Delta resident Antonio "Tony" E. Garcia died Friday, July 24, 2015, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. He was 70.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at Taylor Funeral Service chapel in Delta.
Mr. Garcia was born in Ojo Caliente, N.M., Aug. 11, 1944, to Antonio Garcia Sr. and Genova (Sisneros) Garcia. He spent his childhood in Hotchkiss and graduated from Hotchkiss High School.
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Delta. He enjoyed fishing and camping. He was a Broncos fan.
Mr. Garcia is survived by his stepsons, Ben DeHerrera of Delta and Frank (Deb) DeHerrera of Grand Junction; his sisters, Polly (Emil) Torkar of Carlsbad, Calif., Elaine Garcia of Craig and Luatha Piaz of Montrose; his son-in-law, Felix Vigil of Alaska; his grandchildren, Mykal DeHerrera, Victoriah DeHerrera, Anthony DeHerrera and Andrea (Joey) Delgado; and his great-grandchildren, Dontae DeHerrera, TaeAna DeHerrera, Dominic Delgado, Donovan Delgado, Deja Delgado and Valencia Delgado.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Garcia, and a sister, Lala Vigil.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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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.