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Oxbow turns waste into electricity BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Oxbow’s West Elk Coal Mine at Somerset is now producing up to one megawatt of clean electricity fed directly into the DMEA grid using waste methane from the mine as fuel for the 1,500 hp engine that turns the electric generator. The only installation of its kind in an active coal mine west of the Mississippi River was opened for display last week to dozens of invited guests and dignitaries. The project is a partnership of Oxbow and Vessels Coal Gas which operates a similar coal mine methane-fueled genera-

tor in Pennsylvania. The one-megawatt generator at West Elk will soon be joined by two more of the units to produce up to three megawatts of electricity. “Annual (electric) output is expected to exceed 24 million kilowatthours of electricity, enough to meet the needs of 2,000 average American homes,” according to information provided about the project. Coal mine methane that fuels the electric generation normally goes unused. It has to be vented to the atmosphere to protect miners underground. The West Elk project will put the unused energy in that “waste meth-

ane” to work providing enough electricity to run a full year of operations for the Aspen Skiing Company — four ski mountains, three hotels, and 17 restaurants, according to information provided. The for-profit generating enterprise involves cooperation among Oxbow, Vessels Coal Gas, Gunnison Energy Corporation, Holy Cross Energy and Aspen Skiing Company. The project has been under conceptual design and development for at least five to seven years, speakers at the event noted. It was delayed while a buyer for the electricity was sought. Holy Cross Energy eventually stepped up

to purchase the power, which is not benefitting from renewable energy credits that can be granted by the Legislature. The project could also produce big economic benefits reaching $2 million in taxes, royalties and payroll annually, project partners say.

The West Elk project is the “greenest of the green” in terms of environmental benefit, too. The $6 million facility “may provide as much theoretical climate protection as would the installation of $400 million of solar photovoltaics,” say the partners.

Groundbreaking planned for long-awaited truck route BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Delta City Council has tentatively planned a groundbreaking ceremony for Confluence Drive, the city’s alternate truck route, on Dec. 7. Last week, the contract with Hamon Contractors was finalized and a construction management contract was awarded to Stantec, the firm that designed the four-lane road that will take motorists off Highway 50 at Gunnison River Drive to a re-entry point near the Stockyards Restaurant. “It’s been a process,” commented city manager Justin Clifton. It’s been such a process Clifton is the third city manager to be directly involved with the project. The bottom line is $17,969,000 for construction. City of Delta public works

director Jim Hatheway, a team from Stantec and a team from Hamon went through the bid sheet line by line to shave costs wherever possible, Hatheway reported. “We started at $18.5 million, so we moved in a very positive direction,” Hatheway told council members last week. In addition, Hamon reduced its profit by $85,000, which council members took as a sign of the contractor’s willingness to work with the city. “That’s better than all the coffee mugs,” councilmember Ray Penick commented. Councilmember Mary Cooper, who has served on the city’s construction committee with councilmember Ray Penick and former councilmember Guy Pfalzgraff, was eager to make the motion approving the contract, a motion that passed unanimously.

Cooper observed, “It’s a reflection of the importance of the project to Hamon that they’re here this evening.” In separate action related to the alternate truck route, a change order was approved allowing Stantec to transition into a construction management role. “We’ve been through a very arduous process on this as well,” Hatheway said. To verify the cost proposed by Stantec, Hatheway said the city went to a strong competitor and asked them to provide a cost estimate of their own. Jacobs estimated the cost at $440,744, above Stantec’s proposal of $429,000. Finally, council members budgeted additional money to Stantec for engineering support. During construction, Hatheway explained, there TRUCK ROUTE TO A3

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Honoring veterans Air Force veteran Bill Hendrick and his wife Wanda join Delta Middle School students in the pledge of allegiance at a Veterans Day Assembly Monday. Students honored those who had served our country and learned about the experiences of a soldier currently serving in the U.S. Army. PFC Shawn Wright, a graduate of Delta High School, was the keynote speaker at the patriotic assembly.

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Jerry Lischke, 60, of Cedaredge was killed in a head-on accident Tuesday morning on Highway 65. The Colorado State Patrol reports Lischke was alone in a 2000 Hyundai Accent, driving southbound near mile marker 5. His car crossed the center line as it rounded a long sweeping righthand curve, colliding with a northbound 2012 Ford F350 driven by Samuel McKinley, 35, of Fruita. Lischke was pronounced dead at the scene. McKinley was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries. The crash occurred at 9:27 a.m. Traffic was rerouted for clean-up.

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Mike Ludlow, executive vice president for Oxbow Mining LLC (left) and Brad Robinson, president of Gunnison Energy Corporation, discuss the Elk Creek Mine’s methane powered electric generation project at Somerset last week with State Sen. Gail Schwartz. Schwartz told the DCI, “My bill to give the project renewable energy credits failed to get out of the Senate. I plan to run a bill this year. Senator-elect Baumgartner may also have a similar bill.”

Psychiatrists differ on Yager’s sanity BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Nathan Yager’s murder trial entered the third week Tuesday with testimony from Dr. Karen Fukataki, a forensic psychiatrist who believes Yager was in a disassociative state when he murdered his wife Melinda in January 2011. Yager has been charged with second degree murder and has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The trial is moving more quickly than anticipated. Tuesday morning, attorney Stephen Schweissing began presenting the defense’s side of the story. After two interviews with Nathan, the first just 10 days after Melinda’s murder, Dr. Fukataki said she found Yager to be insane at the time of the act. She based her findings on the fact that Yager remembers charging at Melinda, he remembers the blood, and he remembers driving from the scene in Paonia, but he can’t recall two “significant” occurrences that tragic afternoon. First, she testified, Nathan does not remember taking out a knife and severely cutting Melinda’s neck. Second, he doesn’t remember how he fractured his left hand, although he admits striking Melinda. Dr. Fukataki said Nathan is right handed so it’s unlikely he would have used his left hand to hit Melinda.

He is also unable to recall visiting the district attorney’s office the day before the murder, although there is no reason for him to deny that event, Dr. Fukataki testified. Disassociative disorder is a result of feelings that are too intense for the conscious mind to handle, she said. There was evidence Nathan Yager was under tremendous stress, to the point he began disassociating, she testified. She also diagnosed Nathan with depression. The “mental disease or defect” became evident to the victim herself, who in December 2010 asked the court to order Nathan Yager to submit to drug testing. She found his behavior so erratic, his demeanor so different, she was convinced he was on drugs, Dr. Fugataki testified. The court ordered the drug test, Nathan submitted to hair analysis, and the test came back clean. The symptoms described by Melinda in that court filing are consistent with depression, and possibly depression with psychotic features, Dr. Fugataki said. The jury will balance her testimony against that of Dr. Richard Astafan, an expert in forensic psychiatry who is a consultant at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. When an insanity plea is entered, Dr. Astafan explained, the court orders YAGER TO A3

Project 7 water is ‘harder’ than normal Residents of Delta, Montrose and Ouray will notice a difference in their drinking water this winter. Due to the constraints of construction on the DMEA/UVWUA hydroelectric power stations on the South Canal, Project 7 has lost some flexibility in supply. This means that the quality of water will have more mineral content than normal. Although the water is still safe to drink, it will be roughly twice as “hard” as normal. Hardness is a non-scientific term that generally means how hard it is to make soap suds ... This winter

it will take much more detergent than usual to wash clothes or dishes or even shampoo your hair. Scientifically that relates to 250 mg/L of hardness as CaCO3 versus a typical winter hardness of 120 mg/L. The Project 7 water supply varies seasonally, with a low of 60 mg/L in the summer (aka snowmelt, soft water) to a high of 120 mg/L in winter due to underground springs in Blue Mesa and the Gunnison Tunnel. Everything should return to normal next spring when the UVWUA turns the Gunnison Tunnel back on for the year.


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Post-election blues Dear Editor: Tuesday night’s election was the end of a long-fought battle. Many of us in rural America had no idea the outcome would turn out the way it did. We figured given the economy, global tensions, debt, deficit, unemployment and gas prices there was no way Obama could possibly be re-elected. We were wrong. The blame games of our loss have already started; our candidate was too conservative, our candidate was too liberal, our candidate was too successful, our candidate was too nice, our candidate was too Mormon. For every disgruntled voter there is a different reason why we lost the “most important election of our lifetime.”

Whether all or none of these reasons is true, the fact still remains that we have Barack Hussein Obama as the leader of the free world for four more years. I know many of you would like to find a place to hide for the next four years hoping that it will all go away, but we all know that things are only going to get worse. There will be more debt, more deficits and much more government to deal with before this president leaves office. In other words, there will be a huge mess that we will need to clean up. The midterm election, in two years, will be our next chance to right some of the wrongs that will have already taken place and

repair damage that will be done in the next two years. We cannot give up and we cannot surrender. This country has faced and overcome many challenges in the past including civil war, depressions, nuclear destruction and many more. Right now the dollar is collapsing, the debt is unsustainable and we are on the path of many failing European economies, but this is not the time to roll over and give up. This is when we need to dig our heels in and overcome the forces of a corrupt mainstream media, an uninformed electorate and power-hungry government bureaucrats that are shredding the Constitution. How do we do this

There’s still reason to be proud of the skate park Dear Editor: To anyone who is reading this: I miss your faces! I am Ani Lenart, the one whom a lot of you folks associate with the Cedaredge Skate Park. I’ve been in Illinois for five years helping to care for my aging parents. They both passed in the last six months leaving us

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sad but grateful we were here for them. Since leaving Cedaredge, our friends Lyn and Ginny Moseley have kept us up with the local news. We recently received a copy of Marilyn Pipkins’ letter regarding the appalling incident at “our” skate park! And it is not the first report of this nature we have received. Forevermore, why? These 8- and 9-yearolds were too young when we were working on that project. They do not remember how difficult it was just to get the park approved by the town much less get it built. MANY hands and hearts of all sizes had a part in its success. How could kids do such hideous acts to our parks? Shame on all of you! And where were your parents?

All this with no reprimanding of the boys or parents? What has happened to “For every act, there is a consequence”? In my opinion, had I been judge when this occurred, those boys and their parents would be cleaning the park or some other community service for at least a month. Also, letters of apology would have been written to this newspaper for all to read. They may be minors, legally, but this act is NOT minor! Please think before you act! I am so proud of what so few folks acomplished for our kids of Cedaredge and Delta County. Parents, be proud with us! Kids, too! Ani Lenart Shelbyville, Ill.

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you ask? We start local — school boards, town councils, political party leadership, etc. All politics are local and we need to begin pushing against the bureaucracies and their unfunded mandates that are destroying our way of life and our country. Don’t give up; even though we will be paying the price for this election for many years there is still hope and we can make America what our Founding Fathers had envisioned. Don Suppes Chairman Delta County Republican Central Committee

Dear Editor: I have always been an optimist. Today I have nagging questions that severely dim my optimism. The primary question is: Are we no longer a nation under God? Bear in mind, we have just reelected a man who omitted the mention of God in his party platform. If a nation turns its back on God, will God turn His back on that nation? The Founding Fathers clearly believed the nation could not survive without a strong faith in God. The platform incident merely demonstrates the president’s anti-God attitude on numerous issues such as abortion, same sex marriage and support of Israel. The second question bothering me relates to our economic future: Are we spending ourselves

into economic oblivion? The only answer I can come up with is yes. Mitt Romney had a plan that would save the economy whereas the president has nothing to offer except a repeat of the last four years. If the president thinks he inherited an economic mess from George Bush, he should take a close look at the books today. In a very selfish way, I am thankful I am nearing the end of my days so I won’t have to witness the death throes of this great nation. On the other hand, I leave behind a wonderful family and I am haunted by thoughts that somehow I could have left them a brighter future. The optimist in me says with God, all things are possible. Jim Andrews Austin

‘Healthy’ lunches take a step backwards Dear Editor: I am responding to the articles in the paper regarding the changes to the Delta County School lunches. I have two boys who have always eaten school lunches until this year. They have always enjoyed the lunches, and I felt that they were getting a much better deal than I could send with them. A hot lunch in the winter to warm you and fill you is better than a cold one, right? I guess not so much now. The prices did go up, which is now making it more affordable to send a cold lunch, but not only that, the kids appear to be getting much less food. It was my understanding that when the government started serving hot lunches it was for the poor children who did not have lunches, and therefore could not learn because they were starving. They could not

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focus on their studies. Well, I believe with a school lunch we are right back there. Both of my boys started out the year eating hot lunches, and both are now included in the children who have stopped eating school lunches. Both of my boys came home for a month starving, absolutely starving, every day after school. They would come in, make sandwiches, eat snacks, eat apples, and eat everything in sight, because they were so hungry. Now, tell me, if they were that hungry when they got home, how is that helping the children who don’t get a breakfast, eat a school lunch, and their parents can’t afford to feed them an evening meal, so the only meal they got that day was a school lunch? Seems to me that we have gone backwards on this school lunch thing. Sure, my boys can come home and have a snack and I provide healthy snacks for my boys, but what about the children who don’t have that snack. And, what about the children whose parents don’t really care what they eat, or are not there when their children get home? I am sure those children who have an abundance of junky snacks at home are eating as much as they can to fill their little bodies. Won’t that defeat

the purpose of these healthier lunches? What about those kids that are not getting filled up at school and do not get decent meals at home? What about those parents who do not realize that their children are not getting full and they are counting on that meal at school? I know there is not much that our school district can do about these lunches as the rules are coming down from a higher power in our nation. I just think it is sad that something that was meant to be something good is now something that is not all that helpful and costs a lot of money. Since my boys started taking cold lunches, they have not come home starving and really slowed down on the snacks. They can actually make it to dinner time. I am not sending junk either; they are eating a nice lunch, sandwiches, fruit cups, yogurt, enough to fill them up and it’s good food, too. What’s my point in all of this? Maybe we should get the government out of our lives, or at least go back to some of the reasons that these institutions were created in the first place. Our forefathers knew what they were doing; sadly, I think we do not. Michelle Shelden Hotchkiss

There’s no end to the horror Buy Delta County for the holidays and throughout the year! h For over 200 years small business has played a major role in the growt g of America’s economy. Small Business supports us in many ways. Amon those, Delta County businesses donate tens of thousands of dollars every year to good causes: the elderly, the ill and the poor. Among the many ns, recipients are schools, libraries, charities, health and rescue organizatio y church groups, civic groups, non-profits, along with local and count t functions. Small business quietly without looking for acknowledgemen to reaches out. They continue to help even though many are stretched just ing make next week’s payroll or to keep their doors open for the upcom us year. The outcome of our patronage means so much! More than many of recognize. It increases jobs, decreases welfare and unemployment and initiates pay increases for more than deserving employees. It promotes go financial growth for our City and County governments, allowing us to s? forward with needed projects. Wouldn’t everyone welcome a budget surplu More over, supporting small business brings about a better local economy. ! This improves the lives of everyone that lives in the area we love and enjoy

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Dear Editor: Nightmare at Devil’s Thumb is our local horror story and continues in serial form. It’s a narrative rather like a classic scary movie featuring some huge reptilian creature. The object of horror is shot at by armies and bombed by airplanes, but to no avail. It just won’t die. Some time in the past, city council approved an expenditure of $17,200 to be tossed cavalierly into the coffers of a rather mystical agency, THK. These reputed consultants were to generate a report telling city council and staff how to reduce costs and increase revenues at The Golf Club. THK’s operational audit, we are told, has been revised eight times and a council member claims he has yet to see the final version. Doesn’t anyone see the absurdity in this? Our manager of The Golf Club claims that the report “...is just extremely unrealistic” in its projection of revenue increases and cost reductions if THK’s recipe for success is followed. Is it unreasonable to expect that performing research, then providing critical information upon which city council and staff can make operational decisions, was one reason why a manager was hired for The Golf Club? Properly sensing a minefield, our new city manager stepped ginger-

ly across the threshold of The Golf Club issue. He’s not yet sure where the denizens of Delta stand on maintaining this unaffordable recreational site, paid for by so many to the benefit of so few. His first political instinct was to retreat to platitudes: “...we’re invested in this resource and it makes sense to make it work.” When someone in government speaks of spending taxpayer funds as an investment, as we learned, keep a tight hand on your pocketbook. One city councilman says that he’ll accept an expenditure of $100,000 yearly, plus the $145,000 in debt service. That means that he stands willing to spend a quarter-million dollars per year of his constituency’s money for the benefit of The Golf Club, but a halfmillion is just too much. It’s uncertain at this time if he has yet been awarded the coveted label “fiscal conservative” for such admirable frugality. So where does this leave us, the utility fee and taxpaying Deltoids? It’s simple. We must continue to pay for The Golf Club. It appears that no one in city hall either wants or knows how to kill The Golf Club. We’re still haunted and pursued by our Monster from Cottonwood Lagoon, The Golf Club. Alan Metcalfe Delta


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Yager FROM PAGE A1 the defendant be evaluated at the state hospital. The psychiatrist is not handpicked or paid by the district attorney’s office, although in this case he was called as an expert witness for the prosecution. Insanity, Dr. Astafan testified, would be characterized by a gross impairment of reality. Impairment is so “demonstrable” even non-psychiatrists can identify the mentally ill. Such behavior is not transient . . . it is not temporary, Dr. Astafan said. Colorado does not believe a person can be sane one minute, insane a few minutes, then sane

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again, he added. His comments generated objections from Schweissing, who said the psychiatrist was not qualified to testify about the state statutes definining insanity. Despite Schweissing’s objections, Hotsenpiller was able to pose the question, “Where do anger and rage fit into insanity?” “Anger is not a basis for insanity,” Dr. Astafan said. In anticipation of the testimony to be provided by the defense expert in the same field, Hostenpiller asked if it made any difference if Dr. Astafan’s evaluation was made seven or eight months after the incident. Nathan’s story shouldn’t change that much, Dr. Astafan said. At his age, it’s unlikely that severe, persistent mental health issues would have gone undetected. During evaluation, Nathan spoke freely — and at length — about his marriage and separation, Dr. Astafan said. When it came to the events of Jan. 7, he was able to recall only “bits and pieces” of the events that unfolded the afternoon of Melinda’s death, but Dr. Astafan said that’s common among those who have been involved in extremely violent crimes. It is not an indication of mental disease; in fact, Dr. Astafan said, he believes Nathan is legally sane. Drugs or alcohol were not factors. Nathan was simply a frustrated, angry, upset guy who snapped and killed his wife. Co-workers testified that their employer, TK Mining Services, accommodated Yager’s need to remain close to Delta, despite the firm’s involvement in a coal mine at Trinidad. It became evident to some, but not

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Breakfast is on the Elks A Delta High School JROTC member helps serve veterans breakfast at the Delta Elks Lodge. The Delta Elks sponsored a free breakfast for all veterans and their families on Veterans Day.

Additional development rule eyed BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

A fourth requirement for obtaining a county development permit is under consideration by the Board of County Commissioners. A general site plan review to assess setbacks and other features would be required in addition to the access permit, address permit, and septic permit currently required under the county’s development permit process. A year ago, the county adopted the development permit process as an umbrella that includes the three currently required permits. The county is proposing to repeal that ordinance and replace it with one that includes the site plan review requirement. The ordinance would apply to both new commercial and residential construction in the unincorporated areas of the county. The ordinance is scheduled for second reading and action at the BoCC’s regular meeting on Dec. 17. If adopted, it would

take effect on that date. In other business at their regular Nov. 5 meeting, the county commissioners dealt with the following matters: • Commissioners gave a go-ahead to the engineering department for obtaining bids on replacement of the Garvin Mesa bridge over Fire Mountain Canal. The county plans to evaluate proposals after the first of the year. A box culvert design is proposed. The county is also looking at a project for replacement of the Gunnison River bridge at Escalante Canyon Road. • Commissioners ratified signatures on a $482,322 project for safety improvements at Blake Field. The work includes realignment and construction of taxiways and wind cone relocation. The work is 90 percent funded by CDOT, mostly from tax collected on aviation fuel, the BoCC was told. • Commissioners discussed possible grant funding for a specialized tractor that could be used at Blake Field to mow

and plow snow in areas that have aviation-specific obstacles such as runway lights and markers. • The emergency manager reported that the state is proposing to take over maintenance of the county’s three, 800-mega-

hertz communications system towers located on Antelope Hill, at the courthouse, and near Paonia. There will probably be a charge to the county for the service in coming years, the BoCC was told.

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all, co-workers that personal issues were affecting Nathan’s ability to perform his duties as a purchasing agent for the firm. A couple of coworkers expressed concern about his demeanor, about things he said to them. None saw any evidence of bizarre behavior. His oldest friends described him as happygo-lucky, friendly, a jokester. While the district attorney got them to admit Nathan was not delusional, the defense pointed out that his personality had clearly changed by July and August 2010, when he and Melissa separated. He could not be described as happy-go-lucky, friendly or a jokester by those who encountered him during his divorce proceedings.

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A reason to celebrate Delta County’s Adult Treatment Drug Court celebrated the graduation of Bryan McCoy last Thursday. A graduation is always a celebration of recovery from substance abuse and reunification with family and community. Pictured with Bryan from left to right are Cara Schmidt and Mariah Emond, treatment providers, and Judge Sandra Miller, judge of Delta County’s Adult Treatment Court. Congratulations to Bryan and to all those persons in their walk to recovery!

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Truck route FROM PAGE A1 are submittals that need to be reviewed for compliance with the project plans and specifications. Stantec will also need to be available to provide clarification to subcontractors as needed, and by law, must be present during construction of the overpasses to verify compliance with the structural design. Council approved engineering services not to exceed $423,358. In a follow-up phone call, Clifton said the city is seeking an additional $1 million from the Department of Local

Affairs (DOLA). “We’re trying to complete the project the right way, with four lanes and six inches of asphalt,” Clifton said. “So we’re asking for some help.” The city previously received a DOLA grant of $2.8 million, well below the $13 million requested. The city has presented a requisition for the first grant reimbursement, which will be used for right-of-way acquisition. The city is also requesting a grant extension, since more than a year has passed since the grant was awarded.

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Mangum memorials presented to Delta High music programs On Oct. 24, band director Andrew Bruington and choir director Tambyr Reed were presented checks from Altrusa International of Delta on behalf of David Mangum, a member who died last April. He was very active in Altrusa at the local, district and international levels serving in various officer positions. In his will Mangum designated money for Altrusa. With those funds, the Altrusa board of directors created the

David Mangum Memorial Fund. Others in the Altrusa organization and the community contributed to the fund. A committee decided the money should go toward some aspect of performing arts since David was musical, playing the organ at his church for many years, singing in the choir there,

and acting in local theater productions. The amount collected was $5,148. The Delta High School Choir received $1,716 to go toward purchasing music. The Delta High School band received $3,432 for

purchasing music, rental of instruments for students in need and repairing of instruments. It is a tribute to Mangum that his high school receives the money for these two music programs.

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The children of Earl and Esther Marsh invite friends and family to join them in a celebration of 60 years of marriage. An open house will be held Nov. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Church of God at 1102 Howard Street in Delta.

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A sparkly night The City of Delta’s Recreation Department held its annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, Nov. 10. The gym at the rec center was filled with music and the dance floor was filled with daughters, dads and grandfathers. Robert Conley and his daughter Zion were crowned this year’s king and princess.

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19 compete in chess tournament The City of Delta Recreation Department sponsored an annual chess tournament Saturday, Nov. 10, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Nineteen participants from Delta, Montrose, Fruita, Norwood, Grand Junction, Olathe, Eckert and Paonia were divided into

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The Delta County Breast and Women’s Cancer Support Group meets 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 Nov. 30. Women with any type of cancer are invited to join this support group of women supporting women. For more information or a ride, call 872-3309 or 778-8146 by Thursday evening.

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All-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, fruit, coffee and juice! Suggested donation: Adults - $5, Seniors-$4, Children under 12-$3 Family Package-$15 for 2 adults & 3 or more children

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Saturday,, November 17 Saturday Delta First Assembly of God 762 Dodge Street

BIRTHS Cynthia Sanford and Phillip Smith of Paonia are the parents of a daughter, Jayden Jean Sanford, born Nov. 1, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

8:00 a.m.-Noon The first 300 families will receive a free food box. For more information call 874-3568

Myranda Wardlaw and Russell Cook of Paonia are the parents of a daughter, Kinzley Dawn Cook, born Nov. 2, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 10.8 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

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Friday, November 16 5:30-8:00 p.m. Bill Heddles Recreation Center Delta Tickets $10 - Available at the door Food • Fun • Fellowship • Fabulous Table Decorations • Books at discounted prices • Artists will display wonderful holiday items for sale • Chocolate Fountain • Gift Drawings Special Thank You to our community partners: Delta Hardware Hellman Motors DMEA Touchstone Energy Hellman Chevrolet/Buick Oxbow Mining Delta Bank Delta Walmart

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two groups, Brackets A and B. Each participant played approximately six games. The tournament was based on Swiss Tournament Rules. Winners of the A Bracket were Brady Barkmeyer of Norwood, first; Jack Haring of Delta, second; Terrell Brown of Montrose, third. Winners of the B Bracket were Daniel Mendoza of Delta, first; Hayden Bayliss of Grand Junction, second; Justin Hanning of Delta, third. Each winner received a Walmart gift card, and first place received trophies as well. The next tournament will be in March 2013. For more information on the chess club or future tournaments, contact the rec center at 874-0923.

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Rosa Flores and Rudy Fantin of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Raelyn Scarlett Fantin, born Nov. 4, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

SLOW-COOKED SAUSAGE DRESSING This dressing recipe is so delicious no one will know it’s lower in fat. And best of all, it cooks effortlessly in the slow cooker, so the stove and oven are freed up for other dishes! —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Burton and Angela Oklahoma Nusz of Delta are the par12 Servings ents of a son, Wyatt Josh Prep: 20 min. Bake: 3 hrs.

Nusz, born Nov. 6, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

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1/2 pound reduced-fat bulk pork sausage 2 celery ribs, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 7 cups seasoned stuffing cubes 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reducedsodium chicken broth 1 medium tart apple, chopped 1/3 cup chopped pecans 2 tablespoons reduced-fat but-

ter, melted 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage 1/2 teaspoon pepper In a large nonstick skillet, cook the sausage, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the remaining ingredients. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through and apple is tender, stirring once.

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DMS salutes veterans BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

At a Veterans Day assembly Monday, Delta Middle School students and staff showed their gratitude for the men and women who have served our country with honor and distinction. In the audience were veterans from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard and National Guard. They were treated to patriotic music from the Delta Middle School Honor Choir and the Delta High School Concert Band, as well as a stirring video created by Aubrey Jones and Kaleb Hawkins, who also served as master of ceremonies.

The assembly opened Delta High School who is with the posting of col- a motor transport operaors by Delta High School tor in the U.S. Army. He JROTC members Jus- spoke about the sacrifictin McCormick, Tristan es made during his two Davis, Jordan Meraz and tours in Iraq. Sacrifice is Paige Connett. They also not just a word used to demonstrated the proper describe those who have folding of the U.S. flag. lost a limb in combat, but Patriot Pen winners also to those who have Alexia Quinn and Isaac felt the mental and emoTimbreza read their win- tional impacts of being ning entries. Both are separated from friends seventh graders who and family. addressed After the the theme, assembly, the vet“What Would erans were invited I Tell Amerito enjoy punch ca’s Founding and cookies with Fathers.” members of ColThe keynote lege For Every speaker was Student, the stuPFC Shawn dent organization Wright, a 2005 that put together PFC Wright graduate of the assembly.

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Terrific Kids The following Garnet Mesa students earned a Terrific Kid Award from the Kiwanis Club of Delta for their efforts to be a responsible citizen and student. Above are kindergarten and first grade students Abby Zmiewsky, Tucker Johnson, Katelyn Edwards, Jazmin Peraza Zavala, Yahtziri Hernandez, Briar Smith and Mauricio Blanco. Below are second and third graders Preston Ungaro, Teja Smith, Dominic Urbalejo, Kiele Guyer, Pablo Ortiz, Brianna Tracey, Knae Hser, Gavin Brewer, Jacob Hancock and Ishmael Angulo.

Judges needed for home speech meet Nov. 16-17 The Delta High School speech team competed against seven other schools from around the Western Slope at the annual Tiger Talker Speech Tournament at Grand Junction High School Nov. 9 - 10. Members of the team were awarded prizes in every category of speech and debate. In public speaking events, Paige Bowling took first place in extemporaneous speaking, while in original oratory, Cidney Fisk placed second and Linh Nguyen placed fifth. Delta debaters also did

well. In Lincoln Douglas debate Ridge Green compiled an undefeated 3-0 record for first place, while Linh Nguyen went 2-1. The public forum team of Paige Bowling and Haley Donathan also earned a 2-1 record for fifth place. Interpretation contests found the duo team of Ayasha and Alysha Richards taking second in the event, while Adam Malcolm and Christien Mackey earned sixth place. Ridge Green placed fourth in humor, Cruz Arias took fourth in drama, and Alysha Richards came in sixth

in poetry. Delta speakers performed extremely well in Congress competition. Haley Donathan was named outstanding speaker in her House, Ridge Green was voted superior speaker in his chamber, and Paige Bowling served as the presiding officer in her House. Delta’s home meet is the weekend of Nov. 16 17. The team is still looking for adult volunteers to help judge the contests. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Coach Jeanette Roberts at 874-4853.

