The ImpressionZ Gallery's artist of the month is photographer Rae-Ada Ann Simmons.
Since 2003, she has been involved with photography and photo editing. Presently she uses four different software programs to edit her photos. She says that she never adds a color to her photo enhancements that is not in the original photo.
"I will lighten, darken, saturate, de-saturate, or change exposure. But if it is in my picture, it really was in the scene."
Rae-Ada's work is featured at the ImpressionZ Gallery all this month and there is a larger than usual display of her photography on hand for viewing and purchase.
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.