At 17 years of age, my dad (Fred Richardson) went to work for Marie Scott. Marie was the previous owner of what is now the Double RL Ranch. I remember Marie as a person who was tougher than a $4 steak and a genuinely good human being. She used to bring us kids storebought cookies from time to time. Dad worked for Marie off and on for many years.
Even in a pandemic, we deserve to have public business discussed in public, and we deserve to know what’s going on around here.
Editor's note: We hope you enjoy the first column from our newest contributor, Carolyn Snowbarger of Ridgway. Carolyn is a retired teacher who has a curiosity for the history of this region. Her column will appear in this space once a month.
Colorado’s general fund is taking a pounding during the pandemic. Unless Washington steps in with more aid to state and local governments, legislators are facing the challenge of cutting potentially up to $3 billion from our $12.4 billion general fund budget, affec ting K-12 education, health care, higher education and core services.
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Life as a legislator these days is unusual and challenging. Our time at home is spent working, navigating a world of new problems and new concerns. We’re getting ready to return to Denver in May to fulfill our constitutional obligation to pass the state budget and school finance law.