Delta High School Student Council, the Delta Police Department and Delta Food Pantry are teaming up for a food and toy drive as part of our DHSCares: Spirit of Giving Campaign. The campaign runs Nov. 12 to Dec. 4 and will culminate with a tribute to law enforcement and community celebration during the First Colorado National Bank basketball tournament Dec. 16 at Delta High School.
Throughout November, STUCO will be organizing various schoolwide competitions as well as friendly rivalry among community organizations including DMS, Lincoln, Garnet and others to collect as many food items and new toys as possible.
In early December, Delta Police officers and DHS Student Council elf teams will gleefully deliver a handful of DHSCares holiday packages to local families that will include food, toys and personalized items. The remaining bulk of donations will go to the Delta Food Panty and area children's advocacy organizations for the holidays.
Santa's secret wish list of needed food items includes 8-ounce sizes of peanut butter, canned tomatoes, instant Jiffy brand breads and canned tuna. Cash, check and other donations are welcome.
Drop locations include Delta High School, Delta Police Department, Bill Heddles Recreation Center and Delta City Hall.
To join in the merriment of giving, or to nominate a family that would benefit from this outreach please contact Shawna.Magtutu@deltaschools.com or Chief Kettle, Charles@cityofdelta.net.
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.