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A Shopping Extravaganza Sunday, Nov. 18 • 2-6 p.m. 695 Industrial Blvd., Delta next to B&B Glass Come join us for a day of shopping, sampling, raffles every hour, special discounts and so much more!

Some of the vendors include: Paparazzi Jewelry Arbonne Premier Jewelry Shears to You Baskets by Karen Melaleuca Pampered Chef Scentcy Miche Purses Thirty-one Gifts CB’s Tavern Norwex D.H.S. Colorguard bake sale To set up a booth or for info call 399-3058

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Virtuous Kids and Staff Lincoln Elementary and the Kiwanis Club of Delta recognized the Virtuous Kids and Staff the week of Nov. 8: (top row) Ku La Moo (diligent), Mr. Leon (kind), Adriana Stowe (proud), Ivan Gonzalez (compassionate), Gannon Hines (hard worker); (middle row) Ada Bermudez (honest), Donavan Raley (always safe), Sierra Timbreza (positive and responsible); (bottom row) Cambria Duran (respectful and responsible), Nathan Burton (diligent), Martin Roach (hard worker and patient), Logan Clay (helpful), Jordan Fraser (diligent), Andrew Wilcox (great helper and hard worker), Gabriela Johnson (respectful), Josef Medina (diligent).

It’s time to register for K-2 basketball Little hoopsters, lace up your high tops and dribble on down to Bill Heddles Recreation Center for K-2 basketball. The season runs from Jan. 12 - Feb. 23. Players will meet at the rec center Saturday mornings from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The

cost is $35 for the sevenweek program. Kids will learn fundamentals in shooting, dribbling, passing, defense and offense. Each participant gets a basketball and T-shirt. For more information, contact the rec center at 874-0923.

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Students of the month Delta Middle School students for the month of October are Uriah Higgs (eighth grade), Garret Abeyta (seventh) grade) and Reagan Clay (sixth grade). The staff at DMS continues to be proud of all the great things students have accomplished so far this year.

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A6 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Jerry Lischke Jerry K. Lischke of Cedaredge died Nov. 6, 2012, in Eckert. He was 60. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Jerry Kuhrt Lischke was born on July 17, 1952, in Glendale, Calif., to Jack and Helen (Crocker) Lischke. He spent his childhood in Eagle Rock, Calif., graduating from Eagle Rock High School. He married Vickie King Oct. 12, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nev. The marriage was later dissolved. Mr. Lischke enjoyed his family and grandchildren, helping and counseling others in need, all sports, photography and working crossword puzzles. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous for 26 years. He participated at Friends of Bill W. in Delta. He is survived by his three sons, Travis Lischke and his wife Stephanie of Cedaredge, Jason Lischke and his wife Stephanie of Glendora, Calif., and Sean Lischke of San Dimas, Calif.; his father, Jack Lischke and his wife Maurie of Temple City, Calif.; brother, Bob Lischke of Big Bear, Calif.; five grandchildren, Steven, Hailey, Jason Jr., Ashley and Abigail; and his ex-wife and friend, Vickie King of San Dimas, Calif. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Lischke; and a sister, Nancy Lischke. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Mike Thomas Joseph Michael “Mike” Thomas died at his home in Austin on Nov. 12, 2012. He was 72. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Delta United Methodist Church, with Rev. Siaosi Prescott officiating. A private interment will be held at the Cory Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delta United Methodist

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Church Missions Fund or Building Fund, P.O. Box 427, Delta, CO 81416. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Marilyn McNeill Marilyn McNeill died on Nov. 9, 2012. She was 76. She was born on Sept. 6, 1936, in Goodland Kan., to Kenneth and Pennette House. She married James McNeill on June 9, 1957, in Goodland, Kan. She graduated from Baker University in 1958 with a degree in physical education. Mrs. McNeill enjoyed playing piano and organ for church, needlework and knitting, was a golf club champion at her home in Thatcher, Ariz., and obtained her bridge life-master award. A celebration of life was held Nov. 13 at the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church. A second service will be held Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Goodland, Kan., where she will be buried. Mrs. McNeill is survived by her son, Jerry McNeill and his wife Joyce of Montrose; her daughter, Julie Ryan and her husband Phillip of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren, Amanda Ryan, Talia Hunninghake and her husband John, Cortney Ryan and Ryan McNeill; and one greatgranddaughter, Jane Hunninghake. She was preceded in death by her sons, John and Bill. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care,

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Shirley Callaway Shirley Holybee Callaway, longtime resident of Paonia, died following a long illness Oct. 14, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Kingman, Ariz. She was 80. She was born on June 26, 1932, in Hotchkiss, to Oscar and Leatha (Cordray-O’Rell) Holybee. She lived and attended school in Paonia and moved to Denver after graduation. She married Roland “Cal” Callaway Jr., an airman in the U.S. Air Force, on Oct. 15, 1951, in Raton, N.M. They were married 43 years when he died in June 1994. Mrs. Callaway lived in various places in the United States, Europe and Asia. She enjoyed being a wife and mother, cooking, taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Kingman Christian Church since 1991. She is survived by her son, Craig Callaway and his wife Heather of Farmington, N.M.; her daughter, Christine Callaway of Kingman, Ariz.; a brother, John “Dude” Holybee and his wife Gwen of Hotchkiss; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Callaway was preceded in death by four brothers, Bernard Holybee; Glen O’Rell; Oscar Holybee and his wife Shirley; and Dale O’Rell; her sisters, Wanda Delimont and Charlotte Minerich. A private memorial service was held in Kingman, Ariz. A celebration of life will be held in Paonia on a later date.

Sarah Wood Sarah E. Wood died Nov. 7, 2012, at her home in Austin. She was 83. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at First Baptist Church in Delta, with Pastor Ethan Hanson officiating. Interment will follow at the Delta City Cemetery. Sarah Elizabeth Harris was born on Feb. 13, 1929, to Curtis and Sarah (Hartman) Harris in Darlington, Mo. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Darlington and Albany, Mo. She married John Wood Jr. on Jan. 21, 1946, in Troy, Kan. They celebrated 66 years of marriage this year. John survives. Mrs. Wood enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother, sewing, crocheting, cooking, playing the banjo, golfing, bowling, playing cards and, in earlier years, playing volleyball. She was a member of the Faith Bible Fellowship in Big Lake, Alaska, and Living Waters Tabernacle in Denver. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John D. Wood Jr. of Austin; five daughters, Erma Rupp of Sun City, Ariz, Barbara Nord and her husband Robert of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Debra Bignell and her husband Shane of Delta, Janet Yadon and her husband Rob of Palmer, Alaska, and Vicki Stults and her husband Embrey of Austin; a brother, Franklin

Harris of Florida; and two sisters, Norma Jean Davis of Delta, and Oletha King of Indian Hills; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Benjamin Atchley Lifetime Delta resident Benjamin “Ben” Atchley died Nov. 11, 2012, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. He was 93. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, at Delta City Cemetery with grandsons Cordell Hines and Justin Atchley officiating. Interment will follow at Delta City Cemetery. A viewing and visitation will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel. Benjamin Atchley was born Nov. 25, 1918, to William and Mary (Renfrow) Atchley in Delta. He married Alta Catt on Dec. 17, 1938, in Delta. This December they would have celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary. Mr. Atchley was a member of the Delta Potato Growers Co-Op and the First Assembly of God in Delta where he served as a board member and taught Sunday School. He was a farmer and cattle rancher and worked at Holly Sugar during the winter months. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, baseball and raising cattle. Mr. Atchley is survived by his wife of almost 74 years, Alta Atchley; his two sons, Doyle Atchley and his wife Ellen, and Doug Atchley and his wife Debbie; his daughter, Sharon Hines and her husband Jerry, all of Delta; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five greatgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Pamela Beard Pamela J. Beard died Nov. 5, 2012, at her home in Cedaredge. She was 64. No services are planned at this time. Pamela Jo Dalzell was born on July 18, 1948, in Denver, to Harlon and Charlotte (Horst) Dalzell. She spent her childhood and graduated from high school in Denver. She married Paul Beard on Jan. 10, 1971, in Denver. They moved to Cedaredge in 1994. Paul preceded her in death. Mrs. Beard enjoyed cooking, playing solitaire, reading and animals. She is survived by her son, Brandon Beard and his wife Allison of Brighton; her brother, Dean Dalzell and his wife Emily of Highlands Ranch; a grandson, Griffin of Brighton; a niece, Sarah; and a nephew, Matt. Mrs. Beard was preceded in death by her parents, Harlon and Charlotte Dalzell; and

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will follow at Delta City Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be from noon to 1:50 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online Jeannie Applequist guest registry at taylor Jeannie Lee Applefuneralservice.com. quist died Oct. 1, 2012. She was 78. Memorial services will Stanley Hill be held at Crawford ComHoward “Stanley” Hill munity United Methodist of Delta died Nov. 12, Church Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. 2012, at Delta County (Note the correction in Memorial Hospital. He the date.) was 87. Memorial contribuA memorial service tions may be made to will be held at 10:30 a.m., Hospice and Palliative Thursday, Nov. 15, at TayCare of Western Colo- lor Funeral Service Charado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, pel in Hotchkiss. A priCO 81416. vate inurnment will take place at the Riverside Merlin Mohning Cemetery in Hotchkiss. Memorial contribuMerlin H. Mohning died Nov. 12, 2012, at tions may be made to the his home outside of charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are Hotchkiss. He was 89. being handled by Taylor A memorial service will be held at Imman- Funeral Service and Creuel Lutheran Church in matory. View the Internet obitPaonia at 2 p.m. Nov. 14. Interment will be at Rest uary and sign the online Haven Memorial Ceme- guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com. tery in Le Mars, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made to Minerva Haley Hospice and Pailiative Former Delta resident Care of Western Colo- Minerva B. Haley died rado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, Nov. 10, 2012, in ThornCO 81416, or to North ton. She was 96. Fork Ambulance Service. A memorial service Arrangements are will be held at a later being handled by Taylor date. Funeral Service and CreShe is survived by her matory. two daughters, Marcia her husband, Paul. Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Harold Davis Delta County resident Harold Dean Davis died Nov. 10, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 79. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m, Friday, Nov. 16, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta with Pastor Ethan Hansen presiding. Burial

Montgomery of Edmonds, Wash., and Sandra Bell and her husband Ed of Thornton; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four greatgreat-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

Rol Frank Wellman Feb. 13, 1942 ~ Oct. 30, 2012

Rol was called home on Oct. 30, 2012. He is survived by his four children, Mattie, Brandi, Tim and Chris; his sister, Kathy; and his special son, Darrin. Rol had eight grandchildren, Alec, Tani, Cassydy, Macy, Maya, Madalyn, Tyler, Bailey; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Nancy; and his sister, Marilyn. Rol grew up in Nebraska working in the family stockyards and ranching in Colorado and Wyoming before settling his family in British Columbia. He went to Iowa Sate University on a full swimming scholarship and

received the Cal Hubbard Award, recognized as freestyle swimmer of the decade. He also received three gold medals in the Senior Olympics in Arizona, setting records that still stand to this day. In his later years Rol became a published author, writing three novels of which “Port of Climax” won a Canada West Independent Spirit Award. We would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Cosio, Dr. Frey and the staff at the UHNBC Rehab Unit for their constant care and compassion for our dad. Rol requested no service, so a private family gathering will be held to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. Rol was a cowboy at heart and in experience; his beliefs, character and way of life always brought this into perspective. We will miss you, lone cowboy...ride on. Paid obituary

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Community Calendar Wednesday, November 14

HARVEST FESTIVAL DINNER, roast beef dinner, 4-7 p.m., Eckert Presbyterian Church, 13025 Highway 65. Adults $10, ages 6-12 $5, under 6 free. For more information, call Carol Vela, 835-3388. “IMMIGRANTS AND THE BUILDING OF THE UNION PACIFIC RR,” presented by Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, 7 p.m., Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Avenue. For more information, call 249-6250. HHS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS “THE ELECTION,” 6:30 p.m., Hotchkiss High School. Tickets $8 adults, $5 students and includes dessert.

Thursday, November 15

BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, 6 p.m. policy review, 7 p.m. regular meeting, Delta Center for Performing Arts, 822 Grand Avenue, Delta. 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. TURKEY BINGO, 6:50 p.m., American Legion of Paonia. Come early for hamburgers and hot dogs. This week progressive is 60 numbers for $575, blue is 52 numbers and orange is 60 numbers for $250. For more information, call 527-6252.

Friday, November 16

MARTIN SEXTON LIVE AMERICAN FOLK CONCERT, 8 p.m., Paradise Theatre, Paonia. Opening act at 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 17

CHRISTMAS BARBERSHOP STYLE, “This is your life Mrs. Claus,” 2 and 7 p.m., Delta Christian Church, 795 1600 Road, Delta. Presented by Del-Rose Chorus Sweet Adelines, International. Tickets: adults $10 advance/$12 door; students and seniors $8 advance/$10 door; children 6 and under are free. Available at: Drost Chocolate, Eckert; Finishing Touch, Delta; DeVinny Jewelers, Montrose. For more information or advance tickets, call Leslie, 256-9763. FOOD BANK DRIVE, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cedaredge Food Town Store. To help the Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank. Volunteers will accept and box non-perishable items. Cash donations also accepted. For more information, call Jean Weisbeck, 970-399-7714. WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Paradise Theatre, Paonia. Hosted by NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center. For tickets and information, call 527-5307. DAY OF SERVICE, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., workshops and assembling kits of local agencies. All women invited. Lunch served. Donated items for kits welcome. For list of items needed for kits, check out article in DCI. Sponsored by LDS Relief Society. HARVEST BANQUET, 12:00 noon – 3 p.m., Olathe United Methodist Church, 512 Hersum, Olathe. Good, old-fashioned banquet of ham or turkey with all the fixin’s: mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, rolls and dessert. Suggested donation is $10 adults, $5 children. For more information, call 970-323-6465. WINTER GEAR SWAP, 3 p.m., Paonia Town Hall. Hosted by The Conservation Center and the Grand Mesa Nordic Council. Buy, sell or trade skis, boots, coats, goggles, helmets, tents, backpacks and more. HOTCHKISS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL ARTS, CRAFTS AND BUSINESS FAIR, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Hall.

Sunday, November 18

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SERVICE, 6:30 p.m., Harvest Community Church, 113 Hwy 50 Business Loop, Olathe. For more information call 970-323-6465. Hosted by The Ministerial Alliance of Olathe. FREE MOVIE, 1 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 658 Howard Street, Delta. Dr. Wayne Dyer “There’s a spiritual solution for every problem.” For more information, call Rev. Joy Robinson, 874-3425.

Monday, November 19

KID’S PASTA PROJECT DINNER for the Grand Mesa Nordic Council, 6 p.m., Scenic Mesa Ranch. Tickets: adults $14, kids $8.

Tuesday, November 20

SURFACE CREEK REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEETING, 12 noon, Norm and Dorothy Kehmeier’s home, 12753 Running Deer Rd., Eckert. Business items include election of officers for 2013-2014 terms. For more information, call Anne Snyer, 656-4780.

Wednesday, November 21

CRAFT BOUTIQUE AND PIE SALE, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Crossroads Assisted Living, 1380 Aspen Way, Delta. For more information, call 874-1421. TOASTMASTERS SPEECH CLUB MEETS, first and third Wednesdays of each month, 12:15 p.m., U.S. Forest Service, 2250 Highway 50, Delta. For more information, call Tom Condos, 874-6667 or www.toastmasters.org.

Thursday, November 22

FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Delta Middle School cafeteria. Everyone welcome. Delivery service in Delta, contact Gina, 250-9144. COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hotchkiss Seniors Center. Bring a dessert or salad to share if you can.

Saturday, November 24

MASTERS OF THE PIANO TRIO with violinist Julie Fox Henson, cellist Alan K. Henson and pianist Susan Ellinger, 7:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia. Tickets $15, students $10, open dress rehearsal on Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. is $10.

November 26-December 24

THE LIVING FARM MARKET AND CAFE, PAONIA. OLD-FASHIONED COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR — Wednesday-Monday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 27

ADVENT CONCERT, 12:10-12:55 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and Palmer streets, Delta. Today: Marge Swain, soloist with piano. For more information, call St. Luke’s, 874-9489 or Nyla, 874-9485.

November 30 & December 1

PAONIA HOLIDAY ART FAIR, Friday, Nov. 30, 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Blue Sage Center, Paonia.

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Come one, come all! Bring your friends and family to “This is Your Life, Mrs. Claus” barbershop style. Enjoy the music and laughter as show host Jerry Sanders, with the assistance of Al Smith, leads you down memory lane of Mrs. Claus’s life. The ladies of the Del-Rose Chorus are waiting to put a twinkle in your eyes and a smile on your face. A musical afternoon is planned at the Delta Christian Church Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets are available at DeVinny Jewelers in Montrose, Finishing Touch in Delta, and Drost Chocolates in Eckert. For more information about the chorus and/or the show, go to www.delrosechorus.org.

Kick off your holidays at Sugar Plum Festival Shopping, fashion show, beautiful tables, are all included in one BIG event for the holidays. Join Altrusa International of Delta in “Leading to a Better Community” by attending its Sugar Plum Festival Friday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are only $10. Tickle your taste buds with great appetizers, a cash bar, lots of vendors, a huge book fair and beautiful tables with awesome ideas for your holiday decorating. Funds raised from this event will benefit Altrusa’s community

Weekly advent concerts planned

Items for the Community Calendar may be faxed to 874-4424, mailed to P.O. Box 809, Delta, CO 81416 or emailed to: editor@deltacountyindependent.com

Chili bowl fundraiser benefits Art Partners restaurants and chefs — vote for your favorite. Another fun way to help is by painting a bowl at Amazing Glaze (219 E. Main Street, Montrose) by Nov. 18 to donate to the fundraiser. You will receive a 15 percent discount. Non-perishable food items to be donated to Sharing Ministries to help meet their needs this holiday season will be collected. For more information, call Partners at 249-1116.

Imagine making your own yarn and fabric! Members of the San Juan Weavers Guild will share these skills during its 35th annual show and sale scheduled Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Avenue in Montrose. This unusual craft sale is one day only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge.

At the time of his death, David Mangum was president of the museum board of trustees. Since music was a major part of his life, the wind chime was selected as a memorial to recognize this aspect of his life. The chimes are hanging in the bell tower where Delta’s first school bell is suspended.

A huge inventory of handwoven items will be available for purchase, as well as wool and other fibers for making designer yarns and felted items. Handspun yarn is available for those who don’t have the ambition to make their own. The sale is the culmination of a year of work by guild members, who come from throughout

City of Delta Activity Update • TAE KWON DO - ongoing classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45-8:00 p.m. • HEALTHY BODY STRONG BONES - Adult Fitness Class on Tuesday/ Thursday 9:00-10:00 a.m. • HATHA YOGA - On Wednesdays from 5:00-6:15 p.m. Drop-in fee. • TAI CHI/QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND LONGEVITY - On Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Pay monthly or drop-in rate. • GET STARTED AND STAY COMMITTED - (4) one hour personal training sessions to get you started on your workout routine. • ALIVE AT 25 - Next class Monday, November 19 from 4:30-9:00 p.m. Please register online at www.aliveat25.us. • COMMUNITY EVENING DANCE - Saturday, November 17 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Music by Ula Vaun-Kirkman. • BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING - On Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Pay by the

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Chapel of the Cross will present its annual Christmas concerts. The Chapel of the Cross Celebrates Christmas performances will be held at 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Tickets are free but must be obtained in advance at AppleShed, Leisure Time or Gazebo Florist. This year’s concerts will include a variety of seasonal vocal and instrumental music performed by local favorites. A community carol sing with the piano and organ will add to this festive concert.

AARP salutes Museum will dedicate memorial to Mangum veterans All AARP driver’s safe-

Weavers’ guild shares handwoven items at sale

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.

DELTA HUBWHEELER SQUARE DANCE CLUB MEETS, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School, 1050 Hastings Street, Delta. Mainstream. Club caller is Larry Schulz. Cuer is Maxine Springer. Prerounds/instructions at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 858-2352 or 257-7281. CHRISTMAS CONCERTS, 4 and 7 p.m., Chapel of the Cross, Cedaredge. Tickets free but must be obtained in advance at AppleShed, Leisure Time or Gazebo Florist. Includes a variety of seasonal vocal and instrumental music, a community carol sing with the piano and organ. CHILI/POTATO DINNER, 4-7 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Cedaredge. Potato with all the fixin’s and chili, dessert and drink $8; potato with just the fixin’s, dessert and drink $5; chili, dessert and drink $5; nachos $2. Children under 10 — $5 for potato, chili, dessert and drink; $3 for potato or chili, dessert and drink. Sponsored by Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church. CRAFT & BAKE SALE with “Home & Kitchen” theme, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., corner of Highway 92 and 3100 Road. Proceeds support Rogers Mesa Community House. Hourly Pampered Chef demos. CEDAREDGE PARADE OF LIGHTS.

a.m. to noon, then enjoy a scrumptious lunch followed by a dazzling fashion show, for only $30. The luncheon ticket also includes a pass to Friday night’s festivities.

Plan to attend the annual chili bowl fundraiser benefitting Art Partners on Saturday, Nov. 24, hosted by Around the Corner Art Gallery at 447 East Main Street, Montrose. It’s a tasty, fun, and unique way to support Partners kids. Purchase a bottomless bowl of chili from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bowl is yours to keep! Only $15 per person, or $25 per couple, and vegetarian chili will be available. The chili St. Luke’s Episcopal will be donated by local Church will host a series of advent concerts every Tuesday from 12:10 to 12:55 p.m. Performances are free and will be held at the church at 5th and Palmer in Delta. The Delta County The series will feature Museum will dedicate Marge Swain, soloist, on a wind chime memorial Nov. 27; a men’s choir on to the memory of David Dec. 4; Dr. Mary Klein- Mangum on Saturday, sorge on Dec. 11; and the Nov. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Cedaredge United Meth- museum courtyard. The odist Church on Dec. 18. public is cordially invited For more information, to this dedication. The call St. Luke’s at 874- museum will open from 9489 or Nyla Storch at 1 to 4 p.m. and admission 874-9485. will be free.

Friday, November 30

Saturday, December 1

service projects, spotlighting literacy, food banks, schools, libraries, parks and many other community assets. On Saturday Nov. 17, shop the vendors from 9

Celebrate Christmas at Chapel of the Cross

month. • K-2ND GRADE BASKETBALL - Register now until December 2. Learn the fundamentals on Saturday mornings starting in January. • ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE - Register now until November 18 for 5-on-5 league. Mondays (men’s Rec), Tuesday (men’s Competitive) and Thursdays (Women’s). • HOLIDAY FIT SWIM CHALLENGE - Register now and see how many miles in laps you can swim between October 22-January 30! • HOLIDAY HOOPS 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT - Register your teams for this fun event held on Saturday, December 22 starting at 8:00 a.m. • KIDS GARAGE SALE - Have your kids earn extra Christmas Money — Reserve your spot for Saturday, December 8 from 8:30-

the region. The San Juan Weavers Guild, Inc. meets monthly in Montrose from September through May. Spinners gather monthly in Delta, year-round, for informal fellowship. The guild is open to those of all ages and skill levels. For more information call Bobbie Irwin at 2492981 or see the guild’s website, www.sanjuan weavers.org.

11:30 a.m. Call the Rec Center to pre-register. No clothes or food items allowed in garage sale. PICKLE BALL DROP IN - Month of November — Drop-in times Mon./Wed. 8:00-10:00 a.m. or Thursday 4:00-6:00 p.m. May be inside or outside depending on weather or activities! ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE - The City of Delta is looking for teams to play in Adult Soccer League that would start in March. Please contact the Sports Coordinator if you are interested in this league forming! BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - Back again this year on Saturday, December 8 at BHRC. From 8:30-11 a.m. kids 12 and under eat free. Sponsored by Delta Kiwanis Club. Bring your camera for photos with Santa. BOBBLE BEFORE YOU GOBBLE - 2-hour Special Water Fitness Class on Monday, November 19 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. HUFF N’ PUFF BEFORE YOU STUFF CLASS - Back by popular demand. This is a pre-Thanksgiving workout on Wednesday, November 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission to this special class will be canned goods.

ty classes in November are FREE for veterans and their families as a thank you for all they have done for our country. And, of course, everyone is welcome. Non-veterans’ cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for those who are not AARP members. Colorado state law requires auto insurance companies to give reduced rates to those who take this class. There will be a driver’s safety class in Hotchkiss, sponsored by the Hotchkiss United Methodist Church at 285 N. 2nd Street, on Nov. 16. This will be an evening class so more people can have an opportunity to attend. The class will start at 5:30 p.m. and end by 9:30 p.m. Beverages and snacks will be provided. To register (required) or for more information, contact Bob or LaFawn Brown, 527-5199.

• MAKE YOUR OWN EMBOSSED CHRISTMAS CARDS - Monday, December 3 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. You will be able to make 20 cards in this creative class. Register in advance. • GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST - 1st Annual Gingerbread House Contest in youth and adult categories. Register in advance and creations will be on display Sat., December 8 and judged during Breakfast with Santa.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR Saturday, December 1 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 69 vendors with beautiful beautiful merchandise! Call the Bill Heddles Recreation Center and Cultural Dept. for more information on any of these classes and registration - 874-0923.


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Fire damages Delta residence BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Delta firefighters were called to a house fire at 919 Vine Street at 2:18 a.m. Saturday. Five trucks and 17 firefighters responded to the scene, where they were able to contain the fire to the bedroom. They had to remove some of the ceiling to make sure the fire was fully extinguished. Station manager Jason Cooley reports there was also extensive smoke damage. The cause appears to be accidental. An American Red Cross disaster action team was dispatched to assess damages and determine how the Red Cross could

help those displaced by the fire. In situations such as these, the Red Cross typically provides for essential immediate needs such as housing for the night, food, blankets, comfort kits, clothing and help refilling medications destroyed by the fire. “With the cold weather upon us Delta Fire Department would like to remind everyone to make sure that their chimneys and wood stoves are clean and in proper working order,” Cooley said. “Also make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order, with fresh batteries.”

Photo by Pat Sunderland

An eye on the future Dr. Nicholas Neubaum, Dr. Paul Wiesner and Ken Linenberger share the honors as they cut a ribbon celebrating the new location of Colorado West Ophthalmology Associates and Alpine Optical. The two businesses share the new building at 1426 Mesa View Drive in Delta. With a larger facility, Colorado West Ophthalmology Associates is able to staff the Delta office full time with two physicians, rather than one. And Alpine Optical, which is based in Montrose, now has a second location in Delta. Also pictured above are (from left) Delta Ambassador Nancy Wood, Mayor Ed Sisson, Dr. Loren Beek, Karen Winkelmann, administrator, and Dr. Shad Saunders (behind Ken Linenberger). Not pictured are Dr. Christopher Huot and Dr. Kevin Chismire.

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A total of 15,840 ballots were cast in the Nov. 6 election, just slightly higher than the 15,343 votes cast in 2011. County clerk Ann Eddins shared the unofficial numbers this week which indicate 79 percent of the county’s voters voted by mail, 6 percent voted early and 15 percent went to the polls on Election Day. Ninety-five percent of the county’s 16,671 active voters cast ballots. A total of 21,012 county residents are registered to vote. The official totals could change slightly, Eddins added, as there are some uncured signatures and provisionals that could affect the total. As expected, Republi-

The Thrill of Victory x 3!

Congratulations to Cedaredge, Delta and Hotchkiss football teams for advancing in the state playoffs.

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Pueblo East SATURDAY, NOV. 17 1:00 p.m. in Delta (Winner advances to the State Semi-Final game)

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can candidates — from presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to county commissioner candidates Bruce Hovde and Mark Roeber — received strong support. In an uncontested race for District 2 county commissioner, Hovde received 11,860 votes. In District 3, 71 percent (10,556) of the votes went to Roeber. Democrat Scott Wilson picked up 3,971 votes, while Mike Mason, a write-in candidate, received 367 votes. Two questions regarding the lifting of term limits, one for the county sheriff and the other for the county coroner, passed by comfortable margins. Both Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee, who is in his third term of office, and county coroner Kevin Lucy, in his first term, are eligible to remain in office as long as they choose to run for office and voters choose to re-elect them. The third county question dealt with retaining revenues derived from impact fees on new development which would otherwise be subject to TABOR limits. Voters approved that question by a margin of 59-42 percent, with the understanding those funds will be used for public

safety, county road and brige improvements, and public health and human services purposes. Delta County, like much of rural Colorado, voted against the legalization of marijuana, a measure that gained statewide approval from 55 percent of Colorado voters. After the votes were tallied, state attorney general John Suthers issued the following press release: “Despite my stronglyheld belief that the ‘legalization’ of marijuana on a state level is very bad public policy, voters can be assured that the attorney general’s office will move forward in assisting the pertinent executive branch agencies to implement this new provision in the Colorado Constitution. “Coloradans should be cognizant of two caveats, however. First the ability of the federal government to criminally sanction possession, use and distribution of marijuana, even if grown, distributed and used in a single state, was recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Raich. Therefore, absent action by Congress, Coloradans should not expect to see success-

ful legal challenges to the ability of the federal government to enforce its marijuana laws in Colorado. Accordingly, I call upon the United States Department of Justice to make known its intentions regarding prosecution of activities sanctioned by Amendment 64 (particularly large wholesale grow operations) as soon as possible in order to assist state regulators and the citizens of Colorado in making decisions about the implementation of Amendment 64. “Secondly, the proponents of Amendment 64 told voters that it imposed a surtax of up to 15 percent on marijuana sales that would result in up to $40 million each year going to K-12 schools in the state. In fact Amendment 64 did not comply with required language under the Taxpayers Bill of Rights and no such tax will be imposed. Instead it will be up to the Colorado Legislature whether to refer such a tax to the voters and up to the voters of Colorado whether to actually impose the tax. Therefore, such revenue is speculative and will not be forthcoming when Amendment 64 begins to be implemented.”

