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 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.