A driver sought by the Colorado State Patrol led law enforcement officers on a twisting trek through Delta before barreling under a fence at Delta Middle School and crashing into an irrigation pump house.
Pedro Lopez, 29, of Grand Junction emerged from his green Ford Taurus with his hands in the air and was taken into custody without incident.
The Delta Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of James H. Catlin, 31, of North Quincy, Mass., charging him with vehicular homicide in the Feb. 6 accident that resulted in the death of Gladys "Josie" Varela.
Catlin also faces charges of vehicular assault, unlawful use of a controlled substance, driving under the influence (alcohol), driving under the influence per se (alcohol), driving under the influence (drugs), reckless driving and reckless endangerment.
County officials and commercial trash haulers met last week to discuss the impact of a big increase in tipping fees under review for Adobe Buttes landfill.
Three commercial haulers and two county municipal governments that provide trash service told commissioners and county staff that the increases will be too big for their customers to swallow all at once.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Alpine Bank in Delta County, the bank is sponsoring local organizations and events on a monthly basis throughout the year as a way of recognizing not only its 10-year milestone but also its commitment to the community. The monthly events and activities are selected by the staff at the Delta location under the leadership of branch manager, Barbara Wolfe.
Mark your calendars: The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce's Spring Expo will be held Friday, March 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Admission is free this year!
The Delta County Commissioners have directed staff to prepare a resolution which if adopted will expand the county planning commission from seven members to nine. The three commissioner districts would all have equal representation with three members from each district.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet completed five town halls during the two days off from his Senate schedule, visiting Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Alamosa, Durango and Grand Junction. He also visited the Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta.
Sylvester D. Sheetz, 77, of Eckert was issued a ticket for alleged limitations on backing after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the Safeway parking lot (1510 Highway 92). No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.
Delta County's contractor for the master plan rewrite, RPI of Durango, has said it needs an additional month of collecting information from county staff and others before the "public input phase" of the rewrite begins, according to a report given to the county commissioners on Monday.
Also, the company has not completed work on a public access website that's been promised.
How do you get the next generation of Coloradoans to appreciate and care for the great outdoors? This question is at the forefront of Greater Outdoors Colorado or GOCO's new "Inspire Initiative," which addresses the growing disconnect between youth and the outdoors.
Volunteers of America is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Walker as the new program director for Senior CommUnity Meals (SCM). Walker was previously employed as the program director and returns to Colorado after working remotely from Missouri as the program dietitian.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) has approved funding for ditch companies to defray the cost of engineering services to prepare preliminary project plans and feasibility studies for USBR's 2017 FOA.
Applications are to be submitted to Delta Conservation District with selection review to be coordinated with CWCB and the Gunnison Basin salinity coordinator.
Traffic counts conducted by the City of Delta last fall reveal that passenger cars make up 52 percent of the traffic on Confluence Drive.
Traffic was counted along the route during a one-week period.
Commissioners heard a report from Chair Doug Atchley during their March 6 regular meeting on a threat to county revenues from proposed state legislative action.
If carried out, the legislation would affect every county in the state by cutting residential property assessment rates from 7.95 percent to as low as 6 percent.
The City of Delta is getting a lot of bang for the buck as it embarks on three street maintenance projects in the City of Delta. The city budgeted a total of $500,000 for street improvements in 2017; the three projects will cost a total of $393,536 but will extend the life of about 11 percent of the city's street network.
If you are planning to conduct any open burning, you must first contact the Delta County Dispatch (399-2955) on the day you plan to conduct the burn. If a red flag day has been declared, callers will be notified to delay burning.
Both Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area increased in visitation during the centennial year of the National Park Service.
Black Canyon received 238,018 visitors and Curecanti counted 982,498 visits.
A Toyota 4-Runner ended up nose first in the Gunnison River near the Cottonwood Grove Campground off South River Road. The campground is on BLM property. At the request of the BLM, sheriff's deputies investigated the scene the morning of March 3.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, hunters in the Sawmill Mesa area of the Uncompahgre Plateau west of Montrose reported the finding of skeletal material believed to be human remains. The Montrose County Sheriff's Office and the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations with the help of the Montrose County Sheriff's Posse recovered bones and fragments of clothing.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and its auxiliary are starting to build a food pantry for local area veterans.
Members of the post and auxiliary became aware of the need last December, when over 20 local veterans and families were helped through the partnership of the VFW and Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA).
Gena Cooper, vice president of Alpine Bank Wealth Management, was recently awarded the CTFA designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association.
The CTFA designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of wealth management and trust.
Shawn S. Lewis, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $10,000 bond.
William T. Craig Jr., 30, of Montrose was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
An awning bolted to the deck of the clubhouse at Devil's Thumb Golf Club fell victim to the high winds that swept through Delta the weekend of March 4-5.
The Colorado River District has announced that it is making $1.8 million available to qualifying agricultural producers for planning and implementation of irrigation efficiency improvement projects that address identified resource concerns in the Lower Gunnison Basin. Landowners within the Bostwick Park, Paonia, Smith Fork and Uncompahgre project areas will be considered for grant funding.
A conceptual overview of the process that will eventually produce a highway access control plan (ACP) for Highway 92 across Rogers Mesa was presented at the county commissioners' meeting on Monday, March 6.
Stolfus and Associates, the traffic engineering firm that last year completed a highway access plan for the Highway 50/92 corridor at Delta, will be working on the access plan for the Highway 92 corridor from Hidden Springs to the grade crossing just west of Hotchkiss.
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