In its July 31 issue, the Delta County Independent ran a story from The Colorado Sun on Olathe Sweet Corn. Titled “Sweet corn put Olathe on the map, but seeds of economic revival didn’t take,” the in-depth piece was written by Grand Junction-based reporter Nancy Lofholm, a former Grand Junct…

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Nothing creates controversy like oil and gas exploration. Capitalists vs environmentalists, Left vs Right — label it as you wish, but it’s emotional, no doubt.

We are full-bore digital now. Editorially speaking, our team’s mindset is to cover the story, write it and get it on our website as soon as possible. The fun part is getting you stories as they happen. We have a variety of ways to reach you, our reader, but for that to happen, you have to opt in.

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Let’s start at the beginning — Hi! I’m Monica Garcia, and I am the new managing editor at the Delta County Independent. This is my third(ish) week at the paper, and I am excited to learn about the communities we serve and the people who call Delta County home.

Soon we will find out if the Colorado secretary of state will ratify a petition to repeal the so-called National Popular Vote law and have it placed on the November 2020 ballot. The petition clause allowed opponents of the law signed by Gov. Jared Polis the opportunity — providing they got e…

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High in the San Juan Mountains and rising from the porous geology of the Grand Mesa, the headwaters to the Gunnison River — the second largest tributary to the Colorado River system — are among the areas in our nation most threatened from climate change.

A basic right for any citizen in our country is free speech. At the hyper-local level, we have the three minutes each citizen is afforded at governmental meetings. We have the opportunity to voice our concerns or praises and have them placed on public record. It takes a certain amount of cou…

As I stated in my last column, we have big shoes to fill when it comes to Randy and Pat Sunderland and their efforts over the years. Our team is ready for the challenge.

Your comments and compliments to these articles are a true inspiration and validation of your sincere interest in being a part of the process. It is very exciting to be able to pass along progress reports and letting you know that we are making a difference.

On Friday, Aug. 9, at the Montrose Pavilion, the Delta County Independent and Montrose Daily Press will host an event that celebrates the women of our community. The Women of Distinction has been wildly successful in past years thanks to the efforts of former MDP Publisher Tonya Maddox.

From June 6-9, Delta is hosting the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. This 80-percent replica of the Vietnam Wall is 360 feet long and includes every name found on the permanent wall in Washington, D.C. It will be displayed in Confluence Park and will be free to the public 24 hours a day whil…

Your response to these articles has been an inspiration and I truly appreciate it. Most comments involve your appreciation of staying informed and knowing that you have a voice in the decisions we make.

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