Sheriff recall moves forward with bipartisan support

  • Recall petition organizers discuss signature gathering at a meeting of the Committee to Recall the Ouray County Sheriff Saturday morning at the Ridgway Library. Committee leader Bob Larson, left, a Republican from Ouray, talks with volunteer Jim Courson, a Democrat from Ridgway. Erin McIntyre — Ouray County Plaindealer
    Recall petition organizers discuss signature gathering at a meeting of the Committee to Recall the Ouray County Sheriff Saturday morning at the Ridgway Library. Committee leader Bob Larson, left, a Republican from Ouray, talks with volunteer Jim Courson, a Democrat from Ridgway. Erin McIntyre — Ouray County Plaindealer
Ninety petitions to gather signatures to hold Ouray County’s first recall election are circulating, with bipartisan volunteers pushing to collect double the signatures needed to ask voters whether they want to remove Sheriff Lance FitzGerald from office. The petitions, marked with raised seals from the county clerk’s office and distinctively fastened at the top by colored staples, each have room…

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