What a strange night last night. I wept through Obama’s acceptance speech. Certainly not because I voted for Romney. I wept for Garfield County. My home.
The County Clerk’s office has not yet released the final election results because of a corrupted drive. Seeing the word “corrupted” on the front page of GarCo website this morning pretty much says it all.
Final results will be posted at GarCo’s website at some point in the not too distant future … we hope.
Early results strongly indicate the county stays solidly Republican. Not one Democrat won last night – not even President Obama.
I congratulate Sonja Linman and Aleks Briedis on a hard-fought campaign. Their courage and dedication to the people is inspiring. They worked hard for us. I know their efforts on our behalf won’t end here. They have far too much integrity, enthusiasm, and energy. I’m proud to call Sonja and Aleks my friends.
A word about Question 1A – trails funding. Defeated. As active volunteer members of LoVa trails and West Elk Multi-use trails, Tod and I know this means the future of trails in the county is uncertain.
However the future of Gasfield County is certain. County government is firmly in the grasp of the oil & gas industry. Public health and welfare and the environment are in peril. We have a saying in here in Silt — Same Silt different day.
Our work continues …