Even though the Town of Orchard City at present has no plans nor expressed interest for entering the telecommunications business, the town's voters have given their government permission to do so virtually without restriction so long as any such venture in the future is done "without charge to members of the public."
The vote tally was 630, or 84.45 percent, in favor and 116, or 15.55 percent, against out of 746 votes cast on the issue, according to unofficial results tallied by the Delta County Clerk's Office.
The town voters' approval of the measure follows closely on similar approvals by county voters and by electorates in the county's other five municipalities.
During a preliminary hearing in Delta District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Judge Steven Schultz found probable cause for second degree murder charges against Heather Jones.
Jones previously faced three counts in the shooting of Ryan Redifer in Paonia on Jan. 12, 2018 -- assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and violation of a protection order.