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DELTA COUNTY

DECEMBER 12, 2012 VOL. 129, NO. 50

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INDEPENDENT

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Truck route construction begins BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

With a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 7, construction has officially begun on the city’s long-awaited alternate truck route. Still, it will be the first of the year before Hamon Contractors tackles the job in earnest, a company representative said following the groundbreaking ceremony at the corner of Palmer Street and Gunnison River Drive. Project completion will require about 15 months and will entail the construction of a new four-lane truck bypass to be known as Confluence Drive as well as bridges over a rail spur and 1st Street (which includes a pedestrian undercrossing), drainage and water quality improvements, and railroad realignment. “This has been a long time coming and we’re excited to be getting started with actual work,” said city manager Justin Clifton. At the groundbreaking ceremony he joined other city and county officials in praising public works director Jim Hatheway for his leadership. “There are so many phases to a project like this . . . an endless list of tasks to make this go smoothly. Jim has put forth tremendous effort.” Since an alternate truck route was first suggested to city council in 1947, removing truck traffic from Delta’s historic downtown corridor has been a top priority, Hatheway said. The other primary

goal is to provide better emergency response to residents and businesses on the north side of the railroad tracks. As an added bonus, school buses will be able to transport students without having to deal with an at-grade crossing. The capacity of the city to grow will be enhanced, and a better detour will be in place for downtown events such as the Parade of Lights. “I am looking forward to the challenge that lies before us to take this project from paper and put it into physical infrastructure,” Hatheway said. “I am looking forward to the time when we can cut the ribbon and put the first trucks on this route.” Mayor pro-tem Mary Cooper reiterated the council’s concern for the health, safety and welfare of the community. “That’s what this truck route is predominantly about,” she said. “I personally know some people who almost didn’t make it to the hospital on time because a train was blocking the highway.” County commissioner Bruce Hovde offered the congratulations of Delta County, Susan Polappos shared comments from Senator Mark Udall, and Scott Streit represented Congressman Scott Tipton’s office. “You can definitely tell this is a government project; it’s been in discussion since 1947,” Streit said. “That’s okay because you did it right, GROUNDBREAKING TO A3

Photo by Pat Sunderland

Delta City Council members, staff and contractors associated with the alternate truck route toss a shovelful of dirt at the end of a ceremony commemorating the start of the project. The contract has been awarded to Hamon Contractors, which reports construction will begin in earnest after the first of the year and will require about 15 months.

Construction job fair draws hundreds BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Job seekers lined the halls of Bill Heddles Recreation Center last Friday, anxious

Joint Gunnison River project promises ‘Relief’ BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

For the second time this year, Delta County’s Gunnison River has provided the setting for celebrating a major river restoration project made possible only by the participation and collaboration of varied river water interests. Last Thursday, Dec. 6, the start of the Gunnison River/ Relief Dam reconstruction project was commemorated with several dozen people representing agriculture, outdoor sportsmen, recreationalists, environmentalists, and state and federal agencies. It has taken a remarkable collaboration of those diverse interests, and up to ten years of determined and visionary effort to begin the $800,000 river improvement project east of Austin. Members of a local sport fishing group, the Gunnison Gorge Anglers, were singled out for their individual advocacy and club support of the project which led to participation of the Trout Unlimited national organization’s endorsement and support of the project The river project will

remove dangerous obstacles and water flow patterns that have threatened river rafting uses. It will increase the efficiency and reliability of irrigation water delivery to ag producing owners of the Relief Ditch. It will increase habitat for several “sensitive” native species of river fish. It will increase and improve sport fishing opportunities on the river. It will restore unnaturally silted and eroded sections of the river channel. And, it will provide for other natural riparian zone enhancements. Start of construction work on the collaborative effort that has made the project possible comes just a few months after completion of the Hartland Dam reconstruction project located a few miles down stream. The Hartland project similarly brought benefits to a variety of water use interests, and it marked the coming together and cooperation of various river interests and individuals that some people believe would have been unlikely just a few years ago. The innovative plan of the Relief Ditch diversion was described by design associate

to put in an application with Hamon Contractors, the firm building the alternate truck route in Delta. Hamon is looking for bridge carpenters, heavy equipment operators, pipe laborers, truck drivers, general laborers and flaggers. Personnel director Candice Weston estimated the number of applicants at 300 to 350; roughly 20-30 will be hired, depending on the skills they bring to the job. Hamon will bring in about 10 employees from the Front Range, including three who will call Delta home for the duration of the project. Brad Davis is the project manager, Dave Aupperle is project engineer and Tony Selvage is the site superintendent. A number of subcontractors will also be on site, including Your Way Safety & Sign Supply. Estimator Kirk Knowles participated in

the job fair Friday. “For us it’s been great,” he said. “In addition to this project, we’re looking for help for a number of other construction projects in this area.” Knowles’s firm specializes in providing flaggers and traffic control devices for construction projects. Certified flaggers can earn $12.50 to $12.63 an hour; laborers make $14 to $15.63 an hour. By mid-morning he had spoken to more than 40 applicants. “It’s good to see a good strong turnout but it’s also sad in its own way because there are so many good people looking for work right now,” Knowles said. “We’re glad to do our small part to put people to work.” Ashley Alberts is one of the applicants interested in landing a job as a flagger “or JOB FAIR TO A3

Jeff Crane, an early advocate of the project who began working toward it ten years ago. The design will create water pressure to divert river flow into a new, on-river headgate for the Relief Ditch. The headgate is designed to accommodate automatic controls to meter water flow. The company’s new headgate is also designed to divert water to the Relief Ditch while shunting trash and silt back into the river’s main channel. The Relief Ditch company will save an estimated $3,500 per year in maintenance costs formerly spent on its old diversion structure. Those funds have been pledged in future to maintain the new diversion and related installations, company board member Doug Hamilton told the DCI. The diversion structure will be constructed almost entirely of below-surface boulder placements that will create a safe flow channel for boaters and areas for fish passage. The project began in earnest a few years ago with Photo by Pat Sunderland the support of the Gunnison Gorge Anglers, a local chapter A job fair sponsored by Hamon Contractors drew hundreds of job seekers from a broad area. Many said they’ve been unemof Trout Unlimited. RELIEF DITCH TO A3 ployed for months.

INDEX

Bicyclist hit, killed

Miracle on Main Street

Sign up for toy drive

Accent ........................... A4 Activities ......................A11 Agriculture .....................C8 Bruin Tracks ................C3-6 Business ........................ A6 Church ............................B5 Classifieds .................. D1-2 Editorial ......................... A2 Legals ......................... D3-6 North Fork Times ........B1-4 Obituaries ................ A9-10 School Zone .................. A8 Sports ........................B8-12 Service Directory ........ D7 Surface Creek News . C1-3 TV Listings ..................B6-7

Craig Warren Hampton, 63, of Delta, died last week after being struck while riding his bicycle. The Delta Police Department reports Hampton was riding his bike east on Highway 92 crossing the highway near Henrie Street when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 60-year-old male of Eckert. The accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Dec. 5. Hampton sustained serious injuries and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital by Care Flight where he later passed away. The investigation is continuing.

Olathe’s annual Christmas celebration, “Miracle on Main Street,” takes place Friday, Dec. 14. A chili dinner will be hosted by Rebekah Lodge #99 beginning at 4 p.m. Free gloves and mittens will be handed out to all who need them, and Mrs. Claus will be present. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. At 5:30 p.m., the parade begins. After the parade, kids of all ages will have an opportunity to visit with Santa Claus. Free hot chocolate and candy will be provided by the Olathe Area Chamber of Commerce.

The deadline is nearing for the toy drive sponsored by the St. Nicholas Project. Families residing in the Delta area who are in need of gifts for children 0-13 may fill out an application at the Delta County Independent, 401 Meeker Street, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. A letter will be sent out informing parents when and where the gifts may be picked up. Collection coordinator MaryAnn Hennessey estimates up to 500 children are in need of gifts. Donation boxes can be found at many Delta businesses.


A2 Wednesday, December 12, 2012

OPINION

Fight to keep our town great Dear Editor: Although the election is over, for those of you who feel discouraged, this is no time to give up. There are still issues we can all fight for on the local level. With the passage of Amendment 64, marijuana use has been legalized and drivers will have to be alert for more than just drunk drivers and distracted cell phone users. It has been interesting to me to see the responses of the Grand Junction Police Department and the more conservative approach of the Montrose Town Council. How each of these entities is considering and preparing for the impact of Amendment 64 was recently featured on KREX TV. As a longtime youth group leader and volunteer at the Delta jail, I

implore the citizens of Delta County to stand up and protect our young people. We do not have to have pot shops in our towns. We have all seen abuses since medical marijuana was legalized in our state. I am hoping and praying the citizens of Delta and our whole county will stand up against this “gateway drug.” Another issue we can also take a stand against locally is Amendment 21. I hope everyone will take a good look at this measure and its local impact. Despite hard economic times, this is still a great town and area in which to raise a family. But we have to all fight to keep it that way. Sara Rapp Delta

KUDOS KUDO S Building materials appreciated Dear Editor: Delta High School and Delta County School District would like to thank the Overholt Truss Company for their generous donations to our many improvement projects. Their assistance in the design of buildings and donation of materials has helped us improve our facilities to better serve our students and community. THANK YOU! Derek Carlson Principal Delta High School

Delta County Independent

LETTERS Volunteers urgently needed for homeless shelter Dear Editor: Three years ago, several members of the community began a conversation about the homeless situation here in Delta County. While several people in the communities within the county would rather have ignored the situation saying there was no homeless problem here, there were a number of people who knew the problem was very much present. Those realists began the process of providing a shelter for the homeless of the county during the cold winter months. A location was found, volunteers came forward, supplies started arriving and the shelter, The Abraham Connection, was up and running. There were a few glitches but they were quickly worked out and the first season was over in the spring of 2011 as warmer temperatures arrived. Their second season was last winter and the shelter, successfully staffed entirely by volunteers, provided a warm place for the homeless folks to sleep and have a hot meal in the evening and continental breakfast in the morning. The Abraham Connection hopes to have a building

PUBLIC NOTICE DELTA COUNTY BOARDS & COMMISSIONS APPOINTMENTS The Delta County Board of Commissioners is recruiting interested volunteers to serve on the boards/commissions listed below. Appointments are made annually and are effective as of January 31st of each year. Boards and Commissions are critical to the success of Delta County. Delta County Airport Advisory Board: Three (3) positions available to serve three (3) year terms which will expire on January 31, 2016. One (1) appointee shall be a user at the Blake Field Airport, one (1) appointee shall be a user at the North Fork Airport, and one (1) appointee shall serve in an At-Large capacity. Airport Advisory Board members will consult with and advise the BoCC and Local Fixed Base Operators (FBO’s) on issues concerning the development and operations of the County’s two airports. CEMETERY BOARDS: Cory Cemetery Board: Three (3) positions are available on the Cory Cemetery Board to represent the Cory Cemetery. This is normally a six (6) year term, however, beginning terms will be staggered as follows: Term 1 will expire January 31, 2015, Term 2 will expire January 31, 2017 and Term 3 will expire January 31, 2019. Thereafter, all terms will be 6 year terms. Eckert Cemetery Board: One (1) position is available on the Eckert Cemetery Board to represent the Eckert Cemetery. This is a six (6) year term which will expire on January 31, 2019. Community Services Block Grant Advisory Committee (CSBG): Three (3) positions are available to serve on this Committee in the following categories: One (1) member of business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, education, or other major groups of interest in the community served. One (1) government official or designated representative; One (1) low income individual or their representative. Applicants will be appointed to one (1) year terms. Duties include review of the County’s annual Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Application, Mid-year, and year-end reports. Delta County Public Library Board: Two (2) positions are available to serve on the Delta County Public Library Board. One (1) Board vacancy exists for a representative from the Paonia area to serve a four (4) year term which will expire on January 31, 2017. One (1) vacancy exists due to a resignation and is for a Board Member serving in an At-Large capacity, whose term will expire January 31, 2015. Applications are available at the District libraries and on the District website, www.deltalibraries.org. Return applications to a library or mail to: Board President Delta County Libraries Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 858, Delta, CO 81416. PLANNING COMMITTEES: Crawford Area Planning Committee: Three (3) positions are available to serve on the Crawford Area Planning Committee: Each appointee will serve a three (3) year term which will expire 1/31/2018. Duties include the review of planning proposals from the Crawford area Duties include reviewing planning proposals for the Leroux Creek area and providing recommendations to the Delta County Planning Commission. Delta Area Planning Committee: One (1) position is available to serve on the Delta Area Planning Committee. This term will expire January 31, 2016. Duties include reviewing planning proposals for the Delta area and providing recommendations to the Delta County Planning Commission. Delta County Planning Commission: Applications are being accepted from citizens interested in serving a three (3) year term on the Delta County Planning Commission which will expire January 31, 2016. One (1) representative is needed to serve in an At-Large capacity, one (1) representative is needed to represent the Crawford area, one (1) representative is needed to represent the Surface Creek Area, and one representative is needed to represent the Leroux Creek area. Duties include the review of proposed subdivisions and other planning proposals within the unincorporated areas of Delta County. Compensation is $15.00 for each Planning Commission meeting attended and mileage to and from meetings. Leroux Creek Area Planning Committee: One (1) position is available to serve on the Leroux Creek Area Planning Committee due to a resignation. This term will expire January 31, 2015. Duties include reviewing planning proposals for the Leroux Creek area and providing recommendations to the Delta County Planning Commission. North Fork Area Planning Committee: One (1) position is available to serve on the North Fork Area Planning Committee. This term will expire 1/31/2016. Duties include reviewing planning proposals for the North Fork area and providing recommendations to the Delta County Planning Commission. Surface Creek Area Planning Committee: Two (2) positions are available to serve on the Surface Creek Area Planning Committee with a three (3) year term which will expire January 31, 2016. Duties include reviewing planning proposals for the Leroux Creek area and providing recommendations to the Delta County Planning Commission. Delta County Tourism Cabinet: Four (4) positions are available to serve on the Delta County Tourism Cabinet with three (3) year terms which will expire January 31, 2016. Two (2) positions are available to serve in an at large capacity, one (1) position is available to represent the Surface Creek area and one (1) position is available to represent the Delta area. Tourism industry or agency representation is required. The Tourism Cabinet meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM. The Cabinet is responsible for developing an annual tourism marketing plan and for the administration of funds derived from the County Lodging Tax. Youth Shooting Sports Advisory Committee: Three (3) positions are available to serve three (3) year terms which will expire January 31, 2016. One (1) position will represent the Delta Area, One (1) will represent the North Fork Area and one (1) will represent the Surface Creek Area.

Please submit a letter of interest to the Delta County Board of Commissioners, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 227, Delta, Colorado, 81416, Attention Carolyn Clemens on or before Friday, December 28, 2012. Please state your qualifications, if required and which board/commission you are interested in serving on.

of its own in the near future. This is becoming a reality thanks to the generous people of Delta County who have contributed to the building fund. However, there is a looming crisis in the current operation of the shelter. For the well-being of those who stay with The Abraham Connection, there must be two trained volunteers in the shelter from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. every night. One volunteer must be a male and one a female. These volunteers are trained by the board members of The Abraham Connection to provide a safe place for the guests to stay. There are two shifts every night, the first one from 6 p.m. until midnight and the second shift from midnight until 6 a.m. Herein lies the problem: The Abraham Connection is experiencing a shortage of overnight volunteers especially from midnight to 6 a.m. to stay at the shelter. Without the required volunteers, The Abraham Connection board of directors is forced to make the painful decision to close the shelter

every night they do not have adequate coverage of volunteers, and folks are left out in the cold. Families with children, single people and couples have been served by The Abraham Connection. These people have been offered a warm, safe place to spend the night, with a warm meal and some nutrition to begin the day with. The Delta County community is a very gracious and giving community. The members of the Delta United Methodist Church who donate the current shelter space, the multitude of people who provide warm meals and breakfasts, the laundry volunteers and the volunteers who are currently spending the night give selflessly because it is important. Their efforts do not go unnoticed. But the need remains for volunteers for the overnight shifts. As a member of the community, I do not want to see this valuable service end, even for just a day. I shudder to think of what can happen to the homeless folks in our county without The Abra-

ham Connection shelter. It is a stark reality that many of us are only one paycheck away from being homeless. Many of the people you see every day may be homeless, they are people who have had tough breaks in this life and need a helping hand once in a while. The Abraham Connection is present in our community to offer that helping hand. During this season of giving, please consider your role in this program. Your presence at the shelter one or two shifts a month will keep the shelter open one more night. There are trainings offered often and people available to answer any questions you may have. Please consider how important the shelter is and your possible role of giving up some time for the less fortunate folks of Delta County. If you are interested in becoming an Abraham Connection volunteer, please call 773-8290. Your help will be much appreciated and it will be a rewarding experience. Kim Shreeves Delta

Hypocrisy at its highest Dear Editor: This letter addresses two controversies within Delta County. The first one is the ongoing disagreement concerning the Bear Ranch Land Exchange. Most of the disagreement comes from those who use the “Bear Ranch Cadillac access road maintained by Bear Ranch. These users do not want to give up that easy access and instead use the seasonal access road. At the same time, these same people support the Roadless Rule, wilderness acts, etc. and that puzzles me — you’d think the supporters of these “road rules” would want to close off that Bear Ranch Cadillac access and happily use the seasonal road! Right? The people who use the Bear Ranch Cadillac access road travel to one of the prettiest pristine ecosystems in Colorado and ignore the fact that using the seasonal road will reduce user impact on this ecosystem. They stand for one ideology and act out another. The second controversy in Delta County is this: Which industry produces the most pollution? The DCI’s “Letters to the Editor” section reads all “hail and brimstone” on the coal and oil industry as the worst polluters in the entire universe. That is fallacy. The #1 polluter of ALL managed lands is ski areas.

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The carbon footprint of a ski area is HUGE. From stream water depletion to complete ecosystem obliteration, ski areas are #1. Clearing of trees, changing of wildlife and vegetation habitats, and oh, here’s a good one — altering watersheds. Transportation for skiers to get there, maintenance of the mountain & facilities (mowing, snowmaking, trail grooming, heated buildings), and unlike oil rigs or coal mines, these ski area

ecosystems can never be reclaimed. NEVER. So the next time you are riding on a coal-fired electric ski-lift wearing your petroleum based skis/boards and looking out at the beautiful but obliterated ecosystem through your polycarbonate, polarized, TLT carbonic sunglasses, remember — you are #1. It’s all hypocrisy at its highest. Cynthia Hansen Delta

KUDOS KUDO S Parade of Lights was a success Dear Editor: Many thanks go out to those who made the annual Delta Parade of Lights possible this year: Wells Fargo, DMEA, City of Delta, Paul Suppes, Delta Fire Department, Delta Police Department, Linda Sanchez, Sandy Myer, Kylynn Wilson, Scott and Gynee Thomassen, Greg Turner, Wayne Ross, Ed and Dorothy Pew, David DeYoung, Tina Hawkins and TLT Photography, Mary Cooper, Robert Jurca, Bill Raley, the chamber board of directors, the 47 parade entrants and the many spectators who joined us last Friday night. Thank you for helping create another successful community event! Merry Christmas! Kami Collins, Delta Area Chamber of Commerce

Thanks for the generous support Dear Editor: The Surface Creek Festival Association would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations to the 54th Western Slope Little Britches rodeo in Cedaredge: Alpine Fencing, Grand Mesa Family Practice, Kwiki Tire, Ed Schaaf & Associates, Kissner GC Inc., SurfaceCreek Bank, Millennium Wellness (Jim and Kristie LaValley), Simon Family, Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce, Sisson Feed and Ranch, Wildcat Drilling & Pump, Hellman Chevrolet, Hellman Motor Co., RE/MAX Mountain West Real Estate, Grand Mesa Discount, US Bank, Macht & Liles Real Estate Group, Rocky Mountain Steel, Arlo and Susan Cox, Surface Creek Veterinary Service, West Elk Mine, Recla Metals, Bolinger & Queen, Edward Jones Investment, Big John’s Lumber, Cedaredge Food Town, Cedaredge Pharmacy, Avarette Performance Horses, Peterson Excavating, Andersen Garage, Benson Brothers, Delta County Memorial Hospital, Delta Ace Hardware, Marge Bertram, Pinon Appraisal Service, Journey Into Health, Snapper Concrete, UpTown Hair Design, Cedaredge Vet Clinic, Haircuts Barber Shop, DTS Fluid Power, Ribbons & Roses Antique Mall, Surface Creek Auto, Homestead Estates Senior Apartments, Bill Kissner Drilling, Great Escape, Tiggers Place, Tri R Motel, Alexander Orthodontics, Houghton Enterprises, Delta Sales Yard, Delta County Federal Credit Union, Cedaredge Land Company, Concept Auto Body, Bowie Resources and Peterson Excavating. Western Slope Little Britches Rodeo would like to extend special thanks to Delta County Ambulance Service, Delta Elevator for grain, Jake Glaser Custom Cutting for hay, Dairy Queen for mutton busting ice cream cones, Team Up Cedaredge Group sponsored by the Father’s House Church for the paint job, Mountain Valley News, Darlyn Novakovich, Jody Wagner, Amy Wright, Mary Ann Hennessey, Tammy Fondy, Kristy and Trent Gray, John Breitnauer for sheep, Renee and Lonnie Deal for sheep, Cedaredge Subway, Domino’s Pizza and all volunteers. We are looking forward to the 2013 55th annual WSLBR.


LOCAL NEWS

Delta County Independent

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Groundbreaking

Relief Ditch FROM PAGE A1 Marshall Pendergrass, chapter president, said the group made a $5,000 “seed money” commitment to the project to get it under way. When plans advanced, the national Trout Unlimited organization became involved. Gunnison Gorge Anglers member George Osborn was credited by speakers at the commemoration for his work on the fund raising effort. Barb Sharrow, manager of the BLM’s Uncompahgre Field Office in Montrose, praised efforts of Gunnison Gorge Anglers and Trout Unlimited on the project. “You guys are just amazing,” she said. “They would not take ‘no’ for an answer,” she added, as anglers spared no effort marshalling the BLM’s resources for information, studies, and necessary permits to get the project approved and under way. The Uncompahgre Field Office provided the necessary field evaluations and environmental

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Pictured at a Dec. 6 event commemorating start of construction on the Gunnison River/Relief Ditch project are (from left) Doug Hamilton, Relief Ditch board member; Barb Sharrow, manager of the Uncompahgre Field Office; George Osborn, member of Gunnison Gorge Anglers; Cary Denison, projects coordinator for Trout Unlimited; and Marshall Pendergrass, president of Gunnison Gorge Anglers. In the background, work proceeds on a new headgate placement for the Relief Ditch company. studies for the project. The site of the diversion is surrounded by public lands administered by the BLM. Cary Denison, projects coordinator for Trout Unlimited, explained how last month’s start of construction follows a final two or three years of activity and effort by all the parties involved to get the project started. Some of the major funding sources for the project were listed on a project website: •A grant of $500,000 from the Species Conservation Trust Fund of the Colorado Water Conservation Board has been approved and will be routed through Gunnison Gorge Anglers and Trout Unlimited. • An $80,000 grant from the Fishing is Fun program administered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife has been awarded pending final approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. • The BLM per-

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formed the Environmental Assessment of the project at no cost to the project which amounts to an in-kind donation of $35,000. • Severance tax funds were received from the Colorado Water Conservation Board and administered through the Colorado River Water Conservation District in May of 2012. • A donation of $700

was received from the Conservation Center based in Delta County. • A grant of $90,000 has been received from the Colorado River Water Conservation District. •Dr. Tom Whiting of Whiting Farms has donated some of the rock to be used in the project. Construction is expected to be completed by March for start of the spring irrigating season.

Job fair FROM PAGE A1 anything, really.” She waited patiently in line with her boyfriend, both of whom live in Montrose. Neither currently has a job. Curtis Snelling got in line around 7 a.m., and was finally nearing the interview tables by 9:30 a.m. With just three Hamon representatives conducting interviews the line moved slowly; owner Bruce Hamon finally jumped in to help speed things up. After a short interview, Snelling headed to his job at Big O Tires. He was the only applicant this reporter spoke to who is employed. Nineteen-year-old Lance Abeyta said he has been out of work about six months. He described himself as a hard worker who is looking for a position as a general laborer. Kenny Arnett, 31, was with Oxbow for seven years before he was laid off about a year ago. He said a job as a heavy equipment operator would make Christmas a lot merrier for his wife and two children. While he calls Delta County home, he said he’s willing to relocate to find steady employment, but, “There’s nothing going on anywhere.” Trevor Simon drove from Whitewater to apply for a job with Hamon. With 30 years of experience in the construction industry, his chances of landing a job may be better than most. “Feast or famine — I grew up in the construction industry so I know how it is.” Working in the oil fields isn’t any different, he said. He quit

City council changes January meetings The Delta City Council normally meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month beginning at 7 p.m. In January, however, the first Tuesday of the month falls on New Year’s Day. Council members decided at their Dec. 4 meeting to take advantage of the five Mondays in January and reschedule their regular sessions to Jan. 8 and 22. Council members are in the process of finalizing dates for a retreat with city manager Justin Clifton and his staff. The retreat will also take place in January.

his most recent job in the oil industry because he wasn’t getting 40 hours a week. “There just wasn’t any work,” he said. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment estimates the unemployment rate in Delta County at 7.4 percent for October, slightly above the state unemployment rate of 6.9 percent.

FROM PAGE A1 from the local level up. You worked up with your citizenry, you got a vote of confidence, and then you worked with your state agencies. That’s the way government is supposed to work. Thanks for the example you’ve set — an example of what government is supposed to be, focused on public safety and developing our infrastructure. “Most of all, thanks for not asking for money,” he quipped. Bruce Hamon, owner of Hamon Contractors, said it’s a privilege and an honor for his company to be part of the project. The Front Range company has never worked in Delta, although the firm has been involved in projects elsewhere on the Western Slope. To the businesses that will be affected by construction, particularly those along Gunnison River Drive, Hamon said, “Please know that our company and our crews fully understand and appreciate the impact of these kinds of projects and we will do everything, absolutely everything, within our power to minimize the impact to your business. If there’s any way you feel you’re not being accommodated, please let us know.” Rob Pratt, the lead designer for Stantec Engineering, said he and his team spent “innumerable hours” working on Confluence Drive for the better part of seven years. “Although we always thought it was going to happen sooner, we are finally here.” During the course of the festivities, appreciation was expressed to the Delta City Council, especially Mary Cooper, Ray Penick and Guy Pfalzgraff, who formed an alternate truck route advisory team; to

city staff and attorneys Mike Schottelkotte and Susan Hilyard; to Stantec, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Transportation Resource Services for professional resources; and to the Department of Local Affairs, Delta County and Union Pacific for financial support. “Last but not least we could not build this project without the financial support of the taxpayers and citizens of the City of Delta whose overwhelming response to our bond question in 2009 made this project a reality,” Hatheway said. Many of the truck route committee members who helped with the bond initiative in 2009 were present — Gerald Roberts, Les Renfrow, Chris Miller, Richard Simmons, Linda Sanchez, Deana Sheriff and Kay Carlquist. City employee Steve Glammeyer was recognized for getting the project off dead center and securing the DOLA grant. Hatheway closed the ceremony with the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy, “Let’s get ‘er done.” And with that, council members and project leaders grabbed their hard hats and gold shovels for a photo commemorating the event. Quick Facts • Confluence Drive is four-lane (two lanes in each direction) with fourlane bridges over the tracks. There will be one bridge over the rail spur into Foster Farms and one over the main Union Pacific rail line. • Project is 1.6 miles long and contains three proposed traffic signals, one at each end and one at Palmer Street. • 77% of Delta voters supported borrowing up to $30 million for the project. Bond will be paid from the 1% sales tax for City Wide Capital Improvements.

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ACCENT

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Ervens celebrate 50 years of marriage The children of Lee their lifelong family and and Wilma Erven invite friends to join in the celebration of their 50 years together on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 2-5 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

Concert features Christmas Old and New Wilma and Lee Erven

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The Montrose Community Band will hold a free Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion. The concert, entitled Christmas Old and New, features many classic Christmas favorites such as Sleigh Ride, the Ultimate Christmas Sing-ALong, and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. The concert will also feature the Montrose Saxophonics with music that is sure to give the audience a bit of holiday cheer. For more information visit www.montroseband.com or call Tina Woodrum at (970) 596-1188.

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Ready for Christmas The ASTRA Clubs of Cedaredge High School, Delta High School and Delta Opportunity School helped Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado by decorating their Delta office for the Christmas season. ASTRA is an international community service organization under the auspices of Altrusa International. The three local clubs help their community in various ways from supporting their local food pantry or food bank, to helping the City of Delta with various family activities such as the Lil Boo Bash. They also help their sponsoring Altrusa Club at the annual Sugar Plum Festival each year.

Public invited to Karen Christmas celebration A celebration of Christmas will be held at First Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 15, with a dinner at 5 p.m. and a Karen program to follow at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will include traditional Karen dishes from Burma that are a part of the

Christmas celebration. The program will include singing, group dancing, and a concert. The Karen community living in Delta has invited friends from Denver and Greeley to join in this Christmas celebration. The public is invited to

the dinner and program being held at First Baptist Church starting at 5 p.m. Saturday evening. Anyone interested in the Karen culture is welcome. For more information contact First Baptist Church or Ta Mla Say at (720) 245-9858.

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Five generations This Thanksgiving, 93-year-old Carmen Rush was thankful to celebrate five generations with (pictured) Lauri Brown, Connie Heronemus, Carmen Rush and Victoria Brown; (front) Tristan, Liam and Dominik.

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BIRTHS Mildred Miller celebrates 90th Mildred Miller of Austin turned 90 years old on Nov. 30. She celebrated with her children and their spouses in October. On Dec. 2 she was the guest of honor at an open house held at her home. She celebrated with 50 of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons- and daughters-in-law and friends.

Maria Adame and Manuel Estrada of Olathe are the parents of a daughter, Yareli Elena Estrada, born Nov. 29, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches in length.

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Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed Thursday, Dec. 20, at the following locations: Delta — First Assembly of God gym, 762 Dodge Street. Cedaredge — Masonic Hall, 295 W. Main Street. Hotchkiss — Heritage Hall, Delta County Fairgrounds. Distribution begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m., or earlier if items are no longer available. To receive commodities, you must be a resident of Delta County and meet income eligibility guidelines of $1,722 monthly for a family of one, $2,333 for a family of two, $3,554 for a family of four, and $4,775 for a family of six. A typical household will receive the following as long as the items are available: milk, orange juice, vegetable soup, canned green beans, canned apricots, canned pears, canned pumpkin, canned applesauce, canned green

beans, canned carrots, frozen chicken, frozen turkey, canned peaches, canned peas, canned beef stew, peanut butter, canned spaghetti sauce, pasta, grapefruit juice and lentils. Please bring some form of identification. If picking up commodities for another household, an ID and a note from that household is required. For more information, call 874-2039.

Community Christmas dinner to be served The third annual community Christmas dinner will be held Tuesday, Dec. 25, at the Delta United Methodist Church at 477 Meeker Street. Doors open at 11 a.m.; dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entertainers will fill the Fellowship Hall with music.

PEPPERMINT FUDGE Three of the season’s best flavors-nuts, chocolate and peppermint-combine in a delightful manner in this scrumptious fudge. The two distinct layers are eye-catching-another reason why this candy makes a great holiday gift. 32 Servings Prep: 20 min. + chilling 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons baking cocoa 1 teaspoon 2% milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup chopped nuts PEPPERMINT LAYER: 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy

Line the bottom and sides of an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan with foil. Grease foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy. Gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla until smooth. Stir in nuts. Spread into prepared pan. Chill for 1 hour or until firm. For peppermint layer, beat cream cheese in a small bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar, milk and extract until smooth. Stir in peppermint candy. Spread evenly over chocolate layer. Chill for 1 hour or until firm. Using foil, lift fudge from pan. Gently peel off foil. Cut into squares.

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LOCAL NEWS

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Delta’s

Parade of Lights

Photo by Pat Sunderland

A young Mary (Andrea De La Torre) waves from St. Michael’s float. In addition to the nativity, the church entry featured a group of dancers called the Photo by Pat Sunderland Matachines. A sprinkling of snow added a wintry feel to Delta’s Parade of Lights, even though the temperatures were extremely mild Friday night. This entry was sponsored by Anytime Fitness, which will open in January above Aaron’s at 300 Stafford Lane in Delta.

