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A FIRST FOR DHS Jaelee Hillman sinks a hole-in-one for Lady Panthers, B9 APRIL 25, 2012 VOL. 129, NO. 17

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Superintendent search comes up empty BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Two days of interviews with the three finalists for superintendent of schools came to naught when the clear favorite withdrew his name from consideration. Jeff Perry was reportedly the candidate who drew the most support from the school board, two interview panels and the citizens who attended an open house at the close of the interviews last Saturday. School board members met Monday, April 23, to consider

their options. At the conclusion of the special meeting Tom Mingen, president of the school board, issued a press release in which he stated, “The board decided that the other two candidates were not the right fit for the district, and did not offer them the position. “Throughout this process the board has taken the position that if we did not find the right candidate, then we would pass, rather than placing an individual that we felt could not move our district

forward into the future,” he continued. Mingen said the board discussed the possibility of readvertising the position, but given the cyclical movement of candidates, who generally move at the end of the school

year, did not feel the pool of applicants was such that they would get the best candidates this late in the school year. Their opinion was confirmed by the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB), which has assisted in the search.

Instead, Mingen said the school board plans to move forward with an effort to consolidate the administrative staff by hiring an assistant superintendent. “We intend to reorganize SUPERINTENDENT TO A3

Alternative school proposed for Paonia BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Delaine Hudson, director of Delta Opportunity School, has school board approval to move forward with a proposal to create an alternative school in the North Fork Valley. The mission of the alternative school will mirror that of Delta Opportunity School: To provide an alternative to traditional school to help students at risk of not graduating from high school earn their high school diploma, and to provide an alternative route to high school diploma for learners who may not fit in the traditional school setting. The North Fork Alternative School, a branch of the Delta Opportunity School, will be located on the Paonia Technical College campus. With help from the high school principals in both Hotchkiss and Paonia, Hudson said she has identified 12 to 20 potential students for the program, which targets dropouts, students at risk of dropping out, and students who are lacking so many cred-

its they are in danger of not graduating. The program would run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to take advantage of a bus currently taking students from Paonia to the North Fork Montessori School in Hotchkiss. Instead of returning to Paonia empty, the bus could transport students to the alternative school. The schedule would be reversed in the afternoon. Hudson would travel to Paonia one day a week to oversee the program. An assistant coordinator would also be a math/science teacher. A parttime English/social studies teacher would also be hired. “The goal is to pay for this program with per-pupil funding, recovered per-pupil funding, and grants already in place for DOS,” Hudson said. Delta Opportunity School is also pursuing a grant, in collaboration with the Delta County Library District, for GED and adult education. The grant application will be submitted in early May, Hudson said. The alternative school will open in the fall.

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Tumbling down The gas station and convenience store which occupied the northeast corner of the Highway 92/50 intersection came tumbling down last week. The Bruton family did business at the corner for several decades. “We all had a hand in the business, even if it was pulling weeds as punishment,” said Trudy Bruton Gastineau as she tearfully watched the building come down. Maverik has purchased the six-acre parcel at that corner and will soon begin construction of a gas station/convenience store to add to its rapidly expanding chain.

Kerby accepts Durango job; council begins search BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

County combats welfare fraud BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The county has an active program to combat the problem of “welfare fraud” in its various forms. The county’s enforcement program, according to human services department figures, collected $281,000 in mistaken and fraudulent overpayments in 2011. Of that amount, the county was allowed to keep $56,000 or 20 percent of the total, the department reports. The county collects another $46,000 in “fraud enforcement incentives” from government sources. The county commissioners heard a report on the enforcement program during a work session on April 23. The county’s fraud investiga-

tor, Paul Atchley, outlined the various means available for investigating and collecting fraudulent payments. Atchley has been with the county for 22 years. During one period of activity in which 49 cases were referred to his office, Atchley said that 20 of them were determined to be violations. Of the others, 14 were unfounded or unverifiable, 11 were still under investigation, and the remainder were “pending.” Most of the leads for investigation come from referrals to the HHS office. Sometimes a routine government report on benefits being received can be a tip-off. An administrative hearing or court proceeding is WELFARE FRAUD TO A3

In the wee hours of Wednesday, April 19, Delta city manager Joe Kerby shared his decision to accept a job as manager of La Plata County with Delta’s council members and department heads. His last day with the city will be June 15; he starts his new position June 18. Kerby has been Delta city manager since April 2010. Kerby’s contract calls for 30 days’ notice. In the interest of continuity, he tried to provide 60 days’ notice. “Of utmost importance to me is that we continue to move forward with the projects we’ve got going,” Kerby said, citing the rec center pool improvements, alternate truck route and downtown revitalization. “The transition will be eaiser as a result of the strong department heads we have, as well as the fact we keep each other in the loop constantly, good or bad. They’ve been involved in what I’ve been involved in.” As he was struggling with

his decision, Kerby said a colleague pointed out that he was faced with two right decisions. “That’s a good way to look at it,” he said. At $145,000/year, Kerby will be making more than his predecessor in La Plata County — and probably considerably more than his successor in Delta. Currently Kerby is earning $103,667/ year plus housing, which will also be provided for one year in Durango. “There’s no way we could match what they’re offering,” said Mayor Ed Sisson, who was elected to city council at the same time Kerby was hired as city manager. “He will be hard to replace,” Sisson continued. “It’s been great working with him. Hopefully we can find somebody half as good as he is.” During a special meeting Friday, April 20, Delta City Council members discussed their options. Human resources director Jeri Karsten outlined three possibilities: 1) appoint an interim city manager in house; 2) appoint a circuit rider as interim city man-

ager; or 3) begin the search process immediately. The search can be done in house or through a recruiting firm. Council members who were involved in the previous city manager search felt the services of a “head hunter” made the process a lot easier and the pool of candidates was “more professional, more top shelf.” The city previously used Rainguet & Associates, which is based in Grand Junction, at a cost of $8,300, which doesn’t include transportation costs for finalist interviews. A total of 59 applicants from Alaska to Florida applied for the position. Rainguet sorted through the resumes and did preliminary background checks. Karsten was asked to contact Rainguet and several other “head hunters,” including the one who recruited Kerby for both the City of Delta and La Plata County, and return to council with cost estimates. At the end of Karsten’s presentation the council went into executive session to discuss negotiating strategy.

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More than 175 riders will take part in the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, which begins in Napa, Calif., and travels over 2,500 miles before finishing at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Founded by former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Petty, the ride raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp created for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses. A fuel stop is planned in Delta Wednesday, May 2, as the riders travel from Grand Junction to Albuquerque, N.M. They will stop at Western, 1430 Highway 50, at approximately 8:30 a.m. NASCAR legend Kyle Petty and other celebrity riders, including NFL great Herschel Walker, will be among the riders. Delta County Tourism plans to set up a comfort station with water, ice and informational materials. Local businesses are encouraged to put up welcome banners.

A jury trial scheduled for late May and early June regarding the charge of second degree murder against Nathan Yager has been vacated. The Delta District Court entered an order vacating the jury trail at the request of both the defense and the prosecution. “Due to recent discovery of important information, both parties require additional time to conduct investigation and prepare for trial,” district attorney Dan Hotsenpiller said in a press release issued last week. “Trial will be rescheduled at the earliest mutually available date on the court’s calendar. At the earliest, it is expected that the trial will be held in the fall of 2012. Hotsenpiller called the delay “unavoidable” and said Yager will remain in the custody of the Delta County Sheriff’s Office. Yager is charged in the death of Melinda Yager in Paonia on Jan. 7, 2011.


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LETTERS Cedarberg’s efforts recognized Dear Editor: We want to give a big thank you to Nelson Cederberg, our outgoing trustee. He has given four years of dedicated service to our town. For those of you who attend the various town meetings it was obvious Nelson was always well prepared on the issues and represented his constituents’ best interests. His monthly treasury reports were concise, accurate and in plain English representing the concerns of the public. His regular attendance and input at the various committees he

Calling all Delta Public Library users Dear Editor: Due to a shortfall in property tax values our beloved library needs our help. If all of the active users would donate a one time donation of $5 this year to the library they would meet their shortfall of $19,500 in no time. If you were to forego one lunch out in the entire year, or one cappucino, or even just throw your spare change in a jar, imagine what would happen. We are only asking $5 which is such a small sacrifice for such a huge cause. Just think if you had to pay rental fees for DVDs, or buy a book on the bestseller list, or subscribe to a magazine or Internet service what the costs would be. We also have a dedicated staff and manager who are always available and helpful. Our library is a great place and if we use it, we should support it. They will be having a fundraiser and 100-year birthday party for the whole family on June 1. Please help! Jan Hedges Delta

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was assigned were impeccable! He is an excellent role model on how a trustee should exercise their duties according to home rule. In addition, Nelson is a real community activist. To list a few of his community activities: Volunteer and acting president for the Surface Creek Food Bank; Active member and promoter for the VFW; Instrumental in the reorganization of the animal shelter; Member six contributor for six years with his church; Organized the popular and active century golf group; Primary organizer for the Friends of the Cedaredge Golf Club (aka Capital Improvement Fund);

Plays the bells for two local churches; Contributor for Friends of the Library; And so many more achievements that are not so transparent. So, if you don’t know Nelson, you must be a stay home kinda person or just a hermit. From those in the know — we thank you again for all your endless contributions and continued engagement that helps put unity in our community. Gerry & Sally Mendrella Michael & Cathy Meskel Joe & Dorinda Capodice Stan Miles Gene Gold Howard A. Kinzer Jr. John Shriver Dennis L. Palmer Jerry Bentley Lawrence Smith Cedaredge

Work of trustees appreciated Dear Editor: I would like to personally thank Michael Meskel and Nelson Cederberg for their dedication and hard work as trustees of Cedaredge. Each one of them has put in hundreds of hours of their time and each one of them took their job as trustee very seriously. As trustees they strived to do what they believed was best for the town and its citizens, working tirelessly hour after hour studying and pondering all of the issues that were brought to the table. They both lived and worked to make this town better! I was once told by a elected official that Michael

Breitnauer, Lane are the best candidates Dear Editor: As a term limited Delta County Memorial Hospital board member, I want to recommend David Lane and John Breitnauer for the board in this election. Both men have served or are serving on the board now. David served two terms, has been off a term, and is now willing to return, and John is an incumbent wanting to serve another term. David and John have the knowledge and expertise to guide the board’s decisions. I have served on the board with both David and John and experienced their dedication to the hospital. Thelma Starner Delta

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CASB’s interview process limits citizen input Dear Editor: Last week I wrote a letter concerning what is now looking even more like a “set-up” in regards to how the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) is handling the choosing of a new superintendent for Delta County Schools. The Delta County School Board hired CASB (pronounced kaz’ bee) to help locate a new superintendent; originally they got us 20 applicants to choose from, but it seems like CASB is intent on minimizing citizen input to determine which of those candidates will be chosen! Almost 30 of Delta County’s best and most interested citizens walked in the door for the CASB interview training (required of all the interviewers) on April 17. There was profile information to pick up about each of the

three finalist candidates. Then the CASB rep took a half hour to tell us the order of events for the allday Saturday interview, and he gave us protocol to follow, such as that we shouldn’t cross-examine the candidates. We then split up into teams, and each of us were given nine pages containing 92 suggested questions! We were instructed to take the next one and a half hours to decide on 10 questions (per team) to ask the superintendent candidates. We could either write our own questions or rewrite any part of the 92 CASB questions. I had 4 1/2 pages of citizens’ questions sitting at home that I had gathered in the past two weeks. But we were not told to prepare, or to bring, questions to this training session! And why hadn’t CASB e-mailed us

their 92 questions so we could be working on the assignment for the past two weeks, so we could come to the meeting ready to share ideas with others on the teams? No, without warning they expected us to come up with well organized and edited questions in an hour and a half! Yes, I am crying ‘foul!’ This CASB organization is messing with our common sense and cutting away at citizen input. CASB is only fostering the illusion of local decision making! Do we not have the special faculty of intelligence which disciminates between the false and the true? Unless we stand up and say “No!” and stop cooperating when we see something that looks wrong, we’ll wake up as slaves before we know it! Kathy Svenson School Board Member Delta

DMS students advocate recycling center Dear Editor: In the last three years, Tylor Redden, Sara Jurca and the entire recycling committee at Delta Middle School have worked very hard to integrate a recycling program at DMS. The program runs quite smoothly, but for a single hitch — the transportation of these goods. We believe the solution to this problem and the problem of all Delta citizens would be to establish a recycling transfer station in Delta. In concern for the conservation of our county’s precious money, especially in these tough times, the transfer station in Delta would be the best decision. Creating this station would save us over $6,000! Many Deltans rarely visit the current station in Hotchkiss, since it is far out of the way from the majority of Delta County’s usual commutes. In addition, most of Delta County passes through Delta at least twice monthly, at least to buy groceries. Therefore, having the recycling center in Delta would not waste any extra gas. So, to provide a more cost- and energy-efficient, not to mention convenient, mode of recycling,

we propose that the money-wasting Hotchkiss transfer station be closed and the better station be erected in Delta. Tylor and Sara, the leaders of this project, even have permission to use the Triantos parcel to build the station on. This would make the operation even smoother. If the county prefers not to close the Hotchkiss station, the other option would be to build the Delta transfer station in addition to the current one. It is obviously in the best interests of all county citizens to have the Delta transfer station be erected soon. Doing so will save precious money, time, and unnecessary effort. It is clearly the most prudent plan of action. Rhiannon Broyles Student Council President Delta Dear Editor: Here at Delta Middle School we are trying very hard to get a recycling center here because we have a lot of recyclable paper. Delta County is turning into a trash bin. I believe along with my colleagues that if we had a recycling center, it would catch people’s eye and

they would follow. Recycling protects and expands U.S. manufacturing jobs by placing more jobs out there. It reduces the need for landfilling and incineration. It does this by supplying a place for people to put their used recycling material somewhere. By moving a recycle center to Delta, it will do three specific things. One, it will provide a “leading action” for Delta. Other people will see this and they will be inspired to do the same. Two, it will save DMS, DHS, GMES and LES families money in gas. Three, it will offer field trips. If we get a recycling center, we can allow students from GMES and LES to walk down and have a closeup experience with the center. To conclude, this project is extremely important. We ask the Delta County Commissioners to please put a recycling center in Delta. This will be taken very seriously and will be taken care of and not mistreated. Matthew Bohling DMS Representative Supportive citizens are asked to sign the students’ online petition at www. change.org.

Bear Ranch and Bull Mountain: What’s the connection? Dear Editor: I’d like to thank the Delta County Independent for some excellent reporting that has kept us informed about both the proposed Bear Ranch land exchange as well as gas leasing in our area. The article on March 25, “Former Gunnison Energy senior vice president becomes a whistleblower” is one that everyone should be paying attention to. We now have strong evidence that Gunnison Energy and SG Interests, the two major players in our area’s gas boom, used unethical practices to deprive the American people of a fair return on our natural resources. I join many in our community who have asked the Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute any crimes to the full extent of the law. What we don’t know is what the owner’s of these companies have discussed since this occurred. The article prompted me to get curious about what relationship, if any, there might be between the current proposal for drilling 146 gas wells in the Bull Mountain Unit (proposed by SG Interests), and the Bear Ranch land exchange (proposed by the owner of Gunnison Energy). It didn’t take long to go onto the BLM website and pull up a map that shows the “preferred alternative” that SG Interests is proposing for these gas wells. What I found is most curious! It turns out that a property known as the Buck Ranch is contained within the Bull Mountain Unit. For those who aren’t

spending all their time trying to keep track of the giant game of monopoly going on in our backyard, it’s worth remembering that the Buck Ranch was purchased a few months ago by Bear Ranch. The reason? Bear Ranch got a lot of flak the first time they tried to get their land swap approved because they tried to remove the best access to the heart of the Ragged Mountains from the public domain while offering nothing in return for locals. But since there was a groundswell of opposition, Bear Ranch went looking for an alternative location where they could give the public access to the Raggeds. The Buck Ranch is the property they settled on, and reportedly spent several million dollars to purchase. Originally we were told that the Buck Ranch would be deeded to the public, but that was quickly whittled down to remaining private and merely providing trail easements for hikers, mountain bikers and ATV users. Now, the Bull Mountain Unit preferred alternative shows that what the public is being offered are trails that will be flanked by gas wells and pipelines, including all the noisy compressors, air pollution, hazardous materials, and traffic that accompany such operations. What is most telling is that four wells are perched immediately on the west boundary of Buck Ranch, and a pipeline will go right up the steep Spring Creek BLM strip where there is an existing ATV trail.

To our friends in the ATV community, you might take notice that in order to use the promised improvements to Spring Creek, you will be crossing a gas pipeline in a couple of places. And to the Gunnison and Delta County Commissioners, who have been quick to support Bear Ranch, perhaps you will reconsider your positions. I don’t think most of your constituents will be pleased when they discover that you have given away the beautiful access provided by County Road 2 for an inferior route that will be heavily impacted by industrial-scale development. There are many unanswered questions, but little time for the public to

learn what is really going on up there. I hope the DCI can continue to provide us with more updates as the facts become clear. But Bear Ranch and SG Interests are not eager to give us more time. The deadline to comment on the Bull Mountain Unit and SG Interests plans to drill 27 wells per year is April 24. Bear Ranch has mounted an expensive publicity campaign including robocalls, color mailings and radio spots as they gear up to seek an act of Congress. I know we would all like to spend more time working outdoors this spring, but it is important to keep writing letters and stay informed about these issues. Hal Brill Paonia

KUDOS KUDO S Veterans appreciate quilts Dear Editor: The S&B Quilters Guild would like to thank everyone who donated quilts to their 2012 Vets Quilt Project. Many thanks to all those who donated their time, talent and quilts to help make this a success – Tuesday Strippers, S&B Quilters, Basket Case Quilters, Surface Creek Quilters, Crawford Quilters, Paonia Quilters, and individual quilters and guilds not mentioned. Through your kindness 225 disabled veterans and 18 guide dogs received quilts. The veterans are very appreciative and amazed of those who give of their time and care enough to make these quilts so that each may have one. The Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic held in Snowmass is sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Disabled American Veterans. S&B Quilters will be returning in 2013. If you would like to donate to this fulfilling outreach or would like more information, please contact S&B Quilters Guild by e-mail - sbquilters1989@gmail.com or by snail mail at P.O. Box 803, Hotchkiss, CO 81419.


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Assistance programs Welfare fraud see declines in March BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The county human services department reports that for the first time since last April there was a decrease in the number of food assistance (food stamp) cases compared with the prior month. The decrease is not large; 1,748 cases in February compared with 1,712 cases in March. A year ago the department had 1,482 cases. The decline isn’t thought to indicate a trend. Department officials attribute the decline to two factors: people moving out of county in search

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Tipton here for drilling update BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Congressman Scott Tipton made a brief stop in Delta last Saturday while en route from Grand Junction to Durango. He and a staff aide met with the county commissioners for about 40 minutes. Tipton got an

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households of five or more. Those numbers countywide reflect 48 fewer households and 241 fewer individuals participating in the commodities distribution program in March. There was also a slight decrease in the county’s million-dollar-per-month Medicare/Medicaid program payments. “Medicaid cases decreased (in March) but this seems to be a trend for Medicaid lately, up slightly one month and then down the next,” said the county report. And lastly, dollars spent this winter on LEAP (low income energy assistance program) are far below those spent in 2011, according to county figures. Through March of this year, the program accounted for $592,157. During the same period last year there was $822,824 spent. The LEAP program is federally funded and will end this year on April 30.

A rash of thefts and burglaries have prompted Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee to remind area residents to lock their car doors and keep their garage doors closed. “I would call these crimes of opportunity,” Sheriff McKee said. A wide range of things perceived to have value — from antlers in the yard to car stereos — have been reported stolen in recent weeks. Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to call Crimestoppers at 874-8810 or the Delta County Sheriff ’s Office at 874-2000. Delta Police Department officers have also responded to numerous reports of theft and suspicious activity.

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Unemployment statistics for Delta County mirrored those of the state, with unemployment dropping from March 2011 to March 2012. Over the year, the state unemployment rate is down seven tenths of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in March 2011. The unemployment rate in Delta County dropped from 10.3 percent in March 2011 to 8.6 percent in March 2012.

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FROM PAGE A1 required to determine the outcome of a fraud investigation if the individuals involved don’t agree with the investigator’s findings. In past, criminal charges have been brought and jail time handed out for violations, said Chuck Lemoine, HHS director. People found to commit multiple frauds can end up losing their benefits for life. A parent’s violation is never enforced against a child’s benefit, Atchley said. Selling food stamps for cash was one of the most common forms of food stamp fraud under the old coupon system. The newer electronic forms of providing food stamp benefits, however, have not stopped the problem of fraud. A determined individual can find ways to short circuit the new system. Atchley said that some of the benefit programs accessed by the new EBT cards actually make cash payouts at a ATM machines, though the food stamp program is not one that does. Food stamp payments in Delta County have doubled since 2008 and now total over $5 million annually. There is resistance to changes in the national food stamp program from food processors and vendors who might see a decrease in revenue from tighter rules, Lemoine explained.

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Delta County Republicans who live in Colorado House District 61 will have a choice in their primary election. Colorado House District 61 includes the eastern two-thirds of the county and all five municipalities outside of Delta. On Friday, April 13, Don Suppes of Orchard City chaired the House District 61 Republican Assembly in Denver. The two nominees chosen were Debra Irvine of Summit County and David Justice of Gunnison County, Irvine will have top designation on the ballot.

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Byers, Chambers to marry May 6 Betty Ashby of Delta A May 6 wedding is announces the engage- planned at the Delta ment and marriage of her Church of the First Born. daughter, Ginger Byers, A reception follows. to Danny Chambers, son of Wanda Chambers of Chacotah, Okla.

Parkinson’s Support Group meets The Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Montrose Memorial Hospital will host the Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Monday, April 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. The group Ginger Byers will meet in the downand Danny Chambers stairs conference center at MMH. This month separate facilitated discussions will be held for caregivers and patients. The Parkinson’s Support Group mission is to educate, provide resources, and support caregivers and their families. For more informaThe Delta County tion or transportation Breast and Women’s Canarrangements, call 252- cer Support Group meets 2996. the last Friday of every month in the Grand Mesa Cancer Infusion & Education Center, just north of Delta County Memorial Hospital. The brown bag lunch begins at 12 noon. The next meeting is April 27. Women with any type of cancer are invited to join this support group of women supporting Downstairs women. For more information or a ride, call Order the special or 872-3309 or 778-8146 by from the menu Thursday evening.

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Clare James of Delta was among nearly 1,700 University of NebraskaLincoln to be recognized April 22 in conjunction with the All-University Honors Convocation. James, a sophomore in the College of Education and Human Sciences, was honored as a High Scholar with a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average. Students are recognized at Honors Convocation for their cumulative academic achievements (as opposed to Dean’s List, which is for one semester).

A Dance for Seniors (age 50+)

Saturday, April 28 2:00-4:00 p.m. Delta High School Gym 1400 Pioneer Rd.

FREE TO ALL THOSE ATTENDING Sponsored by Delta High School and Delta County Senior Resource Council A wonderful opportunity for collaboration across generations — the public, the school, and the students. Delta High School students and faculty cordially invite Delta area senior citizens to their own nostalgic “prom,” enjoying the atmosphere and theme of the high school junior/senior prom theme of “A Stairway to Heaven.” The junior class has worked very hard to transform the gym into a magical place and wishes to share this occasion with senior residents. Those attending will be greeted by members of various student activity clubs including Junior ROTC, College for Every Student, Key Club and GetRDone 4-H Club members (who have also volunteered to assist with cleanup afterwards). The business members of DCSRC are hosting decorated tables complete with door prizes and refreshments. Each senior citizen attending will be presented with a corsage or boutonniere and will have a complimentary photograph taken. Transportation my be provided to/from some locations. The dance music selections have been carefully chosen to help the seniors and their high school hosts dance joyfully down memory lane.

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Three great-grandchildren Jim arrive on the same day Shea 23 is a banner turns 80 dayMarch for Laurie and Bob An open house is planned Sunday, April 29, to honor Jim Shea on his 80th birthday. The celebration will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the home of Ozella Shea, 14325 E Road. If you need directions, call 234-6279. No gifts, please.

BIRTHS Paola and Lio Gomez of Montrose are the parents of a son, Lio Alejandro Gomez, born April 19, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 14.2 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length. Seth and Melissa Coridan of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Coridan, born April 18, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21.5 inches in length. Chad and Kara Wyant of Delta are the parents of a son, Klyde Arthur Daniel Wyant, born April 18, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 1.2 ounces and was 21.25 inches in length.

Esplin of Delta. Three great-granddaughters were born, to three different sets of parents, in three different towns in a span of just over three hours. With a big smile, Bob said, “That’s an increase of 50 percent — from six great-grandchildren to nine — all in one day!” Emery Paige Meyer arrived first at 12:24 p.m. in Erie, Pa. She weighed in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18 inches in length. Her parents are Justin and Amelia Meyer of Bear Lake, Pa. Audrey Lylene Lowder arrived at 1:49 p.m. in Orem, Utah. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Her parents are Kevin and Rachel Lowder, and they will soon be headed to medical school in El Paso, Texas. Eloise Alyse Esplin arrived at 3:56 p.m. in Provo, Utah. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Her parents are Steven and Emily Esplin of Saratoga Springs, Utah. The three will have plenty of aunts, uncles and cousins to play with. Laurie and Bob Esplin, owners of Delta Elevator for 38 years, have 12 children, 37 grandchildren, and now nine

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Laurie and Bob Esplin hold pictures of their newest great-granchildren, all born on the same day. On the left is Emery Paige Meyer, the first to be born on March 23, with Audry Lylene Lowder in the middle and Eloise Alyse Esplin on the right. great-grandchildren. Every other year the Esplins have a big reunion. Last year it was daughter Mary’s turn to host the gathering in July during Deltarado Days. More than 60 family members rode a float during the parade. Bob says the kids and grandkids in the area get together regularly. They often gather for a family night on Mondays for activities and scripture study. They have month-

ly service projects — this month 18 kids and grandkids gathered for spring cleanup at Laurie and Bob’s Delta home. Laurie is planning a trip to Utah later this month to hold the newest members of the family. Her advice to parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents — “Enjoy them now because they grow up so quickly . . . before you know it they are grown and gone.”

Senior CommUnity meals for May Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County — Cedaredge Community Center (MondayThursday), Delta Community Center (MondayFriday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location. More information is available by calling the Cedaredge meal site, 856-3636; the Delta meal site, 874-7662; Hotchkiss Senior Center, 872-3494; and Paonia Senior Citizen Center, 527-3435. The menu through May 31 follows: Tuesday, May 1 — Chili con carne with diced onions and cheese, crunchy garden slaw and cornbread. Wednesday, May 2 — Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots, pickled beets, wheat roll, frosted cake and orange slices. Thursday, May 3 — Baked paprika chicken, calico vegetable salad, black-eyed peas, morning glory muffin and applesauce. Friday, May 4 — Turkey ala king over brown rice, broccoli, cranberry juice, rye roll and diced peaches. Monday, May 7 — Ham loaf, baked sweet potato, three-bean salad, cauliflower and apple crisp. Tuesday, May 8 — Liver and onions or beef patty, mashed potatoes and gravy, pea and cheese salad, wax beans with red pepper, onion roll and diced pears. Wednesday, May 9 — Hamburger patty on whole wheat bun, lettuce/ onion/tomato, baked potato wedges, baked beans and sliced peaches. Thursday, May 10 — Roast turkey with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, tossed salad, broccoli, breadstick

and fresh orange. Friday, May 11 — Dijon chicken, barley pilaf, peas and onions, cottage cheese and peaches and pineapple right-side-up cake. Monday, May 14 — Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, California blend vegetables, V-8 juice, onion-rye roll and bread pudding. Tuesday, May 15 — Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, tossed salad, garlic breadstick and sliced pears. Wednesday, May 16 — Beef burrito, lettuce/ onion/tomato, refried beans, Spanish rice, orange slices and fruited Jell-o. Thursday, May 17 — Hot roast beef sandwich on whole wheat bread, black bean salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, Italian blend vegetables, applesauce cake and orange slice. Friday, May 18 — Potato crusted cod, mixed vegetables, pickled beet and onion salad, oatmeal roll and pineapple tidbits. Monday, May 21 — Ground beef stroganoff over egg noodles, kidney bean salad, Italian stewed tomatoes, onion roll and fresh orange. Tuesday, May 22 — Homemade beef pizza, tossed salad, green beans and tropical fruit mix. Wednesday, May 23 — Sweet and sour chicken over brown rice, mandarin spinach salad, Oriental vegetables, banana and fortune cookie. Thursday, May 24 — Meat loaf with tomato glaze, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrot and raisin salad, Harvard beets, orange slices and cinnamon knots. Friday, May 25 — BBQ beef sandwich on whole wheat bun, baked beans, western corn, coleslaw, banana and sunset yogurt dessert. Monday, May 28 — Closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 29 — Oven-fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, creamy cucumber salad, buttermilk biscuit and sliced peaches. Wednesday, May 30 — Lasagna, green beans, spinach and egg salad,

DILLED CHICKEN AND ASPARAGUS If a delicious chicken and rice entrée is what you’re looking for, look no further. This mild herb-flavored rice dish with tender asparagus from Mary Ann Marino of West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania is the answer. 2 Servings Prep/Total Time: 30 min. 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules 1-1/2 cups water, divided 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons olive oil 1-1/2 teaspoons dill weed 1/8 teaspoon salt 9 fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2 pound boneless skinless

wheat roll and strawberry gelatin dessert. Thursday, May 31 — Roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, Waldorf salad, maple-kissed Brussels sprouts, pickled beets and ice cream cup.

chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes In a small saucepan, bring the rice, bouillon and 1 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Meanwhile, combine the parsley, lemon juice, oil, dill and salt; set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, bring remaining water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry. In the same skillet coated with cooking spray, saute chicken until juices run clear; drain. Add the rice, asparagus and lemon mixture; toss to coat.

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Caring for the earth On Saturday morning the ASTRA Club of Delta cleaned up the trash along Crawford Avenue near Highway 92. The club has done this cleanup in past years as a combination of a service to their community and in honor of Earth Day and realize that it can easily be an ongoing project for the club. Club members had the assistance of an ASTRA dad, Carl Coonce, who provided a pickup to take away the bags of trash that were gathered. Pictured are Coonce and ASTRA members Victoria Coonce, Haley Donathan, Lucero Chavez and Shannon Foley. ASTRA is an international community service organization for students between the ages of 12 and 25. The ASTRA Club of Delta meets monthly at the Delta Public Library. Their next meeting will be Tuesday, May 1, at 6 p.m. in the community room.

On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Delta Police Department will be hosting a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Take-Back Initiative event for the disposal of prescription drugs and other medications from America’s homes. The disposal event will take place at the Delta Police Department, 215 W. 5th Street. Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications may be dropped off. This includes any medication from the pharmacy, or any store bought medication that is expired, old, or that is no longer needed, wanted, or required by the owner. All medications collected during this event will be

News You Can Use Items of interest from Delta County

Application/permit requirements for building new homes Spring has finally arrived and warmer

weather is on its way. Some county residents may be considering building a new home. The Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental

Health Division would like to remind property owners of certain necessary requirements prior to proceeding with construction and development.

Input sought for Grand Mesa bear management Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public input on the development of bear management plans for hunting units on the Grand Mesa. During the month of May, wildlife managers will host public meetings in Grand Junction, Hotchkiss, Rifle and Collbran to provide information on bear management and seek public comment on how to maintain a healthy bear population while reducing bear conflicts. The areas up for discussion include Game Management Units, 41, 42, 421, 411, 52, 53, 63 and 521. “Wildlife management is based on science and research, but the public’s input is critical in making final determinations,” said northwest regional manager Ron Velarde. “We strongly urge Colorado’s citizens to participate in managing their wildlife.”

Bear management plans will also consider input from various land management agencies. At the meetings, members of the public can learn about the current and historic status of black bears on the Grand Mesa, and wildlife managers will ask for input about future objectives and management strategies, including trends in population size. Meeting population objectives is typically accomplished through hunting, a proven and effective management tool. “Because conflicts continue to be a concern for our citizens, it is vitally important for them to participate in managing their bears,” said terrestrial biologist Stephanie Duckett. “We really encourage interested members of the public to come tell us what they think.” Four public presenta-

tions are scheduled, all between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday, May 7 — Northwest Region Service Center, 711 Independent Avenue, Grand Junction. Monday, May 14 — Memorial Hall, 149 East Main Street, Hotchkiss. Tuesday, May 15 — Rifle Fire Department, 1850 Railroad Avenue. Wednesday, May 16 — Plateau Valley School Auditorium, 56600 Hwy. 330, Collbran. A paper survey will be available at each of the presentations. In addition, there will be an electronic survey available on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website beginning April 27. To find the online survey, go to www.wildlife. state.co.us click on the “Hunting” tab, then click on “Big Game” on the lefthand menu, then scroll down and select “Herd Management Plans.”

When considering the development of a new onsite wastewater system, for example, please be aware of the need for an application for a permit and acreage requirements. A minimum of one acre is required per dwelling. Applications for address and access are also required. This complete application package can be obtained from the planning office in the Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 115, Delta. If you have any questions regarding this process, please call the Delta County Department of Health at 8742165.

collected by DEA and disposed of by incineration. Illicit substances such as marijuana or metham-

phetamine are not part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

Lincoln Day dinner features state reps The Delta County Republican Central Committee is pleased to announce that the featured speakers for the annual Lincoln Day dinner will be State Representative Don Coram, House District 58 and State Representative Ray Scott, House District 54. With the recent redistricting, Delta County is no longer a part of House District 58 and Ray Scott will no longer be a resident of House District 54. Join the Delta County Republicans in thanking these public servants for their contributions to Delta County. The Lincoln Day dinner will be held on Saturday, May 5. The event will be held at the Delta Elks Lodge on Main Street in Delta. The price is $40/person and includes a prime rib or chicken dinner. To make

your reservation, please contact Susan Keiser at 856-3649 (leave message) or e-mail reservations to askeiser@yahoo.com by April 30.

Coin club announces GJ show Western Slope Coin Club announces its ninth semi annual coin show at Lincoln Park Barn (corner of 12th and North Avenue in Grand Junction). The show runs Friday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be 30 coin dealers with 50 tables of gold, silver, collectible coins and paper money. Dealers will be selling, buying and appraising.

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April 30 • 6:30 p.m. at Delta Trap Club 1670 I Road, Delta Call 835-3477 for information. Using, Not Abusing, Our Public Land

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To show kids the powers they have to save and safequard their money, visit Delta County Federal Credit Union between April 23-27 and help us celebrate National Credit Union Youth Week. This year’s theme, “Be a Credit Union Super Saver,” shows youth and teens how their local credit union can help them utilize their own strengths and credit union resources to meet financial goals.

Be a Super Saver! Save regularly to reach your goals. Make saving at the credit union a habit and join the super saving team.

