On Sept. 21, Delta County Sheriff's Office Deputies Daniel Abeyta, Kevin Ray and Travis Lackey responded to a single vehicle accident in the 2100 block of State Highway 348. The accident was reported to dispatch by Larry Proctor, who was passing by and saw the vehicle in the ditch.
Nine-year-old Jeremiah Hitzfelder was recently granted a dream trip to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Jeremiah's trip was granted by the Sunshine Foundation, which answers the dreams of children living with lifelong chronic illnesses, physical challenges, or the trauma of abuse.
After written Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requests, the City of Delta has disclosed Robert Thomas received a $50,000 severance payment upon his retirement as police chief.
The city initially refused to disclose that information, citing "personnel" issues, but city attorney David McConaughy agreed the payment is public information.
Another round of layoffs hits mines 64 views
The announcement of layoffs at Bowie Mine #2 on Sept. 29 by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bowie Resources LLC (BRP), is expected to have lasting negative impacts on Delta County's economy.
BRP will lay off 78 full-time positions and eliminate 19 contractors as part of its efforts to scale back production of its Bowie #2 mine at Somerset "as a result of idling its longwall while it develops a new longwall panel and continues to evaluate the market for Bowie #2 coal," according to a press release. Development of the new longwall panel is expected to take 12 months.
The North Fork area has a rich history of coal mining. Unfortunately, mining is a boom-and-bust industry that includes a long history of layoffs.
James Roberts knows what it's like to lose a good-paying mining job.