Delta County

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Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Voters in Cedaredge will decide on two ballot questions this November. The town’s board of trustees unanimously approved the items last week.  

The first question deals with Senate Bill 152. It’s a decade old state law that prevents local governments from providing internet service to residents unless the people over turn it. 

Connect for Health Colorado

Officials with Connect for Health Colorado say more than 22,000 people enrolled for health coverage last month.

Open enrollment for the state’s insurance exchange began on Nov. 15.  

During the first two-week enrollment period 9,719 people signed up for private coverage, 12,533 enrolled for Medicaid, and 172 signed up for the state's Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), according to state data. 

Marty Durlin, KVNF

A century ago, the small town of Austin rivaled Delta as the county seat, and there were enough kids there to merit a school. From 1904 to 1966 students attended grades one through eight in Austin’s five-room Fairview School before going on to Delta High.

For the past 27 years, generations of former Fairview students have met for an annual reunion. This year's reunion took place on Saturday, with a breakfast get-together at Pleasure Park. 


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This month marked the end of an era, and it’s unlikely many were even aware of it. The City of Delta tore down the old cannery building—in place since 1920—to make way for a new bypass route for Highway 50. KVNF’s Marty Durlin reports.

In the two years that it’s been open, Delta County’s Homeless Shelter, the Abraham Connection, has seen local use increase dramatically. The shelter provides emergency, overnight winter housing to homeless families, women and men in Delta County from November 1st through April 30th. The increased need is driving the shelter board and volunteers to purchase their own building in hopes of expanding the services they offer the community.

It’s been more than a month since the Delta County Commissioners held a special public hearing to take more evidence in a decision on whether to allow two laying hen operations in the county. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that neighbors of the already-operational hen house on Powell Mesa are tired of waiting for the county to act.