People in the News
Sunday November 23, 2014

Jim Webb of Webb Dairy is among 13 new appointments to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. The announcement was made by Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture.

Hadassa Graham, Delta, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world.

Growing up in Delta, Michael and Rod Scheetz were budding paleontologists who searched the surrounding countryside for evidence of ancient life forms. Rod made paleontology his career, building on a passion he unearthed at Dry Mesa Quarry west of Delta.

John Poulos, P.E. of Paonia has been appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Coal Mine Board of Examiners. Poulos will serve as a mine owner, operator, manager or other mine official actively engaged in the undergrond coal mining industry.

a07 clecklerJason Cleckler, CEO of Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) has been selected to serve on the board of directors for the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). Cleckler will serve on the Rural Hospital Council and Medicaid Strategy Committee which is developing a strategy for responding to the state’s expansion of Medicaid. Cleckler has been CEO of DCMH for the past two years.
“The Colorado Hospital Association is fortunate to be able to add Jason’s talent and expertise to its board of trustees,” said CHA president and CEO Steven J. Summer. “It’s critical to have board members with the skills necessary to help guide CHA and Colorado’s hospitals and health systems as we transition to a new health care model recognizing the special challenges in rural communities. We’re looking forward to having Jason’s insights — especially in the areas of rural health and health care in our state.”

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