On Friday, April 6, Rose Zaldivar, 51 of Eckert was reported missing by a friend to the Montrose County Sheriff's Office. It was believed she had gone hiking on April 2. In the early morning hours of April 7 family members found her body about 1.5 miles from her friend's home beneath a cliff about 0.8 mile from Highway 90 on County Road 4X at LaSalle and Spring Creek. Investigation was done by the Montrose County Sheriff's Office and the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations regarding the circumstances of her death. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be multiple traumatic injuries due to impact from a fall. There was no felonious conduct by another and the death will be certified as accidental.
Two of the four marijuana questions on the November ballot were narrowly approved by voters in the City of Delta. Measure 2F allows the establishment of medical marijuana centers. Measure 2H permits the establishment of medical marijuana cultivation, testing, research and manufacturing facilities.