Parade Winners First Delta House Second Sisson Family

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Shears to You found two warmblooded girls, Ashley Uribe and Heather Henson, to promote the tanning booths at its salon on Industrial Boulevard.

Lexton Short rode on the float sponsored by Delta Mayor Ed Sisson and his wife Sharon to emphasize that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.”

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As your hometown credit union for over 50 years, we’re committed to taking good, old-fashioned care of our members. At Delta County Federal Credit Union you can expect a warm and friendly welcome every time you walk through our doors. You know when you call us you’ll hear a “live” voice at the other end - not an impersonal automated answering system. You can count on knowledgeable banking professionals to explain all of the financial options available to you. You can rest assured your hard-earned money is in responsible, capable hands. That’s why Delta County Federal Credit Union is the financial institution Delta County trusts.

Whether you need a personal, home equity, auto or mortgage loan, come to Delta County Federal Credit Union.

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Forty-seven entries, including this float from Mountain Coal/West Elk Mine, made Delta’s Parade of Lights a festive experience. The theme was “A Country Christmas.”

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This entry drew chuckles from parade watchers and top honors from judges, who awarded first place to Delta House for the second year in a row.

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BUSINESS

Delta County Independent

Millers thanked by many friends Pete and Eva Miller, owners of Delta’s Deitch Haus restaurant, were honored by friends at an event on Dec. 7. Pete and Eva Miller have provided space for many community meetings free of charge and for groups that support patriotism and Christian values. Gary Burnett, local educator, researcher, Photo submitted and author, wrote a Pete and Eva Miller, owners of Miller’s Deitch Haus poem presented on a restaurant, were thanked and honored by friends plaque. The inscription on the plaque read: Our during an event at the restaurant on Dec. 7.

RE/MAX Today welcomes back Paulette Angeletti Paulette Angeletti has joined RE/MAX Today. Angeletti brings to the office seven years of experience in real estate and was formerly with Checker Realty. “My first responsibility is to help my buyers and sellers,” said Angeletti, “and my move to RE/MAX will be a significant benefit to my clients because RE/MAX has the most powerful name brand in real estate with nearly 90,000 associates in more than 80 countries. “When I list a property here in Delta or Montrose County it’s exposed to a huge audience. That exposure is driven by the RE/MAX website, www. remax.com, the most vis-

ited real estate franchise site, which helps my clients get the best possible price for their home in the least amount of time.” Angeletti said another advantage offered by her company is the focus on continuing edu-

cation. RE/MAX offers real estate courses 24/7, with an online platform that allows associates to access hundreds of fulllength training programs on demand. “No other real estate organization has a higher percentage of associates with advanced professional designations,” said Angeletti. “Keeping on top of the changes in protocol and procedure is extremely important. As an agent, I need to know the latest techniques so I can do the best for my clients.” RE/MAX Today is located at 1109 Main Street in Delta. Angeletti may be reached at 8747563 or 209-2223.

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recognition and thanks to the Miller Family for your generous and consistent support of conservative constitutional causes. You are truly patriots. With much appreciation. (From)

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The inevitable has happened. U.S. Tractor & Harvest, the local John Deere dealership, has consolidated in Montrose, leaving a gap on Highway 50 in Delta. A new building at 4766 N. Townsend Avenue in Montrose houses both the Delta operation and the Montrose dealership formerly located on East Main Street. While the decision to consolidate might make sense economically, it means the loss of a business that has been a fixture in the Delta community for more than 60 years. The upside, said branch manager Kirk Smith, is that customers will find a more efficient operation, a larger variety of parts, and a state-of-the-art virtual training center for both employees and customers. Today’s Gators, garden tractors and farm equipment are loaded

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with technology such as GPS guidance systems and data monitoring. Classes will ensure farmers are up to speed on the features designed to help them maximize their operations. Service department employees can exchange information with factory representatives in Waterloo, Iowa, via the Internet. Smith said U.S. Tractor & Harvest will remain visible throughout Delta County with three mobile service trucks and dedicated salesmen. All employees of the Delta branch have been moved to Montrose. “We hated to leave Delta,” Smith said, “but we had a duplication of two stores within 20 miles. This will be more efficient for us and the customers both. With a global economy, we’ve got

to do everything we can — good or bad — to keep business viable.” The property at 655 Highway 50 is owned by Ralph and Pat Mangum, who sold Delta Implement to U.S. Tractor & Harvest in August 2010. The dealership had been in their family for over 50 years, and was an iconic part of Delta for more than 65 years. Ralph Mangum said U.S. Tractor’s lease does not expire until the end of the year and while he’s fielded a couple of inquiries about purchasing the property, he’d prefer to lease it. “I hope it won’t stay vacant for long,” he said. He added a stoplight is slated to be installed at that intersection in conjunction with the alternate truck route construction.

PEOPLE Air Force Airman Cecillia Boyd recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Com-

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Pete and Eva put into action their support of Christian values including those of our Founding Fathers. The restaurant has been closed and the Millers plan to relocate.

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Conservatives of Delta and Montrose County. In addition Rex Stucker thanked Pete and Eva for supporting the Gideon Society meetings in the same way.

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munity College of the Air Force. Boyd is the daughter of Lonny Boyd of Gunnison and Stacy Urlaub of Healy, Alaska. She is a 2011 graduate of Olathe High School.

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MIRACLE ON MAIN

Delta County Independent

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A7

Rotary clubs donate van to Duckworth family BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

This Christmas season is one to remember for young Paul Duckworth, 5, and his parents, Gary and Vicki. Thanks to the efforts of the Delta and Cedaredge Rotary clubs the Duckworth family now has a handicap-equipped van for transporting Paul and the equipment required to deal with his dual challenges of scoliosis and spina bifida. It was generous cash donations of the two Rotary Clubs, along with a highly successful fundraiser at AppleFest, that enabled the joint enterprise to fund the van purchase for the Duckworths. “We really thank each and every one of you (club members) for your generosity,” said Paul’s dad, Gary, at the presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 5. “Everyone has been so generous and kind.” At the presentation, Paul serenaded the Rotarians and their guests

with a lively holiday song about the Christmas season that put everyone into high spirits. Paul’s mom, Vicki, said the van will be especially helpful transporting Paul to medical appointments in Denver. It will also prove its worth to the family when extra equipment that Paul needs, including a stander and an activity chair, are needed. When Paul gets older and requires a bigger wheelchair, the van’s automatic lift and spacious interior will be a necessity for the family. As the big AppleFest fundraiser was being finalized in September, the DCI published a story about Paul’s medical conditions. He was born with spina bifida (open spine). At birth, he had the first of many operations. Paul is paralyzed below the waist. He also has Arnold Chiari II, severe fluid on the spine. He was recently diagnosed with scoliosis of the spine, which may necessitate surgery

every six months while he is growing, and then a spinal fusion when he is older. Paul has food allergies and serious digestive issues. He also suffers from sensory and gross motor challenges. Paul is bright and lively. He has an engaging and pleasant personality. He interacts spontaneously with his social environment and isn’t shy about introducing himself when meeting new people. Paul’s mom said that many people and groups deserve thanks for helping with the van project that will mean so much to their family. Those include Double J Disposal, DMEA Charitable Trust, DeerCreek Village Golf Course, Cedaredge Elementary School, Delta and Cedaredge Rotary Clubs, Cedaredge Church of the Nazarene, San Juan Honey Company, Delta Safeway, Delta Walmart, Cedaredge Food Town, Fritchman’s Orchard, Patti Timmer-

wilke, John and Paula Mitchell, Delta Ace Hardware, Big John’s Lumber and Ace Hardware, local media for coverages and promotion, and special

thanks go out to Nancy Wood and Jim Wetzel “for their generosity with the van.” An account has been set up at Surface Creek

Bank for continued expenses and maintenance. The account is under “Paul Duckworth - medical,” Vicki told the DCI.

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

Paul Duckworth, 5, and his family are the new owners of a fully equipped handicap van given for their use through a joint project of the Delta and Cedaredge Rotary clubs. Shown at the van’s delivery in Delta on Dec. 5 are (from left) Jim Wetzel, Delta Rotary Club; Gary Duckworth; Paul Duckworth; Nancy Wood, Delta Rotary Club; Vicki Duckworth; Greg Kuta, Delta Rotary Club; and Craig Wolverton, assistant Rotary district governor.

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SCHOOL

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DMS hosts Math Counts competition Delta Middle School hosted a Math Counts competition Dec. 7. Over 120 students from Delta, Crawford, Paonia, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss, Montessori, Delta Academy of Applied Learning and Colorado West Christian School participated. In sixth grade, first place went to the Paonia 1 team with 35.75 points. Montessori placed second with 31.5 points, edging out Paonia 3’s 31.25. Individually, Harley

Ewert of Paonia was first, Seth Brinkton of Paonia was second and Baxter Waltermire of Montessori was third. Delta 4 topped the competition for seventh/eighth grade teams with 32.25 points. Hotchkiss 1 took second with 31.25 points, and Paonia 1 was third with 28 points. Individually, Rafi Wick of Hotchkiss placed first, Nathan Phillips of Delta was second and Isaac Timbreza of Delta was third.

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Paonia 1 team members Harley Ewert, Seth Brinton, Jade Ellenberger and Celine Audin placed first in Math Counts competition. The sixth graders are coached by Bob Bushta.

Delta 4 team members Logan Freed, Madeline Tracey, Nathan Sanders and Isaac Timbreza placed first in the seventh/eighth grade Math Counts competition. They’re coached by Danielle Lopez.

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Band Concert, 7:00 p.m. at The Delta Center. Girls Basketball at Montrose, 4:30 p.m.; Freshmen Basketball at Olathe, 4:00 & 5:30 p.m. Girls Swimming at Montrose Invitational; Girls Basketball at Montrose; Wrestling at Warrior Classic; Freshmen Basketball at Home vs. Gunnison, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; JV Wrestling at Home vs. Fruita, All Day. Girls Basketball at Montrose Tourney; Girls Swimming at Montrose Invitational. Freshmen Basketball vs. Paonia at Home, 4:00 & 5:30 p.m.

The sixth grade Montessori team of Will Ela, Baxter Waltermire, Kaiya Firor and Athena Peters, coached These seventh/eighth graders from Hotchkiss 1 by Jennie Chavez, finished second. finished second. Pictured with coach Anita Evans are team members Rafi Wick, Roggen Frick, Parker Katzdorn and Zack Allen.

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Sixth graders Poppy Lightfoot, Jaquelin Mora, Sackett Chesnik and Shyliea Clark make up the third place Paonia 3 team. Their coach is Bob Bushta. Paonia 1 team members Colby Simpson, Dagan Rienks, McKenna Hartigan and Haley Parks made up the third place seventh/eighth grade Math Counts team. Tim Esgar is their coach.

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Holiday Programs 2012 20 DELTA HIGH SCHOOL December 12 — DHS Band Concert at Center for Performing Arts, 7:00 p.m. December 18 — DHS/DMS Choir Concert at Center for Performing Arts, 6:00 p.m.

DELTA MIDDLE SCHOOL December 18 — DMS/DHS Choir Concert at Center for Performing Arts, 6:00 p.m.

DELTA OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL December 20 — Graduation at Center for Performing Arts, 6:00 p.m.

LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL December 13 — “Sing We Now of Christmas” - 3rd & 5th Grades at Performing Arts Center, 6:30 p.m.

GARNET MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL December 14 — 4th Grade Program at Willow Tree & Crossroads, 11:00 a.m.-Noon December 14 — 4th Grade Program at Senior Center & Horizons, 1:00-2:00 p.m. December 14 — Kindergarten Holiday Concert at Bank of the West, 1:00 p.m.

CEDAREDGE HIGH SCHOOL December 13 — Choir Concert at CHS, 7:00 p.m.

CEDAREDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL December 13 — Choir Concert at CHS, 7:00 p.m.

CEDAREDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL December 20 — Caroling Downtown, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

CRAWFORD SCHOOL December 18 — Winter Program at Crawford School, 6:00 p.m.

HOTCHKISS HIGH SCHOOL December 19 — Choir & Band Christmas Concert at HHS, 6:30 p.m.

HOTCHKISS K-8 SCHOOL December 19 — 6th-8th Grade Band Concert at HHS, 6:30 p.m. December 20 — Kindergarten-2nd Grade Winter Concert at HK8 - Don Tate Gym, 6:00 p.m. December 20 — 3rd-5th Grade Winter Concert at HK8 - Don Tate Gym, 7:00 p.m.

PAONIA JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL December 18 — Band & Choir Holiday Concert (7-12) at PHS Commons, 7:00 p.m.

PAONIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL December 13 — K-5 Musical “Twas the Night Before Christmas” featuring World Wide Holidays of December” by 6th Grade, at PHS Gym, 6:00 p.m.

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Rafi Wick (Hotchkiss), Nathan Phillips (Delta) and Isaac Timbreza (Delta) turned in the top three individual scores among the seventh/eighth graders.

Shaw will graduate from SC Vision Sierra Shaw will give her presentation for graduation from the Surface Creek Vision Home & Community Program in Cedaredge Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Anyone is welcome Baxter Waltermire (Montessori), Seth Brinton to attend the presenta- (Paonia) and Harley Ewert (Paonia) turned in the top three individual scores among the sixth graders. tion at the school.

DMS recognizes Students of the Month For the month of November, DMS staff would like to recognize three deserving students. Mrs. Salcedo recognizes Joe Bules as an exceptionally positive sixth grade student. She says, “Joe is extremely focused and works hard to get his work done, asks questions that benefit all students, models positive behaviors, and is very creative. He demonstrates the ability to make dif-

ficult but appropriate decisions. Additionally, Joe is very enthusiastic, and always contributes to class in ways that clearly enhance lessons, as well as always lightening the mood! What a great addition to Delta Middle School.” This month’s seventh grade student is Anha Richards selected by Mrs. Charlesworth. Anha is one-of-a-kind. Her contributions to Delta Middle School and our surrounding community are countless. At school Anha’s involvement includes many organizations such as College for Every Student, Student Council, gifted-talented and National Junior Honor Society. Her athletic abilities include Presidential Fitness Award It is with great pride and cross-country. She is that the DHS band program announces Jake Johnson’s selection to the Colorado All-State Jazz Band. This is the third time in four years Jake has been selected to perform in this prestigious ensemble. Johnson was not only selected to play in this group, he was also chosen to play lead in the trumpet section. The band will be performing at the Colorado Music Educator Association’s annual convention in Joe Bules, Anha Richards January.

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a volunteer for several organizations and at her church. A talented musician, Anha plays piano, violin and saxophone. In the classroom, Anha excels at her academics and is always respectful. Anha Richards is indeed a one-of-a-kind! Phillip Santonastaso, nominated by Mr. Carlquist, is an eighth grader at DMS. He is one of the hardest working students he knows with great work ethics. He “stepped outside of his box” and played football this year. Phillip is respectful, hard working and courageous. Teachers express what a pleasure it is to have him in class and know him as a special individual. He definitely stands out as one of Delta Middle School’s top students.

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Christmas is for kids Maliya Salazar, 3, and her one-year-old sister Abby (above) were delighted to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the “Breakfast With Santa” event Saturday, Dec. 8, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The Delta Kiwanis Club served pancakes while in the gym gently used games and toys were sold at the kids’ garage sale. New this year was a gingerbread house contest. Pictured with their entry are Mary Gregory and her two children, Kegan, 4, and Azlyn, 2. Dad Darren is working in Iraq but was able to experience the morning’s events through Skype.

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OBITUARIES Lynvale Miller Lynvale Hugh Miller died Nov. 30, 2012, at his home in Cedaredge. He was 82. At Mr. Miller’s request, no services will be held. He was born to John and Doris (Hansen) Miller on July 15, 1930, in Akron. He spent his childhood and attended public schools in Gunnison.

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He lived in Elgin, Ore., before moving to Cedaredge seven years ago. Mr. Miller retired from the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed helping others, metalworking, woodworking, collecting coins and stamps, guns and working on old cars. He is survived by his son, Ray Miller and his wife Debra of Jacksonville, Ark.; two daughters, Katherine Hammock of Ucaipa, Calif., and Cynthia Ervin and her husband Erik of Crested Butte; two brothers, Roger Miller of Casper, Wyo., and Loren Miller of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sisters, Pat Williams of Gunnison, Janet McDonald of Lake City, and Diana Thurmond of Westminster; five grandchildren, and nine greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Arnott. Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

The county commissioners heard a report on Dec. 3 of increasing cost efficiency in the county elections operations. County clerk and recorder Ann Eddins reported that her office conducted five municipal elections, countywide special district elections, and primary and general elections in 2012 at lower cost than fewer elections in 2008. The bill for elections work this year was $223,644. By contrast, in 2008 the department conducted only three municipal elections and a primary and general election at a cost of $261.677. The county election staff was three full-time equivalent in 2008, and two full-time equivalent in 2012. • Following an executive session, the commissioners directed the county attorney to research the consequences of Amendment 64’s approval by voters and to present options for county responses. Amendment 64 essentially legalizes the use of marijuana on the state level, though the substance remains illegal under federal law. • The BoCC approved purchase of 63, 50-watt VHF radios for the county road and bridge department. The low bid for the devices came from Cedaredge Communications for $18,529. There is an additional $10 per unit for shipping, handling and programming.

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David Head Cedaredge resident David Head died Dec. 5, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 64. A funeral service was Dec. 11 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Burial followed at the Delta City Cemetery. David Leroy Head was born to Theodore and Wilma (Decker) Head on Nov. 6, 1948, in Montrose. He spent his childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Ouray. He attended schools both in Ouray and Bonanza, Utah. After graduating high school, he served with the U.S. Army. On Oct. 22, 1976, he married Norma Rae Cain in Montrose. They moved to Cedaredge in 1981. The couple celebrated 36 years of marriage this year. Mr. Head, a retired MSHA inspector, enjoyed being a husband, father and grandfather and spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, camping and horseback riding. He is survived by his wife, Norma Rae Head of Cedaredge; his father, Ted Head of Montrose; a son, DJ Head and his wife Jennifer of Cedaredge; two daughters, Sandra Wilson and her husband Brett of Hotchkiss, and Cherie Spangler and her husband Greg of Texas; three sisters, Kathy Reed and her husband Donnie of Eckert, Kristina Miller and her husband Dale of Pagosa Springs, and Vicki Hecht and her husband Timothy of Montrose; seven grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Head; and his brother, Danny Head. Memorial contributions may be made to Spirit Wind Horse Rescue in Crawford. Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Jason Rhode of Cedaredge died Nov. 30, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 40. A memorial service will be held at Delta High School Sunday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. Jason Laine Rhode was born to Alvin and Linda (Orr) Rhode on May 17, 1972, in Wheatridge. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Delta, graduating from Delta High School in 1990. He and his wife bought property in Cedaredge in 1996 where he built their home. Mr. Rhode was a roofer for many years throughout western Colorado. He enjoyed being a husband and father, mountain biking, snowboarding, fishing, attending music concerts and participating in his son’s sporting events. He is survived by his wife, Rachael Rhode; his son, Malaki Rhode, both of Cedaredge; his mother, Linda Rhode of Delta; two brothers, Jayme Rhode of Grand Junction and Zane Rhode of Delta; and his father- and mother-inlaw, Jerry and Barbara Harris of Cory. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Rhode; and his maternal and paternal grandparents. Contributions may be made to the Jason Rhode Memorial Fund at SurfaceCreek Bank in Cedaredge. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Leland Bailey Jr. Leland William Bailey Jr. died Dec. 4, 2012, in Delta. He was 66. A graveside memorial service was held Dec. 7 at the Delta City Cemetery. Mr. Bailey was born to Leland and Katherine (Hughes) Bailey on June 6, 1946, in Sturgis, S.D. He spent his childhood and attended schools in South Dakota and Colorado. After high school he

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completed various college courses and served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Special Forces. In 1964 he married Sarah Chavez. They had two sons, Jerry and Leland. The marriage ended in divorce. He married Joan Hopman. They had a son, William. The marriage ended in divorce. In 2000 he married Joy Elliott. The couple celebrated 12 years of marriage. Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife, Joy Bailey of Delta; three sons, Jerry Bailey, Leland J. Bailey and William Bailey; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters. Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Douglas Tuttle Douglas G. Tuttle died from complications of pneumonia on Dec. 7, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 58. He was born Sept. 25, 1954, in Colorado Springs to Harvey and Mildred (Marksberry) Tuttle. He was raised in Cedaredge and graduated from Adams State College in Alamosa. He worked for Adolph Coors Co. in Golden, then became plant manager at Russell Stover Candies in Montrose for many years. At the time of his death he was the director of manufacturing at Enstrom Candies in Grand Junction. Mr. Tuttle enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors fishing, hiking or biking. He is survived by his wife, Ginger Tuttle of Grand Junction; his sons, Shane Tuttle stationed with the U.S. Navy in Afghanistan, and Tanner Tuttle of Nashville, Tenn.; his daughters, Seyward Robbins of Virginia Beach, Va., and Haley Tuttle of Tucson, Ariz.; his brothers, Marty Tuttle and his wife Terri of Denver, Bill Tuttle and his wife Janet of Grand Junction, and Scott Tuttle of Grand Junction. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

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He married Carolyn (Burnham Clements) in 1972. They retired in 1995 and returned to Colorado, eventually settling in Crawford. He enjoyed skiing, hiking, hunting, target shooting, camping, was an avid reader and was always politically informed. He served on the Crawford Town Council. He and Carolyn were active members of the Crawford United Methodist Church until recently moving to Delta. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his sons Patrick Clements of Johnstown, and Paul Clements of Edwards; his daughter, Annie Eckman of Colorado Springs; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Richard Clements. Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Crawford. Contributions may be given to needy children in Delta County.

Robert Thompson Robert G. Thompson died Dec. 5, 2012, at his home in Crawford. He was 77. He was born Oct. 2, 1935, to Carolyn (Schiffmann) and Arthur Thompson of Grand Lake. Mr. Thompson graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in zoology. He spent most of his career managing federal fish hatcheries in Leadville, Jones Hole, Utah, and Kalispell, Mont., among other places.

Jack Cairns Jack Lavoy Cairns of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died Dec. 8, 2012, at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls. He was 82. Mr. Cairns was born June 30, 1930, in Rawlins, Wyo., to Logan and Emma (Kennaday) Cairns. He grew up and attended school in Rawlins, graduating from Rawlins High School. He lived in North Platte, Neb., and Cedaredge before moving to Idaho Falls. He married Beverly Johnson on Oct. 1, 1949, in Rawlins, Wyo. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Cairns co-owned Build Rite Lumber and Supply. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and carpentry. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Beverly; his daughters, Linda Page and husband Ron of Delta, Utah, Kay Hansen and husband Alan of Rigby, Idaho, Becky Cooper and husband John of Boise, Idaho; his sons, Jack Cairns Jr. and wife Becky of Ogden, Utah, Bill Cairns and wife Kae of Idaho Falls, Idaho; his sisters, Margaret Wilson and husband Norman of Rawlins, Wyo., and Judy Schmeling and husband Craig of Laughlin, Nev.; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Chris Campbell. Funeral services will be held Dec 13 at 1 p.m., at the Rawlins LDS Church. Burial will be at the Rawlins Cemetery.

Christopher Warren Christopher Lee Warren of Delta died Nov. 29, 2012. He was 14. Mr. Warren is survived by his mother and stepfather, Candice and Andrew Stonehocker; his sisters, Haylee, Emyliegh and Shanna; his brother, Lucas; and his grandparents, Mike and Cyndee Feske, all of Montrose. A private family memorial service has been held. Arrangements were handled by Valley Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery.

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Erma Sheldon Longtime Hotchkiss resident Erma Meier Sheldon died Dec. 4, 2012. She was 93. Erma Jessie Meier was born Feb. 23, 1919, in DuBois, Neb., to William and Ida (Parli) Meier. She spent her childhood and attended school in DuBois, graduating from DuBois High School in 1937. She graduated from Peru State Teachers College with a teaching degree in 1941. She married Ben Sheldon Aug. 27, 1941. They lived in Rock Springs, Wyo., Greenbelt, Md., Lincoln, Neb., and Gunnison before moving to Barrow Mesa near Hotchkiss in 1950. Mrs. Sheldon raised her four children while helping Ben with the orchards, hay fields and dairy. She enjoyed cooking, canning, baking and playing pinochle with friends. For many years she was a leader of the Barrow Mesa 4-H Club. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Margie Hollembeak and husband Jere, Cindy DeMore and husband Dick, Ralph Sheldon and wife Wendy; a brother, Verne Meier; a sister-in-law, Miriam Ryan; 13 grandchildren, Bryan, Eric, Lisa, Jered, Dillon, Geoff, Natalie, Austin, Allison, Benjamin, Leah, Jeremy and Adam; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ben Sheldon; a son, Benjamin Sheldon; a granddaughter, Hannah; a great-granddaughter, Maggie; her siblings, William, Alma, Margaret, Helen, Lois, Loise, Howard, Clyde, Doreen and Lyle. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss on Dec. 8. Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Doris Kuehn Doris V. Kuehn died Dec. 10, 2012, at her home in Lazear. She was 87. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss, with Pastor Jim Jesser officiating. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss. Mrs. Kuehn is survived by her son, Perry Brandt and his wife Natalie of Lazear; two daughters, Karen Welch and her husband Jim of Kelso, Wash., and Janet Tucker and her husband Steven of Orondo, Wash.; a sister, Mavis Zahler and her husband Ed of

Carolyn Lane Carolyn Gardner Lane died Dec. 8, 2012, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 75. She was born Jan. 11, 1937, in Richfield, Utah, to Tell and AraBella (Atkin) Gardner. She attended schools in Richfield, Utah, graduating from Richfield High School. She graduated from Stevens-Henager Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Bill Lane. They lived in several locations before settling in the Salt Lake valley. They later divorced. She worked for, and retired from, the Utah State Board of Education. She enjoyed her family, crocheting, collecting and displaying teddy bears and antiques, country music, doing the jitterbug, telling jokes, and a good cup of coffee. She is survived by her two daughters, Lori Tryon and husband Craig of Riverton, Utah, and Melanie Bates and husband Michael of Cedaredge; four grandchildren, Michael Tryon of Riverton, Utah, Stephen Tryon and wife Joan of Herriman, Utah, Meghan Pope and husband Ryan of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Arabella Bates of Cedaredge; one greatgranddaughter, Aubree Tryon of Riverton, Utah; a brother, William Gardner of Richfield, Utah; a sister, Jillene Nielson and husband Steven of Richfield, Utah; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Magleby Mortuary in Richfield, Utah, followed by a graveside dedication at the Richfield City Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory in Delta and Magleby Mortuary in Richfield, Utah. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com and maglebymortuary.com.

Protectors to compete Bill Heddles Recreation Center is sponsoring a Protectors Racquetball Tournament for police, firemen and military (active or retired). The singles tournament will be held Jan. 4-6. The cost is $25 and the registration deadline is Dec. 30.

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Community Calendar Birth of Jesus comes to life December 12-24

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.

Wednesday, December 12

CAWS SILENT AUCTION, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Hall, Hotchkiss. Last chance to bid.

Thursday, December 13

CHRISTMAS PARTY AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS WITH ROGERS MESA MODERN WOMANS CLUB, 2 p.m., Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church. For more information, call Lou Ann, 872-4816. 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. DEL-ROSE CHORUS SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL REHEARSES every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Delta Methodist Church, corner of Meeker and 5th Street. For more information, call Leslie, 970-256-9763. BINGO, every Thursday, 7 p.m., Delta Elks Lodge, 563 Main Street. Open to the public. For more information, call 874-3624.

Friday, December 14

THE NUTCRACKER: An Unexpected Fairy Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia.

Saturday, December 15

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 Dance. TRADITIONAL GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET, 3-8 p.m., The North Fork Lifestyle, downtown Hotchkiss. Hosted by Spirit Wind Horse Rescue. Proceeds will buy hay for rescued horses. SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Delta Center for Spiritual Living, 7th and Howard streets. Unique one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, also baked goods. MEET SEN. GAIL SCHWARTZ, REP. MILLIE HAMNER AND REP. ROGER WILSON, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Glennie Coombe Gallery, 138 Grand Avenue, Paonia.

Sunday, December 16

THE NUTCRACKER: An Unexpected Fairy Tale, 3:30 p.m., Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia. CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, 6 p.m., Mountain View Bible Church, Lazear.

Redeemer Lutheran Church and Tiny Treasures Preschool and Kindergarten will present their annual live nativity production on Saturday, Dec. 15, on the church lawn at 1000 Pioneer Road in Delta. Redeemer’s Pastor Jeffrey Ryan cordially invites the public to “come as you are” and enjoy the wonderful message of the birth of Jesus. Two performances will be given, one at 6 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. Between performances the public is invited to share a soup and chili supper at 6:30 as well as a bake sale in the church’s family living center.

Celebrate the season with High Desert Opera The 10th anniversary season of High Desert Opera features two special events. A Christmas & Classics Concert will be held Friday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in downtown Grand Junction. This is a compilation of holiday favorites, sung by some of the best voices in the Grand Valley. Both

classical and contemporary songs will resonate with the audience to bring back holiday memories and create new ones. Program includes High Desert Opera principal vocalists and chorus members, instrumentalist numbers and accompaniment, and dance numbers by the GJ Academy of Dance. This concert is family friendly and will include

a sing-a-long. Student price is $5 (under 13 or with student I.D.) Adult tickets cost $10. Tickets can be purchased at Roper Music, online at highdesert opera.org, or at the door. This is a great gift idea for the family to spend time together, and for the person who is hard to shop for. High Desert Opera presents the Broadway musical, “I Do! I Do!” Dec. 31 and Jan. 5 at the historic Avalon Theatre in downtown Grand Junction. This classic musical comedy features James Werner and Michaela Sessum. “I Do! I Do!” puts the institution of marriage under the microscope and ready for your scrutiny! Thrill to the melodic score with an orchestra conducted by Scott Betts. Tickets can be purchased at Roper Music, online or by calling the box office at 523-9605 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MondayFriday.

Tuesday, December 18

ADVENT CONCERT, 12:10-12:55 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and Palmer streets, Delta. Today: Cedaredge United Methodist Church Choir. For more information, call St. Luke’s, 874-9489 or Nyla, 874-9485.

Wednesday, December 19

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, December 20

PAONIA ROTARY CLUB MEETING, 12 noon, Paonia Town Hall. Program begins at 12:30 p.m.: Paonia High School Swing Choir followed by 90th anniversary celebration of the club. Public welcome. DARK NIGHT WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION with Craig Childs, 7 p.m., Paradise Theatre, Paonia. Tickets $15.

Friday, December 21

DARK NIGHT WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION with Craig Childs, 8 p.m., Paradise Theatre, Paonia. Dance party follows. Tickets $20. CAROLING AND CHILI SUPPER, 6:30 p.m., Mountain View Bible Church, Lazear.

Saturday, December 22

PEA GREEN SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT, 7-9:30 p.m., Pea Green Community Center, crossroads of Highway 348 and Banner Road southwest of Delta. $5 at the door. Old-time, folk and bluegrass musical acts and entertainment. Tonight: The McCoys, Way Down Yonder and Stray Grass. Seating limited. Bring a snack to share if you want. For more information, call Len Willey, 874-8879. SANTA VISITS the fire station to meet with children, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hotchkiss Fire Station.

Sunday, December 23

NOEL SERVICE — “SIMPLY CHRISTMAS,” 11 a.m., Mountain View Bible Church, Lazear. CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION, 6 p.m., Mountain View Bible Church, Lazear.

Friday, December 28

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.

Wednesday, January 2

TOASTMASTERS SPEECH CLUB MEETS, first and third Wednesdays of each month, 12:15 p.m., U.S. Forest Service, 2250 Highway 50, Delta. For more information, call Tom Condos, 874-6667 or www.toastmasters.org.

Monday, January 14

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP, 2nd Monday of each month, 2:30 p.m., classroom B, Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Wednesday, January 16

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.

Pea Green series resumes Dec. 22 It will soon be time for this year’s annual Pea Green Saturday Night concert series, and you all are invited. The schedule had been finalized and will be in keeping with the Pea Green tradition of quality, local old-time, folk, and bluegrass musical acts and entertainment. The events will be held at the Pea Green Community Center from 7-9:30 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of everyone’s favorite winter months, Dec. 22, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, and March 23. December’s lineup will be The McCoys, Way Down Yonder, and Stray Grass, all for only half a

sawbuck ($5) at the door. Also, for another buck or two you can purchase the “I’m a Pea Greener” lapel button you may have heard about. The event is held at the crossroads of Hwy. 348 and Banner Road southwest of Delta. You can bring a snack to share if you want to. Seating is limited. For more information contact Len Willey at 874-8879.

