Web Analytics

401 Meeker St Delta CO 81416 970.874.4421
Your mayor's perspective

Your response to these articles has been an inspiration and I truly appreciate it. Most comments involve your appreciation of staying informed and knowing that you have a voice in the decisions we make.

Weed sprays should be safer

Weed spraying is an issue every spring and summer. Everyone is obsessed with having a weed-free lawn.

The story behind the word 'delta'

Several generations of my family have lived in Delta and Delta County. While reading an old history book I recently discovered the origin of Delta's name.

Robert Plute

Robert "Bob" L. Plute died at his home in Paonia May 5, 2019. He was 86.

Family ownership has been good for the DCI

A big "thank you" is due the Sunderland family -- Randy, Pat, Ron, Roxanne, Norman and Gladys -- for their approach to reporting and publishing news pertaining to Delta County in the DCI. Prior to their arrival the previous owner, publisher and editor were inclined to "sensationalize" the news rather than report the facts.

Approval ratings drop as Congress protects its own

There is one thing the left, right and center agree on: We disapprove of Congress. According to a Statista poll, the approval rating of Congress between March 2018 and February 2019 has ranged from a low of 15 percent to a high of 21 percent.

Hotchkiss needs professional expertise

The Town of Hotchkiss needs a land use planner and/or a town manager with planning experience. This is clear from how the town has treated two simple land splits including one proposed by the town itself.

It's time to face facts

Recent reports of surge in coal production in the Appalachian coal fields. Amazing how fast a horse can run when you stop jerking on the reins.

Empty pews

There are lots of empty seats in our churches today. Christians who should be sitting in those pews are absent.

Marijuana is in keeping with our ag heritage

I have two, no three reactions, to the article "Timeline details marijuana votes and regulations" by Matt Soper (DCI, March 1). First the majority of the article is correct as it relates to the timeline of events and what occurred.

A big victory for the West

The Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that was issued by the Obama Administration was one of the most onerous federal water and land grabs in history -- it undermined state water law and priority-based systems, inserted federal control over western water rights, and put decisions about our water in the hands of Washington bureaucrats.

Tipton urged to focus efforts on renewable energy

I am writing to ask you to withdraw your co-sponsorship and support for HR 167, Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017, and instead concentrate your efforts on stopping global warming by bringing renewable, non-polluting sources of energy online as quickly as possible.

Energy policy and America First

Since the OPEC oil embargo in the 1970s, America's energy policy has appropriately (though ineffectively) been focused on energy independence for decades. Now, with the fracking boom providing abundant natural gas (NG) resources plus some oil on top of it, the United States finally has the opportunity to, if not completely achieve, come close to achieving energy independence.

Politics and friends

There have been many articles lately by people who disdain our current president. That doesn't bother me a bit.

The deliberate corruption of climate science

What a travesty that the public at large has been deceived, yes deceived beyond comprehension by masterful propaganda. Unfortunately, this has been essentially a worldwide scheme backed by huge monetary gifts and orchestrated by a very successful but small number of politicians and scientists.

Ambulance service is vital to our community

There seems to be quite the debate lately regarding our local ambulance service. I was very disappointed when our community failed to vote in favor of a mill levy for the ambulance personnel.

Tipton's presence surprising; his answers familiar

Saturday I went to the town hall meeting in Paonia. Hopefully this report will be of interest to a few readers. What interested me was the following:

This is no time for complacency

I hope the public will wake up to see that the misguided Republican party agenda is to cut taxes for the wealthy and eliminate much-needed services for the public and the planet. Choosing this agenda equates to the public shooting themselves in the foot.

Tax exemption should be transferable

I'm responding to your article (Feb. 15) "Seniors, disabled vets eligible for property tax exemption." One problem -- even if you have lived in and owned your home for 10 years you can NOT transfer that exemption to a new or different home.

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: