Delta County Commissioners

  • CEO at Delta Hospital will not have his contract renewed by Board
  • Montrose Indians on a roll, other area football teams readying for playoffs
  • Working budget submitted to Delta County Commissioners, meeting Nov. 25th
  • Invasive fish species behaves more like monsters
  • Statewide ski resorts opening earlier than expected after high country snowfall

  • Delta County Commissioners will vote to repeal oil and gas regulations
  • Parks and Wildlife official talks awareness as hungry bears on the prowl
  • KVNF Raffle Winner has ties to Ridgway, Montrose; bought ticket online

  • Colorado leading the way for states that want a public insurance option
  • KVNF News examines how the Federal Government will look at climage change
  • Grand Junction schools name permanent Superintendent
  • Bear that attacked a hiker on Memorial Day identified, killed
  • Delta County Commissioners sign contract for new Human Services Building

Eric Goold

In the May version of the Delta County Commissioners Report, Felix Belmont and Eric Goold from KVNF News speak with Delta County District 1 Commissioner Mike Lane. Topics include law enforcement, the marijuana black market, oil and gas issues in the North Fork Valley, economic development, and civil discourse.

Felix Belmont and Eric Goold for KVNF News sit down with Delta County Director of Planning and Economic Development Elyse Ackerman Casselberry. She describes the role of the Planning Department and she talks about recent projects. Topics include planning, public meetings about civility, the process of writing new regulations for land development, and the Master Plan.

  • Colorado joins group of states lobbying for popular vote elections
  • Over 200 bills debated at State Capitol so far; not one of them about transportation
  • Delta County Commissioners to consider resolution declaring 2nd Amendment Sanctuary
  • First edition of state budget can't pay for Gov. Polis' fulltime kindergarten plan

  • Historic avalanches in Hinsdale County force mandatory evacuations
  • Delta County Commissioners hold 2nd Amendment Sanctuary work session
  • House  Majority might force a change in public lands management

  • Partisan games at State House: Republicans have 2,000 page bill read aloud
  • Montrose County Commissioners step closer to declaring a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary
  • Delta County Commissioners hold work session about 2nd Amendment Sanctuary
  • Lawmakers pass bill to help young entrepreneurs
  • High schoolers around state set to walk out Friday in statement against climate change

Delta's District 2 commissioner Don Suppes speaks with KVNF's Felix Belmont and Eric Goold about the CAFO and Oil and Gas Working Groups and disbanding the area planning groups.

  • Snowpack levels picking up in North, staying dry in the South
  • Colorado River Basin might have already peaked, runoff very low
  • Bill under debate would allow voting by region, not county, for Commissioners

  • Lawsuit against Delta Commissioners dropped, transparency improved
  • Congressman Tipton talks about Trump administration with KDNK
  • Colorado River Basin to be dry very early this year

  • Democratic caucus voters select Cary Kennedy as frontrunner for Governor
  • Delta County Planning Commission re-aligned by County Commissioners
  • Planning Commission members respond to criticism about under representation
  • Senate GOP insists crime must be committed to expel a member from chamber

  • Statehouse Democrats want punishment for Republican lawmaker
  • Montrose funeral home investigated by the FBI
  • Colorado Springs deputy, shooter identified
  • Multiple groups urge bill for paid medical leave for workers
  • Delta County Commissioners enact new state marijuana regulations

  • Delta County Commissioners hold public meeting over Bowie load-out
  • Decision regarding land use at Bowie load-out delayed
  • New land trust is a consolidation of two Western Slope land trusts
  • Race for District 58 seat in the state house heating up
  • New director named for Colorado Department of Transportation

J Stephen Conn

Host Felix Belmont welcomes Don Suppes, the newest member of the Delta County Board of County Commissioners, for his first appearance on KVNF's monthly Delta County Commissioners Report.

KVNF's Felix Belmont and Commissioner Doug Atchley discuss how the county maintains its debt- free status and look into a new program that finances energy improvements called "C-Pace."

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Feb 4, 2016

  • Montrose school closes over pipe damage
  • Norwood mayor resigns, leaves vacancy
  • Delta County Commissioners are ready to consider changes to zoning and planning
  • A look at how farmers are reducing energy use  

In the January 2016 edition of The Delta County Commissioners Report,  Felix Belmont speaks with district 3 commissioner Mark Roeber.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Nov 6, 2015

  • 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

Local Motion: The State Of Delta County

Oct 29, 2015
going out of business sign, economy
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

This week on Local Motion, we discuss the economy in Delta County and local efforts to improve it. KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to Delta County Commissioner Bruce Hovde, Michelle Haynes, the executive director of Region 10,  and Trish Thibodo, the executive director of Delta County Economic Development. 

internet, broadband
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Governments and organizations across the Western Slope say slow and unreliable broadband is hindering economic development. That’s why communities across the region want voter support this fall on measures that would allow them to try and address the issue. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Oct 16, 2015

  • Police sting leads to arrests for child prostitution
  • Second theft causes construction delays
  • Parks and Wildlife brings information to local libraries
  • Chicken lawsuit highlights problems with lack of zoning laws
  • New rules for oil and gas considered
  • Major break cuts off water service in Paonia

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Oct 15, 2015

  • Chicken farms in Delta County get the greenlight
  • Montrose School District approves $80K for repairs
  • HopeWest hosts open house for new Montrose facility
  • Oil and gas industry responding to threat of worker lung disease

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015

  Newscast

  • Delta Commissioners Support Protecting Some North Fork Lands From Oil & Gas Development
  • City Of Montrose Could Create Its Own Regional Dispatch Center
  • Grand Junction Fire Marshal Wants Charges In July Fourth Brush Fire
  • Troop Reductions Spare Much of Fort Carson
  • Colorado Entrepreneur Works To Build A Better Bike Helmet

Thompson Divide Swap Gets Delta County Support

May 20, 2015

Several counties across the Western Slope have supported the Thompson Divide lease swap.  Delta County was one of the last holdouts, but they made their decision on Monday.

Scott Tipton
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

U.S. Representative Scott Tipton stopped in Delta on Wednesday as part of his tour of the Western Slope. 

At a meeting with the Delta County Commissioners Tipton discussed economic issues, broadband, rural health care, energy and tax reform. He also gave a congressional update. 

KVNF's Laura Palmisano interviewed Tipton during his visit.

Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd Congressional District which covers most of the western part of the state. 

He's also scheduled to meet with the Ouray County Commissioners on Thursday in Ridgway.

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www.deltacounty.com

Ali Lightfoot speaks with District 1 Commissioner Doug Atchley. 

CAWS
CAWS

Earlier this year the Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter, better know as CAWS, asked the county for $25,000. 

Last week the commissioners approved the county budget for next year.

JoAnn Kalenak, a CAWS board member, says the group didn’t get the money it asked for.

She says the budget does allocate $10,000 that will be split between the four animal rescue groups in Delta County. The money CAWS receives is earmarked for spay and neuter programs.  

Court OK's Chicken Farms In Delta County

Oct 20, 2014
Marty Durlin/KVNF

The Colorado Court of Appeals overturned a previous ruling about the chicken farms in Delta County.

Marty Durlin/KVNF

Last year the North Fork Valley received about half of Delta County’s lottery-funded Conservation Trust Fund monies. 

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