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On April 2, emergency preparedness manager Jeff Wright reported on the inspections of ambulances to county commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes in preparation for the commissioners approving licenses for the ambulances.

Licenses were approved for six ambulances for Delta County Ambulance District and five ambulances for North Fork Ambulance Association.

Wright's inspection of each ambulance included all aspects of each ambulance vehicle, including spare tires. The doctor for the ambulance districts orders a list of drugs to be available on all ambulances. Wright's inspection certified that each ambulance contained the doctor-ordered drug list.

Commissioner Atchley asked if all the ambulances met all Colorado state requirements. Wright affirmed that each ambulance did.

On the recommendation of county road and bridge staff, and based on the previous performance of the bidders, the commissioners awarded bids for asphalt and emulsions to two bidders: Suncore Energy was awarded the bid of $1,057,934 and COBITCO was awarded the bid for $392,920.

The expenditures are covered in the county's 2018 budget.

The commissioners prepared letters of support to Interpretive Association of Western Colorado (IAWC) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) in their efforts to obtain funding for the restoration and stabilization of the Escalante Homesteading Sites, Walker Homestead and Captain Smith's Cabin, both of which are located in Escalante Canyon, Delta County.

Both sites have experienced severe vandalism and have deteriorated to a state of public concern and safety.

Both sites are educational resources for local schools and students in learning about the history and the pioneer spirit of Escalante Canyon. Both sites are listed on the 2013 Colorado's Most Endangered Places as part of the Escalante Homesteading resources. Both are listed on Colorado's Register of Historic Places (1997).

The commissioners appointed Stacy Bliss to complete the at-large trustee term of former trustee Lisa Mock on the Delta County Library District board of directors. Bliss will serve from April 1, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019.

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