Final Advent concert features CUMC choir St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and Palmer in Delta, will host its final Advent miniconcert on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 12:10 to 12:55 p.m. About 12 choir members from Cedaredge United Methodist Church will perform under the direction of Bev Gardner, in addition to the Spirits on Fire quartet comprised of Nick Greer, Keith Loucks, Lynn Denton and Bev Gardner. The public is invited to spend the Tuesday lunch hour enjoying this special holiday performance. Contact Nyla Storch at 874-9485 or call St. Luke’s at 874-9489 if you have questions.

Kids, get fit at the rec center Boys and girls ages 712, join the staff at Bill Heddles Recreation Center for a day of fun and fitness Thursday, Dec. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will include an obstacle course, team building, a variety of sports and more. The cost is $10 and you will need a sack lunch. Registration ends at noon Dec. 24. Boys and girls in grades 3-8 will also want to register for “Hoops Heaven,” a basketball skills event to be held Jan. 3. Awards for first, second and third place will be provided. Call Bill Heddles Recreation Center at 8740923 for more information.

Holiday ball The Redlands Mesa Grange is pleased to present its annual Holiday Ball on Saturday, Dec. 15. The evening begins with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. followed by dancing at 8 p.m. featuring the music of the Mike Gwinn trio. Admission is only $10 with proceeds supporting the grange. The Redlands Mesa Grange has been supporting community activities and an agrarian way of life for 60 years and can be found at the intersection of Redlands Mesa Road and 2800 Roads (27959 Redlands Mesa Road).

Saturday, January 26

PEA GREEN SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT, 7-9:30 p.m., Pea Green Community Center, crossroads of Highway 348 and Banner Road southwest of Delta. $5 at the door. Old-time, folk and bluegrass musical acts and entertainment. Seating limited. Bring a snack to share if you want. For more information, call Len Willey, 874-8879.

Saturday, February 23

PEA GREEN SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT, 7-9:30 p.m., Pea Green Community Center, crossroads of Highway 348 and Banner Road southwest of Delta. $5 at the door. Old-time, folk and bluegrass musical acts and entertainment. Seating limited. Bring a snack to share if you want. For more information, call Len Willey, 874-8879.

Saturday, March 23

PEA GREEN SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT, 7-9:30 p.m., Pea Green Community Center, crossroads of Highway 348 and Banner Road southwest of Delta. $5 at the door. Old-time, folk and bluegrass musical acts and entertainment. Seating limited. Bring a snack to share if you want. For more information, call Len Willey, 874-8879. 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 Deadline is Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Happy Holidays

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 dropin rate. • GET STARTED AND STAY COMMITTED - (4) one hour personal training sessions to get you started on your workout routine. • BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING - On Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Pay by the month. • 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. • PICKLE BALL DROP IN - Drop-in times Mon./Wed. 8:00-10:00 a.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! • KIDS FUN AND FIT DAY - Boys and girls 7-12 come join in on Thursday, December 27 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Register by noon on Monday, Dec. 24. • DENVER NUGGETS BASKETBALL SKILLS CHALLENGE - For boys and girls ages 7-14 (age as of April 30, 2013) on Wed., January 2. Register by 9:30 a.m. • PROTECTOR’S RACQUETBALL TOURNAMENT - Tournament for police, firemen, military (active or retired) on January 4-6. Deadline to register December 30. • 2013 WINTER PICKLE BALL LEAGUE - League starts on Wednesday morning 8:00 a.m. January 9. Register in advance. • PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIAL - 5 (1) hour sessions with a personal trainer. They are on sale

until December 31. Makes a great gift for someone special! COMMUNITY CPR/FIRST AID Saturday, January 19 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Please register by January 11 for this class. STOCKING STUFFER SPECIAL Buy a 20-punch card and receive 5 punches free! Sale is on November 23-December 31. Ask for all the details from the Rec. Center front desk! HOOPS HEAVEN - A variety of basketball contests for grades 3-8 on Thursday, January 3 starting at 8:00 a.m. WINTER DANCE CLASSES - Dance classes with Linda Dysart start the week of January 15. Classes for all ages, pre-school through high school! REGISTRATION FOR PRIVATE/ SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS - Register until January 7 for lessons that will be scheduled January 14-March 1. ALIVE AT 25 - For 15-24 year olds on Monday, December 17 from 4:30-9:00 p.m. Must pre-register online with payment at www. aliveat25.us WINTER EVENING SWIM LESSONS - Session starts January 7-February 6 on Mon./Wed. 6:006:40 p.m. Limited spots in Parent/ Tot -Level 5.

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WINTER DANCE CLASSES with Linda Dysart Preschool thru Advanced Starts week of Jan. 15.

Holiday Hours Christmas Eve: 5:30 a.m.-Noon Christmas: CLOSED New Year’s Eve: 5:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. New Year’s Day: Noon-5:00 p.m. 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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Three officials in Paonia Saturday for town meeting Three elected officials will be in Paonia on Saturday, Dec. 15, to conduct a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon. Join Sen. Gail Schwartz, Rep. Millie Hamner and Rep. Roger Wilson in the community room at the Glennie

Coombe Gallery, 138 Grand Ave., Paonia. Everyone is invited to meet their elected representatives and to talk about issues or concerns of the North Fork Valley. Coffee and pastries will be served.

CAWS auction ends today Last weekend there were a number of events and celebrations happening in the North Fork Valley. Unfortunately, one event that apparently got lost in the whirlwind of events was an extremely important fundraiser for CAWS. CAWS stands for Delta Country Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter. They hosted a Winter Silent Auction at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss last Sunday. Not nearly enough people participated, so CAWS decided to extend the silent auction through Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Proceeds will go to CAWS and the CAWS Adoption Center, dedicated to helping local dogs and cats find their forever homes. The auction has new household merchandise from a major high-end department store. Browse, place a bid or buy immediately. There will be free cider and baked goods for all bidders. Memorial Hall is located at 175 North First Street, adjacent to the Hotchkiss Public Library. If you would like to see what dogs and cats they have for adoption, please visit them online at www.caws.org.

Photo by Kathy Browning

Perfect landing This Twin Otter came in for about a 20-minute stop at the North Fork Airport on Friday. It arrived shortly after Paonia Mayor Neal Schwieterman presented Mike Clawson, airport manager, an award from the Colorado Pilots Association naming the North Fork Valley Airport the Outstanding General Aviation Airport for 2012. The airport is jointly owned by the Town of Paonia and Delta County.

Alternate plan for North Fork Opponents seek way to stall BLM oil and gas lease sale in February BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

One element that came as a surprise at the public information meeting hosted by Citizens for a Healthy Community (CHC) and NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center on Dec. 5 was that a group of individuals have been strategizing and creating a North Fork Alternative Plan which will be presented to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) prior to the February lease auction. The community group began this past summer and is co-chaired by Jim Ramey, CHC director, and Sarah Sauter, The Conservation Center. Members include Brent Helleckson of Stone Cottage Cellars and the West Elks AVA (American Viticultural Area), Mark Waltermire of Thistle-

Whistle Farms and the Valley Organic Growers Association (VOGA); Tom Stevens, a Crawford rancher who moved here from Weld County and has experience with oil and gas development; Bob Lario and Nancy Wood of RE/MAX Mountain West; John Moore, The Conservation Center; Daniel Feldman, Citizens for a Healthy Community; and Pete Kolbenschlag of Mountain West Strategies. According to the community group’s literature, “The North Fork is an area reinventing itself as a food and wine center, a creative and cultural hub. A nationallyrenowned agritourism destination, the North Fork is a blend of old and new, a producer of low-sulfur ‘supercompliant’ coal with a hundred-year mining heritage, and home to the state’s highest concentration of organic farms and orchards.” The North Fork Plan is “an alternative to the BLM Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan revision for managing oil and gas leasing and development.”

“We are vulnerable to inappropriate management of our nearby public lands,” Brent Helleckson said. The group believes the economic development in the last 25 years is not dealt with in the RMP. And yet, Helleckson explained, that is the document the BLM turns to when making and justifying their decisions. Helleckson encouraged those at Wednesday’s meeting “to set the bar high to protect the North Fork.” The Alternative North Fork Plan only applies to approximately 85,000 acres of public land in the North Fork area. The plan is now ready for broader public input. The management objectives of the plan are to support community and culture, safeguard existing and emerging economies and protect natural resources and wildlife. Helleckson said it takes organic farmers three years to gain their certification. If they lose their certification because of contamination, it takes another three years to be recertified. This community option is

an accepted part of the RMP updating process. Community alternatives have been proven valid in federal courts. If successful, the community option can result in more stringent restrictions. Helleckson concluded that the community option is only part of the entire issue, but it is a significant part. The community group plans to have a time of sharing and revisions with stakeholders and others in January. It will then be finalized and submitted to the BLM before the February lease sale. They are proposing that management zones be created to protect the North Fork Valley’s key features and economies; maintain rural settings through protection of scenic corridors, key vistas and view sheds; enhance recreational opportunities and address sensitive resource issues. The management zones would be developed to protect and maintain towns, schools and communities; coal mining; agricultural lands and operations; domestic water supplies; dams, irrigation

facilities and water conveyances; wildlife habitat and river and riparian areas. Visual Resource Management would preserve the rural look and character of the North Fork Valley. They would be managed with a mixture of ‘No Surface Occupancy’ and ‘Controlled Surface Use’ with stipulated Best Management Practices. Key areas in the valley and along road corridors would be protected by prohibiting surfacedisturbing activities from oil and gas development. Special Management Designations would protect unique recreational opportunities and sensitive resources. Recreation Management Areas would include the Jumbo Mountain Special Recreation Management Area and the North and Smith Fork Rivers Extensive Recreation Management Area. The ‘dobies which have Mancos soils and areas with geologic hazards would be listed as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern. Sarah Sauter, who co-chairs the North Fork Alternative ALTERNATIVE PLAN TO B2

Property owners helped by free program to remove invasive species BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Delta County Conservation District and the Western Colorado Conservation Corps have joined forces to eliminate tamarisk, Russian olive, Siberian Elm and other noxious weeds from properties adjacent to the North Fork River. Property owners from the Paonia Reservoir on down are being encouraged to take advantage of this free program. Dev Carey of Delta County Conservation District said funding for the project, which is continuing into 2013, came from three grants from the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado River Water Conservation District. Matching funds for the grant money have been given by the Delta County Conservation District, The Conservation Center and a private landowner. Removal of the trees and noxious weeds has been an ongoing project since August. The trees are cut and ground and the stumps sprayed with herbicide so that they won’t

return. The conservation district and the corps, along with The Conservation Center, have been working between Hotchkiss and Paonia, at the Paonia River Park, the Curry Easement and with private landowners. “The district would like more private landowners to become involved especially between the Paonia Reservoir and Paonia,” Carey said. Western Colorado Conservation Corps has brought in its hydro ax for larger trees. For smaller trees crews cut by hand or use chain saws. “The benefits of getting rid of these noxious varieties begin with the fact that those species are crowding out native trees like willows and cottonwoods which provide habitat for birds and wildlife. The North Fork has become a seed source for transporting their seeds down river and infecting other areas along the Gunnison River. The seeds are entering irrigation ditches as well,” Carey said. “Millions of dollars have been spent trying INVASIVE SPECIES TO B3

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Here is an example of woody invasive weeds that have taken over the natural habitat near the North Fork River. Micah Mitchell headed up the work crew from Western Colorado Conservation Corps last week as they removed tamarisk and Russian olive from properties. Delta County Conservation District and Western Colorado Conservation Corps are trying to eliminate the seeds from invasive species from being spread downstream. Grant money is funding the project.


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Alternative plan FROM PAGE B1 Plan group, says they represent “a lot of different interests that have been working together for about five months. It’s all informal and volunteer.” Sauter explained, “This North Fork Alternative Plan is geared at helping the BLM make good decisions in the Resource Management Plan.” She continued, “This strengthens the argument that the BLM should not lease these parcels before

the Resource Management Plan comes out. We have a plan to manage our critical resources and we want the BLM to be a part of that.” The 1989 RMP is outdated. “The old Resource Management Plan did not consider hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling or multiple wells at a single pad,” Sauter said. “They forecast no more than 10 wells at any given time in the entire field office. The Bull

What BLM requires for a protest BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has specific regulations on how to file a protest to the state office regarding the upcoming lease sale of 20 parcels in the North Fork Valley. The deadline for protests is Monday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. Shannon Borders, BLM public affairs specialist, southwest district, said they are receiving a lot of comments, but the comment period is closed. The only things being accepted now are protests and those must go to the state office in Lakewood. The BLM must respond to protests before the parcels can be leased. Protests must be for specific parcels. If the BLM determines the protest was valid, the parcel(s) will be deferred. If it is determined the protest is invalid, the lease sale will proceed as planned on Feb. 14. The BLM can decide to defer a portion of a parcel and lease the remainder. To follow the specific instructions on how to file a protest go to: http://www.blm.gov/ co/st/en/BLM_Programs/ oilandgas/Frequently_ Asked_Questions_Leasing.html. According to the web-

site, a protest “must be received no later than close of business on the 30th calendar day after the posting of the notice of the lease sale. No protests should be received by the BLM district or field offices. All protests must be received by the Colorado State Office, located at 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215. Close of business for the Colorado State Office is 4 p.m. The protest must also include a statement of reasons to support the protest. The BLM will dismiss a late-filed protest, a protest filed without a statement of reasons, or a protest not listing the internal four-digit parcel ID number. A protest may be filed by mail in hardcopy form or faxed directly to the BLM Colorado State Office at (303) 239-3799. “If the party signing the protest is doing so on behalf of an association, partnership or corporation, the signing party must reveal the relationship between them. For example, unless an environmental group authorizes an individual member of its group to act for it, the individual cannot make a protest in the group’s name.”

Mountain proposal alone blows that.” The Bull Mountain proposal is for 146 wells. “We definitely hope to bring the coal mines in early in the year. One of the bullet points we have is a management zone that would protect and maintain existing coal mining. So, this is not a tool to try to curtail coal mining in any way, shape or form. This is only about gas,” Sauter said. “We are keeping the BLM informed every step of the way, because we have to work with the BLM in order to have the best chance possible to adopt some of the recommendations we are making. So, we hope to create a good working relationship with the BLM. “We hope the BLM will recognize this proactive community planning and make the right decision to withdraw the parcels from the February lease sale pending the revision of the Resource Management Plan.” The plan is targeted for the 90-day comment period when the draft RMP comes out in April. “This is trying to move from the reactive approach ... to take some proactive steps to dealing with resource conflicts related to oil and

gas in the long term.” Regarding the information meeting on Dec. 5 at Paonia Junior High School, Sauter said, “I was thrilled to see so many people come out and people that are still engaged. We need everyone to keep up the pressure so we can be successful.” Citizens were able to look at poster-size maps of the parcels proposed for the lease sale and see how close potential drilling would be near their home, community, schools and recreation areas. Citizens could sign a petition going to the White House. If the petition has 25,000 signatures, the White House will look into the subject of the petition. That must be submitted by Dec. 20. Citizens could also sign official protests that will be submitted to the BLM by 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17. Alex Johnson of The Conservation Center created another Google Earth flyover of the North Fork Valley showing the parcels scheduled for sale. The plan is to have the flyover available at the Conservation Center website and their YouTube account. Jim Ramey, Citizens For A Healthy Community director, explained that

the protest period is a more formal administrative process. CHC along with Western Law Center is filing a protest, as is The Conservation Center. Other protests are being filed by VOGA, West Elks AVA and a group of realtors. Anyone can file a protest. Pete Kolbenschlag of Mountain West Strategies said the group who went to Washington, D.C. earlier this year was encouraged to put Rita Clagett’s scrapbook of the North Fork Valley online so others could view it. That has now been done. It can be viewed at northforkscrapbook.org. “We’re not going to let the BLM’s bad idea stop our good idea,” Kolbenschlag said. If the protest by The Conservation Center and others is not accepted as valid by the BLM, appeals can be filed to the IBLA, which is the Interior Board of Land Appeals that is still within the agency. There are other parallel lawsuits that can be filed. Citizens For A Healthy Community through the Western Environmental Law Center would seek an injunction if their protest is not accepted by the BLM. Kyle Tisdel, an attorney for West-

ern Environmental Law Center (WELC), said they would pursue the injunction because of two reasons. Pending a decision in an IBLA appeal the decision by the BLM could not be stayed. The lease holder would have the right to surface occupancy. “We do not need to have an IBLA appeal to give us standing in court. It is a more efficient use of our time to go directly to court where we have the option to seek an injunction to prevent surface-disturbing activities that could create harmful impacts to the environment,” Tisdel said. How likely is it for parcels to be deferred a second time following the protest period? “In our protest and previously we have identified several deficiencies with the BLM’s process in how potential impacts are analyzed. So we are hopeful that the state office will get all the problems we are pointing out and will agree this lease can’t go forward,” Tisdel said. Going to court is always the last option. “It’s shocking that the agency is pushing forward with this lease sale in the face of nearly unanimous public opposition.”

CHC pursues FOIA lawsuit With just over a few days remaining for the public to protest the plan to lease 20,000 acres of public lands surrounding the North Fork Valley to oil and gas developers, Citizens for a Healthy Community (CHC) and the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) have asked a court to require the federal government to immediately release the names of the corporations that nominated these public lands for drilling.

The groups filed a preliminary injunction in November in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado seeking an expedited resolution to their ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, which the groups filed in June 2012. WELC says, “BLM’s decision to lease the parcels in the Feb. 2013 lease sale left the groups no choice but to seek the expedited ruling so that concerned residents would be able to acquire

the requested information — information critical to their opportunity to fully participate in the public protest period regarding these oil and gas leases.” In Dec. 2011, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it intended to lease 30,000 acres of public lands surrounding Colorado’s North Fork Valley at its Aug. 2012 lease sale. “So that local residents could learn more about the entities proposing

such extensive development in and around their communities, CHC and WELC requested that BLM release the names of the entities that had nominated these lands for drilling, as they were likely to be the companies that would ultimately be drilling and fracking in the rural, agricultural community. BLM refused to reveal their identity, which led to the FOIA legal action,” the joint CHC and WELC press release stated.


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Aerial seeding begins in the North Fork During the week of Dec. 10, a Bureau of Land Management contract crew will use an airplane to spread native seed in two areas north of Hotchkiss and Paonia. “The warm weather conditions have given us the opportunity to continue field work well into December,” said Kelly Homstad, BLM fire use specialist. “The aerial

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Soaring Eagles On Nov. 30 the following Paonia Elementary School students were recognized for demonstrating SOAR behavior — Alejandro Garcia, Zander Sweezey, Amelia Gladbach, Lane Allen and Seth Brinton for achievement; and Edwin Pantoja, Carmen Rodriguez, Victoria Clark and Averie Long for respect. Each month students are nominated for the honor by their teachers.

Nutcracker coming this weekend Tickets are going fast for “The Nutcracker: An Unexpected Fairytale,” playing at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia. Performances

Local man’s cell phone signal boosting app is in the Top 10 BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

People who live in Delta County are no strangers to the lack of cell phone service as they travel from place to place. But, now there is help in the form of an app for cell phones and Internet which, with the push of one button, will update and boost the signal by 40 to 50 percent. Curtis McCoy, who owns Boss Cellular in Hotchkiss, developed the application for Android

will shortly have the app for iPhones as well. The beauty of his app is that it works with any network worldwide. Within the first week of the app’s launch, it shot to the Top 10 of apps worldwide. People have downloaded the app from China, India, Mexico, the U.S. and many other countries. McCoy has done web design since 2001. He Curtis McCoy also developed the numSmart cell phones. He ber one health and fitness forum in the nation,

www.befitforfree.net. He has over 11,000 members on the site and over 10,500 posts. McCoy will load the free app on anyone’s cell phone who comes into his store at 246 E. Bridge Street in Hotchkiss. He can be reached at 872-BOSS or by email Curtis@BossCellular.com. The app can’t make a network stronger, but it will update the connection so a cell phone user can have the strongest signal in the area.

Dark Night returns to Paradise Local author, NPR personality, and Galen Rowell award winner Craig Childs hosts the fourth annual Dark Night winter solstice celebration in Paonia at the Paradise Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 20 and Friday, Dec. 21. In what has become a beloved annual tradition in Delta County, Childs brings together dance troupes, musicians, costume artists, and storytellers to mark the longest night of the year. This year’s theme is “Welcome to the End of the World.” “Dec. 21st, 2012, is a date that many counter-

culture types have anticipated for decades, some of them with dread,” said Childs. “According to some, it’s not only the end of the Mayan calendar, it’s the end of human history. Here in Paonia, we’re going to put it all in perspective, and we’re going to go out telling stories and dancing — this year’s show is going to be apocalyptic, and the next morning the world’s going to still be here.” To suit the theme of world’s ending, Childs will be telling stories drawn from his vast trove of global travel adventures, including tales

of ravens, urban floods, super volcano eruptions, Aztec fire ceremonies, and also from his latest book, the bestselling “Apocalyptic Planet.” On Friday evening, some aspects of the evening may not be suitable for very young children. Childs’ storytelling will be complemented by two newly commissioned dance pieces, live and recorded music, new video assemblages, and will conclude, Friday only, with a DJ and wild dancing lasting late into the night. “This is a highly-anticipated show, and with good merit,” said Para-

dise Theatre director Regna Jones. “I’ve seen what Craig has in store, and anyone who wants to see a thrilling show produced by local artists should come out to Dark Night.” Paradise Theatre is located at 215 Grand Avenue in Paonia. Tickets for Thursday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., are $15 ($10 student) and for Friday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m., $20 which includes the dance party. Tickets are available online at www.paradise ofpaonia.com. Ticket outlets are The Paradise Theatre Box Office and KVNF in Paonia.

cleared about 35 acres of invasive species. The Corps crew then went on the other side of the river and cleared tamarisk and Russian olive from the Miguel Velez property which is directly east of the Hall and Van Dusen property. Other property owners also signed on to have their property cleared. “We have a nice block cleared out on both sides of the river,” D’Alessandro said. “George, my husband, and I have been battling the Russian olive for years trying to get them cut and put herbicide on them,” Van Dusen said. “Our techniques have not been working very well.” So, they contacted the Corps and shared their

frustration. “It used to be a wonderful cottonwood meadow down there. We had a lot of elk habitat and a lot more wildlife in there. It had gotten so dense and thick with Russian olive the cottonwoods were dying, and it was so thick the herds were not coming through in the winter,” she said. “We always used to have a great horned owl nest down there . . . They can’t fly and swoop and hunt because it’s so thick in there.” The experience has been so positive, the couple recommends others to take advantage of the program. Future removals are planned on property by the Red Arms Motel and also at the Farnsworth

gravel pit on both sides of the river. “We’re glad to be doing this because we want to be addressing the invasive woody species along the river,” D’Alessandro said. “Also, with the funds we are able to help youth. We are hiring the youth in the Western Colorado Conservation Corps.” Property owners along the North Fork River are encouraged to call the Delta County Conservation District at 874-5726, extension 121, to have tamarisk and Russian olive removed next spring. There will also be upcoming educational opportunities. The program is free to property owners.

Invasive species FROM PAGE B1 to remove tamarisk. One group, Tamarisk Coalition, works tirelessly on removing them and restoring areas where nothing else can live.” Western Colorado Conservation Corps was formed 12 years ago by Partners in Grand Junction. They serve youth ages 16 to 25 who gain an environmental education through volunteering. They earn Americorps Awards, which are scholarships for higher education. Eric Hughes of the Corps said volunteers are being sought for crews throughout Delta County. “Right now we have over 25 BLM interns,” Hughes said. Some have worked with wildland fire fighting and other full-time positions with BLM. The Corps has had crews of four and eight who have camped in the North Fork and removed tamarisk and Russian olive. Next year, volunteers will return for a second spraying. Their hydro ax is used to mulch anything six to eight inches in diameter. Ralph D’Alessandro of the Delta County Conservation District said the Corps crews have cleared almost 200 acres along the North Fork River. Devon Van Dusen and George Hall who own the former Bruce homestead were among first landowners that the Corps crew worked with. They

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This is a hydro ax which makes mulch of trees between six and eight inches in diameter. This one was used last September to clear habitat for Gunnison Sage Grouse in Crawford. Western Colorado Conservation Corps brought one of theirs to Paonia last week to mulch tamarisk and Russian olive trees.

seeding project will allow us to increase healthy, native forage for big game in the area.” A $60,000 grant from the Habitat Partnership Program enabled the BLM to purchase the native seed mix that was specifically selected to ensure its sustainability and its ability to compete with nonnative species in the area. The public will see

the plane dropping seed about five miles north of Hotchkiss on about 500 acres in the Oak Mesa area and about three miles north of Paonia near the Farmers Mine Road. This project is a continuation of field work that was started in 2011. Environmental Assessments were completed for the projects and can be reviewed at www.blm. gov/co/st/en/fo/ufo.html. For more information, contact Homstad at 970-240-5300 or khomstad@blm.gov.

are for one weekend only, Dec. 14, 15 and 16. Don’t miss this unexpected interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite retelling the story of Clara, her beloved Nutcracker Prince and their journey to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. This version, directed by Lenore Cambria, includes tap dancing mice, hip-hopping sugar plum fairies, jiving Russian dancers and a flash mob of party-goers. The Blue Sage’s Nutcracker Ballet features live music performed by pianist Susan Ellinger and flautist Jeannette Carey. Featured choreographers include Lenore Cambria, Dance West, Delicious Dance and Alyssa Pinkerton. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10/$15/$20 for adults with special student prices of $7/$10 and are available now at the Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243, or online at www.bluesage.org.

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NORTH FORK TIMES

Delta County Independent

North Fork Airport is rated best Paonia facility is top general aviation airport in Colorado BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Colorado Pilots Association designated the North Fork Valley Airport in Paonia as the outstanding general aviation airport in the state for 2012. The award was announced at the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 10. The association gives the recognition based on its members’ flying experiences and recommendations “of those Colorado airports that have gone out of their way to provide exceptional services and facilities for general aviation.” A separate award is given to a commercial service airport, which this year was awarded to Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont. “It’s a hard-earned award. I’m going to step back in time and give my parents credit for starting the business. I just carried on where they left off,” airport manager Mike Clawson said. “I think the courtesy

car and the full-time attention at the airport have made a big difference. It’s pretty astounding since there are only two of these awarded each year in the state. For Paonia to get one of those is pretty outstanding. It takes a community effort. It takes everyone as a whole to make it happen,” he said. The North Fork Valley Airport is owned by the Town of Paonia and Delta County. “The airport is an asset for the community,” Mayor Neal Schwieterman said. “The town and the county work together but it’s the service they provide here — good, hometown service and good prices, and there isn’t a soul around who doesn’t want those.” The mayor added, “Our community has a lot of cool things happening right now. We have the art center in Hotchkiss. We have the art center in Paonia. We have the Mountain Harvest Festival. We have all these different activities, and it’s starting to be noticed by different people and they are flying in here. They are enjoying those activities.” The airport has a courtesy car so those who fly in can drive to their

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orchards. Mike Clawson is the airport manager. He lives on the premise and is the most friendly and accommodating person you could ever ask for. He always has a smile and cannot do enough to make your visit a great experience. Call ahead and he will make certain that a crew car is waiting for you, or more than one if needed.” The airport has numerous “five star” postings on AirNav.com for its excep-

Photo by Kathy Browning

North Fork Valley Airport manager Mike Clawson (left) and Paonia Mayor Neal Schwieterman hold the commendation from the Colorado Pilots Association awarded in November to the airport. It was recognized for providing exceptional service as a general aviation airport. Not pictured is Olen Lund, Delta County Commissioner. location. Camping is also available at the airport for those who fly in and want to spend the night. The airport was nominated by Rod Kauber, an association member. He wrote, “North Fork Airport is an exceptional airport, located in a

very picturesque valley between Hotchkiss and Paonia. It is exceptionally maintained and offers the lowest fuel prices in the area. It is a fun and beautiful place to fly into because of its unique setting on a mesa surrounded by farms and

tional service. The Colorado Pilots Association is a statewide organization with over 700 members “dedicated to making Colorado a better, safer, and more desirable place to fly. Objectives of the organization are to promote general aviation, flying safety, protect the rights of the flying community, and to provide information and assistance to the general public in aviation matters.”

Spirit Wind Horse Rescue hosts Christmas market Spirit Wind Horse Rescue invites you to join them on a unique adventure, one that will give you true holiday spirit and help you enjoy the experience of an old world Christmas, filled with the charm of a story book and based on the traditional Christmas markets in Germany. Tempting aromas, the festive glow, all the wonderful sounds of the season and delicious Christmas treats — Spirit Wind Horse Rescue’s Christmas

market will appeal to every one of your senses. Find festive baked treats, jars of preserves for all of your tastes, fun gifts and stocking stuffers. Have a taste of mulled wine, warm ciders and cocoa, with and without a kick. Come join Spirit Wind Horse Rescue Saturday, Dec. 15, from 3-8 p.m. at The North Fork Lifestyle in Hotchkiss. Remember all proceeds will be spent on hay for horses.

Gingerbread Festival and Mr. and Mrs Claus delight

by Chapel of Hope

Wednesday, December 12 6:00 p.m. First Baptist Church of Hotchkiss 203 Main

This is a free performance with a free community meal to follow. Please join us for Sunday Worship Service ~ 11:00 a.m. Special Candlelight Service Christmas Eve ~ 5:00 p.m. For more information please call 872-3313

More than one head turned in surprise at seeing a horse-drawn wagon at Reedy’s Service Station. Not Photos by Kathy Browning sure what was needed at the pit stop, but it was a The Blue Sage Center for the Arts held its annual nice little detour for the riders. Gingerbread Festival. This Charles Dickens Christmas by the Lindberg-McIntire family won first place in the team competition on Saturday.

Mrs. Claus rode the hayride and let one and all know a library book sale and a Gingerbread Festival were also taking place.

Otus Beason, 7, (left) and Twyla Beason, 4, (right) got to sit on Santa’s knee and ask for special presents for Christmas.

Two horse-drawn wagons took folks from Homestead Market to the Paonia Library and to the Blue Elves were on duty at the Paonia Library assisting shoppers. Sage Center for the Arts.

Blessings Of The Season Wishing you and your family health, peace and happiness throughout the Season and the New Year! from The Physicians & Staff at…

Hotchkiss High School Activities Thur., Dec. 13 Fri., Dec. 14

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Tues., Dec. 18 Wed., Dec. 19

C Team Basketball at Home vs. Cedaredge, TBA. Wrestling at Warrior Classic, All Day; Girls Basketball vs. Basalt, 4:00 (JV), 5:30 (V). Wrestling at Warrior Classic, All Day; JV Wrestling at Fruita Tournament. Girls Basketball at Ouray, 4:00 (JV), 6:00 (V). Winter Sports Pictures; Christmas Program, 6:30 p.m.

Paonia High School Activities Fri., Dec. 14

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CHURCH

Delta County Independent

Presby Players tell the Christmas story Jesus cake. Everyone is invited to bring a side dish or salad. The Presby Players are new at the Presbyterian Church of Delta. Through drama and music, they will bring The Word to life. Sometimes it will be a simple one- or two-person skit. At other times, like this Sunday, the presentation will involve the choir, a large cast, and even the congregation. Please join the Presby Players this Sunday at the Presbyterian Church of Delta, located at 4th and Meeker.

The community is invited to enjoy the Christmas story in drama, and then share in a potluck lunch on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Presbyterian Church of Delta. Presenting the wonderful stories of The Bible in live performance, during worship service the Presby Players will tell the story of the birth of Jesus. The service begins with sounds of the season at 10:15 a.m., and will be followed by a potluck lunch. The church will provide the meat, drink and a Happy Birthday

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

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

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

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1000 Pioneer Road, Delta, will again be conducting midweek services each week until Christmas. Advent season marks the beginning of the new church year which started Sunday, Dec. 2, and runs through Christmas, Dec. 25. Two services will be offered each Wednesday by Redeemer — a midday service beginning at 12:05 (lasting approximately 40 minutes) and another in the evening starting at 7 p.m. A soup and sandwich supper will be offered before the evening service, beginning at

The Missouri Synod Lutheran Church website explains: “Advent begins the church year because the church year begins where Jesus’ earthly life began — in the Old Testament prophecies of his incarnation. After Advent comes Christmas, which is about his birth; then Epiphany, about his miracles and ministry; then Lent, about his Calvary-bound mission; then Easter, about his resurrection and the sending of the apostles; and then Ascension (40 days after Easter) and Pentecost, with the sending of the Holy Spirit.

