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DELTA COUNTY

NOVEMBER 28, 2012 VOL. 129, NO. 48

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County’s oil/gas lease concerns addressed BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Bureau of Land Management’s revised notice for the North Fork minerals lease sale has addressed the issues raised by the county government in the original sale notice. The Board of County Commissioners heard a report on the revised notice from local government designee Bruce Bertram at its Nov. 19 meeting. The county’s comments on the original, August 2012, sale notice centered on concerns over lease tracts that were near schools or towns, that had steep slopes, or that might have posed problems for agricultural or domestic water sources and conveyances, Bertram explained. Bertram told the commissioners that the revised notice, issued on Nov. 16, includes oil and gas lease parcels from three other BLM field offices in addition to the Uncompahgre Field Office in Montrose which is handling the North Fork tracts. Some lease tracts in Arizona are also included in the notice. Nominated parcels and portions of others that the county government had expressed concerns about have been removed from the revised, February 2013 sale notice, Bertram explained. Those parcels and portions of parcels were near the towns of Crawford, Hotchkiss and Paonia, and near Jumbo Mountain. Others with high slopes near Fire Mountain Canal and in the Terror and Hubbard Creek areas were removed, he said.

“It seems like most (of the county’s concerns) have been addressed by removing parcels,” Bertram said. Other parcels have had additional lease notices and operational stipulations placed on them from the many comments received in the first sale notice. According to the BLM, the 211-page sale notice has, in all, “198 parcels containing 114,932 acres of (public) lands in Colorado for oil and gas leasing and four parcels containing 8,886 acres of (public) lands in Arizona for oil and gas leasing.” Last May the BLM issued a deferral of all the North Fork parcels scheduled for the August 2012 sale. A flood of comments had prompted the BLM to conduct additional study on the proposal. “Following additional BLM analysis, 20 modified (North Fork Valley) parcels totaling approximately 20,555 acres will be offered during the

February 2013 lease sale,” the BLM announced on Nov. 16. The original sale notice had included “approximately 30,000 acres (some in Gunnison County) within 22 parcels located near Paonia, Hotchkiss, Somerset, and Crawford,” the BLM said. The area involved in Delta County encompasses from Hotchkiss east to the county line, and from Crawford north to the national forest boundary. Last May 2 the BLM suddenly announced in a brief statement that it had deferred “all parcels associated with the August 2012 oil and gas lease sale in the North Fork Valley ... to conduct additional analysis of the proposed lease parcels based on public input.” Anyone with questions regarding the revised lease sale, now scheduled for Feb. 13, 2013, is advised to contact the BLM, Shannon Borders, at 240-5399.

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David Lane, president of the Delta County Memorial Hospital board of directors, announced this week that Jason Cleckler has been appointed the hospital’s permanent CEO based upon his “superb job performance” during his interim tenure as acting CEO. The hospital board and Cleckler have agreed to maintain the high quality of health care and medical services currently offered to the community. Lane added his appreciation to Cleckler and all of the hospital employees for a successful review by the Joint Commission. They also recently implemented the hospital’s electronic medical records system.

In search of dinner A male downy woodpecker, or possibly a “hairy” woodpecker, forages for dinner in the bark of a tree. Woodpeckers subsist primarily on the insects and grubs they “excavate” from trees.

Half of rural roads rated ‘poor’ local officials know well: “Our revenues aren’t going in the right direction.” The occasion for the regional report on state roads to the county commissioners was an annual visit and update by CDOT Region 3 staff. The session repeated themes heard for the past several years at the gatherings: CDOT’s 2013 budget of $1.2 billion is $400 million less than it was in 2010, Eller said. One of the main reasons for that decline is the decrease in state gasoline tax funding for roads. More fuel efficient vehicles on the state’s highways means fewer gallons of fuel purchased and less in gasoline tax revenue flowing into CDOT programs.

BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The state’s road builders at CDOT are dealing with the same problems of keeping the rural traffic ways in good condition as local municipal and county governments are. “Rural roads are about 50 percent in poor condition,” CDOT’s Region 3 Transportation Director Dave Eller told the Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 19. To his comment, Eller added an observation that

Cleckler appointed permanent CEO BY PAT SUNDERLAND

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Cleckler was named acting hospital CEO in September after sharing administrative duties with the hospital’s chief financial officer following the termination of hospital administrator John Mitchell in July. “I appreciate the support the board has given me and the hospital during this transition time and I look forward to maintaining the quality of care provided at DCMH while preparing the hospital for the future challenges in health care,” Cleckler said. Cleckler was hired as a trauma nurse coordinator at DCMH about five years ago. A year later he was named emergency department director and trauma program manager. He then served as chief clinical officer for two years.

Receipts for federal gasoline taxes are also declining. As a result of the lower funding levels, CDOT has responded by cutting back on “capacity improvements.” That means there is less construction of new traffic lanes. But in addition to that, “Maintenance of (existing) roadway conditions has slipped also,” Eller told the BoCC. And as a result of that slippage, more of the rural roads that Delta County and Western Colorado drivers use are in increasingly poorer condition. The CDOT officials told commissioners that recent improvements to the Highway 50/92 intersection in Delta were privately funded as an access permit requirement by

a new convenience store and fuel stop being built there. The Highway 50 four-lane project from Delta to Grand Junction completed several years ago was paid for with a special bond approved by state voters. There are still $168 million in those road bonds to be paid off, and officials are already looking at ways to put that debt service money to work when the bonds are retired in 2017. The improvements on Hightway 92 between Austin and Sulfur Gulch completed in 2009 and 2010 were paid for by a special federal funding for “shovel ready” projects. Without the special funding for those two road building RURAL ROADS TO A3

Delta places moratorium on marijuana businesses BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

The passage of Amendment 64, which legalizes recreational marijuana use for those 21 and over, has prompted the Delta City Council to approve a moratorium on marijuana businesses within city limits. Council members will formally adopt an emergency ordinance imposing a ninemonth moratorium at their next meeting. The state law will go into effect sometime in January unless the federal government intervenes, city manager Justin Clifton informed council

members. The state has until July 2013 to create regulations governing businesses that will sell marijuana. “I wanted to come before council right away so you could consider your options,” he said. “We want to be out in front of the issue.” The city currently prohibits medical marijuana dispensaries. Clifton reminded council members of the events that shaped that decision. In November 2009, council adopted an ordinance declaring a moratorium on dispensaries. An ordinance amending city code followed in Febru-

ary 2011. Medical marijuana proponents challenged that ordinance through a citizenled referendum. The question then went to Delta voters in July 2011, who upheld the ordinance prohibiting dispensaries 1,215 votes to 564. Clifton noted that Delta County voted against Amendment 64 by a margin of 56-44 percent. Precinct results show it was also defeated in city limits, he said. “There is adequate precedence if the city wants to move forward with imposing a moratorium or move quickly MARIJUANA TO A3

INDEX

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Toys for children in the Delta area are currently being collected through the combined efforts of the Marine Corps Foundation’s Toys for Tots program and St. Nicholas Project. Collection boxes can be found at many businesses, or monetary contributions can be made online at www.toysfortots.org. Checks can be mailed to Toys for Tots, 236 S. 3rd Street #186, Montrose, CO 81401. Please designate DELTA in the memo line. Families in need of assistance can fill out applications at the Delta County Independent, 401 Meeker Street.

The county commissioners have honored their 2009 pledge to the City of Delta and released a $100,000 cash donation for the alternate truck route. The action came at the commissioners’ Nov. 19 meeting following an official request from the city to release the funds. A groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence the project has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The ceremony will take place at the intersection of Gunnison River Drive and Palmer Street. The public is invited to attend.

On Saturday, Dec. 8, the great cooks from the Delta Kiwanis Club will serve a pancake breakfast at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The cost is $3 for those 13 and older; there is no charge for kids under the age of 12. “Breakfast with Santa” will be served from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Bring a camera for pictures with Santa. Also on Dec. 8 the rec center is sponsoring a gingerbread house contest for youth and adults, as well as a kids’ garage sale. For more information, call 874-0923.


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OPINION

LETTERS

North Fork oil/gas lease sales are still a bad idea

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Don’t let the locals fall off the cliff BY BRUCE CAUGHEY Executive Director, Colorado Association of School Executives

KEN DELAY Executive Director, Colorado Association of School Boards

SAM MAMET Executive Director, Colorado Municipal League

CHIP TAYLOR Executive Director, Colorado Counties, Inc.

ANN TERRY Executive Director, Special District Association of Colorado

There is little time left before the nation hits the so-called “fiscal cliff.” President Obama and the lame duck Congress have an unprecedented number of issues to address — including some which directly affect every city, town, special district, county, and school district in Colorado — and every Colorado taxpayer. When they met right after the election, President Obama and bipartisan congressional leaders agreed to a framework for deficit reduction that includes both revenue increases and spending cuts. They will continue to flesh out this agreement over the next few weeks — but no state or local elected leaders will be at the table. Their decisions to cut federal funds for education, highways, clean water, safe drink-

ing water, housing and community development leave us only to ponder by how much? And even more importantly to the long-term fiscal future of state and local governments, these federal decisions could also sharply increase the costs for vital public improvements such as schools, roads, sewer systems, bridges and fire stations. Here’s how that could happen. President Obama and the leaders of Congress seem to agree that additional federal revenues must be part of any agreement to avert the cliff and to put the U.S. on a more sustainable budget path. It appears certain that Congress will go after what are called federal tax expenditures — the largest and fastest growing part of the federal government’s budget. This could cover income tax deductions like mortgage interest, employer-sponsored health insurance and charitable contributions. Also, according to various congressional study groups, it might include municipal bonds. Under current law, Colorado does not tax

KUDOS KUDO S Thanksgiving was special Dear Editor: Drug-Free Delta County wants to say THANK YOU to Zach’s BBQ in Hotchkiss for donating the smoking of six BIG turkeys for our Thanksgiving feast and celebration! You made Thanksgiving very special for our clients and their children and we appreciate you all very much! Pam Bliss Volunteer Coordinator Drug-Free Delta County

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the interest earned by any family or corporation in Colorado from U.S. Treasury bonds. Similarly, since 1913 when the income tax code was first adopted the federal government has never taxed the interest earned on a bond issued by a state, a university, or by any local government; hence the term “tax exempt bond.” If Congress suddenly changes this equation and eliminates the municipal bond interest exemption, the borrowing costs of local governments will go up, thereby placing more of a burden onto local taxpayers. On Nov. 6, the overwhelming number of debt questions put forward by local officials to build new schools, repair city streets and build new water treatment plants received approval by voters throughout Colorado’s communities. According to national statistics, state and local governments now shoulder over 75 percent of the costs of financing the nation’s public infrastructure. Last year, the country’s state and local governments issued nearly $300 billion in long-term bonds to finance essential capital investment — 47 percent alone went for public education and 21 percent for transportation. We respectfully urge Colorado’s congressional delegation, individuals we know to have the very best interests of our state and nation at heart, to remember that their decisions and those of their colleagues over the weeks ahead could have profound impacts on state and local leaders here at home in Colorado. Don’t let the locals fall off this cliff.

Letter to the Editor Policy The Delta County Independent welcomes letters on topics of general interest. Letters must include full name, home address and telephone number (not for publication), and must be signed by the author. Letters may be edited for length, grammar and accuracy. E-mail: editor@deltacounty independent.com Fax: 874-4424 Mail: P.O. Box 809 Delta, CO 81416

Dear Editor: The BLM’s recent announcement of a proposed 20,000-acre oil and gas lease sale in the North Fork Valley proves it institutionally entrenched in persistent indifference to the clearly stated will of the people. Worse still, they demonstrate fawning submissiveness to obsolete processes elevating the business plans of extractive industry over the needs of sustainable human communities. They rush to lease public lands using outdated resource models while paying lip service to procedures designed to truthfully assess the impacts of resource extractions on public lands. This is utterly unacceptable. Despite the overwhelmingly negative response to the proposed lease sale of lands surrounding the North Fork Valley from ranchers, coalmen, farmers, anglers and hunters, the BLM has decided to dismiss legitimate concerns and proceed with another lease sale this winter. It was a horrific idea to lease the North Fork in 2012 and it is just as horrific in 2013. While the agency has removed some of the proposed acreage for issues related to steep slopes, they have retained the majority of leases slated for sale. Unfortunately, the fundamental issues raised earlier are just as germane now as they were then. The risks of drilling in this unique valley remain simply too great for any short-term, minimal return. These risks include: contamination of irrigation water and crops and decreasing monetary value of irrigation shares, contamination of streams, riv-

ers, drinking water and domestic water supplies, contamination of the air from airborne contaminants, ozone and smog, damage to organic farming, viticulture and apiary operations, damage to multiple uses of BLM lands, damage to nearby wilderness areas and Black Canyon National Park and damage to the sustainable economic viability of the North Fork Valley. Other issues the BLM has inadequately addressed include the present severe drought and the unreasonable stress to local water supplies that will ensue in obtaining water for gas well fracking. There still is no viable method to export gas from the North Fork Valley and there is inadequate highway to support frack fluid and waste water transport into and out of the valley. In short, the BLM has utterly failed to support its assertion that oil and gas leasing in the North Fork will have minimal negative impacts to the daily lives of its inhabitants, or to the financial and environmental health of the valley and the broader region. On these grounds alone, their plan must be resisted and rejected. As if this isn’t enough, it is mind-boggling to understand their rush to lease. For the foreseeable future, there is a glut of natural gas on the market, depressing prices well below the ability of any company to recoup costs of exploration and development. The U.S. has become a net exporter of the product, calling into question the relentless propaganda that this rush to lease is all about energy independence. Rather, it

seems that these lands are slated to be nothing more than another pawn in the gas industry’s long-term deal-making strategies, yet another example of “privatize the profits while socializing the costs.” While in the past this may just have been business as usual, gambling with the public and its property in this manner is simply offensive. Further, the current lease proposal is entirely based upon assessments made in a 1989 Resource Management Plan (RMP), one that was developed well before the subsequent economic development that has occurred in the North Fork’s agricultural sector. A new RMP is slated to be released in 2013. Shouldn’t the BLM hew to its mandate to well assess all impacts prior to making the farreaching decisions? Are they attempting to get this done before the new RMP identifies the many sound reasons to exclude natural gas activities from the North Fork? The people of the North Fork have been very clear. We were against natural gas development here last year and we remain against it now. The answer is still a resounding NO. I call upon the BLM to withdraw all proposed leases from the February 2013 lease sale and to defer any further consideration of leasing in the North Fork Valley at least until the new RMP is complete. I further call upon all citizens who care for the long term viability of this valley to make every effort to defeat the BLM’s most recent proposals. Mitchell Gershten MD Paonia

Care enough to be counted Dear Editor: The elections are finally over and we have what we have, like it or not. It will be more than interesting to see what develops over the next few weeks. I would suspect more of what we have had for the last four years — an unwillingness at nearly all levels of government to end bickering, to stop political posturing and to refrain from exhibiting hateful attitudes. Congress refuses to engage in the type of meaningful behavior that would be expected of learned men and women in Washington. I am a registered independent voter. That is probably why I received a 4x5 card in the mail from the Republican Party soliciting my vote for Romney because Obama was waging war on the coal industry. The card justified coal as an essential part of the economy because it funds necessary programs and puts food on the table. When someone asks for my opinion or my vote they are entitled to a response. I went to the Republican Party headquarters in Delta and showed the folks who were there the postcard. No one had seen this before, nor had they initiated the vote request. When I opinionated that coal is the number one cause of pollution in the nation, conversation took a turn for the worse. I left. Being as I was already downtown, why not go by the Democratic Party headquarters? The folks there did not believe the

Congrats to area football teams Dear Editor: Congrats to Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and all the other teams in the valley for their efforts this football season! Ron Hanks Hotchkiss

National Defense Administration Act was a terrible thing. For those of you who do not know, look up the Chris Hedges lawsuit against the Obama administration. As you can imagine I struck out there, too. Having left both headquarters without any satisfaction, I became aware of my view of both groups — contempt. They were all idiots and deserved utter contempt. How could they not see the obvious. They were dead wrong. My beliefs were absolutely correct. I care about my country more than they do. If you do not think like I do, then I will badmouth you and try to sabotage everything you stand for. Then it hit me. This is just the way Washington behaves. They are too occupied with their own agenda and/or the “party line” on their minds. They do not have the American people or America and its welfare front and foremost. When conversations do not produce two-way communication, frustration and conflict begin. The political role of elected officials is to work for the American people and always look after our nation. That has not happened. Like any emotionally charged event, I relived the whole experience and began to examine my role in this political drama

and came to realize that, like me, every person I came into contact with was focused, earnest and believed in what they were doing. It would only be fair to believe that Congress believes the same. And so, openly, I would like to say to all those whom I came in contact with especially to whom I ranted and who reciprocated, I am proud to stand with you as you stand for what you believe in by committing, by being visible, available and willing to take on all comers. The folks I saw were not couch spuds who do not vote and do not care. The folks I saw were not those who work eight or 10 hours, go home and open a beer and watch the tube until bedtime. Oh, they may vote and then lament when things do not go as they wish, but they let others have the honor of watching over our country. The folks I saw were not the ones who vote and then hope (oh well). We as a nation really need to look where we are currently and how we have gotten here. Everyone I met was putting themselves on the line. They were not many. That is not an admirable observation. America needs and must have our collective guidance. Care enough to be counted. Robert Hanson Delta/Montrose

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Delta County Independent

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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City budget supports truck route, rec center expansion BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

The City of Delta adopted a 2013 budget totaling more than $29 million Nov. 20 after addressing citizen and council concerns that expenditures exceeded

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revenues. During the first budget hearing earlier this month, Delta resident Gerald Roberts pointed out a difference of about $8 million and cited a section in the city charter which requires revenues to match expenditures. The missing component, city manager Justin Clifton pointed out, is the use of unexpended fund balances. The 2013 budget initially circulated to council did not include reserve balances as potential sources of revenue. As a result, expenditures outstripped revenues for two major capital projects, the alternate truck route and the rec center expansion. Each fund has its own reserve balance, Clifton said, and overall those fund balances are very healthy.

A second issue of concern was the line item “Professional Services” included in just about every fund. Council member Bill Raley wanted specifics, which Clifton provided at the second budget hearing Nov. 20. In the citywide capital improvements fund, for example, attorney’s fees, storm water consultants and independent contractors for concrete, painting, excavation and engineering services are lumped together under the $1,551,043 budgeted for “Professional Services.” Finally, council members reviewed the step increases proposed for “top performers” at the police department. Assured by the explanations for all three items requiring clarification,

council members unanimously adopted the 2013 budget and approved appropriations in the following amounts: General Fund, $5,145,951; Conservation Trust Fund, $142,000; Recreation Center Fund, $4,538,715; Citywide Capital Improvements Fund, $5,047,480; Municipal Light and Power Fund, $7,245,947; Sewer Fund, $1,894,743; Water Fund, $1,963,513; Refuse Fund, $648,716; Golf Course Fund, $904,751; Internal Service Fund, $1,481,139; Employees’ Dental Insurance Fund, $49,800; Capital Project Fund, $22,823,319; Debt Service Fund, $1,779,105; and Perpetual Care Fund, $1,000. Property taxes for the City of Delta were set at 0.0 mills.

New city manager takes a fresh look at Devil’s Thumb BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

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Less than satisfied with the golf course evaluation conducted by THK Associates, the City of Dela has decided to complete its own comprehensive assessment and strategic plan for Devil’s Thumb Golf Club. “Staff is looking for a way to make the golf course work for everybody,” said city manager Justin Clifton. He recognizes it will be difficult to find a compromise that’s acceptable to everyone, but believes there is a way to maximize the city’s investment while mitigating the downfalls widely associated with the golf course. The process begins by asking the right questions, Clifton said. At the Nov. 20 city council meeting he put forth 14 suggestions intended to assist the city council in determining what constitutes success and failure for the short- and longterm operations of Devil’s Thumb: 1. What can we learn from the history of Devil’s Thumb operations? 2. What studies have been done and what do they tell us? 3. Who golfs and who doesn’t? 4. Whose voice should be heard and why? 5. How do we assess the course’s value as a recruitment tool? 6. How do we assess the course’s value in bringing retail shoppers to Delta? 7. What are the historical trends of membership? 8. What long term development value exists?

9. Are there alternatives in operation models that could lower costs? 10. How much financial contribution should be made from other funds? 11. Are there more and less appropriate sources of funding? 12. Are there new sources of funding to consider? 13. Are there long-term factors that will make a meaningful impact? 14. What are the impacts of failure? “Council has expressed frustration that we don’t have clear direction and a clear goal in mind for both the short term and long term,” Clifton said. Exhaustive, detailed answers to these questions should put council on the right track for developing a strategic plan. Clifton said it will be important to make sure everybody’s voice is heard, in addition to the discussion already held with the Citizen Financial Task Force and the Golf Course Advisory Committee. “Our next step is to put together some timelines,” Clifton said. “We want to have a really good analysis for council’s consideration by the time we discuss the budget for 2014.” Later in the meeting council members did act on one recommendation from THK, to increase membership fees at Devil’s Thumb. The goal is to decrease transfers to the Golf Course Fund. Annual membership fees will increase from $950 to $1,000 for singles and from $1,350 to $1,500

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for couples. A weekday round of golf (18 holes, with cart) will cost $45, an increase of $3. A round of golf Friday-Saturday (18 holes, with carts) will run $55, an increase of $6. The new fees take effect Jan. 1. When rates were last increased in January 2012, golf course manager Rob Sanders noted membership rates had not gone up for six years.

FROM PAGE A1 enterprises, they would not have been completed when they were. Nevertheless, CDOT is moving forward with design and other work on future construction projects in Delta County. • Construction of a grade-separated railroad overpass on Highway 92 at Stengel’s Hill is in the final stages of design, and plans are being reviewed by the railroad. The total project is estimated in the $11 to $12 million range. The CDOT staff said the project is ready to advertise for bid and that construction could take one or two seasons beginning in 2014. • Improvements to the intersection at Highway 92/65. Work would include construction of an eastbound median acceleration lane on Highway 92. • Highway 92 improvements across Rogers Mesa. The project “will design and build a reconstruction and shoulder widening project on Highway 92 over Rogers Mesa. The corridor has been surveyed and funding has been allocated to begin preliminary engineering,” CDOT reports. • Slide repair and mitigation work at the top of McClure Pass in Gunnison County is also on CDOT’s priorities list. • The Town of Cedaredge is anticipating an improvement at the intersection of its Main Street and Highway 65. The town is paying a $51,000 match to receive $205,000 in CDOT enhancement funding for beautification work.

• Rockfall mitigation work on Highway 133 at Paonia Reservoir is scheduled to begin the fall of 2013. • Hotchkiss has been slated for $329,000 funding with an $81,750 match for a bike and pedestrian trail, also from enhancement funds. • The City of Delta is looking towards a $328,000 enhancement grant with an $82,000 matching local contribution for a city welcome center. While new construction and lane building can be delayed until funds become available, maintenance is an ongoing and expensive chore. In 2011 CDOT spent almost $1 million on maintenance activities in Delta County. Heading that list as always is snow and ice removal/control that cost $339,000. CDOT’s snow removal operations run $6.92 per mile. Other items on CDOT’s maintenance check list for the county include: roadway surface, $252,000; roadside facilities, $133,000; traffic services, $90,135; roadside appearance, $57,132; and structure maintenance, $19,890. State road crews have been working toward achieving several goals during 2012. They are patching work on Highway 348; machine patching between Hotchkiss and Crawford in various locations; partnering with county weed sprayers on targeting noxious weeds; and trimming trees on Hotchkiss Hill (Highway 133 east of town).

Council wrestles with bench, bike rack at CB’s BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

For the third consecutive meeting, Delta City Council members found themselves rehashing a request from owners Cathy and Carrie Boyd to place a bench and bike rack in front of CB’s Tavern on Main Street. The use of public right-of-way by a private business is not addressed in city code. Questions about liability, installation, maintenance and the possible obstruction of the sidewalk sent staff in search of the approaches taken by Montrose, Durango, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. City attorney Mike Schottelkotte believes the city should install and maintain the bench and

bike rack to avoid any “blurring” of who owns what and who’s responsible for maintenance and liability. That’s the position taken by the City of Durango. A representative of that experience shared his observation that once the bench is installed, the business owner often asks for it to be removed because of smoke fumes drifting into the business or because the bench is being used by pandhandlers or the homeless. Montrose and the City of Grand Junction have a permit process; Glenwood Springs is more relaxed. City officials encouraged business owners to comply with a streetscape manual, but the advisory document has no “teeth.” “We’ve spent more time

discussing this issue than we did spending $29 million [in adopting the 2013 budget],” council member Mary Cooper said. In the end they decided to let the Boyds purchase the bench and bike rack — which they’ve been willing to do since the beginning — and donate them to the city. The city will handle installation and maintenance, and will have some input on design.

