Just three candidates have expressed interest in the three school board seats to be filled in the November election. Unless another candidate steps forward between now and the deadline of Sept. 1, the election may be cancelled.
Incumbents Ron Germann, Director District 1, and Jan Tuin, Director District 5, are currently circulating nominating petitions. Richard Hypio has filed his petition with the county clerk's office, which is coordinating the November election. Hypio is seeking the District 4 seat currently held by Tammy Smith. Smith is term-limited.
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.