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National Day of Prayer observance planned The 61st observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held across the country on Thursday, May 3. Locally, ministers have planned a National Day of Prayer (NDOP) rally at noon on Thursday, May 3, at the Delta County Courthouse. The rally will be held on the front steps and lawn at 5th and Palmer. The 2012 theme verse is Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” The mission of the NDOP is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage repentance and righteousness in this culture. This event brings together many in the Christian

church in unity for our country. It also emphasizes prayer for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power in government, military, media, business, education, church and family. Community and business leaders, church members, home-school families and downtown leaders are welcome to attend this service of prayer for our nation and our leaders. Since this service will be held outdoors please plan for spring weather conditions. On Saturday, April 28, at 7 a.m. a community prayer breakfast is planned at St. Luke’s

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

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

Episcopal Church across the street from the courthouse. This event is connected with the National Day of Prayer for anyone unable to attend the prayer service at noon on Thursday, May 3. Anyone can attend the community prayer breakfast but you are asked to make a reservation by calling 874-3847 or by e-mail to deltafbc. james@skybeam.com. Why do we pray? Our founding fathers called for prayer during the Constitutional Convention. In their eyes, our recently created nation and freedoms were a direct gift from God. During times of war

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

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

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763 Meeker St., Delta Pastor: Seth Coridan Sabbath School Saturday Morning Worship Prayer Meetings Wednesday

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

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

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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.

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

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

CRAWFORD COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 297 Dogwood Ave., Crawford • 921-3300 Rev. John Hiestand 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!

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HOTCHKISS CHURCH OF CHRIST 13025 Highway 65, Eckert • 835-3441 175 N. 1st St., Hotchkiss • 527-3225 P.O. Box 7 Minister Windell Howard Pastor Jo DeVinny Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday: Morning Worship: Year Round 10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School during worship MOUNTAIN VIEW BIBLE CHURCH Thursday: Lazear, CO – 872-2139 Bible Study Held at Big E Market 7:30 a.m. Pastor Jim Jesser – 323-6412 Youth Pastor Jake Erickson - 872-6329 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Service 11:00 a.m. NEW HOPE EVANGELICAL Evening Service & Youth Night 6:00 p.m. FREE CHURCH Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. Meets at Cedaredge Community Center Christ Centered Country Church www.newhopefree.org Independent and Fundamental Pastor Bill Williamson 856-4458 Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. HOTCHKISS COMMUNITY Children’s Church 10:45 a.m. Nursery Available UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Men’s Breakfast 1st & 3rd Sat. 7:00 at Ole Bakery 2nd & Orchard, Hotchkiss • Office: 872-3540 Youth Groups — schedules vary Pastor John Hiestand • 872-4881 Call for time and place 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. CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY Wearhouse hours: Monday 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. UMW Meet 3rd Saturday 9:00 a.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH National Historical Register site 3rd & Aspen, PO Box 369, Cedaredge • 970-856-3696 cedaredgecumc@tds.net Pastor Deb Edwards Vickie Richards-Street, Pastoral Associate Rev. Bob Watts, Pastor Emeritus FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Children’s Sunday School 9:00 a.m. OF HOTCHKISS Worship Services 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. 203 W. Main, Hotchkiss • Church 872-3313 Communion Worship First Sunday Sunday School (all ages) 9:45 a.m. Zero Gravity Youth Sundays 4:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Youth and Adult Choirs, Bible Studies, Nursery Sunday Evening Service 5:00 p.m. OPEN HEARTS! OPEN MINDS! OPEN DOORS! After School Program (K-8) Wed. 3:45 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Prayer Wed. 7:00 p.m. Youth Group/Teen Bible Study Wed. 7:00 p.m. Also offering counseling, men’s prayer SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH meetings, ladies’ Bible study, teen outings, nursery 290 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cedaredge • 210-3398 and a food pantry. Contact Pastor Jake DeField for Pastor Seth Coridan more information. Sabbath School Saturday 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship 10:50 a.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday 3:00 p.m.

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

Sunday: Bible Study Morning Worship

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GARNET MESA BAPTIST CHURCH

1290 A St., Delta • 874-9497 Pastor: Randy Unruh Website: www.calvarydelta.org E-Mail: office@calvarydelta.org

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370 W. Main St., Cedaredge • 856-3830 P.O. Box 400, Cedaredge, CO 81413 NORTH FORK CHURCH Email: fbc@kaycee.net OF CHRIST Senior Pastor Dik Abbott 40259 M Rd., Paonia • 970-527-5443 Sunday: Sunday Morning 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening 5:00 p.m. Morning Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Teaching Sound Bible Doctrine ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Children’s Church Available “Loyal to the orthodox Christian Evening Service 6:00 p.m. faith as received by Anglicanism” 5th & Palmer St., Delta • Rector's Study: 874-9489 Wednesday: Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Pastor Tom Seibert PAONIA FRIENDS CHURCH AWANA and Youth 6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist 409 3rd St., Paonia • 527-6151 and Sunday School (Sunday) 10:15 a.m. Pastor Gaylen Kinser Order of St. Luke & Healing Service, Sunday: First Monday each month 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 9:00 a.m. GRAND MESA SOUTHERN Morning Prayer/Communion with NURSERY for children 19 mos.-3 years Wednesday 10:30 a.m. BAPTIST CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL 110 S.E. Jay Ave., Cedaredge • 856-4672 for ages 19 months-adults 10:00 a.m. Rev. Steven Puls ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE Bible Study 9:30 a.m. ORTHODOX Worship Service 10:45 a.m. 298 Bert St., Delta • 874-5225 Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. CRAWFORD FRIENDS CHURCH www.saintandrewsdelta.org Team Kid (Wednesday) 6:00 p.m. Non-denominational Father Daniel Jones Prayer & Bible Study 3842 Stearman Lane, Crawford • 921-LORD (5673) Saturday Great Vespers 5:00 p.m. (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Pastor Jerry Dutton Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Brotherhood Breakfast Youth Pastor JP Dutton Please call: for feast day services schedule (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 SEVENTH-DAY www.crawfordchristians.org

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

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC)

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751 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8083 1065 E. 7th St., Delta • 874-0308 • Cell: 314-0116 COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday: Bible Lesson Sermon 10:00 a.m. Pastors David & Michele Murphy 21987 Austin Road • Austin Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday: Jacopper@tds.net Wednesday: Testimony Meeting 7:00 p.m. Prayer Time 9:00 a.m. John Copper, Pastor • 856-4675 Child Care Provided • Everyone Welcome Annointed Worship & Praise 9:30 a.m. Sunday: Annointed preaching to follow Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Where the fire & glory of God are manifested with Children’s Church and nursery provided Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m. GRAND MESA BIBLE CHURCH 710 Crawford Ave., Delta • 874-8315 AGAPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Pastor Gary Culp OF DELTA Sunday School For All Ages 9:30 a.m. CEDAREDGE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 326 Main St., Suite 103 (Columbine Mall), Delta Worship Service 10:30 a.m. 1596 S.W. 9th St., Cedaredge • 856-3586 (970)201-7013 Please call for information about Bob Hillyer - Senior Pastor Pastor Jason Havertape Bible studies and Prayer times Marvin Pemberton - Assoc. Pastor Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Youth Pastor: Eric Musil Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Janet Noble - Children Sunday School 9:00 a.m. FIRST CHURCH OF GOD Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. 1102 Howard St., Delta • Church 874-4647 THUNDER MOUNTAIN CHURCH Wed. Family Night: Adult Bible Study, deltafirstchurchofgod.com OF CHRIST Youth & Children's Ministries 7:00 p.m. Bob and Linda Aubery 800 Palmer St., Delta Men's Breakfast (Saturday) 7:00 a.m. Sunday School Classes Sundays: cedarag.org for All Ages 9:00 a.m. Bible Classes 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wed. Bible Study (Children’s church available) (Fellowship Hall) 2:00 p.m. CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Wed. Cedaredge Bible Study (856-3854) 4:00 p.m. Weekly home Bible studies Information: 234-7816 2291 Q25 Road, Cedaredge • 856-6137 Prayer Chain Pastors John and MaryLouise Dannels Contact Janice Bridwell 874-4621 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.

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

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PAONIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2nd and Onarga, Paonia Pastor Russell Fletcher Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Youth Group 6:00 p.m. Child care provided every Sun. and on special occasions.

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20101 Deer Creek Rd., Austin • 835-3667 (Missouri Synod) 5th & Meeker Streets, Delta • Office — 874-9501 www.allsaintslutheranco.org 5th & North Fork, Paonia delta.umc@juno.com Tom Lange, Pastor at the Northwest corner of City Park Roy Trueblood, Pastor Pastor Duane O. Daeke • 527-3232 Early Service 8:30 a.m. Sunday: Worship 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Lent Worship Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Late Service 10:45 a.m. Children’s Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Bible Study following worship service Youth Group 5:30 p.m. Open Communion (1st & 3rd Sundays) Visitors Always Welcome. Communion Worship 1st Sunday

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

PAONIA SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 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.

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

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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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ACTIVITIES

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gather your team for Relay for Life

Community Calendar Thursday, April 26

SENIOR PRESENTATION NIGHT, 7 p.m., Stolte Packing Shed, Pioneer Town, Cedaredge. Hosted by Surface Creek Vision Home and Community Program. Presentation is a Vision Program requirement for graduation. Family, friends and public welcome. A reception follows presentations. BINGO, every Thursday, 7 p.m., Delta Elks Lodge, 563 Main Street. Open to the public. For more information, call 874-3624. 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 55 numbers for $266, blue is 55 numbers and grey is 59 numbers for $250. For more information, call 527-6252. FREE DINNER with Navajo tacos, 4-7 p.m., Paonia Assembly of God.

Walk on a team for the Delta County Relay for Life and help in the fight to triumph over cancer. The annual event will be held June 29 at the Delta High School track. Relayers walk all night and raise funds for cancer research and local patient services. Visit DeltaRelay forLife.com for more information or to sign up.

April 27 & 28

YARD AND BAKE SALE, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., IOOF Hall, Cedaredge. Rebekah #106 Lodge also selling breakfast burritos and a drink for $3.

Friday, April 27

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. KIWANIS CLUB FISH FRY, 4-7 p.m., Heritage Hall, Delta County Fairgrounds, Hotchkiss. Live musical entertainment. HotchkissCrawford Historical Society shows and tells about historical photographs from the area.

Saturday, April 28

DANCE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS 50+, 2-4 p.m., Delta High School. Sponsored by DHS staff and students, Delta County Senior Resource Council and member businesses. Free admission; door prizes and refreshments provided. RSVP to 872-1000 by Thursday, April 26. DEMOCRATIC JEFFERSON-JACKSON LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION, 12:30 p.m., Westminster Hall, Meeker and 4th streets, Delta. $25/person. Reservations must be made on or before April 23. Call Susie Johnson, 527-6232 or Carol Phelps, 874-7310. SPAGHETTI DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION, 5-8 p.m., Delta Elks Lodge. Adults, $6; kids 12 and under, $4. Fundraiser for Lincoln Elementary students travelling to Knoxville, Tenn. for global Destination Imagination competition. “NIGHT OF THE STARS” TALENT SHOW, Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Kids K-12 perform beginning at 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 29

OLD-FASHIONED 5TH SUNDAY COMMUNITY GOSPEL SING, 6 p.m., Grand Mesa Baptist Church, S.E. Jay Avenue at Hwy. 65, Cedaredge. Music like you remember it, with special groups and inspired congregational singing. Or join the combined choir for rehearsal at 5:15 p.m. Refreshments afterward. Everyone welcome. For more information, call the church: 856-4672, or Roger Congdon, 856-7915. GOSPEL MUSIC JAMBOREE, 1:30-4 p.m., Olathe United Methodist Church, 512 South Hersum (next to the park with the cannon). Price of admission is willingness to participate (pick, strum, fiddle, sing or clap your hands). For more information, call 323-6465.

Monday, April 30

AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION practice, 7 p.m. at Austin Baptist Church, 22046 Canal Street, Austin. For more information, call Marilyn, 872-3949. All singers welcome. BLOOD DRIVE, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Don’s Market, Paonia. Photo ID required for all donors.

Wednesday, May 2

TOASTMASTERS SPEECH CLUB MEETS, first and third Wednesdays of each month, 12:15 p.m., U.S. Forest Service, 2250 Highway 50, Delta. For more information, call Tom Condos, 874-6667 or www.toastmasters.org. RETIREMENT DINNER HONORING DELTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 50J EMPLOYEES, 6 p.m., Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education. RSVP to Marcia Hiller, 874-4438 by April 25. Hosted by Delta County School District 50J and members of the Delta County Unit of Colorado Retired Employees Association. DCRSEA members invited at a cost of $7 per meal. CEDAREDGE TREE BOARD OBSERVES ARBOR DAY, 10 a.m., east side of Cedaredge Public Library. COLLEGE AND CAREER DAY, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Delta-Montrose Technical College, 1765 Highway 50, Delta. Open to high school students, parents, job seekers and anyone else interested in college or a career. FREE HEALTH CLINIC, Hotchkiss K-8. Free immunizations, wellchild checks and visits for chronic conditions for uninsured or under insured children ages birth-18. Application assistance for CHP+ and Medicaid also available. For an appointment, call Sarah, 874-9517. FREE SPORTS PHYSICAL CLINIC, for uninsured or under insured (under insured = deductible of copay is too high or sports physicals are not covered.) Provided by Dr. Moore at Delta Pediatrics. For an appointment, call Sarah, 874-9517.

May 4 & 5

DELTA UNITED METHODIST WOMEN’S YARD SALE, Delta Methodist Church, 5th and Meeker streets, Delta. Friday: 8:30 a.m.4 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-12 noon. Proceeds go to missions and the new Fellowship Hall.

Friday, May 4

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS BLOCK PARTY and seasonal opening of Ollie’s Ice Cream, 5-7 p.m., Paonia Chamber of Commerce, 124 Grand Avenue, Paonia.

Saturday, May 5

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 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Loren, 970-249-4858 or Gwen, 970-856-4157. Cinco de Mayo (Mexican potluck). STRUT YOUR MUTT DOG WALK-A-THON to benefit dogs and cats at CAWS shelter, 10 a.m.-12 noon, registration at 9:30 a.m., Confluence Park, Delta. LINCOLN DAY DINNER, Delta Elks Lodge, $40/person. Reservations required by April 30: call Susan Keiser at 856-3649 (leave message) or e-mail reservations: askeiser@yahoo.com. “EDUCATION UNDER FIRE” DOCUMENTARY, 7 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 658 Howard St., Delta. Free admission for screening and conversation that follows. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Debbie Doherty, 874-4970. FUNDRAISER YARD SALE, 8 a.m., 432 Grand Avenue, Delta. Fundraiser for Lincoln Elementary students travelling to Knoxville, Tenn. for global Destination Imagination competition. JOIN MEMBERS of the Hotchkiss Chamber of Commerce Downtown Improvement Team, 9 a.m., Creamery Arts Center, Hotchkiss. Then plant flowers along Bridge Street. PROM GRAND MARCH, 8 p.m., Hotchkiss High School.

Monday, May 7

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP, 2nd Monday of each month, 2:30 p.m., classroom B, Delta County Memorial Hospital. AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION practice, 7 p.m. at Austin Baptist Church, 22046 Canal Street, Austin. For more information, call Marilyn, 872-3949. All singers welcome.

Thursday, May 10

ROGERS MESA MODERN WOMANS CLUB MEETING, 2 p.m., Rogers Mesa Community House (corner of Highway 92 and 3100 Road). For more information, call Lou Ann, 872-4816.

Friday, May 11

CORN! by Craig Childs and Angus Stocking, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia. Details of their journey through madness and suffering in the monotony of an Iowa cornfield. Child care provided during event for $5 per child. For more information and tickets, www.bluesage.org.

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Del-Rose Chorus

Del-Rose Chorus to sing at VFW fundraiser Preparations are under way for a fundraiser for VFW Post #3574. On Saturday, May 12, the post will host a musical moment with new songs and old favorites from the DelRose Chorus. This salute to mothers — and spring

— will help the VFW raise funds for a family and veterans facility. In return for your support to the VFW and the chance to give a unique gift of music, you will be entertained by the DelRose Chorus and served

refreshments. Tickets will be available shortly from members of the Lee Marts Post, the Del-Rose Chorus,The Finishing Touch in Delta and The Gazebo Florist in Cedaredge for $10 (2 and under are free).

Great American composers featured in spring concert Valley Symphony Association will finish its 41st anniversary season with a spring concert featuring works by great American composers. Highlights of this concert include performance of Prairie Night & Celebration Dance from Billy the Kid by Aaron Copland, On the Trail from Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofe, Fascinating Rhythm & Summertime by George Gershwin and much more. Members of the Valley Youth Orchestra (ages 7-18) will join with the Valley Symphony Orchestra on several pieces, but will also perform several pieces on their own. These will include works such as The Water Is Wide,

Shenandoah, Sundance, and Henry Mancini’s Baby Elephant Walk. All ages will enjoy this final concert of the season! Concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Delta Performing Arts Center and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Montrose Pavilion. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students 17 and under and may be purchased in advance at Clubb’s in Delta or at Homer L. Sims Agency, DeVinny Jewelers and Howard Davidson Insurance Agency in Montrose. For concert information, e-mail info@valley symphony.net or call 209-2295. For a com-

Beatles extravaganza features local talent The Paonia Players present “Twist and Shout! A Multi-Media Beatles Song & Dance Revue/Extravaganza!,” directed by Merrily Talbott, May 4, 5 and 6, at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Led by a Magical Mystery guest host (can you guess who it could be?), the cast of 75+ talented kids and adults will sing and dance their hearts out to some of the best songs ever written. Featuring the Sunshine Singers, Paonia Pop Stars, North Fork Rock Stars, Superstars!, Merry Mob Dancers, the Eleanor Rigby String Quartet, Russ Chapman, Jeff Reynolds, Frederick Zimmer, Greg Peterson, Linda Talbott, Amy Deluca, Carolyn Yates, Christi Gubser, Rose Walker,

Makea-will seminar scheduled In recognition of Law Day, the Delta County Bar Association and Delta County Free Legal Services, Inc. are sponsoring a free seminar. Local attorneys will present information on wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living wills. Following the presentations, participants will be able to make their own wills, powers of attorney, or living wills for only $15 per document. Forms will be provided. Proof of identity will be required as all documents require notarization. The seminar will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Westminster Hall, 4th and Meeker streets, Delta. Come take advantage of this opportunity!

Amber Kleinman, April Flowers, Dan Serdutz and Robert Wright. Friday and Saturday night shows start at 7 p.m.; Sunday’s matinee begins at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $6 for kids under 12 and $10 for adults and are available at Paonia Farm & Home, KVNF and the Paradise Theatre. Tickets purchased the day of the show will be $10 and $15. Come on out and support “theatre for the whole community.” For more information, contact Merrily Talbott at 361-1540.

plete schedule visit www. valleysymphony.net.

Ride for a good cause “Mission to Ride,” the annual charity bike ride supporting the Montrose Medical Mission, takes place Sunday, May 13. There are several routes to choose from, including road routes, a mountain bike route and new this year, a family fun route. The four road routes include distances of 30, 40, 60 and 100 miles. Two of the routes take riders to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Register online at www.missiontoride.com or stop by Cascade Bikes in Montrose.

Call for artists The annual Delta Fine Arts Summer Exhibition will be held May 25 through June 22 at the Apple Shed in Cedaredge. The show opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. May 25. The show is open to all artists and students on the Western Slope. Entry categories are oil/acryl-

ics; watercolors; mixed media; pastel; drawing; sculpture/3D; photography/digital; and student. Best of show will be awarded $250. For entry form, prospectus or questions, call 856-6460 or Laurae Welch at 856-2184 or lbwelch@wildblue.net. The entry deadline is May 4.

Seniors 50+ invited to prom Delta High School and Delta County Senior Resource Council are hosting a dance Saturday, April 28, in the gym at Delta High School, 1400 Pioneer Road. Delta High School’s junior class is working hard to transform the gym into a magical place for the junior/senior program the night of April 28. They want to share this special occasion with senior residents of Delta County from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Hosting “A Stairway to Heaven” will be members of various student clubs, including JROTC, College For Every Student, Key Club and GetRDone 4-H Club. They also volunteered to assist with cleanup following

the dance. The business members of Delta County Senior Resource Council are hosting decorated tables complete with door prizes and refreshments. Each senior citizen attending will be presented with a corsage or boutonniere and will have a complimentary photograph taken to commemorate the event. Transportation may be provided to/from some locations. The dance music selections have been carefully chosen to help the seniors and their high school hosts dance joyfully down memory lane. Please call 872-1000 by Thursday, April 26, to confirm your attendance. The event is free.

Enjoy men’s a cappella harmony at April 28 show The Black Canyon Chorus is gearing up for its 37th annual show, “A Cappella Date Night.” This evening of harmony features a variety of songs sung a cappella, meaning “without musical accompaniment.” The show will be held Saturday, April 28, at the Montrose Pavilion, and consists of three parts — the chorus, the guest quartet “The Crew,” and an afterglow at Remington’s at the Bridges in Montrose. A sample of the chorus songs to be performed include “The Longest Time,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “The Whiffenpoof Song.” Several quartets from the chorus will also perform. Pulling the event together are director MaryAnn Rathburn and emcee Jim Kerschner. After the intermission, the coveted “Award of Harmony” will be presented to a special person, followed by the champion quartet “The Crew.” After the show, every-

one is invited to drive the short distance to Remington’s for food, a cash bar and more music. “Afterglows” are frequently incorporated into male chorus and barbershop events. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at the Montrose Pavilion or DeVinny Jewelry in Montrose. At the door, tickets will be $15. To

encourage participation children under age 12 may enjoy the show at no charge. Tickets are also available from any chorus member or by telephone at 249-7015. Tickets for the afterglow, which includes a light buffet, are limited in number and cost $15. They may be purchased in advance or at the show.

Gary Wilson, Dave Corso, Bill Sutton and Sam Kevan make up the quartet “Fourmata.” Fourmata is one of three chapter quartets to perform at the Black Canyon’s annual show. Sound Production, comprised of Phil Plumb, Larry Cooper, Bob Goodhue and Sam Kevan, and the No-Name-4 (Bill Snyer, Bob Goodhue, Dave Christian and Jason Ward) are also expected to sing.


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SCHOOL

Delta County Independent

Students raise funds for Tennessee competition BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Through the demonstration of their problemsolving skills, two Destination Imagination teams from Lincoln Elementary School have qualified for global competition. Now team members are using

those same problem-solving skills to come up with the fundraising ideas to get them to Knoxville, Tenn., where they will showcase their challenge solutions in a few short weeks. So far they’re come up with a spaghetti dinner and silent auction

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Saturday, April 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Delta Elks Lodge. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. A yard sale is scheduled Saturday, May 5, at 432 Grand Avenue in Delta, beginning at 8 a.m. A bake sale and car wash begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Cruise ‘n Clean Car Wash at 2nd and Main. Students are also planning a pickle sale and iPad raffle. Raffle tickets are three for $10 or $4 each. Other schools in Delta County are helping out with wear-a-hat days and other fundraisers. Parents are hitting the streets looking for donations from businesses, and the students will be visiting service organizations seeking their support. An estimated $25,000 is needed to transport 14 team members and their three coaches. Nine parents plan to pay their own way to the competition. “We’re ready to work hard to raise the money,” said LES student Kaitlyn Sharpe. She explained her team earned the right to compete in Knoxville by scoring high on their challenge at the regional and state level. She and her teammates began meeting in October to develop solutions for their fine arts challenge, which required them to create a movie trailer which contains plot highlights, cinematic special effects and an original soundtrack. Team members act out “Coming Attractions,” which must incorporate characters from two different countries. The team, coached by Kristie Donathan, decided upon the World Soccer Cup as their central theme. A remote controlled soccer ball designed and developed by the team earned special recognition for creativity at regionals. Not every idea was as successful, Kaitlyn explains. Some concepts were simply unworkable. When team members came up with multiple ideas — without direction from their parents or their coach — they took a vote to determine what they would try next. Backdrops, costumes and props will be trucked to Knoxville, Tenn., with the rest of Team Colorado’s materials. Scott Moore’s team, “The Imaginators,” will be travelling lighter, because they have no costumes or props. Their improvi-

Try out pickleball All ages and abilities are invited to try pickleball, America’s fastest growing lifetime sport. Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis, and is played on a court with the same dimensions as a badminton court. Free clinics will be held Tuesday, May 15, at 5 p.m. and Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m., at the Bill Heddles tennis courts. To register, call 874-0923.

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“The Brains of the Operation” — (front) Emma Corbasson, Darius Kerns, Aiden Barrios, Eli Miramontes; (back) Damon Hudson, Claire Corbasson, Haylee Curry and Coach Scott Moore.

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The DI AKA Camero Red Shots, coached by Kristie Donathan, is comprised of (front) Kaitlyn Sharpe, Alex Abila, Cameron Hudson; (back) Caleb Miramontes, Ana Jurca, Ethen White and Alonso Saenz. sational challenge, called “News to Me,” requires them to create a five-minute skit about the causeand-effect relationship between two unrelated news stories. They earned a trip to globals by winning a special challenge at state sponsored by the Western Dairy Association. Ten days prior to global competition, they will begin searching for six news stories that will form the basis for their skits. They must be prepared with all six, although only one will be chosen at random for presentation to the judges. Team member Darius Kerns explained they have

no way of knowing how much time has elapsed, but if the timer goes off at the five-minute mark before they finish their story they lose points. Global competition is described as an “electric” event with teams from across the United States as well as a number of foreign countries. Sixty teams will travel from Colorado. The event takes place on the University of Tennessee campus; housing is provided in the dormitories and nearby hotels. A parade of nations highlights the huge opening ceremony. When they’re not competing in their central challenge

or an instant challenge, team members can trade pins, visit exhibits and watch other competitors. “Destination Imagination is a great, great experience,” said Donathan, who is just in her second year of coaching. “It really teaches kids to think outside the box.” This is the first time in Delta schools’ history that any team has advanced to the global level. Any support to assist these students in this once-ina-lifetime opportunity would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Kristie Donathan at 210-6173, Scott Moore at 623-3256, or DI coordinator Nancy Green at 874-3700.

Delta Middle honor roll The following students were named to honor roll at Delta Middle School for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 school year: Eighth Grade Banner Roll (4.0) Cruz Arias Juan Chavez Shanan Davey Sara Jurca Seth Mewhinney Mykayla Music Abbigail Nicholson Tylor Redden Heather Robb Kaisa Simon Alexis Williams Honor Roll (3.33-3.99) Stormi Archuleta Jesus Arias Ashlynn Bailey Darcey Ballard Faly Berrelleza Kelby Brown Neifi Campas Tori Carr Alan Carrasco Rodolfo Contreras Oscar Duran Hannah Easter Cidney Fisk

Victoria Gallegos Nathaniel Hamm Amelia Hawkins Naomi Hayner Skye Hirschberg Karissa Hobbs Victoria Hovey Kaleb Lindsey Jade Mahaffey Dario Melgoza Kory Mills Uyen Nguyen Miranda Rhinehart Alexandria Rolf Anthony Streich Jamie Sutliff Hannah Unruh Ashley Uribe Janeth Uribe Dalton Valdez Evan Watson Seventh Grade Banner Roll (4.0) Rhiannon Broyles Teresa James Brooke Martin Thanya Mendoza Lydia Stalcup

Elizabeth Ward Honor Roll (3.33-3.99) Nacona Baldwin Matthew Bohling Hannah Branson Tristan Brown Cristina Caballero Elias Carlson Julissa Castro Kalen Cowley Madelynne Cronenberg Olivia Fisher Mason Garcia Madison Hamm Nectaria Hanning Damon Jensen Tre Johnson Jason Kaighn Derek Kendrick Sheali King Tuan Le Jr. Shelbi Ledesma Lily Lockhart Shayla Lugard Makayla Mills Meysa Mulford Jace Norell

Emily Nortnik Evan Nortnik Hannah Owens Perla Pantoja Rodriguez Alex Richards Andrew Richards Elizabeth Robb Kole Roberts Gabriel Rodriguez Victor Ruiz Nathan Sanders Megan Sandoval Sixth Grade Banner Roll (4.0) Alyssa Boyer Jaspar Carmichael Logan Freed Kaleb Hawkins Kaleigh Nethington Zachary Nicholson Alexia Quinn Anha Richards Lucy Streich Nathanael Santonastaso Philip Santonastaso Megan Suppes Jasmine Velasquez

Joyclie Webb Landre Whelan Kimberly Wolfe Honor Roll KC Carlson Bradley Davis Lorena Duran Brandon Harper Julian Hernandez Kendra Hillman Drake Horn Trynity Jensen Aubrey Jones Kayla Kensler Justin Lancaster Jaden Miller Thomas Neil Sarah Parker Miranda Rea Joshua Reeder Harlee Roberts Samuel Rodriguez Peyton Schuster Abigail Stone Isaac Timbreza Madeline Tracey Vicente Trevino Samantha Wollert

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The winners of the fourth-fifth grade spelling bee are pictured above (left to right): Andy Nyikos, North Fork Montessori School, first; Baxter Waltermire, North Fork Montessori School, second; Grace Deck, North Fork Montessori School, third; Garth Knutson, Cedaredge Elementary School, fourth; and Emily Johnson, Lincoln Elementary School, fifth. Three of the top five placed in the top five last year — Andy Nyikos (who won the event as a fourth grader and again as a fifth grader), Baxter Waltermire and Emily Johnson.


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Six area graduates named Daniels Scholars

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The need for seed Delta Middle School has been raising money and bringing in seed packets for the last three weeks to participate in “The Need For Seed” campaign through Hope Springs International. This fabulous organization is working to provide seeds for Nigeria as well as teach them how to use drip irrigation so they can provide for their families. More information is available at www.hopespringsint.com. DMS staff and students were able to collect over 1,000 packets of seeds to send to Nigeria. We are hoping the community follows suit. If you would like to donate or would like more information about “The Need For Seed” campaign, contact Nathan Hamm (student organizer, pictured above) or his father Darin at (918) 697-4458.

College and Career Day set for May 2 Delta-Montrose Technical College will host a College and Career Day on Wednesday, May 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual event draws representatives from nearly 100 colleges and career training centers to the DMTC campus at 1765 US Highway 50 in Delta. This year there will also be several area employers on hand to recruit for their businesses. The event,

which is open to high school students, parents, job seekers, and anyone else interested in college or a career, drew over 2,500 students and other individuals last year. This year, over 50 high schools have been invited to bring students to College and Career Day. If you would like further information about attending College and Career Day or would like to participate as a cor-

porate sponsor, employer, college, or career training center, contact Diana Tourney at 874-6521, or DMTC’s administrative offices at 874-7671.

Six Delta County high school seniors who have demonstrated strong character and a determination to succeed in life have been named Daniels Scholars and will receive funding to attend the college or university of their choice, Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund announced Tuesday. The local recipients include Cedaredge High School students Ashley Waddington and Cody Wieben, Delta High School students Jacob Ames, Brendan Kortz and Conor Laws, and Hotchkiss High School senior Jordan Belew. “These are promising and motivated students who have demonstrated strong character, leadership, and a commitment to community service,” explained Childears. “They are outstanding young people and the Daniels Fund is proud to partner with them as they fulfill their dreams of attending college,” she said. The group of new Daniels Scholars includes 181 from Colorado, 38 from New Mexico, 15 from Utah, and 24 from Wyoming. To identify candidates for the scholarship, the Daniels Fund partners with high schools, youth serving agencies and college prep providers that nominate candidates for the Daniels Scholarship. After being nominated, candidates take part in

an interview and selection process in the communities in which they live. In establishing the Daniels Scholarship program, cable pioneer Bill Daniels was seeking promising students who demonstrate strength of character, leadership, and a record of accomplishment in giving back to the community. The Daniels Scholarship is not “full ride,” but is supplemental to all other financial aid resources, including Pell Grants, available to the student. After other finan-

cial resources have been applied, the Daniels Scholarship covers all required tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies and a variety of other miscellaneous expenses. Students also receive a laptop computer and a printer. Bill Daniels, a prominent business leader known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Visit www.danielsfund.org for more information.

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

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

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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: Alex Vette, Nolan Bynum, Bryan Alarcon and Alora Huff.

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) Miguel Lamas, Nathan Brewer, Domonique Verdeja and Hope Tomlinson; (standing) standing Malikhi Hamilton, Ayralin Hoffbauer and Konner Workman.

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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: Camee Graff, Zachary Weber, Denis Torbett, Cade King, Goselin Alarcon and Katie Mundell.

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Virtuous Kids On April 4, Lincoln Elementary and the Kiwanis Club of Delta recognized the Virtuous Kids: (top row) Sami Cassel (determined); (middle row) Levi Wood (respectful), Sydney Gerle (helpful), Yaneli Meraz (patient), Esteban Berrelleza (honest and responsible), Paulina Vieyra (responsible); (bottom row) Isaiah Hensley (hard-worker), Rylee Kelleher (respectful), Wyatt Dickerson (diligent), Benjamin Gray (helpful), Eleanor Dare (friendly), Juelz Sandoval (joyful and friendly), Nicole Madsen (diligent) and Austyn Hannegrefs (diligent). Not pictured: Rodney Stewart (enthusiastic) and Elaine Cannon (diligent).

Delta Ace Hardware and Big John’s in Cedaredge are hosting their annual “Dirt Cheap” three-day sale beginning Friday. On Friday, April 27th “Buy One, Get One” gallons of Ace paint (interior and exterior) and on Saturday 40-pound bags of Ace Top Soil for 77¢ and 40-pound bags of Ace Composted Manure for 99¢. Delta Hardware will have assorted 4-pack annuals for 99¢ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are additional sales and deals offered in store. Visit www.deltaacehardware.com to view sale circular. Paid Advertisement


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Raymond Nordstrom Raymond Oliver Nordstrom of Montrose died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Montrose Rehabilitation Center at Valley Manor Care Center. He was 92. Mr. Nordstrom was born Aug. 9, 1919, in Chicago, Ill., to Nels and Esther Nordstrom. He married Patricia (Pat) McChesney on March 5, 1942. They celebrated 62 years of marriage. She preceded him in death in 2003. During World War II, Mr. Nordstrom served in the Army Air Corps at Williams Air Base in Arizona, where he trained dogs to guard airplanes. He participated in the Veterans Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in 2010. He lived in Chicago for a short time before moving to Colorado Springs in 1947. He worked for El Paso County Health Department for over 30 years. He taught dog obedience classes, groomed dogs and was an obedience judge for the American Kennel Club. He enjoyed auctions and estate sales in Colorado Spring and became a collector of many things, especially railroad and model railroading items, Indian lore and war memorabilia. Mr. Nordstrom enjoyed fishing and exploring

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Colorado by jeep with his family. After retirement he moved to Cedaredge where he lived for nearly 19 years before moving to Montrose in 1999. He attended senior meals at the Montrose Pavilion. After his wife’s death he became a volunteer in the kitchen for several years. He was a member of Gideon’s International, providing Bibles to people and working in the ministry to prisoners. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose. He is survived by a son and his wife, Kenneth and Betsy Nordstrom of Cedaredge; three daughters and their husbands, Jeanne and Robert Motley, Nancy and Dan Lamar, all of Montrose, and Chris and Phil Wilson of Van, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way. Mr. Nordstrom was preceded in death by his wife and four brothers. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 25, at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Montrose. A family graveside service will follow at Cedaredge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon’s International, 50 Century Blvd., Nashville, TN 37214, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory in Montrose is handling the arrangements.

