Delta County Commissioners

NEWS
12:25 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Delta County Property Values Drop

Many property owners in Delta county were surprised to see their assessed valuation plummet this year, some by as much as 20%. 

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NEWS
9:16 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Helping Low-income Residents Stay in their Homes

Jo Rosenquist of the Delta Housing Authority

This week at their regular meeting, Delta County Commissioners supported a grant submitted by the Delta Housing Authority to help low income residents stay in their homes – not only in Delta but also in Montrose, San Miguel and Ouray counties.

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COMMUNITY
2:11 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

County Health & Human Services Grateful to Cocker Kids Foundation

At a recent Delta County Commissioners meeting, the Cocker Kids Foundation received kudos from Delta County Health and Human Services Director Chuck Lemoine.  Lemoine first talked about how, in a meeting years ago with Joe and Pam Cocker, the County came to be an agent for the Foundation.

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Local Newscast
9:04 am
Wed May 29, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Guests enjoy themselves at the Kids Pasta Project dinner Monday.
Credit Brian Cambria

Headlines:

  • Colorado Now Has Elder Abuse Law
  • New Marijuana Measures Signed Into Law
  • Delta County Commissioners Approve Hen-Laying Facility, Again
  • KPP dinners benefit local needs
Local News
8:00 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Delta County Commissioners Approve Hen House, Plaintiffs Vow to See Them in Court

Commissioner Bruce Hovde at his umpteenth hearing on Western Slope Layers' facility on Powell Mesa.

Since Delta County Commissioners gave conditional approval to Western Slope Layers’ cage-free chicken farm in August 2011, the hen-laying facility on Powell Mesa has been in and out of district court and the commissioners’ hearing room ten times. At issue: the compatibility of the facility with the surrounding neighborhood; its impact on neighbors’ health and real estate values; the ability of the county to properly monitor the situation; and what regulations actually apply to the facility. A similar hen-laying operation is proposed for Redlands Mesa.

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Local News
5:39 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Study Ordered to Establish Baseline for Groundwater in Delta County

Credit North Fork Merchant Herald

Delta County Commissioners recently approved a $15,000 study to be performed by Ken Kolm Hydrologic System Analysis that will provide a baseline for the state of groundwater in the North Fork Valley.

Environmental Health Director Ken Nordstrom presented a contract for commissioners to sign, launching the second phase of a groundwater study for the county. The first phase covered the Oak Mesa area and the second will address the North Fork.

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Local Newscast
8:44 am
Mon May 27, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, May 27, 2013

Headlines:

  • City of Montrose installs solar energy system at wastewater treatment plant
  • Deadly Glenwood Canyon construction zone to end June 3
  • Parachute Creek tests benzene-free
  • Delta County Commissioners to announce decision on Powell Mesa hen-laying operation at hearing on Tuesday
  • Evelyn Horn on the state of birds
Local Newscast
8:27 am
Wed May 22, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Headlines:

  • Delta County Commissioners pay for study of North Fork groundwater
  • NASA scientists measuring snowpack
  • Towns ask BLM for more time to analyze new oil shale regs
  • BLM urged to release leasing information
  • Independence Pass to open on time Thursday
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NEWS
5:01 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Honoring Gordon O'Brien

Delta County Commissioners honor O'Brien

On Monday, Delta County Commissioners honored Gordon O’Brien by giving the Veterans Service Office in the County Courthouse his name. O’Brien ran the office in the basement of the Delta County Courthouse for 24 years, before handing the job off to Brian Ayers a decade ago. At a reception for O’Brien, Ayers talked about how O’Brien had inspired him.

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Local Newscast
8:32 am
Fri March 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, March 8, 2013

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper supports opposition to drilling on Thompson Divide
  • Rep. Millie Hamner will visit Paonia Town Hall on Saturday
  • Delta County Commissioners welcome public to Tuesday's meeting
  • Highway 50 closed Thursday night to investigate suspicious roadside object
  • Board member Ed Marston discusses current state of DMEA

NEWS
12:03 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

County Commissioners Study Impact of Delta County Tire Recycling Program

Landfill manager Kevin Hunt estimates the landfill gets about 50 tires a week, but occasionally he has seen dumptrucks full of tires unloaded for free.

