Category Archives: February 2019

A tough row to hoe: Colorado’s new commissioner of agriculture knows farmers and ranchers are seeing tough times, and she hopes to help

Water woes, a trade war, low prices for cattle and wheat – Colorado’s farmers and ranchers are facing a lot of challenges, to put it mildly. But Kate Greenberg, the state’s newly appointed commissioner of agriculture, is ready to face … Continue reading

Published in February 2019

Winning a seat at the table: An effort to oust San Juan County, Utah, Commissioner Willie Grayeyes from office fails

To understand why San Juan County Commissioner Willie Grayeyes’ Utah residency was recently challenged in court, it helps to understand the area where Grayeyes is registered to vote. Grayeyes was born on Piute Mesa, a remote strip of redrock on … Continue reading

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Concerns about county social services prompt examination by ombudsman

The Office of the Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado is looking into approximately 17 cases involving concerns expressed about Montezuma County’s Department of Social Services. In a case briefing report, Stephanie Villafuerte, child protection ombudsman, wrote that on April 30, … Continue reading

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