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Turning methane into electricity BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Last year, Sen. Gail Schwartz and Rep. Randy Baumgarten sponsored a bill in the Colorado Senate and House, respectively, that would have provided incentives for companies to use technology to turn previously wasted methane vented from underground coal mines into electricity. The bill passed the House but not the Senate. The legislation will be reintroduced in 2013, but with the big difference of a successful operation now in place at Oxbow Mining’s Elk Creek Mine in Somerset. “What an amazing regional collaboration,” Sen. Schwartz said before last Friday’s commissioning of the system. Tom Vessels, president of Vessels Coal Gas, brought the technology to make this work. It’s the first operation of its kind in the U.S. Methane, a greenhouse gas that is 24 times more toxic that carbon dioxide, in the future will no longer pollute the atmosphere after it is vented from Elk Creek Mine. Instead it will become useful electricity that is sent over four DMEA transmission lines to Holy Cross Energy in Aspen. Some of the methane is already being captured and running the generator producing electricity. Randy Baumgarten, who is now Senator-elect for seven counties in northwest Colorado, believes the legislation will pass both Houses in the Colorado legislature with the efforts of himself, Schwartz, Rep. Millie Hamner and Rep. Don Coram. “Gov. Hickenlooper was very supportive of this legislation,” Baumgarten said. “I think this is a positive step forward for the coal industry.” The legislation will allow companies that invest in this kind of system to reclaim part of the money they spend. It’s like a performance-based tax credit for technology that is

Photo by Kathy Browning

Randy Udall (left) congratulates Brad Robertson, Gunnison Energy president, after cutting the ribbon at Oxbow’s Elk Creek Mine which now captures vented methane and converts it into electricity for Holy Cross Energy. The ceremony was held on Friday, Nov. 9. There are more photos at www.flickr.com/kbrowning. now proven science. “Let’s bring more of this type of industry to Colorado to put more people back to work and get more money into our infrastructure,” Baumgarten said. The parties involved in this project are Oxbow Mining, owner and operator of Elk Creek Mine; Gunnison Energy Corporation, majority owner of the natural gas leases underground; Vessels Coal Gas, which manages the operation; Holy Cross Energy, which is buying the electricity being transmitted by DMEA; and Aspen Skiing Company, a partner in the project which will be one of the users of the electricity produced. Tom Vessels explained it took awhile for those parties to figure out how they would work together and organize their relationships because no one had ever done it before. “There wasn’t a template. No one had a contract you could

Arts, crafts & business fair in Hotchkiss The Hotchkiss Chamber of Commerce annual Arts, Crafts and Business Fair will be this Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up unique and handcrafted gift items for Christmas. The Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society will be there selling books. Other

non-profits will also have gifts for sale. There will be great-tasting baked goods to purchase and take home, plus refreshments in the Canteen to keep your strength up while browsing and buying. This annual event raises funds for the chamber and Memorial Hall.

run off your word processor and cut and paste these terms and do it. So we had to start from scratch and it’s been about seven years since 2006 when I first met with Jim Cooper [president, Oxbow Mining] and Brad Robertson, [president, Gunnison Energy]. It’s been at least 10 years since Randy Udall . . . has

been working on this project to make it happen,” Vessels said. Mike Kaplan, president and CEO of Aspen Skiing Company, said, “When I got in the ski business 30 years or so ago, I never imagined in my wildest dreams I’d be standing here at a coal mine talking about our latest part-

nership and project. And I never would have imagined that project being described as the most exciting, innovative, optimistic, coolest project that I’ve ever been associated with . . . I’m hoping we can be a model for that and not only here where we think we have more resource available, but beyond.” Kaplan thanked Vessels and Randy Udall for persevering at every roadblock. He credited Jim Cooper for having the vision for Oxbow to be the first mine to do this. He thanked the Crown family, who owns Aspen Skiing Company, for continually pushing to make this happen. “Wasting this resource is a crime and we shouldn’t do that,” Kaplan said. Activist Randy Udall commented that coal has been mined in this valley for 120 years. “It’s been a long time coming and I’m so proud. I think it’s a wonderful day we’re celebrating. . . A project like this makes me proud to be an American, proud to be a Coloradan and to be part of the effort it took to pull this together,” Udall said. “Raven Ridge, a group of consultants in Grand Junction, did a little survey here in the late ’90s, early 2000 period of all three mines and they found that there is a stunning amount of methane being vented here to TURNING METHANE TO B2

Volunteers needed for ambulance crew BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The North Fork Ambulance Association (NFAA) visited the Crawford Town Council on Nov. 7. Kathy Steckel, NFAA director, and her husband, Rick, addressed their concerns that the NFAA in Crawford is in need of volunteers. “Crawford is in particular need of more EMTs and drivers,” Kathy said. “A lot of our crew has been on quite a number of years and we’re looking towards the time when some of those may back down from volunteering. We need people to step up.” NFAA pays the $1,500 tuition for the required EMT class and asks for those who want to take the training to commit to one year of service after completing EMT certification. NFAA has two 12-hour shifts starting at 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. On call pay is $1.50 an hour which is about $18 a shift. There is an additional small amount for ambulance runs to the hospital.

“If we don’t have enough people, the ambulance will go away,” Kathy said. The ambulance service was formed in 1969. Today there are two ambulances in Hotchkiss, two in Paonia and one in Crawford. Other than the membership-based ambulance service manned by volunteers, Crawford, Paonia and Hotchkiss could not afford to have an ambulance service. “There are not enough calls up here to attract a private system to provide 24/7 service,” Rick said. “With a tax district, it would be nine to 10 times the amount of the mill levy that they have for the Delta ambulance district.” If the North Fork Valley became a taxing district for ambulance service, Kathy explained, there would only be one or two ambulances for the entire district and none would be in Crawford. All three towns would be served from a central location, rather than each town having their own ambulances and crews. “It’s a service that just can’t

be replaced,” Kathy said. Crew numbers are up in Hotchkiss, but Paonia’s crew numbers are declining. The ambulance service is recruiting volunteers for all three towns. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. The new EMT class starts in January. In Crawford, the NFAA has 100 to 120 ambulance calls a year and seven to 10 calls a month. Hotchkiss runs 30 to 40 calls a month and Paonia 40 to 45 calls a month. That totals about 700 calls a year for their entire 1,500 square mile service area which reaches to Curecanti Creek, the top of McClure Pass and west to Payne Siding. NFAA is funded through memberships, donations and non-member fees. Those with questions may call the North Fork Ambulance Association office at 872-4303. Their website at www. northforkambulance.com has information and a brand new video. They are also on facebook.

Crawford considers marijuana options BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Within 24 hours of the polls closing at Crawford Town Hall, the town council was discussing a moratorium on recreational marijuana. Colorado voters on Nov. 6 approved Amendment 64 on the legalization of marijuana allowing those 21 years of age and older to possess, use, display, purchase, transport and transfer one ounce or less of marijuana. Marijuana is still considered illegal by the federal government. Crawford voters in the April 2012 municipal election had banned medical marijuana retail outlets and cultivation operations, confirming the decision of the town council in 2011. Jackie Savage, town clerk, asked the council at its Nov. 7 meeting whether it wanted to enact an ordinance or moratorium regarding commercial marijuana operations and shops. Savage said she will have a breakdown on the local vote count on Amendment 64 in time for the next meeting. The council will then know how town residents voted. Town attorney Jim Brown is pre-

paring a letter explaining the town’s legal options. Under Amendment 64, the Colorado Department of Revenue is required to adopt regulations by July 1, 2013. With the passage of the amendment, marijuana is subject to current state and local sales taxes with a new excise tax to be enacted by the state legislature. The latter taxes the use of a product such as gasoline, alcohol and cigarettes. The amendment permits local governments to enact their own regulations regarding the time, place, manner and number of marijuana establishments and the option of prohibiting the operation of marijuana establishments through an ordinance or a referred ballot measure. The approved amendment states, “Even if marijuana establishments are prohibited by a local government, individuals in that community who are at least 21 years old may still possess, grow, and use marijuana as allowed by the measure.” Another provision in Amendment 64 requires the legislature to enact by July

1, 2014, laws covering the growth, processing, and sale of industrial hemp. Under federal law, the growth of industrial hemp used in rope, clothing and building materials is prohibited, but it is legal to sell imported hemp and hemp products in the U.S. Because the Crawford Town

Council may need to vote on their direction on the issue, they voted to recess, rather than adjourn, their Nov. 7 meeting. They will reconvene their council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. to decide what direction to take. If they want to proceed with an ordinance, a future public hearing

would have to be held. The date change from Wednesday, Nov. 21, to a day earlier is due to council members not wanting to work the night before Thanksgiving. The meeting is open to the public. A work session will follow the council meeting.

Hotchkiss takes ‘wait and see’ stance BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The passage of Amendment 64 to legalize recreational marijuana has caught local lawmakers by surprise. Delta County and its towns had by council action or votes by the people previously banned medical marijuana commercial facilities. Voters statewide last Tuesday approved the legal use of small amounts of marijuana for pleasure rather than just medical reasons and paved the way for the Department of Revenue to establish an excise tax on its use and for the legislature to create

the laws to regulate commercial operations for cultivation and retail sales. Gov. John Hickenlooper is being advised by the Justice Department concerning the voters decision because marijuana is still illegal by federal law. Hotchkiss Mayor Wendell Koontz asked town attorney Jim Briscoe to comment on the meaning of it all for the town. “I’m in a wait and see mode,” Briscoe said. “We need to see what the federal government will do. And the second, is that it’s up to the state legislature to adopt legislation

implementing the affect of the amendment. The municipalities have until the first of July to address how they individually might deal with the marijuana industry from the point of excluding it to regulating it under state guidance.” He concluded, “So, I’m not getting excited at this point. I think there is an equal chance we won’t have to deal with it at this point either because the federal government will cause it to be held up or based on [state legislation]. Then we can take our action after we know what the state law is going to be.”


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Turning methane FROM PAGE B1 safeguard the well-being of the miners.” Udall said, “There are 900 rural electric utilities in America. The only one that’s agreed to buy coal mine methane-generated electricity is Holy Cross.

seven plus years of work by a lot of people. “Elk Creek Mine started out in 2002 and came to full production in 2003. With coal mining, methane is a byproduct. We have to ventilate methane to keep the working area safe for the underground coal miners. As the mine has continued into the mountain, it’s gotten deeper and farther away from the outcrop, the methane concentrations have actually increased. The ventilation system has increased to keep up with that. In 2008, the methane concentrations became enough that we added the in-seam drainage system that provides the fuel for the generation . . . What was once a by-product of the mining to keep ventilation and air current safe for the people to work in has now become a resource. And the resource has now turned into electricity.”

Jerry Otero read a message from U.S. Sen. Mark Udall. “This project showcases the best of our western heritage. Men and women working together to accomplish a common goal . . . The by-product is not only a new energy source and a more efficient, cleaner coal operation, but also a new-founded relationship that will continue for many years.” Sen. Udall continued, “The three megawatt project will produce as much energy as Aspen Skiing Company uses annually, approximately 24 million kilowatt hours. In addition, by utilizing the methane as fuel this project will eliminate approximately 96,000 tons of CO2 equivalent every year. The equivalent of 13,151 cars on the road.” John Whitney read U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s comments. “This partnership shows that even when people have

Regarding the Nov. 7 article, “Symposium enlightens entrepreneurs,” the best way to reach Chris Yates is through his website http://cmyatescapital. BY KATHY BROWNING com. The e-mail address Staff Writer published was not corThe Hotchkiss Town rect. Council at its Nov. 8 meeting decided to take another month before deciding whether to accept $310,000 in funding from CDOT for a trail along Highway 92 to the bridge. The Town of Hotchkiss would have to match with $62,000 which it has set aside for the project. Another option would be for the town to not accept the CDOT funding and its accompanying regulations and paperwork. That option would see the bulk of the work done by the public works department over possibly two to three years. The cost is estimated at about $115,000. Mayor Wendell

Koontz said the funding could be spread out over several years. The enhancement trail would then cost more than double the amount of the town’s match if the CDOT funds were accepted. If the trail is via Bridge Street, the project is estimated to cost $425,000 using CDOT funds with a town match of $85,000. If the town would do the project on its own, it would cost Hotchkiss taxpayers $142,000. CDOT approved funding for the town to have enhancement trails 10 years ago. If the town refuses to use the CDOT money now, it may risk losing those funds and possibly future funds and assistance.

“There’s about $1 million a month more methane that’s not being used by this project that could be used by future generation projects here, and I hope that this is just the beginning,” Udall said. “It’s really exciting to see the diverse groups come together,” Mike Ludlow, senior vice president of the Oxbow Mining said. “Tom Vessels and his group are probably a little too modest. They’ve really done a lot of heavy lifting on this project to technically put it together. Oxbow has been a part of the vision. Mr. [William] Koch and Mr. Cooper have seen this a long way off and have supported this project. It has come together and Tom and his group have done an excellent job of making it all happen. What we’re going to see today is the result of

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divergent interests at times they can set aside their differences to work towards a common goal. This joint effort is exactly what people long to see. Congress could learn a thing or two from your example.” This project will produce “enough energy to power 2,000 homes and it will reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere.” Julian Huzyk, project manager, explained the process involved at Elk Creek Mine. Currently, just enough vented methane is being used to run the generator. Once the thermal oxidizer is running, the vent will be turned off, and then gas will be pulled off selectively into the gas

generator system. The generator will generate power at 4,160 volts and then send it to the substation. A transformer turns the voltage into DMEA’s transmission voltage of 46,000 volts. A second generator will be installed on the site by the end of this month and a third generator is expected by the end of the year. Methane consumption by each generator will be 220,000 cubit feet each day. That is a fraction of what is being totally vented at the mine right now. When the thermal oxidizer is fully operational, Huzyk estimates 10 to 15 megawatts could be generated from the current methane being vented.

Hotchkiss delays action on trail Photo by Kathy Browning

Tom Vessels (right), Vessels Coal Gas president, turns on the generator to make electricity from coal mine methane that formerly was just released into the atmosphere. (Below) The generator that will produce 3 megawatts of electricity for Holy Cross Energy.


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Tonight is final night of play What happens when a SuperPAC takes over a high school election? You’ll find out tonight at Hotchkiss High School. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., the Hotchkiss High School drama club will present a full-length comedy, “The Election,” by Don Zolidis. Co-directed by Lenore Cambria and Susan Hamrick, the play’s cast includes Logan Hill and Mandi Chermak. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, and include dessert provided by the Junior Class. Don’t miss this final performance.

Photo by Stephanie Neff

Crawford kids help clinic Crawford School’s kindergarten is shown with Jenny Mitchell (back, right) of Crawford’s health clinic, Needle Rock Family Health Clinic. The students paid $1 to wear a band aid last Friday and all the proceeds went to support the construction of a building for the clinic in Crawford — $99 dollars worth! This was Crawford School’s Quarterly Cubs Care Project, one way the children are taught that caring, fund raising and service to people and communities are important and something Crawford is passionate about.

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our world that good, hardworking people are getting their heads out of the sand and opening their eyes and not being silent about what they are seeing,” Sexton says. “In that era it was Vietnam. Now it’s any of a number of wars going on. Just like Vietnam was to stop the spreading of communism, now the wars are about stopping terrorism. Terrorism is the new communism. It has nothing to do with resources and oil and military bases...That’s what we’re supposed to believe. Meanwhile we’re dying, handing over our rights. We’re being treated like prisoners anytime we go into an airport. And, this is what I say, ‘No’ to. I believe in America and the American dream. I believe in the America that doesn’t torture. That doesn’t assassinate. That doesn’t violate its citizens’

Crawford cracks down on vandalism BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The continual vandalism of town property has led Crawford Mayor Susie Steckel to request further assistance from the Delta County Sheriff ’s Office. In addition, the town will be installing a new, expanded and improved security system. Five youths have been identified as suspects in recent vandalism of the stage and breaking one of the newly installed windows at town hall. Mayor Steckel wants vandals to do community service in Crawford. Others on the council want the parents of the youths to pay restitution for the damage. New security lights

and cameras will surround the town hall, the park, public works garage, the stage, parking lots and the children’s playground. The new infrared cameras and digital video recorder will provide excellent visual quality. The town estimates it will invest over $2,000 in the equipment. The council also wants to organize a Neighborhood Watch program in Crawford with the help of the Sheriff ’s Office. Trustee Christie Young asked if the town should tear down the stage. But the stage was built with GOCO funds and was originally part of the former Crawford School gymnasium.

rights.” “Fall Like Rain,” the title cut on his new EP, is an introspective song about unplugging from the world, Sexton says. “Whether it’s the world of technology, the world of high fashion, the world of television or main stream media. It’s about feeling with my own sense of touch and seeing with my own eyes.” His lyrics say, “I want to feel. I want to fall like rain and lose the shelter so I can see which way the wind is blowing today.” He continued, “I want to be out there and subject to the elements. I don’t want to be too sheltered with drugs and alcohol or TV, money and material wealth. That’s what that tune is all about.” Sexton purposefully released his first EP this time around rather than a full album. “For a variety of reasons it seemed like good timing. I had these songs in the can, and it would have taken me a better part of a year to make a full-length album. At the time, the Occupy Movement was happening. Libya was happening. All these things were happening, so I should get this music out now,” Sexton says. “A lot of people are unemployed, and it’s a five dollar bill.” Sexton has always wanted to maintain cre-

local park; and “The Craziest Idea,” which showcases the thrilling cinematography of recent dam removals in the Pacific Northwest. It will be a full day of films to change your world. This event sells out, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance. This year, the Conservation Center is also hosting a Wild and Scenic family matinee, with an hour of films chosen with families in mind. The matinee will begin on Saturday at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets by reserving them online at www.theconservationcen ter.org, and by stopping by the Conservation Cen-

ative control of his music. He recorded his first music on eight-track and sold 20,000 cassette copies out of his guitar case. “That’s a pure example of music meets commerce,” he shared. “That translated into me being on a major label, and then that translated into me being independent again and really flourishing as an artist.” He added, “I love being independent because I’m not pressured in any way. I’m not beholden to anyone. The beautiful thing is I sell more music and more tickets and get more song placement in television and film than I ever did on a major label.” Sexton often gives back through his performances or recordings to help victims of natural disasters. He recorded “Working Class Hero” for the John Lennon Tribute album to help victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. “Music is a workhorse, not just for entertainment,” Sexton says. “It’s a useful force. It can be used for anything, for good or for bad.” About the audience experience this Friday, Sexton says, “If you are at my show in that beautiful theater, you’ll see people from various walks of life . . . And I’ll be singing in three-part harmony.” No doubt with his fans. Listen and read more at martinsexton.com.

The holiday season begins in a big way in Crawford Nov. 23-24. The Parade of Lights starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23. This is a magical evening with carolers, pets and people all lit up and traveling through town. After the parade, Santa with his bag of toys for all the good boys and girls will be at the Crawford Community United Methodist Church. Start your holiday shopping early at the Craft Fair in Crawford Town Hall and the United Methodist Church begin-

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Come enjoy a community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hotchkiss Senior Center, Cedar Drive and Main Street. Larry Jakubiak and the North Fork Valley Restaurant are preparing the main entree and all the fixin’s for dinner. But, as in past years, volunteers are asked to bring salads and desserts. Salads and desserts can be dropped off at the North Fork Valley Restaurant or Hotchkiss Town

ter office at 204 Poplar Ave. in Paonia or by calling Alex Johnson at 5275307. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers; $25 new membership includes a free ticket. The matinee is $5 for kids and $8 for adults. From 3-5 p.m. on Saturday immediately following the matinee, stop by Paonia Town Hall for the North Fork Winter Gear Swap. If you have gently used or unused winter gear to sell or swap, or if you are looking for a new-to-you pair of skis, this is the annual event you can’t miss. For more information, contact Alex Johnson at 5275307 ext. 206.

Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 23, or at the Hotchkiss Senior Center on Thanksgiving. Everyone is welcome at this great event. The Thanksgiving Dinner is free. Volunteers who want to help as servers are asked to be at the Hotchkiss Senior Center by 10 a.m. It’s always a fun time.

ning on Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be special homemade crafts from local artisans and cookies by the pound. The United Methodist Church will be serving chili and nachos from 5-7 p.m. The Black Mesa Cattlewomen will be serving all you can eat soup at town hall from 4-7 p.m. After the parade the North Rim Glass Studio will have glass blowing demonstrations and refreshments. Everyone is invited.

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Wild and scenic film festival and gear swap this Saturday Join the NFRIAWSERC Conservation Center for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia this Saturday, Nov. 17. It will be another spectacular year of heartpumping adventure, spirit-lifting cinematography, and inspirational storytelling. The evening showing begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7. The film lineup includes “Cold,” a harrowing documentary about climbing a Himalayan mountain in winter; “Finding Their Way,” the story of a couple in Pennsylvania who stopped natural gas development in their

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Those with Sexton tickets are lucky ones Martin Sexton is coming to perform at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia for the first time in his career this Friday night. It has been sold out for some time, and his legion of fans include those in the North Fork Valley. “I’ve heard a bit about the room, and I’m really looking forward to playing such an intimate venue. It’s going to be a lot of fun for me,” Sexton said. And it promises to be a great time for his audience as well. Paonia was a convenient and wanted stop between the southwest and Boulder as Sexton is touring his way across the country. One of Sexton’s latest recordings is his cover version of the Buffalo Springfield classic, “For What It’s Worth.” It resonates with his views about the times we are experiencing now. “I believe we are in the new ’60s. It’s time for us to pull out those old songs and write new songs about what we are seeing and hearing, smelling and tasting. It’s time to start talking and relating to one another about how we perceive the world is going. It just seems to be so much going on in

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Celebrating the children of the world BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

“Gracias por Todos los Niños” literally means “Thanks for all Children.” Photographer Celia Roberts has just published her 2013 calendar, and it’s in color rather than in black and white. Some other changes with this new calendar are that it reaches beyond Latinos, showing children not only in Ecuador, El Salvador and Mexico but also in India, Sri Lanka and the

United States. Roberts took two trips to India, one in 1984 and the other two years later. She had been working with The Hunger Project. The non-profit stated that hunger was being held captive by a belief system. “We have this belief we can never end world hunger,” Roberts said. The Hunger Project was started by John Denver and several other people to shift the context in which we hold world

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hunger. “There are a lot of myths about ending hunger that just aren’t true,” she said. She was involved with that project beginning in 1976. “I wanted to literally experience people who were living in those conditions.” So, she went to India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives with UNICEF on her first trip. Roberts’ photograph for January was taken in Sri Lanka. A young girl is shown engrossed in her schoolwork. Roberts writes, “Like many other countries, Sri Lanka requires all children to dress in a uniform which many families cannot afford. If this is the case, their children are often denied an education.” She fell in love with Sri Lanka. “It’s a beautiful country. So, I felt I wanted to go back.” Her second trip was with The Breakthrough Foundation. Their mission was also to shift the belief system around hunger issues. They gave workshops to the poorest of the poor and to scientists. She observed, “The people who were easiest to convince it was their belief system that held them in place were the poorest of the poor. They were the quickest to get it. The most educated people are so convinced that they have it right... They cannot step out of their box.” There were also beliefs that, “These people aren’t trying hard enough.” Roberts financed her trip by pre-selling photos from her trip. “It’s a great way to raise money!”

Photo by Celia Roberts

‘All Smiles’ was chosen for the cover of the 2013 Gracias calendar by Celia Roberts. It’s also the photograph for March. About this photo, Roberts writes, “As challenging as it can be traveling in underdeveloped countries, there are many experiences so touching that they will always be remembered. Visiting with these precious little sisters selling cookies in front of their home in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala, was one of those moments for me.”

She told the organization she would only go if she could see the results from workshops given two years previously. “At the end of the workshop, people either individually or as a small group took on a project that before they would have thought was impossible,” Roberts said. She wanted to see what was successful and unsuccessful. A guide took her by bus to several tiny villages somewhere in central India. The first project involved setting up a sewing cooperative. They needed to get a location, sewing machines and electricity. They had organized as a group and accomplished all those components except for the electricity. Later they did get their electricity. “It showed how one component could be

missing, and the whole thing would fall apart,” she said. A second project was by a woman who set up a women’s health class. She trained to share ways of improving their children’s health. That woman and her healthy daughter are shown in the August photograph.

In two years she reduced the infant mortality rate in her village by onehalf. The calendar’s May has two photographs, one from Mexico and the second from Paonia showing Penny Sutton and her Little Friends Preschool. The photographs in this calendar cover 18 years of Roberts’ travels. “We’re not taking care of our children to the degree we can,” Roberts said. And those children will determine the future. Roberts’ 2013 calendar is available in Paonia at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia Farm and Home, The Trading Post and in Hotchkiss at The Creamery Arts Center. Inquiries about purchasing calendars or photographs of children should be addressed to Celia Roberts, P.O. Box 5, Paonia, CO 81428, email celia@paonia.com or phone (970) 527-4457. Visit her website www. celiaroberts.com.

Crawford donates to Hotchkiss Fire Dept. BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Hotchkiss Fire Department purchased hazardous material repair kits for chlorine cylinders. The department asked any town wanting that service available to them to donate $100 to help defray the costs of the kits. If the Town of Crawford

were to have some kind of chlorine leak at the water plant, for example, the Hotchkiss Fire Department could be called to handle the situation. The council followed the request of Bruce Bair, public works director, and approved sending $100 to the Hotchkiss Fire Department.

Friendship binds these artists BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

A trio of artists from Crawford who are longtime friends have dubbed themselves, “The Sisters of the Eleventh Moon.” That’s because they always share an exhibit at The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss in November, hence “the 11th moon.” They have been in the sisterhood, so to speak, for four years. They began with a southwestern flair to start with. “We thought the name would tie in,” Pennie Alexander said. Hendrika Cegielski and Connie Willett round out the trio. “We started out as friends and we still are,” Cegielski said. Their exhibit is in the Peach Gallery at the arts center. Alexander had already sold a couple of her pieces on opening night, Nov. 9. “This year I started doing something different with Kachina dolls,” Alexander said. “Kachinas are spirits or personifications of things in the real world. A Kachina can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor

Photo by Kathy Browning

Pennie Alexander, Hendrika Cegielski and Connie Willett are accustomed to sharing lots of laughter as they have been good friends for many years. The trio are also talented artists who have opened another exhibit of their creative works as Sisters of the Eleventh Moon at The Creamery Arts Center for the next month. to an element, a location, to her fabric art. This In addition to her other a quality, a natural phe- time her theme is all fine art two-dimensional nomenon or a concept.” about ravens. For exam- paintings, Cegielski has Her “Spirits Dancers” ple “Crows Line with brought her leather pilare her interpretation of Crow Pins,” “Gym Crow lows, painted gourds, the Kachina. She uses Laws,” “Raven Lunatic” bowls with lizards and recycled leather, jewelry, and “Raven Beauty.” bee baths. fur and feathers. The bodTwo expertly painted Always expertly and ies and heads are made birds in the gallery were delightfully done, don’t from gourds. done by Cegielski. “I miss this latest exhibit Connie Willett brings don’t do normal birds,” by the talented “Sisters her great sense of humor Willett said. of the Eleventh Moon.”

