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Three runaways from Delta and Olathe were located last week in North Las Vegas. They’re being held in a youth detention center while authorities in Colorado sort out possible criminal charges.
The Delta Police Department issued a special release Sept. 3 seeking information about Abigayle “Abbie” Wietharn, 14, of Delta. She was last seen Sept. 1 in Olathe. At that time, information led law enforcement to believe there could be suspicious circumstances surrounding her disappearance.
While there are still some counties in Colorado operating out of their original courthouse, Delta County went through three courthouses in her first 75 years, and from 1958 to the present, has been operating out of our fourth courthouse.
In 1883, when Delta County was created, the original courthouse was nothing more than a rented log cabin which stood at the alley behind today’s Davis Clothing store at the southwest corner of Fourth and Main.
The rent was $100 for the year, and was primarily used by the county clerk and recorder, though not on a daily basis. In those early days, county officials did not meet on any regular basis, while the clerk had more frequent encounters with the public regarding land transactions.
Last Friday, Sept. 5, Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia appointed two district court judges and one of them, Steven Schultz, is from Hotchkiss. Schultz will serve in the Seventh Judicial District.