DELTA, Colo (KKCO) One of the egg-laying facilities is already operational in Powell Mesa, with about 15,000 cage-free hens. The other facility is proposed for Redlands Mesa. Facility owner Edwin Hostetler declined to comment.
Reports say the hearing is the result of a judge's decision that found an "abuse of discretion" in county commissioners' approval of the facilities.
The judge sent the case back to commissioners, saying there needs to be additional findings on whether the operations are compatible with the neighborhood, effects on property values, whether environmental concerns have been addressed, and whether county staff can monitor and enforce the conditions of approval.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.