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to prohibit the sale of marijuana,” he said. “There has been ample discussion on the topic. However, I understand this is a different type of amendment and a different approach in law. I don’t know what will happen over the coming months.” Council members selected the nine-month period to give them an opportunity to see what the state puts together and how other communities handle the issue. Clifton said it’s likely most law enforcement agencies will cease issuing citations for possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana by adults 21 and older. Amendment 64 also includes provisions for marijuana cultivation. “Generally, law enforcement agencies will be giving deference to this constitutional amendment,” he said. “Of course, if the feds determine Amendment 64 is unconstitutional because it violates federal law, this could become a nonissue.”

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Delta’s 26th Annual

Parade of Lights Friday, December 7 • 6:00 p.m.

“A Country Christmas” Cash Prizes for Best Entries. Parade applications are available at the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce 301 Main Street or at www.deltacolorado.org or by calling 874-8616.

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Dine With Us! Friday Night Downstairs Order from the menu

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ELKS MEMORIAL SERVICE

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 — 1:00 p.m. —

A memorial service for all our members who have passed away this year. All family members and friends are invited.

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Fill a bag with holiday cookies The annual Cookie Walk will be presented by the United Methodist Women on Friday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church located at 477 Meeker Street near Fifth Street in Delta. Members of the organization prepare fancy holiday cookies for sale during the event. Attendees purchase bags (charged by the pound) for their family and friends at Christmas. This year a lunch will not be served; however, two cookies and a cup of coffee will be for sale for $2. Also, a silent

Broncos football in the Clubroom following the service.

auction and craft sale will be held in conjunction. According to Susan Triebwasser, chairman of a UMW Circle, “We are opening early this year, as last year there was a line waiting at the door.” The Methodists are preparing for a full schedule for the holidays with a children’s play, Christmas Eve service and free Christmas dinner. The Abraham Connection Homeless Shelter is now open serving dinner and a place to stay in the church basement. Photo submitted For further informa- Heidi Loveridge (right), an assistant manager at Walmart in Delta, presents tion, call 874-9501. an American flag made of notes of thanks, written by community members and Walmart shoppers. Also pictured are Linda Stahly, Dept. of Colorado VFW Ladies Auxiliary senior vice president, and Michael Stahly, VFW District 11 commander, both representing VFW Post 3571 and its Ladies Auxiliary.

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Delta has a bookstore. The Delta Friends of the Library operate a small bookstore in the basement of the library. The Downstairs Bookstore features a variety of gently used books with everything from bestselling novels to selfhelp. There is a large selection of paperbacks and current magazines. The selection is updated weekly.

donations of clean, used books as well as current magazines. Donations can be taken to the library. A book sale is planned in January, so the Friends of the Library also welcome donations for that sale. The Downstairs Bookstore is open the same hours as the library. All proceeds go to the library.

Flag, scroll presented from ‘A Grateful Nation’ Over the Veterans Day weekend, Walmart in Delta participated in a corporate veterans appreciation campaign, “A Grateful Nation.” Walmart customers penned short thank you notes to veterans, which were used to create the stripes of an American flag. Robert Ownby,

Walmart manager, has graciously allowed Delta Lee Marts Post 3571 Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary to distribute Buddy Poppies every Veterans Day. Ownby asked the local VFW post members to accept the flag on behalf of all veterans. In addition to the flag,

a large paper “scroll” with comments and thank you notes written by Walmart customers was also presented to VFW Post 3571. Both the scroll and the flag will be taken to the Grand Junction Regional VA Hospital and displayed as a tribute to all veterans during the holidays.

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Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County — Cedaredge Community Center (Monday-Thursday), Delta Community Center (Monday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location. More information is available by calling the Cedaredge meal site, 856-3636; the Delta meal site, 874-7662; Hotchkiss Senior Center, 872-3494; and Paonia Senior Citizen Center, 527-3435. The menu through Dec. 31 follows: Monday, Dec. 3 — Homemade pizza, tossed salad, wax beans with red pepper and tropical fruit mix. Tuesday, Dec. 4 — Ham loaf, baked beans, green pea salad, honeyglazed carrots and cinnamon applesauce. Wednesday, Dec. 5 — Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, kidney bean salad, green beans, wheat roll, cake and onehalf orange. Thursday, Dec. 6 — Potato-crusted cod, macaroni and cheese, pineapple coleslaw, peas and carrots, breadstick and sliced pears. Friday, Dec. 7 — Ground beef stroganoff over egg noodles, carrotraisin salad, Harvard beets, onion roll and fresh apple. Monday, Dec. 10 — Sweet and sour chicken over brown rice, spinach and cheese salad, Oriental blend vegetables,

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BARREL TASTING AND HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Sat., Dec. 1 & Sun., Dec. 2 Noon-5 p.m.

Join us for wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music (choral and otherwise) and good cheer. Taste a little 2012 wine from the barrel; enjoy the music of the madrigal choir singing in the cellar; try Jay Bagley’s Alaska smoked salmon and Pam’s jams, sauces and gift baskets.

wheat roll and fortune cookie. Tuesday, Dec. 11 — Chili con carne with cheese and onion, cauliflower, cornbread, cranapple juice and Jell-O. Wednesday, Dec. 12 — Salisbury steak with carrot and onion gravy, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, parmesan pea salad, wheat roll and applesauce delight. Thursday, Dec. 13 — Roast turkey, stuffing and gravy, orange-glazed carrots, three-bean salad and cake. Friday, Dec. 14 — Beef lasagna, tossed salad, cauliflower and broccoli, garlic breadstick and fresh orange. Monday, Dec. 17 — Pepper steak, baked sweet potato fries, applesauce Waldorf salad, California vegetables, Italian bread and fruit cocktail. Tuesday, Dec. 18 — Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, Kirby’s special salad, bread-

BIRTHS Micah and Kimberly Hostetler of Delta are the parents of a son, Blake Eli Hostetler, born Nov. 17, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 9.6 ounces and was 20.25 inches in length. Kevin and Brianda Hernandez of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Lexi Sofia Hernandez, born Nov. 17, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 10.4 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Paula and Jerel Yoder of Delta are the parents of a son, Jaxon Bradley Yoder, born Nov. 21, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Jesus Macias and Flor Moreno of Hotchkiss are the parents of a son, Giovanni Jasiel Macias, born Nov. 24, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 7.8 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Margaret Granzella of Paonia is the parent of a daughter, Rose-Andria Elise Rasmussen Granzella, born Nov. 25, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

stick and one-cup dessert. Wednesday, Dec. 19 — Hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, pickled beets and spiced hot apples. Thursday, Dec. 20 — Chicken tamale pie, Spanish rice, black bean salad, cran-apple juice and applesauce cake. Friday, Dec. 21 — Breaded cod, whipped cauliflower, Harvard beets, wheat roll and sunset yogurt dessert. Monday, Dec. 24 — Baked ham dinner, whipped sweet potatoes, pineapple coleslaw, green beans, wheat roll, cake and fresh orange. Tuesday, Dec. 25 — Merry Christmas. No meal service. Wednesday, Dec. 26 — Meatball and barley soup, mandarin spinach salad, Italian bread, V-8 juice and sliced peaches. Thursday, Dec. 27 — Chicken ala king over brown rice, green pea salad, broccoli, cheesy biscuit and fruited Jell-o.

Friday, Dec. 28 — Beef stew with potatoes, carrots, celery and onions, three-bean salad, cornbread, peanut butter cookie and banana. Monday, Dec. 31 — Oven baked chicken, hoppin’ john, vegetable pasta salad, Italian stewed tomatoes, Jell-O cup and apple crisp. Tuesday, Jan. 1 — Happy New Year. No meal service.

Youth to perform The Valley Youth Orchestra celebrates the holidays with a concert Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Delta United Methodist Church (5th and Meeker). This orchestra is comprised of children from Delta, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray and Garfield counties. Admission is by donation. A cookie reception will follow the concert. Further information is available at www. valleysymphony.net/vyo/.

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DOWN-HOME CHICKEN Tip: This chicken is also delicious with mashed potatoes. Mom served the thick, tangy sauce that coats this tender chicken as a gravy over rice or mashed potatoes. It makes a welcome centerpiece for any meal. —Donna Sasser Hinds, Milwaukie, Oregon 6 Servings Prep: 30 min. Cook: 40 min. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up 1/4 cup canola oil SAUCE: 2/3 cup lemon juice 2/3 cup ketchup 2/3 cup molasses 1/3 cup canola oil 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper

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In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, heat oil. Brown chicken in oil on all sides; remove to paper towels. Drain drippings and return chicken to the pan. In a bowl, combine the lemon juice, ketchup, molasses, oil, Worcestershire sauce, cloves, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Serve with rice.

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Students’ artwork hung in two Delta businesses Delta Middle School art students studied one-, two- and three-point perspective, historic blackand-white photographs of Delta and nearby towns, and the art style of expressionism to create the framed works of art that are displayed at Clubb’s Frame Shop and Bank of the West. Alexia Quinn, Shelbi Ledesma, Katrina Bate, Kaleb Hawkins, Alex

helpful and supportive of my students, providing show space, special ordering sketchbooks and selling at a discount to students,” she explained. The three pieces displayed at Bank of the West are in appreciation for a donation through the organization Donors Choose. Couch submitted a grant request through Donors Choose to buy the frames for the students’ artwork. Couch explains, “Donors Choose is an organization that matches up folks who want to donate money with teachers who need a hard-to-find resource for specific projects.” More information is available at donorschoose.org. All of the pieces of art are for sale, with the Photo by Pat Sunderland proceeds going to the DMS art students Jade Mahaffey (left) and Devin students and the DMS Siettman created the “cityscapes” above using oil Art Studio to replace the frames. pastels.

Rolf, Alexis Williams, Jade Mahaffey, Devin Seittman and Stormi Archuleta participated in the project organized by DMS art instructor Anna Couch. Couch was deliberate about selecting the businesses to display the students’ artwork. “There are six pieces at Clubb’s Frame Shop, because owner Hartland Clubb has always been

LES principals shave their heads, kiss a pig Recently, Lincoln Elementary students engaged in a two-week fundraiser for new instructional technology at LES. Within that short period of time, LES students sold over $30,000 worth of Believe! fundraising items. Of that, $15,000 stayed in the

building for the purchase of technology, specifically an overhead projector for the Discovery Center and Elmos™ for every classroom. The teachers can use the Elmos to project any document onto a screen or the wall. Principal Paul Rodriguez and assistant prin-

cipal Timothy Fifer challenged the students to raise at least $20,000. As a reward for exceeding the challenge, the principals promised to kiss a pig. As an added incentive, they promised to shave their heads if the students raised $30,000. At an all-school assembly last week, the principals made good on their promise, much to the delight of the cheering students.

Rec center will host gingerbread house contest Bill Heddles Recreation Center is planning a gingerbread contest Dec. 8. This is the same day as Breakfast with Santa and the kids’ garage sale. Entry fees are $7 for youth and $7 for adults. Call the rec center at 874Photo by Pat Sunderland 0923 for guidelines. RegStocking caps are in order for Paul Rodriguez and istration deadline is Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. Timothy Fifer, LES administrators.

Students of the Month Brought to you by the Delta County Independent and the Delta High School Booster Club Patti Chapman Age: 17 Parents: Thomas and Roz Chapman

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Poster contest winner Courtney Mattler, a seventh grader at Hotchkiss K-8, won a poster contest for the Delta Parade of Lights. The parade theme, “A Country Christmas,” is shown in Courtney’s pencil drawing of a snowy winter scene. Her artwork has been used to promote the parade, which will be Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m., along Delta’s Main Street. Courtney said she loves to draw, and hopes one day to have her own show at a local art gallery. She is the daughter of Cecilia Ware of Hotchkiss.

Shop kids’ garage sale at BHRC Come shop the third annual kids’ garage sale being held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Saturday, Dec. 8, the same morning as Breakfast with Santa. The garage sale is a great opportunity for kids and adults to shop for great deals, take a photo with Santa, and have a pancake breakfast, too. Kids rent booth spaces to sell gently used items such as toys, games, books, videos, etc. Call Bill Heddles Recreation Center at 8740923 for more information.

Delta County Young Life is sponsoring a competition called “Mr. Christmas Tree” Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Delta Performing Arts Center. A male representative from each class at Delta High School will compete for the title of “Mr. Christmas Tree.” There are four categories — talent, swimwear, interview and formalwear. The winner gets a prom package complete with tux rental and limo. The event is a fundraiser for Young Life. There will also be a silent auction, bake sale and corporate sponsorships to help raise money to send kids to Young Life camps. For more information, call Young Life director Ty Gallenbeck at 2165680.

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Year in school: Senior Favorite subject: History Favorite teacher: Mr. Magtutu The most influential person in my life: My big sister, Katie Please tell us why: My whole life I have always looked up to her and she never fails to put a smile on my face. After graduation, I plan to: attend college (undecided where at the moment) and pursue a career in business and health/exercise science. Favorite saying: “Be more concerned with your character rather than your reputation, because your character is what you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ~John Wooden In my spare time I like to: be with my friends and family, play with my yellow labrador. Favorite musician/song: Luke Bryan Patti is involved in volleyball, basketball and track. She is president of FBLA, vice president of the DHS Leo Club, a member of CFES and student leader at FireProof Youth Group.

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Tom Dover Delta resident Jeffrey T. “Tom” Dover died Nov. 16, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 60. A memorial service was held Nov. 24 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Mr. Dover was born to J.T. and Margie (Womble) Dover on July 21, 1952, in Ardmore Okla. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Long Grove, Okla., graduating from Lone Grove High School in 1971. He served with both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. He served a tour during Vietnam and with Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica. He married Shelly Crim on June 19, 1990, in Arlington, Texas. They celebrated 22 years of marriage this year. Mr. Dover was a carpenter and an auto mechanic. He enjoyed motorcycles, playing his guitar, watching Nascar and drag racing, collecting Nascar die casts and listening to music. He is survived by his wife, Shelly Crim of Delta; his daughter, Margie Dover of Delta; and his sister, Susan Christian and spouse Billy of Lone Grove, Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or www.woundedwarrior project.org; or to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Dee Hanna Diane “Dee” Hanna died Nov. 19, 2012, at her home in Hotchkiss. She was 66. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss. Dianne Harrod was born Oct. 22, 1946, to Lewis and Jeanne (Hickman) Harrod in Tucson, Ariz. She grew up in Tucson, Ariz., and Brawley, Calif., graduating from Brawley High School in 1965. She was married to Larry Jackson before she

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married Chris Hanna. Mrs. Hanna worked as an equipment operator in the construction industry. She volunteered with the Susan B. Komen for the Cure organization and enjoyed boating, camping, motorcycling and crafting. She is survived by her husband, Chris of Hotchkiss; two sons, Todd Jackson of Austin, Texas and Eric Jackson of Kenosha, Wis.; one brother, Keith Harrod of Haverhill, Iowa; two sisters, Lynn Daters of Haverhill, Iowa and Gayle Morroni of Eugene, Ore.; and five grandchildren, Trevor, Taylor, Joshua, Jacob and Jarret. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Nancy Heidrich Hotchkiss resident Nancy J. Heidrich died Nov. 22, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 64. No services are planned at this time. Nancy Joann Kuretich was born Aug. 3, 1948, in Somerset to Martin and Wanda (Lewis) Kuretich. She attended school in Bowie and graduated from Paonia High School in 1966. She married Ken Holt; the marriage ended in divorce. In 1978 she married Charles Heidrich. Mrs. Heidrich worked at a local gas station, grocery store, Gibson’s and Russell Stover. She enjoyed homemaking, crafting, her Siamese cats and Elvis Presley. She is survived by her husband, Charles Heidrich of Hotchkiss; daughters Kendra (Holt) Gillilan and her husband Greg of Paonia and Mary (Heidrich) Everett and her husband Dan of Fruita; son Brad Heidrich and his wife Lynn of Hotchkiss; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Donna Mae Kuretich and Cheryl Lee Kuretich. Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

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Willard Bull Lifetime Cedaredge resident Willard Bull died Nov. 23, 2012, at his residence. He was 87. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church in Cedaredge with Pastor Bob Hillyer officiating. Interment will be held prior to the memorial service at Cedaredge Cemetery. Willard Nelson Bull was born May 29, 1925, to Ernest and Dorothy Bull in Cedaredge. He spent his childhood in Cedaredge, graduating from Cedaredge High School in 1944. He married June Imhoff on Aug. 19, 1958. She preceded him in death in December 1999. He later married Beverly Barr. She survives. Mr. Bull was a thirdgeneration Cedaredge pioneer, working as a farmer, rancher and dairyman. He enjoyed hunting, horseback riding, working his cattle and storytelling. He was a member of the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church and served on the board of several irrigation companies. He was deputy water commissioner for 15 years. Mr. Bull is survived by his wife, Beverly; his son, Alan Bull and his wife Linda, all of Cedaredge; a brother, Robert Bull and his wife Fern of Layton, Utah; two sisters, Marolyn Wood of Meade, Kan., and Jean Gilleece of Grand Junction; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, June Bull. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Oliver Smith Oliver M. Smith died Nov. 23, 2012, at the Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 94. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Taylor Funeral Service

Chapel in Hotchkiss. Inurnment will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia. Mr. Smith was born to Robert and Audra (McMillin) Smith on Sept. 26, 1918, in Haviland, Kan. He spent his childhood in Kansas before moving to Crawford in 1933. He was one of seven students who graduated from Crawford High School in 1936. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. On Dec. 31, 1942, he married Margaret Howard in Fresno, Calif. They were married more than 59 years before Margaret died Aug. 2, 2002. He was a member of Freeman Heights Baptist Church in Arkansas. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, spending time outdoors, farming, and raising pigs, chickens and cattle. He lived in Berryville, Ark., for 20 years before moving back to Colorado in 1984. Mr. Smith is survived by his son, David Smith and his wife Rita of Lakewood; two brothers, Benny Smith of Hotchkiss and David Smith and his wife Carol of Carson City, Nev.; one sister, Joyce Holybee of Paonia; and four grandchildren, Debra, Roger, Robert and Christopher Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Margaret Smith; and his daughter, Christina Smith. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Carolee Burnett Carolee Burnett died Nov. 24, 2012, at Sunrise Homes in Delta. She was 83. Mrs. Burnett was born Nov. 16, 1929, to Onel and Mabel (Caddy) Hoch in Montrose. She attended Montrose public schools until the 10th grade and graduated from high school in Del Norte. On Dec. 22, 1946, she married James Burnett in Del Norte. She worked for the U.S. government as a clerk and typist in the Department of Agriculture. She enjoyed her family, reading, puzzles, sewing, crocheting and

Christmas tree arrives in capitol U.S. Senator Mark Udall welcomed the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington Nov. 26, capping off the Colorado Engleman Spruce’s journey from Rio Blanco County, throughout Colorado and across the nation. The tree, removed from the White River National Forest in early November, draws attention to the forest health issues that face Colorado and many regions of the West. “Colorado is home to some of the most stunning forests our country has to offer. I am proud, as Colorado’s senior senator, to welcome this tree to the U.S. Capitol,” Udall said. “I hope my colleagues will see this tree not only as a symbol of why we need to cherish and protect our forests, but also as a reminder of the work that still has to be done to ensure our

forests remain vibrant and verdant. Colorado is proud to offer this tree to the Capitol for all to enjoy.” During its tour of the country, the tree has been a symbol of the Colorado’s open spaces and outdoor recreation. The tree is also a visible reminder of the most severe wildfire season Colorado has ever experienced. During the tour, one of the partners for the project, Choose Outdoors, raised funds to help restoration efforts for the High Park and Waldo Canyon fires. In July, Udall led a hike through the White River National Forest to help select the tree. The tree will be decorated with 5,000 homemade ornaments from Coloradans. Udall, Colorado’s senior senator, will lead the official lighting of the tree at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 4.

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knitting. Mrs. Burnett is survived by her son, Richard Burnett of Cedaredge; her daughter, Donna Keadle of Eckert; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

Ken Gruber Kenneth J. Gruber died Nov. 20, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction of brain cancer. He was 46. He was born Oct 1, 1966, to Albert “Jerry” and Elaine (Sedlacek) Gruber. He graduated from Machebeuf High School in Denver and with honors from Mesa State College in Grand Junction with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. In 1991 he married Dani Lemoine. Mr. Gruber was a property manager and also worked for SoftShell, a chemical software company which later sold to Bio-Rad Laboratories. He telecommuted from Hotchkiss as an e-business analyst until 2011. He enjoyed refereeing basketball games, and was a voluneer for the Leroux Creek Area Planning Committee which he chaired for several years. Mr. Gruber is survived by his wife of 21 years, Dani of Hotchkiss; two children, Heidi Gruber of Grand Junction and Ben Gruber of Rangely; sisters, Linda Daniel and her husband Bruce of Durango, Christy Dillard and her husband Chip of Harrison, Ark., Nancy Meier and her husband Skip of Castle Rock; brothers, Dave Gruber and his wife Lala of Bailey, Joe Gruber and his wife Stephanie of Evergreen, Tom Gruber and his wife Janet of Littleton, Steve Gruber and his wife Jenna of Carlsbad, Calif., and Marty Gruber and his wife Ashley of Windsor; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Cathey Gruber. At his request, a memorial fund has been established for the education of his children. Contributions may be made to the Gruber Memorial College Fund, c/o First State Bank of Hotchkiss, P.O. Box 38, Hotchkiss, CO 81419. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction with a reception following at Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub in downtown Grand Junction.

Michelle Kelly Michelle Lyn Kelly died Oct. 28, 2012, in Durango. She was 40. She was born to Mike and Rozanne Kelly on June 20, 1972, in Durango. She graduated from Durango High School in 1990 and from Fort Lewis College with two bachelor’s degrees in business and art. While at Fort Lewis she studied abroad for a year in Germany and another semester in Paris. She graduated from CU Denver with a master’s degree in elementary education. She was a tutor and substitute teacher. Ms. Kelly enjoyed traveling, most recently traveling to India with the New Hope Kids Mission Team to New Hope Orphanage. She made jewelry, quilted and was an artist, painting with oils, pastels and watercolor. Ms. Kelly is survived by her father, Mike Kelly of Delta; her mother, Rozanne Kelly of Delta; three brothers, Chris Kelly of Grand Junction, Tim Kelly of Scottsdale, Ariz., and David Kelly of Durango; a sister, Aimee Martin and spouse Steve of Durango; seven nieces and nephews, Sara and Tim Martin of Durango, Andrew and Ellie Kelly of Moab, Utah, Hunter Kelly of Delta, Kayla Sherman of Aliso Viejo, Calif., and McKenna Kelly of Montrose; and a grand-niece, Niomi Kelly of Moab, Utah. A celebration of life was held at the First United Methodist Church in Durango.

Byron Holveck Former Delta resident Byron Lee Holveck died Nov. 25, 2012, at the Grand Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was 40. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Mr. Holveck is survived by his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Dan Wallace of Delta; three sons, Caleb Holveck of Florida, Ryan Cooley of Colorado Springs and Justin Cooley of Montrose; two brothers, Stan Holveck of Denver and Tom Holveck and his wife Karis of Montrose; his grandmother, Betty Dawson of Cory; and two grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylor funeralservice.com.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Community Calendar November 28-December 24

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Thursday, November 29

BINGO, every Thursday, 6:50 p.m., American Legion of Paonia. Come early for hamburgers and hot dogs. This week progressive is 60 numbers for $625, blue is 53 numbers and orange is 61 numbers for $250. For more information, call 527-6252. BINGO, every Thursday, 7 p.m., Delta Elks Lodge, 563 Main Street. Open to the public. For more information, call 874-3624. DEL-ROSE CHORUS SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL REHEARSES every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Delta Methodist Church, corner of Meeker and 5th Street. For more information, call Leslie, 970-256-9763.

