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In her most recent Delta County Independent guest column, JoAnn Kalenak indicates that she is no fan of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). She writes, “I agree that TABOR should be repealed — a statewide ballot question for 2019 — because I believe, for most governments in Colorado, the …

Columnist’s note: Welcome to Taste of Home recipe test, every week I pick the recipe to be featured in the paper, and give it a try. To note, my cooking level should be considered average and is matched with a style that could only be described as unabashed with little to no reservations.

“So it is that we can seldom help anybody. Either we don’t know what part to give or maybe we don’t like to give any part of ourselves. Then, more often than not, the part that is needed is not wanted. And even more often, we do not have the part that is needed.”—Norman Maclean, A River Runs…

Columnist’s note: Welcome to Taste of Home recipe test, every week I pick the recipe to be featured in the paper, and give it a try. To note, my cooking level should be considered average and is matched with a style that could only be described as unabashed with little to no reservations.

I attended the Sept. 3 meeting of the Delta County Board of Commissioners to participate in the discussion regarding regulations for oil and gas in our county. Because our state passed Senate Bill 181, communities have been given the opportunity to establish their own regulations for this in…

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.

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…

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.



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