Western Colorado Living http://westerncoloradoliving.com Living in Delta County, Colorado Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:08:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Top Honors for CEO Cleckler at Delta County Memorial Hospital http://westerncoloradoliving.com/top-honors-ceo-cleckler-delta-county-memorial-hospital/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:08:24 +0000 http://westerncoloradoliving.com/?p=937 Jason Cleckler, CEO of Delta County Memorial Hospital, was recently recognized as one of the “Top 60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” in the country by Becker’s Hospital Review, which will feature Cleckler and other top rural hospital CEOs in its March issue.   “It is an honor to receive...

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Jason Cleckler, CEO of Delta County Memorial Hospital, was recently recognized as one of the “Top 60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” in the country by Becker’s Hospital Review, which will feature Cleckler and other top rural hospital CEOs in its March issue.

 

“It is an honor to receive this recognition,” said Cleckler. “I believe it speaks to the great team we have here at DCMH and our continued commitment to providing quality care to the community we serve. Our progressive approach to improving our hospital is paying dividends and I appreciate the efforts of the entire team.”

 

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State funding available for Delta County ag energy efficiency projects http://westerncoloradoliving.com/state-funding-available-delta-countyag-energy-efficiency-projects/ Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:04:49 +0000 http://westerncoloradoliving.com/?p=933 The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service, has released $750,000 in project assistance funds through the USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The funding is available to Colorado agricultural irrigators, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries and cold storage facilities. The deadline...

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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service, has released $750,000 in project assistance funds through the USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The funding is available to Colorado agricultural irrigators, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries and cold storage facilities. The deadline to apply is March 31.

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Devil’s Thumb Golf Course in Delta County ranks highly http://westerncoloradoliving.com/devils-thumb-golf-course-delta-county-ranks-highly/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:52:26 +0000 http://westerncoloradoliving.com/?p=930 According to the Delta County Independent: For the second year in a row, Devil’s Thumb Golf Club has been ranked third in the category “Best Western Slope Course.” The recognition comes from Colorado Avid Golfer, which determines the winners of the awards known as CAGGYs through an online voting process....

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According to the Delta County Independent:

For the second year in a row, Devil’s Thumb Golf Club has been ranked third in the category “Best Western Slope Course.” The recognition comes from Colorado Avid Golfer, which determines the winners of the awards known as CAGGYs through an online voting process. The top three vote getters for “reader’s choice” were The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction; Lakota Canyon Golf Club, New Castle; and Devil’s Thumb Golf Club.

Devil’s Thumb has received numerous CAGGY awards through the years.

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Delta County: Cheapest land in western Colorado http://westerncoloradoliving.com/delta-county-cheapest-land-western-colorado/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:12:10 +0000 http://westerncoloradoliving.com/?p=912 Land prices in Delta County have continued to drop since the 2008 bust.  This caused the assessed values to plummet as well as market values affording land owners huge reductions in their property tax bills.  The land prices are some of the cheapest in all of western Colorado and in...

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Land prices in Delta County have continued to drop since the 2008 bust.  This caused the assessed values to plummet as well as market values affording land owners huge reductions in their property tax bills.  The land prices are some of the cheapest in all of western Colorado and in particular, Delta County.

 

This makes it a great opportunity for any new businesses or developers to buy land at extremely low prices while taking advantage of the local and state business incentives.  For more information on available business incentives, visit Delta County Economic Development

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Get a Button, promote Delta County http://westerncoloradoliving.com/get-button-promote-delta-county/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:17:48 +0000 http://westerncoloradoliving.com/?p=904 We’ve had requests from various business owners and organizations in the county, to offer an attractive button that folks can embed on their own websites leading visitors to this website. Real Estate agents can use it to point prospective residents to the website to give them a quick view of our lifestyle...

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We’ve had requests from various business owners and organizations in the county, to offer an attractive button that folks can embed on their own websites leading visitors to this website. Real Estate agents can use it to point prospective residents to the website to give them a quick view of our lifestyle in Delta County. Chambers of Commerce can send inquiries to the website portal leading to info and other websites in the County.

If we all work together to spread the news by driving traffic to the website, its ranking in search engine results will improve… and that’s very good for Delta County! We hope to give prospective residents, tourists and business owners a taste of what we have to offer and lead them to the information they need.

If you would like to embed the 300px square “button” on your website, simply copy the code below and paste into the html code of your own website.

Questions? Feel free to email me at info@westerncoloradoliving.com, I’ll help you out.

