Delta County Commissioners awarded a bid on Dec. 4 to Hellman Motor Company for three 2018 Ford 150 trucks for the sheriff's office at a cost of $29,300 per unit.
Undersheriff Mark Taylor said he was ordering the trucks early to be in the front of the line for the outfitter so he could have the trucks on the road at the beginning of the year.
Ralph Clark, Road and Bridge District 3, explained the bid for two 50'6" sand sheds to be placed at two locations within Delta County Road and Bridge District 3. The bid includes site preparation, excavation, forms and concrete work.
The bid was awarded to Con Ex, LLC for $59,280. Work will begin in approximately five days.
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.