November 30 & December 1

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

Friday, November 30

BREAST AND WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, 12 noon, brown bag lunch, Grand Mesa Cancer Infusion & Education Center, Delta County Memorial Hospital. For more information or a ride, call Dorthy, 872-3309 or Marie, 778-8146 by Thursday evening. DELTA COUNTY YOUNG LIFE SPONSORS “MR. CHRISTMAS TREE,” 7:00 p.m., Delta Performing Arts Center. This is a ‘Bro Pageant’ featuring one representative from each of the classes at DHS competing for the title of Mr. Christmas Tree. Fund raiser for sending kids to Young Life camps. Also silent auction, bake sale and some corporate sponsorship. For more information, call Ty Gallenbeck, 970-216-5680. NORTH FORK COMMUNITY CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7 p.m., Eckert Presbyterian Church, Highway 65. Admission is by donation with contributions of money or food going to Surface Creek Food Bank.

Saturday, December 1

DELTA HUBWHEELER SQUARE DANCE CLUB MEETS, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School, 1050 Hastings Street, Delta. Mainstream. Club caller is Larry Schulz. Cuer is Maxine Springer. Prerounds/instructions at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 858-2352 or 257-7281. CHRISTMAS CONCERTS, 4 and 7 p.m., Chapel of the Cross, Cedaredge. Tickets free but must be obtained in advance at AppleShed, Leisure Time or Gazebo Florist. Includes a variety of seasonal vocal and instrumental music, a community carol sing with the piano and organ. CHILI/POTATO DINNER, 4-7 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Cedaredge. Potato with all the fixin’s and chili, dessert and drink $8; potato with just the fixin’s, dessert and drink $5; chili, dessert and drink $5; nachos $2. Children under 10 — $5 for potato, chili, dessert and drink; $3 for potato or chili, dessert and drink. Sponsored by Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church. CRAFT & BAKE SALE with “Home & Kitchen” theme, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., corner of Highway 92 and 3100 Road. Proceeds support Rogers Mesa Community House. Hourly Pampered Chef demos. CEDAREDGE PARADE OF LIGHTS. TEN FRIENDS ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ute Indian Museum, Montrose. Free admission to show and museum. For more information, call Janice, 240-8377. HAND-MADE HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta. VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 2 p.m., United Methodist Church, 5th and Meeker streets, Delta. Admission by donation. Cookie reception follows concert. For more information, go to: http://www.valleysymphony.net/vyo/ PAONIA FIRE DEPARTMENT BENEFIT DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION for the Grant Arterburn Family, 5-7 p.m., Paonia Firehouse, 729 Second Street. For more information or donations, call 234-0642.

Sunday, December 2

NORTH FORK COMMUNITY CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 3 p.m., North Fork Baptist Church, Highway 133, Paonia. Admission is by donation with contributions of money or food going to Ministerial Alliance Food Bank.

Tuesday, December 4

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

Wednesday, December 5

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. PUBLIC MEETING for more information on the proposed BLM Feb. 2013 oil and gas lease sale, 6-8 p.m., Paonia Junior High School Gym, 846 Grand Avenue, Paonia.

December 7-9

PAONIA PLAYERS PRESENT “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE,” Paradise Theatre, Paonia. Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. with 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday. Opening $20, all other shows $15.

Friday, December 7

CONFLUENCE DRIVE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY, 11 a.m., Gunnison River Drive and Palmer streets. COOKIE WALK, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker Street, Delta. Cookies sold by the pound. Silent auction and craft sale also held. For more information, call 874-9501. HOLIDAY BOOK SALE, 1:30-5 p.m., Paonia Library Community Room.

Saturday, December 8

GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL, 12 noon-4 p.m., Blue Sage Center, Paonia. Holiday book sale, hayrides, gingerbread houses, professional photography and a cottage building workshop for kids. GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST DISPLAY, 9-11 a.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta. KIDS’ GARAGE SALE, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta. KIWANIS’ BREAKFAST WITH SANTA PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 8:3011 a.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta. BOOKSIGNING FOR “NORTH FORK VALLEY” with authors Kathy Addams McKee and Claudia Sutliff King, 1:30 p.m., HotchkissCrawford Historical Museum, Second and Hotchkiss Avenue. HOLIDAY BOOK SALE, coloring contest and free hayrides to Homestead Market, Blue Sage Center Gingerland and Paonia Library, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Paonia Library Community Room.

Enjoy your favorite holiday carols Valley Symphony Association is pleased to announce a special Christmas concert combining the talents of the 65-voice Valley Symphony Chorus under the direction of Lenore Hample and the Valley Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mike Kern. The orchestra will be doing Stille Nacht (as performed by Mannheim Steamroller), Three Dances from the Nutcracker (Marche, Waltz of the Flowers, and Trepak), White Christmas, and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. The chorus will perform Pergolesi’s Magnificat plus wonderful arrangements of popular Christmas carols and many other holiday

Tuesday, December 11

ADVENT CONCERT, 12:10-12:55 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and Palmer streets, Delta. Today: Dr. Mary Kleinsorge, soloist with guitar. For more information, call St. Luke’s, 8749489 or Nyla, 874-9485. COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL SERVICE, 7 p.m., Taylor Funeral Service, 682 1725 Road, Delta. For more information, call 874-8633.

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. 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.

The second Christmas by Candlelight concert will be Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors and $5 for students 17 and under. Because this is a popular holiday concert, advance ticket purchases are encouraged. Tickets

Delta’s Lee Marts VFW Post 3571 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host a Pearl Harbor Day commemorative ceremony Friday, Dec. 7, on the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that took the United States into World War II. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. and will include special remembrances of those who were there and the 2,402 Americans who lost their lives on that “Day of Infamy.” The ceremony will conclude with placing seven wreaths of remembrance into the

The Delta community will get back to its roots during this year’s annual Parade of Lights as it celebrates “A Country Christmas.” Come join in the fun and kick off the Christmas season on Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. for the always excellent hometown Parade of Lights. Don’t miss seeing Santa in the parade! Businesses, civic organizations, non-profit groups, youth organizations and others are encouraged to participate in the parade. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top three floats that fit into the “A Country Christmas” theme.

Gunnison River, to be carried downstream by the currents. All events will be held on the banks of the Gunnison River near the arbor in Confluence Park. All members of the community are invited, especially anyone who was at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, any family members of those who were there, and all veterans and active duty troops of the U.S. military and their families. Call Sandy Baker, auxiliary secretary, at 874-8172 for additional information.

A performance of a men’s choir will take place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5th and Palmer in Delta, Tuesday, Dec. 4,

artists as they bring both hallowed and festive songs of the season to life with their characteristic warmth, clarity, and luscious vocal blend. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for children, and are available at Buckskin Booksellers and Cimarron Books or at the door. The concert is sponsored by Ouray County Performing Arts.

traditions, in an afternoon of yuletide music you won’t hear anywhere else — including White Christmas, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, I Wonder as I Wander, Rise Up Shepherd, The Huron Carol, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, a haunting O Magnum Mysterium, and their famous, cheeky version of Jingle Bells. Join these eight vocal

North Fork choir plans two Christmas concerts The North Fork Community Choir kicks off the holiday season with two Christmas concerts on Friday, Nov. 30, in Eckert and Sunday, Dec. 2, in Paonia. The choir, under the direction of longtime music educator Jan Tuin, will perform a varied selection of works both sacred and secular, as

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tions may be made to the Ministerial Alliance Food Bank. The Eckert performance starts at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Highway 65. On Sunday, the performance takes place at 3 p.m. at the Baptist Church on Highway 133. Everyone is cordially invited to get in the holiday spirit through the joy of music!

well as traditional and modern. Joining the choir will be many local musicians playing brass, percussion, hammered dulcimer, flute and piano. Admission to the concerts is by donation. In Eckert, contributions of either money or food may be made to the Surface Creek Food Bank. In Paonia, similar dona-

City of Delta Activity Update • KIDS GARAGE SALE - Have your kids earn extra Christmas Money — Reserve your spot for Saturday, December 8 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Call the Rec Center to pre-register. No clothes or food items allowed in garage sale. • PICKLE BALL DROP IN - Month of November — Drop-in times Mon./ Wed. 8:00-10:00 a.m. or Thursday 4:00-6:00 p.m. May be inside or outside depending on weather or activities! • ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE - The City of Delta is looking for teams to play in Adult Soccer League that would start in March. Please contact the Sports Coordinator if you are interested in this league forming! • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - Back again this year on Saturday, December 8 at BHRC. From 8:30-11 a.m. kids 12 and under eat free. Sponsored by Delta Kiwanis Club. Bring your camera for photos with Santa. • MAKE YOUR OWN EMBOSSED CHRISTMAS CARDS - Monday,

Parade entries are due on Friday, Nov. 30. The cost to enter is $25; chamber members receive a discount. After the deadline, the fee will be $35 for everyone. Parade float entries are now accepted at the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce at 301 Main Street, or give the office a call at 874-8616 to sign up, or to request an e-mail or fax copy of the registration form. “And then on Dec. 6, bundle up in warm clothes, bring a mug of hot chocolate and your holiday spirit, and we’ll see you on Main Street for the annual Parade of Lights,” said chamber director Kami Collins.

Men’s choir featured in lunchtime series

Dolce Voce brings festive songs of the season to life Dolce Voce, an eightmember a cappella vocal group from Ridgway and Montrose, will present a holiday concert entitled “White Christmas” at the Wright Opera House on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. They will be serving up heart-warming holiday ballads, Christmas movie classics, and carols from British, Appalachian, and Native American

are available at Clubb’s in Delta, Homer L. Sims Agency, Howard Davidson Insurance Agency and DeVinny Jewelers in Montrose. Tickets are also available at the Montrose Pavilion office by credit card, in person or by telephone (249-7015) and for purchase online at www. valleysymphony.net.

Celebrate a Country Christmas at parade

Pearl Harbor to be remembered

Monday, December 10

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

favorites including I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Three Kings of Orient, Away In a Manger and All is Well. Plus there will be an audience Christmas carol sing-along (including a sing-along of the Hallelujah! chorus from Handel’s Messiah so bring your music!), and much more. The first concert will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Delta Performing Arts Center. Intermission refreshments at the Delta concert will be provided as a fundraiser for Valley Youth Orchestra. Donations for intermission refreshments will help support young musicians in our area with their season of music.

December 3 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. You will be able to make 20 cards in this creative class. Register in advance. GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST - 1st Annual Gingerbread House Contest in youth and adult categories. Register in advance and creations will be on display Sat., December 8 and judged during Breakfast with Santa. 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. PICKLE BALL 101 - Learn to play this great game on Thursday, November 29 and December 6 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Please register in advance. No charge for this clinic. 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

from 12:10 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. Spend your lunch hour enjoying this special holiday performance by a dynamic and lively group of men. These advent miniconcerts will continue each week on Tuesdays at noon through Dec. 18. Singer songwriter Dr. Mary Kleinsorge will sing and play guitar on Dec. 11. The choir from Cedaredge United Methodist Church will perform Dec. 18. Contact Nyla Storch at 874-9485 or call St. Luke’s at 874-9489 if you have questions.

Holiday craft fair slated for Dec. 1 Wander through almost 70 booths at the Holiday Craft Fair hosted by Bill Heddles Recreation Center Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You’ll find a variety of personally crafted treasures including stained glass, fused glass, jewelry, windchimes, aprons, afghans, florals, metal art, children’s gifts, candles, ceramics and more.

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


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LOCAL NEWS

Delta County Independent

Heidi Davis offers hope in new book BY PAT SUNDERLAND Managing Editor

Heidi Davis of Delta will sign her book, “Ariel’s Light: An Inspiring True Story of Recovery, Healing, Hope, and Miracles,” at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The book signing will be held in conjunction with the rec center’s annual Holiday Craft Fair. Davis is the first to tell everyone she is not a writer. She is, quite frankly, a recovering alcoholic who failed many times in her attempts to give up drinking. From the time she had her first drink at the age of 4 — at a family Christmas party — Davis struggled with a drinking problem. When she moved to Delta six years ago with her husband and five children, she thought she’d finally be able to get a fresh start. Instead, the alcoholism progressed. In “Ariel’s Light,” Davis describes how her husband Kevin and her parents did everything they could to save her. Ultimately Kevin decided Heidi was a danger to herself and to their children, and he told her to pack up her things and move back to Denver. “I had hit several bottoms in my life,” Heidi said, but faced with the loss of her family, she lost all hope.

“My answer was to die,” she said. “That was my way out.” Heidi describes the long, miserable night during which she attempted suicide in front of her daughter and her friend. She finally passed out and when she woke up and looked over, there was Ariel. “She saved my life, she helped save my soul. She was my light in all that darkness.” Heidi writes, “When I looked over and saw my little Ariel’s face, I knew I couldn’t possibly live like this anymore, and I realized I didn’t want to leave my family and die. How could I have been so selfish to put them through that?” So she went home and didn’t even attempt to beg forgiveness because she knew her “sorrys” meant nothing. “I just showed them I wasn’t going to drink.” The date was May 21, 2009. “I finally hit rock bottom. I found acceptance of my alcoholism. I realized it would never be different for me. My problem was I’d always tried to see if I could have just one drink. Surrender came, the white flag went up.” Davis describes that day as the worst day of her life and the greatest day of her life. Then just seven months later Ariel was killed while walking to

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Walmart with a friend. The two were on a dark stretch of H Road, a road that has no sidewalk and no shoulder, when Ariel was hit by a car on Dec. 20, 2009. She was 16. “I thought, ‘Wow, I finally, finally got sober to have a better life and this is what happens.’” But because Heidi was no longer a selfish drunk, she was able to be with Ariel while she was on life support, waiting for the weather to clear up so an organ transplant could get to Delta. “The miraculous thing to many people is that I was able to remain sober through those days. Alcoholics are always looking for an excuse, and that’s probably the greatest excuse ever,” she said. But she found strength in a habit she started the day she got sober. Every night, she wrote a letter to God. “It wasn’t a long drawn-out thing,” she said. “I just asked God to remove my desire to drink and help me accept my alcoholism. As time went on, I developed a relationship with God. I was able to talk to Him.” She later realized the seven months she was writing those letters and building a relationship with God, it was preparing her for the difficulties she was about to face. Although that time was so dark, Heidi felt the light of God saying, ‘If you just hang on, I will not let you walk through this alone.” Her letters to God began to include the miraculous signs that made her think of Ariel. “I didn’t need to see those things in order to trust in God, so I thought maybe they were for somebody else.” As the pages started to stack up, Heidi shared her story with family and

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friends, who encouraged her to have it published. She sought guidance from Willyn Webb, Ariel’s teacher and a published author, and found a Christian publisher. Within weeks she had a contract with Tate Publishing. “In AA we share our stories because they can give other people hope,” she says. In the same way she hopes her writings can help a struggling alcoholic or show a grieving parent that though a child’s death hurts and it’s tragic, there’s hope. Although Heidi is comfortable sharing her stories at AA meetings, she admits it was a bit painful writing about Ariel and the accident that claimed her life, even though she knows it was just that — an accident. “I pray before writing, I pray during and I pray after. I have to think it’s going to help somebody else. “This story is not just my story. It’s everybody’s story. Whether they’re the alcoholic, or they’ve got an alcoholic or an addict in the family, it’s in somebody’s life somehow, some way. “The same for dealing with death — that too we all go through.” Today, Heidi not only writes letters to God, she also writes to Ariel. “I feel like she can read the letter over my shoulder,” Heidi said. “It makes me feel closer to her.” Still there are days

when grief hits hard, when Heidi misses “her girl” and her giggle almost more than she can bear. It was on one of those days she took the photo that’s featured on the cover of “Ariel’s Light.” The light from the setting sun shines brightly beneath the darkening clouds, silhouetting Grand Mesa and bringing hope to Heidi’s heart. “Miracles happen every day all around us. It’s a question of what are you willing to see? What are you willing to keep

your heart open to?” “Ariel’s Light” will be available at the rec center Saturday. Heidi will also sign books at the Delta Public Library Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Online purchases can be made at barnesandnoble. com, amazon, itunes and the Tate Publishing website, www.tatepublishing. com. “I’m humbled and I’m honored to be part of something so wonderful,” she said. “I just hope my book will help somebody find a little hope.”

Photo by Pat Sunderland

Although she has struggled with alcoholism and lost her daughter in a tragic accident, Heidi Davis’s book is filled with the hope she has found through God.

BLM, USFS Christmas tree permits are available Christmas tree permits offered by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management are now on sale. The permits allow the public to cut a Christmas tree for personal use on national forest and BLM lands within the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests and the Uncompahgre, Grand Junction and Gunnison Field Offices of the BLM. Tree cutters must have a valid permit with them while cutting a tree. A BLM permit is valid for trees located on BLM lands only, just as a Forest Service permit is only valid for trees located on

national forest system lands. Permit costs range from $8 to $10 (per tree) depending on which BLM or Forest Service office issues the permit and where one plans to cut their tree. Permits come with information explaining regulations and helpful tips. The Forest Service and BLM offices also sell maps and offer free advice on the best areas for tree harvesting, species availability and any restrictions of note. No cutting is permitted in campgrounds or other recreation/facility sites, wilderness and/or near lakes, streams or in wetland areas.

Permits are on sale in Delta at 2250 Highway 50 (phone 874-6717), in Paonia at the ranger district’s office on North Rio Grand Avenue (phone 527-4131) or in Montrose at 2465 S. Townsend Avenue (phone 240-5300). Permits are also available in Collbran, Crested Butte, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Mesa and Norwood. Please plan ahead and be prepared for winter conditions and keep vehicles on the road (or appropriate parking area). Vehicles equipped for winter conditions with 4-wheel drive, snow tires or chains are encouraged.

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Property owner challenges bill for annexation BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Annexation into the Town of Paonia was expensive for Rick McGavin. He received a bill totaling $4,837.20 for the annexation of his property on Samuel Wade Road which includes his house and a liquor store. That business, McGavin wrote in a letter to Mayor Neal Schwieterman, results in $600 to $1,000 in sales tax to the town each month. Both are on town water. The town’s invoice included $1,378.75 in planner fees for Davis Farrar and $3,281.96 in legal fees for town attorney Jim Briscoe. Certified mail costs were $122.98 and the cost of publication was $53.51. McGavin began his letter by stating, “I am sorry to contact [you] on another matter of unprofessional behavior from the Town of Paonia.” The annexation papers were filed in April and he received the town’s invoice six months later on Oct. 15. He stated that he and his attorney had asked throughout the annexation process for estimated costs but received none. He noted the mayor had said the annexation was a first for the town and details were being worked out. “Am I expected to pay for the [town’s] educational process?” McGavin wrote. “I was [led] to believe I was not going to be responsible for the town planner bill.” Jim Briscoe, town attorney, in a letter to the mayor, town clerk and Farrar, explained, “It is a large amount of legal fees in comparison with previous annexation proceedings. However, this was not a normal annexation process and involved negotiations that have not historically occurred with annexations to the Town

of Paonia.” The annexation agreement provided by Farrar was revised by Briscoe. It was not accepted by McGavin. Briscoe said he looked at what would be acceptable options. McGavin and his attorney, Steve Harper, then submitted their own agreement. Briscoe reviewed that and, after changes and compromises, an annexation agreement was signed by the town and McGavin. Briscoe concluded, “I believe the billing is justified ... However, given the fact it involved the creation of a unique annexation agreement crafted to address a particular situation, that by necessity it resulted in a billing that is unusually high in comparison with other annexations, perhaps it would be justified for the bill to be reduced ... The annexation agreement form that was developed will likely be used by the Town for future annexations, subject again to making amendments to address the different circumstances and issues that come with different properties proposed for annexation.” At the Nov. 13 town council meeting, McGavin said the annexation process began in Aug. 2011. He stated that 80 percent of what the planner had asked for in the annexation agreement had nothing to do with annexing a property into the Town of Paonia, but was applicable to larger communities. After going back and forth with the town attorney, 90 percent was accepted by Briscoe, McGavin said. It took until March 2012 for an acceptable agreement. The Paonia Town Council voted unanimously to reduce the invoice by $1,378.75, which was the total cost billed by the planner. The full amount of the legal fees was not reduced.

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A handsome dude This buck struck a regal pose on Rogers Mesa last week. Motorists are taking extra care to avoid the deer herds crossing the highway at night.

Conservation groups host meeting on BLM lease sale The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is moving forward with leasing lands in the North Fork Valley for oil and gas drilling at the Feb. 2013 lease sale — lands that were previously scheduled to be sold at the August 2012 lease sale then deferred. Opponents are upset that the BLM is moving forward with this proposal despite overwhelming public opposition and despite the agency’s

Paonia approves lease changes with orchard BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Paonia Town Council, meeting on Nov. 13, had a full agenda and some noteworthy announcements. Mayor Neal Schwieterman announced that the North Fork Airport was voted the 2012 Outstanding Colorado Airport by the Colorado Pilots Association. The Town of Paonia and Delta County co-own the airport. A date for presentation of the award has not been set. Town clerk Barbara Peterson invited residents to come in and write on town hall windows what they like about the town. Markers are provided. The North Fork Vision 2020 and Heart and Soul mural is proudly on display in the town hall entry. Jeff Schwartz of Delicious Orchards asked for a modification to his lease. The current agreement for the town land he leases for a campground specified he needed to have a $3 million total liability policy with $3 million per incident. Schwartz said his insurance company only does a $2 million total liability policy with $1 million per incident. He said that is the industry standard. Jim Briscoe, town attorney, said he preferred a policy to give the town the greatest coverage and protection. Peterson asked the council to revise the lease so it would match the name on the insurance policy. The lease was in name of Jeff Schwartz and the policy in the name of Delicious Orchards. Both the lease and the insurance policy will now say Delicious Orchards. Trustee Brian Ayers noted that the insurance policy had expired on Sept. 28. At the time of the meeting Schwartz did not realize that his brother had renewed the policy before the expiration date.

The council approved the lower insurance amounts and changed the lease to Delicious Orchards LLC by a split vote. Brian Ayers and Ross King were opposed to granting the approval because they thought Schwartz had let the insurance lapse and didn’t inform the town. The mayor asked the town clerk to put the issue on the next agenda if Delicious Orchards did not have an insurance policy in place. It is listed under unfinished business on the Nov. 27 agenda as a compliance review. Mayor Neal Schwieterman recused himself while the council considered his boundary adjustment request. Mayor pro tem Corinne Ferguson conducted this discussion and vote. In Schwieterman’s letter to the Creek Vista Crossing Homeowners Association, he stated he wanted a boundary adjustment that would transfer the approximately 35 foot by 100 foot piece of the property from Don May’s ownership to Schwieterman and his wife, Liane Mattson. The piece of land would be removed from the homeowners association. Schwieterman currently cuts the field which is covered in cheat grass. This is to have a fire break for his home. The home was built prior to the Town of Paonia land use codes. With the adjustment, the home’s eves, window seat for the east bedroom and the east door landing and steps would be in compliance. The land within the boundary adjustment would retain the current utility access and maintenance easement. Steve Gulick, president of the Creek Vista Crossing Homeowners Association, wrote that the executive board had no objection. Schwieterman was to “cover expenses

associated with revising and recording Exhibit A of [the association’s] covenants.” The Paonia Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval provided a deed for the property that PAONIA COUNCIL TO B3

current unfinished Resource Management Plan (RMP). Citizens for a Healthy Community (CHC) and the NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center will host a meeting to present more information on the proposed February 2013 lease sale and to write letters to the BLM state office, urging them to remove all of the North Fork parcels from the sale. The meeting will be held at the Paonia Junior High School Gym, 846 Grand Avenue, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The hosting groups state that the meeting will be an opportunity to get more information on the proposed February 2013 lease sale, to learn about the protest and appeal processes and to share ideas on how local residents can work with the BLM state office to convince the agency to remove the North Fork parcels from the lease sale and to finish the RMP revision,

adopting updated management that protects the area’s resources, uses and communities. The BLM’s Resource Management Plan is currently undergoing an update and members of the community have been working toward developing sensible, protective management for the North Fork lands. Citizens for a Healthy Community, in a release, states the “North Fork communities can come together and work with the BLM to put updated management in place for our public lands. But we need to act now. The protest period for the current lease sale ends Dec. 17.” Visit www.citizensfora healthycommunity.org or www. theconservationcenter.org for more information. To view the agency’s information on the lease sale, visit www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_ Programs/oilandgas/leasing. html.

