Colorado’s Unaffiliated Voters May Receive Two Ballots for June Primary Election

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Unaffiliated voters across Colorado may soon receive ballots for both the Republican and Democrat parties for the June primary election.

Proposition 108, passed by Colorado voters in 2016, allows voters who have not opted to affiliate with either of the two major political parties to vote in either - but not both - primary elections later this year. In the past, unaffiliated voters were required to join one of the parties in order to vote in the primary, though they had the option to return to unaffiliated status or switch to another party following the election.

BLM Seeks Comments on Oil & Gas Leases in Eastern Colorado

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The Bureau of Land Management is asking for comments from the public as it considers offering nearly 22,000 acres in Colorado at an upcoming oil and gas lease sale.

Parcels under consideration are located in Baca, Huerfano, Kiowa, Lincoln, Washington and Weld counties. Slightly over 1,285 acres are federal land, while the remainder is referred to as "split estate," in which the BLM manages mineral rights while the surface may be privately owned.

45 Candidates Turn in Petitions for June 26 Primary Ballot

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45 candidates -- including six candidates running for governor -- have turned in signature petitions in an attempt to get on the June 26 primary ballot.

Collecting signatures is one way of getting on the ballot; the other is going through the assembly process. In addition to governor hopefuls, candidates who collected signatures from voters are running for U.S. House, Treasurer, Attorney General, state Senate, state House, state Board of Education, and District Attorney.

Documentary Shows Colorado’s Audit Protects Election Security

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Colorado's risk-limiting audit pioneered a critical process to show the security of elections.  The Colorado Secretary of State's office documented the monumental effort by state and county election officials last fall when it completed the nation's first "risk-limiting audit" to ensure that the counties' ballot tabulation systems accurately counted the votes cast by Colorado's electors.

Kiowa County Republican Caucus Locations Set

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Kiowa County Republicans will meet Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. to begin the election process for 2018.

The caucus is a small, grassroots meeting held to select committee people to represent the precinct on the GOP central committee for a 2-year term, as well as elect delegates to the county assembly. It is at the assembly that candidates for assessor, clerk, coroner, district 2 commissioner, sheriff, and treasurer for Kiowa County will be nominated.

Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes - February 8, 2018

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The Kiowa County Commissioner's Regular meeting was called to order on February 8, 2018 at 09:00 a.m. by Chairman, Richard Scott who opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.

Flags Lowered to Honor Billy Graham

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset Friday, March 2, to honor the internment of the late Billy Graham, and as proclaimed by President Donald Trump.

The full text of the president's proclamation:

Office of the Press Secretary
February 21, 2018