At about 6 p.m., deputies spotted a vehicle stopped sideways at the intersection of 1800 and G roads. As deputies approached, the driver took off.
José Jerémias Pacheco arrived a week early, at 5:53 a.m. on New Year's Day, to become the first baby of 2018 born at Delta County Memorial Hospital. His mother, Laura Pacheco of Montrose, received a basket full of clothing, toys and baby essentials from the hospital.
Delta County sheriff's deputies arrested a Grand Junction man north of Delta last Wednesday after he led law enforcement on a pursuit along Highway 50.
Trenton Miller, 38, was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility Dec. 27 on charges of vehicle eluding, a Class 5 felony; prohibited use of a weapon, a Class 2 misdemeanor; unlawful use of a controlled substance, a Class 1 misdemeanor; and reckless driving, a Class 2 traffic misdemeanor.
The city's Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Master Plan was formally adopted in late December after months of public, city council and staff input.
The city's consultant, Logan Simpson, held three public hearings, met with a citizens' advisory committee four times, and reviewed surveys mailed to every household in Delta and available online to every resident of Delta County.
On the first morning of 2018, 50 area residents (and five dogs) hiked three miles around Sweitzer Lake State Park near Delta. It was the largest group ever to turn out for the activity.
New statistics from the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles indicate 96 percent of impaired driving suspects have their driver licenses revoked, regardless of whether they are ever convicted of a DUI in court. This finding underscores the consequences Colorado drivers face if they attempt to drive impaired.
Attorney Aaron Clay is beginning his transition to retirement by resigning as legal counsel for Delta County Memorial Hospital and Delta County Joint School District. After conducting separate searches and interviewing prospective replacements, both entities selected Julie Huffman, who joined Clay & Dodson in February 2017.
The Delta Elks Lodge hosted a "Noon Year's Eve Extravaganza" for youth on Sunday, Dec. 31. Crystal Herrera, the event coordinator, said the event was funded by The Beacon Grant, a grant for drug awareness.
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