delta, downtown delta colorado
Flickr user: J. Stephen Conn

Editor's Note: This story was updated on Nov. 10, 2015  because the city announced Dana Schoening withdrew his application. 

Delta is hoping third time’s the charm for its city manager search.

In April, Delta’s then city manager Justin Clifton left for a job in Arizona. The city launched the search for his replacement in May. 

  • Delta closes in on finalists for city manager, again
  • Teacher Union lawsuit advances through state courts
  • Mesa County School District fires PR chief
  • Ridgway schools put out call to fill empty board positions
  • Delta County revenues flat, bigger cuts loom for 2017
  • CDOT enforces snow tire rule, opens extra lane to ease traffic

vote, flag, voting
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Voters across the Western Slope overwhelming approved broadband measures. 

Communities across the region asked residents to opt-out of Senate Bill 152. The decade-old state law prevents local governments from providing internet services or spending money on broadband infrastructure unless residents overturn it.  

Voters in Gunnison, Delta and Ouray Counties approved opt-out measures. Residents in Crested Butte, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Cedaredge, Delta, Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride also passed similar ballot issues.  

Marty Durlin and long time residents,  Cathy and Carrie Boyd,  share memories of growing up in Delta Colorado.


  • New Colorado Supreme Court Justice Appointed
  • Delta Continues Search For New City Manager 
  • Bicycle Tour of Colorado Stops In Hotchkiss
  • Highway 133 Closes For Blasting North Of Paonia
  • BLM Wants Comments On Grand Junction Airport Land Transfer Plan
  • iSeeChange: Mushroom Hunting 

Htoo Ler Moo, Karen refugees
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Htoo Ler Moo was 7 years old when his family arrived in a refugee camp in Thailand.

Before going to the camp, his family lived in a tiny village in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, where his parents worked in the fields.

In their village, they didn’t have electricity or running water. Htoo Ler Moo says they were safe until the soldiers came.


  • Delta passed curfew law
  • Bill reducing window to sue over building defects advances in Senate
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital seeks to extend federal payments
  • Warm weather to continue on Western Slope

President Obama commuted the prison sentences of eight people who were convicted of drug-related crimes Wednesday, in a move that also saw 12 presidential pardons issued, for offenses ranging from theft to running an illegal distillery.

Half of the eight whose sentences were commuted had been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Citing "unduly harsh sentences issued for drug offenses under an outdated sentencing regime," a White House official said Wednesday that all eight of those who were punished for drug offenses "would receive a substantially lower sentence today."

For five years, the Abraham Connection, a homeless shelter in Delta, has been providing overnight stays from November until May.

  • Attorney General gives go ahead for gay marriage in Colorado 
  • Two Delta teens caught in Wyoming with stolen vehicles
  • Names released of two people who died in gyrocopter crash over weekend
  • Western Slope College Fair helps students with applications, scholarships
  • State Parks begin to close for the season


  • Environment Foundation gives $50,000 to protect Thompson Divide from drilling
  • Parks & Wildlife increasing bear hunting licenses in response to dangerously high numbers of black bears in the state
  • Delta Historical Society offers tribute to two unique sisters
  • Feds, Utah agree on health plan
  • iSeeChange: history unfolds with the story of twin orchardists in the North Fork


  • Marijuana tax becomes a sticking point in the Legislature
  • Billionaire land swap proposal  – but it’s not from Bill Koch
  • No charges for Delta cops accused of excessive force
  • High Country News’ Emily Guerin on training ranchers to be firefighters


  • Missing Teen Did Not Run Away, Still Missing
  • One Palisade Toddler Dead, One Critical, After Left In Running Vehicle 90 Mins
  • State Task Force To Tackle Legal Marijuana Regulations
  • Delta City To Ban Marijuana Sales
  • DMEA Will NOT Raise Rates, SMPA WILL
  • KVNF Sports Report: Cedaredge Bruins Win State Football Championship
  • Public Meeting To Discuss NF Oil/Gas Lease Sales


  • Wildfire Update
  • Paonia Town Fraud Much Larger Than First Reported
  • First Formal Application Filed For Thompson Divide Drilling
  • Ouray County Commission Race Finance
  • Delta Cannery Razed After 92 Years
  • Western Slope Skies

The Delta County Democrats share their views on Obama, and being a minority in Western Colorado.