6 p.m. The public is cordially invited. Pastor Jeffrey Ryan will be conducting each service with the following sermon themes: Wednesday, Dec. 12 — “Expectation: Elizabeth’s Story,” with the Old Testament reading from Malachi 4:1-6; Epistle Reading from Hebrews 12:25-29; Gospel reading from Luke 1:13-15a, 18, 24-25, 57. Wednesday, Dec. 19 — “Faith: Mary’s Story,” Old Testament reading from Isaiah 40:1-8; Epistle reading from Romans 15:4-13; Gospel reading from Luke 1:26-38.

RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH

ALL SAINTS

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.

COWBOY CHURCH AT THE Z-BARN

CHURCH OF CHRIST

MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP 1384 Hwy. 50, north of Delta on west side 164 Grand Blvd. Info: (970) 256-7299 (The LORD Cometh) (Left on top of 3rd St. Hill) • 874-4971 Worship & Service Saturday 6:00 p.m. 1712 H Road, Delta • 874-9135 Sunday Bible Study 9:45 a.m. 1st & 3rd Sat. — Pastors Don & Meme Carey Pastor Earl Douglas Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 2nd & 4th Sat. — Pastor Bobby Clement Sunday Brown Bag Lunch 12:00 Noon Sunday School Also, offering Christ-centered horse events. 11:00 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Service 1:00 p.m. Morning Worship Come as you are! Cowboy hats welcome! 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 860 Crawford Ave., Delta Carlos & Rosemary Sluder, Pastors – 874-0167 Benjamin y Eunice Aviña Addlescentes – 874-0517 Arturo & Alicia Carrasco, Children – 874-0771

SURFACE CREEK ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DELTA

GARNET MESA BAPTIST CHURCH

863 A Street, Delta Jerry Hilterbrand, Pastor • 874-4837 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Services 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Independent, Fundamental

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

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2nd & Orchard, Hotchkiss • Office: 872-3540 Pastor John Hiestand • 872-4881 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.

ECKERT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HOTCHKISS 203 W. Main, Hotchkiss • Church 872-3313 Sunday School (all ages) 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Meets at Cedaredge Community Center Sunday Evening Service 5:00 p.m. www.newhopefree.org After School Program (K-8) Wed. 3:45 p.m. Pastor Bill Williamson Adult Bible Study & Prayer Wed. 7:00 p.m. 856-4458 Youth Group/Teen Bible Study Wed. 7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Also offering counseling, men’s prayer Children’s Church 10:45 a.m. meetings, ladies’ Bible study, teen outings, nursery Nursery Available and a food pantry. Contact Pastor Jake DeField for Men’s Breakfast 1st & 3rd Sat. 7:00 at Ole Bakery more information. Youth Groups — schedules vary Call for time and place

NEW HOPE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

PAONIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 628 Meeker St., Delta • 874-3300 Father Canice Enyiaka Saturday: Confession Mass Sunday: English Mass Spanish Mass Daily Mass Mon.-Fri.

4:00-5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL

CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

3rd & Aspen, PO Box 369, Cedaredge • 970-856-3696 cedaredgecumc@tds.net Pastor Deb Edwards 10:00 a.m. Vickie Richards-Street, Pastoral Associate 12:00 Noon Bob Watts, Pastor Emeritus 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!

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

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

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

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

CEDAREDGE ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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.

NORTH FORK

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

“Advent specifically focuses on Christ’s “first coming,” but Christ’s coming manifests itself among us in three ways – past, present, and future. The readings which highlight Christ’s coming in the past focus on the Old Testament prophecies of his incarnation at Bethlehem. The readings which highlight Christ’s coming in the future focus on his “second coming” on the Last Day at the end of time. And the readings which highlight Christ’s coming in the present focus on his ministry among us through word and sacrament today.”

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

“Loyal to the orthodox Christian DEREKH HAMASHIYACH faith as received by Anglicanism” (Way of the Messiah) 5th & Palmer St., Delta • Rector's Study: 874-9489 Community Messianic Fellowship Pastor Tom Seibert Meets in Cedaredge • For directions call 589-6142 Holy Eucharist Shabbat (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. and Sunday School (Sunday) 10:15 a.m. Tuesday Evening Midrash 6:30 p.m. Order of St. Luke & Healing Service, Domingo: uziel@aolser.com First Monday each month 6:00 p.m. Escuela Dominical 10:00 a.m. Interpreter for deaf available Predicacion 11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer/Communion PAONIA FRIENDS CHURCH Wednesday 10:30 a.m. Culto de la Tarde y Niños 5:00 p.m. 409 3rd St., Paonia • 527-6151 Miercoles: Family Night 7:00 p.m. Pastor Gaylen Kinser FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF Jovenes 7:00 p.m. Sunday: CEDAREDGE SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 9:00 a.m. ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE 370 W. Main St., Cedaredge • 856-3830 with NURSERY for children 19 mos.-3 years ORTHODOX P.O. Box 400, Cedaredge, CO 81413 GUNNISON VALLEY SUNDAY SCHOOL 298 Bert St., Delta • 874-5225 Email: fbc@kaycee.net for ages 19 months-adults 10:00 a.m. CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE www.saintandrewsdelta.org Senior Pastor Dik Abbott 1721 H Rd., Delta • 874-0848 Father Daniel Jones Sunday: Website: gvcnazarene.org Saturday Great Vespers 5:00 p.m. Sunday School for All Ages 9:00 a.m. Email: gvcnazarene@aol.com Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service 10:15 a.m. CRAWFORD FRIENDS CHURCH Senior Pastor Terry D. Hedrick Please call: for feast day services schedule Children’s Church Available Non-denominational Associate Pastor Edward (Mike) Sandridge Evening Service 6:00 p.m. 3842 Stearman Lane, Crawford • 921-LORD (5673) Sunday: Wednesday: Pastor Jerry Dutton Sunday School for all ages 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY Worship Service: AWANA and Youth 6:30 p.m. Coffee & Fellowship 10:00 a.m. ADVENTIST CHURCH With Worship Leader Gary Lear Children’s Church and Nursery 10:30 a.m. 763 Meeker St., Delta & The GVC Praise Team Youth Group and Adult Life Studies Pastor: Seth Coridan Including Children’s Church GRAND MESA SOUTHERN Sabbath School Saturday 9:30 a.m. And Nursery 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. BAPTIST CHURCH Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. 110 S.E. Jay Ave., Cedaredge • 856-4672 MOUNTAIN VIEW BIBLE CHURCH Ladies’ Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Prayer Meetings Wednesday Lazear, CO – 872-2139 Rev. Steven Puls Fellowship & Bible Study Pastor Jim Jesser – 323-6412 Including Potluck Dinner 6:00 p.m. Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Youth Pastor Jake Erickson - 872-6329 Study Groups: CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Worship Service 10:45 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Meeting at various places and times throughout Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Sunday School OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Morning Service 11:00 a.m. the week. Team Kid (Wednesday) 6:00 p.m. 1679 Pioneer Rd., Delta • 874-3444 Evening Service & Youth Night 6:00 p.m. We want to extend a personal invitation to everyPrayer & Bible Study Corner of E. 16th St./F Rd. and Pioneer Rd. 7:00 p.m. one. Please come and make yourself at home. (Wednesday) 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service Sunday: Christ Centered Country Church “Our church could be your home.” Brotherhood Breakfast Uncompahgre Ward 9:00 a.m. Independent and Fundamental “We exist to glorify God by raising up (1st Saturday) 8:00 a.m. Delta Ward 11:00 a.m. Christ-centered, Spirit-filled Disciple makers.” Fellowship Breakfast (last Tuesday) 8:00 a.m. (at Ole Bakery) HOTCHKISS COMMUNITY

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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

PAONIA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 235 Box Elder Avenue, Paonia • 527-3161 www.paoniachristianfellowship.com Pastor Scott McIntire Sunday Services: Sunday School for ages 2-112 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Children’s Church 10:15 a.m. Monday Ladies Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Young Ladies Bible Study ages 12-18 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Ladies Bible Study 1:00 p.m. Wednesday: Converge for Ages 7-12 4:30 p.m. Youth Dinner 6:15 p.m. Youth Group Grades 7 & Up 7:00 p.m. Please join our family for a variety of music and worship. Something for everyone!

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

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

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 • 970-527-3348 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.

MONTROSE LIVING WORD LUTHERAN CHURCH

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 Wed. Family Night: Adult Bible Study, HOTCHKISS CHURCH OF CHRIST Reverend Siaosi Prescott Youth & Children's Ministries 7:00 p.m. 175 N. 1st St., Hotchkiss • 527-3225 for just $17 per quarter. Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. Minister Windell Howard Youth Group 5:30 p.m. Men's Breakfast (Saturday) Call 874-4421. cedarag.org Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Communion Worship 1st Sunday

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Eagles three-peaters on mat BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

The Paonia Eagles placed 13 wrestlers to earn 234 points and win the Delta Panther Invitational Wrestling Tournament. This is the third consecutive year the Eagles have won the Delta tournament. Paonia claimed the most tournament champions, with Ty Coats (145), Morgan Rieder (195), Joel Simianer (220) and Tony Darling (HWT) going undefeated. Coats defeated fifthranked George Stagg (3A Grand Valley) in an 8-5 decision to win the championship, and Simianer, a sophomore, defeated 11th-ranked Daniel Gustavson (4A Durango) in a 13-5 decision for the win. Darling was the topranked heavyweight at Saturday’s tournament. He pinned Raphael Spencer of Nucla in 14 seconds to advance to the final round, and pinned Mar-

cus Garcia of Delta in 15 seconds for the win. Placing second were Josh Altman (3-1, 113), Bo Pipher (3-1, 120), and Jorge Quinonez (2-1,

160). Quinonez, who was ranked second going into the tournament, pinned Basalt’s Josue Fernandez and Michael Salazaar of Grand Valley to advance

to the final round. Quinonez went three rounds against Tray Sickels of Nucla, losing by a 2-0 decision. Sickels was voted outstanding wres-

tler of the lower weights for the tournament. William Austin placed third at 170 pounds with a first-round pin over Tony Ibarra of Hotchkiss

in the final round. Matt Hayden was 4-1 to place fourth. Hayden’s only loss was to Dustin Head of Hotchkiss in a 10-6 decision. Hayden had to forfeit the final round, where he would have faced Head again, but had already wrestled the maximum five matches allowed per day. Gunnar Chesnik was 3-2 at 138 pounds. Chesnik lost his opening match to fourth-ranked Tucker Schultz of Grand Valley, then pinned Morgan Walts of Durango and Kodie Komives of Delta before facing Troy Rose of Delta. Chesnik lost to Rose in a 5-3 decision, then pinned Xavier Protillo of Basalt in 2:04 to place fifth. Nolan Jones (2-3, 106), Dylan Stroud (3-2, 132) and Zach Milner (3-2, 152) placed sixth. The Eagles will try for Photo by Tamie Meck a repeat win at the WarThe Paonia Eagles placed 13 wrestlers and earned 234 points for the team title at the 25th annual Delta Invitational Wrestling Tournament last weekend. This is the third consecutive year for the Eagles to win rior Classic, beginning Friday at Central HS. the tournament.

Panthers 2nd at mat tourney BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

The Delta Panthers placed 12 wrestlers and earned 182 points to place second at the 2012 Delta Invitational tournament. “First would have been nice, but we’ll take second,” said Panthers head coach Clayton Curtis. This marked the 25th year for the tournament. Paonia topped the field of 11 schools, earning 234 points for the win. Grand Valley placed third with 141 points. Shane Anderson was the sole tournament champion for Delta. Anderson, a senior wrestling at 132 pounds, opened with a pin in 1:28 over Tanner Bizer of Hotchkiss and Coy Zang of Rifle in 1:26 to advance to the championship round. He defeated Rifle’s Isaac Rider, 7-3, for the title. Anderson, a 2012 state qualifier at 126 pounds, is now 9-0. Junior Hayes McCracken (120) pinned Hunter Hall of Durango in 2:42 to place fifth. Tylon Cordova was 3-2 and placed fourth at 126 pounds after falling to Olathe’s Ben Pridy. At 170, Cordell Stroud was 2-2 and placed fifth with a first-round pin over Patrick Cunnion of Durango.

round to place fourth. Derek Horn lost to Garrett Marcum of Durango to place sixth at 145 pounds. Part of the success of the younger wrestlers is due to the fact that they are starting to wrestle at a younger age. Curtis has coached the middle school program for three years. That effort, combined with more participation in summer programs (Delta sent 19 wrestlers to camp last summer), is starting to pay off. Before the middle school program got underway, his freshmen would come in green. “My freshmen are starting to come in more prepared,” said Curtis. “Now they’re coming in knowing the system and I think that’s helping out a ton ... Now they look like they know how to wrestle.” Delta opened the season with a 59-15 win against Montrose. It’s been 10 years since they defeated the Indians, said Curtis. On Saturday, the junior varsity squad wrestled at Rifle, and Curtis said he received reports on Saturday that they were doing well. “It’s exciting for the kids to know that they are comPhoto by Tamie Meck Delta’s Panthers placed 12 of 14 wrestlers to earn 182 points and place second at the 25th annual Delta ing along and hard work is paying off.” Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 8. Curtis foresees a good season for senior Hunter Brasfield, who placed fifth Saturday. Brasfield pinned second-ranked Marcus Velasquez at last week’s Montrose dual. He lost some matches he probably shouldn’t have at Saturday’s tournament, said Curtis, “But that’s how it goes. You’ve got to learn how to bounce back.” At 182, Kyle Collins was 3-1 and had a

third-round pin over Eric Steckel of Hotchkiss to place third. His only loss of the day was to Tony Galaviz of Rifle, who placed second. Rifle had four wrestlers competing in the 182 division. Senior 220-pounder Lino Ortiz went into double overtime against Mario Madaleno of Cedaredge after the match ended in a 0-0 tie. Madaleno managed a pin for the win, and

Ortiz, who was 2-2 on the day, went on to pin Omar Lerma of Rifle to place fifth. Of Delta’s 12 placers, five were sophomores. Heavyweight Marcus Garcia pinned wrestlers from Coal Ridge and Rifle to advance to the championship round. Garcia lost to third-ranked junior Tony Darling of Paonia after getting pinned 15 seconds into the first round.

Jayden Chynoweth was the sole second-place finisher for Delta. Chynoweth (106) was 2-1 with wins over Cortez and Hotchkiss. He lost in a 15-7 decision to Grand Valley senior Cody Pfau. And Alejandro Medina placed fifth after pinning Oscar Tovar of Rifle in 4:16. David Brown (113) was 2-2 and lost by a 4-1 decision against Olathe’s Austin Shank in the final

Bulldog girls win twice BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Their season-opener loss to Olathe was a tough one, but the Lady Bulldogs followed up with wins over Gunnison and Vail Christian last weekend. With 11 points, Natalie Anderson was high scorer Saturday at Edwards. The Lady Bulldogs held the Saints to just five second-half points for the win. Jessie Violett scored eight, including two goals from the three-point arc. Hotchkiss also won its home opener on Thursday, defeating Gunnison, 35-34. In hindsight, they would have been better off to double-team Gunnison’s star player from the start. Gunnison post Jordan Wallin, a six-foot starting junior, scored all seven of

the Lady Cowboys’ firsthalf points. Gunnison lost its first-half momentum when Wallin got into foul trouble in the second period. Wallin opened with two quick goals to give Gunnison a 4-0 lead. Three minutes into the game, Katie Richards scored two to put Hotchkiss on the board. Gunnison tried for a fast break and got as far as half-court when Alexis Westergren swept in for a steal and two points. Daryl Batt scored on a jump shot from the top of the key for a 6-4 lead. Gunnison was dogged by first-half steals — two by Natalie Anderson, one by Jenni Celis and four by Westergren. The score was tied at 7 going into the second period. Hotchkiss took advantage of Wallin’s absence

on defense to score 13 second-period points. Batt opened the second period with a jump shot from the perimeter, and Jenni Celis took a steal to the net for an 11-7 lead. Anderson capitalized on another turnover to give Hotchkiss a sixpoint lead. They led 20-9 at the half. Gunnison outscored the Lady Bulldogs in the third, with Wallin sinking four of five from the free throw line and scoring 12 of Gunnison’s 17 third-period points. Bobbie Corn added a trey, and Leanne Schliesman contributed two points late in the third. With the score tied at 26 late in the third, Jessie Violett hit her second three-point shot of the game to give Hotchkiss a 29-26 lead heading into the final period.

That’s when they doubled up on Wallin. “She kept taking the lob pass, which they’re good at,” said forward Kylie Hodges, one of four players charged to cover Wallin in the fourth. One player would be up front on her and the second would be there to catch the lob pass if it came in, she explained. “We should have done it earlier.” Anderson and Aleksus Wilson made key steals in the fourth to slow the Lady Cowboy offense. Wallin managed four points early on, but was ineffective down the stretch. Hotchkiss only had one goal in the fourth, on a layup by Westergren. Gunnison got into foul trouble, allowing Hotchkiss six trips to the line, where they were four for 10. HOT GIRLS TO B9

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Lady Bulldogs Daryl Batt (34) and Alexis Westergren double-team Gunnison’s Jordan Wallin late in the fourth quarter. Wallin scored 23 of 34 points for the Lady Cowboys. Hotchkiss won the contest by a 35-34 score.


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Hotckiss matmen earn seventh place in Delta BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

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Paonia’s Zach Milner and Hotchkiss’ Dustin Head circle the mat in their 152 pound match during the Delta Invitational Wrestling Tournament last week.

Five wrestlers place for Bruins in Delta BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

The Cedaredge Bruins placed five of their 10 wrestlers at Saturday’s Delta Invitational to earn 67 points. The Bruins were open at 145, 152, 182 and at heavyweight. At 106, freshman Austin Todd pinned Coal Ridge’s Isiah Ramos in 2:18 to place third. Ramos and Todd were both defeated by Grand Valley’s Cody Pfau in early rounds. Pfau may have made state history Saturday. The senior won all four of her matches, two by pin

and two by major decision, to win the tournament. She may have been the first female in the state to win a tournament. Wyatt Toothaker was pinned by cousin Garrett Toothaker of Hotchkiss in the final consolation round to place sixth in the 113 division. Wyatt finished the tournament at 2-3. And Ty Morton (126) was 2-3 to place sixth. Morton defeated Taylor McCabe of Paonia and Travis Leger of Hotchkiss to advance, then fell in the consolation round to seventh-ranked Ben

Pridy of Olathe in a thirdround pin. In the upper weights, Garrett Humble (195) pinned Delta’s Alejandro Medina at the second-round buzzer, then handily defeated Olmer Marquez of Basalt in 34 seconds to place third. After losing to Daniel Gustavson of Durango in his opening match, freshman Mario Madaleno won his next four matches, defeating Victor Perez, 10-7, to place third. The Bruins will wrestle this Friday and Saturday at the annual Warrior Classic.

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Cedaredge’s Ty Morton (back) temporarily gains control over Ben Pridy of Olathe.

‘Dogs’ rely on depth in early-season play BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

If the Bulldogs have any one thing going for them this season, it’s depth. Hotchkiss opened the season with a 55-44 win over Olathe, then defeated Gunnison in last Thursday’s home opener, 47-22. They lost Saturday to Vail Christian, 65-44. “We’re coming around,” said head coach Kyle Crowder after Thursday’s win. There are still some personnel issues to work out, “But it’ll be nice to be playing 10 or 11 guys.” There are still some mistakes to clear up, too. While they led 27-9 at the half, Hotchkiss got into foul trouble and shot 50 percent of its firsthalf free throws against Gunnison. With only five field goals, its second-half shooting lacked direction. But it’s kind of hard to play that focused with such a big lead, said Crowder. Of the Bulldogs’ 11 varsity players, seven are seniors. Against Olathe they started Taylor Schreiner, Mason Oxford and Tye Bayles and sophomores Andrew Tiedeman and Wes Hardin, “And they played so well that I couldn’t take them out of the starting line-

up” against Gunnison, Crowder said. Starting players combined for 30 of the team’s 47 points against Gunnison. Despite limited time on the court, Jacobe Galley scored 10 points. Hardin added eight, including two 3-point shots within 30 seconds of each other in the third period. Schreiner also contributed eight points. Crowder said his players all understand that it’s not who starts or who finishes, but who works hard for the team that matters. And everyone’s working hard. “Right now everybody’s fighting for those (starting) positions ... It’s good. It’s nice to have a bunch of guys who are not selfish. They’re just there for the right reasons.” Schreiner, a three-year varsity player, said he’s enjoying a little time on the bench after last season. The Bulldogs had tal-

ent, but little depth, and ended the season with a 6-7 record in the Western Slope League. One of their starting seniors missed the first part of the season after having knee surgery. “It’s pretty nice to be able to sit on the bench and still watch us win,” said Schreiner after the win over Gunnison. “Last year we didn’t get much rest.” Hotchkiss held the Cowboys to single-digit scores in each quarter. Gunnison managed only three firstperiod points and trailed 27-9 at the half. Schreiner said he was surprised by the point spread, since Gunnison won both of its games last season. Chris Allen, a 6-foot-4 junior, played two quarters of solid defense with only one foul against Gunnison. This was his first basketball game. “Nine practices,” said HHS BOYS TO B10

Hot Girls CONTINUED FROM B8 With less than five seconds remaining, Nelson sank a field goal to put Gunnison to within a point. Anderson was hit with an intentional foul

Hotchkiss placed six wrestlers at Saturday’s Delta Panther Invitational wrestling tournament. They earned 95.5 points to place seventh in the 12-team tournament. Hotchkiss was open in the 145, 195, 220 and 285 weights. Senior 160-pounder Joe Boyle went 4-1 to place third. Boyle, a returning state qualifier, lost his only match to Tray Sickels of Nucla, who won the tournament and was named the tournament outstanding wrestler in the upper weights. Boyle posted wins over Durango, Cedaredge and Delta to advance to the final round, where he defeated Michael Salazar of Grand Valley by technical fall. Returning state qualifier Dustin Head also placed third. Head lost his only match of the day to William Hinkle of Grand Valley. Head opened with a 10-6 win over Matt Hayden of Paonia, then pinned Zach Milner in 2:02 to advance to the finals, where he won by forfeit over Hayden, who had completed the maximum five matches for the day. Senior 170-pounder Tony Ibarra came up against Paonia junior Will Austin in an early round, with Austin winning by pinfall (1:45). Ibarra moved to the consolation bracket, where he pinned Riley Hutton of Olathe in just under a minute, then pinned Cordell Stroud of Delta in 31 seconds. Ibarra again met Austin, who pinned him for the second time (1:47). Ibarra finished fourth. Jake Hubbell opened with two wins at 106 pounds, including a pin late in the second round over Uriel Gonzalez of Basalt, and a win by major decision over Paonia’s Nolan Jones. Hubbell faced Jones again in the consolation round and won with a first-round pin to place fifth. Eric Steckel opened with a pin over Javier Nunez of Rifle, then fell to Trenton Gustafson of Cortez. (Gustafson was 4-0 for the tournament win). Steckel then pinned Nelson Bell of Coal Ridge in 1:58 to advance to the finals. He lost to Kyle Collins of Delta to place fourth. Garrett Toothaker opened with a 4-2 loss to David Brown of Delta,

then pinned Lane Nelson of Coal Ridge in 44 seconds. Toothaker lasted 2:27 against second-ranked Austin Shank of Olathe and moved on to the consolation round. Also making his way through the bracket was Wyatt Toothaker of Cedaredge, who opened with a loss to Shank. Wyatt then defeated Jacob Hegwood of Grand

Valley and Fabian Gonzalez of Basalt before falling to Brown in 1:24. That put the two Toothakers, who are cousins, on the mat wrestling for fifth place. Garrett, a junior, walked away with the win after pinning Wyatt, a sophomore, in the first round. Hotchkiss will compete this weekend at the Warrior Classic.

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Freshman rebounder big in Eagles’ hoop scheme BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

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Taylor Walters didn’t expect to make the Eagles varsity team his freshman year. “I expected I was probably going to be on C team or maybe JV,” said the 6-foot-2 post. “But when I came to practice, I started doing good, and the coach said I earned my spot.” With 14 points, Walters was one of two high scorers in the Eagles’ 53-50 win Friday over Grand Valley. He also pulled down four offensive rebounds and a game total of seven rebounds. “That’s an awesome game for a freshman,” said head coach Chase Roeber. “He’s a rebounding machine right now.” Walters has 15 rebounds in two games and has yet to commit more than three fouls in a game. Walters has played basketball since elementary school and played AAU basketball in middle school. Last year he played for a local team that competed throughout the state. Walters

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give Paonia the lead. Grand Valley regained the lead with two field goals. Linnell put Paonia back in the lead after taking a steal to the net for a three-point combination. Walters made two trips to the line, where he was 4-4, giving Paonia a 49-47 lead with less than a minute and a half remaining. A goal by Linnell put Paonia ahead by four with 48 seconds remaining. Hurst sank a trey to bring the Cardinals to within one, and Linnell was intentionally fouled twice with less than 15 second on the clock, where he was 2-4. Paonia was able to run out the clock for the win. Katzer made five of the team’s 13 steals of the night. Katzer and Linnell ended the night with eight points each. Spano scored 14 points and was 2-4 from the line. Against Olathe, Paonia held a 13-point halftime lead, then watched its lead slowly dissolve. The Eagles scored five second-half points, all in

the third period. Pirates Mitchell Carlson and Tanner Vernon each scored four points in the third and Olathe trailed by four going into the final period. Olathe was 6-6 from the line and scored 14 points in the fourth for the win. Paonia made only 25 percent of its two-point shots, and was 3-11 from the three line; it was 7-11 from the free-throw line. “When we went (to the locker room) for the half, we counted it as a win when we had the second half to go,” said Spano after Friday’s win over Grand Valley. “It was like getting punched. You get up and can’t remember anything.” With seven points each, Taylor Katzer and Ben Linnell were high scorers for Paonia. Spano contributed six, and Lane Clawson five. Eric Carney had four points for the game. The Eagles have the week off and will compete on Dec. 21-22 in the First Bank of Colorado Tournament at Delta High School.

Lady Eagles open season with 57-55 loss to Olathe BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

The Lady Eagles opened the season with a non-conference 57-55 loss to Olathe. It could have been worse. Paonia led by six after Mandy Busta scored from the three-point line with 20 seconds remaining in the first period. Olathe rallied to tie the game at 15 with just over four minutes remaining

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said the only position he doesn’t play is point guard. “I try to do everything I can,” said Walters, who admits he has a lot to learn. Walters is one of eight varsity players for Paonia. The Eagles are now 1-1 after a 38-32 season-opener loss to Olathe and a 53-50 win at home Friday over Grand Valley. The Eagles overcame a seven-point first-half deficit for the win. Josiah Spano made a three-point shot with two minutes left in the first period to give Paonia a five-point lead, and the Cardinals sank two treys in the final minute to lead 12-11 at the buzzer. Paonia trailed 27-20 at the half with Cardinal Wyatt Hurst scoring 10 of the Cardinals’ 14 secondperiod points. Paonia had five second-half turnovers and held the Cardinals to 10 points in the third period. They trailed by one at the end of the third period. Taylor Katzer opened the fourth with a field goal, and Ben Linnell sank a three-pointer to

in the half. Abby Campbell, who usually shoots inside, took the Lady Pirates by surprise with a trey to put Paonia ahead by 15. But Olathe kept coming back, and trailed by two at the half. Olathe held Paonia to six points in the third and led, 43-30, going into the final quarter. Paonia put up eight points in three minutes to trail 45-38. Bushta and

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Chelsy Reed each sank a three to bring Paonia to within five points with just under three minutes to go. Abby Campbell made a trip to the free throw line for two, and Olathe’s Haley Turley sank two from the line for a 52-48 lead. Paonia scored four more points, but a goal by Turley with less than 10 seconds remaining put the win just out of reach. Paonia placed third in the eight-team Tiger Tipoff tournament at Holy Family Dec. 6-8. The Lady Eagles

opened the bracket with a 55-21 win over Northridge (4A Tri-Valley League). Paonia overcame a first-period, seven-point deficit to tie St Mary’s (3A Tri-Peaks League) 33-33. The Eagles scored only two points in overtime for a 44-35 loss. They placed third in the eight-team bracket after a 43-34 win over Valley (3A Patriot League). Paonia has no scheduled games this week and will compete next weekend in the First Bank of Colorado Tournament in Delta.

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Olathe’s Haley Turley drives over Paonia guard Carson Pipher. Paonia lost its season-opener by two after trailing by as much as 13 against the Lady Pirates. The game was also a fundraiser for the family of Grant Arterburn.

Delta High School’s Lady Panthers haven’t seen the floor in a varsity basketball game as of yet, but the junior varsity squad got a taste of action with a pair of contests in tournament action in Fruita last weekend. The young Panthers were not in sync with each other in their opening round game against Grand Junction on Friday. Poor shooting and first-game miscues cost the Lady Panthers a 4830 loss. Game two on Saturday was more to the liking of junior varsity coach Ryan Hilbig. His Lady Panthers responded with a 48-32 win over Central.

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Hotchkiss sophomore Wes Hardin saw little action as a varsity freshman but is proving to be a solid player after starting his first game this season. Hardin scored eight points in the Bulldogs’ 47-22 win over Gunnison.

CONTINUED FROM B9 Crowder, “it’s all he’s ever done in his entire life. By mid-January he could definitely be there.” Schreiner said that this year’s team has as much talent as it had when he was a freshman. That year the Bulldogs were 13-3 in the WSL. It was the last year the Bulldogs made the state playoffs. Despite the 11point win over Olathe, it was a tough game, but it allowed the team to get past their early-season jitters. “We’ve got all the pieces, we’ve just got to figure out how to put them all together.”

GJ 48, Delta 30 Friday’s game against the Lady Tigers from Grand Junction had some glimpses of things to come for Delta. A slow start, caused by numerous turnovers, resulted in a 15-7 deficit for the Panthers. Grand Junction stayed ahead of Delta with a 107 run in the second quarter to take a 25-14 lead at halftime. The young Panthers started quickly in the third quarter and cut Junction’s lead to single digits before the Lady Tigers could regroup after a time out. The Tigers managed to hold off the determined Panthers with a 13-8 surge and a 38-22 lead heading into the final quarter. Grand Junction went on to outscore Delta 108 in the fourth quarter making the final score 48-30. Junction’s L. Swander led all scorers in the game with 14 points while Reilly Quist and Bailey Massano topped Delta shooters with seven points each. Haley Millard finished with six points for Delta. Delta 48, Central 32 The Lady Panthers had the hot hand in Saturday’s contest against Central. As the two teams prepared to play the second quarter, Delta had outscored the Lady Warriors 17-11 in the opening frame. Delta’s defense got DELTA GIRLS TO B11


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BASKETBALL ——— STANDINGS ——— Western Slope Conference (4A) (Girls) TEAM LEAGUE OVERALL Glenwood Springs 0-0 3-0 Steamboat Springs 0-0 4-1 Eagle Valley 0-0 3-2 Rifle 0-0 1-2 Battle Mountain 1-0 1-5 Summit 0-1 0-2 Delta 0-0 0-3 Palisade 0-0 0-2 (Boys) TEAM LEAGUE OVERALL Battle Mountain 1-0 5-1 Eagle Valley 0-0 4-1 Steamboat Springs 0-0 4-1 Palisade 0-0 1-2 Rifle 0-0 1-2 Glenwood Springs 0-0 1-3 Summit 0-1 0-3 Delta 0-0 0-3 Western Slope Conference (3A) (Girls) TEAM LEAGUE OVERALL Olathe 0-0 2-0 Cedaredge 0-0 1-0 Grand Valley 0-0 2-1 Aspen 0-0 1-1 Coal Ridge 0-0 1-1 Moffat County 0-0 1-2 Gunnison 0-0 0-0 Basalt 0-0 0-2 Roaring Fork 0-0 0-2 TEAM Moffat County Cedaredge Aspen Olathe Grand Valley Gunnison Roaring Fork Basalt Coal Ridge

(Boys) LEAGUE OVERALL 0-0 3-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-2

Western Slope Conference (2A) (Girls) TEAM LEAGUE OVERALL Meeker 0-0 3-0 Rangely 0-0 4-1 North Park 1-0 3-1 Vail Christian 0-1 2-1 Soroco 0-0 2-1 Paonia 0-0 2-2 Plateau Valley 0-0 1-1

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——— BOX SCORES ——— BOYS Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 Olathe 38, Paonia 32 OLATHE Russell Harriss 7; Mitchell Carlson 11; Tanner Vernon 8; Trenton Jole 10; Dillon Slough 2. TOTALS 38 Three point goals: Hotchkiss- Katzer, Spano, Linnell 1; Olathe - Harris, Carlson 1. PAONIA Taylor Katzer 7; Taylor Walters 3; Lane Clawson 5; Josiah Spano 6; Eric Carney 4; Ben Linnell 7. TOTALS: 32 Olathe ......................... 7 7 10 14 38 Paonia ....................... 14 13 5 0 32 Three point goals: Hotchkiss- Katzer, Spano, Linnell 1; Olathe - Harris, Carlson 1. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 Paonia 53, Grand Valley 50 PAONIA Taylor Katzer 8; Taylor Walters 14; Jason Sturgis 5; Josiah Spano 14; Eric Carney 4; Ben Linnell 8. TOTALS: 53 GRAND VALLEY Luis Pena 1; Santos Cornejo 6; Wyatt Hurst 21; Tanner Magee 3; Ben Coleman 13; Tyler Scott 6.TOTALS: 50 Grand Valley ............ 12 14 10 14 50 Paonia ....................... 11 9 15 18 53 Three point goals: Paonia - Spano 2; Grand Valley Cornejo 2; Hurst, Mcgee 1 Vail Christian 65, Hotchkiss 44 Hotchkiss .................... 7 12 13 12 Vail Christian ............ 11 18 19 17

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HOTCHKISS Kylie Hodges 5; Natalie Anderson 5; Aleksus Wilson 2; Jenny Celis 2; Alexis Westergren 7; Jessie Violett 6; Daryl Batt 4; Katie Richards 2. TOTALS: 35 GUNNISON Bobbie Corn 5; Savannah Nelson 4; Leanne Schliesman 2; Jordan Wallin 9-5-7-23. TOTALS: 34 Hotchkiss .................... 7 13 9 6 35 Gunnison .................... 7 2 17 8 34 Three point goals: Hotchkiss - Violett 2; Gunnison - Corn 1.

