If you are planning to conduct any open burning, you must first contact the Delta County Dispatch (399-2955) on the day you plan to conduct the burn. If a red flag day has been declared, callers will be notified to delay burning. "Red flag" days are days when the danger of forest or grass fires is found to be high as determined by the National Weather Service.
The burning of household trash and other dense smoke-producing materials is prohibited in Delta County. Penalties and fines have been established for failure to notify dispatch of the intent to burn, initiation of a fire on a "red flag" day and the burning of trash.
The clock is ticking. The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has 120 days to reach agreement with the taxing entities it's asking to help fund a gateway project near the intersection of Highways 50 and 92. Half that time has elapsed, and there is no Plan B, city manager David Torgler emphasized during a meeting with taxing entities Monday.