Just three candidates have expressed interest in the three school board seats to be filled in the November election. Unless another candidate steps forward between now and the deadline of Sept. 1, the election may be cancelled.
Incumbents Ron Germann, Director District 1, and Jan Tuin, Director District 5, are currently circulating nominating petitions. Richard Hypio has filed his petition with the county clerk's office, which is coordinating the November election. Hypio is seeking the District 4 seat currently held by Tammy Smith. Smith is term-limited.
During a preliminary hearing in Delta District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Judge Steven Schultz found probable cause for second degree murder charges against Heather Jones.
Jones previously faced three counts in the shooting of Ryan Redifer in Paonia on Jan. 12, 2018 -- assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and violation of a protection order.