What nonsense one of the organizers of the WISE Forum would take the position that only Jack Flowers' political signs are "littering the landscape." It appears the residents in the area feel the same way as (Lyn) Meinert, since many of Jack Flowers' yard signs have been stolen from private property. This is such a sad state of affairs when adults behave like bullies taunting the "new kid." What happened to civility and tolerance?
To answer Meinert's question of "what's the point" of the political signs; the point, since she seems to have forgotten, is that so very many citizens are eager to show support for the candidate who truly represents them - Jack Flowers. Signs are used to let voters know they have a choice.
Her comment that Flowers is "a name with nothing behind it" is unwarranted and unsubstantiated. The man behind the name, Jack Flowers, is known to many as a hardworking rancher/farmer, devoted husband, father, friend, reputable steward of the land and a man of solid character. Engaged in early environmentalism, Jack cares for some of Ouray County's most beautiful and pristine land on Log Hill Mesa, managing irrigation ditches, water, livestock and wildlife—insuring the overall health of the land.
A citizen of Ouray County since 1969, when his family moved to Log Hill Mesa from Montrose County, Jack has served his community in many volunteer positions and in numerous capacities. Currently serving on the Tri-County Water Board of Directors, Jack is actively involved in the $12 million hydroelectric project at the Ridgway Reservoir dam, working to bring a sensible plan for renewable energy to the area. Jack successfully manages three businesses and meets the demands as an active member of the Colorado Weed Advisory Board. He served eight years on the board of the United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency, where he was named Conservation Rancher of the Year 2000. These are just a few examples of his dedication to work on behalf of the community.
Clearly, you don't know Jack, but from those who know Jack Flowers respect him for the man he is—name and all!