Saturday August 23, 2014

The sanctuary of St. Michael’s Catholic Church has been deemed unsafe by city building officials who believe the foundation may have been compromised.
Glen Black, community development director for the City of Delta, said the city was alerted to the problem by church members.

The animal welfare group CAWS has asked the Delta County Commissioners to make a $25,000 donation to its efforts in 2015.
A group of 10 CAWS board members, employees and volunteers were at the commissioners’ meeting on Monday to hear JoAnn Kalenak of Paonia make a presentation to the commissioners on the need for increased county funding.

Justin Stieb, 37, of Delta died while in custody at the Delta County Jail. Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said Stieb died about 4 p.m. Saturday, apparently of natural causes.

The unemployment rate in Colorado decreased two tenths of a percentage point in July to 5.3 percent, while it remained unchanged at 6.1 percent in Delta County. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Delta County’s labor force totaled 16,228 in July, a slight drop from June.

An informational meeting hosted by the City of Delta last week was attended largely by members of the citizen financial task force and Delta City Council, all of whom have been involved in the development of the ballot questions that were the focus of the meeting.
City manager Justin Clifton opened the session by outlining first the question removing TABOR restrictions, then the question about the recreation center sales tax.

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