Ridgway man first in commissioner race

Ridgway resident Jake Niece is the first person to announce his candidacy to replace term-limited Ouray County Commissioner Don Batchelder. Courtesy photo
Jake Niece’s resume includes everything from firefighting to snowmaking and earning a degree in aerospace engineering. He’s hoping his next entry on that resume will be Ouray County commissioner. The 33-year-old Ridgway resident is the only official candidate at this time for the seat being vacated by Re-publican Don Batchelder, who is term-limited and cannot run for the position again. Niece…

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