Monday, June 17

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Kinney for commissioner

Editor’s note: The primary election is June 25. The Eagle will post results to The Crestone Eagle website as soon as they are available. This is the last set of endorsements received by press time presented in alternating endorsements. 

On June 25 (primary election date), Saguache County voters can make a positive change in Saguache County Government. I would encourage voters in the Democratic Primary to vote for Adam Kinney. Adam has previously served as a trustee for the Town of Crestone. I have visited with Adam and I appreciate his dedication to the valley and to Saguache County.  

He has lived and worked here for over two decades and I truly believe that he is qualified to lead this county into the future in a very positive way. He relates to and understands the valley and has an appreciation for the diversity that exists in Saguache County.

Adam understands process and how government should work in Saguache County. He acknowledges that 100% of our county except the townships are zoned for agriculture. 

If someone wants to start up a new enterprise that is not agriculture related they will need to apply for a Conditional Use Permit from the county prior to construction. The permit is referred to the planning commission for compliance. Commissioners should support the planning commission and their efforts. Adam assures us that as commissioner he intends to follow the county’s rules and regulations. He will utilize our code enforcement staff effectively to assure compliance. If we are lax it is an injustice to those  who attempt to  follow our land use code.

Adam relates that during his campaign one of the biggest complaints he heard was that Saguache County is doing a poor job of enforcing our land use code. This should become a priority to our county government or we might as well do away with the land use code.

I  support Adam Kinney for Saguache County  Commissioner he will prove to be an asset to Saguache County. 

Mike Spearman

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