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    Elbert County Under the Radar         "The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it." -Voltaire


New Faces ... Same Old Crap

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Spotted Thursday: new Commissioner, Chris Richardson, apparently meeting inappropriately with Planning Commission members, Ron Turner and Bob Lewis at the local coffee shop. With all the issues coming before the Planning Commission, (and following on the heels of both Richardson and Commissioner Grant Thayer having previously met outside of the county with developer Jim Marshall at the Saltgrass Restaurant) … one wonders what mischief ol Chrisy is getting into. Is he writing checks to sway Planning Commission members, jotting down Bob Lewis’ favorite chili recipe, or taking notes to grease the way for unscrupulous developers seeking to hog the county citizen’s water resources. Whatever; someone tell the new Commissioner not to beg for stupid litigation, and knock it off.



"The EC Dems "Indivisible" group - formed to resist the Trump agenda - will be holding its organizational meeting on Monday, January 23 at 7PM at the Elizabeth Library. Over 3,000 similar groups have already formed nationwide. You can read about and download the guide that reveals "best practices for making Congress listen" at www.indivisibleguide.com. We will have an agenda planned which includes working with groups in neighboring counties for beginning the tasks necessary to more effectively participate in the democratic process. Please join us - the next 4 years depend on Americans across the country standing indivisible against the Trump agenda."


BOCC - January 17, 2017


Former State Rep. Tim Dore fined $2,000 for violating Colorado campaign disclosure laws
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"Integrating Water and Land Use Planning"

Joint presentation sponsored by the Water Advisory Committee (WAC) and Planning Commission (PC) by Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and the Colorado Water Conservation Board titled "Integrating Water and Land Use Planning" held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in the BOCC chambers...

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Boondoggle...Blunder.....or Typical Elbert County??

What does a county government do when it suddenly finds itself with $500,000 burning a hole in its pocket? Fix its badly deteriorating roads? Restore the county government to serving its citizens 5 days a week? Give employees some well-deserved raises? Update technology? Perhaps hire much needed personnel (i.e., a code enforcement officer, a certified/licensed commercial appraiser, ...


"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country; corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in High Places will follow, and the Money Power of the Country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the People, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war" - Abraham Lincoln

Women's March - Denver 2017"......crowd estimates were as high as 200,000. Very peaceful demonstration. Good representation from EC.
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With Apologies to David Bowie, "Time to Face the Strange Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes!"


The Elbert County BOCC has come under fire from several different directions over the past decade regarding its handling of certain potential growth issues. That is not speculation...

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Is this a joke?
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I saw a political cartoon drawn by Will McPhall from a recent copy of New Yorker Magazine. It was pretty much a perfect assessment of where our nation's mindset has gone. There is a drawing of a man on an airplane. He is standing up and talking to the passengers on the flight. He is pointing out that the smug pilots on the plane ...

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Irresponsible, Unrealistic, Naive, Petulant, Childish, Vindictive, Prejudiced, Bigoted, Racist, Islamophobic, Anti-Semitic, Misogynistic, Fascistic, Authoritarian, Insensitive, Erratic, Disturbed, Irrational, Inhuman Individual

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She Said, He Said ... and He Actually Said It