Join over 102,000 young people in Colorado in celebrating the 4-H program during National 4-H Week Oct. 4-10. 4-H is in all Colorado counties, in all 50 states, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. The 4-H program reaches seven million young people throughout the world!
4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization, growing confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow.
4-H follows the philosophy of learning by doing. Youth develop life skills through projects that range from citizenship to expressive arts, communication to foods and nutrition, livestock to wildlife and forestry, and leadership to science and technology. Young people are the drivers of change. All you have to do is look at your local 4-H program to find youth taking the lead and addressing today's challenges.
4-H is where young people explore, learn and discover in a safe environment. In 4-H, youth find their true passions, gain confidence and give back to their community. Join this week of celebration and help 4-H members step up and take responsibility for their future and ours.
For more information regarding the 4-H program, call 874-2195.
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.