School superintendent Caryn Gibson reports that a bid on the old City Market building was declined.
As detailed in the Dec. 28 edition of the Delta County Independent, the site was eyed for Delta-Montrose Technical College expansion, a business incubator and Delta County Economic Development offices.
"The owners of the site came back with a high counteroffer, but it is not feasible for the tech college to purchase the site, remodel and make all the upgrades at this time," Gibson said. "The technical college is pursuing other sites or can add to the current facility."
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.