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Chapel in Paonia. Mrs. Abseck was born Oct. 18, 1914, in Paonia, to Joseph and Teresa (Balena) Kemp. She spent her childhood in Paonia and graduated from Paonia High School in 1931. She attended Ross Business College in Grand Junction. She married Joseph Abseck on Oct. 20, 1934, in Delta. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Abseck was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Paonia, the Friendship Guild, Friends of the Library and the North Fork Historical Society. She enjoyed golfing, playing bridge and her family. She is survived by two daughters, Judy Livingston and her husband Laddie, and Jody Gentzler, all of Paonia; a sister and her husband, Teresa and Doug Barnet of Santa Cruz, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; 10 greatgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Abseck was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Abseck; three sisters; and three brothers. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Fork Historical Society. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Mayme K. Abseck of Paonia died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 97. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Service

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Patricia Dean Patricia J. Dean of Hotchkiss died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 80. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Mrs. Dean was born March 2, 1932, in San Diego, Calif., to Frank and Christine (Larsen) Jasper. She spent her childhood and attended school in Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1952 she received her bachelors of arts degree from Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass., where she studied Russian history. She married Abbott Dean on July 15, 1952, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The marriage was later dissolved. Mrs. Dean moved to Hotchkiss four years ago to be near her daughter. She is survived by two sons, one daughter, two brothers and two grandchildren. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

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War II, and was a rodeo cowgirl in Wyoming. Most of her life she lived in Delta and Montrose counties where she and her husband ranched. Mrs. Coldiron was a Christian and volunteered for RSVP of Delta County and Delta Senior Center. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Erwin of Olathe, Kan., and Cherry Chriestenson and her husband Bill of Delta; a son and his wife, William and Marian Coldiron of Montrose; 11 grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Coldiron was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Coldiron; a son, Benjamin Holt; a daughter, Kathi Arthur; and a sister, Ruth Busenbark. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place at a later date at Crawford Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to San Juan Memorial Garden c/o San Juan Living Center, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Valley Lawn Funeral Home in Montrose handled the arrangements.

Doralee Mae Coldiron died April 9, 2012, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose. She was 92. Mrs. Coldiron was born Sept. 12, 1919, in Sun City, Kan., to Benjamin and Nancy “Nana” (Marquand) Adams. She spent her childhood in Kansas and Colorado. She worked in defense factories during World

Irvin “Bert” Frazier of Delta died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at his home. He was 89. No services will be held at this time. Mr. Frazier was born July 20, 1922, in Montrose, to Bert and Ellen (Paxton) Frazier. He spent his childhood in Montrose and Delta, and attended school in Montrose. He joined the United States Navy and was discharged in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1945. He remained in Hawaii for 16 years, working as a precision instrument repairman. He married Evelyn Valenzuela on Nov. 4, 1955, in Honolulu, Hawaii. They moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1958. They would have celebrated 57 years of marriage this fall. She survives. Mr. Frazier worked for Air Research in California for five years. He moved his family back to Delta in 1963, where he became a hog farmer. He was active in FFA and High Country Pork Producers of the Western Slope. He was instrumental in building a hog processing plant in Grand Junction. He started Household Services in 1983, where he sold and serviced vacuum cleaners until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, word puzzles, aquatics at the rec center and reading Louis L’Amour westerns. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Frazier of Delta; a son and his wife, David and Kristi Frazier; of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Ramona Frazier of Delta; a brother, Lester Frazier and his wife Linda of Port LaVaca, Texas; and two sisters, Ethel Hall of Vernal, Utah, and Frances English of Montrose. Mr. Frazier was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby, Faye, Irma and Evelyn; and two brothers, Owen and Ellie. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

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Charlotte Hovey Charlotte May Hovey died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Vista View Assisted Living Center in Montrose. She was 78. Mrs. Hovey is survived by a son and his wife, Clint and Stacy Hovey of North Salt Lake, Utah; a daughter and her husband, Vicky and Gene Jolley of Cory; a brother and his wife, Art and Gwen Cannon of Delta; two grandsons and their wives, Chris and Tammy Jolley, and Casey and Maria Jolley; and three great-grandchildren, Bricanda Jolley, Caleb Jolley and Gabriel Jolley. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at Valley Baptist Church in Montrose. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Baptist Church for their support of missions, 62985 Hwy. 90, Montrose, CO 81401. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Ina Huff Ina Inez Huff of Cortez died Friday, April 20, 2012, at her home. She was 88. Mrs. Huff was born July 8, 1923, in Oklahoma, to Ural and Lillie (Eastwood) Ballard. She married Alvie Huff on Jan. 20, 1941. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Huff enjoyed quilting, needlepoint, gardening, fishing and raising flowers. She owned a restaurant and was an outstanding cook. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Vicki and Kay Anderson of Lewis, and Terry and Jack Tanner of Cortez; seven grandchildren, Kathy Harris, George Deavers, Donnie Tanner, Holly Cosner, Ronny Love, Kami Porter and Krissy Love; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Huff was preceded in death by her husband, Alvie Huff; a daughter, Sandy Robbins; and a brother, Eugene Ballard. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Ertel Funeral Home in Cortez handled the arrangements.

Rayleene Stearns Rayleene Ann Stearns of Delta died due to complications from surgery on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. She was 42. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, April 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the island at Confluence Park. Mrs. Stearns was born Aug. 7, 1969, in Denver, to Gary and Patricia (Wollbrinck) Lang. She spent her childhood in Denver, Golden, Delta and Olathe. She graduated from Olathe High

School in 1987. She attended Mesa State and Argosy University. She would have received her degree in psychology in May. She married William “Bill” Stearns on May 27, 2011, in Delta. He survives. Mrs. Stearns was a law enforcement records tech for many years. She enjoyed horseback riding, hiking, camping, the outdoors and writing short stories. She is survived by her parents, Gary and Patricia Lang of Olathe; her husband, Bill Stearns of Delta; a daughter, Sheyanne Lang of Laramie, Wyo.; a brother, Jarrod Lang of Rangely; a sister and her husband, Tabitha and Abe Cardenas of Montrose; six nieces, Cassandra Lang, Katrina Lang and Kaylee Lang, all of Collbran, Emilie Cardenas and Gabby Cardenas, both of Montrose, and Caitlin Tallon of Arizona; three nephews, Christian Cardenas of Montrose, Ricky Allen of California, and Christopher Allen of Arizona; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Cancer Center in Grand Junction. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Vernon Sides Vernon Sides of Delta died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home. He was 85. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Sides was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Densmore, Kan., to Ernest and Hazel (Laughry) Sides. He enlisted in the United States Army. Mr. Sides was a sheet metal worker for many years. He married Gladys Thorndyke on April 22, 1974, in Cañon City. They celebrated 28 years of marriage. She died Dec. 12, 2002. Mr. Sides enjoyed bowling, his grandchildren and tinkering around the yard. He is survived by three sisters, Gwen Langland, Eleanor Gendill and Vicki Lee; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Kyrlene and Pat Carter, and Diane and Bob Pfifer; two stepsons, Tom Christian and his wife Shirley, and Robert Lightener; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Mr. Sides was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sides; a son; a stepson; and a brother, Revilo Sides. 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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Celebrating the earth Delta Middle School Student Council officers planted new trees at Delta Middle School in honor of Earth Week. Pictured from left to right are Mykayla Music, Lizzy Ward, Rhiannon Broyles and Meysa Mulford. The students have also started an online petition at www.change. org that they would like citizens to sign in support of establishing a recycling center in the City of Delta.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Haven House offers shelter, support to homeless families BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

As Abraham Connection, the homeless shelter in Delta, approaches its seasonal closing date of April 30, another option for families in transition celebrated its first anniversary. Haven House, located between Delta and Olathe, is a faith-based effort to improve the lives of homeless families with children by providing shelter, guidance, counseling and support programs. “Abraham Connection and Haven House are not redundant in any way,” said Larry Fredrickson, a Haven House volunteer. While the Abraham Connection provides emergency housing, Haven House offers longterm transitional housing, with the ultimate goal of helping families move into a selfreliant lifestyle. Families with children have priority, but Haven House also accepts couples and single women from Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties. The program occupies the building at 4806 North River Road that was formerly known as “The Dormitory” for migrant farm workers. Frederickson said it had not been used for two years when he and fellow volunteers decided it would be a great solution for housing the increasing number of homeless families with children. “We were able to work out a lease agreement with the owner of the building and are now providing a home to 12 families,” he said. He added that several families have already left Haven House for their own living accommodations, which is the ultimate goal. “Haven House is the

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On behalf of DMEA’s Operation Roundup, Carl Clay delivers a box of gifts to celebrate the first anniversary of Haven House. The transitional housing facility is located between Delta and Olathe, in the dormitory which formerly housed migrant farmworkers. only shelter between Durango and Delta that provides housing for the entire family,” Frederickson said. Each family occupies two bedrooms with a shared private bath between the two rooms. Common areas include a living room, kitchen, dining hall, computer room, library and laundry. Operation is patterned after Joshua’s Station in Denver. Larry and his wife Lillian stayed in the homeless shelter for three days before returning home with policies and procedures that gave Haven House a running start. The facility is drugand alcohol-free, and background checks are conducted before occupancy is allowed. Each family is tasked with maintaining and supervising utiliza-

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tion of one of the common areas. Recognizing Haven House relies heavily on volunteers, many of those families have also stepped up to help with custodial duties, security and enforcing curfews. In addition, each fam-

New med benefit gets little interest BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

A new Medicaid program targeted to benefit low-income “adults without dependent children” has drawn little interest in Colorado and Delta County. The first two weeks of the program saw only 300 people signing up across the entire state. Delta County saw just 12 people interested in the program. The new program rollout took place on April 1. According to a county health and human services department report, “Much to everyone’s surprise, response from the public is not what was expected. “Based on the experience of other states that have implemented this program, Colorado was planning for a large influx of cases and had plans for a lottery (to) determine the 10,000 slots being

Sisson elected mayor At the April 17 council meeting, newly elected council members Ray Penick, Bill Raley, Mary Cooper and Robert Jurca took the oath of office. Council members then elected their own mayor and mayor pro tem. Ed Sisson (right) was the unanimous choice as mayor. Above, he reviews procedures with Mary Cooper, former mayor and now mayor pro tem.

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Arbor Day WHEREAS, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planing of trees, and WHEREAS, this holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska, and WHEREAS, Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world, and WHEREAS, trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife, and WHEREAS, trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products, and WHEREAS, trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community, and WHEREAS, trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ed Sisson, mayor of the City of Delta, do hereby proclaim April 20, 2012, as Arbor Day in the City of Delta, and I urge all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands, and FURTHER, I urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations. DATED this 17th day of April, 2012. Ed Sisson Mayor

ily is assigned to a case manager. The two parttime case workers are the only paid staff members at Haven House. Volunteer family advocates serve as a sounding board for each of the families, while one-on-one mentoring is available for every child living at Haven House. Through these activities, Haven House develops a sense of community among its resident families while developing self-reliant living and strengthening life skills. Each family does their own grocery shopping and cooks their own meals, following a schedule established for use of the kitchen. Transportation is available to Delta one day a week and to Montrose another day during the week. “High on our wish list is a small vehicle families can use to get back and forth to work,” Frederickson said. Anyone interested in helping families regain independent self-sustaining lifestyles, either through financial donations or volunteer support, is urged to contact Haven House at 323-5280 or lfsearose@hotmail.com. More information can be found at www.havenhousehomeless.org

made available.” Eligibility requires the following: earn approximately $90 to $175 or less a month for a single adult ($125 to $210 for a married couple, some limits may be higher); be ages 19-64; not already have Medicare or Medicaid. If fewer than 10,000 sign up for the new benefit, the program will still be available, administered instead as an “outreach program.”

NOTICE TO ALL WATER USERS AND OWNERS AND DITCH USERS AND OWNERS IN DELTA COUNTY YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED of the following Colorado statutes: Maintenance of Embankments and Tail Ditch. C.R.S. 37-84-101. The owners of any ditch for irrigation or other purposes shall carefully maintain the embankments thereof so that the waters of such ditch may not flood or damage the premises of others, and shall make a tail ditch so as to return the water in such ditch with as little waste as possible into the stream from which it was taken. Owner of Ditch Must Prevent Waste. C.R.S. 37-84-107. The owner of any irrigating or mill ditch shall carefully maintain and keep the embankments thereof in good repair and prevent the water from wasting. Running Excess of Water Forbidden. C.R.S. 37-84-108. During the summer season it shall not be lawful for any person to run through his irrigating ditch any greater quantity of water than is absolutely necessary for irrigating his land, and for domestic and stock purposes, it being the intent and meaning of this section to prevent the wasting and useless discharge and running away of water. Shall Keep Ditch in Repair. C.R.S. 7-42-108. Every ditch corporation organized under the provisions of law shall be required to keep its ditch in good condition so that the water shall not be allowed to escape from the same to the injury of any mining claim, road, ditch, or other property. If it is necessary to convey any ditch over, across, or above any lode or mining claim or to keep the water so conveyed therefrom, the corporation, if necessary to keep the water of the ditch out or from any claim, shall flume the ditch so far as necessary to protect the claim or property from the water of said ditch. The Board of County Commissioners of Delta County requests that all water owners and users and ditch owners and users comply with these Colorado statutes. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO

“Teaming Up: Cedaredge 2012”

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A group of workers looking to give back a little Exterior home/yard repairs (roofing, paint, porches, etc.) and/or clean-up When: June 19-22 How: Tell us if you or someone you know needs help! Note: This is a FREE opportunity for selected homesites within the Cedaredge area.

Walk for the homeless The second annual “Have a Heart for the Homeless” walkathon is scheduled Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at Confluence Park. Help raise community awareness and critically needed funds to help those in need of emergency shelter at the Abraham Connection. For a pledge form or more information, contact 773-8290.

Contact: Russ Ooms at 856-3817 russooms@hotmail.com Deadline: We need to hear from you by Wednesday, May 9 to be considered for this project.


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Responders train for ag injuries BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

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Employee of the quarter Karen Emmons, Administrative Assistant III, was recently selected as the Delta Correctional Center’s Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of FY 2011-12. The award was presented by warden Steve Green, who said her selection was based on her interpersonal skills, professional and positive attitude, organizational skills and expedient efficiency.

Program examines end-of-life issues “End-of-Life Ethics” will be offered to the public free of charge through the combined efforts of Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado and Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory. This program will be offered twice, on Monday, May 7, and again Thursday, May 10. Choose the date that works best for you. The presentations run from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be held at Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 195 Stafford Lane in Delta. To register, contact Hospice & Palliative Care at 874-6823 or Taylor Funeral Service at 874-9988 by Friday, May 4. Using case studies, this program examines the ethical issues and dilemmas that emerge at the end of life, from finances and laws to values and

culture. The decisions that are made at the end of life affect not only the way the person dies, but also the ways survivors face the loss. These decisions may affect nurses, social workers and other staff members, affecting morale and turnover consequently directly influencing patient care as well as families struggling with grief. Clergy, physicians, funeral directors, caregivers and others who work with death, dying, grief or bereavement will also find the program useful. Three credits of continuing education is available. The program is useful for all levels of education — entry level, intermediate or advanced. Each participant will be given the companion handbook for this topic, and lunch will be provided free of charge.

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What’s your plan when you have a long-term-care event? Who will care for you and how will you pay for it? 970-765-5029 Cedaredge Phyllis Hoffman, CLTC Long-Term-Care Specialist phoffman@genworthltc.com Authorized to Offer Long Term Care Insurance from

First responders from around the county participated in a special training at the end of March that focused on care of injuries that could be encountered in an agricultural setting. The special training took place March 30 and 31 with classroom sessions on one day and field clinic exercises on the second day. The training focused on dealing with trauma situations. A previous training had covered situations involving various ag chemicals that responders might encounter. Slim Farnsworth, education coordinator for the Delta County Ambulance District, told the DCI that about 30 responders participated. They were with DCAD, North Fork Ambulance Service, and volunteer firefighters from Delta, Cedaredge and Hotchkiss. The exercise was staged

The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce announces the election of a new board president, Gynee Thomassen. Thomassen has worked on the board of directors at the chamber for three years, and is looking forward to working with the community in the chamber’s efforts to partner with businesses for consistent growth and prosperity. Thomassen and her husband Scott have owned and operated Classic Computers for 17 years. If you would like to visit with Gynee Thomassen, stop by 238 Main or call her at 874-9210.

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operational benefit in situations where multiple agencies respond to an incident and everyone has to work together, Farnsworth said.

Rec center pool opens next Tuesday Renee Ealey, assistant director of Bill Heddles Recreation Center, reports aquatics renovations are proceeding on schedule and the pool will re-open Tuesday, May 1, as originally projected.

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Supporting a healthier Delta County Drug-Free Delta County raised $700 at a community yard sale last weekend. Board members and staff Brad Kolman, Dave Wasson, Sandra Miller and son Marshal, Randy Unruh, Mariah Emond, Lisa Tullio, Juan Gallegos, Noelle Fry, Christi Prettyman, Pam Bliss and Stacey Quinn were joined by volunteers Ed Bliss and Jeff Schaaf to put on this event. Following the yard sale, Drug-Free Delta County clients and volunteers spruced up Friends of Bill, Delta’s Alcoholics Anonymous headquarters, with flower beds, planters, solar lights, painting and general cleanup. Pictured above are Stacey Quinn, Pam Bliss, Christi Prettyman and Noelle Fry. Drug-Free Delta County is in its sixth year of providing prevention and recovery from substance abuse for a healthier Delta County.

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Art and fun abound at Fat Cat Pottery Art and fun for everyone. Marcia Kelly and Jo Green embrace the motto of Fat Cat Pottery with enthusiasm! They love teaching new techniques and helping people of all ages and abilities create unique and successful projects. Fat Cat Pottery is a contemporary pottery studio with pieces ready to paint as soon as you select one off the shelf. You’ll find lots of new pottery choices, as well as expanded hours. Fat Cat is open seven days a week. Beginning May 1, hours are Monday-Friday, 1 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. A $4 per person, per day, studio fee covers all your paint, glazing and firing. After that it is just the price of your pottery (ranging from $5 to $35) with lots of mugs, bowls, plates and figurines in the $8 to $12 range. It usually takes from 1 1/2 to 3 hours to complete a project. Then Marcia and Jo fire your item in one of the onsite kilns and you return in a week to pick up the finished piece. You can take advantage of several opportunities to en-

hance your skills. On Technique Tuesdays, a different technique is spotlighted for anyone who stops by. Ladies’ night has moved to the first Saturday of every month. Teen nights will be

held on the third Saturday of every month, beginning May 19. Marcia and Jo will be serving pizza while teens paint whatever piece they choose. Every month, Fat Cat of-

A visit to Fat Cat Pottery is a great way to create memories while spending time with family and friends. Marcia Kelly and Jo Green love helping people of all ages and abilities successfully finish their projects.

fers an adult workshop and an all ages class. The summer months of June, July and August bring classes for kids, with a different project each week. If you haven’t the time to paint your own piece of pottery, Fat Cat has a nice selection of unique handpainted items for sale in the shop, or they will gladly create oneof-a-kind personalized gifts for all occasions. You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy and create at Fat Cat, so come in and flex your creativity muscle . . . you’re more talented than you think! A visit to Fat Cat Pottery is a great way to spend time with family and friends and create a memory. To book a birthday party, bridal shower or other special event, just call 874-2529. Kids’ classes, adult workshops, teen night and ladies’ get-togethers are held monthly. Private parties can be scheduled during off hours. There’s a lot going on at Fat Cat! Stop by 451 Main Street in Delta, call 874-2759 or visit fatcatpottery.net to check out what’s happening.

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EMTs with no ag experience what this farm equipment is. Some of the people with ag backgrounds helped with the exercise,” Farnsworth explained. “It showed everyone the kinds of injuries you might expect to see and how to handle them.” In the process of the training sessions, personnel from the different agencies got to know one another on a first name basis. They also had the chance to see how other departments have equipment set up in their emergency vehicles. That kind of knowledge can be an

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at the U.S. Tractor facility in North Delta which provided equipment for the event. Training centered on dealing with trauma injuries that might occur around power take-off installations and with hay balers. In one exercise, Farnsworth explained, a training dummy was trapped in a baler. Firefighters practiced extrication techniques. Then, along with EMT personnel, they practiced CPR and the type of back boarding and transport that resulting injuries would require. “It taught some of the

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Hotchkiss man burned in apartment fire BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Jerry Bledsoe, 46, of Hotchkiss is in critical condition at Western States Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley following a fire in his apartment in the 200 block of East Orchard. The blaze occurred Thursday, April 19, at 11:30 p.m. According to Hotchkiss Marshal Dan Miller and Hotchkiss Fire Chief Doug Fritz, Deputy Marshals Chad Lloyd and Gates Shakley responded to a reported structure fire. When they arrived, they found the apartment engulfed in flames. Lloyd and Shakley entered the apartment surrounded by heavy smoke. They attempted to extinguish the fire and to evacuate other apartment residents. Bledsoe was found unconscious by Lloyd, who pulled him out of the fire. Bledsoe, who is disabled, suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation. He was trans-

ported by the North Fork Ambulance Association to Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was later flown from Grand Junction to the burn center in Greeley. Moments after arriving, 11 firefighters extinguished the fire, which was confined to a single room. The apartment suffered fire and heavy smoke damage to Bledsoe’s room. Two other units in the building shared electric service with the damaged apartment, and residents were not allowed to return. A Red Cross Disaster Action Team was dispatched to assist the displaced residents with lodging. They were allowed back into their apartments once power was restored. Both Fritz and Miller believe the cause of the fire was due to the victim smoking in bed. Deputy Lloyd was treated for mild smoke inhalation at the scene and released.

Kiwanis fish fry is Friday The Kiwanis Club in Hotchkiss is hosting its annual Fish Fry Friday, April 27 from 4-7 p.m. in Heritage Hall at the Delta County Fairgrounds, Hotchkiss. Live musical entertainment will be provided by Scott Kolb and Friends. The Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society will be there with enlarged photographs to show and tell about things forgotten concerning the history of the area. Chuck Farmer, Danny Cotten and Orval Cotten will be on hand to answer questions and tell the stories behind the various photographs. According to Earl Busby, the Kiwanis Club of Hotchkiss started doing the Fish Fry 14 years ago. It has been growing ever since. The club began using funds from the Fish Fry to give scholarships to Hotchkiss High School graduates. With so much support from folks in Paonia, the club then added scholarships for Paonia High School graduates. And finally, the club decided to award scholarships

for those in the nursing program at Delta-Montrose Technical College. Last year they gave $1,000 scholarships to two graduates from each high school and to two nurses. Earl Busby of the Kiwanis Club said “every dime” from the Fish Fry goes toward the scholarships. Other club fund raisers also contribute to the scholarships. The Kiwanis Club of Hotchkiss does a lot with its 12 members. They invite others in the community to find out more about the club and consider becoming a member themselves. Its a rewarding service organization. Busby thanks Calloway Packing Inc. in Delta for giving the club the best price on the best food for the Fish Fry. Friday night will be “All You Can Eat” for $9 for adults and $4.50 for kids 12 and under. Get there early. About 30 members of the Grand Junction Kiwanis Club are expected and they’ll be hungry after the long drive.

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Delegation takes case to D.C. Members of the Citizens For a Healthy Community delegation last week met with members of President Obama’s administration and with the Bureau of Land Management to present their case for removal of all 22 parcels up for auction this August. From left to right are Marley Hodgson, Brent Helleckson, Pete Kolbenschlag, Landon Deane and Eugenia Bone. Read a special report on the trip on page B4.

Paonia continues to shape water ordinance BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

At the April 10 Paonia Town Council meeting action on the draft water ordinance was tabled to give the new trustees time to review the proposal. Outgoing trustee Lucien Pevec did offer a change to the wording of Section Two, Paragraph D concerning “Additional Basic Rates for Multiple Businesses Housed in a Single Building.” After the work session on April 3, the paragraph was re-written as “Multiple commercial units on one lot or located in a single building with plumbing shall pay 1/5th basic rate. Multiple commercial businesses on one lot or located in a single building anticipated to use 5,000 gallons of water per month or more shall pay the basic rate.” Incorporating Pevec’s changes, the latest draft reads

“Each multiple commercial unit on one lot or located in a single building with plumbing shall pay 1/5th basic rate. Each additional commercial business on a lot or located in a single building anticipated to use 5,000 gallons of water per month or more shall pay the basic rate. Any business unit contained on a commercial lot, or within a commercial building, that has individual accessory plumbing fixtures but not a kitchen will pay 1/5 basic rate. If the plumbing fixture(s) is in a communal area and serves the communal needs of more than one of the building’s business residents it can be included with the first basic rate.” The commercial basic rate is $22 a month. Other changes from the April 3 work session remain in the current draft. Struck from Section Three “Fees For Water Taps” was the require-

Paonia improves accountability BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Town of Paonia’s debit card policy has been reviewed due to receipts not being submitted and alleged illegal activity by the former finance officer. The town has eight debit cards which are to be used for town business only. The public works department has two cards, the police department two, the building inspector one, the town clerk one, the mayor one and one for Francis Winston who tests the town’s water. “We have evaluated that we do have a need for those [debit cards],” Mayor Neal Schwieterman said. He noted that some staff and the mayor do not use the debit cards “very much.” “The need comes in the biggest sense when people are traveling for training. You need a credit card for doing that,” he said. “It’s very manageable. We just have to have better safe guards in place. Many of them are already in place, but we’re still working.” Trustee Brian Ayers, who is on the finance committee, recommended that if receipts are not submitted, the town staff or elected official should have to pay the debit card expense. Mayor Schwieterman disagrees. “That’s a rather draconian option at this stage of the

game. . . What isn’t in place yet is a system of 100 percent accountability. . . We have to give our employees a chance to adjust their behavior.” He continued, “If when we have all those safe guards in place and we still aren’t getting receipts then we may visit [Brian’s recommendation] or simply take their [debit] card away.” The mayor said he has run into two occasions when he could not get a receipt. One was for a lunch that was under $5 and the restaurant wouldn’t give a receipt. He wrote down the information and submitted it to town hall so the charge could be tracked. He also couldn’t get a debit card receipt for food at a Colorado Municipal League meeting because the food was brought in from outside. Water samples tested in Delta do not provide a receipt when delivered. They can provide an e-mail receipt which will be sent to town clerk Barbara Peterson. Peterson will print the receipts and attach them to the bill. There are other situations when receipts are not being given, but the town clerk is working on a resolution to get the documentation needed. “I am 100 percent confident we can have the methodology to make all these things have all the accountability they need,” Schwieterman said. “We have to change some

behavior here. We have to allow that to occur,” he said. “Previously receipts were just turned in en masse to the finance person, and now we’ve gone to a different methodology.” Now the department heads — Travis Loberg director of public works, police chief Scott Leon and town clerk Barb Peterson — will receive the receipts and assign the budget line item number that applies to the charge. Then that information will be given to the bookkeeper who then will produce the accounts payable report. Every council member receives the accounts payable report completed by the Friday morning prior to the council meeting, and then a second report of the additional bills that come in after Friday in time for the Tuesday council meeting. One member of the finance committee comes in prior to the council meeting, reviews the receipts and how the department head has assigned the expenditure to the budget line item and, if everything is in order, then initials each item on the accounts payable sheet. “This is part of the checks and balances. We have moved that responsibility from the finance person and put it with the department head. They now have a very straight forward need to track receipts better and faster. That is solving most of the issue just by

itself,” the mayor said. The 2010 audit indicated that getting cash with a town debit card was “a likely problem,” Schwieterman said. The town clerk is researching how to solve that potential problem. Bank statements include all debit card charges. The bookkeeper will no longer open bank statements. The finance committee will do that. All the deposits and withdrawals will be reviewed by the finance committee before going to staff. According to Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent Colin Reese, the investigation into alleged illegal use of town finances continues.

ment that “each commercial business shall require a water tap fee.” What that section now states is that each property with a commercial business or building on it using town water shall pay a water tap fee. “If multiple commercial businesses using town water exist on a single property each additional business anticipated to use 5,000 gallons of water per month or more shall pay an additional water tap fee for each such business. The types of business requiring such water include, but are not limited to a business with a kitchen, laundromat, car wash, convenience store, grocery store, dental or medical clinic, beauty shop, barber shop, child care, fabricating and manufacturing, fruit packing, membership gym with showers, nursing home, veterinary, residential rental. The town manager may change the list as needed. Hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts shall pay one water tap fee for the first or manager unit. Any unit with a kitchen shall pay a water tap fee.” The draft ordinance states that “each recreational vehicle (RV) park shall require a water tap fee. Any RV located within a RV park for more than 30 days shall be deemed a permanent residence and shall pay a full water tap fee. “If a building or RV park is remodeled or expanded so that the number of household units or commercial businesses is increased, the owner will be liable for additional water tap fees proportional to the number of added household units or businesses.” The discussion of the proposed water ordinance was to continue at the April 24 Paonia Town Council meeting.

BLM advisory group meets in Hotchkiss The Bureau of Land Management’s Southwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet Friday, April 27, at the Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, 174 North First Street. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public. The public comment period is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Individuals who want to make a statement during the public comment period should register with the BLM by sending

an e-mail to sborders@blm. gov by Wednesday, April 25. Speakers should submit a written copy of their statement at the meeting for the administrative record. Depending on the number of speakers, the RAC may limit the length of presentations. Agenda topics include: Gunnison sage-grouse, August 2012 Oil & Gas Lease Sale, RAC roles and responsibilities, and staff reports.


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NORTH FORK TIMES

Delta County Independent

Meet the rec district candidates Registered voters in the North Fork Pool, Park and Recretion District received their mail ballots for the May 8 Special District Election, which is being conducted by the Delta County Clerk. Three candidates are running for the three four-year terms for the recreation district board. They are Lisa Cook, Teresa Driscoll and Jean Aaro. There are two twoyear terms on the board. Candidates seeking those positions are Randy Spadafora, Margaret Shishim and Ulrich Lange. Four-year terms Lisa Cook was appointed about two years ago to fill a vacancy on the board. She was a park planner after college. Cook She has an undergraduate degree in natural resources, parks and recreation planning and a master’s degree in landscape architecture. “One of my first jobs was as a park planner,” Cook said. She worked for a firm that was hired by park departments in the San Francisco area. Jean Aaro had asked Cook at various times to volunteer at the recreation district. “We have succeeded in getting a master plan together which is what is required in order to get any grant,” Cook said. The master plan was created after asking the community what they wanted from the district and giving the district guidance where they should be headed. Cook said that Aaro and other directors had done a great job in getting the master plan started. “They hired a consultant and had some really good

input from the community,” she said. “It was time for me to serve. I have a lot of expertise and a lot of working with the community experience. It was a natural fit. I really see preserving the swimming pool and the facilities at the high level we currently have them. The staff maintains the swimming pool spotlessly and runs it really meticulously,” Cook said. She also believes the district needs to plan ahead. For example, replace the boiler, which is 15 years old, which will save the district money with new modern equipment. “We all collaborated with the Town of Paonia to put in a GOCO grant proposal for completely rebuilding the tennis courts in Paonia.” Drawing on her experience, she helped guide the district to improve the courts while reducing maintenance costs. Teresa Driscoll has been on the recreation board for six years. Driscoll is interested in continuing on the board because Driscoll she wants to see some projects completed including the ball fields for softball and baseball. “I’m pretty interested for stuff for kids,” Driscoll said. “We don’t have anything set right now. We are talking to the baseball people, softball people. We are just trying to get it going so we can get our money together and try to get something done. The economy has put a damper on everything,” she said. “We have just done the master plan. In that plan we have a BMX track, walking trails. We have a

lot in there for a lot of different interests.” Driscoll added that people can stop in at the recreation district office and see the master plan. Driscoll has lived in the North Fork Valley since 1994. Jean Aaro has served on the recreation board for four years. “We have made decent progress over the last four years, Aaro including completing a Recreation Master Plan for the district, providing significant financial support for the Town of Paonia GOCO grant for improvements [at] Apple Valley Park and recently finishing a conceptual plan for the undeveloped portion for Crossroads Park in Hotchkiss,” Aaro wrote in an e-mail. “I’d like to continue to work to provide more recreation opportunities in the district for all age groups. Adults, in particular, were identified in the master plan survey as a growing population in the North Fork Valley with a desire to stay active and healthy.” She continued, “One of the highest priority needs identified in the master plan is more trails for walking, hiking, and bicycling. Both the Apple Valley and the Crossroads Park plans include new walking trails. I’d like to see trails developed to provide safe routes to walk or bike to school, to our existing parks, to the county fairgrounds, and to travel to and between the three communities in the North Fork Valley. I am also interested in developing programs and expanding the opportunities for all ages to exercise (play, swim, walk, bike, run, and hike) outdoors as a great way to build

community interaction and healthy lifestyles,” Aaro said. Two-year terms Ulrich Lange is running for the board for the first time. “I like to help the community and be of service because I’m retired.” Lange Some people had suggested he should run. “I thought it over and came to the conclusion it would be something I would like to do,” Lange said. “I feel young enough to do extra activities.” Lange has served many years with the Paonia Rotary Club. He is president of Rotary until the end of June. He has served on the Pitkin Mesa Pipeline Company board. He is a member of the Paonia Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the coal committee for the NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center. He is a retired mining engineer with a master’s degree from the University of Berlin. “I think I can be of help.” Lange has seen the master plan written last year. He wants to “enhance the possibilities of people to do outdoor activities, and also do things for the seniors.” He wants those who want to use district facilities to be able to travel easily from one place to another. He knows “money doesn’t come easy” and wants to assist the district’s fund raising efforts. Lange believes serving on the board “to work with others” will accoplish this goal. Lange bought his first home in Paonia in 1992. A few years ago, he decided to make Paonia his permanent home, even though he has a farm in Pennsylvania. He stays active by

doing a lot of bicycling. Margaret Shishim is also running for the first time for the recreation district. “A friend of mine Shishim invited me to an impromptu meeting just to learn about an opening coming up on the board. She thought I would be a good person to be on the board. So, that’s how I got interested. I didn’t know anything about the Pool, Park and Recreation District board before, so I have been educating myself since then,” Shishim said. She has read the district’s master plan. “I have gone over most of the master plan. It is pretty interesting. I’m glad they have a plan. It’s something where they have goals and see the need in the community and are going towards that,” she said. “I feel like we have a lot of opportunities here for recreation. I don’t think all of those needs are met at this point. Shishim believes adult fitness classes are really important, and those could be expanded upon in the district. “Something I know other people are really interested in are nature areas, hiking, biking and walking trails. I would love to see more of those because that is where my interests lie,” Shishim said. “I’m hoping that we can work with the BLM and the Forest Service to develop more of a trail system. I think it would be great for our valley. It would bring tourists in. It would bring other people from other parts of the state seasonally. But I think it would be great for us. It would be an economic boom to the valley as well as making our residents have easy access

to places to walk and bike and hike, improve their health and feel better about themselve. That’s what recreation does for you,” Shishim said. She wants year round programs, not just for a few months a year. She wants to expand recreation indoors and outdoors with easy access. Randy Spadafora has not served on the North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation Board, but has attended several meetings, Spadafora as well as provided in-kind and other substantial donations to show his support of board projects over a period of 10 years. “I would like to see the existing properties maintained adequately and the master plan carried out,” Spadafora shared in an email. “Once again, taking care of existing facilities and then carefully looking at the master plan, prioritizing reasonable projects due to the declining revenue the district is facing,” he said. “I have been a business owner for over 20 years and know the importance of a weak economy, but you still need recreation to relax and enjoy family and friends. My family and I enjoy outdoor recreation such as snowmobiling, camping, and hunting. As a board member, one needs to consider our declining revenue and this makes it fiscally difficult to move forward responsibly. People are struggling and the financial decisions this board makes to continue to provide recreation in the North Fork Valley is important to show good stewardship of the tax payers’ dollars. As a board member, you also need to roll up your sleeves and get dirty,” Spadafora wrote.


