It's April and tax season is here. We might grumble and complain, yet every year tens of millions of dollars of our resources are wasted from inefficient oil and gas operations on public lands. This is real value taken out of the pocket of U.S. taxpayers.
Another study has confirmed that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that humans are contributing to global warming. In addition, at the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.
Delta County businessman Mark Eckhart last week officially announced his run as an unaffiliated candidate for Delta County Commissioner, District 2.
Eckhart was elected to the DMEA board of directors in 2014, after a previous stint on the board. He is the owner of Long Haul Folding Kayaks located on Ward Creek Road west of Cedaredge.
On Monday, the Delta County Commissioners reviewed staff reports that prompted a discussion of statistical indicators for the local economy.
They dug into numbers being generated by the health and human services department including the relentless increase in the number of Medicaid-eligible cases here.
The call for nominations went out, but no one responded. Now the Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD) is in need of an emergency infusion.
Election Day for special districts like DCAD is May 4. But in Delta County, only the hospital board generated enough interested candidates to generate the ballots that went out in the mail this week.
John G. Breitnauer Jr. is a pharmacist who has contributed his health care expertise as a member of the Delta County Memorial Hospital board of directors for 16 years. He is retiring from the DCMH board this spring.
A new electronic medical records program has been implemented at the clinics operated by Delta County Memorial Hospital.
"Athena is a software program which has the top rating score for an electronic medical records (EMR) program that fits with the size of the DCMH clinics," stated Jan McCracken, clinics director for Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH).
Delta County Memorial Hospital has just purchased new, state-of-the-art video technology in gastrointestinal surgical equipment. The new high definition equipment is for performing upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and bronchoscopy procedures.
Paonia's girls won another track meet with a dominant performance in Edwards at the Battle Mountain Husky Invitational.
The Eagles scored 138 points to Battle Mountain's 123 points. Cedaredge was third with 108 points and Delta was 10th in the 15-team field with 28 points.
Paonia senior Jessie Holt capped a remarkable comeback after signing a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Southern Virginia University.
After sustaining a knee injury that forced her to miss her senior volleyball season, Holt recovered from surgery in time to compete for the Eagles tennis team
A visit to Delta on Thursday resulted in a 5-2 tennis victory for Paonia's Eagles. Paonia swept the singles competition and won two of four doubles matches in recording the decision.
The baseball team from Hotchkiss High School is in a groove.
The Bulldogs swept a doubleheader from Meeker last Friday afternoon and improved to 12-0 on the campaign.
Jimmy Eugene Armour, age 68, passed away at his home on Feb. 3, 2016.
David A. Boronda of Delta, Colo., was born Aug. 7, 1949, and passed away April 13, 2016.
Inverness Kathryn Stewart died at her home in Delta April 1, 2016. She was 92.
Carol Ann Broughton died Monday, April 18, 2016, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 81.
Harry William Brauneis died Sunday, April 10, 2016, at his home in Eckert. He was 92.
Former Buena Vista resident Constance "Connie" L. Roberts died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Mesa Manor Center in Grand Junction. She was 76.
Doris V. Doudy of Grand Junction died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Courtyard Care Center. She was 102.
Lifetime Pea Green resident Kenneth L. Brew died Monday, April 11, 2016, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 88.
Rebecca A. Waterman died Tuesday, April 13, 2016, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose. She was 69.
Jerry Lewy Cobb died April 11, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, due to complications from a massive heart attack suffered on Feb. 22. He was 73.
Delta County resident Jane Dora Dunkle died Sunday, April 3, 2016, at San Juan Living Center. She was 78.
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