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Colorado Ethics Watch has filed a complaint with the Colorado secretary of state against Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes. The complaint alleges that Suppes violated Colorado campaign finance law by using municipal offices of the Town of Orchard City as an office for his campaign for Colorado State Senate in Senate District 5.
The Delta County Clerk's Office received a significant number of ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 4, slowing the counting process. Shortly after the polls closed at 7 p.m., it released an early count of "mail-in" and early voting ballots. The final preliminary count for the county was released about 3 hours later.
Delta County vote totals
The Colorado Court of Appeals last week reinstated the Board of County Commissioners’ original 2011 specific development approvals for Western Slope Layers on Powell Mesa and Rocky Mountain Layers on Redlands Mesa.
The county’s approval of the two, 15,000-bird hen-and-egg operations was overruled by the 7th Judicial District Court Judge J. Steven Patrick in 2012.
That caused the Powell Mesa operation to cease production and remove its birds. The Redlands Mesa operation, though approved by the county, had not been built.
In the end, a political race boils down to numbers. The candidate with the most votes wins — it’s as simple as that.