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Montessori students excel North Fork Community Montessori School students placed first through third during the Delta County School District Spelling Bee on April 19. The spelling bee champions are (left to right) third place winner Grace Deck, second place winner Baxter Waltermire and first place winner Andy Nyikos. Nyikos won last year as a fourth-grader and this year as a fifthgrader. Nyikos and Waltermire were also in the top five last year.

The Paonia Chamber of Commerce has announced the official opening of their office at 124 Grand Avenue in downtown Paonia. To celebrate, the chamber will host a special “Business After Hours” block party on Friday, May 4, from 57 p.m. which will include the seasonal opening of Ollie’s Ice Cream. “Our office is just one of the investments the chamber has recently made to promote both local business and to serve our many visitors to the area,” chamber president Alexis Halbert said. “The entire front room of the office is a display area where chamber members can advertise their businesses and services.” Chamber members are asked to provide business

cards, posters, advertisements and products to display in the office. In addition to the wall display areas, there is a special area devoted to larger displays that can feature local products or whatever larger items businesses would like to share. Contact board member Ulli Lange at 527-3185 or at uolange@hotmail.com to be included and take advantage of this advertising opportunity. “You will also soon notice new bright blue ‘i’ information signs on Highway 133 leading visitors into town, as well as one above the door at the office,” Halbert said. “We will be keeping regular hours from the May 4 opening through the summer and are looking for volunteers on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to staff the office.” Chamber members are beginning preparations for this year’s Cherry Days activities which will start on Wednesday, July 4, with the traditional parade and celebration in town park. Festivities will continue on Friday, July 7, with Downtown Days from 11:30 a.m.

It’s time to enter Outhouse Races It’s time to think about entering the fourth annual Outhouse Races during Pioneer Days on June 9. Those entering the race will need an outhouse, a team to push it and a desire to have fun. It costs $5 to enter.

Hotchkiss Chamber planting Bridge Street flowers May 5 Paonia Players hit the stage May 4-6 The members of the Fork 2020 Heart and be available for downHotchkiss Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Improvement Team invites anyone interested in helping with the planting of flowers on Bridge Street on the morning of Saturday, May 5th, to meet at the pavilion next to the Creamery Arts Center at 9 a.m. For more information or to confirm that you are participating please call Mary Hockenbery at 872-3448. This day will also be a great opportunity to meet new people and old friends and to spend time in downtown Hotchkiss, brainstorm a little, dig in the dirt, enjoy a spring day and come up with additional ideas of how the streetscape can be improved. The flower planting is sponsored by the Town of Hotchkiss, the Hotchkiss Community Chamber of Commerce and North

Soul, along with contributions of time and supplies from many individuals. Special thanks goes to Nancy Hassett for planter donations. The Hotchkiss Chamber also thanks Ruth of High Country Gardens of Rogers Mesa for all of her help in the planning for providing flowers and planting supplies. A Downtown Improvement survey will also be available by the Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials weekend May 11-13. Anyone interested in an easy way to include your thoughts, ideas and opinions in the planning for the future of downtown Hotchkiss is encouraged to pick up and/or return a copy of the survey at Hotchkiss Town Hall, Hotchkiss Public Library, Creamery Arts Center or the First State Bank. It will also

loading on the Hotchkiss Chamber website: www. hotchkisschamber.com. The planting of the flowers is a first visible step in putting together the parts of a five-year Downtown Improvement project that may include construction of permanent masonry planters downtown, street safety improvements such as sidewalk repair/construction, curb extensions and the planting of additional trees or the building of shade shelters. Beautifying downtown is also aimed at encouraging economic development in the central core area. The eventual completed plan, which primarily will be focused on the traditional downtown area, will also address the entire Highway 92/133 corridor within the town.

The Paonia Players present “Twist and Shout! A multi-media Beatles song and dance revue/extravaganza!” on May 4, 5 and 6, at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Directed by Merrily Talbott, the cast of 75+ talented kids and adults will sing and dance their hearts out to some of the best songs ever written. The show will feature the Sunshine Singers, Paonia Pop Stars, North Fork Rock Stars, Superstars!, Merry Mob Dancers, the Eleanor Rigby String Quartet, Russ Chapman, Jeff Reynolds, Frederick Zimmer, Greg Peterson, Linda Talbott, Amy Deluca, Carolyn Yates, Christi Gubser, Rose Walker, Carolyn Yates, Amber Kleinman, April Flowers, Dan Serdutz and Robert Wright. Friday and Saturday

to 2 p.m., followed by music, crafts, and fun in the park through Sunday afternoon. For more information on how to participate in Downtown Days, e-mail Halbert at alexishalbert@gmail.com or leave a message at the chamber office, 527-3886. To volunteer for Cherry Days contact the chamber office by phone or e-mail.

night shows start at 7 p.m.; Sunday’s matinee begins at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $6 for kids under 12 and $10 for adults and are available at Paonia Farm & Home, KVNF and the Paradise Theatre.

Rules, entry forms and a sample construction plan are available by e-mailing Steve Wasilkowich at the.waz@paonia.com or phoning 921-5320.

Free health clinic offered A free health clinic will be held at Hotchkiss K-8 May 2 for uninsured and under-insured children ages birth to 18. The clinic includes free immunizations, well-child checks and visits for chronic conditions. Application assistance for CHP+ and Medicaid will also be available. Please call 874-9517 for an appointment.

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Cocker Kids’ Foundation launches new community project to honor North Fork Valley teachers The Cocker Kids’ Foundation (CKF) has announced its intention to develop a North Fork Valley Teacher Appreciation Award beginning with the 2012/2013 school year. What group of people in any community are more important than the local teachers? We believe them to be true heroes, working tirelessly to educate our future leaders. We believe it is time to show them our deepest appreciation. This is week 4 of the 6 weeks that we will be recognizing 12 different teachers in the newspaper from our North Fork Valley public schools. Each teacher was asked to tell us why they became a teacher or what they enjoy most about teaching. Please take the time to read their stories and make a point to shake their hand and say thanks when you see them about town!

LAURIE HILL

CURTIS HINTZ

JEANNIE HINYARD

LINDA HODGES

ERIC HOLLEMBEAK

EMILY HORN

Hotchkiss K-8

Hotchkiss K-8

Hotchkiss K-8

Hotchkiss K-8

Hotchkiss High School

Paonia Elementary

2nd Grade 21 years of teaching

Kindergarten-8th Grades 9 years of teaching

3rd Grade 22 years of teaching

Kindergarten 32 years of teaching

9th-12th Grades 17 years of teaching

3rd & 4th Grades 23 years of teaching

“I was first inspired in First Grade where school became a bedazzling place to learn and grow under the guidance of an amazing teacher who lit the spark. Working with children brings me total happiness. My favorite moments involve the power of the written word to change hearts and lives forever.”

“To have a positive impact on kids inside and outside of the classroom. To help students have success.”

“I was substituting when my kids were babies and enjoyed it so much I went back to school to get elementary certification. The thing I enjoy most is transforming a struggling learner into a successful learner.”

“I enjoy working with children and helping inspire them to become lifelong learners.”

“I enjoy working with the kids. They keep you young and you never have the same day twice.”

“I knew I wanted to become a teacher back in the 5th grade mainly because of some great teachers. I thoroughly enjoy watching children’s faces light up when they are excited about their learning and how it connects to their life and the world around them!”

DOUG HORTON

DIANE HURST

RICHARD HYPIO

ANDREA KALLSEN

JILL KELLER

BARBARA KUKLISH

Hotchkiss High School

Paonia High School

Hotchkiss High School

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Crawford School

Hotchkiss K-8

9th-12th Grades 28 years of teaching

9th & 11th Grades 26 years of teaching

9th-12th Grades 17 years of teaching

Kindergarten 6 years of teaching

3rd & 4th Grades 1 year of teaching

1st Grade 20 years of teaching

“By far the most enjoyable part of my job is building relationships with my students.”

“I wanted to be a teacher from the time I was 2 years old. I would line up my stuffed animals, dolls and my three little sisters and play school all day long, or at least as long as my sisters held out! The greatest thing about teaching is the students knowing that I make a difference in someone’s life, however small that might be.”

“I enjoy being a part of a life that is so much larger than mine.”

“I enjoy watching a child’s face light up when they understand an idea or concept. Children are so forgiving. I am always learning something from them.”

“I enjoy seeing each student grow and learn educationally each day.”

“What I love most about teaching is being remembered by former students. I’ve celebrated high school graduations, have had phone calls, had former students volunteer in my room, and still have first grade students ask to go home with me. This shows that I have created a personal relationship with these students; which is vital for their growth and success.”


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D.C. delegation requests Obama administration withdraw lease parcels BY JIM RAMEY Special to DCI

A delegation of North Fork Valley business owners and residents travelled to Washington, D.C. this week to meet with senior staff at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality to urge the withdrawal of all 22 North Fork parcels from the August BLM lease sale. The delegation, who donated their time and expertise, was organized and supported by Citizens for a Healthy Community (CHC). Members included Brent Helleckson, owner of Stone Cottage Cellars in Paonia; rancher Landon Deane, who owns the T Lazy 7 Ranch in Aspen and the Eagle Butte Ranch near Hotchkiss; Marley Hodgson, owner of the Smith Fork Ranch

in Crawford; and Paonia resident and public lands consultant Pete Kolbenschlag, owner of Mountain West Strategies. The CHC delegation met with Neil Kornze, acting deputy director of programs and policy at BLM and deputy director for minerals and realty management Tim Spisak. The BLM representatives noted that this was the most thorough briefing they had received on the issue. The delegation also met with the Council on Environmental Quality, which is the Obama administration environmental policy office. That meeting, which included representatives from the council’s legal team, water quality division, National Environmental Policy Act division, and chemical contamination division, also brought this matter to their attention. “One of the consistent themes in these meetings was that often those back in D.C. who set and administer policy are not always aware of what happens on the ground as a result of that policy,” said Brent Helleckson. “Now they are aware of what is happening in the North Fork, and the passion and dedication of those who live here in defending our valley and way of life. We accomplished all we set out to do and more.” The delegation also met with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet and his legislative assistant Sean Babington, who recently visited the North Fork Valley to hear first-hand from local residents, elected officials, business owners, and representatives of the agricultural community. In addition, the North Fork delegation met with Senator Mark Udall and his staff, and Rep. Scott Tipton’s legislative director Adam Eckman.

“Our concern about leasing these lands for industrial development compelled us to travel to D.C. — at the very time we should be preparing our vineyards and getting ready for a busy season — to tell the BLM and the Obama administration face to face that farming, wineries, tourism, and oil and gas drilling, simply do not mix,” Helleckson continued. “This lease sale threatens the North Fork economy, my business, and my family.” Stone Cottage Cellars is a member of the West Elks Winery Association, whose 12 wineries represents $1.5 to $2 million in direct sales each year, with an estimated additional $5 to $10 million through indirect sales from recommendations for restaurants and lodging. Ranch owners Landon Deane and Marley Hodgson said they are worried about the devastating impacts oil and gas development would have on their businesses. “At our ranch we raise natural grass-fed beef and specialty hays, which are sold to buyers across the country who are interested in quality products that are not tainted with chemicals,” said Deane of the Eagle Butte Ranch. “Leasing this land threatens our domestic and irrigation water supplies, and could cause irreversible damage to our reputation and the quality of our products.” Marley Hodgson, of the Smith Fork Ranch in Crawford, moved to the valley 12 years ago to turn a ghost ranch into a premier guest ranch that now adds about $1 million to the economy each year. Hodgson said he is deeply concerned about the impact of oil and gas leasing on tourism. “The community overwhelmingly supports withdrawing all 22 parcels from oil and gas leasing,” Hodgson said. “With the support of ranchers,

traditional and organic growers, vineyard and winery operators, sportsmen, realtors, and other concerned citizens of the North Fork Valley, we hope that BLM and the Obama administration will finally understand that oil and gas development is not right for our valley.” On Tuesday, April 17, the delegation was joined by Colorado resident and nationally recognized food and wine author Eugenia Bone. “The North Fork Valley is Colorado’s premier slowfood, organic and sustainable agricultural area,” said Bone. “Just at the time when over a decade of work to build the brand of our valley is resulting in growing national exposure, it makes no sense to throw that away by leasing these lands for oil and gas under a regime that never even considered any of that.” In light of public opposi-

tion and the threats posed to water, air, recreation, agriculture and other resources, CHC has consistently called for the BLM to withdraw all 22 parcels from the August lease sale. In addition, CHC has called on the agency to analyze all potential and cumulative impacts from oil and gas development prior to selling the rights to develop oil and gas in these parcels. “We supported sending these business owners and residents to Washington to make sure top BLM officials hear the concerns of the citizens of the North Fork Valley,” said Daniel Feldman, chairman of the board of directors of CHC. “The BLM and Obama administration in Washington, and the members of our Congressional delegation, need to know that the local BLM office is steamrolling this lease sale through despite overwhelming public concern and opposition.”

Carter Keegan

Vision grad awarded $1,500 The Colorado Council on High School & College Relations wishes to announce that Carter Keegan, a senior at North Fork Vision High School, is the winner of the 2012 Colorado Council Volunteerism/Community Service Scholarship. Carter was chosen for his community service, volunteerism, extracurricular activities, and dedication to others. The $1,500 award can be used by Keegan at any public or private college or university in Colorado. To find out more about this scholarship, go to www. coloradocouncil.org.

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Berkman scholarship The first Howard Berkman Scholarship Award has been presented to Brenden Chappell, an aspiring guitarist and vocalist attending Surface Creek Vision School. After carefully looking at recomendation letters from Tony Peters, Brenden’s guitar teacher, and others, the scholarship committee decided to fulfill Brenden’s request for three months of vocal lessons. Brenden (left) received the certificate and check from scholarship member, Mike Gwinn. He hopes to perform a song at the Howard Berkman Celebration Concert to be held in Redstone on July 14. The concert will feature the Northfork Flyers and the Johnny O Band and will include books, memorabilia and other items for sale to benefit the scholarship fund.

Adam Sippola, a musician from Duluth, Minn., will perform at the Lamborn Arts Center (The Trading Post) in Paonia on Thursday, April 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. Sippola uses live-looping to create improvised and composed pieces with a rich vocal foundation, highlighted by didgeridoo and percussion. For more on the artist, visit online at adamsippola. com or facebook.com/ adamsippolamusic

Hotchkiss Emblem Club remembers longtime member

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Please call 872-5910 for an application or to schedule a visit. North Fork Community Montessori School 397 Bulldog Street • Hotchkiss, CO 81419 El Districto del condado Delta La Escuela Comunitaria Montessori del North Fork Ahora acepta espacios del número limitado para el año académico de 2012-2013 Por favor llamar 872-5910 para una aplicación o para hacer una vista. La Escuela Comunitaria Montessori del North Fork 397 Bulldog Street, Street, Hotchkiss CO 81419

Hotchkiss Emblem Club #306 met April 2 at the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge. Refreshments of strawberry pretzel dessert, candy, mints and drinks were served by Ruth Carson and JoAnn Anderson. President Karen Martin opened the meeting. She asked marshal Gwen Carpenter to escort exalted ruler Bob Kapus, Abbie Swarbrick, Robert Pearce and Teresa Driscoll into the room. President Karen presented Kapus with his gift from the club. Bob presented Karen with a plaque for Emblem’s service during the year. Abbie thanked Margaret Pearce for her help. Bob presented state president Ruth Carson with a teapot, her symbol this year. Karen asked for a minute of silent prayer

in memory of Margaret Deutsch. Roll call found first marshal Laura Reich, second trustee Sue Whittlesey, third trustee Nikki Carpenter and first guard Margie Brungardt absent. The minutes were read and approved. Financial secretary Karen Emmons and treasurer JoAnn Anderson gave their reports, which were filed for audit. Corresponding secretary Ruth Carson read a letter from Elks National Foundation listing some things monies were spent for and thanking the club for its donation. A letter from Cortez Emblem Club #261 reminded members of the quarterly meeting April 21. Delta Emblem Club #462 announced installation April 21. Hotchkiss High School requested money

or gifts for the grad night party. Thank you notes were received from Tyler English’s family for a donation, from Courtney Anderson for the club’s scholarship, and from Larry McMillian for a donation of $50. Several people sent checks for the scholarship fund in Margaret Deutsch’s memory. The bills were read and approved. For ways and means, Ruth reported serving 53 taco dinners. The club made $260 to go to the state president’s project for the year. She thanked Karen Martin, Karen Emmons, Gladys and Gwen Carpenter, Donna Williams, Donna Cochran, Krista Emmons and Bill Carson for their help. Gwen gave her yearly report for community service. She also report-

ed on the Deutsch funeral dinner and thanked all who helped. Twelve members signed the register. Gladys Carpenter won the dime march. Karen Martin reported on convention planning. She asked members to bring kitchen and bathroom accessories to the May meeting. Maxine Burch thanked all who helped celebrate her birthday. The club has a standing rule to donate $50 to the Hotchkiss grad night party. Under the good of the order, Karen read an article about a little girl being a fireman. The club sang Karen’s song and the Emblem Club song and the meeting was closed. Katie Moran Club Press Correspondent

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Paonia club tops in 2A WSL BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Every team has its good days and its bad days. But when one team has its worst game of the season and another has its best, on the same field, one team is not going to be happy. In last week’s game

between Cedaredge and Paonia, the Eagles had the good day, scoring six runs in their first seven at-bats. Landon Long led the fourth with a solo home run for the Eagles. With one out in the bottom of the fifth, KC Christian drove in pinch runner Jesse Gillenwa-

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Paonia head coach Drew Potter congratulates Landon Long as he glides past third base after hitting a homerun against Cedaredge last week. The Eagles caught the visiting Bruins off guard with an 11-1 win in five innings.

ter. With Tyler Kendall at bat and the winning run on third, “I had all the confidence in the world” that Kendall would score Christian from third, said Paonia head coach Drew Potter. “I knew we were in good shape.” Kendall was confident, too. “I just feel relaxed,” said Kendall, who had three RBIs for the night, including a walk-off single to score Christian and end the game at 1-11 in five innings. The outcome was unexpected for both teams. The Bruins’ sole run came in the top of the third when Sam Williamson hit a double between left and center fields. Pete Williamson drove Sam home on a double to left field. “We went into the game fully expecting to compete with Paonia,” e-mailed Bruins coach Randy Brown, who called the game the worst of the season for his team. Cedaredge came into the game with a 10-1 record in league play and in first place in 3A Western Slope standings. The Bruins had only 20 runs scored against them in the past nine games. “We

felt that we were right in there with them.” Paonia is undefeated in 2A WSL competition, with their only losses going to 4A teams and 3A Hotchkiss. The win wasn’t the biggest for the Eagles in terms of points, but, “was the biggest win of our season so far,” said Potter. It was the fourth win of the season for pitcher Derek Heiniger, who allowed the Bruins only six hits, including two doubles. Heiniger, who threw only one strikeout, gave much of the credit to the defense. The Bruins threatened to score in the top of the fourth. With runners on first and second with no outs, shortstop KC Christian snagged a grounder for a double play. Heiniger started the top of the fifth with a strikeout, and the Bruins never threatened to score. “It feels good,” said Heiniger, a senior who remembers the 10-0 beating the Eagles took from the Bruins a year earlier. “It was our last game at home and we’re proud of how it came out.” A varsity player since sophomore year, Heini-

ger said he entered his junior season unprepared to pitch. The team had a solid pitcher in Casey Gillenwater, and he didn’t foresee a lot of time on the mound. “I didn’t take it seriously enough,” said Heiniger. “It turned out we needed it. This year, I got my arm in shape. I’m throwing a lot harder this season.” And he’s prepared to throw a complete game. He threw just over 80 pitches against Cedaredge, walking only one, and said he was ready to go the full seven innings. “My hat’s off to Paonia,” said Brown. “They were ready to play from the first pitch.” He credited the Eagle defense for taking away some “sure base hits” with good positioning. Brown said that his team had a great practice on Tuesday, “And Wednesday was our best practice of the year. In years past we have always bounced back from a middle-of-the-season loss and we will do the same again.” Paonia Sweeps MHS With just one week remaining in regulation play, Paonia continues

to dominate the Western Slope League after overwhelming the Cowboys in Saturday’s doubleheader at Meeker. The Eagles opened with eight runs in two innings against the Cowboys, then wrapped it up with eight runs in the seventh to win 17-3. KC Christian and Tyler Kendall both hit homers. Derek Heiniger and Kendall pitched two innings and four strikeouts each, and Landon Long closed with seven Ks for the win. In game two, Taylor Katzer had 10 Ks in five innings for the 18-0 win. Adrian Lopez was two for four with two RBIs and Long was two for three, including a triple and a double, and scored three runs. Dustin Braslin, Keaton Kropp and Heiniger were also two for three, with Braslin scoring three runs. With one week remaining before district playoffs, the Eagles are now 11-5-1 overall and 6-0 in WSL competition. They face Rangely this Saturday, at Rangely. District tournaments will be held the weekend of May 5.

Bruins lose DH to Rifle BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Three losses in a row for the Cedaredge baseball team doesn’t happen very often. Against Roaring Fork a year ago, the Bruins suffered a twogame losing streak. For the most part, Randy Brown’s team has more than held its own in the 3A WSL. With the losses on Saturday, Cedaredge finds itself in third place with a 10-3 league mark and 10-4 overall. Rifle (12-1 and 13-1) is in first with Hotchkiss (by way of winning percentages) is

in second with its 9-2 and 10-2 marks. Hotchkiss hosted the Bruins early in the week with seeding implications on the line. The Bulldogs won the first meeting between the two teams by a 6-4 decision. Cedaredge is in the playoffs as six teams qualify from the 3A WSL. Where they enter the playoffs is a concern for Brown. “We don’t want to be in a region where Eaton and other top ranked teams are playing. How we finish will determine the region we

Photo by Wayne Crick

The Bruins’ Dillon Nicholas had this Rifle baserunner for an out if only he had held onto the ball from pitcher Sterling Rose during the second game of doubleheader action last Saturday. Rifle swept both games, 10-7 and 3-1, to move into first.

will play in.” The Bruins are also on upset alert with a tough Olathe team (9-4 and 9-5) remaining on their schedule in early May. Saturday’s contests with Rifle were both close games with their outcomes coming down to the latter stages of each game. The Bruins had leads of 3-0 and 7-3 before the fifth inning in game one. A single run by the Bears in the top of the fifth began a string of three straight innings of scoring for the Bears. Rifle scored once in the fifth and twice in the sixth to trail 7-6 heading into the seventh. A two-run home run by Hunter Finger in the seventh gave the Bears an 8-7 lead. Two more runs made it a four-run seventh and a 10-7 lead for Rifle. Cedaredge was unable to score in their half of the inning. Finger led Rifle’s offense with two hits and three RBIs with Danny Bartels picking up two RBI’s on a double. Drew Beach had a pair of RBIs on two hits with teammate Aaron Henrie getting a double in two

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Cedaredge assistant coach CJ Cannell gives signs (left) while head coach Randy Brown (middle) and assistant Brandon Milholland watch game action. Cedaredge lost a doubleheader and suffered an 11-1 loss to Paonia to make it a triple loss for the Bruins last week. Brown noted that the consecutive losses are a rarity for his Bruins and vowed his team would bounce back.

hits. Beach and James Ledonne also had doubles for the Bruins. Beach took the loss and has a 5-1 record on the season. In game two, the Bruins took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning that held up until the fifth. Rifle tied the game in the top of the fifth when Jacob Withee reached base on a single and later scored on a Sterling Rose wild pitch. An errant pickoff throw in the sixth inning led to Rifle’s second run on a single by Wyatt Robinson that scored Bailey Hoffmeister. Rifle’s final run came in the seventh after Triston Quigley singled and Finger drove him home after getting a single. Robinson paced Rifle’s offense with two hits. The Bears finished with just five hits. Cedaredge got hits from Greg Edgington, Trent Walker, Rose and Beach to account for the Bruins’ four hits. Rose was the pitcher of record for Cedaredge and has a 5-2 mark following the loss last Saturday. For Brown, the loss was disappointing but not devastating. “As I mentioned after our loss to Hotchkiss earlier in the season, this will make us better down the road.” Cedaredge had some mental mistakes in the latter stages of game two that triggered a postgame talk from Brown. “We had a conversation about our mental toughness late in the game. We need to get tougher in that department. It’s not a matter of lack of effort for us. We just need to stay focused more.” The Bruins have five players hitting at a .400 clip or better this season. Walker’s .490 leads the way with Beach next at .478 followed by Peter Williamson (.422), Henrie (.419) and Sam Williamson (.400). Hotchkiss was at Grand Valley (Parachute) on Saturday for doubleheader action. The Bulldogs had little problems with the Cardinals with wins of 11-2 and 10-1.

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Delta County soccer players Kayla DeVilbiss (left) and twin sister Kylie have the ball and look to see what options are available to them during game action against Glenwood Springs. The Lady Devils scored four goals in the second half for a 5-1 win.

Delta County soccer team falls in 4A play BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

In soccer action this past week, Delta County’s soccer team fell to Palisade 1-0 on Thursday (April 19) and lost a 5-1 decision to the 4A WSL’s league-leading Glenwood Springs’ Lady Demons on Saturday in Delta. Delta took seven shots against Palisade with Kristin Gardner taking four of them. The Lady Panthers played even with Glenwood in the match’s first

half before giving up four unanswered goals in the second half. An assist from Kylie DeVilbiss set up Kristin Gardner’s first-half goal to account for Delta scoring. The Lady Panthers took eight shots on goal in this contest. Delta is at Craig to face Moffat County at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. The Panthers are in Palisade on Thursday for a 4 p.m. match with the Lady Bulldogs.

Delta tennis wins BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Delta eased past the visiting Cortez Lady Panther tennis team 3-2 on April 21. Cortez won at 1S (Kristen Parker over Alaisa Melgoza) 6-1, 4-6, 10-5 and 1D with Charley Stewart and Emily Walck defeating Barbara Gutierrez and Becca Korthuis 4-6, 6-1, 1-5. Sabrina Archibeque picked up her second win of the season in a 6-1, 6-1 win over Cortez’s Sadee

Threlkeld in 2S play. Diana Ortega rolled to her eighth win against one loss in a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Nicole Demby at 3S. Delta’s 2D team of Annaly Ruiz and Mariah Martin battled back from a first-set loss to defeat Mary Wright and Jessica Quinonez by the score of 4-6, 6-2, 10-3. Delta is at Paonia on Thursday (April 26) to face the Lady Eagles at 4 p.m.


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DHS track teams fare well BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Delta’s Panthers had a good day at last Saturday’s Gunnison Invitational Track and Field Meet. No team scores were available, but Delta scored over 80 points for the girls teams at the meet and over 60 for the boys. The Lady Panthers scored 87 points while the boys posted 65 points for their days work. Delta Girls

Delta’s girls picked up three first-place and three seconds at the daylong meet at Mountaineer Bowl on the campus of Western State College. Clarissa Whiting and Bry Music were first in the 3200 meter run and discus competitions respectively. Whiting ran an 11:56.94 in the 3200 and Music sailed the discus 114-1 to win those events. Delta’s outstanding 3200 meter relay team

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Junior Natalie Larkin shows good form in long jump competition at this season’s Mickey Dunn Track and Field Meet back in late March. Larkin has worked hard to move from not placing to being a high 15 foot plus jumper for the Lady Panthers.

NOTICE OF REVIEW OF A SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION Pursuant to the Delta County Specific Development Regulations you are hereby notified that Nancy Rodriquez, applicant and landowner, has applied for approval of a Retreat/ Sustainability Center/Bed and Breakfast. The Retreat will be located in the SE 1/4, SW 1/4 of Section 15, Township 14 South, Range 92 West, of the 6th Principal Meridian with a physical location of 12123 Slate Point Road, Paonia, CO. We purchased a two bedroom two bathroom property in August 2011. We have since added on to the existing house an additional 2000 square feet that includes three bedrooms, four and a half baths, a sitting area and an eating area. We may be converting the existing kitchen to a commercial one. We want to use this space both as: - a Healing Retreat / Sustainability Center / B&B where we can host: • workshops and seminars in integral living, spirituality, soul healing, health and wellness, agriculture, viticulture, permaculture and business; • art and music events; • family reunions, retreats, weddings; and, - a space where family and friends can come, stay and enjoy the pristine beauty and community of the Western Slope. At some future date, we will put up one or more yurts that will be used for additional lodging, workshop or seminar space. At least one of these yurts will be located inside a two acre area that has Austrian Pines averaging 20 feet in height. In addition to indoor workshops and seminars, it is likely that groups will be hosted for open-air meditations and ceremonies. Total acreage is 27.713 acres. Total development area is primarily the new addition to the existing stucco house indicated on the site map as “retreat rooms.” It takes up 1635 square feet of land space and has a second floor that is 724 square feet. Total space is 2359 square feet. In the event of adding yurts, all total combined yurt spaces will not exceed 1500 square feet. Adding the total potential yurt space, total potential development area is 3,859 square feet. We do not foresee any adverse impacts on the surrounding neighbors. We foresee the primary use of the space to be as B&B renting out rooms to a maximum of six people at a time, primarily during summer months. There will be no significant increase in traffic, noise, light or any other type of pollution. There will be adequate parking space. All cars will be parked inside the property and there will be no traffic hindrances on Slate Point Road. Many times there will only be one or two people staying on the property for private workshops or healing sessions. Open-air weddings and music events will be rare, take place on summer weekends and will last no later than 10 or 11 p.m. We believe there can be positive impacts to surrounding property owners and the North Fork Valley. Surrounding property owners will be invited to participate in the various workshops and seminars for free. We will market the property and the beauty of the North Fork Valley to higher income clients who will benefit the area financially and through word of mouth. The North Fork Valley has already gained recognition and has been written up in Sunset and Forbes magazines for its natural beauty and agricultural prowess. Our center will add to and further enhance this positive perception and bring in additional tourism and revenues for the area and the county. There will be no hazardous materials on the property. Fire hazard is minimal for the new addition part that will be rented out. The foundation, crawl space and all the outside bedroom walls are constructed with Nudura foam concrete block. Nonetheless, in the event of a fire in the building, all rooms are on ground level with 6x4 windows and the room doors are within 30 feet of two entrance / exit doors, one on the south and one on the north side of the building. In addition, all rooms are equipped with integrated smoke alarms. Open-air events, in the rare occasions that they may occur, will be in a predetermined area where no fire hazard will exist. Nonetheless, in the event of a fire during an open-air event, evacuation will be possible through numerous exits on the east (3 access gates) and west (2 access gates) of the property.

(Clarissa Whiting, Cleo Whiting, Kyla Ownbey, Mackennea Broyles) ran a solid 10:20.20 to win the race. Cleo Whiting was second in the 3200m run and Broyles third to score 24 points for Delta in one event. The Lady Panthers’ 400m relay team (Callie Gafford, Skylyn Webb, Taylor Zunich, Erin Zunich) came in second to Cedaredge’s team and Music tossed the shot 358.5 to place second in the shot put competition. A third-place went to Delta’s 800m relay team (Gafford, Webb, T. Zunich, E. Zunich). Gafford was fourth in the high jump and Natalie Larkin had a fourthplace finish in triple jump. A fifth-place finish went to Taylor Zunich in long jump where she uncorked one of her best jumps of the year at 159.25. Larkin also placed in the long jump with a leap of 15-1.75 for eighthplace. Delta Boys Delta’s boys had no first-place finishes Saturday but picked up plenty of points with a trio of second and third place finishes.

Daniel De La Rosa had one of his best finishes of the year with a secondplace time of 11:01.62 behind South Park’s Jake Benson’s 10:58.78. Ethan Jack Baier flew 21-0.5 to place second in the long jump and the 3200m relay team (De La Rosa, Colin Fraser, Dustin Ownbey, Jake Ames) clocked an 8:40.48 to finish in the runnerup spot in that race. Zach Decker was third in the 400m while E.J. Baier and Brandon Campbell placed third in the high jump and shot put respectively. Irvin Hernandez (300m hurdles) and Justin Music (shot put) recorded fourth-place finishes for the Panthers. Along with De La Rosa, the Panthers two other top eight placers in the 3200m run, Ownbey (fifth) and Jonathon Kinderknecht (seventh) added valuable team points to the Panthers’ totals. A sixth-place went to Delta’s 400m relay team (Jace Jernberg, Damon Davis, Robin Milabo, Tyler Rolf) and Ames was eighth in the tough 1600m run. Delta is in Montrose on Saturday, April 28.

Delta’s Whiting twins in front of competition BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

For the past few track seasons, Delta fans have witnessed the growth of a pair of stellar athletes who commit themselves to being the best they can be. Their high school distance track coach, J.B. Lopez, characterizes them as the runners “with the same paces and the same faces.” He’s referring to Delta High School’s twins Clarissa and Cleo Whiting. The Whitings weren’t always on the track and haven’t always been avid runners who seek the ultimate performance each race they compete in. They began the process of competing as dancers (ballet) when they were four years old. Multiple trips to Montrose for dance lessons consumed their time until the structure of the dancing routine changed. While attending middle school in Delta, the two girls became somewhat interested in the sport of track while in the seventh grade. After coaxing from friends, they began running track. Dance is no longer at the top of their lists of priorities, but they admit missing dance after stopping lessons last year. Cleo actually ran hurdles in the seventh grade. Both girls agreed they never stood out in middle

school and the track experience was okay. A committment to running has produced unique results for the Whitings, and they have built a reputation as top-notch runners in both the cross country and track and field arenas. In the early part of their high school running careers, Clarissa and Cleo began honing their skills as distance runners. They owe most of their success to Lopez who shared a philosophy and methodology of running that suited their taste. It’s a trait of consistency Lopez shares with everyone. Most of Lopez’s runners have been with him in cross country and track and field. “We know our kids because of that,” noted Lopez. When asked how the Whiting sisters compare to other athletes that have gone before them, Lopez was quick to share his thoughts. “Phaelen French was the best I could remember because she spent four years in cross country with state competition under her belt. Phaelen did more than just run, making her stand out. But the Whitings are unique in their own way with a phenomenol work ethic putting them in the same category as

No public meetings are scheduled for this application at this time, however your comments are important and public meetings, may be scheduled based upon those comments received. If no comments are received, the Planning Department will request Administrative Approval of this application from the Board of County Commissioners. Comments on the proposed development may be submitted, prior to May 2, 2012 to the Delta County Planning Department at the Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, #115, Delta, CO 81416 or e-mail to planning@deltacounty.com or by faxing to 874-2500. If you have any questions, you may call the Planning Department at 874-2110.

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Delta’s Erin Zunich leaves the blocks in a relay race at the Cedaredge Invitational Track and Field Meet earlier in the season. The Lady Panthers have steadily improved their times in several relay races with starts and handoffs a key factor.

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Clarissa (left) and Cleo Whiting have slowly, and methodically built themselves a running reputation that is recognized on the Western Slope. The two stellar runners compete in the 1600 and 3200m runs and are members of a record-setting 3200m relay.

