Little hoopsters, lace up your high-tops and dribble down to Bill Heddles Recreation Center to register for another season of K-2 basketball. Youngsters will meet at the rec center gym Saturday mornings starting Jan. 6. Session times will be determined by the number of participants. The season will run from Jan. 6-Feb. 10. The fee is $35 for the six-week program; registration deadline is Dec. 3.
Kurt Clay, former Delta High School coach, will run the program with help from other volunteers. Kids will be learning fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing, defense and offense. Some games will be played toward the end of the program. Each participant will get a basketball and T-shirt.
For more information, stop by the front desk of the recreation center or call Whitnee Lear at 874-0923.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.