On Oct. 31, 1517, in Wittenberg, Germany, Martin Luther posted his thoughts about some theological topics and the practices of the Church. That simple action began the Reformation -- a movement that changed Western society.
HopeWest has been ranked number 26 of the Best Places to Work in Health Care nationwide and number 5 in the Family Friendliest category among the 150 healthcare providers and insurers recognized by Modern Healthcare. This is the third year HopeWest has participated in this recognition program and the third year to be named as an outstanding employer in the health care industry on a national level.
The Delta branch of Guild Mortgage held its inaugural client appreciation event at Delta Family Fun Park last Thursday. Guild customers from Delta and surrounding areas attended.
The Center for Mental Health is pleased to announce that it has opened its newly renovated and expanded space in its building in Delta to include a partnership with River Valley Family Health Center to offer complete health care including mental health, substance abuse services, primary care and dental services. Although final touches are still being made to the building, the offering of expanded services began on Sept. 25.
The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $3.9 million contract for construction of the GK Lateral and Silt Pump Canal Pipelines. The contract was awarded to ESCO Construction Company from Evergreen.
State representatives and senators visiting Delta recently were interested in hearing how Delta County Joint School District #50 is spending the one-time funds authorized by the Colorado State Legislature last spring.
The funds were included in SB17-267, the bill titled "Sustainability of Rural Colorado" that preserved the hospital provider fee.
The Delta City Council authorized $26,810 for a design to repair seepage on the city-owned auxiliary dam of the Big Battlement Reservoir on Grand Mesa. The bid was awarded to Colorado River Engineering.
Delta County Libraries is the recipient of a $35,000 grant from the State Historical Fund (SHF) to draft revised construction documents for Delta Library. The grant is an important step in an ongoing, multi-phase project to preserve the Delta Library, a site designated as historic by the State of Colorado.
About 20 elected officials, local government staff and planning commission members attended a presentation by Elizabeth Garner of the state demographer's office last week.
Delta County's population experienced a decline from 2010 to 2016, "but we are starting to see a turnaround" to that trend now, Garner said.
An autopsy has determined Melvin Arterburn, 75, of Delta, died of accidental drowning. His body was recovered from the Gunnison River Sunday after he failed to return from a fishing trip.
Shawn L. Darosett, 43, homeless was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $0 bond.
Jamie L. Lebeau, 34, of Delta was issued a summons for shoplifting.
Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD) is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss the mill levy question on the November ballot. DCAD is seeking a mill levy increase of 3.50 mills, for a total of 5.750 mills.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Uncompahgre Field Office released the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Bull Mountain Unit Master Development Plan, providing direction for the development of approximately 19,670 acres of federal and private mineral estate near the town of Paonia.
An update on the master plan being developed for the city's parks, trails, recreation and open space was provided to members of Delta City Council and a citizens' advisory group last week.
The city contracted with the Fort Collins firm of Logan Simpson to develop the plan with input from a community survey, public visioning sessions, focus groups and city staff.
An agreement to allow Region 10 the use of excess fiber moves the City of Delta one step closer to opening its broadband network to the providers who will deliver high speed internet service to homes and businesses in the community.
The intent is for Region 10 to actively market the fiber to last mile internet service providers for low cost, high quality and high speed broadband services.
Big changes are in the works at Delta County Economic Development. The nonprofit has moved to a new home in Suite 107 of the Delta Professional Building at 540 Main Street, Delta. DCED will be located there until the ENGAGE Innovation Center is renovated and open for business.
CDOT has been reviewing the intersection of Highway 50 and 92 to improve traffic movement. CDOT will host a public open house at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Forty years ago, the communities of Delta and Montrose came together to establish a community college to expand educational opportunities for the secondary students in their high schools, as well as provide training for adults seeking to develop job skills.
Today, the Technical College of the Rockies (TCR) is operated solely by Delta County Joint School District #50.
Officers and parent leaders of the Delta County 4-H Council met with the county commissioners Monday for an annual exchange of appreciation in conjunction with National 4-H Week.
The 4-H County Council officers, accompanied by Jackie Shea, Tri-River youth extension agent, thanked the commissioners for the county's support of 4-H programs and facilities through the year.
On Saturday, Sept. 30, members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #3571 and Harry A. White American Legion Post #65, assisted by the VFW's Auxiliary, honorably retired 94 U.S. flags at Fort Uncompahgre. VFW Post #3571 commander Louis "Corky" Ware directed the explanation of the flag retirement process to the invited guests -- nearly 60 Boy and Girl Scouts, their leaders, and their parents from as far away as Grand Junction.
CDOT has been reviewing the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 92 to improve traffic movement. CDOT will host a public open house at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18.
At their Oct. 2 meeting, the county commissioners dealt with the following matters:
• Merriam Helmsing, Ute Jantz, Joey Montoya Boese, Cheryl Oeltjenbruns and Julie Barton were ratified as members of the Delta County Community Services Block Grant Program.
Ashley C. Salazar, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed on third degree assault.
Derrick L. West, 22, of Delta was issued a summons for shoplifting.
On Thursday, Sept. 28, the Delta County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of Delta Police Department, Montrose Sheriff's Office K-9 unit and a member of Colorado Bureau of Investigation, conducted directed patrols in various areas of unincorporated Delta County. This operation was an effort to identify and locate known drug offenders in the area.
The school district is preparing to defend teachers, guidance counselors, administrators and itself against accusations of retaliation by a Delta High School graduate.
The lawsuit alleges that school officials retaliated against Cidney Fisk, Class of 2016, when she spoke out against religious activities during school hours on school property. Cidney Fisk, Class of 2016, filed suit in U.S. District Court through her counsel, Jeffrey Springer and Andrew Reid of Springer & Steinberg.
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