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Distance coach at Delta High School, J.B. Lopez, is excited to have such talented runners as the Whitings on this year’s roster. Lopez is the Panthers’ head cross country coach and has a majority of his track and field athletes in cross country. French.” Clarissa, the older of the two sisters by one minute, is described by Lopez as possibly the more dominant. “She is our starter on the 4 x 800 because she is the one who is more ready to go and needs to go first. Cleo finishes for us because she is patient, fierce, and so competitive with a superb drive,” says Lopez. Mackennea Broyles and Kyla Ownbey compliment the Whiting sisters and together the team has broken the school, and a Cedaredge Invitational record, with a time of 10:13 plus. On April 7, the team ran a 10:15 without anyone pushing them or their time might well have been lower. The two girls don’t over eat and aren’t big fans of large portions of meats. The meal on the night before breaking the Cedaredge Meet record was rice pudding. They prefer foods with carbohydrates and eat fruit. Nuts, peanut butter, bananas, and hard boiled eggs were mentioned as being perfect. Lopez claims the twins are inseparable when it comes to saying who is more coachable. “Tell them what they need to do and they’ll do it.” Before a half marathon last year, the two runners wanted to know what it would be like to run farther than they had been

used to. Plans were made to participate in the race and Lopez was asked what he thought their times would be. Lopez’s response was between an hour and 40 minutes and an hour and 45. The two runners finished near the hour and 43 minute mark. When they both compete in a race, they are often not far from each other at any point of the race. There is some planning involved prior to a meet with thought given to who is in the meet that week and what strategy is best for success. Mostly the two are without plans as to whom will win a race. “Just enjoy it and see what comes,” says Clarissa. Both are hoping to qualify for state in the 1600 and 3200m races. With three days of competition at state, there is enough time to recuperate between those two races and the 3200m relay. Academically, both are honor roll students who believe in getting homework done as quickly as possible without procrastination. To sum them up, a quote from Clarissa, (or was it Cleo?), simply states “Competence builds confidence.” It’s clear the two student athletes have both competence and an abundance of confidence.


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Delta County Independent

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Hillman’s ace, Anderson’s 93 lead Delta golfers BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Photo by Tamie Meck

Paonia 1S player Annavah Kropp returns a shot to Courtney Chism on April 17. Kropp, who defeated Chism in a tiebreaker, grew up in a family where everyone plays tennis.

Delta golf coach Robert Griffin reported a great day for the Lady Panther in Glenwood Springs recently. Jaelee Hillman carded a holein-one at the tournament and Courtney Anderson led all golfers with her personal low round of 93. To add to that, Delta had their best team finish in two seasons coming in just two strokes back overall. Hillman started her back nine two under par after acing a 95-yard par three. It was Hillman’s first hole-in-one and the first ever in the history of Delta High School during competition. Griffin, who was on the course observ-

ing the play of Hillman and Anderson, told Hillman her shot was going to be very close as the green could not be seen. Hillman asked her teammate (Anderson) to see if her ball was in the hole. Shortly afterwards the celebration began. Anderson’s round of 93 began with a 46 on the front nine and a 47 on the back. “I feel the team is building momentum. The next two weeks are critical; it is a tough time of the year filled with distractions. If we keep our focus, I feel like we have a chance to represent Delta High School at the state competition on May 21 and 22,� stated Griffin.

Photo by Wayne Crick

In this file photo from the early part of the 2012 golf season, Delta’s Courtney Anderson is shown teeing off on number 16 at Devil’s Thumb Golf Course. Anderson shot a 46 on the front and followed with a 47 on the back for a top finish in Glenwood.

Kropp’s solid play keeps Paonia in the game BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Annavah Kropp claimed one of two team wins against Montrose last Monday, defeating Courtney Chism in a tiebreaker. “She’s just a really good player,� said Kropp of Chism. The two met one other time, last year at Delta, recalled Kropp. It was a really windy day and they went into a tiebreaker that day, too. On Monday, Chism won the first set, 6-4, and the match was tied at 5-5 in the second set when Kropp pulled ahead for a 7-5 win. Kropp said she’d approach net and Chism would respond with a surprise shot. “I caught an occasional few,� she said, “but she was really good on passing shots.� Chism also had a nice ground stroke with a top spin, said Kropp. The winning point came on a bad serve by Chism. Throughout the match, Kropp’s family, her parents, cousins, siblings, uncle and grandparents, cheered her on. For the Kropps, tennis is a family activity. “Everyone plays tennis,� said Kropp, whose first memories of the game were when she was about age 10, “messing around with my dad and my family.� Grandfather Jim has years of coaching experience, and taught her a lot, she said. Kropp also learned from former Paonia coach Becky Swanbom. “She helped a lot through my development,� said Kropp. When Swanbom left two years ago, the future of the team was uncertain. Kyle Banks stepped in as head coach, “And I’m really glad. He came in and filled her spot really well,� she said. He saved the program from shutting down, and that’s meant a lot to the team. Kropp gets plenty of court time outside of the season. She and Tyler Rapke, who played at two singles until an injury forced her to end her season, partnered to play doubles at the Taco Bell Western Slope open last July in Grand Junction. She also paired with dad Kris in the father-daughter division. She and Rapke competed at the B1 tournament at Montrose at both doubles and singles. “We did really well in both sections,� said Kropp, who won the singles division. At Grand Junction they didn’t place very high, “But that was our first time together� at doubles. It’s that kind of experience that gives Kropp

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the ability to give even the toughest of opponents a good game, change up serves, know when to flush on her approach, and to win. With less than three weeks until the 4A regional tournament, Kropp said she’s focusing on ground strokes and keeping fit. The team runs at every practice, and that

gives her the stamina to go a full three sets if necessary. “I don’t think I’d last too long otherwise,� she laughed. She’s also working on serves, “because I miss a lot of my first serves.� Kropp has a strong backhand, which she relies on heavily, but is still a little weak on forehand strokes after under-

going wrist surgery last October to repair tendon damage. She sat out her junior volleyball season and recovered in time to play basketball. “The wrist surgery helped a lot, but it just still has its moments of weakness,� she said. “It’s doing better.� Paonia had a packed schedule last week, going

0-7 against Cortez at Delta on Friday. On Saturday, Paonia lost 2-5 to Roaring Fork, with Kropp and four doubles Deanna and Kimmy Gillenwater claiming wins. At Glenwood Springs, Kropp lost 1-6, 4-6 to Zaria Zilm. Zilm is tough, said Kropp, and they’ve split wins at their last two matches. Anoth-

er lifelong player, Zilm is the daughter of Phyllis Zilm, who is ranked in National Senior Women’s Tennis. Paonia will host its final matches of the season, against Delta, this Thursday at 4 p.m. The 4A regional tournament will be held next Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, in Grand Junction.

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Bruin track teams score high BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Cedaredge’s boys were superb on Saturday at the Gunnison Invitational Track and Field Meet. The Bruins topped Gunnison with 108 points to take home the first-place plaque while the girls were equally impressive (82 points) in their own right but didn’t finish on top of the team race. Cedaredge Boys In all, Cedaredge’s boys brought home eight first-place finishes in Gunnison. Miguel Barajas won the boys’ shot and discus titles with Dante Markley winning both the 110m high hurdles and the 300m hurdles. In other first-place finishes, Danny Martinez got back to his winning ways with a leap of 6-6 in the high jump and Reid Gates captured the long jump title with an effort of 21-4. Gates holds the edge against Martinez in

the high jump with a leap of 6-7 a couple of weeks ago. Two Bruins’ relays (800m and 1600m) were victorious as well. Both teams were comprised of Markley, Gates, Ryan Latta and Dagan Smith. Cedaredge scored 22 points in the high jump with Gates placing second to Martinez and Smith fifth. Gates and Martinez switched places in the long jump with Gates placing first and Martinez fifth. Rounding out the Bruins’ big day, Cedaredge’s 400m relay team (Martinez, Smith, Jake Arter, Xander Camp) collected a third-place finish. Camp scooted to a sixth-place in the 100m dash with Luke Wieben placing seventh in the discus and eighth in shot put. Cedaredge Girls The Lady Bruins recorded wins in five events on their way to 82

points. Sierra Williams won her two specialties; 100m and 200m dashes and was a part of two winning relay teams (400 and 800m). Williams’ time in the 100m was her fastest of the season at 12.27. But, according to Cedaredge head track coach Kirby Henderson, the highlight of the day was the girls 4 x 200m relay team. The relay team of Savannah McIntire, Rebecca Deal, Sierra Williams and Tani Zamarripa set an all-time fastest mark for the race in Gunnison. “The record can’t be considered a state record because those can only be set at the state meets,” noted Henderson. But state officials do recognize all-time records, and “we just broke the old LaJunta record of 1:44.45 set back in 2002,” said Henderson. Prior to the meet in Gunnison last week,

assistant coach Kirk McLaughlin had a thought for Henderson. “He (McLaughlin) told me a few days before the meet that the girls were going to set that record. He made the call....we just didn’t talk to the girls about that premonition.” The team of Summer Herman, Zamarripa, McIntire and Williams ran to another school record (50.80) in the 400m relay. Cedaredge’s 800m medley team of Herman, Racheal Latta, Zamarripa and Mackenzie Kehmeier ran a 1:55.70 to win that event. Henderson credited Kehmeier with, “a great move with about 150 meters left to take the win.” Times in the 200m were good but wind-aided with Williams winning in 25.08. Kaitlyn Kissner and Sidney Navarro both had personal bests in the dis-

cus. Second places went to Deal in the triple jump and Kissner in the discus. Herman (100m) and Navarro (discus) placed sixth while Latta was seventh in the long jump.

Eighth place finishes went to McIntire (200m) Kehmeier (400m) and Kissner (high jump). Cedaredge is scheduled to take part in next week’s Montrose Invitational on Saturday, April

Cortez earns 5-2 tennis win over Cedaredge BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

Last weekend’s tennis match against the visiting Cortez Lady Panthers did not end in a victory for Cedaredge, but there were athletes who were having fun while competing in a life-time activity. Cortez, a higher classification of school, had its way overall with a team victory. There were some close matches, but Cortez came away with a 5-2 win on the Delta courts at Cleland Park. The one singles match went to Cortez with Hope Shaw falling in two straight sets as did Anastasia Burgess at two singles. Brianna Henrie could not reel in her opponent either and lost 0-6 and 3-6. Cedaredge’s one doubles team of Jessica

Chavalier and Danielle Johnson lost their match by scores of 3-6 and 1-6. In one of the closest matches of the day, Cedaredge’s Andrea Bray and Madison Hulteen lost the opening set 6-7 and rebounded for a 9-7 second-set win. The third set went to Cortez 0-6. One of the wins for the Lady Bruins came in three doubles action when Ashleigh Balistreri and Ashlee Love defeated their opponents 6-3 and 6-4. Katie O’Hern and Sierra McHugh had a big lead over their Cortez counterparts and went on to win that match to make the final score 5-2. The Lady Bruins face Hotchkiss this Thursday and then prepare for regional action in Grand Junction on May 3, 4 and 5.

HHS to make up baseball games Photo by Wayne Crick

Delta County’s soccer team is shown relaxing, with a little laughter, during halftime of their soccer match with the visiting 4A league’s top team, Glenwood Springs. On the right is head coach Julie Mottern who had her team in the thick of things up to halftime. The score was tied at 1-1 after the first 40 minutes of play. In the second half, the Lady Demons got their offense rolling, and its defense put up a wall to outscore Delta 4-0 for a 5-1 final score.

The Hotchkiss Bulldogs lost out on playing a baseball doubleheader with Aspen back in March. The two games are crucial to Hotchkiss’ record and the Bulldogs will host a conference

doubleheader against Aspen, at 2 and 4 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the K-8 baseball field in Hotchkiss. These games are make-up games that were originally scheduled for March 31.


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Shopper card is key to shop local campaign Shopper Card will be available April 30 in Cedaredge BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

The chamber has been busy working on a “Shopper Card” to encourage area residents to “Shop Local and Save,” according to Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce president Larry Murphy. He introduced the Shopper Card during the April 19 meeting of the Cedaredge Town Council. Murphy told the trustees the Shopper Card will be available for sale to the general public on Monday, April 30, for $20. The Shopper Card has 41 merchants taking part in the program this year, with each offering card holders discounts and special “one time” offers. The card will be available for purchase from those merchants participating in the program, and also at the Chamber Office located at 245 W. Main St. Murphy explained that the

merchants participating in the program will keep $10 of every card they sell, with the balance going to the chamber. Murphy also noted that any high school/middle school organization wanting to raise money will also be able sell the cards and keep $10 of every card they sell. The monies raised through the sale of the Shoppers Card will be used to support chamber activities; local charities and/or civic organizations; as well as supporting local merchants through the “Shop Local and Save” campaign. Murphy said, “The chamber board is excited about offering the Shopper Card to the general public in order to raise awareness and to ‘Shop Locally’ and in turn, the merchants have supported the Chamber by offering discounts to Shopper Card holders.” Murphy gave each of the trustees and those gathered for the April 19 meeting a list of those merchants participating in the program. For more information call the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce at 856-6961.

Photo by Bob Borchardt

Earth Day 2012 On Friday, April 20, third grade students from Hunsicker Elementary School in Cedaredge took part in planting a Sensation Box Elder tree at the school to celebrate Earth Day. The tree was donated by Arch Coal’s Mountain Coal Company, LLC., West Elk Mine in Somerset. Principal Amy Geddes said Hunsicker was chosen for the honor in a random drawing from all of the schools in the district. Helping to plant the tree are Don Hoeltzner, Taelor Mills and Kiyoshi Salazar — representing each of the three third grade classes. Each student was also given a Blue Spruce seedling to take home and plant. The winners of a coloring contest, also sponsored by Mountain Coal Company, were announced, with Skyler Sakala, Christopher Varanai and Samuel Campbell receiving a $25 gift certificate to the Garden Center in Delta. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.

Orchard City offers up softball pitch BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Orchard City officials have offered to help the school district out of a budget squeeze play in its girls softball program. The town is willing to allow district use of Town Park ball fields for the program. The option of using the Field of Dreams location for practise and home games might help save on expenses of shuttling players back and forth among playing venues in Delta,

Hotchkiss, and Cedaredge, the town board was told on April 11. The matter was discussed after a presentation by Tom Huerkamp. The school district’s program doesn’t have enough players in the North Fork area to make a team, he said. Various alternatives of including the North Fork girls in the Cedaredge or Delta teams have been unpopular. Those unpopular alternatives, Huerkamp explained, involve problems like lots of travel

and bussing; Delta’s team having a Hotchkiss coach; and, the Cedaredge girls playing all their practices and games away from home. The best of all possible imperfect solutions, Huerkamp suggested, might be to let a combined Cedaredge/North Fork team use the Field of Dreams for practices and home games. The idea could save on program travel costs by bussing players to a central Orchard City location, Huerkamp said. The town and the school district have already been working on that possible solu-

tion, too. The trustee parks committee has discussed it. Mayor Don Suppes said that he thought the Field of Dreams could be made available to the district for $1,000 to $1,500, a savings compared with other alternatives. He said the town is willing to keep talking with the school district on the matter, but any solution has to be “cost free” to the town, including payment for additional maintenance required, he added. Trustee Gale Doudy said the town has to be fully protected for any damage to its facility that might occur also.

Trustee Craig Fuller noted that playing schedules need to be conflict free with youth sports that have already contracted for Field of Dreams use. The girls softball program plays on school days, Huerkamp said. And in the final analysis, the issue involves fierce local school sport rivalries. There is a thorny issue of having girls in the Delta or Cedaredge programs give up playing time to teammates from the North Fork. “We need to stay out of the politics of this thing,” Doudy said.

Orchard City’s centennial kicks Cemetery board seeks off on May 12 abandoned lot owners

Opening day events for the Town of Orchard City’s centennial year celebration are set for May 12, Mother’s Day weekend. Featured events will include a pancake breakfast at town hall and dedication of Centennial Plaza park. The town is also making final plans for events in June, July, and August. The official schedule for the May 12 events follows: • Mother’s Day pancake breakfast, Orchard City Town Hall, 7-10 a.m. Cost is $3 per plate or $10 per family. Prepared and served by the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club. Contact Melissa Oelke, 835-3337. • Centennial Park Plaza Dedication ceremony, town

hall, 10:15 a.m. •May Pole dance performance by The Delta Dance Company. Contact: Melissa Oelke, 835-3337. •Sandhill Crane presentation by Evelyn Horn, Orchard City naturalist and author, town hall, 11:30 a.m. • Black Canyon Astronomical Society scope and star-gazing event, Orchard City Town Park, 6 p.m. to midnight. This event will include a workshop: with a question and answer session about the use and set-up of telescopes, hosted by local experts. Bring your telescope – plan to arrive before sunset for the workshop. Contact Joyce Tanihara, 589-0993, or John Pool, 874-9348.

The Board of directors of the Eckert Cemetery District has initiated a required process of reclaiming a number of once-owned but longunclaimed cemetery plots so they can be made available to new owners. In order to complete this process, the board is trying every means at its disposal to locate and contact relatives or descendents of the listed owners of the abandoned plots. In the early days of the cemetery, lots containing five spaces were sold as family burial lots. In many cases, the only burial in these family plots took place at least 50 years ago. At this time, the most recent burial in the lots

and spaces to be reclaimed was prior to 1950. The cemetery district board is asking that anyone with information about relatives or descendants of the following people please contact the board secretary, Carol Vela, at 970-835-3388, or by mail at 22033 Myers Road, Eckert CO 81418. The names of the owners of record and the number of spaces recorded are as follows: H.L. Lucero, 1 space; J.N. Chambers and son, 1 space; Will Mahaffey, 2 spaces; J.P. Hudson, 2 spaces; Robert Brigham, 1 space; Mrs. Ella Kruger, 2 spaces; M. Houk, 3

spaces; C.L. Simpson, 3 spaces; Chris Jacques, 2 spaces; Lorn Blackburn and C.R. Curtis, 3 spaces; John Haining, 2 spaces; E.F. Benefiel, 2 spaces; William L. Wilson, 1 space; Mrs. Greg Smith, 1 space; Arthur Lamar, 2 spaces; E.L. Deffenbaugh and Mrs. Thomas Griffith, 4 spaces; Mrs. S.A. Forrest, 1 space; Mrs. Ratcliff, 1 space; Ada Wilson, 3 spaces; Caesar Zanola, 1 or 3 spaces; J.A. Whiting, 3 spaces; Thomas Griffith Sr., 2 spaces; J.F. Layman, 1 space; A.L. Reynolds, 1 space; W.E. Steele, 1 space; Lewis Collins, 1 space; W.B. Hawkins, 1 space; Oliver Brookbank, 2 spaces.

Photo by Bob Borchardt

Sworn into office During the regular meeting of the Cedaredge Board of Trustees on Thursday, April 19, town clerk Darlyn Novakovich (right) administered the oath of office to Ken Simpson, Dayton Myers, Jr., Ray Hanson and Nancy Sturgill. Mayor Pat Means (pictured at left) was also sworn in.

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As Carol Vela’s tape measure shows, there’s a lot of room in the Eckert Cemetery reserved for people who will never need it. The Cemetery District Board is trying to contact relatives or descendants of cemetery lot owners whose families haven’t made a claim on their unused plots for over 60 years.


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If I were Mayor . . . BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

Cedaredge Middle School student Shelby Oard took time out to read her essay, “If I Were Mayor...,” to the Cedaredge Board of Trustees, her proud par-

ents and others gathered for the April 19 town council meeting. The “If I Were Mayor...,” essay is a statewide contest sponsored by the Colorado Municipal League and COLOTRUST for all 7th

Photo by Bob Borchardt

Shelby Oard shared her thoughts on “If I were Mayor . . .” during the April 19 meeting of the Cedaredge Board of Trustees. She is one of three local winners of a statewide essay contest.

Cedaredge Rotary Club 21ST ANNUAL

Spring F ling Saturday, May 19 CEDAREDGE GOLF CLUB COMPETITIVE FLIGHT 2 BEST BALLS 1 GROSS & 1 NET

LEISURE FLIGHT SCRAMBLE

MULLIGANS AVAILABLE

FOUR-PERSON TEAMS - $65 per person 8:30 a.m. Shotgun/Check-in at 7:30 a.m.

AWARDS & SPECIAL EVENT PRIZES • Special Hole-In-One Chance for a New Automobile • Longest Drive • Closest to Pin ...and dozens of drawings for prizes! ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Lunch from Wildfire Pizzeria, Cart & Green Fee

Spring F ling ENTRY FORM Entry Deadline: Monday, May 14 ❍ Best Ball or ❍ Scramble

HCP required for Best Ball only, if no HCP you can play with a 0 HCP

PLAYERS NAMES: HCP 1. _____________________________ ______ 2. _____________________________ ______ 3. _____________________________ ______ 4. _____________________________ ______ Team Captain _____________________________ Address & Phone___________________________ __________________________________________ Make checks payable & mail to:

Cedaredge Rotary Club P.O. Box 750, Cedaredge, CO 81413 For information call Gary Fleischmann at (970) 399-7243

and 8th grade students throughout Colorado. According to Mayor Pat Means, contest winners will receive a certificate of achievement and $500 to establish a scholarship account with CollegeInvest. They will also have the opportunity to attend the Colorado Municipal League’s 90th annual conference in Breckenridge June 19–22. In her essay, Oard wrote, “I care a lot about Cedaredge and I do believe that we have some work to do, but when we are done Cedaredge will be the friendliest town around. If you have any questions or concerns about this town, participate in our council meetings and we will do the best we can to solve your problems.” Two other CMS students, Kayla Gash and Noah LaVau, were also recognized for their essays by the trustees during the council meeting, and all three were awarded a certificate of appreciation signed by Mayor Means.

Senior Presentation Night planned Surface Creek Vision Home and Community Program will host its annual Senior Presentation Night Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the Stolte Packing Shed, Cedaredge Pioneer Town. This presentation is a Vision program requirement for graduation. Family, friends and the public are invited to attend. A reception will follow the presentations.

Photo by Verna Barr

Dowel sticks were clicked together and then on the floor keeping time to the music during one of the many musical numbers performed by boys and girls from Cedaredge Elementary School.

Mixing music with motion is great fun BY VERNA BARR Staff Writer

The night of April 18 was a time for third, fourth and fifth graders from Cedaredge Elementary School to shine. The event was held at the Cedaredge High School to standing room only. Music teacher Suzie Waehner and physical education teacher Amie Henderson directed the program though it was announced that the boys and girls developed the movements for the musical numbers, reworking the steps again and again, until they were satisfied with the results. Third graders have been learning how to read music and play the recorder since October. Their musical number “The Trolley Song” gave them the opportunity to demonstrate their talents. They sang “Home on the Range” and then while singing “Whistle

Photo by Verna Barr

CES third graders sang “Whistle While You Work” as they executed interesting maneuvers around and under a large multicolored parachute-like circle. While You Work” half of the class executed interesting maneuvers around and under a large multicolored parachute-like circle. The remainder of the class kept the beat clicking sticks together, and then switched places so that everyone in the class could demonstrate both activities. Fourth graders sang “Do-Ra-Mi” from “The Sound of Music”. They. entertained relatives and

Arbor Day celebration planned in Cedaredge Town’s celebration set for May 2 The Cedaredge Tree Board will hold its annual observance of Arbor Day on the east side of the Cedaredge Public Library on Wednesday, May 2, at 10 a.m. The observance of Arbor Day does much to impress the aesthetic value and economic importance of trees upon our town’s citizens. It especially encourages and instructs how to plant and care for trees to our younger generation. Fifth grade students from Hunsicker Elementary School will assist in planting a shade tree that will eventually screen out the west sun from those enjoying the grassy area designated for future reading groups. This event is open to the public and is for anyone who appreciates trees and believes that children need to learn the value of an urban forest. The Cedaredge Tree Board is sponsoring this

event because, “We celebrate trees in our community.” While Colorado celebrates Arbor Day on April 20, “We are celebrating Arbor Day in early May when good weather is more predictable,” Jim Leser, chair of the tree board stated. This tree-planting will be a part of a continuing project with the Cedaredge Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Cedaredge Library to beautify the area between the library building and Hwy. 65. More trees and landscaping are planned following this Arbor Day celebration. Kamie Long, assistant district forester with the Colorado State Forest Service out of Grand Junction, will be on hand to present the town’s new 2011 Tree City USA banner. Cedaredge was successful in being recertified for the 18th consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation. The celebration of Arbor Day with these fifth grade students is an important part of the qualifying process. In addition to the tree

planting at the library, students have already participated in a state of Colorado Arbor Day poster contest sponsored by the Colorado Tree Coalition. The tree board has already judged these posters and sent forth the overall winner to represent the fifth grade of Hunsicker Elementary School at the state competition. First, second and third place winners have also been selected from each of the three fifth grade rooms. All students’ posters are winners and will be on display for parents to view in the lunchroom at Hunsicker Elementary School in May. Mayor Pat Means will be on hand to read the Arbor Day proclamation. Together, we as a community continue to celebrate trees and the beauty they bring to Cedaredge. For more information about Arbor Day in Cedaredge contact James Leser of the Cedaredge Tree Board at 856-3279.

friends by demonstrating their musical abilities using their recorders. Their “Muscle Chant” was a combination of the chant and use of exercises using muscle groups as a demonstration. Fifth graders had advanced their recorder skills to a point where they played “Oh, How Lovely is the Evening” in three part harmony. They sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and performed a Tinikling routine (hopping between sticks moved to a Polynesian rhythm). Group numbers were performed throughout the evening’s program including “Boot Slapping Leather” and “5-6-7-8” line dances, a basketball routine, and the Virginia Reel. The program ended with a colorful scarf juggling routine performed to “God Bless the USA.”

Cookbook is done The first completed project of the orchard City Centennial has been completed. The collection of local recipes compiled by Beth Suppes is available at town hall for $10. Proceeds go to the town’s centennial events.

CEDAREDGE HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE Thur., Apr. 26 Apr. 27-May 1 Fri., Apr. 27 Sat., Apr. 28

Mon., Apr. 30 Tues., May 1 Wed., May 2

JV Baseball at Paonia, 4:00 p.m.; Tennis at Hotchkiss, 4:00 p.m. State FFA Judging. Tennis at JV Tournament, TBA. Track at Montrose Invitational; Baseball at Grand Valley, 11:00 a.m.; Grand March at 7:00 p.m. and PROM at 8:00 p.m. 2nd Football Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Student of the Month Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. Sports Physicals, 11:30 a.m.; EARLY RELEASE.

Sponsored by:

LUMBER CO., INC. 200 S.W. 2nd St. • Cedaredge

856-3185

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

New gazebo The gazebo in Orchard City’s new Centennial Plaza park was erected last week. In the background, workers build the memorial wall that will hold commemorative tiles purchased and decorated by town residents. The new park is scheduled for a May 12 dedication and Mother’s Day pancake breakfast at Town Hall.


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CEDAREDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Photos By Danny Martinez Taylor Signs and Malca Gordon play sisters Amy and Mildred Hughes.

Photo by Danny Martinez Jessie Houghton plays loud and brash Dottie Kixmiller who is held back by Teddy Hughes played by Dylan Buckallew when she hears a rude comment from Mike’s mouth.

Awards, Awards, and More Awards On March 5, the Journalism class made their way back from Colorado Mesa University. The goal of the day was to observe and learn the different areas of media. Guest speakers rolled into the area handing down the knowledge of their careers to the young journalism students. “It was really well put together. The guest speakers were informative, but in a way that got me excited about my future,” Shayna Dix exclaims as she talked about the exciting day. The classes par-

Best Overall Newspaper Best Overall Small School 1st- Roaring Fork High School Sports Writing 2nd- Cedaredge High School 1st- Dante Markley, Cedaredge 3rd- Caprock Academy 2nd- Sierra McHugh, Cedaredge Best Overall Yearbook 3rd- Toni Gross, Roaring Fork 1st- Cedaredge High School 3rd- Brandon Williams, Roaring 2nd- Caprock Academy Fork Best Overall Small School Sports Best Overall Small School Photography Page Design 1st- Danny Martinez, Cedaredge 1st- Lindsey Gardner, Cedaredge 2nd- Danny Martinez, Cedaredge 2nd- Dante Markley, Cedaredge 3rd- Cody Wieben, Cedaredge 3rd- Danny Matinez, Cedaredge Best Overall Small School News Best Overall Small School Writing News Photography 1st- Rosa Roybal, Roaring Fork 1st- Ashleigh Balistreri, Cedaredge 1st- Shaeley Lough, Roaring Fork 2nd- Dakota Baldozier, Cedaredge 2nd- Skylar Smith, Cedaredge 3rd- Jessica Sullivan, Cedaredge 3rd- Skylar Smith, Cedaredge Best Overall Small School Best Overall Small School FeaYearbook Photography ture Writing 1st- Danny Martinez, Cedaredge 1st- William Master, Roaring Fork 2nd- Kayla Lachney, Cedaredge 2nd- Sierra Williams, Cedaredge 3rd- Brianna Henrie, Cedaredge

Cedaredge High School prepares for a final farewell to Mr. McFadden as he presents his last play, Life of the Party.

Students make many preparations for Prom 2012.

Photo by Danny Martinez Rowdy Murphy plays Snazzy Mitchell who finds the courage to stand up to bully Mike Tisdale played by Cody Wieben. Photo by Danny Martinez Mr. Hughes played by Jason Elflein becomes angry at what a disaster the party has turned into.

ticipated in informative courses that taught them the importance and excitement of media. They also spent their time in discussion classes that included the opinions and participation from the audience. Raven Morland states, “My favorite class would have to be ‘Bad Photos That Make Good News’ because it was a debate class. I liked giving my opinion.” In this class she learned the importance of a photo as opposed to the significance of an editorial. The journalism undergraduates submitted their best work for an exhibition in which

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Spring sports are in full swing with high expectations for all of the coaches and players.

Photo by Danny Martinez Andrew Bennett and Tylor Balistreri play nosey policeman who do not trust the Hughes.

By Keeley Bobo Staff Writer

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The End of a Legacy, The Life of the Party...

Photo by Danny Martinez Skylar Smith plays Jean Hughes who only wishes to be beautiful and popular. She wants to be the “Life of the Party.”

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the spectators voted for their favorites. Atlantis Campbell gives her outlook on how Cedaredge High School placed within the awards, “I think we did really well and should all be proud of ourselves.” Cedaredge High School swept the categories in contests such as Best Overall Small School Yearbook Page Design and Best Overall Small School News Writing. The Cedaredge High School Bruin Tracks took a second in the Best Overall Newspaper and the Cedaredge High School Yearbook, Remember That Time Flies, took first in Best Overall Yearbook.

Best Overall Small School Feature Photography 1st- Lindsey Gardner, Cedaredge 2nd- Jessica Sullivan, Cedaredge Best Overall Small School Yearbook Page Design 1st- Sidney Navarro, Cedaredge 2nd- Tani Zamarripa, Cedaredge 3rd- Jordan Smith, Cedaredge Best Small School Advertising 1st- Sidney Navarro, Cedaredge 2nd- Sidney Navarro, Cedaredge 3rd- Skylar Smith, Cedaredge Best Small School Graphic/ Illustration/Design 1st- Jackie Levitt, Cedaredge

Good Job!

National Honor Society inducts new members.

Four artists at Cedaredge High School share their inspirations and love for art.

Journalism wins big at 22nd Annual Media Days Awards.

Track sets state records at Gunnison Invitational.

Aspects of particpating in sports at other schools in the district.


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BRUIN TRACKS

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Bruins Cedaredge High School

Ready for the Big Night? By Ashleigh Balistreri Staff Writer Prom is just around the corner, and everyone is preparing for the special night. From dinner reservations to tux rentals and getting a prom dress, people are rushing to get it all done. The most popular local shops for girls to get prom dresses are Beauty and The Bling and The Apple Shed. Summer Herman says, “Connie Williams makes all the dresses at the Apple Shed, and she does a great job on every single one.” The hot spot for dinner reservations seems to be RJ’s or Davitos because track and baseball won’t have much time to drive to Junction or Montrose after they’re done competing. Every girl strives to look her best on prom. Every girl wants the prefect dress, makeup, hair, and nails.

The little things matter the most. Weeks in advance girls have made appointments and have shopped for days until they found the perfect dress. After they have found the perfect dress, accessories come next. Stores have been busy with fittings and malls have been filled with girls in search of jewelry that compliment their dress. With Prom just a few weeks away the excitement is building. “This year peoples’ prom invites have been so cute,” says Savannah McIntire. At combined lunch during TCAP week, ten girls went on stage with shirts asking an underclassmen to prom. Two other couples had the idea of filling their dates’ room with balloons and confetti; in the balloon was their invite. The invitations have been so original, and it will be difficult to out do the invitations for next year.

Photo Submitted Drew Beach thought of a creative way to ask Lindsey Gardner to Prom.

Photo Submitted Dante Markley sets the bar high for this years prom invitations.

Photo by Jessica Sullivan Ashleigh Balistreri Madison Hulteen, Katie O’Hern, Sierra McHugh, Iria Gonzalez Otero, Rachel Bate, Madison Eckhart, Savannah McIntire, and Ashlee Love help Chloe Brewster ask Lars Knutson to prom.

Photo by Sierra McHugh Ashleigh Balistreri tries to find the perfect dress to wear on the big night.

The Works of Art

Photo by Ashleigh Balistreri This is one of the many dresses that Ashlee Love tried on before she found the right one.

By Dante Markley Staff Writer Many talented artists walk in and out of Mr. McFadden’s art room all year. With plenty of materials and an interesting environment, several artists find great inspriration to create amazing masterpieces. Due to the immense passion and talent, these students excel. Below a few of the students explain just why they enjoy creating artwork so much.

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Cameron Hawkins makes his pencil blend with paper to create a beautiful masterpiece. He works with masterful skill. Pencil is Cameron’s favorite medium to use while making art. “It is easy, and it’s the thing I am best at,” says Cameron. Cameron searches for his inspiration through music. Music often helps him with his motivation and creation. Cameron’s favorite piece of work is a painting of an ocean with a guitar. His artwork, which tends to be people, figures, and landscapes is some of the best in the school. Cameron has been involved with drawing for quite a while. “My mom started to draw stuff for me, but it wasn’t until my freshman year that I started really being involved,” says Cameron. Cameron has amazing talent and potential as an artist.

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Rachel Bate differs from many artists. Instead of drawing, Rachel prefers oil painting. She uses oil paint because it doesn’t dry right away and gives her a chance to add more color. Rachel’s favorite subjects to paint are landscapes. She likes the landscapes because she can work with many different pictures. One of these landscapes is her favorite piece of work. It is a pink and blue sky with the silhouettes of trees. Rachel finds her inspiration from her teacher Mr. McFadden. “I live in his old house, and the vibes I pickup just make me want to paint,” jokes Rachel. Other than that, Rachel paints for her own entertainment.

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Jessica Chevalier loves artwork. Luckily for her, she also produces great artwork for others to enjoy as well. She prefers to work with a pencil. With the pencil, she draws amazing pictures. “My favorite objects to draw are realistic pictures,” says Jessica. One of these pictures, which happens to be Jessica’s favorite drawing, is of two koi fish swimming. She uses her boyfriend Keith for inspiration. Jessica has been interested in art ever since third grade. After her third grade art class, she has always had an affection for art. She has come a long way since then and she now creates masterpieces.

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Martin Ramirez might be young, but he has talent. This freshman happens to be one of the best artists in the school. Like most, he enjoys drawing. Martin says, “I usually draw. I like to use pen, pencil, charcoal, a little bit of everything actually.” While Martin doesn’t have a favorite piece of art, his favorite object to draw is an eye. Martin enjoys how interesting they are. Martin draws his inspiration from his family members. His brother leads him to draw more sensitive art while his sister helps him create scarier art. Martin started drawing in an art class in fifth grade. He hasn’t looked back since then, and he continues to draw masterful pictures.


