Delta County Board of Commissioners appointed Chalmer Swain as interim county coroner on Thursday, Sept. 1. Swain was sworn in by Judge Sandra Miller shortly after.
The Board of County Commissioners is pleased to have Chalmer as interim coroner and wants to sincerely thank Kevin Lucy for his many years of service to Delta County. Chalmer Swain comes to the job with a long history and working knowledge of Delta County as he has lived in the county since 1978. Chalmer grew up in the Uravan and Paradox area and holds an associate's degree from Colorado Mesa University. In addition, he has a mortuary science degree and has served as the chief deputy county coroner for several years. Swain previously served as the county coroner for 12 years and he sincerely looks forward to serving the county in the interim capacity. Chalmer and his wife Marge own Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory and are involved in numerous county service organizations. The Delta Board of County Commissioners looks forward to working with Chalmer Swain.
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.