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….
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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.
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.
Supporters of Kathryn Wadsworth’s bid for a county commissioner seat continue to tell us why they want her in the job. Check here for updates.
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.
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…
In 2008 Frank Holman made the following campaign pledges. Campaign promises are very easy to make and very difficult to follow through with
Lawyers differ over possible unintended consequences of Salida’s proposed occupational lodging tax.
Chaffee County’s economic development efforts have had mixed results but no concrete plans for the future seem forthcoming from District 2 County Commissioner candidates.
Local angler David Pehle tells his story of why an international flyfishing tournament went to Frisco instead of being held in Chaffee County on Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River.
Affordable housing: Mallet helps create housing trust, Holman favors less government involvement
Holman and Mallett are diametrically opposed when it comes to Brown’s Canyon Wilderness designation, but the lines are blurred when it comes to renewable energy.
Contributions flow through candidates to media during Chaffee County election season.
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.
Salida occupancy tax ballot question meets with opposition. Innkeepers hope to convince city council to withdraw the question and come back with a better solution.
Salida Mayor Rose urges residents to study the issues then go to the polls.
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.
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.