District Designated Election Official (DEO): James R. Briscoe (Designated Election Official) 102 Bridge Street, Hotchkiss, CO 81419 (DEO Address) P.O. Box 120, Hotchkiss, CO 81419 (DEO Address) (970) 872-3118 (DEO Telephone) The Office of the DEO is open on the following days: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If the DEO determines that a SelfNomination and Acceptance form is not sufficient, the eligible elector who submitted the form may amend the form once, at any time, prior to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012. The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance is close of business on Friday, March 2, 2012 (not less than 67 days before the election). Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit curing an insufficient form. Affidavit of Intent To Be A Write-In Candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the designated election official by the close of business on Monday, March 5, 2012 (the sixty-fourth day before the election). NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, an application for a mail-in ballot shall be filed with the designated election official no later than the close of business on Friday, May 4, 2012, except that, if the applicant wishes to receive the mail-in ballot by mail, the application shall be filed no later than the close of business on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District /s/ James R. Briscoe Designated Election Official Signature Published in the Delta County Independent February 22, 2012.

TOWN OF ORCHARD CITY ACCOUNTS PAYABLE LIST BY VENDOR FOR JANUARY 2012 VENDOR NAME AMOUNT PAID ACE……………………… 423.83 Anderson Farm Supply Inc …………………… 65.98 Austin Post Office …… 588.57 Benson Brothers ……… 535.36 Best Connections …… 166.47 Big Johns Lumber CO 160.38 Bill Haskett …………… 498.31 Carquest ……………… 76.47 CIRSA ………………… 24,214.00 City of Delta …………… 50.00 Classic Computers …… 11,195.00 Coalby Domestic Water Co …………………… 94.05 Colo Dept of Corrections ………… 15.48 Colo Municipal League 1,181.00 Colo Rural Water Assoc 300.00 Colo State Treasurer … 296.20 Del Mont Counsultant 6,563.16 Delta Cnty Econ Development ……… 1,000.00 Delta County Independent ………… 68.24 Delta County Treasurer 3,546.00 Delta Drug Testing LLC 254.00 DMEA…………………… 2,346.36 Double J Disposal …… 84.00 Energy Laboratories Inc …………………… 40.00 ESRI …………………… 400.00 Feather Petroleum Co 1,557.22 Fred Waldman ………… 210.00 Grainger ……………… 980.50 Grand Junction Pipe … 1,413.20 Grand Mesa Motorsports ………… 550.00 HACH …………………… 639.07 Hice Surveying ……… 1,538.00 JC Propane …………… 2,998.70 Kwiki Tire Service …… 691.80 Mesa Cnty Building Dept ………………… 90.00 Mesa County Health Dept ………………… 360.00 NAPA Delta Motor Parts ………………… 104.79 Office Cleanings ……… 2,200.00 Office Depot …………… 258.61 Orchard Mesa Properties LLC …………………… 8,750.00 Payroll Summary …… 31,481.88 Pest Away Spraying … 120.00 Phillip Kiger …………… 86.60 R E Belden Construction………… 240.00 Randall Industries …… 779.00 Silver State Services … 723.50 Skybeam ……………… 92.90 SOS Staffing ………… 1,693.35 SourceGas …………… 1,632.08 SplishSplash Car Wash 69.30 Sprint …………………… 391.56 Sterling Rose ………… 100.00 TDS……………………… 596.32 TerraVision Consulting 4,945.00 The Paper Works …… 173.58 Timberline Electric …… 1,759.91 Trustee Fees …………… 700.00 US Tractor & Harvest Inc …………………… 19.18 Ward Appraisal Service 300.00 Published in the Delta County Independent February 22, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of LAWRENCE MICHAEL SCHEER, JR., a/k/a LAWRENCE M. SCHEER JR., a/k/a LAWRENCE SCHEER, a/k/a LARRY SCHEER, Deceased Case Number 12PR16 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 June 15, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Kenneth E. Scheer Person Giving Notice 521 E. 20th Street Delta CO 81416 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of MARGARET ANSTICE MARKLEY, also known as MARGARET A. MARKLEY, also known as MARGARET MARKLEY, Deceased Case No. 12PR12 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to the District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before June 18, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Robert Long Personal Representative 72 Northeast 500 Road Warrensburg, MO 64093 660-747-3657 James D. Brown Brown, Schottelkotte, Stimpert & Vaughn, LLC 550 Palmer St. - P.O. Box 43 Delta, CO 81416-0043 970-874-4451 Attorneys for Personal Representative Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of ALICE MAE BAUER, a/k/a ALICE M. BAUER, a/k/a ALICE BAUER, Deceased Case Number 12PR15 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 June 15, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Jeanetta R. Nesbit Person Giving Notice 710 NE 2nd Street Cedaredge CO 81413 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

