An unprecedented number of area residents addressed Delta City Council on the issue of marijuana, input that was welcomed by council members who said they wished citizens were equally outspoken on a broader range of topics.
The issue of marijuana came to the forefront of the Sept. 4 meeting, where council members considered four marijuana questions for the November ballot.
Longtime attorney Aaron Clay will be honored at a retirement reception Friday, Sept. 14. The open house will take place at Needle Rock Brewing Company, 820 Highway 92, from 5 to 8 p.m.
During constituent time at the Sept. 4 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners three people from the North Fork appealed to the county commissioners to take additional action on the Bureau of Land Management leases up for sale in December.
Mariah Whoolilurie said she arrived in the North Fork last November, battling health conditions, to heal and find fresh air.
Despite the early hour, an estimated 150 voters attended the Club 20 debate Saturday morning between House District 54 candidates Matt Soper and Thea Chase, an independent candidate from Palisade.
They led off a series of debates that continued throughout the day and featured two other Republican candidates from Delta County -- Mike Mason, House District 61, and Olen Lund, Senate District 5.
Members of Delta-Montrose Electric Association have an important decision to make this fall: the co-op has asked them to approve amended and restated Articles of Incorporation.
The Articles of Incorporation together form the founding document of DMEA.
After years of prayer and planning, Cowboy at the Cross is building a church. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the nonprofit ministry will receive $100,000 via a matching gift -- if it can raise $100,000 by October. Currently, $37,000 has been raised.
Despite a notice recently mailed to local participants in Rocky Mountain Health Plans, the health insurance plan will remain active in Delta County in 2019.
According to an email received from Nicole Konkoly, RAE network relations manager for Rocky Mountain Health Plans, "The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a notice informing all RMHP (Rocky Mountain Health Plans) Medicare Members that their Medicare Cost Plan would not be available in 2019.
The Western Colorado Community Foundation is currently accepting applications to the Western Colorado Health Fund.
On Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation began a project to bring curb ramps into alignment with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and public right-of-way accessibility guidelines.
In CDOT's Region 3, about 1,000 curb ramps may be deficient.
A warrant was issued for Aaron T. Kuretich, 26, of Hotchkiss for a protection order violation.
Officers responded to the 200 block of West 11th Street for a possible home invasion.
Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes signed a letter giving Delta County's support for the Foreign Trade Zone proposed for the region by Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. Montrose County and Garfield County have also joined with Mesa County in support for the Foreign Trade Zone.
The Delta County Commissioners have appointed Commissioner Don Suppes as the county's representative on the Legislative Priorities Committee for Colorado Counties, Inc., beginning with the Oct. 12 meeting of CCI.
The City of Delta has contracted with Arnie Butler & Company to conduct real estate appraisals on a number of city-owned properties, including three that will be on the November ballot. The City of Delta will be asking voters for permission to sell, transfer or convey Cottonwood and Riverbend parks -- a total of 115.2 acres -- for a sale price of not less than $4,575 per acre.
The Delta City Council is backing off a 0.5 percent sales tax increase to be dedicated to public safety, but continues to weigh whether to ask voters for a tax increase for parks, recreation and golf. The city council is also trying to determine the best time to pose questions about the cultivation and retail sale of marijuana.
According to the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the regulatory agency for the cultivation of industrial hemp, nearly 1,200 acres have been registered for the growth of hemp in Delta County. An additional 104,282 square feet of indoor space is registered for hemp.
In May of this year Delta County Child Support Services joined with 10 other Colorado counties in a pilot program called 2GenTransformation Project, part of a research study underway at University of Denver.
The Colorado Office of Economic Security, Division of Child Support Services, describes the pilot program as "enhancing the lives of families by providing connections to services and support that benefit all members of the family."
On Aug. 30, county administrator Robbie LeValley met with department directors to begin the process of formulating the county's 2019 budget. The county commissioners were also in attendance.
Harry A. White American Legion Post 65 in Delta is searching for children of disabled or fallen post-9/11 veterans. These children may qualify for the American Legion Legacy scholarships for up to $20,000 to be used for undergraduate or post graduate college education.
All fire restrictions have been lifted in Delta, Mesa and Montrose counties, as well as national forests and BLM lands.
Delta County Undersheriff Mark Taylor will represent first responders from Delta County at the Broncos' season opening game Sunday, Sept. 9.
Online and phone scams seem to be everywhere. They've appeared in platforms such as Facebook Messenger and Airbnb, and even take the shape of phony tech support.
On your phone ... at your computer ... through the mail ... predators look for every opportunity to trick you into giving up your money or personal information.
Delta Police Officer Nick Buffington recently identified the scams most frequently reported by Delta citizens.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571, its auxiliary, Harry A. White American Legion Post 65, its ladies auxiliary, and the Delta Library are working together again to help provide deployed active duty military men and women with "goodie boxes" from home.
The age old adage "it takes a village to raise a child" is demonstrated clearly in Delta when an investment of six weeks over a summer, nets each child participating in a six-week speech camp from six to 12 month advances in their cognitive skills and language skills.
Bill Heddles Recreation Center will be closed Friday, Sept. 7, for maintenance. The entire facility will re-open Saturday with normal operating hours.
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