Precinct caucuses will be held Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Participation is open to registered voters who have been a resident of the precinct for 30 days, and who have been affiliated with the party holding the caucus at least two months before the caucus.
The caucus locations reported in the Feb. 17 issue of the DCI require some clarification (noted with asterisks).
Precincts 1-8* -- Delta-Montrose Technical College.
Precincts 9-14* -- Cedaredge Elementary School.
Precincts 15-16 -- Hotchkiss K-8 School.
Precinct 17 -- Crawford Elementary School.
Precincts 18-20 -- Paonia Campus Tech College.
Precinct 1 -- Delta First Assembly of God.
Precincts 2-3 -- Bill Heddles Recreation Center.
Precincts 4-7 -- Garnet Mesa Elementary School.
Precinct 8 -- Orchard City Town Hall.
Precincts 9-10 -- Eckert Presbyterian Church.
Precincts 11-14 -- Cedaredge Middle School.
Precinct 15 -- Rogers Mesa Community Center.
Precinct 16 -- Memorial Hall, Hotchkiss.
Precinct 17 -- Crawford Town Hall.
Precincts 18-20 -- Paonia Junior High School.
Precinct boundaries and caucus addresses can be found at deltacounty.com.
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.