Second effort begins to recall District Attorney
A Steamboat Springs man has begun circulating petitions in an effort to recall 14th Judicial District Attorney Bonnie Roesink, two months after another effort to oust Roesink failed.
Thomas Reuter Jr., who is heading up the effort, needs to obtain 3,802 signatures from eligible, registered voters in Routt, Moffat and Grand counties by July 30 to move forward with the recall. A previous recall effort ended in April after failing to garner enough signatures.
Jonathan Tee, spokesman for the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, said the office approved the language to begin circulating petitions May 31. The language was submitted for approval May 29, he said.
Reuter contends that the recall petition is a way to respond to systematic errors, bad judgment, poor management and inconsistent prosecution by Roesink, and "to hold other district attorneys in the (DA's) Office accountable."
Reuter served a prison sentence for tampering with a witness. His case was prosecuted by Roesink's office.
Roesink characterized Reuter as a "disgruntled defendant who doesn't like the fact that he's a convicted felon."
"I deny the allegations," Roesink said Tuedsay. "I denied them the first time."
If Reuter collects enough signatures to move forward, a recall vote would be held during the November general election, Tee said.
Sailors Shoot-Out golf tournament is June 25
The Sailors Shoot-Out golf tournament to raise money for the high school golf team begins at 12:30 p.m. June 25 at Catamount Ranch and Club with a shotgun start. The cost is $150 a person or $600 a foursome. Entry includes greens fees, cart, lunch, post-tournament appetizers and prizes. Call Steve Dodson at 879-9045 or Jim Miller at 871-9200 to register.
Elev8 Youth hosts Mud Volleyball Tournament
Elev8 Youth, a local nonprofit Christian youth organization, is hosting a Mud Volleyball Tournament from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Steamboat Christian Center for students in grades seven through 12 and Class of 2007 graduates. The cost is $2 a person, which includes food and the chance to win an iPod. The winning team will receive a $200 cash prize. Teams are limited to 10 people. A bus is available to shuttle students from Steamboat Springs Middle School at 1 p.m. and from the high school at 1:15 p.m.