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Making A Name for Cedaredge Countywide -Student EditorialCounty Teammates

Making Ends Meet By Shayna Dix Staff Writer An old proverb states, “Change is the only constant.” Although there are several sports here at Cedaredge that are secure, other sports have been rearranged to countywide participation rather than exclusively school participation. Many sports such as crosscountry, soccer, swimming, and golf are countywide sports. Rachel Bate participates in swimming in Montrose. “I enjoyed the countywide sport way more than the one with school sports because when you meet new people, you already have a common ground, so you have a natural bond,” says Rachel. Rachel really enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people and connect with her team. She states, “Everyone was really supportive on the team.” No matter what school a student attends, everyone is on common ground. Every person on the team is there for the same reason, so it makes it easy to find a friend. The more people who can do the sport that belong to your school, more people can carpool together. Traveling to and from these sports is not as big of a deal as some people make it out to be. If students are determined enough to be there, they will find a way. One way is to carpool. “If you were by yourself, then that would be hard, but when you have friends, it isn’t that bad,” says Lars Knutson. Lars is a part of the swimming team as well as crosscountry. He had fun meeting new people from other schools, “It’s just like a normal sport.” Like all

other sports, the athlete must try out. In order to give the players a fair chance at playing, each member must try out for the team. This method allows for the best team possible. Each member will have a better time in the sport if he can play and win. This is not only being fair, but it is preparing each player for college. The exact same practice is used to play college sports. The competitors will learn each other’s strengths and weaknesses during the season and can interact with their team. Dakota Baldozier runs on the Hotchkiss cross country team and the Delta soccer team. Her favorite part of the cross-country team is meeting new people that, due to other sports, she thought hated her she, then became really good friends with them. Many aspects she likes about soccer as well, “I liked having a full team and hanging out with some old friends.” Countywide sports give people the opportunity to connect with friends from around the county. Just because they are different from other sports that are held in Cedaredge doesn’t mean that they are necessarily bad. Change is a part of growing up, and growing up is a part of life. These sports will help prepare for life beyond high school and will force you out of your comfort zone. You will ultimately become a better player in that sport because you must go to camps and workshops in order to get on the team. The overall result will prove worthwhile!

By Dakota Baldozier Staff Writer I go to Cedaredge High School, but I play sports for two different schools. My very first high school sport was cross-country; it’s coached in Hotchkiss. I was a freshmen, and I was incredibly nervous for the first day of practice. Only five Cedaredge runners competed the team. Out of the five, I only knew one, Lars Knutson. The first practice took place during the summer just as many sports. I showed up and just about died running up some huge hill. I came unprepared and not knowing what to expect. Being surrounded by Hotchkiss and Paonia runners, I felt out of place. At first one of the freshmen girls from Hotchkiss came up to me and simply said “ Hey, I’m Jenny, and you’re the girl I punched in the throat last year in basketball!” After I heard those words I immediately wanted to leave; I did not want to have to deal with my rivals in aother sport or even worse call them my teammates. Right before I could say something, Jenny blurted out, “ I felt so bad after I did that, so I hope you don’t hate me cause it was an accident. I’m just so sorry!” In a

flash I felt completely different; I felt accepted. I was worried about coming into high school as a freshmen girl who didn’t play softball or volleyball; I would not make any new upperclassmen friends. Then I realized I had met plenty of upperclassmen who weren’t just from Cedaredge, and a friend is a friend in my book no matter where they are from. Now, as a sophomore, I love how I know so many students from different school. A person would think that being from a different school, an athlete would be disliked by all of her new teammates, but it’s just like going to a new school. If she applies herself and is outgoing, the team will more than likely love her. It’s a great way to meet new people. This soccer season alone, I have became closer with students from my school and with students from Delta, Paonia and Hotchkiss. We are a very close team; we have to be to do well at the sport. On weekends, we hang out, and after a big win, we all go out to eat together. The chemistry of all of my teams are the same; it doesn’t matter if I’m in Delta, Cedaredge, or Hotchkiss.

Photo by Dakota Baldozier Larz Knutson relaxes his arms as he runs on the county x-country team.

Photo Submitted Dakota Baldozier sprints to the soccerball as some of her teammates gang up for a possible pass. Photo by Dakota Baldozier The boy’s county x-country team lines up at the starting line to stretch and talk about the race they hope to run.

Photo by Cody Wieben The girl’s swimming team takes some time to pose and bond as a team before the meet.

High Repetition

Photo by Cody Wieben Madison Signs and Cassydy Zamarripa serve the tennis ball and wait for their practice mates to send the ball back in a doubles match.

By Sierra McHugh Staff Writer Repetition. Everyday, every practice working to be better and to do better. The Cedaredge High School girls’ tennis team has been doing just that. Every match they put their all into it, and as a team they have come out on top at several of them. On April 6th & 7th the girls went to Delta for the Delta County Invitational. Ashleigh Balistreri and Ashlee Love, aka the “A” team, took third in the 3 doubles. Katie O’Hern and Sierra McHugh took third in the 4 doubles as well. “I am so proud of my partner and I. To get third in a tournament that big is crazy good!” says Ashleigh.

The tournament was not just about playing tennis though. At the tournament the doubles girls really bonded. “The tournament weather sucked a lot. It was way too windy for an outside sport, but the whole time we sat in Sierra’s truck and talked and cheered each other on. I think that is what a team sport is about.” says Madison Hulteen. During the tournament the 1, 2, and 3 singles competed very well as did the 1 doubles. Overall, the girls competed hard, and managed to keep a good attitude despite the windy weather. They manage to hold a strong relationship which only makes the team even more special.


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CHS’s Dante Markely leads his heat in 300 hurdles at the Cedaredge Invite. Dante has won many events to aid the Bruins in winning track meets throughout the season.

Speed and Strength Heightened at Gunnison By Sierra McHugh Staff Writer At the Gunnison Invitational track meet on April 21st, Cedaredge High School made history. At the meet the Cedaredge athletes broke many records. One 800 meter relay team set the All-Time 3A state record with a time of 1:43.89. The girls, Rebecca Deal, Tani Zamarripa, Sierra Williams, and Savannah McIntire, had run the fastest relay that beat out the La Junta High School record set in 2002. Summer Herman, Tani Zamarripa, Savannah McIntire, and Sierra Williams had a 3A state leading time of 50.08 in the 400 meter relay. Also in the girls, the 800 meter medley team had an amazing victory. Rachael Latta, Tani Zamarripa, and Summer Herman had an amazing anchor. The team was in 4th when Mackenzie Kehmier ran with incredible strength. She pushed herself the entire way and somehow ended up in the lead. Sierra Williams won the 200 meter dash and the 100 meter dash. In field events, Kaitlyn Kissner placed 2nd in discus with a throw of 99’ 10” which set a career record and also placed 8th in high jump. Kristen Alward placed 7th in shot put with a

throw of 30’ 11-1/2” and Sidney Navarro placed 6th in discus with a throw of 96’ 6”, a fourteen foot personal record an career personal record. The boy’s team completely won the track meet. Dante Markley won two events, 110 meter high hurdles and the 300 meter intermediate hurdles. Miguel Barajas also won the shot put and the discus. Danny Martinez won the high jump and Reid Gates had the best long jump since 1978. The boys’ 4x200 meter relay team had a season record time of 1:34.60. That team was made up of Ryan Latta, Reid Gates, Dagan Smith, and Dante Markley. These same boys also had a season best time in the 4x400 meter really with a time of 3:35.53. Cedaredge High School is very proud of these athletes. The ones who broke records and won events deserve recognitionbut also Cedaredge is proud of the athletes who are improving everyday and that had personal records at the track meet.

Senior Dillon Nicholas and Gunnison base runner watch the action about to occur at home base.

A Grand Slam Season By Jordan Smith Staff Writer During this 2012 baseball season, the team started off strong winning games back to back and keeping it going. The baseball record is 10 in 2, and they’re not planning on slowing down. When we asked Coach Brown about the expectations he had for the season, he replied. “This team is full of experience and talent and I was excited to see us compete with the other teams. I knew that with all of the talent on this team we could definitely win. That’s exactly what we’ve been doing.” This last weekend Peter Williamson was involved in a bad collision with catcher Colton Ensley while running after an infield pop fly. Peter will be out for a few games with a knee injury, but we hope to see him back out on the field again really soon. We asked Coach Brown if Peters’ injury would affect the plans for the next game, and his response was “The plans won’t change because our focus is pitching, and we still have our starting pitcher. If anything, this will make the team stronger.” This team has a large variety of

Photo by Cody Weiben The recipients of the newly inducted National Honor Society stand to be recognized for their efforts and achievements in their academics.

players ranging from young freshmen to experienced seniors. Each member of the team has his own talent, and each individual plays an important role in the games they have won this season. The most improved player, according to Coach Brown is senior Sam Williamson. “Sam is a phenomenal player and has really earned his spot. He has been our base runner the past three years, and this year he has really stepped up and has taken a starting role on the team.” Many players have their own opinions of what their favorite parts about being on the team are, and we asked a few of the players what they thought. “I love the competitiveness of the sport and how much fun I have with this team” sophomore Trent Walker replies. Sam Williamson said, “I really enjoy the togetherness of the team and how supportive we all are of each other. I trust all of my teammates as well.” Now that the season is drawing closer to the end with only a few weeks left, the boys are preparing for the end of the season with regionals and hopefully a trip to state. Good Luck!

Photo by Cody Weiben Michael Barnosky welcomes all that attended the Cedaredge High School Chapter of the National Honor Society.

National Honor Society Banquet Photo by Cody Weiben Alexis Anderson, a returning member of Cedaredge NHS, announces to the audience of the marvelous Snow Shoveling efforts of members.

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By Sidney Navarro Staff Writer As the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony evening went on, many members were excited to induct fellow students. Students are rewarded their membership of the National Honor Society for their efforts of academic success. The current officers, President Rachel Bate, Vice President Cody

ducted members are as follows: Seniors: Bryn Marah, Ashley Waddington, and Jordan Warner, Juniors: Victoria Day, Colton Ensley, Danni Floyd, Malca Gordon, Rachael Latta, Dante Markely, Kendra Pappan, Carter Stoudt, Cade Wasser and Carter Wasser. Congratulations, National Honor Society Members!

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Cedaredge trustees decide to pay more for grant writer BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

On Thursday, April 19, after swearing in newly elected Cedaredge trustees Ken Simpson, Dayton Myers, Jr., Ray Hanson and Nancy Sturgill, along with mayor Pat Means, the town council worked quickly through its agenda. Under its “action” agenda, the trustees: • Approved a renewal

application for a hotel and restaurant liquor license from Gayle Guadarrama and Curtis Smelser for the Wildfire Pizzeria and Wine Bar; • Appointed the officers authorized to conduct business for the Town of Cedaredge — Gene Welch, mayor pro-tem; Nancy Sturgill, treasurer; Kathleen Sickles, town administrator; Darlyn Novakovich, town clerk; Patricia Luan,

deputy town clerk; Tammy Francis, finance director; Robert Yant, police chief; Steven K. Harper, town attorney; Millard Fairlamb, municipal court judge; and Michael Schottelkotte, alternate municipal court judge; • Designation of the east window of the Town Hall as the official posting place for notices and agendas; and • Adopted a resolution

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It was an evening of good music when the Metamoocil Mountain Boys and friends celebrated the release of the band’s latest album. From the left are Paul Frazier, David Starr, George Gertz, Larry Claxton (bass) and Roy Martin (mandolin)

Standing room only to hear ‘The Boys’ BY BOB BORCHARDT Staff Writer

A“standing-room-only” crowd of fans, both old and new, gathered at the AppleShed Arts Complex and Gallery in Cedaredge on Saturday, April 21, as the Metamoocil Mountain Boys (Paul Frazier, Larry Claxton and George Gertz) took center stage for their first live performance of 2012. The performance was to celebrate the release of the Boys’ third CD dubbed, “I Gotta Go.”

The concert featured a few original songs along with covers featured on the new CD. Two other local favorites, David Starr and Roy Martin sat in during the last set of the concert. One song, “Mississippi, You’re on my mind,” was dedicated to the memory of Levon Helm. Helm (drummer/vocalist of the famed rock group, “The Band”) passed away Thursday, following a long battle with throat cancer.

Gospel sing set for April 29 There will be an old fashioned 5th Sunday community gospel sing on Sunday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at Grand Mesa Baptist Church, S.E. Jay Ave at Hwy. 65 in Cedaredge. Come and hear the music like you remember it, with special groups and

inspired congregational singing. Or join the combined choir for rehearsal at 5:15 p.m. Stay for refreshments afterward. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the church: 8564672, or Roger Congdon, 856-7915.

Wi t h songs like, “Goody, Goody”– “Walkin’ That Dog”–“Just Like That”–“I Just Can’t Keep From Crying, Sometimes”–“I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water”–“Train To Birmingham”–“Mr. Bojangels” and others, along with a complimentary copy of their new CD, “I Gotta Go,” included in the price of admission, no one went home feeling that they hadn’t gotten their money’s worth. Better mark your calendars; according to their website, the Boys will be in Hotchkiss on June 10, in celebration of the 27th annual Ride The Rockies bicycle tour. Participants in the Ride The Rockies tour are scheduled to pass through the town on that date. The Boys are also scheduled to perform at the Delta County Fair on August 11; at the Chapel of the Cross in Cedaredge on August 12; at Redstone on Sept. 2; and at AppleFest on October 7.

Plants of the Western Slope A look at local flora with Evelyn Horn The Elegant Mustard Like so much of our ‘dobe landscape, this area around the old Eckert Landfill looks unpromising to say the least. But over the years I’ve found a wealth of wildflowers here. I drive along . . . the greasewood is leafing out, the mat saltbrush is showing color, and I see ‘Dobe Daisies coming into bud all along the hillside. Two days ago, I spotted a small colony of our native elegant mustard . . . I drive very slowly. Stop and scan with my binoculars . . . ahead and to the right? Drive on a bit. Stop . . . yes! Here they are!

After admiring my find for a few minutes, I consider taking a photo. Try a shot . . . no good! I know exactly where my plant is, but it barely shows against the gray dirt. Return to the car and search through the back seat. Here’s my green fleece vest: I’ll try it to provide a background. Ah-ha! I remember walking these ‘dobes with my dear friend Martha. She’s gone now, but I remember so clearly. Lavender and purple were her favorite colors, and so we named this little plant “Martha’s Mustard.” I take a single stem and return to the

Rebekah yard sale is April 27-28 BY VERNA BARR Staff Writer

Elberta Rebekah #106 Lodge has set April 27-28, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. for their annual indoor yard, and bake sale. Breakfast burritos will also be

available. The event will take place at the IOOF Hall located at the corner of Main and NW 3rd Street in Cedaredge. Funds raised will be used toward a scholarship and other charitable causes.

car. The plant is as lovely as I remember. The sepals below the petals are purple. The pale petals are fused to make a quarter-inch-long tube that flares out at the top into four widely separated segments . . . so what looked like the petal is only the upper portion. I know that in the yellow center are six stamens and the fruit (seed pod) will be very narrow and over an inch long. The inch-long leaves clasp the stem with the tail ends looking like little ears (auriculate in botanical shorthand). The stem is reddish and the leaves look bluish — my hand lens shows they’re thickly covered with fine hairs. I recall my frustration when I checked out the botanical name, Thelypodiopsis elegans, and the only part that made sense was elegans for elegant! It’s past time to start for home, but I stop to relish this moment. I’m looking at a colony of lovely ‘dobe native mustards and remembering my dear friend.

to appropriate additional sums of money to defray expenses in excess of amounts budgeted for the water fund (by $10,000), the golf course fund (by $4,000) and the trust fund (by $1,177). The trustees also decided to increase what they are willing to pay a grant writer from $1,000 to $7,000, in order to realistically solicit proposals for a grant writer for the Main Street Improvement Project. Mayor Pat Means read two proclamations, one designating May 2 as Arbor Day for the Town of Cedaredge and one designating April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” for the town. In celebration in Arbor Day, fifth grade students from Hunsicker Elementary School will be planting trees in the lot just east of the Cedaredge Public Library. This is the 18th year Cedaredge has earned the title “Tree City USA.” Nelson Cederberg and Michael Meskel were both recognized for their years of service and dedication to the citizens of Cedaredge as members of the Cedaredge Board of Trustees and Mary Treder was recognized for her participation as a member of the Planning Commission.

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

Turkey ‘n the hay A small grouping of turkey (according to one online authority also known variously as a rafter, a gang, or a posse) seen in a farm field of grass hay near Cedaredge.


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AGRICULTURE

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Whitetop is blooming BY WEBB CALLICUTT Delta County Weed Program

Whitetop (hoary cress) is currently in the prebloom or early bloom stage throughout Delta County. Photos are available at

www.cwma.org under the weed information tab. Due to the rhizomes of this perennial weed, mechanical control provides minimal control. Diligent digging can pro-

Local winery to pour in a Twitter taste-off Jack Rabbit Hill of Hotchkiss will be among 23 of Colorado’s wineries and one meadery to pour at the Nomacorc-Colorado Twitter Taste-off at the fourth annual Drink LocalWine conference April 28 at St. Cajetan’s on the Metropolitan State College campus in Denver. The conference, presented by the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, will focus on the diversity and quality of the state’s 100 wineries.

The Twitter Taste-off has become a popular tradition at the converence, with almost 100 million tweets and re-tweets shared over the three years. The conference’sgoal is eight million Twitter impressions. At the Taste-off, each winery pours two wines, and participants will tweet about what they taste. Everyone can follow the conversation on Twitter from 2 to 5 p.m. using the hashtags #drinklocal, #colwine and #Nomacorc.

vide control of very small infestations. Hand-pulling of above ground plant parts is ineffective. Successful digging requires complete plant removal. In general, effective chemical control requires multiple applications. Timing and application rate are crucial for successful control. Always read the label when applying a herbicide. The herbicides Escort (metsulfuron) or Telar (chlorsulfuron) are very effective and do not kill grass. The optimum time to apply Escort and Telar for hoary cress control is in the spring when it is flowering or in the fall. Telar can be purchased in small amounts (2 oz.) at Grand Mesa Discount or Paonia Farm and Home for about $48.00. Two ounces is enough for about 1.5 acres. Glyphosphate (Roundup) also works but it kills all surrounding vegetation. There are no effective biological agents for whitetop at this time but research in this area is ongoing. Whitetop is in the mustard family which increases the difficulty of finding control agents that won’t attack desirable food species. Webb Callicutt is the Delta County Weed Program Coordinator and can be contacted at 872-3090 or wcallicutt@deltacounty. com. More information about whitetop and other weeds in Delta County can be found at www.deltacounty.com. Press the Weed Program tab under Services.

Photo by Merna Ray

Cherry blossoms at Pea Green Merna Ray of Olathe submitted this photo of cherry blossoms at Pea Green which survived the freezing temperatures of last week. That’s good news for those who savor the tasty treat.

Water forecast for basin is drying up Water outlook for this year is deteriorating. According to the Bureau of Reclamation, which monitors water resources in the Gunnison Basin, on March 10 the basin snowpack was 78 percent of average. As of April 16, the snowpack was measured at 46 percent and falling. March inflow into Blue Mesa Reservoir was 112 percent of average. In a report posted by Paul Davidson at the

agency’s website, “This is indicative of an early melt with very little snowpack remaining. Precipitation during March was only 30 percent of average.” The Bureau of Reclamation forecast for April through July is about 49 percent of average. Blue Mesa Reservoir is not expected to fill this season. Releases from Crystal Reservoir below Blue Mesa is currently set at 1,150 cubic feet per sec-

ond. The Gunnison Diversion Tunnel is diverting about 800 cfs, resulting in a river flow in the Gunnison River below the tunnel at around 350 cfs. The Aspinall Unit Working Group will meet on Thursday, April 26, in Grand Junction to discuss the spring and summer operations of the water resources of the Aspinall Unit reservoirs. For information on this meeting contact Dan Crabtree at 248-0652.

Volunteers needed for trail work High Country Equipment, LLC 36356 Highway 92 Hotchkiss, CO 81419 970-872-3890 970-872-3894

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, in conjunction with the Montrose Public Lands Center, invites the public to complete the missing link on a local loop trail that is very

popular with ATV, dirt bike and mountain bike users. About 50 volunteers are needed to help build the new section of the Coyote Wash trail in the Dry Creek area.

The original loop trail ran through a wash that impacted riparian areas. This project involves the construction of a new section of trail that will re-open the loop using the International Mountain Biking standards for multi-use. “Once complete, this popular trail will not only be sustainable, it will also offer all users the opportunity to enjoy great views of the West Elk and San Juan Mountain ranges,” said Katie Phillips, BLM volunteer and visitors services coordinator. In addition to rewarding work, free camping and meals will be provided for registered volunteers. The work event begins Saturday, May 5, at 8 a.m. and continues through Sunday, May 6, at noon. Participants will gather at Rim Road stag-

ing area. Volunteers must preregister to ensure adequate quantities of tools, supplies and food. Register via Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado’s Project Calendar at www.voc. org, or call 303-715-1010. The minimum age to volunteer is 14 and experience is not necessary.

Public Lands Partnership meets May 3 The Public Lands Partnership will meet Thursday, May 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Ute Museum in Montrose. The primary agenda items include forest reforestation on the Uncompahgre Plateau and the 10-year awarded project, CFLRP. For information contact 252-1745.

Weeds 101 course offered Colorado State University and the Colorado Weed Management Association present a program called Weeds 101, a daylong program on noxious and invasive weeds for individuals with interest but limited experience in weed management. Dr. George Beck, CSU Extension weed management specialist, will discuss weed law, characteristics and ecology of invasive weeds, herbicides,

sprayer calibration and ecologically-based weed management using local examples. The workshop will be at the Mesa County Fairgrounds Community Building on Wednesday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Registration is $25, which includes lunch and handouts on CD. Call 244-1834 or visit www.cwma.org for more information.

Apply now for summer natural resources camp The Delta Conservation District is offering scholarships for Camp Rocky, a week-long, residential camp for 1419-year-olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources. The Camp Rocky professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experience. The students work in teams making new friends from across Colorado. Each year, new and returning students

choose one of the following resource fields for their area of focus: forest management, rangeland science, soil and water conservation, fish and wildlife management and recreation management. The camp is located outside Divide and will be held July 8-14. For scholarship application and information contact Delta Conservation District, 690 Industrial Blvd., Delta; phone 874-5726 ext. 121.


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APPRENTICE LINEMAN Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is seeking an Apprentice Lineman. Must have and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Colorado driver's license. Must have basic math skills, computer skills, and legible handwriting. High school diploma or equivalent required. Greater consideration will be afforded applicants who have completed an electrical lineman vocational training program. Electrical utility or related experience preferred. Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds and carry up to 50 pounds. Mechanical aptitude preferred. Must reside within a 30-minute response time of service area center. The person hired to fill the Apprentice Lineman position will be employed as a temporary Groundman at $24.27/hour for not more than six months. Holding the Groundman position is a prerequisite to be met by Apprentice Lineman candidates prior to being accepted into DMEA's Journeyman Lineman OJT Apprenticeship Program, recognized by the US Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The Apprentice Lineman candidate's job performance will be evaluated throughout the sixmonth preliminary training period. The temporary Groundman position will end within the six-month time frame and the candidate will either be accepted into the Apprenticeship Program or will no longer be employed by DMEA. To apply, contact the Colorado Workforce Center in Delta or Montrose, Colorado, phone: 970-874-5781 or 970-249-7783. Applicants must be registered with the Colorado Workforce Center. Application packets are available from the Workforce Center. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012. DMEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (2x16) TRANSCARE AMBULance is hiring RNs and all level EMS personnel for the Western Slope. To apply call 970-901-2863. (2x16)

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If you are interested in interviewing please contact: Matt Watson 970-385-4528 Ext. 6518 Fax: 970-385-4638 Email: mwatson@gcc.com THE TOWN OF CEDARedge is accepting applications for a Golf Course Groundskeeper III position. This is a seasonal parttime position consisting of mowing and grounds maintenance tasks on the golf course with occasional weekend work. Wage range is $7.64 to $8.80 and dependent on experience. Employee will report directly to the Golf Course Superintendent. A job description and employment application are available at Town Hall, 235 W. Main, or www.cedaredgeco lorado.com; or by calling 970-856-3123. Interested persons may submit a completed application to the Town Administrator's office, Town of Cedaredge, 235 W. Main, P.O. Box 398 for mailing, Cedaredge, CO 81413; on or before 12 p.m. April 27, 2012. A resume may be attached to the Town application. The Town of Cedaredge is an EOE/ADA employer. (2x16) RECEPTIONIST POSistion available part-time, some nursing experience needed to assist with back office duties, beginning May 1. Must be experienced and extremely flexible. Send resume to Marilyn, Cedaredge Doctor's Office, 255 S. Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge, CO 81413. (1x17)

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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)

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YOU HAVE THE POWER TO change a child's life! Children are waiting for senior partners in Delta County right now! Can you spare 3 hours a week? We need your help! Call today for more information. Please volunteer to spend time with a child in our community. Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray, 874-4661, www. partners-west.org. or www. deltayouth@montrose.net. (tfx13)

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

THINK YOU'RE PREGnant? Abused? Need help? The Pregnancy Resource Center in Delta offers free service, support and advice to all teenagers and women in crisis pregnancy situaPAONIA AMERICAN tions. For Christian help, Legion runs a year round anytime, call 874-5733. non-perishable emergency food pantry. This is for YOU CAN QUIT. WE CAN the North Fork area. For help. Colorado Tobacco information, call 527-6252. Quitline offers free, confidential assistance. Call 1(tfx49) 800-QUIT-NOW. (TFNx28). SAVE EYEGLASSES, OLD jewelry and silver or bits of SUPPORT GROUP: CAREgold and silver scraps. The givers, friends and loved Grand Odd Fellow Lodge is ones of Alzheimer’s and sending them to: New Eyes dementia victims. Facing for the Needy, 549 Millburn difficult situations? Get Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078 help. 2nd Monday every or send them to: Gale month, 10 a.m. Grand Mesa Conger, Secretary of IOOF Southern Baptist Church, Lodge #116, 544 St. Hwy. 110 SE Jay, Cedaredge. Call Karen for more details, 835548, Delta, CO 81416. 3113. (tfx3) THE AMERICAN RED Cross needs you. Become GOT TIME? RSVP NEEDS one of the Red Cross vol- senior citizen volunteers unteers who says, “We’ll Be throughout area. If you There, Because Help Can’t have 2 - 4 hours per month Wait!” Call your local Red minimum, opportunities in Cross Chapter at 970-242- Delta/Montrose counties 4851 or 1-800-HELP NOW that match your interests for information on the dif- are available. YOU are the ference you can make in missing LINK. Call 874-8657 someone’s life as a disaster or 249-9639. (tfx28) volunteer. ((TFNx4)) THERE IS HOPE, THERE IS UNEMPLOYED? JOIN help for families of probothers for a time of net- lem drinkers. Al-Anon working, encouragement, Family Groups. Join us in and skill improvement. Cedaredge, Thursday, 8:00 Latent Resources meets p.m. in Wick Hall, behind the first Thursday of each Cedaredge Baptist Church, month at 6:30 at the Delta 370 W. Main., Cedaredge. United Methodist Church Call Vicki 856-7115 or Mary (5th & Meeker). Attendants 835-6123. Speaker mtg. last and visitors are encouraged Thurs. of month. (tfx8) to dress professionally DO YOU HAVE AN UNand bring a note pad and wanted item that is taking a willingness to learn and up space in your closet? be challenged. Find us on Sell it through the DCI facebook.com & twitter.com Classifieds! Call 874-4421. - search "Latent Resources", or call James at 970-901- SUBSCRIBE! 874-4421 9463.

FREE DIAPERS FOR UP to one year! Pregnant women in Delta County can now get help to quit smoking and get something they can really use after their baby arrives — free diapers. Healthy moms have healthy babies. Enroll in the Baby & Me Tobacco Free program today. Contact the Delta County Health Department at 874-2165 or your local HEALTHY BABIES START physician. (TFNx2) with early prenatal care. Delta County Health THE DISTRICT ATTORN- Department. Offers access ey's Office provides ser- to immediate, temporary vices to those who have Medicaid for pregnant been victimized by a crime women who qualify. 874of domestic violence, 2165. (tfx25) assault and other crimes. To learn more about the BECAWS! DISCOUNT victim assistance services spay and neuter coupons provided by the District available. Call 970-527Attorney's Office, please 3350, or visit cawsonline. contact Peggy Saxton at org. Delta County Citizens 970-874-2085. (tfx41) for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS) HOTCHKISS-CRAWFORD Historical Museum. Winter FARM WORKER HEALTH hours, Saturdays 1-4 p.m. Services: We offer assisthru December 24. $3 admis- tance with medical, dental sion or free to members. and medicines. If you work Come see our museum at in agriculture you may 2nd & Hotchkiss Streets in qualify for our services. For Hotchkiss. 872-3780. (tfx44) more information call 3230538. (tfx12) ALCOHOLICS ANONYmous, at Friends of Bill ALANON FAMILY GROUP W. club at 9th and Palmer, meetings. Hotchkiss, meets Sunday 1 p.m., 7 p.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Baptist Monday at noon, Tuesday at Church, Oak and Main. Edna noon, Wednesday at noon, 872-6141, Judy 527-5618. 5:30 ladies only. Thursday Due to low attendance, call at noon, and 8 p.m., Friday first. at noon, Saturday 12:15 ALANON FAMILY GROUP p.m. Call 874-8282. (tfnx5) meetings, Paonia, ALCOHOLICS ANONY- Wednesday, 7 p.m. United mous meeting, women only, Methodist Church, 3rd and (non-smoking), Saturdays, Ornaga. Call Kay at 52711 a.m., in the basement of 3518 or Chris 527-3366. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and Palmer, (go to the SIGN UP TODAY FOR a subscription to the DCI! back door). (tfx1)

while the women and children were given places in the life boats, was fully corroborated. In the mind of the public, the sinking of the Titanic will all too soon pass as an incident, but there will remain many sorrowing ones in whose lives it must remain a vivid page. *** Tis not often that a passenger train can be hurled from the tracks and coaches completely overturned in the mountain districts of this section without a record which would cause sadness to many homes, but this is just what happened at about 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. COMPILED FROM DELTA NEWSPAPERS The ill fated train was No. 316, which usuBy DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ally carries many Delta county passengers over 251 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8721 Marshall pass from Montrose to Salida. Three April 26, 1912 rear coaches left the rails at a point about one (From the Delta Independent) mile this side of Cimarron, and when an invenJust after the Independent went to press last tory of the damage was made, it developed that week, the Carpathia steamed into New York harbut two or three of the many passengers had bor with its six hundred odd of the Titanic, and sustained trivial fractures. The engine and front two hundred and fifty bodies for burial. Later, coaches held their places and carried the passenmore than a hundred bodies have been picked gers to their destination. up near the scene of the disaster, most of them *** unrecognizable, and quickly buried at sea. Usually at this time much of the surface and The real story of the Titanic wreck was fairly foot hill snows have melted and passed down well known before the arrival of the survivors the channel of the Gunnison river. The lateness on the Carpathia. Many distressing details were of the present spring and the large amounts of added, and in many instances, sensational chargspring snow in the mountains, ready to slush as es were made in newspaper publications. soon as a warm sun strikes it, causes considerThe survivors spoke mainly to the deficiency able apprehension of high waters, particularly if of life saving apparatus. A senate committee is the change should come suddenly. There are usubusy investigating the disaster and no doubt ally two periods of flood water in the Gunnison stringent recommendations will result to foreat this point in spring time, one the latter part of stall a repetition. The bravery of the male pasApril, and a second the last half of May and up sengers, in standing back, inviting certain death to the 10th of June.

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PUBLIC SERVICE 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. For more information call 835-3408 or 874-9832. (tfx8) FAMILIES BELIEVING in families: Tandem Families is an innovative, private non-profit mentoring program providing services for at-risk children of Delta and Mont-rose counties. Anyone interested in volunteering their services or donating usable items should call 874-3000 or 2527445. (TFNx8) THE AMERICAN LEGION Post 97 Paonia is seeking the names and addresses of all persons currently serving on active duty in the military from the North Fork Valley in order to contact them and show our support. Send addresses to American Legion Post 97, PO Box 277, Paonia, CO 81428 or call 527-6552. PARENTS FREE! INFORMation and referrals to licensed child care providers, call Bright Futures Child Care Resource and Referral, 1-877-728-5613. (TFNx4) FOSTER GRANDPARENT Program enriches the lives of senior volunteers while improving the education of children with special needs. Volunteers, 55 and older, needed to assist in class rooms tutoring and mentoring children. Low-income volunteers may qualify for a stipend. Teachers in Delta area class rooms request "Grandparents" to come in and work with students who need the extra help to achieve their best. For information on how you can use your talents to help kids call Tanya at 263-9091. (tfx7) SELL YOUR UNWANTED items in the DCI Classifieds, call 874-4421 today.

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With the extra amount of snow in the mountains and but little flood water now gone down, pretty high water can be expected. *** The Mountain States Telegraph and Telephone company has withdrawn its application for a franchise in Crawford. *** Some little excitement prevailed in the vicinity of the Hotchkiss depot last Saturday evening when Will Reynolds team took a sudden notion to run away. They started from the depot and were brought to a standstill by coming in contact with an electric light pole at the corner of 2nd and Orchard streets. The only damage done was to the wagon which had to be taken to the blacksmith shop for repairs before Will could go home. *** The blanket ballot of Colorado is bad enough, but the primary ballot in the twenty-third congressional district in New York is fourteen feet long. The ballot box stuffer in that district will surely be out of a job. *** County roads have been good again this week. Our roads are very much like the little girl that had a little curl – they are either very good or horrid. *** Miss Genevieve Hartig has just completed the setting of fifteen acres of Jonathan and Rome Beauty apple trees on her California mesa place near Delta. The trees were planted by dynamiting the holes. ***


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What’s happening at your library? The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.delta libraries.org. Cedaredge Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint. Friday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Call Cedaredge Library at 856-3518 to sign up. Fun-For-All Craft Day. Come join the first ever fun-for-all children’s craft group for kids in grades 4-5 and make a pinwheel. Thursday, May 3, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Computer Class. Setting up a G-mail account for beginners. Saturday, May 5, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Cedaredge Library at 856-3518 to sign up. Cedaredge Friends of the Library - Charlie Winger, Mountaineer and Writer. Enjoy the adventures of Charlie’s 35 years of mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, and world travels. Some of his stories are hair-raising, some are a little crazy, and some will have you laughing out loud. Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m. at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge. Computer Class. Learn how to organize files in your computer. Friday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Contact Cedaredge Library at 856-3518 to sign up. Crafty Saturday. Do you have a face only a mother could love? Come to Crafty Saturday and get your picture taken to give mom on Mother’s Day! All supplies including photo will be provided. Saturday, May 12, from 10:30 to noon. Contact Cedaredge Library at 856-3518 to sign up. Beginners Computer Class. Beginners learn to use your G-mail account. Saturday, May 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Cedaredge Library at 856-3518 to sign up. 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 8563518.

