In August, staff conducted a review of the Horse Country Arena and determined that the arena conditions had deteriorated to the point of unsafe conditions. After hearing of the closure, citizens attended the Delta City Council regular meeting Sept. 3 voicing their concerns and requesting rev…

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Early in August Mayor Pro-Tem Chris Ryan recommended council begin discussions about conducting a no-cost preliminary assessment audit with Honeywell to see about retrofits, upgrades and efficiencies with the city’s capital and ongoing investments into energy infrastructure.

Nine-year-old Anja Ullmann plays the harp beautifully. Every other Monday evening,

With the hemp industry exploding like a box of fireworks and more than a hundred Western Slope growers a month or so away from the first big harvest, the proverbial primate spanner in the powertrain has reared its bureaucratic head. Even though Congress and the USDA have blessed the industri…

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On Aug. 18, Delta County Coroner’s Office took into care Kit K. Rynerson who was deceased at her residence located at 180 SE Centennial Avenue i n Cedaredge. As of Sept. 9, Delta County Coroner’s Office has been unsuccessful in locating any next of kin or family members. If you know of famil…

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Delta City Council recently approved submitting a letter of inquiry to the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) expressing desire to submit a grant application to fund a Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) Array in the city. The proposed 300-kW-DC PV array will procure clean, renewable electrical energy.



In a meeting held Sept. 3, Delta City Council adopted a resolution allocating the excess funds collected by the city during the 2018 fiscal year toward certain Main Street improvements. These funds, $36,315 of a TABOR refund, have been a city council discussion item for several months.

Early the morning of Sept. 7, Delta Police Department (DPD) officers were called to the 100 block of Garnet Avenue on reports of a stabbing in a home. A few hours later, DPD officers, with assistance from the Delta County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), located s…

Coming into the last quarter of 2019, the City of Delta City Council has started discussions on the 2020 budget. As the city aims to increase tourism, a focus on marketing and improving the city’s functionality are a clear desire.

The City of Delta is offering a handgun safety course at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 Palmer St., Delta. The next class dates are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 14 or Oct. 5. The cost for the class is $80. Proper completion of this class allows you to apply for a concealed handgun permit. …

An early-morning stabbing in Delta left two people injured Sept. 7. The suspect, Robert Kyle Brown, 34, allegedly struggled with officers when they found him a few hours later; two officers were slightly injured during his arrest, according to a Delta Police Department news release.

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) lieutenant John “Tom” Jones is not only a proud mentor to young aviation cadets; he’s also a proud father.

At the Aug. 28 meeting the Delta County Planning Commission reviewed a Specific Development Application for Mountain Valley View Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park. After hearing concerns from several citizens and discussion, the commissioners decided to continue the discussion at the Sept. 11 m…

Following a Sept. 3 public hearing, the Delta County Board of County Commissioners directed staff to prepare a resolution to repeal all county regulations and language related to oil and gas surface activity from its land use regulations.

On Aug. 25, a video surfaced on Facebook depicting officers of the Delta Police Department conducting themselves in an unprofessional manner during an arrest. While the video shows only a short segment of the encounter, it captures behavior unacceptable to the standards of a Delta police officer.

In preparing to submit a Greater Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant to replace and upgrade the Cleland Park playground, citizens and the City of Delta Parks Department met Aug. 14 in a public meeting to discuss two proposed designs. Overall feedback was positive, with citizens showing excitement…

Red Shed Produce in Delta was the target of a burglary the night of Aug. 26. About $2,200 was stolen from the business.

Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation (CHF), a new pump track and biking skills course is being built at Confluence Park in Delta. As part of the grant requirement, a public forum meeting where attendees can provide insight is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Bill He…

The City of Delta is moving forward with plans for the empty building on Main Street that was once West’s Home Center. The building will be leveled and the lot will be used for a pocket park. Demolition is set to begin around the middle of next month, after the abatement work is done and is …

Bill Bever, Human Resources Administrator (HRA) for Delta County, is retiring on Aug. 27 after 17 years of service. As HRA, Bever recruited and hired new employees. He also developed benefits, policies and served as a mediator when challenges arose in the workplace.

Having successfully completed a Colorado Rural Academy for Tourism (CRAFT) Grant, the City of Delta applied for, and recently received, $7,500 from an Implementation Grant to advance tourism-related goals. The city applied for collateral pieces like brochures, stickers, hats and t-shirts to …

On Aug. 21, 19-year-old Troy Rubalcaba was helicoptered to Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) after going into anaphylactic shock due to severe bee stings while working in the mountains an hour-and-a-half outside Glenwood with his brother, Raul Rubalcaba.

At approximately 7:08 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, Delta Sheriff deputies responded to an address on Dry Creek Circle for report of a 4-year-old male who had fallen into a pool. Emergency respondents, the Sheriff’s Office and Delta County Ambulance EMS responded. The young boy was out of the water …

The City of Delta’s franchise agreement with Black Hills Energy expires this year. An ordinance that underwent a first reading on

Delta County Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, to consider a repeal of all oil and gas language from its Land Use Regulations.

As a concept plan for Delta County's land use updates slowly emerges, the Board of County Commissioners is discussing how citizens are responding to the updates. During a recent meeting to gather citizen input, commissioners discussed whether the focus is in the right place and what other ar…

Colorado State University Extension would like to welcome Kelsi Seymour to the staff as ag marketing and general ag extension agent. Seymour graduated from Texas Tech University in December of 2017 with a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications and a minor in advertising. She has ga…

Beginning this week hunters can visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Hunting Reservation Page to learn more about the hunting opportunities on 21 properties primarily offering small game and waterfowl, and log on to their account in CPW's new Hunting Reservation System.

