The driver who plowed into the rear end of a school bus stopped in North Delta last week has been charged. According to the Delta Police Department, Samuel R. Rascon, 48, of Hobbs, N.M., was issued a ticket for the alleged violations of: drove motor vehicle while license revoked, failure to yield to school bus with lights activated and careless driving. Rascon is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 9 a.m. May 17 in Delta County Court.
Fifteen Delta students were seen by medical staff at Delta County Memorial Hospital following the accident the morning of March 27. All were treated for various minor injuries and released.
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.