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According to a Monday news release, the City of Delta has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) within the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to support revitalization of downtown.

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Delta County’s COVID-19 positive cases continue to rise from Wednesday, Jan.19 through Monday, Jan. 24. The county has seen 177 new cases for a total of 5,278.

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Delta County Commissioners unanimously approved a contract renewal with Southern Health Partners for medical services at the Delta County Detention Center during a special meeting on Monday.



Delta County Republicans will host a number of 2022 Republican candidates at the GOP headquarters at 405 Main Street in Delta this year, a press release from the Delta County Republican Central Committee said on Monday.

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Delta County remains in the High category for COVID-19. Delta County Health Department reported a total of 5,073 total COVID-19 cases, 100 new cases, 345 total hospitalizations with 124 deaths.

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The second meeting for the Delta County Fairgrounds Master Plan held on Wednesday, Jan. 12 drew a light crowd. Participants met at the Delta County Administration building in the commissioner’s meeting room.

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The second session of the 73rd Colorado General Assembly will be a busy time for State Representative Matt Soper from Delta. Over the past few years, Soper has gained valuable experience and shown a willingness to put forth new bold legislation.

Delta County Libraries, along with the Montrose County Libraries, is inviting teenagers from 6th-12th grade to submit original poetry, fiction, personal essays and comics for publication in the annual Teen Literary Magazine.

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Delta County’s COVID-19 positive cases are beginning to rise. From Tuesday, Jan. 4 through Monday, Jan. 10 Delta County has seen 78 new cases for a total of 4,885. Delta County’s positivity is up to 14.7 %.

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The Delta Senior Citizens Center at 247 Meeker St., Delta, started off the new year with birthday lunch for three individuals on Jan. 5. The lunch consisted of roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, cauliflower, a roll and cake.

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The Delta City Council officially approved the long-awaited comprehensive plan update at its regular meeting on Jan. 4, putting into action a guiding document for the City of Delta which has been in the making by town staff and the planning commission for approximately the last two years.

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Rep. Matt Soper recently spent a few minutes with the DCI recapping several important bills going into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. Among the most impactful bills were two Colorado Senate bills and one House bill dealing with victims and perpetrators of sexual assault.

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A clarification: While Councilman Kevin Carlson previously resigned from the board of One Delta County, as previously reported, he did not resign his seat on the Delta City Council.

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Delta County’s COVID-19 positive cases continue in a downward trend. From Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2021 through Monday, Jan.3, 2022 Delta County has seen 67 new cases for a total of 4,807 cases.

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In the upcoming election on April 5, residents of the City of Delta will have the chance to vote for two open seats on the Delta City Council — the seats of Mayor Nathan Clay, District C and Councilman Kevin Carlson, at-large.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2022 by telling the agency’s long history of wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation in a series of stories, videos, podcasts and community events over the coming 12 months.

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The National Park Service released information in late 2021 about a comprehensive planning effort that would provide long-term direction to preserve wilderness and backcountry resources while offering a spectrum of visitor opportunities at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curec…

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New marijuana rules from the General Assembly’s 2021 legislative session go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022 for all regulated marijuana businesses across Colorado.

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The latest economic update released by Dr. Nathan Perry, Associate Professor of Economics at Colorado Mesa University, shows improvements in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment rate and average household income for Delta County in 2020.

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Three are dead after a two-vehicle collision in Delta on the afternoon of Dec. 21 which involved a Suburban versus a Delta County dump truck. The accident took place by Brickyard Hill on Highway 348, on the west end of town.

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In the morning hours of December 28th, a male was involved in a first degree criminal trespassing case and later a theft case in Montrose, Colorado. The male and the vehicle associated with the crime are depicted in the attached still image of security footage.

As of Monday, Dec. 27 the Delta County Health Department is reporting total positive COVID-19 cases at 4,761 with 9 new cases reported and 115 deaths.

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A Crime Stoppers alert on Monday announced that the Montrose Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying a male party involved in a burglary at Charlie Golf One Pawn and Gun (still photos of security footage attached).

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Technical College of the Rockies (TCR), in partnership with the Delta and Montrose Habitat for Humanity affiliates, has received a $195,628 REDI grant for its Delta-Montrose Building Affordable Homes and a Skilled Workforce program. This program also recently received $50,000 in support from…

Another year has gone by and has brought us to a holiday season filled with hope and joy. As we look forward to the New Year, we know that it will bring significant challenges, but also, great possibilities.

According to a press release, it was recently announced that the 2022 San Juan Rural Philanthropy Days conference will be hosted in Ridgway from June 7-9, 2022. The announcement about the location of the conference came in early December after community leaders were successful in their pitch…

Delta County Libraries offers many informative, educational, and entertaining programs for you and your family to enjoy. For more information, visit the events calendar at www.deltalibraries.org.

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