Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Delta dies

A man who was hit by a vehicle after a crash in Delta County has died of his injuries, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

A two-vehicle crash was reported near Colorado Highway 65 and Colorado Highway 92 in Delta on Tuesday morning at 6:48 a.m., the State Patrol reported.

A 45-year-old male was struck by a third vehicle in the aftermath of the crash, the State Patrol said. He died of his injuries.

CASA volunteer training begins Feb. 3

New volunteer training for those interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate will begin on Feb. 3.

CASA of Mesa County trains and supports community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected. Volunteers monitor their case and remain in close contact with the judge regarding the well-being of the children they’re looking after. For more information contact Brant McConnell at or at 970-683-5893.

Fruita Monument unveils school remodel

Fruita Monument High School will be showing off its recently completed renovations, which added new safety features and remodeled classrooms, this evening.

The school will be open to the public from 5 to 6 p.m. and will offer a look at the new entryway and commons area. The new entry includes a security vestibule that requires visitors to check in before they enter the office or any other part of the school.

The renovations were part of the 2017 bond measure that allocated $8.83 million for the Fruita Monument remodel and security vestibule, plus an additional $5.2 million for other maintenance.

In addition to the entryway, the school cafeteria was expanded. It also included new administrative and student services offices that are all in one area, seven remodeled classrooms and a school store that sells snacks and apparel.

Track all spending and projects at

Wreaths group seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help pick up the Wreaths Across America Christmas wreaths from area cemeteries.

The wreaths are set to be removed Friday and Saturday. For quicker work and to take up a number of wreaths at the same time, volunteers are encouraged to bring a pole 8 to 10 feet in length.

Groups will meet at 12:45 p.m. to begin working at 1 p.m. Participants should call the work leader listed below to let them know which cemetery where they can assist.

Veterans Memorial Cemetery and Crown Point, call Art Edwards at 250-1174.

New Elmwood in Fruita, call Ken at 260-4080.

Whitewater Cemetery, call Joe at 434-5358.

Saturday only, at the Old Veterans Cemetery Orchard Mesa, meet at 9 a.m. Call Rick at 970-589-6238 or Cheryl at 661-808-5590.

Water course scheduled in February

The Ruth Powell Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University will host the 2020 Water Course over three evenings in February.

Feb. 11: Introduction to Colorado Hydrology and Water Law

Feb. 18: Snow Science, Cloud Seeding and Forest Health

Feb. 25: Water Quality

The course goes from 6–9: p.m. each evening, in the University Center Ballroom.

Details and registration, as well as a for-credit option for CMU students is available at

Email or call 248-1968 for information.

Help with tax preparation offered

The AARP/Tax-Aide group will have two locations for free tax preparation from Feb. 1-April 15.

Volunteer preparers are trained in tax law, are tested and certified each year through the IRS, and will prepare and electronically file 2019 federal and state returns at no cost.

The locations where the assistance will be offered are:

Wells Fargo Bank Annex Building, 359 Main St.: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (last client taken at 2:30 p.m.) Parking is available in the lot at Third Street and Colorado Avenue.

Wells Fargo Bank, downstairs, 2808 North Ave.: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (last client taken at noon).

Bring all documents that will be necessary for your returns to be completed. Call 589-3789 for information.

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