The board of directors of Delta County Memorial Hospital has elected to opt out of Proposition 106, approved by the state's voters in November 2016. The proposition allows physicians to prescribe medical aid-in-dying medication to terminally ill individuals under certain conditions. Participation is voluntary -- physicians and pharmacists are not obligated to prescribe or dispense the medication. The hospital board has decided to opt out at this time but will revisit the topic in six months, Jason Cleckler, hospital CEO, said.
The Paonia Town Board of Trustees is considering sanctions against a trustee after he released a series of board-related emails during a recent public meeting.
At the May 9 board meeting, trustee Bill Brunner provided copies of emails, sent during 2016 and 2017, to the media and the town clerk.