People in the vicinity of Eckert Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, Jan. 18, probably noticed Delta County ambulances in the parking lot of the church.
Eckert Presbyterian Women hosted a successful evening fundraiser for the Delta County Ambulance District. The women baked over 200 potatoes and provided toppings of broccoli-cheese sauce, chili, sour cream and lots of butter. A number of EMTs and over 150 hungry folks turned out for this fundraiser with donations exceeding $2,000. The funds have been presented to the ambulance district to help pay for the care they provide for our community.
Contributions are still being received, although all the potatoes have been eaten. If you would like to contribute to the ambulance district, please make your check payable to Eckert Presbyterian Women, with Delta County Ambulance District in the memo line. Mail the check to Eckert Presbyterian Women at PO Box 7, Eckert, CO 81418.
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.