Election – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:27:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Unofficial election results announced http://www.pagosasun.com/unofficial-election-results-announced-2/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 22:00:52 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190673 The unofficial results of Tuesday’s election are in, with state measure Proposition CC expected to be defeated, Proposition DD in a very tight race and new school board members elected to the Bayfield and Ignacio school districts as of early afternoon Wednesday.

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2018 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2018-year-in-review-4/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:00:18 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=160243 2018 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for good news, bad news, controversial issues, and no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities.
Over the last few weeks, The SUN has looked back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at October, November and December.

October

• According to the results of the affordable housing survey presented by Pagosa Housing Partners (PHP) to the Pagosa Springs Town Council on Oct. 2, the categories of housing most needed in Archuleta County include rents between $600 and $1,000, and affordable homes for the “missing middle.”

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District attorney finds no criminal wrongdoing in November election http://www.pagosasun.com/district-attorney-finds-no-criminal-wrongdoing-in-november-election/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:59:43 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=160194 By John Finefrock
Staff Writer
An investigation by the Sixth Judicial district attorney into an elections complaint filed in November by former sheriff candidate Rob Keating has concluded there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

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Honoring the past and welcoming the future http://www.pagosasun.com/honoring-the-past-and-welcoming-the-future/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 22:00:20 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=159973

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June Madrid, former clerk and recorder, receives a plaque from commissioners Ron Maez and Steve Wadley.

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Betty Diller, former treasurer, receives a plaque from the county commissioners.

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Michael Whiting, former commissioner, poses with his family and his plaque.

With newly elected officials taking the helm this week, Archuleta County has been honoring the past and welcoming the future. The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners honored the three outgoing elected officials with plaques on Jan. 2 and Jan. 8, while the majority of the newly elected and re-elected officials were sworn in by Sixth Judicial District Court Judge Jeffrey Wilson on Jan. 8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Commissioner Alvin Schaaf shakes Judge Jeffrey Wilson’s hand after taking his oath of office.

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Clerk and Recorder Kristy Archuleta is sworn in.

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Treasurer Elsa White is sworn in by County Court Judge Justin P. Fay on Dec. 31, 2018.

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Assessor Natalie Woodruff shakes Judge Jeffrey Wilson’s hand after being sworn in.

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Sheriff Rich Valdez shakes Judge Jeffrey Wilson’s hand after being sworn in.

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Coroner Brandon Bishop takes his oath of office.

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Surveyor Dean Schultz takes his oath of office.

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2018 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2018-year-in-review-2/ Thu, 03 Jan 2019 22:00:35 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=159519 2018 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for good news, bad news, controversial issues, and no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities.
Over the next few weeks, The SUN will take a look back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at April, May and June.

April

• Charges against Charlotte Benally, who was originally charged with being an accessory to first-degree murder in the death of Richard “Dick” Isaacs in the spring of 2017, were dropped. A retrial date for Chad Nystrom, the man accused of killing Isaacs, had yet to be scheduled following a hung jury earlier in the year.

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FSA county committee elections to begin: Farmers and ranchers have a voice in local farm program decisions http://www.pagosasun.com/fsa-county-committee-elections-to-begin-farmers-and-ranchers-have-a-voice-in-local-farm-program-decisions/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:00:00 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=142201 Special to The SUN
Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Clarice Navarro announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began mailing ballots to eligible agricultural producers for the 2018 FSA county committee elections on Monday. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 3 to ensure their vote is counted.

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Archuleta County election results for district, state, and federal issues released http://www.pagosasun.com/archuleta-county-election-results-for-district-state-and-federal-issues-released/ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=140560 By SUN staff
Staff Writer
Archuleta County’s voter turnout bested Colorado as a whole, with just over 75 percent of the county’s registered voters casting a ballot in Tuesday’s election, compared to 52.61 percent of Colorado’s registered voters (as of Wednesday afternoon).

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Voters deny sales tax for justice facilities, approve school district mill levy override http://www.pagosasun.com/voters-deny-sales-tax-for-justice-facilities-approve-school-district-mill-levy-override/ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:59:42 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=140453 By SUN staff
Staff Writer
The unofficial results of Tuesday’s election are in, with a mixed bag of results within Archuleta County.
In addition to choosing a new commissioner and clerk and recorder, voters reelected Sheriff Richard Valdez, voted down the county’s request for jail funding and approved additional funding for Archuleta School District 50 Jt. (ASD).

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Have you voted? Ballots due by Tuesday http://www.pagosasun.com/have-you-voted-ballots-due-by-tuesday/ Thu, 01 Nov 2018 10:59:17 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=139477 The Nov. 6 general election is less than a week away, and voters are urged to return their ballots in person to ensure they are received in time to be counted.

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Ballots are out http://www.pagosasun.com/ballots-are-out/ Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:58:59 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=138524 Some ballots include incorrect instructions

Questions abound with the upcoming general election, but not all of those questions are printed on the ballot.

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