On Oct. 17, there was a joint meeting of the Crawford Area Planning Committee (CAPC) and the Delta County Planning Commission (DCPC) to discuss an application for a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) -- in this case a 20,000 hen egg laying facility on Fruitland Mesa. There were about equal numbers of public comments for and against this application.
Planning commissioners, last week, voted 7 to 1 to recommend approval of a new chicken barn on Fruitland Mesa. Some 60 residents attended the open meeting; nine spoke in favor and nine against.
In 1916 a new mining company was organized with many of the investors from this area. The mine was located in Pitkin County close to Aspen.
Strategies for addressing the nationwide opioid epidemic often include discussions of reducing or restricting access to opioids. It's important that conversation however address community members who have a genuine need for prescription pain medications.
I am a senior citizen residing in the Cedaredge Golf Course community. We had an overwhelming number of trick-or-treaters last night.
Nov. 7 will mark the 125th anniversary of Colorado women winning the right to vote and also the right to run for office. That date in 1893 saw passage of the first state referendum granting women's suffrage in U.S. history, and the amendment was co-sponsored by a Montrose County representative, J.T. Heath.
With everything happening in our world today and the upcoming election, things can seem overwhelming. Our hearts break over the senseless hatred that took precious lives in Pittsburgh.
As Election Day was looming I heard a lot of talk about "voter fraud." Well, how about here in Delta County?
In a DCI article Oct. 3 titled "Kerry Donovan has earned our votes" is a biased misrepresentation against our Republican candidate Olen Lund.
In the article it appears the writer has firsthand knowledge of the role Donovan played in bringing fiber optics to our county.
Amendments Y and Z replace gerrymandering with fair and competitive congressional and legislative districts. Independent commissions draw the boundaries. Currently, the state legislature, or a state legislative commission, draws the maps.
My name is Carl Toothaker. I am a military veteran of more than 10 years active duty.
There's something we should all know before we decide who to vote for in the Colorado governor's race. It concerns our Democratic candidate, Jared Polis.
As a Christian, I am so glad to see local churches involved in community affairs, including elections. As a trained Christian outreach worker, I would respectfully ask to make a few clarifications to last week's letter from local pastors.
There are consequences for who you vote for. Let's take immigration.
After a homecooked breakfast and a cup of kombucha, let's talk about Mike.
Mike and Judy Mason were working towards a subdivision on their 300+ acre property near Cedaredge when I met them 11 years ago.
We need to empower women running for office in this mid-term election, and encourage younger generations to get involved in the political process. To that end, I support Jena Griswold for secretary of state in this election, and ask people to vote for her.
One of the things I appreciate about living in a small town in western Colorado is knowing the people with whom I do business. I know who is trustworthy and who does good work.
Tipton or his dark money or 501c4 is attempting to label Diane Mitsch-Bush a "Socialist." She is not a Socialist or a Social Democrat.
While I don't live in the City of Delta, I am a resident of Delta County with a deep ongoing interest in our local economy.
According to state law, marijuana is already legal to use within our communities.
According to a survey conducted by People's Action, a multiracial grassroots coalition, these are the top five issues in 10 swing states:
1. Health care that won't bankrupt you if you get sick.
This year the voters in our area will be choosing between three candidates for the University of Colorado Board of Regents. There should be no question that incumbent Glen Gallegos should be our choice.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel thought they had a blockbuster story of deceit and fraud in the candidacy of Matt Soper running for the House District 54. Sorry, folks: Matt Soper lives in House District 54, and has for over a year.
I am writing to urge your readers to support Jena Griswold for our state attorney general. Her experience as a voting rights attorney makes her extremely qualified to fulfill her promise to make every voice heard and every vote count.
It is time to VOTE and I believe it is crucial to vote for those who will move us forward with fresh ideas and motivation. I believe that the Democrat candidates will provide that representation.
Who is Mike Mason? I have known Mike over the past 4-5 years.
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