County commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes honored 11 county employees April 2 for their years of service with Delta County.
Devin Violett, lead equipment operator for road and bridge District 3, was honored for 30 years service with the county.
Two employees were honored for 25 years service: Keith Lucy, environmental specialist with the health department, and Karen Nittler, executive assistant for CSU Extension.
John Allen, equipment operator for District 3, was honored for 20 years service.
Three employees were honored for 15 years service: Todd Davey, assistant buildings and grounds supervisor; LaDean Faris, dispatcher; and William Palmer, sheriff's office lieutenant.
Sharing honors for 10 years service were Bob Basher, engineering coordinator; Samuel Martin, detention officer; Elizabeth Meyer, detention officer; and Karen O'Brien, director of the public health department.
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.