The City of Delta Parks Department is looking to upgrade the nearly 30-year-old playground at Cleland Park. The city is applying for a Greater Outdoors Colorado grant to replace and upgrade ADA accessibility at the facility and wants to hear from the public about the project.

Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County -- Cedaredge Community Center (Monday-Thursday), Delta Community Center (Monday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also …

Swimmers enjoy the lazy river and lap lanes at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. But where there is water, there is risk of drowning. To prevent them, lifeguards constantly watch over the swimmers.

Emergency repairs to the stormwater pipe on Howard Street between 10th and 12th streets was recently completed. Delta City Council approved $37,500 in capital improvement fund for Paonia-based Roop Excavating to complete the emergency repairs. A pending state refund under the Taxpayer Bill o…

A grant from the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Regional and In-Service grant program will allow the Delta Police Department to purchase a full protection K9 bite suit for in-service continuing education. The $7,534 grant can also fund in-service training equipment, suc…

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will allow free entrance to all active-duty military and veterans and their families at all 41 Colorado state parks throughout August.

Denver Water's 10-member Citizens Advisory Committee is seeking a new West Slope representative. The volunteer committee advises the utility and its board on a range of issues while encouraging and coordinating public participation in the agency's policy development.

Delta County Memorial Hospital Urgent Care will be closed on August 2, 3 and 4. If you have any medical concerns and need to utilize the Urgent Care Clinic, please contact the emergency department at 1501 E. 3rd Street. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. We apologize for any i…

One of Delta's most popular murals, a colorful rendering of fruit labels completed by Connie Williams in 1988, and the wall that is its canvas, is being returned to its original beauty.

Two trips to the Delta County Medical Center emergency room, a vaguely remembered stay in the hospital and nearly six years of incremental recovery -- that sums up the logistics of Kevin Parks' bout with West Nile Virus (WNV).

Nick Streza of Deer Creek Village Realty came before Delta County commissioners at the July 2 meeting. Speaking on behalf of the Delta County Board of Realtors, he provided a market overview and update on real estate in the area.

The Delta County Public Library District board will ask Delta County voters to support a mill levy increase in the Nov. 5 general election. Ballot language asks voters to approve 2.75 mills, which would raise $843,972 in new operating revenue in 2020. Funds will be used to restore stability …

Delta County received one lone bid from North Fork Trash Transfer Station trash transport services. That bid came in at $100 more per trip than the current contractor. For between 12-15 trips a month at a cost of $250 each round trip for each roll-off receptacle of trash, the Board of County…

Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers, Inc. and the Montrose Police Department are seeking the help of citizens to identify and locate the suspect who has committed multiple ATM fraud crimes in the Montrose area. Theft totals have reached approximately $14,000.

Delta County assessor Debbie Griffith reported good news regarding tax assessment protests and current values to the Board of County Commissioners. According to Colorado state statute, the assessor is required to present the commissioners a list of property owners who appealed their tax asse…

At the July 16 Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners signed a contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for an $11,000 grant to aid increasing awareness of the issue of exposure of children to lead. Last year $12,891 was contributed to the cause. F…

The swim beach at Sweitzer Lake State Park remains closed due to unsafe levels of E. coli bacteria. The beach was closed July 18 and park staff is testing the water daily.

On the evening of July 25, a 57-year-old Montrose male, Charles Burnen Cantrell, died in a motorcycle accident. The incident occurred on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management north of Montrose on Elephant Skin Trail. The case is under investigation by the Montrose County Coroner's Of…

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, the City of Delta public works department will begin prep work for resurfacing along the entire stretch of Stafford Road between Highway 92 and East 3rd Street. While the street won't be closed, travelers can expect lane closures, possible brief delays, and detours. The p…

Delta County is among the 11 Colorado counties that have confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). As a result, throughout the Delta County Fair, which runs through Saturday, Aug. 10, a veterinarian will be on site to inspect all liv…

American Quilter's Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, announces that Deborah Vollbracht, of Delta, has been accepted as a contestant with her quilt, Hurricane & the Calm, at the AQS QuiltWeek - Fall Paducah show in Kentucky this September.

A series of brief but heavy cloud bursts last Friday dropped enough rain over the Delta and Surface Creek areas to wash rocks and debris across area roads and highways, inundate Delta's drainage system and delay the start of the Deltarado Days Round Up Rodeo.

The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public input to reduce salinity and improve water quality along the Gould Canal in Delta and Montrose counties. Naturally-occurring salts in the sediment along the canal are picked up by the water and transported into the Colorado River system. The result…

Members of the Harry A. White American Legion Post 65, its Ladies Auxiliary, and its Sons of the Legion Squadron invite members of the community to join them at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Cleland Park to celebrate the 100th birthday of both the American Legion and the local post. All veteran…

Banners, brochures, improved events -- these are a few of the items the City of Delta revealed they've been working on the last few months to "brand" the city with the long term goal of increasing tourism and expanding the city's economic base.

The City of Delta has seen a few notable changes to its online presence since the start of July 2019. One of the biggest changes came with the hiring of Darin Hamm as the city's new marketing coordinator. By redesigning the City of Delta website, Hamm has been able to breath fresh new life i…

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