"Jesus Christ offers hope" was the start of Lisa Martinez' letter. What a refreshing letter. Thank you DCI for printing it. Yes, there is hope among all the tragedy in the world. Colossians 3:2 says "Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth."
Whatever we make an idol of will either be a cross, if we be believers, or a curse, if unbelievers. We are here for a minute compared to eternity. Kids are being taught negative lifestyles for a reason I can't fathom. What good does it do for a child to be taught alternative sex practices? As another letter put it, kids do not have access to Bibles in school. They are on their own so families can earn a living and they're taught by their peers what is right. If this is the norm today, try to imagine it in 50 years. We took prayer out of school about that long ago and look at it today! If anyone stood up then, they didn't do it in enough force to make a difference.
Lisa, your letter ended with a request for "believers" to stand up. A lot of us are but we need more. Praise God it is time if we are to save this generation. God bless them and all who care.
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.