Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is bringing the Morning Buzz to Delta County. The co-op is hosting three of its popular morning coffee events during the months of March and April. The public is invited to join the co-op for coffee and breakfast at any of the following locations between 7 and 9 a.m. Both DMEA and Elevate Fiber representatives will be on hand to answer questions and get to know the membership. The Morning Buzz is free to attend. There will be no formal topic or presentation and the public can come and go as they please. Members are encouraged to ask questions on the topics of their choosing.
Friday, March 3 -- Coaltrain Coffeehouse, 328 W. Bridge Street, Hotchkiss.
Friday, March 17 -- The AppleShed, 250 S. Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge. A membership ribbon cutting will take place with the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, April 14 -- Berg Harvest Mercantile, 73 Samuel Wade Road, Paonia.
DMEA kicked off the Morning Buzz circuit in late February in Montrose with resounding success.
"It's always energizing to see such great response from our membership. We had so many wonderful conversations with our members ranging from home efficiency to solar panels to our work with Tri-State regarding local renewable energy. We don't provide a formal presentation, so our members can talk about the exact topics they are interested in," said DMEA CEO Jasen Bronec.
"We'll have a great cross-section of employees from both DMEA and Elevate, so we should be able to answer almost any questions. And if we can't, we'll make sure to connect our members with someone who can," said Bronec.
For more information and the full schedule of Morning Buzz events visit www.dmea.com<http://www.dmea.com> or contact Becky Mashburn at 970-240-1263 or firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
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.