Gates Shaklee, a former employee of the Hotchkiss Marshal's Office, has joined the Delta County Sheriff's Office.
Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said the department is going through some reorganization, due in part to the appointment of Luke Fedler as chief of police for the City of Delta. In addition, Sgt. Chad Beach and Kate LaPlante retired at the beginning of the year. LaPlante had worked in detentions for 25 years.
To fill the position vacated by Chad Beach, Sheriff McKee said he is taking letters of interest from deputies. After that position is filled, he will address the investigator vacancy.
Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.