There will be an important water meeting taking place on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Orchard City Town Hall.
A non-profit organization called the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) will host a session to discuss an idea of Orchard City's outside private water pipeline companies becoming direct outside customers of the town's water utility.
Topics to be addressed include participation interest, possible grant funding, technical issues, time lines, costs and other issues.
The meeting is open to everyone and there is no obligation for attending and asking questions, according to people involved with the event.
The RCAC is not a part of the town government and its proposed project is not an initiative of the Town of Orchard City. The RCAC is working with the knowledge of Orchard City and endeavoring to cooperate with the town. The RCAC and its proposed project are affiliated with USDA Rural Development, according to RCAC official Jay Mashburn.
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.