August 20, 2011
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When asked what motivated him to sell $3,400 worth of fruit and other assorted goodies in three days, Cody Cox’s answer was simple. “Tires,” said Cox, a Moffat County High School senior. Specifically, four BFGoodrich all-terrain K/O tires, donated by Chapman’s Automotive and American Tire Distributors. Cox earned the new set of wheels for being the top seller in an annual fundraiser for the high school’s FFA program. He’s a four-year member of the program and has participated in the fundraiser before, but for the last three years, his sales usually added up to $50 or $60, “nothing like this,” he said.
Two newcomers secured positions on the Moffat County School Board, and the sole incumbent in the race won a second term, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election. Sherry St. Louis secured 1,227 votes, or 55.5 percent of the total vote, in the race for the District 5 seat.
Unofficial voting results from today’s Moffat County election are now in, and voters have elected three Moffat County School Board members and voted against Proposition 103. A few ballots still have to be counted, according to the Moffat County Elections Department.
Although the application deadline has passed, two local boards are still looking for members to fill vacant seats. Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Board of Control has three open positions — although a current board member has shown interest in filling one of them — and the District 7 seat on the Moffat County School Board is still unclaimed. Deadlines for applying for both boards was Aug. 26. The next step: keep looking.
Vicki Duncan, the Moffat County School District’s designated election official, was optimistic Friday when discussing November’s school board election. “We have four board of education district seats open on this year’s ballot,” Duncan said. “So far, there has been interest in every district but one.” By interest, Duncan was referring to five residents who have come into her office to fill out paperwork and pick up a candidate petition.