‘Shameless Propaganda’ from Ouray County republicans ~ rŌbert

Have you have seen this ridiculous 1/2-page ad run today by a group of republicans in the Plaindealer smearing Lynn Padgett’s good name? It resurrects the lies of a certain realtor/ developer/ Republican group that were exposed 8-9 years ago during the discussions about Section 9 – Visual Impacts.

The lies that were put forth then and discredited then were repeated in today’s ad by an outfit calling itself the Ouray County Integrity Project, which on the SOS website states its only purpose is to “Oppose Election of Lynn Padget” (selected as Commissioner of the Year in 2011).  A misnomer, the so-called Integrity Project has nothing to do with integrity.

It is  the republicans effort to smear Lynn Padgett and get John Peters / Ned Bosworth elected as county commissioners.

The Warning:

This is only the first of their smear campaign and we need to respond swiftly and directly with one or more ads of our own.  While Lynn will continue running her own ad campaign focusing on her attributes, our ad can confront the lies head-on.  

The Appeal:

To do this, we need your help. 

Please send a contribution to the:
Ouray County Democratic Party
3219 Pleasant Point Dr.
Ridgway, CO 81432
‘The Shameless republican propaganda’

Hint of fall early next week


polar jet dips south,

cooling temperatures and rain

mixed with snow in the alpine



First snow –

head clear,

I wash my face.


ETSUJINN (1656-1739)


Old becomes new

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Some Speed Skiing Stories

There are other stories that didn’t see print told by participants and groupies that are probably best left as hearsay and myth.




rŌbert modeling an old Camel Speed Skiing hanky from the old days (1984) in Silverton.  Now used as one of my bandito masks.



Storm damage to delay Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s service for months ~ Colorado Sun

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The railroad’s line from Durango to Silverton is expected to be out of service for the next eight to 16 weeks.