Tuesday September 02, 2014

a01 cdotPhoto by Hank Lohmeyer Plans are in the works for repairing the Highway 50 railroad grade crossing at Delta, but no date has been scheduled for the work. According to CDOT, the repair will require a temporary closure of the highway.County commissioners and municipal officials got an update on area road projects from regional Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) staff in a meeting at the courthouse last week.
Design work on the State Highway 92 railroad overpass at Stengel’s Hill is complete.

a01 robbery1Brittany MasonArrest warrants have been issued for two Delta residents in connection with the robbery of Bank of Colorado in Olathe Wednesday, Aug. 20. Brittany Nacole Mason, 22, of Delta is facing charges of robbery, aggravated robbery and theft.

Four Delta County businesses that received Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Program grants to help with facility expansions celebrated their new success and employment opportunities last week. The REDI Program helps eligible rural communities develop plans and undertake projects to create jobs, drive capital investment and increase wages to help grow and create resiliency and diversity in the local economy.

a03 dipPhoto by Pat Sunderland Delta Mayor Ed Sisson and Reeves Brown, Department of Local Affairs, ask questions of Kevin Kiefer during a tour of DIP’s manufacturing facility in the Industrial Park.DIP (Diversified Innovative Products) Company has merged its Minneapolis facility into the Delta facility in the Industrial Park on the east edge of town. With the help of a state grant, and working closely with the City of Delta and as many local contractors as possible, the company recently completed a 2,500-square-foot addition to the 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $245,000 grant to support community economic resiliency efforts in western Colorado.

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