Delta County 4-H'ers invite community members to join in a toy collection for needy children in the Delta area. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the CSU Extension Office at 525 Dodge Street, Delta. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
The toys will be donated to the Salvation Army, which is filling gift requests for newborns to teens 14 years of age.
The Salvation Army is putting up angel trees at Anytime Fitness, Summers Rocky Mountain Motors and Walmart. Please select a tag and fill a gift request.
The Salvation Army is also looking for volunteer bell ringers, donations of turkeys for holiday dinner boxes and businesses that would like to "adopt" a family.
For more information, call Dusty Lightfoot at 275-3108.
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.