Hotchkiss Mayor Wendell Koontz recused himself from the July 11 town council as he made a special events liquor license request for the North Fork Valley Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Mayor pro tem Carrie Wingfield presided over this part of the meeting.
"I'm a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and we've applied for a special events liquor license for Aug. 17," Koontz said. There will be a banquet at Heritage Hall a week after the fair.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently chartered a North Fork Valley chapter. The mission of the organization is "to preserve elk, elk habitat and elk hunting opportunities," Koontz said. "They fund habitat restoration, youth hunting opportunities and youth hunting education."
The banquet is an annual fundraising event. Koontz said they will be selling tickets and memberships and raffling guns, hunting packages and paraphernalia.On behalf of the town, Koontz sponsored a $40 GPS with a topographic chip, so the town can get some recognition.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. for the event. Beer and wine will be served with dinner starting at 6 p.m. The event will finish about midnight.
The mayor then stepped outside of the council chambers while the trustees voted unanimously to approve the request.
When the mayor returned he invited everyone to sign up for the banquet. Posters will be displayed throughout Hotchkiss advertising the banquet with phone numbers and a website with ticket information.blog comments powered by Disqus