Ridgway area carried Dems to victory

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Ouray County voter turnout was second-highest in state

  • The map above depicts the five voting precincts within Ouray County. Voters in precincts 3 and 5 favored Democratic county commissioners-elect Lynn Padgett and Jake Niece more than any other precinct. Voters in those precincts also showed the most favor for a property tax increase to continue to equip and maintain Mountain Medical Center.
    The map above depicts the five voting precincts within Ouray County. Voters in precincts 3 and 5 favored Democratic county commissioners-elect Lynn Padgett and Jake Niece more than any other precinct. Voters in those precincts also showed the most favor for a property tax increase to continue to equip and maintain Mountain Medical Center.
  • JAKE NIECE
    JAKE NIECE
  • LYNN PADGETT
    LYNN PADGETT
Democratic Ouray County commissioners-elect Lynn Padgett and Jake Niece were carried to victory last month largely by Ridgway-area residents, who also helped push through a property tax increase to continue to subsidize Mountain Medical Center. Within Ouray County’s five precincts, Padgett, a former two-term commissioner, and Niece, a political newcomer, enjoyed their largest margins of victory…

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