Delta
Monday April 27, 2015

Roberto Nieto is just a few months into a three-year prison sentence and is about to see three more years tacked on for a shooting in Delta last summer.
The shooting took place in the 600 block of Grand Avenue early the morning of June 22.

A presentation at Monday’s county commissioner meeting by Eric Sanford, operations and land manager for oil and gas operator SG Interests, attracted over 50 people from Paonia and Hotchkiss.
SG Interests has proposed a lease exchange that would trade interests in recoverable minerals acreage.

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are working to treat areas that are affected by the spruce beetle epidemic and fir engraver beetle. The forests in the Gunnison area are most actively affected by spruce beetle that has moved in looking for more food/habitat from areas of the south and southeast.

The Board of County Commissioners Monday approved the appointment of Jin Ho D. Pack as the new, full-time county attorney.
Pack has been Delta County’s assistant attorney for the past year.

Entrepreneur Jim Pilkington, a certified glider flight instructor with a background in math, engineering and small business ownership, is offering to bring the joy of learning to fly to people at a cost they can afford.
“I am inspired and thrilled by the challenge of understanding motor-less flight, and by doing it with winch launch,” Pilkington says in an explanation of his passion for glider flying.

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