OLATHE FIRE STATION ADDITION & RENOVATION Owner: Olathe Fire Protection District. Contact(s): Kissner G.C., Inc. Design-Build Contractor, (970) 835-7910 or kkissner@kissnergen. com. Final bid documents will be released on Monday, February 13, 2012 for the Addition and Renovation of the Olathe Fire Station in Olathe, CO. The proposed project is a new 6,240 SF 2 story addition and a 2,300 SF existing renovation. Bids are due to Kissner G.C. on Thursday, March 1, 2012 by 5:00 PM. Note: The Olathe Fire Protection District is giving a 5% regional preference to local contractors. This includes Delta and Montrose Counties. Plans will be available through WCCA, Plaza Reprographics, Columbine Copy Center (Montrose) and Sunset Print Works (Cedaredge) as well as through Kissner G.C.’s website. www.kissnergen.com. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that the Town of Crawford Board of Trustees shall conduct a public hearing. The Board of Trustees finds that it is appropriate to conduct a public hearing upon the following proposals. FOR CONTINUED RESPONSIBLE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE TOWN'S MUNICIPAL WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM TO REVISE ITS SEWER AND WATER SERVICE CHARGES FOR ALL USERS OF SAID SYSTEM. Proposed increase for sewer rate is $3.50 per month. Proposed increase for water rate is $2.50 per month. Hearing date shall commence 7:00 o'clock P.M. on Wednesday March 7th, 2012. Jackie Savage Town Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE The Annual meeting of The Short Ditch Company and the Short Ditch Extension Company will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Wheeler Room at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss, Colorado, for the purpose of electing a Board of Directors for the coming year and the transaction of any other business that may properly come before the meeting. Bill Carpenter, President Judy Howe, Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent February 15 and 22, 2012.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO STORAGE LIEN Pursuant to C.R.S. 1973 Section 38-21.5-101 et. Seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of Timothy Bruce whose last known address is 858 Willow Drive, Montrose, CO 81401 whose property is stored at Grand Mesa Mini Storage, Unit 110, will be sold to the highest bidder at 12 PM on February 25, 2012, at Grand Mesa Mini Storage, 1355 SW 9th Street, Cedaredge, CO 81413. The storage unit contains the following property: misc. goods. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15 and 22, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit 19 Mary or Elaine Abbott whose last known address is 1284 E. 3rd Street, Delta, CO. 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit 21 Bryan Violett whose last known

address is 9143 2210 Lane, Austin, CO. 81410 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit 32 Renee Romero whose last known address is 1234 827 1525 Rd, Delta, CO. 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit 40 Bill Sturgill whose last known address is 861 S. Iowa, Palisade, CO. 81526 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

A CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the DELTA CONSERVATION District of Delta, Gunnison and Montrose County(ies), Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 8TH day of May, 2012, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, 4 directors will be elected to serve 4-year. Eligible electors of the Delta Conservation District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District Designated Election Official (DEO): Jim Cazer (Designated Election Official) 690 Industrial Blvd (DEO Address) Delta, CO 81415 (DEO Address) 970-874-5726 x121 (DEO Telephone) The Office of the DEO is open on the following days: M-F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If the DEO determines that a SelfNomination and Acceptance form is not sufficient, the eligible elector who submitted the form may amend the form once, at any time, prior to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012. The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance is close of business on Friday, March 2, 2012 (not less than 67 days before the election). Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit curing an insufficient form. Affidavit of Intent To Be A Write-In-Candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the designated election official by the close of business on Monday, March 5, 2012 (the sixty-fourth day before the election). NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, an application for a mail-in ballot shall be filed with the designated election official no later than the close of business on Friday, May 4, 2012, except that, if the applicant wishes to receive the mail-in ballot by mail, the application shall be filed no later than the close of business on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. DELTA CONSERVATION DISTRICT Jim Cazer Designated Election Official Signature Published in the Delta County Independent February 22, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit C16 Bobby Hovey whose last known address is 6814 2200 Rd., Delta, CO. 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit D15/D16 Herman Proctor whose last known address is PO Box 138, Delta, CO. 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #E01 Armeather Rhodes whose last known address is 20214 Kettle Rd., Austin, CO. 81410 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #E30 Jodel Bitonio whose last known address is 1399 Elm Way, Apt. E21, Delta, CO. 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #F26 Radford & Nicole Mansker whose last known address is 152 Grand Ave., Delta, CO. 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta,

