Jean Ceriani and David Lane have been elected to four-year terms on the board of directors of Delta County Memorial Hospital. Tallies for the May 3 election were: Jean Ceriani, 2,691 votes; Curtis McCrackin, 1,903 votes; and David Lane, 2,739 votes.
The board's next regular meeting is Monday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. Election official Aaron Clay will swear in the new directors and officers will be elected. At the same meeting, an appointment will be made to fill a board vacancy created by the resignation of Dr. Jeffrey Berkosky.
The Delta County Ambulance District, organized as a special district similar to the hospital, met Tuesday afternoon to address four vacancies on that board. When no interested parties filed nominating petitions, that election was cancelled and Tom Huerkamp became the sole board member. Because that meeting occurred as the DCI was going to press, the outcome will be reported in next week's edition.
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.