Ced, def Victor Perez, Cor, 10-7. Fifth Place 106 - Jake Hubbell, Hot, pinned Nolan Jones, Pao, :57; 113 - Garrett Toothaker, Hot, pinned Wyatt Toothaker, Ced, 1:25; 120 - Hayes McCracken, Del, pinned Hunter Hall,

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Dur, 2:42; 126 - Ben Pridy, Ola, pinned Ty Morton, Ced, 4:08; 132 - Edwin Meraz, Bas, def Dylan Stroud, Pao, forfeit; 138 - Gunnar Chesnik, Pao, pinned Xavier Portillo, Bas, 2:04; 145 - Garrett Marcum, Dur, def Derek Horn, Del, 5-1; 152 - Christian Keith, CR,

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def Zach Milner, Pao, forfeit; 160 - Hunter Brasfield, Del, def Chayden Harris, Ola, 150; 170 - Cordell Stroud, Del, pinned Patrick Cunnion, Dur, 1:23; 195 - Alejandro Medina, Del, pinned Oscar Tovar, Rif, 4:16; 220 - Lino Ortiz, Del, pinned Omar Lerma, Rif, 1:31.

Hotchkiss 35, Vail Christian 26 HOTCHKISS Hotchkiss: Kylie Hodges 3; Natalie Anderson 11; Jenni Celis 2; Marissa Cantrell 2; Alexis Westergren 4; Jessie Violett 8; Katie Richards 5.TOTALS: 35 Vail Christian ............ 10 9 2 3 26 Hotchkiss .................... 8 11 11 5 35 Three point goals: Hotchkiss - Violett 2.

WRESTLING Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 25th Annual Delta Invitational Team Results: 1. Paonia, 234; 2. Delta, 182; 3. Grand Valley, 141; 4. Durango, 135.5; 5. Cortez, 122.5; 6. Rifle, 113; 7. Hotchkiss, 95.5; 8. Olathe, 83; 9. Basalt, 69.5; 10. Cedaredge, 67; 11. Coal Ridge, 63; 12. Nucla, 34. Championship Round Individual Results: 106 - Cody Pfau, GV, def. Jayden Chynoweth, Del, 15-7; 113 Matthew Lavengood, Dur, def Josh Altman, Pao, 4-3; 120 - Trent Piatt, Ola, def. Bo Pipher, Pao, 4-0; 132 - Shane Anderson, Del, def Isaac Rider, Rif, 7-3; 145 - Ty Coats, Pao, def George Stagg, GV, 8-5; 160 - Tray Sickels, Nuc, def Jorge Quinonez, Pao, 2-0; 195 - Morgan Reider, Pao, pinned Clayton Coombs, Rif, 1:45; 220 - Joel Simianer, Pao, def Daniel Gustavson, Dur, 13-5; 285 - Tony Darling, Pao, pinned Marcus Garcia, Del, :15. Third Place 106 - Austin Todd, Ced, pinned Isiah Ramos, CR, 2:18; 113 - Austin Sank, Ola, def David Brown, Del, 4-1; 126- Miguel Valles, GV, def Tylon Cordova, Del, 4-0; 138 - Tucker Schultz, GV, def Troy Rose, Ola, 9-5; 152 - Dustin Head, Hot, def Matt Hayden, Pao, forfeit; 160 - Joe Boyle, Hot, def Michael Salazar, GV, 17-1; 170 - William Austin, Pao, pinned Tony Ibarra, Hot, 1:47; 182 - Kyle Collins, Del, pinned Eric Steckel, Hot, 3:40; 195 - Garrett Humble, Ced, pinned Olmer Marquez, Bas, :34; 220 - Mario Madaleno,

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Delta sophomore Jayden Chynoweth wrestles Grand Valley senior Cody Pfau for the title at 106 pounds. Pfau won 15-7 and sailed through the tournament unbeaten (4-0) - two by pinfall and two by major decision. Pfau may be the first female in the state to go undefeated in a tournament. She was also voted the Outstanding Wrestler for the lower weight classification.

Rockies baseball camp set The Colorado Rockies, in conjunction with Colorado Mesa University, will have an early baseball camp offering for baseball enthusiasts in January. The Western Slope Baseball Camp is scheduled to begin on Jan. 4 and runs through Jan. 6 in Grand Junction. The three-day camp will feature Jordan Pacheco of the Colorado Rockies at the camp. Top-notch instruction will be provided for all participants in the camp. Instructors for the camp include Rick Mathews who is the camp director

and is a scout with the Colorado Rockies. Grand Junction Rockies coach Tony Diaz is also on the list of coaches. Other instructors include Colorado Rockies catching instructor Marv Foley, Ron Gibson (outfield instructor for the Colorado Rockies), Mark Strittmatter (catching instructor for the Pittsburgh Pirates), Dave Hajek (infield instructor for the Colorado Rockies), and Chris Hanks (head baseball coach at Colorado Mesa University). Joining the coaching corps will be Jonathan Mathews who has col-

Delta Girls CONTINUED FROM B10 serious in the second quarter and held Central to just three points while its offense netted 12 more points and a 25-14 lead at the break. Each team scored six points in the third quarter as the game’s tempo slowed. The final stanza went to the Warriors by a 12-11 count making the final score 48-32. Millard and Desirae Smith shared team scoring honors for the Panthers with 10 points each. Kenzie Jones finished with eight counters and Katie Puderbaugh and Taylor Jensen had seven and six points respectively. Coach Hilbig saw a big change in play from the first day to the second. “Our girls looked nervous in the first game, which is pretty typical for an early season game against a tough team. Our game against Grand Junction was not representative of what this team is capable of. Against Central on

Saturday, we played like I expected us to play this season. We had tough defense and solid offensive contributions from everyone.” Hilbig gave plenty of praise for the play of his guards. “Our guards stepped up and looked great distributing the ball and creating offense. I think we gained a lot of confidence in that second game and we will use it as a platform to keep getting better. These girls have been working hard in practice against a tough varsity all season and it showed against Central. These Panther girls are gonna be tough.” The junior varsity team played Montrose on Tuesday and will not play again until Dec. 20 when Eagle Valley comes to town. There is a junior varsity tournament, played at DHS, that coincides with the First Bank of Coloado Tournament that is scheduled for Dec. 21 and 22 at Delta High School.

lege and minor league coaching experience and the remaining baseball coaching staff at CMU. Camp instruction gets underway on Jan. 4 beginning at 9:00 a.m. with infield, outfield and catching instruction for participants in the 9-12 age division. Instruction shifts to pitching, catching and extra infield and outfield work from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beginning at 1 p.m., participants from ages 13 through college will receive instruction in infield and outfield play along with catching. From 2:30-4 p.m. the 13college level participants will receive instruction on pitching, catching and extra infield and outfield techniques. Saturday’s (Jan. 5) session begins with the 9-12 age division receiving instruction on hitting and offensive skills beginning at 9 a.m. The 13-college level participants receive the same instruction from 14 p.m. On Sunday (Jan. 6), the 9-12 year olds will receive hitting instruc-

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tion with the older group taking the field from 1-4 p.m. Infield instruction will have emphasis on proper mechanics and techniques, proper fielding positions and various arm angles. Outfield instruction will include proper mechanics and techniques along with brakes and angles and proper throwing angles. Pitchers will work on proper mechanics and techniques plus the psychology of pitching, arm maintenance and fielding the position. Catchers will receive instruction on proper throwing mechanics along with proper blocking techniques, throwing to bases and working with pitchers. Camp hitters will work on proper techniques, hitting for power versus contact hitting, and the psychology of hitting. There is a dinner and auction event set for Jan. 5 at Bananas Fun Park. Campers will be admitted free while adults and non-campers may enter for a $10 fee. The camp cost for this

three-day baseball camp is $150 per camper. There is a late fee of $25 dollars if participants sign up the opening day of the camp. To get an entry form, go to https://mail.google. com/mail/?shva=1, or call 562-335-6419 or 970-2502057 for more information. Make checks payable to R&R Baseball LLC. Each camper will receive major league caliber instruction, personalized attention, written evaluation by instructors for the 13 and up division, a camp T-shirt, and a supervised environment

that includes an athletic trainer on site. Each participant must have a completed and signed participation agreement before any camper will be allowed to participate in camp activities. The agreement may be submitted with an application on the first day of camp. Supplies will not be provided for campers. Each participant will need to provide tennis or gym shoes, a glove, a bat, an athletic support/cup, their own catchers equipment, and their own refreshments.


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Shane Anderson of Delta works toward a pin over Isaac Rider of Rifle in the 132-pound championship match at the Delta Invitational tournament. Anderson, a senior and returning state qualifier, was 4-0 at the tourney and remains undefeated this year.

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Paonia senior Matt Hayden puts the squeeze on Oswaldo Olmedo of Basalt in a 152-pound match at the 25th annual Delta Invitational. Hayden was Photo by Tamie Meck one of 13 Paonia who placed (fourth) in this year’s Ben Linnell takes a steal up for two in Paonia’s Fritournament. day night win over Grand Valley’s Cardinals.

First Bank of Colorado Basketball Tournament Dec. 21-22 at Delta High School Games played at 3, 4:30, 6 and 7 p.m.

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Garrett Toothaker of Hotchkiss (left) and Wyatt Photo by Tamie Meck Toothaker of Cedaredge wrestle for fifth place in Wrestling at 160 pounds, Delta senior Hunter Brasfield watches the official seconds before his pin against the 113-pound division. Garrett, a junior, is the Josue Fernandez of Basalt. Brasfield was one of 12 Panther wrestlers to place in the 25th annual Delta eldest of the two and won the match by way of a pinfall. Invitational Wrestling Touranment last Saturday.


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Sky Fairlamb retires as judge BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The alternate municipal judge for the Town of Cedaredge, Delta attorney Mike Schottelkotte, will be serving as the town’s judge after the retirement last week of Sky Fairlamb, Mayor Pat Means has told the DCI. Fairlamb told the DCI, “I plan to travel with my wife while we now have the chance. I just turned 70.” Fairlamb has also stepped down from his duties as municipal judge at Olathe. Means told the DCI, “We have been trying to hold municipal court once every two months.” She added that Schottelkotte is expect-

ed to serve as judge “until the spring” when an official appointment to the municipal judge post is made by the town board. Cedaredge Town Administrator Katie Sickles confirmed, “Sky Fairlamb resigned (Thursday, Dec. 6) as the Cedaredge Municipal Judge and on Friday as the Olathe Municipal Judge. Sky was originally appointed by the board of trustees as the alternate judge Feb. 26, 1998.” He was appointed to the municipal judgeship in February 2002, Sickles said, adding, “I appreciate Judge Fairlamb’s commitment to Cedaredge and his outstanding service to the community.” Photo by Rick Spalenka

Cedaredge welcomes new police officer BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The newest employee at the Cedaredge Police Department is Travis Russell, code enforcement officer. He was introduced to the town trustees and staff during the Nov. 15 town board meeting. Officer Russell’s duties at the department will include

Officer Travis Russell

responding to citizen calls about matters dealing with the municipal code, including health and safety issues, weed and rubbish complaints, and other matters. The town’s code enforcement officer does not handle animal control issues which are dealt with by another member of the town staff. Officer Russell comes to the CPD with prior law enforcement experience in corrections, municipal, and county agencies. Officer Russell and his family have come to Cedaredge from Trinidad. He said that he and his family are enjoying the town’s friendly people and atmosphere. Cedaredge Police Chief Robert Yant said that winter, a normally slow time for code enforcement work in the town, is providing a good opportunity for training and learning the community. After only three weeks on the job, Russell is doing well, the chief said.

Deer garden Rick Spalenka of Cedaredge captured this image of several deer visiting a backyard garden pond. Although it has been a dry fall, a winter storm over the weekend turned the flanks of the Grand Mesa white, a hopeful sign for winter outdoor enthusiasts.

Orchard City donates to Cory Cemetery BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Orchard City trustees have agreed to donate $1,390 to the Cory Cemetery District. The money is earmarked for the purchase or construction of a storage shed that will hold the American flags displayed at the cemetery on holidays. The flags have been stored in the garage of County Commissioner Bruce Hovde, explained Mayor Don Suppes. Hovde has been storing the flags in his garage as he serves as cemetery administrator in the absence of a functioning board of directors for the cemetery district. The town board thought it a better idea to donate a storage building to the district than try to use the town’s own

storage space for the flags and accept liability for any damage to them that might occur. As part of the motion to approve the building donation, trustee Jimmie Boyd suggested that a shed with a covered porch be chosen so that a sheltered place for the cemetery’s plot map will be available for display there also. In other business at its November regular meeting, the Orchard City Town Board dealt with the following matters: • A new duty of the trustee finance committee will be to review all of the checks listed on the town’s bank statement each month in order to double check correct balances and reconcile with invoices. Committee members Jimmy Boyd

and Ken Volgamore reported the work was very detailed and that balances checked out on the last month’s statement. The trustees had a workshop with auditor Pete Blair on Dec. 5 and reviewed procedures for proper financial controls. • Trustee Jan Gage reported on a “pretty scary” presentation she attended in Paonia recently at the Delta County Economic Development quarterly meeting. She said a presentation on coal mining noted that the administration in Washington D.C. sees coal-fueled power plants as “a social justice issue.” The administration policy is based on an idea that low-income people are ORCHARD CITY TO C2

Shelter Shoppe in holiday spirit Shop locally and help fund the local animal shelter BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Volunteers at the Shelter Shoppe in Cedaredge have gone all out this season creating an inviting holiday atmosphere at their store, and in the process they have produced a professional, holiday merchandising display. Just stepping into the store on North Grand Mesa

Drive is enough to transport anyone instantly into the holiday spirit. Store manager Lynne Sorlye gives all credit for the delightful Christmas merchandising effort at the store to the dedicated volunteers who, just before Thanksgiving, brought out all the decorations and went to work. In addition to the holiday decorations, volunteers from the Shelter Shoppe and the Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control (FCAC) have created a display that features their own handmade crafts in a special Holiday Boutique

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Selecting a warm shirt is like a visit to Santa’s Workshop at the Shelter Shoppe’s holiday merchandising display.

that will be on display until Christmas. The Shoppe is dressed up like Santa’s Workshop, and every corner seems to catch the spirit of a Christmas out of memory’s past, where home and family and happiness were all around and seemed certain to remain forever. The Shelter Shoppe, a former residence, provides the chance for volunteers to build creative displays for items for the kitchen, bath, and other rooms of anyone’s home. The Shelter Shoppe opened its doors in the spring of 2010 and has established a steady track record of having good quality, clean clothing, housewares, kitchen gadgets, linens, and many other useful items. The Shelter Shoppe opened when the town government had decided to end its financial support for the FCAC’s no-kill shelter. The Shelter Shoppe corps of dedicated volunteers stepped up to fill the need, and the enterprise has been providing essential funding for FCAC ever since. The volunteers are completely dedicated to their work, Sorlye explains. “There are 20 to 30 volunteers who give of their time to work at the shop. They have really taken complete ownership of the enterprise,” Sorlye said. “They open and close the store. They sort all of the donations that come in, evaluating the best of the best for inclusion in the store’s inventory.” And it isn’t just the animal-loving volunteers who keep the Shelter Shoppe going “The people of this community are very generous with the many high-quality donations they make to the store, Sorlye added. When people come to the

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Visitors to the Shelter Shoppe this season can take a stroll down Christmas Village Main Street while browsing the blouses and sweaters. Shelter Shoppe, they know they are helping support a worthy community cause – FCAC no-kill shelter. Without the Shelter Shoppe, the FCAC shelter would be much less effective, and maybe completely unable to carry out its humanitarian mission. Sorlye provided the following information about the FCAC mission and organization. FCAC was founded in 2001 and received IRS 501(c)3 status in April 2003. The FCAC mission is the continuation of the Cedaredge Animal Shelter as a no-kill (adoption guaranteed) shelter for cats and dogs. The Shelter was built through fund raising by FCAC on land provided by the Town of Cedaredge. There are seven indoor dog runs and kennels for about 30 cats. FCAC is run by an 11member board. Three of those board members are assigned to the Shelter Shoppe board. The FCAC board meets on

the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. in the Cedaredge Library meeting room. Meetings are open to the public. Please call Deb Fairchild, 210-0482, or Jacki Dapkus, 640-4907, to see if there is a subject you would like on the agenda and to see if a meeting has been cancelled or changed. The FCAC board makes decisions on how the Shelter is run and money is spent. The web site is www.surfacecreekshel ter.org. Animals are advertised on petfinder.com and adoptapet.com. It has adoption sites at PetSmart in Grand Junction, and PetCo in Montrose and Glenwood Springs. The Shelter Shoppe was opened in March 2010 and is the primary funding source for the Shelter. Without the Shoppe, the Shelter would close. The Shoppe is run by the manager with guidance from the Shoppe board. Meetings are monthly prior to FCAC board meetings.


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Cedaredge This is a FREE concert presented by the youth of Cedaredge Elementary. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

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More than 100 college, junior and youth Nordic skiers from around the state braved frigid temperatures Sunday, Dec. 9, at Skyway on the Grand Mesa to compete in the second day of the 2012 Grand Mesa NRL. Teams from Durango, Boulder, Summit County, Steamboat, the University of Colorado and the University of Wyoming competed in the event. Baxter Waltermire of Hotchkiss competed in the J4 (age 10-11) 3k skate and classic events. The race, hosted by the Grand Mesa Nordic Council and attended by some of Colorado’s top nordic competitors, was the first of the season for those chasing national ranking points to qualify for the U.S. Cross-country Junior Nationals and World Junior Championships. The two-day event included a Nordic skate race on Saturday, Dec. 8, and a classic race on Sunday. The event, normally hosted by the Summit Nordic Ski Club in Breckenridge, was cancelled this year because of the lack of snow. Until Sunday, the Grand Mesa Nordic trail system was about the only place in the state with enough snow to groom trails for

You and your family are cordially invited to come and help us celebrate the joyous occasion of the birth of Jesus.

FROM PAGE C1 more likely to live near coal-fueled power plants and so have higher risk of suffering ill health effects from them, Gage reported. “If I hadn’t seen it (the presentation) with my own eyes I wouldn’t have believed it,” Gage said. Mayor Don Suppes noted that electricity rates for consumers are likely to rise now because of the results of the November elections. • Constituent E.J. Verdahl addressed the trustees and the audience, encouraging all to participate in a charitable program she contributes to. She said that her goal is to raise funds by walking 10,000 steps per day (4.7 miles) to aid the

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various projects of the charity. • Trustees approved a 3.2 carry-out license renewal for the Stop and Save. • At the recommendation of staff, the town board accepted a contractor petition to release the Meadow View water pipeline from warranty and accept it into the town’s water utility system. • The town trustees also released from warranty and accepted another contractor project into the town system, the Green Valley water line. • The trustees approved two boundary adjustments: one for the Harry L. Fischer Family Trust and Antillon, and one for Widener and Good.

Board to meet one week early BY HANK LOHMEYER Because of a requirement to adopt the 2013 budget document and establish a mil levy prior to its regularly scheduled Dec. 20 meeting, the Cedaredge town board will hold its monthly meeting in December a week early, on Dec. 13. Several other items of business will be dealt with at the trustees week-early meeting. They include presentation of a new scheme for sewer

“We all want to be loved, useful and be heard. This model helps us focus on those needs.” Horizons Care Center is pleased to announce that two of our employees have become Certified Validation Workers. Validation is a combination of theory, technique and empathy that fosters communication and sharing. To learn more about the Validation program at Horizons please call Sara Sterling at 970-835-3113.

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Nordic skiing. “The Grand Mesa Nordic Council agreed to take on this event early last week to help support the sport of Nordic skiing,” said GMNC president Annie Murphy of Grand Junction. “An incredible team of Nordic Council volunteers came together on very short notice to host a top-notch event.”

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“One Holy Night”

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Nordic skiers from across the state gathered on the Grand Mesa to compete in two days of racing at the Skyway trails system. The event was quickly organized because snow conditions in other areas of the state were not suitable for competitive events. Conditions are improving thanks to a winter storm which moved through the state on Sunday and Monday.

and water rates that will be the subject of a public meeting on Jan. 10. Appointments to the town tree board and discussion of the town’s historic preservation board are also on the agenda. Mayor Pat Means has been working to try to revitalize the historic preservation board.

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CACC holds election Members of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce elected directors and officers for the year at their general meeting held on Dec. 5. Taking new three-year terms on the board of directors were Erin Kendall of E. Kendall Photography and Rachel Leonard of Double J Recycling. Re-elected to additional terms were Dottie Whitlock of Grand Mesa Salon and Day Spa and Carol Jarbo of Creekside B&B. Officers of the board will be Larry Murphy, president, Whitlock, vice president, and Lesley Lewis, treasurer. Thanks were extended to outgoing directors Eileen Liles who served for seven years, and Shari Seber who served for six years. Also, Gretchen Atkinson was introduced as new office staff for the chamber. Pictured above from left are Jarbo, Atkinson, Whitlock and Leonard.

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A gift of learning Students in Ms. Lampton’s class were among three classes of third graders at Cedaredge Elementary School who received personal copies of the colorful, informative and entertaining Scholastic Children’s Dictionary last week. Students in Mrs. Henry’s class and Ms. Schmalz’s class, and thirteen third graders at Cedaredge Vision School also received their own copies of the life learning tome. Distribution of the dictionaries to third graders has been a program of the Cedaredge Rotarians for as long as any of the members can remember, and ever since the club’s founding at least 25 years ago, one member told the DCI. The dictionary gifting is also a project undertaken by many other Rotary Clubs. Cedaredge Rotarians helping to make the book deliveries last week were Steve Wilson, Gary Fleischmann, Phil Ellsworth, Richard Udd, Jamie Meiklejohn, Kacy Stillings, and acting club president Paul Lyons and wife, Arlyn.


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Football wins Cedaredges first State Title

WHAT’S BRUIN INSIDE State Football team wins the first state title for Cedaredge. Team hoping for a repeat again next year.

Photo by Joanne Tawney Cade Wasser jukes out a Buena Vista player while Kyle Ward blocks for him.

Cedaredge Drama presents Dirty Dealings in Dixie. New teacher directed a great play. with more to come. Boys and Girls Basketball win their first games against Ridgway. A promising season awaits them.

Photo by Atlantis Campbell Kyle Ward takes a hit but still stays up.

Photo by Joanne Tawney Reid Gates sprints down the field with the ball.

With Christmas just around the corner, students are asked what they want most. Photo by Atlantis Campbell Carter Wasser comes around the outside with the ball. Monte Vista Pirates. They held the diately began interviewing them, Pirates and ended the game 18-0. catching every emotion that swept This brought the Cedaredge Bru- over the players and coaches. The football players have been ins to the quarter finals, playing the Hotchkiss Bulldogs, whom the Bru- treated like celebrities since the moins had already beat once this year. ment the game ended. Colton EnsThe Bruins came out on top once ley, a senior and leader on the team, again with the final score of 16-12. says, “It felt a little out of place beNovember 24, 2012; the Ce- cause we’ve never been treated that daredge High School Football team way before. It felt special; it felt the had been waiting for their entire way I thought it would feel.” In the lives for this day. The State Cham- previous years, the Bruins had nevpionship game was hosted by the er been this famous in the town that Buena Vista Demons. This was the they live in. Students from every most important game the Bruins grade level now look up to the playwould ever play. The stands were ers more than ever. They want to be a sea of blue. Fans had traveled for them when they grow up. Ninemiles and miles because they had year-old, Savannah Baldozier loved no doubt in their minds that the the game, “My favorite birthday Cedaredge Bruins would win this present was going to see the state game, and they did. The Cedaredge game. And I got a lot of good presBruins were the 2012 1A State Foot- ents.” The impact that these players ball Champions. Fans stormed the have on the community is incredifield. Local news stations grabbed ble. No one could be any prouder of the players and coaches and imme- these remarkable football players.

Photo by Joanne Tawney Trent Walker looks for the best receiver to pass to. By Sierra McHugh Staff Writer All high school athletes have the same dream. That involves winning a State Championship game and claiming the gold ball trophy in the end. Most student athletes don’t earn this privilege. However, the Cedaredge High School Bruins Football Team did. They achieved the goal that they that have been dreaming of since they were just little boys in elementary school. This started when the boys won the league championship against the Paonia Eagles ending the game 46-6. Once they had become league champions, they moved into the playoffs. Their first game was home against the Centauri Falcons. They easily won this game as well: 5514. The Bruins then made their way into the quarterfinals, playing the

“I will always remember these boys for the rest of my life.” --Cade Wasser

The Senior Six

“I will always remember Colton’s bend but didn’t break interview.”

--Carter Wasser

“I will always remember beating Hotchkiss twice.”

“I will always remember the score from the championship game.”

--Colton Ensley --Dustin Stracener

Coach Schaenen’s Wrestling team filled with many promising wrestlers. Winter Homecoming begins this week, full of fun activities. Clothing donations mean jackets, shoes, blankets for those in need. Congrats to Coach Milholland for Western Slope League Coach of the Year.

“I will always remember the state rings.” --Dante Markley

“I will always remember the escort from Montrose to Cedaredge.” --Alex Crowley


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An Excited Community Helps The Team Celebrate Their Well-Deserved Win

Photo by Kaitlyn Kissner Corey Reynolds, Alejandro Alejandre, Cade Wasser, Dante Markley, Carter Wasser, Trent Walker, Austin Gartman, and Colton Ensley enjoy their first-class ride down Main Street on a fire truck.

Photo by Jessica Sullivan Kyle Ward, Reid Gates, Beau Hebert, Dustin Stracener, Taber Anderson and Drew Markley all show their overwhelming excitement in a different way. Photo by Kaitlyn Kissner Cade Wasser engaged every student who wanted to meet him.

Photo by Kaitlyn Kissner Colton Ensley was overwhelmed by his new celebrity status.

Photo by Jessica Sullivan Carter Wasser was one of the students’ favorite players. He had a line for his autograph the entire time.

Teamwork: The Key to Success By Dante Markley Staff Writer A team struggles. Consistently losing, the team cannot find a way to win. The players bicker back and forth at each other like a pack of famished dogs fighting over a bone. Acting like prima donnas, the “team” consists of individuals only, rather than a group of individuals with one mindset and goal. The players act like they won the Super Bowl every time they manage to win a game. The team lacks the most important piece for finding victory: teamwork. Teamwork allows common people to come together for something greater than just themselves. Only through teamwork can true success in athletics be achieved. Not everybody respects the importance and value of true teamwork, however. Individuals accomplish just as much, if not more, than a team. The individuals motivate themselves and don’t concern with worrying about whether their teammates work as hard as them. When training, they play up to their own level and push themselves as hard as they can without waiting on teammates who hold them up. They work by themselves, and they win by themselves. They receive all of the glory and bask in the glory

of fair weather fans. However, a team always trumps an individual. Teamwork always beats an individual. In many sports, particularly professional basketball, athletes believe they can win a championship by themselves. Statistics prove otherwise, and show teamwork winning. Teams work together to accomplish what individuals cannot. They use each other somewhat like an assembly line. It allows for specialization. Everybody performs one job. People operate different skills when working together; some think better than others and some use their bodies better. The combination of attributions makes the team better. The players on a team focus on their skillsets mostly instead of focusing on all aspects of the game. They concentrate only on their job and the team goal. Teamwork creates a tight knit group of people to think of one goal. The goal determines success. If achieved, the team achieves victory for the season. If failed, the team fails for the season. The team uses teamwork for coming together to fight as a team, to play as a team, and to win as a team. Teamwork works partly because of team bonding. Throughout the course of a season,

Thank You so much to Mr. Shawn Becker and his team at 1440 Image for making the boys their State Champion t-shirts on such short notice. What an amazing job!

Congratulations to Carter Wasser and Mr. Milholland for being Player and Coach of the Year!

teammates devote countless hours with each other. When crucial plays occur, knowing a teammate well make the difference between a well executed play, or a play that adversely effects the rest of the game. By learning teammates, fellow members accurately predict what the other player wants to do in certain situations, and they basically communicate nonverbally. When Tom Brady, a quarterback for the New England Patriots, sees a mismatch between his receiver and a defender, he puts complete trust in his receiver. Knowing where the receiver goes in situations like this, Brady completes many passes for staggering yards every year because he knows his receivers. Without teamwork, athletic success cannot be accomplished. One man shows never beat full teams with players who work well together. The teams rally and engage different skill sets to overrun these types of teams. Teamwork makes winning teams out of losing teams by team bonding. Teams that play well together always find success, no matter how difficult the climb to victory. Only teams that truly participate and practice as a team win as a team.

All-Conference Athletes

Top Row: Dante Markley, Reid Gates, Kyle Ward and Beau Hebert Bottow Row:Lindsey Gardner, Carter Wasser, Cade Wasser, Jordie Smith, James LeDonne, Kaitlyn Kissner and Corey Reynolds Not Pictured: Colton Ensley, Austin Gartman, Dustin Stracener and Kristen Alward


BRUIN TRACKS

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Bruins Cedaredge High School

Dirty Dealings in Dixie

Photo by Carly Wieben Photo by Carly Wieben The evil general Cooper Gillies takes Zoe Dustin Stracener and Skylar Smith part ways with Suiter hostage in order to take over. Skylar in hot pursuit.

Photo by Carly Wieben Dominique Attarian and Jake Arter compete for Zoe Suiter’s affections with marriage being their ultimate goal.

Photo by Jessica Sullivan Chloe Brewster and Keevan Lewis argue over everything.

Photo by Jessica Sullivan Rebecca Deal confesses that she knows the location of the property deed and Colton Ensley listens in shock.

Wrestling Stars By Kaitlyn Kissner Staff Writer

Photo by Joanne Tawney Jordie Smith shoots a free throw while Kristin Gardner and Alyssa Isaman wait for the rebound.

