Charges have been dropped against Robert "Bob" Neirinckx of Delta, with prejudice. Neirinckx was charged with manslaughter, a class 4 felony, following the death of John Spinelli on Friday, June 1. Neirinckx was apparently attempting to restrain Spinelli, holding him on the ground until law enforcement could arrive, when Spinelli died. According to Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee, the charges were dismissed with prejudice, meaning they can be refiled once the sheriff's investigation has been completed.
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.