Delta County's emergency manager, Jeff Wright, was recently awarded with the Colorado Emergency Manager "Rookie of the Year" award.
Wright took over his duties as the county's emergency manager in February of last year.
The award was officially recognized in a courthouse ceremony March 21 with the county commissioners and sheriff's personnel present.
Wright was nominated for the award by his colleagues of Colorado Emergency Management Association West Region.
In making the nomination, a number of Wright's activities and accomplishments were cited. They included establishing and equipping a new emergency management operations center for Delta County, organizing and staging an active shooter exercise here, and setting up a number of trainings and exercises on the regional level.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.