The National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management have entered into a partnership with the City of Delta and the Interpretive Association of Western Colorado (IAWC) to establish an interpretive center at Fort Uncompahgre highlighting the Old Spanish Trail, a national historic trail.
Chris Miller, (IAWC) executive director, is working on plans to dedicate the interpretive center at 440 N. Palmer Street, Delta, during the first annual Colorado Old Spanish Trail Days Sept. 16. Fort Uncompahgre was the only trading post located along the entire Old Spanish Trail between Santa Fe and Los Angeles.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.