Posts Categorized: Election

Salida Voters, Please Say ‘NO’ on May 7

The longer a “good person” serves on the same government board, the stronger their tendency to lose touch with the voters. This leads to self-serving and bureaucracy-serving agendas — as we have now clearly seen demonstrated in the current board’s selection of ballot language….

Home-rule candidates share bios: Part 2

The Citizen asked Home Rule Charter Commission candidates who they are, why they are running for a seat and why we should vote for them. The following candidates wrote their own bios, which are listed in the order received. In our Part 2 list, please meet candidates Lisa Malde, Vern Davis, Michael Scott, Mike Whittington, Mike Harvey, Lisa Connell, Billy Carlisle, Melodee Hallett and Jan Sebastian.

Home-rule candidates share bios: Part 1

The Citizen asked Home Rule Charter Commission candidates who they are, why they are running for a seat and why we should vote for them. These candidates wrote their own bios, which are listed in the order received. In our Part 1 list, please meet Cheryl Brown-Kovacic, Deb Juchem, Christine Sturgeon, Bill Smith, Merrell Bergin, Monika Griesenbeck and P.T. Wood. Watch for Part 2, with info on the other candidates.

Fremont mail-in voter ballot wrong on ID

Fremont County’s mail-in ballot instructions wrongly require all voters to “enclose a photocopy of your ID.” This was a printer’s error, according to the voter registration manager of the Colorado Department of State. Only voters in Fremont County with a purple strip on their ballots need to include acceptable identification.

Vote Your Primary Ballot Today

Ballots cast my military and overseas must be sent no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day and received by the close of business on the 8th day after the election…

Mallett opposed fly fishing tournament, tourism

David Pehle, Executive Director of the international fly fishing tournament The America Cup, writes to say that Jerry Mallett effectively prevented the tournament from being held in Chaffee County, forcing a last-minute relocation of the successful event to Frisco.

Chaffee County Commissioner race lean on meat

The Chaffee County Commissioner races to date have been a vegetarian pu pu platter: a plateful of tidbits but no meat. Notably absent are discussions about economic priorities, transparency in government and transportation.

Chaffee County Commissioner introductions

A brief introduction to the candidates for Chaffee County Commissioner, including Republican Dennis Giese and Democrat Susan Bristol in District 1 and incumbent Democrat Jerry Mallett and Republican Frank Holman in District 2.