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KVNF Regional Newscast: October 6, 2023

Delta Cleaners on Main Street was destroyed by a fire on Wednesday October 4, 2023
Annie Barker_Honchell
Delta Cleaners on Main Street was destroyed by a fire on Wednesday October 4, 2023

Main Street in Delta was reopened yesterday according to Delta City Manager Elyse Casselberry in a press release. Third Street remains closed between Meeker and Main Street until further notice.

Highway 50 - Delta’s Main Street was closed due to an active fire that destroyed a business in downtown Delta on Wednesday. According to information released from the City of Delta, Delta County Communications received a 911 call at about 4:28 PM regarding a structure fire in the 200 block of Main Street.

The Delta Police Department and Delta County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and
evacuated Delta Cleaners as well as the rest of the 200 Block of Main Street.

Law Enforcement set a safety perimeter around the fire as Delta County Firefighters
worked to extinguish the blaze. The structure was a total loss but firefighters were able
to stop the fire from spreading to surrounding buildings.

The Delta Police Department Investigators along with the Delta County Fire Protection
District is continuing to investigate the cause of the fire. One party on scene sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The City will provide an update when the street reopens. Casselberry says the immediate health safety risks have been addressed and the city is now looking for ways to support the business owner and adjacent property owners.

KVNF radio station in Paonia and Montrose is celebrating its 44th year of bringing local news, music and NPR programming. On October 5th, 1979, after FCC approval, KVNF officially began to broadcast.

Starting from just 10 watts of power, KVNF grew to 500 and then 3,000 watts, with a small network of translators and full powered repeaters sprouting up in Delta, Montrose, Ridgway, Ouray, Lake City, Nucla, Norwood, Grand Junction and throughout the Grand Valley, covering 10,000 square miles. The community supported radio station is in its Fall Drive and looking to raise $65,000 dollars according to Station Manager Ashley Krest.

On today’s KVNF Farm Friday we learn about San Miguel Basin CSU Extension and a fun event in Nucla on Saturday.

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Lisa was born in Texas but grew up on a small farm in Olathe, Colorado and considers herself a “Colorado native after six years of age.” Lisa has seven years experience in media, beginning as a News Director for a small radio station on the Eastern Plains. Following her initial radio career, Lisa worked as a staff reporter for The Journal Advocate in Sterling, Colorado and most recently as a staff reporter for the Delta County Independent. Lisa is thrilled to join the award-winning News and Public Affairs team at KVNF.