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #G09 Nikki Arnett whose last known address is 648 Dodge Street, Delta, CO. 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #G29 John Ware whose last known address is 729 Coal Rd., Hotchkiss, CO. 81419 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #G36 Brent West whose last known address is 6604 1900 Rd., Delta, CO. 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #G40 Adrian Bloom whose last known address is 1350 E. 3rd St., Delta, CO. 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #H36 Amy Nichols whose last known address is 216 Meeker, Delta, CO. 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #H37 John Duran whose last known address is 360 Howard St., Apt. #3, Delta, CO. 81416 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to CRS 1973, section 3821.5-101 et seq., notice is hereby given that the following property of: Unit #I16 Judy Redd whose last known address is 2311 Rhonda Dr., West Plains, MO. 65775 whose property is stored at Delta's Best Storage, 629 Crawford Ave., Delta, CO 81416 will be disposed of March 3, 2012. The storage unit contains the following property: Household and miscellaneous items. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15, 22 and 29, 2012.

STORAGE UNIT SALE Notice is hereby given that the contents of Hotchkiss Self Storage, Unit #2 located at Hwy 133, Hotchkiss, CO **The following is a partial list of the contents of the storage unit: 27” TV, Shop Vac, 2 Circular Saws, Drill Press, Rotation Saw, Craftsman Radial Arm Saw, misc tools and other misc Items, belonging to Dale a Seaton with a last known address of 459 Lowell Blvd, Denver, Co 81419 will be disposed of on February 29, 2012. Minimum bid starts at $500.00. Submit your bid to CHOICE PROPERTIES at 811 Main St., Delta, CO 81416 or admin@thechoiceproper ties.com. Published in the Delta County Independent February 15 and 22, 2012.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN and particularly to the electors of the RAGGED MOUNTAIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT of Gunnison County, Colorado: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 8th

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day of May, 2012, between the hours of 7:00 o’clock a.m. and 7:00 o’clock p.m. At that time three directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms. Self-Nomination and Acceptance forms are available from Larry Beckner, the District’s Designated Election Official, at 131 North 6th Street, Suite 310, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501, telephone number (970) 245-4300. Self-Nomination and Acceptance forms or letters are to be returned to the Designated Election Official not less than 67 days prior to the regular election: March 2, 2012. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that applications for and return of absent voter’s ballots may be filed with Larry Beckner, Designated Election Official of the District, at 131 North 6th Street, Suite 310, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. until the close of business on the Friday immediately preceding the regular election: Friday, May 4, 2012. RAGGED MOUNTAIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT Larry B. Beckner Designated Election Official Published in the Delta County Independent February 22, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE AIRPORT ENGINEERING SERVICES The Board of Delta County Commissioners is soliciting requests for Statement of Qualifications to be used in selecting a Principal Consultant to provide Airport Engineering and Planning Services for the Blake Field Airport located at 870 - 1575 Road, Delta, CO and the North Fork Airport located at 38506 Back River Road, Paonia, CO. Selection criteria contained in the FAA Advisory Circular 150/510014C, will be applied. Deadline for submitting proposals is 9:30 a.m. on March 14, 2012. Submittals should be addressed to Delta County Commissioners, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 227, Delta, CO 81416, Attention: Carolyn Clemens. For information concerning proposed airport projects please contact Bob Basher at (970) 874-5914 or e-mail bbasher@deltacounty.com. For questions concerning the bid documents please contact Carolyn Clemens at (970) 874-2101 or e-mail cclemens@deltacounty.com. Bidding documents can be obtained at the above listed address or on the Delta County Website at www. deltacounty.com. Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all proposals if the Board feels it is in the best interest of the County. BOARD OF DELTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS R. Olen Lund, Chairman Published in the Delta County Independent February 22, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Delta, State of Colorado, shall pursuant to statute hold a public hearing to receive public input on the following Supplemental Budget Resolution on March 5, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the office of the Board of County Commissioners, Room 236, County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Delta Colorado 81416. SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO NO. 2012-R-______ A RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL SUMS OF MONEY TO DEFRAY EXPENSES IN EXCESS OF AMOUNTS BUDGETED FOR THE COUNTY OF DELTA, COLORADO IN THE YEAR 2011. WHEREAS, circumstances have arisen which could not have been reasonably foreseen at the time of the adoption of the 2011 Delta County Budget in the Self Insurance Fund, and WHEREAS, funds are available within the above referenced fund from either unanticipated revenues and/or unappropriated revenues with additional revenues budgeted accordingly; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Delta County Commissioners as follows: 1. That the 2011 budget and appropriation for the Self Insurance Fund be increased from $49,000 to $54,000 for the following purposes: Increased unemployment payouts.....$5,000 That the sum of $5,000 is hereby budgeted and appropriated from unappropriated funds in the Self Insurance Fund to cover increased costs for unemployment payouts. INTRODUCED, READ AND ADOPTED this 5th day of March, 2012, nunc pro tunc December 31, 2011. Published in the Delta County Independent February 22, 2012.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Paonia Ditch Company March 6, 2012 You are hereby notified that the annual meeting of the stockholders of The Paonia Ditch Company will be held Tuesday, the 6th day of March, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. at Paonia High School, for the election of a board of directors and for the transaction of any other business that may come before said meeting. Wayne Frazier, Secretary 39468 Lund Road Paonia, CO 81428 Published in the Delta County Independent February 22 and 29, 2012.