Local talent showcased in Paonia holiday art fair The 20th annual Holiday Art Fair will happen Friday, Nov. 30, from 5-8 p.m. and all day Saturday, Dec. 1, from 95 at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia. The Holiday Art Fair was founded in 1992 by Celia Roberts. This festive event is produced by local artists for the benefit of the community and the artists. The Blue Sage Center will be filled to overflowing with artists’ art items. These items are all local and handmade, and make excellent gift items. Participating artists include Ashley Krest and Zephyros Farms — live wreaths, Blossom Valley School — baked goods and ornaments, Celia Roberts — photography and calendars, Tara Miller and Sam Brown — pottery, Pam Ellison — pot-

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Pottery by local artists and many other handmade, local gifts, jewelry and artwork will be available this Friday and Saturday at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia. tery, Susie Kaldis — jewelry, Peggysoup Lovey — fiber arts and dolls, Keaton Spitzer — mosaic arts, K Dahl Glass Studio — glass art and fine art, Michelle Dockins — dyed silks and felted soaps, Heidi Simpson — Goat’∑s milk soaps and lotions, Patricia Weller —

jewelry, Paonia Health Works — chair massage, Taquile Textiles of Peru — knitwear, Marilyn Colter — watercolor cards and Kathie Johnson — beeswax candles. Providing music to entertain and to shop by will be Devon Alves, Pete Halladay and T. Kay and Paonia Community Chorus. The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is located at 228 Grand Avenue in downtown Paonia. For more information, call 527-7243.


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Christmas cheer and Santa light up Crawford

Photos by Kathy Browning The Odle Family of Crawford filled their impressive The Fruitland Mesa Club had a great float with a float during the annual Parade of Lights. A family from Minnesota hopped on this float in Christmas tree and lots of presents. the Crawford Parade of Lights on Friday, Nov. 23.

Colored lights streamed from this cowboy’s hat.

Christopher Daniels was among the first of many kids who shared with Santa Claus what he would like under his Christmas tree. There are some extra photos at www.flickr.com/kdbrowning.

Payton Wheatley gives Santa his wish list for Christmas while elves Lynn Watkins and Megan Collins assist. The Crawford Community United Methodist Church hosted Santa and offered chili, nachos, popcorn and cookies by the pound.

Even adults waited patiently for their turn to have their picture taken with Santa. Here is Susan Ayer and below is John Watkins.

Kids climbed aboard the North Fork Ambulance Association Santa’s friendly elves are Dhaun Cose (left) and Megan Collins (right). train for a ride through downtown Crawford.


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A gem about the North Fork Valley Local authors team up to write entertaining history of the North Fork Valley BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Kathy Addams McKee and Claudia Sutliff King, the local authors of “North Fork Valley,” will have a book signing on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 1:30 p.m. at the HotchkissCrawford Historical Museum. The book will be available for purchase from the museum. The museum has a number of other books in the ImagPhoto from Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Museum es of America series by Concrete sidewalks. In 1909, Hotchkiss finally began to replace the boardwalks and dirt Arcadia Publishing. paths with sidewalks. This group of businesses includes, from left to right, Dr. Myers office, the North Fork Times newspaper office, the real estate office of Dickson and Winters, and the North Fork Market. Along with the workers are two children playing as if they are helping with a donkey pulling them along. Reprinted with permission from North Fork Valley by Kathy Addams McKee and Claudia Sutliff King.

Kathy McKee, cocurator of the HotchkissCrawford Historical Museum, got the idea for the book one year ago. The original idea was to do a book on Delta County. But when she wrote down all the chapters necessary for a book on the entire county, she realized what a daunting task that would be. So she and the historical society book committee decided it would be better to focus solely on the

North Fork Valley. She sent her proposal to Arcadia Publishing for their Images of America series in February. Being the museum cocurator gave McKee a head start on the project. “It was wonderful because I actually got looking into files I hadn’t looked in before, and realized we had a lot of pictures.” The authors searched for original pictures in three different historical societies and nine private collections. Hetty Todd and Dennis Turner were two who contributed pictures. The majority of photographs in the book will be new to readers. McKee worked on the book in her off hours from the museum. She

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A new Rotarian Michelle Lehman (center), owner of the Paonia Flower Shop, is the newest member of the Paonia Rotary Club. She was officially received into the service organization on Nov. 15 by club president Norman Lewark and Jackie Parks. Parks introduced Lehman by saying she had known Michelle since she was a small child and that she has grown up to be a wonderful woman. Lehman graduated from Hotchkiss High School. She has been in the floral business for 20 years.

Paonia council FROM PAGE B1 is being exchanged is in place and proper notice given to the homeowners association. Don May wrote that he did not consider the boundary adjustment to be an asset because of the utility easement. Additionally, Schwieterman was paying all fees for the boundary adjustment. Jim Briscoe, town attorney, said Amendment 41 in the Colorado Constitution does not allow public officials to receive or accept gifts in excess of $50. His opinion was that the mayor is paying for “the boundary adjustment application fee, survey expenses, plat preparation, deed preparation and recording fees, which amount to the purchase price of the narrow strip of property being proposed for a boundary adjustment.” After substantial discussion by the trustees, the council unanimously approved the boundary adjustment.

scanned all the photos at home. Among the new discoveries for McKee were the information and photographs she found of The North Fork Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), an organization of Union veterans. The GAR purposes were fraternity, charity and loyalty to fellow members, their families and their communities. The North Fork GAR post and the Ladies’ Relief Corps were located in Hotchkiss. McKee was impressed with Thomas Blackwell, editor of the North Fork Times. “He was a wonderful editor.” She had a lot of fun with the Lazear chapter, even though it was hard to find pictures there. She used photographs in the book by Thomas Jamison, who visited the area through the years. “Lazear was really an interesting little town. It had a cheese factory, a blacksmith shop, stores, but nobody had pictures of those,” McKee said. Royden Girling did a lot for the community. Girling bought the Lazear Mercantile Store in 1920 and became the postmaster. A few years later the Girling brothers bought a store across the street. In 1929 his longtime employee Tom Coutts became his partner. The store was named Girling and Coutts. Coutts succeeded Girling as postmaster and later bought Girling’s share in the store. McKee learned a lot about coal mining from interviewing Robert “Bud” Bowie. “He was a delight.” McKee wrote the chapters on Hotchkiss,

Lazear, Crawford and Bowie. McKee is a fourth-generation resident of Hotchkiss. Claudia King, a local historian who has lived her entire 73 years in Paonia, did the chapters on Paonia and Somerset. Doing the book made even King learn more about her local community. “It really did help me to understand the interconnectedness

of people in Paonia,” King said. “Some of the things I just didn’t realize.” She finally learned why events developed the way they did. For example, she played with children whose parents owned the Oliver mine. She never understood why they suddenly left the area. Doing the book, she found out they sold the mine in 1949. “All the kids in Som-

Photo from Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Museum

Thomas Blackwell, editor of the North Fork Times, was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias, police magistrate, justice of the peace, state representative, and a member of the businessmen’s association that was responsible for promoting the valley. Reprinted with permission from North Fork Valley by Kathy Addams McKee and Claudia Sutliff King.

erset and Bowie came down to our schools,” she said. “I learned a lot more about these classmates by just doing the research.” King learned a great deal about the mines in Somerset and the surrounding area. Miners were paid in silver and gold coin. “That coin came from Utah and if a specific miner didn’t pick up his wage, it just went back on the train to Utah and it came back the next day. They didn’t keep a lot of money around up there at Somerset,” King said. King acknowledges her great sources — Bill Palmer Sr., Myrna Hunten Pierson and Ralph Audin Jr. — for much of the mining information she shares in the book. This is McKee’s first book. King has written previously. Most notable was her “Treasured Memories — First 30 Years in Paonia” published in July 1996 and “A Walking Tour” in 1976. “North Fork Valley” costs $21.99 and is available locally at the Hotchkiss-Crawford Museum, at online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadia publishing.com or (888) 313-2665. Proceeds from the sale of this book will help to support the HotchkissCrawford Historical Museum, which is nonprofit and volunteer-run, and to continue in its mission of preserving the history of the area. Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.


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Hotchkiss updates its traffic regulations BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

The Town of Hotchkiss has been using the 2003 Model Traffic Code even though there have been four updates since then. That was rectified on Nov. 8 with the Hotchkiss Town Council voting unanimously to approve Ordinance 2012-2 Model Traffic Code updating it to 2010.

Attorney Sandra Nettleton put the ordinance together. The ordinance contains some townspecific modifications that pertain to the public works director, Mike Owens, being able to put up signs restricting the use of vehicles above a certain weight on highways due to deterioration, rain, snow or other conditions.

Seasonal road closures in effect for Gunnison Gorge NCA On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Bureau of Land Management’s Uncompahgre Field Office and the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area will implement seasonal road closures on approximately 17,570 acres within the Gunnison sage grouse area of critical environmental concern. Under the annual closures, C-77, Black Ridge and Red Canyon Road are closed to motorized and mechanical uses effective immediately through May 15, 2013. Signs will be posted to notify the public of closures in these key-access areas. The closures are intended to protect sensitive Gunnison sage grouse habitat, reduce stress and disturbance

to wintering deer and elk herds and protect soils from excessive erosion and damage. Areas affected by the road closures include portions of Black Ridge and Fruitland Mesas east of the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness, west of the Black Canyon Road, south of the Smith Fork drainage and north of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. All of the affected areas will remain open to non-motorized recreation such as hiking and horseback riding. The BLM staff appreciates your cooperation with this effort to protect this special area. For additional information, contact the BLM at (970) 240-5300.

The public works director can erect signs prohibiting the operation of trucks, commercial vehicles or construction vehicles on designated highways and may impose limitations on their weight, size or type. The public works director can temporarily close any highway and establish detours because of general construction, public safety or maintenance. The public works director can temporarily close to traffic any part of a highway for celebrations, parades, special events or civic functions provided a valid permit has been issued by the town. Finally, the public works director can prohibit all vehicles on a highway except authorized emergency and maintenance vehicles. The chief engineer for the Colorado Department of Transportation added an endorsement making it legal for the Hotchkiss Marshal to write tickets on highways as traffic is passing through town. The Model Traffic Code can be read at town hall.

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Thanksgiving sharing Paonia Junior High Social Studies classes, under the direction of Kirsten Saunders, Tonya Pipher, and Lindsay Prendergast, processed 40 pounds of apples donated by Austin Family Farms. The students created 30 pies from scratch, rolling out the dough and baking these pies to observe Thanksgiving. They were led through a series of safe food practices, manners and etiquette, capitalizing upon the true meaning of giving. After lunch, the students indulged in some of the pies, then delivered the remainder to Paonia Care and Rehabilitation.

Enjoy holiday book sale, coloring contest and free hayrides

Hotchkiss High School Activities Fri., Nov. 30 Basketball at Olathe, TBA.

Sat., Dec. 1 Hotchkiss Invitational Wrestling, TBA. Sponsored By:

Offices in Hotchkiss, Paonia, Crawford, Delta, Westcliffe and Fountain

Paonia High School Activities Thur., Nov. 29 C Basketball at Olathe, Girls at 4:00 p.m., Boys at 5:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 30 Wrestling at Fruita, 6:00 p.m. — Come Early & Eat at “Eagles Nest Cafe.” Sat., Dec. 1 Speech at Grand Junction High School, TBA; Wrestling at Maverick Duals (CMU), All Day; JV Wrestling at Montrose, All Day. Mon., Dec. 3 C Girls Basketball vs. Hotchkiss, 4:00 p.m. Tues., Dec. 4 JV Basketball vs. Olathe, JV Girls and JV Boys at 4:00 p.m., V Girls at 5:30 p.m., V Boys at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored By: 133 Grand Avenue Paonia, CO 81428 (970) 527-4141 150 Gunnison River Drive Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-0100

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The Friends of Paonia Library will hold their annual holiday book sales on Friday afternoon, Dec. 7, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Paonia Library Community Room. On Saturday only, there will be a horsedrawn hayride sponsored by the Homestead Market on Grand Avenue to the Paonia Library on Third Street and back. Pick up for the hayride will begin in front of the Homestead at 10:30 a.m. and the ride will end at approximately 1:30 p.m. Riders will be able to get off at the Blue Sage Center Gingerland after its noon opening. Santa will arrive at the Blue Sage at 1 p.m. The Homestead will be hosting its annual holiday open house with local food and drink samples for everyone. A kid’s coloring contest will be held for three age groups — three to six years, seven through

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Here was the scene last year as kids were picked up at the Blue Sage Gingerland event. Driver Todd Harding took the kids on a hayride to the Paonia Library for more fun activities. nine years and 10 through 12 years. The winners will receive a new book of their choice from the library catalog up to a $25 value. Coloring contest entry forms may be picked up at the Paonia Library

front desk, the Blue Sage Center and the Homestead Market, from Dec. 1-8. Entries must be in by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Kids can color while parents shop. Winners will be announced on Monday, Dec. 10.

Free hot coffee, cocoa, cider and cookies will be part of the Saturday holiday fun for all book shoppers at the library. Stock up on “gently used” best sellers for gifts, or bring a bag to fill up for your winter reading.

Conservation loans available USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Trudy Kareus announced that funds are now available for Guaranteed Conservation Loans. Conservation loans allow farmers and ranchers to implement conservation practices on their land that will help protect natural resources. “Guaranteed Conservation Loans are a useful alternative to help operators implement any Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) approved conservation practice including, but not limited to, waste management systems, conservation structures or water conservation measures,” said SED Kareus. According to SED Kareus, the Guaranteed Conservation Loan limit is $1,302,000 and interest rates and terms will vary. The maximum guarantee FSA can issue is 75 percent. A streamlined application process is available for applicants with a strong financial position. The streamlined pro-

cess reduces paperwork requirements and eliminates the requirement to provide a cash flow statement and supplementary documentation. Interested applicants who do not already have

a conservation plan approved by NRCS should work with their local NRCS staff to develop a conservation plan. As with other guarantees, lenders can reduce risk, increase liquidity and offer lower

rates by selling the guaranteed portion in the secondary market. For questions regarding Guaranteed Conservation Loans, please contact your local Farm Service Agency office.

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Soaring Eagles On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Hotchkiss K-8 hosted the Delta County School District sixth grade fall Knowledge Bowl. Paonia Elementary was fortunate enough to win this event, with the Montessori School taking second, and Delta Middle School placing third. Pictured on the winning team (left to right) are Jade Ellenberger, Chance Bills, Seth Brinton and Harley Ewert.


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Third graders receive dictionaries gifts on Nov. 15 for the third graders in Jeannie The Rotary Club of Hinyard’s and Rhonda Paonia came bearing Pinckard’s classes at

BY KATHY BROWNING Staff Writer

Hotchkiss K-8. They were big, beautiful dictionaries. Carrie Coats, principal, said her two

daughters still use Rotarians Pam Bliss, the dictionaries they Peggy Szvetecz and received when they were Glenn Dahlgren delivin third grade. ered the dictionaries. Bliss was told by one father that he found his daughter in bed with the dictionary over her face, sound asleep. His daughter is a student at Paonia Elementary. The Rotarians asked the students to open to the name plate inside the dictionary and write their names. “In 30 years you’ll look in there and say, ‘This is how I wrote in the third grade!’ ” Bliss said. The students were excited looking through the beautifully illustrated dictionaries. Bliss

asked the students to look up specific words which explained the mission of Rotary including service and polio. Rotary is a service organization and one of its missions is to totally end polio worldwide. It also provides local scholarships and does highway cleanup of litter. The Rotary Club of Paonia gave dictionaries to third graders at Hotchkiss K-8, Paonia Elementary, Crawford School and North Fork Community Montessori School. “It’s so much fun. The kids love them and the teachers do too,” Bliss said.

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The Paonia Rotary Club visited Hotchkiss K-8 on Nov. 15 and brought dictionaries for every third grader, as it does every year. Above are the classes of Jeannie Hinyard and Rhonda Pinckard.

Colorado is part of major water treaty with Mexico In a major show of cooperation between the United States and Mexico, representatives from the Colorado River Basin States, the United States government, and the government of Mexico signed an historic agreement that furthers the commitments of both countries to the 1944 Water Treaty between the U.S. and Mexico, while recognizing that increasing water demands on the Colorado River will require creativity and flexibility. Under this five-year agreement, Mexico has committed to accept voluntary shortages when Lake Mead reaches certain levels, while gaining opportunities to receive surplus water under certain conditions. The agreement, known in treaty parlance as “Minute 319,” also includes a water conservation demonstration project, salinity management language, potential opportunities for Mexico to release its storage for environmental flows in Mexico and the opportunity for Mexico to store some of its treaty allocation for delivery in subsequent years. Jennifer Gimbel, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board,

called the agreement “monumental” and said it’s important to Colorado for furthering the state’s ability to work collaboratively with the entire river basin – including Mexico – “to use our water resources in an equitable and appropriate manner pursuant to the Law of the River.” “This agreement is monumental. It is important because the agreement recognizes the finite resources of the Colorado River but it is monumental because it allows both countries, along with the states and other entities in both countries to work together and use infrastructure to allow the finite resources to be shared during surplus conditions and reduced in times of shortages,” Gimbel said. Sen. Mark Udall added, “Mexico is one of Colorado’s and our nation’s most important partners in trade and the Western Hemisphere, not to mention an indispensable partner on the Colorado River. This agreement will continue our mutually beneficial relationship and help ensure that the Colorado River remains strong from its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to the

Gulf of California.” According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, elements of the agreement include: • Implementing efforts to enhance water infrastructure and to promote sharing, storing, and conserving water as needed during both shortages and surpluses; • Establishing proactive basin operations by applying water-delivery reductions when Lake Mead reservoir conditions are low in order to deter more severe reductions in the future; • Extending humani-

tarian measures from a 2010 agreement, Minute 318, to allow Mexico to defer delivery of a portion of its Colorado River allotment while it continues to make repairs to earthquake-damaged infrastructure; • Establishing a program of Intentionally Created Mexican Allocation (ICMA) whereby Mexico could temporarily reduce its order of Colorado River water, allowing that water to be delivered to Mexico in the future; and, • Promoting the ecological health of the Colorado River Delta.

CAWS announces silent auction Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS) is hosting a Winter Silent Auction at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Don’t miss this special winter event. Proceeds will go to CAWS and CAWS Adoption Center, dedicated to helping local dogs and cats find their forever homes. The auction will have

new household merchandise from a major highend department store. Browse, place a bid or buy immediately. Give the perfect gift and help homeless dogs and cats. 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.

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Exceptional Eagles Paonia Elementary School has implemented a new student recognition program. Students are recognized for outstanding performance in Safety, Order, Achievement and Respect — SOAR. PES staff nominate students for the Exceptional Eagle Award. On Nov. 16, the following were recognized: Natasha Eckert, Wesley Whittemore, Logan Green, Ryder Hart, Christo Mora, and Jamaica Horner for achievement; Matthew Horn for order; and Harley Ewert, Aiya Schwartz, Lucas Dunn, Rayunna Rhoades and Curtis Pfeifer for respect.

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Delta community comes together Study scriptures Join Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado to celebrate the magic of the Delta community coming together to changes lives. This evening is about taking

a moment to reflect on those you love and spending time together with friends and family. Come and enjoy the company of the community during this festive time.

The event will take place at 195 Stafford Lane, Thursday Nov. 29, at 5:30 p.m. Celebrate friends’ and family members’ lives with the purchase of an

Donations sought for the troops stationed overseas The Delta Public Library, Delta Friends of the Library, VFW Post 3571 and its Ladies Auxiliary are partnering for an annual Support the Troops campaign. They are requesting donations from Delta area citizens for care package items and monetary donations for purchasing calling

cards to be sent to service personnel stationed overseas to allow them to call loved ones at home during the coming holiday season. Items needed for the troops include travel games, pocket-sized Bibles, “baby” wipes, gum, trail mix, chapstick, and any trial- and

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

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

travel-sized toiletries such as shampoo, body wash, hand soap, toothpaste, etc. Handwritten notes and/or Christmas cards to the troops are also requested. Please bring all donations to the Delta Public Library. For more information, call the library at 8749630.

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

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

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

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

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

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

GARNET MESA BAPTIST CHURCH

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

Cookie walk set for Dec. 7 The annual Cookie Walk will be presented by the United Methodist Women on Friday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church located at 477 Meeker Street near Fifth in Delta. In conjunction with a silent auction and craft sale, the Methodists prepare fancy holiday cookies for sale by the pound.

RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRAWFORD COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF PAONIA

SURFACE CREEK

NORTH FORK

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CEDAREDGE

PAONIA FRIENDS CHURCH

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

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

HOTCHKISS COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HOTCHKISS

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

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

PAONIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

CEDAREDGE COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

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

Sunday: Bible Study Morning Worship

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

COWBOY CHURCH AT THE Z-BARN

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC)

We have a bright idea for your business. Give us a call at 874-4421.

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

for the classes, but scholarships are available. The cost is $60 for married couples, $35 for singles, and $15 for students under the age of 18. You may repeat the course for free. To register, call 8740444 or come by the church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are not preregistered and want to attend the classes, you may drop into the class Jan. 10.

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DELTA

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

Delta United Methodist Church will host a HaYesod Bible study. This 10-week DVD and workbookdriven course looks at the scriptures through Hebrew eyes. When Christianity split from Judaism, the Hebrew context for the scriptures was lost. This set of classes will begin Thursday, Jan. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a cost

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

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

in Hebrew context

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CEDAREDGE ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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

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

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

2nd and Onarga, Paonia • 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 HOTCHKISS CHURCH OF CHRIST Wed. Family Night: Adult Bible Study, Reverend Siaosi Prescott 175 N. 1st St., Hotchkiss • 527-3225 for just $17 per quarter. Youth & Children's Ministries 7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Minister Windell Howard 7:00 a.m. Youth Group 5:30 p.m. Men's Breakfast (Saturday) Call 874-4421. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. cedarag.org Communion Worship 1st Sunday

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LOCAL NEWS

Delta County Independent

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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What’s happening at your local library? The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.delta libraries.org. Check out these reading programs: Cedaredge Tech Soup Computer Day. Bring your computer questions every Saturday in November and December from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teen Scene. Come and have some fun making Christmas cards and snowflakes. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. Genealogy. “Who’s Who in Whoville.” Monthly genealogy group meets to help each other with genealogy. We meet the first Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Teens and Adults Craft. Recycled: “Sew What?” Wednesday,

Dec. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Contact Cedaredge Library at 856-3518 for details. Computer Class. Learn to create a card using Publisher. Friday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. Teen Scene. White elephant gift exchange and cookie decorating. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 p.m. Storytimes. Baby, tot and preschooler storytimes are Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. Crawford Computer Tutoring. Crawford Library is now offering computer help. Bring specific computer questions or just spend time honing your skills each Wednesday in November and December from 3 to 5 p.m. Wii and Waffles. Kids of all ages come and join in the fun and play active Wii games and enjoy a waffle and juice treat! Thursday, Dec. 6, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Holiday Card-Making. Make and send your own creations! All materials supplied. Friday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tweens Book Club. Come join us for book discussions and snacks. Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Scrapbooking. Work on your latest project with other scrappers. Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon to 8 p.m. Please call the Crawford Library at 9213500 for more information. Delta Basic and Intermediate Computer Boot Camp. In collaboration with Bill Babbel of Siliconflow, Delta Library is offering Computer Boot Camp. Bring your computer questions to class and get help. Tuesdays, Dec. 4, 11, and 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Contact Delta Library at 874-9630 for details. Book Signing with Local Author Heidi Davis. Meet Heidi Davis, local author of “Ariel’s Light, An inspiring true story of recovery, healing, hope, and miracles.” Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Teens. Come, enjoy snacks, and listen to music as we make Christmas ornaments from empty milk cartons. Thursday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. Club 4-5. Kids in fourth and fifth grades come, enjoy snacks, and listen to music as we make Christmas ornaments from empty milk cartons! Thursday, Dec. 13, at 4:30 p.m. Adult Book Club. The selection for the month of December is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” Saturday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Contact Delta Library at 874-9630 to get a copy of the book. Storytimes. Storytimes for babies, tots and preschoolers are Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the library at 874-9630. Hotchkiss One-on-One Tech

Help. Tuesday-Friday by appointment. Contact Hotchkiss Library at 8724153 for details. Computer Class Word. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m. Contact the Hotchkiss Library at 8724153 to sign up. Teens. You thought books were just for reading? Come and discover some cool new projects for those old books lying around. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. Kids Cooking Class. Join kids in third-fifth grades and cook up a storm. Thursday, Dec. 13, at 3:45 p.m. Crafty Kids. Kids from kindergarten through second grades come and join the fun craft time. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 3:45 p.m. Computer Class— Excel. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Contact the Hotchkiss Library at 8724153 to sign up. For more information, contact the library at 8724153. Paonia Computer Classes. Starting in December, get individual help with any computer or electronic device by appointment during regular library hours. Call Paonia Library at 527-3470 to schedule a time that is convenient for you! A.M. Bookies. The theme for December is Dewey Decimal subjects 400-699. Participants may read any book in this category. Each person gives a brief review of his/her book followed by a discussion. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. Boys’ Book Club – Join the third-sixth grade boys’ book club in reading “Flush” by Carl Hiaasen. With their father jailed for sinking a riverboat, Noah and his sister must gather evidence to prove their father’s innocence. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. Vamps Book Club and Teen Night. Each participant is to read the book of his/her choice about outsiders or misfits. Following book discussion and snacks, we will make holiday greeting cards. Unleash your creative

side! Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale. Friends of the Library are having a holiday book sale. Come, have some fun, and support the Friends! Storytime and crafts for children will be held during the sale. Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Girls’ Book Club. Join the third-sixth grade girls’ book club in reading “Flush” by Carl Hiaasen. With their father jailed

for sinking a riverboat, Noah and his sister must gather evidence to prove their father’s innocence. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. Evening Book Club. “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes. A man reflects on a past he thought was behind him, until presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider different decisions. Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. Contact Paonia Library at 527-3470 for a copy.

