April 23 election results

By the time town clerk April Hessman closed and locked the doors to the Pagosa Springs Town Hall at 7 p.m. on April 23, thus closing the polls for the town’s special election, a total of 384 ballots had been cast—nearly 33 percent of the registered voters of the town.

All of the ballots were tallied by 7:45, and in the end 291 people said “Yes,” thereby changing the town’s Home Rule Charter so that Town Council would not be able to put amusement rides on Reservoir Hill without getting approval from the electorate. Only 93 people voted “No.”

Of the 384 total ballots, 96 were from citizens who actually showed up throughout the day to cast their vote in person, while 288 were mail-in ballots.

This story was posted on April 23, 2013.

7 Responses to April 23 election results

  1. Powder Ho

    April 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I’m surprised it was that close. Sad it came to this. Maybe the mayor/city council will sit up and take notice. Probably not though.

  2. Mary Lou Sprowle

    April 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    HURRAH!!! I love the results…however…where were the 67% of registered voters?? Apathy is killing America. We are handing over our rights as Americans, and sad to say not many citizens care.

  3. walmartsux

    April 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Good, we get to vote instead of the good ole boys making bad decisions on the future of our town. Why couldn’t we have voted on Walmart???? Maybe we could have stopped it.

  4. Guest

    April 24, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Great job! Sorry Mr. Hart. You will have to find some other “get rich quick scheme”.

  5. luvpagosa

    April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

    We did have a vote in 2009 on big box ordinances, the town’s people were in favor. We tried all we could then, but the people weren’t has fed up as they are are now!!!

  6. luvpagosa

    April 25, 2013 at 9:37 am

    With all the misinformation given to town residences about the issue, I’m surprised it wasn’t closer. Many voters were confused on the issue at hand.


    April 25, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Because stopping it would have also been a bad decision. Get over it. It’s coming and it’s about time this town gets an establishment that wont be shut down for not paying taxes or other shady business activities.