Delta County Memorial Hospital announces a community tobacco cessation program. Open to all ages, this program is designed to not only make your goal of a tobacco free life possible, but probable. The program focuses on the eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual to help you overcome your triggers and provide a support system.
Program leader is Shelly Hatch, an ASCM certified exercise physiologist who received her training from The Behavioral Health & Wellness Program University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine.
A referral from your physician is encouraged but not required for enrollment in this six-week program. Classes are held at the hospital on Thursday evenings and cost of participation is $30. For more information, please call cardiac and pulmonary rehab at Delta County Memorial Hospital, 874-2412.
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.