Friday July 25, 2014

a01 roadworkCity manager Justin Clifton is making no guarantees, but he says he’s confident Confluence Drive, the city’s alternate truck route, will be completed this year.
“Those are pretty sweet words you just uttered,” councilmember Mary Cooper said.

“How confident are you?” councilmember Bill Raley added.
“I’m pretty confident,” Clifton responded, “but there have been enough challenges on this project I’m not making any guarantees.”

a01 deltatimberA chapter is closing for a Delta business and community institution that dates back to the middle of the last century.
On July 30, a public liquidation auction will be held on a long list of equipment at Delta Timber beginning at 9 a.m.

Liquidation of the business’s assets comes at the end of a long struggle dealing with a series of economic and industry challenges that have led owners to the decision to close.

The unemployment rate in Colorado dropped to 5.5 percent in June. The last time the Colorado unemployment rate was 5.5 percent or lower was October 2008 when the rate was 5.3 percent.

The Delta County Museum located at 251 Meeker Street in Delta will be closed to the public between Friday, July 25, and Wednesday, July 30, for extensive work on museum internal exhibits and reorganization of the museum courtyard exhibits. The museum will reopen Thursday, July 31.

Normal summer hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Jim Wetzel at 874-8721.
Mark your calendar for a 50th anniversary celebration of the museum to be held Saturday, Oct. 11.

The City of Delta is rethinking commercial landscaping regulations that call for 40 percent living materials — plants, bushes and trees. In the interest of water conservation, staff has been directed to look at other visually pleasing features that aren’t water dependent, such as rocks and sculptures.

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