Hotchkiss K8 honor roll The following students were named to the honor roll at Hotchkiss K8 for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year: Third Grade Audren Borgman* Joel Carpenter Pablo Camacho Emily Davidovich* Karlie Egging* Emma Elliott Gavin Finlayson Paul Fisher Alaina Hardin* Lottie Hollembeak Isabelle Houseweart Matthew Kasper* Jason Kuntz Matilda McDaniel Vianney Mendoza Bailey Miller Emma Miller Indigo Miller-Barnes* Landon Moralez Sara Morris Leona Myers* Addison Neal Matthew Pachl Parker Pene* Caleb Roberts* Joseph Rodriguez Isaac Rung Dakota Shelden Drayden Taylor Araina VenJohn Alexis Yanish Joseph Ware Emma White 4th Grade Jaden Borgman

Isabella Brezonick Steffen Brodie Connor Bronkan Kaleb Carr Yahir Chavez Micah Cooper-Sponseller Casey Dagnan Hector Elizalde Genevieve Fisher Emily Graham Tessa Griffith Joslyn Kendall Lauryn Kiefer Jordan Manzanares Christian Matus Nathaniel Mattler Taneal Mautz* Gracie Pham Cassidy Reed Makaylie Reed Tawny Roberts* Alex Ross Anthony Scanlon Adam Smith* Erin Smith Isabella Spano Ava Taylor Grace Trefren Ian Van Horn Jacob Ware* 4th Grade Continued: Trever Wingfield 5th Grade Tristen Allen Shayne Bayles Madison Bennett

Kristal Camacho Preston Davidovich Joli Derby Jaycie Duncan Shay Glaser Nadia Hill* Adam Kasper Brian Kimbell Skyler Meagher Jade Miller Jesse Miller* Grey Neal* Kiley Olson Jerome Reed Emily Rhodes* Justin Schultz Grady Simpson Tycee Taylor Jordyn Vanmeter Elsie Vazquez Sydnie West* Evan White Colby Wilson* Zachary Ziemer 6th Grade Sierra Baker William Bronkan Cesar Camacho Trenton Carr Carson Collins* Taylor DeLuzio Mariah Griffith Quinn Husted Nick Jung Kaleigh Little Caitlyn Littlefield Amber Mattler

Taralee Mautz Landen Mayberry Joshua Pachl Presley Pene Natasha Pham Katie Powers Ashley Sanchez Logan Smith Ruby Speicher Jacob Trefren* Bruce Turnbull* Cory West Taylor West Ethen White* Janaya White Lexi Wrich Jamison Yanish 7th Grade Noah Bagwell Kevin Chavez Keaton Coe Jordan Denison Sophia Fisher* Yasmine Gaub Jonathan Gonzalez Kambry Hall* Chase Hiatt Josie Hiatt Shelby Hiatt Elijah Kirk Jackson Little Courtney Mattler Jennifer McDonald Morgan Miller* Jaren Oates Margaret Parsons Colton Peebles

Madison Reed Fatima Rodriguez Jordan Tamayo* Braxton Trujillo Isaac Van Horn* Ashley Ziemer Diana Rojas Eve Simmons Alexis Triantos Raphael Wick 8th Grade Zack Allen Emily Bagwell Blake Bayles Conner Collins Colton DeLuzio Roggen Frick Jorge Govea Ryan Hafley Colton Hall* Lily Harvey Jamal Helm Skylar Hoage Parker Katzdorn Morgan Keeler Caralyn Littlefield Kale Litzelman* Christopher Lovato Triston Mautz Logan Mayberry Mia McCurdy Raul Mendoza Kayden MurrayOwens Joseph Nault Nick Norton Lacey Rodriguez*


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Christian Scientists plan Thanksgiving worship Christian Science Society invites everyone to a Thanksgiving service Thursday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. Hear short readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by

Olathe plans community Thanksgiving service Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Harvest Community Church, 113 Hwy. 50 Business Loop in Olathe. For more information call 323-6465.

Your church or organization having a special event? Call the DCI 874-4421.

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

Delta and Paonia area volunteers with Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — are filling shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. This year-round project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is ramping up as local businesses, churches and community groups prepare to collect 1,000 gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week (Nov. 12 19).

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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

ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

“Loyal to the orthodox Christian faith as received by Anglicanism” 5th & Palmer St., Delta • Rector's Study: 874-9489 Pastor Tom Seibert Holy Eucharist and Sunday School (Sunday) 10:15 a.m. Order of St. Luke & Healing Service, First Monday each month 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer/Communion Wednesday 10:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH

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(Way of the Messiah) Community Messianic Fellowship First Baptist Church in Delta 1250 Pioneer Road • 589-6142 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

628 Meeker St., Delta • 874-3300 Father Canice Enyiaka Saturday: Confession Mass Sunday: English Mass Spanish Mass Daily Mass Mon.-Fri.

1384 Hwy. 50, north of Delta on west side Info: (970) 256-7299 Worship & Service Saturday 6:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Sat. — Pastors Don & Meme Carey 2nd & 4th Sat. — Pastor Bobby Clement Also, offering Christ-centered horse events. Come as you are! Cowboy hats welcome!

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participants to “follow” their box to the destination country where it will be given to a child in need. To register shoe box gifts and find out the destination country, use the “Follow Your Box” donation form found at www.samaritanspurse. org/occ. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 970858-9873 or visit www. samaritanspurse.org/ occ. National Collection Week for gift-filled shoe boxes is Nov. 12-19; however, shoe box gifts are collected all year at the Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, N.C.

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

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

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

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

CRAWFORD COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF PAONIA

SURFACE CREEK

NORTH FORK

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CEDAREDGE

PAONIA FRIENDS CHURCH

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.

409 3rd St., Paonia • 527-6151 Pastor Gaylen Kinser 370 W. Main St., Cedaredge • 856-3830 Sunday: P.O. Box 400, Cedaredge, CO 81413 SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 9:00 a.m. PAONIA CHRISTIAN Email: fbc@kaycee.net with NURSERY for children 19 mos.-3 years Senior Pastor Dik Abbott FELLOWSHIP CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday: 235 Box Elder Avenue, Paonia • 527-3161 for ages 19 months-adults 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages 9:00 a.m. www.paoniachristianfellowship.com Morning Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Pastor Scott McIntire Children’s Church Available Sunday Services: CRAWFORD FRIENDS CHURCH Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Sunday School for ages 2-112 9:00 a.m. Non-denominational Wednesday: Worship Service 10:15 a.m. 3842 Stearman Lane, Crawford • 921-LORD (5673) Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Children’s Church 10:15 a.m. Pastor Jerry Dutton AWANA and Youth 6:30 p.m. Monday Sunday Worship Service 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Coffee & Fellowship 10:00 a.m. Young Ladies Bible Study ages 12-18 6:30 p.m. Children’s Church and Nursery 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Youth Group and Adult Life Studies Ladies Bible Study 1:00 p.m. GRAND MESA SOUTHERN Wednesday: BAPTIST CHURCH Converge for Ages 7-12 4:30 p.m. 110 S.E. Jay Ave., Cedaredge • 856-4672 Youth Dinner 6:15 p.m. MOUNTAIN VIEW BIBLE CHURCH Rev. Steven Puls Youth Group Grades 7 & Up 7:00 p.m. Lazear, CO – 872-2139 Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor Jim Jesser – 323-6412 Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Please join our family for a variety of Youth Pastor Jake Erickson - 872-6329 Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Sunday School music and worship. 9:45 a.m. Team Kid (Wednesday) 6:00 p.m. Morning Service Something for everyone! 11:00 a.m. Prayer & Bible Study Evening Service & Youth Night 6:00 p.m. (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. Brotherhood Breakfast Christ Centered Country Church SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH (1st Saturday) 8:00 a.m. Independent and Fundamental 235 North Fork, Paonia • 527-3214 Fellowship Breakfast Saturday Evening Mass 5:00 p.m. (last Tuesday) 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m. (at Ole Bakery)

HOTCHKISS COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

2nd & Orchard, Hotchkiss • Office: 872-3540 Pastor John Hiestand • 872-4881 ECKERT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sanctuary is handicapped accessible 13025 Highway 65, Eckert • 835-3441 Children's and Adult’s Sunday School 9:45 a.m. P.O. Box 7 Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor Jo DeVinny Peace Circle, 2nd Tues. 12:30 p.m. Sunday: Wearhouse hours: Monday 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Morning Worship: 9:00 a.m. Year Round 10:30 a.m. UMW Meet 3rd Saturday National Historical Register site Children’s Sunday School during worship Thursday: Bible Study Held at Big E Market 7:30 a.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HOTCHKISS

NEW HOPE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Meets at Cedaredge Community Center www.newhopefree.org Pastor Bill Williamson 856-4458 Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Children’s Church 10:45 a.m. Nursery Available Men’s Breakfast 1st & 3rd Sat. 7:00 at Ole Bakery Youth Groups — schedules vary Call for time and place

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

PAONIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

3rd & Aspen, PO Box 369, Cedaredge • 970-856-3696 cedaredgecumc@tds.net Pastor Deb Edwards Vickie Richards-Street, Pastoral Associate 10:00 a.m. Bob Watts, Pastor Emeritus 12:00 Noon Adult Bible Study 9:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Children & Youth Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Communion Worship First Sunday Youth and Adult Choirs, Bible Studies, Nursery LIVING OPEN HEARTS! OPEN MINDS! OPEN DOORS! 4:00-5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

658 Howard St., Delta Rev. Kay Spinden • 874-3425 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. 1061 Meeker St., Delta • cofchrist.org 10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Children’s Classes Science of Mind Classes Also Available For more information call 626-3347

Sunday: Bible Study Morning Worship

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

COWBOY CHURCH AT THE Z-BARN

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC)

since 1993. During that time, Operation Christmas Child has collected more than 94 million shoe box gifts and handdelivered them to suffering children in more than 130 countries. This year, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect another nine million gift-filled shoe boxes. Through the power of a simple gift and the message of hope through Jesus Christ, children learn they are loved and not forgotten. For many children, the shoe box gift will be the first gift they have ever received. Operation Christmas Child uses tracking technology to allow

ALL SAINTS

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DELTA

American Baptist Church 4th and Meeker, Delta • 874-4893 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta • 874-3847 Rev. Alisa Secrest deltafirstbaptist.org Adult/Children’s Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Pastor James Conley Praise Music 10:15 a.m. Sunday: Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Child care available Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Night Church 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: DELTA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Middle School Blitz 6:00 p.m. Reaching the children and youth of AWANA (Sept.-April) 6:00 p.m. Western Delta County Saturday: I Rd. & 1600 Rd., North Delta • 874-4322 Men’s Bible Study 7:30 a.m. www.deltachristianchurch.org High School Saturday Night Live 7:00 p.m. Ministry Staff: Will Pruett, Jeremy Kane, Kirsten Alsdorf, Jake Sullivan Find us on Facebook at Delta Christian Church Sunday: Worship COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN First Service 9:30 a.m. FELLOWSHIP Second Service 11:00 a.m. Meets at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta Children’s Church: Age 3-5th grade Ron Howard, Pastor Childcare (infant/preschool) all services. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. For Elem., M.S. & H.S. activities, please call Children’s Church Provided Home Bible Studies Available Information: call 200-7816 or 874-4372 863 A Street, Delta Jerry Hilterbrand, Pastor • 874-4837 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Services 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Independent, Fundamental

Delta’s collection site is Calvary Baptist Church, located at 1290 A Street. Shoe boxes may be dropped off Wednesday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Nov. 15, 1 to 4 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, 9 a.m. to noon; Sunday, Nov. 18, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 19, 9 to 10 a.m. In Paonia, drop off shoe boxes at Paonia Friends Church, 409 3rd Street, from 9 a.m. to noon through Nov. 18. In 2012, Operation Christmas Child expects to reach a milestone — collecting and delivering shoe boxes to more than 100 million children

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

MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP 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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Mary Baker Eddy, followed by testimonies of gratitude appropriate for the occasion by Christian Scientists. The church is located at 8th and Meeker in Delta.

The Ministerial Alliance of Olathe invites everyone to a community Thanksgiving worship service. Led by several Olathe pastors, the service will be held

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CEDAREDGE ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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

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

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

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

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

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2820 Peyton Dr., Montrose • 249-4405 Pastor Matthew Frey 1596 S.W. 9th St., Cedaredge • 856-3586 Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. Bob Hillyer - Senior Pastor Sunday School/Bible Study 10:15 a.m. Marvin Pemberton - Assoc. Pastor Wednesday Night Bible Study 4:00 p.m. Youth Pastor: Eric Musil Janet Noble - Children DELTA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00 a.m. 5th & Meeker Streets, Delta • Office — 874-9501 Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. delta.umc@juno.com Add your church listing HOTCHKISS CHURCH OF CHRIST Wed. Family Night: Adult Bible Study, Reverend Siaosi Prescott 175 N. 1st St., Hotchkiss • 527-3225 for just $17 per quarter. Youth & Children's Ministries 7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Minister Windell Howard 7:00 a.m. Youth Group 5:30 p.m. Men's Breakfast (Saturday) Call 874-4421. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. cedarag.org Communion Worship 1st Sunday

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Delta County Independent

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Bulldogs rout Limon, 47-26 BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

That Hotchkiss was seeded 10th in this year’s state 2A football playoffs seems to be working in its favor. The seeding was lower than expected, said head coach Zac Lemon. “But we’ll take what we can get.” Because of the seeding, the Bulldogs traveled 300 miles one way to their first-round game against No. 7 Wiggins, the team that eliminated Hotchkiss in the 2011 semifinals. Wiggins scored less than a minute into the game, and then the Bulldogs put up 48 unanswered points for the win. That put No. 2 Limon, which had crushed Rye a week earlier, on the crossstate bus to Hotchkiss last Saturday. The last time the two teams met, in 2009, Limon won by seven to advance to the semifinals. The Badgers, the team with the most

state titles regardless of class, haven’t won a championship since 2005, and were undefeated heading into Saturday’s game. Following a lessthan-stellar start by the offense that included six turnovers, the Bulldogs trailed 14-7 at the half. Their sole touchdown came with less than a minute remaining in the half when Trenton Tamayo carried a handoff from Josh Hardin two yards for the score; Colton Farmer followed up with the PAT. Things didn’t look any brighter at the start of the second half, when just six minutes into the third quarter, Hotchkiss trailed 26-7. A combination of lucky breaks and big plays resulted in two touchdowns in the span of less than 30 seconds. “All it takes is one or two big plays and then all of the sudden we have

momentum and focus,” said Lemon. “They’re not an unpredictable team. They do what they do and they’re good at it.” Hotchkiss needed one big adjustment. “We know that if we take care of the ball we’re pretty unstoppable.” In the last 18 minutes of play Hotchkiss scored on six consecutive possessions to win the game, 26-47. Can we stop calling them the No. 10 seed now? The Bulldogs have been deep in the playoffs the last two seasons. They’ve been here before, and overcame a 14-point half-time deficit in last year’s quarterfinal game before racking up 42 unanswered second-half points to defeat Resurrection Christian. In the first half against Limon the defense was doing its job, and the offense was moving the ball. They just couldn’t

Photo by Tamie Meck

Bulldogs Conner Beard (15), Tye Bayles and Joe Boyle (51) tackle Limon running back Schafer Thompson for a loss in the fourth quarter of the state 1A quarterfinal football game Saturday at Hotchkiss. Hotchkiss overcame a 19point deficit in the second half to score 40 unanswered points and defeat the Badgers, 47-26.

hang on to it long enough to capitalize. The team was somber as they headed to the locker room at half time. “Our coaches told us we have to figure it out,” said running back Jacobe Galley. Things appeared to go from bad to worse after Limon quarterback Gavin Liggett connected on a five-yard touchdown pass play to Tyler Koehn, his second TD of the day, to up the Limon lead to 20-7 less than 5 minutes into the third period. On the Bulldogs’ next possession, Limon then recovered a fumble on the Hotchkiss 25, and again, Liggett connected with Koehn in the end zone to make the score 26-7. The PAT failed. At half-time, said Galley, the coaches told the team they needed to “flip that switch.” At that point, said Galley, “That’s exactly what we did.” On the next first down, Galley took the handoff 43 yards to the Limon 15. On first down, Conner Beard caught a pass from Josh Hardin on the Badger two, and walked in for the score. A Farmer PAT put the score at 2614, with just over four minutes remaining in the third. The Bulldogs got a break, recovering a Limon fumble just outside the Badger 20 that set up a Trenton Tamayo TD run. Another PAT by Farmer brought them to within five. Duncan Turnbull, who was in for an injured T Hicks, put pressure on Liggett, and a sack by Joe Boyle pushed the Badgers back inside their own 10. Limon, already running low on timeouts, was forced to punt on fourth and 20. A long gain by Tamayo set up an 18-yard touchdown run by Galley to give Hotchkiss a onepoint lead with 25 seconds remaining in the third. Early in the fourth,

Hardin carried the ball 37 yards up the left side for a touchdown and Farmer’s PAT gave them an eightpoint lead. Galley set up his second touchdown of the day when a Limon pass was tipped and he made a diving interception inside the Limon 20. Limon was unable to move the ball and Hotchkiss took over on downs. With 2:38 remaining, Galley scored the final TD of the day. The game ended on an interception by defensive back Dustin Head with 6 seconds left on the clock. Galley ended the game with 18 carries for 159 yards and three TDs, and Tamayo added 82 yards and 12 points. Including his sack, Boyle was in on nine tackles, and T Hicks had seven before being sidelined in the second half with an injury. Sophomore Devan Rupe had

seven unassisted tackles. Farmer hit five of his six PATs. Hardin completed four passes for 37 yards and one interception. “In the huddle and throughout the course of the game we said no matter what happens we’re going to play together as a family and have fun,” said Hardin. “We never gave up. I think it was a big confidence-builder for us because we didn’t unravel and get down on each other.” Hardin looks forward to the re-match with Cedaredge, which handed the Bulldogs their sole conference loss early in the season. “If there’s anything that we’ve learned, it’s that you can’t take anyone for granted. We won, but we’re only guaranteed the next game. We’re going to have to play our best.”

Photo by Tamie Meck

T Hicks tries to stay warm after being sidelined in the second half with an injury.

Delta 21-0 over TCA in 3A BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

This year’s 3A state football championships have been a good year for the underdog. Four of the top 16 teams fell to lesser ranked teams on opening day this past week. Among the winners, as an underdog, Delta’s Panthers (number 13) made the most of their appearance in this year’s 3A state football championships with a 210 win over number four, The Classical Academy, in Colorado Springs. In 1960 Delta competed in the Class 2A state championships and defeated Cañon City 12-7 to win the title. In 1961, the Panthers were the 2A runnerups after losing to Lamar, 40-14. This year’s squad has made the first step in returning to a possible title run. That road will not be an easy one as the Panthers just happen to be on the same side of the bracket that number one Rifle is on. The Bears roared to another shutout win against number 16 Erie by a 42-0 margin in their opening round game on Saturday. Delta and Rifle could be on a collision course if this next weekend produces wins for the two clubs. Rifle plays number eight Roosevelt (a 2115 winner over number nine Palisade) while the

Panthers will prepare the Panther Den for a visit from the Pueblo East’s Eagles this Saturday afternoon. Delta (8-3) drew the home field after being on the road to Colorado Springs last week and Pueblo East was relegated to the road trip after hosting its win over number 12 Holy Family, 49-28. Other top-ranked teams to lose in the first round included number two Discovery Canyon which lost to number 15 Pueblo Central, 24-14. Number three Frederick (8-2) found itself on the losing end of a 33-8 decision at the hands of 3A WSL Eagle Valley (number 14, 7-3). The fourth top 10 team to lose was number seven Elizabeth (7-3) which fell to 10th seed Silver Creek (8-2). For the Panthers, Saturday’s game was played in cold and blustery conditions with occasional snow flurries. After a pair of possessions, Delta earned the game’s first big advantage when Saul Sanchez intercepted Austin Bervig’s third pass of the day. The next Delta possession began on the Delta 42-yard line and resulted in a Zach Decker 42-yard run down the left sideline. The Panthers overcame a 10-yard holding penalty and Mitch White-

side found his brother Ryan for 22 yards on a pass play to help set up the Decker run. Delta’s drive covered 58 yards in five plays. The PAT kick by Alex Quintero gave Delta a 7-0 lead with 3:44 left in the first period. A fourth possession for the Panthers in the first period spilled into the second quarter. After starting on their own 42, the

Panthers used the running of Decker to move the ball to the Titan’s 18yard line. A holding penalty on the Titans moved the ball to the nine. The Classical Academy’s defense applied pressure on a second and goal and Whiteside threw an interception to Jimmy Demkowicz to give the Titans possession at their own 10-yard line.

A great defensive play from Kyle Collins caught the Titan’s Andrew Register for a one-yard loss back to the nine. In two more plays, the Titans were forced to punt. The Panthers could not generate a sustained offensive effort and had to punt the ball back to The Classical Academy where they began their next series at the Delta 49.

Photo by Wayne Crick

Josh Lindsey (59) tries to pry the ball loose from The Classical Academy’s quarterback, Austin Bervig. Closing in to help bring Bervig down is Kyle Collins (54). The Delta Panthers powered their way past the fourth seeded Titans, 21-0, last Saturday in Colorado Springs. Delta will host Pueblo East at the Panther Den this Saturday with kickoff set for 1 p.m.

The Classical Academy got 26 yards on a quarterback keeper and eventually moved the ball to the Panther’s nine before stalling out. A 27-yard field goal attempt was wide left to leave Delta ahead 7-0. Delta’s next possession started on its own 20. A pass interference against the Titans kept a Delta drive alive and placed the ball at the Titan’s 49. Robert Williams carried the ball two times to set the ball at the 47. From there, Whiteside called Chris Black’s number and hit him on a slant pattern for a 47-yard touchdown. The drive took eight plays and covered 80 yards. With Quintero’s extra-point kick, the Panthers owned a 14-0 lead with 6.5 left in the opening half. The Classical Academy got the ball first in the second half and started from its own 20-yard line after Quintero sailed the ball through the end zone on the second half kickoff. The Titans were moving the ball but lost it on a fumble at the 44. Alfredo Rosales gave the Panthers good field position with the fumble recovery. Delta used 10 plays to move 44 yards to take a 21-0 lead on Robert Williams’ three-yard plunge at the 5:13 mark of the DELTA FB TO B7


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Bruins on to semi-final round BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

For two teams that sport season averages of nearly 40 points per game, last week’s 1A quarterfinal football game between Monte Vista and Cedaredge must have seemed boring. The host Cedaredge

Bruins, a team that last appeared in the state football playoffs for a title game in 1993, are hoping to reach that pinnacle in 2012 after running past the Pirates 18-0 last Saturday in Cedaredge. That last state appearance for Cedaredge ended in a 26-8 loss to Rye.

Brandon Milholland’s team, and the rest of the Class 1A contenders, must now feel they have a legimate shot at the state title following last week’s 47-26 win for Hotchkiss over Limon’s Badgers. The Badgers have won 17 state titles and are the state’s winningest

Photo by Randy Sunderland

The cold weather and hard hitting defenses made for a lot of turnovers during the 1A playoff game between Cedaredge and Monte Vista. The Bruins were able to take advantage of a couple of these turnovers to mount short scoring drives in their 18-0 victory.

state title football team. Hotchkiss’ victory allows the four remaining teams in the hunt for a state 1A title to think they just might be this year’s winner. Cedaredge doesn’t have a storied history of winning state football championships. What the Bruins do have is a talented and a totally dedicated group of athletes who believe they are as good as anyone else that is left in the race. Other than Cedaredge and Hotchkiss, who play this Saturday in Hotchkiss, the remaining combatants in the race are Buena Vista (number one) and number four Wray. Hotchkiss knows how tough Buena Vista is after their 18-15 loss to the Demons on Sept. 7. And the Bulldogs have seen the determination and athleticism of the Bruins who dealt Hotchkiss its second loss of the season (21-20) on Sept. 28. Cedaredge’s lone loss of the season came on opening day against 3A Eagle Valley, who won its first-round playoff game

against Frederick on Saturday. This Saturday’s rematch between the Bulldogs and Bruins will be a marquis matchup between the state’s number three team (Cedaredge) and the number 10 contender (Hotchkiss). Last week’s playoff game between Monte Vista and Cedaredge was a defensive gem with just three touchdowns being

scored. The Bruins scored once in each of the first, third and fourth quarters. In all cases, the extra point try for each touchdown failed. The Bruins opening drive of the game stalled around their own 40, and after a short punt Monte Vista started its first possession of the game. After a short gain on its first play, Cedaredge lineback Beau BRUIN FB TO B8

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Despite elimination, Eagles’ AFFORDABLE HEARING AIDS state net experience positive BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Last week’s trip to the state volleyball tournament wasn’t the first for Paonia head coach Krista Carsten. In 2005 she went as an assistant coach at Hotchkiss and took her young daughter, Ce’rra, with her. “But then, I’ve gone a lot as a coach, just to watch... and wish.” Ce’rra Carsten remembers being “little, little, little,” watching “all those older girls play, and hoping one day that I’d be there.” After struggling through the district tournament, they got their wish when Paonia upset Vail Mountain and defeated Dolores to win the Region 3 tournament and qualify for state. This is the first time in 22 years that Paonia has

been represented at state volleyball. Throughout the season, Paonia relied on six players, seniors Ce’rra Carsten and Abby Campbell, junior Carson Pipher, sophomore twins Morgan and Easton Hartigan, and freshman Taylor Carsten. Despite lacking height (at 5-foot-9, Campbell is the tallest), they’re a powerful team, losing only one game this season and going undefeated to win the 2A Western Slope League title. Paonia played a strong team the past three years, but fizzled in playoffs. “I knew this year was going to be different,” said Ce Carsten, a fouryear varsity member who plays at three positions. “This summer it just felt different.”

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Paonia senior Ce’rra Carsten (left) was selected to play in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports’ allstate volleyball games this Sunday at Arvada West High School. Paonia head coach Krista Carsten will be an assistant coach in the game.

Their playoff season was in question when they dropped three of five games at the district tournament. Because they won the Western Slope Conference title, they were protected to regionals. “At districts I think we just over-thought,” said Campbell. “At regionals, we came out strong and we were having fun.” Campbell played her best game of the season in their regional win over Vail Mountain. “We’ve had a lot more fun this year,” said Campbell at last week’s practice. “The more fun we have, the more we seem to win.” Campbell and Carsten have made two trips to state basketball and were freshmen when the Lady Eagles won the 2A state title. The basketball team is almost expected to get to state, said Campbell, but state volleyball? “It’s something special. No one expects it.” Seventh-seed Paonia opened state pool play on Friday with a threeset sweep over 11th-seed Sangre de Cristo (26-24, 25-20, 25-18). The Thunderbirds were coming off of a threeset loss to No. 2 Swink. Paonia’s offense recorded 44 kills and eight serving aces, while the defense had 75 digs and eight dig errors, and successfully received 54 serves with only five errors. Pipher contributed eight kills and 10 digs toward the win. Taylor Carsten scored nine kills. Sophomore Easton Hartigan had six kills and two solo blocks. A back row player, she also recorded 11 digs and 18 serve receives. Morgan Hartigan added five kills and seven digs. It was the first state tournament win for Paonia since 1983. In round two of pool

play, Paonia met its match against No. 2 Swink (24-3, 13-1 Santa Fe League). Paonia didn’t give in to pressure, but struggled with hits and didn’t have a great passing game. “We had opportunities to win,” said Coach Carsten. “But there were a few momentum-changers that made a difference.” In 129 attacks, the team recorded 34 kills and 25 errors. Easton Hartigan was in on six of the team’s 15 blocks. Paonia lost in three (25-20, 25-23, 2521). Lutheran claimed its second consecutive state title. Carsten is already looking to next season and at improving her bench, which consisted all season of sophomore blocker/hitter Claire Tracy and Taylor Plymale, who substitutes in the back row. She suited up freshmen Ashley VanVleet and Jessie Holt and juniors Shylar Wilson and Susan Nieman for state. The two juniors were chosen for their commitment and dedication during the summer, said Carsten. She chose the two freshmen, “... to block against my varsity (in practice) because they are big, they jump and they put their arms over the net.” While Carsten never pulled from her bench at state, they will benefit from the experience. She hopes the experience will inspire them to commit to next summer’s camps and fundraising efforts. Hard work paid off for Ce’rra Carsten, who was selected to play in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports’ all-state volleyball games this Sunday at Arvada West High School, and Krista will be an assistant coach. Ce’rra will also play in the Colorado All-State games next June. She said that playing for her mom is great, PHS VB TO B8

it (win) to be easy. They are a good team. We just are playing good defense right now. Offensively, we ran the ball well at times. The wind played havoc with our passing game at times too.” Delta will host its second-round 3A playoff game beginning this Saturday with a 1 p.m. kickoff. The Eagles throw for 205 yards a game and average 189 yards on the ground while putting up 39 points a game. Defensively, Pueblo East aver-

ages 61 tackles per game, has 13 interceptions on the year and recovered 15 fumbles. Delta is active offensively as well with 155 yards per game coming through the air and another 196 on the ground. The Panthers are scoring at a 24 points per game clip. Delta has thrown the ball 190 times and completed 102 passes for 1705 yards and 14 touchdowns. The Panther running corps has carried the ball 385 times for 2162 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Delta FB CONTINUED FROM B6 third period. Quintero’s kick made the final score 21-0. The Titans had two scoring opportunities in the fourth quarter, lost one on a pass interception by Delta’s Tyler Sandoval and the other after losing the ball on downs late in the quarter. Unofficially, Delta had 99 yards through the air on six of 15 passing and 185 yards on the ground on 45 rushes. The Classical Academy finished with 105 yards on the

ground and another 59 through the air for 164 total yards. Bervig was the leading rusher for The Classical Academy. For the Panthers, Decker had a good day toting the ball for 151 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown. Black hauled in three Whiteside aerials for 62 yards to lead the receiving corps. Even though the victory seemed easy, Delta head coach Ben Johnson certainly hadn’t expected it to be so. “I didn’t expect

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SPORTS

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Winning season, playoff wins no surprise to Bruins seniors BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

That Cedaredge was undefeated to claim the 1A Western Slope football conference and make the playoffs for the first time in 10 years was no accident. Nor was it a matter of dropping from class 2A to 1A, which it did at the start of this season. Under Brandon Milholland, the Bruins posted a 3-7 overall and 2-5 conference season in 2010, and in 2011 upped their record to 4-6, 3-4. Last season, most of their losses were by 20 points or more. This season, the Bruins are 10-1, 5-0, and still going. Most of their wins are by 30 points or more. They entered the state bracket as the No. 3 seed, and face Hotchkiss in the semifinals this Saturday after blowing past Centauri in round one, and blanking six-seed Monte Vista last week. Milholland, who took over as head coach in 2010, credits the talent and dedication of his players, and in particu-

lar, his seniors. “Their contribution is beyond expectation,” said Milholland. “They’re going to be difficult to replace.” Senior starting quarterback Dante Markley, who grew up in Cedaredge, has been friends with teammates Cade and Carter Wasser since they moved here from Hawaii in sixth grade. “Oh, I think they’re great competitors, especially since they’re twins,” said Markley at practice last week. “They always go back and forth. I think that’s really fun to be around because they’re so competitive.” They are also fraternal twins, Cade being the older by 25 minutes, and Carter, at 6-foot-3, the bigger of the two. They compete in anything they can, said Carter. “Xbox, who eats more, that kind of stuff.” Carter Wasser broke his foot his freshman year and missed much of the season. He made varsity his sophomore year and has led the Bruins in rushing the last two

seasons. This year he’s run for 1,071 yards and 14 touchdowns, and he’s not finished. He’s ranked 13th in the state in total points. Averaging almost 14 yards a catch, Cade is the leading receiver for the Bruins. A defensive back, he returned an interception 95 yards against Dolores. He had a pick-six against them his sophomore year, too. That was a good year. But a blood condition that affected his knee forced him to sit out six months, including his junior football season, while he healed. “That was pretty tough,” said Cade, who also plays basketball. “It was the first sport I played without him,” said Carter. “It was different. But we still had him on the sideline helping us out.” This group of seniors, including Alex Crowley, Dustin Stracener and Colton Ensley, has been through a lot, said Markley. They’ve believed since they were playing peewee football that they’d do well their senior year. “You always want to believe you’re going to end on a good note, and it’s good it’s happening to us.” Ranked sixth in the state, Markley has thrown for 1,195 and 16 touchdowns. He was intercepted three times, including twice in the Bruins’ sole lost to 3A Eagle Valley in their season-opener. He’s also rushed for 525 yards in 56 carries. At safety he averages 2.9 tackles per

game and has four interceptions thus far. Until this year, Markley was a running back. He hadn’t thrown a pass in a game since middle school. But Milholland needed a quarterback after Drew Beach graduated. After strategizing with assistant coach CJ Cannell, he selected Markley. He worked on his arm all last summer. Every Monday through Thursday, he and Milholland would spend an extra

hour practicing. They discussed “mechanics and the mental side of the game,” said Milholland. “He can run a spread option to a tee. He’s very smart, very confident. Very coach-able.” The other seniors are big contributors, too. Stracener, a linebacker and offensive lineman, averages almost six tackles per game, and Ensley, a lineman and defensive end, almost four. Since blocks aren’t recorded, lineman with

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Brothers Cade and Carter Wasser, seniors at Cedaredge High School, are important elements to this year’s Bruin offense. Here, Cade (10) blocks for his brother Carter, during an end-around run in Saturday’s playoff game against Monte Vista.

