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Measure to dissolve Crestone Emergency Services defeated

In a strong show of support for the Crestone Emergency Services District, voters decided against dissolving the district.  As of 11:30pm March 5, the vote was 401 NO and 209 YES with 11 provisional ballots to be counted after they are vetted. The Crestone Emergency Services District was formed to unite the Baca Grande and […]

POA Board holds two meetings, concerns expressed on voting privacy

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by Earl W. Sutherland On November29,2012  the POA Board held its regular Business meeting, followed by a  Special Meeting convoked by Directors Moats and Garnett. Ultimately about fifty members of the community attended. The following seemed notable in the Business meeting. Hammersmith (HMI) has narrowed candidates for the manager’s position to three, all local. At […]

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POA director election results: Concerns voiced on voting process

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—Crestone Eagle report At the Baca Grande Property Owners Association Annual Meeting held on Friday, November 9, 2012, there was a slate of seven candidates for three POA Director seats. Vote totals for the candidates were as follows: Russell Schreiber, 531; Matie Belle Lakish, 497, Diana Motz, 422, David Burrell, 414; Janie Thomas, 367; Bruce […]

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Baca Grande Property Owners Association elect 3 board members at annual meeting

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—Crestone By Matie Belle Lakish The Annual Meeting of the Baca Grande Property Owners Association took place on November 8, 2012. Three directors were chosen from a slate of six. Two will fill three-year terms, while a third will complete the term of Joy Hill, who has left the area. Russell Schreiber, Matie Belle Lakish […]

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The Washington Beat election update, President Obama wins re-election

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by David Nicholas “Whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference.” “These arguments we have are marks of our liberty. People in distant nations are risking their lives for a chance to argue, for a chance to cast their ballots like we did.” […]

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Saguache County Election Results Update

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Democrats big winners by Matie Belle Lakish Saguache County voters turned out strongly on Election Day 2012. In all races, the majority of county votes went to Democrats by fairly large margins. Although the precinct breakdown is not yet available, totals for the county and the state are nearly all in, but are, as of […]

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CrESD election recount to happen May 18

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Due to the closeness of the Crestone Emergency Service District’s mil levy vote —323 in favor and 324 opposed–election law requires a recount of the ballots. The recount will take place Friday, May 18 at 10 am by the Canvass Board.

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Crestone Emergency Services District mil levy fails to pass

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In an exceedingly close vote, the final tally for the Crestone Emergency Services District mil levy vote has the ballot question failing. According to the Judges’ Certificate of Election Returns the vote is YES 323 and NO 324.  The vote failed by 2 votes (a tie is considered a fail). The votes cast for Director […]

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Town of Crestone election results

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Town of Crestone election results

April 4, 2012 At an election held at the Town Hall in the Municipality of Crestone, County of Saguache, and State of Colorado on the 3rd day of April, 2012, the following named persons received the number of votes annexed to their respective names for the following described offices: Kairina Danforth had               Twenty-nine (29) votes […]

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Crestone Emergency Services District funding on the ballot, vote before or on May 8

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by Matie Belle Lakish Local residents and registered Colorado voters will have another opportunity to vote to fund the Crestone Emergency Services District (CrESD) via a mill levy. The mail-in ballots will be sent to registered voters between April 16 and 22, and must be mailed back and received by May 8 at 7pm. There […]

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Saguache County Clerk recalled by more than 2-to-1 vote

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by Matie Belle Lakish An election to recall County Clerk Melinda Myers, held on January 24, 2012, unseated Myers, just over a year after she won her second term as clerk. The total vote in the county was 941 in favor of recall, and 453 against. Two alternate candidates, Carla Gomez, Republican, and Pat Jenkins, […]

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Saguache County Clerk recalled

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Unofficial elections results are: Yes to recall       941 No to recall        453 Carla Gomez      762 Pat Jenkins        319 by Crestone Conglomerate http://larrycalloway.com

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POA Board election decided

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POA Board election decided For the Baca Grande Property Owners Association Board of Directors election, Robert Garnett received 357 votes, Jeffrey Wishmer recevied 303 votes, 7 votes were given for write in candidates, and 171 votes were given for quorum purposes only.  Mr. Garnett was re-elected for a three year term. No change to POA […]

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Saguache County Clerk controversy continues

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by Matie Belle Lakish The group, Citizens for Fair Government, which is seeking the recall of County Clerk Melinda Myers, has collected and submitted 816 signatures, which they contend is more than their goal of 650 valid registered voters’ signatures, the number needed to force a recall election of County Clerk Myers. At press time, […]

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Baca voters like the Emergency Services District

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But a simple majority was not enough for transfer of fire & ambulance assets by Larry Calloway Supporters of the proposed Crestone Emergency Services district were on the winning side of a 541-382 vote by Baca Grande property owners Friday night in what amounted to a straw poll on the proposed Crestone Emergency Services District. […]

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Sec. of State recount confirms elected officials

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by Matie Belle Lakish The Secretary of State’s office came to Saguache at the end of August to put to rest any uncertainty regarding the November 2010 election results for the Clerk and Recorder and Commissioner race. The effort, which took place over a three-day period, involved many local citizens in the count, and essentially […]

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Judge rules Sec. of State has access to election ballots; recall of Saguache County Clerk initiated

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by Matie Belle Lakish According to District Judge Martin Gonzales, Saguache County Clerk Melinda Myers must allow Secretary of State Scott Gessler to have access to Saguache County’s voted ballots from the November 2010 election. 31. He plans to recount them the end of August. As promised prior to the hearing, Myers has agreed to […]

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Saguache County elections attract State Grand Jury scrutiny

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by Matie Belle Lakish Although Saguache County’s November elections are months behind us, the repercussions of 197 initial “missing” ballots from the Crestone/Baca area continue to plague the County Clerk’s office and generate state-wide media coverage. An initial vote count on election night indicated the winner of the Commissioner’s race to be Republican Stephen Carlson, […]

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