Local favorite Ken Brown has been named the new golf professional at Devil’s Thumb Golf Club in Delta. Brown has served as interim golf pro since the departure of Rob Sanders in mid-January.
The City of Delta received 12 applications for the opening. Five were invited to undergo an extensive assessment process last Wednesday. They included Brown, Craig Marsh of Casper, Wyo., Jeff Wagner of Loveland, Tim Tafoya of Grand Junction and Jim Pratt, a Hotchkiss High School graduate who’s employed in Aspen.
The six assessments gave city staff, council members, golfers and Golf Advisory Board members an opportunity to interact with each of the candidates.
The Delta County Independent earned seven awards in the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Colorado Press Association. Awards were announced during the annual awards ceremony held Saturday, Feb. 21, in conjunction with the CPA’s annual convention in Denver.
The county Social Services Department has put in place a new telephone hotline system for reports of child abuse or neglect.
The new telephone system is up and running, staffed by two full-time department personnel to help ensure that telephone referrals are answered quickly and by a live, local voice.
A contract for stormwater projects has been awarded to Wells Excavation and Farming of Delta. In addition to stormwater work on 2nd and 5th streets, Wells Excavation has been contracted to overlay Palmer Street from 1st to 5th.
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