Crowley’s talents aren’t reflected in the stats, but he’s been invaluable to the team, said Milholland. He returned two kickoffs for a total of 92 yards in the Bruins’ round one win over Centauri. Not only is this group good on the field, the lowest GPA among them is somewhere around 3.4. “It starts in the classroom,” said Milholland, “then it carries over to the weight room and summer camps and 7-on7s that they show up for.” And they always show up as a team. Looking to next season, the Bruins have plenty of talent in their 10 juniors. Alejandro Alejandre is ranked second in state in PATs, where he’s 30 for 33, and is one of only 14 1A place kickers to score a field goal. Reid Gates has 96 carries for 701 yards and six TDs and averages 14.5 yards per reception. And Beau Hebert averages five tackles per game. The juniors are already taking on a leadership roll, said Milholland. Seniors “set the tone, and then hopefully the juniors, and then hopefully the sophomores on down to freshmen. That’s how you build a program.” Milholland said the players don’t allow bullying or any behavior that makes players, especially incoming freshmen, feel unwanted. “That’s not the case this year, and it’s just a real pleasure to be around them.”

Bruin FB CONTINUED FROM B7 Hebert knocked the ball out of the hands of Monte Vista’s Hansel Garcia. Reid Gates fell on the ball, setting up the Bruins at the 42 for what would be their first scoring drive of the day. The weather played a big role in the game, the cold and wind turning it into a defensive struggle with turnovers playing

a big role. Hard hitting defenses and cold hands resulted in nine fumbles in the game. Monte Vista gave up the ball five times on fumbles and once on an interception, and it was never able to gain any momentum during the game. It was the Bruins who took advantage of fumbles to shorten the field and mount scoring drives

in the first and third quarters. The third scoring drive for the Bruins was perhaps their most impressive. Mid-way through the fourth quarter they took over on their own 45 and methodically marched the ball into the end zone. Quarterback Dante Markley milked the clock on each down, wating for the referee to start his five-second

countdown before taking the snap. The offensive line opened holes for the running game, and with just under two minutes left in the game Carter Wasser dove into the end zone for his — and the Bruin’s — third touchdown of the game. Wasser carried the football 24 times for 91 yards. The senior fullback also caught three Dante Markley passes for 36 yards. Markley was six of 18 for 83 yards in the game and threw two interceptions. Reid Gates added solid support on offense with his 90 yards of rushing on 16 carries. Markley finished with 38 yards on six rushes and Peter Williamson ran for 15 yards on four carries. Defensively, Gates, Dustin Stracener, Alexander Crowley, Corey Reynolds and Xander Camp all recovered Pirate fumbles. The Bruins had trouble hanging onto the ball as well, but three of the four Cedaredge fumbles were recovered by the Bruins. Beau Hebert had an interception and Austin Gartman recorded seven tackles to lead the defense. Stracener had five tackles while Hebert and Markley had four tackles each. Hotchkiss and Cedaredge are scheduled to play their semifinalround game this Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. in Hotchkiss.

PHS VB CONTINUED FROM B7 but it has its challenges. “We remind each other that I’m her player, not her daughter, and she’s my coach, not my mom,” said Ce’rra. Most of the players stayed for the championship matches, and what they saw was encouraging. “We’re close to where we need to be for next season,” said Carsten.


SURFACE CREEK November 14, 2012

NEWS

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Contractor picked for Westador work BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Cedaredge Town Board has awarded the Westador major street improvements project to low bidder Eco Contracting LLC of Hotchkiss. Trustees selected the contractor, authorized town staff to coordinate contract provisions, and authorized the mayor to execute the contract for the work during a special meeting held on Nov. 8. There were three bids total, including the low bid of $374,258. The high bid was $449,386. The Westador street improvement project will rebuild streets in the subdivision, widen pavement in most areas, and fix street drainage problems.

Some residents who have been using town right-of-way for landscaping and fencing will be allowed to continue doing so. But they will have to pay an annual lease to the town for continued use of the land in future, reported mayor Pat Means. The Westador is the first of the town’s projects under its major streets improvement project funded by a one-half percent sales tax approved by voters in 2007. The town has since accumulated about $326,000 from that tax which will be used to pay for most of the Westador improvements work. The Westador subdivision is located off of Grand Mesa Drive and west of the Dollar General Store.

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Fruit sale reaps bountiful harvest BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Surface Creek Valley once again showed that it has a big heart for the needs of community, and a good eye for value at the same time. On Nov. 3, the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club helping to conduct the annual endof-season fruit sale at Fritchman’s Orchards at Eckert reaped a bountiful harvest of almost $1,200 in sales that will go to the club’s many worthy causes. Support for the event was a lot greater than club members had hoped for, said club

members Pat Means and Ray Hanson, while thanking the local community for helping with the club’s projects. Means noted that the Lions International organization was early on the scene of the devastation recently caused by Hurricane Sandy aiding victims with recovery needs. The Lions Club is focused on the local community. But the International Organization has the reach to help others suffering from events that are “nightly news” on the major media, Means pointed out.

With mittens and a furry hat, this Cedaredge Bruin fan kept fired up while cheering her team to a victory Saturday. The Cedaredge High School football team defeated Monte Vista in the second round of the 1A playoffs to set up a big rematch with the Hotchkiss Bulldogs in semifinal action this Saturday. Earlier this season the Bruins edged out Hotchkiss by one point, and both teams have notched impressive wins in the playoffs. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. in Hotchkiss.

Mayor sees potholes ahead for road funding BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes sees rough roads ahead for the town as funding for its network of roads becomes ever harder to come by.

Stars and Stripes Ball honors America’s mission BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

America is a nation with a destiny and a mission to promote civil society around the world and freedom for all mankind. That message, delivered by guest speaker Col. Matt Clark, U.S. Army, Ret., rang with truth for 150 people who attended the 1st annual Stars and Stripes Military Ball in Cedaredge at the Stolte Shed on Sat., Nov. 10 – the 237th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps and the day preceding Veterans Day. Col. Clark told his listeners that America is a unique country that offers to anyone who will embrace its ideology the opportunity to enjoy a life defined by the same freedoms and liberty that generations of Americans have known. And Col. Clark’s audience of military veterans from every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces did not need to be told of the struggle and sacrifice that has been required by every generation of free Americans to preserve and protect that legacy handed down by the Founding Fathers of America. The Stars and Stripes Military Ball was organized by Cedaredge businesswoman Cathy Meskel. For years, she has expressed her own personal thanks to military veterans by sending gift packages overseas to service personnel, organizing rallies in support of troops and American patriotism, and by other activities. She was joined in the Stars and Stripes Military Ball project by friends, family and sponsors who donated money to stage it, and also by local businesses that donated door prizes: Cedaredge Lodge, Creek Side B&B, Journey into Health and Healing, Coffee Barn, AppleShed, Subway, Drost Chocolates, Rudy’s Pizzeria, and NAPA Auto Parts. The event featured a ceremonial Marine Corps cake cutting with a Marine saber. The event is a traditional way for Marines to commemorate the founding of their service, 237 years ago. Master of ceremonies duties STARS TO C2

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Accompanied by fellow Marine Corps veterans, 97-year-old Fredrika Morris, enlisted 1944, and Helen Barton, enlisted 1951, officiated at a ceremonial cutting of birthday cake on the Marines’ 237th anniversary.

During a town board work session on Nov. 7, Suppes said he wants to begin taking steps now to alert and inform town residents of the looming problems with town road funding. He told his board of trustees he sees “a lack of understanding generally” about how the town’s budget works. “This is not a never-ending flow of money,” coming in for the town’s roads, Suppes told his trustees. “It doesn’t take rocket science to see what is happening. The (state gas tax receipts) are going down and the cost of asphalt is going up.” Suppes noted that many people think the town’s $4 million cash balance cushion, acquired through generations of conservative financial management, is sufficient to carry Orchard City through any difficulty. “Just a couple of emergencies could use that up in a hurry,” Suppes cautioned, and he emphasized again that the town’s regular revenue stream for roads is declining as costs continue to rise. The mayor told trustees that he wants to conduct a town-wide survey next year. The survey would quiz residents on their thoughts about the condition of town roads; about how they think needed road work might be paid for; and, how residents would be

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Fond memories Autumn afternoon sunlight filters through the remaining leaves of an old cottonwood tree casting a golden glow, as seen near Cedaredge before a storm system covered the high country with a blanket of snow and strong winds sent more leaves flying.

willing to pay for the needed work. Orchard City is taking from its general fund revenues to pay for town road work next year. The town’s general fund relies heavily on receipts from state severance tax, federal minerals leasing payments, and the town’s share of the county sales tax, Suppes explained. In 2013, $112,000 will be transferred to the road fund for needed maintenance work. There is $150,000 for improvements projects in the proposed budget for next year. There will be “serious expenditures in the next five to ten years” just to maintain the current condition of town roads without additional improvements, Suppes said. The needed work will include crack seal, chip seal, and overlay. Suppes estimates that necessary spending on town roads by itself would be enough to run the town’s general fund to a zero balance over a five- to ten-year period. “We need to make some plans for the future,” Suppes told the trustees. When Suppes first won election to mayor four years ago, he stated his intention to address the needs of town roads. The $385,000 proposed budget next year for town roads, including $250,000 for projects and capital spending, will take the available balance in the road fund to essentially zero. That means there would be no cash carryover to begin the 2014 budget year. It would also mean that in the event of an emergency, funds would have to be diverted from other town spending priorities, including possibly parks, to pay for it. Suppes called running the road fund to a zero balance, “A wake up call. I want to make this an issue and wake people up,” Suppes said The town’s road fund will begin 2013 with a $150,000 carryover cash balance from 2012. Income to the fund for 2013 includes the general fund transfer and $1,500 interest. County revenue for the fund includes $2,000 from vehicle sales taxes, $13,000 motor vehicle fees, and $10,000 from the county road and bridge fund. The state chips in $108,000 from the gasoline tax, down from $147,000 in 2011. Projected spending in the town’s road fund includes almost $85,000 for general operations, about $50,000 for administration, and $250,000 in projects and capital costs. The town’s 2013 budget will get final approval in December.


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SURFACE CREEK NEWS

Delta County Independent

Cedaredge craft fair brings holidays home BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The holiday season got off to a great start in Cedaredge last weekend. The 7th annual Community Crafts Fair spread the spirit of the season to dozens and dozens of visi-

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A wide variety of crafts, from handmade beeswax candles to framed needlepoint, was available at the Masonic Hall venue.

tors and shoppers at craft vendors’ booths set up in three locations in town. The event coordinator was JoAnn Price. She has helped arrange the event in past years and has been an energetic supporter of the arts and artists in Delta County. Display tables filled with professional quality, local, hand-crafted items were set up at the Stolte Shed, the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church and at the Masonic Hall. Each of the venues offered an affordable lunch as well. Holiday shoppers got the chance to get an early start on filling out Christmas buying lists, or just indulging themselves with a quality, handmade item. The range of items available was too long to name, with everything imaginable available from fine jewelry to framed needlepoint to

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home-baked goods. While vendors got the chance to meet with customers and make sales of their own, the overall event was organized as a fund-raiser for two local projects. Money raised by the event will help with the Methodist Church elevator project. And the

local order of Eastern Star will benefit, with a donation to its scholarship program for local graduates. The event was originally planned to take place at the Cedaredge Community Center where it has been held in past years, but the venue was changed to the three separate locations. Price said she thought the move was a good one because vendors had more space available for displays. All day long, holiday shoppers were seen crisscrossing town streets between the venues to view and shop. Santa made an appearance at the Stolte Shed.

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The “magic elf” made an early holiday season visit on Saturday in Cedaredge for the 7th annual Community Crafts Fair. Dozens of local artists and crafters set up booths in three locations and entertained hundreds of holiday-ready shoppers who visited, shopped, enjoyed good food, and shared the feelings of the season with each other. Above, Nicole Price, 9, and Alec Price, 8, visit with Santa.

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A fanciful Christmas village was among the displays at the Methodist Church.

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For many years there has been a free Christmas dinner in the Surface Creek area for anyone who wants to join in the festivities. It has continued to grow each year so the organizers of this event know it is a worthwhile project to continue in Cedaredge. Again this year, the Christmas dinner will be held on Christmas Day at the Stolte Shed in Pioneer Town. Serving will begin at noon and continue until 2 p.m. There will be turkey, ham and all the traditional fixings that go with it. Of course, there will also be many different desserts, but those who wish are encouraged to prepare their favorite and bring it to share. The organizers hope that, instead of spending

FROM PAGE C1 Master of ceremonies duties for the event were provided by SFC Lee White, U.S. Army, Ret. A rousing sing-along armed forces medley was led by singers from the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church under direction of Bev Gardner and accompanied by Vernette Mackley. A steak dinner was catered by Les and Dorothy Jean Mergelman. The Delta High School Junior R.O.T.C. presented colors; Midge Haggen performed the National Anthem, and the invocation was given by Wayne Hamrick.

Enjoy chili before Parade of Lights Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church is hosting its annual chili/ potato dinner Dec. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal will be served at the Masonic Lodge. Choose from a potato

bar with all the fixin’s, homemade chili, nachos, desserts and drinks. Come to downtown Cedaredge for the Parade of Lights and enjoy the meal.

Christmas Day by yourself, all will come and share this wonderful day with others from the community. They want everyone to have a very merry

Christmas. If anyone is interested in helping with the dinner, please contact Les and Dorothy Mergelman at 856-6676.

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Main Street investment Joan Woolley, owner of the Gazebo Florist on Cedaredge’s Main Street for 17 years, decided recently that the time was right to invest in a cosmetic upgrade to the exterior of her building. The side facing Grand Mesa Drive, shown, now displays a handsome earth-tone stucco with accents in faux stone wainscotting and burgundy trim. The earth tone gray and burgundy color scheme is carried out on the Main Street side of the building highlighted by brilliant white accents. The Gazebo Florist is the second building downtown to take on a refreshing face lift improving both the appearance and business atmosphere. Shown with Woolley are her husband, Dave, left, and friend Jeff McCart. The two men did the remodeling work.

Honor students at Cedaredge Middle School These students were named to the 1st quarter honor roll at Cedaredge Middle School. Sixth grade students (top photo) include Hunter Campbell, Tyler Saunders, Payton Donahue, Sawyer Carey, Dalia Alejandre, Camie Baldozier, Michelle Varanai, Emalee Brooks, Larissa Prisbrey, Kylee Hanson, Hannah Gardner, Niala Stair, Wade Barnard, Courtney Freeman, Jared Reynolds, Keaton Sheppard, Garth Knutson, Wyatt Lewis, Kaylee Smith, Wyatt Camp, Chloe Hart, Max Moore, Shelby Stone, Nevaeh Martinez, Taylor Hancock, Emily Tullis, Briar Wagner and Whitney Woolley. Seventh grade students (middle photo) include Peter Carlson, Nate Stumpf, Jessica Craig, Daniel Mendoza, Mackenzie Dean, Isaac Vader, Holly Jenkins, Emilee Isaman, Alexis Anderson, Teagan Wilson, Hannah Hatheway, Jade Gummo, Colton Hoerr, Drew Markley, Blake Gash, Jordan McMillan, Dylon Gartman, Alex McCracken, Axyle Belveal, Caitlyn Bowen and Samantha Ribbens. Eighth grade students (bottom photo) include Jordan Hickox, Brooke Toothaker, Callie Wasser, Tyler Curtis, Amethyst Wilson, Daniel Roberts, Shayna Dale, Tre LaBossiere, Joe Cormier, Hailey Henrie, Cole Stumpf, Brandon O’Hern, Colter Wagner, Sean Danyluk, Catherine Garcia, Chris Lindley, Tory Wilson, Megan Toothaker, Makayla McKinney, Olivia Bradford, Kendra TenNapel, Kennedy Godwin, Karina Moreno, Kaeli Baugh, Alexeea Wilson, Mariah Shiplet and Sarah Tullis.


BRUIN TRACKS

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Bruins Are In The Semifinals! A First In 19 Years

Photo by Kristin Gardner The Bruins square off against Monte Vista riding their momentum into the Semifinals. By Kaitlyn Kissner Staff Writer The Cedaredge High School Football team hosted their first playoff game of the season against Centauri on Saturday, November 3rd. Although the game started out a little shaky, the Bruins walked away with a huge win. With the score of Cedaredge 55, Centauri 14, these boys solidified their title as the best football team to come through Cedaredge in twenty years. Before last Saturday, the Bruins had not made it to a playoff game since 2002. This football team is full of not only outstanding athletes, but overall great young men. Head coach Brandon Millholland recognizes these players as a much different team than any he has coached in the past. When asked what makes these boys different, Coach Millholland had a great deal to say. “This team is different in every aspect. They are more mature. They are more like men than boys. They are very talented and hard working, and their hard work has paid off. These players are full of honor, and they know what it takes to win.” This team has worked extremely hard to deserve their success. According to senior Dustin Stracner,

“It feels great to be successful. We worked hard all summer whether it was 7 on 7 or early morning weights. It feels like nothing can stop us because we’re doing great. We’re just rollin’.” Their dedication and perseverance is definitely paying off. The Bruin Football team has truly come together as a family. Senior Alex Crowley says many things have bonded them as one. “This year, we went on a camping trip during 2-a-days. It was really fun and it helped us bond. Also, winning our game against Hotchkiss brought us together. It was really emotional for most of us; it was just a great moment to be a part of. The team truly enjoys every moment they can be together. Dante Markley confirms that. “My favorite part of the season has been hanging out with the guys everyday.” With a group of great young leaders like these boys, anyone would enjoy this team’s presence. Senior Cade Wasser is one of the most significant leaders on the team. When asked what he does to be a leader, he answered, “I try to be committed and show everyone that it’s more about the team than it is about me. I try to lead by example.” Not all of the leaders on this football team are seniors. Many younger teammates have made a

huge impact on the atmosphere and direction of the team. Every class is represented by young men who strive to help their team reach its full potential. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors: it doesn’t matter the age, every player on this team leads in their own way. Sophomore, Corey Reynolds is living proof. “Being the only sophomore starting varsity has made me step up and realize that people look up to me. I think I was forced to become a leader. This year will help me in my future in not only the ability aspect of the game, but the teammate and leadership aspects as well. This year is a great building block to help me reach my future goals.” It does not matter who brings the ball into the end zone, These boys support each other and are happy for any success that their teammates bring. This team is full of unselfish, dedicated, hardworking leaders who love the game. That is why these boys have had such an amazing season. On Saturday, November 10th, the Bruins beat Monte Vista in freezing temperatures moving Cedaredge to the semifinals. The clock ran out with the score 18 Cedaredge and 0 Monte Vista. On Saturday, November 17, at 1:00 the Bruins will play in Hotchkiss to solidify their spot in the finals.

Band wins State Championship

Photo by Submitted The band, led by Drum Major Tayor Signs, performs their number at the state competion. By Dante Markley Staff Writer Music filled the stadium. Cheers soon followed. After all was said and done, the Cedaredge Marching Bruins won yet another state title in the class 1A state marching band competition. Not easy in the least, the team endured strenuous practice, nerves, and adversity to remain champions. The band had an early start on competition. July 24, 2012, marked the first day of band camp. Since that day, the marching band has played together. They have played together for nearly four months straight. They came to-

gether to make flawless sound and continued to break barriers. The marching band battled through adversity during the season. They competed against bands that were much larger. Having a small band makes it harder for the band to score points. The bands are scored in three categories: music, visual, and general effect. It is harder for small bands to score well because their mistakes aren’t concealed. “It’s harder for the smaller bands. Every mistake is seen, and the bigger bands have the numbers to hide their mistakes,” says band director Michael Bowles. The larger marching bands also produce more music. However, the undersized band

performed well enough to win the gold. Winning a state championship is always special, but it even more so for the Marching Bruins. Last year, the band set a state record for the smallest marching band to win state with 21 members. This year the band had 17 members, thus breaking their record of the smallest band to win state. They had a different mentality this year, though. They entered last year hoping to win; they entered this year expecting to win. They worked hard and accomplished their goal. “It was a good mentality of this season,” says Bowles. “Hard work gets you where you want to go. That’s a life skill, not just a band skill.”

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WHAT’S BRUIN INSIDE Football advances to Semifinals: Don’t miss the game in Hotchkiss! Energy is high and school spirit soars as the team prepares for their next challenge. Band wins 1A state title for the second year in a row with fewest people ever. Band sets record for state win with only 17 people on the field. Student consumption of energy drinks and the effect they have. MAKE SURE YOU READ THIS. New exchange students bring many skills and benefits to CHS. Cedaredge FFA members and officers travel to Indianapolis for the FFA National Convention. The democratic and republican candidates and their policies will affect the country.

Cedaredge High School gaining state recognition in many activities as well as academics as a School of Distinction


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Velkommen, Siri By Dakota Baldozier Staff Writer Growing up, Siri Jåsund was constantly emerged in different cultures. Schools in Norway teach English as a second language; therefore, her English is easily understandable. Traveling through Europe is very common for all Norwegians during their cold summers. Once the Jåsund family traveled to California, Siri fell in love with the cultureimmediately. Siri watched all the typical American high school movies. One of the reasons she wanted to be a foreign exchange student is because of these movies. ”I love American high Photo Submitted school spirit,” she says. According to her, Siri Jasund is happy to be experiencing the Ameri- Cedaredge, Colorado is just like the movies. can teenage life. “The hallways, lunch, junk food, school bus-

es, and just everything I’ve seen in different movies. The people seem different, but not really.” She wanted to experience living the typical American teenage life. Norway and America have some cultural similarties, but not many. If you asked her what some weird things she has seen in the states, she would reply, “The weirdest thing is you guys never use knives. I use a knife everytime I use a fork. And you guys have cheese on everything. And because people can get their license at 16 instead of 18, everyone has like five cars compared to my one.” Everything is going great for this brave Norwegian. America has truly rubbed off on her in the best possible way. She plans to live here in the future. Siri loves America and can’t wait to spend more time here.

Witamy, Peter By Megan Wick Staff Writer Three foreign exchange students arrived this year. Peter is exceptional because he is the only male exchange student we have. Some of his interests are math, problem solving, computer science and engineering, and studying languages such as Polish, English, German, and French. Peters’ dad gave him advice that got him interested in math and physics. “Son, there will come a day when you’ll realize that life goes like a graph of sine.’ And that is the best summary of life I think.” Peter started to dig around in his dads’ college books last year after the topic came up. He said that he almost failed physics last year but he was so interested he kept going. Peter’s parents have no English translation, but his sisters’ name is Patria and his brothers’ name is Paul. He says “I’m not homesick, at least I don’t

think I am. I miss my brother. We tried to stuff him in a dryer once. We haven’t succeeded yet.” His hardest adjustment being in America is that there are no kabobs, which are his favorite food. What Peter enjoys most about the Cedaredge community is the kindness of the people. His host parents are cool. “We have a lot of the same interests.” His high school had at least seven hundred students. “We didn’t have a cafeteria because we are in the center of the town, and it’s senseless. We didn’t have to be passing to leave campus. Some of the guys left without coming back to school that day.” He says he hasn’t had any problems adjusting to our small schools’ size. He gets bored after school because there aren’t any kabob places. “Kabob places are places you can go when you’re happy Photo by Megan Wick or sad, you can take your dates there too.” Peter Plonka reminiscences about life in Poland.

Willkommen, Annabel

Photo by Atlantis Campbell Annabel Mempel looks forward to showing Bruin Pride at the next football game.

By Raven Moreland Staff Writer We have welcomed Annabel Mempel from Rimbach, Germany. She has come to Cedaredge to meet new people, broaden her curricular choices, and learn everything she can about the U.S. When asked what she hopes to take home from her experience, she replied, “Make friends at the other side of the world, learn better English, and experience how to live as an American.” Annabel is well on her way here at CHS. The schools are different academically and structurally in Germany. “We can’t use notes on tests, the teachers are more strict, but we do have a fifteen minute break after every second hour.” Although Cedaredge differs, she has adjusted well. Being away from her family and friends is a challenge that she has overcome. “I miss the

people in Germany, but I’m not really homesick.” Her friends here are important while being far from home. Annabel is excited to participate in sports at Cedaredge. She plans to play basketball this season and tennis in the spring. She is ready to join the team. Annabel enjoys supporting Cedaredge High School. She shows her Bruin Pride by attending every football game, wearing blue and white, and cheering for the win. “I love the school spirit! We don’t have that in Germany.” She is a huge fan of the “Big Blue Wrecking Crew”, and is excited to watch the playoffs. When asked what she likes most about Cedaredge, she replied, “I like how the people are, the community, and the school spirit!” She is certainly welcome at Cedaredge. She fits right in with her positive attitude and determination to do well.

85th Annual National Convention By Kaitlyn Kissner Staff Writer Agriculture: one word, one class, one organization that means so much to over half a million members nationwide. The 85th National FFA Convention took place in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 24th through the 27th. Proudly representing the Cedaredge Chapter were Christian Forkner, Alyssa Weeks, Kaitlyn Kissner, Ryan Latta, Ryan Bowen, Mycala Read, Rachel Huerkamp, Ethan Fritchman and Keenan Lawrence. They attended the convention under the supervision of advisor, Katie Johnson. This year’s convention theme was “Grow.” The focus was not on the growth of plants and animals, but on the growth and development of leadership skills, integrity, courage, and the overall development of each member as individuals. This convention encouraged them to be the best person they can be. These four days proved to be life changing for over 65,000 members who were in atten-

dance. FFA itself has grown tremendously over the years, changing from 33 farm boys in 1927 to over 500,000 young men and women in 2012 Members were introduced to new perspectives on life as they listened to speakers such as Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton; NBA player Walter Bond; and Marine Corporal Josh Bieill, a double amputee. Speeches were also given by the 2011-2012 retiring national officers, leaving every member with encouragement, courage, selfconfidence, and comfort in the fact that they are part of a great organization. This convention proved to be not only life changing, but packed full of fun activities as well. Before the convention, the Cedaredge Chapter went to Kentucky and toured places such as Keeneland Raceway, St. Joseph’s Orphanage, the Louisville Slugger Factory, Churchill Downs, and many others. They constantly joked and laughed throughout the trip.

