The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) has approved funding for ditch companies to defray the cost of engineering services to prepare preliminary project plans and feasibility studies for USBR's 2017 FOA.
Applications are to be submitted to Delta Conservation District with selection review to be coordinated with CWCB and the Gunnison Basin salinity coordinator.
Technical services must be provided by a registered engineer licensed in the State of Colorado. Grantees will be reimbursed a portion of final engineering costs after the entity submits a written report describing the company's plan for FOA participation.
Ditch companies interested in applying for these grants may contact Suzie Bilberry, district manager, at email@example.com or 970-399-8194.
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.