Change is coming to Delta County. We need to get ready for a "new normal." A smooth transition to that "new normal" will be very important and we will need county commissioners that have the experience and character to make that transition smooth. The Bowie Mine taxes provided about 12 percent of the county's operating budget and that is going away in 2017. Our present commissioners have been fiscally wise and have kept Delta County as one of the few counties in the state that is out of debt. Mark Roeber is a valuable part of that team and we need to elect him to another term. Mark is not one to tell you how great he is but I believe he has done a really good job for us in his first term. I have known the Roeber family for around 60 years. They were neighbors for much of that time and I watched Mark grow up. The Roebers were honest, hard working people of character and were good neighbors. Vote for Mark Roeber for county commissioner. We need him to help steer us through the time of change that we will soon be facing.
On Dec. 2, officers of the Delta Police Department responded to a report of an assault. Officers spoke with a 64-year-old male with a bleeding injury on his neck.