According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the state unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in July to 3.8 percent.
In Delta County, unemployment was estimated at 5.1 percent, compared to 5.8 percent in the month of June. From July 2015 to July 2016, the labor force remained essentially unchanged at just over 13,900, but unemployment dropped four-tenths of a percentage point.
In the Grand Junction area, unemployment is estimated at 6.0 percent. Unemployment in Montrose County stands at 4.2 percent.
The national unemployment rate remained unchanged over the same period at 4.9 percent.
Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.