The Delta Food Pantry was recently the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation.
With no paid staff operating the pantry, the donation will go directly to help feed the many hungry families in the Delta area who seek assistance from the Delta Food Pantry. Volunteers at the food pantry have served over 3,700 hungry individuals through August 31st, an increase in service from previous years. "We are so thankful for this donation and for the support from Western Colorado Community Foundation," Pfalzgraff said. "The funds will help us continue to meet the growing need of alleviating hunger in our community." The Delta Food Pantry is located in the alley behind St. Michael's Church at 6th and Meeker in Delta, and is open Monday - Friday at 10:30 a.m. Tax deductible donations can be mailed to PO Box 903, Delta CO 81416.
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.