Voters gave resounding approval Tuesday to ballot measures that will allow local entities to initiate the construction of high-speed broadband in the town of Dolores and the unincorporated areas of Montezuma County, the initial step in establishing such a system. The votes to “opt out” of SB 152, a state law prohibiting such action were:
1-A (county) Yes: 8469, No 368
2-A (Dolores) Yes: 371 No: 62
By a large margin voters in Montezuma School District Re-1 also approved spending funds that had been reserved for building a sports complex at the new high school to tear down the asbestos-infested old high-school building. That vote was: Yes 5358, and No 3078.
The Mancos Library District was given permission to raise its property tax mill levy by two mills, or about $2 per average residence. The vote was: Yes 1207, No 630