New Coaches with a New Outlook By Kristin Gardner Staff Writer

Joe Berger, Carrie Berger, and Hailey Benson bring a new hope and a new change to the girl’s basketball program this year. The players have quickly adapted to their coaching styles, and they share the excitement for the season with their coaches. All twenty-four girls participating this year are ready to overcome challenges and become a family. Joe Berger was hired as the head coach for basketball at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. He took the team to several camps this past summer and watched how they played together. Once the actual season began, he was glad to have his daughter Carrie by his side. “From my eyes, I think our chemistry is great. We all get along regardless of our age, and we are growing more as a team each day,” says senior captain Jordan Smith. The girls

have been putting in time and work to reach their goals this year. The team began the season by spending the night at the school, listening to a motivational speaker, and strengthening their bonds as a team. Every day since November 9, the girls have been in the gym bettering each other. “I’m looking forward to a change. The whole atmosphere of basketball is already completely different,” states Lindsey Gardner, senior and captain this year. All the players have contributed to creating a new gym culture this year with the guidance of the coaches. The three coaches have been working together to provide the girls with the help and the plays they need to succeed. They push the players to strive to be their best and demand competition between the team. “The only problem I have this year is getting the girls to believe in themselves,” says coach Joe Berger.

Bruin Basketball Wins By Alyssa Isaman Staff Writer The Cedaredge boys basketball program is well underway with one game down and another coming up soon. Their season started on November 9th when the football team was still playing for the state title. They’ve been working hard at practice everyday while missing half of their team. They battled morning practices every morning because their head coach Kevin Dunbar was also the football team’s assistant coach. Most coaches wouldn’t have the time to balance out two sports at the same time, but not Coach Dunbar. “It wasn’t easy balancing football and basketball. It took many long hours, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Dunbar stated in a recent interview. Now the question is, will the players coming off football season be ready for the first match up against Ridgeway? “Yes, these boys

The Cedaredge Bruin’s wrestling season is officially underway. With an outstanding coaching staff and 27 dedicated athletes, this team is going to have a season full of success. The Cedaredge wrestling program has experienced a large amount of growth in the past couple of years. According to Junior Brian Leahy, “Last year we didn’t have a lot of kids out for wrestling. This year we have twenty-seven When I moved here at the end of my freshmen year, we hardly had any kids. It blows my mind to see how many kids we have this year compared to the past.” A turn out such as this has the coaching staff excited for the season ahead of them. Head coach Ted Schanen talked about how he

feels towards this year. “I have super good feelings toward this year. Every one on the team knows how to work. They aren’t out there for reasons besides that they want to be. Even with hard workouts, they have the desire to do it and get the most out of it that they can. I can try to make an easy practice, and they push themselves and make it hard. It makes my job super easy.” Coach Schanen grew up around the sport. He has had a passion for wrestling since he was a child, and now he is helping other kids pursue their wrestling dreams. The Cedaredge High School wrestling Bruins are well prepared for a season of success. On the 7th, the boys had a great wrestling tournament. Mario Madaleno placed 3rd, Austin Todd placed 3rd, Garrett Humble placed 3rd, Wyatt Toothaker placed 6th, and Tyler Morton placed 6th.

Photo by Joanne Tawney James Ledonne jumps for a rebound on the ball. He managed to prevent the other team from scoring.

worked all summer together. They know how the game works and how each other plays,” Dunbar replied confidently. A junior football player, Trent Walker, was asked the same question. He replied, “Yes, we play well together and have played together for a long time. We’re a team and know how each other works.” When asked if changing his game mentality from football to basketball was hard, Walker replied, “Not really. We will have the same competitive attitude we had during football.” Carter Stoudt, one of the three seniors on the team, stated, “This game won’t be ugly, but it may not be the best. We’ll be strong, but the games to come will be much more successful.” With all this confidence beaming from Cedaredge’s team, Saturday’s game should go smoothly. Saturday’s game did indeed go smooth. Both boys team and the girls came out with a win over Ridgeway. The JV boys completely dominated over the opponent winning 81 to 12. The varsity

boys put up 63 points against Ridgeway’s 56 to get the first win of the season. Even through the struggles during pre-season, the boys won over adversity. Coach Dunbar believes this team improves every time they step on the court and the great athletes and leadership will get them far. “This team has the potential to go farther than any other team in the past. Of course the goal is always to make it to state, and we have the potential to this year,” Coach Dunbar announced. He isn’t the only one with this strong mentality. Senior Carter Stoudt agrees. “We’ll be a lot more successful this year than we have been in the past. We’re more of a team and we work well together.” So far, the Cedaredge basketball teams are looking up to a great start. They travel to Gunnison on December 11th for their second match up. Make sure to be at the next home game December 18th against the Aspen Skiers starting at 3 pm.


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BRUIN TRACKS

Delta County Independent

Community

Bruins

Christmas 2012

Is it Your Favorite Holiday? Favorite Christmas Songs

82% of the students at CHS agree that

1. Jingle Bells

Christmas is their favorite holiday while 18% would beg to differ.

2. Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer 3. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer

82%

18%

17% of Students

9% of Students want Clothes

67% of Students want 7% of Students Money/Gift Cards

want Musical Instruments/Sheet Music

want Videos Games/ Game Systems/ DVDs/CDs

Giving Back to the Community

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Editor-in-chief Jessica Sullivan Assistant Editor: Lars Knutson Photography Editor: Dakota Baldozier Advertising Editor: Skylar Smith Production Design Assistants: Dante Markley, Raven Moreland, Jake Wieben, Bethany Smail Staff Writers: Dakota Baldozier Kristin Gardner Kaitlyn Kissner Atlantis Campbell Lars Knutson Jake Wieben Carly Wieben Bethany Smail Sierra McHugh Raven Moreland Jessica Sullivan Joanne Tawney

Skylar Smith Savannah Herman Dante Markley Megan Wick Jordan Smith

The views expressed in the Bruin Tracks do not necessarily represent the opinions of Cedaredge High School or its staff. The Bruin Tracks is a public forum for student expression, striving for journalistic excellence; it is created as part of the Journalism class at Cedaredge High School. Bruin Tracks thanks all the advertisers and other community supporters. We welcome all comments.

By Bethany Smail Staff Writer This year looks to be a great one for the students involved in the National Honor Society. N.H.S. gives members a chance to give back to their community by providing services such as snow removal for the elderly. Ms. Millburn described N.H.S. as, “An organization that recognizes students with outstanding academics, character, leadership and community service.” In order to qualify to be a member, a student must maintain a 3.3 GPA and be approved by a panel of teachers as well as complete an

application. This year, an amazing number of students qualified for consideration – about half the junior class, as well as many seniors. In all, forty-three applications were submitted, and twenty-eight students were accepted. The group met for the first time in November to elect new officers. This year, Rachael Latta was voted president and Skylar Smith was voted vice president. The group elected Tory Day secretary, Lindsey Gardner treasurer, and Cade Wasser Student Council Representative. A date for the member induction has not yet been set, but it is hoped to be some

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time in January. This year, Ms. Millburn hopes to meet more often with the group. “Meetings are hard to schedule because everyone gets so busy.” For some, National Honor Society is just another extracurricular activity to list on a college application, but for others, it is a way to reach out to their community who have supported them throughout their high school careers. With such a determined group of students, this year is destined to be a fulfilling one, not just for the members, but for the community as well.


SURFACE CREEK NEWS

Delta County Independent

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Nurse practitioner joins Grand Mesa Family Practice

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

New look, new ideas The recent burst of activity in Cedaredge with businesses investing in building spruce-up now includes the AppleShed. The few weeks of work just completed during pleasant late fall weather includes a new entry for the gallery and Loading Dock Deli that features stucco and cultured stone. The look is carried along the east and west faces of the building. The exterior remodel was the inspiration of Ty Williams, explained Connie Williams, AppleShed owner. The AppleShed marks its 20th year this year and, “It was time for a building facelift,” Connie said. The theme is designed to make the business “look more like a winery.” There are plans for installing an actual winery where visitors can see white and red wines being made. Also, Connie said they are working to assume operations of the tasting room and re-christen the new additions as Williams Cellars.

Certified nurse practitioner AliceMarie SlavenEmond, RN, MSN, started working recently at Dr. Jennifer Craig’s Grand Mesa Family Practice clinic, and in Delta with the Delta Health and Wellness Center. Slaven-Edmond has been a family nurse practitioner for 15 years and is nationally certified in primary care. She is a native of Denver and a graduate of Colorado State University (BS), Montana State University (BSN) and University of Colorado

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Be part of community Christmas dinner Christmas Dinner. Takeouts will be provided for those who are not able to get out. Please contact Helen Barton at 216-6595. Dinner will consist of turkey and ham along with all the other traditional Christmas dinner fixings. Volunteers are needed on Christmas Eve to help set up, and, of course, lots of help is needed on Christmas Day to prepare

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Plans are again underway for the annual free Christmas dinner held at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge. Thanks to the generosity of many organizations and individuals who support this Christmas tradition, dinner can be provided for many people in the Surface Creek area. This dinner is open to all. If you are alone, or even if you have family, you are invited to come to the

(MSN). AliceMarie is a to any community we expect us to change our member of the American have ever lived in. I don’t ways now!” Nurses Association and takes great pride in being “first a nurse” and then a nurse practitioner. She has been actively involved in maternal and child health community …pass the nicest programs, and was recogpeople in the world. nized in 2003 as one of 23 community health leadOur Customers! ers by The Robert Wood Our Friends! Johnson Foundation. AliceMarie remains At this holiday season active with the RWJ Founthere is no more dation, working on health appropriate time for initiatives on a national level. She also travels to us to say Haiti on a medical mission 10 days per year. “It takes three months to all our customers to recuperate from the for shopping at Fritchman’s. mission and six months to prepare for one,” Have a good year and claims AliceMarie. Last we’ll see you next June! year she talked American Airlines into transporting 19 handmade large duffle Eckert, CO bags carrying 100 pounds of supplies with her and The Fritchman Family — Ellis, Darlene and Eric her mission team to the Dominican Republic for delivery to Haiti after a four-hour jungle ride. AliceMarie has been married to Boyd Emond, a veterinarian, for 41 years. Her husband will be retiring in February 2014 and living full time in Delta. They have already connected with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church as their place of worship in Delta. AliceMarie’s hobbies include knitting, quilting, country/western and square dancing, children’s clothing design, and she recycles and reuses just about anything. She fully enjoys the activities of grandparenting as well. AliceMarie and her husband look forward to being active, contributing community members in Delta County. Slaven-Emond com21240 Austin Rd. mented, “We have always Austin felt an obligation to contribute in a positive way 835-3128

food, help with tables, and then clean up. Please contact Les and Dorothy Mergelman at 856-6676 if you can assist in any way. To reduce costs and increase efficiency, the Surface Creek Food Bank is in fundraising mode to replace their old refrigerators with new efficient ones. Any excess funds beyond the cost of food and preparation for the dinner will be contributed to that project.

Plants of the Western Slope

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Merry Christmas

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A look at local flora with Evelyn Horn Four-winged Saltbrush What grows on our dry slopes and plateaus? Well, often it looks like nothing much! But there are “basic bushes” and most of them are saltbrush. And most of the time, they don’t look like much — like the photo to the right, taken along 2600 Road. But they are crucial to our landscape for, without them to hold the soil and the scarce moisture, no other plants could survive. This plant has the male and female flowers on different plants. In the spring, you might (if you’re lucky) notice the three-millimeter-wide clusters of yellow pollen of the male flowers. The quarter-inch-wide leaves are up to an inch long. And from a distance, the whole plant looks gray-green giving us the botanical name Atriplex canescens (Atriplex is an ancient Latin name and canescens means “whitish”). These two-foot-tall plants are hardly noticeable most of the year, but when fall-winter

Photo and drawing by Evelyn Horn

Four-winged Saltbrush comes, the female plants are covered with yellowish-tan seed heads. Each seed head has four halfinch membranes expanded outward, and in the center is the tiny seed, one to two millimeters wide. It’s almost invisible to the human eye but a real attraction for birds. I’ve watched them carry off a seed head and peck it to pieces to get the seed. Most bushes on the ’dobes are members of the Goosefoot Family (Chenopodiaceae). Interestingly, among the many small herbaceous members of this family are domestic spinach, sugar beets and table beets. But the alien weed Russian thistle is

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Wrestling at Warrior Classic, All Day; Basketball at Olathe, 4:00, 5:30 p.m.

in the family too, as well as our native greasewood and shadscale. No doubt many uses were found for this worldwide plant family, but to me, its greatest value is stabilizing our ’dobe lands. Right now, four-winged saltbrush can be seen along barren road cuts and steep ‘dobe slopes. When we don’t have flowers, we can still admire the seeds.

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AGRICULTURE

Delta County Independent

Mountain snow pack is a great concern BY HANNAH HOLM Coordinator, Water Center at Colorado Mesa University

Photo by Pat Sunderland

A grant through the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative enabled Thunder Mountain Wheelers to fabricate three power dump trailers which will be used for OHV trail maintenance, restoration and repair on area public lands.

Grant will aid ATV club’s efforts to maintain trails The Thunder Mountain Wheelers (TMW) ATV Club, with help from Grand Mesa Motor Sports of Delta, applied for and received a $7,315 grant from the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative for the fabrication of three power dump trailers to use for OHV trail maintenance, restoration and repair. TMW volunteers maintain 175-plus miles of designated OHV trails each

year through the Forest Service and BLM “Adopt A Trail Program” on the Grand Mesa, Gunnison and Uncompahgre public lands. The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative is a proactive, grassroots program supported by Yamaha dealers and customers nationwide promoting safe, responsible riding and sustainable, open riding areas. Through the OHV Access Initia-

Beef Roast tickets make excellent gifts Delta County 4-H Beef Roast tickets, now available from local 4-H clubs, make excellent Christmas gifts. This is the 63rd year this fine meal will be offered. Delta County 4-H’ers will host their annual dinner featuring roast baron of beef Sunday, March 3, from noon to 3 p.m. at two locations — the Delta Middle School cafeteria and the Hotchkiss High School cafeteria. Carry-

out is also available. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Prices at the door will be the same. Plan to partake in this fine beef dinner, which includes mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, corn, ice cream and cake on Sunday, March 3. Proceeds help support Delta County 4-H programs. For ticket information, contact the Delta Extension Office at 874-2195.

tive, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA provides GRANTs to deserving organization to help further the program’s goal of Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails. Mike LeMaster, TMW vice president, says the trailers have been needed for years. “We need the custom-built trailers because the regular manufactured trailer you can buy won’t hold up to the loads and demands put on them,” he explained. “These trailers also have to comply with the 50inch width requirements put forth by the Forest Service for all ATVs. Yamaha and one other manufacturer are the only ATV manufacturers that make OHV grants available to clubs. “Thunder Mountain Wheelers would like to thank Yamaha Corporation and Kevin Anderson at Grand Mesa Motor Sports for their continual support of the OHV community,” LeMaster concluded.

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My family and I went cross-country skiing on Grand Mesa over the Thanksgiving holiday, and found excellent conditions: about a foot of snow with smoothly groomed tracks (thank you Grand Mesa Nordic Council – gmnc.org) under brilliant blue skies and no windchill whatsoever. In fact, despite being at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation in late November, the temperature was well above freezing. From a water supply perspective, conditions aren’t looking so good. As noted by the Summit County Citizens Voice, the state’s snowpack is shrinking at a time of year when it usually grows, building the white “reservoir” that melts slowly to feed streamflows into the summer months. According to the Nov. 26 Snowpack Update Map from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, Colorado’s snowpack is down to just 44 percent of average for this time of year, which is down from 52 percent the week before. The situation varies around the state, but doesn’t look good anywhere. Snowpacks in the Colorado, Gunnison, Yampa/White, Upper Rio Grande and San Miguel, Dolores, Animas, San Juan River Basins are all registering between 40-47 percent of average, while the Arkansas is at a mere 30 percent. The South and North Platte River Basins are in the best shape, at 50 percent and 52 percent of average. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll have another drought year, since Colorado tends to get a large share of its snowfall in a few big storms later in the season. It bears watching, though,

since statewide reservoir levels are already low: 66 percent of average for this time of year, and at 37 percent of their total capacity. Graphs shown by state climatologist Nolan Doesken at Colorado Mesa University on November 26 showed levels at Lake Dillon, Blue Mesa Lake and Lake Powell dropping between April and June of this year, a time when they normally refill. Doesken pointed out that severe and widespread droughts are regular occurrences in Colorado, and the last one we have long-term data for (2002) was pretty short compared to droughts in the 1930s and 1950s. It’s worth noting that there were a lot fewer people in Colorado during those droughts. Currently, the U.S. Drought Monitor is reporting that over 90 percent of the state is in at least a “severe” drought, with a wide swath in the northwest corner (including Grand Junction) in “extreme” drought, and a large section of the southeastern part of the state in “exceptional” drought, the worst category. The U.S. Drought Monitor also forecasts that drought conditions will persist or intensify in Colorado and all surrounding states over the next three months. Water managers and planners are paying close attention to these numbers and forecasts, even though they know that long-range forecasting for Colorado is a very uncertain business. If the picture doesn’t get significantly better by March, conservation measures will increasingly move from “voluntary” to “mandatory.” The drought situation will also be on the minds of the “basin roundtables” of stakeholders as they work with each other and the Colorado Water Conservation Board to develop a statewide water plan. The

planning process is seeking to develop a broadly accepted approach to meeting future water needs, and the process includes identifying plausible supply and demand scenarios and adaptive management strategies. It’s entirely possible that we’ll get a big storm or two that will make skiers happy (even below 10,000 feet), and water users across the state will breathe sighs of relief. But the historical record (never mind climate change) tells us we won’t dodge the bullet forever. At some point we’ll face a severe multiyear drought again, so it’s not too soon to start thinking about how to adapt. This is part of a series of articles coordinated by the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University in cooperation with the Colorado and Gunnison Basin Roundtables to raise awareness about water needs, uses and policies in our region. To learn more about the basin roundtables and statewide water planning and let the roundtables know what you think, go to www.coloradomesa.edu/ WaterCenter.

Get ‘em before they’re gone Integrated Resource Management (IRM) “red books” offer a wide variety of management information for beef cattle producers, including tips on nutrition, reproduction, genetics and finance. The Red Books are now available at the Delta Extension office for $5 each. To purchase your copy, stop in the Delta County Extension office, located at 525 Dodge Street in Delta, or call 874-2195.


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Serene Setting…Beautifully remodeled 4BR/3BA, 2375 sq. ft. home will leave you breathless! Many upgrades inside and out on 10 acres with irrigated pastures, several outbuildings - built to perfection. Property includes excellent irrigation water rights, ready for horses. $479,000 #668171

An Oasis Surprise…24.82 acres with 10 shares of UVWUA, pasture, mature shade trees & incredible views. Picture perfect pond with abundant ducks, geese & fish. Remodeled 4BR/2BA, 1782 sq. ft. mfd. home, 60 x 40 Quonset shop with 100 amp service, bathroom is currently being built in the shop. $269,000 #674511

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CLASSIC CABIN FOR rent on the Gunnison River. Two miles downstream from Kebler Pass turnoff. $450/mo. plus utilities, long YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660 term. Pets ok/no smoking. 4x4 ATV. Automatic. Realtree Chris (970) 379-3342 (2x50) hardwood camo. 1-owner, excellent condition. 3400 miles. Adult driven. $4800/ OBO. Call 874-4558. (tfnx41)

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2BR/1BA, UNFURNISHED house with laundry room, full kitchen, interior completely remodeled, $700/ month, $750 deposit, no pets. Call 874-5005 or (970) 201-9709. References required. (4x48)

LOST & FOUND 2 LOST DOGS, ORIGINally from the Olathe area. Akbash - big & white, over 100 lbs.; Blue Heeler - Both neutered males. Call (970) 209-5946 (1x50)

FOR RENT/RENT TO OWN. Newer home on 2 acres, SALE 3BR/2BA, 3 car garage, covered patio and lots of amenities. Delta area. $1300.00. (970) 249-1148 (4x49) PATRIOT VACUUM 2BR HOUSE 1432 BLUFF Excellent vacuum sys$550/month plus utilities. tem! Orig. retail $2400. $500 damage deposit. Call Yours for $500.00. Call L&B Vac at 874-6105, or go to 874-9564 (3x50) lbvac.com for more info. TRAILER HOUSE FOR (tfnx38) rent in Delta. $500/mo., $250 deposit. Call 874-3394. SELL THAT ATV FAST IN the DCI classifieds. Call 874(2x50) 4421.

6X12 WELLS CARGO enclosed trailer. Single axle, torsion axle, 3500 gvwr, barn door rear entrance. Extra cargo rack on front for extras.Very clean. $2900/ OBO. 874-4558, leave message. (tfnx38)

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HOME/BUSINESS LOCATION! Cozy 1452 sq. ft. home is surrounded by nice trees and features 3BR/1.5BA, original hardwood floors, storage above accessible via pull-down ladder stairs in hallway. Currently used as a business with living quarters, this location offers lots of possibilities. Covered carport, storage shed, off-street parking in front, driveway shared with two other properties. $107,000 CEDAREDGE, CO #670510

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HELP WANTED HORIZONS CARE CENTER SELF-REPRESENTED Litigant Coordinator. The 7th Judicial District is seeking a qualified individual to fill a .50 FTE (20 hours per week) position of Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator (SRLC). General Duties: Assist selfrepresented litigants in the effective and efficient processing of court cases while educating self-represented litigants on court statutes, rules, policies and procedures within legal limitations to ensure that court cases are handled properly and expeditiously. Minimum Experience and Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work preferably in the legal administration, criminal justice, sociology, social work or related field and one year of legal experience working in a court setting or possession of a paralegal certificate OR an Associate’s degree in a related field and three years of legal experience working in a court or law office setting. A paralegal certificate or additional legal work experience in a court or law office setting may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required formal education. Starting salary is $1754-$2104 depending on experience and education. To apply go to http://www. courts.state.co.us/Careers/ Opportunities.cfm and follow instructions. The complete job description can also be seen. Résumés or other documents may be attached to the electronic application but shall not be substituted for the required documents. A failure to complete the application and follow the instructions completely may result in disqualification from further consideration for the position. Applications must be filed electronically by December 31, 2012. (3x50) ADVERTISE TODAY!

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THE TOWN OF ORCHARD City is accepting applications for a utility employee for a minimum of 40 hours per week. Starting pay will be at $12 per hour with benefits. Require someone to work with water system and road system. Secondly be able to operate town vehicles and road department vehicles and do physical labor. Please apply at the town hall at 9661 2100 Road, Orchard City. Questions, call 835-3337. The town is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted until January 2, 2013 (3x50)

NURSERY/GREENHOUSE is taking applications for experienced help only. Call (970) 835-4664. Leave message with brief description of experience and phone number. (2x50)

MENTAL HEALTH WORKer. Recovery Specialist, Fulltime, M-F, 8-5. Facilitates recovery and strength based activities to members who access empowerment and recovery services in Montrose and Delta Centers. BA degree in behavioral health preferred; computer skills; the ability to facilitate groups; excellent communication skills; PART-TIME SEX OFFENSE the ability to problem solve; Victim Services Specialist and the ability to interact needed for the District with people in a profesAttorney's Office, 7th sional, friendly manner. Judicial District. Position Bilingual/Bicultural a plus. works 32 hours per week, is Annualized salary: $27,000100% grant-funded, works $32,000 DOE, plus great with both child and adult benefits. Visit www.cenvictims, requires work in termh.org/careers for more Montrose and Delta and information. Send cover letsome additional travel. ter, résumé and application Prior victim services or to mhanna@centermh.org advocacy required. Wage or fax to (970) 252-3208. commensurate with experi- Closed when filled. EOE ence. Please submit résumé (1x50) and employment references to Administrator, Office of District Attorney, 1200 N. Grand, #D, Montrose, CO DVERTISING 81401 or by Fax to 970/252MAKES 4270. Position closes SENSE 12/21/2012 or until filled. (2x49) ALL

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FROM THE PAST COMPILED FROM DELTA NEWSPAPERS By DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 251 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8721 December 13, 1912 (From the Delta Independent) The Crawford school house, one of the best in that section of the country, burned early yesterday morning, the fire originating, according to the report, from a defective or overheated flue. The school building had massive stone walls and it is possible that these may serve to rebuild upon, in which case the insurance carried will largely cover the loss, aside from that of a temporary inconvenience in housing the pupils for the present. *** Members of the Delta city council have requested The Independent to call attention to the water situation. It is said that many water users leave water running to keep pipes from freezing and thus cut short the supply. They state that there has been the usual amount of mountain water running down the pipeline the past week, yet it became necessary to

HELP WANTED THE 7TH JUDICIAL District is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of Collections Assistant. This is a fulltime job (40 hours a week) and is located in Montrose. The person hired shall be required to travel to the other 6 locations in the district on a regular basis. General Duties: Performs the first functional level of work in administering, enforcing and collecting on court orders or judgments entered with respect to fines, fees restitution, or any other accounts receivable of the court, judicial district, or Judicial Department. Salary is $2475 to $3317 per month depending on experience and education. Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent and two years experience in collections. BA/AA degree from an accredited college or university in the field of business administration, finance, accounting or related field, or four years of experience conducting financial or collection related interviews and investigations, credit management or related experience desired. To apply go to http://www. courts.state.co.us/Careers/ Opportunities.cfm and follow instructions. No paper documents will be accepted locally. A failure to fill all documents required in proper format may result in disqualification from further consideration. Electronic applications are due on or before December 31, 2012. (3x50) ADVERTISE FOR XMAS!

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PUBLIC SERVICE THE DELTA COUNTY Independent runs these items as a public service free of charge for non-profit organizations, if no fees are charged. However, each group is asked to please keep them current by calling 874-4421. 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)

HOTCHKISS-CRAWFORD Historical Museum. Winter hours, Saturdays 1-4 p.m. thru December 24. $3 admission or free to members. Come see our museum at 2nd & Hotchkiss Streets in Hotchkiss. 872-3780. (tfx44) ALCOHOLICS ANONYmous, at Friends of Bill W. club at 9th and Palmer, meets Sunday 1 p.m., 7 p.m. Monday at noon, Tuesday at noon, Wednesday at noon, 5:30 ladies only. Thursday at noon, and 8 p.m., Friday at noon, Saturday 12:15 p.m. Call 874-8282. (tfnx5)

PUBLIC SERVICE F YOU LOVE BOOKS, you will love the Downstairs Bookstore in the basement of the Delta Public Library. NARCOTICS ANONYmous meets at 9th and Palmer, Delta, Mondays and Fridays at 8 p.m. (tfnx5) BECAWS! DONATIONS needed. Credit cards accepted. Call 970-5273350, or visit cawsonline. org. Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS) DELTA FOOD PANTRY needs meals for Delta families who are temporarily in need. Donations of non-perishable food may be brought to 628 Meeker. (tfx36)

ALCOHOLICS ANONYmous meeting, women only, (non-smoking), Saturdays, 11 a.m., in the basement of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and Palmer, (go to the HELP!!! KEEP THE back door). (tfx1) animal population under CHECK OUT THE BOOK control, and SAVE an anistore at the library. You'll mal's life. Adopt your new find a great selection of cat or dog from the Delta paperbacks at reasonable County Humane Society. Adoption fee is minimal. prices. Call 874-2149. (DCHS) CHAPTER, UNITS OF DAV AMERICAN regular meetings on the PAONIA second Monday of each Legion runs a year round month at 7 p.m. at the non-perishable emergency Veterans Building, 15th & food pantry. This is for Howard, Delta. For further the North Fork area. For information, call Paul Carter information, call 527-6252. (tfx49) 874-5150. (tfx19)

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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) SUPPORT THE DELTA Public Library. Give a gently used book in the Downstairs Book Store. FOUND SOMEONE'S puppy? Let them find it in the DCI Classifieds. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

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AUSSIE/SHELTIE PUPpies for sale: 1/2 Australian Shepherd, 1/2 Shetland Sheep Dog (Sheltie) purebred. 1-M, 5-F. $165 ea. includes 1st (8-wk) shots. (970) 249-0453 (3x50)

TRI-PLEX FOR SALE 155 NW 6th Street Cedaredge, CO Great Investment Opportunity $135,000 Seller will pay for closing cost or help with new roof up to $7,500

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start the pump on Gunnison river water Monday. Unless water users want Gunnison water a part of the time, they will have to save the mountain water supply from going to waste. *** The mine rescue car No. 2 came in from Grand Junction one day the latter part of the week and went out over the North Fork branch to the Somerset and Bowie coal mines where extensive experiments were to be made in mine rescue work and improvements in mine equipment. The car and its corps of officials have been all over the state this summer visiting every mining camp of any particular importance in the state and accomplishing much good. The car has been expected in the North Fork country for some months past. *** J.B. Cline of Paonia, is saving two boxes of his choicest apples for President-elect Wilson’s inauguration dinner. *** Bill Haines, the funny cuss, who runs the Olathe Criterion, says he recently received a post office notice of “not wanted” from a subscriber and upon looking the man up to see what ailed him found that he owed $5.60 back subscription. The following day, being Sunday, Bill was passing a church when he heard his subscriber singing lustily, “Jesus Paid it All.” He immediately sent his subscriber a receipt in full, apologizing for not having known that he had made other arrangements for his liabilities. Tom Blackwell of the North Fork Times, commenting of the foregoing, says that he knows of a good many dollars on his subscription list that Jesus hasn’t paid, and that his delinquent subscribers are going to by apprised of the fact. ***

Manager Meyers of the Delta Racket Store has established a branch store in the old Delta National bank building which it will maintain during the holidays. *** W.E. Schoolfield has just received a fine new Ford runabout, which he already drives with the same ease and apparent indifference that he would follow up a herd of young steers. *** The three county commissioners were here Tuesday looking after the new bridge and viewing the work to be done on the river for the protection of the bridge south of Hotchkiss. *** Many a lover of pugilistic exhibitions went up to Austin last Saturday evening to witness a little sparring match between Delta’s colored pug – a champion now, if you please – and Johnson by name, and Mike, the Greek “shine” who might have been terrible but for his lack of ring rules and ring science. The bout was for a purse of some proportions as yet unknown to the reporter, and a big percentage of the paid receipts. Charlie Johnson evidently considered the sum worth-while, for he is said to have gone out after the spoils with a vim and punch which put Mike completely out in four fast rounds. The man from Greece went down six times from well-aimed punches delivered by our Johnson, who had both name and color to defend. *** The brick work was commenced in Cedaredge on the Girardet building this week, but owing to the bad weather little advancement could be made. ***


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HOLIDAY DEADLINES DEADLINES FOR LEGALS DEC. 26 ISSUE FRIDAY, DEC. 21 • 10 A.M. ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ JAN. 2 ISSUE FRIDAY, DEC. 28 • 10 A.M. 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 high-

est 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.

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. 2012-0168 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, 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.

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.

IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WATER DIVISION NO. 4 STATE OF COLORADO TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN SAID WATER DIVISION NO. 4 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, as amended, you are notified that the following is a resume of all applications filed in the Water Court during the month of November, 2012. The names, address of applicant, source of water, description of water right or conditional water right involved, and description of the ruling sought are as follows: There has been filed in this proceeding a claim or claims which may affect in priority any water right claimed or heretofore adjudicated within this division and owners of affected rights must appear to object and protest as provided in the Water Right Determination and Administration Act of 1969, or be forever barred. CASE NO. 2012CW125 REF NO. 06CW66). Applicant: Clint and Cynthia Boerner, 24864 Lazy Lizard Road, Hotchkiss, CO 81419. Application for Finding of Reasonable Diligence: Lazy Lizard Reservoir – SW1/4NE1/4NE1/4 of Section 28, T14S, R94W, 6th PM, 703 feet south of the north line and 883 feet west of the east section line. Source: Gunnison River. Appropriation Date: 04/04/06. Amount Claimed: 7.5 acre feet conditional for irrigation of 2 acres, domestic use in a single family dwelling, fire protection, stockwater, fish culture, recreation and wildlife. The application on file with the Water Court contains an outline of the work performed during the diligence period. DELTA COUNTY. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT you have until the last day of January, 2013 to file with the Water Clerk, in duplicate, a Verified Statement of Opposition setting forth facts as to why a certain application should not be granted or why it should be granted only in part or on certain conditions. A copy of such a Statement of Opposition must also be served upon the applicant or the applicant’s attorney and an affidavit of certificate of such service shall be filed with the Water Clerk, as prescribed by C.R.C.P. Rule 5. (Filing fee: $130.00; Forms may be obtained from the Water Clerk’s Office or on our website at www. courts.state.co.us). DARLEEN CAPPANNOKEEP, Water Clerk Water Division 4 1200 N. Grand Ave., Bin A Montrose, CO 81401 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 2012.

IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WATER DIVISION NO. 4 STATE OF COLORADO TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN SAID WATER DIVISION NO. 4 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, as amended, you are notified that the following is a resume of all applications filed in the Water Court during the month of November, 2012. The names, address of applicant, source of water, description of water right or conditional water right involved, and description of the ruling sought are as follows: There has been filed in this proceeding a claim or claims which may affect in priority any water right claimed or heretofore adjudicated within this division and owners of affected rights must appear to object and protest as provided in the Water Right Determination and Administration Act of 1969, or be forever barred. CASE NO. 2012CW128 (Ref. 60CW60). Applicant: Benson Brothers, a Colorado partnership, 21240 Austin Rd., Austin, CO 81410 (970-835-3128). Attorneys for Applicant: James D. Brown of Brown, Schottelkotte, Stimpert & Vaughn, LLC, P.O. Box 43, Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-4451. Application for Absolute Decree or Finding of Diligence. Structure: BB Seep. Description of Conditional Water Right: Original Decree: Entered November 21, 2006 in Case No. 06CW60, Water Division No. 4. Legal Description of Each Point of Diversion: A point in the NE¼NE¼NE¼ of Section 14, Township 13 South, Range 95 West, 6th P.M. 460 feet west of the east line of said section 14 and 390 south of the north line of said Section 14, in Delta County, Colorado. Source: Ward Creek, Tongue Creek, and the Gunnison River, in Water District No. 40. Appropriation date: March 2, 2006. Amount Claimed: 3.47 g.p.m. (0.007 c.f.s.) not to exceed 1.532 acre feet per year. Proposed Use: industrial use for dust suppression at rock quarries. Outline of Work Toward Appropriation:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Applicant has diverted water from BB Seep by pumping and has applied water to beneficial use in gravel quarries pursuant to its decree and requests that the water right be made ABSOLUTE. Out-ofpriority depletions are protected by the augmentation plan approved in 06CW60. Lease for augmentation water from Grand Mesa Water Conservancy District is in effect. To the extent that Applicant may not have applied the full conditional decree to beneficial use, Applicant requests that the unappropriated portion of the decree be continued as CONDITIONAL. Name and Address of Owners on Which Structures Are Located: Applicant, Benson Brothers, a Colorado partnership, 21240 Austin Rd., Austin, CO 81410. DELTA COUNTY. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT you have until the last day of January, 2013 to file with the Water Clerk, in duplicate, a Verified Statement of Opposition setting forth facts as to why a certain application should not be granted or why it should be granted only in part or on certain conditions. A copy of such a Statement of Opposition must also be served upon the applicant or the applicant’s attorney and an affidavit of certificate of such service shall be filed with the Water Clerk, as prescribed by C.R.C.P. Rule 5. (Filing fee: $130.00; Forms may be obtained from the Water Clerk’s Office or on our website at www. courts.state.co.us). DARLEEN CAPPANNOKEEP, Water Clerk Water Division 4 1200 N. Grand Ave., Bin A Montrose, CO 81401 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WATER DIVISION NO. 4 STATE OF COLORADO TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN SAID WATER DIVISION NO. 4 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, as amended, you are notified that the following is a resume of all applications filed in the Water Court during the month of November, 2012. The names, address of applicant, source of water, description of water right or conditional water right involved, and description of the ruling sought are as follows: There has been filed in this proceeding a claim or claims which may affect in priority any water right claimed or heretofore adjudicated within this division and owners of affected rights must appear to object and protest as provided in the Water Right Determination and Administration Act of 1969, or be forever barred. CASE NO. 2012CW131. DELTA COUNTY 1. Applicant: Norma Joan Bartling, 1339 Stratford Drive, Montrose CO 81401, by Aaron R. Clay, P.O. Box 38, Delta CO 81416, 970-874-9777. APPLICATION FOR WATER RIGHTS (SURFACE) 2. Name of Structure: BARTLING SPRING 3. Legal Description of point of diversion: Ouray County, SW1/4NW1/4, Section 1, Township 46 North, Range 9 West, N.M.P.M. , 2332 feet south of the north section line and 973 feet east of the west section line. GPS location information in UTM format: Zone 13 S., 253851m Easting, 4239545m1 Northing 4. Date of Appropriation: November 5, 2012. Amount: 0.033 c.f.s. Conditional 5. Use: Stock water. 6. Source of Water: spring tributary to the Uncompahgre River. DELTA COUNTY. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT you have until the last day of January, 2013 to file with the Water Clerk, in duplicate, a Verified Statement of Opposition setting forth facts as to why a certain application should not be granted or why it should be granted only in part or on certain conditions. A copy of such a Statement of Opposition must also be served upon the applicant or the applicant’s attorney and an affidavit of certificate of such service shall be filed with the Water Clerk, as prescribed by C.R.C.P. Rule 5. (Filing fee: $130.00; Forms may be obtained from the Water Clerk’s Office or on our website at www. courts.state.co.us). DARLEEN CAPPANNOKEEP, Water Clerk Water Division 4 1200 N. Grand Ave., Bin A Montrose, CO 81401 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 2012.

IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WATER DIVISION NO. 4 STATE OF COLORADO TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN SAID WATER DIVISION NO. 4 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, as amended, you are notified that the following is a resume of all applications filed in the Water Court during the month of November, 2012. The names, address of applicant, source of water, description of water right or conditional water right involved, and description of the ruling sought are as follows: There has been filed in this proceeding a claim or claims which may affect in priority any water right claimed or heretofore adjudicated within this division and owners of affected rights must appear to object and protest as provided in the Water Right Determination and Administration Act of 1969, or be forever barred. CASE NO. 2012CW133. DELTA COUNTY - North Fork of the Gunnison River, Tributary to the Gunnison River; Harold A. Matteson and Deborah L. Matteson, c/o John R. Pierce, Dufford, Waldeck, Milburn & Krohn, LLP, 744 Horizon Court, Suite 300, Grand Junction, CO 81506; (970) 2415500; APPLICATION FOR SURFACE RIGHTS; Name, address, and telephone number of Applicant: Harold A. Matteson and Deborah L. Matteson, 30000 J Road, Hotchkiss, CO 81419; Request for Surface Right: Greenwood Ditch, Wastewater Enlargement Points of Diversion Nos. 1 and 2; Name of structures: Greenwood Ditch, Wastewater Enlargement Point of Diversion No. 1 and Greenwood Ditch, Wastewater Enlargement Point of Division No. 2; Legal description: NE corner of Section 5, Township 15 South, Range 95 West, 6th P.M. The Greenwood Ditch, Wastewater Enlargement Point of Diversion No. 2 is located at the headgate for the Annand Wastewater Ditch, which is in Section 5, Township 15 South, Range 93 West, in the 6th P.M., specifically at a point 2,217 feet from the east section line and 30 feet from the north section line; Source: Wastewater return flows from irrigated fields located in the SW/4 of Section 33, Township 14 South, Range 93 West, 6th P.M., tributary to the North Fork of the Gunnison River; Date of appropriation: June 1, 1905; How appropriation was initiated: By application of water to beneficial use for irrigation of 40 acres in the SW/4 of Section 5, Township 15 South, Range 95 West, 6th P.M; Date water applied to beneficial use: June 1, 1905; Amount claimed: 1 c.f.s., absolute; Use: Irrigation, stock watering; Regarding irrigation: Supplemental irrigation of approximately 82 acres of land located in the NE/4 and E/2 NW/4 of Section 5, Township 15 South,

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Range 95 West, 6th P.M.; Regarding nonirrigation: For providing stockwater to 100 head of stock; Request for Surface Right: Little Mary Ditch, Second Enlargement; Name of structure: Little Mary Ditch, Second Enlargement; Legal description: SW/4 NE/4 of Section 32, Township 14 South, Range 93 West, 6th P.M., at a point 2,187 feet from the east section line and 2,103 feet from the north section line; Source: Allen Gulch, tributary to the North Fork of the Gunnison River; Date of appropriation: June 1, 1905 for irrigation and stock; June 1, 2002 for hydroelectric power generation; How appropriation was initiated: By application of water to beneficial use for irrigation and stockwater use and by physical evaluation of ditch location for hydroelectric power generation; Date applied to beneficial use: June 1, 1905 for irrigation and stock; water has not been applied to beneficial use for hydroelectric power generation; Amount: 1.5 c.f.s., absolute for irrigation and stockwatering, conditional for hydroelectric power generation; Use: Irrigation, stockwatering, hydroelectric power generation; Regarding irrigation: For the supplemental irrigation of approximately 43 acres of land located in the NW/4 and W/2 NE/4 of Section 5, Township 15 South, Range 95 West, 6th P.M.; Regarding nonirrigation: For providing stockwater to 100 head of stock. (5 pages). DELTA COUNTY. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT you have until the last day of January, 2013 to file with the Water Clerk, in duplicate, a Verified Statement of Opposition setting forth facts as to why a certain application should not be granted or why it should be granted only in part or on certain conditions. A copy of such a Statement of Opposition must also be served upon the applicant or the applicant’s attorney and an affidavit of certificate of such service shall be filed with the Water Clerk, as prescribed by C.R.C.P. Rule 5. (Filing fee: $130.00; Forms may be obtained from the Water Clerk’s Office or on our website at www. courts.state.co.us). DARLEEN CAPPANNOKEEP, Water Clerk Water Division 4 1200 N. Grand Ave., Bin A Montrose, CO 81401 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0176 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 19, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) LON M. HALLS Original Beneficiary(ies) LEONARD S. APPELGREN Current Holder of Evidence of Debt LEONARD S. APPELGREN Date of Deed of Trust March 30, 2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust March 29, 2012 Recording Information (Reception Number) 613583 Original Principal Amount $100,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $96,869.67 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOTS 10, 11 AND 12 IN BLOCK 27 OF PLAT “C” OF THE TOWN NOW CITY OF DELTA, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 343 DODGE 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, 01/16/2013, 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 11/21/2012 Last Publication 12/19/2012 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: 09/19/2012 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 # APPELGREN vs HALLS ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 21, 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Albert Lynn Sanburg, a/k/a Albert L. Sanburg, a/k/a Albert Sanburg, a/k/a Lynn Sanburg Case Number 12PR100 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to Probate Court of the District Court, County of Delta, State of Colorado on or before April 6, 2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Personal Representative: Hugh Olin Sanburg 16499 Cedar Park Rd. Eckert, CO 81418 (970) 260-2713 Published in the Delta County Independent December 5, 12 and 19, 2012.


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PUBLIC NOTICES

IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WATER DIVISION NO. 4 STATE OF COLORADO TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN SAID WATER DIVISION NO. 4 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, as amended, you are notified that the following is a resume of all applications filed in the Water Court during the month of November, 2012. The names, address of applicant, source of water, description of water right or conditional water right involved, and description of the ruling sought are as follows: There has been filed in this proceeding a claim or claims which may affect in priority any water right claimed or heretofore adjudicated within this division and owners of affected rights must appear to object and protest as provided in the Water Right Determination and Administration Act of 1969, or be forever barred. CASE NO. 2012CW134(REF NO. 05CW239) DELTA COUNTY 1. Nancy Haueisen, 3000 Clear Fork Road, Maher CO 81421. 970-921-7171, by Aaron R. Clay, P.O. Box 38, Delta CO 81416, 970-874-9777. APPLICATION FOR FINDING OF REASONABLE DILIGENCE AND TO MAKE ABSOLUTE IN PART 2. Name of Structure: Haueisen/Lynch No. 1 Spring; Haueisen/Lynch No. 2 Spring; Haueisen/Laird No. 1 Ditch Spring; Haueisen/Laird No. 2 Ditch Spring Haueisen/Laird No. 3 Ditch Spring; Haueisen/Laird No. 4 Ditch Spring; Haueisen/McClough No. 1 Spring; Haueisen/McClough No. 2 Spring; Haueisen/McClough No. 3 Spring; Haueisen/McClough No. 4 Spring; Haueisen/McClough No. 5 Spring; Haueisen/Ferrier No. 1 Spring; Haueisen/ Ferrier No. 2 Spring. 3. Date of Original Decree: November 21, 2006; Case No. 05CW239; Water Division No. 4. 4. Legal Description of decreed point of diversion: Name Haueisen/Lynch No. 1 Spring

¼¼¼

Sec.

Twn.

Range

Ft. from Sec. Line

Ft. from Sec. Line

SW NE NE

34

51 North

6 West

668 from North

1114 from East

Haueisen/Lynch No. 2 Spring

SW NE NE

34

51 North

6 West

1188 from North

781 from East

Haueisen/Laird No. 1 Ditch Spg

SE SW SE

35

51 North

6 West

39 from South

1627 from East

Haueisen/Laird No. 2 Ditch Spg

SE NE NE

35

51 North

6 West

65 from South

1450 from East

Haueisen/Laird No. 3 Ditch Spg

NW SW NW

2

50 North

6 West

1272 from North

59 from East

Haueisen/Laird No. 4 Ditch Spg

NW SW NW

1

50 North

6 West

1767 from North

637 from West

Haueisen/McClough No. 1 Spg

NE SE SW

36

51 North

6 West

1001 from South

2554 from West

Haueisen/McClough No. 2 Spg

NW SE SE

36

51 North

6 West

792 from South

757 from East

Haueisen/McClough No. 3 Spg

SW NW SE

36

51 North

6 West

1413 from South

2222 from East

SE SW NE

36

51 North

6 West

2408 from North

1838 from East

SW NW NE

36

51 North

6 West

1169 from North

2044 from East

SE SW NW

35

51 North

5.5 West

2484 from North

1135 from West

NE SW SW

35

51 North

5.5 West

1157 from South

1011 from West

Haueisen/McClough No. 4 Spg Haueisen/McClough No. 5 Spg Haueisen/Ferrior No. 1 Spring Haueisen/Ferrior No. 2 Spring 5. Amounts and uses: Name

Amount (conditional)

Uses

Haueisen/Lynch No. 1 Spring

0.125 cfs

Haueisen/Lynch No. 2 Spring

0.125 cfs

Haueisen/Laird No. 1 Ditch Spring Haueisen/Laird No. 2 Ditch Spring

0.250 cfs 2.000 cfs

Irrigation of 200 acres, domestic in one single-family dwelling & stockwater Irrigation of 200 acres, domestic in one single-family dwelling & stockwater Irrigation of 200 acres & stockwater Irrigation of 200 acres & stockwater

Haueisen/Laird No. 3 Ditch Spring

1.000 cfs

Irrigation of 200 acres & stockwater

Haueisen/Laird No. 4 Ditch Spring

1.000 cfs

Haueisen/McClough No. 1 Spg

0.125 cfs

Haueisen/McClough No. 2 Spg

0.125 cfs

Haueisen/McClough No. 3 Spg

1.000 cfs

Haueisen/McClough No. 4Spg

0.500 cfs

Haueisen/McClough No. 5 Spg

0.125 cfs

Haueisen/Ferrior No. 1 Spring

0.125 cfs

Haueisen/Ferrior No. 2 Spring

0.500 cfs

Irrigation of 200 acres & stockwater Irrigation of 200 acres, domestic in one dwelling & stockwater Irrigation of 200 acres, domestic in one dwelling & stockwater Irrigation of 200 acres & stockwater Irrigation of 200 acres, domestic in one dwelling & stockwater Irrigation of 200 acres, domestic in one dwelling & stockwater Irrigation of 200 acres, domestic in one dwelling & stockwater Irrigation of 200 acres, domestic in one dwelling & stockwater

single-family single-family

single-family single-family single-family single-family

6. Date of Appropriation: October 6, 2005 7. Source of Water: Springs tributary to Iron Creek and the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River. 8. Claims for diligence and to make absolute: Four of the springs have been developed by placement of gravel and infiltration panels. These pipes run to a cabin, water tanks, and irrigated areas. The other springs will be developed. Applicant requests absolute rights for these four springs, Haueisen/Ferrier No. 2 Spring was developed and piped to a cabin and stock tank. 0.125 c.f.s. has been used for domestic in one single family dwelling and stock water. Haueisen/McClough No. 4 Spring has been developed and piped to a stock tank. 0.5 c.f.s. has been used for stock water. Haueisen/Lynch No. 1 Spring has developed and piped to a stock tank. 0.03 c.f.s. has been used for stock water. Haueisen/Lynch No. 2 Spring has developed and piped to a stock tank. 0.033 c.f.s. has been used for stock water. DELTA COUNTY. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT you have until the last day of January, 2013 to file with the Water Clerk, in duplicate, a Verified Statement of Opposition setting forth facts as to why a certain application should not be granted or why it should be granted only in part or on certain conditions. A copy of such a Statement of Opposition must also be served upon the applicant or the applicant’s attorney and an affidavit of certificate of such service shall be filed with the Water Clerk, as prescribed by C.R.C.P. Rule 5. (Filing fee: $130.00; Forms may be obtained from the Water Clerk’s Office or on our website at www.courts.state.co.us). DARLEEN CAPPANNOKEEP, Water Clerk Water Division 4, 1200 N. Grand Ave., Bin A, Montrose, CO 81401 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 2012. STORAGE UNIT SALE Contents of Farnsworth Minis Unit H26 located at 175 Hwy 133 Paonia, CO. Unknown contents belonging to Casey Branson, last known address of P.O. Box 493, Paonia, CO 81428. Contents of this unit will be disposed of on December 31st, as Farnsworth Minis chooses. Published in the Delta County Independent December 5 and 12, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0175 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 17, 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) Wayne S. Darling Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust August 08, 2005 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust August 09, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number) 594424 Original Principal Amount $111,625.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $52,794.58 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. LOTS 15 AND 16 IN BLOCK 7 OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF PAONIA. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 130 Main St, 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, 01/16/2013, 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 11/21/2012 Last Publication 12/19/2012 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: 09/17/2012 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 # 12-10908 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 21, 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0174 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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) Scott Eugene Chlarson and Erin Jessica Chlarson Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for USAA Federal Savings Bank Current Holder of Evidence of Debt PHH Mortgage Corporation Date of Deed of Trust August 18, 2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust August 18, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number) 606858 Original Principal Amount $135,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $125,602.46 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOTS 1, 2 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 3 IN BLOCK 3, KENNEDY AND DUFFIELDS SUBDIVISION TO THE TOWN OF CEDAREDGE, COLORADO COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 210 SW 6th St, 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, 01/16/2013, 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 11/21/2012 Last Publication 12/19/2012 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: 09/14/2012 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: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ #40351

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 # 8888.00185 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 21, 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2012.

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 # 12-10958 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 21, 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2012.

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 # 12-10555 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 21, 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0173 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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) Jeffrey J Epperson and Candace M. Epperson Original Beneficiary(ies) Montrosebank Current Holder of Evidence of Debt MetLife Home Loans, a division of MetLife Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust March 25, 2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust March 31, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number) 633274 Original Principal Amount $163,725.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $156,307.57 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. LOTS 1, 2 AND 3, BLOCK 5, HILLMANS SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 1101 Bluff St, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/16/2013, 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 11/21/2012 Last Publication 12/19/2012 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: 09/14/2012 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: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER #34145

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0172 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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) PRAMUKH HOSPITALITY LLC, MAHENDRA PATEL AND ARVIND PATEL AND ATUL PATEL, MANAGER & MEMBER OF PRAMUKH HOSPITALITY LLC Original Beneficiary(ies) HANMI BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt HANMI BANK Date of Deed of Trust October 14, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 21, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 629602 Original Principal Amount $1,500,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $1,379,644.05 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. LOTS 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10 AND 11, BLOCK 4, PLAT “B”, DELTA, COLORADO. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 903 MAIN 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, 01/16/2013, 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 11/21/2012 Last Publication 12/19/2012 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: 09/13/2012 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

COMBINED NOTICE RESTART - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0148 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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) JULIE BATT Original Beneficiary(ies) NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2005-C ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES Date of Deed of Trust October 21, 2005 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 24, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number) 596897 Original Principal Amount $116,875.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $113,914.50 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. LOTS 25 AND 26 IN BLOCK 5 OF HOTCHKISS SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 214 HOTCHKISS AVENUE, NKA 240 W HOTCHKISS AVENUE, 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, 01/16/2013, 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 11/21/2012 Last Publication 12/19/2012 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: 09/13/2012 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: WAYNE E. VADEN #21026 Vaden Law Firm LLC 2015 YORK STREET, PO BOX 18997, DENVER, CO 20218 (303) 377-2933 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 # 12-051-03873 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 21, 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE - DEFERRED - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-803(6) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0118 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On July 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) BEN DEHERRERA Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. acting solely as nominee for FIDELITY MORTGAGE COMPANY Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust February 11, 2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust February 17, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number) 632140 Original Principal Amount $144,993.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $138,455.98 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 13 OF THE REPLAT OF BLOCK 1 GARNET HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 520 BOND, 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. The original Sale Date was scheduled for November 7, 2012 but was deferred pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 38-38801 et seq. The deferment period has been terminated or ended and the Sale may now proceed

Delta County Independent according to law. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 02/06/2013 (formerly scheduled for November 7, 2012 and continued for deferment) , at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication of Notice of Deferred Sale 11/21/2012 Last Publication of Notice of Deferred Sale 12/19/2012 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: 11/15/2012 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: LISA CANCANON #42043 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9105.04329 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 21, 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0178 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 20, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) JOHN CAVEN AND SUSAN CAVEN Original Beneficiary(ies) DELTABANKCENTERMONTROSEBANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt DELTABANKCENTERMONTROSEBANK Date of Deed of Trust December 23, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust December 31, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 631185 Original Principal Amount $245,034.51 Outstanding Principal Balance $228,767.94 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1 OF EDMONDS MINOR SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1368 HIGHWAY 50, 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, 01/23/2013, 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 11/28/2012 Last Publication 12/26/2012 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: 09/20/2012 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 (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 # DBC-MB/CAVEN ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, December 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0179 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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) JEFF D. HOLMES Original Beneficiary(ies) COLDWELL BANKER MORTGAGE Current Holder of Evidence of Debt PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION Date of Deed of Trust September 10, 2003 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 11, 2003 Recording Information (Reception Number) 571282 Original Principal Amount $252,900.00

Outstanding Principal Balance $211,883.12 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 94 WEST OF THE 6TH P.M. Also known by street and number as: 1681 24.75 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, 01/23/2013, 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 11/28/2012 Last Publication 12/26/2012 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: 09/24/2012 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: 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 # 5007.05802 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, December 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0185 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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) Judy D. Howell Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for American Mortgage Network, Inc., A Delaware Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust December 28, 2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust January 07, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 621940 Original Principal Amount $100,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $93,682.74 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 11 AND 12 IN BLOCK 12 OF ORIGINAL PLAT OF THE TOWN, NOW CITY OF DELTA, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 145 Meeker 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, 01/30/2013, 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 12/5/2012 Last Publication 1/2/2013 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: 09/27/2012 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: 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 # 12-10682 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 and January 2, 2013.


PUBLIC NOTICES

Delta County Independent District Court Delta County, Colorado Court Address: 501 Palmer St., Delta, CO 81416 IN THE MATTER OF THE DETERMINATION OF HEIRS AND DEVISEES AND OF THE INTERESTS IN PROPERTY OF GENEVA L. HOOVER, also known as NEVA HOOVER, Deceased and RICHARD C. HOOVER, ALSO KNOWN AS CHRISTOPHER RICHARD HOOVER, Deceased. Attorney for Petitioner Brown, Schottelkotte, Stimpert & Vaughn, LLC James D. Brown 550 Palmer St., Ste. 201 P.O. Box 43, Delta, CO 81416 Phone No.: 970-874-4451 Email: jim@brownlawllc.com FAX No.: 970-874-7433 Atty. Reg.#: 4759 Case No.:12PR104 NOTICE OF HEARING BY PUBLICATION TO INTERESTED PERSONS AND OWNERS BY INHERITANCE PURSUANT TO C.R.S. 15-12-1303 TO: All Interested Persons and Owners by Inheritance: A Petition has been filed alleging that the above-named Decedents died domciled in Delta County, Colorado, owning certain mineral rights in, on, and under certain real property located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, including, without limitation all of the following described mineral rights and interests: (a) All rights to oil, gas, coal and other precious minerals or gases in, upon, and under the following real property: the N1/2SW1/4, Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 64 West 6th P.M. containing 80 acres more or less; and (b) All of the Decedents’ rights to receive profits, benefit and income from lands within the following described real property: E1/2 Section 14, Township 4 South, Range 64 West, 6th P.M., including specifically, but without limitation, all such rights and interests of Neva Hoover arising from that certain Agreement dated August I, 1983, and recorded November 29, 1983, in Book 4028 at Page 394, Arapahoe County real estate records. A hearing on the Petition will be held at the following time and location or at a later date to which the hearing may be continued: Date: February 15, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. Courtroom/Division 1 Address: Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St., Delta, Colorado Note: You must answer the Petition within 35 days after the last publication of this Notice. Within the time required for answering the Petition, all objections to the Petition must be presented in writing and filed with the Court, with a copy of such written objections served upon the undersigned counsel for Petitioner. The hearing shall be limited to the Petition, the objections timely filed and the parties answering the Petition in a timely manner. Dated: December 5th, 2012. /s/ James D. Brown Signature of Attorney for Petitioner Jerri Hoover 2237 E. Aire Libre Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85022 480-212-6315 James D. Brown,# 4759 Brown, Schottelkotte, Stimpert & Vaughn, LLC 550 Palmer St., Ste. 201 P.O. Box 43 Delta, CO 81416-0043 970-874-4451 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 19 and 26, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0180 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 25, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) ZECK HOMES, INC., A COLORADO CORPORATION Original Beneficiary(ies) NEW FRONTIER BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt 2010-1 RADC/CADC VENTURE, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Date of Deed of Trust January 09, 2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust January 16, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number) 631450 Original Principal Amount $3,000,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $2,999,994.00 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 100, STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 787 DUTTON STREET, DELTA, CO 81416. As of the date the NED was recorded, the Delta County Assessor records valued the Delta County portion of this note at $35,000.00 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, 01/23/2013, 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 11/28/2012 Last Publication 12/26/2012 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: 09/25/2012 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: CRISTEL D. SHEPHERD #39351 Polsinelli Shughart P.C. 1515

WYNKOOP SUITE 600, DENVER, CO 80202 (720) 931-8169 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 # 2010-1 RADC/CADC VENTURE, LLC vs ZECK HOMES ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, December 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0183 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 26, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Anthony G. Gisoldi Shannon F. Gisoldi Original Beneficiary(ies) Citicorp Trust Bank, FSB Current Holder of Evidence of Debt CitiMortgage, Inc. Date of Deed of Trust April 19, 2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 30, 2007 Recording Information (Reception Number) 614599 Original Principal Amount $123,927.28 Outstanding Principal Balance $99,417.20 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. All that parcel of land in Delta County, State of Colorado, as more fully described in Deed Doc # 559955, ID# R014501, being known and designated as Block 16, Lot 27 and the South 10 Feet of Lot 28, Garnet Mesa Subdivision. Also known by street and number as: 422 Grand Ave, 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, 01/23/2013, 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 11/28/2012 Last Publication 12/26/2012 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: 09/26/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DECKER, HOLLY L. #32647 Dale & Decker LLC 2 INVERNESS DRIVE EAST SUITE 105, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112 (720) 4934600 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 # 12-9492 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, December 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0181 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 25, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) KAPUA L. MALLONEE AND JENNIFER MALLONEE Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust April 29, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 30, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 625165 Original Principal Amount $130,935.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $126,908.00 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 2 OF THE REPLAT OF LAHABRA NO. 1 COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 10795 MESA VIEW LOOP DRIVE, AUSTIN, CO 81410. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/23/2013, 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 11/28/2012 Last Publication 12/26/2012 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: 09/25/2012 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: 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 # 1269.20974 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, December 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0182 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 26, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Ross L Adams Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust March 23, 2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 05, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number) 602152 Original Principal Amount $57,440.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $37,436.70 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. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A PARCEL A: PART OF THE TOWN, NOW CITY OF DELTA, BEGINNING AT A POINT SOUTH 22°32' WEST 679 FEET DISTANT FROM CORNER NO. 20 OF DELTA TOWNSITE; THENCE NORTH 40°30' WEST 2.5 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 40°30' WEST 50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 49°30' EAST 145 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 40°30' EAST 50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 49°30' WEST 145 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. PARCEL B: A TRACT OF LAND BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED BY THE DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 430 AT PAGE 598, DELTA COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER'S OFFICE. WHENCE CORNER NO. 20 OF THE ORIGINAL DELTA TOWNSITE BEARS SOUTH 40°30' EAST 52.5 FEET AND NORTH 22°32' EAST, 679.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 40°30' WEST 29.0 FEET ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED BY THE DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 430 AT PAGE 598; THENCE NORTH 49°30' EAST 145.0 FEET TO THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED BY DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 430 AT PAGE 598, THENCE ON SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE AND THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED BY DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 430 AT PAGE 598 THE FOLLOWING: SOUTH 40°30 EAST, 29.0 FEET AND SOUTH 49°30' WEST, 145.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 928 Vine 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, 01/23/2013, 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 11/28/2012 Last Publication 12/26/2012 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: 09/26/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: 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 # 12-11223 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, December 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0189 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 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) RICHARD J RUBINO AND SANDRA L RUBINO Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR UNIVERSAL LENDING CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY Date of Deed of Trust September 09, 2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust September 13, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number) 645289 Original Principal Amount $243,717.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $237,255.87 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 46 OF FOX HOLLOW ESTATES SUBDIVISION FILING NO.1, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 762 ANTELOPE 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, 01/30/2013, 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 12/5/2012 Last Publication 1/2/2013 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: 10/01/2012 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: DANIEL S. BLUM #34950 Janeway Law Firm LLC 19201 E MAIN STREET SUITE 205, PARKER, CO 80134 (303) 706-9990 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # JLF#14984 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 and January 2, 2013. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0188 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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) BEULAH M SCOTT Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR QUICKEN LOANS INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt ONEWEST BANK, FSB Date of Deed of Trust December 18, 2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust December 19, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number) 610651 Original Principal Amount $203,200.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $203,200.00 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 8, SUNRISE MESA SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 880 SHARPE CIRCLE, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/30/2013, 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 12/5/2012 Last Publication 1/2/2013 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: 09/28/2012 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: DANIEL S. BLUM #34950 Janeway Law Firm LLC 19201 E MAIN STREET SUITE 205, PARKER, CO 80134 (303) 706-9990 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # JLF#14952 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 and January 2, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0190 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 3, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) ROCKY MOUNTAIN LAND COMPANY L.L.C. Original Beneficiary(ies) BANK OF CHOICE COLORADO ARVADA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt NBH BANK, N.A., FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANK MIDWEST, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust March 12, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust March 17, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 623836 Original Principal Amount $486,487.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $306,871.77 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT “A” Exhibit A Tract No. 1: That tract of land described as Parcel 4 in Deed recorded at Reception No. 426866, Delta county Records, situated in the NE 1/4 of Section 11, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th P.M. more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point whence the SE corner of said NE 1/4 bears S30°47'39"E, 1077.53 feet; Thence N89°56'11"W, 767.97 feet to a point on the West line of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 said Section 11; Thence N00°08'05"E along said West line, 568.50 feet; Thence S89°34'05"E, 767.98 feet; Thence S00°08'05"W, 563.56 feet to the point of beginning, according to the survey recorded February 7, 2007 under reception number 611963. County of Delta, State of Colorado Tract No. 2 That tract of land situated in the NE 1/4 of Section 11, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th P.M. more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North right of way line of U.S. Highway 50 whence the SE corner of said NE 1/4 bears S85°12'25", 1069.96 feet; Thence N00°08'05"E, 836.78 feet; Thence S89°56'11"E, 512.60 feet; Thence S00°08'05"W, 835.10 feet to a point on said Northerly Highway right of way line; Thence S89°52'34"W, 512.61 feet to the point of beginning, according to the survey recorded February 7, 2007 under reception number 611963. County of Delta, State of Colorado Tract No. 3: Those tracts of land described as Parcel 1 and Parcel 2 in the Deed recorded at Reception Number 426866, Delta County records, situated in the NE 1/4 of Section 11, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th P.M. more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North right of way line of U.S. Hwy 50 whence the SE corner of said NE 1/4 bears S85°12'25"E, 1069.96 feet; Thence along said Northerly right of way line the following courses: N89°14'59"W, 222.76 feet; N83°37'27"W, 32.82 feet to a point on the West line of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4, said Section 11; Thence N00°08'50"E along the West line of said SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 a distance of 830.50 feet; Thence S89°56'11"E, 255.37 feet; Thence S00°08'50"W, 836.78 feet to the point of beginning, according to the survey recorded February 7, 2007 under reception number 611963. County of Delta, State of Colorado Tract No. 4: That tract of land described as Parcel 3 in the deed recorded at Reception Number 426866, Delta county records, situated in the NE 1/4 of Section 11, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th P.M. more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North right of way line of U.S. Highway 50 whence the SE corner of said NE 1/4 bears S85°50'48"E 1325.05 feet; Thence along said Northerly right of way line the following courses: N83°37'27"W, 67.70 feet; N89°12'46"W, 227.87 feet; Thence leaving said North right of way line, N00°26'52"E, 396.12 feet; Thence S80°26'15"E, 297.00 feet to a point on the West line of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of said Section 11; Thence S00°08'05"W along said West line, 357.42 feet to the point of beginning, according to the survey recorded February 7, 2007 under reception number 611963. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 1475 HIGHWAY 50, 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, 01/30/2013, 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

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 provided by law. First Publication 12/5/2012 Last Publication 1/2/2013 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: 10/03/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DOUGLAS W. BROWN #10429 Brown, Berardini & Dunning PC 2000 SOUTH COLORADO BLVD TOWER TWO SUITE 700, DENVER, CO 80222 (877) 234-3152 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 3313-109B ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 and January 2, 2013. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0187 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 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) Jackie Lee Bush Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust July 16, 2001 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust July 20, 2001 Recording Information (Reception Number) 545757 Book: 890 Page: 892 Original Principal Amount $54,750.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $46,587.55 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 21, 22 AND THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 23 IN BLOCK 6 OF STOCKHAM BROS. & ZANINETTI’S SUBDIVISION. Also known by street and number as: 275 SW 4th Street, Cedaredge, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/30/2013, 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 12/5/2012 Last Publication 1/2/2013 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: 09/27/2012 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: 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 # 12-11484 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 and January 2, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0104 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 19, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Richard J. Heming and Sandra V. Heming Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Universal Lending Corporation 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 9/30/2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 10/5/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 645863 Original Principal Amount $340,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $332,036.61 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1 OF CALIFORNIA MESA MINOR SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number

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as: 14556 G 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, 01/30/2013, 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 12/5/2012 Last Publication 1/2/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 06/19/2012 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 # 12-06906 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 and January 2, 2013. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0193 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 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 Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust June 19, 2003 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust June 23, 2003 Recording Information (Reception Number) 568150 Book: 981 Page: 600 Original Principal Amount $198,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $153,944.47 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 5, ECKERT ESTATES SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 1290 2110 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, 02/06/2013, 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 12/12/2012 Last Publication 1/9/2013 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: 10/05/2012 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: 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 # 12-11361 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 19, 26, 2012, January 2 and 9, 2013.

