The Apostle Paul writes in the book of Colossians 2, verse 8, "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." (NIV)
A highly-respected physician, Dr. Rosalind Rafanelli, or "Dr. Roz" as she is also known, has become part of River Valley Family Health Center's team where she joins eight other providers in its growing practice in three locations, Montrose, Olathe and soon, in Delta.
Delta County Libraries staff would like the public to know that the elevator in the Delta Library, located at 211 W. 6th Street, has been repaired.
A teacher and counselor for 25-plus years, Merrily Talbott often found herself in the position of listening and empowering teenagers and young adults.
"When texting first came on the scene, I found myself doing it over text," she explains.
Ken Richards is a born entrepreneuer who has started and sold three separate accounting practices. His latest venture is a value billing program for professional service firms. It's a program he uses within his own accounting firm. With guidance from ICELab Accelerator, he and co-founder Chris Hunter hope to commercialize the product for use by other professional firms.
Five entrepreneurs, including two from Delta County, have been selected for the ICELab Business Accelerator program. The program provides support for the five entrepreneurs as they prepare for ICELab's inaugural "Pitch Day" Nov. 6 at Western State Colorado University.
When Scott Rist learned that 50 percent of the kids in Delta County don't own a bicycle he decided to take action.
Rist, a senior park ranger for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, applied for a grant from the Colorado Parks Foundation to buy bicycles for Sweitzer Lake State Park which is located just south of the town of Delta.
The largest fundraising event for HopeWest in Delta is sold out with more than 300 people expected to attend the annual gala on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center.
The National Park Service will be providing opportunities to view the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Join rangers at the Elk Creek Campground Amphitheater from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as the moon passes over 85 percent of the sun's face.
Public input sessions for the county's recreational trails master plan have been held in Hotchkiss and Delta.
According to Elyse Casselberry, county economic development director, the recreational trails master plan is being conducted to run concurrently with the county's land use master plan rewrite.
Beds for psychiatric stabilization, with coordinated transport capacity, are a priority among the individuals and agencies tasked with addressing mental health needs in Delta County.
Law enforcement, health and human services, advocacy groups, mental health, the hospital, the school district and others have joined together to develop a collaborative approach to behavioral health care.
John L. Vaughn Jr., 41, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $1,000 in bonds.
Tafare R. Davis, 43, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.
U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton (CO-03) and Chris Stewart (UT-02) introduced the Sage Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act (H.R. 3543), a bill that would streamline the approval process for vegetation management projects to protect or restore the habitat of the sage grouse and mule deer.
Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta will be closed for annual maintenance Wednesday, Aug. 23, through Friday, Aug. 25. The aquatics area will remain closed through Sunday, Aug. 27.
Breakfast and lunch prices are increasing for the 2017-18 school year, primarily because of the amount of fruit required by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Breakfast will cost a nickel more, and will run $1.50 for elementary students and $1.70 for middle/high school students.
Representatives from CDOT and Stolfus, the consultant that is conducting the Rogers Mesa SH 92 access control plan study and conceptual design, presented an update during the Board of County Commissioners' Aug. 7 meeting.
The Highway 92 plan is looking at specific access points to the highway that will be incorporated in CDOT roadway improvements when they take place.
The Delta County Historical Society board of trustees met in emergency session Aug. 10 and concluded by unanimous vote that the Ute Council Tree must be cut down. A portion of the base trunk will be left standing as a memorial.
Solar eclipse fever has taken over the U.S., and residents here are gearing up for the phenomenon, too, with a handful of residents making plans to travel to Wyoming, Nebraska or Oregon to see the total eclipse. Next Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be able to see a partial solar eclipse, and those lucky enough to be in the path of totality, a thin, 70-mile wide ribbon that will pass through 14 states, will see a total solar eclipse.
Once again, Delta County residents have proven that they value libraries, reading, and their own communities. Delta County Libraries 2017 summer reading program has ended, but staff will not quickly forget the last two months of generosity, widespread participation, valuable feedback and lots of excitement.
At the Aug. 7 meeting of the Delta County commissioners, Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson, associate program director for Citizens for a Healthy Community (CHC), provided a follow-up presentation to a recent CHC study on economic impacts from oil and gas development (DCI 7-19-17). He submitted a letter to the commissioners making a number of points including the following:
Delta County Elections Department has replaced its aging voting equipment with the new Colorado uniformed voting system Dominion.
Delta County's voting system, like most of Colorado's, was over 10 years old and was near the end of its useful life.
Anita Evans and her team of volunteers have spent countless hours surveying community stakeholders, attending meetings, writing grants, collecting gear, and a thousand other small but important tasks, all in an effort to help bring Delta County together and offer richer outdoor recreational opportunities for the youth here. Evans and her crew have also worked tirelessly to build relationships with other groups interested in the same outcome: getting kids off screens, and outside.
Linda A. Jones, 70, of Cedaredge was issued a ticket for alleged parking more than 12 inches from a curb after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 400 block of Main Street. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.
A professional arborist has been employed by the Delta County Historical Society to assess the health of the Ute Council Tree. Early this week, Gil Mitchell of Davey Tree Company got a close look at the tree, courtesy of a Delta-Montrose Electric Association bucket truck and crew.
Following action by the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, some fees at the county landfill will be raised beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
The per-ton charge assessed mostly to commercial haulers will rise from the current $28 per ton to $40 per ton.
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