HOOSIER LATERAL DITCH ASSOCIATION Notice of Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the Hoosier Lateral Ditch Assoc. will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Chuck and Laura Ballard, 1558 G96 Lane, Delta, CO. The agenda will include election of officers, discussing repairs and maintenance, and to transact any other business that may come before the meeting. Published in the Delta County Independent February 22, 2012.

Deadline for legals is 10 a.m. Mondays. DELTA COUNTY

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Justice prevails at World Day of Prayer On Friday, March 2, women, men and children in more than 170 countries will celebrate the World Day of Prayer. This year’s service, sponsored by Christian Women of

Surface Creek, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church, 210 NW 3rd Street. Each year a different

country writes the World Day of Prayer worship service. For 2012, the World Day of Prayer committee of Malaysia has developed the theme “Let justice prevail!”

Study on evangelism hosted by Delta churches What difference does it make that you are a Christian? How could being a Christian matter in someone else’s life? Come to a study of “Unbinding the Gospel: Real Life Evangelism,” by Martha Grace Reese, starting Saturday, Feb.

25, at 10 a.m. in Muller Hall at St. Luke’s Church, 5th and Palmer. Pastor Roy Trueblood of Delta United Methodist Church and Fr. Tom Seibert of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church invite the public to come and grow their faith. They will

facilitate the formation of small groups for seven or eight weeks of study and prayer journaling. Books are available for $15. Please contact Fr. Tom at 874-9489 or obtain your book online. The first meeting will consider the first two chapters.

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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.

From it, a clear message emerges: It takes courage, compassion and active engagement for justice to prevail. The women of Malaysia ask us to work with God and with each other to create a world in which each gender, race, culture, religion and state is honored, nurtured and empowered. Invite your friends, family and communities of faith to join the women of Malaysia on March 2 in prayer and song to support women’s ecumenical ministries toward justice, peace, healing and wholeness. The annual offering will support the work

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of World Day of Prayer USA and help meet the needs of families who are victims of poverty, violence and human trafficking. Fellowship and lunch follow the service at the Cedaredge Com-

Join All Saints for fellowship, inspiration Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 22, All Saints Lutheran Church will serve Lenten soup suppers at 6:15 p.m. followed by a worship service starting at 7 p.m. These suppers and worship services will continue every Wednesday

CEDAREDGE ASSEMBLY OF GOD

751 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8083 1065 E. 7th St., Delta • 874-0308 • Cell: 314-0116 1596 S.W. 9th St., Cedaredge • 856-3586 Sunday: Bible Lesson Sermon 10:00 a.m. Pastors David & Michele Murphy Bob Hillyer - Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday: Marvin Pemberton - Assoc. Pastor Wednesday: Testimony Meeting 7:00 p.m. Prayer Time 9:00 a.m. Youth Pastor: Eric Musil Child Care Provided • Everyone Welcome Annointed Worship & Praise 9:30 a.m. Janet Noble - Children Annointed preaching to follow Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Where the fire & glory of God are manifested 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 Sunday School For All Ages 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Please call for information about FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF Bible studies and Prayer times

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FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 1102 Howard St., Delta • Church 874-4647 deltafirstchurchofgod.com Bob and Linda Aubery Sunday School Classes 12th & Grand, Delta • 874-3717 for All Ages 9:00 a.m. Pastor: Ken Gilchrist Sunday Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Sunday: Sunday School (all ages) 9:45 a.m. Wed. Bible Study (Fellowship Hall) 2:00 p.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Afternoon 2:00 p.m. Wed. Cedaredge Bible Study (856-3854) 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening 7:00 p.m. Prayer Chain Contact Janice Bridwell 874-4621

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MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP 164 Grand Blvd. (The LORD Cometh) (Left on top of 3rd St. Hill) • 874-4971 1712 H Road, Delta • 874-9135 Sunday Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Pastor Earl Douglas Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday Brown Bag Lunch 12:00 Noon Sunday School Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Service 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Sunday Night Wed. Prayer & Bible Study 6:30 p.m. All Welcome EL BUEN PASTOR SPANISH ASSEMBLY OF GOD

ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

370 W. Main St., Cedaredge • 856-3830 P.O. Box 400, Cedaredge, CO 81413 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. Sunday Morning 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Evening 5:00 p.m. Children’s Church Available Teaching Sound Bible Doctrine Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study 6:00 p.m. AWANA and Youth 6:30 p.m. PAONIA FRIENDS CHURCH 409 3rd St., Paonia • 527-6151 Pastor Gaylen Kinser Sunday: GRAND MESA SOUTHERN SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 9:00 a.m. BAPTIST CHURCH with NURSERY for children 19 mos.-3 years 110 S.E. Jay Ave., Cedaredge • 856-4672 SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev. Steven Puls for ages 19 months-adults 10:00 a.m. Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. CRAWFORD FRIENDS CHURCH Team Kid (Wednesday) 6:00 p.m. Non-denominational Prayer & Bible Study 3842 Stearman Lane, Crawford • 921-LORD (5673) (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Pastor Jerry Dutton Brotherhood Breakfast Youth Pastor JP Dutton (1st Saturday) 8:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Breakfast Coffee & Fellowship 10:00 a.m. (last Tuesday) 8:00 a.m. Children’s Church and Nursery 10:30 a.m. (at Ole Bakery) Youth Group and Adult Life Studies www.crawfordchristians.org

“Loyal to the orthodox Christian faith as received by Anglicanism” 5th & Palmer St., Delta • Rector's Study: 874-9489 Pastor Tom Seibert Holy Eucharist and Sunday School (Sunday) 10:15 a.m. ECKERT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Order of St. Luke & Healing Service, Domingo: 13025 Highway 65, Eckert • 835-3441 First Monday each month 6:00 p.m. Escuela Dominical 10:00 a.m. P.O. Box 7 Predicacion 11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer/Communion Pastor Jo DeVinny Wednesday 10:30 a.m. Sunday: Culto de la Tarde y Niños 5:00 p.m. Miercoles: Family Night 7:00 p.m. Morning Worship: Jovenes 7:00 p.m. Year Round 10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School during worship ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE Thursday: ORTHODOX GUNNISON VALLEY Bible Study Held at Big E Market 7:30 a.m. 298 Bert St., Delta • 874-5225 CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE www.saintandrewsdelta.org 1721 H Rd., Delta • 874-0848 Father Daniel Jones Website: gvcnazarene.org Saturday Great Vespers 5:00 p.m. NEW HOPE EVANGELICAL Email: gvcnazarene@aol.com Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Senior Pastor Terry D. Hedrick Please call: for feast day services schedule FREE CHURCH Associate Pastor Edward (Mike) Sandridge Meets at Cedaredge Community Center Sunday: www.newhopefree.org Sunday School for all ages 9:30 a.m. Pastor Bill Williamson SEVENTH-DAY Worship Service: 856-4458 ADVENTIST CHURCH With Worship Leader Gary Lear Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. 763 Meeker St., Delta & The GVC Praise Team Children’s Church 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Seth Coridan Including Children’s Church Nursery Available 9:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast 1st & 3rd Sat. And Nursery 10:45 a.m. Sabbath School Saturday 7:00 at Ole Bakery Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Youth Groups — schedules vary Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Ladies’ Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Prayer Meetings Wednesday Call for time and place Fellowship & Bible Study Including Potluck Dinner 6:00 p.m. Study Groups: CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY Meeting at various places and times throughout OF LATTER DAY SAINTS the week. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1679 Pioneer Rd., Delta • 874-3444 We want to extend a personal invitation to every3rd & Aspen, PO Box 369, Cedaredge • 856-3696 Corner of E. 16th St./F Rd. and Pioneer Rd. one. Please come and make yourself at home. cedaredgecumc@tds.net Sunday: “Our church could be your home.” Rev. Debra A. Edwards, Pastor Uncompahgre Ward 9:00 a.m. “We exist to glorify God by raising up Vickie Richards-Street, Pastoral Associate Delta Ward 11:00 a.m. Christ-centered, Spirit-filled Disciple makers.” Rev. Bob Watts, Pastor Emeritus Adult Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School 9:00 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DELTA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Worship Services 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. American Baptist Church 4th and Meeker, Delta • 874-4893 Communion Worship First Sunday 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta • 874-3847 Rev. Alisa Secrest Zero Gravity Youth Sundays 4:00 p.m. deltafirstbaptist.org Adult/Children’s Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Children, Youth and Adult Choirs Pastor James Conley Praise Music 10:15 a.m. Bible Studies Available! Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday: Nursery & Attendant also available. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Child care available OPEN HEARTS! OPEN MINDS! OPEN DOORS! Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Night Church 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: DELTA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Middle School Blitz 6:00 p.m. Reaching the children and youth of CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE AWANA (Sept.-April) 6:00 p.m. Western Delta County 2291 Q25 Road, Cedaredge • 856-6137 Saturday: I Rd. & 1600 Rd., North Delta • 874-4322 Pastors John and MaryLouise Dannels Men’s Bible Study 7:30 a.m. www.deltachristianchurch.org 10:00 a.m. High School Saturday Night Live 7:00 p.m. Sunday School Ministry Staff: Will Pruett, Jeremy Kane, Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Kirsten Alsdorf, Jake Sullivan Find us on Facebook at Delta Christian Church Sunday: Worship COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN First Service 9:30 a.m. FELLOWSHIP SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Second Service 11:00 a.m. Meets at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta 290 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cedaredge • 210-3398 Children’s Church: Age 3-5th grade Ron Howard, Pastor Pastor Seth Coridan Childcare (infant/preschool) all services. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sabbath School Saturday 9:15 a.m. For Elem., M.S. & H.S. activities, please call Children’s Church Provided Morning Worship 10:50 a.m. Home Bible Studies Available Prayer Meeting Wednesday 3:00 p.m. Information: call 200-7816 or 874-4372

