After a video conference with city manager finalist Mark Collins, conducted in executive session July 21, Delta City Council voted 4-1 to authorize Mayor Ed Sisson and Glen Black, interim city manager, to finalize Collins' employment contract. A start date of Sept. 14 was identified.
"Disappointing" is the word being used to describe results of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments for science and social studies in Delta County. Tests were administered last spring and results were released earlier this month by the Colorado Department of Education.
Delta County is in the unique position of being tasked with developing a model that will show other rural communities how behavioral health can be integrated into the primary care setting.
Local governments in Delta County all within a few days of each other have shown interest in ballot questions to "opt out" of state restrictions that forbid them from entering the Internet service provider (ISP) business.
From the Delta Police Department:
Daniel A. Windemaker, 32, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged second degree burglary and third degree assault.
There are a lot of questions and concerns in regards to the North Fork clinics with the recent event of the clinics being "handed back to Drs. Hundley and Meilner." Everyone seems excited by this, but most people do not quite understand what it takes to run a clinic and why the hospital stepped in to begin with.
On Tuesday July 20, in a packed courtroom David Justice was sentenced after an earlier jury found him guilty of removing an illegal barrier erected across Cushman Creek road by the U.S. federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). He freely admits the action assisted by 22 other like-minded citizens.
Dave Eckhardt's letter, "Renewable Fuel Standard is working," July 22 DCI, didn't mention certain facts of the matter. Various studies and investigations have established that corn ethanol production consumes much more energy than it delivers.
A most sincere and heartfelt "Thank you!" to the Delta County Commissioners and staff for their support of withdrawal of the public lands surrounding the North Fork Valley from future oil and gas development.
As one of the few public access points to the North Fork of the Gunnison River, the Paonia River Park is a popular place for North Fork Valley residents to escape the summer heat in the cool water and relax with friends and family.
Last Friday, more than 75 people gathered in celebration of the million-dollar, six-year renovation and restoration project of the Crawford School. Not long ago, the landmark building was considered for demolition.
Brittany Tregarthen finished third in the powerlifting finals at the Special Olympics World Summer Games, currently underway in Los Angles, Calif.
Hotchkiss and Paonia will see some coaching changes for the 2015-2016 sports season.
Hotchkiss said good-bye to head volleyball coach Kendal Roberts and hello to Taralee Williams.
There was a great turnout for the Ice Cream Social that was held Saturday, July 25, at Pioneer Town in Cedaredge. Estimates of the number of participants to the annual fundraising event was between 280 and 300.
I sit here at our dining room table enjoying the view of the Grand Mesa -- sun and shadow. Always captivating. But there's movement at the top of the east cottonwood tree in our front yard.
The Grand Mesa Resort Company is in a race against time and Mother Nature.
Now in its second year of an aggressive campaign aimed at ridding spruce beetle from the company's 375 acres of spruce-fir forest, the company is working to gain ground against the tree-killing pest and to overcome many obstacles along the way.
David Strong, potter, has been working in clay since the early 1970s, both as a teacher and as a full-time potter.
David said, "I maintain a life balance between teaching and producing and selling my work.
A school within a school will provide an option for families who desire Waldorf-inspired education for their children.
The Delta County Commissioners Monday reached tentative agreement with the Forest Service and the Grand Mesa Resort Company (GMRC) on completing repair of a damaged road that has hampered removal of diseased spruce beetle trees.
On July 21, regional officials were in Steamboat Springs making a pitch to an advisory committee of the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) asking for $5.22 million in energy assistance impact grant funds.
The unemployment rate in Delta County dropped slightly from May to June, but more significantly from a year ago.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and United Companies began work Monday, July 20, throughout Montrose and Delta counties as part of a federal aid project. Inclement weather delayed the work that was originally slated to begin the week of June 26.
From the Delta Police Department:
Heriberto Estrada-Perez, 21, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged driving motor vehicle while license denied and driving uninsured motor vehicle.
The EPA recently snubbed the Renewable Fuel Standard with a revision to the rule that would cut corn ethanol obligations by 3.75 billion gallons over three years -- equivalent to a billion and a half bushels in lost corn demand.
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