It must be March in Delta County. Columns of smoke dot the landscape, a breeze carries an odor of burning, and the sound of sirens punctuates an otherwise peaceful day.
Teresa Nelson, a 17-year resident of Delta County, has announced her candidacy for Delta County Commissioner, District 1. She is a Republican.
The two marijuana questions on the City of Delta's municipal ballot are creating confusion, as predicted by several council members.
Although it is not legal to sell retail marijuana or to conduct a commercial grow operation in city limits, the city is asking voters to approve taxation on both those possibilities.
Representatives of the Delta County Republican and Democratic parties say they are pleased with the level of participation in the county caucuses held March 6.
Roger Bentley, chairman of the Delta County Republican Party, said about 150 party members gathered in two locations.
The Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment on the Fire Mountain Canal Salinity Reduction Piping Project located in Delta County. The project would replace approximately 3.67 miles of open irrigation ditch with buried pipe.
Failure to pay sales tax and interest in October, November and December resulted in revocation of the sales tax license held by Pee Wee's Animal House. The business briefly occupied a building on Main Street and is now located at 25 Stafford Lane.
Dawn M. Simmons, 54, of Delta was arrested for an outstanding warrant with a $750 bond.
Officers responded to the 1100 block of Bluff Street for possible drug activity.
The City of Delta Recreation Department provided results of the annual cribbage tournament -- the largest on the Western Slope -- held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center on Feb. 25.
Sixty-five players came from Delta, Olathe, Cedaredge, Austin, Eckert, Hotchkiss, Paonia, Crawford, Somerset, Montrose, Fruita, Clifton and Grand Junction.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently acknowledged seven rural organizations from across the nation as champions in providing high-quality access to health care in rural communities. Families Plus of Delta was named Champion of Innovation in Health Care Delivery.
Mark Lee and Richard Simmons have been re-appointed to the Delta Planning Commission, leaving two spots still to be filled.
Carl Jahn's three-year term also expired, but he declined to apply for another term.
The Delta County Planning Commission continued its page-by-page discussion of the review draft of the Master Plan update at its March 7 meeting at the Maloney House in Hotchkiss. The commission began the discussion of the review draft on Feb. 28.
Bill Heddles Recreation Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary with activities throughout the year. The festivities begin Thursday, March 15, when the rec center hosts Business After Hours.
Elections for special districts throughout Delta County are scheduled for May 8. But only one -- Delta County Memorial Hospital -- has a sufficient number of candidates to trigger an election.
A candidate forum held March 1 provided an opportunity for voters to learn more about Delta City Council candidates Nathan Clay, Kevin Carlson and Jay Stooksberry.
The forum was hosted by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Darnell Place-Wise, the chamber's executive director, and Pat Sunderland of the DCI.
Corey Wong, public service staff officer, for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG), recently received the Rocky Mountain Region Randall Karstaedt Lands Achievement Award.
Dennis and Nancy Doerer announce the sale and transfer of ownership of the Delta Dairy Queen at 240 A N. Palmer.
The Doerers started the Delta franchise 20 years ago in 1998.
Jason Cleckler, Delta County Memorial Hospital CEO, has been recognized as a "Top 50 Rural Hospital CEO to Know in 2018" by the National Rural Health Association. This marks the second year in a row Cleckler has been recognized nationally for his leadership.
On Monday, Feb. 26, a community forum on the "Effects of Marijuana on Our Community" convened at the Delta Performing Arts Center. This forum came together in response to the ballot question on taxation of retail marijuana and marijuana products in Delta and Orchard City.
At their Feb. 28 meeting at the county courthouse, members of Delta County Planning Commission began a page-by-page discussion of the review draft of the Master Plan update, prepared by Delta County staff and RPI Consulting.
Elyse Casselberry, county community and economic development director, and Gabe Preston of RPI Consulting presented the report's pages on screen, and spoke of the background information on those pages, as the discussion progressed.
Can everyday citizens take action, get involved, and work to achieve a greater sense of liberty? "Liberty in Action" -- an event hosted by the Libertarian Party of Delta County (LPDCO) -- will highlight some everyday citizens who are doing just that.
Cowboys are known for their strength, toughness and resiliency. Brian Baldwin has drawn on all those traits to survive stage 4 cancer, a head-on collision, devastating rodeo injuries and addiction to prescription medications.
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, residents from across Delta County gathered to discuss solutions to the ever-growing issue of suicide within the community. It is common to respond with anger, numbness, or go into a frenzy after incidences like this occur.
Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) isn't waiting to see how many hotel developers respond to a request for proposals, but instead is already considering complementary businesses for the riverfront development.
At a DURA board meeting Feb. 27, Better City consultants sat in via video conference to discuss commercial development that would complement, but ideally not directly compete with existing downtown businesses.
After taking three days to seat the jury, opening arguments were heard Friday morning in the case of Nathan Yager. Yager is charged with second degree murder in the death of his estranged wife Melinda in 2011.
Last week, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) acknowledged seven rural organizations from across the nation as champions in providing high-quality access to health care in rural communities. Families Plus of Delta was named Champion of Innovation in Health Care Delivery.
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