Democrats gathered at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss for their annual First Amendment dinner on Saturday, April 21. There was great food to enjoy provided by Pine Cone Catering of Montrose and guest speakers provided great food for thought and consideration.
With support of 61.65 percent of the Colorado Democratic Party State Assembly, Cary Kennedy secured top line on the June 26 Democratic primary ballot. Kennedy's statewide support and strong momentum grew her lead from the 50 percent support coming out of precinct caucus.
Sen. Kerry Donovan is using the weeks between the election and the beginning of the 2017 legislative session to visit every county in her state Senate district, which is comprised of Delta, Chaffee, Eagle, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Lake and Pitkin counties. A Democrat, she was first elected to represent Senate District 5 in 2014.
The Delta County Democratic Party has opened an office in Hotchkiss for the North Fork Valley. The office is located at 215 East Bridge Street and is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Two Democratic state elected officials met with partisan supporters at the Stolte Shed on June 25.
Kerry Donovan, State Senate District 5 incumbent, and Millie Hamner, State House District 61 incumbent, met with Democratic Party supporters during a session that began at 9 a.m.
A Democratic Party candidate has submitted necessary paperwork to the county and will appear on the primary and general election ballots as a candidate for Delta County Commissioner District 2, the elections department reports.
Travis Mills, a resident of Cedaredge, was named by the local Democratic Party vacancy committee as the chosen District 2 candidate for the party at its assembly last month.
The Delta County Republican Party Assembly on Saturday set the stage for a primary election in the District 3 county commissioner race.
Also, there is now a Democrat, Jere Lowe of Paonia, in the District 3 race.
Three Democratic leaders held a meet and greet Saturday to hear what's on the minds of their Delta County constituents.
House Democratic Majority Leader Crisanta Duran, District 61 Rep. Millie Hamner and District 5 Sen. Kerry Donovan arrived in Paonia to the news that the Bowie Mine #2 will cut an estimated 68 full-time positions and one contractor.
Precinct caucuses will be held Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Locations for both the Republican and Democratic parties can be found below. A map of precinct boundaries is located at www.deltacounty.com.
The Delta County Democratic Party announced recently that it is considering forming a chapter of the Colorado Rural Initiative (CRI). The chapter would be one of the first for the newly-formed initiative, said chairman Dick Barkey, of Fort Lupton, who was one of eight speakers at the DCDP's annual barbecue, held Sept. 19 at Paonia.
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