STORAGE UNIT SALE Contents of Farnsworth Minis Unit H8 located at 175 Hwy 133 Paonia, CO. Unknown contents belonging to Tracy Van Vleet, last known address of 44325 Minnesota Creek Rd., Paonia, CO 81428. Contents of this unit will be disposed of on December 31st, as Farnsworth Minis chooses. Published in the Delta County Independent December 5 and 12, 2012. STORAGE UNIT SALE Contents of Farnsworth Minis Unit A7 located at 175 Hwy 133 Paonia, CO. Unknown contents belonging to Robert Tooker, last known address of 224 Minnesota Ave., Paonia, CO 81428. Contents of this unit will be disposed of on December 31st, as Farnsworth Minis chooses. Published in the Delta County Independent December 5 and 12, 2012.


D6 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Delta, State of Colorado, shall pursuant to statute hold a public hearing to receive public input on the following Supplemental Budget Resolution on December 17, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the office of the Board of County Commissioners, County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St, Room 236, Delta Colorado 81416. SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO NO. 2012-R-______ A RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL SUMS OF MONEY TO DEFRAY EXPENSES IN EXCESS OF AMOUNTS BUDGETED FOR THE COUNTY OF DELTA, COLORADO IN THE YEAR 2012. WHEREAS, circumstances have arisen which could not have been reasonably foreseen at the time of the adoption of the 2012 Delta County Budget in the General Fund, the Energy Development Fund, the Enterprise Landfill Fund, the Capital Projects Special Road Improvement Fund, the Self Insurance Fund, the Health Department Fund, and WHEREAS, funds are available within each of the above referenced funds from either unanticipated revenues and/or unappropriated revenues with additional revenues budgeted accordingly; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Delta County Commissioners as follows: 1. That the 2012 budget and appropriation for the General Fund be increased from $9,938,938 to $9,995,938 for the following purposes: Additional election costs ......... $25,000 POST Grant Training Funds ............................ $32,000 That the sum of $57,000 is hereby budgeted and appropriated from unanticipated revenues and unappropriated funds in the General Fund. 2. That the 2012 budget and appropriation for the Energy Development Fund be increased from $23,645 to $38,645 for the following purposes: Additional energy development expenses. . . . . $15,000 That the sum of $15,000 is hereby budgeted and appropriated from unappropriated Federal Mineral Leasing funds in the Energy Development Fund to cover additional energy development expenses incurred during the year. 3. That the 2012 budget and appropriation for the Enterprise Landfill Fund be increased from $705,174 to $1,058,000 for the following purposes: Unexpected equipment repairs. . . . . $32,000 Depreciation .........$165,000 Postclosure costs .......... $50,000 Cell construction ..........$105,826 That the sum of $352,826 is hereby budgeted and appropriated from unappropriated funds in the Enterprise Landfill Fund to cover additional expenses that were incurred during the year. 4. That the 2012 budget and appropriation for the Capital Projects Special Road Improvement Fund be increased from $579,394 to $606,000 for the following purposes: To close fund and reimburse road & bridge for gravel costs. . . . . $26,606 That the sum of $26,606 is hereby budgeted and appropriated from unappropriated funds and unanticipated revenues in the Capital Projects Special Road Improvement Fund to close the fund 5. That the 2012 budget and appropriation for the Self Insurance Fund be increased from $18,000 to $27,000 for the following purposes: Increased unemployment payouts..... $9,000 That the sum of $9,000 is hereby budgeted and appropriated from unappropriated funds in the Self Insurance Fund to cover increased costs for unemployment payouts. 6. That the 2012 budget and appropriation for the Health Department Fund be increased from $923,300 to $928,300 for the following purposes: Environmental Health contract services ..... $5,000 That the sum of $5,000 is hereby budgeted and appropriated from unappropriated funds in the Health Department Fund to cover unanticipated costs for Environmental Health contract services. INTRODUCED, READ AND ADOPTED this 17th day of December, 2012. BOARD OF DELTA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS R. OLEN LUND, CHAIRMAN C. DOUGLAS ATCHLEY, VICE CHAIRMAN C. BRUCE HOVDE, COMMISSIONER Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0192 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 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) Kevin G. Davis and Cynthia L. Davis Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust June 19, 2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust June 21, 2007 Recording Information (Reception Number) 616241 Original Principal Amount $193,701.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $181,720.97 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 99, STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FILING NO. 2, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 785 Dutton 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, 02/06/2013, 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

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COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0191 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 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) AARON HINKLE Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for REPUBLIC MORTGAGE HOME LOANS LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Date of Deed of Trust October 15, 2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 16, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number) 638330 Original Principal Amount $150,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $141,960.63 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 11 IN BLOCK 1 OF ROCKWOOD SUBDIVISION, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 770 NW BIRCH AVENUE, 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, 02/06/2013, 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 12/12/2012 Last Publication 1/9/2013 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: 10/04/2012 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: EMILY JENSIK, ESQ. #31294 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1068.05637 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 19, 26, 2012, January 2 and 9, 2013.

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 EXHIBIT “A” "EXHIBIT A" LEGAL DESCRIPTION PARCEL 1. A PARCEL OF LAND INCLUDING PART OF LOTS 12-16, BLOCK C, HOTCHKISS 2ND ADDITION, TOWN OF HOTCHKISS, DELTA COUNTY COLORADO, BEING ALSO PART OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 92 WEST OF THE 6TH P.M., WITH A DESCRIPTION BASED UPON A BEARING OF SOUTH 89°42'00" EAST BETWEEN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 31 (MONUMENTED BY A 2 INCH METAL PIPE WITH A 3 1/4 INCH ALUMINUM CAP STAMPED LS 14621) TO THE NORTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 31 (MONUMENTED BY A 2 INCH METAL PIPE WITH A 3 1/4 INCH ALUMINUM CAP STAMPED LS 14621) WITH ALL OTHER BEARINGS RELATIVE THERETO: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 16, BLOCK C SAID POINT BEING SOUTH 89°42'00" EAST 980.50 FEET AND SOUTH 00°18'00" WEST 40.00 FEET FROM SAID NORTH 1/4 CORNER OF SECTION 31, PARCEL TIE THENCE RUNS SOUTH 00°18'00" WEST 82.25 FEET ALONG WEST LINE OF LOT 16, BLOCK C; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, THE RADIUS OF WHICH IS 517.50 FEET AND A CHORD OF WHICH BEARS SOUTH 46°25'53" EAST 3.79 FEET ALONG THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COLORADO STATE HIGHWAY #92 TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL BOUNDARY THENCE RUNS SOUTH 77°29'44" EAST 61.33 FEET ALONG A FENCE; THENCE SOUTH 90°00'00" EAST 43.80 FEET TO A POINT 6.5 FEET EAST OF THE EAST LINE OF LOT 13; THENCE SOUTH 00°18'00" WEST 43.43 FEET TO A POINT PREVIOUSLY ON THE SOUTH LINE OF AN ALLEY, PRIOR TO VACATION OF SAID ALLEY BY TOWN OF HOTCHKISS, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO; THENCE NORTH 89°42'00" WEST 53.70 FEET ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COLORADO STATE HIGHWAY #92; THENCE ALONG SAID LINE NORTH 37°42'00" WEST 28.10 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT, THE RADIUS OF WHICH IS 517.50 FEET AND THE CHORD OF WHICH BEARS NORTH 43°36'25" WEST 47.22 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. NOTE: THE SURVEY DEFINING ABOVE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT APPEAR IN THE REAL ESTATE RECORDS OF DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. OWNER AND PURCHASER SHOULD BE AWARE THAT CERTAIN SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS MAY BE APPLICABLE AND SHOULD BE COMPLIED WITH, IF APPLICABLE. PARCEL 2. LOTS 19, 20 AND 21, OF THE MEYER ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF HOTCHKISS, COLORADO. COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 611 HIGHWAY 92, 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, 02/06/2013, 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 12/12/2012 Last Publication 1/9/2013 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: 10/10/2012 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: SANDRA J. NETTLETON #42411 BRISCOE and ASSOCIATES PC PO BOX 120, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419 (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 # KELLI BUCHHEIM LLC ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 19, 26, 2012, January 2 and 9, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0194 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On October 10, 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) KELLI BUCHHEIM LLC Original Beneficiary(ies) BRUCE E. KLEIN AND CLAUDIA S. KLEIN, JT as to 76.92%, AND DAN J. CIERPIK AND MARSHA E. CIERPIK, JT as to 23.08% Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BRUCE E. KLEIN AND CLAUDIA S. KLEIN, JT as to 76.92%, AND DAN J. CIERPIK AND MARSHA E. CIERPIK, JT as to 23.08% Date of Deed of Trust March 27, 2012 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust March 27, 2012 Recording Information (Reception Number) 657418 Original Principal Amount $80,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $80,000.00

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0112 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 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) Michael A. Eyre and Jaelene K. Eyre Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust 8/22/2003 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 8/27/2003 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 570693 Original Principal Amount $293,600.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $252,059.02 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments

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 12/12/2012 Last Publication 1/9/2013 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: 10/04/2012 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: 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 # 12-11494 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 19, 26, 2012, January 2 and 9, 2013.

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 S1/2NE1/4 and NW1/4SE1/4 of Section 26, Township 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th Principal Meridian. EXCEPTION therefrom part of the SW1/4NE1/4 and part of the NW1/ 4SE1/4 of Section 26, Township 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest Corner of the NW1/ 4SE1/4 of said Section 26, whence the South quarter corner of said Section 26 bears South 01°31'04" West 1311.48 feet; thence North 89°52'49" East 1617.75 feet to the Southeast corner of the NW1/ 4SE1/4 of Section 26 thence North 01°26'25" East 843.01 feet along the East line of the NW1/4SE1/4 of said Section 26; thence North 89°11'00" West 22.77 feet; thence North 69°03'00" West 106.90 feet; thence South 88°51'00" West 169.6 feet; thence West 226.27 feet; thence North 701.17 feet; thence North 42°27'00" West 106.0 feet; thence North 02°57'00" East 278.2 feet; thence North 29°40'00" West 797.18 feet to the North line of SW1/4NE1/4 of said Section 26; thence North 89°34'43" West 598.91 feet to the Northwest corner of SW1/4NE1/4 of said Section 26; thence South 01°31'04" West 2636.50 feet more or less to the point of beginning. Delta County, Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 1640 2675 Lane, Cedaredge, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 02/06/2013, 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 12/12/2012 Last Publication 1/9/2013 Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 06/27/2012 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: CAMILLE Y. HARLAN #43789 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 # 12-07437 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 19, 26, 2012, January 2 and 9, 2013.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0111 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On June 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) Roy Kennedy Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust 6/11/2003 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust 6/12/2003 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number) 567806 Book: 979 Page: 817 Original Principal Amount $240,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $204,370.53 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 EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A Lot 2 of the Wollbrinck/Walton Minor Subdivision Together with a mutual easement for ingress and egress 20 feet in width, and more particularly described as follows; Commencing at a point 20 feet S of the NW corner of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 15, Township 51 North, Range 11 West, NMPM; Thence E 275 feet; Thence in a NW'ly direction, a point 267 feet East of the NW corner of SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 15, T51N and R11W aforesaid; Thence West 267 feet; Thence South along section line 20 feet to the point of beginning. Also known by street and number as: 1742 Hwy 348, 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, 02/06/2013, 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 12/12/2012 Last Publication 1/9/2013

Name of Publication Delta County Independent DATE: 06/22/2012 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: 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 # 12-07867 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 6/2011 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 19, 26, 2012, January 2 and 9, 2013.

TOWN OF PAONIA NOVEMBER 2012 DISBURSEMENTS VOID - MCHD Regional Lab …………………… 80.00-M Allenhofen, Mike …… 2,737.00 BioLynceus, LLC ……… 1,718.36 Blair and Associates P.C. …………………… 12,500.00 Briscoe & Associates, PC …………………… 2,075.00 Bruce Martinez ……… 5,000.00 Carquest of Delta …… 25.50 Caselle, Inc …………… 557.00 CIRSA ………………… 2,828.00 City of Delta …………… 198.00 Delta County Independent ………… 22.80 Delta Housing Authority …………… 250.00 Delta Montrose Electric Assn. ………………… 1,565.20 Delta Rigging & Tools 230.60 Dependable Lumber, Inc. …………………… 326.65 Don's Market ………… 140.55 Double J Disposal Inc 186.00 Duckworks Auto Parts 180.58 Enterprise Fund/Landfill Fee …………………… 2,355.25 Feather Petroleum Company …………… 2,249.39 Goelz, Pearl …………… 800.00 Grand Junction Pipe & Supply ……………… 2,756.70 Hartman Brothers Inc 697.17 Hays Drug Store ……… 11.69 High Country Printing 130.88 High Country Shopper 60.50 Honnen Equipment Co 184.30 J&S Fence …………… 29.04 John Frazier Cornwell Tools ………………… 25.07 Kois Brothers Equipment Co …………………… 203.90 Lasting Impressions … 69.99 Loberg, Travis ………… 113.90 Mail Services, LLC …… 340.59 Master Petroleum Company …………… 2,834.21 Medical Systems of Denver Inc ………… 85.00 Nationwide Environmental Service ……………… 1,090.46 Orion Rising LLC …… 250.00 Paonia Auto Parts …… 839.20 Paonia Farm & Home Supply ……………… 288.87 Paper Works Ink ……… 480.84 Pitkin Mesa Pipeline Company …………… 53.00 Recla Metals ………… 1,310.40 Reedy's North Fork Service ……………… 765.55 Robert's Enterprises … 257.00 Rogers, Erin …………… 200.00 Scott Leon …………… 189.11 Source Gas …………… 242.15 Southwestern Systems, Inc …………………… 513.00 TDS Telecom ………… 501.76 TDSNet Internet Services ……………… 129.00 UNCC …………………… 35.42 United Companies …… 5,392.50 Valley Machine ……… 206.10 Weekender Sports Inc 60.99 Winston Water Works 1,975.00 Winwater ……………… 2,521.35 Avaya Financial Services ……………… 332.46 Bolinger & Queen …… 59.42 Bruce Martinez ……… 9,950.00 Delta Montrose Electric Assn ………………… 5,129.72 Kwiki Tire ……………… 10.00 Lasting Impressions … 1,092.46 Leon, Susan …………… 650.00 Loberg, Travis ………… 113.90 Mark & Stacy Cool …… 25.00 Nationwide Environmental Service ……………… 1,110.91 Ricoh Americas Corporation ………… 334.67 Source Gas …………… 717.90 Southwestern Systems, Inc. …………………… 458.00 United Companies …… 7,762.16 Valley Machine ……… 25.09 Vandanacker, Marc E. 3,797.00 West Park Truck Equipment, Inc …… 296.69 Western Implement Company …………… 24.99 WestWater Engineering 5,713.93 Totals: ………………… 98,316.84 Nov. Payroll …………… 70,614.02 Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 2012.

COUNCIL BILL #19, 2012 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO DECLARING A MORATORIUM ON REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DISPENSARIES OF MARIJUANA WITHIN THE CITY OF DELTA PENDING CONSIDERATION OF ALL PERTINENT LOCAL IMPLICATIONS OF COLORADO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 64 AND ADOPTION OF ANY NECESSARY LOCAL LEGISLATION. WHEREAS, a majority of the Colorado electorate voting in the most recent general election last month passed an amendment to the State constitution (hereinafter referred to simply as "Amendment No. 64") which enables recreational use of marijuana, and also contemplates commercial sales of marijuana within Colorado subject to certain parameters for State and local government regulation and alternative options for local government prohibition; and WHEREAS, the Delta City Council desires to conduct reasonable studies of all regulatory and prohibitory options available to the City under Amendment No. 64, and to protect and preserve the health, safety and welfare of its citizens against any

Delta County Independent possibility of the proliferation of retail or wholesale marijuana shops and dispensaries in the meantime; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the possession and sale of marijuana currently violates federal law, and that the proliferation of unregulated marijuana shops or dispensaries may have a correlation with increased criminal activity; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the great majority of its voting citizenry has already favored prohibition of so-called "medical" marijuana dispensaries and related growing facilities in the City limits of Delta under a previous ballot initiative; and WHEREAS, the City Council hereby determines that, under the evident circumstances, it is necessary and proper to impose a temporary moratorium on the authorization of City services and privileges such as water and sewer taps, site development and sign permits, business and sales tax licenses etc., for marijuana shops and dispensaries in order to protect and preserve the health, safety, welfare, and economic well-being of the City of Delta and its citizenry until a reasonable evaluation of the implications of Amendment No. 64 can be completed by City staff. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. A moratorium period of approximately nine (9) months is hereby declared to be in effect from the date of this ordinance until September 4, 2013, or until the occurrence of further action of the City Council ending or modifying this moratorium, whichever date or event occurs first. Any such further action on the effective existence of the moratorium may be taken by resolution of the City Council, and need not be taken by ordinance. Section 2. During the moratorium period specified in the preceding Section 1 of this ordinance, no applications pertaining to the initiation and operation of retail or wholesale marijuana shops, dispensaries and growing facilities contemplated by the aforementioned Amendment No. 64 shall be accepted for review or action by the City of Delta, said applications being deemed to include, but not be limited to, those submitted for water or sewer taps, sales and use tax licenses, amendments to the official zoning map, site development plans, business operation licenses, sign permits or building and development permits. Section 3. The provisions of this ordinance are declared to severable, and if any provision, or the application thereof, to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application. ADOPTED ON FIRST READING AND ORDERED PUBLISHED THIS 4TH DAY OF December, 2012. /s/ Edward C. Sisson Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Bonsall Nelson Huffington, a/k/a Bonsall N. Huffington, a/k/a Bonsall Huffington, Deceased Case No. 12 PR 101 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to the District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before April 15, 2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Verla L. Huffington Personal Representative 758 Clark St. Delta CO 81416 970-399-3882 James D. Brown Brown, Schottelkotte, Stimpert & Vaughn, LLC 550 Palmer St. - P.O. Box 43 Delta, CO 81416-0043 970-874-4451 Attorneys for Personal Representative Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 19 and 26, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE On November 29, 2012, CCRMontrose IV, LLC filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for renewal of license of FM translator station K257AU, 99.3 MHz, Paonia, CO. The station transmits from a site at Wakefield Mesa with an effective radiated power of .085 kW ERP. The station rebroadcast KKXK (FM), Montrose, CO, 94.1 MHz. Individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to the renewal application and to whether this station has operated in the public interest should file comments and petitions with the FCC by March 1, 2013. Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 2012.

COUNTY COURT, DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO Court Address: 501 Palmer #338, Delta, Colorado 81416 Phone Number: (970) 874-6280 Plaintiff(s): HARMON L. LOWMAN III AND JED LOWMAN Defendant(s): Michelle Coristine a/k/a Michelle Coristine Attorney or Party Without Attorney: Gregg Helmsing P.O. Box 75 - 842 Palmer St. Delta, Colorado 81416 Phone Number: (970) 874-4860 Fax Number: (970) 874-1159 E-mail: ghelmsin@co.tds.net Atty. Reg. #: 11893 Case No. 12 C 649 NOTICE OF LEVY OR SEIZURE Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of October, 2012, a Writ of Execution/F.I.F.A. was issued out of this Court directing the Sheriff of the County of Delta, State of Colorado, to levy upon and seize certain property

of the above named Defendant(s), and the Sheriff of the County of Delta did levy upon, seize and take into his possession the following described property: 1970 Marlette mobile home. 12'x60'. Serial No. K12260FL200580 located at 9942 Kremmling Road, Orchard City, Colorado Now, Therefore, you MICHELLE CORISTINE aka Michelle Caristine, the said Defendant, take notice, that within fourteen days from the date of service hereof, if served within this state, or if served by publication within fourteen days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of service, you may make and file with the Clerk of the above entitled Court a written claim of any exemption which you may have under the statutes of the State of Colorado; and in case of your failure to make and file such written claim of exemption with the Clerk of the said Court you shall be deemed to have waived your right of exemption under the statutes of this state. Witness, Fred McKee, Sheriff of said Delta County of Colorado, this 14 day of November, 2012. /s/ Fred McKee Sheriff Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 19 and 26, 2012. STORAGE UNIT SALE Contents of Farnsworth Minis Unit C6/19 located at 175 Hwy 133 Paonia, CO. Unknown contents belonging to Bill Tutor, last known address of 187 S. 200 W., Richfield, UT 84701. Contents of this unit will be disposed of on December 31st, as Farnsworth Minis chooses. Published in the Delta County Independent December 5 and 12, 2012.

STORAGE UNIT SALE Contents of Farnsworth Minis Unit G3 located at 175 Hwy 133 Paonia, CO. Unknown contents belonging to Daneen Kirkwood, last known address of 17019 Garvin Mesa Rd., Paonia, CO 81428. Contents of this unit will be disposed of on December 31st, as Farnsworth Minis chooses. Published in the Delta County Independent December 5 and 12, 2012.

STORAGE UNIT SALE Contents of Farnsworth Minis Unit H18 located at 175 Hwy 133 Paonia, CO. Unknown contents belonging to Bill Comer, last known address of 13266 Skyhill Rd., Paonia, CO 81428. Contents of this unit will be disposed of on December 31st, as Farnsworth Minis chooses. Published in the Delta County Independent December 5 and 12, 2012.

NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR’S SETTLEMENT DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of December, 2012, final settlement will be made with Mountain Valley Contracting, LLC by Delta County, Colorado for A.I.P. Project No. 3-08-0014-10 and CDAG No. 11-AJZ-01 and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation who has an unpaid claim against said Mountain Valley Contracting, LLC for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provision, 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 the close of business on December 17, 2012 file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with Delta County, Colorado. Failure on the part of a Claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said Delta County, Colorado from all and any liability for such claimant’s claim. Delta County, Colorado Published in the Delta County Independent December 5 and 12, 2012.

POST-FILING ANNOUNCEMENT K267AZ — Cedaredge, Colorado On November 21, 2012, Educational Media Foundation filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for the renewal of FM translator station K267AZ, which is licensed to serve Cedaredge, Colorado. The station rebroadcasts KLFV, with an effective radiated power of 0.05 kW. Our license will expire on April 1, 2013. We have filed an application for renewal with the FCC. A copy of this application is available for public inspection during our regular business hours. Individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to our renewal application and to whether this station has operated in the public interest should file comments and petitions with the FCC by March 1, 2013. Further information concerning the FCC's broadcast license renewal process is available at KLVR, 2288 Airport Boulevard, Santa Rosa, California 95403 or may be obtained from the FCC, Washington, DC 20554. Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 2012.

FIRE MOUNTAIN CANAL & RESERVOIR COMPANY NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the Stockholders of the Fire Mountain Canal and Reservoir Co. will be held at the Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, 175 North 1st Street, Hotchkiss, on Thursday evening, January 17, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., for the purpose of electing two members of the Board of Directors for a term of two years, and to consider all other business that may properly come before the meeting. Dixie Jacobs Luke, President Randall Fisher, Secretary Published in the Delta County Independent December 12, 19, 26, 2012, January 2, 9 and 16, 2013.

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B A C K P A G E

A broader perspective Photo by Brian Stewart

Czech Republic Mission Team, left to right: Brian Stewart, Meghan Doak, David White, Clara Kong, Joe Kong and Kerry Hassler.

BY ANNETTE BRAND Staff Writer

year ago three young Delta area residents took an international missions class called Perspectives on the campus of Colorado Mesa University. The students were Meghan Doak, Brian Stewart and David White. Perspectives provided discussions about cultures where the people in that culture had never heard the Christian gospel and presented ways for Christians to bring the Christian message to those cultures. Brian, David and Meghan, enthusiastic after all they had learned in Perspectives, were eager to find a way to visit one of those cultures and share their Christian faith with the people there. Meghan’s pastor, Rev. James Conley at First Baptist Church in Delta, told her about a mission trip to the Czech Republic which was in the formation stage and would be sponsored by American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains. Meghan contacted David and Brian and all three wanted to be a part of that group. Christianity is present in the Czech Republic but the pastor of the church where they did one of their work projects said that less than one percent of Czechs are Christian. On Aug. 29, 2012, Brian, David and Meghan flew out of Grand Junction to Houston to Frankfurt, Germany,

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Photo by Meghan Doak

David White chipping away at 100-year-old plaster.

to Prague, Czech Republic. It was Meghan’s first trip on an airplane. In Prague they met the other members of their mission team, Kerry Hassler from Boulder and Joe and Clara Kong from Sacramento, Calif. The mission team members had had contact with each other through Skype prior to their meeting in Prague. Pieter and Nora Kalkman, Baptist missionaries to Prague and other parts of Europe, met the six mission team members at the airport and all eight traveled in the Kalkman’s RV to the International Baptist Seminary in Prague, where the mission team lived at the beginning and the end of their trip. They lived in a bed and breakfast inn while they worked on a church. During their stay in Czech Republic, the mission team worked with six local church members in building an addition to the sanctuary for Konstantinovy Lazne Baptist Church. The 1900s building had been a bowling alley, then a movie theatre, and is now a church. In their building work at the church they worked with large bricks covered with an orange powder. At the end of each day they all were covered Photo by Meghan Doak with orange dust. Meghan transferred bricks from a storBrian Stewart preparage area to a wheelbarrow, ing to deliver bricks to David pushed the wheelbarworkers laying rows of row load to a window opening, brick for the walls.

and Brian unloaded the bricks and carried them to workers who were laying rows of brick for the walls. The workers ran out of building materials after three-and-a-half days. They then began to chip off 100year-old plaster which had to be replaced. Joe is a contractor in California and cringed at the wasted physical energy. His first solution was to build a ramp up to the building for David’s wheelbarrow. He made many other time-saving additions to the work flow. By their last day there, the workers’ standing joke was, had they stayed longer, Joe would have built robots to do the work. Kerry Hassler, Joe and Clara Kong, David, Meghan and Brian spent a day with the children from the church, helping them make crafts for a church craft fair. One afternoon the team went with missionary Nora Kalkman to the Teen Challenge facility in a residential area of Prague. They helped the director, Anna, and her staff of Margarite, Bela and Renee with fun activities for Roma children from surrounding neighborhoods. The children were between four and 14 years old. Clara helped the children make bracelets and necklaces with beads she had brought with her. They made “stained glass” crosses of tissue paper. Clara told the children the Biblical story of Daniel and his faith when he was confined to the lions’ den. The children made lion’s head photo frames from paper plates, crayons and construction paper. David and Brian took photos of the children, printed them out, and the children put their photos on the frames they had made. David gave some of the children piggy-back rides, but something was lost in the translation from English and the children called David their horse. Meghan and David, along with some staff members, took elementary school children to a nearby park for exercise. Joe, Photo by Meghan Doak Clara and Kerry, also along with staff members, took the Clara Kong and Meghan Doak get bricks out of storage preschool children to a nearby while Joe Kong imagines an easier way to load the playground. bricks.

Meghan said, “Most European countries don’t treat the Roma [also called gypsies] as normal citizens. I couldn’t understand that. The Roma we worked with were really nice.” On their last day in Czech Republic, missionary Pieter Kalkman took the mission team sightseeing in his RV. They visited the Prague Castle that overlooks the city. It was first constructed in 870 and has been expanded through the centuries. Today the castle is over 1,500 feet in length, 400 feet in width, with a steeple 300 feet tall. They visited the small historical village of Utersky Potokin. They visited the Karlstein Castle, about one hour from Prague. It was built in 1348 by King Charles IV and is the second most important castle in Czech history, the Prague Castle being first. The mission team enjoyed its last evening meal together at a Czech restaurant near the Karlstein Castle. For Meghan Doak the mission trip really opened her eyes to a world much wider than Delta. “I had never been on a subway, an airplane, or out of the country. It was a positive experience,” she said. Meghan has participated in local mission trips. She helped clean up the church camp in Cimarron. When she lived in Gillette, Wyoming, a tornado hit nearby Wright and she was part of her youth group’s relief trip to Wright. She worked in the soup kitchen and in cleaning up after the tornado. Meghan really enjoys the mission trips and hopes to go to Ecuador on a mission trip in 2013. Missionaries Pieter and Nora Kalkman have invited Brian, David and Meghan back to Czech Republic in the indefinite future. Brian Stewart went on a six-week mission trip to Israel last year. Nine people from Colorado were on the trip as were people from several other countries. The house he shared with other workers was

a mixture of cultures, he said. Along with picking grapes and herding cattle, he had discussions that changed his view of the world. In particular, he established a strong bond with a British man with whom he had not only in-depth theological discussions, but discussions of events that affect the entire world. They discussed 9/11 from the U.S. view and the British view, and Iraq, Afghanistan, and numerous other world events. “It opened my eyes,” Brian said. “For the first time I was sitting there face-to-face having up-front talks about cold, hard truths.” Brian is a recent graduate of the Vision Home and Community program and is considering going to one of two Bible colleges, but is also open to other possibilities for his life. David White took a mission trip to Jamaica in February 2000 with the Astra Club of Delta. In February 2012 he went with the New Hope Pentecostal Church of Naturita on a mission trip to Mexico. “In both Jamaica and Mexico, the people seemed so happy and had so little money. In Jamaica the people look to their parents for guidance, not to other people. In Mexico it is similar, but they all want to learn English and be like Americans,” David said. David was a senior at Cedaredge High School until late November when his family moved to North Dakota. David will be graduating high school in North Dakota but he will return to Colorado in September to enter Colorado Mesa University to major in sociology. “When I was in Mexico,” David recalled, “I visited an orphanage. The children were treated so horribly. It broke my heart. I wanted to change the cycle, give kids love and support. I plan to be a social worker for a few years then open a foster home for children. This will be my life work.”

Photo by Meghan Doak

On their last day in the Czech Republic, the group took time for a little sightseeing.


Delta County Independent, Dec. 12, 2012