Crawford One-On-One Computer Tutor. Crawford Library is now offering one-on-one computer help. Bring specific computer questions or just spend time honing your skills each Wednesday in April from 3 to 5 p.m. Children’s Day/ Books Day! Thursday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Facebook for Fogeys. Welcome to the world of social networking — learn how to set up an account and navigate around. Friday, April 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. Scrapbooking. Bring your scrapbooking stuff and work on your latest project. Open to all ages, but kids under 10 need an adult. Saturday, April 28, from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Mother’s Day Tea Party. Moms and grandmas bring your girls for “high tea.” Wear your best spring hats! Saturday, May 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. Basic Microsoft Word. Learn how to create documents, letters, resumes, calendars, and more for all ages. Friday, May 11, from 3 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 9213500. Delta Children’s Day/ Books Day! Celebrate this special day by creating special crafts and enjoy a special presentation from Los Matachines. Saturday, April 28, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Basic Computer Class. Thursdays in April from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 874-9630 to sign up. Mother’s Day Gift. Join us for an afternoon craft project of fused glass for your Mother’s Day gift with Peggy Papon of Cottonwood Studios in Cedaredge. Cost for materials will be $10-$14. Thursday, May 3, at 1 p.m. Call Delta Library at 874-9630 to sign up. Family Movie. Treat mom to a movie before Mother’s Day and enjoy drinks and popcorn on us! Come and see this epic adventure movie for all ages from legendary director Steven Spielberg

Thursday, May 10, at 4:15 p.m. Teens/Tweens Own The Night. Want to get ready for summer reading extra early? The library will host a pre-summer registration party to help kick off the summer right! There will be drinks, snacks, and of course registration forms. Thursday, May 17 at 4:15 p.m. Computer Classes. Delta Public Library is partnering with Bill Babbel (Silicon Flow) to offer basic, intermediate, and senior computer classes starting in April and running for six weeks. Contact the Delta Library at 874-9630 to sign up. All classes at the library are free. 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 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 more information, contact the library at 8724153. Paonia Children’s Day/ Books Day! Friday, April 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. A.M. Bookies. The theme for this month is books by local authors. Read any book — fiction or nonfiction — by any Delta County author. Each person gives a brief review of

his/her book followed by a discussion. Wednesday, May 2, from 9 to 10 a.m. Boys’ Book Club. Join grades 4-6 boys’ monthly book club where the book for May is Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. A 12-yearold evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold. Wednesday, May 2, from 4 to 5 p.m. Contact Paonia Library at 5273470 to check out a copy of the book. “Wednesday One-onOne.” Individual basic computer instruction to anyone who needs extra help. Wednesday, May 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required by the Monday before. Call the Paonia Library at 527-3470 to register.

Girls’ Book Club for grades 4-6. Wednesday, May 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. Contact Paonia Library at 527-3470 to check out the book for this month. Evening Book Club. Paonia Library Book Club selection for May is “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. This story presents a fearless young woman who became a dress-making entrepreneur in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. Read the book and join the discussion, Thursday, May 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. Contact the library at 527-3470 to reserve a copy. 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.

Youngest children are at risk when parents delay vaccinations State health officials are using this year’s National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28, to urge parents not to delay getting their children needed vaccinations in keeping with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended vaccine schedule. “The recent whooping cough outbreak in Boulder, and other similar outbreaks across the country, underscore the need for parents to get their children vaccinated according to the schedule created by the CDC,” said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, director of the immunization section at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. While clearly in the minority, some Colorado parents are choosing to vaccinate their children on delayed or “alternative” schedules. One such delayed schedule recommended by author Dr. Bob Sears has been especially popular among parents choosing to put off some of their child’s vaccinations. A 2010 study in the respected journal Pediatrics showed that delayed vaccination schedules provide no additional benefit over the CDC recommended schedule. Dr. Herlihy noted that

concerns about vaccinations often come from a sense that babies’ bodies can’t handle the vaccines. “That is simply not true,” she said. “There is no such thing as overwhelming the immune system with shots. Even infant immune systems have an almost limitless ability to respond to new germs. And the number of antigens or germs in childhood vaccines is a drop in the bucket compared to what young children’s immune systems are naturally exposed to every day.” Dr. James Todd, medical director for epidemiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado, has conducted new research on vaccine use in Colorado. “The ‘too many too soon’ myth puts the health of our youngest children and their playmates at risk,” Dr. Todd said. “Research we have just completed shows we’re falling behind in the early childhood vaccine schedule in Colorado. We’re falling behind with the youngest children. This is significant because typically we see most vaccine-preventable disease in children up to 36 months of age.” A March whooping cough (pertussis) outbreak in Boulder County sickened at least 37

people. Six of the diagnosed cases were children under age 9, and one infant required intensive-care hospitalization. Whooping cough is a vaccine-preventable illness, and delaying children’s pertussis immunizations significantly increases their risk of contracting this disease. National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccinepreventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases. That is why it is critical to protect them through immunization. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States, and all of them need to be immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age 2. A 2010 national survey showed that 88 percent of parents follow CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule. However, some parents still have concerns about vaccine safety due, in part, to a now completely discredited British study that connected autism to childhood vac-

cines. Recognizing some parents may have concerns about vaccine safety, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment partnered with other organizations to create the website, www.immunizeforgood. com, to inform parents about which vaccines are needed, and why they’re important. In the United States, vaccines have reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely harmed or killed thousands of infants and young children each year. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause vaccine-preventable disease and death still exist and can be passed on to people who are not immunized. Vaccine-preventable diseases have many social and economic costs. These diseases result in doctor visits, hospitalizations and even death. Sick children miss school and can cause parents to lose time from work. In addition to the www.immunizeforgood. com website, parents are encouraged to access other credible resources regarding immunizations. Both www.cdc.gov and www.cdphe.state. co.us also provide great vaccination resources.

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of John Dwight Brewer, aka John Dwight Brewer, Jr., aka John D. Brewer, Deceased Case Number 2012PR29 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 August 24, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Larry Ziegler Attorney for Personal Representative, John Dwight Brewer, III P.O. Box 1117 270 W. Main St. Cedaredge, CO 81413 Published in the Delta County Independent April 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0198 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 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) WEST RIDGE GROUP, L.L.C. Original Beneficiary(ies) FARM CREDIT SERVICES OF THE MOUNTAINPLAINS, FLCA, a wholly owned subsidiary of FARM CREDIT SERVICES OF THE MOUNTAIN PLAINS, ACA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt FARM CREDIT SERVICES OF THE MOUNTAIN PLAINS, FLCA, a wholly owned subsidiary of FARM CREDIT SERVICES OF THE MOUNTAIN PLAINS, ACA Date of Deed of Trust 11/14/2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 11/27/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 609998 Original Principal Amount $2,000,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $2,893,684.91 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. EXHIBIT A

LEGAL DESCRIPTION Parcel 1: The SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 15 South Range 91 West of the 6th P.M. County of Delta, State of Colorado Parcel 2: A parcel of land located within the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 15 South, range 91 West of the 6th P.M. having a description based upon a bearing of North 89°53'50" East from the SW 1/16 corner (monumented by a 2" alum. cap PLS 25972) to the CS 1/16 (monumented by a 2" alum. cap PLS 25972) with all other bearings relative thereto; Beginning at the SE corner of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 (CS 1/16 corner) of said Section 23; Thence along the South line of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 South 89°53'50" West 888.24 feet to the center line of E 50 Drive; Thence along said center line the following 2 courses; North 71°42'26" East 60.38 feet; North 75°21'38" East 858.32 feet to the East line of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4; Thence along said line South 00°06'40" East 234.29 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado. Together with all water rights, wells and equipment, ditch and ditch rights appurtenant thereto, used for the irrigation of said land including, but not limited to: Priority Number A-91, dated 06/23/1914 for .0.5 c.f.s. decreed water from Barnard-Shearer Ditch (Little Coal Creek). Priority Number A-12, dated 06/23/1914 for 0.5 c.f.s. decreed water from Barnard-Ditch (second Creek). Priority Number J-190, dated 03/20/1954 for 2.75 c.f.s. decreed water from Barnard-Ditch (Second Creek-Smith Fork). Priority Number J-327, dated 03/20/1954 for 1.75 c.f.s. decreed water from Barnard-Ditch (Second Creek-Smith Fork). Priority Number A-12, dated 08/31/1987 for 0.25 c.f.s. decreed water from Barnard-Ditch (Second Creek-Smith Fork). Priority Number 527, dated 06/30/1955 for 8.0 c.f.s. decreed water from Head-Ferrier Ditch (Curricanti). Priority Number L-62, dated 10/05/1962 for 0.06 c.f.s. decreed water from Beal Spring. Priority Number 0.1, date pending, for 0.10 c.f.s. decreed water from Bear Gulch Spring. Together with 2 shares of the Hice Ditch, incorporated into the Needle Rock Ditch. Together with 1 Domestic Water Well and a security interest in all pumps, motors, equipment, and sprinkler systems used for irrigation of the land described in Exhibit A,

including all future additions to, replacement of or substitutions for. Together with all Solar Panel Equipment and Fixtures of every kind and description, whether said equipment is owned or rented, whether new or used, whether now in the possession of the borrower or hereafter acquired, together with substitutes and replacements thereof, all accessions and accessories added to or used in connection with such equipment. Together with Easement Agreement dated November 10, 2006, by and between West Ridge Group, L.L.C., Grantor and West Elk Lodge L.L.C. Grantee, and recorded herein. Also known by street and number as: 44474 NEEDLE ROCK 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, 06/20/2012, 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 4/25/2012 Last Publication 5/23/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 11/09/2011 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: DOUGLAS W. BROWN #10429 Brown, Berardini & Dunning PC 2000 SOUTH COLORADO BLVD TOWER TWO SUITE 700, DENVER, CO 80222 (877) 234-3152 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 187-023B

©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012. Health Board Proceedings March 2012 Delta County Health Department Salaries SERV 48,075.02 AFLAC SERV 317.19 AFLAC Flex One SERV 17.60 AFLAC CAIC SERV 302.09 AR Services SERV 1,304.47 CALPHO SERV 70.00 CEBT SERV 8,663.62 Colonial Life SERV 13.44 CO Dept of Revenue SERV 1,505.00 Courtyard Denver Tech SERV 128.00 Decade Software SERV 729.75 Delta Auto Parts SERV 38.20 Delta Co Commission SERV 3,184.00 Delta Co General Fund SERV 22.75 Delta Co Human Svs SERV 103.25 Delta Co Independent SERV 77.72 Delta Co Hospital SERV 1,113.58 Delta Co Treas SERV 10,277.12 Delta Co Treas SERV 1,489.00 Delta Co Treas SERV 424.99 Delta Co Treas SERV 4,273.36 Delta Federal CU SERV 625.00 Doyle Petroleum SERV 569.22 Grand Valley Imaging SERV 62.77 High Country Shopper SERV 16.80 Intermountain Path SERV 36.24 Kevan, Sam SERV 250.00 Koehler, Bonnie SERV 336.40 McCrackin, Laura SERV 42.47 Main Street Printers SERV 539.00 Metropolitan Path SERV 360.00 Office Depot SERV 283.19 Probert, Karen SERV 25.60 RDJ Specialties SERV 397.25 Smith Medical Partners SERV 32.14 Sullivan, Pat SERV 35.90 Sun Life Financial SERV 201.79 Verizon Wireless SERV 17.42 Walmart SERV 85.76 Water Quality Control SERV 300.00 W-H Interscience SERV 150.00 Total 86,497.10 I, R. Olen Lund, Chairman of the Board of Health in and for the said County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a true statement, of the part of the Commissioners Proceedings and pertaining to allowance of bills, sale of taxes (as provided in the 1973 C.R.S. 30-25-11) and a brief statement of such other matters as is contained therein. Dated this 20th Day of April, 2012. /s/ R. Olen Lund, Chairman. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th Day of April, 2012. /s/ Sandy Cross 560 Dodge St Delta CO 81416. My commission expires 12/03/2013. Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE - DEFERRED - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-803(6) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2011-0194 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On November 3, 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) THURMAN E. KEENEY AND MARY LOU CATERINO Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust 1/31/2003 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 2/4/2003 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 563163 Book: 959 Page: 953 Original Principal Amount $82,722.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $66,980.28 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. LEGAL DESCRIPTION Parcel 1: Part of Block 1 of he Amended Plat of Cedaredge Estates, Cedaredge, Colorado, more particularly described as follow: Beginning at the Northwest corner of Block 1 of the Amended Plat of Cedaredge Estates, Cedaredge, Colorado; thence South 84°01' East along the North Boundary of said Subdivision 76.39 feet; thence South 6°01'29" West, 89.93 feet; thence North 84°01' West, 84.11 feet to the East Boundary of a Town Street; thence following said street North 10°56' East, 90.26 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel 2: A tract of land located in Lot 1 in Block 2 of Cedaredge Estates Subdivision as Amended, Cedaredge, Colorado, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of Lot 1 in Block 2 of Cedaredge Estates Subdivision;

thence along the South Boundary of said Lot 1 South 84°01' East, 76.39 feet; thence North 6°01'29" East, 20.5 feet; thence along the centerline of an existing ditch North 62°58' West, 40.03 feet; thence North 52°51' West, 24.80 feet; thence North 66°54'41" West, 23.41 feet to the East right of way of an existing Public Road; thence along the arc of a curve to the right 55.00 feet (having a radius of 171.86 feet and a long chord of South 1°25'55" West, 54.77 feet) to the point of beginning. Also known by street and number as: 215 NORTHEAST 4TH STREET, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. The original Sale Date was scheduled for March 7, 2012 but was deferred pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 38-38801 et seq. The deferment period has been terminated or ended and the Sale may now proceed according to law. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 06/06/2012 (formerly scheduled for March 7, 2012 and continued for deferment) , 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 of Notice of Deferred Sale 4/11/2012 Last Publication of Notice of Deferred Sale 5/9/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 4/2/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:

LINDSAY J. MILLER #42372 Janeway Law Firm LLC 19201 E MAIN STREET SUITE 205, PARKER, CO 8013-49092 (303) 706-9990 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # JLF #13286 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 9, 2012.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PURSUANT TO THE LIQUOR LAWS OF COLORADO, JOHN WARFORD, DBA ECKERT FOOD STORE, HAS REQUESTED THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF ORCHARD CITY TO RENEW A 3.2 PERCENT BEER RETAIL LICENSE FOR 12610 HWY 65 ECKERT, COLORADO. A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE APPLICATION TO BE HELD MAY 9, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE ORCHARD CITY TOWN HALL LOCATED AT 9661 2100 ROAD, AUSTIN, COLORADO. AT SAID PLACE AND TIME, ANY INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR TO BE HEARD FOR OR AGAINST THE RENEWAL OF SAID LICENSE. ANY PROTEST SHALL BE FILED IN WRITING WITH THE ORCHARD CITY TOWN CLERK WITHIN TEN DAYS AFTER DATE OF NOTICE. DATE OF APPLICATION: 3/21/12. BY ORDER OF THE TOWN OF ORCHARD CITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mary Evelyn Coutts, Deceased Case No. 12PR39 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 August 27, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Roy R. Kilgore Personal Representative 118 Canter Lane Kerrville, TX 78028 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 April 25, May 2 and 9, 2012.


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Public Notices Your Right To Know Legal Deadline is Monday at 10 a.m. Commissioners Proceedings March 2012 Delta County Government Salaries 584,743 A Project Resource Serv 2,751 A-1 Collection Age Serv 1,057 Advanced Weighin Serv 1,450 Aflac Caic Serv 2,346 Alpine Fencing An Serv 468 Alsco Serv 826 American Family Li Serv 2,951 American Planning Serv 200 Americenter Serv 48 Anderson Farm Su Serv 60 Ansafone Contact CServ 66 Apex Wildlife Solut Serv 274 AR Services Serv 26 Avionics Specialist Serv 1,225 B & B Glass & Serv 65 B & F Distributing I Serv 214 Ballard,Laura Serv 338 Beep West, Inc. Serv 89 Bertram,Bruce C. Serv 110 Best Way Chemical Serv 687 BI Incorporated Serv 429 Big John’s Lumber Serv 138 Bolinger & Queen Serv 13,361 Boren, Lance Serv 350 Boss In Montrose Serv 37 Brethouwer Do,N R Serv 1,200 Brewer,Bob Serv 6,244 Brones, Meredith Serv 26 Bullard,Barry Serv 225 Business Solutions Serv 93 Callaway Packing, I Serv 1,861 Canon Financial Se Serv 1,265 Caremark Serv 263 CEBT-Willis Serv 110,889 Cegielski Electric In Serv 406 Central Distributing Serv 3,620 Century Equipment Serv 150 Century Link Serv 4,497 Child Support Enfo Serv 300 City Of Delta Serv 9,216 CLEOA Serv 150 Colo Dept Of Public Serv 516 Colo Dept Of Public Serv 1,070 Colorado Departme Serv 446 Colorado Secretary Serv 30 Colorado State Par Serv 25 Colton Truck Suppl Serv 986 Consolidated Electr Serv 324 County Sheriffs Of Serv 395 Creations By Ja-Me Serv 156 Cress,Gregory Serv 65 Delta Auto Parts Serv 1,212 Delta Co Memorial Serv 33 Delta Co Treasurer Serv 17,173 Delta County Indep Serv 559 Delta County Treas Serv 121,030 Delta County Treas Serv 55,124 Delta County Usefu Serv 7,779 Delta Federal CreditServ 3,722 Delta Fire Safe Llc Serv 418 Delta Hardware Co. Serv 572 Delta High School/ Serv 150 Delta Housing Auth Serv 8,727 Delta Rigging & To Serv 130 Delta-Montrose Ele Serv 4,253 Delta-Montrose Tec Serv 162 Diesel Doctor,The Serv 3,782 Disner, Dick Serv 126 District Attorneys O Serv 124,667 Division Of Reclam Serv 2,229 Dolphin House Serv 100 Double J Disposal I Serv 399 Drinklocalwine.Co Serv 1,000 DSS Corporation Serv 7,828 DTS Fluid Power In Serv 303 Duckwork’s Auto P Serv 170 Easypermit Postag Serv 276 Eaton Sales & ServiServ 81,733 Eddins,Ann Serv 344 El Paso County Serv 400 Elan Financial Servi Serv 313 Enterprise Fund Serv 3,718 Eshelman,Corey Serv 189 Experient Corp Serv 800 Family Support Re Serv 214 Faris Machinery Co Serv 75 Fedler,Luke Serv -122 Fiedler,Robert Serv 133 Filter House,The Serv 61 Firstview Communi Serv 314 Flex One/Aflac Serv 88 Floyd Reed Rangel Serv 500 Flying Fork Cafe An Serv 222 Foley,Ashley Serv 150 Gallegos,Benjamin Serv 596 Gambles Of Hotchk Serv 3,385 Garcia,Steve Serv 90 George,Jolene Serv 65 GMSI Serv 300 Golder Associates I Serv 354 Govconnection Inc Serv 8,030 Graphox Design An Serv 2,539 Great Experiences Serv 1,050 Hall,Wade Serv 95 Hanson Internation Serv 2,536 Hart Intercivic Inc Serv 24,023 Hartman Brothers Serv 26 Hellman Motor Co Serv 225 High Country Gas Serv 84 Hinchman ConstrucServ 18,845 Home Depot Credit Serv 436 Honeywell Inc. Serv 914 Honnen Equipment Serv 45 Hunt Insurance Gro Serv 5,567 Hutman Media Llc Serv 1,000 Interstate Batteries Serv 774 John Deere Financi Serv 201 Keyman Security Ll Serv 113 Kier, Shane Serv 141 Kimball-Midwest Serv 445 King Soopers Cust Serv 313 Knight,Christine L Serv 36 KT International Inc Serv 300 Kwiki Tire Service I Serv 776 Laird Automotive LlServ 571 Lawson Products In Serv 1,324 Lemoine Jr,William Serv 15,553 Lewis, Brad Serv 94 Lewis-Goetz And C Serv 691 Lucy,Kevin Serv 280 Luna,Patricia V Serv 81 Lund,Olen Serv 1,956 Lyle Signs Inc. Nw Serv 516 Mann,Tim Serv 65 Marshall & Swift Serv 1,213 Master Petroleum Serv 60,409 Matt Parrott And S Serv 169 McCurry,Dale Serv 613 McKee,Frederick D. Serv -35 Meadow Gold Dairi Serv 1,342 Mesa Bearing & Po Serv 96 MHC Kenworth - Gr Serv 516 Mid-American Rese Serv 125 Midwestern Colora Serv 12,338 Mike’s Mobile Shre Serv 33 Mock, Steve Serv 75 Morton,Duane Serv 161 Moss Jr.,Leo Serv 75 Motorola Solutions Serv 1,619 MulDowney,Elaine Serv 468 Murray,John E. Serv 500 National Sheriff’S Serv 100 New Pig Serv 2,367 North Delta Irrigati Serv 2,000 North Fork Aviation Serv 1,738 Office Depot Serv 4,373 Olathe True Value Serv 93 On The Spot Weldi Serv 3,175 Ore Communicatio Serv 2,500 Paonia Junior High Serv 50 Pearce,Ron Serv 75 Pizza Hut Serv 47 Postmaster Serv 266 Power Equipment Serv 1,184 Prendergast, Tony Serv 175 Prevention & RecovServ 15,000 Prism Interpretive Serv 325 Puckett,Jeremy Serv 1,000 RAC Transport Co I Serv 1,148 Ramada Limited Ea Serv 0 Reserve Account Serv 2,347 Respond First Aid SServ 52 Roadpost Usa Inc Serv 243 Robert’s Enterprise Serv 1,388 Rocky Mountain Su Serv 147 Roeber,Chase Serv 400 Safeway Inc Serv 63 Save-On-Tools Serv 98 Serpent Serv 2,117 Service Printing Inc Serv 135 Shea,Kimberly Serv 639 Shiles,Kathy Serv 200 Smiling Aviation In Serv 3,225 Smith MD,Serena Serv 90

Snap-On-Tools Cor Serv 167 Social Security Ad Serv 185 Sourcegas Llc Serv 6,410 Stewart Mesa Wate Serv 100 Stratman, Greg Serv 65 Summit Door Co Serv 412 Sun Life Financial Serv 2,233 Superior Alarm & F Serv 60 Sysco Intermountai Serv 3,787 Sys-Kool Llc Serv 531 Taylor Funeral Serv Serv 1,984 TDS Telecom Serv 1,678 Texas Refinery Cor Serv 506 The Daily Sentinel Serv 254 The Master’s Touch Serv 586 The Place I Go Serv 540 The UPS Store #57 Serv 9 Tim Hellman Chevr Serv 7 Tire Distribution Sy Serv 4,426 Todd Enterprises In Serv 881 Top Quality Safety Serv 757 Town Of Cedaredg Serv 1,000 Town Of Hotchkiss Serv 216 Town Of Orchard Ci Serv 48 Town Of Paonia Serv 85 Trispoke Technolog Serv 92 Tuck Communicati Serv 903 Tunget,Eric Serv 300 Twamley,Mike Serv 40 Twenty First Centur Serv 1,015 Tyler Technologies Serv 55,684 UNC/Com Inc-Plp A Serv 2,000 United Companies Serv 842 United ReprographiServ 7,279 US Imaging Serv 1,602 USA Mobility Serv 14 Valley Machine Serv 17 Vance,Gary Serv 175 Ventrello,Jim D Serv 241 Verizon Wireless Serv 1,067 Volunteer Sports C Serv 4,500 Wade Do,Terry S Serv 100 Wagner Equipment Serv 45,313 Wal-Mart Communi Serv 1,352 Ware,Virginia M Serv 43 Waste Managemen Serv 474 Weekender Sports Serv 50 Welfelt Fabrication Serv 344 Wells Fargo Serv 2,197 Western Colorado Serv 210 Western States Fire Serv 518 Wiitanen, Monica Serv 106 Wood,James Serv 65 Worley,Amanda Serv 98 Worthington,Micha Serv 775 Yost Family Dentist Serv 161 Zamarripa,Fred Serv 65 Zep Sales And Serv Serv 1,237 Grand Total 1,586,496 I,R Olen Lund, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners in and for the said County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a true statement, of the part of the Commissioners Proceedings and pertaining to allowance of bills, sale of taxes (as provided in the 1973 C.R.S. 30-25-11) and a brief statement of such other matters as is contained therein. Dated this 18th day o f April , 2012. /s/R. Olen Lund Chairman. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18h day of April 2012. /s/ Sandy Cross, 501 Palmer St. Delta, CO 81416. My commission expires 12/03/2013 Published in the Delta County Independent this 25th day of April 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0024 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 7, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) DARBY ROLPH AND HEATHER M. ROLPH Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust 3/26/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 3/31/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 633255 Original Principal Amount $169,250.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $163,223.69 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 116 OF STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FILING NO. 1. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 786 ALBANY 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, 06/06/2012, 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 4/11/2012 Last Publication 5/9/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/07/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 9105.03413 ©Public Trustees’ Association of

PUBLIC NOTICES Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 9, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0017 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 24, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): SYLVIA MARTINEZ Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust: 12/19/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 12/20/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 621601 Original Principal Amount: $133,898.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $128,945.77 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 OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 FOX SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 655 FOX COURT, 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, 05/23/2012, 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: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/24/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DAVID R. DOUGHTY #40042 Janeway Law Firm LLC 19201 E MAIN STREET SUITE 205, PARKER, CO 8013-49092 (303) 706-9990 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # JLF#13827 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0011 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 19, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Timothy M Sayer Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 8/29/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/30/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 607229 Original Principal Amount: $220,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $219,750.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1 OF CLAPPER FAMILY MINOR SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 18563 Ward Creek 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, 05/23/2012, 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: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/19/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 11-16411R ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0019 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 26, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Charles Richard Berardi and Bonnie Lorraine Berardi Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Homecomings Financial Network Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association, as Trustee, fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee, as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee for RAMP 2003RS8. Date of Deed of Trust 8/1/2003 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 8/6/2003 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 569903 Original Principal Amount $236,700.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $216,445.44 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 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 25, Township 13 South, Range 94 West, 6th P.M., more particulary described as follows: Beginning at the South 1/4 corner of Section 25, Township 13 South, Range 94 West, 6th P.M. and considering the South line of said Section 25 to bear North 88° 25' 30" West and all other bearings relative thereto; thence North 88° 25' 30" West 221.40 feet; thence North 03° 59' 51" West 731.36 feet; thence East 293.18 feet; thence South 01°37'33" West a distance of 736.00 feet more or less to point of beginning. Delta County, Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 2795 Q ROAD, N/K/A 27459 CEDAR MESA 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, 05/30/2012, 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 4/4/2012 Last Publication 5/2/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 01/26/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: REAGAN LARKIN #42309 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-14284 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0020 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 31, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) LAURA TRITLE AND BRIAN TRITLE Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for GRAND VALLEY NATIONAL BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt AURORA BANK FSB Date of Deed of Trust 6/15/2005 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 6/22/2005 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 592615 Original Principal Amount $79,920.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $74,356.30 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 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. LEGAL DESCRIPTION A portion of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th p.m., described as beginning at a point on the East line of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of said Section 13, being 423 feet South of the Northeast

corner of said NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of said Section 13; Thence running West 40 Rods; Thence South 132 feet; Thence East 40 Rods; Thence North 132 feet to the point of beginning. EXCEPTING THEREFROM a tract or parcel of land No. 13 of the Department of Highways, State of Colorado, Project No. FO-1(16) in the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 96 West, of the Sixth Principal Meridian in Delta County Colorado, said tract or parcel being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of the property from which the SE, corner of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, T15S, R96W, sixth principal meridian, bears S4 degrees 27'30" E a distance of 896.8 feet; Thence South 0 degrees 05'W a distance of 132.00 feet to the South line of the property; Thence East a distance of 70.3 feet to the SE property corner; Thence North along the east line of the property a distance of 132.0 feet to the NE property corner; Thence West a distance of 70.1 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning, less a tract of land 5 ft. in width more particularly in Deed recorded August 9, 1968 in Book 421 at Page 366, County of Delta, State of Colorado ** **Pursuant to Corrective Affidavit Re: Scrivener's Error Pursuant to C.R.S. 38-35-109(5) recorded November 10, 2011 at Reception No. 654463 Also known by street and number as: 692 1575 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, 05/30/2012, 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 4/4/2012 Last Publication 5/2/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 01/31/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON #42043 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 8080.29398 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0018 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 25, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): STEVEN ANDERSON Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS OF COLORADO Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust: 5/14/2010 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/18/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 642934 Original Principal Amount: $155,040.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $154,528.56 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 ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. Legal Description Part of the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 25, Township 14 South, Range 95 West, of the 6th P.M., described as follows: Beginning at a point in the center of the County Road whence the South ¼ corner of Section 25 Township 14 South Range 95 West 6th P.M. bears South 0°54´East 1,441.1 feet; thence North 0°54´ West 436.04 feet, more or less, to a point in the center of said County Road; thence leaving the center of said County Road North 89°10´ West 199.80 feet; thence South 0°54´ East 436.04 feet; thence South 89°10´ East 199.80 feet, more or less , to the point of beginning, County of Delta, State of Colorado. ** **Pursuant to Corrective Affidavit re: Scrivener’s Error Pursuant to C.R.S. §38-35-109(5) Recorded at Reception No. 655777 on January 11, 2012 in the records of the Clerk and Recorder of Delta county, Colorado to correct the Legal Description. Also known by street and number as: 10267 2150 ROAD, 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, 05/23/2012, 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

Delta County Independent 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: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/25/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 1068.03725 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0023 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 7, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) MICHAEL D. WILBUR Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC 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 2/18/2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 2/25/2008 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 623184 Original Principal Amount $194,677.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $187,830.71 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 32, MESA CREST ESTATES, AMENDMENT NO. 2, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 2582 RIDGE ROAD, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 06/06/2012, 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 4/11/2012 Last Publication 5/9/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/07/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 1269.08304 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 9, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0026 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 16, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) CHRISTOPHER R. DARLING Original Beneficiary(ies) BANK OF THE WEST Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF THE WEST Date of Deed of Trust 10/4/2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 10/10/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 608509 Original Principal Amount $133,860.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $139,262.18 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 13, EMERALD HILLS SUBDIVISION, FILING NO. 2, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 552 EAST 20TH 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, 06/20/2012, 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 4/25/2012 Last Publication 5/23/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/16/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 2327.00005 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0027 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 16, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Adron M. Boothe and Mary Frieda Boothe Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Plaza Home Mortgage 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 5/24/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 6/1/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 615702 Original Principal Amount $270,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $254,655.28 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 E OF THE AMENDED PLAT OF ORCHARD CITY RANCHETTES SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 22307 Orchard Grove Road, Eckert, CO 81418. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 06/20/2012, 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 4/25/2012 Last Publication 5/23/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/16/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ALISON L. BERRY #34531 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-01510 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mary Elizabeth Scott, also known as Mary E. Scott, Deceased Case No. 12 PR 36 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 August 13, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Logan G. Scott Personal Representative P.O. Box 1057 Cedaredge, CO 81413 970-856-3820 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 April 11, 18 and 25, 2012.


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Town of Paonia 2012 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) For Calendar Year 2011 Public Water System ID: CO0115601 Esta es información importante. Si no la pueden leer, necesitan que alguien se la traduzca. We are pleased to present to you this year’s water quality report. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Please contact Travis Loberg at 970-527-4101 with any questions about the Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report or for public participation opportunities that may affect the water quality. General Information All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791) or by visiting http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV-AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk of infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. For more information about contaminants and potential health effects, or to receive a copy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and microbiological contaminants call the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (1-800-426-4791). The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: •Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. •Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. •Pesticides and herbicides, that may come from a variety of sources, such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses. •Radioactive contaminants, that can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. •Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and also may come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment prescribes regulations limiting the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the same protection for public health. Lead in Drinking Water If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems (especially for pregnant women and young children). It is possible that lead levels at your home may be higher than other homes in the community as a result of materials used in your home’s plumbing. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. Additional information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791) or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead. Our Water Source(s) The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has provided us with a Source Water Assessment Report for our water supply. You may obtain a copy of the report by visiting http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/wq/sw/swapreports/swapreports.html, clicking on Delta County and selecting 115601; Paonia, Town Of or by contacting Travis Loberg at 970-527-4101. For general information about Source Water Assessment please visit http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/wq/sw/swaphom.html. Potential sources of contamination in our source water area come from farming operations including row crops, pasture/hay fields, deciduous forests and roads through the source water area. Other potential sources could come from aboveground, underground and unidentified leaking storage tanks sites. The Source Water Assessment Report provides a screening-level evaluation of potential contamination that could occur. It does not mean that the contamination has or will occur. We can use this information to evaluate the need to improve our current water treatment capabilities and prepare for future contamination threats. This can help us ensure that quality finished water is delivered to your homes. In addition, the source water assessment results provide a starting point for developing a source water protection plan. Please contact Travis Loberg at 970-527-4101 to learn more about what you can do to help protect your drinking water sources, any questions about the Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report, to learn more about our system, or to attend scheduled public meetings. We want you, our valued customers, to be informed about the services we provide and the quality water we deliver to you every day. Our Water Source(s) Source Source Type Water Type Location GERMAN CREEK NO 1 LOW Well Groundwater N/A GERMAN CREEK NO 3 Well Groundwater N/A GERMAN CREEK NO 3 UP Well Groundwater N/A LAKE FORK SPRING Well Groundwater N/A SPRING NO 10 OLD ORIG Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 11 OLD ORIG Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 12 OLD ORIG Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 13 REYNOLDS Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 14 REYNOLDS Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 15 REYNOLDS Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 16 MERRT METER Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 17 MERRT METER Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 18 MERRT METER Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 19 MERRT METER Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 20 MERRT METER Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 21 MERRT METER Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 22 MERRT METER Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 23 KAUER Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 24 CORRAL 1 Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 25 CORRAL 2 Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 26 CLARK 1 Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 27 CLARK 2 Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 28 MAYS Well Groundwater N/A SPRING NO 29 MAYS Well Groundwater N/A SPRING NO 30 TODD Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 31 TODD Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 32 TODD Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 33 GILWICK 1 Well Groundwater N/A SPRING NO 34 GILWICK 2 Well Groundwater N/A SPRING NO 35 TODD RES Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 36 POLE PATCH Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 37 Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 38 Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 39 Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 4 OLD ORIG Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 5 OLD ORIG Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 6 OLD ORIG Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 7 OLD ORIG Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 8 OLD ORIG Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A SPRING NO 9 OLD ORIG Well Groundwater UDI Surface Water N/A Terms and Abbreviations • Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) — The ‘Goal’ is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. • Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) — The ‘Maximum Allowed’ is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. • Treatment Technique (TT) — A treatment technique is a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. • Action Level (AL) — The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) — The level of a drinking water disinfectant, below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) — The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. • Average of Individual Samples (No Abbreviation) — The typical value. Mathematically it is the sum of values divided by the number of samples. • Range of Individual Samples (No Abbreviation) — The lowest value to the highest value. • Number of Samples (No Abbreviation) — The number or count of values. • Gross Alpha, Including RA, Excluding RN & U (No Abbreviation) — This is the gross alpha particle activity compliance value. It includes radium-226, but excludes radon 222 and uranium. • Variance and Exemptions (V/E) — Department permission not to meet an MCL or a treatment technique under certain conditions. • Parts per million = Milligrams per liter (ppm = mg/L) — One part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. • Parts per billion = Micrograms per liter (ppb = ug/L) — One part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. • Parts per trillion = Nanograms per liter (ppt = nanograms/L) — One part per trillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000,000. • Parts per quadrillion = Picograms per liter (ppq = picograms/L) — One part per quadrillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000,000 years or one penny in $10,000,000,000,000. • Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) — Picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water. • Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) — Nephelometric turbidity unit is a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person. • Not Applicable (N/A) — Does Not Apply. • Violation (No Abbreviation) — A failure to meet a Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulation. • Formal Enforcement Action (No Abbreviation) — An escalated action taken by the State (due to the number and/or severity of violations) to bring a non-compliant water system back into compliance by a certain time, with an enforceable consequence if the schedule is not met. Detected Contaminant(s) Paonia routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The following table(s) show all detections found in the period of January 1 to December 31, 2011 unless otherwise noted. The State of Colorado requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year, or the system is not considered vulnerable to this type of contamination. Therefore, some of our data, though representative, may be more than one year old. Violations and Formal Enforcement Actions, if any, are reported in the next section of this report. Note: Only detected contaminants sampled within the last 5 years appear in this report. If no tables appear in this section, that means that Paonia did not detect any contaminants in the last round of monitoring. Lead and Copper Sampled in the Distribution System Contaminant Monitoring 90th Number Unit of Action Sample Sites Typical Sources Name Period Percentile of Measure Level Above Action Samples Level COPPER 01/01/2008 0.46 10 ppm 1.3 0 Corrosion of household plumbing to systems; Erosion of natural 12/31/2010 deposits. LEAD

01/01/2008 to 12/31/2010

3.9

Contaminant Name

Year

Average of Individual Samples

TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5)

2011

4.675

TTHM

2011

8.125

Contaminant Name TURBIDITY

Sample Date Date: June 15, 2011

TURBIDITY

Month: December, 2011

Contaminant Name

Year

Average of Individual Samples

NITRATE

2011

0.4.25

10

ppb

15

0

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.

