Photo by Hank Lohmeyer Delta County Sheriff’s Deputy recently introduced his new partner, Hoss, a two-year-old chocolate labrador retriever.A new member to the Delta County Sheriff's Office is a two-year-old chocolate labrador retriever named Hoss. His main job for now is sniffing out narcotics that increasingly find their way along the "back road" drug dealer route along U.S. Highway 50.More
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For 10 1/2 years after Rick Marion was partially paralyzed in a 20-foot fall from a ladder, he vacillated between feeling sorry for himself and drinking and smoking — a lot. When he was diagnosed as a borderline diabetic, Jeannie Mueller, a physician's assistant at Surface Creek Family Practice, asked him if he had anything to live for.