Habitat For Humanity of Delta County is taking applications from Delta County families who are in need of an adequate, affordable home for their family. Selection will be based on need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity.
An informational meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Delta County Board of Realtors office at 724 Main Street.
Applications will be available and handed out at the meeting.
Basic requirements are:
• You must have been a resident of Delta County for at least the last 2 years.
• You must be in need of adequate housing (e.g. home in need of repairs -- plumbing, electrical, extremely high utility bills, too small for the family, etc.).
• You are unable to obtain a bank loan.
• You have a family income less than $38,000 (to be adjusted up or down depending on family size).
• You must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency.
• You must be willing to put in your own time (sweat equity) to build the house.
If you are unable to attend the meeting or want more information, call 970-216-5068 or email (this is the preferred contact method) firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.