Up until Feb. 7, Town of Crawford residents have the opportunity to be heard and have their mail-in ballot counted. Please don't assume that someone else's vote will be enough. The last mayoral election was won by a single vote! We need EVERY voter's voice heard before Feb. 7. Your involvement will stand as proof you have Crawford's best interest at heart. We believe wholeheartedly in those who dedicate their time and wholesome values for the good of mankind and our community, and to those who actually volunteer and support their fellow residents. Those with personal agendas or vendettas do not have the Town of Crawford's best interest at heart.
The results of this election will effect all of us with Crawford addresses for years to come. There are many of us living outside the town limits (without a vote), and we sit anxiously awaiting these results. What is going on in our town right now affects our future growth, our prosperity and most importantly our family values. This isn't just a vote to keep or replace our current mayor, it's a vote to stand up to bullies and those with personal agendas.
The Town of Crawford speaks to the long-standing "heritage" of so many families that have persevered through truly difficult times. This is a community with roots that go back over 100 years. It's about working with your neighbors no matter who they are, simple acts of kindness when least expected, and where division should NEVER be an option. We need to get back to the goodness, helpfulness and strength that has existed here for a very long time. The individuals seeking to eliminate the current mayor do so with personal agendas that will only stand to shore up their personal interests. They do NOT have this community's best interest at heart. None of us are perfect ... none of us! But what we've observed with the current mayor and town council is their willingness to put in the time and energy for the entire Town of Crawford. They only have OUR interest at heart! Please vote "NO" on the recall ballot.
Tony and Collenette Vervloet
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.