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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

9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

evening through March 28. All Saints Lutheran is located on Highway 65 one mile north of the Cory General Store. Come and enjoy the fellowship of the suppers and the inspiration of the worship service.

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

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

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

PAONIA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 235 Box Elder Avenue, Paonia • 527-3161 www.paoniachristianfellowship.com Pastor Scott McIntire Sunday Services: Sunday School for ages 2-112 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Children’s Church 10:15 a.m. Monday Ladies Bible Study 6:30 p.m. His Hands — Men’s Group 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Ladies Bible Study 1:00 p.m. Converge for Ages 7-12 4:30 p.m. Youth Dinner 6:15 p.m. Youth Group Grades 7 & Up 7:00 p.m. Please join our family for a variety of music and worship. Something for everyone!

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

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

MOUNTAIN VIEW BIBLE CHURCH Lazear, CO – 872-2139 ST. MARGARET MARY CATHOLIC Pastor Jim Jesser – 323-6412 Youth Pastor Jake Erickson - 872-6329 CHURCH Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Bridge & Pinon St., Hotchkiss • 527-3214 Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass 11:00 a.m. Evening Service & Youth Night 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. Christ Centered Country Church PAONIA SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Independent and Fundamental

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

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41012 Lamborn Dr., PO Box 932, Paonia, CO 81428 Pastor Seth Coridan • 970-210-3398 Saturday Services 9:00 a.m. Discover Answers to Life’s Deepest Questions: Hope Channel 368 on Direct TV

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

203 W. Main, Hotchkiss • Church 872-3313 Sunday School (all ages) 9:45 a.m. ST. JOSEPH’S TRADITIONAL Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Sunday Evening Service 5:00 p.m. Latin Mass After School Program (K-8) Wed. 3:45 p.m. 59350 Carnation Rd., Olathe • 323-0243 Adult Bible Study & Prayer Wed. 7:00 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. Youth Group/Teen Bible Study Wed. 7:00 p.m. Rosary & Confessions 1/2 hour before each mass Also offering counseling, men’s prayer Daily masses as scheduled meetings, ladies’ Bible study, teen outings, nursery and a food pantry. Contact Pastor Jake DeField for more information.

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. 9:30 a.m. Choir 7:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. Everyone welcome 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

PAONIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2nd and Onarga, Paonia Pastor Russell Fletcher Bible Study Sunday School Worship Youth Group Child care provided every Sun. and on special occasions.

GARNET MESA BAPTIST CHURCH

863 A Street, Delta Jerry Hilterbrand, Pastor • 874-4837 ST. PHILIP BENIZI CATHOLIC CHURCH Sunday School 9:45 a.m. ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 290 N.W. Cedar Ave., P.O. Box 713 Services 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 628 Meeker St., Delta • 874-3300 Cedaredge, CO 81413 Prayer Meeting (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Father Canice Enyiaka Rev. Canice Enyiaka, Pastor Independent, Fundamental Saturday: Sunday: 8:00 a.m. Mass Confession 4:00-5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Mass Mass 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: For more information, call 970-856-6495 Sunday: REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH English Mass 10:00 a.m. (Missouri Synod) Spanish Mass 12:00 Noon 1000 Pioneer Road • 874-3052 ALL SAINTS Daily Mass Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. Pastor Jeffrey Ryan LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA Worship Service 9:00 a.m. 20101 Deer Creek Rd., Austin • 835-3667 Bible Classes and Sunday School 10:15 a.m. www.allsaintslutheranco.org Tiny Treasures Preschool CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING Tom Lange, Pastor 658 Howard St., Delta Sunday: Rev. Kay Spinden • 874-3425 Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Adult Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Children’s Classes 10:30 a.m. 1061 Meeker St., Delta • cofchrist.org Children’s Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Science of Mind Classes Also Available Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Open Communion (1st & 3rd Sundays) For more information call 626-3347

munity United Methodist Church. For more information, call 856-4870 or 8566780. You’re invited for a good meal and fellowship.