For years Delta County has allowed people to dump tires for free at its Adobe Buttes Landfill – a policy that they are now re-examining. Old tires are not popular at landfills. They take up a lot of space, they can trap methane gases and become housing for rodents. Burning tires pollute air, soil and water. So why has Delta County agreed to take them for free, no questions asked? Other counties either charge or refuse to take them into their landfills.

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Local Newscast
8:35 am
Wed February 20, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Headlines:

  • Sex Ed bill passes state house after vigorous debate
  • Task force recommends marijuana tourism, local ownership of pot shops
  • Delta County Commissioners discuss alternatives to dumping old tires in landfills
  • Mesa County school safety task force meets weekly, will inform school board

Local Newscast
8:38 am
Wed February 6, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

Headlines:

  • State Dems Want to Extend Liability for Assault Weapon Mayhem to Gun Sellers and Manufacturers
  • Proposed Legislation Would Cut Wasted Election Costs for Uncontested Primaries
  • State Considers Closing Western Slope Prison
  • BLM Gets More Pushback For Gas Leasing In Colorado Than Region-wide
  • Utah Woman Contests Choking Allegations

Local Newscast
8:46 am
Tue February 5, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Headlines:

  • Delta County Commissioners Ban Commercial Marijuana Growing
  • Capitol Coverage: State Senate Slaps State Energy Office Over Fiscal Mismanagement
  • Western Slope Skies

Delta County Politics
11:21 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Citizens Protest New Ordinance Relating to Amendment 64

New Delta County Commissioner, Mark Roeber

Delta County Commissioners took a step back from a proposed ordinance curtailing Amendment 64 Tuesday after a group of concerned business owners and marijuana activists complained. 

Marty Durlin reports that six people spoke to commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday, asking them to rethink their effort to ban commercial marijuana establishments in Delta County. Comments ranged from a defense of marijuana as a valuable agricultural crop to a plea to at least drop part of the proposed ordinance that would designate soil and fertilizer as “marijuana accessories.”

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Local Newscast
8:28 am
Wed January 23, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM faces packed house in Paonia Town Hall regarding leases
  • Civil Unions bill introduced at state capitol, passage is almost certain
  • Delta County Commissioners re-examine possible restrictions to 64
  • New ski resort might open near Telluride
  • Cold snap freezing pipes in Montrose, all over listening area

Marijuana
9:54 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Delta Commissioners To Ban Growing, Selling Marijuana

On Tuesday (1/22), Delta County Commissioners will further discuss an ordinance that would block certain parts of Amendment 64, the constitutional amendment that makes recreational marijuana legal in Colorado. KVNF’s Marty Durlin reports on the ins and outs of marijuana legislation at the local level.

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Local Newscast
8:29 am
Thu January 17, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, January 17, 2013

Headlines:

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to step down, return home in March
  • Democrats introduce tuition bill for resident illegal immigrants
  • Delta County Commissioners address Amendment 64 compliance issues
  • Paonia grapplers ranked No. 1, Weekly Local Sports Report
  • CDOT to close Highway 145 starting tonight
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Local Government
10:18 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Olen Lund Ends 8-year Tenure as County Commissioner

Outgoing Delta County Commissioner Olen Lund.
Credit Mart Durlin

Delta County Commissioner Olen Lund left his county office on Monday. He served two four-year terms, the maximum allowed. During a break in his last regular commissioner’s meeting, Lund took time out to reflect on his tenure with KVNF’s Marty Durlin.

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Development
10:34 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Commissioners Deny Crawford Gravel Pit

In a split decision, Delta County Commissioners voted down a proposed gravel pit near Crawford on Monday, citing seven issues that influenced their decision. KVNF's Marty Durlin has more.


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