The Western Slope No-Fee Coalition reports that new legislation will eliminate the National Park Service's $10 lifetime Senior Pass (formerly Golden Age Pass) and replace it with a pass costing $80. Parks can begin charging the new price as soon as their internal systems are updated. The coalition urges those close to turning 62 to act as quickly as possible to take advantage of the $10 pass, which allows entrance to all national parks that charge admission. A new "Senior Annual" pass has been added at a price of $20, good for one year from the date of purchase.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.