Photo By Katie Johnson A select group of FFA members takes time out of their trip to tour Fair Oaks Farm, one of the largest dairy farms in America. During the Convention, activities such as a Brantley Gilbert and The Band Perry concert took place as well as a dance which was a bonding experience for each individual with a common passion for agriculture. From the state of Alaska to Puerto Rico and from Maine to Hawaii, FFA members came together and learned to be leaders through building

confidence, compassion, and a willingness to accept and understand one another. Each member experienced life changing growth. They left Indianapolis stronger than they arrived. National FFA conventions are outstanding opportunities that every person should experience. Agriculture is much more than horses, barns,

cowboy hats, and big green tractors. It is a brotherhood, a family, a group of young men and women standing up and striving to reach their full potential. Students returned with a renewed energy and dedication to FFA and all it stands for. Many activities are scheduled for the coming year.


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Presidential Candidate’s Policies Affecting Students By Lars Knutson

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Romney

Education His “Race to the Top” initiative has provided grants to schools that have “innovative plans to improve teacher quality and student achievment.

His plan suggests that the education system can be fixed by making sure teachers are qualified and schools are held accountable for their struggle.

National Debt His plan for lowering the debt is centered around allowing the tax cuts for the wealthy to expire.

The governor’s approach would focus on defunding government programs, repealing Obamacare, and cutting government subsidiaries.

Healthcare He plans to let states craft health care plans to best fit their citizens’ needs.

He allows teens to stay on their parents’ plans until age 26 which provides health care for many late teens, college students, and graduates.

Environment He has supported legislation, such as cap-and-trade, that would incentivize reductions reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

He is an advocate of further offshore drilling and the deregulation of the oil industry.

Sources: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ http://www.barackobama.com/ http://www.mittromney.com

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Food Bank is getting ready for holiday dinner distribution

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

New partnerships A new business partnership was christened on Friday, Nov. 9, as Munson’s Main Street Gallery held an official grand opening reception at its new location inside the AppleShed. Shown above are Tracy Munson, right; AppleShed owner Connie Williams, center; and Dale Russell Smith, local artist whose work is featured by Munson’s Main Street Gallery. Dozens of friends and fans of Tracy’s exceptional taste in art and accents were on hand to help her open the holiday season in the new partnership with Connie and the Appleshed, Cedaredge’s premier location for quality decor and inspiring works of art. The grand opening event was more than business and fellowship; Munson reports that over $900 was raised for the Surface Creek Community Services food bank and the school’s Food for Thought program.

Annual Harvest Dinner to be served in Eckert Eckert Presbyterian Church will serve its annual Harvest Dinner Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, coleslaw, dinner

roll, choice of dessert and beverages. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and free for children under the age of 6. For more information about this community event, call Carol Vela at 835-3388.

November is here and the days are getting colder. Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching. At the Surface Creek Food Bank, volunteers are busily preparing for our Holiday Dinner Donation to needy families in our area. Last year, with the community’s help and the help of many great volunteers, the food bank delivered 275 dinners to families in the Surface Creek area so that they, too, could celebrate the holidays with their family and friends.

The food bank is seeing larger families as extended family members move in together to help cut costs, and it is also seeing more of our middle-income families coming forward for help as they can no longer make ends meet. This year the dinner distribution is on Saturday, Dec. 15. Each holiday dinner includes a gift certificate for the purchase of meat from a local store, potatoes and sweet potatoes, celery and onions, a pie or the ingredients

On Saturday, Nov. 17, a food drive will be held to help the Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank. Volunteers from the food bank will be collecting food at the Cedaredge FoodTown store from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The number of families needing assistance from the food bank is growing each month, with the food bank now serving over 200 families from the Surface Creek Valley each month. The food bank serves residents with the zip codes of 81410, 81413, 81414 and 81418. The Surface Creek

Valley community has always been very supportive of the food bank and it is hoped that support continues Nov. 17 when volunteers will be accepting and boxing non-perishable items. Cash donations, which are tax-deductible, will also be accepted with the money used to purchase other needed items. Fill your grocery baskets with a few extra items and donate generously to the food bank on Saturday, Nov. 17. For more information, call SCCS president Jean Weisbeck at 399-7714.

A look at local flora with Evelyn Horn

Photo by Al Schneider, www.coloradowildflowers.com

Engleman spruce

Cedaredge honor roll The following students were named to the honor roll at Cedaredge Elementary School for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year: 3rd Grade Straight A’s Olivia Hohenstein 3rd Grade A B Honors 3.99-3.0 Devin Barwick Kelvin Bailey Savannah Baldozier Morgan Bates Blane Bishop Kailey Boman Madison Bowen Ashton Cohick Kayla Davis David Erickson Gracie Fitts Dayanara Gonzalez Karlie Hanson Jadianna Harper Jory Hoerr Lucas Hoerr Megan Jenkins Tristy Keller Hunter Kissner Lance Knutson

Tanner Lawrence Mackenzie Lee Dakota Martinez Brandon McCracken Paige McGovern Kacey McIntire Hayden Moon Dustin Moore Leila Morton Bailey Nelson Rae’ Pyle Kyle Richardson Keyra Sheppard Makayla Tompkins Faith Vader Kayley Withrow Levi Wood 4th Grade Straight A’s Kimber Alanko Isaac Blair Conner Brooks Kammie Henderson Aby Lozano Colby Rupp

Emma Stumpf Brody Wagner Olivia Wick 4th Grade A B Honors 3.99-3.0 Ashlyn Anderson Jacob Brown Sam Campbell Jessica Dexter Sierra Findley Aspen Furubotten Daniel Garcia Jadyn Gorham Zach Hamilton Brady Healy Jade Malinowski Sophia McCrackin Jamie Meyer Taelor Mills Christoferr Myers Jade Price Nicole Price Emma Purvis AJ Robidoux Skyler Sakala Kiyoshi Salazar

Hailey Smith Joaquin Tillman Nevaeh Wilkerson Jeanene Williams 5th Grade Straight A’s Hannah Carlson Owen Craig Sean Dale Alayna Edwards Gracie Hatheway Hannah Hohenstein Ryan Imhoff Joshua Jenkins Elle Lewis Reganne McIntire William Parker Katie Lindley Kiara Springer Kaitlyn Toothaker 5th Grade A B Honors 3.99-3.0 Adison Arnett Natalie Barnard Ethan Bates

Kaleb Berardi Elisabeth Cole Paden Conner Joshua Deal Ethan Fish Hunter Fitts Trey Geyer Violet Gonzalez Brian Hoerr Rebbecca Hofius Michael James Makayla Kehmeier Brayden McCarty Brie McGovern Zach McMillan Jacob Miller Lee Moon Hailey Parker Angel Reisinger Jacqueline Rivera Ani Summers Chase Toothaker Abigail Vespia Dominik Waitman Zoe Wood Summer Young

Day of service set for Nov. 17 in Cedaredge BY VERNA BARR Staff Writer

A Day of Service, Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is being planned by the Cedaredge Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Relief Society. All women of the community are invited to participate. Lunch will be served. Workshops on service will include Service as a Family and Preparing Meals for Others. Activities will include assembling a variety of kits for community agencies — newborn kits for the WIC program, school kits for Cedaredge and Delta schools, children’s packs for the sheriff ’s department, hygiene kits

for The Abraham Connection (homeless shelter in Delta) and Surface Creek food bank. Bring any of the items listed below when you attend the Day of Service or drop off items at the church (located at 1535 SW 9th St., Cedaredge) on Sundays or All Country (door to the left at the Shell station in Eckert). Suggested items to be collected: plastic combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, hand towels/ wash cloths, receiving blankets, baby clothes 012 months (new or used in good condition, stain free), baby powder, lotion and oil, Q-tips, diapers, hand sanitizer. There’s more: pencils,

81413 and mark them for Holiday Dinners. If you would like to volunteer or to donate specific food items, please contact Ken Black at 901-9130. Thanks for taking time to consider this request. As you start thinking of your holiday dinner plans, please remember others in your community who need a little extra help.

Volunteers will collect food donations Nov. 17

Plants of the Western Slope Engelmann Spruce The headline read, “Capitol Sprucing Up.” It was about the Engelmann Spruce (175 feet tall) from the Meeker area being sent to the U.S. Capitol for a Christmas tree. And I thought, “That’s nice!” And then I wondered about the term “sprucing up.” So to the dictionary. Fourteenth century “spruce” is a variant of Prussia and referred to things brought from there, including fine leather. Noblemen wore jerkins made of “spruce

to make a pie, margarine or butter, and fresh fruit. Each family dinner box costs about $38 to make. The Food Bank is always pulling from canned food donations and looking for the best prices on food to keep the costs as low as possible. Please mail donations to Surface Creek Community Services, P.O. Box 963, Cedaredge, CO

blunt-nosed scissors, straight edge ruler, notebook paper, tissues, tote bag, quilts, sheets, towels, Ziploc bags, anything a child could use such as coloring book/ crayons, stuffed toys, blocks, cars, dolls, books, etc. Clothing (new or used in good condition) pants, shirts, sweaters, pajamas, socks, etc. to be used by children and adults of all sizes (new or in very good condition). Then too, there is always a need for non-perishable food. Plans are to sort and pack the items and deliver all of it to help fill existing needs. For further information contact Jennifer at 856-7082.

leather.” The words “sprucing-up” were used in a 1676 drama, and so the word became a verb. This usually applied to people and their clothes, but the meaning has now been extended to the capitol of our nation. But when I looked at the photo in the Grand Junction Sentinel, I thought of our trees on Grand Mesa, along with their companion trees, the subalpine fir. The subalpine fir has gray-silvery bark while Engelmann spruce’s bark is brown and scaly. And the height of 175 feet brought to mind just the opposite condition: the twisted, dwarf Engelmann spruce at timberline that I studied on Cottonwood Pass. The cold, wind, intense sunlight, and shallow soils result in these dwarf trees, labeled as “krummholz,” a German word for “crooked woods.” Those trees that manage to grow taller (10 to 15 feet) have limbs only on the side away from the constant winds: “banner trees.” Of course, many small creatures and birds shelter within these trees as well as many delicate alpine plants. A precious memory.

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

Not too early After living through a year of low water worries, a still sour economy and an endless election season, maybe it’s not too early to begin enjoying the lights, music and feelings of the holiday season, as the owners of this home on 2100 Road in Orchard City have done.


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Soil health tillage taking root here ley. A tour of local soil Soil health farming health fields conducted by practices are taking root Jerry Allen and attended in the Uncompahgre Val- by about 20 area produc-

BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Contact Cheryl Ghrist, cheryl@colopress.net for more information. Or call 303-571-5117, ext 13.

ers and ag industry support professionals made demonstration stops at four local farms. Jack Graff is using winter wheat as a cover crop mix. The management plan, according to Allen, is for a green manure cover crop to enhance spring fertility. Steve Shea has chosen sorghum sudan for his cover crop. Management options on his field include winter pasture and spring fertility. Zack Ahlberg is utilizing a cover crop mixture of turnips, tillage radishes, lentils, peas, buckwheat, triticale, kale, clover, rye, and sorghum sudan. The management plan being used on the field is to graze half the field heavily in fall with half saved for spring fertility, Allen explained. David Harold has also chosen a cover crop mix.

It includes lentils, peas, and triticale. over, and plant organic berseem clover, rye, tillThe field management sweet corn or organic age radishes, hairy vetch, plan is to crimp and roll field corn in the residue.

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The use of cover crops was a main topic of discussion as about 20 local ag producers and support professionals toured four soil health projects under way from California Mesa at Delta to Olathe. Staff from the NRCS and local conservation districts attended also. Soil health practices are gaining interest and new adherents as local producers share their experiences and look to reap the benefits of improved water quality, less water use, lower carbon inputs, and improved yields.

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“Delta County Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind agricultural producers of the upcoming deadlines to purchase Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for 2013 crops. Now is the time to look ahead at your 2013 crop year plans and evaluate the need to purchase coverage against loss of production as a result of natural disaster on otherwise non-insurable crops,” said Alan Bull, County Director. “Damaging weather including drought, frost, freeze and hail are listed as eligible causes of loss, along with other weather related events.” The following Delta County crops have a NAP

application closing date of: • Tuesday, Nov. 20, for apricots, cherries, grapes, pears, plums, prunes, and hops; and • Monday, Dec. 3, for alfalfa, grass, mixed forage and honey. NAP provides coverage for crops for which the catastrophic level of insurance coverage is not available. The program provides financial assistance to producers when low yields, loss of production, or prevented planting occur as a result of natural disasters. Eligible producers may be compensated for losses exceeding 50 percent of the expected yield based on 55 percent of the average market price of the commodity. Prevented planting coverage applies if more than 35 percent

of the intended acreage is prevented from being planted. To reflect a decrease in production costs incurred, the payment rate is reduced for any crop that is unharvested or prevented from being planted. Producers cannot receive assistance for the same loss under more than one USDA program. An eligible producer is an owner, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper who shares in the risk of producing the crop or is entitled to share in the crop available for marketing from the farm or would have shared had the crop been produced. To be eligible to receive coverage, a producer shall pay a nonrefundable service fee of $250 per crop, not to exceed $750 per county, or $1,875 for a

multi-county producer. Payment of the service fee is due at the time the producer files an application for coverage. Service fees may be waived for limited-resource producers. Bull noted, “With the upcoming application closing dates of Nov. 20 and Dec. 1, 2012, we urge farmers, landowners, and ranchers who wish to elect coverage or continue their enrollment to complete an application at their local FSA office.” Application for coverage closing dates for various crops is scheduled throughout the year. For more information on the program contact the Delta County FSA Office at 874-5726 ext. 2, or come by the office located at 690 Industrial Boulevard in Delta between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Hartland Dam design firm wins award The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado announced its 2013 Colorado Engineering Excellence Awards winners at a gala event held Nov. 5, at the historic Brown Palace Hotel. Seven Colorado engineering firms received Engineering Excellence Awards and were among 24 projects submitted by firms statewide. These projects will now advance to the ACEC National Competition that will be held on April 23, 2013, in Washington D.C. The Engineering Excellence Awards top honor, the Grand Conceptor, was given to The RMH Group for the Toyota Elephant Passage project at the Denver Zoo. Merrick-McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group was honored for its design of the Hartland Dam fish and boat passage near Delta. Their design

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Merrick-McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group’s Hartland Dam fish and boat passage facilities win engineering award for innovation. involved removing a vertical drop at an existing diversion dam and designing an environmentally sensitive, multi-channel river system to enable both fish passage and boat passage. The new stateof-the-art fish passage facility now allows native Colorado endangered fish

to negotiate the diversion dam, promoting the recovery of these species. The new boat passage channel provides a safer white water recreational experience for kayakers and rafters. For information on all the projects submitted, visit www.acec-co.org.

Photo by Bob Borchardt

Veterans Day salute Early Sunday morning, Nov. 11, the Cedaredge Community Garden displayed a banner and the American flag to show respect to all veterans. Throughout Delta County, organizations and individuals expressed support for the veterans of the U.S. military services on Veterans Day.


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D2 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 BID NOTICES PAONIA FIRE DEPARTment is taking sealed bids on a 1975 Kenworth. 335 Cummings turbo, 4,000 gallon tank, vacuum draft, pressure fed. May be seen at the North Fork Horse Patrol Rodeo grounds at 39696 Mathews Lane, Paonia, Send bids to Delta County Fire Protection District #2, P.O. Box 1023, Paonia, CO 81428. Bids will be opened Nov. 26. (4x44)

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES RESTAURANT/BAR BUSiness. Have you ever wanted to have your own business? Great business opportunity on the beautiful Grand Mesa. Run your own restaurant and bar. We are looking for someone interested in leasing the restaurant and bar here at the Thunder Mountain Lodge. All equipment furnished. Very reasonable lease rate. Fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated individual or family. Established clientele. Excellent earnings, and can't be beat views and atmosphere. Call or e-mail for details. (970) 856-6240 or www.thundermountain lodge.net (4x44)

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HIRING RESTAURANT MANAGERS We are seeking career minded motivated individuals to help manage our Wendy’s in Delta, CO. We offer competitive pay, benefits, paid vacation, bonus program, and unlimited opportunities for growth and personal development based on performance. We offer more opportunities for people to find the challenges they want and the recognition they deserve.

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HELP WANTED GREAT JOB – HIGH Country News (a non-profit environmental news organization) seeks a classified ad sales assistant to fill a part-time (12 hrs/wk) position selling liner ad packages via outbound phone calls and e-mail. Must be comfortable with telephone and e-mail communication, maintaining a focused sales plan and cultivating new leads. Qualifications: one year sales/marketing experience preferred, advertising or other media sales a plus; professional telephone representation – telesales experience a plus; computer knowledge with experience in data input, word processing and e-mail applications necessary. Email cover letter and résumé to jobs@hcn.org. High Country News is an EOE and committed to a diverse work force. (3x46)

PUBLIC SERVICE PIONEER AL-ANON Family Group will host a special speaker meeting on the last Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome. 8-9 p.m. in Cedaredge at First Baptist Church, 370 W. Main Street in Wick Hall behind the church, west end. Call Mary 856-6123 or Vicki 856-7115. (tfnx12) 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 physician. (TFNx2)

THE DISTRICT ATTORNey's Office provides services to those who have been victimized by a crime of domestic violence, PUBLIC assault and other crimes. SERVICE To learn more about the victim assistance services provided by the District THE DELTA COUNTY Attorney's Office, please Independent runs these contact Peggy Ann Saxton items as a public service at 970-874-2085. (tfx41) free of charge for non-profit organizations, if no fees are ALCOHOLICS ANONYcharged. However, each mous, at Friends of Bill group is asked to please W. club at 9th and Palmer, keep them current by call- meets Sunday 1 p.m., 7 p.m. Monday at noon, Tuesday at ing 874-4421. noon, Wednesday at noon, HOTCHKISS-CRAWFORD 5:30 ladies only. Thursday Historical Museum. Winter at noon, and 8 p.m., Friday hours, Saturdays 1-4 p.m. at noon, Saturday 12:15 thru December 24. $3 admis- p.m. Call 874-8282. (tfnx5) sion or free to members. Come see our museum at YOUR LISTING HERE! 2nd & Hotchkiss Streets in call now... 874-4421 and talk Hotchkiss. 872-3780. (tfx44) with an Ad Rep.

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and presents a very tasteful appearance. The lighting of the room is also well arranged, having a handsome electric chandelier suspended from the center of the room. Lights are especially arranged on all sides for convenience. Accommodations have been provided for ten patients, but we are informed that as many as fifteen or eighteen can be well taken care of in case of emergency. *** Mine safety car No. 2, of the United States Bureau of Mines, in charge of Miner Foreman, W.D. Schofield and a crew of expert miners, COMPILED FROM DELTA NEWSPAPERS arrived at Bowie, Wednesday, November 13. The By DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY car will be on exhibition until November 20, at 251 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8721 which time it will leave for Denver. November 15, 1912 Instruction in mine safety methods will be (From the Delta Independent) given at Bowie and an illustrated lecture on Thomas Gale, of this city, was the first person greater safety in mining will be given every eveto undergo a surgical operation at the new Delta ning. hospital. The patient was taken into the conThis mine safety car is one of eight that venient operating room on Monday where local constitute the life saving service of the bureau of surgeons applied their skill in the treatment for mines for the rescue of miners in time of disaster. rupture and the operation was a pronounced a Each car is fully manned by a corps of miners success. Mr. Gale is now reported as doing nicely. trained in rescue work and equipped with the lat*** est rescue apparatus and first aid to the injured The Delta hospital is rapidly nearing comple- and is ready at a moment’s notice to proceed to tion, although much of the special equipment the scene of a disaster, where the rescue corps, in has been delayed in arriving. The Misses Spears cooperation with the state mining officials will do and Witschen of Denver, the graduate nurses in everything possible to save entombed miners. charge of the Delta institution are very much The saving of human life is the emergency pleased with the outlook for the hospital, and met feature of a general campaign of educational work with much encouragement so far. among the miners who will not only be taught the The operating room is said to be one of the use of the rescue apparatus, but also the proper very finest in the way of equipment and other way to take care of an injured miner. There will modern conveniences in the state. The interior be illustrated lectures on the use of explosives, finishings of the room are done in white enamel

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electrical equipment in the mines, fire prevention, sanitation and first aid surgical treatment. *** Over on Fruitland mesa the people show their enterprise by “chipping in” and building a school house. Some have donated labor and others money and the school house will be finished this week. It is located on the southwest corner of the Horace Davis place. Miss Myrtle Phillips has been secured as teacher and school will begin next week. *** The present county commissioners are entitled to praise for their decision to construct of concrete the new bridge across the North Fork on the Hotchkiss-Crawford road. When built it will be a permanent bridge. Water may run around it, but the bridge will remain. And there will be no wooden floor to rot or wear out. It will be as good a hundred years hence as when first used. It will be on our auto road and be known from one end of the country to the other. *** If you expect your share of the holiday trade it is time you were beginning to advertise for it. Buyers have been educated to do their Christmas shopping early. *** Alex Calhoun, one of the well known cattlemen of his section of Colorado, came in from Nucla last Tuesday evening, to attend a meeting of the advisory board of the Uncompahgre forest service officers in this city on Tuesday. Mr. Calhoun is a member of the cattle firm of Calhoun & Selby. ***


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Public Notices Your Right To Know Legal Deadline is Monday at 10 a.m. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0071 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On May 1, 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) Howard B. Garland and Barbara A. Garland Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust 12/15/2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 12/20/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 610676 Original Principal Amount $320,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $297,536.70 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 2, GARLAND MINOR SUBDIVISION, DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1679 H 38 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, 12/12/2012, 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 10/17/2012 Last Publication 11/14/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 05/01/2012 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 # 12-05480 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent October 17, 24, 31, November 7 and 14, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0141 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 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) PAUL D. HOERR AND JENNIFER A. HOERR Original Beneficiary(ies) LORET F. WRIGHT Current Holder of Evidence of Debt LORET F. WRIGHT Date of Deed of Trust 3/16/2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 3/17/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 641549 Original Principal Amount $179,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $175,240.10 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1 OF THE FEDIE MINOR SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED OCTOBER 19, 1993, UNDER RECEPTION NO. 471770. TOGETHER WITH ONE UPPER SURFACE CREEK DOMESTIC WATER USERS ASSOCIATION WATER TAP. Also known by street and number as: 1036 NE SHADY OAK AVE, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 12/12/2012, 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 10/17/2012

Last Publication 11/14/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 08/13/2012 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: JAMES BROWN #4759 Brown, Schottelkotte, Stimpert & Vaughn, LLC 550 PALMER STREET SUITE 201, PO BOX 43, DELTA, CO 81416-0043 (970) 874-4451 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 # WRIGHT vs HOERR ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent October 17, 24, 31, November 7 and 14, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0142 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 14, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Jose Ortega and Susan H. Ortega Original Beneficiary(ies) Nationstar Mortgage LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Nationstar Mortgage LLC Date of Deed of Trust December 14, 2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust January 02, 2007 Recording Information (Reception Number) 610955 Original Principal Amount $171,931.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $176,896.58 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. LOT 14, BLOCK 2, GARNET HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 502 Munro 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, 12/12/2012, 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 10/17/2012 Last Publication 11/14/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/14/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 12-09000 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 17, 24, 31, November 7 and 14, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0143 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 14, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Ephraim Towne and Norma Towne Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust 12/26/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 12/31/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 621792 Original Principal Amount $129,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $121,151.35 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 8 AND 9, BLOCK 23, ORIGINAL PLAT OF THE CITY OF DELTA, DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 235 Palmer 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, 12/12/2012, 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 10/17/2012 Last Publication 11/14/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 08/14/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CHRISTOPHER T. GROEN #39976 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 # 12-09918 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent October 17, 24, 31, November 7 and 14, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0070 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On April 27, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) GARY L. WARD AND MARGIE F. WARD Original Beneficiary(ies) SURFACECREEKBANK CENTER - MONTROSEBANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt SURFACECREEKBANK CENTER - MONTROSEBANK Date of Deed of Trust 8/22/2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 8/24/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 618163 Re-Recording Date of Deed of Trust 9/15/2008 Re-Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 628782 Original Principal Amount $450,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $518,524.53 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 PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN THE E1/2 NW1/4 AND W1/2 NE1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 94 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDAIN HAVING BEARINGS BASED UPON A BEARING OF NORTH 89°54'21" EAST BETWEEN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 25 AND THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION WITH ALL OTHER BEARINGS BEING RELATIVE THERETO, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NW1/16 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 25 AND RUNNING THENCE NORTH 00°26'04" WEST 475.75 FEET ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID E1/2 NW1/4; THENCE LEAVING SAID WEST LINE SOUTH 78°10'05" EAST 2280.02 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF CURRANT CREEK; THENCE FOLLOWING THE CENTERLINE OF CURRANT CREEK GENERALLY ALONG THE FOLLOWING TWELVE (12) COURSES; 1) SOUTH 46°19'26" WEST 66.61 FEET; 2) SOUTH 13°05'49" WEST 175.23 FEET; 3) SOUTH 34°41'35" EAST 57.20 FEET; 4) SOUTH 77°32'08" WEST 217.10 FEET; 5) SOUTH 23°25'54" WEST 55.76 FEET; 6) SOUTH 31°53'35" EAST 154.06 FEET; 7) NORTH 74°35'51" WEST 48.75 FEET; 8) SOUTH 06°35'14" WEST 39.47 FEET; 9) SOUTH 27°00'38" EAST 33.36 FEET; 10) SOUTH 80°59'28" WEST 39.52 FEET; 11) SOUTH 02°32'23" EAST 51.27 FEET; 12) SOUTH 32°40'14" WEST 38.48 FEET; THENCE LEAVING THE CENTERLINE OF SAID CURRANT CREEK NORTH 90°00'00" WEST 1921.19 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID E1/2 NW1/4; THENCE ALONG SAID WEST LINE NORTH 00°26'04" WEST 630.08 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING PARCEL 3 OF BURGESS PARCELS, RECORDED MARCH 28, 2000 IN BOOK 23 AT PAGE 60. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Together with a 28% interest in and to the Burgess Water Users Association. County of Delta State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 27171 CACTUS PARK 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, 12/12/2012, 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 10/17/2012 Last Publication 11/14/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 04/27/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: AARON CLAY #9666 CLAY and DODSON PC 415 PALMER STREET, PO BOX 038, DELTA, CO 81416-0038 (970) 874-9777 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # SCB vs WARD ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent October 17, 24, 31, November 7 and 14, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0145 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 15, 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) JOSEPH M. JONES AND DOROTHY J. JONES Original Beneficiary(ies) FINANCIAL FREEDOM SENIOR FUNDING CORPORATION, A SUBSIDIARY OF INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt ONEWEST BANK, FSB Date of Deed of Trust 2/11/2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 3/13/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 601297 Original Principal Amount $292,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $123,634.31 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 LEGAL DESCRIPTION ALL THE REAL PROPERTY TOGETHER WITH IMPROVEMENTS, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF DELTA AND STATE OF COLORADO, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 1, PLAT "B", OF THE TOWN, NOW CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. ADDRESS: 705 MEEKER ST.; DELTA, CO 814161924 TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: 345724122001 Also known by street and number as: 705 MEEKER, 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, 12/12/2012, 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 10/17/2012 Last Publication 11/14/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 08/15/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DAVID R. DOUGHTY #40042 Janeway Law Firm LLC 19201 E MAIN STREET SUITE 205, PARKER, CO 80134-9092 (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 # JLF14779 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent October 17, 24, 31, November 7 and 14, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0073 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On May 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) Brett Denny AKA Brett W. Denny and Trona Denny Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Superior Home Mortgage Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust 11/30/2004 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 12/10/2004 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 586319 Original Principal Amount $217,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $176,459.64 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 BEING A PART OF THE NE 1/4 SE 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 91 WE OF THE 6TH P.M., BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT POINT WHENCE THE EAST QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 29 BEARS NORTH 77 DEGREES 57' EAST 171 FEET. SAID POINT BEING ON THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE DENVER AND RIO GRANDE RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY, AND RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 42 DEGREES 57' WEST, 466 FEET; THENCE NORTH 58 DEGREES 03' WEST, 574 FEET TO THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF THE NORTH FORK OF THE GUNNISON RIVER; THENCE FOLLOWING THE RIVER CHANNEL NORTH 35 DEGREES 03' EAST 103 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SUBDIVISION LINE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 22' EAST, 425 FEET ALONG THE SUBDIVISION LINE; THENCE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 42' EAST, 322.7 FEET THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON BEING COMMONLY KNOWN AS 16451 GRANGE ROAD, PAONIA, COLORADO 81428. BEING THE SAME LOT OR PARCEL OF GROUND WHICH BY DEED DATED DECEMBER 11TH, 1989 AND RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF DELTA COUNTY IN BOOK 0642, PA 284, WAS GRANTED AND CONVEYED BY AND BETWEEN STANFORD T. BEALMEAR, UNTO BRETT W. DENNY AND TRONA DENNY. A SCRIVENER’S ERROR AFFIDAVIT RECORDED JANUARY 9, 2012 AT RECEPTION NO. 655711 TO CORRECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. Also known by street and number as: 16451 Grange 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, 12/12/2012, 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 10/17/2012 Last Publication 11/14/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 05/02/2012 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: REAGAN LARKIN #42309 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-05280 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent October 17, 24, 31, November 7 and 14, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0147 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 21, 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) Luther McCracken and Wanda McCracken Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust November 03, 2004 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust November 10, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number) 585278 Original Principal Amount $119,064.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $85,615.39 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 6, DANDY SUBDIVISION. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 600 1725 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, 12/19/2012, 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 10/24/2012 Last Publication 11/21/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/21/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ #40351 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-09978 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 24, 31, November 7, 14 and 21, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT COURTHOUSE EXTERIOR STAIRCASE/LANDING PROJECT 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 27th day of November, 2012 final settlement will be made by the COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE AND POLITIC, with David Geist, DG Concrete, hereinafter called the “Contractor” for and on account of the Courthouse Exterior Staircase/landing Project located at the northwest side of the Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Delta, CO 81416. Any person, co-partnership, association, or corporation who has an unpaid claim against the said project for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or any of the Subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, may at any time up to and including said time of such final settlement, file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. All such claims shall be filed by 3:00 p.m. on November 27, 2012 with the Delta County Commissioners, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 227, Delta, Colorado 81416. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the County of Delta, State of Colorado, A Body Corporate and Politic, from any and all liability for each claim. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE & POLITIC 501 Palmer Street, Suite 227, Delta, CO 81416 BY: R. Olen Lund, Chairman Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0149 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 22, 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) DONNA KAYE WRIGHT Original Beneficiary(ies) CHRIS McGOVERN Current Holder of Evidence of Debt CHRIS McGOVERN Date of Deed of Trust April 22, 2011 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 25, 2011 Recording Information (Reception Number) 650265 Original Principal Amount $54,810.57 Outstanding Principal Balance $52,275.01 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. EXHIBIT "A" LEGAL DESCRIPTION PARCEL B. LOTS 14 AND 15, EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE NORTH 3 FEET OF SAID LOT 14, BLOCK 5, HALEY'S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF PAONIA LOCATED WITHIN THE NE1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 91 WEST OF THE 6TH P.M., HAVING A DESCRIPTION BASED UPON A BEARING OF NORTH 89°37'00" EAST FROM THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK 4 (MONUMENTED BY A 1-1/2 INCH ALUMINUM CAP RLS 1456) TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 16 OF BLOCK 5 (MONUMENTED BY A 1-1/2 INCH ALUMINUM CAP PLS 12766) FROM THE ORIGINAL PLAT OF SAID HALEY'S ADDITION, WITH ALL OTHER BEARINGS RELATIVE THERETO AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 5 FROM WHENCE SAID SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK 4 BEARS SOUTH 89°37'00" WEST 60.00 FEET (MONUMENTED BY A WITNESS CORNER BEARING NORTH 89°37'00" EAST 0.20 FEET PLS 25972); THENCE ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 5 NORTH 00°21'41" WEST 53.65 FEET (MONUMENTED BY A WITNESS CORNER BEARING NORTH 89°40'15" EAST 0.20 FEET PLS 25972); THENCE LEAVING SAID WEST LINE NORTH 89°40'15" EAST 124.83 FEET (MONUMENTED BY A 2 INCH ALUMINUM CAP PLS 25972); THENCE SOUTH 00°21'04" EAST 53.55 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 5 (MONUMENTED BY A 2 INCH ALUMINUM CAP PLS 25972); THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE SOUTH 89°37'00" WEST 124.82 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. TOGETHER WITH ONE TOWN OF PAONIA WATER TAP AND ONE TOWN OF PAONIA SEWER TAP AND ONE 1966 12 X 60 MAR MANUFACTURED HOME VIN#K12360KKET51815. Also known by street and number as: 227 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, 12/19/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse,

