At their organizational meeting Jan. 2, commissioners Mark Roeber and Don Suppes re-elected commissioner Doug Atchley chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for 2018. Roeber was re-elected vice chairman.
The BOCC will meet the first and third Mondays of each month beginning at 8:30 a.m. If circumstances, such as holidays, prevent meeting on those dates, substitute dates will be posted in advance.
Regular BOCC meetings are held in Room 236 of the Delta County Courthouse. Work sessions will be scheduled as needed.
The official newspaper for Delta County is designated as the Delta County Independent. Emergency radio stations are KVNF and KUBC.
All three commissioners will serve on the courthouse security committee, Airport Advisory Board, Fair Board, Delta County Housing Authority, 7th Judicial District and as library board representative in each of their respective districts. They will represent the county with the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, Recreation Task Force and Colorado Counties, Inc.
County administrator Robbie LeValley will join all three commissioners in representing Delta County with Club 20.
Additional roles in local, regional and state entities were divided among the three commissioners.
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.