At the request of Matt Horn, the owner of Delta's newest liquor store, the Delta City Council is considering an ordinance that would allow liquor tastings in retail establishments.
According to state statute, tastings are limited to five hours a day, no more than 104 days a year, and must be from store inventory. Sundays are excluded.
The Delta City Council had no objection to tastings in any of the city's liquor stores, and spent more time discussing permitting fees. Nelson promised to do more research and get back to council with a draft ordinance and proposed fee structure.
Three candidates are hoping to bring an end to the Republican-dominated Delta County Board of County Commissioners. Two are Democrats who call themselves men of ideas; the third is an independent candidate who says he's frustrated by the "status quo."