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501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 10/24/2012 Last Publication 11/21/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/22/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: AARON CLAY #9666 CLAY and DODSON PC 415 PALMER STREET, PO BOX 038, DELTA, CO 81416-0038 (970) 874-9777 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # McGOVERN/ WRIGHT ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 24, 31, November 7, 14 and 21, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0159 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 5, 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) Richard Leon McClanahan and Michiyo McClanahan Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust April 04, 2011 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 05, 2011 Recording Information (Reception Number) 649879 Original Principal Amount $131,070.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $128,970.73 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 HOYER SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 21169 Cherry Lane, Eckert, CO 81418. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/02/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/7/2012 Last Publication 12/5/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/05/2012 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: CHRISTOPHER T. GROEN #39976 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 # 12-09893 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of LAWRENCE MICHAEL SHEER, SR., a/k/a LAWRENCE M. SCHEER, SR., a/k/a LAWRENCE SCHEER, Deceased Case Number 12PR91 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before March 8, 2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Kenneth E. Scheer Person Giving Notice 521 E. 20th Street Delta CO 81416 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent November 7, 14 and 21, 2012.

NOTICE OF LAND PATENT Kenneth Evan Nickolaus has brought forward the land patent and does occupy the land located at 21095 Marion Rd. Eckert, CO. Published in the Delta County Independent November 7, 14 and 21, 2012.


D4 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0150 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 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) AUSTIN M KEISER AND SUSAN KEISER Original Beneficiary(ies) SURFACECREEKBANK CENTER - MONTROSEBANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt SURFACECREEKBANK CENTER - MONTROSEBANK Date of Deed of Trust April 11, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 15, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 624737 Original Principal Amount $90,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $90,000.00 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 10 OF MYERS HOMESTEAD ESTATES PHASE III, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: TBD WILD TURKEY 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, 12/26/2012, 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 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/23/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Barbara J. Pierce, Deputy Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: BRISCOE, JAMES R. #4862 BRISCOE and ASSOCIATES PC PO BOX 120, HOTCHKISS, CO 814190120 (970) 872-3118 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 # SFCBANK/KEISER ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0151 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 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) M. W. BUILDINGS Original Beneficiary(ies) FIRST STATE BANK OF HOTCHKISS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt FIRST STATE BANK OF HOTCHKISS Date of Deed of Trust May 19, 2005 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust May 25, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number) 591722 Original Principal Amount $450,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $347,077.88 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. PARCEL 1: LOTS 17, 18, AND 19, BLOCK 3, HOTCHKISS SUBDIVISION. PARCELS 2 AND 3: ALL OF LOT C PARCEL 4: LOTS 31 AND 32, BLOCK 4, HOTCHKISS SUBDIVISION TOGETHER WITH ALL WATER AND WATER RIGHTS, DITCH AND DITCH RIGHTS APPURTENANT TO, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: TWO (2) EACH COMMERCIAL WATER AND SEWER TAPS OF THE CITY OF HOTCHKISS. TOGETHER WITH AND INCLUDING ALL BUILDINGS, ALL FIXTURES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL PLUMBING, HEATING, LIGHTING, VENTILATING, REFRIGERATING, INCINERATING, AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS, AND ELEVATORS (THE TRUSTOR HEREBY DECLARING THAT IT IS INTENDED THAT THE ITEMS HEREIN ENUMERATED SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY INSTALLED AS PART OF THE REALTY), AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS NOW OR HEREAFTER EXISTING THEREON. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 110 E HOTCHKISS AVENUE, AND 180 S 1ST STREET, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 12/26/2012, 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 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/23/2012 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: GREGG HELMSING #11896 LAW OFFICE OF GREGG HELMSING 842 PALMER Street, PO BOX 75, Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-4860 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # FSBH/MW BUILDINGS ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0152 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 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) BUDDIE J LOVE Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Date of Deed of Trust October 15, 2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 23, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number) 638524 Original Principal Amount $159,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $158,369.50 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION ALL THE REAL PROPERTY TOGETHER WITH IMPROVEMENTS, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF DELTA, AND STATE OF COLORADO, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PART OF THE W1/2NE1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 96 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. COMMENCING AT NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT, THENCE SOUTH 110 FEET; THENCE WEST 396 FEET; THENCE NORTH 110 FEET; THENCE EAST 396 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A NONE-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT AND RIGHT OF WAY ALONG EXISTING LANE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF LOTS 1, 2 AND 3, TYNER MINOR SUBDIVISION AND CONTINUING WEST 30 FEET INTO THE SE1/4SW1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 96 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. SAID EASEMENT BEING 30 FEET IN WIDTH AND TO BE USED FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES. Tax I.D. No. 345725100004 Also known by street and number as: 1550 F LANE, 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, 12/26/2012, 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 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/24/2012 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: DANIEL S. BLUM #34950 Janeway Law Firm LLC 19201 E MAIN STREET SUITE 205, PARKER, CO 80134-9092 (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 # JLF14797 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0155 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 27, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Benjamin Martinez Original Beneficiary(ies) Montrosebank

PUBLIC NOTICES Current Holder of Evidence of Debt MetLife Home Loans, a division of MetLife Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust August 03, 2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust August 09, 2007 Recording Information (Reception Number) 617773 Original Principal Amount $109,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $103,216.08 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A A part of Block "N" of the Garnet Mesa Subdivision of the City of Delta, Colorado, described as follows: Beginning at a point on the East line of said Block "N" whence the intersection of said East line and the South line of the Sixth Street extended bears North on said East line 210.0 feet; thence South 190.0 feet to the Southeast corner of Block "N"; thence West on the South line of Block "N" to the East line of the alley; thence Northwesterly along the East line of the alley to a point where said East line of the alley intersects a line parallel with and 210.0 feet South of the South line of Sixth Street, extended; thence Easterly on said parallel line to place of beginning. EXCEPT that portion used as a street known as Fourth Street Grade. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 655 Leon 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, 12/26/2012, 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 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/27/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CHRISTOPHER T. GROEN #39976 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 # 12-07503 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0156 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 27, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) CHARLES W LISTON AND VIRGINIA M LISTON Original Beneficiary(ies) MONTROSEBANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust April 08, 2004 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 13, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number) 578567 Original Principal Amount $100,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $87,100.15 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION A portion of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th Principal Meridian more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point 40 rods North of the Southeast corner of said NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of said Section 13 and running thence West 220 feet; Thence running North 102 feet; Thence running East 220 feet; Thence running South 102 feet to the point of beginning. Also a portion of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th Principal Meridian more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point which is 40 rods North and 220 feet West of the Southeast corner of the said NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of said Section 13; Thence running West 440 feet; Thence running North 102 feet; Thence running East 440 feet; Thence running South 102 feet to the point of beginning. And also a portion of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the Principal Meridian said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point from which the Southeat corner of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 Section 13, Township 15 South, Rnage 96 West 6th Principal

Meridian bears South 0°06' East a distance of 663.8 feet; Thence East along the South property line a distance of 6.0 feet; Thence North 0°56' East a distance of 102.0 feet to a point on the North property line; Thence West along the North property line a distance of 5.0 feet; Thence South 0°05' West a distance of 102.0 feet more or less to the point of beginning. EXCEPT that portion deed to The Department of Highways State of Colororado by ded recorded June 30, 1968 in Book 407 at Page 402 and October 14, 1948 in Book 301 at page 566. Also known by street and number as: 690 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, 12/26/2012, 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 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/27/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MONICA KADRMAS, Esq #34904 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1175.14853 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0157 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 28, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) PAUL CHADWICK Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely a nominee for MORTGAGEIT, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA11, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OA11 Date of Deed of Trust April 03, 2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 12, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number) 602418 Original Principal Amount $221,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $236,831.80 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION Legal Description Parcel 1: Part of the SE1/4NE1/4 of Section 21, Township 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th Principal Meridian more particularly described as follows: A tract of land bearing North 89°52' West 884.55 feet of the East 1/4 corner of said Section 21 to the point of beginning; thence North 89°52' West 435.6 feet; thence North 0°55' East 1000.0 feet; thence South 89°54' East 435.6 feet; thence South 0°55' West 1000.0 feet more or less to the point of beginning. EXCEPTING THEREFROM that part of subject property which lay within the following described tract: part of the SE1/4NE1/4 of Section 21, Township 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, described as beginning at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 21; thence South 88°25' West 872.7 feet along the South line of said SE1/4NE1/4; thence North 00°53' West 884.1 feet; thence North 50°10' West 65.3 feet; thence North 87°22' West 356.1 feet to the West line of said SE1/4NE1/4; thence North 01°09' East 335.2 feet along the West subdivision line to the NW corner of said SE1/4NE1/4; thence North 87°59' East 541.2 feet along the North line of said SE1/ 4NE1/4; thence South 01°22' West 505.5 feet; thence North 87°59' East 775.5 feet; thence South 01°22' West 794.5 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel 2: A non-exclusive right of way for road purposes 20 feet wide the center line of which commences 10 feet East of the NW corner of said SE1/4NE1/4 and runs South parallel to the West subdivision lien 335.2 feet, County of Delta, State of Colorado. **Pursuant to Affidavit Re: Scrivener's Error Pursuant to C.R.S. 38-35-109(5) recorded June 24, 2011 at Reception No. 651421 in Delta County, Colorado ** Also known by street and number as: 24778 RHAPSODY 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, 12/26/2012, 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 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/28/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 1269.09323 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0160 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 5, 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) Frederick J Ingalls Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Mortgage Investors Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Mortgage Investors Corporation Date of Deed of Trust February 07, 2012 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust February 15, 2012 Recording Information (Reception Number) 656474 Original Principal Amount $245,809.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $245,809.00 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. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF Colorado, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 2 MILLER CREEK MINOR SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMIT TO, AND WITHOUT WARRANTY, ONE (1) TOWN OF PAONIA DOMESTIC WATER TAP Parcel ID: 324509410002 Also known by street and number as: 13250 Dry Gulch Rd, 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, 01/02/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/7/2012 Last Publication 12/5/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/05/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ #40351 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-09436 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0158 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 4, 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) VICTOR G RICHARDS AND CAROLYN B RICHARDS Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,

Delta County Independent ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, MBNA AMERICA (DELAWARE), N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Date of Deed of Trust August 15, 2003 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust August 21, 2003 Recording Information (Reception Number) 570461 Original Principal Amount $96,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $82,564.15 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the Deed of Trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT ‘A’ AND INCORPORATED HEREIN A THOUGH FULLY SET FORTH. ALL THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DELTA AND STATE OF COLORADO, BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN A DEED DATED 06/08/1999 AND RECORDED 06/08/1999, AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF THE COUNTY AND STATE SET FORTHA ABOVE, IN DEED VOLUME 525617 AND PAGE 1. ADDRESS: 17237 2550 ROAD; CEDAREDGE, CO 81413 TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: R003021 Also known by street and number as: 17237 2550 ROAD, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/02/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/7/2012 Last Publication 12/5/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/04/2012 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: KERRI ANN BOOTH #42562 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL P MEDVED PC 355 UNION BLVD #302, LAKEWOOD, CO 80228-1508 (303) 274-0155 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-910-22598 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0161 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 6, 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 J. EULER AND JONI MICHELLE WAINRIGHT-EULER Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust March 19, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust March 24, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 624077 Original Principal Amount $179,655.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $194,341.37 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOTS 13 AND 14 IN BLOCK “A” OF PEACH PLAT OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 945 HASTINGS 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, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY

ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/06/2012 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 # 9105.04587 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0163 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 6, 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) Ruth M Miller Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Cherry Creek Mortgage Co., Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Bank of America, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust December 22, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust December 29, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 631081 Original Principal Amount $120,402.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $112,734.05 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 WEST 62 FEET OF LOTS 10, 11, AND 12, BLOCK 24, ORIGINAL PLAT OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN, NOW CITY OF DELTA, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 211 W 2nd 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, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/06/2012 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 # 12-10333 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012.

DELTA COUNTY Fairgrounds – Heritage Hall Restroom Partitions The Board of Delta County Commissioners is seeking proposals from qualified Individuals/Carpenters, etc. to remodel the Delta County Fairgrounds Restroom in Heritage Hall, Hotchkiss, CO. Project Description: Remove old restroom partitions in both restrooms. Install new partitions and tempered glass stainless steel framed mirrors. Bidders interested in submitting proposals must attend a pre-bid site inspection. Site Inspections shall be scheduled by calling Skip Slaughter, Buildings & Grounds Supervisor at (970) 874-2109. Proposals shall be submitted to the Delta County Commissioners’ office, Attention: Carolyn Clemens, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Suite 227, Delta, Colorado 81416 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding legally recognized holidays. Deadline for submitting Proposals is 9:00 a.m., November 29, 2012. Proposals received after this time will not be accepted. Bid opening is scheduled for 9:00 a.m., November 29, 2012 in Room 234, Delta County Courthouse. Bids will be submitted to the Board of Delta County Commissioners for consideration at a regularly scheduled meeting. For further information concerning this project, please call Skip Slaughter at the above phone number. For information concerning the bid documents please call Carolyn Clemens at (970) 874-2101 or email to cclemens@deltacounty. com. Delta County reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals and to waive informalities or irregularities in the bidding if it is in the best interest of the County. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 2012.


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Delta County Independent TOWN OF PAONIA OCTOBER 2012 DISBURSEMENTS VOID - Moore & Van Allen PLLC ………… 95.00-M VOID - BatteriesPlus … 89.50-M VOID - MCHD Regional Lab …………………… 20.00-M VOID - MCHD Regional Lab …………………… 60.00-M VOID - BatteriesPlus … 193.00-M VOID - Earthbound …… 99.00-M VOID - Assured Title Co. …………………… 55.46-M Allenhofen, Mike …… 5,474.00 Beller Containers Mfg. 229.81 Briscoe & Associates, PC …………………… 2,435.00 Bruce Martinez ……… 5,500.00 Casselle, Inc …………… 557.00 Children's Playalructures ……… 12,446.00 CIRSA ………………… 13,063.97 City of Delta …………… 253.00 Delta County Independent ………… 135.58 Delta Montrose Electric Assn. ………………… 1,566.98 Dependable Lumber, Inc …………………… 452.97 Don's Market ………… 23.86 Double J Disposal Inc. 156.00 Elam Construction, Inc 18.050.00 EmTech Inc. …………… 1,762.00 Enterprise Fund/Landfill Fee …………………… 1,991.75 Feather Petroleum Company …………… 2,276.55 Greg Figenser ………… 13.62 Hays Drug Store ……… 18.57 Honnen Equipment Co 292.20 Kwiki Tire ……………… 783.00 Layne Inliner LLC …… 60,560.00 Master Petroleum Company …………… 1,837.76 Mountain Peak Controls, Inc. …………………… 5,288.50 Nationwide Environmental Service ……………… 1,080.96 Orion Rising LLC …… 250.00 Paonia Auto Parts …… 89.25 Paonia Car Wash …… 169.35 Paonia Farm & Home Supply ……………… 60.11 Paper Works, Ink ……… 770.38 Pitkin Mesa Pipeline Company …………… 53.00 Scott Leon …………… 200.94 TerraVision Consulting LLC …………………… 2,000.00 UNCC …………………… 43.47 United Companies …… 5,510.20 Western Slope Consulting ………… 1,976.46 Winston Water Works 2,056.00 Avaya Financial Services ……………… 332.46 Bolinger & Queen …… 54.00 CCNC Inc - ATTN: Treasurer …………… 100.00 CDW Government …… 891.69 Delta County Independent ………… 28.51 Delta Montrose Electric Assn. ………………… 5,414.57 Hanson International … 34.13 John Frazier Cornwell Tools ………………… 29.57 Kwiki Tire ……………… 15.00 Leon, Susan …………… 650.00 Lexis Nexis …………… 241.44 Littlejohn, Keith ……… 45.00 Mail Services, LLC …… 342.13 Orion Rising LLC …… 450.00 Reedys North Fork Service ……………… 456.45 Ricoh Americas Corporation ………… 242.84 TDS Telecom ………… 659.94 The Filter House ……… 9.94 Weekender Sports, Inc 89.99 Galaxy Bike and Sport 550.00 Totals: ………………… 159,455.96 Oct. Payroll …………… 37,401.58 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 2012.

DISTRICT COURT, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO 501 Palmer Street, Room 338, Delta, Colorado 81416 Petitioner: THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO In the Interest of: [Name Omitted, date of birth 02/12/2009], Child And Concerning Respondents: [Name Omitted] (Mother) and UNKNOWN FATHER Attorney for Petitioner: Christine L. Knight, Atty Reg # 34213 County Attorney John F. Baier, Atty Reg # 38345 Assistant County Attorney Address: 320 W. 5th St., Delta, CO 81416-1610 Phone Number: 970-874-2090 Fax Number: 970-874-2094 E-Mail: cknight@deltacounty.com Case Number: 2012 JV 03 Division: 1 ALIAS SUMMONS (PUBLICATION) TO: UNKNOWN FATHER You are hereby notified that a verified Petition has been filed in the above named Court in which it is represented to the Court that [name omitted] a child born on February 12, 2009, is a neglected and dependent Child for the reasons set forth more fully in said Petition, incorporated herein by reference. It is alleged that you are the father of the child. In addition to the original Petition filed in the Court, a copy may be obtained from the office of the Delta County Attorney, 320 West 5th Street, Delta, CO 81416. Termination of the parent-child relationship is a possible remedy available if this Petition alleging that the child is dependent and neglected is sustained. A separate hearing must be held before such termination is ordered. Termination of the parent-child legal relationship means that the child who is the subject of this Petition would be eligible for adoption. You are further notified that the Court has set said petition for an advisement hearing on the 19th day of November, 2012, at 1:00 o'clock p.m. You are hereby notified to be and appear before this Court at said time. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court this 6th day of November, 2012. MANDY ALLEN Clerk of the Combined Court By: /s/ Gabriella Richer Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) To the Parents, Guardians, or other Respondents You are to be present at all hearings of said case, including the hearing set above, as your right to the care, custody, control and guardianship of said Child(ren) will then be finally determined. A continuance of any scheduled hearing may be granted for a reasonable time upon good cause shown to the Court. You are further notified that you are entitled to such other legal rights and privileges as more fully set forth on reverse side of this summons. YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. You are entitled to admit or deny the truth and accuracy of any statement made by the petition. If you deny any statements alleging the dependency and neglect of your children, the petitioner must prove the statements by a preponderance of the evidence at a trial that will be scheduled by the Court. 2. You have a right to be represented by a lawyer at all hearings conducted in this case. If you do desire to be represented by a lawyer, you should begin now to obtain his assistance and ask him to notify the court of his intention to represent you. If the court finds that you cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, you are entitled to a court-appointed lawyer without cost to you. 3. You have a right to a trial by a jury of not more than six persons. If you wish a trial by jury, you or your lawyer should

request it in writing as soon as possible. If you do not request a trial by jury trial will be to the Judge. 4. You have a right to question any witness who appears at the hearing on behalf of the petitioner and you also have the right to call and examine any witness of your own. At your request, the court may subpoena persons to be present as your witnesses. 5. When the court or a jury has reached a final decision in this case, you have a right to request a rehearing or new trial, but your request must be made in writing, within fifteen (15) days of the decision, unless the court grants a longer time. You have the right to appeal the court's decision. 6. If the petition is sustained, the court may make orders affecting any person named in the petition concerning the custody, care and discipline of the children, and may place the children outside of the family home if it finds that such placement would serve the best interests of the children. Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 2012.

ORDINANCE NO. 2012-3 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF HOTCHKISS, COLORADO, AMENDING THE ZONING CODE AS TO SPECIFIC PROVISIONS REGARDING THE C-2 MU ZONE ALLOWING NEW USES IN SPECIFIC AREAS WITHIN THE ZONE WHICH MAY BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN EXISTING STRUCTURES TO PROVIDE ONLY ONE HALF OF THE OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIRED BY APPENDIX A OF THE ZONING CODE. Whereas - The Town of Hotchkiss has adopted a Comprehensive Master Plan that includes a goal of maintaining and promoting the downtown commercial center; Whereas - The Town would like to encourage new businesses to locate in near proximity to the Downtown Core area; Whereas - It has been determined by the Town that the portion of the C2-MU Zone (Community Commercial Mixed Use District) extending for two blocks to the east and west of the CC-1 MU Zone (Core Commercial Mixed Use District) shares some of the same limitations of the CC-1MU Zone regarding existing off-street parking in meeting the requirements for certain uses; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado that the Zoning Code of the Town, Article IV Establishment and Intent of Zoning Districts in the section regarding C-2 MU Community Commercial Mixed Use District, under Requirements: Off-Street Parking, be amended as follows: Off-Street Parking - Depends on specific use. See appendix A. shall be replaced by: Off-Street Parking - The number of required spaces depends upon the specific use as set forth by the chart in Appendix A. However, if a new use is established within an existing structure on real property along Bridge Street from 3rd Street to 5th Street and from Oak Street to Pinyon (Pinon) Street the requirement shall be one-half (1/2) of the normally required number of off-street spaces for that use as determined from the chart in Appendix A. All other ordinances, resolutions and other provisions of the Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado, or parts thereof, in conflict or inconsistent herewith, and to the extent they are in conflict or inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed; provide however, that the repeal of any ordinance, resolution and other provisions of the Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado or parts thereof, shall not revive any other section of the same heretofore repealed and superseded. INTRODUCED, READ, APPROVED, ADOPTED AND ORDERED PUBLISHED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF HOTCHKISS, COLORADO, THIS 8TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012. TOWN OF HOTCHKISS, COLORADO By: /s/ Wendell A. Koontz Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Marlene F. Searle Town Clerk (SEAL) Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 2012.