Hurry in — Apples are going fast. Get yours now for your holiday pies. Also jellies, jams, and syrups.

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PET OF THE WEEK Sponsored by: Kwiki Tire Service 1680 S. Main St. Delta • 874-4590 Sage is a magnificent Tortoiseshell kitten and is about eleven weeks old. She is pure kitten with an enormous capacity for life and love. Sage has had her first shots and is FeLV negative. To meet Sage contact her foster mom, Joan, at 874-8239 or jftbones@kaycee.net. $75 adoption fee includes refundable spay/ neuter deposit.

DELTA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY 970-874-2149 For more information, visit Delta County Humane Society’s website or DCHS@PAONIA.COM

Santa Claus is coming to town and he needs your help Donate new, unwrapped toys at the following locations: Alpine Bank Bank of Colorado Bank of the West Big O Tires City Market CSU Extension Delta Ace Hardware

Delta Area Chamber Delta City Hall Delta County Independent Delta County Memorial Hospital Delta Elks Lodge Family Dollar Store First Colorado National Bank

Hellman Chevrolet Buick Hellman Motors Miller’s Deitch Haus Sports Center Lounge U.S. Forest Service Walmart Wells Fargo Bank

To make a monetary donation, visit www.toysfortots.org or mail a check to: TOYS FOR TOTS 236 S. 3rd Street #186, Montrose, CO 81401 Please designate DELTA in the memo line


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LOCAL NEWS

Delta County Independent

Fundraiser aids two families battling cancer Sept. 15 marked the third annual Shannon Moralez Memorial Pool Tournament where $1,450 was raised to help two families going through cancer and another $340 was raised for the Rocky

Mountain Cancer Center’s foundation. As advertised, the money raised goes to help a family (or families) going through cancer or any serious illness. This year Shannon’s fam-

ily was able to help two families that are going through cancer. Treatments are a hardship on a family, whether it’s emotional or financial, so it’s hoped these donations will help lessen their burden. Tournament organizers had planned to present the families with their cashier’s check at Confluence Lake near the area that Shannon liked to fish, but due to their illness, the families were unable to make the drive. Their check was either mailed or hand delivered. Thomas Ponder from Delta is battling a rare form of cancer known as neurofibrosarcoma. There are no known case Photo submitted studies on this type of The Ponder Family — Aiden, Thomas, Tasha and cancer, but when the tumor is removed, it Deklan drops seeds that attach to muscle mass and nerve endings resulting in a very aggressive cancer. Over the last several months, Ponder has been in and out of the hospital and his family has had to move to Grand Junction to be close to the hospital. His wife Tasha and their two children, five-year-old Aiden and one-year-old Deklan have been at his side through-

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Winners of the third annual Shannon Moralez Memorial Tournament were (left to right) Jean Haskins, Pete Garcia, Jose Valdez, Melissa McCarty, Tom Tanner, Mike Mullin and Nathan Moralez. Not pictured: Dillon Dalton. out his hospitalizations and treatments. Due to his illness, Thomas has been unable to work and was forced to go on disability. Tasha has had her share of medical problems as well and recently underwent surgery. In an attempt to help her family with the thousands of dollars in medical bills, Tasha has tried holding several fundraisers that have not been very successful. The second recipient, Lorraine Vigil from Montrose, is battling breast cancer. She was first diagnosed on her birthday two years ago. She has undergone a double mastectomy and is currently going through treatments and will know soon if the cancer has spread. Lorraine has been in the process of adopting six-yearold Esperanza “Esper” Rodriguez whom she has raised since Esper was 14 months old. Lorraine says that Esper is what keeps her going and lifts her spirits. She has a very good neighbor who steps in to help out with Esper on the days her illness does not allow her to take care of Esper or herself. Since the start of the memorial tournament three years ago, organizers have helped six families thanks to the generosity and support from local businesses, the community, the participants and everyone who supports this event. Helping to put a smile on

their faces makes this all worthwhile. This event relies strictly on donations and this year organizers were fortunate to receive generous donations from Delta, Montrose and Mesa counties as well as the Denver area and outside the state. Shannon Moralez had been diagnosed with leukemia in 2003, but had been in remission for five years up until July 2008. For the next 14 months, Shannon was in and out of PresbyterianSt. Luke’s Hospital in Denver. Having found a perfect match for a bone marrow transplant in his sister Staci, he had this procedure done in October 2008. Just as things were looking up, he contracted Graft-versus-host Disease (also known as GVHD) which affected his intestinal tract as well as other major organs. The trips back and forth to Denver for treatment were a hardship, not only on him but also on his family. His family and the community held a couple of fundraisers to help the family out with expenses. Since Shannon enjoyed playing pool, one of the fundraisers was a pool tournament. The benefit tournament was such a success that Shannon commented that if anything happened to him, he would like the family to continue with the tournaments. Shannon passed away on Sept. 19, 2009. In keeping with Shannon’s memory and his

wish, the memorial pool tournaments will continue. Every September, close to the anniversary date of his death, a tournament will be held to raise money to help another family. Since the Rocky Mountain Cancer Treatment Center was the center that treated Shannon, part of the entry fee will continue to be donated to the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center’s foundation. “We also look forward to the community’s continued support and for donations to be used in our raffle or auction,” said Theresa Garcia. “Of course, monetary donations are always accepted and welcomed! We look forward to helping another family next year and hopefully raise more money.” The tournament continues to grow from the first event held three years ago. The first year there were 40 participants and $500 was raised. This year there were 68 participants and $1,450 was raised. Top winners were Mike Mullin, Montrose, first; Jean Haskins, Delta, second; Jose Valdez, Delta, third; Dillon Dalton, Grand Junction, fourth; Tom Tanner, Montrose, fifth; and Melissa McCarty, the top female. Shannon’s cousins Pete Garcia and Nathan Moralez, who run the tournament, made the presentations. For more information or to make a donation to next year’s event, contact Theresa Garcia at (970) 361-8691.

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Lorraine Vigil and Esper Rodriguez

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Storm spotters will be highlighted during the 2012 Skywarn Recognition Day to be held from 5 p.m. Nov. 30 through 5 p.m. Dec. 1. Skywarn Recognition Day is a nationwide ham radio event/contest involving the mobile Skywarn spotters who volunteer their services to help the National Weather Service by providing storm reports on a realtime basis to the amateur radio “net control” at the NWS forecast office. This year, the Grand Junction NWS forecast office is honoring Ron Rich, longtime Skywarn coordinator for Delta County who passed away earlier this year. Skywarn Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the

American Radio Relay League. During the day Skywarn operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

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Parade of Lights is Saturday BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

Saturday, Dec. 1, will be the day that the Christmas season is officially ushered into Cedaredge. The annual Cedaredge Parade of Lights with Santa’s official arrival is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Main Street. In addition to the day’s parade events, there will be a special holiday music program presented at the Chapel of the Cross in two performances at 4 and 7 p.m. And to help make sure spirits stay high and hearts stay warm, a local food service fundraiser that has become part of the annual Parade of Lights will be held again in

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

Special holiday music programs will be presented at the Chapel of The Cross in Pioneer Town on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 4 and 7 p.m.

the Masonic Hall. Entry forms for those wanting to enter floats in this year’s parade have been available at the chamber office next to town hall and at Cedaredge Mercantile, according to a chamber notice. The Chamber of Commerce phone number is 856-6961. The parade float theme this year is “All I want for Christmas is... (fill in the blank).” Parade entrants are to assemble on the south side of town park at 5:30 p.m. They will be given queue numbers and assisted by chamber members in lining up. The holiday season’s special musical program is scheduled at the Chapel of the Cross in Pioneer Town. Two performances will be given on Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. A program of vocal and instrumental music will be presented. As always, admission to the stirring performances at the chapel is by heart-felt donation. Donations are used for the support of the chapel and programs. The holiday season’s events centered around downtown and Pioneer Town will include another annual tradition; the chili supper and potato dinner hosted by the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church. It will be held beginning at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Masonic Hall on Main Street (downstairs). The weather is always brisk for the Parade of Lights, and the chefs have assembled a menu of baked potato with all the “fixin’s” and homemade chili that will chase the cool weather away. There are a variety of menu combinations and prices, including a drink and homemade dessert, and there is special pricing for children under 10 years old.

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

The arrival of Santa Claus in Cedaredge at last year’s Parade of Lights came by motorcycle side car. There will be lots of activity and excitement at this year’s Parade of Lights with events beginning at 4 p.m. and the parade set to start at 6 p.m.

Cedaredge budget hearing set for Thursday Town considers $5.1 million budget for coming yearˆ BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Cedaredge Town Board has scheduled a special work session on Nov. 29 to deal with financial matters.

On the same evening the trustees will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2013 town budget. Beginning at 1 p.m. and scheduled to last until 5 p.m. if necessary, the trustees will conduct a session in the Community Center dining hall to discuss and take input on sewer and water rates. In particular, sewer rates are expected to be a focus of

Orchard City continues to consider hydro power project BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

The Orchard City Town Board remains interested in pursuing a small hydroelectric generating turbine at the water treatment plant. Even after a number of setbacks and delays in planning, and an investment payback period longer than originally hoped for, trustees remain hopeful about the venture. They have placed it on the agenda for a special work session that will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28. In addition to the hydropower project, the trustees are scheduled to discuss automation improvements to the water storage facility on Tank Hill. An operating model for the entire town water system that could be used for dealing with situations and predicting

results of procedures will also be discussed. The trustees discussed their hydropower project at a Nov. 7 work session and worked through problems, both recent and ongoing, that the project has had with

meeting deadlines and nailing down costs. The hydro project has accumulated additional components and costs since it was first proposed. The original payback period for the project, which is designed to

cut utility costs at the water treatment plant, was estimated at eight to 10 years. Now, the trustees are looking at configurations that would extend that payback period from 12 years to almost 17 years.

the session. The town is facing an expensive waste water treatment plant construction project that is estimated at $3.5 million or higher for the facility. The town board will need to evaluate costs associated with that project, and increased costs show up in sewer rates. According to the town administrator’s budget message, “Considerable activities, including public hearings and staff time will be designated to preparation for a waste water treatment plant, including site location, grant requests, design, and rate structure. Following that session, there will be a budget workshop commencing at 6 p.m. The town’s proposed 2013 budget projects $5.1 million in total spending. Town administrator Katie Sickles said half of that amount will be in capital spending.

Cedaredge chamber is looking for four directors BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

There will be four openings on the Cedaredge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at the group’s annual general meeting on Dec. 5. The meeting will take place at noon at the Creek Side Cafe (formerly the Ole Bakery).

Anyone interested in serving on the board is asked to call or e-mail the chamber office to be included on the ballot. The phone number is 856-6961, or e-mail through the town’s web page. Directors serve for three years. Serving on the chamber board is one of the best ways

Photo by Bob Borchardt

Parade of champions Amid sirens and flashing lights, the Cedaredge High School Bruins football team paraded through town in celebration of their 18-16 victory over Buena Vista last Saturday to claim the title of state champions in 1A football. Turn to C7 for coverage.

to be connected to events taking place in the community. Chamber board members have a wide range of service options available to them. Some of the service and leadership roles available to chamber board members include the following ones taken from the board’s list of general duties: As the governing decision making body, the board of directors will: 1. Formulate policy for the chamber and make all policy decisions. 2. Create and approve the annual program of work and the annual budget. 3. Establish the dues investment structure for membership. 4. Elect from the board the following officers: president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. 5. Fill any vacancies on the board as prescribed in the organization’s bylaws. 6. Be accountable to the chamber membership to govern and serve the organization as set forth in the bylaws. 7. Amend the bylaws when necessary. 8. Hire and discharge the administrator. 9. Act as a liaison to action area councils and task force groups. 10. Review and approve council task force projects. 11. Review and approve expenditures not provided for in the annual budget. 12. Maintain close contact with community leaders and business leaders.

More specifically, board members participate in their community by serving the following functions: 1. Attend all possible chamber meetings, board meetings and special meetings as may be required, the annual board planning session, the annual meeting, and general membership meetings. 2. Enter into full discussions and participate in policy decisions affecting the chamber, the community and the area. 3. Initiate action for board consideration and participate in the action. 4. Listen objectively to suggestions, concerns and criticisms directed toward the chamber. Defend against unfair criticism. 5. Offer constructive corrective actions in the event of justified criticism of the chamber. 6. Maintain frequent contact with members in order to be representative of member needs; communicate the legislative functions of board actions. 7. Maintain the confidence of all board meetings. 8. Accept responsibility for assignments and special contacts during the term of office. 9. Offer suggestions to enhance and strengthen chamber programs and operations. 10. Perform duties, as may be requested and assigned by the president of the board.


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Cedaredge’s Christmas Parade of Lights “All I Want For Christmas Is . . .” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 • 6 P.M. • Chili/Potato Dinner at Masonic Hall – 4-7 p.m. Sponsored by the Cedaredge Community Methodist Church • Hot Cider at Town Hall • Visit Santa after the parade at 195 W. Main St.

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Plants of the Western Slope A look at local flora with Evelyn Horn

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

Angel Tree The annual Surface Creek Valley tradition of big hearts and holiday sharing, the Angel Tree, appeared on schedule at the Cedaredge Mercantile last week. The tree is decorated with suggestions for Christmas gifting to individual local children who need a brighter Christmas season. Families can also be “adopted” for Christmas.

Town details its 2013 donations BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

A final draft of the Cedaredge budget for 2013 includes a grand total of $51,948 in contributions and donated in-kind services during the year. The town’s contributions for next year were detailed during the town board’s Nov. 15 meeting. The contributions and donations are grouped in five separate categories: • Legislative, memberships and support allocates $2,578 to the Region 10 organization, $50 to Surface Creek Valley Historical Society, $1,199 to Colorado Municipal League, $500 to Delta County Economic Development, $500 to the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byways, $200 to Club 20, $250 to Delta County Housing rehab program, and $536 to the National League of Cities. Sub total amount for the legislative category, $5,813. • There is a $1,320 contribution to the Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control. • A $2,165 donation is earmarked to the county’s Juvenile Diversion program. • The town’s contribution share for All-Points Transit in 2013 will be $5,388. • The town’s in-kind contributions are accounted as follows: $20,992 for providing the congregate meal site and kitchen with utilities at the Community Center; $11,400 for space provided for the Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank;

$2,114 for Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce offices and support; and, $2,756 in waived fees for AARP tax prep, Community Health Fair, elections, senior citizens room, storage area/VFW, Lions Club, sororities, etc. Sub total amount for the in-kind category, $37,262.

Pasque Flower The storm has moved on, leaving a bright blue sky. From our dining room window I can see the shining white of snow on Craig Crest. It’s a long time to spring. So, again I must rely upon memory flowers. In late March my friend, Madaline, told me that the Pasque Flowers were coming into bloom by the Land’s End Observatory, and that the road was passable with care. So Allen and I followed her lead. I’d found the

Pasque Flower plant in seed the previous summer and so I had a pretty good idea of where to look. The name Pasque Flower (pronounced

Volunteers needed for Christmas Bird Count Two count dates for Delta County bird watchers The Black Canyon Chapter of the National Audubon Society (BCAS) will be hosting the annual Christmas Bird Count in Montrose, Delta, Gunnison and Hotchkiss as part of the 113th annual count which now includes over 2,000 sites throughout the country. Literally tens of thousands of volunteers will be gathering important

data in one of the oldest conservation efforts in the country. “This not only gathers critical information on the status of bird populations nationally but provides an opportunity for anyone interested in our local populations, whether they are just beginning to get interested in bird watching or are seasoned veterans, to get outside to do what they love to do,” commented Jon Horn, president of the BCAS. Horn said that beginners will be paired with more experienced birders so that they can not only provide important help, but also get a taste of what bird watching is all about and meet local bird watching enthusiasts. Dates and contacts for the counts are: Montrose: Saturday, Dec. 15, meet at the Bureau of Land Management office, 2465 S. Townsend, 8:30 a.m. Contact Missy Siders at 240-5332. Delta: Sunday, Dec. 16, meet at the Delta City Market parking lot, 8:00 a.m. Contact Amy Segland at 252-6014. Gunnison: Sunday,

Celebrate Christmas at Chapel of the Cross Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

Downtown takes pride Another in a series of recent, independent spruce-up projects took place at a Main Street building last week as nice weather provided a chance to apply a fresh coat of new paint to the business fronts in the IOOF/Rebekah’s building at NW 3rd. The IOOF logo, three chain links labeled “F-L-T,” stands for Friendship, Love and Truth.

More than 65 attend program on Nepal Over 65 people attended the “Nepal Naturally” presentation given by Marv and Jude Kieca at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge recently. They traveled to Nepal last November

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with Overseas Adventure Travel, a small group travel company that exposes the travelers to unique opportunities in foreign countries. The presentation explored the religions,

ethnic make-up, government, geology and trekking opportunities of Nepal. The library may host more of these indepth travel talks. If you wish to be a presenter, please contact Lee Hart at the Cedaredge Library at 856-3518 or lhart@deltalibraries.org.

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Jude and Marv Kieca gave a well-attended presentation on their recent trip to Nepal. The event, hosted by Friends of the Cedaredge Public Library, was held at the Stolte Shed.

“pask”) probably refers to the “passion” and is often associated with Easter. We follow the road to Land’s End, cross the cattle guard, drive up the slope to a rocky level area. And I can see them from the car! Pale blue and pale lavender – gorgeous! The flowers, their furry-looking stems and leaves as well as the nodding, bell-shaped blossoms, glisten with raindrops. I know why plants have that “furry look.” It’s not to keep warm (as I’ve often facetiously

Colorado State University’s Delta Extension Office is now offering “Weeds of the West,” a 628-page guide to every weed you may ever encounter in the western United States! This is the same book Master Gardeners use, but it can be yours for $29.00 each. For a small fee, we’ll even ship! Stop in the Delta Extension Office located at 525 Dodge Street to pick up your copy or call 874-2195.

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

said), but the hairs protect the plant from the intense solar radiation at this high elevation. The most intriguing aspect of this native plant is that it looks entirely different when it goes to seed. Initially the flower is nestled in a set of leaves that surround the stem. The flower stalk continues to grow upward with its downturned flower. But then the flower turns upright! Soon the petals fall to expose the quarter-inch-long seeds ,each with an inch-long silky plume. In the fall I found the plants by the silky plumes, and here they are this spring not far from a melting snow bank.

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Elbertas host president during November meeting On Nov. 12, Elerta #106 was blessed to be visited by president Stacy Mortenson. A roast beef dinner with all the trimmings was served at 6 p.m. Everyone came wearing colorful socks to represent the character of Pippi Longstocking. The regular meeting took place upstairs with approximately 33 members present. Mortenson talked about her programs and her expectations for the coming year. She stressed that members should have fun. The meeting concluded with pictures of all the Pippi characters. On Nov. 8, the Elbertas hosted their annuPhoto submitted al family and friends Cedaredge Elbertas like to have fun, as illustrated by the “Pippi” legs photoThanksgiving dinner. graphed during a visit from president Stacy Mortenson. Turkey, ham and all the trimmings were enjoyed by about 30 people.

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Lions ask for good used coats, jackets BY HANK LOHMEYER Staff Writer

One of the many community efforts of the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club is the coats and jackets distribution the club has housed at the Surface Creek CommuPhoto submitted nity Food Bank. Friends and family members enjoyed a ThanksgivWith the onset of ing feast prepared by the Cedaredge Elbertas. colder weather, the club

is especially in need of donated coats and heavy jackets for free distribution to any area family or individual in need of one. The club asks that donated items be washed first, but good outerwear in any serviceable condition is appreciated. “Donors may drop off coats at the Cedaredge Food Bank location, behind town hall on Main Street, Mondays from 9-11, or Thursdays 1-3 p.m., says club member Pat Means. If these hours are not convenient, please call Means to make other arrangements; at the office 856-5001, or cell 640-6614. “Thanks for your interest in the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club activities. Right now, we are eager to get word out to the public about the need for warm, clean coats and jackets to be shared with those who could benefit from these donations, available at the food bank on food distribution days,” Means said.

Enjoy chili before Parade of Lights Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church is hosting its annual chili/potato dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal will be served at the Masonic Lodge. Choose from a potato bar with all the fixin’s, homemade chili, nachos, desserts and drinks. Come to downtown Cedaredge for the Parade of Lights and enjoy the meal.

Gift idea The Delta Extension Office is offering “Images of America: The Uncompahgre Valley,” a 127-page book chockfull of historic photos of the places and people of Delta County. There are 208 historic photos in all, mostly taken around the turn of the last century, of the people who settled the area, and their homesteads and businesses, as well as rare historical photos of our local towns. Where possible, early residents are identified, so you may find photos of your ancestors in this book! This book makes a great gift for folks who have lived in the area for generations, or for local history buffs. Stop by the Delta Extension Office at 525 Dodge St. and take a peek – you won’t be disappointed! The cost is $21.99 per book.


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Hotchkiss firm wins forest contract Bolstering a long-term strategy to address fuel reduction and overall forest health, USDA Under Secretary Harris Sherman today announced two Forest Service 10year stewardship contracts totaling $13.4 million. The two contracts identify projects that will treat a minimum of 20,000 acres in two national forests. “Today’s announcement supports our commitment to accelerate restoration of our national forests and to generate and sustain jobs in rural America,” said Sherman. “Not only will these contracts help us alleviate the impacts of the mountain pine beetle infestation and reduce the threats of catastrophic wildfire, but they also will offer a supply of woody biomass that will be used to produce low-cost heat and a clean, renewable source of electricity,” said Sherman. The stewardship contracts are focused on improving the health of subalpine and mountain forests affected by mountain pine beetle on portions of the Medicine Bow-Routt and the White River national forests in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado. The stewardship contracts announced today add to the $100 million the Forest Service directed toward addressing bark beetle infestations in the Rocky Mountain Region since 2010. The Medicine BowRoutt Long Term Stewardship Contract was

awarded to Confluence Energy of Kremmling. West Range Reclamation of Hotchkiss submitted a winning bid for the White River Long Term Stewardship Contract. West Range Reclamation’s bid of $8.66 million was accepted by the Forest Service based on the company’s ability to meet technical requirements and per-acre price. The contract focuses on the removal of tree species susceptible to insect and disease infestations,

including lodgepole pine, subalpine fir, Douglas fir, Engelmann spruce, aspen and ponderosa pine. West Range has partnered with Eagle Valley Clean Energy to develop an environmentally sound use for the dead and small-diameter trees — known as woody biomass — that will be removed during fuels reduction and forest health treatments. Eagle Valley Clean Energy is currently planning an 11.5 megawatt woody bio-

mass-fueled power plant in Gypsum. The electricity generated from the plant will be supplied to Holy Cross Energy, servicing 8,000 to 10,000 homes in Colorado from Parachute to Vail and Glenwood Springs to Aspen. Heat from the plant will also support an adjacent wallboard manufacturing facility. In October, USDA’s Rural Utilities Service announced a $40 million loan guarantee to help finance the plant. “The continued stabil-

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

Earth tones of autumn The earth tones of autumn predominate everywhere in the Surface Creek Valley now, as in this view seen near the intersection of 2375 and T Roads.

Food and farm forum set for January in Montrose The first annual Western Slope Food & Farming Forum will be held on Jan. 10, 2013, at the Montrose County Fairgrounds Friendship Hall from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. This conference will provide education, resources and networking for western slope producers and land owners with the goal of sustainably improving the production, marketing and consumption of locally grown food. Whether you have a halfacre or hundreds of acres, this conference will have information on important topics and contacts for you to be successful. Specific topics presented in this conference will include “How to Start a Small Acreage Ag Business” with proper crop production and business planning; and, “How to Create and Launch a Buying Club”. There will also be seminars on maximizing your crop production through the use of cover crops and high tunnels, the best choice of seed varieties for our

climate and soils, how to save seeds for future use and the use of insects for biological control. Best practices and tips on greenhouse and hoophouse production will be presented in another session. For those interested in livestock production, there will be seminars on grazing systems, maximizing your meat production and co-operative marketing. Agricultural management seminars will include marketing, farm management and labor options including developing a quality farm internship program and agricultural tourism. The timely topics of organic and natural certification, implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and the latest farm food safety plans will be offered. Of course, this conference wouldn’t be complete without addressing specialty crop areas and creating valueadded products with an update on the Cottage Food Bill certification

process. Current sponsors include CSU Tri-River Area Extension, the Valley Food Partnership, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and the Small Business Development Center. For information on vendor booths, con-

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Steven Dean Ela of Hotchkiss has been named to the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council by Gov. John Hickenlooper. He will serve as a Democrat representing agricultural production. His term will expire Oct. 1, 2016. The council makes recommendations to the General Assembly and to the appropriate regulatory agencies in order to foster a healthy food supply available to all Colorado residents while enhancing the state’s agricultural and natural resources.

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer

Great weather for some Stellar autumn weather with pleasant temperatures, clear skies, and abundant sunshine brought gorgeous scenes into view throughout the area, including this sight of the Gunnison River along Trap Club Road. On the other hand, the mild weather is not good for those worried about next year’s water supply.

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ity of the 10-year project will allow West Range to provide well-paying, steady, year-round work for our current employees and the ability to hire more skilled operators,” said Pam Motley of West Range Reclamation. “We also intend to do our part to help strengthen local economies by purchasing products and services such as fuel, food, housing, tools, parts, supplies, rentals and repair services from local businesses.” Eagle Valley Clean Energy estimates that the woody biomass electricity plant will further support 41 permanent jobs and 107 construction jobs for the region. “This contract realizes an opportunity for us to achieve critical landscape restoration on the White River National Forest,” said White River Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams. “It also continues our legacy of sustainable use of wood products from saw logs to biomass for renewable energy.” Sen. Mark Udall welcomed the news, saying, “These stewardship contracts will create jobs in

rural communities and bolster Colorado’s economy while also reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire and helping restore the ecological health of our forests. “As we saw this summer, wildfires are unfortunately growing bigger and more intense each year. These contracts are excellent examples of the private sector turning the problem of the bark beetle epidemic into profit while also improving public safety, protecting our water supplies, and reducing the risk these fires pose to Colorado communities and those living in the wildland-urban interface zones.” He added, “The stewardship contracts are especially exciting because it will add to Colorado’s balance of clean, renewable energy by supporting biomass energy — electricity and heat for Eagle Valley Clean Energy in Gypsum and wood pellets for clean and efficient heating at Confluence Energy in Kremmling.”


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Bruins win 1A grid title BY TAMIE MECK DCI Sports Writer

Like a Burma Shave ad, small billboard signs lined the highway into Buena Vista’s main artery: WELCOME. CEDAREDGE BRUINS. DANGER: ENTERING. DEMON COUNTRY. The Bruins weren’t intimidated. Instead, they made history, defeating Buena Vista on Saturday, 18-16, to claim Cedaredge High School’s first state football championship. “Offensively, defensively, and special teams, I knew that we matched up well,” said head coach Brandon Milholland. “It’s a total team effort and we knew that’s what it would take to come in here and beat Buena Vista.” The Demons were 12-0 going into the game. Their defense has allowed only 41 points this season, and 20 points in three playoff games. With three touchdowns scored in the final five minutes, the game could have gone either way right down to the final seconds. The Bruins waited all week to hear if starting quarterback Dante Markley would be cleared to play after showing signs of a concussion in the quarterfinal win over Monte Vista. Trent Walker, a wide receiver who started at quarterback the last half of the 2011 season, filled in for Markley in the semi-final win against Hotchkiss. Markley was cleared late Friday. Rather than choose a quarterback, Milholland decided on Saturday to play both, and use each individual according to his skills. “We knew it was going to be tough to manage,” said Milholland. “It worked out well for us.” The duo combined for 72 yards and connected on every pass attempt in the Bruins’ opening drive, which ended with the first of two touchdowns for Carter Wasser. Markley ran for critical third-down yards on a keeper late in the game to set up a second Wasser touchdown. “We prepped so well before the game that we came in and we knew what we had to do to win,” said Walker. The Bruins took control from the start, holding the Demons to threeand-out on their opening possession. On the Bruins’ opening drive, Walker completed five passes for 40 yards, and Markley had a 13-yard run to put the Bruins on the Demon 10. Walker handed off to Reid Gates, who was brought down just shy of the goal line for a first down.

Winter sports previews With fall sports concluded with the Cedaredge Bruins winning the Class 1A state football championship last weekend, sports fans can now look ahead to what winter has to offer. Next week’s edition will be an expanded sports section profiling Delta County High Schools and their busy athletic schedules. A few schools will have opening contests this week.

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Bruins head coach Brandon Milholland celebrates winning the state 1A championship with his team. It was the first state football championship for Cedaredge High School. CHS first competed in football somewhere around the 1920s. On the next play, Carter Wasser stepped untouched across the goal line to give the Bruins a 6-point lead. The PAT failed. With just under three minutes remaining in the half, Cedaredge got the ball at midfield. A 20-yard run by Carter Wasser put the ball inside the Demon 10, and Gates ended the drive on a handoff from Walker for a three-yard touchdown. The Demons were able to stop the conversion attempt. The Bruins held a 12-0 lead at halftime. During playoffs, the Demons scored 87 of their 136 points in the second half. Cedaredge thought their lead might not be enough. “At halftime we just knew that we couldn’t get complacent,” said lineman Dustin Stracener, one of six Bruin seniors. “They’re a second-half team. That’s when they score most of their points.” The Demons threatened from inside the Bruins’ 10 on their secondhalf opening drive, but

were stopped on a fourthdown tackle by lineman Alex Crowley just shy of the goal line. Cedaredge took over on downs, and the Demons were able to break onto the scoreboard with a safety. They were the only two points scored in the third period. In the fourth, with the score still at 12-2, the Demons ate almost four minutes off the clock on a long drive that ended on a one-yard touchdown run by Close; the PAT was good, and the Demons trailed, 12-9, with 4:14 remaining. The Bruins weren’t able to score on the next drive, and held Buena Vista deep in its own territory, taking over on downs at the Demon 15 with 2:30 to go. Markley stepped in at quarterback and on a crucial thirdand-long situation, broke loose for a nine-yard gain. On fourth down, Markley pitched to Carter Wasser, who ran up the sideline for a touchdown. The PAT was blocked, and the Bruins led 18-9 lead. With just under a

minute remaining the Demons had the ball at midfield when quarterback Koby Close connected with Andy McFarland on a 50-yard touchdown pass. The PAT brought the score to 18-16, with 33 seconds remaining. The Demons attempted

Photo by Tamie Meck

Dante Markley was cleared to play in last weekend’s 18-16 win over Buena Vista in the Class 1A title game.

Whiting sisters shine at Nike Nationals run BY BRAD KAHRS Special to DCI

While most high school cross country runners were resting or preparing for a winter sport, two Delta High School runners were training and racing at the national level. On Nov. 17, with near perfect conditions, Clarissa and Cleo Whiting traveled to Mesa, Ariz. and competed in the Southwest Regional of the Nike National Cross Country Championships. 214 of the best female distance runners from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada raced the 5000 meter course at Toka Sticks Golf Course. Both runners sought “redemption” after what they felt was a sub-par state finals performance (Oct. 27 in Colorado Springs), and they found it! Despite the intimidation of such a large field that included state champions from five different states, both runners set personal bests, finishing just outside the desired 18:00 barrier. Cleo finished 30th with an 18:10 and Clarissa finished 38th with an 18:18. These performances show that they are ready to pursue lofty goals in spring track

and compete at the collegiate level next fall. Regarding these future goals, Cleo stated, “right now I have no earthly idea of where I will be in a year’s time, but I am excited to see where the next couple of months lead me...it is scary and exciting at the same time!” Clarissa shared the desire “to be able to run for the rest of my life and definitely in college!” In discussing their goals for next spring it is obvious that neither will rest on their laurels.

They both hold very clear and lofty goals. Clarissa aims to leave her mark with school records in the 800 and 1600 and both Clarissa and Cleo are aiming for the rarified air of a sub-11 minute 3200 meter run. All of us who have watched these two special athletes compete over the past four years know the focus, perseverance, effort, and enthusiasm they bring to the sport and anticipate grand finishes to incredible careers.

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Delta seniors Clarissa and Cleo Whiting competed in Mesa, Ariz. in the Southwest Regional of the Nike National Cross Country Championships on Nov. 17. Both had personal best times among 214 of the best female distance runners from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.

an onside kick, but Cade Wasser recovered the ball and the Bruins were able to run out the clock. The Bruins took the victory formation for the final snap. “It was never a lockdown until we took a knee at the end,” said Walker. The defense held Demon quarterback Koby Close, who is second in the league in total yards, to 69 yards rushing. Dakoda deFurio, who averages more than 110 yards and 13 points per game, was scoreless and had 100 yards on 15 carries. The Demon offense was held to 229 total yards. Bruin Kyle Ward had two sacks, including one that resulted in a fumble that was recovered by Beau Hebert. “I can’t speak enough about every one of these

kids,” said Milholland. He praised the defense for its effort, and credited linemen Alejandro Alejendre, Alex Crowley, Corey Reynolds, Isiah Surber, Colton Ensley and Stracener for allowing the offense to move the ball. “When Reid is gaining his yards and Carter’s doing the same thing, it’s because of those five guys up front.” The team’s six seniors, including Cade and Carter Wasser, Markley, Stracener, Ensley and Crowley, have played football together since fifth grade. Even back then, their goal was to win a state championship. “We come together, we feed off of each other... We bring each other up,” said Stracener. “We’re a brotherhood, a true brotherhood.” “We knew the whole time we were going to be No. 1,” said junior Reid Gates, who had 11 carries for 29 yards. “This has been the angle, this is what we were looking for.. This is above and beyond.” The Bruins ended the season at 12-1, and with an 11-game winning streak. Milholland praised assistant coaches John Keummerlin, CJ Cannell and Kevin Dunbar for their efforts. This was Milholland’s third season at CHS. He had been turned down for two coaching jobs in the Grand Junction area, where he was an assistant coach. The last school’s athletic director told him he might want to venture outside the valley “and get some more experience. And so I did,” said Milholland. “And thank God they let me have this opportunity. I’m a Bruin forever now.”

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Milholland and Bruins a fit BY WAYNE CRICK DCI Sports Editor

The Cedaredge Bruins have had a magical season on the gridiron in 2012. Cedaredge posted its winningest season ever with an 11-1 record prior to last Saturday’s state championship battle with Buena Vista’s Demons. The Bruins added another page to their record books with an undefeated regular season. In the playoffs, Cedaredge swept through the competition with big wins until facing 1A WSL foe Hotchkiss in the semifinals where they scored a 16-12 victory to earn a spot in the Class 1A title game. Along the way, the Bruins eliminated Centauri (55-14) and Monte Vista (18-0). Cedaredge’s football lore has been lacking for quite some time. Dating

back to 2004, the Bruins have not had a five-win season until the 2012 campaign. Carl Rice was the coach from 2004 through 2007 and had a combined record of 6-29. Eric Hollembeak turned the program around in 2008 and the Bruins posted a 4-6 record. Rich Stubler took over in 2009 and Cedaredge had a season record of 2-8. The Brandon Milholland era began in 2010 with a 3-7 record. In 2011, the Bruins posted a 4-6 record and then exploded for an 11-1 mark in 2012. Now, Cedaredge High School can add a new page in its history with a state title in football, its first ever, to its list of accomplishments in 2012. The Bruins swept through the Class 1A

state football championships and culminated a storybook season with an 18-16 win over the state’s top-ranked team all season, Buena Vista. There’s a saying “you need horses to pull the wagon.” Cedaredge definitely had the horses to pull wagons this season, and they also have the teamster who knows how to drive the wagon in Milholland. It’s clear there must be a guiding force and Cedaredge has a head coach and assistant staff that has proven to be that force. Milholland is quick to point out his blessings by being in the Cedaredge community. “This is such a great community to work in. This is a beautiful place. The atmosphere is great and the people are great.” After the regular sea-

son ended, and the Bruins found themselves on top of the 1A WSL standings at 5-0, the people of Cedaredge were more than ready for the school’s championship run. On the Cedaredge High School campus, enthusiasm abounded from the teachers, secretaries and students to the cooks and custodial staff noted Milholland. The entire town had state playoff football fever and its support paid off. The road to Cedaredge began in Grand Junction with Milholland learning a great deal about coaching and the game of football from a longtime master of the game, Vern Mcgee, at Central High School. That tutorage from Mcgee, and the ensuing interviews for a head coaching job at Grand Junction and Fruita, helped Milholland prepare for the past three seasons at Cedaredge High School. Milholland also gives credit for part of his success to the fact he was able to play football

through high school and college where he was surrounded by good people. An unassuming Milholland doesn’t take much of the credit for his team’s success. He doles out the tasks of preparing the Bruins to his staff. “Gosh, they’re awesome. I just turn them loose and let them do their thing. It’s a trusting relationship. We don’t always agree on everything, but we do work things out to where there’s one game plan for practice and game day,” explained Milholland. Millholland’s staff includes John Kuemmerlin, Kevin Dunbar, CJ Cannell and Mike Milholland. “I also believe in good parents. My parents wouldn’t let me settle for less. They instilled a drive for success in me. These men out here are my young men. With all the winning, they have not lost perspective as to who they are and treat everyone with dignity,” noted Milholland. In keeping with a family atmosphere, Mil-

holland had Thanksgiving Day dinner with his team where the theme was there is something more than football to be thankful for. For the Bruins, the past three seasons of football have brought change. From 3-7 to 121 in three short years proves there is a big relationship between coaches and their players. In Cedaredge, Brandon Milholland, whether or not he wants to take credit, brought the will to win with a plan. Cedaredge finished number one in Class 1A with Buena Vista, Hotchkiss, Limon and Wray rounding out the top five team placers. This season’s accomplishments were truly a team effort, which was orchestrated by Milholland, for the Cedaredge Bruins. Congratulations! With knowledge from Cedaredge’s Kirby Henderson, the number of state titles for CHS now numbers three. Jack Kehmeier led the Bruins to state titles in track in 1963 and 1964.

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Cedaredge head football coach Brandon Milholland, center, and assistant Kevin Dunbar watch the Bruins during a practice session on Nov. 20 prior to facing Buena Vista for the Class 1A state title in football. The Bruins got Dante Markley back and Cedaredge scored an 18-16 decision over the Demons for Cedaredge’s first-ever state championship in football.

Congratulations to the U12 North Fork soccer team for defeating Crested Butte 3-2 in the championship game at the Delta County Youth Soccer Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Orchard City. Members of the team along the back row, left to right, are Antonio Gonzalez, Kyle Long, Baxter Waltermire, Shayne Baylas, Elsie Vasquez, Tycee Taylor, Ethan Bartrett and coach Kristen Simmons. Players in the front row are Noah Hogan, Marvin Guereque, Will Ela, Kenny Drbohlav, Jerome Reed, Presley Pene, Quinn Husted and Richie Rubinoff. Not pictured are Grace Trefren, Bryce Sheldon, Jordyn Vanmeter and coach Daniel Gonzalez.


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1996 FORD AEROSTAR HELP XLT minivan extended. $2100 4WD, 4.0L, 142,800 WANTED miles, trailer hitch, roof rack, A/C, good tires, good condition. 3rd seat bench available, Paonia. Call (970) OLATHE COMMUNITY 210-4112. (1x48) clinic is hiring a full-time Medical Assistant. Must be bilingual and certified in the State of Colorado. To apply, HELP please send your résumé to dzarkis@montrosehospital. WANTED com (1x48)

Wells Fargo With you when you’re looking for a rewarding career You have the skills and the passion to make a difference. At Wells Fargo, we’re with you. Our supportive environment enables our team members to build relationships with each other, our customers, and our communities.

Teller – Delta As a Wells Fargo Teller, you will juggle a variety of tasks, including providing excellent service in all customer interactions, making sales, and informing customers on new products and services, all while following procedures to minimize errors and reduce fraud.You’ll be expected to consistently balance your cash daily, have great rapport with people, meet your referral and sales goals, and enjoy helping others, while embracing ethics, integrity, and diversity. In this role, you’ll assist with many store duties and spend almost all of your time working with Wells Fargo’s most important asset: our customers. Join our team. Visit our careers site at wellsfargo.com/careers to apply. Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. © 2012 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved.

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Join the DCI mail room team! The Delta County Independent is accepting applications for our mail crew. This part-time position requires an energetic, team-oriented person. This position requires some physical lifting, a good attitude, and ability to work with others. Hours are approximately 4-5 hours on Tuesday evenings beginning around 7 p.m. Duties include inserting, and delivering to vendors and racks in Delta-Olathe area or North Fork area. Must have reliable vehicle and good driving record. Please apply in person DELTA COUNTY

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PEOPLE LOOK FOR JOBS in the classifieds. 874-4421

Send resume to TBlanchette@voa.org or call (970) 835-3113 EOE M/F/V/D

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MENTAL HEALTH PROgram Supervisor. Full-time, M-F, 8 to 5, Delta. Position responsibilities include program, personnel, and fiscal management, and clinical direct service. Required: Masters degree in recognized mental health profession; 3 years relevant post graduate experience; Colorado professional license, or eligible; comprehensive knowledge of community mental health; excellent communication skills; computer and keyboarding skills; management and clinical services skills. Visit www.centermh.org/careers for more information. Salary range $52,000-$64,000 DOE. To apply, send cover letter, résumé and job application to mhanna@centermh.org. EOE (1x48)

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.

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

THE DISTRICT ATTORNey's Office provides services to those who have been victimized by a crime of domestic violence, assault and other crimes. To learn more about the victim assistance services provided by the District Attorney's Office, please contact Peggy Ann Saxton at 970-874-2085. (tfx41)

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) IF YOU LOVE BOOKS, you will love the Downstairs Bookstore in the basement of the Delta Public Library.

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) BECAWS! DONATIONS needed. Credit cards accepted. Call 970-5273350, or visit cawsonline. org. Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS)

SIGN UP TODAY FOR DELTA FOOD PANTRY needs meals for Delta a subscription to the DCI! families who are temporarily in need. Donations of non-perishable food may be brought to 628 Meeker. (tfx36)

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BOOKS MAKE GREAT stocking stuffers. Find books at great prices in the basement of the Delta Public Library. LET THEM KNOW WHAT you have to sell through the DCI Classifieds. 874-4421

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Director of Rehabilitation On Call Van Driver LPN - Evening Shift Social Services Assistant CNA - Day shift

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Delta County Sheriff’s Department is developing a hiring list for Patrol Deputy. Qualifications: Must have a State of Colorado Basic Certificate Number. High School graduate or equivalent; U.S. citizen; minimum age 21; excellent medical/physical condition. Demonstrate integrity, good judgment, dependability. Selection process for Deputy includes written exam, oral board, interview, full background investigation, (including review or prior use of alcohol/drugs), and medical exam. Psychological evaluation required. Shift/weekend/holiday work required. Starting Salary Range: $39,124-$43,046. DOE Interested persons may submit a County application to the County Human Resources Office on or before Friday, December 14, 2012. Applications may be obtained in the Administration Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer, Suite 227, Delta, CO 81416 or by calling (970) 8742459. An application may also be obtained on our website at www.deltacounty.com. A resume may be attached to the completed County Application. Delta County is an EOE/ADA Employer.

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FROM THE PAST COMPILED FROM DELTA NEWSPAPERS By DELTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 251 Meeker St., Delta • 874-8721 November 29, 1912 (From the Delta Independent) Judge M.R. Welch and Engineer Curtis started out Monday afternoon in the former’s auto for some rural point where Mr. Curtis was to establish some lines, and when at a point near the Gunn ranch they confronted several teams and wagons heavily loaded with coal. The Judge was at the throttle and he experienced, as he thought, every possible care to pass the first wagon easily, but instead the rear wheels of his machine hooked in with the wheels of the wagon and both he and Mr. Curtis were thrown out with considerable force. They picked themselves up as hastily as possible and found that no serious injury had resulted, excepting to the machine, which had to be trailed into town and is now undergoing repairs. *** Down at Delta the minions of the law caught a fellow in possession of three gallons of booze.

They confiscated the booze and scared the fellow out of town. Rather primitive way of enforcing the law which may get somebody into trouble one of these days. *** Work on the new Cedaredge bank building is progressing nicely and with continued good weather the brick work will soon be completed. The structure gives promise of being a very neat building. *** A hard times party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bailey on Ash mesa last Saturday evening and there were some twenty or twenty-five persons present to enjoy the festivities which included hard times’ games of various kinds, a taffy pull and refreshments at an hour when most needed. Miss Pearl Foster of this city, was there and reports an enjoyable time from start to finish. *** An expert safe and lock man was here from Denver on Wednesday to put the safe lock at the Rio Grande depot in good working order and he incidentally made repairs on the Grand Mesa Abstract company safe and one or two others about town. *** After completely wrecking their turkeys at family dinners yesterday a goodly number of the people of this city turned out in the afternoon to witness a preliminary game of basketball on the Mesa grounds and also games of both football and basketball between Delta and Olathe teams. Independent went to press before conclusion of the games and therefore cannot give the result. ***

The gold watch upon which guessing chances were sold at the Catholic Fair, will be wound Saturday, and placed in a sealed box at Allen’s Jewelry store and the box will be opened Monday at 3 o’clock p.m., and all who have made a guess as to the time the watch will stop, are requested to be present at the jewelry store, at that date on Monday. *** As soon as permission can be obtained from Washington the Austin post office will be moved from its present location to the Miller building on Main street. The change is made necessary on account of the increasing business and the new parcels post law which goes into effect January 1. *** The question of the proper manner of installing the Austin proposed water system is the leading discussion among our property owners at the present time. All are enthusiastic over the proposition and are willing to bear their share of the expense. The matter should be taken out of the talk stage and work started at once, as in a very short time, the ground will freeze and make it more expensive to put in. *** Preparations are being made to again put the auto truck on the road for carrying the Cedaredge mail and express. *** The High School football and basketball teams of Paonia were in the field against the High school teams of Montrose yesterday on the grounds of the latter. Many Paonia rooters were along to cheer the peach pickers to victory. ***


