In a series of motions, the Delta County School District Board approved certification of mill levies for 2015 at the board’s December meeting. Because Delta County is a joint school district, it certified each levy fund with Gunnison, Montrose and Mesa county boards of county commissioners.
Prior to official adoption of the 2015 county budget on Monday, the Board of County Commissioners heard a third presentation and appeal from the animal welfare group CAWS for increased funding of its operations.
On this occasion, the commissioners offered to meet with representatives from all the organizations in the county which are involved with animal control and welfare work.
A new Urgent Care Clinic operated by Delta County Memorial Hospital is now open for business. It is located directly across from the hospital at 155 Stafford Lane.
Hours are Monday-Friday from noon until 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The phone number for the clinic is 874-7696.
The need for the Urgent Care Clinic became apparent when patient numbers in the DCMH emergency department increased substantially due to recent health care changes that arrived with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
HopeWest announced it has received a $100,000 Daniels Fund grant to support HopeWest Care, a program designed for people with a serious illness, regardless of life expectancy. This program centers on relieving pain and other physical symptoms, coordinating between health care providers, helping patients and families to make informed choices about their care and treatment, and providing resources to address practical and financial needs.
The statewide deployment of the Colorado Automated Testing System was completed Dec. 8. This system allows customers at the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to take written driver knowledge tests electronically at a touch screen computer station.
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