The Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors will have three vacant seats available Jan. 1, 2018. Letters of interest are now being accepted for those in the business community who wish to serve on the board.
"If you want to get your business more involved in the local community, if you want to help shape the future of chamber events and activities, and want a hand in guiding economic growth and development for the Surface Creek area, we'd love to have you on board," said Nick Streza from DeerCreek Village Realty, who currently serves as the board president.
Any employee of any chamber member in good standing is eligible to run for a seat. The three new directors will be seated for a three-year terms, to begin January 2018. If interested, please submit a letter of interest to executive director Kami Collins via email at email@example.com; mail to PO Box 278 in Cedaredge; or deliver in person to the office at 245 W. Main Street. Letters are due by Friday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m.
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.