Top Honors for CEO Cleckler at Delta County Memorial Hospital

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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…

State funding available for Delta County ag energy efficiency projects

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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…

Devil’s Thumb Golf Course in Delta County ranks highly

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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….

Delta County: Cheapest land in western Colorado

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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…

Get a Button, promote Delta County

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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…

Delta business, Waste Farmers, is a finalist for the Wright Award!!

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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…

Delta County “really hit it out of the park,” says Colorado Lt. Governor

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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…

Local Delta County Broadband project director hired

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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,…

Making Delta County the shining star of the Western Slope

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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,…

North Fork Valley Creative Coalition Art Show offering cash prizes

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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…

Plan for development of the Gunnison River corridor unveiled

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Excerpts from Delta County Independent By Pat Sunderland A conceptual plan for development of the Gunnison River corridor east from Confluence Park generated a great deal of excitement when it was unveiled last week. As a “vision” with no price tags attached, the concept appeared to have the support of…

Tell us what you love about Delta County

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We’re asking our readers to help us promote the area by telling us what they love about living in Delta County, Colorado. Is it the weather, the mountains, the fruit, the farms, the people of Delta County? Scroll down to leave your “reviews” in the comments area below this post and we’ll…