October 28, 2007
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall
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Gary Wall, Garrett Wiggins compete in spirited, high-stakes race in Routt County
The election for Routt County sheriff is a repeat of the race from four years ago, and both men are drawing on their experiences since 2006 to prop up their own candidacies while attacking that of their counterpart.
Sheriff told to avoid perception of using county resources
Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan has asked Sheriff Gary Wall to remove his pickup, with a large plywood campaign sign in the back, from the parking lot at the Routt County Sheriff’s Office to remove any perception that he is using county resources in his campaign against All Crimes Enforcement Team Cmdr. Garrett Wiggins.
Wall says blood leaking in the brain to blame
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall revealed Friday that he actually was taken to a Denver-area hospital after doctors discovered blood leaking in his brain, and not just because of the flu, as he had earlier reported. He remained in the hospital Friday, and his wife, Jenny Wall, said she didn’t know when he would return to Steamboat Springs.
Gary Wall is hospitalized in Denver with what he said were complications from the flu. He and his wife plan to return to Steamboat Springs on Friday, and Wall won't appear at tonight's candidate forum.
Sheriff says finance issues a result of confusion with new law
The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office hit Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall with two fines in late August for failing to report major campaign contributions in a new electronic reporting format. Wall has appealed both fines.
Retention and relationships key in sheriff campaign strategies
Garrett Wiggins has faced Gary Wall before. The men ran against each other in the 2006 election for Routt County sheriff, which Wall won. But now, with more history behind each of them and potential issues on both sides, the men are preparing new strategies for the rematch.
Hayden police chief, Steamboat detective not interested in job
Two rumored candidates for Routt County sheriff have denied their intention to run, and no new affidavits have been filed in preparation for the November election.
ACET leader to continue campaign while Hatch Act is examined
Garrett Wiggins is looking into a 1939 federal law that could prevent him from running for elected office, but he said he is continuing his campaign until the question is resolved.
Sheriff asks county to consider adding person to oversee operations, increase efficiency
Members of the Routt County Board of Commissioners told Sheriff Gary Wall on Monday that they have no intention of creating a new position for a jail administrator. However, they agreed in principle with the need for one and said they might be willing to reclassify an existing position in the Routt County Sheriff’s Department to make it happen.
The two Republicans challenging Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall in November’s election said teamwork and cooperation are going to be key points in their platform, while Wall points to several successes during his four-year tenure despite a sometimes contentious relationship with the Routt County Board of Commissioners.
County sheriff remains tight-lipped about candidacy
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall has filed the paperwork to run for re-election this fall. According to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, Wall, a Democrat, filed his candidate affidavit Friday. Wall previously had declined to announce whether he would run again.
Sheriff's Office employees not exempt from countywide pay cut
Routt County commissioners elected not to act on a request by Sheriff Gary Wall to restore some of his employees' salaries.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners reacted impassively Monday to a letter from Steamboat Springs attorney Mark Fischer on behalf of Sheriff Gary Wall questioning its authority to unilaterally reduce the salaries of the sheriff's employees.
Wall won't confirm whether his driving privileges have been restored
Sheriff Gary Wall, who was convicted of driving while ability impaired and two related charges in July, would not confirm Monday whether he is back behind the wheel.
Commissioners accept some of the expenses proposed for '09
Hoping to avoid a rehash of recent financial controversy, county commissioners and Routt County Sheriff's Office personnel held a lengthy meeting Tuesday to hash out the department's 2009 budget.
Routt County sheriff will appear in court today
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall will fight the Colorado Department of Revenue's yearlong revocation of his driver's license and is asking that his license be reinstated while the appeal process plays out.
Prosecution, defense venue dispute spurs Garrecht's recusal
A new judge will hear the case against Gary Wall, and his first order of business will be whether to grant a new trial location for the Routt County sheriff accused of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Wall denies his ability was impaired
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence and prohibitive use of a weapon Saturday night by the Colorado State Patrol.