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County precinct caucuses set for Tuesday night

Precinct caucuses for Phillips County registered Republicans and Democrats will be held next Tuesday, March 16.

These caucuses are organized by Colorado’s political parties to begin the process of selecting candidates and policy positions for the 2010 election. Caucuses are open to the public and participation is encouraged by the political parties.

Registered Republicans in Phillips County precincts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8 (east part of county) will meet for the March 16 caucus at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke.

Republicans in precincts 5, 6 and 7 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Haxtun Community Center.

Phillips County Democratic caucuses will be held for all eight precincts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phillips County Event Center.

In order to vote in any precinct caucus of a political party, the voter must meet the following requirements:

—be a resident of the precinct for at least 30 days.

—be registered to vote no later than Feb. 16, 2010.

—be affiliated with the party holding the caucus by Jan. 19, 2010 (except that any voter who turns 18 or becomes a naturalized citizen during the two months prior to the caucus may vote in the caucus even though he or she hasn’t been affiliated with the political party for the required time period).

Those seeking election to a county post from the Democratic or Republican parties must have filed their intent to seek nomination prior to Tuesday’s precinct caucuses in order to line up delegates for the ensuing county assembly.

Republicans and Democrats who do not go through the caucus and county assembly process may file to be a write-in candidate on the Aug. 10 primary election, if they file their intent by June 4.

At the precinct caucuses, each precinct in each party will elect a […]

Bill Ritter signed two bills and an executive order Friday in his hospital

Still in hospital, Ritter signs 2 bills

Bill Ritter signs two bills in hospital Friday

Denver- Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has signed two pieces of legislation and issued an executive order as he continues to recover at Denver Health Medical Center from this week’s bicycle accident.

The governor signed Senate Bill 49, which increases the amounts that the Colorado Life and Health Insurance Protection Association can pay if an insurer becomes insolvent. He also signed House Bill 1046 regulating the receipt of tax payments by county treasurers.

He also signed an executive order appointing 15 people to the Council for Educator Effectiveness, which will look for ways to measure teacher performance.

Ritter suffered six broken ribs and a separated shoulder in Tuesday’s wreck.