Ten county employees were recognized for their years of service to the county by the board of commissioners on Monday.
Receiving recognition for 10 years of service were the following:
Heather Lashmett, child welfare caseworker for the county Health and Human Services department; Lisa Orona, an eligibility technician for the county Health and Human Services department; Jan Speas, county useful public service coordinator; Jaimie Thomason-Smiles, administrative assistant for child support, county Health and Human Services department; Chris Wagner, road and bridge equipment operator; Teresa Weaver, Health and Human Services eligibility team leader.
Recognized for 15 years of service were Reneé Beck, general management assistant for child welfare, Health and Human Services; Leo Beltran, lead custodian; Stephanie Graham, cook for the detention facility; and Ron Pearce, road and bridge equipment operator.
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.