Disinfection By Products (TTHMs, HAA5, and Chlorite) Sampled in the Distribution System Range of Number Unit of MCL MCLG MCL Individual of Measure Violation? Samples Samples (Lowest Highest) 0 - 15.4 8 ppb 60 N/A No

2.2-19.4

8

ppb

80

N/A

No

Turbidity Sampled at the Entry Point to the Distribution System Level Found TT Requirement TT Violation? Highest single Maximum 1 NTU for No measurement: any single 0.33 NTU measurement Lowest monthly In any month, at least No percentage of 95% of samples must samples meeting be less than 0.3 NTU TT requirement for our technology: 100% Regulated Contaminants Sampled at the Entry Point to the Distribution System Range of Number Unit of MCL MCLG MCL Individual of Measure Violation? Samples Samples (Lowest Highest) 0.37 - 0.48 2 ppm 10 10 No

Typical Sources

By-product of drinking water disinfection. Byproduct of drinking water disinfection. Typical Sources Soil Runoff

Soil Runoff

Typical Sources

Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.

Secondary Contaminants** Contaminant Year Average of Individual Range of Individual Samples Number of Samples Unit of Measure Secondary Standard Name Samples (Lowest - Highest) SODIUM 2011 4.55 3.7 - 5.4 2 ppm N/A **Secondary standards are non-enforceable guidelines for contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as skin or tooth discoloration) or aesthetic effects (such as taste, odor or color) in drinking water. EPA recommends these standards but does not require water systems to comply. Violation(s) and Formal Enforcement Action(s) Violations No Violations to Report Formal Enforcement Actions No Formal Enforcement Actions to Report Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0025 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 13, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Travis Spencer and Jodi Spencer Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 12/24/2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 12/30/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 640005 Original Principal Amount $332,000.00

Outstanding Principal Balance $323,643.02 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Exhibit A Parts of the S1/2 of the NE1/4 of Section 12, Township 14 South, Range 92 West of the 6th P.M. and of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 7, Township 14, South, Range 91 West of the 6th P.M. having a description based upon a bearing of South 87°23'24" West from a aluminum cap/pin #1456 at the 1/4 corner common to said Section 7 and 12 to an aluminum

cap/pin #1456 marking the center of said Section 12, with all other bearings relative thereto; Beginning at a point from which the North 1/16th corner of Section 12 and 7, bears North 1°51'40" West 1121.47 feet; The parcel boundary runs thence South 59°56'27" West 48.88 feet; Thence South 68°27'40" West 233.66 feet; Thence South 16°12'39" West 96.97 feet; Thence North 62°28'20" West 384.44 feet; Thence South 87°23'24" West 1813.22 feet to the South right of way line of J 75 Drive; Thence following said line North 39°18'22" East 887.28 feet; Thence North 12°50'22" East 266.00 feet along the center of an irrigation ditch; Thence continuing along said ditch centerline North 86°05'22" East 200.00 feet; Thence South 50°29'51" East 53.56 feet;

Thence North 70°31'22" East 140.00 feet; Thence leaving ditch South 89°30'38" East 284.00 feet; Thence North 51°08'22" East 63.00 feet; Thence South 58°36'15" East 723.66 feet; Thence South 43°19'23" East 720.28 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also Known as: 39865 Nelson Road, Paonia, CO 81428 Also known by street and number as: 39865 Nelson Road, Paonia, CO 81428. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby

Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 06/13/2012, 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 4/18/2012 Last Publication 5/16/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/13/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ALISON L. BERRY #34531 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-01369 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 18, 25, May 2, 9 and 16, 2012.

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. 2008-00032 YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR OWN LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE TO CURE THIS TAX LIEN ON REAL PROPERTY. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN and to every person in actual possession or occupancy of the hereinafter described land, lots or premises, and to the person in whose name the same was taxed or specially assessed, and to all persons having an interest or title or record in or to the same, and particularly to: EVELYN LOUISE WILBURN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AT 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: LOT 3, B.R. ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF PAONIA, COLORADO BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A TRACT OF LAND DESCRIBED AS BEGINNING AT A POINT S01° 00'E 100 FEET FROM THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF SECOND STREET OF THE TOWN OF PAONIA AND THE EAST LINE OF ROVAART'S SECOND ADDITION TO THE SAID TOWN OF PAONIA, COLORADO, SAID POINT BEING THE SW CORNER OF HAMMOND'S ADDITION; THENCE N89° 14'E 125 FEET; THENCE S01° 00' E 50 FEET; THENCE S89° 14'W 125 FEET; THENCE N01° 00'W 50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 116 CLARK AVENUE, PAONIA CO 81428 Tax Parcel Number: 324505249003 Tax Account Number: R008621 Said premises were assessed and taxed for the year 2007 in the name(s) of: EVELYN LOUISE WILBURN At said sale, a lien secured by the property herein was sold to, and a Tax Lien Sale Certificate of Purchase was duly issued to: ROCKING HORSE WINNERS, LLC on NOVEMBER 6TH, 2008. 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 17TH day of August, 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 17TH day of August, 2012 the said County Treasurer will issue a Treasurer's Deed therefore to said Certificate Holder or his/her assigns. Dated at Delta, Delta County, Colorado, the 13TH day of April, 2012. /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Delta County Treasurer (SEAL) CERTIFICATE HOLDER: ROCKING HORSE WINNERS, LLC First Date of Publication: 04/18/12

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Second Date of Publication: 04/25/12 Third and Last Date of Publication: 05/02/12 Published in the Delta County Independent April 18, 25 and May 2, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0016 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 24, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Daniel Petrocco Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Lane Mortgage Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Flagstar Bank, FSB Date of Deed of Trust: 8/31/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 9/11/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 607570 Original Principal Amount: $119,900.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $112,852.66 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. LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 10, FOOTEWILLIAMSON ADDITION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 112 North Fork Avenue, 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, 05/23/2012, 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: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/24/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ #40351 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-17268 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

Legal Deadline is 10 a.m. Mondays

4310-JB DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCO921000-L51100000-GA0000-LVEMC09CC005, COC-70615] Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Colorado AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that certain coal reserves in the Elk Creek East Tract described below in Gunnison County, Colorado, will be offered for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended. DATES: The lease sale will be held at 10 a.m., May 15, 2012. The sealed bid must be submitted on or before 10 a.m. on May 15, 2012. ADDRESSES: The lease sale will be held in the Second Floor Conference Room of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Cashier, BLM Colorado State Office, at the address given above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt Barton, Land Law Examiner, at 303-239-3714, or kbarton@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This coal lease sale is being held in response to a lease by application (LBA) filed by Oxbow Mining, LLC. The Federal coal reserves to be offered consist of all D seam reserves recoverable by underground mining methods in the following described lands located in Gunnison County, Colorado: Sixth Principal Meridian T. 13 S. R. 90 W., sec. 3, lots 8, 9, and 16; sec. 4, lots 5 to 16, inclusive; sec. 5, lots 12, 13, 20, and 24. Containing approximately 725.90 acres, more or less. The tract contains an estimated 3.96 million tons of recoverable coal reserves. The underground minable coal is ranked as bituminous B coal. The estimated coal quality on an as-received basis for the seam is as follows: D Seam: British Thermal Unit (BTU) 12,005 BTU/lb. Volatile Matter 34.72% Moisture 7.47% Fixed Carbon 45.87% Sulfur Content 0.67% Ash Content 11.27% The tract will be leased to the qualified bidder of the highest cash amount provided that the high bid meets or exceeds the BLM’s estimate of the fair market value of the tract. The minimum bid for the tract is $100 per acre or fraction thereof. The minimum bid is not intended to represent fair market value. The fair market value will be determined by the authorized officer after the sale. The sealed bids should be sent by certified mail, return-receipt requested, or be hand delivered to the Cashier, BLM Colorado State Office, at the address given above and clearly marked ‘‘Sealed Bid for COC-70615 Coal Sale—Not to be opened before 10 a.m., May 15, 2012.’’ The cashier will issue a receipt for each hand-delivered bid. Bids received after 10 a.m. on May 15, 2012 will not be considered. If identical high bids are received, the tying high bidders will be requested to submit follow-up sealed bids until a high bid is received. All tie-breaking sealed-bids must be submitted within 15 minutes following the sale official’s announcement at the sale that identical high bids have been received. Prior to lease issuance, the high bidder, if other than the applicant, must pay to the BLM the cost recovery fees in the amount of $10,347.10 in addition to all processing costs the BLM incurs after the date of this sale notice (43 CFR 3473.2). A lease issued as a result of this offering will provide for payment of an annual rental of $3 per acre, or fraction thereof, and a royalty payable to the United States of 8 percent of the value of coal mined by underground methods. Bidding instructions for the LBA tract offered and the terms and conditions of the proposed coal lease are included in the Detailed Statement of Lease Sale and available from the BLM Colorado State Office at the address above. Case file documents, COC-70615, are available for inspection at the BLM Colorado State Office Public Room. Helen M. Hankins State Director. Published in the Delta County Independent April 11, 18 and 25, 2012.


D6 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 ORDINANCE NO. 8, 2012 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, AMENDING SECTIONS 15.04.080.B.1.b., 17.04.230.E.4 AND 17.04.230. G OF THE DELTA MUNICIPAL CODE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVISING CERTAIN PARKING AND PAVING REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS. WHEREAS, at the request of the Delta City Council, the City Planning Commission has reviewed certain regulations in the Delta Municipal Code pertaining to the construction and surfacing of parking areas for properties being developed within the City limits; and WHEREAS, following its process of review, the Planning Commission has made recommendations to the Council for revising some of the pertinent regulations; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds the recommendations of the Planning Commission to be reasonable and necessary for the promotion of the public safety and welfare. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 15.04.080. B.1.b of the Delta Municipal Code is hereby amended to hereafter provide as follows: "b. Required off-street parking spaces, including landscaped areas, and maneuvering areas adequate to avoid any need for vehicles to back onto sidewalks and other developed parts of adjoining streets, and adequate to meet all applicable requirements. The required parking and maneuvering areas shall be constructed and surfaced according to Section 17.04.230.G." Section 2. Section 17.04.230. E.4 of the Delta Municipal Code is hereby amended to hereafter provide as follows: "4. Shared parking lots shall be allowed in all zoning districts where shared parking can be provided among a mix of land uses located in the same structure, or within the same property or use, or in adjoining structures, or on adjacent property not more than two hundred feet (200') from the property it is intended to serve; provided, however, that peak parking usage either reasonably projected or actually resulting from such multiple land uses and/or activities will not exceed the number of parking spaces developed for the shared lot, and provided further that there be a recorded covenant or plat restriction to such effect on forms approved by the City as support for enforcement of compliance." Section 3. Section 17.04.230.G of the Delta Municipal Code is hereby amended to hereafter provide as follows: "G. When twenty or more parking spaces are required under provisions of Section 17.04.230. C, the parking and maneuvering areas shall be paved in accordance with City specifications, unless exempted below: 1. When a street or other public access to a required parking lot/space is not paved at the time of construction of such lot/space, it may be temporarily surfaced with gravel; provided, however, that the lot/space must be subsequently paved in accord with City Standards and Specifications within no more than twelve months following the time that any part of adjoining public access has been paved. 2. When public access to a required parking lot/space is paved, but the parking lot or space is not required to be paved, a paved or concrete apron must nevertheless be installed according to City Standards and Specifications at all access points. 3. In the I, IR and B-3 zoning districts, parking and maneuvering areas for truck loading, employee parking and outside manufacturing may be surfaced with gravel. If a business includes retail sales, the customer parking area must always be paved according to City Standards and Specifications. In all cases in which paving of a parking lot or space is not required under this article or under other development regulations of the City, the owner(s) of the pertinent property shall, at all times, be liable for proper maintenance of all graveled parking and maneuvering areas including, but not limited to, keeping accumulated gravel cleared from paved areas and/or concrete aprons, repairing potholes, controlling dust, and maintaining adequate gravel coverage to enable maneuvering of vehicles in all weather conditions. In the event that such maintenance is not properly performed, the City may, at any time after giving ten (10) days prior written notice of deficiencies to such owner(s), cause the maintenance work to be done, assess the costs thereof to the property owner(s), and certify the costs as delinquent charges to the Delta County Treasurer to be collected as, and along with, ordinary real property taxes. Alternatively, the City may record a lien for the costs incurred on the pertinent property of the delinquent owner(s), which lien may be foreclosed in any lawful manner, or may pursue any other legal and/or equitable remedy available for collection of costs incurred by the City in the course of performing or hiring the required parking area maintenance work." ADOPTED ON FIRST READING AND ORDERED PUBLISHED THIS 3RD DAY OF APRIL, 2012. /s/ Mary Cooper Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk ADOPTED ON SECOND AND FINAL READING AND ORDERED PUBLISHED THIS 17TH DAY OF APRIL, 2012. /s/ Ed Sisson Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk CERTIFICATE STATE OF COLORADO ) ) ss. CITY OF DELTA ) I, Jolene E. Nelson, City Clerk of the City of Delta, Colorado, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing ordinance was introduced, read in full and passed on first reading at a regular meeting on the City Council of the City of Delta on April 3, 2012, and published in the Delta County Independent, a newspaper of general circulation published in the City of Delta in its issue of April 11, 2012, and was finally adopted and approved at a regular meeting of the City Council on April 17, 2012, and ordered published as Ordinance No. 8, Series of 2012, of said City as provided by law. IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the Seal of the City of Delta, Colorado, this 17th day of April, 2012. (SEAL) /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0022 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the

following described Deed of Trust: On February 3, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Bob L. Rodriguez and Bonnie J. Rodriguez Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Intermountain Industries, Inc. D/B/ A Major Mortgage USA, an Utah Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Branch Banking and Trust Company Date of Deed of Trust 6/23/2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 6/27/2008 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 626747 Original Principal Amount $151,235.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $160,395.61 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 40, PIONEER PLACE SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 1, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1722 Pioneer Circle, 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, 06/06/2012, 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 4/11/2012 Last Publication 5/9/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/03/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 12-00232CO ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 9, 2012.

Request for Proposal Delta County Health & Human Services Department Office Carpet – 2012 Delta County is seeking proposals for removal of old carpet and cove base, and installation (glue down) of new 28 oz. carpet for the Delta County Health & Human Services Department located at 560 Dodge Street, Delta, CO as specified in the “Scope of Services” attached to the bid proposal documents. This job will require working with the office furniture moving company and the painter. Weekend and after hours work is a possibility. Bidders must schedule a pre-bid site inspection by calling Skip Slaughter, Buildings & Grounds Supervisor at 970-874-2109 or email mslaughter@deltacounty.com to get information concerning the measurements of each office and any other conditions which may apply to this project. Bidding documents may be obtained from the Administration Office, Delta County Courthouse, Suite 227, Delta, Colorado 81416. Bidding documents are also available on the Delta County Website at www.deltacounty.com. If the bidding documents are obtained online, bidder must contact Carolyn Clemens at 970-874-2101 or email cclemens@deltacounty.com before submitting the proposal to verify all contact information, etc. Proposals must be submitted to Delta County, Administration Office, 501 Palmer St., Suite 227, Delta CO 81416, before 11:30 a.m. May 9, 2012. For further information concerning the bid documents please call Carolyn Clemens at 970-874-2101. Please call Skip Slaughter for all project specification information. at 970-874-2109. Delta County reserves the right to reject any/or all bids if it is in the best interest of the County. Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0021 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 2, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Russell W Quest Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust 7/31/2003 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 8/5/2003 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 569871 Original Principal Amount $83,800.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $57,010.58 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.

PUBLIC NOTICES SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A A tract of land situate in part of the NE1/4SW1/4 of Section 24, Township 13 South, Range 95 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the South edge of the road described in Road Book "B" Page 45 said point being also in the centerline of Kiser Creek from whence the W1/4 corner of said Section 24, Township 13 South, Range 95 West of the 6th Principal Meridian bears North 49°07' West a distance of 1,944.8 feet and considering the West line of said NE1/4SW1/4 to bear North 00°20' East and all other bearings relative thereto; thence South 66°08' East to the West right of way line of a county road designated as Road 2075 a distance of 236.5 feet; thence South 38°12' West along the edge of the county road designated as 2075 Road to the South line of said NE1/4SW1/4 a distance of 112.0 feet; thence 86°19' West along said South line of the NE1/4SW1/4 to the centerline of Kiser Creek 239.5 feet; thence Northeasterly along the centerline of Kiser Creek the following courses and distances; North 09°34' East 57.2 feet; North 02°50' East 52.5 feet; North 29°22' East 27.5; North 64°18' East 36.4 feet; North 59°36' East a distance of 38.9 feet more or less to the point of beginning. Delta County, Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 1723 2075 DR, 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, 06/06/2012, 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 4/11/2012 Last Publication 5/9/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 02/02/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER #34145 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-01307 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent April 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 9, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0014 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 23, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): PETER M. MILLER Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for THE PRIME FINANCIAL GROUP INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: EVERBANK Date of Deed of Trust: 5/23/2007 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/24/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 615410 Original Principal Amount: $310,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $326,608.82 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1 OF FAIRLAND FAMILY MOINOR SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 18424 F ROAD, DELTA, CO 81416-8201. 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, 05/23/2012, 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: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/23/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Barbara J. Pierce, Deputy Public Trustee 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 # 4380.01242 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COUNCIL BILL NO. 10, 2012 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, AMENDING THE ZONING DESIGNATION OF LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 1, OF THE ORIGINAL PLAT OF DELTA FROM R-4 TO B-2. WHEREAS, the owners of property described as Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, of the original plat of the City of Delta, Colorado, located at 101 Grand Avenue, have applied for its re-zoning in order to accommodate a range of future business usage; and WHEREAS, the Planning Commission, following a hearing, has recommended that zoning for the property be changed, as requested, from its present designation as R-4 to a new designation of B-2; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the requested amendment will not be adverse to the public health, safety and welfare and that conditions in the area affected, or in adjacent areas, have changed materially since the property was last zoned. Therefore, the requested zoning amendment meets the criteria for zoning changes set forth in Delta Municipal Code Section 17.04.270. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, as follows: Section 1. The zoning designation for the property described as Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, of the Original Plat of the City of Delta, Colorado is hereby changed from R-4 to B-2. Section 2. The official zoning map of the City shall be amended as soon as practicable to reflect the aforementioned zoning change. ADOPTED on first reading and ordered published this 17th day of April, 2012. /s/ Ed Sisson Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0012 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 20, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Jeffrey D. Loy and Katie Loy Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Sher Financial Group Inc, a Maryland Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Flagstar Bank, FSB Date of Deed of Trust: 9/25/2008 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 10/8/2008 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 629366 Original Principal Amount: $116,725.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $113,212.11 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. THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 6 AND ALL OF LOT 7 AND 8 IN BLOCK 13 OF PLAT B OF THE TOWN, NOW CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 735 Columbia St, Delta, CO 81416-1631. 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, 05/23/2012, 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: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/20/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 12-00003 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0010 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 19, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Charles C. Branum and Marelen E. Branum and Patricia June Peckover Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Intermountain Industries, Inc. D/B/A Major Mortgage USA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust: 11/25/2009 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 11/25/2009 Recording Information(Reception

Number and/or Book/Page Number): 639338 Original Principal Amount: $221,340.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $216,698.98 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 1, AMENDED TOURNEY BOUNDARY AGREEMENT BEING PART OF LOT 1, OF TOURNEY MINOR SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN BOOK 24 AT PAGE 24 AND PART OF LOT 2, OF THE DESERT ROSIE MINOR SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN BOOK 28 AT PAGE 16, LOCATED IN PART OF THE E1/2 OF THE SE1/4 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 94 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 16250 2675 Lane, 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, 05/23/2012, 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: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/19/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 11-05572CO ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0013 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 20, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Celso Bencomo Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 3/14/2011 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 3/18/2011 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 649606 Original Principal Amount: $95,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $93,056.92 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 That part of the Delta Townsite of the Town of Delta, Colorado described as follows: Beginning at a point whence Corner No. 20 of said townsite bears North 09°45' East 766.5 feet distant; Thence South 49°30' West 150 feet; Thence South 40°30' East 227 feet; Thence North 49°30' East 100 feet; Thence South 40°30' East 160 feet to the Raynor tract; Thence North 57°15' East 50.4 feet, said point being the Southwest corner of Watts tract; Thence North 40°30' West 394.5 feet, to point of beginning. Except a tract commencing at a point where Corner No. 20 of Delta Townsite bears North 09°45' East 766.5 feet; Thence South 40°30' East 394.5 feet to the Southeast corner of tract; Thence South 57°15' West 50.4 feet to corner No. 2 of said tract; Thence North 40°30' West 176.6 feet to Corner No. 3; Thence North 49°30' East 50 feet to Corner No. 4; Thence South 40°30' East 183.4 feet to Corner No. 1, point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 612 Bridge 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, 05/23/2012, 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: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/20/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in

Delta County Independent and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 12-00424 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0015 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On January 23, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s): Daniel V Abeyta and Carolyn Abeyta Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Oak Street Mortgage LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2006KS9 Date of Deed of Trust: 8/26/2006 County of Recording: Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 9/7/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 607486 Original Principal Amount: $290,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $280,564.41 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Exhibit A THE FOLLOWING REAL PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF DELTA, AND STATE OF COLORADO, TO WIT: LOT 1 OF ROBIDEAU RIDGE MINOR SUBDIVISION. "SUBJECT TO ALL EASEMENTS, RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AGREEMENTS OF RECORD", IF ANY. Also known by street and number as: 3903 Sundown 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, 05/23/2012, 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: 3/28/2012 Last Publication: 4/25/2012 Name of Publication: Delta County Independent DATE: 01/23/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER #34145 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-16190 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

Commissioners Proceedings March 2012 Delta County Social Services Salaries SERV 155,099.70 AC Public Records SERV 396.00 AFLAC Flex One SERV 35.20 AFLAC CAIC SERV 865.54 AFLAC SERV 849.30 Arapahoe Co Sheriff SERV 53.00 AT&T Mobility SERV 140.70 Beaver Run Resort SERV 1,683.30 Beep West Paging SERV 45.50 Bellcampton, Melody SERV 17.00 Bowler, Brian SERV 96.00 Bullard, Angela SERV 33.60 CEBT SERV 28,575.12 Christine Knight/BoCC SERV 15,907.00 CC&AMHC SERV 175.00 Colonial Life SERV 240.68 CO Correctional Ind. SERV 34.41 CO Family Conf. SERV 810.00 Courtyard Tech Center SERV 460.00 Delta Co Commission SERV 8,549.08 Delta Co Health SERV 2,816.82 Delta Co Independent SERV 65.69 Delta Co School Dist SERV 22,634.25 Delta Co Sheriff SERV 152.00 Delta Co Telecomm SERV 425.04 Delta Co Treas SERV 32,378.29 Delta Co Treas SERV 4,616.00 Delta Co Treas SERV 733.30 Delta Co Treas SERV 16,860.06 Delta Federal CU SERV 100.00 Delta Postmaster SERV 136.00 Doyle Petroleum SERV 552.87 Experian SERV 77.00 Garver, James SERV 114.00 Grand Valley Imaging SERV 282.09 Great America Leasing SERV 127.09 Gunnison H&H Svs SERV 3,662.88 HHH, Inc SERV 7.21 High Country Shopper SERV 1,607.13 Hilton Ft Collins SERV 198.00 Hilton Garden Inn SERV 198.00 IMS Colorado SERV 46.85 Kirkham, Nancy SERV 31.20 Kuemmerlin, Al SERV 51.00 Laboratory Corp SERV 38.00

Larimer Co Sheriff SERV 44.00 Lashmett, Heather SERV 68.80 Lemoine, William SERV 708.80 Lexis Nexis SERV 50.00 Main Street Printers SERV 76.00 Marchun, Karin SERV 71.60 Melgoza, Deborah SERV 206.92 Mesa Co Sheriff SERV 42.50 Montrose Co Sheriff SERV 48.00 NCW Conf SERV 210.00 Nutt, Erin SERV 40.00 Nutt, VI SERV 16.80 Office Depot SERV 2,553.91 Orona, Lisa SERV 33.60 Records Management SERV 240.40 Ripley Co Sheriff SERV 60.00 Rowe, Sue SERV 80.00 Sun Life Financial SERV 617.55 Talx Corporation SERV 32.50 Tweddell, Jeannette SERV 16.80 UPS Store SERV 36.28 Walmart SERV 64.97 Waterman Process Svs SERV 35.00 Weaver, Teresa SERV 16.80 Total 307,348.13 I, R. Olen Lund, Chairman of the Board of Social Services in and for the said County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a true statement, of the part of the Commissioners Proceedings and pertaining to allowance of bills, sale of taxes (as provided in the 1973 C.R.S. 30-25-11) and a brief statement of such other matters as is contained therein. Dated this 20th Day of April, 2012. /s/ R. Olen Lund, Chairman. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th Day of April, 2012. /s/ Sandy Cross 560 Dodge St Delta CO 81416. My commission expires 12/03/2013. Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, 2012.

AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 9, 2012 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, AMENDING PARTS OF SECTION 17.04.220. B.1 OF THE DELTA MUNICIPAL CODE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVISING TABULATED REGULATIONS LIMITING PLACEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF TRAVEL HOMES AND STORAGE STRUCTURES ON PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS. WHEREAS, upon request of the Delta City Council, the City Planning Commission has reviewed certain tabulated regulations of the Delta Municipal Code pertaining to the placement and maintenance of travel homes, storage structures and similar facilities on lots or parcels located with the City limits; and WHEREAS, following its process of review, the Planning Commission has made recommendations to the Council for certain revisions of the pertinent regulations; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds the recommendations of the Planning Commission to be reasonable and necessary for promotion of the public welfare. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 17.04.220. B.1. of the Delta Municipal Code (including specifically subsections a. through c. thereof) are hereby amended to hereafter provide as follows: B. 1. No part of any building, except for the outer eighteen inches (18") of the eaves, may be located any closer to a property line than the setback specified in the table appearing on the following page, subject to the following exceptions: a. Travel homes and trailers may be parked anywhere upon property as long as such items are kept properly licensed, and maintained in a condition of neat appearance and good function for their intended purposes. b. Awnings supported by only the building to which they are attached may extend into the rear setback of the related property in the B-1 zoning district to a point no closer than eighteen inches (18") from the property line. c. Any storage structure (shed) accessory to a single family residence which is exempted from building permit requirements may be located within setback areas of property which are not adjacent to a street, provided as follows: i. Any such structure must be located entirely behind the front setback line of the pertinent lot or parcel of property. ii. Any such structure must be set back a sufficient distance within the property boundary lines so that rain or snow falling upon the structure's roof will not be diverted onto the property of any neighboring owner. A lot or parcel of property abutted by two or more parallel or intersecting streets may contain a storage structure located within the setback area abutting any street behind the pertinent single family residence, but not within any corner setback. It is further provided that no such structure shall be located at any place where it will constitute an unsafe impediment to the visibility of vehicle operators using streets abutting the pertinent lot or parcel, all as determined under applicable sight line provisions of the City of Delta's Standards and Specifications for Design and Construction of Public Improvements. Section 2. All other provisions of Section 17.04.220.B.1 of the Delta Municipal Code (specifically subsections d. through 2 thereof) are hereby ratified and confirmed as presently written. ADOPTED ON FIRST READING AND ORDERED PUBLISHED THIS 3RD DAY OF APRIL, 2012. /s/ Mary Cooper Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk ADOPTED ON SECOND AND FINAL READING AND ORDERED PUBLISHED THIS 17TH DAY OF APRIL, 2012. /s/ Ed Sisson Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk CERTIFICATE STATE OF COLORADO ) ) ss. CITY OF DELTA ) I, Jolene E. Nelson, City Clerk of the City of Delta, Colorado, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing ordinance was introduced, read in full and passed on first reading at a regular meeting on the City Council of the City of Delta on April 3, 2012, and published in the Delta County Independent, a newspaper of general circulation published in the City of Delta in its issue of April 11, 2012, and was finally adopted and approved at a regular meeting of the City Council on April 17, 2012, and ordered published as Ordinance No. 9, Series of 2012, of said City as provided by law. IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the Seal of the City of Delta, Colorado, this 17th day of April, 2012. (SEAL) /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent April 25, 2012.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Delta County Independent

B A Say C ‘Cheese!’ K P A G E

Photos by Tamie Meck

A selection of artisan cheeses and a bottle of wine. What could be better?

BY TAMIE MECK Staff Writer

ocavores, those making a conscious decision to produce, purchase and consume local foods, are growing in numbers across the country. In Delta County, more people are growing their own food, raising chickens and meat animals, and producing lots of milk. Depending on the breed, a healthy dairy cow can produce more than two gallons of milk per day, a goat three quarts or more, and a sheep, milked twice a day, can yield a quart of rich milk. So what to do with all that milk? It doesn’t keep very long, and freezing isn’t an option. But it’s great for making butter, kefir and yogurt. And cheese. While many would shy away from the prospect, it’s surprisingly easy to make with a little know-how and the right equipment, according to one group of local cheese-makers. About 15 of the group’s members met in March to discuss the group’s direction, and to enjoy cheese — Maria, Pam, Mike, Caren, Yohann, Jim, Shawn and Janese. In its three years of meeting, the same group has never shown up twice, said Jackie Parks of Hotchkiss, and that’s part of what keeps it fresh. New people bring new ideas, new questions, new problems to discuss. And when they meet, they bring a variety of local products and cheeses to enjoy. One member quips that they are becoming a support group, or “Cheese 9-1-1,” for a craft that is seeing a renaissance. The members are as varied as Delta County’s population: farmers, innkeepers, grape and fruit growers, wine producers, business owners, a master chef and a master baker, a commercial cider producer. The spread of homemade goodies includes roasted tomato chutney, peach chutney (it goes good with brie), smoked free-range chicken, local wines and ciders, homemade breads, and lots and lots of cheese: Tomme, Manchego, menonita. Not the varieties one might find at the local grocery store. Mike Gillespie,

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An aged Manchego is one of about a dozen cheeses shared at the March meeting of local cheese-makers. whose family operates The Living Farm on Bone Mesa, brought sheep’s milk Colby, aged since last July. Jim presented four cheeses: two cow’s milk fontinas, a cow’s milk port salut, and a menonita, which he described as a “Mexican cheddarish cheese” from cow’s milk. There’s a firm wedge of sheep/cow milk manchego, aged since last August, a 10month old cow/sheep milk tomme, and a Chihuahua (a cheese, not a dog) coated in red wax. Pam contributed a round of English farmhouse that was soft with a mild flavor, and Carol brought a goat milk manchego, a hard, aged cheese with a sharp tang and “a pinch of Aroma B.” “I’ve had some incredible cheeses, and some great failures,” says Carol Schott, who owns a small goat herd on Lamborn Mesa and has been making her own cheese for about three years. One of her specialties is feta, which keeps in a salty brine. Her cheeses are getting better, something she attributes to experience. Aging, she said, is the trickiest part, and requires patience. But with good planning, she can enjoy homemade cheeses year-round. The group meets about

once a month. Like a book club choosing a good read, they often select a variety of cheeses for everyone to make and bring to a future meeting.

Meetings are informal. After introductions, the room erupts in conversations. Caren raises Jerseys, one of the most popular dairy cows in America, and recently added Dexters, which she describes as small and very gentle and not requiring so much grain. Everyone wants to hear about the Dexters, which are gaining popularity in the region. “All of my cheese has holes in it, for whatever reason,” says one member. Jim chimes in and says his cheeses all have holes, and they compare notes. Which rennet they use, the temperature of the milk. Joanna prefers to make chevre, a spreadable soft cheese that requires no aging. “I can make it on Friday and it’s ready by Sunday,” she says, a bit apologetically. The group swaps stories and shares recipes. They discuss cultures, germs, blooms and molds. Not exactly cheery, every-day subjects, but “That’s what makes cheese, you know.” They talk about supporting local farmers — a hot topic these days and one that everyone agrees is important.

The art of cheese making has been popularized recently, in part due to locavore books such as Barbara Kingsolver’s bestseller, “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” which documents a family’s one-year quest to consume only local foods. In it, Kingsolver shares a “30-minute mozzarella” recipe using store-bought milk, demonstrating that anyone can make cheese. There are thousands of variations, says Carol. And rarely do any two come out the same. The flavor might be more mild in one, the texture more firm in another. The type of milk used, the temperature it’s heated to, and even the animal’s diet and disposition can result in variations in the final product. The possibilities are endless. Milk is a big topic. Raw versus pasteurized, fat content, flavor, health benefits, which milk makes the best cheese. From the conversation, there seems to be no shortage of fresh, raw milk available in the area. According to Locavore Network (locavorenetwork.com), in 2007, Delta County was in the top five in the state in terms of number of dairy farms. More and more, people are adding dairy animals — cows, goats, sheep — to their farm operations. For those wanting to purchase milk, there are strict laws and stringent guidelines that farmers must follow. A 1924 federal law, the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, essentially outlaws the commercial distribution or sale of raw milk products. In Colorado, however, farmers who meet state guidelines can enter into a contractual agreement with an individual to sell an interest in the animal or herd, thereby allowing the exchange of raw milk between the parties. Food safety is always an issue, and cheese does not fall into the new Cottage Foods Act, a topic the group discusses in-depth. Several group members chime in with names of farmers looking to sell herd shares. And everyone enjoys cheese. The group is open to anyone interested in the art of cheese making. Pam is the group’s contact. She can be reached at 527-7994.

Resources: The Valley Organic Growers Association’s annual directory of local producers lists several raw milk sources. Visit www.slowfoodwesternslope.org. Recipes: 200 Easy Homemade Cheese Recipes: From Cheddar and Brie to Butter and Yogurt, by Debra AmrienBoyes Rennets, cultures, and cheese-making products: cheeseforum.org

Biodynamic farmer Caren von Gontard of Paonia cuts off a slice of fontina made from a blend of sheep and cow’s milk. Cheese-making is gaining popularity across the country and in Delta County.


Delta County Independent, April 25, 2012