News for Sunday, December 11, 2011

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Horizons Specialized Services kicks off annual fundraising campaign

December is an important month for Moffat County families who rely on Horizons Specialized Services. Deirdre Pepin, Horizons grants and publications coordinator, said an annual fundraising campaign organized by the nonprofit group every December helps determine the extent of services it can offer developmentally disabled residents and their families in Moffat, Rio Blanco, Jackson and Grand counties.

Candidate emerges: Brett Barkey announces bid to become next DA

There will be a shakeup next year in the tri-county 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, encompassing Moffat, Routt and Grand counties. District attorney Elizabeth Oldham said Saturday she wouldn’t seek re-election, a move she’s contemplated for some time now. “When I finally came to the decision that I wasn’t going to run again, I started searching for someone I thought would be good to transition into that role,” Oldham said. “I wouldn’t say bringing Brett (Barkey) in was a calculated move, but he is someone I think would bring a lot of experience to the office.” Barkey, 50, a Hayden resident and the 14th’s assistant district attorney, announced Saturday he’s seeking the district attorney’s position in the November 2012 election.