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

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

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COMMUNITY CHURCH 5th & Meeker Streets, Delta • Office — 874-9501 BIBLE CENTER CHURCH 21987 Austin Road • Austin delta.umc@juno.com 1117 Third Street, Paonia • 527-4629 Jacopper@tds.net Roy Trueblood, Pastor www.biblecenteronline.com John Copper, Pastor • 856-4675 Early Service 8:30 a.m. John Owen, Pastor Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Late Service 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Youth Group 5:30 p.m. with Children’s Church and nursery provided Awana Clubs Wednesday 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Communion Worship 1st Sunday Wednesday: Bible Study

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

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B Wild about A the water C K P A G E BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

uth Wild has spent more than half her life dedicated to swimming. Now, after 43 years of coaching, teaching learn-to-swim classes, leading swimnastics programs and managing the old Cleland Pool, she is retiring. She will be honored at a retirement open house at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Sunday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Former students and fellow volunteers are invited to bring photos, stories and mementoes from days gone by. You can also share memories on Facebook, under “I swam for Coach Wild.” The Facebook page was set up by Kirsten Alsdorf, who was a member of the Delta High School girls’ swim team and later went on to work with Ruth as a lifeguard and a coach. Kirsten is now the children’s minster at Delta Christian Church. She set up the Facebook page to honor Coach Wild because she continues to influence how Kirsten interacts with kids. “She’s a big part of my life because I knew her from the time I was little,” Alsdorf said. “My very first memory of the coach was when I was six years old. I was at Cleland Park, on the first day of swim team practice, lined up with everybody behind the blocks — big kids and little kids. From the far end of the pool she shouted, ‘We are doing

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underwaters now! Dive in and swim to the far side of the pool. If you can’t do it today, you will be able to do it by the end of the season.’ “I thought the woman was crazy. I wondered what my parents were thinking!” Over the years, Kirsten grew to admire Coach Wild’s no-nonsense approach to the sport of swimming, and to life in general. “My parents used to call her my second mom because she also taught us responsibility, she taught us how to live.” Practices were fun but focused, Kirsten says. If a student was in danger of becoming ineligible, Coach Wild would have them sit out practice to finish their homework. They still had to show up for practice — they just stayed on the side of the pool with their books open in front of them. The concept of “team” was important to Coach Wild. Kirsten remembers a lengthy lecture on loyalty after an out-of-town swim meet. Some swim team members had headed to the locker room to change before all the events were done, so the competitors in the pool had no one on the deck to cheer them to the finish. When it came to individual conduct, Coach Wild also had high expectations, as her own son learned. The summer before his senior year, he came home from a party tipsy. Ruth knew he hoped to play football in his senior year, but she also knew there was zero

Coach Wild talks strategy with Mike Burke and Ken Hunter, members of the 1984-85 Delta High School boys’ swim team. When she was coaching, she always had a stopwatch in her hand, as shown below in the photo with assistant Joyce Sandham.

tolerance for kids who were caught drinking. She turned him in, and he was kicked off the team. “That was the hardest thing I ever had to do,” she says. “But because I did that, it let all the rest of the kids know that hey, if I said something, I would do it . . . whatever the rules were.” “She was a strong woman who knew what was right, and that was how it was going to be. “Yet, I knew she loved us and wanted the best for us. I definitely owe a lot to her. She taught me how to be an adult.” Through Facebook, Kirsten is helping connect the hundreds of swimmers who were touched by Coach Wild during their formative years. Kelli Sandham Lycas commented: “Thank you, Ruth, for being a part of a special time in our lives . . . thank you for caring about each of us beyond the lanes of the pool — you are a special lady!” Kellie Kimber Mitchell wrote: “Does anyone else’s legs still hurt from doing deep knee bends around the pool for not picking up your stuff after practice?” Kirsten certainly does. Deep knee bends were the penalty for forgetting your goggles or a towel, or failing to pick up your equipment. Jelly beans were the reward for swimming across the pool underwater, or whatever challenge Coach Wild came up with. “It was amazing what those kids would do for a jelly bean!” Ruth says. “She ran a tight ship — a fun-loving tight ship,” Mary Pfalzgraff, a friend and fellow parent, says. “I can’t tell you how many grown kids go out of their way to greet ‘Mrs. Wild,’ and always with respect and affection.” Ruth says her oldest son still calls her “Mrs. Wild” on occasion. “I had two sons on the boys’ swim team when I first started, and they didn’t want to call me Mom, so they called me ‘Mrs. Wild.’ Later all the kids started calling me Coach, but I was still a mom to them in many ways.” It was because of those two sons and a daughter that she initially got involved in aquatics. At the time, her family was living in Custer, S.D., where husband Fred worked for the U.S. Forest Service. Custer had a small, outdoor pool but the community was struggling to keep it open. So Ruth and a group of friends drove the 40 miles to Rapid City once a week, all winter long, to get qualified at the YMCA to be able to teach lessons to kids during the summertime and keep the pool open. In 1976, Fred was transferred back to Delta, where they’d lived briefly in 1964-65. By this time, the kids were in

