José Jerémias Pacheco arrived a week early, at 5:53 a.m. on New Year's Day, to become the first baby of 2018 born at Delta County Memorial Hospital. His mother, Laura Pacheco of Montrose, received a basket full of clothing, toys and baby essentials from the hospital. José, who was named after his grandfather, weighed in at 7 pounds, 11.2 ounces. He was 19.5 inches in length and was delivered by Dr. Henry Lewis III.
Two of the four marijuana questions on the November ballot were narrowly approved by voters in the City of Delta. Measure 2F allows the establishment of medical marijuana centers. Measure 2H permits the establishment of medical marijuana cultivation, testing, research and manufacturing facilities.