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No charges for Delta County Deputy

District Attorney Seth Ryan announced June 23 that after a review by the 7th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, no criminal charges will be filed against Delta County Deputy Nolan Davis in the April 9 shooting of Paige Yvonne Pierce. Pierce was shot at least three times as she attempted to...
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Deputy who fatally shot woman near Hotchkiss won't be charged

Protesters stood outside the Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta on Wednesday, chanting for justice for Paige Schmidt Pierce, the Austin woman fatally shot by Deputy Nolan Davis in April. At a press conference inside earlier, District Attorney Seth Ryan said the deputy had acted in self-defense when he fired...
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Shepherd's Center Opens in Montrose to Help Homeless & Community Members

A community center called Shepherd's Center, helping to meet basic needs of homeless individuals in Montrose and providing a food pantry and hot meals to all, is now open downtown. As Laura Palmisano reports, it was launched by faith-based charity Shepherd's Hand. Co-founder Garey Martinez says they offer free hot meals, along with referals for job training, and other services, as well as a sense of community for local folks struggling to get by. He credits Laura Palmisano's previous reporting for KVNF with helping the organization navigate zoning issues with the city.
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Palisade peach farmers harvest first crop of the season

PALISADE, Colo. (KJCT) - Peach farmers in Palisade are selling their first crop of the season. Dennis Clark of Clark Family Orchards expects local farmers to get through the season in fair shape. Some are concerned about the drought, but Clark said a larger snow-pack this winter would help that situation. According to Clark, fires can also affect the peach crop. However, there have not been any issues so far there either.
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More Fire Restrictions Imposed In Dry Western Colorado

As wildfires continue to burn across the state, more fire restrictions have been imposed in western Colorado. On Friday, we saw Mesa County enter Stage 1 Fire Restrictions as it typically does this time of year. Basically, the restrictions prohibit the use of personal fireworks and put limits on campfires, open burning, and outdoor smoking.
Delta County, CODelta County Independent

Law enforcement blotter, June 15-21

Please note: All charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty. A deputy took a report of several dogs running at large in the 5000 block of Simmental Road, Delta. The owners for the three dogs were unable to be found. Hector...

Big prizes beckon smallmouth bass anglers

Big prizes beckon smallmouth bass anglers to 7th annual Ridgway State Park tournament. If you like fishing and would like a shot at winning as much as $5,000, head over to Ridgway State Park starting in July and cast a line to participate in the Seventh Annual Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tournament sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
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Montrose COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Montrose: 1. 3530 Wolverine Dr (970) 497-8981; 2. 128 S Townsend Ave (970) 249-2064; 3. 16400 S Townsend Ave (970) 240-1994; 4. 1329 S Townsend Ave 970-249-1160; 5. 2351 S Townsend Ave 970-252-1743; 6. 16750 S Townsend Ave 970-249-7544;
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Independence Day: Fireworks are still OK within city limits, for now

After last year’s subdued festivities, firefighters are preparing to keep Montrose safe during upcoming public and private Independence Day celebrations. The unincorporated areas of Montrose County, where fire restrictions are decided by the sheriff’s office, have been under level 1 fire restrictions since Monday, June 21. While open campfires, agricultural burns and fireworks are prohibited outside of city limits, Montrose Fire Chief Tad Rowan said that a fireworks ban within city limits is unlikely before July 4, but that conditions could change before then.
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The futures market expects a drop in pricing for lumber, demand in Montrose for homes remains robust

The futures market is showing promising signs for builders and those working on their own projects. Lumber futures for July ended at $1,009.90, a 41% drop from a record-figure of $1,711 in May, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. It’s a drastic drop after only a few months, signaling to experts and developers in the industry that those working on home projects on their own, and less stress on the supply chain with saw mills upping production, are potentially remedied after a year-long surge during the pandemic.
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Transparency eliminates any doubt of intent

Talk about a tangled web. The Delta County School District seemingly hasn’t been able to get out of its own way when it came to making a decision about the Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education curriculum. At the end of the day, I believe they came to the correct decision which was clearly and succinctly articulated by School Board Member Linda Ewing during the June 17 board meeting.