Following considerable discussion at a Jan. 11 work session which centered on the hiring process for Cedaredge's next town administrator and after consultation with legal counsel, town board of trustees voted to advertise the position. The trustees had earlier discussed directly appointing an administrator without advertisement. However, although the town's home rule charter allows for the direct appointment of an administrator, the trustees determined that it would be "best practice" to advertise. The trustees established the following calendar to fill the town administrator position:
Jan. 24 and 31: Advertise the position in the Delta County Independent.
Feb. 7, 4 p.m.: Deadline for receipt of application materials. Materials will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the trustees.
Feb. 15: During an executive session held as part of the regular February town meeting, all trustees will meet to choose a finalist.
Feb. 21: Finalists' name will be published.
March 15: The new town administrator will be appointed at a regular trustee meeting.
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.