Here’s the code. Copy and paste to get a button like the one below:

<a href=”http://westerncoloradoliving.com” target=”blank”><img src=”http://westerncoloradoliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/button-01.png”></a>

 

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Delta business, Waste Farmers, is a finalist for the Wright Award!! http://westerncoloradoliving.com/delta-business-waste-farmers-finalist-wright-award/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:29:14 +0000 http://westerncoloradoliving.com/?p=894 The Wright Awards gathers the best and brightest stars in Colorado’s vibrant outdoor and lifestyle industries for its annual contest-slash-confab, where industry leaders will rally in a celebration of Colorado innovation and outdoor culture. The dozen finalists for the sixth annual Wright Awards reflect the depth and diversity of Colorado’s nature-loving...

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The Wright Awards gathers the best and brightest stars in Colorado’s vibrant outdoor and lifestyle industries for its annual contest-slash-confab, where industry leaders will rally in a celebration of Colorado innovation and outdoor culture.

The dozen finalists for the sixth annual Wright Awards reflect the depth and diversity of Colorado’s nature-loving entrepreneurs and inventive thinkers whose inspiration springs from the state’s abundant playgrounds. This year’s list includes…

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Delta County “really hit it out of the park,” says Colorado Lt. Governor http://westerncoloradoliving.com/delta-county-really-hit-park-says-colorado-lt-governor/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:46:05 +0000 http://westerncoloradoliving.com/?p=882 Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and representatives from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) chose Delta to announce recipients of the first round of the Colorado Blueprint 2.0 initiatives. The reason became apparent when Delta County was awarded all three of the initiatives local officials had applied...

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Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and representatives from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) chose Delta to announce recipients of the first round of the Colorado Blueprint 2.0 initiatives. The reason became apparent when Delta County was awarded all three of the initiatives local officials had applied for.

Over the past year, OEDIT hosted 13 strategy sessions throughout the rural regions of Colorado to develop 10 different initiatives for Blueprint 2.0.

Under the leadership of Delta County Economic Development (DCED), Delta County elected to pursue three of the 10 initiatives:

  1. Strengthen Local Business Brand
  2. Adaptive Reuse Workshop
  3. Tourism Promotion.

This news excerpted from Delta County Independent

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Local Delta County Broadband project director hired http://westerncoloradoliving.com/local-delta-county-broadband-project-director-hired/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:11:48 +0000 http://westerncoloradoliving.com/?p=869 Excerpted from the Delta County Independent With the acquisition of several large grants and the development of a comprehensive implementation strategy, the regional broadband network proposed by Region 10 is becoming more of a reality by the day. Chris Kennedy, the new regional broadband project director hired by Region 10,...

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Excerpted from the Delta County Independent

With the acquisition of several large grants and the development of a comprehensive implementation strategy, the regional broadband network proposed by Region 10 is becoming more of a reality by the day.

Chris Kennedy, the new regional broadband project director hired by Region 10, brings over 25 years of experience in integrating telecommunication technology systems and developing successful models of implementation.

Kennedy is passionate about the delivery of broadband throughout communities in need to adapt to a 21st century economy. “My vision is to get as much affordable, high-speed data access to as many people in as many places as is economically feasible,” he comments.

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Making Delta County the shining star of the Western Slope http://westerncoloradoliving.com/making-delta-county-shining-star-western-slope/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 01:04:31 +0000 http://westerncoloradoliving.com/?p=843 Regarding the decline of the coal mining industry in Colorado and its impact on Delta County, I must borrow a saying from Mark Twain and relate that “The rumors of Delta County’s death are greatly exaggerated.” Yes, we have lost two of three nearby underground coal mines with their hundreds of associated jobs,...

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Regarding the decline of the coal mining industry in Colorado and its impact on Delta County, I must borrow a saying from Mark Twain and relate that “The rumors of Delta County’s death are greatly exaggerated.”

Yes, we have lost two of three nearby underground coal mines with their hundreds of associated jobs, and we pain for the families that have been impacted. But all is not grim in Delta County and for the past few years, much positive activity has been playing out behind the scenes…

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North Fork Valley Creative Coalition Art Show offering cash prizes http://westerncoloradoliving.com/north-fork-valley-creative-coalition/ Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:10:36 +0000 http://westerncoloradoliving.com/?p=835 In conjunction with the Farm to Fiddle Festival in Hotchkiss on Aug. 12-13, the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition is orchestrating a Fine Arts Show, with cash prizes, from Aug. 5-26 at the Creamery Arts Center. All media will be accepted in three categories, Professional, Advanced and Amateur. Artists from...

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In conjunction with the Farm to Fiddle Festival in Hotchkiss on Aug. 12-13, the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition is orchestrating a Fine Arts Show, with cash prizes, from Aug. 5-26 at the Creamery Arts Center. All media will be accepted in three categories, Professional, Advanced and Amateur.

Artists from around the state and the region are invited to participate. NFVCC members will receive $5 off their registration fee, and artists can join the Coalition on the website at registration.

Excerpted from the Delta County Independent

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