ORDINANCE NO. 2012-2 TITLE: AN ORDINANCE FOR THE REGULATION OF TRAFFIC BY THE TOWN OF HOTCHKISS COLORADO; ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2010 EDITION OF THE "MODEL TRAFFIC CODE" REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF HOTCHKISS COLORADO: 17-26-010 Adoption. Pursuant to parts 1 and 2 of Article 16 of Title 31 and Part 4 of Article 15 of Title 30, C.R.S., there is hereby adopted by reference Articles I and II, inclusive, of the 2010 edition of the "Model Traffic Code" promulgated and published as such by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Safety and Traffic Engineering Branch, 4201 East Arkansas Avenue, EP 700., Denver, CO 80222. The subject matter of the Model Traffic Code relates primarily to comprehensive traffic control regulations for the Town. The purpose of this Ordinance and the code adopted herein is to provide a system of traffic regulations consistent with state law and generally conforming to similar regulations throughout the state and the nation. Three (3) copies of the Model Traffic Code adopted herein are now filed in the office of the Clerk of the Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado, and may be inspected during regular business hours. 17-26-020 Application. This ordinance shall apply to every street, alley, sidewalk area, driveway, park, and to every other public way or public place or public parking area, either within or outside the corporate limits of this municipality or county, the use of which this municipality has jurisdiction and authority to regulate. The provisions of Sections 1401, 1402, 1413, and Part 16 of the adopted Model Traffic Code, respectively concerning reckless driving, careless driving, eluding a police officer, and accidents and accident reports shall apply not only to public places and ways but also throughout this municipality. 17-26-030 Deletions. The 2010 edition of the Model Traffic Code is adopted as if set out at length save and except the following articles and/or sections which are declared to be inapplicable to this municipality and are therefore expressly deleted: NONE. 17-26-040 Additions or Modifications. The said adopted Code is subject to the following additions or modifications: A. Section 103(2)(b) is hereby amended to read in its entirety as follows:

"(b) For provisions of sections 1401, 1402, 1409(3) and 1413 of this Code which shall apply upon streets and highways and elsewhere throughout the jurisdiction." B. Section 106 is hereby amended to read in its entirety as follows: "106. Restricted right to use highways. "(1) The Public Works Director may prohibit the operation of vehicles upon any such highway or impose restrictions as to the weight of vehicles to be operated upon any such highway whenever the Public Works Director finds that any said highway by reason of deterioration, rain, snow, or other climatic conditions may be seriously damaged or destroyed unless the use of vehicles thereon is prohibited or the permissible weight thereof reduced. Such restrictions shall be effective when signs giving notice thereof are erected upon the highways or portion of any such highway, and, when such devices are in place, no driver shall disobey the instructions or directions thereof." "(2) The Public Works Director may prohibit the operation of trucks and commercial vehicles or construction vehicles on designated highways or may impose limitations as to the weight, size or type thereof, which prohibitions and limitations shall be designated by appropriate signs placed on such highways. Such restrictions shall be effective when signs giving notice thereof are erected upon the highways or portion of any highway, and, when such devices are in place, no driver shall disobey the instructions or directions thereof." "(3) The Public Works Director for the purpose of general construction which may impact a roadway to the extent that closure is reasonably necessary to avoid creation of a public safety hazard, or for the purpose of road construction and maintenance, temporarily may close to all vehicular traffic any highway or portion thereof, and shall in conjunction with any such road closure, establish appropriate detours or provide for an alternative routing of the traffic affected. Such temporary closing of the highway or portion thereof and the routing of traffic along the other roads shall not become effective until official traffic control devices are erected giving notice of the restrictions, and, when such devices are in place, no driver shall disobey the instructions or directions thereof. "4) The Public Works Director may provide for the temporary closing to vehicular traffic of any portion of a highway during a specified period of the day for the purpose of celebrations, parades and special local events or civic functions for which a valid permit has been issued by the Town allowing the event to occupy the public way, and when a valid permit has been issued by the Town allowing the event to occupy the public way, and when in the opinion of the Public Works Director such temporary closing is necessary for the safety and protection of persons who are to use that portion of the highway during the temporary closing. Such temporary closing of the highway or portion thereof shall not become effective until official traffic control devices are erected giving notice of the restrictions, and, when such devices are in place, no driver shall disobey the instructions or directions thereof." "(5) The Public Works Director may prohibit the operation of all vehicles, except authorized emergency and maintenance vehicles, on designated highways, which prohibitions and limitations shall be designated by appropriate signs placed on such highways. Such restrictions shall be effective when signs giving notice thereof are erected upon the highway or portion of any highway, and, when such devices are in place, no driver shall disobey the instructions or directions thereof." "6) Conviction of a violation of any provision of this Section shall be punished by a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00)." C. Section 109(13)(b) is hereby amended to read in its entirety as follows: "Section 109 Low-power scooters, animals, skis, skates, and toy vehicles on highways." "(13)(b) Any person who violates subsection (6.5) of this section commits a traffic infraction. D. Section 614(1)(b) delete all references to "public entity" and insert "Public Works Director" in their stead. E. Section 1701 delete all references to "county court magistrate" and insert "Municipal Court Judge" in their stead. F. Section 1701 delete all references to "county court judge" and insert "Municipal Court Judge" in their stead. G. Section 1701 delete all references to "county or municipal court" and insert "municipal court" in their stead. H. Section 1703 delete all references to "offense" and insert "infraction" in their stead. I. Section 1706 delete all references to "county judge" and insert "Municipal Court Judge" in their stead. J. Section 1709 (1) is hereby amended to read in its entirety as follows: (1) Whenever a penalty assessment notice for a traffic infraction is issued the penalty assessment notice which shall be served upon the defendant by the peace officer shall contain the name and address of the defendant, the license number of the vehicle involved, if any, the number of the defendant's driver's license, if any, a citation of the statute alleged to have been violated, a brief description of the traffic infraction, the date and approximate location thereof, the amount of the penalty prescribed for such traffic infraction, the amount of the surcharge thereon pursuant to section 24-4.2-104 (1), C.R.S., the number of points, if any, prescribed for such traffic infraction pursuant to section 42-2-127, C.R.S., and the date the penalty assessment notice is served on the defendant; shall direct the defendant to appear in a specified court at a specified time and place in the event such penalty and surcharge thereon is not paid; shall be signed by the peace officer; and shall contain a place for the defendant to elect to execute a signed acknowledgment of liability and an agreement to pay the penalty prescribed and surcharge thereof within twenty days, as well as such other information as may be required by law to constitute such penalty assessment notice to be a summons and complaint, should the prescribed penalty and surcharge thereon not be paid within the time allowed as set by ordinance or court order. K. Section 1709(2) is hereby amended to read in its entirety as follows: "(2) One copy of said penalty assessment notice shall be served upon the defendant by the peace officer and one copy sent to the clerk of the court and such other copies sent as may be required by ordinance, the court, or regulation of the motor vehicle division to govern the internal administration of this article between the motor vehicle division and he Colorado

State Patrol." L. Section 1709 (4) is hereby amended to read in its entirety as follows: "(4) The place specified in the summons portion of said penalty assessment notice must be a municipal court within the municipality in which the traffic infraction is alleged to have been committed." M. Section 1710 delete all references to "complaint" and insert "penalty assessment notice" in their stead. 17-26-050 Penalties. The following penalties, herewith set forth in full, shall apply to this ordinance: A. It is unlawful for any person to violate any of the provisions stated or adopted in this ordinance. B. Every person convicted of a violation of any provision stated or adopted in this ordinance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment not exceeding three hundred and sixty four (364) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. C. It is a traffic infraction for any person to violate any of the provisions stated or adopted in this ordinance unless such violation is, by Parts 1 to 3 and 5 to 19 of the Model Traffic Code or by any other law of this state, declared to be a felony, misdemeanor, petty offense, or misdemeanor traffic offense. D. Traffic infractions are divided into two classes denoted by "TIA" for Class A Traffic Infractions and "TIB" for Class B Traffic Infractions. E. The penalties for violating specific Sections of any of the provisions stated or adopted in this ordinance shall be as set forth in Appendix A to this Ordinance. F. Pursuant to Part 17 of the Model Traffic Code, points assessed against a driving privilege shall be in conformance to the provisions of Section 41-2-127, C.R.S., to include reduction in points specified in Section 42-2-127(5.5), C.R.S. G. A defendant shall be entitled to a jury trial on any violation of any of the provisions stated or adopted in this ordinance if: a. The offense is punishable by a jail sentence as provided by any of the provisions stated or adopted in this ordinance; and b. Within ten (10) days after arraignment, the defendant files a written jury demand and at the same time tenders a jury fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), unless the jury fee is waived by the judge because of he indigence of the defendant. H. All other offenses under this ordinance, including violations where the defendant has not timely perfected the right to a jury trial under subsection G above, shall be tried in the court with the Municipal Court Judge as the fact finder. 17-26-060 Validity. If any part or parts of this ordinance are for any reason held to be invalid such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The Board of Trustees hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance and each part or parts thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one part or parts be declared invalid. 17-26-070 Repeal. Existing or parts of ordinances, including Ordinance No. 20057 covering the same matters as embraced in this ordinance are hereby repealed and all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any ordinance hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this ordinance. 17-26-080 Interpretation. This ordinance shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to conform with the State's uniform system for the regulation of vehicles and traffic. Article and section headings of the ordinance and adopted Model Traffic Code shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or extent of the provisions of any article or section thereof. 17-26-080 Certification. The Town Clerk shall certify to the passage of this ordinance and make not less than three copies of the adopted Code available for inspection by the public during regular business hours. INTRODUCED, READ, PASSED AND ORDERED PUBLISHED by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado, this 8 day of Nov., 2012. Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado By: /s/ Wendell A. Koontz Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Marlene F. Searle Town Clerk (SEAL) Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0165 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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 B. FERGANCHICK Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for REPUBLIC MORTGAGE HOME LOANS LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust October 20, 2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 25, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number) 646342 Original Principal Amount $187,241.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $184,084.39 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 35 EMERALD HILLS SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 2 COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1925 FOREST WAY, 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, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/07/2012 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 # 1269.21041 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0166 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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) MARIO JAMES FINE AND KERRI SUE FINE Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for FIRST FRANKLIN A DIVISION OF NAT. CITY BANK OF IN Current Holder of Evidence of Debt U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as trustee for the holders of the FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF12 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF12 Date of Deed of Trust June 26, 2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust June 28, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number) 605070 Original Principal Amount $160,400.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $169,051.29 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT #7, WILLOW HEIGHTS #1, AMENDED, A SUBDIVISION TO THE TOWN OF HOTCHKISS, COLORADO. DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 500 WILLOW DRIVE, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/07/2012 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: MONICA KADRMAS, Esq #34904 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 5050.01381 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0167 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 11, 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) Ramon De La Torre and Maria G. De La Torre Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for CTX Mortgage Company, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust May 02, 2008

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust May 15, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 625675 Original Principal Amount $118,146.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $111,650.49 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 3, FAIRVIEW SUBDIVISION TO THE CITY OF DELTA, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. CORRECTIVE AFFIDAVIT RE: SCRIVENER’S ERROR RECORDED ON AUGUST 17, 2012 AT RECEPTION NO. 660471 TO CORRECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON THE DEED OF TRUST. Also known by street and number as: 119 Silver St, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/11/2012 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 # 12-09804 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0168 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 11, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) David Allan Ayres Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Unifirst Mortgage Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust September 01, 2011 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 07, 2011 Recording Information (Reception Number) 653126 Original Principal Amount $170,892.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $170,080.57 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 29 WESTADOR SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 266 SW 8th Circle, 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, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta,

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CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/11/2012 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 # 12-10641 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0170 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 11, 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) Barbara A. Keen and Candace J. McClure Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust July 30, 2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust August 05, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number) 644545 Original Principal Amount $126,705.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $123,339.21 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 1, 2, 3 AND 4, BLOCK 17, EXCEPT THE WEST 75 FEET OF SAID LOTS, GARNET MESA SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 324 E 3Rd 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, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/11/2012 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 # 12-10703 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012.

COUNCIL BILL #17, 2012 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING SUMS OF MONEY TO THE VARIOUS FUNDS AND SPENDING AGENCIES IN THE AMOUNTS AND FOR THE PURPOSES SET FORTH BELOW FOR THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, FOR THE 2013 BUDGET YEAR WHEREAS, the City Council has adopted the annual budget on November 6, 2012; and WHEREAS, the City Council has made provision therein for revenues in an amount equal to or greater than the total proposed expenditures as set forth in said budget; and WHEREAS, it is not only required by law, but also necessary to appropriate the revenues provided in the budget to and for the purposes described below, so as not to impair the operations of the City. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO: Section 1. That the following sums are hereby appropriated from the revenue of each fund, to each fund, as follows: General Fund $5,145,951 Conservation Trust Fund 142,000 Recreation Center Fund 4,538,715 City-Wide Capital Improvements Fund 5,047,480 Municipal Light and Power Fund 7,245,947 Sewer Fund 1,894,743 Water Fund 1,963,513 Refuse Fund 648,716 Golf Course Fund 904,751 Internal Service Fund 1,481,139 Employees' Dental Insurance Fund 49,800 Capital Project Fund 22,823,319 Debt Service Fund 1,779,105 Perpetual Care Fund 1,000 ADOPTED on first reading and ordered published this 6th day of November, 2012 /s/ Edward C. Sisson Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 2012.


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LOCAL NEWS

Delta County Independent

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. Check out these autumn programs: Cedaredge Tech Soup Computer Day. Bring your computer questions every Saturday in November

Make your own Christmas cards Make Christmas cards that are uniquely yours! Register early for a class to make your own embossed Christmas cards. In this process, an image from any stamp becomes “embossed,” appearing as a sparkly raised image. The hands-on class will be held Monday, Dec. 3, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at

Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The cost is $15 for 20 cards. Paper, embossing stamps, embossing crystals, envelopes and more will be provided. This class is for those who can work on their own or need someone to help. For more information or to register, call the rec center at 874-0923.

CMU plans holiday concert Colorado Mesa University’s annual holiday concert returns Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre. Audiences will enjoy carols in the lobby with the university’s jazz combo, piano ensemble, woodwind trio and brass ensemble. Performing in the Robinson Theatre will be all of the music department choirs including Women’s Choir, which will perform “Gift of Love” which was recorded in four-part a cappella (close women’s harmonies) by Pat Boone’s daughters. Other choirs to perform are the

chamber choir, concert choir and the jazz choir, Vocal Chords. The CMU wind symphony and symphony orchestra will also perform, with the symphony orchestra presenting a preview of the music from the upcoming theatre production of the “Pirates of Penzance” along with Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival.” The concert will be fun for the whole family as the audience is invited to join in singing holiday carols. Tickets are available at the box office by calling 248-1604.

from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adult Craft Class. Join us for this craft project and make fused glass jewelry. The cost is $10 per piece. Friday, Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m. Contact Cedaredge Library at 856-3518 for more information. Teen Scene. Come and have some fun at our ice cream soda social. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Computer Class. Downloadables: eBooks/ Audiobooks. Friday, Nov. 23, at 10:30 a.m. Contact Cedaredge Library at 856-3518 to sign up. Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 856-3518. Crawford Computer Tutoring. Crawford Library is now offering computer help. Bring specific computer questions or just spend time honing your skills each Wednesday in

ing with the public. The Apprentice Master Gardener training course begins Thursday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Grand Junction and continues every Thursday through March 28. Class sessions cover plant science, soils, irrigation, fertilization, trees and shrubs, insects, plant diseases, lawn care, pest management and more. All classes address actual Western Slope conditions. Apprentice Master Gardeners commit to a minimum of 50 hours during the spring and summer months, assisting the public at the Tri River Area Extension offices and participating in other horticul-

15, at 4:30 p.m. Kids Craft. Kids come and have fun making your own holiday cards! Friday, Nov. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Club 4-5. Kids in fourth and fifth grades come and make some awesome fall window decorations. All materials provided, so just bring your imagination to create a window masterpiece! Thursday, Nov. 29, at 4:30 p.m. Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the library at 874-9630. Hotchkiss One-on-One Tech Help. Tuesday – Friday by appointment. Contact Hotchkiss Library at 8724153 for details. Crafty Kids. Kids in kindergarten through second grades will get to do a fun project. Thursday, Nov. 15, at 3:45 p.m. Computer Class Internet Basics. Come,

join our computer class, and learn the basics of the Internet. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m. Contact Hotchkiss Library at 872-4153 to sign up. Teen Book Club. Come discover great books with us! Hot chocolate and snacks provided. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Wednesdays starting at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 872-4153. Paonia Greeting Card Workshop. Make your own holiday cards and share ideas and materials with other card makers. Some supplies and tools provided. Bring your own if you have them. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Tuesdays starting 10 a.m. Contact Paonia Library at 5273470.

‘Tis the season for donating money BY JASON ALDERMAN Practical Money Skills for Life

Like many other economic measures, charitable donations in the U.S. have yet to bounce back to pre-recession levels. According to Giving USA’s Annual Report on Philanthropy, charitable contributions totaled $298.4 billion in 2011 — up 4 percent from 2010, but still 11 percent below 2007 levels. The vast majority of

Applications available for Master Gardener program Colorado State University Extension is accepting applications for the 2012 Master Gardener program. The Tri River Area Master Gardeners, serving Mesa, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties, are the horticulture volunteers for extension. Master Gardeners assist the public by answering gardening questions, providing accurate research-based information in a friendly atmosphere. Master Gardeners are active in community horticultural projects on the Western Slope, working out of the Grand Junction, Delta and Montrose offices. Extensive training is provided to the volunteers before they begin work-

November from 3 to 5 p.m. Wii and Waffles. Kids of all ages come and join in the fun and play active Wii games and enjoy a waffle and juice treat! Thursday, Nov. 15, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Photo Editing. Learn how to edit your pictures using Windows Photo Gallery. Friday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. Scrapbooking. Bring your scrapping stuff and work on your latest project with others. Saturday, Nov. 17, from noon to 8 p.m. Storytimes. Baby, tot, and preschooler storytimes are Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. Call the Crawford Library at 921-3500 for more information. Delta Teens — Drawing Thanksgiving Turkeys. Last year was so successful we are doing it again! You will have a blast as you create the best artistic drawn turkey ever! Thursday, Nov.

tural projects including maintaining extension’s extensive demonstration gardens. Work schedules are flexible and a variety of projects are available. The registration fee is $150 for apprentices, or the course is available for $450 for those who prefer no return commitment. Members of the green industry or others with heavy summer workloads are encouraged to consider this option. Cost includes the Tri River Area Master Gardener manual and all applicable CSU and Tri River Area publications. Visit www.westernslope gardening.org or contact Susan Rose at 244-1841 or susan.rose@colostate.edu for further information or to receive an application.

those contributions (73 percent) came from individuals, demonstrating that even during tough economic times, people still find ways to support organizations that help those less fortunate than themselves. Because half of all donations typically are made between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, this is a good time to highlight precautions you can take to ensure your gift has the biggest possible impact, both on the people you want to help and on your own bottom line; also to remind seniors about a tax policy that has changed since last year. •Contribution eligibility. If you itemize expenses on your 2012 income taxes, any charitable contributions you plan to deduct must be made by year’s end. That means either charging your credit or debit card or postmarking a check by midnight on Dec. 31, 2012. •You must have a receipt to claim deductions for cash or property, no matter how small. A cancelled check or credit card statement is fine for contributions under $250, but amounts over $250 require a written statement from the charity. See IRS Publication 526 for details (www.irs. gov).

•Confirm tax-exempt status. For your contribution to be deductible, the organization must be recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS. It’s important to note that in recent years the IRS has revoked the tax-exempt status of scores of non-profit organizations because they didn’t file annual reports for three consecutive years as required by law. Use the IRS Exempt Organizations Select Check tool to ensure an organization’s eligibility. •Get bang for your buck. Make sure any nonprofit to which you donate is well-run. Ideally the organization applies at least 75 percent of contributions to programs that serve its beneficiaries, versus spending on salaries, advertising, fundraising and other administrative expenses. •Study the organization’s website, annual report and mission statement, and ask for a copy of its IRS Form 990, which details how contributions are spent. Speak to staff members or volunteers, or volunteer there yourself. Or, if you know someone who has used its services, ask for their impressions of the organization’s efficiency and helpfulness to clients. •Other helpful sites. Charity Navigator ’s “Top 10” lists and “Tips and Resources” sections

provide helpful evaluation tools (www.charity navigator.org). And GuideStar offers helpful questions to ask potential recipients and tips for choosing a charity (www. guidestar.org). •No more direct IRA distributions. A major tax break for senior citizens regarding charitable contributions expired at the end of 2011. Formerly, people over age 70 1⁄2 could contribute up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to charity and have it count toward their annual IRA required minimum distribution. This allowed seniors to avoid having to count the funds as adjusted gross income, thereby reaping a tax advantage even if they didn’t itemize deductions. •And finally, if you can’t afford a cash donation but still want to help, consider donating your time. Numerous organizations can match you with local charities that suit your interests, including the government’s United We Serve site (www.serve.gov), Network for Good (www. networkforgood.org), and Volunteer Match (www. volunteermatch.org). Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter. com/PracticalMoney.

PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the North Fork Water Conservancy District for the ensuing year of 2013. That a copy of such proposed budget has been filed in the office of the District at Hwy 92 and 3100 Road, Hotchkiss, Co. where same is open for public inspection. That such a proposed budget will be considered at a special meeting of he Board of Directors which will be held at the Rogers Mesa Fruit Company, Hwy 92 and 3100 Road, Hotchkiss, Co. on November 27, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Any interested elector within the North Fork Water Conservancy District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to any adoption of the budget. Board of Directors, North Fork Water Conservancy District, Jean Hampton, Secretary/Treasurer. Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0171 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 12, 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 W. COMERER AND CORTNEY A. COMERER Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust April 16, 2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 21, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number) 633765 Original Principal Amount $211,640.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $216,916.56 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. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION Part of the SE1/4 NE1/4 of Section 14, Township 13 South, Range 95 West of the 6th P.M., more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point whence the Northeast corner of the SE1/4 NE1/4 of Section 14 bears North 8°43' East a distance of 660.7 feet, said point being on the East line of that tract of land described in Deed recorded in Book 438 at Page 1354 of the Delta County records; thence North 88°19' West 314.7 feet; thence South 15°54' East 353.5 feet to the South line of that tract of land described in Deed recorded in Book 438 at Page 1354; thence along said South line South 88°19' East 204.8 feet to the Southeast corner of that tract of land described in Dee recorded in Book 438 at Page 1354; thence North 2°13' East 337 feet to the point of beginning. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also Known as: 20961 Snowdrift Road, Cedaredge, CO 81413 Also known by street and number as: 20961 SNOWDRIFT ROAD, CEDAREDGE, 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, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness

provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/12/2012 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 # 9105.04629 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012. DELTA COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS CONCRETE BOX CULVERT FOR THE FIRE MOUNTAIN CANAL ON GARVIN MESA ROAD 2012 The Board of Delta County Commissioners is seeking proposals from qualified contractors for the design and build of a box culvert on the Fire Mountain Canal located on Garvin Mesa Road. The pre-bid site inspection will be held at 8:00 AM, November 28, 2012 at the Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Room 234, Delta, Colorado. A field in-

spection of the site(s) will follow the pre-bid meeting. Bidders may obtain bidding documents at the Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Suite 227, Delta, Colorado or by telephoning 970-874-2101 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Bids may also be obtained through the Delta County Website at www. deltacounty.com. All bidders who receive the bid information from the website must contact ether Carolyn Clemens or Bob Basher to submit the necessary contact information. All bids must be submitted on Delta County forms. Deadline for submitting bids is 2:00 PM December 19, 2012. Bids must be submitted to Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Suite 227, Delta, Colorado 81416-1796. Proposals received after this deadline will not be accepted. For further information concerning the bid documents, please call Carolyn Clemens, Executive Assistant at (970) 874-2101 or e-mail to cclemens@deltacounty.com. For information concerning the project please call Bob Basher, Engineering at (970) 874-5914 or e-mail to bbasher@deltacounty.com. Delta County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive informalities or irregularities in the bidding. The award of bid and notice to proceed must be approved by the Board of County Commissioners and may require additional time to schedule into their agenda. The notice to proceed will only be approved after all required documents are received and signed. (bonds, insurance, etc.) Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of JEANNIE LEE APPLEQUIST, Deceased Case Number 2012PR87 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before March 14, 2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Taya Paige

25671 Weston Drive Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 Published in the Delta County Independent November 7, 14 and 21, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the Colorado Liquor Code, Maverick, Inc., DBA Maverick, Inc. #463, has requested the Delta City Council to grant a Retail 3.2% Beer Off-Premises License to sell 3.2% beer at 101 Hwy 92, Delta, Colorado. Public hearing on this application will be held before the Delta City Council at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 360 Main, Delta, Colorado. At said time and place, any interested persons may appear to be heard for or against the granting of said license. Date of Application: October 9, 2012. Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent November 7 and 14, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of PHYLLIP M. BECKLEY, Deceased Case Number 2012PR90 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of DELTA County, Colorado on or before March 14, 2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Judith E. Spoerl Personal Representative c/o Larry Ziegler, Attorney P.O. Box 1117 Cedaredge, CO 81413 Published in the Delta County Independent November 7, 14 and 21, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Lucille Emily Quintana, Deceased Case Number 12 PR 88 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 3/25/2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Lincoln Quintana Personal Representative 701 B Street Suite 1170 San Diego, CA 92101 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21 and 28, 2012.

NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Delta County Fire Protection District No. 1 for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2013. That a copy of such proposed budget has been filed at the office of the Secretary, 1753 'G' Road, Delta, Colorado, where same is open for public inspection. That such proposed budget will be considered at a Regular Meeting of the Delta County Fire Protection District No. 1 to be held at the firehouse, 285 East 5th, Delta, Colorado on December 11, 2012 at 8:00 P.M. Any taxpayer within such Delta County Fire Protection District No. 1 may, at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget, file and register his (her) objections thereto. Dated: November 07, 2012 Delta county Fire Protection District No. 1 /s/ Richard N. Smith Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of ROBERT T. DRISCOLL, Deceased Case Number 12 PR 93 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before March 21, 2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Carolyn Baker

Person Giving Notice 474 Grand Valley Drive Grand Junction, CO 81504 Attorney for Personal Representative: Michael R. Dodson Clay and Dodson, P.C. P.O. Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21 and 28, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of EDITH FAYE WILLIAMS, a/k/a EDITH F. WILLIAMS, a/k/a EDITH WILLIAMS, Deceased Case Number 12PR76 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before March 15, 2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Wilma Lugard Person Giving Notice 401 Grand Ave Apt A Delta CO 81416 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21 and 28, 2012.

NOTICE OF BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the HOTCHKISS CEMETERY BOARD OF DIRECTORS for the ensuing year of 2013. A copy of such proposed budget is on file at 50 Samuel Wade Road, Paonia Co., where such proposed budget will be considered at a regular meeting of the Hotchkiss Cemetery Board to be held at Hotchkiss Town Hall on November 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Any interested elector of such Cemetery District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objection thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 2012.


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A marathon clean-up

Four local New Yorkers registered for the marathon, Jenny and the son of the owner whose apartment was cleaned up have a quick snack before running back to the ferry.

BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Jenny (Marshall) Dziura, the daughter of Chris and Susie Marshall of Delta, flew into New York to run in the New York City marathon Nov. 4, but wound up with a far more rewarding experience helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. Dziura is executive director of the Chris Klug Foundation (chrisklugfoundation.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting life-saving organ and tissue donation and improving the lives of those touched by donation. She and four other runners, including a liver transplant recipient of 13 years, formed a team which was selected as a charity partner. That meant each team member was committed to raising a minimum of $3,000 to benefit the foundation’s mission. In addition, they made arrangements to host a donor awareness booth at the race expo Nov. 1-3. The state of New York has the second lowest donor registration rate, so Dziura and her teammates felt they’ve found the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation as well as register new donors in New York and other states. Their goal was to register 250 people as organ donors during the three-day expo. Jenny was looking forward to running her fourth marathon but could only watch and wait as her flight from her home in Portland, Ore., was cancelled. She originally planned to arrive in New York City Tuesday evening, but because of the storm her arrival was delayed until Thursday evening. Race organizers said the event was still a go, and although she’d missed one day of the expo, she still planned to man a booth at the race expo Friday and Saturday. Then Friday at 5 p.m., friends from Colorado began texting and calling to let her know the New York City Marathon — which had been run continuously since 1970 — had been cancelled due to pressure from runners, politicians and the public. “Although understandable, that news definitely came as a shock to all of us since

they had declared it was a go two days earlier,” Jenny said. “Myself along with everyone else I talked to definitely supported the decision, it was just bad timing.” But by the end of Sunday everyone had run a marathon of their own, seizing the opportunity to help out those impacted by the storm. Jenny explains how the overwhelming show of support began: “A group of six runners started forming a group on Friday night called ‘New York Runners in Support of Staten Island.’ The plan was for runners to wear backpacks filled with donations (toiletries, warm clothes, trash bags, batteries, food, etc.) and run into hard-hit sites to lend a hand. They started a Facebook page where they posted the recent details. By Sunday morning they had over 4,000 ‘likes.’ “The second I heard of the Staten Island opportunity I had to do it. There were 1,000 runners that showed up to the Staten Island Ferry Sunday morning wearing this year’s orange race shirts and backpacks full of relief materials. One guy even pushed a baby jogger packed with supplies! We were split into groups depending on how far you wanted to run. “Our group of seven ran to a site that was blocks from the water, a place called Midland Beach, five miles from the ferry. Water levels were easily four to five feet high at the worst time, so most garages and basements were flooded as well as ground level apartments. By the time word got out Staten Island needed help, donations and volunteers were easy to come by, even too much in some areas. We realized quickly they had food. It was cleaning supplies, warm clothes, lights, and extra hands that were needed. “Our group came across a man and his son who had just seen their apartment for the first time that day. They were from Pennsylvania and the place was inherited from their late uncle. Because of the water damage the only option was to completely gut the first floor. We jumped right in and started loading out furniture, clearing out drawers, remov-

Three of the five members of the Chris Klug Foundation’s New York City Marathon Team made it to New York City before the marathon was cancelled. Jenny (Marshall) Dziura is pictured on the left.

ing cabinets and then busting into the walls/drywall. We worked four hours straight and got done what would have taken he and his son a week to do. They were extremely grateful and we were so glad we were able to help someone directly. “It was devastating to see all the damage. As we were leaving I saw a woman crying and I went over to her just to offer a hug. She hugged me for a solid minute then took our photo. She had been trapped upstairs in her apartment (she didn’t evacuate) as her first level was flooding. She was worried about how to clean her place out as her husband slipped and fell the day before and broke a couple of ribs. We assured her more

volunteers would be back to help. “Around 4 p.m. we had to leave for our five-mile run back to the ferry. The others in my group were from New York and said they would be back to help next week. “Sunday was still a ‘marathon’ — one I never imagined.” As for the rest of her team, two Aspen residents never made it to New York, because they heard of the cancellation before they got on the plane. A third flew home early Sunday. Michael Well, the liver recipient, chose to run the 26-mile marathon (his first) anyway, along with a couple thousand other runners in Central Park. “I heard there was great

energy out there and the stands that were intended for the finish line race were full of locals and tourists cheering,” Jenny said. “Kids had set up make shift aid-stations with water, Gatorade, bananas and oranges. I was proud of Michael for doing the run, which he completed in six and a half hours. Jenny is a 2001 graduate of Delta High School and a 2005 graduate of Colorado State University, where she majored in recreation and tourism. She lists three of her favorite things in the world as running, bikes and the courageous work of charities. So though the marathon didn’t work out as she expected, she was gratified by the experience.

Running through the streets of Staten Island.

Jenny and six fellow runners helped gut an apartment on Staten Island that had been inundated by water during Hurricane Sandy.

Photos provided by Jenny Dziura

Runners gather at the ferry terminal.


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