elementary school and Ruth became acquainted with Ollie Leighton, who ran a learnto-swim program for fifth and sixth graders. She got involved in the program, then eventually took it over and expanded it to include fifth and sixth graders from throughout the county. At that time, few women worked so when the students from Paonia, Hotchkiss and Cedaredge got off the bus, they were accompanied by a large number of parent volunteers ready to jump in the water as well. Ruth got her first taste of coaching with the Delta Barracudas, a competitive swimming program offered during the summer. Naturally, the active Wild kids were also involved in that program. Ruth coached the Barracudas for about three years before she built up enough support to get approval for a high school boys’ swim team. The year was 1979, the same year the city threatened to shut down Cleland Pool due to the cost of operation. A group of parents and citizens banded together to create a non-profit corporation to take over the pool’s operation. A board was formed and Ruth Wild and Sharon Helmick were named co-managers. Both the city and school district continued to provide some financial support, but those funds barely covered the cost of keeping the pool heated. For the next 13 years, the pool survived only through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who spent hundreds of hours manning the front desk, teaching classes, cleaning the facility and serving as lifeguards. “Ruth held Cleland Pool together with just a prayer and a promise those last few years — much longer than anyone believed it could last,” says Jeanie Hellman, a fellow Red Cross volunteer. “She gathered in friends, friends of friends and made new friends to teach swim lessons, lifeguard, clean bathrooms — whatever needed to be done. She taught nonswimming adults to swim and they in turn became teachers and lifeguards.” Cleland Pool continued to

operate under volunteer management until 1983, when Bill Heddles Recreation Center was opened. Now Ruth had fewer managerial responsibilities and could focus her attention on the boys’ swim team. The girls’ team followed in the 1981-82 school year. Ruth had no training as a coach, but read all the books she could find (there wasn’t much in those days) and learned what she could from the kids. “In the beginning, the boys knew a lot more than I did,” she says. “Now I realize there were a lot of things they taught me wrong! But I got better.” Stopwatch in hand, she refined her practice techniques, focusing on distance training, starts and turns. She expected every swim team member to learn and compete in all the strokes. Then when districts rolled around, she would move the boys and girls into their top events. “The other coaches never knew for sure what the heck I was going to come up [at district] with because the kids swam everything during the season,” she says. That meant they didn’t win every meet during the regular season, but at district, the individual swimmers and relay teams would generally do extremely well. “When she started the high school swim programs she inspired hundreds of young people and sent many on to state competition,” Jeanie Hellman says. “She helped them all grow up and they all left with newfound confidence that Ruth quietly and steadily instilled. “When she made the transition to the new rec center she added CPR instruction to her repertoire. She still taught adults and kids to swim but more important to me and those of us at the pool, she was a mentor and advisor. When she quit coaching she immediately made the switch to officiating high school swim meets. She is always helping the sport in any way possible.” Though she received some compensation through the years, Ruth considered herself first and foremost a volunteer. She was also active in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts when her kids were growing up. Although she had a teaching certificate, Fred never wanted her to work. “So I channeled all my energy into the kids. Then after they’d grown, I kept going. “I always felt I could volunteer as much as I wanted, and if I didn’t want to do something, then I didn’t have to. “I worked harder than if I’d been paid, but I had the enjoyment of enjoying the work and not having to do it.” “Not many teachers have impacted more lives of Delta County youth than ‘Mrs. Wild,’ ” Mary Pfalzgraff says, “and I can’t imagine the number of adults she’s taught to swim. She’s a woman of infinite patience.”

Ruth displays a plaque designating the staff lounge at Bill Heddles Recreation Center “The Wild Place.”

During opening ceremonies at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Ruth pours a bucket of water from Cleland Pool into the new indoor swimming pool.

Delta County Independent, Issue 8, Feb. 22, 2012  

Delta County Independent, Feb. 22, 2012 issue, with news, sports, advertising and photos from Delta County and the communities of Delta, Ced...

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