Welcome Visitor
Today is Tuesday, December 6, 2016
USFS lease

The Forest Service has awarded a new lease for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests headquarters office in Delta. The awardee is the current owner of the Forest Service office located at 2250 Highway 50 in Delta.

Read more...
County supports coal

County government continues moving forward on opportunities to support the coal industry.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Regional Forester announced that his agency has completed the rule making and environmental analyses to reinstate the North Fork Coal Mining Area Exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule.

Read more...
Seasonal road closures in effect in December

The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office and the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area are implementing seasonal road closures beginning Dec. 1 to protect wildlife habitat.

"The seasonal road closures are necessary to help protect sensitive Gunnison sage grouse habitat and reduce stress and disturbance to wintering big game herds," said Sam Dearstyne, BLM Acting Uncompahgre Field Manager.

Read more...
What's new on the shelf at your library?
Photo submitted Many new materials have been unloaded, catalogued and delivered to the libraries in Delta County in recent weeks. Pictured here is a stack of books and DVDs waiting to be processed.
What's new on the shelf at your library?

It's a rainy, cold fall morning. The sky is grey in every direction and your well-intentioned plans of raking leaves and turning down garden beds becomes unrealistic. Instead, you find a comfortable chair near a warm fireplace and pick up a book.

Read more...
Benefit programs appear to be leveling off in county

Reports from the Delta County Health and Human Services Department indicate program case loads are leveling off.

In recent years, there have been noticeably large increases in the number of food stamp and Medicaid cases in Delta County.

Read more...
Law enforcement blotter Nov. 30, 2016

Five juveniles from Delta and two juveniles from Eckert were issued tickets for alleged minor in possession of marijuana.

Read more...
Senior meals listed for December

Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County -- Cedaredge Community Center (Monday-Thursday), Delta Community Center (Monday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location.

Read more...
Chamber lists drawing winners

Darnell Place Wise, executive director of the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, provided a list of winners for the drawings conducted during Small Business Saturday. Chelsie Dunlap was the winner of a wine basket donated by Jesse and Cheryle Messenger of All Windows and Doors.

Read more...
DMEA board OKs rate increase

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the DMEA board of directors approved a rate increase to take effect Jan. 1, 2017. No changes were made from the original proposal.

Read more...
Mural, historic building seriously damaged
Mural, historic building seriously damaged

It's business as usual at Davis Clothing, thanks to a legion of friends who stepped in to help dust and vacuum the interior of the store after a Grand Junction woman rammed her RV through the side of the building.

Owner Brad Davis was just sitting down to his Thanksgiving meal when his phone rang shortly after 2:30 p.m.

Read more...
Illegal hunting nets serious charges against four men
Illegal hunting nets serious charges against four men

Two men from Colorado and two men from Tennessee have been convicted of illegal hunting activities. As a result, two of them have paid substantial fines, one man will spend time in jail and another is performing community service.

Read more...
Livestock operations remains exempt from composting regs

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission voted to adopt the revised Section 14 regarding composting. Colorado livestock operations will remain exempt from this rule as long as they continue to compost only agricultural waste.

Read more...
Mining exception is back on the table

The U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources are evaluating three alternatives for reinstating the North Fork Coal Mining Area exception as written in the 2012 Colorado Roadless Rule.

The Colorado Roadless Rule was finalized by the Forest Service in 2012 after seven years of collaboration with three governors and diverse stakeholders across Colorado.

Read more...
Kick off Christmas in Delta Saturday

Delta's Parade of Lights arrives a week earlier this year, just in time for Small Business Saturday. The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce has planned a full slate of activities in downtown Delta Saturday, Nov. 26.

Read more...
List of police chief finalists includes four Delta residents

The City of Delta has released the names and short biographies of seven candidates for chief of police for the Delta Police Department. The list of finalists includes four residents of Delta, two of whom currently work for the Delta Police Department.

Read more...
DURA boundaries eyed

Delta city manager David Torgler reports that letters have been mailed to property owners in a large section of the city that could geographically fall within a yet-to-be-determined project area for the Delta Urban Renewal Authority. The letters inform property owners of a pending conditions survey, the first step in determining if the property should be contained within project boundaries.

Read more...
Delta Police, sheriff's blotter Nov. 23, 2016

Senadia M. Cruz, 70, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Read more...
Commissioners hear feedback on BLM plan

On Monday, the Board of County Commissioners were visited by two constituents from Paonia who expressed concerns about inadequacies they see in the Bureau of Land Management's Draft Resource Management Plan (DRMP) document.

Mary DiFranco and Susan Friar told commissioners there are "unanswered questions" in the BLM's plan document.

Read more...
Enchanted forest provides setting for a memorable dance

The Daddy Daughter Dance at Bill Heddles Recreation Center was held Saturday, Nov. 12. Over 300 attended this memorable event, making this year's dance the largest in 21 years.

Read more...
City authorizes sewer line repairs on Garnet Mesa

The Delta City Council has awarded a bid for an unanticipated sewer line replacement project. Steve Glammeyer, utilities and public works director, said utility crews have been using a sewer camera to assess sewer lines in the community.

Read more...
Steve Glammeyer earns public works credentials

Steve Glammeyer, City of Delta utilities and public works director, was recently awarded the American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Executive credential from APWA's Donald C. Stone Center. The PWE credentialing program is part of the Donald C. Stone Center developmental program for public works executives focusing on the skills necessary to lead through the challenges facing the profession.

Read more...
Quilt madness comes to Crossroads Assisted Living

The Mad Hatter quilt ladies presented a trunk show for residents at Crossroads on Thursday morning, Nov. 10. Mad Hatters wore their signature "mad" hats as quilt stories and memories were exchanged between the Mad Hats and residents.

Read more...
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: