March 4 caucus

Dear Editor:

The Colorado Republican Precinct Caucus will take place at 7:00 PM on 4 March 2014 at eight separate locations corresponding to the eight precincts in Archuleta County.  The Caucus starts at 7 pm — you should plan to show up, check in, get your ballots, and see what all is going on by about 6:30!

In order to participate in your Republican Precinct Caucus you must be a resident in your Precinct not later than Monday, 3 February 2014. Don’t wait until the last minute. If you are uncertain as to which Precinct you are in, call the Archuleta County Clerk, 264-8331, to verify your Precinct or change your registration if you have moved. Again, the deadline to change your registered residence address — which could change your Precinct as a result of a recent move — is 3 February 2014.

If you want to check your Precinct yourself it is easy to do so. Just go to the County website (, click on ‘County Departments’ and then ‘Clerk/Recorder’s office’, click on ‘Elections’ and then on ‘Election Precincts’ to see the maps — you can enlarge them to get a better look — then find your street and you should be able to identify your Precinct.

The Archuleta County Republican 2014 Precinct Caucus locations and Precinct Committee Person POCs are as follows:

Precinct 1 — County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, County Courthouse, POC Olaf Hogrelius, (H) 264-2920;

Precinct 2 — United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St., Pagosa Springs, POCs Mike Church and Julie Church, (H) 264-4465;

Precinct 3 — CSU Extension Bldg, 344 U.S. Hwy 84, Pagosa Springs, POC Melanie Bavouset, (H) 264-0852 and Marlys Nelson (H) 264-1155;

Precinct 4 — St. Peter Catholic Church, Colo. 151/CR 975, Arboles, POC Larry Ashcraft, (H) 883-5547;

Precinct 5 — Pagosa Baptist Church, 10533 W. Hwy. 160, Pagosa Springs, POC Mason Carpenter, (H) 731-5839;

Precinct 6 — Pagosa Lakes Vista Clubhouse, 230A Port Ave., Pagosa Lakes, POC John Meyer, (H) 731-0537 and Dick Fortier, (H) 731-2883;

Precinct 7 — Restoration Fellowship Church, Ed Bldg., 264 Village Dr., Pagosa Springs, POC Susan Lane, (C) (936) 499-8912 and Don Farr (H) 731-1184;

Precinct 8 — Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Gym, 56 Meadows Dr., Pagosa Springs, POC Ron Maez, (C) 903-0546 and Dick Warring (H) 731-3971.

If you are looking for additional information about local Republican organizations and events you can go to and click on whatever links are of interest.

Jim Huffman

This story was posted on January 23, 2014.