The annual Bulls N' Broncs War happens this Saturday night at the North Fork Horse Patrol on Mathews Lane (at the railroad crossing). This year, $750 of added money will be added to each of the two main events.
The evening also features a costume ride, and a boot race for the kids. During the evening, the first North Fork Horse Patrol Scholarship will be presented to a local student.
Reservations for limited arena-side parking are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $50 per vehicle, which includes four event tickets.
By popular demand, the North Fork Horse Patrol Mud Volleyball tournament returns this July 4.
Games begin at 3 p.m. The registration fee is $150 per team. Same-day registration opens at 2 p.m.
Teams must have at least six members, and at least one female is required to be on the court at all times. One half of the pot will be awarded in prize money, and the balance will go to the North Fork Horse Patrol Scholarship Fund. To pre-register for either of these events, or to reserve arena-side parking or for more information, call Shane at 970-261-2251 or Haillie at 208-309-1164.
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.