The annual Cherry Days 5k run/walk happens Saturday, June 30. A Cherry Days tradition for well over a decade, the course begins and ends at Apple Valley Park. Registration is $35 for adults, $10 for ages 17 and under, with proceeds going to the Paonia High School cross country program.
The course will be familiar to last year's participants and is both fast and stroller friendly. Runners will head east out of Apple Valley Park, south on Rio Grande, west on Third St., north on Delta Ave., west on Fifth St., north on Oak, east on the Black Bridge Road to a designated turnaround, then follow a slight variation back to the Apple Valley Park. Directions will be provided on the morning of the race.
Awards will be presented in eight categories and all participants receive a pair of commemorative PHS cross country team running socks.
Registration forms are available at paoniacherrydays.com under the "Activities" tab, or at 6:30 a.m. on race day. If mailing registration forms, please mail no later than June 28 to ensure timely arrival.
For more information call Brandy at 250-9793 or email email@example.com.
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.