José Jerémias Pacheco arrived a week early, at 5:53 a.m. on New Year's Day, to become the first baby of 2018 born at Delta County Memorial Hospital. His mother, Laura Pacheco of Montrose, received a basket full of clothing, toys and baby essentials from the hospital. José, who was named after his grandfather, weighed in at 7 pounds, 11.2 ounces. He was 19.5 inches in length and was delivered by Dr. Henry Lewis III.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.