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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Commissioner Beth Melton - Op-ed

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BethMeltonCommissioner Beth Melton - March 3, 2019

Previous tensions between the Routt County Board of Commissioners and the former Routt County treasurer have led many in our community to wonder about the relationship between these offices and who is really in charge. 

I'll get to this question in a minute, but first, a short civics lesson.

County government is unique from other levels of government in several ways. Most notably, county authority in Colorado — and many other states — has very specific parameters, which are laid out by the state. Counties are considered a subdivision of the state government and can only exercise powers specifically granted to them. Read More

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