PUBLIC NOTICES

Delta County Independent

Public Notices Your Right To Know Legal Deadline is Monday at 10 a.m. Commissioners Proceedings October 2012 Delta County Government Salaries Serv 408,460 A Project Resource Serv 5,806 A-1 Collection Age Serv 85 Abeyta,Daniel Serv 100 Aflac Caic Serv 2,308 Alsco Serv 917 American Bank Not Serv 374 American Family Li Serv 2,953 Americenter Serv 48 Anderson Farm Su Serv 58 Ansafone Contact CServ 47 Aramark Serv 507 Arthurs,Jesse Serv 500 Avionics Specialist Serv 1,200 B & B Glass & Serv 159 B & F Distributing I Serv 114 Beep West, Inc. Serv 89 Bertram,Bruce C. Serv 371 Bever,William Serv 100 Big John’s Lumber Serv 66 Black Canyon Angl Serv 340 Blair And Associate Serv 11,250 Boren, Lance Serv 600 Boss In Montrose Serv 805 Boushley,Richard A Serv 75 Brethouwer Do,N R Serv 2,400 Brones, Meredith Serv 13 Buflex Marketing Ll Serv 275 Business Solutions Serv 523 Caldwell, Shelly Serv 100 Callaway Packing, I Serv 3,889 Callicutt/Webb Serv 198 Canon Financial Se Serv 1,506 Caremark Serv 69 Carpenter, Bill Serv 350 Carquest Auto Part Serv 69 CEBT-Willis Serv 110,647 Central Distributing Serv 2,751 Century Equipment Serv 1,382 Century Link Serv 5,775 Child Support Enfo Serv 300 City Of Delta Serv 11,238 Clark/Ralph E. Serv 350 Colo County Attorn Serv 325 Colo Dept Of Public Serv 10,182 Colorado Assn Of C Serv 0 Colorado Departme Serv 265 Colorado Departme Serv 100 Colorado Mosquito Serv 500 Colton Truck Suppl Serv 906 Consolidated Electr Serv 101 Delta Auto Parts Serv 1,746 Delta Co Memorial Serv 33 Delta Co Treasurer Serv 17,070 Delta County Clerk Serv 71 Delta County Comb Serv 300 Delta County Gis D Serv 32 Delta County Healt Serv 33,199 Delta County Indep Serv 6,047 Delta County Searc Serv 566 Delta County Sherif Serv 42 Delta County Treas Serv 121,129 Delta County Treas Serv 59,164 Delta Extension Fu Serv 341 Delta Federal CreditServ 3,722 Delta Fire Safe Llc Serv 28 Delta Hardware Co. Serv 1,006 Delta Housing Auth Serv 15,935 Delta-Montrose Ele Serv 6,122 Denver Industrial S Serv 253 Denver Truck Sales Serv 127 DG Concrete Serv 8,807 Division Of Reclam Serv 2,373 Double J Disposal I Serv 446 Doubletree World Serv 320 Doughty Steel & M Serv 480 DTS Fluid Power In Serv 2,153 Dubs Towing Serv 94 Duckwork’s Auto P Serv 107 Easter-Owens Elect Serv 7,681 Easypermit Postag Serv 832 Eaton Sales & Serv Serv 446 Eddins,Ann Serv 239 Eddins,Jim Serv 480 Elan Financial Servi Serv 2,247 Enterprise Fund Serv 105 Experient Corp Serv 800 Express Toll Serv 3 Fedler Spraying Llc Serv 1,020 Fiedler,Robert Serv 17 Findley,Danny E. Serv 250 Flex One/Aflac Serv 88 Fuhrman,Janice Serv 173 Gambles Of Hotchk Serv 520 Gibson,Mike Serv 75 Golder Associates I Serv 5,182 Grand Junction Pip Serv 10,642 Grand Mesa Discou Serv 2,334 Graphox Design An Serv 2,185 Great Experiences Serv 1,000 Guth Laboratories I Serv 41 H & H Hydraulics In Serv 504 Hajoca Corporation Serv 212 Hall,Wade Serv 86 Hanson Internation Serv 44,663 Hanson,Gary And J Serv 150 Harbor Freight Tool Serv 303 Hartman Brothers Serv 26 Hays,Judy Serv 45 Hellman Motor Co Serv 310 Hewlett-Packard Co Serv 792 High Country Car Serv 26 High Country Gas Serv 78 High Country Shop Serv 188 Hometek Serv 1,446 Hometown Electric Serv 474 Honnen Equipment Serv 1,197 IAAO Serv 350 Ingeo Systems Inc Serv 250 Insight Public SectoServ 4,119 Integral Consulting Serv 15,000 Intermountain Path Serv 9,300 John Deere Financi Serv 214 Kalenak,Robert Serv 957 Keyman Security Ll Serv 179 Kimball-Midwest Serv 439 King,Wyvon W. Serv 250 Kwiki Tire Ii Inc Serv 80 Kwiki Tire Service I Serv 139 Lacal Equipment In Serv 805 Lawson Products In Serv 813 Lemoine,William C. Serv 200 Lewis, Brad Serv 100 Lewis-Goetz And C Serv 57 Lucy,Kevin Serv 52 Luna,Patricia V Serv 21 Lyle Signs Inc. Nw Serv 589 Macdonald Equip Serv 328 Main Street Printer Serv 532 Master Petroleum Serv 36,458 Mckee,Frederick D. Serv 72 Mcnutt,Joseph Serv 14 Meadow Gold Dairi Serv 1,533 Meguiar, Monica Serv 100 Mesa County Serv 1,999 Messenger & Asso Serv 770 MHC Kenworth - G Serv 366 Midwestern Colora Serv 16,772 Montrose Memoria Serv 1,250 Morton,Duane Serv 19 Motorola Solutions Serv 1,668 Mountain Gazette Serv 500 Mountain Pest ContServ 55 Munro Supply Inc. Serv 630 National Police Sup Serv 810 Newman Traffic Sig Serv 201 Nichols,Debi Serv 100 Nimthor Inc Serv 507 Nordstrom,Kennet Serv 300 North Fork Aviation Serv 500 North Fork Bank/M Serv 300 North Fork Medical Serv 100 Office Depot Serv 2,703 Ore Communicatio Serv 472 Owen G Dunn Co I Serv 90 Paonia Farm & Ho Serv 28 Pest Away Sprayin Serv 4,813 Philip J Latteier Dd Serv 190 Pierce,Barbara J. Serv 250 Pitney Bowes Serv 789 Plainsman Printing Serv 193 Postmaster Serv 1,387 Power Equipment Serv 3,975 Radio Shack Serv 20 RCE Serv 4,746 Reserve Account Serv 2,066 Roadpost Usa Inc Serv 79 Robert’s Enterprise Serv 2,348 Rocky Mountain Su Serv 31 Safety-Kleen Syste Serv 3,995 Schranck,Virginia Serv 200 Sealco Incorporate Serv 18,360 Serpent Serv 70 Service Printing Inc Serv 571 Shields,Phyllis Serv 180

Simmons Lock And Serv 12 Sirchie Finger Print Serv 278 Skaggs Serv 546 Smiling Aviation In Serv 2,037 Smith, Susan Jp Serv 200 Social Security Ad Serv 185 Sourcegas Llc Serv 1,769 Southern Comuter Serv 2,898 Speas,Jan Serv 90 Stewart Ditch And Serv 300 Stroup,Carrie Serv 316 Sullivan/Pat Serv 150 Summit Door Co. Serv 1,420 Summit Publishing Serv 550 Sun Life Financial Serv 2,233 Surveillance-Video Serv 188 Sysco Intermountai Serv 4,199 Taylor Funeral Serv Serv 3,178 Taylor,Katherine Serv 100 Taylor/Mark Serv 274 TDS Telecom Serv 2,155 The Place I Go Serv 285 Thyssenkrupp Elev Serv 2,003 Tire Distribution Sy Serv 738 Town Of Hotchkiss Serv 235 Town Of Orchard Ci Serv 48 Town Of Paonia Serv 104 Trane Serv 0 Triad Resource Gro Serv 1,818 Tri-County Water Serv 84 Tuin Glass Shop Serv 194 Union Pacific Railro Serv 45,494 United Companies Serv 52 United ReprographiServ 828 University Of Color Serv 400 Ventrello,Jim D Serv 493 Verizon Wireless Serv 990 Wagner Equipment Serv 6,213 Wal-Mart Communi Serv 1,000 Ware,Virginia M Serv 219 Waste Managemen Serv 2,129 Weekender Sports Serv 129 Weldon,Chris Serv 82 Welfelt Fabrication Serv 5,282 Wells Fargo Serv 496 Wendale Serv 1,125 Western Colorado Serv 113 Wilmore And Co Pr Serv 5,108 Winslow,Patricia Serv 16 Wolfe,Ashton Serv 75 Worthington,Micha Serv 520 WSI Corporation Serv 597 Wyble Jr.,William Serv 300 Yost Family Dentist Serv 161 Grand Total 1,207,883 I,R. Olen Lund, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners in and for the said County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a true statement, of the part of the Commissioners Proceedings and pertaining to allowance of bills, sale of taxes (as provided in the 1973 C.R.S. 30-25-11) and a brief statement of such other matters as is contained therein. Dated this 21st day of November. /s/ R. Olen Lund, Chairman. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of November, 2012. /s/ Sandy Cross, 501 Palmer St. Delta, CO 81416. My commission expires 12/03/2013. Published in the Delta County Independent this 28th day of November, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0150 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 23, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) AUSTIN M KEISER AND SUSAN KEISER Original Beneficiary(ies) SURFACECREEKBANK CENTER - MONTROSEBANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt SURFACECREEKBANK CENTER - MONTROSEBANK Date of Deed of Trust April 11, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 15, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 624737 Original Principal Amount $90,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $90,000.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 10 OF MYERS HOMESTEAD ESTATES PHASE III, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: TBD WILD TURKEY LANE, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 12/26/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/23/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Barbara J. Pierce, Deputy Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: BRISCOE, JAMES R. #4862 BRISCOE and ASSOCIATES PC PO BOX 120, HOTCHKISS, CO 814190120 (970) 872-3118 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that

purpose. Attorney File # SFCBANK/KEISER ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0151 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 23, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) M. W. BUILDINGS Original Beneficiary(ies) FIRST STATE BANK OF HOTCHKISS Current Holder of Evidence of Debt FIRST STATE BANK OF HOTCHKISS Date of Deed of Trust May 19, 2005 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust May 25, 2005 Recording Information (Reception Number) 591722 Original Principal Amount $450,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $347,077.88 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. PARCEL 1: LOTS 17, 18, AND 19, BLOCK 3, HOTCHKISS SUBDIVISION. PARCELS 2 AND 3: ALL OF LOT C PARCEL 4: LOTS 31 AND 32, BLOCK 4, HOTCHKISS SUBDIVISION TOGETHER WITH ALL WATER AND WATER RIGHTS, DITCH AND DITCH RIGHTS APPURTENANT TO, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: TWO (2) EACH COMMERCIAL WATER AND SEWER TAPS OF THE CITY OF HOTCHKISS. TOGETHER WITH AND INCLUDING ALL BUILDINGS, ALL FIXTURES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL PLUMBING, HEATING, LIGHTING, VENTILATING, REFRIGERATING, INCINERATING, AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS, AND ELEVATORS (THE TRUSTOR HEREBY DECLARING THAT IT IS INTENDED THAT THE ITEMS HEREIN ENUMERATED SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY INSTALLED AS PART OF THE REALTY), AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS NOW OR HEREAFTER EXISTING THEREON. The property to be foreclosed is: Also known by street and number as: 110 E HOTCHKISS AVENUE, AND 180 S 1ST STREET, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 12/26/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/23/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: GREGG HELMSING #11896 LAW OFFICE OF GREGG HELMSING 842 PALMER Street, PO BOX 75, Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-4860 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # FSBH/MW BUILDINGS ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0152 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 24, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) BUDDIE J LOVE Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Date of Deed of Trust October 15, 2009 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 23, 2009 Recording Information (Reception Number) 638524 Original Principal Amount $159,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $158,369.50 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION ALL THE REAL PROPERTY TOGETHER WITH IMPROVEMENTS, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF DELTA, AND STATE OF COLORADO, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PART OF THE W1/2NE1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 96 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. COMMENCING AT NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT, THENCE SOUTH 110 FEET; THENCE WEST 396 FEET;

THENCE NORTH 110 FEET; THENCE EAST 396 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A NONE-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT AND RIGHT OF WAY ALONG EXISTING LANE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF LOTS 1, 2 AND 3, TYNER MINOR SUBDIVISION AND CONTINUING WEST 30 FEET INTO THE SE1/4SW1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 96 WEST OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. SAID EASEMENT BEING 30 FEET IN WIDTH AND TO BE USED FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES. Tax I.D. No. 345725100004 Also known by street and number as: 1550 F LANE, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 12/26/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/24/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: DANIEL S. BLUM #34950 Janeway Law Firm LLC 19201 E MAIN STREET SUITE 205, PARKER, CO 80134-9092 (303) 706-9990 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # JLF14797 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0155 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 27, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Benjamin Martinez Original Beneficiary(ies) Montrosebank Current Holder of Evidence of Debt MetLife Home Loans, a division of MetLife Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust August 03, 2007 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust August 09, 2007 Recording Information (Reception Number) 617773 Original Principal Amount $109,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $103,216.08 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A A part of Block "N" of the Garnet Mesa Subdivision of the City of Delta, Colorado, described as follows: Beginning at a point on the East line of said Block "N" whence the intersection of said East line and the South line of the Sixth Street extended bears North on said East line 210.0 feet; thence South 190.0 feet to the Southeast corner of Block "N"; thence West on the South line of Block "N" to the East line of the alley; thence Northwesterly along the East line of the alley to a point where said East line of the alley intersects a line parallel with and 210.0 feet South of the South line of Sixth Street, extended; thence Easterly on said parallel line to place of beginning. EXCEPT that portion used as a street known as Fourth Street Grade. County of Delta, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 655 Leon Street, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 12/26/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/27/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the

attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CHRISTOPHER T. GROEN #39976 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-07503 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0156 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 27, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) CHARLES W LISTON AND VIRGINIA M LISTON Original Beneficiary(ies) MONTROSEBANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Date of Deed of Trust April 08, 2004 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 13, 2004 Recording Information (Reception Number) 578567 Original Principal Amount $100,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $87,100.15 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION A portion of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th Principal Meridian more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point 40 rods North of the Southeast corner of said NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of said Section 13 and running thence West 220 feet; Thence running North 102 feet; Thence running East 220 feet; Thence running South 102 feet to the point of beginning. Also a portion of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the 6th Principal Meridian more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point which is 40 rods North and 220 feet West of the Southeast corner of the said NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of said Section 13; Thence running West 440 feet; Thence running North 102 feet; Thence running East 440 feet; Thence running South 102 feet to the point of beginning. And also a portion of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 96 West of the Principal Meridian said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point from which the Southeat corner of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 Section 13, Township 15 South, Rnage 96 West 6th Principal Meridian bears South 0°06' East a distance of 663.8 feet; Thence East along the South property line a distance of 6.0 feet; Thence North 0°56' East a distance of 102.0 feet to a point on the North property line; Thence West along the North property line a distance of 5.0 feet; Thence South 0°05' West a distance of 102.0 feet more or less to the point of beginning. EXCEPT that portion deed to The Department of Highways State of Colororado by ded recorded June 30, 1968 in Book 407 at Page 402 and October 14, 1948 in Book 301 at page 566. Also known by street and number as: 690 1575 ROAD, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 12/26/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/27/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MONICA KADRMAS, Esq #34904 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1175.14853 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0157 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On August 28, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) PAUL CHADWICK Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely a nominee for

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MORTGAGEIT, INC. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA11, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OA11 Date of Deed of Trust April 03, 2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 12, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number) 602418 Original Principal Amount $221,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $236,831.80 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION Legal Description Parcel 1: Part of the SE1/4NE1/4 of Section 21, Township 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th Principal Meridian more particularly described as follows: A tract of land bearing North 89°52' West 884.55 feet of the East 1/4 corner of said Section 21 to the point of beginning; thence North 89°52' West 435.6 feet; thence North 0°55' East 1000.0 feet; thence South 89°54' East 435.6 feet; thence South 0°55' West 1000.0 feet more or less to the point of beginning. EXCEPTING THEREFROM that part of subject property which lay within the following described tract: part of the SE1/4NE1/4 of Section 21, Township 13 South, Range 94 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, described as beginning at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 21; thence South 88°25' West 872.7 feet along the South line of said SE1/4NE1/4; thence North 00°53' West 884.1 feet; thence North 50°10' West 65.3 feet; thence North 87°22' West 356.1 feet to the West line of said SE1/4NE1/4; thence North 01°09' East 335.2 feet along the West subdivision line to the NW corner of said SE1/4NE1/4; thence North 87°59' East 541.2 feet along the North line of said SE1/ 4NE1/4; thence South 01°22' West 505.5 feet; thence North 87°59' East 775.5 feet; thence South 01°22' West 794.5 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel 2: A non-exclusive right of way for road purposes 20 feet wide the center line of which commences 10 feet East of the NW corner of said SE1/4NE1/4 and runs South parallel to the West subdivision lien 335.2 feet, County of Delta, State of Colorado. **Pursuant to Affidavit Re: Scrivener's Error Pursuant to C.R.S. 38-35-109(5) recorded June 24, 2011 at Reception No. 651421 in Delta County, Colorado ** Also known by street and number as: 24778 RHAPSODY ROAD, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 12/26/2012, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 10/31/2012 Last Publication 11/28/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 08/28/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: LISA CANCANON #42043 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1269.09323 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent October 31, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012. Commissioners Proceedings October 2012 Delta County Social Services Salaries SERV 152,609.17 AFLAC Flex One SERV 30.80 AFLAC CAIC SERV 771.62 AFLAC SERV 767.27 AT&T Mobility SERV 145.50 Atchley, Paul SERV 96.00 Atwood, Pamela SERV 20.40 Beep West Paging SERV 45.50 Blaine, Susan SERV 48.80 Bowler, Brian SERV 67.60 Bufflex Marketing SERV 275.00 Bullard, Angela SERV 33.60 Carelli, Brad SERV 29.95 CEBT SERV 29,071.99 Christine Knight/BoCC SERV 2,420.00 Colonial Life SERV 240.68 Colorado Correctional SERV 56.17 Colorado Counties SERV 350.00 Daily Sentinel SERV 78.00 Delta Co Commission SERV 8,572.69 Delta Co Health SERV 6,816.82 Delta Co Independent SERV 38.02 Delta Co School Dist SERV 21,028.16 Delta Co Sheriff SERV 53.20 Delta Co Telecomm SERV 394.08 Delta Co Treas SERV 32,032.67 Delta Co Treas SERV 4,597.00 Delta Co Treas SERV 683.30 Delta Co Treas SERV 16,765.34 Delta Federal CU SERV 100.00 Doyle Petroleum SERV 574.41 Experian SERV 77.00 Fred Pryor Seminars SERV 79.00 Front Range Legal SERV 480.00 Gallegos, Anne SERV 57.20 Garver, James SERV 105.20 Grand Valley Imaging SERV 188.12 Great America Leasing SERV 127.09

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Hellman Chevrolet SERV 272.00 Hilltop Resources SERV 18,615.95 Johnson, Jeremy SERV 272.20 Johnson, Sherry SERV 16.80 La Quinta SERV 144.00 Lashmett, Heather SERV 30.40 Lemoine, William SERV 451.40 Link, Barbara SERV 34.40 Magdalenski, Ulrike SERV 374.58 Main Street Printers SERV 1,154.00 Marchun, Karin SERV 127.60 Martinez, Albert SERV 75.00 Mesa Co Sheriff SERV 172.50 Miller, Victoria SERV 239.60 Montrose Co Sheriff SERV 35.40 Nutt, Erin SERV 40.00 Office Depot SERV 510.20 Quality Inn SERV 70.00 Records Management SERV 280.70 Rowe, Sue SERV 64.00 Roy, Kelly SERV 265.47 Sun Life Financial SERV 583.45 Talx Corporation SERV 84.50 UPS Store SERV 89.80 Vital Hearts SERV 425.00 Wal-Mart SERV 96.28 Western Slope Health SERV 975.00 Total 305,427.58 I, R. Olen Lund, Chairman of the Board of Social Services in and for the said County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a true statement, of the part of the Commissioners Proceedings and pertaining to allowance of bills, sale of taxes (as provided in the 1973 C.R.S. 30-25-11) and a brief statement of such other matters as is contained therein. Dated this 28th Day of November, 2012. /s/ R. Olen Lund, Chairman. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th Day of November, 2012. /s/ Sandy Cross 560 Dodge St Delta CO 81416. My commission expires 12/03/2013. Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, 2012. Health Board Proceedings October 2012 Delta County Health Department Salaries SERV 47,743.41 AFLAC SERV 317.19 AFLAC Flex One SERV 17.60 AFLAC CAIC SERV 302.09 CEBT SERV 8,135.62 Childbirth Graphics SERV 104.80 Colonial Life SERV 13.44 CO Dept Public Health SERV 1,100.00 CO Dept of Revenue SERV 516.00 Decade Software SERV 1,459.50 Delta Co Commission SERV 3,207.77 Delta Co Human Svs SERV 51.20 Delta Co Independent SERV 218.83 Delta Co Treas SERV 10,481.62 Delta Co Treas SERV 1,527.00 Delta Co Treas SERV 424.99 Delta Co Treas SERV 4,383.36 Delta Federal CU SERV 625.00 Delta/Montrose College SERV 330.68 Doubletree Hilton SERV 278.00 Glaxosmithkline SERV 1,486.20 Grand Valley Imaging SERV 58.74 High Country Shopper SERV 71.70 King Soopers SERV 35.96 Koehler, Bonnie SERV 36.80 Kwiki Tire SERV 481.00 Merck SERV 299.83 Metropolitan Path SERV 408.00 Moore Medical SERV 63.83 NACCHO SERV 171.00 Nordstrom, Ken SERV 107.40 Plateau Environmental SERV 4,875.00 Sun Life Financial SERV 201.79 Verizon Wireless SERV 16.24 Wal-Mart SERV 227.32 Water Quality Division SERV 360.00 Total 90,138.91 I, R. Olen Lund, Chairman of the Board of Health in and for the said County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a true statement, of the part of the Commissioners Proceedings and pertaining to allowance of bills, sale of taxes (as provided in the 1973 C.R.S. 30-25-11) and a brief statement of such other matters as is contained therein. Dated this 28th Day of November, 2012. /s/ R. Olen Lund, Chairman. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th Day of November, 2012. /s/ Sandy Cross 560 Dodge St Delta CO 81416. My commission expires 12/03/2013. Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, 2012. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Delta, will receive sealed bids at the City of Delta Public Works Department, 360 Main Street, Delta, Colorado, for the GARNET MESA HDPE until 2:00 P.M. on DECEMBER 6th, 2012. A bid opening will not be conducted. This project will consist of the placement of approximately 250 Ln. Ft. of 24" HDPE Pipe and two small structures. All work will be managed under the direction of the City of Delta Public Works Department. The Contract Documents will be available beginning November 21st, 2012. The Contract Documents may be obtained in person, at the following location from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays: City of Delta Public Works 360 Main Street Delta, CO 81416 On the city web site, city of delta.net under RFP'S The Contract will be awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, as determined by the statement of qualifications and the bid, which is deemed to be in the best interest of the City. The City reserves the right to accept the bid by a competent bidder that will result in the lowest cost to the City. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any Bid without disclosing the reason therefore. No bids may be withdrawn after the opening of bids, without consent of City of Delta, for a period of sixty (60) days after the scheduled time of opening of bids. All bids must be submitted in writing on the forms provided, and must be signed by the bidder or his duly authorized agent. Published in the Delta County Independent November 21 and 28, 2012.

NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET Notice is hereby given that: a proposed budget has been submitted to Paonia Cemetery District for the ensuing year of 2013; a copy of such proposed budget has been filed in the office of David J. Hurr, where same is open for public inspection; such proposed budget will be considered at the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees at the Paonia Cemetery District to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2012 at 40575 O Road, Paonia, CO. Any interested elector of such Paonia Cemetery District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. Dated: November 12, 2012 Board of Trustees Paonia Cemetery District By: /s/ David J. Hurr Title: Treasurer Published in the Delta County Independent November 21 and 28, 2012.


D4 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0160 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 5, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Frederick J Ingalls Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Mortgage Investors Corporation Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Mortgage Investors Corporation Date of Deed of Trust February 07, 2012 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust February 15, 2012 Recording Information (Reception Number) 656474 Original Principal Amount $245,809.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $245,809.00 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE EXHIBIT A THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF Colorado, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 2 MILLER CREEK MINOR SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMIT TO, AND WITHOUT WARRANTY, ONE (1) TOWN OF PAONIA DOMESTIC WATER TAP Parcel ID: 324509410002 Also known by street and number as: 13250 Dry Gulch Rd, Paonia, CO 81428. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/02/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/7/2012 Last Publication 12/5/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/05/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KIMBERLY L. MARTINEZ #40351 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-09436 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0159 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 5, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Richard Leon McClanahan and Michiyo McClanahan Original Beneficiary(ies) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust April 04, 2011 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust April 05, 2011 Recording Information (Reception Number) 649879 Original Principal Amount $131,070.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $128,970.73 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 3 OF HOYER SUBDIVISION COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 21169 Cherry Lane, Eckert, CO 81418. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/02/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/7/2012

Last Publication 12/5/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/05/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CHRISTOPHER T. GROEN #39976 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-09893 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0158 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 4, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) VICTOR G RICHARDS AND CAROLYN B RICHARDS Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, MBNA AMERICA (DELAWARE), N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Date of Deed of Trust August 15, 2003 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust August 21, 2003 Recording Information (Reception Number) 570461 Original Principal Amount $96,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $82,564.15 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the Deed of Trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT ‘A’ AND INCORPORATED HEREIN A THOUGH FULLY SET FORTH. ALL THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DELTA AND STATE OF COLORADO, BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN A DEED DATED 06/08/1999 AND RECORDED 06/08/1999, AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF THE COUNTY AND STATE SET FORTHA ABOVE, IN DEED VOLUME 525617 AND PAGE 1. ADDRESS: 17237 2550 ROAD; CEDAREDGE, CO 81413 TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: R003021 Also known by street and number as: 17237 2550 ROAD, CEDAREDGE, CO 81413. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/02/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/7/2012 Last Publication 12/5/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/04/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: KERRI ANN BOOTH #42562 LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL P MEDVED PC 355 UNION BLVD #302, LAKEWOOD, CO 80228-1508 (303) 274-0155 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-910-22598 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0161 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 6, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) CHARLES J. EULER AND JONI MICHELLE WAINRIGHT-EULER Original Beneficiary(ies) WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Date of Deed of Trust March 19, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust March 24, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 624077 Original Principal Amount $179,655.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $194,341.37

PUBLIC NOTICES 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.

