It’s no secret that the West Nile virus is one of the worst in years and has been in the headlines recently on the Western Slope especially with the two deaths in Montrose County that have been attributed to the disease. Overall, the CDC has reported an increase of 25 per cent of the West Nile virus throughout the country making this the worst outbreak since 2003. And how to deal with the mosquito issue has been a source of contention at the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District Board. So much so that two of the board members resigned following their special meeting on Aug. 28th. Only two of the 5 board members support spraying when other methods fail. Last night a special meeting of the Hotchkiss Town Council was called to order to discuss mosquito control after they’ve been notified by the Delta County Dept. of Health and Human Services that seven more West Nile Cases were discovered in the county.