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lonelyone 10 months, 3 weeks ago

You can only take one day at a time John. Over coming any addiction can't be easy, but hopefully you have no more problems.

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Barry Barnes 10 months, 3 weeks ago

John,glad to have you back! good luck in your journey as County commissioner.

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juju 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Should Mr. Kinkaid have tried to solve his problem before running for county commissioner?

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Colette Erickson 10 months, 3 weeks ago

This is the first - and probably last - time I can say I agree with Mr. Mathers' position and opinion, as expressed in this article. Good luck Mr. Kinkaid, in your recovery. Thanks for your honesty. You are certainly not alone in this.

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btyjo77 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I think the honesty Mr. Kinkaid has put out there for everyone in the community is very noble and he should not be punished for trying to take care of an addiction!! As if that wasn't hard enough! He done so out of his own pocket and has donated the salary he was paid back to the community!!!

I wish you the best in your recovery Mr. Kinkaid, making a stand against addiction is not easy. I'm sure your family and friends are standing behind you as should your community for making a decision to better yourself, your life and others around you.

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melonie barrett 10 months, 3 weeks ago

If he had been anybody else other than john kinkaid,one of the good ole boys,he would have had to take leave of absence without pay which should of happened.Keeping this from the community is totally WRONG.Makes you wonder what all goes on in this town that is illegal,mainly being done by police and politicians.?????????????????????????????????????

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Jason Phillips 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I don't agree with most of Kinkaid's politics, but I think this is an admirable move both to get help and to willingly repay his salary. I wish him well in his recovery.

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Jobeth Haydon-Tupa 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I find it admirable that not only has Mr. Kinkaid shown complete transparency in light of what he and his family have endured the last few months, but, he funded it himself, donated the county salary he drew during this period to a major county function, and continues to hold his head up. We all have our trials and tribulations in life, it's how we overcome them that makes us the folks we are. I would say The Kinkaid Family is a shining example of how you should work through your troubles, and responsibly, privately, handle one's affairs. I wish you continued success in all future endeavors.

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sc428 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I believe Mr Kincade did offer to take unpaid time off. He also made a donation to the county in the same amount as his wages AND paid for his medical costs. I'm sure at least part of those expenses were covered under his county benefits We should all allowed to have a personal crisis..Most of us have the luxury of having them privately. Mr Kincade please take things one day at a time and thank you for your honesty

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nootsie76 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Its not easy to admit you have a problem, let alone announce it to a whole community. I admire him he could be an inspiration to a whole lot of people. Good luck John lots of prayers for you.

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seschen 10 months, 3 weeks ago

It's nice to have you back John, and I too am praying for you.

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Jobeth Haydon-Tupa 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Disgusting, Yamparob. Care to pull back the curtains on that glass mansion you must be inhabiting? We all falter, it's how you rebound that counts. I guess there is a certain superciliousness, that comes with the anonymity of the Internet. I would imagine that you would find yourself far less vocal and judgmental if you had to attach your face and name to your pointed statements.

Honesty is an attribute we should all be in possession of, not just a standard we hold elected officials to.

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Patrick Germond 10 months, 2 weeks ago

I admire what you did John. I'll support you and your family going forward. Patrick Wayne Germond

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Tim Kjera 10 months, 2 weeks ago

If he were the King of Rome, it couldn't be more tragic.

And you thought Lindsay Lohan was a drama queen.

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yamparob 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Well shoot the messenger. I am happy when someone overcomes an addiction problem. I just pointed out the inherent dishonesty John exhibited in his campaign. Silly me, I though it was mostly Democratic Party politicians who pulled stuff like this. A new low standard has been set in Moffat County's Republican Party. Which given the 'landed gentry' that rule the party here...

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Jobeth Haydon-Tupa 10 months, 2 weeks ago

There is no shooting of the messenger. Because, quite frankly I am not sure exactly what message it is that you are trying to convey, Is it one of hypocrisy, or is it one of jealousy and entitlement? Your chosen use of the phrase 'landed gentry' has many meanings, but the common thread amongst all of them would be 'those who have'. So my question is, the crude way in which you pointed out that you do not agree with the way Mr. Kinkaid has chosen to represent this county, is it because of an underlying jealousy of what you perceive to be a 'good ol boy' establishment, that you personally feel excluded from due to your current 'have not' status? Because, if that is the case, I completely understand now why you have chosen THIS forum, and THESE circumstances to pick at Mr. Kinkaid's political career and personal life, because, you otherwise consider yourself subordinate to the people of political stature in the community, which is really your own hang up, and has nothing to do with this article in the first place, other than your comments about integrity, which I think we're undermined above, when the paper explained his actions, in the what was done and why.

(I have never met John Kinkaid. I do not have any dogs in his political or personal fights.I understand the meaning of your words about integrity, although, I do not necessarily agree. What I do not condone or understand is why you would allow the meaning of your original message to get muddied with phrases such as, 'then he goes back to the pills'. It seems like a spiteful, jab, added last minute to demean a person, and yet diminishes your original point. I think were it not for the anonymity of the Internet not only would you have left out the last bit, but, I would think you wouldn't have commented in the first place, so my final question, am I wrong?)

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melonie barrett 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes I think you are wrong cologrl,sounds to me like you are trying to defend mr kinkaid,even though you have never met him.sounds county to me

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yamparob 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Hey cologrl: It has been fun reading your emotional reactions. bottom line: John sold himself in a way he wasn't. Glad I didn't vote for him. All good things must come to and end, so I am signing off. Good by.

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