In the early morning hours of Nov. 6, a 28-year-old female was found dead in Olathe. The victim has been identified as Patience Stewart of Olathe. An autopsy indicates the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The death is under investigation by the Olathe Police Department, Montrose County Sheriff's Office, Seventh Judicial District Attorney's Office, and the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.