The Town of Crawford hopes to seat a new trustee at its Feb. 15 meeting, said Mayor Wanda Gofforth. Letters of interest are now being accepted from citizens interested in filling the seat vacated by Tammy Broughton on Jan. 17.
In order to be considered for the seat, a citizen must have been a resident of Crawford the past year, must be a registered elector and must be at least 18 years old. Letters can be dropped off at town hall Tuesday - Thursday; emailed to email@example.com; or mailed to P.O. Box 56 in Crawford. Letters are due to the Town by Wednesday, Feb. 8.
The person appointed to fill the seat will serve until April 2020.
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.