William Andrew Gowen was expected at Christmas, but waited until Jan. 3, 2017, to come into the new year. Dr. Lewis and his daddy assisted with the birth, which clocked in at 9:55 p.m. William Andrew weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20.75 inches in length. He's pictured above with his parents, Savanna and Wes Gowen, and siblings Henry, 3, John, 5, and Caitlynn, 18 months -- all born at DCMH, as well. On the right his grandmother, Sheryl Loyer; Dorothy Loyer, his great-grandmother, is pictured on the left. The hospital put together a gift basket to welcome the first baby of 2017.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.