TOWN OF ORCHARD CITY 2013 BUDGET HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Town of Orchard City budget for the ensuing year 2013 has been submitted to the Board of Trustees. A copy of such proposed budget has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk located at Town Hall, 9661 2100 Rd, Austin, CO 81410. The budget is open for inspection at Town Hall. The Town of Orchard City Board of Trustees will hold a hearing for consideration of the proposed budget at Town Hall December 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm. All electors of the Town of Orchard City shall be given an opportunity to be heard. Final adoption of the proposed budget will be considered following the hearing. Board of Trustees, Town of Orchard City By Melissa Oelke, Town Clerk. Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0163 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 6, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Ruth M Miller Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Cherry Creek Mortgage Co., Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt Bank of America, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust December 22, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust December 29, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 631081 Original Principal Amount $120,402.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $112,734.05 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the Deed of Trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the Deed of Trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE WEST 62 FEET OF LOTS 10, 11, AND 12, BLOCK 24, ORIGINAL PLAT OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN, NOW CITY OF DELTA, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 211 W 2nd Street, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/06/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in

and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: CYNTHIA LOWERY-GRABER #34145 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-10333 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0165 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 7, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) MICHAEL B. FERGANCHICK Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for REPUBLIC MORTGAGE HOME LOANS LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust October 20, 2010 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust October 25, 2010 Recording Information (Reception Number) 646342 Original Principal Amount $187,241.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $184,084.39 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 35 EMERALD HILLS SUBDIVISION FILING NO. 2 COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 1925 FOREST WAY, DELTA, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/07/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: JOAN OLSON, ESQ #28078 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1269.21041 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0166 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 7, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) MARIO JAMES FINE AND KERRI SUE FINE Original Beneficiary(ies) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., acting solely as nominee for FIRST FRANKLIN A DIVISION OF NAT. CITY BANK OF IN Current Holder of Evidence of Debt U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as trustee for the holders of the FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF12 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF12 Date of Deed of Trust June 26, 2006 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust June 28, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number) 605070 Original Principal Amount $160,400.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $169,051.29 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT #7, WILLOW HEIGHTS #1, AMENDED, A SUBDIVISION TO THE TOWN OF HOTCHKISS, COLORADO. DELTA COUNTY, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 500 WILLOW DRIVE, HOTCHKISS, CO 81419. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED

HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/07/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: MONICA KADRMAS, Esq #34904 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 5050.01381 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012.

COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0167 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 11, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) Ramon De La Torre and Maria G. De La Torre Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for CTX Mortgage Company, LLC Current Holder of Evidence of Debt JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust May 02, 2008 County of Recording Delta Recording Date of Deed of Trust May 15, 2008 Recording Information (Reception Number) 625675 Original Principal Amount $118,146.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $111,650.49 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 3, FAIRVIEW SUBDIVISION TO THE CITY OF DELTA, COUNTY OF DELTA, STATE OF COLORADO. CORRECTIVE AFFIDAVIT RE: SCRIVENER’S ERROR RECORDED ON AUGUST 17, 2012 AT RECEPTION NO. 660471 TO CORRECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON THE DEED OF TRUST. Also known by street and number as: 119 Silver St, Delta, CO 81416. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 01/09/2013, at Public Trustee’s Office, Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Suite 202, Delta, CO 81416-1764, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 11/14/2012 Last Publication 12/12/2012 Name of Publication Delta County Independent • IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED; DATE: 09/11/2012 Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee in and for the County of Delta, State of Colorado By: /s/ Jim D. Ventrello, Public Trustee (SEAL) The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: ALISON L. BERRY #34531 CASTLE STAWIARSKI, LLC 999 18TH STREET SUITE 2301, DENVER, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-09804 ©Public Trustees’ Association of Colorado Revised 9/2012 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12, 2012. COMBINED NOTICE PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-0168 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On September 11, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Delta records. Original Grantor(s) David Allan Ayres Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems,

Delta County Independent 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.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of JAMES ALLAN STECKEL, a/k/a JAMES A. STECKEL, a/k/a JAMES STECKEL, Deceased Case Number 12PR94 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before March 25, 2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Lois Steckel Person Giving Notice 2787 - 2100 Road Delta CO 81416 Attorney for Personal Representative Aaron R. Clay PO Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent November 21, 28 and December 5, 2012.

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

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Delta County Independent 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. 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 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.

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 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. 2012-0172 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 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.

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 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

Wednesday, November 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. 2012-0180 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

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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.

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ORDINANCE #17, 2012 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING SUMS OF MONEY TO THE VARIOUS FUNDS AND SPENDING AGENCIES IN THE AMOUNTS AND FOR THE PURPOSES SET FORTH BELOW FOR THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO, FOR THE 2013 BUDGET YEAR WHEREAS, the City Council has adopted the annual budget on November 6, 2012; and WHEREAS, the City Council has made provision therein for revenues in an amount equal to or greater than the total proposed expenditures as set forth in said budget; and WHEREAS, it is not only required by law, but also necessary to appropriate the revenues provided in the budget to and for the purposes described below, so as not to impair the operations of the City. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DELTA, COLORADO: Section 1. That the following sums are hereby appropriated from the revenue of each fund, to each fund, as follows: General Fund $5,145,951 Conservation Trust Fund 142,000 Recreation Center Fund 4,538,715 City-Wide Capital Improvements Fund 5,047,480 Municipal Light and Power Fund 7,245,947 Sewer Fund 1,894,743 Water Fund 1,963,513 Refuse Fund 648,716 Golf Course Fund 904,751 Internal Service Fund 1,481,139 Employees' Dental Insurance Fund 49,800 Capital Project Fund 22,823,319 Debt Service Fund 1,779,105 Perpetual Care Fund 1,000 ADOPTED on first reading and ordered published this 6th day of November, 2012 /s/ Edward C. Sisson Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk ADOPTED on second and final reading and ordered published this 20th day of November, 2012 /s/ Edward C. Sisson Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk CERTIFICATE STATE OF COLORADO ) ) ss. CITY OF DELTA ) I, Jolene E. Nelson, City Clerk of the City of Delta, Colorado, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing ordinance was introduced, read in full and passed on first reading at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Delta on November 6, 2012, and published in the Delta County Independent, a newspaper of general circulation published in the City of Delta, in its issue of November 14, 2012, and was finally adopted and approved at a regular meeting of the City Council on November 20, 2012, and ordered published as Ordinance No. 17, Series of 2012, of said City as provided by law. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the Seal of the City of Delta, Colorado, this 20th day of November, 2012. (SEAL) /s/ Jolene E. Nelson City Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, 2012.


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LOCAL NEWS

Delta County Independent

Holiday charity drive benefits veterans Black Canyon Jet Center along with West Star Aviation out of Grand Junction will be partnering with members of western Colorado’s aviation and veterans communities in Montrose, Delta and Grand Junction to support the Colorado Aviation Business Association’s (CABA) second annual Holiday Charity Drive benefitting the state’s veterans. The Colorado Aviation Business Association is collecting toys and nonperishable foods to aid veteran families throughout various communities in the state includ-

ing Montrose, Delta and Grand Junction. Collection efforts began in October 2012 with donation boxes placed in various airport and business locations statewide and will conclude at the CABA holiday party at Coors Field in Denver on Nov. 30. Ensuring timely delivery before the holiday season, CABA has also partnered with the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s (MSUD) Aviation Department Flight Team who has committed volunteer pilots and aircraft. The pilots will fly the food and toy donations to Montrose and

other locations including Trinidad and Alamosa in southern Colorado and finally Burlington on the eastern plains. The goal is to have the donated goods “under the tree” by Christmas time, which is not an easy task. “Collectively, we were able to donate 1,500 pounds of food and toys to veterans last year,” said Scott Dulaney, cochair for the 2012 event. “Our goal is to double that amount for 2012 and grow the operation to be even more effective for the veterans of Colorado. They are truly the inspiration for us all.”

Founded in 1994, the mission of the Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) is to foster and promote aviation and related business throughout Colorado; to collectively address and respond to issues impacting Colorado airports, including safety and operational effectiveness; to educate the general public about all aviation activities in the state, and to preserve the state’s airport related businesses as valuable economic assets to the community at large. Black Canyon Jet Center will be hosting a drop location for the donation

CMU holiday concert is Dec. 9 CMU’s annual holiday concert is Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m., at the Robinson Theatre. Audiences will enjoy carols in the lobby with the university’s jazz combo, piano ensemble, woodwind trio and brass ensemble. Performing in the Rob-

inson Theatre will be all of the music department choirs including women’s choir, which will perform “Gift of Love” which was recorded in four-part a cappella (close women’s harmonies) by Pat Boone’s daughters. Other choirs to perform are the cham-

ber choir, concert choir and the jazz choir, Vocal Chords. The CMU wind symphony and symphony orchestra will also perform, with the symphony orchestra presenting a preview of the music from the upcoming theatre production of the “Pirates

of Penzance” along with Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival.” The concert will be fun for the whole family as the audience is invited to join in singing holiday carols. Tickets are available at the box office by calling 248-1604.

Last-minute ways to trim taxes BY JASON ALDERMAN Practical Money

From now until New Year’s is probably when you have the least amount of time to spare on mundane financial bookkeeping tasks. But if you can dedicate a few minutes to review your benefits and tax paperwork, you might be able to shave hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars off your 2012 taxes. Here are a few suggestions: Retirement accounts. If you haven’t already maxed out on contributions, ask your employer if you can make a catchup contribution to your 401(k), 403(b) or 457 plan before year’s end. Most people can contribute up to $17,000 in 2012 (a $500 increase over 2011), plus an additional $5,500 if they’re over 50. If you contribute on a pretax basis, your taxable income is reduced, which in turn lowers your taxes. At a minimum, if your employer offers matching contributions (essentially, free money), be sure to contribute at least enough to take full advantage of the match. Flex accounts. If you participate in employersponsored flexible spending accounts (FSAs),

which let you use pretax dollars to pay for eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses, an important change is coming next year: Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the maximum annual contribution for healthcare FSAs will shrink to $2,500 from the $5,000 limit many employers currently offer; however, if your spouse has FSAs at work, you still may contribute up to $2,500 to each account. Dependent care account limits remain unchanged. It’s vital to calculate and use any untapped 2012 account balances before your plan-year deadline (sometimes up to 75 days into the following year); otherwise, you’ll forfeit the remaining balance. If you have a surplus, consider which 2013 expenses you could pay before December 31, 2012. And keep the new limit in mind when planning your 2013 healthcare FSA. You can use your healthcare FSA for copayments, deductibles and medical devices such as glasses, contact lenses and braces, among other expenses; over-the-counter medicines are only eligible with a doctor’s prescription (an excep-

tion is made for insulin). Charitable contributions. If you plan to itemize deductions on your 2012 taxes, charitable contributions made to IRS-approved organizations by Dec. 31, 2012, are generally tax-deductible. If you’ve got extra cash now and want to lower your 2012 taxes even further, consider moving up donations you would have made in 2013. Gifts. Unless Congress intervenes, the federal income tax exemption for estate distributions and lifetime gifts will drop from the 2012 limit ($5.12 million) to the pre-2011 level of $1 million (for married couples it drops from $10.24 million to $2 million); in addition, the tax rate on gifts or estate distributions above those limits will increase from 35 percent in 2012 to 55 percent in 2013. One way to exceed the lifetime gift limit — and avoid having to file a Gift Tax Return — is by giving separate, annual gifts of up to $13,000 per year, per person. (Married couples filing jointly can give $26,000 per recipient.) Rules for gift and estate taxes are complex, so read IRS Publication 950 (at www.irs.gov) and

consult your financial advisor. This isn’t an ideal time to take on any additional tasks, but if some or all of these situations apply, you could considerably lower your tax bill — wouldn’t that be a great way to start the New Year? Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman

flights. The aircraft arrival is scheduled at Montrose Regional Airport general aviation ramp on Dec. 2. Members of Colorado’s Veterans of Foreign Wars will greet the aircraft at each location and help distribute donations to veterans and their families for the holiday season. Representatives from the Western Slope will receive the goods, which will be sorted for destinations in the Montrose, Delta and Grand Junction areas. Visitors are coming to the Western Slope of Colorado for business, pleasure and nonprofit purposes. Black Canyon Jet Center manages the fixed-base operations (FBO) for gen-

eral aviation at the Montrose Regional Airport, providing fuel, aircraft parking and world-class service to residents and visitors alike.

AARP needs tax preparers AARP/IRS volunteer tax preparers are needed for the Delta site. Volunteers offer services to low income and elderly clients during the upcoming tax season. Training, study books, classes and mentoring are provided. For more information, call John Sanborn at 8748586 or Jo Maxwell at 856-3007.

State cuts online business filing fees Secretary of State Scott Gessler has announced a fee holiday for all online business filings, effective Dec. 1. The fee holiday will bring all online business filing fees to $1. “Launching new online services has helped our office become more efficient. At the same time, we have improved office operations to save customers time and money. We can now lower fees for a time, so businesses can use that money to grow and create jobs,” Gessler said. The fee holiday applies to all online business filings. It does not include late fees. Gessler will review the reduction on a monthly basis to ensure the office is able to meet

its budgetary obligations. Gessler noted his office can absorb the reductions while continuing to provide top-notch services. “This move further demonstrates Colorado is a low-fee state. But Colorado also has great customer service,” Gessler said. The secretary of state’s office takes no state taxpayer dollars. Its operations are funded primarily by filing fees from businesses and non-profits. The business filing fee holiday follows fee reductions for non-profits that took effect in October and fee reduction for notaries public that took effect at the beginning of November.

I-70 closures scheduled to install rockfall fencing Full closures of the westbound Twin Tunnel on Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs are scheduled overnight this week to install rockfall fencing above the highway. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) implemented closures Monday and Tuesday. The closures continue Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. to Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 a.m., and Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. to Friday, Nov. 30, 7 a.m. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane through the eastbound bore. Preparations for head-

to-head traffic begin at 6 p.m., with the single lane configuration in place by 7 p.m. When I-70 is reduced to a single lane, the speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph and vehicles wider than 11 feet will not be allowed through the area. Weekly advisories will continue to be distributed, detailing upcoming traffic impacts. To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner. The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including I-

70 West, Denver to Glenwood Springs. Updates also are available via Twitter @coloradodot and on CDOT’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ coloradodot. CDOT also has launched a new smartphone application to provide drivers with easier access to I-70 traveler information. It includes travel speeds and times, road conditions, incidents, road work and feeds from CDOT’s closedcircuit television cameras and alerts. Text CDOT to 25827 or download CDOT Mobile from your app store.

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of ROBERT T. DRISCOLL, Deceased Case Number 12 PR 93 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before March 21, 2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Carolyn Baker Person Giving Notice 474 Grand Valley Drive Grand Junction, CO 81504 Attorney for Personal Representative: Michael R. Dodson Clay and Dodson, P.C. P.O. Box 38 Delta CO 81416 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21 and 28, 2012.

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.

Written comments may be filed in the office of the Town Clerk, prior to the hearing date, at Town of Hotchkiss, 276 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 369, Hotchkiss, CO 81419. Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, 2012.

PUBLIC HEARING The Hotchkiss Board of Trustees will have a Public Hearing on December 13, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hotchkiss Town Hall, 276 W. Main Street, Hotchkiss, CO to consider a variance request to keep livestock within the Town limits. The request was made by Rozellynn Hall, 153 E. Main Street, to keep as a pet, a wether (neutered male) Nigerian Dwarf Goat at this location. Concerns and comments may be presented at the Public Hearing or by filing written comment to the Town Clerk’s office at P.O. Box 369, Hotchkiss, CO 81419 prior to the hearing. Marlene F. Searle, Town Clerk Published in the Delta County Independent November 28, 2012.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Lucille Emily Quintana, Deceased Case Number 12 PR 88 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Delta County, Colorado on or before 3/25/2013, or the claims may be forever barred. Lincoln Quintana Personal Representative 701 B Street Suite 1170 San Diego, CA 92101 Published in the Delta County Independent November 14, 21 and 28, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Leroux Creek Water Users Association Notice of Annual Meeting The regular annual meeting of the Leroux Creek Water Users Association Stockholders will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012, at the Rogers Mesa Community House at 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of electing directors and any other business that may come before the company. Mark Smith, President Published in the Delta County Independent November 28 and December 5, 2012.

TOWN OF HOTCHKISS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PURSUANT TO THE LIQUOR LAWS OF COLORADO a public hearing will be held at the Hotchkiss Town Hall, 276 W. Main Street, Hotchkiss, Colorado, on December 13, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., to consider an application for a Special Events Liquor License. The application was filed by Spirit Wind Horse Rescue to be held at 320 W. Bridge Street on December 15, 2012, Hotchkiss, Colorado. At said time and place, any interested persons may appear to be heard for or against the granting of this license.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Orchard City Hydropower Project Public Meeting: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:00 PM, Orchard City Town Hall On Wednesday December 12th at 7:00 PM, the Town of Orchard City will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed hydropower project at the Orchard City Water Treatment Plant. The presenters will discuss potential environmental impacts of the project and present data and studies that will be provided in a conduit exemption application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

The proposed hydropower project will be constructed at the Orchard City Water Treatment plant which is located at 22189-2225 Road. The public meeting will be held at the Orchard City Town Hall at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. The Town Hall is located at 9661-2100 Road. For more information, contact Mike Morgan, Orchard City Director of Public Works at 970-314-1515. Published in the Delta County Independent November 28 and December 5, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE Highline Ditch and Enlargement Company Notice of Annual Meetings The regular annual meetings of the Ellington, Allen Mesa, and Highline Ditch and Enlargement Company Stockholders will be held immediately following the regular annual meeting of the Leroux Creek Water Users Association scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2012, at the Rogers Mesa Community House. The purpose of the meeting is election of directors and any other business that may come before the company. Published in the Delta County Independent November 28 and December 5, 2012.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Crawford Water Conservancy District for 2013. A copy of said proposed budget has been filed in the office of the Crawford Water Conservancy District, 183 Highway 92, Crawford CO, where the same is open for public inspection by calling (970) 921-4775 for an appointment. Such proposed budget will be considered at a Public Hearing to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the District Office. Any interested elector of the Crawford Water Conservancy District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objection thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. Randall W. Fisher Secretary/Treasurer Published in the Delta County Independent November 28 and December 5, 2012.


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Standing on her family’s race track and posing with her Tag kart, Mianna Wick of Delta holds her trophy for winning the S5 Junior Stock Moto division of the 2012 Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge go-kart race in September. Wick recently returned from the SKUSA SuperNationals XVI, at Las Vegas. Wick is among a handful of serious female kart drivers in the state working to break into the high-speed sport of professional racing.

BY TAMIE MECK Staff Writer

t first glance, Mianna Wick seems like an ordinary 16-year-old girl. Her favorite subject (she has always been home-schooled) is algebra. She recently turned 16 and got her driver’s license. She prefers driving the family’s Pontiac Solstice, because it’s cooler than the van or the pickup. She likes to sing and dance, and enjoys hanging with friends and talking about their interests. You know, chassis, top speeds, how cars are designed to jack. Wick is one of a handful of female drivers breaking into the highly competitive sport of go-kart racing. Her room is quickly filling up with trophies and ribbons. The daughter of Suzanna and Mike Wick of Delta, Mianna discovered karting at age 12. Mike, a graduate of Olathe High School, raced motocross “before it got really crazy and people started going upside down.” The family has always been active, said Mike, a former ski instructor. A few years ago they were living in Kansas, a fairly limited state compared to Colorado when it comes to outdoor activities. Driving was one of the sports they could enjoy on the flat Kansas landscape. The family returned to Delta, and Mike installed a paved track on their one-acre home site. It was actually built for their older daughter, who also had an interest in the sport, “But when she

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would quit, Mianna would just drive until she ran out of gas,” said Mike. Wanting to keep her interest piqued, Mike took Mianna to race at Grand Junction Motorspeedway, and she loved it. She was eventually invited to join club racing, and was offered a kart and other incentives and has picked up sponsorships. Her first race kart was a touch and go, or Tag car, with a restricted engine that tops out at 80 mph. Wick soon graduated to a “shifter kart,” which can do 120. “You can’t get to 120 mph on these tracks because you have to gear for corners,” said Wick. But she’s tried. The key to a good race is to pass as many cars as possible and stay out of trouble, said Wick. She’s been in minor crashes and has had one concussion. Last year, a driver overturned and his car fell on top of her. “You try not to but you just get yourself into trouble every once in a while,” said Wick. “Going that fast and racing that close, you’re just always in incidents.” A GoPro camera mounted to the hood catches the action, including crashes. Occasionally the karts are overturned, said Mike, “which is the worst because they don’t have a roll bar. That’s a nasty crash.” Suzanna admits it can be hard on the nerves, but if Mianna can get a good start and make it past turn one, she’s usually fine for the rest

of the race. Her sport leaves little time for other hobbies. Wick practices several days a week, and can be on the road for days at a time during racing season. All her hard work is paying off. In August, Wick won the S5 division of the Rocky Mountain Pro Kart Challenge, the final stage of which was held late last summer at Grand Junction Motorspeedway. The win guaranteed her a starting position at SKUSA SuperNationals XVI, dubbed “the pinnacle karting event of the year,” and held Nov. 11-18, at Las Vegas. Two other girls competed in her division, but that’s an unusually high number, said Mike. While women like Danica Patrick and Janet Guthrie pave the way for female drivers, it’s still primarily a men’s sport. She is very petite, and even in all of her safety gear, her kart needs extra weight to meet the minimum requirement of 340 pounds. “I’m definitely one of the few,” said Wick. There are only a couple of serious female racers in the state, including her friend, 18-year-old Sabre Cook of Grand Junction. A Division S2 senior racer, she made history when she claimed the first female title at this year’s SuperNationals. Racing season ended with SuperNationals. The 2013 pro tour begins in April with SpringNationals. Next season, Wick plans to graduate from the junior S5 to the

S2 senior class. But she’ll have to work at it. While racing may not seem physically demanding, “It’s a very disciplined sport,” said Wick. “You definitely have to be physically on top of your game.” The best way to stay in shape is to drive, so she often drives until she’s worn out. She also lifts weights, and, reluctantly, runs. This winter she plans to play racquetball. Wick understands that there’s more to the sport than driving. “It’s very crucial that I start learning the mechanics of it,” said Wick. That knowledge will help her be a better driver and give valuable driver feedback to her crew. They can use that information to finely tune her kart to her specifications, which can lead to faster times and better results. But it’s an expensive sport. The chassis alone can cost about $5,000, said Mike, who works in agriculture. The Wicks live in a small house and live a modest lifestyle. Mianna races with Team CRG-USA, her main sponsor. CRG and other sponsors provide her kart, mechanics and other benefits. “There’s no way normal people like us can do it without sponsorships,” said Mike. To get sponsors, drivers must also prove their marketability, said Mike. “Danica Patrick isn’t the best driver, but she’s marketable. It’s how the driver represents the sponsors and label on their car, how they do interviews,” that attract sponsors. Mian-

na said she watches the big races not only for the driving, but to see how the racers act, how they carry themselves, what they say and how they interview. If finances and sponsorships work out, Mianna would move to open-wheel car racing. Once she turns 18, she can graduate to a small car, much like an Indy car which can do 240 down the straightaway. A small car has top speeds of 150-160 mph. She hopes to stay with open-wheel, Formula 1 and Indy style racing that is popular in Europe, as opposed to closed-wheel racing, such as NASCAR. But there are several routes to consider, including coaching. Moving up would also require more travel, since the closest places to train are in Arizona and California. “You kind of have to be the best of the best to get the money, though,” said Wick. It’s one the most difficult sports to break into, since drivers from around the world compete for a coveted and very limited starting position. “She has the talent,” said Mike, “she just has to wow a sponsor.” Mike and Suzanna know that racing is a high-risk sport, “but there’s risk in everything you do,” said Mike. “You know, as a parent that’s a hard choice. This is what she’s good at, what she likes to do, and there’s more risk in not letting them do what they’re good at.”

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Kart racer Mianna Wick races in her “shifter kart” during SKUSA summer nationals at Salt Lake City.


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