In the past I have written letters complimenting and praising Delta-Montrose Community Concerts for the excellent talent and entertainment they have provided to the residents of Delta. I am aware that this special opportunity for our residents is in danger without new blood and new resident members willing to support the musical arts in our community by joining and purchasing annual memberships.
Some of you members know that this year celebrates the 70th anniversary of this fine voluntary organization. The last concert of the year season will be held on April 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Delta Center for Performing Arts. This concert will feature the Simon & Garfunkel experience, titled Scarborough Fair. Please plan to attend and find out what you have been missing, then purchase an annual ticket to insure you don't miss any of the upcoming events 2018-19 season.
You can visit the organization's website at www.deltamontrosecocerts.com for more and important information.
Please consider supporting this incredible local organization dedicated to bring to Delta the kind of entertainment only enjoyed by large cities with staggering traffic jams, limited parking and lengthy drives.
You are fortunate to live in Delta. Enjoy the life you chose, and enjoy the perks of big cities without the hassle.
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.