Over 300 people attended the Black Canyon Camera Club's annual show and sale, which this year was themed "Color Me Ansel." The second annual show and sale was held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Best of Show honors went to Ken Whitlow for a photo entitled, "Sunset View at Black Canyon."
Other winners included:
Professional monochromatic -- Ellie Tunget, "Rose Balls From Space," first place; Tim Frates, "Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge," second; Chuck Carstensen, Approaching Rockwood Station," third.
Professional color -- John Stephens, "Watching and Relaxing," first; Susan Humphrey, "Red Mountain Drama," second; Barb Young, "Stampede," third.
Intermediate/advanced monochromatic -- Dianne St. Peter, "The Washroom," first; Ken Whitlow, "Ute Winter," second; Penny Heuscher, "Around The Bend," third.
Intermediate/advanced color -- Diane St. Peter, "Firewall," first; Ken Whitlow, "Governor Basin," second; Duncan Wurm, "Temple of the Moon," third.
Novice monochromatic -- Dylan Hood, "Way Back When," first; Andrei Gaylord, "Stormy Monuments," second; Andrei Gaylord, "Chirp," third.
Novice color -- Tristan Lackey, "Drops of Flowers," first; Dylan Hood, "Glory," second; Tristan Lackey, "Ocean Beauty," third.
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.